Respect is earned, not given.
When presidents do bad jobs, they lose the respect of the people. See Nixon, Bush or our current president.
Sure, if a president resigns to save himself the hassle of being impeached and removed from office, sure.
Bush and Obama? Different cases.
I seem to recall a lot of hateful, trashy political talk when the president had an R next to his name as well. Murderer, Bush lied, people died, kill Bush etc.
Yeah. That falls under "lately."
When you have presidents in the White House hiring prostitutes, illegally spying on their political enemies or getting head while on the phone with senators, that also helps erode the respect of the office.
This erosion has been going on for decades.
Agreed. Yet I don't feel that does the same kind of damage that constant one-sided partisan talk radio/tv does.
So you're saying that the disagreements these three former Dolphins have with President Obama are sudden and over trifling annoyances...
I guess, as an example, the erosion of personal liberty and privacy is a trifling annoyance to some...
I would love for them to explain what their disagreements are, then I can judge them better from there. But, I really do suspect that if a president on their side was committing those "transgressions" (either real or imaginary) I bet they wouldn't feel the same way.