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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.

by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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Mama2ETA
by Gold Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:29 PM

 You are so respectful and tactful. Have a great day!

Quoting nerdymom28:

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 him 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.

 

 

 

nerdymom28
by Silver Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:32 PM

 

Oh, stop. You're making me blush!!

Quoting Mama2ETA:

 You are so respectful and tactful. Have a great day!

Quoting nerdymom28:

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 him 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.

 

 

 

 

CDMelty
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 5:19 PM

We should show respect to our President, no matter who he is. But we're free to feel however we feel. I hated Bush with a passion but had I met him, I would have called him SIr and shook his hand. I expect the same behaviour from the other side toward Obama. That doesn't mean you can't work to get your guy elected next time, or hate the guy in private, or whatever. But assholes who yell YOU LIE or people who wear disruptive slogan shirts into the SOTU address? Those people need to learn to respect the office and the fact that the guy in it earned it fair and square.

davnrori
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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You can disagree with someone and stand up for your own opposing opinions without being disrespectful and hysterical towards that person. Is there something about the President's visage that is so objectionable that you can't look upon him? You disagree so strongly with every word that comes out of his mouth that you cringe? That seems a bit outrageous. And comparing respect for Hitler as an argument against respecting all people in office, you don't think that's going a little far? Hysteronics are only going to get you so far.

No one, not Republican, nor Democrat, nor Independant, is doing a fantastic job running this country because they are focused so much on the government that they have forgotten who they really work for and represent and that's me and you. What are they losing out on? They are all rich and have job security. You think anyone in Washington gives two shits about your respect or your vote? No, they don't. You could go up to President Obama or John Boehner and argue politics with them for an entire day and guess what? They wouldn't even remember you the next day. So what do they care about? Not you, not your kids, not your neighbors, not your house, your neighborhood, your city, your county or your state. They care about how America looks to the world. They are so focused on being Number One Super Power, economically, militarily, and productively, that they don't care how they keep that status. Unless we, as American citizens, can come together as a group of 100s of millions then it's going to continue the way it is.

pamelax3
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 5:25 PM

I show respect for the office

pinkcoffeecup
by Gold Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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I respect the position he holds.  But do not like him as our president.  He is not doing good for us.

cLanief
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 5:41 PM
You dont have to respect anyone you choose not to.
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greenie63
by Nancy on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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Instead of Hitler, why not use someone who was in the same position like FDR?  Some people respect FDR, while others thought he was the anti-christ, sound familiar? 

People thought FDR was horrid, OMG the man put African Americans in office. He created the New Deal, and conservatives thought he was a socialist!! Sound familiar? 

The man was one of the greatest Presidents to ever be in office, he was in for 4 terms. He helped relieve the stress of the great depression by creating different programs as a result of the New Deal. 

I may not like everything a President does, but yes I will respect whoever is in office. 

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.

 


Aydans_Mommy
by Ruby Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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I respect him.
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RLSMOM59
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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Wow! from your responses sounds like you don't respect anyone or anyone's opinion. 

Quoting nerdymom28:

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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