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Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:53 PM

The lack of Respect

by the GOP and those who support them, is Offensive to me as an American citizen. It is an insult to me. I demand an apology. You will respect the office of President.

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DearAbby Jun 2012 OP
patrice Jun 2012 #1
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Meiko Jun 2012 #90
Uncle Joe Jun 2012 #3
WI_DEM Jun 2012 #4
DearAbby Jun 2012 #5
Event-Horizon Jun 2012 #91
olegramps Jun 2012 #98
DearAbby Jun 2012 #100
grantcart Jun 2012 #101
freshwest Jun 2012 #6
swayne Jun 2012 #7
MrTwister Jun 2012 #74
Raster Jun 2012 #75
Zax2me Jun 2012 #8
Bluenorthwest Jun 2012 #46
DallasNE Jun 2012 #82
livetohike Jun 2012 #9
coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #54
DearAbby Jun 2012 #10
freshwest Jun 2012 #12
aint_no_life_nowhere Jun 2012 #11
Wednesdays Jun 2012 #14
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #64
Wednesdays Jun 2012 #83
Fermentia Jun 2012 #88
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #96
steve2470 Jun 2012 #13
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The Wizard Jun 2012 #26
DaveJ Jun 2012 #37
malaise Jun 2012 #40
Major Nikon Jun 2012 #89
hamsterjill Jun 2012 #15
aint_no_life_nowhere Jun 2012 #28
hamsterjill Jun 2012 #32
Voice for Peace Jun 2012 #16
twitter1 Jun 2012 #18
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lpbk2713 Jun 2012 #20
Mosaic Jun 2012 #23
DearAbby Jun 2012 #21
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GarroHorus Jun 2012 #24
OKNancy Jun 2012 #25
coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #58
Gemini Cat Jun 2012 #109
tblue37 Jun 2012 #27
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Luminous Animal Jun 2012 #29
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ag_dude Jun 2012 #31
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Scurrilous Jun 2012 #34
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AndyA Jun 2012 #42
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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:54 PM

1. K&R

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:55 PM

2. K & R

It's unacceptable -it is racist to the core

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 10:01 PM

80. Agreed

Kicked and Recommended

The GOP is racist to the core

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 04:42 AM

90. In what way was it

 

racist. Did he use a slur?

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:57 PM

3. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, DearAbby.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:58 PM

4. The White House Press corp should hold his ass to the fire, too.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:00 PM

5. I demand an apology

This is shameful, disrespectful behavior. I take it as a personal insult. GOP should apologize, NOW.

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Response to DearAbby (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 05:29 AM

91. ....* SIGH*

 

...the GOP is responsible ?

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Response to Event-Horizon (Reply #91)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 10:21 AM

98. Troll alert!

Republican are not responsible, because they are not responsible citizens.

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Response to Event-Horizon (Reply #91)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 10:34 AM

100. Yes they are responsible.

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Response to Event-Horizon (Reply #91)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 10:40 AM

101. No the GOP is irresponsible and that is why we have to keep them away from anything close to power

when they improve then they can leave the sandbox.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:02 PM

6. They respect America less than him, so they hate him. He's trying to save it, they want it sold off.

He has said this is one of the debates that we need to have as Americans. The media is GOP owned and refuses to do anything but promote the going out of business sale.

A lot of people have bought this line of thinking, a product of the GOP's making, that it's not worth trying anything to keep this nation going, so let it die and let them take it over piece by piece.

That's the choice people have.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:03 PM

7. It is extremely disrespectful. The GOP and its supporters never fail in any opportunity to stick

 

it to an African-American, in this case, the President of the United States.

The outrage will be limited until the sun goes down on the day, unfortunately.

And no one will ask Willard about it.

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Response to swayne (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 09:07 PM

74. Welcome to DU. nt

 

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Response to MrTwister (Reply #74)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 09:13 PM

75. Welcome to DU!

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:04 PM

8. How many times has this happened though - once in over 3 years?

 

I would like to know if it was a tea bagger asking the question.

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Response to Zax2me (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:48 PM

46. Don't you remember that GOP ass shouting 'you lie' in the middle of the State of the Union?

And let's also ask how many times has this happened in American history? Answer is the number of times it has happened to Obama.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #46)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 10:17 PM

82. Not Just Joe "You Lie" Wilson

But Samuel Alito with his "not true" at another SOTU address.

And lets not forget Gov. Brewer wagging her finger at Obama at the airport in Arizona. So this isn't just once but at least 4 showings of extreme disrespect.

Can anybody come up with a single time Reagan was shown this type of disrespect? Or even George W. Bush?

