A Canadian’s View On Our Disrespect Of President Obama’s Presidency

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America – He’s Your President for Goodness Sake!

By William Thomas

There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a republican or democrat, but the President of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country’s borders and it was America versus the rest of the world with the president of all the people at the helm.

Suddenly President Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president has become the glaring exception to that unwritten, patriotic rule.

Four days before President Obama’s inauguration, before he officially took charge of the American government, Rush Limbaugh boasted publicly that he hoped the president would fail. Of course, when the president fails the country flounders. Wishing harm upon your country in order to further your own narrow political views is selfish, sinister and a tad treasonous as well.

Subsequently, during his State of the Union address, which is pretty much a pep rally for America, an unknown congressional representative from South Carolina, later identified as Joe Wilson, stopped the show when he called the President of the United States a liar. The president showed great restraint in ignoring this unprecedented insult and carried on with his speech. Speaker Nancy Pelosi was so stunned by the slur, she forgot to jump to her feet while clapping wildly, 30 or 40 times after that.

Last spring, President Obama took his wife Michelle to see a play in New York City and republicans attacked him over the cost of security for the excursion. The president can’t take his wife out to dinner and a show without being scrutinized by the political opposition? As history has proven, a president in a theatre without adequate security is a tragically bad idea.

Remember: “Apart from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?”

At some point, the treatment of President Obama went from offensive to ugly and then to downright dangerous.

The health-care debate, which looked more like extreme fighting in a mud pit than a national dialogue, revealed a very vulgar side of America. President Obama’s face appeared on protest signs white-faced and blood-mouthed in a satanic clown image. In other tasteless portrayals, people who disagreed with his position distorted his face to look like Hitler complete with mustache and swastika.

Odd, that burning the flag makes Americans crazy, but depicting the president as a clown and a maniacal fascist is accepted as part of the new rude America.

Maligning the image of the leader of the free world is one thing, putting the president’s life in peril is quite another. More than once, men with guns were videotaped at the health-care rallies where the president spoke. Again, history shows that letting men with guns get within range of a president has not served America well in the past.

And still the “birthers” are out there claiming Barack Obama was not born in the United States, although public documentation proves otherwise. Hawaii is definitely part of the United States, but the Panama Canal Zone where his electoral opponent Senator John McCain was born? Nobody’s sure.

Last month, a 44-year-old woman in Buffalo was quite taken by President Obama when she met him in a chicken wing restaurant called Duff’s. Did she say something about a pleasure and an honour to meet the man or utter encouraging words for the difficult job he is doing? No. Quote: “You’re a hottie with a smokin’ little body.”

Lady, that was the President of the United States you were addressing, not one of the Jonas Brothers! He’s your president for goodness sakes, not the guy driving the Zamboni at “Monster Trucks On Ice.” Maybe next it’ll be, “Take Your President To A Topless Bar Day.”

In President Barack Obama, Americans have a charismatic leader with a good and honest heart. Unlike his predecessor, he’s a very intelligent leader. And unlike that president’s predecessor, he’s a highly moral man.

In President Obama, Americans have the real deal, the whole package and a leader that citizens of almost every country around the world look to with great envy. Given the opportunity, Canadians would trade our leader, hell, most of our leaders for Obama in a heartbeat.

What America has in Obama is a head of state with vitality and insight and youth. Think about it, Barack Obama is a young Nelson Mandela. Mandela was the face of change and charity for all of Africa but he was too old to make it happen. The great things Obama might do for America and the world could go on for decades after he’s out of office.

America, you know not what you have.

The man is being challenged unfairly, characterized with vulgarity and treated with the kind of deep disrespect to which no previous president was subjected. It’s like the day after electing the first black man to be president, thereby electrifying the world with hope and joy, Americans sobered up and decided the bad old days were better.

President Obama may fail but it will not be a Richard Nixon default fraught with larceny and lies. President Obama, given a fair chance, will surely succeed but his triumph will never come with a Bill Clinton caveat – “if only he’d got control of that zipper.”

Please. Give the man a fair, fighting chance. This incivility toward the leader who won over Americans and gave hope to billions of people around the world that their lives could be enhanced by his example, just naturally has to stop.

Believe me, when Americans drive by the White House and see a sign on the lawn that reads: “No shirt. No shoes. No service,” they’ll realize this new national rudeness has gone way, way too far.

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553 thoughts on “A Canadian’s View On Our Disrespect Of President Obama’s Presidency”

  1. We aren’t that far from Canada, and I know that you have to have heard of America before you wrote this silly piece.

    But, based on your op-ed, I am fairly certain you misunderstand the circumstances.

    1. Obama never had the opportunity to have a spectacular presidency. His track record of spectacularity prior to the White House is, well, NON-EXISTENT. While others dispute American Exceptionalism, only the uninformed assert Obamanian Exceptionalism … although I do hear that he rolled a tight blunt.

    2. Obama is not a king, a prince, or a potentate. Americans have always retained — and more importantly, exercised — the right to DISRESPECT politicians, candidates, and office holders. Obama’s not a new class of VICTIM, he’s part of an old class, folks who volunteer to be disabused in public for every self- and other-deception … about their wisdom, good looks, skill, diplomacy, etc.

    Come down and live among us, then your writing will more accurately reflect our reality.

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    1. The lack of substance in your remarks speaks for themselves. Just a load of BS. The usual insults. Complete lack of understanding of the situation Mr Obama inherited. Economic depression. High unemployment. Banking industry collapsing. Auto industry on the verge of destruction. Infrastructure deteriorating doe to 8 years of neglect. A trillion dollar waste of tax dollars in the Iraq adventure. Millions without adequate health care. US prestige abroad at an all time low. Osama bin Laden and al-qaeda thriving in Pakistan. And a GOP determined to destroy him even before he took office.
      He stood up. Did the job. Took the heat. Saved the auto industry and the millions of ancillary jobs. Saved local government jobs with grants for public works. Put 20,000,000 Americans into the health care system. Killed bin Laden, as he promised he would . He will go down as the POTUS who defeated all the enemies of the US, both foreign and DOMESTIC.
      And all you have is the usual unsupported BS.

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  2. Well obviously this Canadian hasn’t been around AMerican politics much. The Democrat mantra was “not our president” when Bush was in office. He was called Hitler, Shrub and many other names. Same goes for any presidential nominee that is a Republican. Moveon.org spent the entire 8 years of the Bush presidency calling the guy Hitler and other names so get off your Liberal High Horse.

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    1. You are correct that when the SCOTUS stepped in and told Florida they could not count their votes , giving Bush the victory , many people were upset. They called him a “thief”. After all, 500,000 MORE Americans voted for Gore.
      But at NO TIME did the Democrats in Congress say:We will make him fail.
      At no time did the Democratic leadership say: He is not MY president.
      And after 9/11, even though he allowed the first massive attack on US soil in history, the Dems did not “investigate” and demand his resignation. No. They cooperated for the good of the country. Can you begin to imagine the GOP response if 9/11 had happened under Obama’s watch? I can.
      So, don’t even compare the two. Obama has done nothing except HELP Americans. Out of the Bush depression. Killing bin Laden. Saving the auto industry. Creating the stimulus which has finally gotten the US back on track . Opening up the military to ALL. Providing an avenue for millions of Americans to finally get affordable health care.
      And what has the GOP done for 7 years ? WHINED. And tried, unsuccessfully, to make him fail. Your attempt to rewrite history doesn’t hold water.

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        1. I agree very well said. The very ones who were causing the hateful problems would have collapsed under that same pressure!! He kept his composure while they will be remembered as the uncouth haters they were.

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    2. Political dissent has always been a part of our system but none of our presidents (except may Carter) have faced the copious amounts of obstructionism and derision as Obama.

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  3. Racist’s have no remorse, or regrets about unfairness or injustice. They live their lives distorting the truth, and swearing allegiance to those who would ruin America’s future. They write and speak lies about history; 911, the Iraq War and the downward spiral of America’s financial future during the Bush administration. There is however; a beacon of light on the horizon. Their hatred exist only in a small segment of what’s left of Americas bile and stench of the past. They are swiftly dying, and they will soon be totally extinct. Barack Obama was elected President twice, and America’s true Patriots are proud he is Commander in Chief. His accomplishments will be etched forever in truthful versions of American history books, and his colorful story; like the man himself, will be required reading for the children, and grandchildren of today’s bigots.

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      1. Lo unico que me afecta es que persiste en traernos..Musulmanes que co se ve en Europa.estan desestabilitando la seguridad publica.por lo demas. Creo que el es un buen hombre.con un gran corazon.

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  4. and of course you had the same concern for the total disrespect that people showed to President George Bush. Right? The death threats. The name calling. The DEMONcrats refusing to work with him. Because if you didn’t you’d be a two faced lying hypocrite. Wouldn’t you.

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    1. Nice try. But you lose. Even though Bush was not elected by the majority of Americans the Democrats NEVER said: We will make him FAIL. Although the illegality of the Florida election results, controlled by Jeb, was obvious, the Dems ACCEPTED the biased SCOTUS decision NOT to let Florida count its votes. The first time in US history the SCOTUS refused to let a state count its votes. While the election could have been contested due to the systematic disenfranchisement of minorities, the Dems decided NOT to do so.
      In other words, you are full of crap,
      While the GOP has tried to make Obama fail (and FAILED at making him fail), Bush produced FAILURE all on his own. A trillion dollar attack on Iraq, thousands dead, the 2nd Great Depression. All on GW’s watch, And worst of all, he FAILED to protect America on 9/11. A failure on all fronts. Live with it. Own it.

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      1. You are so full of shiat it’s hard to imagine. You Democrats said “Not my President”. You called Bush Hitler. You called him Shrub. You protested and some protesters called for his death. You have selective amnesia or you weren’t old enough when Bush was president to understand what the Democrats were doing to undermine “not our president”.

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        1. Sorry. But you lose again. You confuse private citizens with elected officials. Of course citizens are free to hate Bush or Obama or Clintn or Trump. But when elected officials seek to DESTROY the man ELECTED by Americans , that is undermining the very idea of democracy. That is what the GOP leadership and rank and file have done for 7 years. OWN IT, Jack.
          Name any member or leader of the Democratic congress who called Bush names or said: “We will make him fail”….and continued for 7 years trying to undermine his presidency by refusing to even CONSIDER a SCOTUS appointee. …I am waiting….

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    2. check the record. Democrats (and dont stupid to third grade name calling) wokred with both Bush administrations and passed legislation. Mitch McConnell and others publicly stated they would roadblock any legislation from the Obama admin. that is unprecedented and has resulted in the worst congressional record ever. check the facts

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      1. So that is your excuse for the abysmal statements about our President. Pres. Obama has had to lead our country with the Republican Congress vowing to stop him at every step. How is that helping our nation? There is no betrayal from Obama. Betrayal by those Republicans that refuse to reason and be non-partisan.

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  5. I know I’m a Canadian always watching barack obama. He is so intelligent and l don’t know how manny Americans realize this. I would take obama as my leader any day. It seems in politics when it’s a president doing his job greatly and from the heart people can be so unappriciative. When barack leaves office I truly believe they will never get another obama. To bad they see this to late.

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      1. As an American I’m very disappointed in Barack Obama expecially when he wants to use terrorist acts and taking way Americans guns our 2nd Amendment rights that’s only one of many things that I’m very displeased with him and yes I did vote for him twice very regret I regret voting for him

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        1. Can you tell us what law Mr Obama has proposed that “takes away” your guns? He has proposed, as have many others, laws to LIMIT the purchase of certain kinds of weapons. That is true. But if you do some research you will see that he actually had advocated an extension of gun rights into national parks.
          When you use NRA talking points that he wants to “take away guns” without referencing any specific legislation you are not very convincing.
          Do you think that the 2nd Amendment is the ONLY right that does not have limits? And why does the NRA always ignore the part of the 2nd Amendment that states “a well-regulated militia” ? Read the entire Amendment, not just one phrase.

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        2. Garret, please be so kind to let us all know to what terrorist acts you refer. By the way, do you still have your guns and do you truly understand that you will always have your guns as long as you are a law abiding citizen? If you have guns, please be a responsible gun owner as children seem to keep hurting their bothers and sisters because they don’t think the guns are dangerous.

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        3. “Take away our guns”… you sound like a soundbite from Fox News. Personally, I will be happy for him when his term ends. I cannot imagine how much “crap” he has had to swallow from those making comments like you just made. He will go on to do other great accomplishments… but he will do it with a peace of mind. A mind that GOP’s were bent on destroying. But others like him will follow… after we elect our first Woman President. Same, and past Presidents like you knew them are over. There are, and have been some great White Presidents for our Nation… but a President does not have to be White to rule effectively.

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    1. Our loyalty is to our country and our constitution not any man we stand with a president when he stands for our constitution you dont live here he hasnt united nothing here only causes division save your comments about my fellow americans for your own leaders

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      1. President Obama has not caused division in our country. Bigots and haters have done that. I am an American who has lived in and loved this country since I was born 81 years plus ago. When I was growing up, loyalty to our President, who was elected by a majority, was part of being patriotic and supportive of our country. Crassness and incivility have pushed that standard out the door. And then we wonder why our country no longer makes the great strides it once did when we were civil and kind to each other. I was born into a poor family and was able to make it into middle class through hard work over fifty years, despite being a woman . My children have gone back almost to the poverty of my parents. So many of the complaints against the President come out of ignorance of the truth and not caring whether statements are true or false. When the whitest of the white wealthy men in our country, Donald Trump, becomes President, Americans will be forced to re-evaluate the value of Barack Obama. Small grammar FYI for future reference: When you say “he hasn’t done nothing”, that is a double negative which cancels out your intent. The incorrect grammar makes your sentence mean that he has done something.

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    2. I’m an American, and I hope and pray when Obama FINALLY leaves OUR White House there will never be another progressive, socialist loving, big government President to destroy this great country. He has weakened our security with his policies, he has hurt our relationship with our closest allies around the world while appeasing our enemies, (who will never like or respect us). He, and his administration have made our economy weaker, while causing more Americans dependent on the government (never a good idea) and he has undermined and disregarded our sacred Constitution on several different occasions, (ex; our immigration policy).

      But on the bright side for both you and I. … for me and my fellow Americans it’s almost over. And for you, lol, maybe he’ll move up there and you can have him, but don’t count on it, he’d rather be with our enemies than our friends. But hey, pleaseeee take Sanders, Hillary, or please take Trump!!!

