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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    I think it's just factually inaccurate to say that X President isn't "my" President if your a citizen so it doesn't make much sense to say it. Just like Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk are my senators, Obama is my president.

    I do not think, however, that saying, for example, "Barack Obama is not my president," is necessarily an example of putting "ideology over country." The problem is that you're equating an elected official with the country when, in fact, the country is much more than any elected official including the President. Even further, if someone who you believed was truly harming the country is President, then rejecting them as your President may be putting your country first. This is why we have the impeachment process.

    Summary: Don't equate the President with the country. They are two separate entities. Moreover, rejecting a President may be better for the country than doing otherwise if that President causes harm to the country.
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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is the President YOUR President?

    I occasionally hear people say, "President <insert name here> is not MY President!"
    Usually by people who intensely dislike the current President. To me, this places party loyalty,
    and to a lesser extent ideology, above country.

    Have you ever had such sentiments?



    Anyone who refuses to accept the fact that the President of the USA is the President of the USA has a problem that will not be solved on this website.

    Anyone who thinks otherwise is out of touch with reality.

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Fortunately, we have a series of checks and balances when the POTUS steps out of line and becomes someone elses president.

    I didn't vote for the MoFo so I don't see him as 'my' president. Nor do I see the bluer parts of this land being 'my' country.


    Plus I'm assured the 'other' side feels the same way.

    Sorry but 'we' are currently a divided land.



    President Obama will be the President of the USA until another Democrat takes his place.

    Anyone who's not happy in the USA will always find that the entrances to the exits are wide open.

    Deal with it.

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    President Obama will be the President of the USA until another Democrat takes his place.

    Anyone who's not happy in the USA will always find that the entrances to the exits are wide open.

    Deal with it.
    Hey, isn't that what the left threatened to do after Bush II was elected? Leave?

    FWIW, I'll stay right here in 'my' country of Texas.

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is the President YOUR President?

    I occasionally hear people say, "President <insert name here> is not MY President!" Usually by people who intensely dislike the current President. To me, this places party loyalty, and to a lesser extent ideology, above country.

    Have you ever had such sentiments?
    Obama and I do not share any priority or goal, so I can't say Obama represents me in any way, and thus is not "my president".

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    l never believe that politicians are our leaders.
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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is the President YOUR President?

    I occasionally hear people say, "President <insert name here> is not MY President!" Usually by people who intensely dislike the current President. To me, this places party loyalty, and to a lesser extent ideology, above country.

    Have you ever had such sentiments?
    The job of the (our current or any) president is to enforce current law (run the country) and to propose/support law/policy changes that will improve it. Where Obama falls far short is in his tendency to ignore enforcement of any current laws that he dislikes. For example he dislikes current immigration law so he simply refuses to deport "dreamy" criminal (undocumented?) aliens. He likes allowing blue states to enact stricter gun control laws, relax or ignore drug/immigration laws yet will jump on red states that want to help enforce immigration law or enact voter ID laws.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is the President YOUR President?

    I occasionally hear people say, "President <insert name here> is not MY President!" Usually by people who intensely dislike the current President. To me, this places party loyalty, and to a lesser extent ideology, above country.

    Have you ever had such sentiments?
    President Obama is the President, He occupies the Office.
    I do not think he has demonstrated that he represents all Americans.
    I will not be sad to see him leave in 38 months (January 2017).

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    He is the President of my country, so yes, but the option says that "Yes, I always support" him, which I do not. If something is an internal political issue, the blanket statement is unacceptable.

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    President Obama will be the President of the USA until another Democrat takes his place.

    Anyone who's not happy in the USA will always find that the entrances to the exits are wide open.

    Deal with it.
    I don't think the exits are wide open, but clearly the entrances are a bit porous.

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