The World According To Obama

So It's Come To This...

Are You Paying Attention Yet?

My Hub score will probably take a major hit for what I am about to write but so be it. If all the liberal trolls who live in LalaLand think a voice can be silenced I beg to differ. The truth is the truth whether you like it, I like it or anyone else likes it for that matter. I'm known to use my mind and during the last week, as I have observed the actions of Obama, I can assure you that my mind has been rather busy. Trying to tie everything together that is being written these days is indeed a mind sort.

The subject here is Barack Hussein Obama. I respect the office of the President of the United States but I have no respect for any individual who assumes that job and fails to understand the magnitude of that position. It is NOT an office that is intended to be abused. The oath of office that an individual takes when assuming that DUTY is perfectly clear: "to support and defend the Constitution of the United States..." It says nothing about "if you feel like it." What we are seeing from this narcissistic, arrogant individual sitting there is incredible. According to Obama, he is above the law of the land. I don't make that accusation lightly.

He has let it be known openly that if he can't get Congress to exercise his agenda he will do it by executive fiat. Where the hell does it say in the US Constitution that such power is bestowed upon our President? I'll answer that for you. It doesn't. The Constitution was purposely set up with checks and balances. Ever wonder why? It was the ultimate safeguard against a tyrant assuming office and trying to be a King or Queen. Our founders weren't buying it because they had to deal, in many cases with their blood, with throwing off the yoke of such tyranny. They had the experience of living under the iron fist of an "all knowing" government. That isn't my definition of freedom and I'm not liable to sit still forever as I watch our individual freedoms whittled away piece by living piece.

Much lately is being written about Obama's recent actions in relation to history and past dictators and how they ended up getting away with it. What the US Constitution says means absolutely nothing to this man, even though he supposedly taught the subject. According to Obama he will rule as he pleases despite Congress. Obama and I quote, "I will not take NO for an answer." Are the courts next? The plot seems to now revolve around how to circumvent the Constitution in order to exercise "the world according to Obama." The burning question now is whether those other folks we elected are going to rein in this sort of conduct before it gets completely out of hand.

Is that a halo? No, it is false hope.

So lets examine some specifics that have been occurring lately. Our nation is one of the rule of law and no man, woman or child should be above what the law says. We collectively have been allowing that to happen for a while and it's now time, past time, to checkmate what we see going on.

1) The Senate is NOT in recess. There was a specific reason they didn't recess and we are seeing it come into play. Recess appointments are allowed to be made. I don't dispute that but the Senate is NOT in recess. So along comes our Dictator-In-Chief making recess appointments while that body isn't in recess. Richard Cordray has no business heading the new brain storm agency, one that shouldn't exist in the first place. Before Christmas the Senate wouldn't confirm him. Time for the end around Obama has as his trade mark now.

He then appointed three new members of the NLRB, none of which were going to fly by the present Senate. How convenient that he sent their names to the Senate just two days before the December holiday recess. Time for the second end around in less than 2 days.

He announced his appointments in Cleveland and said, “When Congress refuses to act…and puts people at risk, I have an obligation as president to do what I can without them.” That isn't the way the US Constitution authorizes any President to act. That was intentional. The only "people at risk" are the members of his "Jobs For Friends Program."

Obama needs to bone up on this:

Article 2, Section 2 of the US Constitution states that the president "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session."

The FACT is that Obama "deemed" Congress to be in recess. Where does that deeming power originate other than in his mind?

Now the liberal minds among us, you know the "D" versus "R" crowd, will say the Republicans are being obstructionists. Lets take a look. The same Democrats who are wagging those lips of theirs need to look back at the Bush years when they used the pro forma sessions as a means to block any recess appointments Bush could make. So what I'm hearing is what is good for the goose isn't good for the gander? Is that what I'm hearing from this pack of what I can only call political hypocrites?

2) Lets talk about Czars. Most of the people he has sitting in those chairs wouldn't stand a snowball's chance in hell of being confirmed. Why do you think he didn't go through the normal confirmation process? These shadow figures in the executive branch need to be shown the way out the back door of the White House. The very act of having such individuals in the background, unchecked by the legislative process should be disturbing to any citizen. Van Jones comes to mind. So if you can't get them by the Senate then perform the end around. It isn't like Obama hasn't set a pattern for the abuse of power.

