Respect the office of the Presidency.
Why do Republicans keep telling me to “respect the office of the Presidency” after they spent eight years disrespecting a *great* President? The self-described party of family values took every opportunity to disrespect a wholesome American family who achieved the pinnacle of the American Dream by pulling themselves up by their bootstraps. They’re the cover story for the dream Republicans keep selling us, yet the Obamas were disrespected for eight solid years.
Hypocrisy aside though, why do I have to respect the office of the Presidency if I have no respect for the person sitting in it? I wouldn’t tell a Japanese American to respect the office of the Presidency as FDR was ordering them into internment camps during WWII. I wouldn’t tell a Native American in 1830 to respect the office of the Presidency as Andrew Jackson was forcing them out of the South and into the Midwest along the Trail of Tears. I wouldn’t tell a slave in 1776 to respect the office of the Presidency as our founding fathers formed the economic foundation of this country on the backs of their forced labor.
I don’t respect Donald Trump as a human being. The fact that a bunch of angry white people put him into office against their better interests doesn’t somehow elevate him. The office of the Presidency deserves only as much respect as its last occupant, and Obama ain’t in there no more. So piss on the office of the Presidency. It ain’t finna do jack for me and I’ll disrespect the hell out of this sham of a democracy if I want to.