AMERICAN STATE

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By: Wayne Brown



President Obama will be addressing a joint-session of Congress on Tuesday night, February 12, 2013. This is the annual State of the Union address by the President and the media reports that he specifically chose the event of Lincoln’s birthday for his speech. Once again we note the current President attempting to align himself and his actions with presidential icons of the past. What will history record…President Lincoln freed the slaves but President Obama broke the financial back of the middle income wage earners…the primary point of resistance in the overthrow of the American government as designed by the Founding Fathers.


While Harry Reid and company have tabled every bill coming through the Senate and refused it a floor debate, Obama will point his finger at the conservative side of the aisle and attempt to bring shame on their calls for fiscal restraint at a time when the nation’s economy is struggling. He will call for every American to do more; to bear up a greater part of the burden in these times when the future of our nation’s economic health is threatened. He will point out that it is not just the responsibility of the wealthy to do more but that of every able-bodied American…at least that half that still pays taxes. His message will insinuate that his re-election was a clear message that the people want to do more and pay more to sustain this great country that we live in today. His message will be clear that his methods up to now have not gained the ground required because he has not had the necessary revenue to carry out his plan…a situation which Congress must remedy with great speed.


Oh, don’t worry, the President will not dare mention that revenue into the treasury has increased by over 40% over his first four years in office nor will he point out that spending under his watch has increased by a whopping 140%+ over that timeframe. No, those are unnecessary elements to the discussion topics that he will elect to raise for they have a way of pointing out that no amount of revenue can sustain the actions of this administration in terms of fiscal irresponsibility. The key here is not a reduction of debt or deficit; the key is not a reduction of spending or visible fiscal restraint. The key here is to simply take more money from those who earn money and distribute it as he sees fit. That is the plan in a nutshell but the citizens of this nation will never hear it explained to them in that fashion.


Obama will set the stage for the suggestion of yet another spending stimulus to finally pull the nation out of the doldrums. He will suggest that while the first round of stimulus did some level of good, it was too little too late and that fact should be rectified as quickly as possible with yet another punch by the government to jump start the economy. Never mind that the stimulus money never seems to arrive in the mainstream economy but appears to flow off into union channels, the “green jobs network” and foreign investments in our future some of which makes its way back into the coffers of the Democrat Party right about election time.


Obama-Care will be hailed as licensed and condoned though still opposed vehemently by 20 States in terms of its launch. The added expense of forcing that system upon those States will become that of the federal government and all its taxpayers…yet one more burden on the back. Still, great pride will be hailed by the Commander-In-Chief that the new day is coming when all Americans will have affordable healthcare. Of course there will be no mention as to who is footing the bill. Behind closed doors, 2014 will be spoken of as the time when American stomachs will sour for the Obama Administration in greater numbers than ever before as the reality of this program upon each American household is unleashed. It is obvious to the administration that tax and spending measures which can be put into place must come through in this year or there will not be enough support for them downstream. If those measures of broad taxation and stimulus spending can be put into place, the Democrat coffers for the mid-terms will be ready for another broader voter-buying sweep.


Of course, immigration reform will be on the agenda highlights. The President will call for the necessary reforms which Congress must move forward as a necessary economic measure for our future. There will be no talk of border security; no talk of deportation; no talk of welfare benefits expended on those who are not citizens. The focus will not be on security but on the process of amnesty and accelerated citizenship making all those hiding from the Immigration Service an able-bodied voter for the cause of progressivism in America. You see, security is not the concern when people are suffering and need the necessary reforms to eliminate that suffering.


Gun control will be a huge topic as well but the reference to it will not hinge on the word “control” but revolve around that of “gun violence” in America. The President will make the call to Congress to take the steps to implement gun registration and legality with high priority while knowing that he currently does not have anything that even approaches a majority vote in either house on the issue; while knowing that less than 5% of the American public is demanding action yet using it to drive yet another wedge into the divisions of the nation which will be shouldered and amplified by the puppet media that worships at the feet of this “messiah” labeled holder of high office. Get ready for the suggestion that we need to join the world in terms of addressing gun violence in a uniform approach…i.e. United Nations Treaty sanctions.