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:06 PM

9. I've heard Chris Matthews speak out on the way our President is disrespected

and Al Sharpton, too....but that's it. Where is everyone else? This is disgusting.

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Response to livetohike (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 06:50 PM

54. I keep waiting for that one seminal Joseph Welch-Joseph McCarthy

 

moment ("Have you no shame? Have you no sense of decency?") and it never comes. When one of the few semi-decent Repigs has finally had enough. Maybe Colin Powell? He might plausibly be able to shame the Repigs into STFU-land.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:16 PM

10. President Obama can't speak out on this

his position won't allow it. We as citizens must speak out. The lack of respect for this office reflects on each and every one of us. We must stand up and demand an apology. GOP has personally insulted me. Insulted you.

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Response to DearAbby (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:36 PM

12. +1. They've insulted me and the people I care about, also threatened us all.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:18 PM

11. Supposedly according to Martin Bashir's show, right wingers are high fiving Munro

in their website lairs. I don't mean to sound alarmist, but if I were Obama I'd be careful about appearing in public. They're getting desperate and nasty. You just know if the unthinkable happened to Obama they wouldn't show an ounce of respect and would be high-fiving that too.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:41 PM

14. High-fiving? Hell, they did that when JFK was shot

If it happened to Obama, there'd be parades and fireworks.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:31 PM

64. Bit of a leap from heckling to actual violence

 

And this sort of stuff happens to all presidents. The main difference is that when you don't like that president it's patriotic dissent or sticking it to that fascist.

When it happens to a president you like it's disrespectful, possibly a step away from a civil war.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #64)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 10:19 PM

83. This happened to which presidents, at a press conference?

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #83)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 03:24 AM

88. Here are two

Here are two incidents (I found several, but these were the most amusing.)



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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #83)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 09:52 AM

96. If you mean this exact statement, by this person, on this issue, on the same day

 

no that never happened to anyone else.

If you mean heckling in general it's as old as politics. Apparently the 60s were the worst in the US.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01463377909369330#preview

Teddy Roosevelt had a badger thrown at him once during a campaign speech.

Could you imagine the outrage if a wild animal had been thrown at Obama? Granted with the secret service that little girl would have been blown away before she ever got close but still.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:39 PM

13. Tucker Carlson defends heckling reporter

"We are very proud of, @NeilMunroDC for doing his job," the DC tweeted.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/06/daily-caller-reporter-heckles-president-obama-126302.html

Disgusting.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:44 PM

17. Read the comments

Wow!

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:21 PM

26. Tucker Carlson

is a wealthy elite born rich. Fuck him.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:25 PM

37. Seems like Carlson put his foot in his mouth since the reporter said it was accidental!

I'm sure Munro is lying, but if he said it was an accident then it makes no sense for Carlson to defend it:

Munro said he misjudged when Obama was ending his speech.

"I timed the question believing the president was closing his remarks, because naturally I have no intention of interrupting the President of the United States,"

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/06/obama-interrupted-by-heckling-reporter-126301.html

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Response to DaveJ (Reply #37)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:32 PM

40. That is a lie

He interrupted him in the middle of his statement. Obama said something but as he went on he was actually answering him when he was interrupted again.

He's a first rate scumbag and a LIAR

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 04:00 AM

89. Tucker Carlson is a festering boil on the ass of journalism, if not humanity

Jon Stewart was right.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:41 PM

15. Especially during the SOTU!

I agree completely. The GOP has encouraged a lack of respect for President Obama, first by they, themselves, interrupting speeches. Now they laugh and guffaw when someone else does it to the President.

As a citizen, *I* am interested in hearing what the President has to say without him being interrupted or heckled. He is the President of the United States of America, and that alone, makes him deserving of respect.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:27 PM

28. And this display of disrespect by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #28)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:01 PM

32. Absolutely!

Another great example.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:41 PM

16. On top of the disrespect is the utter waste of taxpayer money for their salaries

while they do nothing.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:45 PM

18. It's shameful

Everybody deserves respect -except Republicans.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:46 PM

19. And you got that right

Foolish wars have bankrupted the economy.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:50 PM

20. They are all assholes. If they can't give respect, they aren't worthy of respect.







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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:07 PM

23. Exactly right

We need to remember that.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:03 PM

21. This behavior is an insult to all Americans

We must demand an apology. If we don't stand up now, when? It will only get worse.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:05 PM

22. If I were a vindictive person.........

I would suggest this reporter might be an ideal candidate for extraordinary rendition to some far off land.