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      1. D – should that be “LSD,” because surely you’re on something – the government has shrunk under his watch, the deficit has diminished, we have the world’s strongest economy, having done far better than other countries since the recession caused by his predecessor; unemployment is down, eleven million more have health insurance, and he has never disregarded the Constitution – unlike his predecessor. As far as immigration policy is concerned, he has tightened it more than his predecessors, sending more back than the last two presidents combined. Countries all over the world admire him, and can’t figure out, for the life of them, what our deal is. The deal is idiots like you who, whatever he does, find fault, and would rather listen to the nonsense spouted by Glen Beck, Limbaugh, and Faux Entertainment (not news, not entertaining), that use your own brains – perhaps because you are lacking there.

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      2. The comment below answers many of your condemnations so I won’t go into that but I will say this. President Obama is a constitutional lawyer, he knows a whole lot more about it than most other people and most other politicians. He (unlike Bush who called it just a God damned piece of paper), has never undermined the constitution.

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    3. I hope we never get another Obama, he has been a blight on this country. The racial divide was lessening until he took office, now we are back to the 60’s and he is making it worse! You can have him Darlene, but he might take Canada down the rabbit hole with him!

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      1. Perhaps you can enlighten us. Why don’t you quote some speeches Obama made that demonstrated racism? Perhaps you can point out policies that he has instituted that have demonstrated racism? I see the usual nonsense that “Obama divides America” but no evidence of that. It is true that his election did cause the racists to crawl out of their holes in the mud and spew hatred. No doubt. And the fact that a man with a white mother and black father was elected certainly had the effect of bursting the bubble brains of those who cannot tolerate tolerance. The only thing to them that is worse than a black man is a man with a white mom and black dad. The epitome of what they cannot stomach.
        But, the fact is, all Mr Obama did was get elected and lead America OUT if the GOP depression . And out of war. And provide health care opportunities for millions. He divided no one. It was not Mr Obama who uttered the words: MAKE HIM FAIL, even before he took office. No president since Abe Lincoln was so opposed before day one.
        So, did Obama “divide” America?No. But he did divide the racists from their notions. He destroyed their stereotypes. That is his real “crime”. Bringing the hate out into the open was a good thing for the rest of us to see. Most decent Americans thought that racism was a sin of the past. It is not. It is better to have the cockroaches out in the light where we can see them. And make progress.

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      2. The racial divide was always there, dormant. The republican congress is the blight in this country, Why do you think the congress approval rating is so low as in the single digits. Beacause they are a bunch of bigots, good for nothing, free loaders,who failed to do their job. We should take their salaries cut in have for doing such a miserable job. It all have to do with the president been black. No doubt.

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    4. Your are a misinformed moron! Your a Canadian mind your own damn business. Obama is a terrorist. He has given aide and comfort to our enimies. He should be tried for treason.

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  6. Within 6 weeks of his 1st inauguration, he tried to apologize to the Japanese for WwII.
    I had relatives who fought AND died at Pearl Harbor which the Japanese attacked. He had NO right to apologize on my behalf. He has spent a lot of his time in office apologizing to other countries. The President doesn’t do that. He also doesn’t bow before other leaders. And he os more interested in thr refugees coming here than our safety.

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    1. I think you are referring to a (false) report that the Japanese sent a message that they did not want the US to apologize for using atomic weapons on civilians at Hiroshima. That fact is that there never was any apology planned. You use the typical right wing tactic of taking a right wing news story and changing it. At no time was anyone planning to “apologize” for “WW2”. Nice try, though.
      By the way, I refer you to FOX NEWS for the story:

      http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-and-friends-clarifies-its-false-reporting-about-hiroshima-apology-wikileaks-cable/

      Can you list the countries Obama has “apologized” to? And provided news links?

      Actually, I will save you the trouble:

      http://www.factcheck.org/2012/10/editing-romneys-apology-defense/

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  7. Bush was probably the most hated president…more hated than this current president of ours. Bush was blamed for everything: 9/11, America’s debt, terrorism…you name it, it was his fault. Well, it won’t be long until this current president is out of office and a new one is voted and sworn in. Then the citizens of this Godforsaken country can tear apart that person with new criticisms and insults and hatred because there’s always going to be someone who can’t stand the president.

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    1. I don’t mean to bother you with FACTS, but…Bush was POTUS when 9/11 occurred. Can you IMAGINE the GOP response if 9/11 had happened while Obama was POTUS?
      And Bush was POTUS when the 2nd Great Depression hit in 2007-2008. Most economists point to the deregulated financial markets, massive tax giveaways and the unregulated housing markets as the causes. Bush and the GOP were the deregulators.
      And Bush was POTUS and took over after Clinton had finally produced budgets that were actually paying down the deficit.(Look it up) Bush’s tax cuts lead to the massive debt (You see, when you take in less than you spend it creates a deficit.)
      Obama is not perfect, but we are still paying for the Bush travesty of a presidency.

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  8. Well well now if you aren’t a liberal i have never seen one. Obama should not be respected because his arrogance is absolutely pathetic!

    Just look what this moronic leader did by letting terrorists refugees into this country. He is a total asshole for doing this. When another 9/11 hits who will take the blame then??

    He hates this country that is very obvious and the far majority of Americans hate him too. This idiot was a community organizer his entire life then went to the senste for what 3 years?? He has absolutely no clue what the hell he is doing in office.

    Why will he not let his college records be unsealed?? What could he be hidding?? Maybe that he is a forign student from Kenya? Exactly! That is absolutely the reason he will not unseal them. He is a total embarrassment to this country.

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    1. Lol the votes put him there dum ass people act like this smart black man jus went an took over the white house don’t get mad at him for being smarter than your dum ignorant ass get mad at the people who voted so he could where he is today

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    2. It’s too bad some Americans can’t see what the world sees! A superb, but much maligned leader, who could have accomplished so much more (and was able to accomplish a lot despite the Republicans) had he been given the chance. If any one of the Republicans get in, the world will be in grave danger!

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    3. Evidently you are an idiot and do not know your facts correctly and have not looked up anything. You would rather someone like Donald Trump leave this country into another civil war and build the wall around America. You really need to be able to read and look up the actual facts Barack Obama has done more good for this country and the people of this country and has cared more about this country than any Republican ever has.

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    4. Boy! I guess you know your stuff… what a silly little man you sound like. It would be so interesting to know you level of education??? Educated people don’t rant like this.

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    5. Hahaha! You are a misinformed idiot, Lee! Obama has a 51% approval rating, so not even mostly hated let alone “far majority” hated. W’s approval rating at about this point in his presidency? 22% Now I’d call that a far majority!
      And who are these terrorist refugees you speak of?

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  9. Disrespecting the president is hardly new. The southerns hated Lincoln. The GOP hated FDR. JFK was hated. Clinton was impeached. Nixon, well, NOBODY liked him in the end. Jackson’s wife was called a bigamist. GW Bush was called stupid.
    What is different today? Today, you have a well-organized media network actively working to undermine the president. FOX sends out story after story with a biased negative spin. And almost never retracts when found to be inaccurate. Just move on to the next imaginary story.
    And the internet has become a vehicle for the most ignorant and hateful to air their views.
    What is new is not the disrespect. What is new is that the media has expanded to and to some extent encourage it.

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    1. The media does not encourage the disrespect of obama! He has earned every bit of the disrespect. From the beginning, he had one goal and that is the destruction of America! And the main stream media is protecting him from what he deserves! He is a psychopath! PERIOD!!!

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      1. Total B.S.! Blah, blah, blah, same old right wing hatred against our president. Too bad for the Rs here that Pres. Obama has accomplished more in his first year in office than any other president in history. Too bad that righties here don’t know or realize that Pres G W Bush ordered the most executive actions than most. presidents Pres. O hasn’t quite caught up with old Bushie boy.

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  10. “Unlike his predecessor, he’s a very intelligent leader. And unlike that president’s predecessor, he’s a highly moral man.”

    This statement negates your whole argument.

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  11. Your analysis is pathetically superficial. Of course, you probably know this but use the superficiality as an instrument of propaganda. If you don’t, however, the first comment above applies to your intellect as well.

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  12. You may have made a reasonable case regarding due respect for the office of the President of the United States (PUS). However, your writing seems to indict a large cross section of Americans (“We the people”) as the main source of and reason for the degradation of the respect for the office. I submit that the actions and behavior of the individual occupying the office is arguably the the most powerful force acting to define the integrity of the office and the subsequent level of respect people are willing to show it. If the current resident of the office of the PUS has been shown to be one that has repeatedly lied to the public, trust and respect for the office will decline indeterminately as a direct result. It is politically dangerous to underestimate the intelligence of the average American. Possibly second to honesty comes competency. Demonstration of a strong grasp of foreign affairs, listening carefully to the advice of well chosen advisors and support of a strong armed forces are the means by which the Commander in Chief protects the American people from foreign governments. My point is this: Considering the legacy that he is building for himself, the current occupant of the White House has surely diminished public respect for the office of PUS worldwide.
    I have tried to be kind in this analysis. The reality of the agenda of Barack Hussein Obama based on what he has done in lieu of what he has said is conceivably far more heinous from the perspective of patriotic American veteran.

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    1. What a load of horsechit ;steven thomas !! You KNOW that obama would be hailed as the greatest living president IF HE WERE A REPULICAN !!!! Rich are richer,wall street has gone up EVERY YEAR he’s been in office,GAS PRICES are DOWN,[lower than mitt the twit even promised], inflation is the lowest it’s been in decades,etc.,etc.,etc. WHAT THE HELL MORE DO YOU PUBIES WANT FROM HIM ?? EVEN WITH ALL THE BULLCHIT FROM CONGRESS HE’S MANAGED TO BRING US AND THE WORLD BACK FROM THE BRINK OF CERTAIN ECO
      NOMIC RUIN !!! STOP TRYING TO MAKE HIM LOOK BAD AND STOP THE BULLCHIT AND WE’LL ALL BE BETTER OFF !! STOP CRYING LIKE LITTLE BABIES THAT LOST THEIR BA-BA !! Obama IS respected EVERYWHERE but HERE !!!! Before he even took office you crybabies said he was aone term guy,what happened to your magical candidates ?? MOST of us wanted BETTER and we GOT IT with OBAMA,not you lying sacks of chit repubs !! Don’t like it ?,grow up,start telling the truth for a change and see if you can get RESPECT of your own BACK !!!! Otherwise it’s just crying and whining time as usual !!!

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        1. And you have source material to prove this?

          No. You do not.

          You’re just an idiot who listens to corporate media propaganda and doesn’t think for themselves. Nothing more and nothing less. The rest of the world are laughing at our nation because of the petulant, childlike bullshit we have to deal with from the cast of idiots on YOUR SIDE of the aisle. The people outside our borders are wondering why we let our idiots and our uneducated vote, when they always vote AGAINST their own self-interests.

          But thanks, nonetheless, for demonstrating the Author’s point.

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        2. Jim Vaughn, impress the viewers at home. Surely, you aren’t just going to leave that post on the doorstep, like the family cat who leaves a bird head as a gift, without a follow-through and backing up with hardcore evidence for your most fascinating view of an American president. Of course, that view is obviously from looking through a toilet paper tube, and you are indeed most fortunate the moderators here allowed it, for there used to be a three-digit IQ prerequisite for posting at this site. Now, how’s about you click off Faux News, brush the Cheetos off your Pabst-stained wife-beater, knuckle-walk to your Silverado parked on the lawn, where the laptop on the front seat just barely grabs that free wifi from Burger King in Lickskillet, Kentucky, and enlighten us more with your sociopolitical acumen, hoss.

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        3. I happen to live in a foreign country and work with people from many different countries…and one of the most common questions asked of me is…why do most republicans show such disrespect to your President? They are appalled with the behaviours of people in the Tea Party movement and the NRA etc…towards President Obama

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      1. Gas prices are still not at the level they were when GWB was in charge and look how long it took the gas prices to go down. can you back up your statement about inflation being the lowest in decades?

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        1. Gas prices are driven by “markets”, internationally to be specific, NOT by presidents. As ignorant a statement you could’ve made…research first BEFORE you comment. Fed policy has kept inflation down in a very big way and the deficit is now gone; debt is high but that’s an entirely different issue

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      2. You, sir are an idiot who has been bamboozled by false numbers! Unemployment is MUCH higher than what the government reports. The number they put forth indicates the number of people still receiving unemployment checks. The entire financial system is on the verge of complete collapse. The number of welfare recipients is higher than it has ever been! It must be hell to be you! Or it will be when you wake up from your dream state!

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    2. You’ve got your FACTS skewed. President Obama is not the liar and he has always acted with dignity and grace while performing his duties. And as the article points out, President Obama has increased respect for America in other countries much more than GWBush who was considered by many as a bully.

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      1. If I may add to your comment…World leaders could not fathorm that Georgie Bush was sworn into presidency TWICE.
        Leaders thought very ill of America by calling us Stupid! I agree.

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    3. It is precisely foreign policy that I think Obama has been good in doing. Diplomacy is almost always more effective than war if the parties will agree to consider it. Obama hit the ground running with his knowledge of foreign affairs and listens to the advice of his advisors. But he doesn’t automatically follow the military advisor every time. He is more like Eisenhower and is able to resist the military-industrial complex when he thinks it is for the good of the country. That takes more strength than giving into them.
      Yes, it has been heart-breaking to watch Syria, but knowledgeable observers say that he has never had good options there. The moderates have always been a small, not-well-organized minority and saying that if he had only acted sooner, everything would be fine is a false assumption.
      I am concerned that none of the Presidential candidates running now has a similar grasp of foreign affairs. We don’t need our economy completely disrupted again with another war unless there is more reason to get involved than that too many people in the Middle East haven’t figured out how to live successfully with modernity. We do not want ISIL to increase to the point that they can follow their fundamentalist fantasy and inflict a lot of harm on us, but that seems to be the extent of good reasons to get involved.
      Obama is a constitutional lawyer and is not overstepping his power. People who say that usually mean that they don’t like what he is doing and are looking around for a way to protest. It does not usually mean that they are scholars of the constitution and know he overstepped. I am aware that there is a very far right interpretation of the constitution which would say he overstepped, but for the majority of us who are not practically to the fringe, he is acting within the framework of our country’s rules and is reacting to a Congress that refuses to do the nation’s business.

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  13. I agree with this article. Our country has become completely disrespectful to the office of our President. This has not happened over night. It has been happening for years, little by little, to where it is now. It is a disgrace not only to our country, but to how we are seen globally. It weakens us nationally in the global realm. Unfortunately the majority of our people seem not to understand this.

