Obama And The Supreme Court Nominations.

An important part of President Obama's legacy will be his Supreme Court Justice nominations.

The nominations of two extremely qualified justices in Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor will be an important part of president Obama's legacy.The importance of these nominations will grow exponentially if the Democratic party wins a consecutive third term,is able to nominate more Supreme Court Justices and the court resolves cases that have been untouchable for decades related to guns,equal rights,and immigration.

Obama, a successful two term president.

Obama, a historic president.
Obama, a historic president.
The president of the United States.
The president of the United States.

Please have a little respect for the office of President.

I was listening to a radio program today and I felt I had to write a hub about it , as the show conductor ,Larry Kudlow,was interviewing one of the right wing nut talking heads and he kept referring to president Obama as "THIS GUY",which is not the worst I have have heard them call him,but It got me thinking that these guys and gals ,who supposedly love this country and the constitution so much ,have very little respect for the office of president of the United States which is an institution much greater than the current president or any president past for that matter.Another thing that they don't realize is that it makes them look worse than the person they are trying to diminish, not only that it reflects poorly on their parents , that may have tried to to do their best to teach these people some manners and educate them but it shows they weren't very successful.So why do they do it besides the fact that they hate the democratic party more than they love the republican party?Well it is politically profitable,they know they don't have to be openly racist to appeal to the most radical elements within the base of the republican party, so they are constantly blowing on those dog whistles they know will mobilize the base,which it is true is not majoritarily racist , but it is energized by the teapartiers and the crazies.And the way to achieve this is to make it clear in every way possible that "this guy" is not worthy of the respect awarded a REAL president, this guy is possibly a foreigner, possibly a closeted muslim, and as it was repeated for years by Sean Hannity an associate of terrorists and America haters. Sean Hannity likes to refer to the president as "the annointed one".That classy chick,Monica Crowley likes to refer to the president as "the dude" "the bamster",or "the bama",Rush Limbaugh calls him "Barrack Hussein obama hmm,hmm,hmm" and the first lady "Michelle My Belle"who he also described as " uppity ".Which brings me to the point that here is another example of the lack of scruples of this bunch, now since their almost only strategy to win the elections the deteriorating economy and the general malaise is quickly disappearing , they are trying to perpetrate character assassination on the first lady with a notorious increase in negative portrayals of her and the numerous attacks she is being object of.Good luck with that strategy, I realize that the fact that a Democratic president would have such an exemplary family life and nucleus must be really painful for the attack dogs of the republican machine , but I think the resources would be much better employed in other endeavors .

So, what I would like to say to you the pseudo America loving neanderthals is ITS MR. PRESIDENT TO YOU

Whether the extreme right wing radicals like it or not president Obama not only has become a two term president but he has also managed to unify the party,and the two factions within.The Kennedy/Obama wing of the party wouldn't have succeeded in getting him reelected without the enormous and relentless help from the opposition wing ,the Clinton faction,which was a determining factor in the 2012 presidential election.Even though since day one of his first term the main objective of the Republican Party has been to prevent him from governing ,his signature program,what they started calling Obamacare as a pejorative term may backfire on them and just as the "New Deal" made Roosevelt one of the great presidents in history and Johnson's "Great Society" as well as the civil rights legislation and Medicare put him on the roster of the Great presidents,Obamacare and universal Healthcare may put Obama on the select "great president in history" category, with the added bonus given to him by the right wing loons of making his name synonymous with healthcare for all americans. With the terrible result for the GOP that unlike the other two precedents where they can claim cooperation and partly take credit at least for the parts that they like from those programs or whatever can bring them some political reward for caring about the country first, with Obamacare they get no such recognition since they have opposed it relentlessly and even tried to repeal it dozens of times in a fruitless and obsessive manner.

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mio cid 19 months ago from Uruguay Author

Those are the millions of illegal aliens . And I understand that those who believe they should just be put on a boat and shipped out think they deserve it ,but I having been an illegal alien for many years and knowing the other side of the story , which is not more valid than yours but not less either see it as a moral obligation to use my vote in their defense .


