Do you want the President to Fail?

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    "So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation?” Rush Limbaugh

    After a recent posting by someone that assumed that because I was calling for the resignation of the Homeland Security Director I somehow wanted the President to fail, it made me think about the issue itself. First because I do not listen to Rush Limbaugh I had to see exactly what the original statement was and as I suspected it was very different from what has been tossed around. Of course someone would wish failure upon someone if their aims were to take away their liberties, in fact I doubt you would find many on the left who would disagree that if the statement was making reference to President Bush and is was talking about healhcare and domestic wiretaps that that same wish can be applied. The deeper question though, is to take from that policy wish an overall wish of failure upon the President himself, Speaking only for myself, a President ANY President that leads the nation into peace and provides for a strong economy regardless of who that is including our current President would have my full support, because when that President is successful then we all are. While many of us may disagree on policy issues and the Presidents intentions as to those policy issues, those are disagreements on policy and NOT a wish of overall failure. Frankly, I find it sad when people who in their political blindness would even consider such a notion as to wish a President ill and not be able to distunguish between disagreements on policy and a wish for failure. It's my hope that President Obama does change Washington like he said he would, and change it so that it is fiscally responsbile, and looks out after the safety of all Americans as well as get the economy back in order, and when this Preisdent does not then I will disagree with him as I tend to do more often than not. However, I have great respect for the President because he is my President even though I did not vote for him much like the last President like it or not was everyones President. If we as a nation hope to accomplish anything , then we must at least take into consideration that there will be those that do not agree on issues but that disagreement does not have to equal disrespect it only does when we let it.
     
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    IF his mission.....
     
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    Only a treasonous piece of garbage or an al quaeda member would hope that the American president fails.
     
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    I don't want 'him' to fail, just the policies that I don't agree with, including the kowtowing to terrorists and their sponsors.

    As much as one hears about 'hoping the president fails', I'd like to see some concern about the country failing, cause it is.
     
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    I guess killing terrorists is kowtowing these days!

    And now I don't want him to fail and I didn't want Bush to either.
     
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    No. But some of his policies NEED to fail.
     
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    he needs no help. looks like to me he's failing on his own. :razz:
     
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    Does anyone other than Limbaugh actually believe that Obama want to remove capitalism as the foundation of our economy? Do you know how ridiculous that is? Does anyone have any idea of the scope of our economy and what it would take to remove capitalism from it? The rightwing fear mongering that any program that helps working Americans constitutes the US becoming a Socialist economy does not justify this wild assertion

    Secondly, Does anyone other than Limbaugh believe that President Obama is looking to remove individual liberty as a foundation of this country? More fear mongering from the right wing.
     
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    Here is a story about respecting a President, near the end of Naval career during the Clinton Administration a very close friend lost his grandfather to old age. He knew very little of his grandfather other than he served in WW2 and little else. Prior to the funeral I made a few calls and discovered that my friends grandfather had had a remarkable career during the war and was decorated many many times. After learning this, I called the commanding general of the 82nd Airborne and had a conversation with him about the man requesting a flag be sent to his relatives. A few months went bye and my friend went to the mail box one day and there was a letter from the White House in it, when he opened it, he found one of the most heartfelt hand written thank you's from Commander in Chief it has ever been my high privledge to read. Now as many of you know I'm a long time Republican, however this little story enforced to me that the President is mine regardless of what party they belong too and deserves respect for that. Many of us are capable of seeing the difference between policies and hoping they doi not pass "fail" if you will and making the leap of faith that the same applies to the President himself, which speaking for myself here when my President is successful so is my nation.
     
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    Yep I want this leftist empty suit to fail.
     

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