Petition Closed
Petitioning msnbc.com & other news shows

to urge everyone to stop referring to President Obama as "this president"

President Obama is commonly being referred to as "this president," as if to suggest he need not bother to adjust the chair in the Oval Office as he's the equivalent of a substitute teacher. Let's be aware of the significance of language. "Our president" is fine; "the president" is also. "This president" is disparaging.

Letter to
msnbc.com & other news shows
I just signed the following petition addressed to: msnbc.com & other news shows.

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to urge everyone to stop referring to President Obama as "this president"

President Obama is commonly being referred to as "this president," as if to suggest he need not bother to adjust the chair in the Oval Office as he's the equivalent of a substitute teacher. Let's be aware of the significance of language. "Our president" is fine; "the president" is also. "This president" is disparaging.
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Sincerely,