Thursday, March 25, 2010

R-E-S-P-E-C-T . ..

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!


The Conservative Lady said...

Great post and I agree.
My fear is that if Obama's plans for amnesty go through, he is building a voter block for the Dems that will be hard to ever beat. And the part that ticks me off the most is that we have a Republican (Lindsey Graham) helping Obama get it done.
The enemy within is our biggest threat.

RightKlik said...

The bill barely goes into effect 6 mo. from now. The American voter isn't as stupid as Obama thinks. The Dems are going down in Nov. (politically, not violently)

Z said...

I can't believe you posted this...I was wondering just the other day whether I'd shake Obama's hand if I had to meet him. I decided I wouldn't, and if anybody told me "you have to respect the office", I'd say "When HE does, I WILL respect HIM"

I was also considering what Conservative Lady says....11 million illegal sudden voters will kill Conservatism forever.
Although my friends with Mexican heritage here are STAUNCH Conservatives and send ME anti-illegal information! But, that's a small percentage, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I feel sorry for you lady. Yeah, Obama hates the USA, he hates freedom..all of us Democrats oooppss sorry Socialist hate the USA. We want to tell people what to do and wipe out all of our freedoms because we just have it so great here and we just can't have that.He mocks us? What are you talking about lady? At least this President can form sentences correctly.Yeah us Socialist really so hate America. We hate it so much that we want EVERY AMERICAN to have health care. But lets be honest here. You are a Glenn Beck, Rush Fatbaugh sheep who has no original thoughts other than what you are told by..wait for...Fox News. You say he will go down as the worst president in must not know your history. I do like that you blog and you seem to be very passionate about it but you other who spout off ism have no clue as to what you are talking about. I see you have quoted Thomas Jefferson(my fav President) well...he spent a lot of money(money we didnt have) and congress DIDNT want to approve but he went ahead with the Louisanna Purchase and the Western Territories. Oh and your Norman Thomas quote is false. There has NEVER been any evidence that he said that. Your messiah..Ronald Regan quoted him from time to time...the thing is Regans OWN PERSONAL Biographer said this that Regan had no clue where he got that quote from and when the biographer tried to find it HE couldnt find it. Quit trying to spread hate by saying Dems are socialist. Thank you.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Heh. Yep, he's already the worst president ever, he beat out Jimmy Carter for that honor about the time he all but declared war on Israel, no? Or was it when his true loyalties to radical Islam and tyrannical despots rather than to our national security or our citizens became abundantly clear? Not sure, but he's definitely won that title (the only one he's won that he actually deserves, of course).

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Wilson may have actually been worse than Carter, but until BO segregates the military as Wilson did, Wilson's probably still the record holder of worst president ever. Carter's was a close second, but now that honor goes to BO. But hey, he's moved past Carter in record time, bet he can screw up worse than Wilson before January 2013 and win that title handily.