During a relatively unnoticed speech in early November, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said he found it "deplorable" and "shameful" that his fellow Republicans were attacking the president for even the most trivial or well-intentioned matters.
Appearing before the Hudson Union Society to discuss his forthcoming book, "A Simple Christmas", Huckabee took umbrage with the criticism levied by some conservatives over Obama's visit to Dover Air Force base to see the coffins of returning soldiers.
When he [Barack Obama] was at Dover the other day, and went there to pay respect for soldiers, I heard a lot of people on the Right say "Aw, that's just a cheap photo-op." No, I think it was the Commander-in-Chief of our military paying respect to a dead soldier, and I'm grateful that he did that, and I was proud of him for doing that. And I think we all -- as Americans -- should give him credit for doing that.
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Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:41 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
I agree with him. Finding fault with SOME actions or decisions is understandable, but spewing negatives about EVERY little thing about the man is, imo, just sour grapes. Yesterday on this forum somebody made a comment to me about GW Bush. Hey, I voted for the man as the lesser of the 2 evils, but think intellectually he had limitations that affected his job performance. However, as person he seemed kind and a real gentleman. All I see posted about O is negative. In fact, he's America's biggest problem, according to many (scratches head)-
Answer by Sisteract at 4:55 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by Tristana at 5:26 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
I think the meeting the plane was a photo op. He could have gone without reporters and just issued a press release later. I don't know about the rest. I disagree with a great deal this man says or does. I think complaining about the Halloween party was a little silly, and when they judge Michelle Obama's clothes (who cares). But When Michelle Obama says something genuinely offensive or stupid its open season. I think most of this is just people who dont like the man. He has this slick used car salesman vibe thatjust gets under the skin. Now when people get on HERE and ask a QUESION about clothes, issues, the size of his ears, or the fact that he bowed wrong to the Japanese Emporer you HAVE to expect criticism. So I am going to go out on a limb here and ASSume you are talking about the media and not the WONDERFUL ladies here in cafemom ;)
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