Listening to the radio at work today, the host was saying how he's not okay with people calling Obama a thug. He said he wasn't okay with the names George Bush was called either. He was saying people have to have respect for the office. You mean like when people booed Bush at Obama's inauguration? When George Bush was being more gracious than Obama could ever hope to be? Have respect for the office when Obama goes tie-less and jacket-less and has even been known to wear sweats in the oval office and put his feet up on the Resolute desk?
Our current president would not know respect if someone showed it to him. Apparently the only people he respects are foreign leaders for whom he bends at the waist and all but prostrates himself in front of. But the American people? Oh, US? Yeah, us he mocks. I guess we are around for his amusement. His disdain is obvious.
Three years ago, we made a promise. That promise has been kept.
Of course -- of course, over the last year, there’s been a lot of misinformation
spread about health care reform. There’s been plenty of fear-mongering,
plenty of overheated rhetoric. You turn on the news, you’ll see the same
folks are still shouting about there’s going to be an end of the world because
this bill passed. (Laughter.) I’m not exaggerating. Leaders of
the Republican Party, they called the passage of this bill “Armageddon.”
(Laughter.) Armageddon. “End of freedom as we know it.”
So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there any --
(laughter) -- asteroids falling or -- (applause) -- some cracks opening up in
the Earth. (Laughter.) It turned out it was a nice day.
(Laughter.) Birds were chirping. Folks were strolling down the
Mall. People still have their doctors.
From this day forward, all of the cynics, all the naysayers -- they’re
going to have to confront the reality of what this reform is and what it
isn’t. They’ll have to finally acknowledge this isn’t a government
takeover of our health care system. They’ll see that if Americans like
their doctor, they’ll be keeping their doctor. You like your plan?
You’ll be keeping your plan. No one is taking that away from you.
Three months from now, six months from now you’re going to look around.
You’re going to be sitting in a doctor’s office reading through the old People
magazines. (Laughter.) And you’ll say, hey, this is the same doctor,
same plan. It wasn’t Armageddon.
He belittles us, thinks he's smarter than us and oh my he is so much more important than we are. I DO have respect for the office of President of the United States. But when the president holding that office does not even respect his country - much less love it? I have no respect for him. He is a thug, a bully, and insufferably smug.
We can do better. And we will.
Barack Obama will be a one term president and we will NOT be a Socialist nation - or whatever "ist" he is trying to lead us to. He is underestimating the strength of the American people. And he will pay first with losing his majority in congress. And then he will pay with only getting one term. And after that - he will pay by going down in history as the worst president ever.
Now those thoughts are ones I can respect!