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    Re: Has President Obama received more disrespect and hate than revious presidents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    No.

    Reagan was hated on almost as bad.

    Bush I about as bad.

    Billy Boy, about the same.

    Bush II even worse.
    No one questioned the white man's citizenship though Goshin. That is a new level of disrespect imho.
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    Re: Has President Obama received more disrespect and hate than revious presidents?

    Personally I think that Bush received more disrespect than Obama. Accusations that Bush plotted and enacted 9/11 or that he is a war criminal are far more disrespectful than partisan attacks and "birther" movements.
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    Re: Has President Obama received more disrespect and hate than revious presidents?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Personally I think that Bush received more disrespect than Obama. Accusations that Bush plotted and enacted 9/11 or that he is a war criminal are far more disrespectful than partisan attacks and "birther" movements.
    I think it's been pretty even on both sides, really. Some criticism of Bush and Obama was justified and some wasn't, but both of them got a crapload of it thrown at them.


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    Re: Has President Obama received more disrespect and hate than revious presidents?

    I was young during the GWB's presidency and was only really getting into politics during the time of his second term, so that's all I have to go off of, except what I read in history.

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    Re: Has President Obama received more disrespect and hate than revious presidents?

    Naw.

    Bush got trashed on bad, even now, people still trash on Bush every now and then.

    Also, where's the poll? Derp.
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    Re: Has President Obama received more disrespect and hate than revious presidents?

    Bush got it bad, but people have been disrespecting Obama since he was elected. Bush got respect in the early years of his presidency. Obama has been curtailed the whole time. His first piece of legislation got ZERO votes from Republicans. They have been bad mouthing him before he slept in the white house.

    I don't even think it is close. Obama has been disrespected big time. I hear all the time from my right wing friends who even refuse to call him the president. "Obammer" "Obummer" "Hussein" "Worst president of all time" etc etc etc


    I cannot recall any other sitting president getting near the disrespect as Obama and that includes Bush during his latter years.
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    Re: Has President Obama received more disrespect and hate than revious presidents?

    Yes and no. While Bush's claimed religion and place of birth had never been an issue of suspicion (though it was in terms of policy), I submit that President Bush had received a great deal of disrespect and hate. It is really hard to ignore the constant "stolen election" claims, the Hitler/fascist rhetoric, the 9/11 conspiracy nutters, the war criminal cries, and so forth.It's hard to compare and then score from one President to another, but again, both Presidents received an enormous amount of hate.
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    Re: Has President Obama received more disrespect and hate than revious presidents?

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    Bush got it bad, but people have been disrespecting Obama since he was elected. Bush got respect in the early years of his presidency. Obama has been curtailed the whole time. His first piece of legislation got ZERO votes from Republicans. They have been bad mouthing him before he slept in the white house.

    I don't even think it is close. Obama has been disrespected big time. I hear all the time from my right wing friends who even refuse to call him the president. "Obammer" "Obummer" "Hussein" "Worst president of all time" etc etc etc


    I cannot recall any other sitting president getting near the disrespect as Obama and that includes Bush during his latter years.
    You forget the 2000 election and the election fraud claims. A significant portion of the American public that were aligned with the other party claimed that the election was stolen and that the American democracy was sold out. It was a cloud over his Presidential legitimacy until the September 11th attacks, and remained through the first term. A minor example would be the rhetoric of Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 and how much it focused on that as well as blaming Gore himself for letting the ooze of Bush spread. Up to the reelection campaign, there was a suspicion that the election would be once again stolen. Toward the end of his Presidency it wasn't uncommon to hear folks on the left believe that somehow Bush would suspend elections in 2008.
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    Re: Has President Obama received more disrespect and hate than revious presidents?

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    No, he won because the country was not ready for a women president, and the opposition was just not electable.
    I don't think so. Mrs. Clinton was the only viable woman candidate who still had negatives and made some unrecoverable blunders during the campaign.

    And I think America was ready for a black POTUS in 1996 but Powell didn't want the job.
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