SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE

INTRODUCTION

Fellow Hubbers, and other readers why is it that I’m not surprised (as the title would suggest) that President Barrack Obama would back the Mosque at ground zero in New York City. The headlines of the article hit me smack in the face this morning, Saturday August 14, 2010 on Yahoo. He made this announcement Friday evening at a Ramadan opening celebration (funny thing I don’t remember other presidents even attending these events, but I could be wrong). One thing I’m sure of is no other president bowed, and kissed the ring of the Saudi King during his apology tour of the entire Muslim world.

Link to the article is below.


http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/obama-slammed-praised-for-backing-ground-zero-mosque/19593700?icid=main|welcome|dl1|link1|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aolnews.com%2Fnation%2Farticle%2Fobama-slammed-praised-for-backing-ground-zero-mosque%2F19593700

FEARS AND HOPES

During the election season in 2008 I had fears that candidate Obama was a Socialist (if not a Communist) radical. I had my doubts about the legitimacy of his citizenship along with his proclamation that he was a Christian. The words that he heard in Rev. Wright’s Church seemed very radical and un-Christian to me, and we still haven’t seen an actual birth certificate (a certificate of live birth is not the same). Where are the college transcripts? What is Obama hiding? These are some of my fears back during the election.

I also had some hopes during the election season of 2008. I hoped that if elected as president that Barrack Obama would step up to the plate and lead the country as a good American. Metaphorically he was in the shoes of men like Jackie Robinson breaking the baseball color barrier. Jackie was a stellar performer once given the chance. I had also hoped as a young man growing up in the 1960’s that all this crap about race could be put behind this great country, and who better to fulfill this hope than our first black president who offered, “Hope and Change” in a “Post Racial” society.

COLD HARD REALITY

 

In the light of cold hard reality I must state that my hopes for Obama have been dashed.  Referring back to the Jackie Robinson metaphor, Jackie played the game skillfully and with great determination, but he also played by the rules, as they existed. When Jackie stole home during the World Series he stole it from third base not first base. In other words Jackie played by existing rules and excelled, and he didn’t try to change all the rules of baseball.  I wish that I could state the same about President Obama, but I can’t he seems to make up new rules as he goes along.  I will state some examples below:

 

 

  1. No other American president in history has bowed and scraped before foreign leaders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. The only other American president in history who has pressed to pass so many Constitutionally questionable laws is Franklin D. Roosevelt. Changing the rules is second nature to Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. I’m so sick of  “The Blame Game” I want to barf. Bush has been out of office for 18 months now and all of Obama’s major legislation has been rammed through congress. Where are the jobs he promised? I have heard it said that regarding age 60 is the new 40 is it also true as far as unemployment rates go under Obama 9.5% is the new 5.5%?
  4. Mr. President I plead with you enforce the rules, as they exist. Quit trying to steal home plate from first base. Stop the bleeding on the southern border. Seal the border first and then talk to us about immigration reform. We made that mistake during Reagan’s presidency, and were not buying it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. I know you are an apostate of Saul Alinski but please tone down your radical behavior. The USA is in danger of being lost for all future generations!!!!!!!!
  6. Last but not least please speak to us eye to eye and stop being so arrogant and superior when your performance on the job hasn’t earned it even a little bit!!!!!!!!!
  7. I stopped here because I think these examples are sufficient although there are many more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONCLUSION

I am an eternal optimist, and I can only hope that President Obama will see the light, and change his way of governing for the sake of the greatest nation ever to exist on the face of the Earth, The United States of America. I want my grandchildren to grow up in freedom and liberty as I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Having stated the above I have my doubts that Obama can make the necessary transition to traditional American president!!!!!!!!   Folks our way of life is at stake and we must take the bull by the horns in November of 2010, and elect representatives with true American Values!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The sake of all future generations is at stake!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

SAVE AMERICA NOW THERE’S NO TIME TO WASTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Comments 60 comments

Vladimir Uhri profile image

Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Thank you, Tom.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

You are welcome Vladimir. I wanted to stay out of politics until closer to the election, but this got on my last nerve!!!!!

Thank you for your comment.


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Tom, did you read vrajavala hub on Michelle my-belle trip to Spain. That she actually met with Jesse Jackson Jr and a bunch of Muslims in Spain. This is all starting to unfold! We are being betrayed!

Keep on hubbing!


