Saturday, July 19, 2014
That is Mr. President to You!
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with little knowledge on the subject opined. Opposing opinions are welcome. They are welcome but they will be ignored, and please, no name calling and that means you, you big stupid head!
It is Cranky Opinion Saturday, and I've got nothing. We just got home from the Jersey Shore, my 16 year old has been on a rare visit from the land where they communicate without the letter “R” and we also threw in a trip to Fredrick Maryland to visit with Frog.
I feel I must post something, it is my addiction.
Last week I was taken to task by a commenter because I referred to our President as Mr. Obama. The commenter was correct, the title is President Obama and if you like him or do not like him using the correct title is a matter of respect for the office and the man and it is a title which should always follow the man. I think I have been pretty good with following this rule, but I slipped up and I was wrong.
By the use of Mr. not President, one should not infer that I do not like our President, though in truth I did not vote for him and I do not think he will go down in history as a great President. The use of “Mr.” was probably a subconscious slip and a result of my general disapproval of his Presidency. Still it was wrong and I do apologize. I respect the office, I respect the man, I do not agree with all of his policies or his leadership.
Having said that, and I hate the introducing “Having said that” I only wish others would agree to same courtesy. I constantly read comments on other posts that refer to “Bush this” and “Bush that,” and “Bush was this” and “Bush was that.” Let us all agree to use the correct title to all our Presidents past and present whether you agreed with their policies or not. It is President Obama; it should also be President Bush, President Clinton, and so on.
Disagree with the policies, and dislike the agenda, but respect the man and respect the office. I intend to do so and if I fail, call me out again. I suspect those of different political bents may not follow suit. This is part of what is wrong with politics today.
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.