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

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

  1. Thanks for posting that, Karen. It gives me a weird feeling that American dysfunction is so obvious that outsiders can see it better than home grown Americans can. Some of the comments, particularly those by “spartanoftruth” show that even when their noses are rubbed in it, there are those who miss the point.

    • I know, right? Sometimes it is really embarrassing to be an American right now. It’s awesome that we voted Obama into office – twice!!! – but completely exasperating that he hasn’t been able to lead our country where it needs to go because of those numbskulls in Congress who refuse to let him do his job.

      • I have never seen any opposition to any president quite as venomous as the GOP has been toward Obama and it’s STILL going on. They’ve been up front about their opposition. Their goal has been to ensure that Obama fails as president. To me, that attitude places partisan politics above the best interests of the nation.

        For any leader it’s impossible to do your job if the people you’re trying to lead dig their heels in and refuse to budge, like a recalcitrant 2 year old having a temper tantrum. Now that I would know anything about that!

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