I've been seeing that word thrown out a lot recently, you'd think it would be used for the likes of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot or Garry Kasparov, you know, people TRULY being oppressed.
But they use it for this guy, who took it upon himself to wear a rude t-shirt while catering at an Obama event. First of all, Obama never said anything like "Government built your business" so the t-shirt is insanely idiotic in the first place. Secondly, you notice he wasn't so principled that he refused the job (or informed his business partner what he was going to do).
But never mind the politics of it, and of course, he has the right to express his opinion, but I think if I were running an event and hiring a caterer, I'd want someone with a modicum of professionalism. I'd certainly think twice about hiring this guy the same way I wouldn't want someone passing out CDs of their nephew's hot new emo band to my guests.
And by the way, like him or hate him, he's the President of the United States. I wouldn't expect respect for that office from these guys, but how about just acting like a damn grownup?
*sigh* This is why we can't have nice things.