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Monday, December 29, 2008

Respect for the president elect?

Barack Obama was the winner of the November USA election to select the new President and will assume that position on 20 January 2009. As such he earned the respect of the people of the USA and the main stream media. George W. Bush won the two previous elections and was also entitled to that same respect. In the interest of fairness and consistency I wonder if Barack Obama will be  given the same respect from the mainstream media that they lavished on George W. Bush during his terms  as President?

Posted by Bob Wood on December 29, 2008 | Permalink


I wonder if Barack Obama will be given the same respect.......
Posted by Bob Wood on December 29, 2008

The RNC has sent out this song on CD. Hahahahahaha

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-12-29 7:56:23 PM

Like most presidents, Obama will enjoy the "honeymoon" stage, but it will be brief. By the end of his presidency, he will likely be less popular than Bush is now.

Posted by: Jeremy Maddock | 2008-12-29 8:38:40 PM

This was tongue in cheek right? I seem to recall BS about GWB stealing the election, when reality was it was the Dems who tried to steal it. I remember "impeach" Bush. The Bush Derangement Syndrome. I think the media would really have to try to show more disrespect than they showed GWB. Not even Reagan was shown that much vitriol.

Posted by: Faramir | 2008-12-29 11:19:29 PM

The mainstream media treated GWB with respect? You must be kidding!

Posted by: Charles Martin Cosgriff | 2008-12-30 5:44:28 AM

The Bush Derangement Syndrome
Posted by: Faramir | 2008-12-29 11:19:29 PM

The "Bush Derangement Syndrome". That's hilarious.
And its right up there with "Homophobic" I get a kick out of people making up little phrases to slander anyone who doesn't accept their version of things...
They MUST have a psychological disorder eh?
Bush is and was a gangster and a real bastard.
No one has single handedly done more damage to the Constitution or the gunuine American way in history. His comment that "The Constitution is just a damned piece of paper", along with over 700 legal challenges to the same document said it all for me. He's "anti" American. He's a globalist.
And Barack will soon see the dew coming off of the rose when the economic crisis truly comes home to him. Ironically he was one of the people who helped engineer the whole thing (along with the Clinton's)by working to get legislation passed that "everyone" should be able to own a home, regardless of their ability to pay for it.
Looks good on him.

So I'm going to grab some popcorn and sit back and watch the (dog and pony) show.

Posted by: JC | 2008-12-30 7:49:24 AM

The point of my post was to berate the main stream media for their treatment of George W Bush and to suggest that "in the interest of fairness and consistency" they should be ready to pound on Barack Obama whenever he deserves it. I doubt that I will be able to hold my breath long enough to see that happen.

Posted by: Bob Wood | 2008-12-30 7:50:26 AM


Knowingly or unknowingly the MSM seems to be always behind the curve, especially in the internet age. Either they don't want to report the truth in an accurate manner or they aren't allowed to. I mean we're just starting to see a very few journalists coming out and openly saying that Man Made Global Warming is a myth. 10 minutes of research would have told them that even while the Rev. Gore was busy on his pulpit.
What I'm getting at is this, Don't expect the MSM to be fair, accurate or timely, now or any time soon.
And don't hold your reath....you'll turn blue and fall over.
Happy New Year to you.

Posted by: JC | 2008-12-30 8:11:18 AM

Bush damaged the Constitution more than ANY president? I would have to give it some thought, but FDR and LBJ come to mind as far worse. Wilson too, and that other Roosevelt who's been opined about lately.

Posted by: Charles Martin Cosgriff | 2008-12-30 8:53:43 AM

Good Points ALL Charles, in fact Lincoln himself could join that club. Time will tell I suppose.

Posted by: JC | 2008-12-30 11:21:05 AM

Thanks for clarifying Bob. Fact is Obama IS a media creation - so, the answer is they will dress up their Frankenstein for a ball.

As for Bush, I am no fan to be sure, at least not on his domestic policy. He has expanded socialism like no other Republcian before him - not even his father.

But you have to be blind to miss the absolute hatred the man generates among the media and among world elitists. GWB is a simple man, wrong on many issues - but he is not the cause of all evil in the world. Lets get some perspective.

As for the Constitution, the Executive has always been on a see saw since Washington left office, sometimes exceeding its power and sometimes losing power again to Congress. Jefferson of all people admited there was no constitutional basis for the Louisiana Purchase, but did it anyways.

There is no Constitutional basis for a standing army, but without one, the US showed its militia system to be inept to say the least when faced with Canadian loyalists and their British reinforcements in 1812.

My point is Bush is not unique in attempting to exceed his power or read into the Constitution what is not there. He is an ass for sure when he says the American people support the auto bailout. And an ass on many many accounts - like his stupid pardon and then the 180 on that same pardon. At worse I consider Bush an interventionist nincompoop. Like Hoover.

If want to know where pure evil lies, it is with Kofi Anan, the UN, Vladmir Putin, Chavez, ect....

My BDS was not directed at you by the way - it is simply the derangement among the left to make GWB the poster child for all they hate. Many on the right have huge issues and anger at Bush, but that is due to reasonable conclusions that he has abandoned conservatism.

Posted by: Faramir | 2008-12-30 1:05:34 PM

Posted by: Faramir | 2008-12-30 1:05:34 PM

Thanks Faramir, perspective appreciated here.

Posted by: JC | 2008-12-30 5:49:11 PM

Surely the people who called Bush a "Chimp" or "Chimpy" will soon be calling Obama the same thing?

Posted by: philanthropist | 2008-12-30 9:47:14 PM


Yeah, I suppose I have to concede that one too, JC, but he was kinda in a bind. Would this be a good place to introduce the idea of extra-constitutionality? Sometimes a man may have to overstep his authority if circumstances warrant.

Posted by: Charles Martin Cosgriff | 2009-01-01 9:55:35 AM

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