This is a non-partisan opinion thread. So, before you jump on me about how I'm a liberal so-and-so whose opinions are clearly pro-Obama, please read
the entire thing.
Complaining about the President has become a national pastime, and the disrespect shown for the highest office in the nation is disgusting. OP in this
thread Sheriff Joe wants Obama's original draft card.
calling the President of the United States an, "ass hat," is a perfect example of a disgraceful lack of respect for the office.
You may not like the man in office. You may not have voted for him (for the record, I didn't). If you live in the United States, however, he's still
your President, and as such he deserves a modicum of respect.
That's not to say we shouldn't be able to speak out against decisions he's made that we don't agree with, however ad hominum attacks or derisive
language used to describe the President is out of control, and has been since 1996, when Clinton repealed sections of the the 1934 Communications Act
that gave rise to FOX News, MSNBC, and other single-sided pundit-based platforms for blow-hards like Rush Limbaugh.
1934 Communications Act Required Fair, Balanced Reporting
An Obama birth certificate was produced and certified as authentic by the state that produced it. I'm sure many of you can point to "evidence" denying
the certificate's authenticity, however, he's been in office for nearly an entire term. Get over it, already.
Hawaii Presented Obama's Certified Birth Certificate
I've read constant moaning on ATS from those saying how disliked Obama is. How the entire country is against him. The fact is his national approval
rating is comparable to (if not better than) what GWB's was toward the end of his first term in office.
Historic Chart Of GWB's Approval Ratings Throughout Term
Historic Chart Of Obama's Approval
Ratings Throughout Term
It's also worth noting the incredible crapstorm Obama inherited when he came into office. Despite all of this, it appears he's doing a fair job. It's
not like POTUS has much say in national policy, anyway. If you want to vent your frustration at the 'ass hats' in Washington, look no further than our
corporate purchased Congressmen and Women, who prove their fealties to big corporate private interests over and over again through their voting
records and porked out bill submissions. Obama, by the way, was no different when he was in Congress.
Want real change? Let's put an end to the electoral college and the two party system and reform campaign financing laws to even the field for
everyone. This could open the field to legitimate third parties, and end the constant liberal/conservative bi-partisan quibbling. By now, certainly
after the last twelve years, it's proven itself a completely outmoded way of thinking.
edit on 22-3-2012 by Exsisto because: Pedantic