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Old 11-06-2012, 06:18 AM
 
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There seems to be a lot of name calling and derrogatory comments made on this site and am I the only one that thinks that our President, whether he is democrat or republican, deserves respect? He is the head of our country even if you think he may not be doing a good job.

Just my two cents. Good luck and may the best democrat win!
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Respect works both ways. If you want people to respect President Obama, then why are people on these forums referring to Governor Romney as "Mittens", "R Money", etc. and the most childish one of all, Paul Ryan as "Eddie Munster" based on his hairline, of all things?

To get respect, you give respect. Oh, and congratulations! I hear your state will be going red this year.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Of course the Office of President deserves respect. Unfortunately our GOP neocon tea party brethren have never felt the compulsion to show any human other than those in the club anything but spite.

Fortunately when Romney gives his concession speech we won't have to guess if he's telling the truth, flip flopping or lying. He's already revealed what he is and what he represents.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Respect is EARNED.....it's not just to be given because of your office or status.....based on the way our country is going under his "leadership" (or lack thereof), respect isn't yet warranted.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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RESPECT is not blind idolatry and submission...or something that is gotten through infliction of fear..Respect is the transfer of power....One person respects and empowers the other..and in turn that person returns the favor. Respect is power granted and power given...Which one of these two candidates wants to empower the common American? Which one of these candidates only want to empower themselves and do NOT respect America?


From my point of view...Obama and Romney have no idea what respect is..that is a serious defect in the office of the Presidency.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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Fine. I will not refer to Mitt as Mittens, Gafney or R Money for the rest of the day!
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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I've said it on these same forums. Of course the few responses I've received have been very one sided (Sorry Republicans can only call it like I see it). I also asked how can a group covet an office they have no respect for.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:47 AM
 
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I show people the consideration they show me..

Obama has shown me NONE.. In fact he attacks people like me..

Not going to happen...
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:48 AM
 
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The office is respected, not the person....
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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The office is respected, not the person....
This. Our country has a very long history of political satire and attaching humorous (and not so humorous) names to the President. And the good news is we can do it without fear of being sent to the gulag or a work camp.

The time to worry is when we can't call them names.
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