Sunday, February 9, 2014
Geraldo Rivera and Obama's "Majesty"
An American President does not have majesty - the very notion of that was rejected by our first President.
Obama, however, would be the one Chief Executive in our history who is the antithesis of one who would be described as having majesty. He lies in a habitual manner, accuses those who oppose him of racism, treats our legislative process as a thing to be ignored, routinely mentions Republicans in a derogatory manner, uses the podium (and the accompanying protocol that prohibits others from interjecting) to make false accusations by the dozen against political opponents and neutral parties (Supreme Court justices), supports the forcing of religious institutions to pay for both abortions and abortifacients, and generally treats Americans as base ignoramuses.
Geraldo Rivera is also not known for being a particularly honest individual when it comes to his opinions. This was clearly illustrated in his remarks to Bill O'Reilly (not a favorite of mine by any means) concerning some tough questions that the latter asked Obama last week. Rivera seems hurt that Obama was not coddled as he has been by the media for the last five years..
"During a tense exchange on Friday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Geraldo Rivera accused Bill O’Reilly of stripping President Barack Obama of his “majesty” during his highly-watched Super Bowl interview.
Rivera said the president wasn’t given the respect he deserves and as a result the interview came off as the “President of Most of the White Guys of America,” O’Reilly, versus the president of “almost everyone else.” He also criticized the TV host for referring to Obama as a “community organizer.”........
“What you did was strip him of his majesty, so to speak,” Rivera replied.
“I don’t think he has majesty! He’s not a king!” O’Reilly said, adding that he respects the office of the presidency but presidents still need to be held accountable.