Skip to comments.Disparaging the president is uncalled for (LAUGH ALERT)
Posted on 06/23/2014 10:36:28 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the song goes.
It is easy enough to spell, but for some vocal critics of President Barack Obama, it seems exceedingly hard to do.
As the president moves toward the land of the lame ducks, his political enemies are calling for blood. Thats no shocker at this stage of a presidency. In this case, the cuts go deeper.
For some, it is not enough to disagree. Some high-status public figures seem determined to demean, denigrate and ridicule the president of the United States.
On June 12 the Speaker of the U.S. House stepped to a podium and insulted Obama for his handling of the ongoing crisis in Iraq.
Its not like we havent seen over the last five or six months these terrorists moving in, taking control of western Iraq, U.S. Rep. John Boehner said at a press conference. He added, in his trademark, obdurate tone: And whats the president doing? Taking a nap!
Last week, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk pronounced that Obama has fallen short in his dealings with Iran, reported CBS2 Chicago. Im very worried that the president doesnt appear to be up to this job, of protecting the United States, he said.
The disrespect comes in words, tone and attitude. Hes taking a nap. Hes not up to this job. They refer to the president as though he were a wayward child.
Its nothing new. Obama supporters, especially African-Americans, have fumed over the insults for years. Oprah Winfrey recently suggested it has something to do with his race. Theres no question about that, she said.
Last week, former Vice President Dick Cheney leveled a blistering attack on the presidents foreign policy in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many, Cheney wrote. Obama cares more about his golf game than the raging conflict in Iraq, Cheney asserted.
(I could give you a few thousand words on Cheneys track record of mistakes, but that would be digressing).
Some critics refuse to address the president by his title, instead sneering lowly pronouns, like he and him. On the talk shows, via the blogosphere, even on the floor of Congress, they ridicule him in personal, demeaning ways.
In 2009, President Obama was speaking on immigration reform before a joint session of Congress. You lie! U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted from his seat.
Others, from Donald Trump to Newt Gingrich, have insisted that the president is some kind of alien, a foreigner, demanding he produce his birth certificate to prove he is an American.
I know how it is. In todays hyper-partisan USA, Launching tirades at political enemies provides cheap, red meat for the base.
Still, we are talking about the president of the United States, a man who, while imperfect, is very much a grown-up, possesses high intelligence and has many talents. In two national elections, American voters definitively entrusted that man with the job.
That man represents the presidency, the most powerful office in the world. Politicians who publicly disrespect the man who holds that office derogate their own profession.
The disrespect and insults give license to the worlds despots to, in turn, disrespect him, his position, and us.
I don’t want to denigrate hm, just put him in prison for treason or at least impeach and remove.
Obama’s not going to be a lame duck because dictators don’t need congress to accomplish their goals. It’s congress that makes a man a lame duck...
Apparently, this is OK, however, in Liberal Land.
Other than George and Martha, I don’t know too many white people named Washington.
Obedience is demanded, respect is EARNED.
This article is typical of leftist demands.
sneering lowly pronouns, like he and him.
Oh no! How dare they refer to the king as ‘he’!
Obama is a POS.
* That man represents the presidency, the most powerful office in the world. Politicians who publicly disrespect the man who holds that office derogate their own profession. *
Remember when the Leftist press kept saying this every time that somebody bashed Bush?....
...Neither do I.
Abraham Lincoln, who was also a senator from Illinois [/s], was called much worse. Politics have been dirty since time began.
What’s that I see underneath that race card? Why, it’s the bottom of the barrel. Go ahead and scrape it, libs!
I remember just a few months ago obama misspelled it R-S-P-E-C-T.
I guess we’re supposed to overlook that the relentless bashing of President Bush, a wholesale (at times, gratuitous) assault on HIS character and Presidency SO shabby it became a national disgrace and which is ongoing even NOW that he’s out of office.
THAT’S OK, right?
careful ......we may damage Barry’s Inner Child
Right. We expect black dudes to be tougher than Obama is.
The complete bias, the untruths and utter one sided and lying nature of this typical account of events explains why not one of Hillary’s supporters will care a bit that she treats money completely differently from conservatives in the same realm - financial and political.
interesting that there’s no way to leave a comment on that article. seriously, was she asleep for the immediately prior 8 years?
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