Is it disrespectful to say ‘Obama’ without saying ‘President?’

Ever since I can remember, we’ve referred to our presidents by their last name — Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and so on. Whether we liked the guy or not, there was never any disrespect intended in doing so, and everyone knew who we were talking about.

The only time this became a problem was in 2000 when George W. Bush was elected into office. Then we had to make a distinction. It was “Bush-41” vs. “Bush-43,” “Bush the Elder” vs. “Bush the Younger” or just plain “H.W.” vs. “W.:”

But with the elevation of Barack Obama into the White House, it’s not simply a matter of identity — according to the Left, it’s now become a matter of respect.

A panel on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” discusses whether it’s disrespectful to identify the president as just “Obama.”

My personal opinion? Don’t we have bigger problems?

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29 thoughts on “Is it disrespectful to say ‘Obama’ without saying ‘President?’

  1. Debbie D says:

    I am looking forward to going to the Inauguration this weekend. Better there than with all you losers!

    1. Fran Gyomory says:

      When you voted for Ovomit, the entire country lost.

  2. Fran Gyomory says:

    Respect is earned and not an entitlement. Ovomit deserves NO respect for the way he treats the Constitution and the American people who did not vote for him. Much was said about the 47% that Romney talked about, but the election proved that to be true. 47% if not more, voted for Ovomit to continue the welfare programs; free phones, and anything else they can get without working. I am sick of all of them.

  3. Alice says:

    We stopped watching MSNBC for good when Scarborough performed his epiphany on gun control. Actually we were only watching his show in the morning because the rest of the line up is worthless. I thought he had some shred of redeeming conservative values but the dark side swallowed him up. I am so sickened by the media assault on gun owners that I can hardly listen to the radio or watch any news show, other than FOX and our local Wilmington NC station both of which present the side we support. The POTUS is Obama to me. I can’t repeat what my husband calls him!

  4. Mark Russell says:

    In my humble opinion there is more "disrespect" in using the word "President" with the name "Obama" in the same sentence, much less together.

  5. jim says:

    I don't say OBAMA…. I say 'Obozo'.

    By the way, where is the lame stream media outrage when the leftists were calling President Bush, 'BUSH' (and much worse).

  6. Until Oba-Mao can PROVE BEYOND A SHADE OF A DOUBT that he is a "NATURAL BORN CITIZEN" he is NOT CONSTITUTIONALLY ELIGIBLE to be POTUS. Who gives a "F" what he's called, until then , HE'S CALLED A FRAUD, HOAX, PHONEY…whatever. The KENYAN, MARXIST, MUSLIM, HOMOSEXUAL NARCISSIST has NOT EARNED ANYONE'S RESPECT.

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