Rope-A-Dope Time Is Over

Where The Rubber Meets The Road

The concept Obama had in mind, appointing Little Joey Biden, to be the lead in the talks concerning reductions in spending, is coming to an end. There was a political agenda in putting the dope on the rope. I’ll get to that in a minute. Poke two holes in the ground and ask Biden, “Which is a hole and which is his butt hole?" I can guarantee you he wouldn’t know his butt hole from a hole in the ground. But the ploy worked for Obama temporarily.

Presidents lead, they don’t follow. Obama set the tone the first two years in office. He became a follower of Reid and Pelosi. Talk about the blind leading the blind. So lets look at the politics behind the negotiations that are coming to a head. Obama doesn’t want to lead because 1) he doesn’t know how and 2) the decisions that have to be made are painful. You see, when you are seeking reelection after having made over 500 promises, you don’t want to get any dirt under those manicured finger nails. It might alter your golf swing.

Spending has to be cut and cut drastically. The majority of American tax payers know this and accept it. Those who don’t pay any taxes want to pick their neighbors’ pockets and don’t understand why something as “great” as the Democratic party machine can’t pull off the impossible. Listen closely. There isn’t that much money available to do it. That is unless they want to chip in and start paying their fair share too. Even then there wouldn’t be enough. I offer proof of the pudding at this link.

The threat is that if they don’t increase the debt limit they’ll have to shut down the government. Really? Wasn’t that the same threat that was used to turn a $38 billion dollar spending reduction, which started out as a $100 billion cut, into a smoke and mirrors routine that really ended up being a $352 million piss in a bucket exercise? I said then and I say now, “Shut Er Down!” It’s an idle threat that is meant to scare the American public into submission. It’s the old rope-a-dope act.

The CBO didn’t bat an eye over the fact that they “supposedly” averted a disaster back in the spring. Did they revise their estimates of reducing the deficit or make a smidgeon of adjustment on the debt estimate? Not a penny. The only real result that is apparent seems to be in the housing market. While Foggy Bottom’s prices continue to go up, where have yours gone recently? The answer is down. That’s the greatest asset the average citizen has and we’re taking it up the yazoo once again. Yazoo is in Mississippi in case you didn’t notice, just look down between your legs to see it.

Are They Capable?

Sending rope-a-dope Joey into the fight was lame. It’s time that these lame brain, career pick pockets start thinking outside the box for once. Stop making the choices totally inane and filled chock full of stupidity. Yeah, the choices are to allow the government to default, raise the debt limit or require Obama to snatch the goodie basket from the hands of those who feel entitled to it. That’s total nonsense. Choose your entrée because that is what is on the menu with Little Joey yakking away.

Lets be bold and require a penalty kick in the game. Replace the debt limit, which is no more than a threat in the game, with something with some teeth in it. We’ll make Obama the kicker. Let him step into the kicking box for once. If he dares. I remember when cabinets met weekly to discuss such important matters. Now it’s Czar meetings with Trumpka in attendance. Hell, lets make them pubic so transparency is really transparency and not secret negotiations behind closed doors.

You know it’s the little things that amount to show and tell time. If the federal government can’t live within its own means then freeze all federal, Congressional and Obama’s salary and “PERKS” until they get their act in order. No recesses, no overseas junkets or hob nobbing but putting their noses to the grind stone until the fiscal ax is razor sharp. We pay those people to do that. I, for one, want my money’s worth. DRATS! There went the endless golfing and vacations.

Step Up To The Ball Obama. Show Us Your Game Son.

The talks this week are designed to make the President either lead or get off the pot. Tough decisions have to now be made. We’re paying all those cabinet members and Czars to do what? Aren’t these the same ideological elite who have all the answers? What they can’t do is think outside the box? Their prestigious academic credentials never taught them that.

Most Americans see an out of control federal government that thinks the printing press is the answer. It’s time for us to speak and let it be known that this is unacceptable. When was the last time you blasted your elected officials? I did it today and will do it every day and as often as necessary. If the American public is capable of thinking outside the box, why are our elected pick pockets stuck in the rut? Oh, it's reelection time, is it?

Egg Heads Or What?

