Wednesday, April 21, 2010
UPDATED POST: Obama's AND Reagan's Reactions to Hecklers.......
Forget the words...........watch his disgust and impatience. Tell me, have you ever seen a president who spoke like he does to a crowd? To put this post in articulate, journalistic language: IT GIVES ME THE CREEPS. One respects the OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY no matter who is president, as long as that president shows respect and dignity, don't you think? This reaction of his, the underlying feelings he must have behind his words and posturing here, really bugs me. BUT, then there is THIS:
Yes, Reagan also once told a heckler to "SHUT UP!" so he could finish what he was trying to say because the guy wouldn't, well...shut up. Not the most presidential thing to say, is it. But, you know, there's a difference in the delivery than Obama's, even though Reagan looks frustrated, too. And, of course, much of what Obama's doing these days, the ways he's spoken to people, called bankers "Fat Cats', etc etc, all makes for a pile so high that ANY more nastiness is almost just too much to take. Reagan was normally pleasant, NEVER bit the bait and insulted back like Obama does so often. To me, there's a difference; maybe it's bias, I'll admit it. What do you think?