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

This is so spot on!

The Fifth Column


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…

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

  1. stephensmustang1

    To each his own. That is what is great about this country—freedom of speech. As a Canadian, this writer doesn’t have to live the by products of our president. Just b/c he’s our president doesn’t mean that 1) we personally voted for him or 2) that we have to like, support or agree with his decisions or even him for that matter. It appears (imho) he has not done much to help us–quite the opposite . While I won’t debate the issue (not worth it) that is my 2 cents.

    1. Marcia Post author

      What makes this country great is that no matter who is president, the office deserves the respect. I held my tongue through years of presidents I didn’t vote for. I say it is a mix of sour grapes and racism going on in the country right now.


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