"Politics is the Art of Looking for Trouble, Finding it Everywhere, Diagnosing it Incorrectly, and Applying the Wrong Remedies"
Maybe this is a topic for a different thread, and it has come up before, but why exactly (i do not mean this sarcastically) does Obama or Bush , or as it has been pointed out, every president since WWII deserve this absolute respect?
Is it because we were taught that as children?
Am i supposed to believe Obama or Bush just did not know any better?
The fact of the matter is the decisions of our highest office are basically sold to the highest bidder, and i'm not singling out Obama nor am i absolving him.
How can you respect Bush with how he let the military industrial complex have their way with the middle east, he had no idea? How about the drug companies paying him off for the no importation legislation of about 7-8 yrs ago? How much has that cost the average person, heck how many lives have we lost because of people not being able to afford their medication?
Obama deserves my respect because he reaffirmed that very policy in 2008, and every other continuation of Bush's foreign policy, that has cost us how much money, and how many lives?
No Locke, i usually agree with you, but for me, politicians have to EARN respect, and there is very few that do, they all are PUBLIC SERVANTS, but they only serve the HIGHEST BIDDER.
Yes, we can try and blur the truth by saying, well, that's just how it is, or, it's really always been that way. I personally think that is a terrible response, and makes me wonder what i would say to my 5 year old daughter when she says she did something because her friend has been doing it too.
So, we should have respect for the office of the president regardless of what they accomplish?
I am not saying i agree with the group, actually i have no idea who did this, if it is the work of a blatantly partisan group, i treat it like any other partisan information...it's useless.
If they are not though, even though i can't say i disagree with their message either way, i respect it more.
One more question, i agree that every politician should be held accountable, if we both agree to this, can i assume you do not feel Obama deserves a second term, along with a whole list of others?
Anyone you'd elect to President would do the same thing and carry out the same sorts of things. Too much money involved.