Friday, February 26, 2010

"Barack" is an arrogant jerk

Watching the health care summit, I thought "Barack" came across as arrogant and condescending. I was struck by how Barack referred to everyone by their first name, calling Senator John McCain, who is certainly old enough to be his father, as “John” yet all of the senators referred to Barack as “Mr. President.” Later, I heard on CNN commentary that there was a pre-negotiated protocol for the meetings which demanded this.

This is an outrage. If senators must call the President “Mr. President” then he should return the courtesy by referring to the senators as “Senator.” Republicans should never have gone into this meeting as subjects. Those ground rules should have scuttled the meeting.

Does Barack think he is the Pope or a King? I am not opposed to formality and use of title, but it should be a two way street. Why did not Barack just go for “Your Highness” or "Your Excellency" or “Exalted Leader?” Who does he think he is? What nation does he think he is governing? (Or, is that ruling?) Despite my dislike for Barack’s policies, in my blogging and conversation I usually refer to Barack as “The President” or “President Obama” out of respect for the office. For the next few days it will just be “Barack.”

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  1. The American people saw just what you saw. I think it did more good than not. Health care reform? I'm not thinking it's going to happen.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. Did you see how he mentioned to Mr. McCain that the campaign was over? And also how Barack didn't even listen to some of the Republican speakers? I was really appalled at his behavior and attitude. I have tried to give Barack the benefit of the doubt when it came to his presidency but it is clear he is not only over his head but he is in this for himself and not the country. I'm glad I didn't vote for him.

  3. Obama is the very personification of a pompous ass. "Because I am the president...." Well, until 2012 he is. If he is going to destroy this nation, he will have to do it before then. People are going to vote this MISTAKE out of office.

  4. As opposed to the inherent dignity attached to George 'The Nicknamer' Bush?

    When you catch Obama referring to a member of Congress as Sabretooth, or to a world leader as Pootie Poot, maybe I'll think this is something more than yet another round of the incredible double standard that Conservatives have displayed from the first moment Obama took office.