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    Presidential disrespect went around and now comes around

    Presidential disrespect went around and now comes around

    G.O.P. vs. Obama: Disrespect or Just Politics?

    That is the deeply probing question asked by The NY Times with regard to G.O.P. opposition to Obama.

    There was no such question when it came to Democratic treatment of George W. Bush, it was pure disrespect.

    Please dig deep into the history books and show me another President who was booed at his successor’s inauguration:

    And another President who had sit not only through the booing, but also listen to his successor lay into him during the inaugural speech.  As The Times itself noted, we have to go back 75 years for an inaugural speech as cutting as Obama’s:

    It was a delicate task, with Mr. Bush and Dick Cheney sitting feet from him as Mr. Obama, only minutes into his term as president, described the false turns and the roads not taken….

    Yet not since 1933, when Franklin D. Roosevelt called for a “restoration” of American ethics and “action, and action now” as Herbert Hoover sat and seethed, has a new president so publicly rejected the essence of his predecessor’s path.

    Obama is being treated no worse than he and his supporters treated Bush.  What goes around comes around.

    Update 9-2-2011 – Thanks to reader John for a link to A short walk down memory hole lane.


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    Tyrconnell | September 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    And then there was Kerry and the Truther, back in 2004, when said he’d look into the charge that 9/11 was an inside job. Ted Kennedy screaming in the Senate that the War on Terror was hatched down in texas for purely political reasons. I’ve lost count of the number of times that Pelosi and other Democrats said that Bush or his Administration had lied to them to start an “illegal” war.

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