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izettl 19 months ago from The Great Northwest

WHo are those that are the weakest, have no voice, no rights or defense? Let them use their own vote.


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mio cid 19 months ago from Uruguay Author

I chose to use my vote in defense of the weakest in our society , those who have no voice , no rights and no way of defending themselves from the xenophobe crowd.


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izettl 19 months ago from The Great Northwest

You say. "we feel republicans are anti Hispanic". I don't base my vote on feelings and I don't vote based on my race, ethnicity, or nationality. I'd say it's a bit bias and selfish to base your vote on YOUR nationality's preference. I vote based on what is best for the majority, the whole country and Hispanics do not make up our whole country- not yet at least. "right wing nut crazies"? What does that make you. Geesh everyone is entitled to their opinion but honestly you are not the one for discussing respect with. Bush is still being disrespected and he hasn't been president for years. It's a pattern and Obama doesn't own the rights to it.

@tammybarnette- respect is earned and heck this is a good lesson for all. Obama what's his name needs to earn respect. This is a great lesson. And think about it...politicians are disrespected in general- hmmm I wonder why that is. Oh wait, a new scandal involving a politician surfaces almost every day.

@gmwilliams. well he's not disrespected enough to be impeached so I don't think he's the most disrespected in history.


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mio cid 19 months ago from Uruguay Author

@ izettl .Your comment is on point as always and I thank you for it . As you correctly point out , W wasn't the second coming of the fuehrer as many democrats claimed nor is Obama the Manchurian candidate the right wing loons portray him as , every current president is always the worst in history , I remember when now revered by all Ronald Reagan was ridiculed and despised .As far as the right wing nut talking heads ,I have no respect for them because their only goal is to grow their own wealth by using the simpleton as their ATM and do not hesitate in damaging either political party or the country to achieve it .I do however respect conservatives or right wingers and really believe they are indispensable so that the left which I support doesn't govern far from the center where history is constantly proving the most desirable political outcome is obtained and the whole country benefits from it . About the republican president , I thought I already explained to you how it is mathematically impossible for the Republicans to win the White House at least in the near future .But I like you too much to crush your dreams , so I'm going to say to you ,You have just as good a chance of a republican president as I have of winning the Power Ball ,and I sometimes throw away a dollar on it so ........Dream On .Always good to hear from you.


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izettl 19 months ago from The Great Northwest

The greatest thing about America is we can dislike our president and voice it. Democrats do the same to a Republican President so this is a moot topic.

And you can't prove your point when you start your hub about disrespect with "right wing nut talking heads". You just lost your respect. Yikes. I only respect you because you voice your opinion in a world where people are too politically correct and fearful to do so. It's our God given right and constitutional right as well. Ouch speaking of constitution, what's that half white/half black guy doing to it? Seems to me he could learn some respect for it while we're on the topic.

As long as I can remember both parties have been known to disrespect the opposing president of the party they dislike. I'll point it out to you when the Dems start chatting ugly about our new Republican President soon.


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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

I agree that the office of President of the United States should be highly respected. Thus saying I refuse to call by name the current president. I am not a nut case, but I disagree with this administration on nearly everything, Specifically arming the current administration of Egypt. Destroying our healthcare system so even veterinarians have to pay taxes on the crossover medical equipment like IV tubing and gloves. Medical hardware now has to be taxed rubber bands for braces, medical groves, IV tubing, etc.

If you sell your house and you earn more than $400,000 you now pay a 3.8% tax above and beyond property taxes etc.

In the U.S, you can have a small business, employ 4 people, make $400,000 dollars a year and be considered wealthy by the government without them considering that you may only take home less than $50,000 of that $400,000 after you have paid your employees, advertise/market your product, purchase supplies, and equipment. Then you have to pay taxes on the $400,000 and actually live below the poverty level. Those people are now called ex business owners. It doesn't make sense to operate a business that doesn't allows you eat and have a home, which you can't sell because the 3.8% tax on the rich will consume your entire equity if you have any. If you don't you have to get a loan to sell your house because you can't pay the tax. Therefore it makes more sense to go into foreclosure. You think this is made up? It's not. Check the facts. Any President whose administration will make the alleged wealthy pay more and more deserves respect of the office of president and that is it.


