After completing my three part series, “Obama told us his plans,” the reference to the President as a “dude” still sticks in my craw. I decided to look it up in the dictionary.
The dictionary definition defines a dude as “A man who dresses in a flashy or extremely fastidious manner; a dandy. An Easterner vacationing on a ranch. A dude ranch operated as a resort for tourists.”
I must say the President is always properly dressed, so is he a dandy? And was the name calling, making reference to the office of Presidency as some sort of dude ranch tourist attraction?
The story goes, President Ronald Reagan always kept his coat on while in the oval office out of respect for the position of President.
Despite my disenchantment with the things Obama says and does, I still think the office and position of the leader of the greatest nation on earth, commands some respect, regardless of the things the holder says and does.
Some of the things Obama has been saying in his flowery campaign-style speeches, have been rather demeaning to the office itself as well as insulting to the American people.
His reference to Republicans coming along for the ride but must sit in the back was one of them. And another referring to those in opposition to him as being “enemies” were snide hateful remarks.
He accepted his nomination to represent all the people of the United States and took a sworn oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and has failed to do either.
And in his campaign speeches he said he would change the tone of the way business was conducted in Washington and he has, from bad to worse by bad-mouthing and the programs he has implemented.
His words and tone are threatening to those he classifies as enemies, and insulting to those others elected, not of his party, and opposing his agenda. Obviously no shame in what he says and does.
There are two kinds of shame, toxic and healthy. I’ve always heard it said, healthy shame keeps one from running naked in the grocery store, and toxic shame stems from mean-spirited words and threatening remarks.
I don’t know about others, but as far as yours truly, I’m appalled at his remarks, and the demeaning nature of them.
For a time there a few months back, there was a lot of conversation by pundits in news cycles, wondering just who Obama is. Based upon what he says and does, I don’t think there’s any room for doubt about who he is. He tells us who he is.
And what he stands for.
He has certainly taken the dignity of the office of the leader of the free world, and as Commander-In-Chief to a different level. And next Tuesday, thousands will flock to the polls and vote in support of him and his agenda and what he says.
However, in spite of all of this, it is encouraging to hear reports of those of a different race and culture, who were previously in support of him have turned against him. His popularity and once-held high marks in the polls, have been dropping like a brick in the lake.
He rode into office with a large block of voters and high hopes that his mantra of change, change change, would be for the betterment of this country and its people, but such has not been the case. Instead, disappointment in him, in what he has done, is doing and what he says. It’s a sad day in the history of this country.
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