Because we just don’t understand how things work on Capitol Hill? What a load of crap that is. We have the snapshot and don’t need the negatives any more. So now we’ll see what the much vaunted Obama has in his arsenal. I haven’t seen much in two and a half years and don’t expect him to suddenly become a George Patton or Douglas MacArthur. Those men understood you lead from the front, not the gold course or faraway on vacation at the tax payer’s expense.

As Patton would say, “You either need to lead or get the hell out of the way!”

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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Shut down the damn Government with the stipulation that this is non-paid time off for everyone not working, and use this money to start paying off our debt. For the most part we would not even know the Government was closed.

Great Hub.

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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.


Good point. What scares me is this; I fear the debt ceiling iisue is being used as a political football by both sides. I'm looking into some things, and it's too early to make a case, but I DO feel this being used to leverage things below the surface. Voted up, useful,and awesome.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

jim - I think Obama will punt on first down this week. Of course they are trying to use it as a political tool. As OP said, "Close it down." We won't miss much.

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Pat Potts 5 years ago

The community organizer, turn Senator needs to go back to Illinois. As for Biden he is the biggest idiot. He can't sit through a speech without falling asleep. They both need to go as they have done nothing for this country but hurt it.

Good blog. Voted up..... Thanks Frog

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Pat - I agree with both. Biden is "so special" that his own party rejected him every time he ran for President. My questions is, "Which dope do we throw a rope on first?

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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I think we need to break down the professional political class.People run for office because it is a good job,not to serve.

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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

I wish we could tell all of them to take a week off without pay. During that time off they could think seriously about how bad they wanted their job, then could reapply. Some we might hire back, others would join the unemployment lines they seem to ignore. I mean all of them take off, from the President down through all the clerks and janitors and millions of others we have to wonder what they do for us.

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - Some people swear up and down we just "can't live without them." I swear up and down that the nation would be better off without at least 50% of them.

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Pat Potts 5 years ago

Looks like Obama tires easily in round eight. LOL. Biden takes care of himself with that mouth of his.

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cjv123 5 years ago from Michigan

You are 100% correct! I said the same thing Frog when it was announced that Dumb asked Dumber to head the talks. He did SO well in the past with anything else he's been asked to do, of course Dumb would ask Dumber to do something as important as trying to come to terms with our obscene DEBT.

I say freeze the pay of ALL of these !@#)!!! until they do the job they were sent there to do - all the Czars - the President, the Vice President ALL of them. I'm SO disgusted but mostly disgusted with Obama than anyone else.

Well done!


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

If their pay was based on performance, they would owe us money.

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Pat Potts 5 years ago

Sorry. I should have added. Community organizer, turn Senator, to President. I am still amazed that he is the Commander in Chief.

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Unfortunately shutting down the Government would ruin our credit rating on the world markets, but so what! If we go bankrupt we'll lose our ratings anyway. We need to make everything equal for everyone including the President, Congress, the Big corporations the Supreme Court and the rest of us. We need the Fair Tax Bill and they get Medicare, Social Security, 40 hour work week, food stamps, pay for work done and every other thing we get that they seem to be above it. We all need to share the load, first thing they should get out of those trillion dollar wars, stop the waste and fraud and then see what we need to do. Washington D.C., DUMMY CENTRAL. Thanks, Peter

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Commander in Chief is not the most appropriate title for our (?) leader.. All his actions to date entitle him to be called the Commander in Grief.

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Stu From VT 5 years ago

Obummer should have picked Beavis for VP. He knows alot more about buttholes than Biden:

"What? You dare challenge me?

I am the Great Cornholio!

Teepee for my bunghole!

Where I come from my people have no bungholes!"

Beavis got into this condition after getting into a sugar fit from eating several boxes of candy. Maybe we could get Biden up to speed on a revenue neutral basis by reducing Pelosi's chocolate covered strawberry budget and shifting the breakage to candy for Joey.

I'll check with the Appropriation Committees and report back.


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Pat Potts 5 years ago

He is not deserving of Commander in Chief. Voting does have consequences drbj. :)

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tom hellert 5 years ago from home


nothing like a BnB reference its like 1993-97 all over again...sorry froggy I know the "frog baseball episodes" is still hard for you..."