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mio cid 3 years ago from Uruguay Author

yeah and in spanish: jajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajaja


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

i have been listening to talk radio for years because i love politics,and unfortunately i have no choice but to listen to conservative talking heads because the liberal talkers , except for big ed are boring to tears.I must admit i no longer listen to hannity because he has declined tremendously and has become a caricature of himself but limbaugh,mark levine, and michael savage are always entertaining and at the top of their game. I'm as mad as you that obama squandered the two years he had majority in both houses trying to be bipartisan with a party that from his first day in office said their main objective was to defeat him and make sure he failed.luckily since about a year or so he realized the way to negotiate with such a party is from a position of strength and i can assure you if he is reelected you will see him either ramming a lot of policy through or the republicans coming to him trying to be" bypartisan" this time around.about the us becoming a dictatorship , the talking heads love to float that idea every election cycle they have said it every single time a democrat is in the white house even when their now favorite democrat bill clinton who back then they try to destroy in every possible way was in office.the country survived W IT CAN SURVIVE ANY PRESIDENT


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California

I am delighted you have listened to all the talk shows you listed. I don't get to many of them. My gut feeling is that if the current administration continues there won't be a presidential election in 2016 the US will be a dictatorship. G. Bush wasn't all that great, he caved to his democratic majority in the house and senate in 2008. If the President is superior why hasn't he accomplished more. He had a super majority in the legislature for the first two years of his presidency. I can imagine Larry Kudlow not saying the presidents name because it is noted every time the name is said and LK has to still work. I personally am afraid of the current administration.

Have you researched Frank Marshall Davis. I am about to write about him and Elijah Lovejoy. They are both fascinating men, but for entirely different reasons.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

If you never heard these people say anything that us the hispanic voters may consider antyhispanic than I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree, there is a reason why president bush who we didn't considered anti hispanic got 46 percent of the hispanic vote and in the next election republicans got 30 percent of the vote and in 2012 they will get about 20 percent,that is because whether you consider it accurate or not unfair or not we feel republicans are anti hispanic


Nonala Gauche 4 years ago from Norman, Oklahoma

I'm familiar with some of the people you listed and have never heard them say anything remotely anti-hispanic. Please, give me specific examples of what anti-hispanic comments have been made by specific individuals. I'm under the impression that you are a simply following the democrat party line.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

I'll give you just a few:rush limbaugh,sean hannity,sheriff joe arpaio,peter king,michelle malkin,rick santorum,tom tancredo,mark levin,lou dobbs,mitt romney,monica crowley,jan brewer,laura ingraham,mike huckabee and these are just a few of the republican mouthpieces and leaders who have expressed publicly what you might see as perfectly fine policy measures but that we the hispanic voters see as them and their party not liking us,I love politics and most liberal talk shows are boring to tears so i spend a lot of time listening to righties.


Nonala Gauche 4 years ago from Norman, Oklahoma

And my question is why? It seems we agree on the need to reduce illegal immigration, so why are Republicans seen as the bad guys? In my experience hispanics tend to be hard working, family oriented people of faith. It seems the Republican part is a natural fit for them.

The only reason illegal immigration involves hispanics is because every country to our south is hispanic, with the exception of Brazil. It would be rather silly to focus on illegal immigrants from Poland.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

I just replied to your comment


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

we could argue about that point but that is not what i'm saying here i'm not arguing if the policies are right or wrong obviously I favor a comprehensive immigration reform with amnisty for illegals who qualify but what i'm presenting to you is the fact that just as black voters don't feel the love from the republican party , more and more hispanics are not feeling the love either so they will shift their vote in greater numbers in the future.


Nonala Gauche 4 years ago from Norman, Oklahoma

Why is it anti-hispanic to want to halt illegal immigration? Every country on Earth protects its borders and controls who comes into the country. So what is so wrong with doing the same in this country? Do you let strangers come into your home uninvited?


