The Pardu

The Pardu
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The ultimate disrespect!!!

As we move into the final year of President Obama's first term, signs of 3.3 years of utter disrespect, is culminating just as many predicted.

Here is the latest example of a (possibly) staged (camera ready) opportunity for the Governor of Arizona. Now, I am going to step out of character for a second.  The Governor of Arizona has proven over the past few years she is nothing more than a veritable "SKANK."  I am not one for such labels but after a few years of watching, reading and hearing form this Governor, I am hard pressed to find another noun which can also serve as an adjective.

If you are unfamiliar with the colloquialism, here is a visual image of a SKANK.

Please allow an opportunity to exhibit a SKANK, in its finest form.  The camera opportunity.

A quick Google search last evening yielded confirming evidence of Brewers getting a boost in her notoriety.  Clear Politics ran a radio segment of a radio host telling Brewer that the Right was up in "high-fives' for her actions.  If that is not enough of how child-like conservative America has become, read a few comments from my efforts to secure a YouTube vid of the interaction. Most YouTube vids of the interaction have been removed from the site.  wonder why?  One remains and is garnering responses posted below. 

  • (OMITTED) That is rubbish. Jan Brewer is asking the Federal Govt to do it's job according to the Constitution. Where is the racism you fucking idiot?
  • Great Job Gov Brewer!

I bet Michelle was like, "what that bitch say"?!!?

(OMITTED) 1 hour ago

  • Obama is the first black president, and probably the last.(OMITTED) 2 hours ago

The last remarks reminds of a few comments I read during the 2008 electoral campaign.  One writer wrote as follows.  "White people will never elect a black president".  How consumed with racism would one have to be to make such a comment because it is impossible that President Obama will be the last African-American US President?  I suppose if you live in a mental state that is both short-sighted and filled with hatred base in race, you can only think past the end of your nose or no further than your eyes can see.

Back to Brewer. Any elected official who has opportunity to greet and speak with the President of the United States of America should respect the Office of the Presidency. They should do so even if it is impossible for personal respect for the incumbent.  Brewer has proven time and again that she is as afflicted with deep rooted bigotry as any elected official in the nation.  But, as an elected official, how would she react if someone placed a finger in her face?  I think you and I both know the answer: unacceptable and never to be repeated.  President Obama has tolerated utter disrespect focused directly on him since January 20, 2009 (Inauguration Day). He recognizes he lives in the United States and he is the first African-American elected to the Office of the Presidency. And, he has done so with the utmost of class, patience, and all while remaining steadfast and taking the high-road.  How much class is being displayed in the picture just above?  There is nothing Brewer needed to say to the president she could not have done in complete private.  If the tables were turned and President Obama wanted to take Brewer to task, something tells me he would have done so both mentally and physically in private. But, I fail to adhere to my knowledge of people like Brewer.  It is sometimes good to garb a reminder of people like Brewer.  Here are but a few examples.

Before a few visual, let me recount a couple of telling scenarios.  As a very young man freshly out of the military (after four years of service to the nation); I had a few coworkers from my job by my home.  One of the fellows spent a few minutes reading titles of a few books (mostly novels) in a small bookshelf in my Living Room. The guy had the bigoted gall to come over to me and tell me he could not believe I had read some of the same books he read.  It was an example of deep-rooted parented bias I hope the fellow did not live with throughout his life. Yet, I know enough about such bias, bigotry and racism to know one thing for certain. At his age he would never shed the shackles of a shameful mental state passed on to him by his family and his experiences as he grew from birth to adulthood.  

Another case was the result of Newt Gingrich's well-planned and equally bigoted response to the poorly crafted questions from Juan Williams, Fox News conservative African -American journalist.  I will complete the Williams thoughts towards the end of this article.  

Let's take  a look at a few more examples of American exceptionalism and the nations African-American President.
“Why was he elected? Again, it comes back to who he was. He was black, he was historic. And there’s nothing racist about this. It is what it is. If he had been a dynamic, white, state senator elected to Congress he wouldn’t have gotten in the game this fast. This is what made him different. That, combined with the fact that your profession”—another friendly tap of the bumper sticker—”not you, but your profession, was just absolutely compliant. They made up their minds early that they were in love with him. They were in love with him because they thought he was a good liberal guy and they were in love with him because he pushed that magical button: a black man who was articulate, liberal, the whole white guilt, all of that.” -----Joe Walsh, U.S Congressman (R), Illinois

"They hate you, they hate you", Bill O'Reilly, directly to the President of the Untied States of America.  

He (O'reilly) did so while millions watched across the globe. 

I am reminded of the fund raising accomplished by Joe Wilson after his "You Lie' disrespect to the President and the House Chamber. How child-like was the act and how low-class is the effort to fund raise while patting oneself ...

Now, for a few reminders of American "Exceptioanlism" and perfect examples of why it is so easy for many on the Right to show utter disrespect for our Presidency and consequential disrepect for the Office of the Presidency.

The busted forwarder of the email!

Wonder if Donald Trump or Taitz created this document image.

And, the epitome of American Exceptionalism!

The recent interaction during a GOP Debate between Juan Williams and Newt Gingrich led to another 'clear' example of American exceptionalism. The person (just happen to have been a woman, but sex means nothing in this case) who told Gingrich thanks for "putting Juan Williams in his place", completely exemplifies a mindset that lingers among many Americans.   Whats is his place? If you are old enough to remember our Jim Crowe South, you know full-well what the comment meant. also, if you have ever been told to "stay in your place," you know the sting of such language.

There is no way that Brewer would have responded to any comment from George Bush or their EXALTED" Ronald Reagan with a  finger in his face. There is just no way.  As I stated above, there is no way Brewer would find such behavior acceptable if she was the recipient of the finger in face.  

If she approached the president with a comment, and he responded that he did not care for a comment she made in her book, is that not worthy of the respect of a request for an opportunity to talk about their differences. 

It might be worthy  if the President, in the minds of some, was other than a non-traditional President of the United States of America. 

UPDATE:  Brewer now indicates she wanted to express to the president the positives associated about the State of Arizona.  She further states she wanted to give President Obama a letter. The president, she said, ' stated to express his dissatisfaction with passages in her book".   I have read the passages and let me tell you, any person has a right to speak their concern and if the person is the president of the Untied States, better believe he (or she) has a right to speak-out.  Now, Brewer goes one.  "I felt threatened".  Now, I ask you, the reader, why would Brewer feel threatened by the President.  I can answer that one from my perceptions of Brewer, but I will hold-off.  She also said she was taken aback as he appeared thin-skinned.  "Thin-skinned"?  The governor slams the president in a friggin book, and she says he is thin-skinned. President Obama's days of tea-toddling and demurring to the Right appear to be long gone. Sorry, to say this but Axelrod and others are gone. 

Fox News in fact, reported Brewer's book sales jumped significantly within a 24 hour period.  Well, now do we have a strategy unfolding?  

She says that the president left her in mid sentence.  I would have left her in mid-finger pointing.

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