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    Is the President YOUR President?

    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?
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Oh, oh.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Yup. I don't like what he does and frankly most of the time listening to him drives up my blood pressure, but he is my President. He's the leader of the country. You are absolutely correct - to say that someone from the other party is "not your President" is to elevate your partisan affiliation over your national affiliation. If that is your order of precedence, then that means you would be willing to harm the country in order to help your party, and I cordially invite you to take a swim to some other nation (Cuba, comes to mind) where Party is held in esteem more in line with your value system.


    BUU-uuut, that doesn't mean I will "always support him", so I can't vote that in the poll .

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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?
    Right or wrong, my President. But that doesn't mean I have to support everything (s)he*) does.

    *)just in case.
    Last edited by joG; 11-12-13 at 05:45 AM.

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    to say that someone from the other party is "not your President" is to elevate your partisan affiliation over your national affiliation. If that is your order of precedence, then that means you would be willing to harm the country in order to help your party
    VERY key phrase here. Something I have said many times at DP. Let's see how many people demonstrate that they prefer party over country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    VERY key phrase here. Something I have said many times at DP. Let's see how many people demonstrate that they prefer party over country.
    Maybe I should have waited until later? :p

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Maybe I should have waited until later? :p
    Nah. People will still show up and make silly excuses over why supporting one's party over one's country really isn't supporting one's party over country. Wouldn't matter when you posted what you did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Nah. People will still show up and make silly excuses over why supporting one's party over one's country really isn't supporting one's party over country. Wouldn't matter when you posted what you did.
    Then the power of shame really is dead.



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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Then the power of shame really is dead.


    Hyperpartianship to the point of obliviousness will do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Is the President YOUR President?

    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.
    Last edited by WCH; 11-12-13 at 07:43 AM.

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