Monday, October 04, 2010

Not a reader?

My blog isn't meant to be political. Although I happen to like President Obama, I understand that many people don't. Fair enough. But today I walked past a shop that had its windows filled with anti-Obama t-shirts, bumper stickers, and gewgaws. All in all, its tenor was little different from what the left inflicted on President Bush. One slogan said, One Big Ass Mistake America. Okay, that's cool. The freedom to disrespect our political leaders is essential to what makes our country great.

What annoyed me was the bumper sticker with a cartoon of Obama pointing at Bush and saying "It's his fault!" and the slogan, "WE NEED A LEADER NOT A READER." Wait a minute. Are the two mutually exclusive? Doesn't a leader need to be informed, to actually know something? Or does he just need to really, really believe?

5 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Over here, I wonder if leaders know anything at all; a good education and a mouth full of plums seem to be all one needs these day. Common sense is obviously obsolete!

CJ xx

Christina Rodriguez said...

Maybe I'm stretching here but I assumed they were referring to his teleprompter when calling him a "reader." I agree they need to clarify themselves a bit more.

Bob Sanchez said...

Oh, Christina. Tsk.

KK Brees said...

Disrespect is a virus. It spreads hate and distrust and ignorance. It's on both sides of the political spectrum and until we address this major national character flaw, we won't be able to move forward.

sean metcalf said...

@kk Brees

we can't let a blanket term such as 'disrespect' muffle criticism though. its important to voice an outrage if bad decisions are being made. until we can separate useless disrespect from useful criticism, we won't be able to move forward, no?