Nonala Gauche 4 years ago from Norman, Oklahoma

You allude to "the reason" for the lack of respect conservatives give the president, but you don't say what that reason is. I'm going to hazard a guess that "the reason" you are alluding to is racism.

I encourage you to look into the history of civil rights legislation in this country. You will find that Republicans authored or at least supported every major civil rights act that has been passed. Democrats, on the other hand, opposed or showed only tepid support for civil rights up until the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Roosevelt was president for 12 years and did nothing to improve the lot of blacks in America. Truman ordered the racial integration of the American military, but it was republican Dwight Eisenhower who actually made it happen. John Kennedy, like Roosevelt, did nothing to improve the lives of black Americans.

Finally, the assertion that Obama has been shown less respect than George Bush utterly lacks credibility.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

I guess time will tell if he is a good, a mediocre, or a bad president, I for one will work as hard as I can for his reelection,as will half the country, and the other half will oppose him but my point is that the country has survived the hoover presidency, the nixon presidency, the carter presidency and the W presidency so I'm sure the country will be fine after obama.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

Mark, really you need to calm down about the president, take a break from the right wing nut talking heads that are raking in millions by escalating the rhetoric about the president, what police state are you talking about? what socialism? THE COUNTRY WILL BE FINE AFTER OBAMA AND AFTER THE NEXT PRESIDENT WHOEVER IT IS. YOU REMIND ME OF MY FELLOW DEMOCRATS when they used to say the same things about bush that the republicans say today about obama, they were going nuts saying that the country wouldn't survive the bush presidency and it did ,I love politics and I enjoy it, but you have to look at it in perspective work politically for the ideals you believe in, vote for the people that best represent those ideals but keep in mind that those liberals you despise are you just on the other side of the mirror.live your ideals with joy and happiness and don't hate your political adversaries the man you see with me in the picture is my grandfather who i loved dearly and raised me pretty much and was the biggest conservative in the world, and the fact that i am A socialist only provided us with hours and hours of political discussions but never for a second made us forget the persons that we were and what the really important matters in our lives were,our family, their health and well being, and being a good and hard working member of society.


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Mark Pitts 4 years ago from United States

mio cid- I worry about that a lot. It is a strong possibility. But I do hope he looses. I will suck it up until he is finally done, and hope he hasn't established a total police state like the nations and leaders he admires. The US is stronger than that, and will recover---eventually.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

Mark Pitts thanks for your comment,we will find out in november if he is a one term guy, but if he is not , you guys are really going to be upset then,because on his second term he is not going to be bamboozeled by the republicans like he was on the first term.If you think he was a socialist now , just wait and see what's coming on the next four years of his presidency.


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Mark Pitts 4 years ago from United States

I respect the office, but not the socialist in the office that is making a mockery out of everylast shread of honor the office should hold.He will always be "that guy," and thankfully, a one-term guy, too!


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

there's unspoken and underlying motives for what's going on with respect to president obama, we must expose them.


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HipsHoney 4 years ago from West Virginia

Well put and so true!


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

there's only one way to put an end to this, and that is to give the president a solid majority in the next election ,which will show to all the republicans how the right wing nut crazies are destroying their party and in turn allow the adults to regain control of that party


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

he is not only disrespected ,he is spoken down to by these people ,what do you think the reason for this is?


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

you're right and maybe something should be written about other institutions too , but this situation with president obama runs deeper than circumstantial political animosity.


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FitnezzJim 4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

I think the lack of respect is more wide-spread than just the Presidency. It also inlcudes most of our federal politicians, on both sides of the aaisle. Respect is a two way street though, and they are only getting back the same respect they offer to the American People.

Remember in November.


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gmwilliams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Thank you. President Obama has been the most disrespected president in history. What gives? At least he is trying to repair the country.


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tammybarnette 4 years ago

Thank you for writing this hub! I am so sick of the disrespect being shown to the highest office in the land. Why worry about outside terrorist when it is so obvious we are imploding! Thank you:)

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