The President will call for action in the names of the children murdered by gun violence in the past years yet he will have nothing to say about the hundreds of thousands of babies dead at the hands of licensed physicians terminated in legal partial-birth abortions. He will not weep for those children for they never existed in his mind. He will cry out that it is absolutely necessary for the identification and registration of every law-abiding gun-owner in America yet stand up on the podium and decry any who suggest that voter registration is a necessary step in keeping our elections honest and legal in terms of those who vote and how many times that they vote. For those who might see this as irrational logic there is the suggestion that their understanding of their rights under the Constitution is flawed to no end. If America is to progress, we must kill our children by legal abortion and we must give up our guns. Anything short of that is simply a “war on women” and “criminal intent”.


The President is not going to point out that Chrysler took the taxpayers’ bailout money yet still announced, after Obama’s re-election of course, that they were indeed building a Jeep plant in China. He is not going to bring up that his Labor Relations Board deprived the State of South Carolina of over 1,000 jobs by forcibly shutting down Boeing’s plan to build a plant on soil in that state. In fact, he is going to have very little to say about the private sector business world because he cares nothing about it. The private sector is a fly in the ointment of his agenda to grow big government and to justify that growth. In his mind, government must be everything to the people…the basis of employment and economic growth, the source of healthcare, the source of welfare, the source of security and defense, the source of equality and fairness, and on and on. There can be nothing else which competes with that concept and in that sense the private sector is a burden for it offers opportunities to work, earn income, to better one’s position in life, and to prepare for the future. At least that is the case when it works as it has over past decades. Under this administration, the private sector is a non-entity responsible for nothing and providing no opportunity to the people. It is simply a basis for measuring unemployment and poverty when the government needs to show how unfair and unbalance our society can be when the business world attempts to make a profit thus it requires continuous regulation and taxation.


In terms of foreign affairs, the President will not dare address the actions of Benghazi or Fast ‘n Furious but will be quick to state that America must embrace the new world order and take its place as a responsible citizen of the global community. His suggestion will stop short of stating that in order to do so we must fully embrace the control and direction of the United Nations in that process of creating a global community of cattle or sheep…either way, something to be herded. Power, true power, over the masses lies in the control of the mass of humanity in the world. Capitalism does not control those masses though it feeds much of it nor does America control those masses thus there is a higher order of power that all rational thinking people must seek if we are to be part of that global community which is being designed on the basis or fairness and equality of the individual…to each one according to their needs. Though it is the pursuit of power over the masses, it is sold as a state of Utopia which all people throughout the world seek regardless of opinion, religion, politics, ethnicity, or intent. The President will let you know in no uncertain terms that America is much too far behind in embracing that vision. This is Obama’s foreign relations policy, plain and simple.


On Tuesday night, the President wants to walk away from that podium believing that he has laid out a call for Congress to “set Americans free”. He wants to get that “rah, rah!” going which goes with his campaign style…the only real style he possess. He wants to walk away from that podium knowing that he has struck fear in the hearts of the elderly, raised the hopes of those unwilling to produce, and drove the stakes of division more deeply into the heart of the nation than they have ever been before. This speech will not suggest change but demand it at the expense of everything else we currently hold on to as a nation. Forget our history; forget our core values; forget our freedom, liberty and pursuit of happiness as a people…tear it all down, throw it all away and begin anew all on the basis of him having a better plan, a better way, a way that he promotes yet never explains. A way that suggests an equal cut of the pie at no costs to those who feel entitled as such. A way that suggests that one cannot succeed unless someone else fails…tit for tat. A way that pits the American people against themselves and tosses our historical values out the window. This Lincoln’s birthday will reveal yet another chapter in “Fundamental Transformation”, an effort which should never be confused with “Emancipation Proclaimation and the End to Civil War”.


©Copyright WBrown2013. All Rights Reserved.


11 February 2013


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

And he will be cheered for what he says. The applause at the end will be deafening and will continue for a long while. Many will go to bed feeling oh so much better because everything appears to be under control, and things are returning to normal. The sins of Bush are now behind us thanks to our current President. At the end of this address, he would win the election for 2016 if it were allowed.

Reality just refuses to set in for so many out there today. But I guess that free cell phone makes up for the bad economy and unemployment situation.


