How Did This Not End Up In The Forum?
Original post made by Surprised...But Not Really on Sep 15, 2009
I was surprised at first, that with all the topics started about Obama, somehow this major news bite was ignored here at PW. Then I thought more about it and realized that the majority of the topics started about Obama are negative ones. Had Obama been the one to shout, "You lie", at a Republican this site would have gone down with everyone rushing to post it.
I think it's disgraceful that a "representative of the people" would demonstrate such a lack of control and respect. I expect better behavior from my teenagers. Sadly, this outburst is indicative of the mood of many conservative groups. And yes, I would have felt equally incensed had someone yelled, "You lie" at our previous president. I don't always like the president, but I respect the office. Senators, and other politicians need to serve as role models. If it's okay for a CONGRESSMAN to yell out at the president, how low does the bar go? Is it okay for regular citizens to spit, throw stuff, etc.? Where will it end?