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Monday, February 9, 2009

RESPECT

Some people will say that we have to respect Barrack Obama because he is the President of the United States.

I say, I don't have to respect the man just because he is the President of the United States of America. I do respect the office of the President. I respect the fact that the majority of people, who voted in the last election, decided that Barrack Obama was the best man for the job of President.

What I don't have to respect is the fact that the majority of the people who seem to think that this man is best for this country are, for the most part, a bunch of misinformed people who wouldn't have the foggiest idea what is involved in running this country or the sacrifice and price that has been paid to make this country great. Most of the rest are a bunch of people looking for a hand out and someone else to fix their problems instead of accepting the fact that the majority of the reasons they are in the situation they are in is because of their own actions (or inactions). They think the Government owes them something. They refuse to go out and earn their own way.

Another thing I don't have to respect is someone who speaks to the public without being prepared to answer the questions that are posed. In his first week in office, he signed an executive order to have Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility closed within a year. He has no plan as to what to do with the detainees that are housed there. When he signed this order, he did it in front of a bunch of cameras and was asked questions. Just about every question he looked to his counsel (attorney) for the right answers. He was not prepared to answer any questions about this. This, to me, was a testament to his lack of experience and his not being ready to lead this country.

The last thing that I am going to say is that I do not have to respect a "stimulus" bill that is designed to shove a bunch of spending down our throats that truly has very little chance of stimulating the economy. A bill that will put our futures, the future of our children and grand-children so far in debt that they will not know which way is up. Our the hypocrisy of saying that this is a bi-partisan bill when the only involvement with the Republicans came after the bill was introduced and then, it was only to try and convince them that this was the right way to go. It truly wasn't to try and work out a compromise. Otherwise, the bill that passed through the House would not have been worth $825 Billion. This President would not have to travel around the country and convince the 63% of the people who don't agree with this bill.

So, long story short, I respect the office of the President of the United States of America. I DO NOT respect the man who fills the position at this time.

3 comments:

Busy Texas Dee said...

I totally agree with you on all of this. I am really affraid of what is going to happen when they close the detention center. I really don't want the detainees here in the US. And I'm pretty sure a lot more people would agree that closing it is not a good idea. I am also affraid for our children and future grandchildren. What in the world is going to happen to them?
I love reading your posts because you keep me more informed then I ever thought I could be. Thank you.

Krys72599 said...

Count me in, too! I do not respect BO. I feel that he has snookered those millions of people who voted for him, convinced them that his promised changes will save the US.
Why not contact a few people in Indiana and ask them what they think about Gitmo? They're in a panic worrying that the govt will try to send those prisoners to the maximum security prison that's there (Terre Haute, I believe).
Well, guess what! I don't want them there. And I don't want them in Leavenworth, and I don't want them in SingSing. And I don't want them wandering around Arizona under Sheriff Joe Arpaio's watch (although I like his ideas!).
I want these prisoners right where they are. In Guantanoamo Bay Detention Facility. Locked up. Away from here. Away from contact with other prisoners who have a bone to pick with the US. Away from the opportunity to be in touch with all those other nuts who are just waiting to activate a terrorist cell here in the States.
And you know they're out there.
President Bush did a wonderful job rounding up so many of those potential terrorist murderers.
And our current President thinks it's a good idea to close Gitmo without a single valid thought-out plan about where to put them.
Idiot.

USS Retired said...

The man is acomplete IDIOT! There! I said it. And I couldn't agree with you more. Between you and JD (my hubby), I've become more politically aware than I ever dreamed possible -- and after listening to (well, I forget which talk radio it was now), I'm even more disgusted to "hear" that the health care issue is hidden within the stimulus package. JD is still checking facts on that one though. It ALL just sickens me to no end.