But I am not. We are headed toward total decomposition if we do not restore civility and respect in public discourse. The problem is you have one party that is so tied to strict ideology and hatred for the President and his supporters that any type of reconciliation is unlikely.

I have no problem with open, vigorous debate provided it is fact-based, respectful and promotes an understanding and advocacy of competing views and opinions. But what we have going on in the country is far from that. It is just mud slinging from the Reich wing. They don't care if they put glass shards, nails or shrapnel in the mud as they toss it across. They don't even aim very well. They just hope it lands with a splat and someone gets sprayed by it.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:08 PM

24. It's reminiscent of what Jackie Robinson had to put up with

 

Barack Obama handles it all with grace.

He should not have to handle it, but there you are. The party of racism refuses to respect the office of the president.

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Response to GarroHorus (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:20 PM

25. good observation and analogy

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Response to GarroHorus (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:02 PM

58. My respect for him went up dramatically today as a result

 

of how he handled this. That icy professorial rebuke was, I think, just the right touch (even though I would have preferred a "F-U, MF"

Thank you for mentioning Robinson, another example of 'grace under fire' at its finest.

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Response to GarroHorus (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 03:17 PM

109. If I could, I'd recommend your reply.

I have thought the same, myself.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:24 PM

27. What is this thread in reference to?--

Or is it just about the general lack of respect the Rethugs display toward President Obama?

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #27)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:32 PM

30. Here ---->




Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014144742

The article is generous in calling the heckler a reporter when he is just a shill blogger for Tucker Carlson.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #30)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 11:08 PM

111. Thanks.

I have been avoiding TV for a bit and not online much the last couple of days, so I missed that.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:29 PM

29. All Presidents get heckled. Some get shoes thrown at them.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #29)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:01 PM

57. ...while visiting a *foreign* country that Bush destroyed for oil & war profiteers.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:52 PM

31. If there were ever a heckler against Bush, which there wasn't...

...the GOP would have gone ape shit.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:05 PM

33. K&R

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:07 PM

34. K & R

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:11 PM

35. They sure did whined and bellyached when they thought THEIR guy wasn't being worshipped sufficiently

Assholes.

If, Heaven forbid, romney wins, I hope our Dems obstruct him as much as the CONS obstructed our President.

YES I realize nothing much will get done, but I think we have to start hitting them back - in kind. Answer their bullying by bullying them BACK.

Taste of their own medicine. See how they like it. And we will be doing the work of the country by preventing the CONs' agenda from being advanced.

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Response to calimary (Reply #35)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:36 PM

41. At least we have substance in our objections

Ours are based on real issues, like needless wars, enriching the rich, destroying the environment, denying health coverage, actual issues.

Their attacks are just based on veiled, or not so veiled, racism.

I was just reminded of how disgusting Repukes are reading these comments:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303822204577468343924191180.html?mod=WSJ_hps_LEFTTopStories#articleTabs%3Dcomments

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Response to DaveJ (Reply #41)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 02:55 PM

107. Well, that's an easy answer to everything

 

We objected to you because we're right and you're wrong. You object to us because you're racists.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:12 PM

36. Dignitary, civilian, or military!

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:29 PM

38. Mr. Obama would have been well within his rights to have steped off the stage.....

and slapped the fool silley.

How discusting can the Teaparty party get.

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Response to wandy (Reply #38)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 06:55 PM

55. My wife is even more tepid in support for Obama than I (altho

 

she grudgingly concedes that the lesser of two evils is a valid stance this year).

When I mentioned the incident to her a short while ago and said I wished Obama would say "Fuck you, you motherfucker(s)," she immediately agreed and said she'd become far more enthusiastic for him were he to do so.

Just one good, tactical F-bomb and Obama's approval rating would hit 99%!

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:31 PM

39. Is this about a specific incident?

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Response to roody (Reply #39)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:41 PM

42. Conservative reporter interrupted the President twice during his speech

on immigration.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #42)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:42 PM

44. Thanks.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:42 PM

43. But he's a Marxist socialist commy-and here's PROOF

Since Obama took office just look what he did.

Dow is UP 6000 from 6500 to 12,500


GDP is UP 11% from -9% to 2%


Corporate profits set records in 2010 and 11.


Bush was LOSING 700,000 jobs a MONTH and for the past 2 years
Obama has been ADDING up to 200,000 jobs a month.


Vote Romney who promises a return to Bush economics .....on steroids.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:44 PM

45. I agree, it's gone too far.

First at the State of the Union, and now this.

George W. Bush wouldn't have tolerated it, he probably would have stuck the perpetrator in Gitmo, never to be seen or heard from again.