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    1. I agree with you, Myjken Roberson and this article. Racists attitudes has dimmed the respect for this man, our President, Barack Obama. Most have blinders on and refuse to see his accomplishments and what a great man he truly is. HATE has no value, but many are living it daily and apparently acting on it by these racists comment whether they’re valid or not. There is absolutely NO reason to blame, blame, and keep on blaming a man that has pulled this country up from disaster, better than anyone could have expected, but he gets no credit for anything. Why don’t you people place the blame where it belongs with the current GOP policies that has obstructed every accomplishment and George Bush who was guilty of bringing this country to its knees. No republican could have cleaned this mess up, would still be favoring the wealthy while the other ninety-eight percent starves. God help us all if they gain power in 2016.

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  14. For all of you who state Obama has cost the tax payers trillions, remember it was Bush who sent us to war in Iraq and borrowed from Social Security to pay over a trillion on that war . Which has not been paid back. Remember, Bush took more vacations than any President on record. He was on vacation when Katrina devastated New Orleans and played another round of golf before returning to D.C. to fly down to New Orleans. Unemployment under Bush hit an all-time high since the Great Depression. It is at a all time low currently. The Stock market hit record highs under President Obama. President Obama sought and got a bank bailout to save us from horrendous financial devastation created under the Bush Presidency. The Washington Post just named President Bush the WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY based on these and many other events that historians have collated and written about.
    ALL OF THIS CAN BE DOCUMENTED, ALL OF THIS is fact based.
    I was taught to respect the sitting President. This President has more dignity and honesty in his little finger than most Presidents. He has proven this in many ways. He takes flack for opposing gun control after all the gun tragedies we have suffered. It takes COURAGE to stand up for change. He has courage and intelligence.
    AND the rest of the world does realize that.

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    1. Meanwhile, Obama goes back to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina… has he stopped in once to check on Hurricane Sandy victims in NJ, many of whom are still without homes almost 3 years later? How about Nashville and Houston, which both suffered devastating floods during Obama’s term? What? You didn’t hear anything about that? I wonder why?

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      1. Do people actually think President Obama can be at all places at all times! The fact he IS taking care of of Hurricane Sandy victims only it is not publisized like people would want it to be. That comes under the jurisdiction with the current governor. For goodness sake, what do you want the man to do. He is the most important man in the world, The Leader of the Free World yet people just want to bleed the president dry. Why don’t people blame the current governor Christie for that. Christie is the one who should get the blame and downright so. People would much rather diss our president because after all, it seems to be the most popular thing to do.

        Who do we have to thank for the hate talk! The Republican party and none other than Sarah Palin. Palin started all the hate talk when on her campaign trail with Senator McCain. Yes. We can certainly thank Palin for that!

        I am one of the president’s biggest supporters . I am proud of my president and what he has done for our country. Pres. O has accomplished more in his first year in office than any other president in history.

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      2. Does everything he does have to be publicized? The man is only one person, Biden goes places too. Did you lift a hand to help the people in these disaster areas?

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      3. So you think to be a credible president is determined by how many visits you pay to people? Apparently, you haven’t been paying attention to what he has done and he has paid homage to those have suffered without fail. You’re just trying to find an issue where there is none because his success goes against your point view, likely skewed by FoxNews

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      1. Why is our president a traitor? Why is our president a tyrant? Why should our president have been impeached long ago? Please name why you think this. Let’s have that conversation.
        That is absulutely absurd. People get their news From Faux News and we know how bad that is.

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          1. Details, please. Your assertions are not true merely because they come off the top of your head. You will be more convincing if you do better than repeat yesterday’s talk radio talking point.

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          2. And Congress sitting on its collective ass and collecting pay and benefits for doing NOTHING is a myth in your world, too, right?

            Please. Stay away from the polls next year, You vote for this shit, and we’re all fed up with it.

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          3. That is not true. President O never went against the constitution. Republicans have lied and lied to the American people to crush this president. Most people know that. Where have you been.

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      2. Get your ‘young mind’ as far from “conservative media” as you can and then research. Obama isn’t perfect but, overall, he’s earned his place in history as a very effective president. I’d agree with your criticism of Congress with an emphasis on the conservative side of the aisle

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    2. I think we should consider the merits of one president at a time, preferably the current one. If Bush did this and Bush did that ok fine. Some of what he did was dumb. Agreed, he wasn’t the sharpest pencil in the box. But trying to use what someone else does to justify what you have done is what children do, not presidents.

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    1. Carl, No one in my lifetime or for that matter in our history has President Obama been hated so much. The haters think because he is a black man he should not grace the steps of the White House.
      Republicans have gone too far in dumbing down America and feeding their followers with continuous crapola 24/7. Pres Obama is a thoughtful, most intelligent president we have ever had.

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    1. Hey Carl, Thanks very much! I would certainly take President Barack Obama in a heart beat.

      I will miss his grace, diplomacy, intelligence, kind heartedness, love of his family, all the good he has done for our country. All this time the Republican party has obstructed the president since day one. You see, I am a big follower of politics, have been 24/7. Have studie politics for many years. He would be welcomed in my home anytime!

      The night of the president’s first innauguration, a handful of Republicans met over dinner at Washington restaurant to plot the demise of Pres. Obama. Newt Gringrich, Jon Kyl, Jim de Mint, Frank Luntz (Fox News) and more. It was broadcasted loud and clearl by Republicans, their mission is “To make this president a one-term president.” Hard as they tried, that never happened.

      Repubs have always been afraid of the president’s intelligence that most Repubs do not have or even come close to.

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  15. Maybe Americans realize that he has divided this country more than he has united it. When a president fist bumps people rather than shaking hands and calls people “man” then he deserves to be told he’s a hottie with a smoking hot body. After all he used that to get elected as well.

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    1. Shannon, Not true. It was NOT the president whom you think has divided our country, but it has been the Republican party as in the GOP controlled Congress by Weeper Boehner.
      I have watched and studied Repubs from day one the division of the parties , the plotting, to bring down Pres. Obama. Oh, no, it certainly was not the president who divided our country.

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    2. When you and others say that he has divided this country, what division is there now that was not there before? If you mean more racial division then you are right, there is. Only because White conservatives could never except a black man as President. Black people haven’t changed since he’s been President…but White Conservative sure have.

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  16. How incredibly hypocritical but non surprising what-so-ever. It appears that instead of knowing about the actual history of presidential politics in the United States, you seem to simply be more interested in advancing a certain political ideology and doing so by publishing your opinions in a geo-political manner. As I recall, the REAL division began at the turn of the 21st century when a certain American political party could not accept that they had lost the presidency. After suffering through the worst man-inflicted disaster in the history of the United States, this particular party still made it its prime goal to desecrate the sitting president at the time. For a few months, Americans were “united” and interested in fighting “the enemy” but the political machine continued and eventually the brain warping of big media got the better of the people. So instead of continuing to support our president during a ridiculous time of chaos, politics succeeded and the American people became more divisive than ever. President Obama is not AT ALL the exception as you stated. The exception came into office 8 years before Obama took the oath of office.

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    1. You forget Bush’s Presidency was not won. It was decided by the Supreme Court and by Florida where his brother was the governor. Gore actually received more votes and it he were the President Iraq never would have happened. Yes, the country united behind Bush but once we found out we were lied to by Bush/Cheney that’s when support for Bush waned.

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      1. The corruption goes far beyond all of this! The House is suppose to settle a “voting” issue, not the courts…what the hell does it matter anyways? The executive branch has been corrupt as hell since the day JFK was murdered! I can not believe that anyone would actually worship these men! Bush was a damn fool and Obama is a damn traitor! Both of these idiots kill people by the tens of thousands!

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  17. How quickly everyone forgets how disrespectful the left was of Bush. It was 100 times worse. But Hollywood and the left controlled media were ok with disrespecting him. How about a story for once that discusses the folks like myself who have been trapped between to groups of warring idiots who elected twice each two of the dumbest presidents in US history. Ps To my Canadian neighbors. Shut your pie hole and mind your own business.

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    1. LJ…100 times worse? How so? The fact is that President Obama has been stonewalled from day 1 and that was the objective of the Republican Party. When the color of a man’s skin is the reason for all of this, there’s not much worse than that.

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      1. It has nothing to do with his black skin and everything to do with his shriveled up Marxist red heart.He’s a low down dirty traitor,not fit to clean the White House let alone live in it.

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    2. 100 time worse ? Are you for real ? LJ, it’s not just a river in Egypt. Nothing comes close to the personal attack and misinformation the right has levied against this president. Your comment shows just how successful it has been. I am more than confidant that history will support this vast amount of negative propaganda as the reason for the downfall of the republican party as we know it….

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  18. As an Anerican, I am deeply saddened and disgusted by the was President Obama has been treated. He is the leader of our country, elected by U.S., and deserves to be treated respectfully.
    Disagreement with him is expected and allowed, our government is set up for that. There are many avenues for those who disagree. The hatred and vitriol has been unacceptable. I fear much is racial.
    I am very proud to support President Barack Obama, and I believe he has done a great deal to move our country in a good direction.

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    1. what 1 good thing has he done? and you feel socialism is a good direction? Race bating is a good direction? Gay marriage is good, read your bible. cutting our military?

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      1. Larry, I suppose you never did any research about all the great things the President has done. Of course you haven” Did you know that President Obama accomplished more than any other president in our history in his first yer in office. His accomplishments are well over 100 accomplishments last time I read. Did you know that some historians have already named Pres. Obama “The best president in our history.” No, I suppose you haven’t Please find out the facts, the truths and not listen to Faux News. They never tell the truth for they have always been in the gutter when it comes to our intelligent president.

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    2. Lynne, Thank you for your comment.

      It is a tragedy how the Obama’s have been treated.

      It all started with Sarah Palin and her hate talk while on her campaign trail. (Palin’s hate talk against the president is her money maker.) Also, as I remember well, the hate talk did not start right away it was only until some of the hateful Republicans who held office in Congress! that started it all and their followers followed suit. They did not know what they were hating about, they just followed their leaders. Pathetic.
      OMG, I have saved all the hate email’s from conservative friends I have received (not so anymore) and have reported every single one of them. I could write a book.

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  19. Are you fucking kidding me, you imbasil, you are not American , it does not change the fact that he still made all these degrading choices.

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    1. Like lie us into war, murder Iraqi citizens including the oldest Christian sect in the Mideast, run up the debt trillions of dollars, leave America bankrupt so badly that the CBO projects it will take a 30 year recovery, have 70% of the Nation’s of the world hate us, no nation looked to us for moral guidance after Bush/Cheney and that is not even half of their failings. Sad that someone who is an American (I guess) knows so little of our History

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    2. I just adore how you spell imbecile. Imbecile is defined by Webster as a person affected by moderate mental retardation. Per your message, you might fit the bill.

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  20. Your opinion is noted. Unfortunately, we live under this President- you do not. He has made devestating changes to our country – contrary to your opinion- that have far, long lasting negative effects. His disdain for our Constitution, lies to the American people that have and will cost trillions to the American taxpayer, his Ideological changes are not acceptable to most Americans. He has capitulated to Americas enemies, definitely has made the entire world a less safe place to live, and negated whatever goodwill the United States of America had standing on an International basis. So, you cant understand why he is so “distrspected”, I have only pointed out the tip of the Iceberg.

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    1. What devastating changes to our country? Capitulated to America’s enemies? Who? WHAT GOODWILL was left after Bush/Cheney? Who are “most Americans?” You mean the ones who voted him in? TWICE?

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    2. Entirely agree! In the beginning he had the potential to be a great president, but he has seriously failed. He praises thugs and disparages law enforcement. The thing about taking his wife to a play…4 military men were murdered on that day, and he didn’t bat an eye…but went to a play. He scolds Christians but embraces Islamic terrorists…the list goes on….if you want him in Canada, take him! I’m sure most Americans won’t mind!

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    3. Most Americans? He got elected twice. And if allowed, he would keep winning, in spite of you. If Bush had accomplished a smidgen of what this POTUS has, you’d be peeing your pants in happiness. Perhaps you’re not so superior after all.

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    4. Why don’t we start with the lies of the Bush/Cheney administration with regards to WMD; the long lasting effects of the lives lost; the twisting interpretations of the Constitution by the so-called “hope to be” candidates (i.e. Dred Scott by Huckabee); being stonewalled from day one. The list goes on and on. Don’t forget….he was elected for two terms. If the American people were so fed up, he wouldn’t have won.

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      1. Put down the koolaid and read the news.  WMDs were in Iraq and were moved to Syria. I used to think obamazombies was a bad name but i see it is appropriate.

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        From:”The Fifth Column” Date:Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 14:25 Subject:[New comment] A Canadian’s View On Our Disrespect Of President Obama’s Presidency

        healthysenior commented: “Why don’t we start with the lies of the Bush/Cheney administration with regards to WMD; the long lasting effects of the lives lost; the twisting interpretations of the Constitution by the so-called “hope to be” candidates (i.e. Dred Scott by Huckabee); be”

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    5. I disagree.

      Pres. Obama has never gone against our constitution. That is a myth the Repubs continue to tell. Lies to the American people! What lies? Tell us here please. We need to set the record straight. FYI Pres. O has lowered taxes on Americans. Wait! You never heard about that! Research the truth and you will find a lot of good about our president. “Capitulated to Americas enemies!” If you will remember, President Obama ran on No more Wars. That is the last thing he wants. We have a president who sticks by his promises no matter what. Get the facts, please.
      President O was polled number three out of the top leaders of the world. The poll was taken by foreign leaders and Pres. O was on top of the list along with: The Dalai Lama, The Pope and Pres Obama. Pres. O is NOT “disrespected.” Where in the heck did you read/hear that. Don’t tell lme, I can guess.
      I

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  21. Reblogged this on jdmcallisterjr and commented:
    There are those that believe that the false left/right paradigm is a true battle between a left party and a right party. Not so. Obama is the new face of Socialism and is hell bent on destroying American tradition. As he says it himself, he wants to fundamentally change America. Obama is a puppet and those that follow him are mentally ill!

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      1. IN A NUTSHELL,OBAMA IS AND HAS BEEN SO ANTI-AMERICAN ,AND ANTI-CHRISTIAN PROS-MUSLIME ,IT ITS ANTI AMERICA OBAMA IS FOR ITYOU FROM CANADA ARE CLULESS,YOU DON’T SEE WHAT WE SEE,HE HAD A CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BUT HE CHOOSE TO BE A DIVIDER RATHER THAN UNITER !!GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS,ON OBAMA BEST DAY HE AND HIS WIFE I THINK ITS WIFE,DON’T HOLD A CANDLE TO BUSH AND HIS WIFE !!

