What the fuck
if is wrong with this these people? Does fame make you stupid?
During a press conference with the mayor’s against gun control, actor Chris Rock said he was there to support President Obama’s plan for gun control.
“The President of the United States is – you know – our boss, but he’s also you know, the President and the First Lady are like the mom and the dad of the country and when your dad says something you listen – if you don’t it kind of bites you in the ass later on,” Rock said.
As a comedian, Rock was famous for trashing President George W. Bush in his comedy sketches including this one where he mocks the president for being the worst fu**ing president of all time.
President Obama is not our boss. He is our employee. There was a period of my life when first Jimmy Carter and then Ronald Reagan were my bosses. That’s because I joined the army and they were my commanders-in-chief. But all that ended a long time ago.
Nor is the president my father, dad, step-dad or father figure. He’s fucking younger than me! He’s not the “Father of Our Country” either. That title belongs to George Washington.
Obama is not our king. We do not bow or kneel before him. As civilians we do not salute him. But the rules of polite behavior (aka “manners”) decree that we should be formally polite to him, just as we would be to anyone else. That means addressing him by his title (“Mr. President”) and rising to our feet politely when he enters, leaves or addresses us personally – just as we would treat a judge. But unlike a judge, it is not a crime to be intentionally rude to the president.
The president can urge us to action but normally he cannot compel us to obey. He is “first among equals” because every man and woman in the country is considered a sovereign citizen.
The sad and scary part is that Chris Rock knows all that.