Schumer is one classless act.
Always remember – RESPECT IS EARNED – NOT GIVEN!
Did the Dem’s/Biden steal the election – if the people elected Biden then they have to put up with who they elected until it is time to have another election – or impeach this one or “throw the bum out.”
How can you “respect” this President – RESPECT IS EARNED – NOT GIVEN.
The buck stops here:
The cultural degradation in the U.S. started with the Clinton’s/Obama.
Biden is awful, but still cut it out with the public F-bombs and respect the presidency
It may be futile to stand athwart cultural degradation yelling “Stop,” but civilization is worth some apparently quixotic endeavors.
Such is the nature of my strong objections to people at public events across the country chanting or holding up signs saying “F*** Joe Biden.” The trend is horrible.
The assessment has nothing to do with support for Biden or how he is performing as president. Biden already is well on his way to being the worst president in a lifetime. There’s nothing wrong in general with voicing public displeasure about any president’s performance, and certainly nothing wrong with doing so against this particular president.
The problem is two-fold. First, public vulgarity itself should be seen as unacceptable. Second, the vulgarity particularly directed at the president is a sledgehammer blow to a worthwhile tradition of respect for the constitutional office of the presidency.
The first point is, of course, a continuation of the lament by former U.S. senator and scholar Daniel Patrick Moynihan in a famous 1993 essay that “we have been re-defining deviancy so as to exempt much conduct previously stigmatized.” The result, Moynihan observed, is that “we are getting used to a lot of behavior that is not good for us.” Each step of once-forbidden public behavior that becomes “normalized” brings another, worse deviancy into more widespread reach.
Free-flowing discourse in the public square is a good thing, of course. But to keep from devolving into dangerous levels of contempt or even violence, self-policed norms of conduct are essential. The “seven words you can never say on television” were once verboten for good reason: when even bare-minimum standards are abandoned, chaos ensues.
The common culture once understood that “the F-word” could be all the more useful in select private exclamations specifically because it was so off-limits in the public square. The culture now has trampled traditionalists on that front, as evinced this week when the smart, mainstream-conservative TV host Megyn Kelly on her streaming broadcast referred to Chinese officials as “these f***ers.” She then defended herself (from my gentle complaint) on Twitter by saying, “Every once in a while one needs to drop an F-bomb, Quin. It’s quite cathartic.”
The error is in erupting in such catharsis on public airwaves rather than just in private, among friends.
Even if traditionalists have lost that battle, though, surely we should draw the line at the presidency. Even those of us who prefer a less powerful executive branch (and a comparatively more powerful Congress) should recognize that by virtue of the office itself, the president in a ceremonial sense helps symbolize the American nation. When I worked on Capitol Hill, as much as our conservative office staff detested then-President Clinton for his lies and corruption, our boss insisted that respect be shown toward the office. Further, his said, sometimes calumny hurled at the current officeholder, even though intended to be aimed only at the person rather than the office, would necessarily be heard in ways in which that important distinction would be lost.
Decency and patriotism, then, both demanded that the calumny be reined in.
In a better world, no public crowd would ever chant the F-word at anybody. To do so toward the president of the United States, though, is a deviancy too far — one athwart which we should stand. Just stop it, please, and stop it now.
The stopping starts when the top starts respecting the taxpayers.
There are two highways in life – the talkin’ and the doin’. Right now we are still talkin’ which is good. When the talkin’ stops is when the worryin’ begins.
If You Can Keep Your Head When Everybody Round You Is Losing His, Then It Is Very Probable That You Don’t Understand the Situation?
Loving each other is better than hating others. Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear – so don’t try. Patience is a gift – try it on and find your size.