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      2. Got nothing to do with his blackness. If he were white, yellow, brown, purple, or green, I’d say the same thing. He’s a damn Marxist/socialist which is counter to the principles of our Constitution, thus he’s shown himself to be the enemy of the American way! All of the statistics show that he is destroying the very fabric of this nation. He has run the national debt up 12,000,000,000,000! To put that into context, if you spent 1 million a day, it would take 2700 years to spend just 1 trillion – thus this idiot has created more debt than all previous presidents before him collectively, including Bush 43! So, you and the horses-ass that wrote this article can take your racist diatribes and stick them where the sun don’t shine!!

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        1. That was Bush that put 2 wars on a credit card and gave drug makers outlandish profits. Obama has been working to clean it up, but it is such a big mess that it takes time and he has had very little support in the effort from Republicans. If they had, I believe that our debt as well as our deficit would be lower.

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      3. You have (of course ) no frickin idea what you are talking about, your racisim is your own. obama has done a terrible job, disrespected our country, our military and our way of life. in the future try and find a topic you can discuss on the merits of support or non-support without trying to insult your fellow Americans……… we already have a whole administration insulting our citizens, we don’t need you adding your racist BS views to the problem.

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      4. Mary Lynn give it a break!!! No one cares what color he is. Obama is an ass and no one likes him for the things he has done race has nothing, nothing, nothing to do with it except for the racial divide this country has encountered since he became president and vowed to bring people together. the opposite is true.

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      5. You said it Mary Lynn. There is no way in hell this country is in the shit hole it was when that idiot left office. 10 times better domestically and internationally. It’s like these idiots will sell there own country down the road out of bitter hatred. I hope they all rot in hell where the lying demons belong!!!!

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      6. No one cares that he is black…..if he was white, he would still make the same chices and comments and that is why he is so disrespected.

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        1. Republicans disrespect President Obama. That’s about it. They hate, they really, really hate Pres Obama because he won two elections and they did not. They hate because is is intelligent.

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      7. We don’t have to accept him black or otherwise.You think the HNIC hangs the moon,I think he’s not fit to be mooned.You go your way,I go mine and ne’er shall we meet honey.

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    1. Assuming you are right wing, by your “American tradition” blurb, or, if a right-leaning Independent headed off the cliff, or an apathetic Millennial who just snapped out of a smartphone trance, I offer this reply:

      There are many layers to the onions on shopping trips to K Marx. I suggest you research Democratic Socialism and find it’s already been stitched in with a healthy capitalist system since FDR. American tradition? This isn’t Mayberry, anymore, Dorothy, or should I say, Pollyanna. Make way for the tsunami wave of Global Secularism and Populism about to sweep over the lands. The Old Guard will soon be on the wrong side of the dirt. Make room for the new vanguard, more suited for the 21st Century.

      If you enjoy government leaders hearing the voices from First Century desert mirages attacking education, calling informed people elitists, launching attacks on history and proven science to get millions so ignorant, they won’t question anything they say, you seriously need to call TWA. The tar pits are calling them. And if you’re an American woman wishing for the good ol’ days, The Dark Ages, who aligns with rabid, mutant evangelistas and Randbot anarchists who have hijacked a once establishment Republican Party, wishing to marginalize your gender’s liberties, mandated by the Laws of Moses, you need a lobotomy

      Too many out there are merely parroting fact-skewed memes and viewing the world through a toilet paper tube. Take your blinders off and view the realistic panorama all around you. Mankind’s next upgrade now trending. Natural selection is making a list. Regressive conservatism is not on it. Evolve and adapt. Or face your inevitable extinction.

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        1. To an old man who remembers rational moderate Republicans like Dwight Eisenhower, Obama is governing in their style. You wouldn’t know a socialist if you found one in your sock drawer.

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        2. Like they say when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross. People don’t realize how racist and fascist you all are. Keep waving your flags and spewing your hate. All you Obama haters are really not true Americans. You hate the POTUS more than you love this country

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        3. I have to say what the Republcan party has spewed out all these almost 8 years against President O is VERY un American. The lies, the faux scandals they continue to make up is atrocious. The racsist slurs and they are many of them t/o these years…You can’t tell me it isn’t racist. The racist email’s that have filled up in my INBOX/Emails…I have reported every one of them. And they still are coming in even though this is 2016. The money the Rs have spent on phony scandals is over the top. I suppose the R taxpayers do not care about the millions of dollars spent on such nonsense.

          Aside, someone here commented on Pres. O’s going against our constiution. What do they think about Speaker Boehner’s invite to Netanyahu to come to America and speak before Congress. . How unconstitutional is that! Also, the letter signed by Rs in Congress led by Tom Cotton sent to Iran. That what is called treason. Oh, but we can’t mention that can we.

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    2. They’ve been vetoing every change Obama has been attempting to enact . Not, allowing ANY change. Then, blaming the President for non action. Sad. And, they actually expect Americans to follow the next. The government has illustrated how against success they are when just because of his color ( and, the FACT that he was trying to better the lives of the POOR ) they would undermine GOOD ideas. STOP blaming Obama, because it’s those other A’Holes ( in power ) who are the TRUE PROBLEMS.

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      1. Who are “they” you speak of? Do you mean the politicians that voted against an action that Obama wanted to perform, that was unconstitutional? Perhaps you ignored the fact that Obama had no shame in stating he would sign executive orders with or WITHOUT Congress’ approval, which goes against the U.S. bylaws, and should be grounds for impeachment.

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      1. Republican party stands for hate. The Republican party obstructed President Obama from the first night in office. A handful of R politicos met over dinner one evening to plot his demise. They hated Presedint Obama from day one. Rember Micth McConnell said “We will make Pres Obama a one term President.” Oh, Mitch , see how you and your party failed. Big time.

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  22. If you lived in California and are middle class I think you would greatly feel different yes he’s a black president but he is also half white and boy does he play a black card it’s sickening that’s what it is we want our president to do the best to be a great president to be fair to all it’s obvious you are way leftist and if you don’t live here you don’t know what’s truly going on

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    1. You may not know it, but your “white” card gets played everyday. I live in California and I am middle class. I have never been as satisfied with the moral approach of another President in my lifetime. You need to be bitching about your Republican congress, who are too busy throwing tantrums to let anyone do anything worthwhile. Maybe we should just put Bush back in there until the entire world is at war. You do not deserve the freedoms that are given to you everyday.

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    2. They’ve been vetoing every change Obama has been attempting to enact . Not, allowing ANY change. Then, blaming the President for non action. Sad. And, they actually expect Americans to follow the next. The government has illustrated how against success they are when just because of his color ( and, the FACT that he was trying to better the lives of the POOR ) they would undermine GOOD ideas. STOP blaming Obama, because it’s those other A’Holes ( in power ) who are the TRUE PROBLEMS

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    3. I am a displaced SoCalifornian. What does this have to do with Pres. Obama being a black president. Pres. O is going down in history as one of our great Presidents!
      I do not see him playing up his black heritage at all no more than his white heritage.

      I know exactly what is going on. Politics is my business.

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  23. Great article. Yes, we are no longer the great country we once were. And most free nations understand why. All one has to do is read the hateful and disgusting comments about President Obama to know we have a cancer rotting this nation from the inside out. And there is not a thing that can be done about it. It is the product of deliberate propaganda and disinformation that has taken over the minds of about half the people of this country. It’s a shame. But it will not last. Good has a way of winning over evil. Eventually.

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    1. They’ve been vetoing every change Obama has been attempting to enact . Not, allowing ANY change. Then, blaming the President for non action. Sad. And, they actually expect Americans to follow the next. The government has illustrated how against success they are when just because of his color ( and, the FACT that he was trying to better the lives of the POOR ) they would undermine GOOD ideas. STOP blaming Obama, because it’s those other A’Holes ( in power ) who are the TRUE PROBLEMS

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  24. William, not to worry about these negative comments…President Barack “Hussein” Obama is a great man to many, many of us, that is whey he was voted in not once, but twice and I would love to see him voted in a third term, if it were possible…They know of his great accomplishments, but they refuse to acknowledge them, but instead quietly reap the benefits the President has presented to them…Ironic, isn’t it?….Best to you…

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  25. Canadians are basically living in a socialist society. Did you know what it is like to have your freedoms and then taken away by a man who believes himself king and acts like a dictator? Read the history of hitler, and exchange his name for obama – it will tell all.

    I respect the office of the president, however I do not have to respect the man. In order to gain respect one must show respect. This man does not.

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    1. Apparently you have met him, since you know him so well. Oh wait, you must be one of those people who believe the face we see represented on TV is the true face of an individual. So tell me, what have you done to change the country for the better as a whole? I’m waiting….. “Enchanted”

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    2. You are a hater and the man has not done one thingto effect you and your way of life. You should stop watching fox news and take a
      look inward an get help with your racist ideas. The fact that you would even compare this man to Hilter tells what kind of nut you are.

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    1. Hitler was a NUT. Bent on World conquest. Obama has been trying to make changes but is VETOED by the REAL problems. They want him to LOOK the worst. Get those problems out of seats of power so this great nation can breathe again. We are dying and they want it like that. I trust in NO government who’s main agenda is themselves ( and, we mean NOTHING ). This is who we fight for?? Is it the DREAM we chase, or are we just dreaming ??

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      1. Look Miguel, don’t know where you get your info from..congress does not have the power to Veto anything. Only the president has that power to Veto what congress does…you have it backwards. This President makes his own laws when it suits him through Executive Action, which congress of the people can’t vote on..make Obama a dictator not a president

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  26. This is a great piece! It is so embarrassing at times to be an American citizen because of how President Obama has been treated. Please remember that there are many of us (most of us actually since he won two elections) who support and respect our great president. Don’t let the rude individuals make you think that every person in America feels that way or acts that way.

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      1. He may just well be the most EFFECTIVE President this country has ever known, yet about half of the US population cannot think beyond their own unjustified hatred, racist thoughts, and greed to realize this. Where are we in terms of economy, world standing, and trajectory of human society in US? Remember 2008 after 8 years of W? But if you can see the US today from the eyes of others around the world who do not believe in democracy, you are just now seeing the transformation right before your eyes. We are evidencing one of the MOST amazing leader of our lifetime, but it may take a decade or two to fully realize this.

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        1. Robert…it may not take that long. If you look what’s across the aisle and those choices, the realization might come sooner, rather than later.

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      2. You should be dispising the lily white congress that shut the government down They all should be tried for treason right along with your stupid ass

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    1. I am curious to know if you felt the same when President Bush was being equally disrespected and did the author of this article.

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  27. The person who wrote this is an idiot. The Democrats did Bush the same way. Then the Republicans did Clinton the same way. The dems did daddy Bush and Reagan the same way. Obama isn’t some poor victim of unprecedented abuse and lack of support. He is getting the same treatment every president in my lifetime has gotten.

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    1. Why are we so rude to Presidents and each other? Could you have started with your comment, “the author of this article needs to remember that…?” Can we all be more respectful to our leaders and each other?

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    2. False. Objectively speaking, what you’re seeing is actually the result of the technological advancement of disrespect. Thank 24 hour, sensationalist media, as well as the wonderful world of social media. News, however true or false, is re-tweeted, Facebook-ed, etc. until we reach states of viral idiocy. That “wasn’t a thing” in the days of the aforementioned presidents. Additionally, many people are ill informed because they “don’t have the time” to get their news from multiple sources. Unfortunately, a law was passed after a court proceeding a few years back that stating “as the news companies are privately owned, they are able to release information even if it’s not entirely true.” Most Americans are actually lacking objectivity. If anyone in this thread is commenting based purely on information from CNN or Fox news respectively, you have a very small portion of the reality of things. These are facts… One more thing, I’m pretty sure Hitler set about to intentionally encite war with the purpose of subjugating anyone not of his way of life. There may also have been something about concentration camps and overzealous use of Szu’s “Art of War” style tactics, among other things…

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  28. Any president in this fine
    United States Of America
    Who refuses to put his hand over his heart during ” our ” national anthem
    Is an embarrassment to us ( in mean come on – that’s our national anthem )

    He did that

    Any president who does not honor soldier/ marines when they fall ( fighting for our / his. Freedom ) is an embarrassment.

    He did that

    Any president who makes it mandatory for all people to get insurance or they will be fined ( knowing full well that 90 % of the people who didn’t get it can not afford to do so – so now they can’t afford the price for NOT having it )
    Is a bad law maker

    He is that

    The list goes on and on and on

    Before you sit back in your cozy lil chair over there and discuss what we should or should not be doing or saying about someone ( no matter who he is ) try living with it and dealing with it.
    Your perspective means nothing.

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    1. Nancy your facts are flawed and are Republican propaganda based. I’m am in the military and can tell you that you are wrong Completely because he has supported us troops. Now for the health care it’s affordable for everyone. Depending on how big your family is and how much you make you pay a certain percentage of that. The problem is most Americans like to throw their money away being a consumer on a bad ass car or accessories then ensuring their kids have medical insurance… Americans priorities are fucked up in addition to being bigoted and racist… Being in the military for a lifetime has taught me one thing, most Americans don’t deserve or realize how good they have it or just how fucked up our country in addition throw ungrateful you guys are…

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      1. @eric

        Are you or have you ever served in any branch of the American Armed Forces? Because it cetainly sound like you have not. Enlighten me, a 24 year veteran, how president Obama has sincerely supported our military? Is it by stealing our retirees benefits only to support illegals entering our country? Is it by not acknowledging the murder of American military members? Is it the extreme downsizing of our military making our country vulnerable, as we can already see? He has done nothing. Even for non-military. I have yet to meet anyone that can afford his healthcare scam. I only see those that had decent insurance now have to pay 3 to 5 times the amount, yeah That was certainly fair to them. You and others that support him are quite disillusioned. Wake up and look around, Obama has created social decay. Destroying our infrastructure. If you don’t like people’s responses, go to Wal-Mart but youself an ISIS cake, eat it and be happy.

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        1. @ Robert First off I am a U.S. Marine that is on terminal leave pending my Retirement OOrahh. I have don’t my time and have been to combat so don’t give me that Bulllshit about being a Vet because you probably are not. since when did he steal retirees benefits to give to illegals give me the piece of legislation that he brought forward that made this happen? Let me tell you who really cut they veterans benefits your republicans did.. type this in google and check it out your self if you don’t think so. “S.1982 – Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014.” or go to Senate.gov and type in S.1982 and see what kind of Blue Falcons your boys are. Im sure you won’t find it one Fox news because they don’t give real information. And for the Healthcare reform you are nothing, but a lier. You know know one that can’t afford this. Even though I have Tricare my cousin i a bank manager and she tells me this new system offers her and her family more coverage and costs less than what she was paying before. In addition to my brothers and other relatives… And you said he made social decay really… The reason why social decay is prominent now is because of people like the republican party and Fox news that assassinates anyone blacks character after a white person kills them stupidly and always taking up for policemen. Making many whites feel that they can do what ever they want and get away with it when whites committed the most hands crimes in America and still do… And you mention ISIS I bet your dumb behind hates Muslims too even American Muslims and claims to serve America. People like you are what is going to be the downfall of America. And if you do serve why are you serving when you raised your right hand to obey the orders of the President and you are talking shit about him? I wish I knew who you were I would run your ass up on charges for NJP to have your decommissioned if you were a officer.

