The VP Debate: "bunch of malarkey..." - page 8
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- 3Oct 17, '12 by Spidey's mom, ADN, BSN, RN GuideQuote from tewdlesI've said many times it depends on where you sit. I saw the most disgusting and disrespectful and horrible things said against Bush. Truly awful . . .very sad.And this president is not respected by a large number of Americans beginning the day of his inauguration. During his first SOTU address a member of congress shouted "liar" during his remarks...a very sad FIRST for our country...it has only gotten worse since then.
Again, why? Why does this president deserve less respect than Bush?
The reason many of us said from the day of his inauguration that he was not the right person is because we disgreed with his liberal ideals. That's it.
- 3Oct 17, '12 by JolieVery well said, Steph.
There are some here who try to make any dislike for Obama's policies to be about race. One question asked is why, if not for his race, has he been "disrespected" since his inauguration.
I can only speak for myself, but yes, I disrespected Obama's policies from Day 1 of his Presidency. Even before. I lived in Illinois and knew his ways. I had heard him on local radio touting the redistribution of wealth. I knew of his repeated votes against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which sought to allow medical care for unfortunate fetuses who survived abortions. I was aware of his associations with known terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. I witnessed his nasty campaign tactics in which he "convinced" a judge to unseal private divorce records of his opponent, exposing a young man to the nitty gritty of his parents' marital problems. And I got mighty sick and tired of being accused of racism for "hating" this man. I don't hate him. I don't know him.
What I know are his actions, his words and his political views, most of which bewilder me, and some which downright sicken me. So, yes, I have little respect for this man. That has nothing to do with the Office of the President, for which I have the utmost respect.
I suspect that half the posters here could substitute "Bush" for "Obama" and produce a fairly accurate description of their own personal opinions and feelings. Neither side is immune or above having negative feelings about the other.
- 0Oct 18, '12 by tewdlesOf course, the purpose of my question is not to ferret out why we don't agree with the policies of one president over another, but rather, why the MAN himself is given so little respect...right from the beginning and continuing throughout the presidency.
Many of us disagree with specific presidents and their policies.
That is a wholly different matter from relentlessly pursing objection to his even holding the office!
What has he done to deserve those very personal elements of disrespect?