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The Real Problem With Americans and Their Disrespect for Obama According to a Canadian

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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:05 AM
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Came across this article today where a Canadian voices her disgust at Americans and their exceptional "disrespect for Obama." I don't think he should be given a free pass just because he's the first Black President but I do think the disrespect for our President is excessive and extreme. The World is watching....



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.


What does ATS think? Do we have a truly great leader in Obama and don't realize it now? Is this a case of we don't know what we have whie we have it?

qz.com...



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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:07 AM
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LOL. There has never been more disrespect for a President than for Bush Jr. Obama gets a free pass on just about everything from the media and Democrats.


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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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Really? The citizens of the world look to him with great envy? I was under the impression the rest of the world kinda came to think of him as kind of a joke.

If Russia likes him, I'd be willing to trade for Putin....


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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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originally posted by: jjkenobi
LOL. There has never been more disrespect for a President than for Bush Jr. Obama gets a free pass on just about everything from the media and Democrats.


Americans have been less educated in the past and more ignorant in the past, but Americans have never been more ignorant OF the past.

It's very clear from comments such as this.


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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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What a joke. Obama made his bed and now we are supposed to be good little minions and accept his bs?!?! He already has a pr spin machine in DC that inhibits transparency and his open communication.


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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Just because someone is the head of a country doesn't mean they deserve respect!

Respect is something that is earned by actions not a title....


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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:13 AM
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It reads as if it is from 4 years ago. When folks still had hope he'd change something.

You can have him.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:15 AM
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He had the chance to be a great president, but promised way to many things, that couldnt possibly be achieved. If he had just been a more forceful president that actually kept his word and didnt shy away from hard choices. To be fair he didnt really come into office with a fuzzy warm welcome, he had 2 wars, and economic crisis, and a congress hell bent on not doing a damn thing.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:15 AM
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while i do agree he has been put under an exceptional amount of scrutiny, (the birth certificate is an example, we all know had he been white, it would not even had been a thing at all) he has still been overall a disappointment, and personally i think it has to do with all the little, big lies he has told.
He took a stand on virtually nothing.
I can understand playing it safe in your first term, but now it's over, show some freakin character.
Sure he did obama care, but does that wash away all the things he promised to do and didn't?
he might be a great guy to hang out with, but has no backbone to speak of, and that's the first quality you want in a president.


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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:15 AM
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One minute people say Obama and every president is controlled by a secret group, the next minute people blame everything on him. It can't be both. So I guess presidents are fall guys.


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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: lostbook


Think about it: Barack Obama is a young Nelson Mandela.

Thats a load of crap. Nelson Mandela fought against the status quo, Obama embellishes it.

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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:17 AM
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The Real Problem With Americans and Their Disrespect for Obama According to a Canadian




You get what you give.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:18 AM
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I respect all of Obama's failures.




posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:18 AM
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The microscope of the media has gotten finer and finer resolution on a president's action in recent decades. Because of this, there is a LOT more information to pick apart and misrepresent.

Do I think Obama is all pudding and wonder and rainbows? Not by a long shot, but he certainly could be worse, as well.

I always laugh to myself when people refer to Obama as "Golfer in Chief" or something similar. It seems derision of one side by the other has always been the name of the game. Heck when Bush Jr. was in office, he was frequently lambasted for his myriad of trips to his Crawford Ranch.

The reason we tend to look negatively on recent US presidents is because we have so much access to them than in the past. Couple that with the extreme partisanship that has been roiling in DC for the last few decades. (Obama could cure cancer and the Republicans would blame him for putting oncologists out of work.), and it's easy to see why Americans have a poor view of the president. When the entire system is dysfunctional, blame the leader.


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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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I don't know about comparing him to Mandela, but the author is correct overall.

I understand that free speech is a fundamental right of the USA, but truth be told, the hate i see for Obama is actually astounding. People blame him for everything, even when he tries to improve the situation of the country.

He has improved the USA's economy, and he has tried to improve the living standards of its citizens. I notice that most prefer to stick their fingers in their ears and instead shout crap about Obama destroying the USA through Socialism.

I guess many Americans still haven't got over that cold war propaganda.

Here's some graphs to help those haters understand that not everything about Obama's time in office is bad:

money.cnn.com...
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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: seeker1963

Not so. Respect goes with the position. You should have respect for the person who is President of the United States. You might hate him but you should respect him. He is the leader of your country. To dis-respect your president is to dis-respect your country.


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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:28 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

0bama gets all that he deserves. He is possibly the worst President we have ever had to endure.


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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:28 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Obama is an American, just like every other person in this country (mostly). Therefore he gets the same respect as any other American I meet on the street. Which is none, that is until you earn it. Obama hasn't earned it.

Being young isn't a mark of respect. Everyone is young at one point, and one thing about youth is that you make FAR more mistakes when you are young than when you are old. So I'd say that is a mark against him rather than for him.

He got the nobel peace prize for being elected (that's it). He acts like a child when he doesn't get his way, and he has stirred up more racial tensions than we've had in 30 or 40 years. Obama can go suck a lemon.
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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Living in America, it is our right to voice our displeasure and disappointment with the president. Exercise your rights or they tend to disappear. One earns respect. It isn't just given because of the job title you hold.

People have respect for the office and some are confusing respect for the office and respect for the man. The two are not mutually exclusive IMO.

Obama has no respect for the American people. He has proven that time and time again by going against their wishes and not keeping the promises he made during his "job interview". He doesn't automatically deserve it simply because of his address.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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originally posted by: ispyed
a reply to: seeker1963

Not so. Respect goes with the position. You should have respect for the person who is President of the United States. You might hate him but you should respect him. He is the leader of your country. To dis-respect your president is to dis-respect your country.



So just because a priest is a priest but possibly also a child molester does that mean he deserves respect from those of his flock because he is their "Priest"???

In the military, leaders who don't earn the respect of their subordinates lose their authority and respect very quickly! A great leader, leads by example, not words!

Much like Obama has lost his........




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