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        2. They’ve been vetoing every change Obama has been attempting to enact . Not, allowing ANY change. Then, blaming the President for non action. Sad. And, they actually expect Americans to follow the next. The government has illustrated how against success they are when just because of his color ( and, the FACT that he was trying to better the lives of the POOR ) they would undermine GOOD ideas. STOP blaming Obama, because it’s those other A’Holes ( in power ) who are the TRUE PROBLEMS

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      2. I am in the military too… just like you. But I dont like how he is running our country… cut our budget, pentagon was bad when Bush was president but it got worst when Obama became one. Now pentagon is run by politicians not generals its run by corporate.too.. Racism got worst with him, our system of government is leaning towards socialism currently. the welfare beneficiaries has gone up more than double and we continue to print money we dont have illegals have flooded and crossed our borders. These are some reasons why I dont like how he is running the country..

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        1. They’ve been vetoing every change Obama has been attempting to enact . Not, allowing ANY change. Then, blaming the President for non action. Sad. And, they actually expect Americans to follow the next. The government has illustrated how against success they are when just because of his color ( and, the FACT that he was trying to better the lives of the POOR ) they would undermine GOOD ideas. STOP blaming Obama, because it’s those other A’Holes ( in power ) who are the TRUE PROBLEMS

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    2. First, President Obama is not a law maker – that is the responsibility of Congress. Congress wrote the Affordable Care Act, so, you make a second error. As for the National Anthem, did you see this on the internet or Fox – I was at the union-thug demonstrations some years ago in Madison, Wisconsin, where Fox confirmed there was violence by using a web video of that violence happening under a palm tree in February in Wisconsin. Finally, what solid facts do you offer for Our President’s dishonoring of Our Servicemen and women? Same source(s) likely! The author is spot on! You think life is that bad here try a year or two in Moscow, Athens, Beijing et al. Go somewhere that offers a return of what you feel has been taken from you and yours under this president. But, please, quit your endless bitching. No president in American history has been subjected to the kind of vile racism and hatred that Our President has. And it has come from people like you who continue to regurgitate the same drivel ad nauseum. Obama is still President. He is building a strong legacy, which will only shine more brightly because of what he has had to overcome. You and those with similar intellectual leanings are insane. You keep doing the same thing over and over with the same result.

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    3. Well stated by a white supremacist, I really meant idiot I guess what ever state you live in does require to have automobile insurance, yes you are and you know it.First thing you seeis the color of his skin and I bet that irritate the hell ot of you

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    1. They’ve been vetoing every change Obama has been attempting to enact . Not, allowing ANY change. Then, blaming the President for non action. Sad. And, they actually expect Americans to follow the next. The government has illustrated how against success they are when just because of his color ( and, the FACT that he was trying to better the lives of the POOR ) they would undermine GOOD ideas. STOP blaming Obama, because it’s those other A’Holes ( in power ) who are the TRUE PROBLEMS

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  29. What do you expect from idiots who don’t live here. Free healthcare, clean air, Zamboni rides all through Saskatchewan. Even through all that, they still worship Celine Dion. Their main export is moosemeat and one of their 4 food groups consists of molasses.
    Yeah…. Let’s all take them seriously and pretend the ice hasn’t frozen some into foolishness.

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      1. You can have him…then we will watch the moral views disappear n your country. After all it is the likes of him (and his predecessors) that allow our boarders to be contaminated which has grown to your country. For That? Now we need passports to visit a land that was available to all. So if you do like him then you can have his policies that has brought a greater terror Than before. He has done nothing to secure our land…denied all his promises…and lied as to the facts of our “Health Care” which has driven most households into financial strain by giving the insurance companies free rein and uses our IRS to be their bill collectors. Great Deal. No if you want him grab your passport and come have him. You deficits will be higher…your country will be more divided and you will be supporting an anti-Christian (if that means anything in your country)… and on top of that you can be the next country to have a first man (lady)…which is no big deal really but why lie. So yes please have our president…our next will be Rand Paul. Then you will see an America that is great once again.

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          1. Shhh!!! People don’t like facts! Someone will give you a reason those numbers, when added, divided by 7, multiple by 3 to the power of one somehow equal 666. lol, my problem is that every president does at least one or two good things while making a handful of mistakes. I ALMOST find it strange that no one wants to acknowledge a single one of those positive details with regards to this president… But when you consider the fact that there are people literally referring to this man as “Hitler,” it all makes sense. I wish they could live under Hitler’s rule for a couple of years and deal with the World War II our grandparents suffered through.

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  30. Someone who’s not even from the U.S. writes about the unfair disrespect to Oblama? One EARNS respect. If you disrespect your country and your Constitution, you DON’T deserve respect. So keep it to yourself, my Canadian friend. If we had a leader like Harper, he would earn the respect. Whereas Harper rejects attacks on Israel, our leader has done everything in his power to destroy Israel. Our president lowers the flag for a crack addict singer’s death and lights the WH with rainbow colors after SCOTUS redefined “marriage”, and doesn’t lower the flag for a week (and only under pressure) after 5 military men are killed by a fundamentalist Muslim (who Oblama can’t even identify as such). He sends representatives to black thug’s funerals and doesn’t even pick up the phone to call a law-abiding citizen who was killed by his policy on illegal immigrants. He calls mass murder of Jews by Muslims “a random act of violence”, and ignores beheadings of Christians by Muslims. He refuses to acknowledge fundamentalist Islamic terrorism, and has aided and abetted terrorist nations. I won’t even get into the farcical Iran nuke deal, when Iran chants death threats against the U.S. and Israel. He is a race-baiter and a U.S.-hater. He has turned the clock back on race relationships. He is a liar, whether it’s that you can keep your doctor or health plan, or whether the IRS never targeted conservatives. He has a scandalous administration, from Benghazi to the IRS targeting of conservatives to Fast and Furious; so much so that if the lap-licking media didn’t keep protecting him and liberals didn’t falsely use the race card to which they attribute the disrespect, he would have been tossed out on his butt faster than Nixon for his far-lesser “crimes”. Though I’ve always respected the office of POTUS, he has done everything in his power NOT to earn the respect. He deserves the disrespect he receives based on his actions, regardless of his skin color.

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    1. Is this Rush Limbra? I take it you believe the former POTUS deserved more respect. Compare the facts to both Bush’s and neither one comes close to the success of President Obama! Now, if this is true your rant reflects what, other than the color of his skin?

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    2. You are an ignorant racist liar and would deservethekindof country this would be had the President not prevailed in stopping the tea party republicans in their tracks. Thank God we have President Obama and not Mitt Romney.

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    3. Bahaha!!! So… How far up Fox news’ ass is your head? Pretty far I see cuz you are like a parrot of false republican propaganda! Freely squawking away spreading their agenda, unknowingly fighting against your own self interests, for the good of the rich and powerful who don’t give two fucks about you! I feel bad for you.

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    4. I assume you have NO opinions on Israel or Iraq or any other place outside the US. Since you are not from there. So you are ignorant for not having an opinion, or stupid for thinking you can not have an opinion. We are all affected by decisions made in other countries. Someone in Canada has every right to provide outside perspective. I have a felling he probably knows more about how this country works than most “Americans”. Enjoy being miserable with yourself.

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  31. Why you all hate him for we all no it’s taking eight to starting up what’s president George Herbert Bush fucking up you all just hate him cause he is black but God is with him always

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  32. BOSH! Where was your indignation when the Left was calling the 43rd President “Bush-Hitler”, when he was depicted as a chimpanzee, when he was accused of waging an illegal war that Congress had authorized, when Al Gore was screaming hysterically “He betrayed this country!” ?
    This piece is filled with too many distortions, delusions and falsehoods to even try to begin to respond to.

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  33. Why should I have anything good to say about a POTUS that in eight year has been trying to destroy our rights, principles and way of law for his own Marxist agenda? This man and his minions are slow poison to this country and should be taken out and shot for his treason against the American people. If you like him Canadian you can have him.

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    1. You are a frightened petty little man. This good decent man, our president has more character class compassion and integrity in his little finger than you could possibly hope to have in your entire pathetic being….

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    2. Ha ha ha! He’s done more for this country than the last two bush’s combined. Go talk to some of those poor white folks in West Virginia who can now get health care for their children or the seniors who no longer sacrifice their medication for food. I could respect you if you were just an honest racist.

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    3. Marxist agenda? That is so incredibly ridiculous to use to label the unfounded arguments you are hinting at. Whose rights has he destroyed? The gays? The immigrants? The oppressed? The poor? Oh you must mean rich white people. Well sir, it is about time we got a little of our own medicine in order to raise our hand out to help rather than judge. Stop throwing a tantrum because Bush isn’t in office to give you more gun rights, protect you from Hispanics and gays. You want to know the best part? You will be dead, and all the homosexuals, immigrants, and intelligent Americans will be hugging and partying on your forgotten hole in the ground. Haha, enjoy your powerless opinion, yor people put up a good fight but I am afraid you are losing🙂

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      1. Obama is just happy to continue using the Patriot Act. He didn’t sign the law, but he sure has no problem using it for his own agenda.

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  34. Thank you for your perspective. I was in a restaurant one night when the president was giving a speech and only one of the many TVs was tuned in to that chanel. There where atleast a dozen other tvs that all you had to do was just turn your head to change your view. The way some of the customers acted you would have thought they where being forced to watch it on every chanel or the National Guard was going to storm in. The amount of racial slurs I heard that night made my blood boil. I felt ashamed for not standing up to say anything but how do you change such narrow mindedness with a few angry words. I have never heard such disrespect for any other president. If you disagree with him find an outlet that isn’t vulgar. Volunteer in a campaign for someone you do support. I am not blinded by his charisma. He is not a perfect president or man for that matter and no I did not drink any kool aid.

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  35. The thing is, he does have a flaw at least as big as Clinton. He has an ethnocentric viewpoint which has lead him to slander and false accusation a number of times. Where he has been ignored or forgiven so far (not surprising, as people of certain ethnicities seem to get a grant defacto in the current U.S.) that does not mean that history will look kindly upon what is discrimination (racism, if you allow for misnomers.)
    It is impossible for me to respect somebody who has a history of blatant hypocrisy, who discriminates based on ethnicity, and who has been caught in some rather ridiculous lies. I can respect one who is ignorant, who tries their hardest but fails… but that is not the wrongs of the man in question.
    Beyond that, he attacks the unalienable rights of individuals, noted wisely by the founding fathers of our nation in our Declaration of Independence. This is an offense for which no person should ever find an excuse. It is unreasonable, because those rights are contingent upon the very foundation of humanity, of our dignity, and of our lives. In attacking these rights, he (and not he alone) is guilty of something so vile that it should be repulsive to even the least informed person on this planet.
    This, of course, makes almost every person in the political parties at the center of the government of the U.S.A. a person unworthy of respect. The parties themselves center in the attacks against the rights that should never be violated, except to deal with those who commit criminal acts against others in violation of those same rights. The problem I have with Obama is no different than the problem overall… he is merely the temporary figurehead of one portion of the problem.

    I must respectfully decline to change my opinion. I cannot, in good conscious, support him… nor most of the rest of the political body of the status quo.

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    1. You reference the constitution? A document by white for white only! If you truly believe in the rights of people then the ethnocentric perspectives of all the previous presidents should equally repulse you and if not, you’re just another bigot hating a man because of the color of his skin. Constitutionally speaking!

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      1. I knew you where black…always playing the racist card. Do you feel united with the “whites” (a racist statement in its own)…he said he would!!! Do you get more wages?? he said you would. How about respect…do you feel that??? You must be a welfare person…entitlements and such. Otherwise you would see different. I bet your even responding on that Obama Phone you got. Me??? I have to pay for that…along with your life.

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    2. Nearly every President before him “discriminated based on ethnicity”, they just did so mainly in favor of Caucasians, so we weren’t that upset.

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  36. Yes because the invention of the MEDIA magically happened 4 days before 0bama took office. Obviously you never heard all the Bush bashing the 8 years prior to 0bama taking office.

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    1. Yes, I remember the Bush bashing but in NO way was it as bad as it’s been with Obama. This is the worst I’ve ever seen a president treated. It’s a disgrace really.

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  37. Nothing new here. Bush was vilified as much if not more. Truman was considered a dunce. Lincoln was caricatured as a baboon in the newspaper.

    Do some research before making such exaggerated claims

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    1. No. Bush was ridiculed for the stupid things he said, and more for sending so many Americans to their death. Obama is insulted at every turn, not for a speech or his action, but just for being Obama.
      “He’s destroying America!” I hear from friends. How is he doing that? I ask.
      They don’t know. They only know he is destroying America. I guess he does it by increasing the rolls of the insured while health care costs rise less than they have in years; by saving 1.4 million jobs in the auto industry; by helping people who are losing their homes; by investing in education instead of cutting it; by proposing policies that help people, even if the policies were originally sponsored by the heritage foundation and bob dole.

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    2. There is NO way they were treated worse..no way. This has been a disgrace to our country how we’ve treated him. I’m so glad I’m not one of “those.” I can sleep at night knowing I never did what is considered treason

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  38. The people I feel sorry for are the Black Americans. I did not vote for him but when he won I was happy for Blacks here. Knowing he would do well and make Blacks proud for many years perhaps the racial tension would be gone. The worst president in Americas history was thought to be Jimmy Carter. The majority of Americans now believe it is Obama. I won’t go into the lies and illegal actions he has done in this message. Hopefully the next Black president will be able to make Americans hold their head a little. When Republicans were in office the hate was there also.

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    1. The majority of Americans do NOT believe the worst president ever was President Obama. You have a warped view of American public opinion.

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    2. dont feel sorry because we are not we understand that in life some rain must fall/ but the greatest acheivement is that he in fact is the pressident and was re elected. this tells you that this country has come a long ways but has a lot further to go. change as he said when he first ran does not come over night and it does take time. and we have seen it over the last 6 1/2 years. nothing was ever gong to be done over night but the fact that he tried and on many occasions he has achieved. . you see we black people have seen this all of our lives so you make each battle count and learn and that is the most important thing in life is to learn and keep moving forward.so dont feel sorry for the balck man if anything know that although slow things are moving forward.