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Jewel01 3 years ago from Michigan

This is not an unbiased hub, to say the least, you have determined Obama is responsible for all the ills that befall our great nation. Living in the state of Michigan, all my life, I never thought I would see wages decrease as profits rise. I could blame the Republicans for my ills but if the truth be known, we are all to blame. In the end you got it right, we set aside our moral character, forgot where we came from and began to eat the weak and young. It's a dog eat dog world out there, Utopia well, you don't have to worry, your right to stomp on the hopes and dreams of any particular person is done each and every day. I don't hope for much, just hope to live out my life before I am stabbed in the back one more time, or god forbid one of those gun toting extremists shoots me.


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stanwshura 3 years ago

The irony is too much! Boehner is wearing the blue tie and Obama is sportin' red. Is this opposite day? Is it April 1st already? lol


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

I will NOT be participating in viewing the SOTU speech this year. With recently recovering from the flu, I am in NO mood to relive more antagonizing, gut-wreching, nauseating, Stomach-turning, foul moments, which I am quite certain, it will be full of. I would much rather stick some scorching red-hot needles into my eyeball.

Just reading this, with your scathing, spot-on analysis is well enough to cause the hair on the back of my neck to stand straight up. A mild fever has already set in.

Out of all of your hubs, this one is the most disturbing, and I am not critisizing you, but rather saluting your ability to call things as they are.


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dahoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

What I find so problematical is that thought that the president may actually believe in the things he pushes. I fear a true believer the most.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Old Poolman...You will be right about that Michael at least in the eyes of the media. Whatever he proposes will not be questioned...only submitted for approval to the public and reported to have come back with a "rousing" approval rating by that same media. Thanks much. ~WB

@Jewel01...I would not say Obama is to blame for all our ills...that blame lies solely with the people who continue to elect tax and spend progressives to office. I refrain from the term socialist as he has in that it is not a term widely approved of on the American scene...or has not been. Those who find his rhetoric refreshing seem to miss the point that we have to give up our rights and freedoms to achieve his vision of a better place. Over the past, we have lived in one of the best places on earth and yet he is determined to transform it into something that suits his ideas...or those whom he worships. The old adage, "Let the buyer be ware" certainly takes center stage here. Regarding wages....that is not a function of government unless one is seeking to mandate a minimum standard which has not show to improve thing to any great degree in comparison to people applying themselves in their work and earning a leg up. Labor is a commodity and it has a range of value in the marketplace. It is up to each one of us individual to determine how can best gain that value...not a function of government. I did not set out to write an unbiased piece here as I do not see this administration functioning in anything near an "unbiased" fashion. We have a Constitution; we have a Bill or Rights; we have a system of courts and laws and a government designed on checks and balances which should be always focused on the "will of the people". This adminstration would like you to forget all that and embrace whatever smoke their pedaling as something better than what got us here in the first place. Do we all have what we want....no, but thank God we still have the opportunity to go out and seek it. Hurry...that opportunity my not last. Thanks much. ~WB

@stanwshura....It is almost as if they both went out for a symbolic gesture of bipartisanship...that which has evaded both of them. Thanks much! ~WB


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@CMerritt....I fully understand. You will not miss anything that has not already been promised or threatened in one way or the other. Certainly there will be the promise that the President will take action on his own...which is nothing more than he desires...one more chance to trash the Constitution. Thanks much, Chris! ~WB

@dahoglund....In a matter of a few words, Don, you have spoke volumes. There is nothing more determined than a man who believes what he says. Ask Hitler and those like him....they believed...as did Stalin, Lenin, and Marx...along with Obama's idol Saul Alinsky and his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. All believers. Thanks much, Don! ~WB


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ib radmasters 3 years ago from Southern California

Tuesday Night, hmmm, wow, Tuesday Night.

I should have thought about it when I made my New Year's Resolutions.

#5 was TV free Tuesday Nights.

Darn

Come to think of it, that was a great resolution now that I know what is on TV Tuesday Night.


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Dont Taze Me Bro 3 years ago from Tazeland Islands

Thanks a lot Wayne!

My car broke down this morning, got nothing done, had to wait hours for AAA, made me sick.

I wasn't going to watch the SOTU tonight 'cause he makes me sick.

Now after reading your hub, it made me sick.

This is just not my day. Thanks a lot Wayne!


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FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

It is ironic that he chose Lincoln’s birthday for the State of the Union address. Do you think he’ll announce that the current financial crisis has become so bad that maintenance for the USS Lincoln is delayed? And wouldn’t that one statement say it all?


