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  •  W was given respect he hadn't earned pre-9/11 (26+ / 0-)

    After 9/11, discussions of the open theft of the WH suddenly became off-limits in polite company.  Hell, criticism of W was considered to be nearly treasonous.

    Needless to say, there was a different standard after 1/20/09.  Obama won by the widest margin in 20 years, yet there was a hardcore remnant that refused to accept his legitimacy and a party that visibly catered to that remnant.  The endless "GWOT" dragged on, but the standards of deference to the presidency suddenly changed.

    Any Dem MOC who shouted out "You lie" during W's 2003 SOTU when he was lying about yellowcake in Niger would've been drummed out of the House the next day.  Had Daschle said that his goal was to make W a 1 term POTUS and had he fought W tooth and nail on the "GWOT", howls of outrage would've ensued.  McConnell taking that position in the face of the greatest economic crisis in 8 decades didn't cause a stir.

    There's an obvious double standard at work.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:51:37 AM PST

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    •  in agreement 10000%! (0+ / 0-)

      I often  use such standards of comparison (to Bush) to uncover, for myself, how very disrespectfully Obama has been treated.

      Obama won in a near landslide--a fear and hate based movement forms calling him a socialist, a fascist a traitor, an usurper BEFORE HE EVEN TAKES OFFICE. Before he does anything 'wrong'! (except for existing as a Black POTUS)

      Bush "wins" by fiat of the right -leaning SC.  Yet the Dem candidate solidly won the popular vote. And the disputed state is where his brother is Governor and where the attn General in charge of elections is the head of the Bush campaign. (conflict of interest anyone?).
      Yet there is not the same level of united grass roots opposition to Bush.

      I conclude that there is something about Obama that is unique that made them protest him from election day...hmmm what could that be?

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