The 2008 election was supposed to be about change: Yet another politician promising to change the tone in Washington.

We were told unifying times were ahead; this was the great healer. But every single time this administration is met with opposition, what's the response? Is it honest debate? An open mind? No, it's mockery.

When the Tea Party rallies started, the president mocked you:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Those of you who are watching certain news channels that, on which I'm not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around —

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You were told to get out of the way so he could mop up the mess:

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OBAMA: I don't want the folks who created the mess do a lot of talking. I want them just to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking.

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Despite peaceful protests, they said you would become violent. They cried at your "scary" rhetoric:

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SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF.: I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw, I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco. This kind of rhetoric was, is very frightening and it created a climate in which we, violence took place.

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When Bret Baier read one of the tens of thousands of letters he got before his interview with the president — letters from people like you — the president didn't answer the concerns. Instead he just said this:

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OBAMA: Bret, I get 40,000 letters or e-mails a day.

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And now, as 62 percent of America feel the fight to repeal this health care bill should continue, this is how the president responds:

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OBAMA: Leaders of the Republican Party, they called the passage of this bill "Armageddon." Armageddon. "End of freedom as we know it." So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there any asteroids falling or some cracks opening up in the Earth. It turned out it was a nice day. Birds were chirping.

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And this is how they behave when they have won. Being a good sport when you lose is one thing, but when you win, don't rub their nose in it. Because they had to work for this win and it wasn't just given to them, the left has this to say:

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ED SCHULTZ, ED SCHULTZ RADIO PROGRAM: It is a cultural war that's taking place in America, you're exactly right. And it's being played out over the airwaves of America. And I hope the Democrats now turn to the Fairness Doctrine. It's time now for the Democrats to consider the Fairness Doctrine.

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So now it's: Shut the other side up.

This is what change looks like? I ask you, where does this stop? How is any of this unifying? Isn't it even more divisive? And isn't it time the president actually listened to the other side? He doesn't have to agree. But part of being presidential is having respect for those who honestly disagree with you and the direction the country is going in.

I was going to call Friday's show a listening tour — the concerns of the average Americans. And I guess it is a listening tour, only it's the government who should be listening.

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