One of the biggest news stories of this past week was the suspension of Fox News contributors Stacey Dash and Lt. Col. Ralph Peters for the profane remarks they made toward President Barack Obama on Fox’s programming last Monday.
It’s worth noting that their comments came the day after an address that President Obama gave in response to the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California.
I found the comments made by Lt. Col. Peters to be particularly newsworthy considering his age. I’m used to hearing younger conservative voices regularly bash Obama, but he’s way too old to be talking like this on a nationally televised broadcast. He should know better.
While bashing this president is nothing new, these latest attacks go to show just how little respect some people have for the highest office in our nation. I’ll go so far as to say that there has never been another president in American history who has been treated with more blatant disrespect than Obama.
While it was common to see political commentators take shots at former president George W. Bush during his time in office, few of them exhibited the level of outright hatred that is geared towards Obama today. Whether it’s coming from random social media users, political analysts or politicians themselves, there is no limit to how far anyone will go when it comes to blaming Obama for everything that is wrong with America.
Conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren became something of an overnight celebrity earlier this year when she delivered an impassioned rant against Obama’s handling of radical Islamic terrorism.
Her core audience likely views her as a hero for taking such a bold stance against President Obama.
We live in a country where we have the right to publicly question our elected officials. But there is something fundamentally wrong when we take pride in publicly demeaning our commander in chief. It’s deplorable and it needs to stop.