The Most Disrespected Presidential Administration In History


Jan-Brewer-pointing-finger-at-Barack-ObamaDisrespect, disregard, political spite, insults, racial epithets, calls for assassination and impeachment. If its negative it has been hurled at President Obama and his administration.

One high-level member of the Obama Administration has had enough. Attorney General Eric Holder has begun calling these attitudes for what they appear to be. Holder has also started to push back.

On April 8, while testifying before a House panel, Holder took on Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. Gohmert took a dig at Holder’s past contempt of Congress charge stemming from the Fast & Furious operation.

Holder, like most of us does not appreciate cheap shots dredging up the past. He warned Gohmert he was on shaky ground.

Gohmert “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight.”

Holder: “You don’t want to go there, buddy. You don’t want to go there, OK?” “You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me,” Holder added, pointing a finger toward the congressman. “I think it was inappropriate. I think it was unjust. But never think that was not a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that.”

Gohmert was persistent. “There have been no indications that it was a big deal, because your department has still not been forthcoming in producing the documents that were the subject of the contempt, I don’t need lectures from you about contempt.”

“And I don’t need lectures from you either.” Holder responded.

Holder was apparently so agitated he could not sleep it off.

The next day in New York During a speech at a National Action Network event, Holder referred to the previous experience with Congressman Gohmert. Holder revisited the treatment of himself and the Obama Administration as a whole.

“Forget about me [specifically]. Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee.”  Holder told the crowd.

“What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?”

Answer: Only you Mr. Holder, and Barack Obama.

Mainstream media outlets have tapped danced around the difference between this administration and those of the past. That difference that is hard to ignore. To be honest, race is the only difference between this administration and those before it.

While the Obama Administration is not over run with minorities, the major players are Black. The mere fact that the head honcho is Black has never sat well with a lot of folks.

The irony of a Black President magnifying racism instead of transcending it is a truism that pipe dreamers pretend does not exist. Well it is as real as the transparent air we all breathe.

Every since the Administration’s inception in 2009 there has been some entities, such as Congress to name one, and a myriad of groups and people hell bent on stripping the key players in the Obama Administration of the power that would make them effective at their respective positions. There continues to be threats of violence, calls for impeachment, and blatant incompetency by some of the administration’s own entities. The behavior of some Secret Service agents on several occasions makes one wonder about their embedded attitude toward this President. The misfires Obamacare encountered were so wrought with incompetency, for a while that incompetency screamed sabotage. How about the Governors across the country that are defying the law by not snubbing Obamacare? Yes those Governors.

The first lady, and the Obama girls have been the blunt of disrespectful and hate laced rhetoric. History cannot produce another President’s wife and kids that have been the source of such cruelty and hatred. There are those that will attack anything Obama centric or related. Moreover, they attack it without a reason.

Even the dictionaries get in on defying the fact Obamacare is a reality. I can’t speak for them all, but some still suggest it’s two words while some suggest its one word. GOP and opposing antagonists will embrace this inconsistency as a suggestion that it is neither, because it is not working.

If anyone that thinks the color of the President is not an issue, is not being realistic. – Charles Rangel

That  folks, says it all. I rest my case.

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Author: Geo Gee

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3 thoughts on “The Most Disrespected Presidential Administration In History”

  1. I freely admit to calling the president, names and I have called Eric Holder names too because respect is earned, you don’t automatically get it because you step into the oval office and you happen to be Black. And I will continue to call them names until they earn my respect.

    Obama lied about his true intentions when he sought election and many of us are furious that we have been had. He has totally ignored the plight of millions of Black Americans and even if he cannot do anything concrete about the abject poverty, crime, double-digit unemployment, violence, drugs and gang activity in Black neighborhoods all across this nation, the least he could do is to acknowledge that so many ills plague the Black community and at least get the dialogue started. He refuses to even do that much.

    He hailed from Chicago and yet it took a shooting in upscale Newtown, CT for Obama to speak out and to shed a tear and decry gun violence. Where were his tears for the poor Black children who are killed on a daily basis in Chicago where he was a ‘community organizer’ and a junior senator? He should know only too well what problems the Black communities in Chicago are plagued with. He has a home there and children have been shot not too far from his home.

    Eric Holder is the Attorney General and yet, millions of young Black men are still sitting behind bars because of mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines that are aimed at keeping them locked up in ‘FOR profit prisons.’ Yes, respect is earned and he is NOT privileged to it simply because of the color of his skin.

    I called George W. Bush every name, in and out of the book because he deserved NO respect and the same applies to Barack Obama and Eric Holder!

    …and newsflash! Black people alone did NOT get Obama elected to the presidency.

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    1. Shelby, I agree with you 100% on the observation “respect has to be earned”. I’ve also been critical of the “O” administration for it’s absentee record regarding minority and women issues. Only into the second term are we seeing a progression into some of the more pressing concerns of African Americans, special interest groups, and females.

      There is no denying however that this Administration has been the target of more disrespect and straight out hate than any other Administration in history. Disrespect is never earned but often deserved by some. When that disrespect crosses the lines of decent tolerance and transcends into life threats and charges based on innuendos supported by unsupported fallacies, its time for a gut check.

      The Administration’s involvement (or lack of) in pressing issues such as the violence in the President’s hometown has sadly been political driven to this point. You are spot on in your observation of the response to Newtown . I do believe however as we move forward toward 2016, we will see a shift of the Admin’s focus. Too little too late? We’ll have to wait and see.

      And you’re right. Blacks alone didn’t get Obama into to office. That fact could be one reason why in the early part of his term, he seemingly spread his allegiance to a broad base of issues as opposed to a select few.

      Thanks for investing the time to read the post, and reply to eloquently.

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