Skip to comments.John Daly How Can Obama Respect An Electorate That Would Re-Elect Him?
Posted on 12/27/2012 5:55:34 AM PST by SJackson
From time to time, Ill hear a political commentator (typically a conservative one) suggest that President Obama does not respect the news media. It seems like a pretty odd claim to make. After all, no other president has been protected and promoted by the news media the way Obama has. Theyve largely defended him against criticism, categorically supported his policies, and touted his brilliance and greatness at every opportunity. One cant deny that they played a major role in getting him elected Twice!
It stands to reason that Obama should feel forever indebted to the news media, but I tend to believe those conservative commentators are right. I dont think he respects them.
If he respected them, he wouldnt come across so visibly irritated on those few occasions when hes actually asked a challenging question by a reporter. If he respected them, he would have spoken to them during the final weeks of the presidential campaign instead of to morning zoo deejays, the fawning ladies of The View, and David Letterman. If he respected them, hed grant substantive access to more than just the same two or three softball questioners in the news media he typically talks to. If he respected them, he wouldnt hold so very few press conferences after repeatedly pledging openness in his administration. If he respected them, he wouldnt have the gall to push a fabricated story to cover-up the cause of four American murders in Libya, and just assume they wouldnt bother trying to expose the truth.
I suppose the disrespect makes sense. I would imagine that it would be difficult to respect relative strangers who would lend you their unconditional support regardless of what you say or do to them. Under that same reasoning, I suspect he probably feels the same way about the American public as a whole.
Lets face it By any traditional standard, President Obama should not have won re-election. He has done insurmountable damage to this country through his policies, neglect, and divisive nature. The decisions hes made during his presidency have rarely been in the interest of strengthening this nation or advancing the prosperity of its citizens. His presidency has instead been about securing a historical legacy as a man who righted the wrongs of the social injustices committed by our country in the past.
Its that agenda that has superseded any legitimate concern over the economic welfare of our country and our long-term solvency for future generations of Americans. As far as the president is concerned, those are problems for someone else to have to deal with down the road. His priority is social engineering, not economic stewardship. The result of that mindset has been chronically-high unemployment, a stagnant economy, entitlement programs crumbling under their own weight, soaring healthcare costs, and an absolutely devastating national debt that will be hanging around the necks of our children for the rest of their lives.
Its not that the president doesnt recognize these problems. Of course he does. I just dont think he respects Americans enough to take action. Think about it If our president can do so many things wrong in his first term, fail miserably to achieve every predicted outcome he put forth at the beginning of his presidency, show no interest in addressing the biggest threats to our nation, and still be rewarded with re-election, how can he possibly respect us?
Its like that classic quote often attributed to comedian Groucho Marx: I wouldnt want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.
If we can be so easily duped into lending him continued support for his narrow, fruitless vision, at a substantial cost to ourselves, theres no reason for him to value our best interests and the best interests of our children. Instead were only worthy of the politically-popular scraps he occasionally throws to us.
When you attribute that frame of mind to the presidents actions, many things suddenly start to make sense. It makes sense why he thinks so many of us arent capable of making it on our own, thus require the firm hand of government to manage our lives. It makes sense why he seems perfectly content to let the country fall off the fiscal cliff adversely affecting nearly every American for no other reason than to punish his political opponents. It makes sense why he doesnt feel obligated to fulfill campaign promises, and why hes so comfortable in his routine practice of contradicting his own rhetoric. It makes sense why he promotes pointless gimmick-policies as answers to serious problems. It makes sense why he never shows any qualms or shame in finding scapegoats to assign his failures to.
If the electorate refuses to demand respect, its simply not going to be given any by this president.
Wow, thought it was Long ball John Daly. Wrong. LOL
John Daly couldn’t have cared less about world events and politics until the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks changed his perspective. Since then, he’s been deeply engaged in the news of the day with a particular interest in how that news is presented. Realizing the importance of the media in a free, democratic society, John has long felt compelled to identify media injustices when he sees them. With a B.S. in Business Administration, and a 16 year background in software and web development, John has found that his real passion is for writing. His first novel, entitled “From A Dead Sleep”, will be released in June of 2013. He lives in Northern Colorado with his wife and two children.
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Maybe he just has contempt for the suckas who did vote for him, and the rest who believed he won again (without massive vote fraud).
I don’t get the impression that Obama respects anyone. He is a Narcissist and really not a very bright one at that.
He got chosen by a press and Democratic/Progressive party elite that did all the work for him. He had one decent speech at Kerry’s party and that is it.
I don’t care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members. Groucho Marx.
This story makes sense. Why should Obama respect a Media that fawns over him? He knows what he is.
Does a Con Man ever respect the Marks? Look at the whole Democrat leadership. Do any of them respect us, or are we just here to furnish them easy money?
Barack Obama’s operative mindset is his hatred of capitalism in general, and the American private sector in particular.
Obama “respects” the press the same way some “respect” a prostitute.
And the press doll up with more eyeshadow to line up for more.
Even self-respect is something unearned by and unfamiliar to Obama...he's a skater, pretender, a fake.
Does a pimp ever respect his whores? Understandably, some Obabots supported him because they expect to participate in the looting of this nation. But the irony of his disrespect will be lost on the vast majority of these willing fools.
I saw a great bumper sticker the other day which read:
That, is a good one.
Respect? What respect? I, obama/soetoro/barry/steve/soebarka am to be adored, worshiped, pampered, protected, with no expectation of recognition or reward! It is everyone’s duty to obey and worship me.