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I suspect that with the massive spending, the downgrading of both our credit and the value of our dollar, rising prices and inflation, soaring Obamacare costs, and the lack of jobs, that the whole thing is due for collapse.

I suspect that Obama is about to reign over a disaster of his own making.


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Dont Taze Me Bro 3 years ago from Tazeland Islands

In that case, so much for the stock market being a leading indicator of the economy. The stock market usually begins to decline before the economy as a whole declines and usually begins to improve before the general economy begins to recover from a slump. Guess that is no longer true. Maybe it never really was.


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Jewel01 3 years ago from Michigan

Comparing Obama to Hitler is a bit of an over-reach. Logical conversation without over dramatizing it would be more useful.

WillStar: you can thank the Republican who refused to vote regarding the down grade of our credit score, which in turn devalued our dollar.

I think there is enough blame to go round. Democrats make me sick as well as the Republicans. I am an avid writer when it comes to the decisions they make. Let's face it, the Republicans messed up. Mitt Romney did not do well, because he could not relate to the middle class, or the poor, and his knowledge of foreign policy had much to be desired. I am pro choice, unless you might consider requiring the church to support children born to unwed mothers. I will be watching the State of the Union Address because no matter who is President, this still is my country. Everyone should be passionate about this country but common sense, moral decency should override any desire to strike out inappropriately. Empty threats, well they are just stupid.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

"I am pro choice, unless you might consider requiring the church to support children born to unwed mothers."

Very revealing statement - you are "pro choice", not because you believe in a woman's right to control their body or the right of a baby human being to human rights but because you want others (the church? why not the taxpayers? maybe because that would mean YOU) to pay for frivolously unwanted babies - delusional reasoning is impossible to reckon with and judging from the reasoning you've displayed already none of what you said merits serious comment.


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Jewel01 3 years ago from Michigan

Yes, I am pro choice. Pro life does not want responsibility for the birth of an unwanted child, or a child that parents or parent cannot care for. If you want to bring God into the mix, well then you have broken the separation of Church and State. Not all have the same religious beliefs and those rights are protected in the Constitution, as well. Hmm...I do believe a woman, and a man has the right to determine if they should have a child. As far as you attacking me on the issue of paying for it out of my taxes, I have and would continue to do so, for as long as necessary. My complaint being the church and it's members are behind the right to life issue. If they wish to have their beliefs to be pressed upon "all" people, they should participate in the cost. If you believe, I don't believe in God, well you would be wrong. We have fathers walking away from their children everyday. Mothers left to care for them, when Daddy meets a new girl. Ex-wives who hate the children because they came from a former wife. Young women who are cut short in life because they bare the burden of caring for a child, no one really wants. They not only attack abortion clinics but wish to eliminate methods of birth control. Maybe your one of those who believed your mother was a virgin when she married?


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Our leader does not pretend to be an icon like Lincoln. He believes he IS the second coming of the man. Be prepared for another speech describing an agenda of grand promises with little or no regard for the cost. What's another few trillion dollars in debt?


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Thank you for that response Jewel01, on that evidence I rest my case.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@ib radmasters....Don't give up on that resolution yet...it may be your best one for the year! LOL! ~WB

@Don't Taz Me Bro....Man, I'm sorry. This is tough news to swallow on top of a day like that. Hopefully you won't have to endure much more! Thanks much! ~WB

@FitnezzJim....I would think anything is possible as long as it lays no blame at his feet. The buck cannot stop there...as has been proven over and over. I can't wait until Hilary runs in 2016 and begins making her promises so we can all scream, "what difference does it make now?" Thanks much, Jim! ~WB


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@WillStarr....If one wants to break the financial back of the middle income wage earners...the heart and soul of patriotism and democracy, these things must happen. Once the will is broken and denial is done, acceptance of the new way becomes more palatable. Thanks Will! ~WB

@Don't Taz Me Bro...The stockmarket is more an indicator of greed and insider trading that anything else. Those who buy and sell there in any great numbers are not worried about a job or a slow economy...just looking for a deal that can quickly be turned for a profit. Like buying and selling hogs. ~WB


