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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:14 PM

Sorry, but only a fool or a tool would respect the office of President at this point

Between Trump's tepid and meaningless non-statements after what happened in Christchurch following his threat of roving biker gangs and Kellyanne Conway pretty much saying "NO U" to the media, I'm sorry but the last credibility of the executive branch has flickered out... Everything from George Washington, to FDR, and Barack Obama has done to set the Oval Office up as some sort of symbol ALL Americans can get behind and people around the world can see as a beacon is in irreparable tatters because of this one man-child.

It's time for us to start publicly saying the President is just someone who signs legislation and someone to blame when the economy goes south, that he doesn't speak for us or for our country, and let's find some other symbol to get behind, some other 'face' for our country. Someone else in another branch of the government, a scientist, an ideal, a religious leader, a group, a celebrity... anyone or anything would be better now.

I'm sorry, but this White House is tainted and no amount of reform will make it better. So I'm done with it.

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Reply Sorry, but only a fool or a tool would respect the office of President at this point (Original post)
ck4829 Mar 2019 OP
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2019 #1
ck4829 Mar 2019 #3
Brawndo Mar 2019 #2
Golden Raisin Mar 2019 #4
ck4829 Mar 2019 #5
The Blue Flower Mar 2019 #6

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:16 PM

1. Still respecting the office of President, ...

... and hoping for someone respectable to occupy it in 2021.

Currently, it's just a highly decorated monkey cage, with the occupants throwing shit at the people.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:31 PM

3. And I'll ultimately have to respect that view, but I know I'm not alone here either

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:17 PM

2. I'll respect the office of the President, once there's an occupant that does too

Not holding my breath.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:43 PM

4. Putin smirking and laughing his ass off.

Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev too. Didn't even have to fire a shot or drop an actual bomb.

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Response to Golden Raisin (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:12 PM

5. And all Putin had to do was install this joke of a President

One door closes, maybe another opens. Let's use this to find another symbol for all Americans.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:52 PM

6. The whole concept of "honoring the office" is a huge part of the problem

I cringe when I see uniformed troops salute this piece of garbage, when I hear the media report on him as though he was a real president, and especially when I hear him addressed as Mr. President. After giving away secrets to Russian officials while laughing it up in the oval office, how can anyone call him the American president? It makes me ill that he has all the trappings at his disposal.

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