SusanP 6 years ago

You state your case very well and reveal the truth about this president. Keep encouraging folks to play by the rules and to use

the voting booth as their weapon.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

eovery,

I had high hopes for the best, but my worst fears seem to be taking place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your comment.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

SusanP,

I've tried to restrain myself, but I can't wait any longer, there's too much at stake!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your supportive comment.


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Tom, I don't feel betrayed as I voted against him and expected this kind of thing from him, it's the dense uninformed voters who betrayed me, they put him there and a thousand times we can rid ourselves of barry but the stupid will remain every election, 50


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msorensson 6 years ago

The president is not dumb. Whatever motivates him for what he does, we cannot know.

I don't think even his cabinet knows, for indeed he is surrounded by brilliant people.

I commend you for your passion and for voicing it, Tom. Thank you for sharing.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Dusty,

I also voted against him, but I hoped for the best. In spite of my wishes my hopes have been dashed. I think many of the people were fooled, and not necessarily stupid!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your comment.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

msorensson,

I don't think he's dumb either, but I think he's misguided or poorly advised!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your visit, and supportive comment.


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msorensson 6 years ago

Tom :-)

He is The President, he can consider their advise and they can stomp their feet, pound their wrists on the table, etc etc..but ultimately he makes the decisions and there is nothing they can do about it, except resign..lol..:-)

I only want to say this, Tom, from a few people that I know..

Even some of the people who were at first very strong supporters of him are now rethinking...some of those paid thousands of dollars to meet him ...

On the other hand,50 Caliber is right...


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

msorensson,

I can't disagree with any point you or 50 made. I just hate to give up all hope for the people and future generations!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again for your additional comment.


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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Obama said many disturbing things during the campaign--such as wanting to redistribute income. Even though I am no fan of McCain I voted Republican.Obama may not be dumb but he lacks wisdom, which may or may not come with experience.


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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

I am concerned about prophecy about false Messiah is coming and set world government. It is not going to be pretty. Also remember Muslims have the mosque in Jerusalem? It became second holy place on the world.Now they claim the country. Is New York to be the third?


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

dahoglund,

I agree he also troubled me prior to the election, but I tried to be hopeful. I agree he lacks wisdom but that could be a result of being abandoned by his father at an early age. Regardless we can't afford his on the job training program and we need a wise leader now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for the input of your comment.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Vladimir,

I have learned a great deal by reading your hubs and I believe you are on the right track. This could be larger than this mortal plane!!!

Thank you for your additional comment sir.


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sheila b. 6 years ago

Every time he does something like this more people wake up to what he is. And that's good.


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

He went from being a Lieutenant to commanding the ship overnight. The far left is turning on him. The right is looking for life boats. He needs to humble himself and do what is right for the people...or the ship will go down.

Good hub Tom....from the heart. :)


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

sheila b.

I agree but he's still president until 2012 so we must be diligent in this year's election to block his radical agenda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your fine comment.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Tom,

It's a subject that's very near and dear to me. We must do all we can to help stear the ship of state out of dangerous waters!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your insightful comment.


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cjv123 6 years ago from Michigan

You will never be heard by this man in office, his ego is too monumental - but great points and good try! I voted a big thumbs UP! So much of what you said reflects what so many of us feel! Carol


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

Tom I am not at all surprised by Obamas support for the mosque. Lets face the facts the citizens of this country and their votes no longer matter. Bloomberg supports the mosque,and David Patterson wanted to give some funds from the broke state of New York to promote Islam, which I doubt will happen. But in spite of the voices of opposition nationwide and at levels of Government from the Presidency to your local city council all have turned deaf ears to their citizens and voters will be out with a vengeance in November. We have to vote all of these losers out. America is a ship without a rudder right now.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Carol,

I agree with your points, but lately I have seen doubt in his eyes. Maybe I'm just a foolish optimist but I still hope he'll see the light!!!!

If he doesn't we must be diligent and block him in November!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your supportive comment.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Tony,

I agree with your point of view. If it is necessary we must be willing to throw out all incumbants to get our point of view noticed!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your comments.


Brenda Durham 6 years ago

I'm not surprised either.

Obama would back legalizing murder if the Left whined loud enough. Oh wait he already does, by condoning abortion.