As for Biden and Barrack- B N B 2-

II HAVE A COMPROMISING IDEA- THE SENATE/ HOUSE HAVE TO STAY HOME WITH NO PAY FOR A WEEK THEN they and their staff dont get paid until a solution is reached and approved by a 10 person panel of business people and business owners 5 appointed by each party and no one gets to talk to them except in open congressional session- THEY get a minimum of a week to decide all while the senate nd house dont get paid AT ALL and they lose their free transportation and perks for at least a week- they can use the staffers but they have to negotiate payment with the staffers they want OUT OF THEIR OWN MONEY.... lets see how they like that... i bet we would have something REAl FAST.... Take the silver spoon away and lets see how fast things get done....


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OpinionDuck 5 years ago

Frog Prince

While I agree that Obama is not doing a good job, neither did Congress. I am not talking just about the current congress but the Congresses of the last one hundred years.

Whether Democrat Controlled or Republican Controlled these congresses and most of the presidents took us to where we are today.

You can dream that changing the president and or the congress would make things prosper, you just have to look at the historical record.

Both parties have played the voters, especially their loyal registered voters for suckers. So every presidential election the same game is played. The current democrat or republican congress and president are not doing well, so vote in the other team and things will be better. When did that happen and how often did it happen?

The problem is bigger than the president and the congress, the problem is the system doesn't work for the middle class.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Carol - Suspending their pay and making them remain at their desk in the Chambers until they actually straighten this out? They'd agree to that the same way they have agreed to consider term limits.

OP - They could write us a blank check. We'll fill in the amount. That's what they are accustomed to doing.

Peter - We're under the red flag already with our creditors, Moodys, the IMF and anyone else with a lick of sense so what's the difference. This nation has enough money coming in to pay its debt service so that becomes a bit nonsensical. The excessive spending and wanting to raise the debt ceiling to borrow more is what has had them pull out the flag.

drbj - He wouldn't make a pimple on a soldier's butt.

Stu - "Cornholio?" You didn't. Went back up. Yep, you did.

Tom - Your solution actually has some common sense attached to it. Our elected pick pockets would rather posture for us and preen their feathers playing sick partisan games about which party won the mud slinging contest. It gets sickening to watch. George Washington had one, yes one, staffer. It was his nephew and he paid him out of his own pocket.

OD - This was intended to be a blast at all of them. Congress is as much to blame, probably more so when they control the purse strings, than the executive branch which is proposing all these hair brained schemes to spend money that we don't have to spend at the present time. It's all based on "my agenda" rhetoric. What about the agenda of "We, the People..." or has that hit the back row at the drive-in theater? They're hard find these days too if you haven't noticed.

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breakfastpop 5 years ago

I love the idea of freezing the pay of all the idiots we sent to Washington to work for us. There is no one equipped to make intelligent decisions in Washington. Their focus is on continuing their reign of non-governing. If Daffy Duck were the only one available to lead the talks, then Daffy would be called upon. Obama has work to do. He needs to guarantee himself another 4 years. Nothing trumps that. Up and awesome.

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

BPOP - And yeah Trump decided not to run.

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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Since it appears there are at least two people hired for every one job in Washington, half could take every other week off without pay and we would save a heap of money. We also wouldn't notice any change in the amount of work completed.

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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I have loved Old Poolman's "savings suggestions" and could not agree more!

If a doctor or nurse "operated" in this manner, our country would be "flatlining" and I don't believe we would have our respective licenses? Quick, I'll get the oxygen...! Voted UP and UA, mar.

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OpinionDuck 5 years ago

Frog Prince

Good point, where are We The People, especially at voting time.



Your idea is good, and it would be better if we just got rid of the redundant workers, that also is one less pension to pay.


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Ghost32 5 years ago

Heck, Frog, all you really needed for this one was that awesome "AIR GOLF" image. That's the best explanation of his time in office I've seen: He's just playing Air Golf with the whole bunch of us!

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

OD - Last Presidential election the debates were up against "Dancing With The Stars." If this keeps going downhill as it has been, when people finally WTFU they'll say, "What have they done?" What "they" (apathetic people have done is think that these idiots have their best interests at heart. It's all about "They, Themselves" at this point.

Fred - He's been playing AIR GOLF with future generation's money. Every man, woman and child in this country is in hock right now for $46K and counting. And that's alright?

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Stu From VT 5 years ago

Frog - you're leaving out off-balance sheet debt. The actual total is $340,000 per person, including children. I wonder how many could actually write the check.

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