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Jewel01...I would never compare Obama to Hitler...Hitler had leadership skills that were evident...the comparison would stop at that point. I compared the "seeking of a political environment" to rule over the people to that of Hitler...sweeping the obstacles out of the way before him so that "his" way can be implemented regardless of the will of the people or the infrastructure process. As to abortion, I made no claim that anyone should take the children or that taxpayers should foot the bill...why shouldn't they...they pay the bill for the abortion? My point is not about religion but a comparison that one human life taken with a gun has value to this president but thousands of human lives taken with a scalpel do not register...there is no religious affiliation in the appreciation of the sancity of life. Thanks much! ~WB

@drbj....You may have a point there, Doc, for sure. In his dance of self-love he assigns himself some lofty pedestals from which to preach to the American people. Lincoln came before the people in humility feeling less than adequate for the task at hand yet knowing the right thing must be done. Obama stands before us in his pompous arrogance looking upon us like a plantation owner eyes his slaves and debates setting them free...but only for a moment and then it is time to get back to pickin' cotton. Thanks much! ~WB


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rfmoran 3 years ago from Long Island, New York

As dahoglund pointed out, the real problem is that this guy really does believe in what he says, not as a philosophical position but a deep rooted ideological committment that some how some way things will work out, even as the private sector, most especially small business struggles to avoid the consequences of Obamacare. Obamacare applies to businesses with over 50 employees and a workweek in excess of 30 hours. He really doesn't see how responsible busines owners will turn us into a nation of companies with 49 employees at 29 hours a week. As Ayn Rand said: "You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality." Great and important Hub Wayne.


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Jewel01 3 years ago from Michigan

Wayne, thanks for the clarification on your part. Although I do not believe Hitler had "leadership skills," I do appreciate what you are trying to say. Like you, I don't believe anything will change until we are broken.


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Gawth 3 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

Whatever he says tonight, I won't hear.

(I won't watch)

Whatever I hear that he said tomorrow, I won't believe.

(He is not a truthful man)


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

Dear Wayne,

Now that I have read this profoundly brilliant hub, I may have to skip the speech altogether. Given that he feels he is now invincible, his tone and posture will be unbearable to hear and see. See you at the Inn later.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@rfmoran...That is the heart of what so many fail to understand...the essence of his ideaology does not come from the roots of American values. Though he is supposedly a Magna Cum Laude Law School Grad of Harvard, he does not hold the Constitution and the Rule of Law in high regard. He assigns little value to our rights as citizens for they impede what he believes must be done to achieve equality and fairness...an impossible dream yet one he will chase until he exhausts the total asset base of this nation and the people with it. There is no equality and fairness when all but the rich and powerful are doomed to an enslavement by big government....the reverse of Lincoln's intent. The clock is ticking and every minute that goes by for this next four years is another opportunity for this man to chisel away at the foundation of this nation.

@Jewel01....I share many of your frustrations with politicians in general across the board and on both sides of the table. I cringe at the the Republicans lack of spine when it comes to standing their ground and demanding fiscal responsibility. Obama is running a give away for votes operation and that would be hard to defeat by any conservative touting fiscal restraint yet all of us are eventually doomed to the depths of poverty if this direction of unchecked government growth and out of control spending continues in the name of economic recovery...a totally false promise. Thanks, Jewel. ~WB

@Gawth...I think I am there with you, partner. I like my speeches laced with the element of truth and humility signaling a belief in the song that brought us to the dance and a pledge to protect the rights of all Americans as dictated by the Constitution. If we cannot get that out of him, the rest matters little. Thanks much. ~WB

@breakfastpop...You paint a quite realistic vision of tonight's affair...don't forget the slobbering media worshippers crying out for the messiah to hold forth on yet another great vision of the America of tomorrow. Thanks, Poppy! ~WB


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

Oh Wayne, we can be a little bit more optimistic and open minded than this, can't we?

Who caused our current problems? Was it George W. Bush or Barack Obama? Was it the rich or the very poor? Right, none of those people and none of those groups ! (okay, the very rich created some of our current woes and tilted things wildly in their own favor, but isn't that what rich, well connected people do?)...

Guess who caused our current problems of way too much debt, far too much violence, absentee parenting, unwise military actions, lower test scores, weak civic involvement, more focus on sports than education, fat bodies and poor attention spans? Correct -- that would be us!