The only hope America has is if Obama has a radical change of heart from his radical mindset, or if he's booted out of Office ...like.....SOON, way before 2012. He's done more damage to America's morals and morale than the terrorists ever could've.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Brenda Durham,

I agree with your point of view. I Hope he has radical change of heart, but I'm afraid that won't happen. He really is a terrorist in office!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your first visit, and your comment.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Tom, I put nothing past Obama and he isn't doing anything anymore that I don't expect. I believe he will continue to get worse and there are more underhanded games ahead. Good hub.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Pamela,

I'm afraid I must agree with your statement. He has already said he doesn't care if he's a one term president, so he has nothing to lose by defying the will of the American people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your supportive comment.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for this post, Tom. It had to be said.

The Mosque is a sick idea. When Muslims conquered Jerusalem the first thing they did was build a Mosque on the most sacred site of the Jews.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

James,

I have read of that on Jihad Watch web site. I have also seen Robert Spencer, who runs that site on CSPAN several times, and he tells a dire story of Jihad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your visit and comment.


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outdoorsguy 6 years ago from Tenn

Great hub, I voted up. Sadly Obama and Michele and their cronies act as if they are the new Aristocrats of America. with Vacation after Vacation. Ordering the enforcement of laws to be ingored when it suits them. Eating Cake while the peasants loose everything.

And Obama is learning how to fiddle for when the fires break out.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

outdoorsguy,

Unfortunately I agree wholeheartedly with your analysis, and I even think he got Charlie Daniels to give him fiddle lessons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your comment.


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Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

Tom, As a Constitutional lawyer; can you imagine what he taught his students? "Dreams of my father," his father was a socialist! He is a leopard, his spots will never change. H


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MikeTheRhino 6 years ago from Staten Island

Ya know, if you actually watched thepress conference you'd have seen that he didn't praise the mosque being built. He said, and I quote:

Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.”

“That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances,”

And today he made this statement:

“I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making a decision to put a mosque there,”

“I was commenting very specifically on the right that people have that dates back to our founding. That is what our country is about.”

I presume you understand he is defending the concept of religious tolerance, which is in truth a happy thing in my book.

If you want to hate the guy, have fun. Do what you have to do. :)

BTW, I like that bit, that cold hard "reality" stuff. Not a sinlge solitary fact in there! As commentary it's nice, but not one fact. Its cute! I like it! It really is pretty funny.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Harvey,

I have to agree with your thoughts on this subject. He's a socialist/communist and a Leopard can't change his spots or thoughts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your supportive comment.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Mike TheRhino,

if you would actually read this hub, I never said he praised the mosque. I said he BACKED the mosque!!!!!!

I never said a thing about Muslims not being able to worship!!!!!!!

As for the COLD HARD REALITY section, everything stated there is COLD HARD FACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you don't bother to bring facts to the table and read the hub I'll delete your next comment. I don't tolerate COOL AIDE DRINKERS like you and LRCBlogger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Tom, I agree that "many" were fooled, but many were just not listening. In 2008 I listened to a radio poll asking voters how they felt about obamas pick of palin as a running mate and a list of other equally turned questions, 1 out of 10 would say "hey, wait a minute" I heard so much along those lines it was truly amazing, we'll never really know the reasoning behind all the votes, but I've got a good idea of many votes and the reasons they were cast. Spilled milk, now we have to clean it up. A good hub for thought thanks, 50


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Dusty,

I agree with your reasoning, and we also must take the ACORN, and New Black Panther Party factors into account. I think fake votes(like always in Chicago) along with voter intimidation were huge factors in Obama's election. Also loons, like Mike TheRhino who commented above you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for returning and commenting again.


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Pastor_Walt 6 years ago from Jefferson City, Tennessee

Great commentary.

I pray daily for our nation. God is our only hope!


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Pastor_Walt,

I say Amen to your prayers!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your prayers, and your comment.


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SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

Tom,

This is a really great FACT-FILLED hub regardless of what that leftie loon up there said. I, and most folks I know, do not have ANY problem with mosques, but THIS particular location is thoughtless, senseless, and uncaring to so many Americans. Is that an example of building bridges? We all know BO's stupidity and lack of empathy for average Americans is surpassed only by his arrogance. I liked your work here....keep it up!


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Sheri,

I agree, I also have no problem with mosques or freedom of religion. This location is an abomination in the sight of most thinking Americans!!!