It was really hard to have respect for Bush, as he had no respect for the American people. But he was appointed pResident by the SCOTUS, so there wasn't much choice. President Obama was duly elected to represent everyone, including those who treat him without the respect he deserves.

It's insulting to the American people.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:52 PM

47. Bush would have had the heckler frog-marched off the WH grounds (n/t)

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:56 PM

48. The President needs to talk to a few stand-up comics and learn how to really turn this kind

 

of thing around. As it is, he's the victim and this asshole's faction are all celebrating a "victory".

$.02
K&R

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 06:02 PM

49. doesn't the secret service have tasers?

Or at least a police baton type implement?

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 06:17 PM

50. k & r

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 06:27 PM

51. Can someone tell me what happened? I've been out all day and missed the fireworks, I guess. Thx! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #51)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:14 PM

62. Obama made a formal policy announcement in the Rose Garden on an issue

related to immigration and a blogger with a day press pass (not a regular press credential) interrupted him at least twice and then kept talking over Obama as he tried to finish his statement. You can hear him talking in the background over Obama even after the interruptions so it seems like he was just there to obstruct.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #62)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:58 PM

68. Thank you! nt

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 06:44 PM

52. Thank you DearAbby.

For this remarkable man fighting against all the odds to build back our country, to be treated like this should be so offensive to any sane person as to bring an immediate rebuke. And yet we hear nothing and the disrespect not only continues, but escalates. Luckily I don't hear about a lot of it, because I'm far away outside the country, but I cry a little inside often over the things I do hear.

Sick powerful people don't apologize. Apology represents weakness to them. I have relatives who have told me how sad and pathetic it makes one to apologize. Even if you are wrong you never admit it.

When I was out in the streets before the Iraq War my sister threatened to kick me out of her house because she said I was disrespecting her President. I pointed out that my disrespect was for War not the President nor the office. She and her husband now cheer on the disrespect for President Obama and send me disgusting viral anti-Obama emails.

The haters are a tough nut to crack and apologies are not their thing, but stand up to them we must, so let's all keep pounding on them with a very big hammer; APOLOGY, APOLOGY, APOLOGY. I too am sick of their twisted hatred.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 06:46 PM

53. Another K&R. n/t

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 06:59 PM

56. Emphatic K&R! - n/t

 

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #56)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:03 PM

59. +1 -- emphatic K&R!

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:03 PM

60. K&R

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:11 PM

61. that horse

 

Left the barn when Bush was president. Hard to expect people to treat obama any different than him......

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Response to Bellerophon (Reply #61)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:52 PM

66. Bullshit. Name the time, place and date when a "liberal" reporter heckled Bush*

Name it. I dare you. Bush* wasn't even asked tough questions. Most of his public appearances and press conferences were so scripted, they could have won Tony Awards.

Again, name the date, time and place Bush* was heckled or disrespected by a liberal, progressive journalist.

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Response to Bellerophon (Reply #61)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:56 PM

67. Absolute rubbish

Not one Congressperson shouted LIAR to Bush at the SOU
Not one governor pointed fingers in Bush's face and not one member of the WH press reporters interrupted a Bush statement.

Not one Supreme Court judge ever shook his head at a President at the SOU (and Obama has been proven correct)
What's more Bush was a fucking LIAR.
It is one thing when citizens heckle government officials -they have that right but it is completely different when elected officials attempt to suggest that the President is not legitimate.

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Response to Bellerophon (Reply #61)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 09:48 PM

77. That would be Obama not obama Belchrophon n/t

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #77)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 02:18 PM

106. LOL

I guess we are lucky Belcraphon did not say OSAMA

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Response to Bellerophon (Reply #61)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 10:31 AM

99. I think you are lost. The Tea Party is 100 turns to the right.

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Response to Bellerophon (Reply #61)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 03:29 PM

110. Yeah, right.

That's horse shit, but you already knew that.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:15 PM

63. K&R n/t

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:49 PM

65. "lèse majesté"

"Lese-majesty /ˌliːz ˈmædʒɨsti/ (French: lèse majesté ; Law French, from the Latin laesa maiestas, "injured majesty"; in English, also lese majesty or leze majesty) is the crime of violating majesty, an offense against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state.


I, too, am offended and sick of the Office of the President being sullied and degraded by ignorant, poor-mannered assholes.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 08:08 PM

69. K&R 400 million times!!!!

I'm sick of these racist buffoons!!

