Most readers probably have heard of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to break the color barrier in baseball. Before getting into baseball, he was an Army second lieutenant. A couple of White enlisted men once passed him without saluting. He stopped them and pointed out that they were not supposed to salute the man but the rank.
The same thing is true here. President Obama is the president of the most powerful nation on the face of the Earth. To many foreign nations, President Obama IS the United States.
I didn’t work for him, didn’t vote for him and, unless he impresses me a lot more than he has, do not plan to vote for him in 2012. He won by a significant margin in both electoral and popular votes.
Calling the President a liar, to me, is not showing the proper respect to the office – especially if he can’t prove it. I realize he has apologized but I still feel some censure would be appropriate. Perhaps the voters who put him in office might reconsider their decision the next time.
You can’t blame any particular race or religion because he got so many votes. You might be able to blame the people who didn’t vote. Take a look at my article: http://www.northfloridanewsdaily.com/News/2008/081...
Many have complained about the results but I wonder how many of those now complaining actually worked for candidates or even voted. I believe that anyone who had the right to vote who didn’t has forfeited any right to complain. Not liking any candidate is no excuse. In that case, vote for the one you dislike the least. Not voting, as I say in the above article, is the same as voting for the winner.