During President George W. Bush’s term, Democrats undermined and delegitimized him by referring to him as the “Thief in Chief”. This made the Democrats appear like childish, disrespectful losers.
During President Barack Obama’s term, Republicans undermined and delegitimized him by referring to him as the “Current Occupant of the White House”. This makes the Republicans appear like childish, disrespectful losers.
Just because a political opponent disrespected you “first” gives you no right nor privilege to exercise the very same action you previously denounced when it becomes politically beneficial for you to do so. That does not elevate the conversation to a higher level and perpetuates the pettiness and posturing that is poisonous in politics.
Like them or not, George Bush and Barack Obama deserve a measure of our respect not merely because they hold the Office of the President of the United States of America, but more so because they are human beings with inherent dignity and worth.
Editor’s Note: This series entitled “Political Peeves or Righteous Rants” is a continuous, stream-of-consciousness series of articles concisely commenting on the gross hypocrisy and double standards exercised by Democrats and Republicans alike in the name of political expediency.