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  •  This is the difference between being POTUS (5+ / 0-)

    And President Of A Particular Demographic.

    •  What is that? (0+ / 0-)

      The demographic of people that want the country to be run by non-war criminals and those that don't?

      And this is an issue?

      Sadly, it seems so. Congress, who can't get together on anything but enriching themselves (Gutting the stock act).

      Making sure the people that voted them into office have jobs, health care, and a reliable retirement....not so much. That takes work. Hard work. And it can't be done. And look Syria! No Iran!  

      Don't forget North Korea!

      Your main street shop has been gutted not because of Walmart, but immigrants!

      Freedom!

      •  Since you asked (3+ / 0-)

        The particular demographic in tis case would be those people who want to hear bad things said about GW Bush in every and all circumstances.

        Americans outside that description tend to look at that sort of display in this specific circumstance to be rather a cheap shot, one that diminishes the cheap shooter more than the target. Among RWers such a speech would be a red meat bonanza.

        One does not show up as an invited guest and then take a dump in the punchbowl. This is a basic etiquette recognized by most people.

        And that's how the demographic comparison plays out. For every American who wants to hear 'Bush sucks' in any circumstance, there are probably six or seven who would view such behavior poorly.

        That's politics.  Welcome to the Mandelbrot Zone.

        •  I'm quite aware of it (0+ / 0-)

          And I'm quite aware of how it should be handled.

          I'm not saying Obama should have used this event as 'in your face' moment. That would be bad on Obama.

          I would just like to make two points.

          Yes, it is difficult to confront wrong doing in one's own government. But Obama hasn't even tried. Pelosi, the same. Hillary supported the damn war.

          So point one is these people tried to get our votes telling us they weren't like Bush...but they were. And are.

          Second. Have we ever given this kind of consideration to a foreign leaders?

          •  Well, this diary is (0+ / 0-)
            I'm not saying Obama should have used this event as 'in your face' moment. That would be bad on Obama.
            And since that is this diary's topic, that is what I address.

            Sounds like you want to write diaries about other topics. Have at them.

    •  Bloggers like what bloggers do. (1+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund

      They see the highest function of the president as being like that.

      That's not even "gun control". It's more like "massacre control".

      by Inland on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 07:22:36 AM PDT

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