I also didn't believe he would pull all our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan. That was actually a plus, because I think a total and immediate pullout would have been a mistake. But it was very different from what he let people think. Did he ever say he would institute a pullout immediately upon taking office? He did not. He did call for a rethinking of the entire mideast strategy. He then announced timetables for withdrawal that matched up nicely with what the Bush administration had already announced.
Despite all this, I respect the office of the President of the United States. You won't see me show disrespect for that office in this space or anywhere else. As long as Barack Obama holds that office, I will show repect for him as well. He's the president of the United States and he deserves respect.
I have to admit however that I have gotten the feeling almost constantly that the administration, and, by extension, the Democratic Party don't have a lot of respect for me. How could they? After all, I am apparently:
- a racist, because I didn't vote for Obama.
- a bitter, gun-toting, God-clinging imbecile.
- a mindless drone who doesn't understand taxes are a good thing.
- a political terrorist who hates the uninsured.
- a big enough threat to warrant being turned in by my neighbors.
- a dimwit who can't see that quadrupling the deficit is the only way to fix the problems caused by doubling it.
- a dandy.
- a slob.
- a Nazi.
- a double Nazi.
- a peer of al Qaeda.
- an evil-monger.
- a bad parent that can't keep my daughter from eating lead without government help.
- a demagogue.
- so blind that I can't tell the difference between hope -n- change and more of the same.
Considering all my faults, is it any wonder the president doesn't want to have a beer with me?