Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, October 09, 2017

Republicans used to care a whole lot about how a president comported himself, and whether he acted at all times with the dignity his station demands. "Is President Obama Disrespecting the Oval Office?" Fox News asked in 2010, with a link to images of [President] Obama and his aides tossing a football, or eating apples just inches from the Resolute desk. "Wear a suit coat and tie," said Andrew Card Jr., President George W. Bush's former chief of staff, in reaction to pictures of Obama in shirtsleeves in 2009. "I do expect him to send the message that people who are going to be in the Oval Office should treat the office with the respect that it has earned over history," Card said. But hey, that was then! In 2017, there's a whole new bar for tolerable conduct by the commander in chief.

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So, if you are the president, you may:

* Mock a foreign leader with a demeaning nickname and threaten his country with nuclear annihilation over Twitter

* Call for the firing of "son of a ---" athletes who choose to exercise their right to free speech

* Refer to the White House as "a real dump"

* Spend the weekend golfing at your private club while the mayor of an American city wades through sewage-filled water to help citizens after a catastrophic hurricane, then accuse that mayor of "poor leadership" when she criticizes your administration's slow response to the storm

* Criticize victims of that hurricane still living without drinking water or electricity by saying they "want everything to be done for them"

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This is excellent. I apologize for the mistake in posting! I blame a slip of the thumb on my phone.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 10:23 AM | Reply

Remember that time Repubs criticized Pres. Obama for wearing a tan suit? The nerve of him. Disrespectful they said.

Ah, good times. Back when Republicans pretended to care about decorum. Seems so long ago, doesnt it.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-09 10:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Republicans don't care as long as you don't President while Black.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-09 04:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not every Republican is racist. That kind of blanket statement is ignorant.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 04:49 PM | Reply

Lee Atwater approves of your more subtle messaging.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-09 04:55 PM | Reply

Not every Republican is racist. That kind of blanket statement is ignorant.

#4 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

The Republican Party, not racist, but #1 with racists. Also, they are fine with racist behavior within their party.

Pretty sure that is what you meant, Bruce.

#6 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-09 05:00 PM | Reply

"Also, they are fine with racist behavior within their party."

And ----- grabbing.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-09 05:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 There is certainly a racist element in the Republican Party. There are also good people. Some of them voted for Barack last time. It would be nice to win them back some time in the next 50 years. Spitting in their faces isn't the way to go.

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 05:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Spitting in their faces isn't the way to go."

Not if you want their racist votes, which you clearly do.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-09 05:06 PM | Reply

"they are fine with racist behavior within their party."

I truly think some people are not racist but inadvertently do racist things. When they realize how it can hurt others, they change. That is also fine.

Again, going around dismissing half the country isn't something I like to do.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 05:07 PM | Reply

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I believe people are inherently good and America will do the right thing. Escaping racist thought processes takes time.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 05:09 PM | Reply

"Again, going around dismissing half the country isn't something I like to do."

I'd just like to point out that half the eligible voting age population dismisses voting.

A good way to get them to not ignore it is get them worked up about something, like letting gays marry.

Before Reagan, most of the extreme anti-gay Christians didn't vote, because no party supported their agenda.

That changed with Reagan and the Moral Majority and now the persecuted Christian narrative is widely adopted by Republicans.

The half that doesn't vote, if you get three percent to come out for you, you win.

That's why Trump is successful. It's called populism. It's also the same reason Obama was successful. A few who are truly not into the issues whatsoever voted for both.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-09 05:11 PM | Reply

"Escaping racist thought processes takes time."

Longer, when you live in a nation that calcifies racism by erecting statues to the leaders of the Confederacy.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-09 05:13 PM | Reply

#12 That's an interesting post on it's own, but I am curious - Do you see the anti-bigotry struggles as a get-out-the-vote strategy too?

#14 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 05:25 PM | Reply

Akin to the ones described in #12

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 05:26 PM | Reply

There is certainly a racist element in the Republican Party. There are also good people.
#8 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

You sound like Trump defending Nazis.
If someone voted for Trump, then they are not a good person.

#16 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2017-10-09 05:30 PM | Reply

"If someone voted for Trump, then they are not a good person."

My statement covers that.

#17 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 05:34 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

They are at best racist sympathizers. That's still a deplorable state of being.

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-09 05:39 PM | Reply

"According to the exit polls, Republicans stayed loyal to their presidential candidate. Some 89 percent of self-described Republicans voted for Trump; 91 percent of white Republicans did."
- the internet

Let's try to get that 10% to vote Democrat. Let's try to get the Dems to actually vote Dem too.

#19 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 05:41 PM | Reply

www.google.com

Organizers behind armed white supremacist protest in Houston revealed as Russian

Don't be so hard on Americans. We are good people who make mistakes but try to correct them.

#20 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 06:17 PM | Reply

We're the scum of the earth and the whole'americans that make mistakes but try to correct them' is a cowardly attempt to mask what 'we' are: the people that let the biggest scumbag ever become president.

If more Americans thought and acted more like ME, we would live in utopia. Unfortunately conservatives exist.

#21 | Posted by Kreator at 2017-10-09 07:00 PM | Reply

#21 - ie "4 more years!"

#22 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 09:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#20 My god.

#23 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-10-09 09:47 PM | Reply

Right? They're tearing us apart.

#24 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 10:28 PM | Reply

" Do you see the anti-bigotry struggles as a get-out-the-vote strategy too?"

I can't say, but I'd guess "no," because my perception is anti-bigotry people already vote.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-10 02:56 AM | Reply

Not every Republican is racist. That kind of blanket statement is ignorant.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner

You're right. The rest of them are simply willing to overlook racism in exchange for possible tax cuts.

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-10 11:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Few of their observations are flawed.

Doesn't matter though the rest is apt.

#27 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-10 12:11 PM | Reply

#21 - ie "4 more years!"
#22 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

If winning elections means acting like Trump or his supporters, or accepting their actions as reasonable, then I'll proudly be on the losing side.

#28 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2017-10-10 12:34 PM | Reply

"If winning elections means acting like Trump or his supporters"

Well that's what I'm warning the Liberals on this site against.

#29 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-10 01:31 PM | Reply

Are people seriously commenting about another article that just comes down to one party saying how the other party is full of hypocrites? Seriously? I like watching Groundhog's Day as much as everyone else but why force yourself to relive it every time a new POTUS is in office?

#30 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-11 11:46 AM | Reply

a new POTUS is in office?

#30 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-11 11:46 AMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

There is no one new. We haven't had a president since Obama left.

#31 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-11 11:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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