Thursday

10 September 2009

Like millions of other Americans, I watched the President speak last night. And I wondered while watching how many other people are fed up with the way politicians turn every freaking Presidential speech into a damned three ringed circus. It's all posturing and pouting; they're either standing and cheering inappropriately or sitting there frowning with their arms crossed. Or yelling.

Cripes. Whatever happened to respect? It was wrong when Bush was President and the Democrats sat there pouting while Republicans cheered, and it's wrong now when everything is flipped around. It's disrespectful to make a spectacle of any sort when the President is speaking. Keep your ass in your seat, applaud quietly when appropriate and don't if you disagree, but learn a modicum of decorum, people. Watching last night, I was embarrassed all the way around.

And Congressman Wilson...you're a moron.

8 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

WE agree! They are just putting on a show of disrespect!

kenju said...

I agree. My mom always taught me to have respect for the office of president - even if you don't like the one who is in it. I couldn't stand Bush, but I would never have treated him like that in public.

Dawn said...

Several years ago, the reporters told about the leadership in congress instructing their people on proper behavior when the President was giving the state of the union address. All I could think was that these were adults, who should know how to act in public. Obviously, I was wrong, they don't.

kmilyun said...

I do not get it either. I guess I am old school, I stand proud with hand over heart for the National Anthem, I respect the office of the President, and even when I have not respected the holder's policies I have lined up on the roadway and waved as they passed.

I would behave so good if only I was allowed to witness a Presidential speech in person!

Sad how common courtesy has gone out the window.

Jan

Michelle C said...

I completely agree. We need to respect the office of the President. All Congressman Wilson did was make the Republicans look worse than we already do.

las794 said...

Amen to that. I share your embarrassment, Thumper.

Sleepypete said...

They've probably been taking lessons from the UK Houses of Parliament ...

Although some of the Bipeds (not sure if some of them are human) in there deserve it.

Tara said...

Actions can speak louder than words, and there is something to said about unity.