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Respect Obama?

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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 I was just told I should respect Obama because he is our President. Does that mean we should respect all leaders? Never question them, or be disgusted with them? What about Hitler? He was a leader. Should the Germans have really respected him or should they have stood up to him more dominantly? Should we just accept it and not do anything about it when our president is doing the wrong thing for OUR country? What about every member of congress? Should we just lay down for them as well, since they have power?

Note: all I said was that I cannot stand seeing him. When I hear him speak, I want to scream (being dramatic, but he makes me cringe)

Also note: I respect the position of POTUS, not who is in office now though.

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alexsmomaubrys2
by Platinum Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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Respect is earned in our house and not automatically given just because someone is older or "in charge".

JulyBabies
by Platinum Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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I didn't vote for him, don't agree with him but I respect his position as leader of the United States and refrain from speaking ill of him in public.

sparklebug86
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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LOL respect him?!?!? are you kidding????

I will question that man to his face all day long if I get the chance! He is the biggest money wasting, rule breaking SOB! Normally I dont care about politics but he is such a screw up and the people that voted him in are even worse (in most cases!) They have no idea the problems that he is causing and when you point it out to them they either go "Really?! I didnt know that!" or "Nah, hes the best thing thats happened to this country!" 

mcwife86
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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you can disagree with someone, lay out all of the valid points, and dislike the job they are doing and still be respectful while doing so. i disliked President Bush his last term...i was very much against many of his policies and i dislike how we got walked right into war in Iraq..but i never once called him a commi, marxist, socialist, muslim terrorist, hitler,stalin,mao, American hater that is going to use our military to take us all over and maybe we will get lucky and something will happen to him. see the difference? that is what people talk abt when they say that the level of acidic disrespect for positions that are high and voted on by the majority of people in this country are so bad now. I was very very much against romney/ryan winning this last time. i voted my say in it all and had my negative arguments for the policies they wanted to enact but at the end of the day if the majority of American people wanted him to lead us instead then i would have conceded my defeat...discussed the issues i disagreed with by using facts, and still shook his hand if he came to this base. he is after all my husband'sboss and the man the represents my country....even if i wouldn't have particularly liked the guy....at all.

coolmommy2x
by Ruby Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:10 PM
Well said and except for the part about him being my DH's boss, agree.

Quoting mcwife86:

you can disagree with someone, lay out all of the valid points, and dislike the job they are doing and still be respectful while doing so. i disliked President Bush his last term...i was very much against many of his policies and i dislike how we got walked right into war in Iraq..but i never once called him a commi, marxist, socialist, muslim terrorist, hitler,stalin,mao, American hater that is going to use our military to take us all over and maybe we will get lucky and something will happen to him. see the difference? that is what people talk abt when they say that the level of acidic disrespect for positions that are high and voted on by the majority of people in this country are so bad now. I was very very much against romney/ryan winning this last time. i voted my say in it all and had my negative arguments for the policies they wanted to enact but at the end of the day if the majority of American people wanted him to lead us instead then i would have conceded my defeat...discussed the issues i disagreed with by using facts, and still shook his hand if he came to this base. he is after all my husband'sboss and the man the represents my country....even if i wouldn't have particularly liked the guy....at all.

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twoblues
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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Well, I couldn't stand Bush and on a regular basis said derogatory things about him. Just the sight of him made me shudder. So, I would have to say no you don't have to respect all leaders. Anything else would make me a huge hypocrite.

nerdymom28
by Silver Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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 Comparing Obama to Hitler is just absolutely ridiculous. We are in America, this is a democracy, he was voted into office. He is not a dictator, those who voted for him were not forced to do so. He is not a terrorist or a murderer like Hitler. I can't even believe someone would see the leader of the free world in the same light as an evil man who was the cause of one of the darkest times in modern history. A man who ordered the murder of millions and enjoyed doing it. I mean, not liking Obama is one thing, but he is NOTHING like freakin' Hitler. FFS.

That being said, it doesn't mean you have to "lie back and take it". If you don't like his policies or whatever, speak up. Use your power as a free citizen with rights and protest. Write letters. Sign petitions. Speak up to your local and state politicians. Your state congressman/woman. It may not get you immediate and obvious results, but it's a helluva lot more productive than sitting around and bitching for no reason.

Mama2ETA
by Gold Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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 I'm not comparing im to Hitler. FFS. lol I asked a question. The only thing those 2 have in common is they were/are LEADERS, which is what this post is about. Respecting leaders. It was an extreme question to make a point.

I don't sit and complain for no reason, and I agree it is pointless (same as coming on CM to vent about your DHs, children, school, work right?)

Quoting nerdymom28:

 Comparing Obama to Hitler is just absolutely ridiculous. We are in America, this is a democracy, he was voted into office. He is not a dictator, those who voted for him were not forced to do so. He is not a terrorist or a murderer like Hitler. I can't even believe someone would see the leader of the free world in the same light as an evil man who was the cause of one of the darkest times in modern history. A man who ordered the murder of millions and enjoyed doing it. I mean, not liking Obama is one thing, but he is NOTHING like freakin' Hitler. FFS.

That being said, it doesn't mean you have to "lie back and take it". If you don't like his policies or whatever, speak up. Use your power as a free citizen with rights and protest. Write letters. Sign petitions. Speak up to your local and state politicians. Your state congressman/woman. It may not get you immediate and obvious results, but it's a helluva lot more productive than sitting around and bitching for no reason.

 

EsmeVincent
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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this is what I say

Quoting mcwife86:

you can disagree with someone, lay out all of the valid points, and dislike the job they are doing and still be respectful while doing so.


nerdymom28
by Silver Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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The only point you made is that you are seriously lacking in the smarts department. Talking with you is pointless, I'll agree to that.

Quoting Mama2ETA:

 I'm not comparing im to Hitler. FFS. lol I asked a question. The only thing those 2 have in common is they were/are LEADERS, which is what this post is about. Respecting leaders. It was an extreme question to make a point.

I don't sit and complain for no reason, and I agree it is pointless (same as coming on CM to vent about your DHs, children, school, work right?)

Quoting nerdymom28:

 Comparing Obama to Hitler is just absolutely ridiculous. We are in America, this is a democracy, he was voted into office. He is not a dictator, those who voted for him were not forced to do so. He is not a terrorist or a murderer like Hitler. I can't even believe someone would see the leader of the free world in the same light as an evil man who was the cause of one of the darkest times in modern history. A man who ordered the murder of millions and enjoyed doing it. I mean, not liking Obama is one thing, but he is NOTHING like freakin' Hitler. FFS.

That being said, it doesn't mean you have to "lie back and take it". If you don't like his policies or whatever, speak up. Use your power as a free citizen with rights and protest. Write letters. Sign petitions. Speak up to your local and state politicians. Your state congressman/woman. It may not get you immediate and obvious results, but it's a helluva lot more productive than sitting around and bitching for no reason.

 

 

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