Cel.. I just read your post 4 times.

While I agree with much of what you said,
IMHO, R*E*S*P*E*C*T needs to be EARNED.
and I've seen NOTHING that this man's ever done
to make me loose Respect for him or The Office

This does not make a lick of sense to me.
My interpretation is that the first sentence negates the rest of your post.

"If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hard-line, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world but not with Republicans? Maybe he’s not the problem."