Originally Posted by CC12
That is funny. My ex used to call him Bushy.
I actually left another forum (not cat-related) because the puerile habits of the owner of the forum and the way he would use derogatory names for anyone he didn't agree with. That applied to both left and right, by the way. Bush was always "the smirking chimp," Hillary was "the Hildebeast," McCain was "McSame," and Obama was "Odumbo." And those are the tamest.
My mother taught me that you don't call someone else a name, no matter how much you might disagree with them. It's juvenile, and it's pointless, since it doesn't accomplish anything except to make people angry.
I've never met a politician I haven't disagreed with AND agreed with. Being on one side or another does not make you evil, stupid, or a conspirator in the downfall of the country. Most politicians are smart enough to realize that anything that's too far out of the mainstream will make enough people angry to ensure their defeat in the next election.
I'm disappointed that some haven't learned that lesson, at least not yet. It would be refreshing if our whole populace could just learn about getting along even if you don't want to go along.
I will feel free to criticize Obama, just as I criticized Bush, and Clinton, and Bush, and Reagan, and Carter, and Ford, and Nixon, and LBJ. If I think he's doing something wrong or stupid for the country (like restricting oil drilling, or taking away the rights of workers to a secret union ballot, or not owning a pet), I'll speak up. And I'm not afraid to say when I think he's doing something good, like getting his staff up to speed quickly (unlike Clinton, who was still trying to staff on Inauguration Day).