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Kenja....I do not disagree with you on many of those points...ultimately, we the voters, hold sole responsibility for what takes place in our government...or we did at one time. My concern lies with those who wish to capitalize on our precarious position at this time and do little of substance to alleviate it. Obama salves the welfare state but ignores the private sector unless it involves destabilizing actions associated with things like Obamacare, taxation, or ever-growing regulation. He grows government and the associated overhead of it without thought only to throw our military and defensse budgets under the bus when he needs to pay the piper. He has no regard for our Constitution, our military, our economic plight, or our future. His task revolves around demonstrating that America is broken and conveniently supplying the solutions to transform it. Now that may not create cautions in your mind but it flashed bright red lights in mine. When there is division, this man broadens that gap rather than closing it. He has no inclination for bipartisanship nor a stomach to show good will and compromise yet when a consensus cannot be reached he refuses to share in the blame but has no problem assigning it. In my mind he is playing roulette with the future of our nation and the outcome will not bode well for that middle-class he claims to hold in such high regard. Thanks much for good words. ~WB


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

@Kenja ..."Correct -- that would be us!"

Depends on what you mean by us...The ~30% of the electorate who votes Democrat, the ~30% who votes Republican or maybe the ~40% of the electorate who doesn't vote at all. Assigning blame for this is one time Hillary would be right ("What does it matter, now") Let's find someone, anyone (and Barack is not the one) who wants to take the blame for fixing it (and when assigning blame I'd appreciate it if you didn't include me in "we" ("us" is gramatically incorrect) :-).


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

Here's the Good News Wayne: over 55% of us Americans find Barack to be not only very bright but even more thoughtful and deliberative; a constitutional scholar who has more knowledge of and regard for the Constitution than say Dick Cheney, Roger Ailes or Pufferfish Limbaugh have; more respect for the US military in regards how much he has done for returning Vets, how much he has -- in fact -- kept up US Defense spending and global engagement, and what he has done to decimate al Qaeda and its affiliates; in what has happened to housing, manufacturing (inc. Made in America), the stock market, the auto industry and innovation (Lord, is that man a bad Socialist or what?)...

You see Wayne, I will presume you are too bright to get your information from either FOX or Limbaugh, and I will presume that you in your ample life experience and maturity realize that, while we all LOVE to be Right...

What if, those who like, support, appreciate and give the benefit of the doubt to this President turn out to be right this time? (not unlike those who supported Reagan in the 1980s -- at first far less than 50% and then much more than hald, and now his and Clinton's numbers are sky high by nearly all groups)...

If you genuinely think Barack Obama is some sort of ineffective fool or a "bad guy" ALL you will ever see is the hole. You'll never even notice the donut, even if it right before you.

And 55% of us are saying... the donut is far bigger than the hole. And America will be fine. So, just consider that possibility. Really.

Sometimes, it's actually good to be not-right.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

55% of us? That is closer to 30% of the electorate - people who are registered to vote - so you are saying that what 40 % of the electorate think (which is basically they are so unimpressed with Obama they don't even care to vote) is meaningless? Add that 40% to the aproximately 30% who voted against Obama and your donut hole has grown to 70% of eligible voters. Who is in the hole now?


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

There's no one more arrogant than a liberal.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

CNN is covering Rand Paul's Tea Party Response to Barack Obama's State of the Union tonight on CNN around 10:30 p.m. Eastern.


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

Ol' Barry got about 52% of the vote (of the 63% of the population who voted) and was projected to have had significantly more if all eligible voters voted. Right now his current approval/favorability rating is around 55% -- and that's everyone, not just voters. But who gives a shit, more than half the country is behind him, or giving him tacit support or more wisely, the benefit of the doubt.

I wouldn't know how arrogant liberals are. I'm not one of them.

But I can easily tell you is more arrogant than a liberal. That would be Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michele Malkin, and especially that buffoon Donald Trump.

They even exceed fools from the ghetto... in that they have turned ignorance and arrogance into an art form. They're more arrogant than nearly any liberal I know (with a few exceptions).


