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Another way to help President Obama [Barf ALERT]
Crosscut ^ | 11/10/08 | Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett

Posted on 11/10/2008 12:12:57 PM PST by XR7

The longest-running presidential-election season in memory ended with two very different men asking us for the same thing: HELP!

There was no single moment quite as stirring as President John F. Kennedy's "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" rhetoric, but the need for all of us to roll up our sleeves and take part in the heavy shoveling ahead was expressed with clarity and charity by none other than the losing guy, Arizona Sen. John McCain.

In his gracious concession speech, McCain laid out an excellent list of things we'll need to pony up in order for life to get better in this country:

Goodwill.

Earnest efforts to come together, bridge differences, and compromise.

Defense of our security in a dangerous world.

Commitment to leaving our children and grandchildren a better legacy than we inherited.

I'd add another thing: respect for the office of President.

Lord knows there is one thing we can all agree on, whether we're Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or whatever banner Ralph Nader ran under, and it is that Barack Obama needs to get this ship righted, on course, and steer it away from any more huge icebergs. The least we can do is salute the captain while he's on the bridge.

So, I've got a modest proposal to help us become accustomed to this respect business. From here out, let's call our president by his title, not just his first or last name. Whether we're praising, cursing, questioning — make it President-elect Obama until January, then President Obama.

The language we use matters. It reflects our values. When this country was founded, black men and women were property, talked about with the same vocabulary used to describe animals. It took until the middle of the 20th century for this country's biggest newspapers to use courtesy titles for African Americans and to capitalize "Negro." The move to "African American" was made slowly over the past 20 years, grudgingly, it seems to me. It now rolls off everyone's lips, even the racist fools quoted in pre-election coverage saying they just could not vote for a guy who wasn't white.

We're not going to get the goodwill, compromising, and security stuff right every day. We may even lose sight that we're all pulling for a better future for the grandkids. So let's model behavior we know will serve them well: Respect for the guy with the toughest job on the planet.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho; birthcertificate; colb; election2008; fubo; hussein; obama; rats
Ugh.
More objectivity by the press.
1 posted on 11/10/2008 12:12:58 PM PST by XR7
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To: XR7

I like “Chairman Obama” better. May he reign for 10,000 years.


2 posted on 11/10/2008 12:14:37 PM PST by no_go_lie
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To: XR7

Actually let’s start with President Bush!


3 posted on 11/10/2008 12:15:17 PM PST by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: XR7
So, I've got a modest proposal to help us become accustomed to this respect business. From here out, let's call our president by his title, not just his first or last name. Whether we're praising, cursing, questioning — make it President-elect Obama until January, then President Obama.

No.

Obamalamadingding will get from me the same level of respect and deference that President Bush has received from the Left (including their MSM lackeys) for the last 8 years. No more, no less.

4 posted on 11/10/2008 12:15:46 PM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin smash Hulk!)
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To: XR7

Yeah, can’t we just all get along.


5 posted on 11/10/2008 12:17:11 PM PST by technically right
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To: XR7
Commitment to leaving our children and grandchildren a better legacy than we inherited.

To me that means dismantling most of the Federal government.

Do you suppose that's what the author means?

6 posted on 11/10/2008 12:17:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (Pray for gridlock.)
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To: JRios1968

Guess it would be “President-elect Barack Hussein Ofrauda” instead of just Barack Hussein Ofrauda.


7 posted on 11/10/2008 12:19:50 PM PST by BenLurkin (Pray for gridlock.)
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To: no_go_lie
I like "Chairman Obama" better.


8 posted on 11/10/2008 12:21:03 PM PST by XR7
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To: XR7

He’s just comrade to me.


9 posted on 11/10/2008 12:21:29 PM PST by pgkdan ("White folks greed runs a world in need," Jeremiah Wright as quoted by Barack Obama)
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To: XR7

Let’s stop now with all this “service” talk. People voted for Obama because they wanted to be served and to be served well by other people’s tax dollars.

If this keeps up, I’m going to have to figure out a good hustle... Maybe I’ll pretend my back hurts so I can get disability. Or I’ll add three or four more names to my tax return, what difference does it make if they exist or not.


10 posted on 11/10/2008 12:22:28 PM PST by Doug4McCain (I'm sorry for supporting McCain, but I still love Sarah Palin.)
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To: XR7
"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

If memory serves me correctly - - this "historical saying" was based on his grade school motto or one of the schools he attended as a youth saying of "Ask not what your school can do for; but ask what you can do for your school"

Corrections but not flames accepted

11 posted on 11/10/2008 12:24:19 PM PST by Freeper (Remote Space is not that Remote. If you could drive your car straight up - it's only an hour away.)
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To: XR7

But I don’t want to help him. Why would I help a Marxist with racist, socialist/communist friends who would like to see me and my family shot?


