CLEMSON, S.C. — The president of Clemson University is chastising those who booed President Barack Obama during the college’s Military Appreciation Day at last weekend's game. During the university’s annual event that was held this year during the Clemson vs. Virginia Tech game on Saturday, a ceremony was held to induct ROTC cadets into the military. The ceremony was disrupted by booing from some fans in the stands. In an email with the subject line, “Dear Clemson Family: Focus on Positive Dialogue and a Civil Discourse,” Clemson University president James Barker addressed the behavior at the football game.
Comments: Military families know that 0bama is not on America's side.
Things are finally looking up. He didn't accuse the boo birds of being racist. And the office of the Presidency, as is true of all federally elected and appointed positions, doesn't deserve our respect. Our goobernment exist for one goal and one goal only, to make our lives worse. The only thing we have to fear is our goobernment itself.
a number of fans booed during the section of the oath they take to obey the President of the United States.
The oath should never be stated that way. They should pledge their allegiance to the country and the constitution, not to the temporary resident of the White House, and Abu bin Bama is a really good example of why.
Maybe ØDumbø should change his name to ØBøø then he could claim they are cheers. If the president of Clem hadn't written this letter only the people at the game would have know about it. He just want to generate some sympathy for Zippy.
If Obama were a man of good will and sincerity with just some real bad ideas and some competence issues, like Jimmie Carter was, then I would not boo him. Obama is a different kettle of fish entirely. He misrepresented himself to the voters in 2008. We in this forum knew better, but he put one over on this country. Unlike FDR with SS and LBJ with Medicare, Obama shoved comparably major historic legislation down our throats. He puts his own political concerns above the good of the country. He ignores the Constitution. He lies with impunity, even on the debate stage to the entire country. He does not deserve our respect and he will certainly not get mine, even if you cloak him in the office he holds. And oh yea, he is not a nice man at all, so let's get over that one as well.
Therefore, if the opportunity presents itself, like with these football fans, I will certainly boo this character and do so without hesitation.
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The Architect, 10/24/2012 11:52:31 AM (No. 8958030)
In light of Zippy's complete disdain and lack of respect for our Military, or as her refers to them "Photo Ops", its understandable why the tendency to boo him. Especially in light of his deep cuts in the Defense budget so the money can be wasted on more undeserved entitlement programs just when these parents are sending their newly minted second lieutenants into harms way.
I agree that people have the right to boo POTUS, but I also think it's not appropriate. I detest the man's policies, but if he were in my presence, I would be civil to him. It's not the man, it's the office.
I have no problem with people boo'ing the president or any political leader. I cannot repsect the office if if can be occupied by someone like him. Don't you think the people of North Korea would like to boo Kim Jung Un, or the people of Cuba would like to boo Castro? They can't and that's how those dictators want it.
I went to the All Star game in San Diego in 1992 and George Bush 41 went out with Ted Williams to throw out the first pitch. He was booed! Even in Williams in San Diego. There were cheers also, but about the same as boos.
for all of you who think it is disrespectful to boo the president, how about eh lack of respect he's shown the American public? He's a disgrace to the office and deserves nothing better. He brought it on himself. I'm sorry, but I'd have had to join in with the boo birds on this one.
i would normally agree that it is only right to be polite to a president....but this president does not deserve my respect...what he has done to the office hwe holds will take longer than i have to live to repair................and i am not old old old..............he has lied...and that is only a small fraction of what we know.... sorry as a good conservative who knows better....i may have booed him too...he is despicable.............
i would normally agree that it is only right to be polite to a president....but this president does not deserve my respect...what he has done to the office he holds will take longer than i have to live to repair................and i am not old old old..............he has lied...and that is only a small fraction of what we know.... sorry as a good conservative who knows better....i may have booed him too...he is despicable.............
All those insisting on reverence for the office of the president please note that Obama gratuitously used the power of the central government in the form of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to try and intimidate Boeing from establishing a manufacturing facility in the State of South Carolina (a facility that, by the way provides thousands of African Americans excellent jobs they would not have otherwise had). As the NLRB finally admitted, there was no contractual or regulatory basis for their banana republic intimidation of Boeing.
This guy happens to be president but he is not an honorable man and he has acted like a third rate dictator. At some point a line is crossed where the occupant of the White House forfeits the honor that goes with it. Bill Clinton did it when he violated the sink. Obama has done it many times. Nixon respected the office enough to resign.
My son, a 2012 VT grad, was at the game. He says it must have happened during pre-game activities, they were a bit late getting seated and didn't hear any of it. While I wouldn't condone the booing of anyone, in light of recent events . . . well . . .
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