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    Bush was fair game is Obama?

    During the GW Bush presidency he was constantly ridiculed in the media and by private citizens. A rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask did an act that the crowd went crazy for and the media and politicians are quick to condemn. The question I pose is Obama fair game just as Bush was?
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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    During the GW Bush presidency he was constantly ridiculed in the media and by private citizens. A rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask did an act that the crowd went crazy for and the media and politicians are quick to condemn. The question I pose is Obama fair game just as Bush was?
    Obama is a public figure, of course he's fair game. And I remember Conservatives getting quite upset over the treatment of Bush saying people should have respect for the president even though they don't like his views and actions. Now, that the shoes on the other foot, conservatives have no problem ridiculing the president. How many "messiah" comments or "The annoited one" have we heard from the right?

    The fringes on both sides are hypocritical in nature. Dems hounded Bush while saying it was ok and Reps didn't like it. Now Reps are hounding Obama while saying it is ok and the Dems don't like it.

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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    During the GW Bush presidency he was constantly ridiculed in the media and by private citizen. The question I pose is Obama fair game just as Bush was?
    Are we asking as if Obama hasn't been subjected to ridicule in the media and by private citizens?

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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by babilfish View Post
    Are we asking as if Obama hasn't been subjected to ridicule in the media and by private citizens?
    Like who in the media? only ones have been a few on Fox news name one in any of the Alphabet Networks that have? they have very seldom if anything been critical of Obama let alone ridiculed. And when a private citizen has ever ridiculed Obama the Alphabet Networks are very quick to chastised that citizen

    You cant disagree with this president without being accused being a racist by some of those networks

    You live an alternate reality if you think the media treats Obama the same as Bush
    Last edited by trfjr; 08-12-13 at 10:37 AM.

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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by babilfish View Post
    Are we asking as if Obama hasn't been subjected to ridicule in the media and by private citizens?
    Once again the question; Is Obama fair game just as Bush was?
    Last edited by SgtRock; 08-12-13 at 10:43 AM.
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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    Like who in the media? only ones have been a few on Fox news name one in any of the Alphabet Networks that have? they have very seldom if anything been critical of Obama let alone ridiculed
    ...This cannot be a serious answer.

    Hell, just on "private citizens" alone, this site is awash in people ridiculing President Obama daily.

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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Yeah.
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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Sure -- Obama should be fair game just like Dubya.

    I would advise folks to not misunderestimate him, though, because he's now the decider.
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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by babilfish View Post
    Are we asking as if Obama hasn't been subjected to ridicule in the media and by private citizens?
    Once again the question; Is Obama fair game just as Bush was?
    I again ask you, is this question seriously posed as if people aren't treating Obama as fair game already?

    "Is x fair game like y was?" is a question that only applies assuming x is being treated differently than y was.

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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Obama is a public figure, of course he's fair game. And I remember Conservatives getting quite upset over the treatment of Bush saying people should have respect for the president even though they don't like his views and actions. Now, that the shoes on the other foot, conservatives have no problem ridiculing the president. How many "messiah" comments or "The annoited one" have we heard from the right?

    The fringes on both sides are hypocritical in nature. Dems hounded Bush while saying it was ok and Reps didn't like it. Now Reps are hounding Obama while saying it is ok and the Dems don't like it.


    Bingo. Yes, Obama is "fair game" as Bush was "fair game". And yes, there can be low class, ridiculous, uncalled for versions of ridicule and mocking towards both that I feel rises a bit beyond what should be found reasonable when talking about the POTUS. But people are free to be low class, ridiculous, and petty.

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