12 posted on 11/10/2008 12:25:42 PM PST by Dallas59 (Redistribute Obamas Wealth)
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To: XR7

Now it’s important to respect the Office of the President.

Jeez, what a concept.


13 posted on 11/10/2008 12:27:22 PM PST by tropical
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To: XR7
"In Peru around 11 high priests gathered from around the world burning "magical incense" and waving a sacred skull around Obama's portrait to summon up mystical strength prior to the polls set for November 4. " From this source

call him whatever you want, he's "creepy" to me.

14 posted on 11/10/2008 12:31:05 PM PST by exhaustedmomma (Way to go BARNEY!! Barney for White House Press Secretary.)
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To: XR7

From the bottom of my heart (to whoever wrote this): f**k you!

Obama has his majority in Congress, what does he need me for?

I’m not going to “compromise” on freedom, taxes, pro life issues, judges or anything else. OBAMA IS WRONG. There is no middle ground there.


15 posted on 11/10/2008 12:38:44 PM PST by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: XR7
There was no single moment quite as stirring as President John F. Kennedy's "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" rhetoric, but the need for all of us to roll up our sleeves and take part in the heavy shoveling ahead

Um, the idiot who wrote this OBVIOUSLY was unware that the Obamunists who voted for him claimed he would fill their gas tanks, pay their mortgages, etc.

They are looking for government to do a WHOLE lot for them with nothing due on their own part.

DUmmies.

16 posted on 11/10/2008 12:42:39 PM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: XR7
I'd add another thing: respect for the office of President.

Too late for that. DC college brats hung Communist flags outside of the White House and told Bush to "get out, already".

OBAMA(TM) can expect the same lack of respect. He'll need to earn it. So far, his campaign staff, journalist lap dogs, and supporters have not "reached across the aisle".

The claims that America has not been "as divided since Vietnam" ring hollow when you realize it was the SAME exact people dividing the nation then too. They are pro-Communist. I don't need to please them. Ever.

17 posted on 11/10/2008 12:45:16 PM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: XR7

He’ll always be “Barry” to me. :)


18 posted on 11/10/2008 1:02:50 PM PST by Strzelec
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To: Strzelec
He’ll always be “Barry” to me. :) He'll always be a lying, crooked, empty suited, Soros backed Manchurian candidate, Middle American hating, Socialist, cut and run, share the wealth(you ready to do that?), can't question his background, can't question his association with some domestic terrorist, can't question his working for Acorn, can't question anything about him or it's considered racist, sat in a church that spewed hate for twenty years and says he wasn't there when it happened, Shady property deals in Chicago, won't turn over his birth certificate, won't release his two hundred and under bundle donations, when he is finally pinned down he say's that's not the _____ ( fill in the blank) that I used to know, propped up by the adoring media that Goebbels would be proud of, gun grabbin' , egotistical, narcissistic, go ahead and stick scissors in babies heads at late term, oh and if late term babies happen to be born alive, stick them in a dirty linen closet until they die.... piece of feces' that will ruin this country to me.
19 posted on 11/10/2008 1:13:09 PM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: XR7

Isn’t “helping” the same as aiding and abetting in this case?


20 posted on 11/10/2008 1:40:50 PM PST by Faith
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To: ladyvet

My apologies - should have put out the /sarcasm sign.

FYI I didn’t vote for him. And, in my own way, I have been fighting folks like him for years.


21 posted on 11/10/2008 3:27:20 PM PST by Strzelec
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To: Strzelec
Relax! I knew you were being sarcastic! So was I!!!! I think that having our ass's handed to us on a plate last week has got nerves a little raw. Honestly I didn't think what you wrote was anything but sarcasm. I will start stating that in my post's.;^) It looks dark now but we WILL get through this....trust in God.
22 posted on 11/10/2008 4:24:37 PM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: ladyvet
No problem. I knew that you knew that I was being sarcastic - I think. {GRIN} You couldn't see the twinkle in my eye when I wrote the original post, so on the off chance folks thought I might be an “agent provocateur” from the Dark Side I thought I would allay any doubts. I don't post much, as so many others Freepers say things better than I do. I definitely communicate better in person.

I'm certain we'll get through this, too. Even here behind the lines in CA some folks are beginning to have their doubts. Dangerous course we're on - but there are opportunities. Barry is certain to give us a number of "teachable moments" to get our ideas across.

23 posted on 11/10/2008 7:23:00 PM PST by Strzelec
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