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Powerful words Wayne. These concepts are lost on those who stand to gain far more from handouts than anything else. What has happened here has struck fear in the hearts of those of us who actually remember better times. Not in the "Me Generation" who can't think beyond their noses and their huge appetites for free everything at the cost of those who worked hard all their lives. I've said too much. I am afraid of the consequences and the future. I miss the Presidents like Kennedy who worked to bind us together as a nation rather than pit us against each other on unresolvable issues.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Kenja...Considering that as much as 140% of the registered vote was cast in some counties in Florida and Cuyohoga Co. Ohio had over 900,000 votes cast without one being for Romney....I could see where the guy might get a majority of the vote...especially when you count the dead in Illinois and some folks vote twice. If you consider someone who admires Marxist principles, who was mentored by a card-carding communist, and essentially groomed for the role he fits into so well by none other than Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers' father to be analytical and intelligent then you really need to look at the hand you are holding at the table right now. We can add George Soros and his ilk to the crowd along with the teachings of Saul Alinsky...another noted marxist. I don't worship at the feet of those types no matter what college they graduated from. Obama can tout his high regard for the Constitution all that wants but his actions are the best indicator of his praise for that document. Ronald Reagan did not come to town carrying Saul Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals" under his arm nor did he tout ever-expanding growth in government as a method to stimulate economic recovery. Government produces nothing but overhead. This is not a theoretical classroom where we study white rats to see how they scurry through the maze when electro-shock is introduced into their lives. If half the country has difficulty recognizing a socialist in their midst, then I am not surprised considering the current approach to education in this nation. I stopped handing out the benefit of the doubt when he failed to lead on the oil spill, on Fast n' Furious, on Benghazi and now as he uses the actions of people of unstable mental health as a pry bar against the foundation of the 2nd Amendment. How many avowed socialist and communists does he need to appoint to office before you become concerned? How of his friends have to turn up of that ilk before it bothers you just a little? Looking back in hindsight on something like this is not a good bet when the horse looks lame coming out of the barn. And believe me...this one is lame. ~WB


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Wayne,

You're wasting your time...he has already informed you that he is right, and conservatives are wrong. This is the same, arrogant, big-city liberal mindset that looks down middle America, and all those rubes out there, 'clinging to their guns and religion'.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

Wayne - After hearing the last four just run one of the previous ones and see how much actually happened with Obamafraud as President. I'll catch the highlights myself.

The Frog


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

So there it is Will Starr - LIBERALS who are known for bold face lying about everything, even lying about lying (thank you DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz) are not arrogant! That from a "non-liberal" who just espouses every liberal talking point known including their old playbook tactic of labeling anyone who doesn't agree with them and especially those who seek the truth and engage the debate with the facts (ie conservatives) as arrogant (or extreme)...yeah, right he is not liberal Will and money grows on trees.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Kenja, here are some facts about your beloved Messiah - you think that because Obama won that is enough? Lets look at the facts.

Mitt Romney would be President today if he had secured only 333,908 more votes in four key swing states.

The final electoral college count gave President Obama a wide 332 to 206 margin over Romney. 270 electoral college votes are needed to win the Presidency.

Romney lost New Hampshire’s 4 electoral college votes by a margin of 40,659. Obama won with 368,529 to Romney’s 327,870.

Romney lost Florida’s 29 electoral college votes by a margin of 73,858. Obama won with 4,236,032 to Romney's 4,162,174.

Romney lost Ohio’s 18 electoral college votes by a margin of 103,481. Obama won with 2,697,260 to Romney’s 2,593,779

Romney lost Virginia’s 13 electoral college votes by a margin of 115,910. Obama won with 1,905,528 to Romney’s 1,789,618.

Add the 64 electoral college votes from this switch of 333,908 votes in these four key states to Romney’s 206, remove them from Obama’s 332, and Romney defeats Obama 270 to 268.

SO this election was actually closer than anyone on the left wants to let on.

What about the other ~93,000,000 voters who chose not to vote? Could they be a silent majority that has chosen to abandon the system or are they just people who don't matter, because the media certainly doesn't talk about them at all? How can this"democracy" be sustained when ~40% of it's eligible electorate don't care enough to be involved in the proocess? Although Barack Obama won re-election handily over Mitt Romney with 332 electoral votes (well more than the 270 electoral votes needed of the nine battleground states that were up for grabs, Obama won eight of them) he didn't crush it; instead he won a string of precise narrow victories. The president won because he ran a permanent campaign, keeping his offices open in the battleground states from his 2008 campaign and because he relentlessly defined his opponent. His was the better campaign and thus scored a tactical victory as election returns show but he has no grand mandate out of the numbers.

