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I was watching the news the other day and I noticed that the news anchor addressed president Obama as Mr. Obama. Do you think its disrespectful and do you remember anyone addressing former president Bush, Mr. Bush?
mucheche mucheche 26-30, F 10 Answers Dec 18, 2011

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He should be calling him Ayatollah Obama.

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Are you people offended when fox news just call him Obama, with no title? I call our Canadian prime minister a lot of things, and none of them are good....lol

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In our society, whether the president is referred to by his title or mister, either is proper. Personally, I always refer to the former occupant of the White house as "Boy George."

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President Obama is actually formally correct. as for bush, i just called him "dumbass", even before 911.<br />
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for some respect for the current president, try <br />
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http://kaystreet.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/new-the-244-accomplishments-of-president-obama/<br />
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maple, of course, is welcomed to reassert his demeaning remarks

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Hey, I liked dumbass, he made me laugh a lot.

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Yes I refer to him as Mr Obama, He hasn't done anything to earn my respect for me to acknowledge him as anything else.

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whine number one, present and accounted for

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Atri, I hope that wasn't aimed at me but if it was I stand admonished, constrictive criticism is always welcome.

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I would happily trade your obama for our harper...

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far as I'm concerned you can have them both

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I suppose my opinion would depend on who it was who said it.<br />
If it was a known Obama basher, I'd assume the worst.

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I sent an angry email to NPR a while ago because their correspondent kept referring to him as "Mr." Obama....their reply was that this was standard usage. They have always referred to any President as "President So and So" at the beginning of a report, and every reference to him in that same report uses the "Mr." I checked and it is true. They did it for every President.<br />
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/ombudsman/2009/12/why_do_you_call_him_mr_obama.html<br />
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Now, this does not cover the issue of usage when addressing the President directly. I can't imagine anyone calling him Mr. to his face....that would sound disrespectful to my ears too.<br />
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. The proper term of address would have been "Mr. President". Hopefully it was just an error. I've heard news people make worse mistakes.

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