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      1. Higher then Obama, hell even Jimmy Carter who used to hold that tittle says he is the worst president ever and carter is a democrat..

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    3. The hate is as bad as ever! Try living a week as a black man Gary, your experiment will end long before seven days. I am highly educated articulate so well you couldn’t if I was white or black over a phone yet the shit I deal with daily would surprise you.

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      1. If you are so educated, why did you say if I was instead of, if I were? (grammatical note, subjunctive mood requires plural verb)

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  39. Notice the koolaid drunk obamazombies won’t address that obama ordered the murder of innocent (unindicted) US Citizens including children.

    Points to ponder:

    1. Anwar was a pentagon contractor.
    2. When Anwar arrived in Yemen the Yemen government arrested him for being a terrorist, but the US State Department pressured his release.
    3. Anwar left his family in the USA.
    4. A Freedom Of Information Act (FIOA) request for Anwar’s Pentagon pay records has been denied based on “National Security” concerns.
    5. Two other US Citizens (Khan and Mohammad who were not Pentagon contractors) were indicted and given a chance to surrender before being killed.
    6. The youtube videos Anwar made were immediately removed from the internet, but Anwar did not post them on other social medias.
    7. Within days of the posting of Anwar’s videos, the US made strikes against key terrorists.
    8. Anwar’s 16 year old child was having dinner the night before his return to the USA when he was killed at a roadside diner.
    9. Obama bragged about having Anwar killed.
    10. Whitehouse spokesperson Jay Carney bragged that Anwar’s 16 year old son was killed because “he picked the wrong father”.

    There is more. But I don’t want to give the drunk obamazombies headache!

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    1. So, what would you purpose the President of the US to do when we have terrorist striking and killing innocent people all around the world? Isis and other terrorist organizations have inspired Americans to turn on their own country. So, what do we do, let hem? Would you be satisfied if the President didn’t order strikes carried out? Should we not go after terrorist? Keep in mind, President Obama didn’t open up pandora’s box. Needless to say who did?????

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  40. This president has lied, decieved, by stepped the consitition , all to promote his socialistic agenda.
    He has succeeded in destroying American solidarity and undermind the economy with secret trade agreements
    Being Rude is not an observation it is political correctness being accountable

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    1. I am not so sure this pandering article wasn’t written by Obama himself. What a piece of tripe and for those of us who have studied Saul Alinsky and his puppets;;…Obama Reigns supreme.

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  41. obama’s mother was an adulterous whore who had sex with another woman’s husband. obama is a bastard. May not be his fault, but the apple does not fall far from the tree. It does affect his mental condition.

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        1. Well, I voted for the President twice and I’m glad I did!! The country is thriving again thanks to the accomplishments of Obama. America was in a ditch thanks to George W. Bush!

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      1. The ignorance of obamazombies amazes me! Obama’s father was married to another woman when he had sex with obama’s whored of a mother. Don’t you know ANYTHING about your basted messiah?!

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    1. If the author needed an example of a simpleminded vulgar American to prove his position–he found it with this nutcase. I can disagree with bush’s wars and their subsequent American death toll, but I needn’t call his wife a whore.
      An American president, elected according to the constitution, deserves the same respect that we give the flag, the armed services, the Supreme Court, and the U.S. Constitution. You can respect an official without agreeing. And to refuse to do so, shows disrespect for the country they represent.

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      1. Jim you are so right! Thank God someone else feels the way I do. I was and still worried though about some people who have commented on here. Pathetic really.😦

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    2. Well, there is a shining example of what this article was saying. In the past no one would have dreamed of saying what you have just done, let alone in public. President Obama’s heritage was open to all from long before the Presidential elections and, oh my, THE PEOPLE elected him, twice. As President he has the authority of the People and you disrespect not only him personally but the nation, I would guess, you consider above all others and have pride for. Back fires whatever way you look at it.

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    3. Ha ha ha, you have me ROTFF. A wise man once said “the things we see in others are the things that exists within us.” Are you a bastard?

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  42. Thank you. Very well said. I for one am ashamed for America and extremely sorry for the missed opportunities to work together for our greater good and the good of the world. We elected a President for all he offered to attempt to achieve and then we blocked his work with lack of cooperation, disrespect and, dare I say it, racism.

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        1. Put down the koolaid and sober up. Once you have regained your mental abilities GOOGLE Anwar al-awlaki.

          Then come back and say you are sorry for being so ignorant

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          1. He was acting in the best interest of this country you idiot! He ordered him to be killed and then his children because they were potential terrorists. How stupid do you think we all are?? Maybe you SHOULD drink the kool-aid it might actually make you smarter! LOL!!!

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      1. Do you not think women and children were killed when the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld regime ordered the bombing of Iraq and during the 10+ years that this so-called “10-day war” became? It is plain that you are one of many, many racists in this country who cannot stand the thought that a black man was elected as The President of the United States and has done a good job, in spite of those in Congress who have done nothing for “we, the people” except try to make sure President Obama is blocked whenever possible. When Bush left office, he left our relationships with other countries in shambles and U.S. with the huge debt created by the travesty of the war in Iraq. Under President Obama, the economy has improved, other countries have more respect for us, job numbers have increased, etc. etc. I would suggest you get your information from somewhere other than Faux News and use a variety of resources so you see multiple opinions. Oh, and go back to school and learn to spell..

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  43. Canadians don’t be fooled by obama,he deserves all the hate he’s getting,he’s a DICTATOR,so much like HITLER its frightening,he hates white people,the most racist president we’ve ever had.printing out trillions of dollars that AMERICA can’t backup,he lied,said he’s Christian,he hates Christians and Jews.AMERICA is in trouble,he will destroy AMERICA if someone doesn’t stop him.he and michele are fakes and phonies,they don’t want to leave office ,I think he’s trying to create havoc so he can call Marshall law,and by the way it isn’t true that Canadians feel sorry for you,they think white America is In danger ,their worried about America becuz of EVIL Obama

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    1. Canadians, do not be fooled by this delusional fool. Diana has evidently been brainwashed by Right wing propaganda masquerading as news. The majority of Americans who are not racist, stupid or gullible support our President and agree with what has been said by the writer of this article. The rest are just pathetic.

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      1. How do you justify obama ordering the murder of innocent (unindicted) US citizens including children? How do you justify the killing of thousands of innocent Pakis including children.

        There were approximately 3000 9/11 victims of terrorism. Obama’s kill list is over 4000 so who is the biggest terrorist?

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    2. Diana, you are the typical idiot American. Canadians are smart. President Obama doesn’t deserve the hate. Racist whites like yourself can’t get over the fact that he won. Geez, eight years later and you are still crying. Get over it and accept that it is a new day in America.
      Educate yourself Diana. The way you write, it is easy to see that you aren’t very intelligent.

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      1. Thank you, Cena, I like your comment. Racist whites will never give Pres. Obama credit for being a wonderful leader.

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        1. No one cares what color Obama is, but they do care what he’s done to this country. He’s for gay marriage, abortion, giving illegals amnesty and he’s all for destroying this once great nation.

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    3. Lady, you must spend all of your time watching the other loonies on Fox. After all, reports indicate that people who watch Fox are considerably less educated about politics than those of us who get our news from various sources……Having said that, can you honestly say that President Bush (notice the respectful title) was a better president than President Obama? He may be a nice man but he was weak and let Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfield, and other hawks begin one of the worst & most fruitless wars in history, one which cost us trillions of dollars as well as the death of thousands and terrible wounds to thousands of others, and which has since led to the birth of ISIS because that war in Iraq could never have been won. He also let Wall Street and the big banks almost bring this country to it’s knees, leaving that mess to President Obama to clean up. When people like Rush Limbaugh (the same man who was/is a junkie), Mitch McConnell, and other radicals say they want President Obama to fail, that their mission for the Republicans in Congress is to repeal one of the best laws ever passed in this country (ACHA), etc. etc., it’s obvious they care little how their self-interests affect other Americans. The Constitution set up our Congressional system so that the members of Congress are the ones who create the laws and really run the country. Unfortunately, it is that body of free-loaders who have done nothing to help us in the last several years because they are much more concerned with their jobs and wealth than in serving their constituents. No President will ever be successful without a supportive Congress.

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      1. You bring private citizen Rush having a drug problem but you entirely ignore that obama admits he too used illegal drugs. So is it bad for a white man to abuse drugs, but it is acceptable for a black man to use illegal drugs?

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      2. Soooo we were just supposed to let Saddam Hussain have Kuwait and then tell the Kuwaitis to piss off when they came and ask for our help? Who’s to say he would have stopped with just Kuwait?

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    4. Poor delusional Diana – you must be an uneducated Evangelical from the South – there is just no other explaination for your simple-minded remarks!

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        1. Read a little further down and you would see that the author, who is Canadian (Canadians live all over the world), named William Thomas. The person about whom the assumption is made is named Diana.

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        2. Only uneducated, simple minded folk don’t bother to read the comments chain, or they would know that the person accused of being an Evangelical and living in the south, is not, in fact, the author of this post.

          And just from Diana’s grammatical errors, I would say shes probably both.

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    5. No, he doesn’t deserve the hate. Conservatives have turned our country into a laughing stock in sooooooooooooo many ways. I’m ashamed of and embarrassed by conservative America. I wish you all could just GROW UP!

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    6. Diana, you’re supposed to put a smiley face or wink at the end of a satirical piece, otherwise, people will think you’re sincere. Some of us recognize that you’re joshing because no clear-thinking person could be so obviously over the top, foaming at the mouth extreme. 🙂

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    7. Canadians need to mind their own business and quit worrying about our country. The President Obama doesn’t deserve our respect, because he hasn’t done nothing good for our country.

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    8. Hey, wait a minute. Wait just aa minute. A dictator! Like Hitler! Those are mighty strong words. Pres. O never said he “hated Jews.” Pres. O is definately a good christian man. Do you not know of Rev. DuBois who is Pres. Os personal minister? Do you not know Dubois wrote a book describing the religious scriptures of the bible he sent to the President every single day to his smart phone?

      Aside, Ask yourself why your President Reagan never attended church when he was President. President O has attended church more than Pres.Reagan. Reagan instead of attending church, fired up Air Force One and flew to his Santa Barbara ranch instead over many weekends, leaving the expense to the taxpayers so he could play horsie and chop wood for photo ops.

      How sad you believe all the crapolo that is spewed out of the mouths of hateful republican politicos and people like Sean Hannity on Fox News and all the other hate talk shows our country has to listen to. (Not me of course, never). Of course they want to destroy the president in any way they can. . Who said Pres O “hates white people,” Fox News? Who said the president and his wife are phonys?
      Who said Pres. O will destroy America? Who said the Obamas do not want to leave office?Who said “he’s trying to “create havoc?” You can’t give us facts I see. Please tell us here for all to see. Let’s have that conversation. Presidnt Obama does not “deserve all the hate he is getting.” I feel sorry for you having to preach so much hatred here on this site.

      Canadians are much smarter then to believe all this hate talk on this site re Pres O. Canadians are good people and deserve to hear the truth about our great President O and all the good he has done for our country.

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  44. Remembering that it was Hillary Clinton that started the push on “born in Kenya”. There are those who believe obama was born at the William Booth Home for Unwed Mothers in Vancouver, Canada. That would make more sense as his adulterous mother (obama’s father was married to another woman) was attending school across the border in the USA on Mercer Island.

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  45. This American thinks Canadians need to treat Canadian leaders with more respect. Horrible… Just horrible – and disrespectful- how they speak about their own leader in this post: Trading the leader of Canada for another leader of another country?!! They should be ashamed of themselves. I am sure there are many countries that would be happy to trade leaders with Canada! Thanks for irony though…

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    1. I agree. The author speaks of disrespect for the American president and then shows such disrespect for Canadian leaders that he would trade them all! Be consistent, please.

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  46. This article is just some liberal apologist BS. This author would never say to respect Bush. But apparently we have to overlook Obama’s blunders, favoritism, and stupidity because….. why?

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    1. Who the fuck would say to “respect Bush?!” I traveled the world, everyone despised Bush! In France they screamed “Bush is a communist” at us. I’m sure you will respond with nasty comments about the French. That’s how you people work. How many countries have you been to lately? People love Obama.

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      1. You just made his point. You on the left try to claim poor Obama is the first President ever disrespected in the country while you show no respect for Bush. Try to comprehend the total hypocrisy in your statement (if you can).

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    2. HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN SOMETHING? GWBush and Dick Cheney have a problem…..they cannot leave the USA–unless it is by ‘secret trips’ by private jet and under the Radar! WHY? Because the HAGUE–the WORLD Court—is prepared to ARREST them for their Shenanigans against the World—the invasion of Iraq–murder, theft and destruction of uncalled for ‘WAR’ and for the collusions with BANKS that led to a World-Wide monetary collapse, for the Torture of innocent people, for CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY WORLD-WIDE!!!! There has been no other President of the USA, that has garnered the attention of the World Court–the Hague–enough to order the arrest of an American President and Vice President, for CORRUPTION and TREASON against the WORLD! Fortunately for you who are reading this–I will let that sink into your brain rather than repeat it for a 3rd time…….NOW—Compare the Hague Indictment of the Bush Administration, to the Nobel Peace Prize that was awarded to Obama!!!!! Then ask yourselves WHY the REST of the World admires Obama and thinks that Bush and Cheney are CRIMINALS!!!!!!!

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      1. Wow, Patricia Edgerton? Where did you get your information from, Wikipedia? No matter what side of the fence you may be on, sure a certain amount of respect should be shown to the office of the president, however if he goes against the will of the people what respect is he showing us or you? If I elect you to do a job and you fail, I am going to be disrespectful in my evaluation of your ability to stay in office. Regardless, in no time it will be time to elect another buffoon Republican or Democrat and this process will start all over!

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        1. Interpol, the international police organization, does not list any outstanding arrest warrants for Bush or Cheney in their searchable database. Meanwhile, experts in international law said they were not aware of pending warrants, particularly from the most obvious entity that might issue one — the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

          http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/17/facebook-posts/are-george-w-bush-dick-cheney-unable-visit-europe-/

          see liberals have no problem making up lies.

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    3. OMG LIBERAL INDEED. I THINK YOU PEOPLE ARE PART OF THAT SICK, CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT WHO FEAR AN EDUCATED POPULOUS. ACTUALLY, STATISTICALLY, THE MORE EDUCATED PEOPLE BECOME, . THE MORE LIKELY THEY ARE TO BE “LINERAL” AND ATHIIESTS. lETS FACE IT, FOLKS, YOUR UNcHRISTIAN RANTINGS AMD TREATMMENT OF THE POOR AND HOMELESS ISNT DRAWING CONVERTS TO RELIGION.