As for the left wing loon I think I gave him what he had coming for his stupidity!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your supportive comment.


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KFlippin 6 years ago from Amazon

No matter how the mainstream media wishes to spin it, Obama clearly effectively endorsed the building of this mosque against the wishes of the majority of Americans. It doesn't matter how well he parsed his words to try to please his Muslim friends and yet not openly indict himself -- he said what he said. And what the heck was he doing at a Ramadam celebration? Was there a golf tournament nearby? Yeah, right.

Great hub, and like you I hoped for the best from Obama for America, instead it is becoming the worst of all I could imagine so long ago.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

KFlippin,

We all know the Lame Stream Media has been in Obama's pocket from way before the first primary. I agree he endorsed the mosque as a statement of "principal". He was more likey close to a gym where he could play hoops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish he would become NBA commisioner and leave us alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your supportive comment.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Tom,

None of this surprises me and I can't believe he will ever see the light. The "light Obama sees is a vision of the kind of America none of us would recognize or want to live in.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Pop,

I fear you are totally correct in your analysis. He is a complete idealogue and will never, ever change!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your comment.

PS: See you at breakfast tommorow.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I am not anti-Islamic. In my view it has not a thing to do with religion even. Muslims are welcome in this country, and religious freedom is welcome in this country. So long as we all wave the American flag proudly and... with honor as American patriots, I don't care what your faith is.

But under no circumstance do you allow something like a Mosque to be built on land at or near where the 2nd greatest attack on our nation occurred by people who directly associated their attack with Islam, radical or otherwise, and who cleary made their attacks in the name of Allah.

This was an act of war, and a Mosque would be a victory monument for radical Islamic terrorists all over the world. It would also serve as a massive insult to anyone who lost a family member on September 11, 2001 at the hands of terrorists, whose children have died in the service of their country in Iraq, Afghanistan, and frankly in any war this country has ever fought.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Jim,

I fully agree with every part of your statement, and echo your sentiments regarding Islam. I know September 11, 2001 was my 55th birthday, and I never felt hated before just for being American!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you your visit, and your cogent comment.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

Good points Tom....definitely some sobering thoughts. WB


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Wayne,

Thank you, I tried to keep my powder dry until the election was closer , but I couldn't stand it anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your supportive comment.


Brenda Durham 6 years ago

Well, I'm not afraid nor ashamed to say that I DO have a problem with mosques, period! They don't belong in America! And although it's commonly believed that it's legal, I do not believe so. However, since supposedly it's legal, I also retain my right to say I say I believe it isn't legal. But I don't go around opposing them and trying to get them shut down, normally. The subject of the one in New York is simply an outrage and should be nipped in the bud ASAP.

I no longer care who calls me an intolerant bigot. The invasion of America from within is now being brought to light, and I will not ignore what I see happening.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Brenda Durham,

I can't disagree with one word you have said. The Constitution of The United States of America is NOT a suicide pact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your return visit and comment.


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tom hellert 6 years ago from home

Tom,

yes Gus the rhino lives up to his name for sure- Notice he railed on you about facts but he did not give any on his own- as few liberals - because thats what Rhinos are Liberals in disguise. THIS is a GREAT FACTUAL HUB, THAT captures the true essence of our Teleprompter and cheif-

he says one thing, represents himself one way but does something else farther to the left.

As for the Mosque, as a Muslim- he pf course he supports the building.

TH


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

tom hellert,

I fully agree with every part of your statement, and echo your sentiments regarding Mike TheRhino!!!!

He is obvously a left wing whack job who supports a mosque more than America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your visit, and comment.


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gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

I agree with Vladimir and Obama scares me

VOTE PEOPLE VOTE!!!!


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

gr82bme,

I can't disagree with one word you have said. Obama is a scary person, and we must vote to stop him!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your visit, and comment.


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cjv123 6 years ago from Michigan

I too knew most of the negative about him prior to him becoming President. I never dreamed however, his grab for power would be so comprehensive. Excellent Hub Tom! Big thumbs up!


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Thanks Carol,

I tried to keep a positive thought, but it became impossible!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your comment.


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jiberish 6 years ago from florida

Tom, if you're waiting for Obama to change and see the light, you have a long wait. Watch these next few months and see just how radical he will get.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Jib,

I fear you are correct in your assessment of President Obama. I have given up hope on him!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your cogent comment.

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