The Treatment of Bush Has Been a Disgrace

Quoting Jeffrey Scott Shapiro:

Earlier this year, 12,000 people in San Francisco signed a petition in support of a proposition on a local ballot to rename an Oceanside sewage plant after George W. Bush. The proposition is only one example of the classless disrespect many Americans have shown the president. [...]

Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty -- a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House.

I’ve read a lot of conservative commentary during the past 24 hours, most of it respectful of Obama despite being unhappy with the outcome of the election.  Nonetheless there are some conservatives who are saying some pretty ridiculous things right now.

So to my conservative friends: let us not act with bitterness and immaturity towards Obama, as so many on the left have done towards Bush over the past 8 years.  Those people were wrong in their "not my president" sentiment, and we would be no better than them if we failed to give Obama -- and the office of the president -- the respect that they deserve.

We will disagree with Obama, and we will fight against those policies with which we disagree.  But he will still be our president, and this will still be our country.  The republic will survive.

Posted by Anthony on 2 replies


01. Nov 6, 2008 at 03:03am by Rod:

I feel as if we were betrayed by the President when we needed him most. Many of the decisions he made were very poor. Yes, hindsight is 20-20. But many of us feel used, betrayed and disrespected by his actions.

02. Nov 6, 2008 at 08:30pm by Mike:

Agreed 110%.  I remember back in 2002 I was at Warped Tour and I saw some punk wearing a "Not My President" t-shirt and I made a mental note that whenever the Democrats took back the White House I was not going to be that guy.  We should be Americans before we’re Republicans so let’s hope Obama will be a great president.  If that turns out to be the case I’ll be utterly shocked, but I’ll be the first to say I misjudged him.  We could use a great president about now.

Also, if I never hear the phrase "my friends" again I’d be a happy man.  :)

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