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How low can we go?

I just was reading some of the comments people left about the story of President Obama canceling his visit to the Philippines, to meet with their President, after he called our President the 'son of a whore'. These weren't Philippine citizens making comments, which you might expect, what with national pride, no, these were American citizens. I expected to hear from them, outrage of President Obama's treatment, but what I saw was right-wingers using this as an excuse to let President Obama have it, saying such is his popularity in some places, that they don't blame the president of the Philippines, and that, much like Trump, he's only telling it like it is.

 

Exactly why we can't elect someone who gets angry, and lashes out. The Philippine president was angry because of some comments President Obama made about the Philippine efforts on the war on drugs, executing prisoners and the like. Instead of using a more diplomatic rebuttal, the Philippine president went into 5th grade tirade mode, just like Trump would have, and attacked the president verbally. I was surprised and dismayed, though with today's toxic political climate, I don't know that I should have been. Is this really how low our politics has fallen?

 


Submitted: September 06, 2016

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hullabaloo22

The world is a playground to these over-grown school boys (and girls), Mike. I guess that makes the rest of us their toys. I heard this story on the news and I thought it wouldn't be long for certain people to exploit the situation. Good one, Mike.

Tue, September 6th, 2016 3:52pm

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Thanks, Hully, and it does seem that the world's getting cruder and dumber!

Tue, September 6th, 2016 9:04am

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