The President or anyone else saluting the flag who isn't in uniform spits on the military and hundreds of years of tradition. The traditional thing for civilians to do is put their hand over their heart when the Pledge is being said, or the Anthem is being played (also men and women should remove their hats). So.. BZZZZT! Wrong.
"Take our guns" - Except in Aurora, Colorado, Tuscon, Arizone, Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, New York City, Chicago...
"open the boarders" - I dunno what dissecting renters has to do with anything...
" fund abortions" - Nope, Hyde Amendment still in effect.
"cut defense" Even though each of his budgets has been rejected by Congress it's President Obama's doing that DoD spending has increased.
"president that bows to a Saudi king" - ever met the Queen of England, sweetie? You'd be expected to courtsey, your male escort to bow. Why? Because the sovereignty of a monarchy resides in the monarch, not the citizenry. In a republic like ours that fought a lengthy war against Britain sovereignty lies in the citizens, not the President.
"and refuses to salute the American flag" - "Your flag decal won't get you into Heaven anymore" - John Prine.
@DARSB I agree. Especially in regards to Her Majesty. It's more a sign of respect to other respected people to bow to them, as is the custom in their country/nation. This is the same argument that can be made about whether or not a US official greets citizens in a foreign country in their own tongue, such as Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Punjab, etc. If you wish for another country to respect yours, you cannot just /expect/ respect. Respect is earned, not given. As the Bible says: "Do unto others as you would have them do to you."
As a senator Obama voted to leave gun makers and dealers open to civil lawsuits, and as an Illinois state lawmaker he supported a ban on all forms of semiautomatic weapons and tighter state restrictions generally on firearms. As a president he knows better that to bring up after he let 2000 guns slip into the hands of the Mexican drug cartel with "fast and furious". Team Obama’s decision to crack down on the medical marijuana industry wasn’t motivated by public health concerns. And why would the president risk alienating California when more than a million Californians had gotten a doctor’s recommendation to use cannabis, since the passage of Proposition 215, that more than half of Americans favored legalizing marijuana for personal use, and when times were tough economically and jobs were scarce?
@dances-weebles LOL. I believe the latest news on the comedy channel is the pink pantie driver strikes on I-20 in Alabama, the manager at the pilot in las cruses still renown for worst attitude, and TA truck stops upgrade the towels in their showers.
@Fishbone345 I remember watching obama at some function early on in his new job where everyone around him was either in uniform saluting or civilian hand over heart and both his arms were hanging. I chocked it up to his lack of expirience much in the same way he is handling the events currently.