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Americans have been less educated in the past and more ignorant in the past, but Americans have never been more ignorant OF the past.
Guess you weren't paying attention during the prior administration. Besides, I don't view it as disrespect but more as criticism. You should also look at some really old opinion pieces and cartoons depicting long ago sitting presidents. They were pretty severe.
originally posted by: lostbook
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?
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.
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
He gets just as much respect as bush was given by the liberals.
Obama is a young Nelson Mandela
Gee...and I thought he was elected by your fellow Americans.
originally posted by: network dude
He is a Chicago thug with a pretty speaking voice, who just happened to be shoved down our throats as president.