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 08:11 PM

70. Not since Slick Willy they won't.

 

They installed DUBYA ferchrissakes! They piss on the office AND the Constitution.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 08:37 PM

71. Why should they respect ours? We didn't respect theirs. Some of us even called Bush an idiot.

I know what you'll say. Bush WAS an idiot, IS an idiot, WILL ALWAYS BE an idiot. Yes, but in his case it was disrespectful to tell the truth. It hurt his feelings something awful. You could see how he cringed whenever he said something he realized was stupid, and he'd get all defensive about it. How many nights he must have cried himself to sleep, poor man.

Now, President Obama doesn't have insecurities like that about his intellect. He knows he's smart. So it can't bother him as much when idiots disagree with him. He just pities them. You can see it in his eyes whenever he has to deal with John Boehner.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #71)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 08:49 PM

72. Sorry, but a journalist interrupting a President during a Rose Garden statement is unprecedented.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #72)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 09:54 PM

78. Uncouth and Unprecedented

I mean really, during a Rose Garden speech? These ass hats have no shame and no sense of protocol, even if they despise the man. Cowardly fuckwittage by this fool. Bought and paid for by Fucker Carlson for sure. What a shit show.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #71)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 09:59 AM

97. I can recall several (3 or more) references to a certain displaced austrian dictators

 

when bush was in office that were not entirely intended to be friendly and respectful.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 09:06 PM

73. I basically agree,

 

I was offended by that twerp that heckled President Obama.

But, I must admit, when the Iraqi threw the shoe at Bush, we on the Left loved it.

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Response to MrTwister (Reply #73)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 10:04 PM

81. That guy had a dog in the hunt so to speak

This clown was just being a asshole. For the sake of being an asshole. Big difference.

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #81)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:27 PM

86. Good point.

 

That does make a difference.


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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 09:18 PM

76. My dad would've taken time out his busy day to tan my hide

My dad would've taken time out his busy day to tan my hide if I had behaved as disrespectfully to the President as these fucking low life GOP pigs do on a daily basis.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 10:00 PM

79. The Pukes are fucking SHAMELESS.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 10:41 PM

84. Good luck with that.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:19 PM

85. It's not like Obama went AWOL during the Vietnam War.

Then when Bush ran for President and he was selected by the Supreme Court to be the resident of the White House in 2000, we were told to STFU.
We were also told not to criticize the Hamburger-in-Cheese during a time of war.
Like we might cause Bush to drink hard whiskey and choke on a pretzel and fall down and hurted himself.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 02:44 AM

87. Even a small town reporter knows not to interrupt a small town mayor during a speech.

You wait until he is done and hope you are called on when or IF he opens it up for questions afterwards.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 06:27 AM

93. Agree! K&R

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 07:51 AM

94. So you respect all Presidents?

 

You respected Dubya too?

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Response to BDPubsSameSame (Reply #94)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 08:05 AM

95. We NEVER interrupted a Rose Garden announcement...

We NEVER interrupted a State of the Union Speech.
We NEVER vowed to oppose everything proposed by the Bush Admin - even things we were in favor of to begin with - in order to defeat him at the polls - even if it meant trashing the economy.
We NEVER threatened his life.

Nice try at a false equivalency, and welcome to DU.

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Response to BDPubsSameSame (Reply #94)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 10:42 AM

102. i bet you did.

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Response to BDPubsSameSame (Reply #94)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 11:22 AM

103. 1 Corinthians 13:11

it`s the lack of respect of the office of the president of our united states is what this child did.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #103)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 11:34 AM

105. Respect for an Office

 

that has been inhabited by people that have made a joke out of it for over 30 years now.

I respect people not a title.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 11:25 AM

104. Don't hold your breath...

If there is an apology it will be the standard G.O.P. non-apology: "I'M SORRY IF I _OFFENDED_ ANYBODY_..."

The truth is, the GOP leadership knows the base eats this up and will do absolutely nothing to discourage this sort of behavior, at least as long as they aren't caught with their hands in cookiejar.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 03:05 PM

108. Back in the GWB years...

 

I had a British co-worker who put up a defaced picture of W in the workroom with some derogatory joke on it. Democrat or Republican I thought it was bs to diss the President of the US like that; but this guy saw so much of that treatment of Bush he figured it was totally cool to slam him. He was corrected. As is anyone that talks crap about Obama, other than policy disagreements.

I'd say Obama is getting more publicized cases if Lack of Deference than Bush by his co-workers in the Press and Congress, but as far as general disrespect, I don't think he's getting it any worse than Bush. Try making a caricature of Obama as a monkey, as was commonly done with Bush, as see how far that gets you.

It sounds like this reported is being duly handled by his peers, and he's probably lost his spot in the press room; hope it was worth it.

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