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  47. The great things Obama might do for America and the world could go on for decades after he’s out of office.

    America, you know not what you have.

    I’m sorry Mr. Thomas, but many americans are well aware of what they have. You listed many things to the positive for Mr. Obama, but will you please take the time to explain to us about “kill list Tuesdays”, or protecting corporate criminals from being punished for their financial crimes, like illegal foreclosures on people’s homes, or his kowtowing to multinational oil and gas companies, vaporising wedding parties or elderly people working in their gardens. Please sir take the time again to explain to us , exactly what it is that we have!

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    1. Z54—-apparently you got lost in some ‘time zone’ you may have been traveling thru re: your ‘kill list’. Although you are blaming Obama for what the GWBush/Cheney regime is guilty of—and THEN blaming Obama for not doing the job that CONGRESS is elected to do!!! I am willing to attempt to understand WHY you insist of blaming Obama for the sins and corruptions of the previous over-throwers of America that occupied the White House….and the current ‘do-nothing GOP majority Congress……but …..no matter how hard I try ….when I look at a time line–all those ‘corruptions’ you accuse Obama of–actually occurred PRIOR to his being elected to office!!!!! Let me know if you need help on your time-line—-dates and events—-I will be happy to help you CORRECT yourself….unless of course—-you choose to continue showing off your ignorance, in public, forever! May I also suggest that you become aware of the separation of powers, that are a part of the US Constitution, et al……..CONGRESS is responsible for MAKING THE LAWS–and since Congress has chosen to hold sessions for slightly over 130 days out of 365 days, (while being paid as if full-timers, and under the table bribes…so it is no surprise that nothing gets accomplished.) At least as far as ‘Corporate Criminals’, for example—-IF you want OBAMA to be a DICTATOR–just SAY SO–As a Dictator–Obama could probably get a lot more done as it applies to the Corporate Criminals!!!! But ALAS! It is CONGRESS that must make the laws that put those Bankers in Prison—or make them pay back the stolen money—or mandate the banking practices be changed—–Obama does not make the laws–Congress–who is heavily ‘BRIBED’ by the Corporations—will not give up free money FROM those banks—-would you? So here you are—-hating Obama for presiding over the USA, as the POTUS….and doing so according to the Constitution mandates! ie–Obama is OBEYING the LAW!!!! I sure am glad that Obama is following the laws—what disturbs me is that CONgress members are NOT following the law when it comes to taking Bribes by the Corporations, to TAKE YOUR RIGHTS, YOUR HOMES, YOUR JOBS, YOUR HEALTHCARE (Congress spent more than $100 million of your tax dollars spent to try and take your healthcare away from you)…and it is Congress that is NOW trying to shut down your public schools for your children—forcing you to send your children to private schools and pay MORE for their education)..it is also CONGRESS that refuses to give you a decent wage that is above the poverty level—–and it is CONGRESS that is trying to take food out of your mouth–and force you to sleep outdoors so that you can experience what it is like to be homeless……. PLEASE…if you are unhappy that Obama has darker skin than you have—get over it! Why not FIGHT FOR yourself, WITH the ONLY person who is fighting FOR YOU—–rather than play the VICTIM role and BLAME it on the one person who is actually fighting FOR you!

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  48. I am stunned at the hatred expressed by so many of these comments. Mr. Obama has been insulted, thwarted and frustrated in his attempts to introduce needed legislation. The
    Republicans have openly expressed their desire for him to fail, and they have vowed to work against everything he proposes. Just imagine where we would be today if Congress had worked with the President to pass some of his initiatives! Instead, Republicans are running their own agendas at the expense of the will of the American people. History will judge them harshly.

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  49. Im glad you are from canada, lord knows it is your country and you are allowed to think what you want about it, however your view of our distaste for a president who does not represent anyone but his political supporters is rediculous. Obamacare is based on one persons healthcare being subsidized by another who pays for their care paying more for less coverage. His cancellation of the Christian national day of prayer because it might offend someone while celebrating the Muslim day of prayer is unacceptable to most Americans. The fact that the IRS singled out his political opponenents for IRS scrutiny and under his attorney general refused to force the people involved to turn over emails or testify as to his involvement, is unacceptable. His explanation of the circumstances behind the Bengazi attack that left a US ambassador and three other Americans dead as being caused by an anti Muslim internet movie right before his election was at the least a self serving lie and more likely treasonous.
    Just in case you are thinking i should be labeled a racist you are wrong on that count as well, i couldn’t care what color he is.

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    1. By your comments, I can see where you are getting your news. You just gave all the talking points for fox news. The home of the ignorant. Sad.

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  50. You’re from Canada. Worry about your own Premier. A majority of Americans realize this clown is the worst President we’ve ever had. So stfu…

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    1. William Tegeder–A majority of Americans realize that Obama is probably the BEST President we have had since Clinton! You must expand your reading list, to include MORE than right-wing publications–it might help you with a better understanding of what is REALLY happening outside the ‘box’ you have put yourself in……

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      1. Probably one of the best Presidents since Lincoln, and probably with less skeletons in his closet than him even. Lincoln definitely was a believer in the end justifies the means. I’m 70 years old, and have never been more proud of a President, and never more ashamed of our country.. He was elected not once, but twice with an overwhelming majority, even after gerrymandering, and voter suppression. All these right wingers refuse to admit, they lost, the good old white establishment is going the way of the buffalo. They scream he is taking God out of our government, well hello, God was never meant to be a part of it. If you want a government based on one religion, Christianity, then you are not an American, so get the heck out.

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        1. What a piece of shit this president is, bowing to muslims! making us sub-servants to them. I am almost as old as you and I detest your views.

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      2. I don’t know a single person who thinks Obama is a good President much less the “BEST” President. He is anti-Christian no doubt, anti-Israel and anti-American. No matter where he was born or whether or not he was legal to be President, he is the most unAmerican President EVER!

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  51. I’m sorry but you have it all wrong. The press lambasted both of the bush presidents and Reagan. Plus most Canadians did not care for Bush.
    This president is the most divisive man that has ever entered that office. For you to even think that he has untied this country you must be watching nothing but cspan and cnn
    Get your facts straight before you post

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    1. Tim–you have provided NO facts—-only innuendo—where are your statistics? to prove what you are saying? hmmmm?

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    2. Your correct, he has not united this country, no matter how hard he tried. The haters would not allow it. The FACT is that the majority of the people elected him twice, he is our President, and deserves out respect. To disrespect him is to disrespect America and all of it’s citizens that elected him. Yes, other Presidents were criticized and disrespected, but none of the extent of this one. Not once was a party so brazen as to make a pact to assure nothing he did would be successful, even at the expense of the country they were sworn to serve. Tim, you should be ashamed.

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  52. The author knows nothing of the history of American politics. The treatment of Barack Obama is neither new nor unique. In point of fact it is rather tame by 19th century standards. Look up Jacksonian politics if you don’t believe me.

    The American people are both brutal and blunt in stating their feelings about their presidents and politics. They always have been and always will be. It amazes the rest of the world that we can be this way and have a peaceful political transition every four years. I say it is both part of our makeup and integral to those peaceful transitions. Wr are glad your system works for you, but it is not our system and never will be.

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    1. Candace—at my age—65—I have experienced a lot of Presidents of the USA. As one who ALSO travels the world–I have experienced how people treat and regard their leaders—Having just returned from Eastern Europe and Egypt—how WE in America regard Russia, for example—is NOT how much of the rest of the World does—BUT—it is not my place to say whether they are right or wrong—just as it is not YOUR place to tell Canada that they are full of beans—-while in Egypt, for example, I stayed a week in a resort that catered mostly to Russians—The Putin I learned about from the Russian point of view–is NOT the Putin that our media reports on….why do you think that is? PROPAGANDA? or just the normal ‘dissing’ when someone does not choose to accept the truth? BTW–I live right next door to Canada—watch Canadian TV, even—–IMO–Canadians–based on their programming selections for TV—are far more informed about the World, than the American TV offers to the USA….Personally, learning about the ‘differences’ without needing to fear them–as you do—is far more productive –especially when telling someone to mind their own business—–

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    2. “The American people are both brutal and blunt in stating their feelings about their presidents and politics.”

      In front of the world, you guys act like toddlers having a tantrum, the USA will implode and it’s only a matter of time, the world will be watching and no one will come to your help.

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  53. Oh, where were you during the Bush bashing years. Much worse than this. I agree, any President deserves to be treated with respect regardless of how you feel politically.

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  54. While I do not agree with the tasteless cartoons and racial slurs against The president or his wife, I do not agree that the man has a good heart or good intentions toward this country. I do not believe that showing hostility toward the majority of the country while showing favoritism toward the few, Muslims for instance, is any way to “lead” a country. He’s go out of his way to show disrespect for our country, it’s soldiers, it’s allies, it’s beliefs and it’s traditions. He has brought mockery down on us by these behaviors which we do deserve for raising a generation or two of in discerning half wits.

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    1. The only one the rest of the world is mocking, is those who think as you do. We finally have a leader who treats countries as they should be treated, and not rewarding them for their aggression and using their ally status with us to bully others. He is not showing favoritism to Muslims, he is showing impartiality to all religions. Just because he is not supporting your beliefs over others does not make him a traitor, it makes him a good American. ,

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    2. Kitty where in the world fo you get he shows favoritism to Muslims ? That’s obviously Faux news talking. Why do you people believe the morons on that fake news channel? God help you.

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  55. What this writer fails to realize is President Obama has never stepped out if his role as a democrat to actually preside over the U.S. He gets little respect because he has never acted like previous presidents. He’s decisive and refuses to listen to opposing views. And acts as though he is still a candidate. He ihas surrounded himself with advisors who see every situation through partisan glasses. Rush Limbaugh wished he failed. Not the U.S. He wanted him to fail at “fundamentally changing the USA. ” I am an American, and a republican. And I for one can’t wait for the day he leaves office. I only hope we can repair all the damage he has done to our country.

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    1. BUT—BUT—What about GWBush? Did he not destroy America? How many of your friends lost their homes? or their IRA’s? or their Stock Investments? or their CHILDREN who went to a fake WAR? Clinton left this Country a SURPLUS, when he left the office of POTUS!!! GWB put us into a severe RECESSION!!!!!! ELDERLY WOMEN LOST THEIR HOMES TO A CORRUPT BANKING SYSTEM AND HAD TO SLEEP IN THEIR CARS!!!!! Did you NOT watch the NEWS? OBAMA was handed a nightmare when he took office—-and despite the hatred, and the racism, and the Congress whose goal was to work against him in every way, he has pulled this Country out of the Hell we were thrust into, by the Bush regime—despite the horrendous impediments thrown at him by the GOP Congress, and the Right-Wing Media, and the Billionaires who were willing to throw as much money as they wanted to, hoping to impede his progress—-all because his skin is darker?—-or is the hatred such that he has been able to succeed, with dignity?

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      1. Patricia Edgerton, I tip my hat to you. Thank you for your eloquence. Some people commenting in this forum make me lose my faith in humanity. Thank you for restoring it.

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    2. Really? There is so much to discuss on your comment, but I’ll focus on the soldier issue. How has he disrespected our soldiers? Oh, hold on… maybe by bringing the dead heroes home with full honors instead of in the middle of the night like Bush did? Or maybe letting them be brought home and buried by their families instead of being cremated in pet crematoriums to save money? Or maybe … by trying to avoid having them go to unnecessary wars to keep them home and alive? Or maybe the ultimate disrespect is that he wants to bring them home? Ummm. I’m still trying to figure out how you say that he is disrespecting our troops.
      We were the butt of the world’s jokes when we had Bush for a president. Congress is the joke now for their childish behavior.

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    3. Sounds like a true Republican but you fail tp state that Mitch McConnel and his boys met on the day of the inaugration and conspire to block every move he made I bet you will like to return to the days of slaverywhere no one could contest what the master had to say. So what the hell have you dam republicans done the last six tears other than obstruct and shut down the dam government.

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  56. Where was Mr. Thomas to write a similar editorial during the eight years President Bush was in office. Why did he not write an editorial about the hated and animosity by the Democrats and left-wing liberals that plagued the President Bush.

    Here’s why; this socialist Canadian is in line with our socialist president. This editorial is nothing more than a liberal diatribe.

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  57. Rush Limbaugh was only repeating what a black journalist wrote in newspaper article. Did not come from Rush. Let’s start IRS,VA,BENGAZIE, BERGDAUL,OBAMA CARE, ETC GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT

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  58. I’m amused by your lack of research. When George W. Bush was in office, most of the media and all the dems couldn’t even spell respect.
    Case in point, many of the comments below, I especially like the Bush “lied.” That seems to be a montra of anyone in the Democratic Party in the U.S.
    I for one do not like how any party, to include their followers, act toward anyone in office. But for you to give a pass to one party’s bashing of one president while condemning the other for the same thing, shows that your lack of credibility.

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    1. I have been reading everyone’s opinion, Republican & Democratic. We all are living in the same country, yet why is there so much hate being thrown at each other. What are we fighting about? Are any of us better off demoralizing each other? Are we happier in this state of self war fare? Yes to me it looks, acts, and feels like a war!!
      Why are we doing this, and who is sitting back enjoying all the division they are seeing??? Think about it!!
      Those that love turmoil are even using the ‘Bible’, as though your God (a God of LOVE) would approve all that is going on. What do you think would happen if we just
      ” Give Peace a Chance ” Stop the hate by stopping the haters!! We are creating our own demise, get on the same page, UNITE TO MAKE A BETTER TOMORROW!
      Let’s talk about some positive solutions that will UNITE US!
      Thanks for listening to someone that really cares…

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    2. Perhaps. But nobody WANTED Bush to fail. He did fail, but we all felt disappointed in him. With Obama, Republicans openly say the HOPE he fails, and that is a bit treasonous and not good for America.

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  59. I respected and honored this incredible President from day one! I am 70 years old and experienced our country being preceded by every President since Eisenhower. There has been no other like Obama!! I agree with the Canadian writer regarding the disrespect he is getting. It sickens me. It is unbelievable that the whole world sees what the U.S. Refuses to see. I am far from alone in my opinion as a life long Democrat. I thank all of you that speak out against the injustice this brave President has been enduring.

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    1. BROVO C.M. BROVO. What is very sad to me is that most of the folks making ignorant remarks about President Obama can’t give one legit-reason for their hate when asked. RACISM is such a sad and sorry behavior in this country and this amoung a few other things, is what will bring this once great country, down.

