View single post by dogfacedgremlin34
 Posted: Fri Jan 27th, 2012 03:27 pm
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srossi wrote: BayouBoogie wrote: sek69 wrote: So the takeaway here is that apparently everyone in the US now is incapable of separating the office from the person who holds it.

How can you come to that conclusion? I see it the opposite way. If you DO respect the office, then you SHOULD take a stand if you think the people IN the office are desecrating it.  I think it's your stance that can't seperate the two. You see a guy in "the office", so he must be respected along with the office he's in, and I do not agree with that at all.  I think you are FAILING to seperate the two by taking that stance. You are letting the office itself protect the crooks in the office, when we should be keenly aware that they are two different things.

My takeaway from some people's comments here is that they obviously respect the office of the President a lot more than all of the recent Presidents respect the office of the President.  And that attitude won't change that.

Your takeaway should also be that by and large, US citizens, following their own leaders examples, are turning into uncivilized louts who seem to take great pleasure in finding ways to politicize everything and anything even when no politics should be involved.

Look, I'm all for free speech.  I love it to pieces.  But not every occasion falls under the wide swath of free speech.  Sometimes, in certain instances, after having put things in perspective, it's evident that one might--just might--be better off shutting the fuck up and moving on with one's life.  What's the old saying?  "Pick your battles"?

The Thomas situation is great example of this.  What did Thomas gain from this?  Absolutely nothing.  His brand has taken a tremendous hit, and all so he could boo hoo based on his political beliefs.  Something that was meant to be a positive had suddenly turned negative and ugly.  Well, maybe he's okay with that, and I hope he is.  But we'll see if he's still as thrilled with his decision after his jersey sales decrease by a huge percentage.

Last edited on Fri Jan 27th, 2012 03:32 pm by dogfacedgremlin34

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