He has been re-elected, but his policies did not win the day.

Voters didn't turn their faces up to the vision he painted the way they did in 2008. When voters were asked which candidate had a vision for the future, Romney won that question in exit polls, 55 percent to 43 percent. Asked about Obama's signature achievement, health care, voters did not approve. Forty-nine percent said they wanted it repealed in part or whole. Voters also said the federal government was too large.

Kenja, please accept my apologies for being arrogant, I can't help myself when I discover facts.


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

I forgive you. There are several alternative realities in America these days, and if you're happy with yours, then God bless. And enjoy.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Yeah, kind a hard to have a come back when faced with the facts isn't it? Funny that you, being a non-liberal, come back with the typical liberal response (when stumped) that there is no such thing as one reality, all truth is relative and so what's truth for you doesn't have to be truth for me...na,na,na,na, boo, boo, so you win. You just love that liberal logic, don't you, very mature.


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

Wait, I have to pay homage to my mama.

She taught me this: If I have the name, I might as well play the game.

So you guys want an "arrogant liberal'? Here ya go...

You remember the once noisy and totally righteous "States Rights" Southerners of the 1950s and 60s? We'll, thankfully, those old school racist crackers are long gone.

How about Jerry Falwell and his so-called Moral Majority? Yeah, he's dead and his wishful thinking-named political movement is deader still. A meaningless flash in the pan, a mere blip on the culture radar.

Then there was the John Birch Society. A big deal in the South, some Midwest states and Texas in the 1960s and early 70s. Those fools are now about as relevant and potent as the Yippees or the Simbianese Liberation Army. They're history. Dust in the wind.

As for the so-called Tea Party crowd of obese, misinformed, post middle age folk in funny hats, riding on electric scooters for the old and infirm? Eight, ten years from now they will also be a miniscule and totally meaningless non-entity, same as all of the above. Less than a footnote -- a punchline.

What will endure? Much of the Reagan legacy and most of the Clinton/Obama legacy, no less than FDR, and his great cousin Teddy (once Republicans were not only Progressive, but sane).

Safe bet. In fact a sure $10,000 Romney-size bet.

And now that's arrogant, predicting the future. Especially when you know it's gonna come to be. Peace out brothers (but no terrorist fist bumping now)...


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SilentReed 3 years ago from Philippines

Here in the Philippines we call in the SONA (State of the nation address). Thank God our present president is not found of making long speeches. I don't know how they do it in the States, but here the public gets to see the joint houses of congress all dress up in splendid attire. The cameras pans the gallery to show the country's who's who with their wives in lovely gowns and jewelries. It's just one big production number, a media event that gets to be re-run in the evening news for those too busy with the serious business of making a living. It's reasonable to expect the president to be down playing the ills and problems besetting the nation but giving glowing reports and showcasing the achievement of his administration. Would your president be any different?


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Kenja....I see nothing wrong with the concept of States Rights as the founding fathers intended a strong union of independents bound together with a limited central government. Much of the language in the Constitution reflects that sentiment. I did not particularly care for the subject matter of the times but thank God we did not lose sight of States Rights due to it though we did crush the can a bit flexing the federal muscles. What Reagan did was far-reaching and set the stage for the glory enjoyed and tout for and by Bill Clinton. Clinton was just smart enough not to mess with it too much. I don't have a lot of heartburn with Teddy Roosevelt as he was a fighting man but Franklin really won stole too much of the bacon with his progressive policies based in government spending that did little for improving things until WWII just happen to come along and bail us out industrially. Whether the label is assigned to the Tea Party or now, the reality of our future must embrace fiscal responsibility. We will never spend our way to prosperity as a nation...Thanks much! ~WB


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Silent Reed....Funny....that is exactly the way it is done here in America...to a tee! LOL! Thanks much! ~WB


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

You're welcome Wayne. We all want America to prosper and innovate, share its blessings with the many and offer opportunity for the risk takers. Mostly we succeed... (the only thing that really bugs me is that these days stark partisans on both sides think the other side doesn't really love their country, and that's dead wrong, and harmful).

But now that we have expressed some of our political nuances, let's look at a more philosophical side. Please read my Hub, That Gal in the Kitchen, and tell me what's what. Would enjoy hearing your take.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Kenja....I will try to get by and have a look at the article. Thanks much! ~WB

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