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      1. How about “if you like your plan you can keep your plan. Or. If you like your Dr you can keep your Dr. Or every family will save about &$2500.00 on health insurance. Bengazi attack was because of a video. TRADING terrorists for a deserter is justified but can’t do anything for honorable marines and Christians being held prisoners”
        Professors who had to work with him called him lazy. Not a president to be admired.

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      2. I can give you at least 20 reasons why Obama is a idiot and criminal and killing America. Write me and I will tell you. Or read a newspaper that is not the NY Times or watching CNN or MSNBC you liberal sheep.

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        1. Please. Write away. I want to read these 20 reasons ( with backing documentation or links to original material). I’m not being a jerk; I really will listen and really want to know what examples you have to put forward. I honestly want to read these 20 reasons/examples. Please write them up now. Please.

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      3. Do you do any research before you exercize your right to vote. The Only thing Obama has said that is true is that he intends to change America. He has done that, the relationship between the races has divided farther than they were at the time of MLK. Obama has driven a wedge deeper than any KKK ever could. As far as ligitimate reasons for this behavior, I could load you down with facts that you would write off as racist ideas so I will not waste my time. If you think for a minute that Obama has helped Black Americans, you have a lot to learn yet.

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      4. Racism is a big part of who he is. Anyone that thinks Obama is an awesome president is a special kind of stupid. There isn’t enough room on this page to put down every reason there is to disrespect him.

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        1. There is no REASON to disrespect anybody, short of child molesters. Everybody else deserves respect. The only one that looks like a jackass is the person doing the insulting. But I am curious to see your list. I hope that you have an educated source for every point in your list and not something from the “onion” oh, I meant Fox news.

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      5. Oh hush it with the race card crap. I can name more than enough reasons to dislike this man. He’s done no good for the country and you’d see it if you’d open your own eyes.
        But all you dems are stuck in your own little world and can’t see the lies flowing out of that mans mouth every time he speaks. Besides ending the war (that he really didn’t do anything but start another war…) please name other things he promised to us as soon as soon as he got elected and has succeeded at doing because so far after all this time I haven’t seen him succeed in anything he promised.

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    2. Folks, Obama is unqualified to hold this or any office in our land. Respect is earned by one’s words and actions. Obama has no moral compass but holds the highest office in the land because you all failed to vet him properly. He has been caught in so many verifiable lies it is embarrassing. To continue to stick up for him must also mean you are willing to accept mediocracy.

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  60. THIS MUST STOP!!! BOTH U UPRIGHT BIGOTED REPUBS< AND ALL U SELL OUT DEMS The fact of the matter is both repub, an dems have done there fare share to corrupt and degrade the true meaning of the constitution even though the opriginal founding fathers were slave owners and whore mongers who fathered and yes mothered!! Yea that hurt but do ure reserach past first ladies enjoyed that mandiga just as there husbands did!! Every sitting president since has had sin, turmoil and corruption, If u idiots don,t get a grip on the (HUMAN Race theory) theres no hope, As far as outher foriegn leaders an the world populas is concerned social media has opened a window for the truth, america, Britian, and all opther so called world powers have contributed, participated in, and even currently envolved in political, economicl, social, and every other kind of genocide. Allthough our forefathers knew the truth and made it legal and binding through our constitution, the human side of racism, prejudice, and pure hate still is prevelant. Finally when they left england over 350yrs ago they were crooks criminals patriots, scholars politicians and the lot, And since then, And yes when they got here the native americans welcomed them, see how that turned out. And every ethnic culture since then has arrived, thrived suffefered, and prospered off the blood sweat ant tears of another, so Don,t give me this bullshit about Mr, Obama He,s the greatest thing that ever happened in presidential politics. from good old George, Abe, Teddy, Theodore< Bushes, And the rest theres, never been a landslide. that capture a world wide audience and there overwhelming approval. U reap what U sew, so buckle up America and the world. If we don,t Unite, if only as americans It will be a dark and gloomy demise. (GOD BLESS AMERICA I DON,T GIVE A F_ _ K! What race, creed or relgion or sexual preference, We all bleed red. Just visit any national cemetary and ask a vet, who gave his all if he cared about the color, or race of the soldier who carried rescued or stood side by side, and now lay side by side WHO GIVES A FUCK!!!! Respectfully J. C. McCoy

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  61. Reblogged this on The Last Of The Millenniums and commented:
    There is a difference between disrespecting and questioning policy.
    With W, we were lied to re: economic and foreign policy.
    Lied to.
    When someone, even a President lies to you and then won’t answer questions with the truth (even now), that earned (and earns) him no respect.
    With Obama, the majority of the disrespect came even before he was shown in.
    Not a ‘real’ American.
    The Great Recession was his fault.
    The unemployment was his fault.
    Health care is socialism.

    He, Obama could have done more but was stopped over and over by a political party afraid of it’s far right wing. So the party did all they could to make Obama look bad (and America suffer) just so they could score political points.

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    1. He was stopped? He had control of both houses of Congress for the first few years! And he shoves a healthcare bill down the throats of the people that nobody reads and then puts us so into debt that it could take 100 years to recover in a peacetime economy. And speaking of economy, we are now one quarter of negative growth away from a recession? You liberals are just blind. I have and continue to support politicians of many races and have many races in my blood, so your ignorance in excusing my disgust for his destruction of our country as racism is blind moronism. Making you sir a king Moron.

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      1. Really? He had control? So Republicans couldn’t filibuster anything in the Senate for the first 2 years?
        Here are the actual facts of those first 2 years of having control to block the record setting Republican filibusters:

        1. BALANCE BEFORE THE ELECTION. In 2007 – 2008 the balance in the Senate was 51-49 in favor of the Democrats.

        2. BIG GAIN IN 2008, BUT STILL NO SUPER MAJORITY. Coming out the 2008 election – Balance 59-41, still not a Super Majority.

        3. KENNEDY GRAVELY ILL. Teddy Kennedy casthis last vote in April 2009 – That left the balance in the Senate 58-41, two votes away from a super majority.

        4. STILL NO SUPER MAJORITY. In July, Al Frankin was finally declared the winner and was sworn in on July 7th, 2009, so the Democrats finally had a Super Majority of 60-40 six and one-half months into the year.
        Because Kennedy could no longer vote and the Senate does not allow proxies. Now the actual actual balance of voting members was 59-40 not enough to overcome a Republican filibuster.

        5. FINALLY, A SUPER MAJORITY! Kennedy’s replacement was sworn in on September 25, 2009, finally making the majority 60-40, just enough for a super majority.

        6. SENATE ADJOURNS. However the Senate adjourned for the year on October 9th, only providing 11 working days of super majority, from September 25th to October 9th.

        7. SPECIAL SESSIONS. During October, November and December, the Senate had several special sessions to deal with final passage of ACA and Budget appropriations.

        October = 13th – 15th, 20th – 22nd, 27th, 29th = 8 days
        November = 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th 16th, 17th, 19th, 21st = 8 days
        December = 1st, 3rd – 8th, 10th – 13th, 15th – 18th, 19th, 21st – 24th = 20 days

        Total Special Session Days = 36.

        8. SCOTT BROWN ELECTED. Scott Brown was elected on January 19th 2010. The Senate was in session for 10 days in January, but Scott Brown wasn’t sworn into office on February 4th, so the Democrats only had 13 days of super majority in 2010.
        Summary:

        Regular Session: 11 working days
        Special Session: 36 working days
        Lame Duck Session: 13 working days

        The Democrats only had 60 days of Super Majority between 2008 and 2010.
        From : http://factleft.com/2012/01/31/the-myth-of-democratic-super-majority/

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      2. And the Repubs spent millions of our tax payer dollars just trying to overturn his healthcare plan rather than doing something constructive and trying to improve it and make it work better. It has been an overwhelming success in spite of their horrific actions. Is it perfect, NO, but then what we had certainly was not either. Inaction was costing us billions of dollars every year in unpaid emergency room visits, and those with preexisting conditions were being denied health care and families lives savings wiped out by one hospital visit. When it comes to Morons, you sire are still wearing the crown.

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  62. I would wholeheartedly agree with your post IF the excerpt from it below was true:

    “n President Barack Obama, Americans have a charismatic leader with a good and honest heart. Unlike his predecessor, he’s a very intelligent leader. And unlike that president’s predecessor, he’s a highly moral man.”

    I DO NOT believe he has a good and honest heart for the best interest of the United States. I love my country but I do not respect our President because he does not respect this country, our soldiers who fight for this country every day or our citizens. While he may be cunning in effectively polarizing our country, I would not call that intelligent or his socialistic and muslim beliefs morality. He has abused his executive power in office, ignored heroes like Chris Kyle while praising race baiters and done far more expensive things than take his wife out to theater on the people’s dime. Enough is enough. This is not about disagreeing with his politics, but rather seeing that he is in love with the power of being president, does not love America and is bent on turning this country founded on freedom into a socialist country. And that is why you see such horrific treatment of him, which I daresay is deserved.

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      1. Perry has the intelligence of a bean sprout. That would be the equivalent of having Bush for president for another 4 years. God forbid!!! You do know that he has charges pending here in Texas, right? He takes bribes, helps his millionaire friends and hates education. Yeah that’s who I want for a president! NOT!

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    1. Oh please! Take a pill. Ronnie & Nancy were out on the town almost every night. They were socialites and he loved the pomp and circumstance of the Presidency, and it was all on our dime too! What the leader of the free world and his wife should not be able to go out to a play? It may not be about race with you, but, it is just plain old sore loser, unable to accept the will of the majority of your fellow Americans.

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  63. When my U.S. citizen granddaughter was born I said that I wished for her to be the first female Jewish POTUS. I now realize that what I thought was a blessing was really a curse and so I unequivocally and completely recant.

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  64. Where was this a-hole when George Bush was made a laughing stock day after day?????? At least there are many reasons to hate this FRAUD president and his pig faced wife!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. DK bush made a laughing stock out of himself, no one had to do it for him! You rethugs are a disgrace to America and this person from Canada has it right, what a bunch of idiotic fools you racist, bitter, and hateful fools are. You idiots think you know more than the rest of the world who respects and admires this President, they see his kindness and greatness through all of your hate and racism. You fools are too stupid to understand yourselves so why expect that you would understand anything else. Crawl back under those rocks and let them smash your empty heads in, that is all you racist, uninformed Fox News watchers deserve. Research has shown, by one of your own Republicans, that 99% of you who watch Fox News are less uninformed than people who watch no news at all. That goes to show you just how utterly stupid most of you are.

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  65. I’d like to be totally honest here why I hate Obama. I don’t know how to be objective and I don’t like black people telling me what to do.

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  66. The Presidents of past did not belittle the soldiers, christian beliefs of the people or place known supporters of Americas enemies in government positions of power. They did not try to trash the constitution, they did not threaten jail for Americans who did not agree with them and they certainly did not openly instigate racial hatred among Americans.Those simple Facts make your whole article ill informed and ridiculous make yourself aware of the issues before you start criticizing another country about the way they treat a leader who has repeatedly failed them.

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    1. REALLY, so then what on earth did you think of GW Bush & company? Also, if ‘American’s’ don’t want to be TOLD what others in the World think of there behavior, how about you STOP (American’s) representing yourselfs as the WORLD POLICE.

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    2. Could you please give specific examples of things President Obama has done to support those claims of yours? Factual, specific examples only, please.

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      1. Trying to give Iran a bomb. Look how much good he has done for Baltimore. He tries to rip the constitution every chance he gets. He says we don’t like him because he is black. That is a lie. He brings millions of people into the USA and then wants america to take care of them. The job situation is bad for the ones here but he issues illegal work permits to them. I believe in being fair to everyone

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        1. How much more uneducated and uninformed can one person be. Do you folks even research any of the nonsense you hear on Fox News? No you don’t apparently because if you did you would not post such utter ignorance. You racist are pass ridiculous, but that is fine because that is why there will never be another republican president and if an hen there is I, and many other Dems and Independents will show our utter hatred for him, and unlike the last time you folks were yelling and screaming that Dems were unpatriotic for disagreeing with bush sending out kids to war, no one will give a flying fruitcake what you idiots scream after you have disrespected this President so much. Watch for it, because if a rethug gets the White House, which I know they won’t, just wait and see.

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      1. What simple facts? You know he has none, there is NEVER any truth to anything these bitter, ugly racist say, so why ask for logic or truth. Their truth is always different from reality.

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  67. I’d like to be totally honest here. The reason I personally hate the president is I don’t understand objectivity and I don’t like black people telling me what to do.

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  68. Hahahahah! The last thing anyone in this country needs to listen to are Canucks and Europeans telling us what a great leader is! When was the last time Canada, or Europe for that matter was relevant? These nations have fallen into the socialist abyss of welfare handouts and gaping cultures of unending unemployment. The reason why Obama was elected in the first place (a community organizer) was this American need to be chic and trendy. We need to get back to the days when the United States didn’t give a damn what the international community thought. We need to get away completely from this scourge of needing to be “progressive” ugh the word sickens me these days. Thank you for your insight you silly irrelevant socialist progressive propagandist!

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    1. then build a time machine you ignorant wretch because all time “progresses”…hate to be the one to tell you this pole cat but those good ole bad days they are gone forever!…President Obama won BOTH elections because his campaign ran on acceptance and love for all…while the republican platform ran on….what was it again?…oh yeah…if you’re not rich or white….who cares?….hmmm wonder why that didn’t win big time! the word “progressive” is as offensive to slugs like you the way bath water is deadly to your family! This President has done a phenomenal job considering the pile of filth he had to deal with from the opposing party and their mentally defective pet trolls! other countries aren’t laughing at our leader…they’re laughing at the clowns that hate him for no reason! I thank the author of this article for his clarity and respect to both this country and to our President!

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      1. Bush did not belittle the soldiers by bringing our fallen in the middle of the night to keep us from seeing the many casualties of his senseless war? Or how about cremating them in pet crematorium because they were cheaper? No disrespect there, right?
        America was founded as a nation based on FREEDOM. Freedom of speech that is why you are entitled to your opinion as wrong as I feel it is. Freedom of religion – America is not a Christian nation – it welcomes ALL religions. (That was one of the reasons that the first Americans came, remember? ) That includes people with no religion. Most of the founding fathers were not christians. (Look it up).
        I am curious to know how he has abused the constitution. I wonder if you even know what it is said in the Constitution. Smh

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    2. First off, I have give little to no respect to any post that is authored by someone who is not able to man up enough to post a picture of themselves, and be proud of what they are saying. Progress is good, change is good, and evolving is good. Sticking your head in the sand and wishing things were like the good ole days is nothing but counterproductive. I’ve been there, I am thankful for everything progress has brought us. We can use that progress for positive or negative, the choice is yours. But I doubt seriously you would really want to go back.

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