Oh, I definitely agree. But, then look at the unlimited amount of (undisclosed) funding allowed to go into the Republican machine now. An unlimited amount of negative, mostly untrue, messages being broadcasted. The bigger and more outrageous the lies, the more believeable to some. Right out the play book. Obama is direspected because he's a Democrat and a black.
"The measure off intelligence is the ability to change." Albert Einstein
Given the outrageous campaign ads his side is using, Obama has nothing to complain about.
He came into office as a superstar. He then earned disrespect.
Even I got sucked in a bit.
Sure, I thought he would suck...but I thought he would suck less then most POTUS's.
That he would close Gitmo and cut the deficit in half and do at least some of the other things he promised that mattered to me (the two I mentioned being two of the biggest).
And he failed miserably.
He did not have to hit a home run...just a solid double.
Instead, all he did is foul off a TON of pitches and then bunted...and then he was safe on a throwing error by the Republican shortstop.
I don't think Obama's caught any more crap than Bush 2 did. People constantly made jokes about how dumb that guy was. I don't really know about presidents much earlier than that. I was too young to pay a lot of attention to politics before Bush 2 was elected.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.