January 23, 2017

Left’s “respect for Presidential office” depends on who’s in the White House

David MenziesMission Specialist

The number of celebrities boycotting President Trump’s inauguration ceremony, whether because they didn’t want to “recognize” the Donald Trump presidency or because they were coerced by the Hollywood mob, has been bizarre. 

Whether or not you’re a Trump fan, the reality is that Donald Trump is the president for the next four – or maybe eight – years. And those celebrities boycotting the inauguration aren’t really snubbing Trump, but rather, they’re showing disrespect for the office of the President.

Watch as I explain how I know this to be true and do a simple contrast from 2012 with Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, a hardcore Libertarian, who was a no-show at the White House when his Stanley Cup winning team was invited to meet President Obama.

When Thomas explained he was, “Mad as hell at everyone in politics”, the howls of outrage came swiftly and he took a lambasting in both mainstream and social media.

The most scathing and outrageous comment emanated from TSN host Dave Hodge, who tweeted:

“Don't know if it's fair to point this out, but Tim Thomas has three children named Kiley, Kelsey and Keegan.”

That’s right - three Ks, as in KKK as in Ku Klux Klan. Wow.

I too criticized Thomas at the time making the point that even if he despised Obama and/or the Democrats, his “no-show” was indeed disrespectful of the office of President and the man himself. Thomas should’ve sucked it up and accepted his invitation.

How is it that such a sensible argument that applied in 2012 is suddenly AWOL in 2017?

When it comes to respecting the office of president, apparently it depends on who it is and what his political stripes are.

We may have regime change in DC, but the double-standard is stronger than ever.

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commented 2017-01-24 11:20:16 -0500
I wish that one could edit one’s comments afterwards, saying that he was “mad as hell at everyone in politics”. I “assume everyone in politics” includes both Democrats and Republicans
commented 2017-01-24 11:13:28 -0500
Dave thanks, once again, for exposing the double standard and hypocrisy of the left with your wit and humour. Interesting, however, that Thomas, who was chastised, did not specifically mention Obama by name; rather, saying that GE was “mad as hell at everyone in politics”. I “assume everyone in politics” includes both Democrats and Republicans!
commented 2017-01-24 00:24:35 -0500
Harold Hoff; Yes I’ve had my own little list for years now. Miss a lot of “good” movies, turn the TV and radio off a lot. Probably doesn’t do any good, but I feel better and that shit isn’t necessary for a happy life anyway.
commented 2017-01-23 18:50:39 -0500
Harold Hoff some of them recently threatened to stop making movies because Trump won , as if people will die without such important necessities of life that celebs think they are. LMAO! I wish they would actually follow through on that one and see how little they matter or how fast they can be replaced.
commented 2017-01-23 18:26:46 -0500
Dogmatic leftism at the activist stage/level is a cult. You can’t debate with a cult member they are there to convert you or kill you, but debating their insane beliefes is not part of how they operate.

So if you;re dealing with people who are there to either convert or subvert, you only have two options, get them into institutionalized deprogramming or look away as they self destruct, but never , ever allow them to hold public office.

This is why Hillary was rejected
commented 2017-01-23 17:26:56 -0500
I’ll be interested to see if someone puts our any research showing if certain celebrities suffer any harm (loss of viewers, people seeing their movies, etc) as a result of this. I am fiscally, socially and parenting-wise conservative in my beliefs and approaches. Calling me every unsavory name (summarized as “deplorable”) has not made me a fan. I already have a boycott list and wonder if others are now doing the same…
commented 2017-01-23 17:15:07 -0500
lefties/liberals are thugs/terrorists when they don’t get their own way. Well they’ve had it too long and we can see the results everyday all over the western world. Sadly all politicians, governments , courts and so on are liberal/left and so, unless you force change to that in your country, NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE! SAME HERE IN CANADA. THEY ARE ALL EXACTLY THE SAME ONLY SOME WORSE THAN OTHERS! YOU WANT CHANGE, YOU HAVE TO MAKE CHANGE!
commented 2017-01-23 15:50:14 -0500
Do you know what is much worse than an American disrespecting the top American politician, the leader of THEIR OWN country? What is embarrassing for Canada and completely uncalled for is when CBC, Global, CTV and Canadian politicians belittle the POTUS. All of them are the same tripe that you see protesting stateside with the simple exception that… IT IS NONE OF THEIR DAMN BUSINESS.
Sheesh! What has happened to my country? Every time these heartless goons tries to bully the POTUS, I believe that they are shooting holes into their own boat and Canadian citizens will be the ones paying the price for bad relations with the USA. These types of people remind me of keyboard bullies, thinking that they will never be found out and therefore never have to suffer the consequences of their actions or threats.
commented 2017-01-23 14:27:59 -0500
Selective slacktivism. Selectivists. Please select-shut up & stay hame.
commented 2017-01-23 14:22:45 -0500
It is not just that it is Trump that won. If it had been any of the other Republican contenders, Cruz, Rubio, Christy, Bush, the reaction would be exactly the same, because it was not the corrupted Democratic Party favoured by the regressive left that won.

The same happened when Harper first came to power with a very slim minority by defeating the Laurentian’s favoured Mr. Dithers. They tried to invalidate the election because of this slim plurality. They grew more apoplectic when he defeated Dion for another minority, and even tried to undo the election. Finally it was Ignatief, and the Laurentian organization, The Council of Canadians tried to use the courts to overturn the election, because Harper only had 39.8% of the vote so it was undemocratic.

Yet…Baby Doc receives 39.2% for a majority government and the Laurentians figure all is now good with democracy.

In short, regressive socialists want electoral reform allowing for one of two possibilities, or even both combined:

1. A single party state, their preference.

2. One person, one vote, one time in a rigged election to determine the government for all time.

Evidence: National Socialists, Soviet Socialists, Venezuelan Socialists, Cuban Socialists, Maoists, Khmer Rouge, etc., etc., etc.
commented 2017-01-23 13:15:59 -0500
I remember listening to the John Gibson show on Fox News Radio about 8 years ago. A listener called in to reprimand John for criticizing one of Obama’s policies. The caller said that even if you don’t agree with the president and don’t like him, you must show respect for the offfice. John then remarked that the same caller had previously bad mouthed Bush. The caller replied that it was different because Bush was an idiot.

Thes guys don’t recognize the hypocrisy of their statements.
commented 2017-01-23 12:38:09 -0500
Thomas was the only one to show any courage against the dictatorship of the extreme lefties running his country , he knew just how evil obama and his cult were , and it’s not surprising Hodge would open his big extreme lefty mouth to slander Thomas .