Senator Catherine PughBecome a fan
Serves as the Majority Leader(MD)President NBCSL. Recognized for leadership and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Rudy Giuliani stands in a long line of those who think it is okay to degrade this president. Never in the history of this country, regardless of whether you agree or disagree with him, has a president been this disrespected — there have been disagreements more often attacking one’s policy and not the character or beliefs of the individuals.
With Selma the movie fresh in my mind after watching it last week, Giuliani’s recent statements about President Obama beg the question: what is this all about? Can there be so much harbored hate among President Obama’s critics that they think it is okay to step outside of the realm of respect for the Office of President and seek to degrade him. It is impossible to get inside of the heads of these individuals to figure out what is making them tick. Perhaps a psychological evaluation would reveal more than we want to know in a nation that has struggled to be equal and just. Equal treatment of all Americans certainly has not come without its struggles, but America continues to march forward.
Let’s not dignify the comments of Giuliani or any other disrespectful critic that attempts to degrade this president by calling into question his character or loyalty to this country, especially when, at the same time, they try to make themselves relevant.
What we can do is remind them that we are all created equal and that the office of the President is the highest in the land and you don’t get there by being disrespectful of our nation and its people.