3) He couldn't seem to get Congress to go along with proclaiming vast amounts of acreage of the wild to come under the tutelage of the federal money eating monster so up steps Lonesome End Obama and uses a lame-duck session of Congress right before the holidays once again to accomplish "his" agenda. It's becoming more evident with each passing day exactly what Obama's agenda is and it isn't a pretty picture. It definitely isn't worth the paint, nor the paper, it is printed on.

4) Can't seem to pass the DREAM Act, even when he had the majority of both houses of Congress? It is a very unpopular subject this granting of any type of amnesty to people who have knowingly broken the law to enjoy what the rest of us who legally reside here sometimes seem to take for granted. So what to do, what to do. Simple in Obama's mind. Just sign a Presidential order and circumvent the will of Congress again and again. The constitutionality of such orders are now in serious question because of the abuse of such a power. The way I read the document, Congress has the power to enact the laws of this nation, not the President. If this is his idea of "change," I suggest that he take it and keep it away from the rest of us.

5) Can't get Cap and Trade by that same majority he had? Not a problem. Call in the head of the EPA and order that new regulations, guidelines and all that other bureaucratic nonsense they seem to conjure up at whim be enacted. Another form of the abuse of power he seems quite adept at.

These latest moves, in an attempt to make Congress irrelevant, have "poisoned the well" as one US Senator recently said. After stating that he'd do what he wanted whether Congress likes it or not, followed by the recess appointments that aren't really recess appointments amounts to putting arsenic in someone's food. Lets just ignore the US Constitution so says Obama once again. The question, at the point when Congress gets back from its little vacation at our expense, is who's going to step up and play the linebacker positions as Obama becomes increasingly arrogant in dealing with those who don't agree with him?

Maybe you have a few ideas. I'm still busy reading and digesting the myriad of information available on what is happening in this country that I happen to love. Ever wonder why the federal government would relish the idea of having an internet kill switch. Let there be no doubt as your freedoms are whittled away one by one as someone who sees himself as "The Anointed One." That is a very dangerous frame of mind for anyone to have. Just who appointed Barack Hussein Obama to act like King George?

I'm just askin...

As Always,

The Frog Prince

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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

I can't support Obama at all. The only way I'll start to endorse Obama again is if he runs against someone other than Ron Paul.

I dislike Obama quite a lot, but compared to a Gingrich or a Romney....he looks great and makes more sense than those two.

It's Ron Paul all the way right here.


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kaync 4 years ago from South Carolina

Sorry, Wesman, but that's like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire! Obama is the absolute worst thing to occupy the White House. I know it will be hard to believe this, but it WILL be worse if Ron Paul is ever elected president.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Sorry you feel that way. I have morals that include not killing babies in Pakistan with robot coward planes. This is why I support Ron Paul. I hate murderers, and all other candidates are exactly that - murderers now or future.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Y'all vote your conscience. Obama and a whole pack of career politicians need to be shown the door.

The Frog


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H-Laing 4 years ago from Abilene, Kansas

Obama is getting more transparent in his quest to be a king and not a president. He once was an instructor in Constitution Law, but he refuses to follow the law made by Congress. He thinks he has the power to decide which are laws to follow, and which are laws to ignore. Obama must go after one term, if not before.


Pegasis 4 years ago

Assuming we are allowed to have an election this coming November, I will vote ABO (anyone but Obama) because if he stays another four years we won't have a USA. If he continues to raise the debt ceiling we won't have one in November either.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

H-Laing - Obama is now very transparent if anyone takes the time to see through him.

Pegasis - Good to see you. time keeps ticking away. It's getting to be like sitting on a time bomb watching all this occur.

The Frog


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Old Poolman 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

FP - Very interesting hub. The sad thing is the huge group that still believes Obama can do no wrong. I have read a few comments stating this action by the President was one of the greatest things he has done in his entire term. This action makes him a great leader in their eyes.


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anjegirl 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

Wesman,

I tell everyone who will listen that anyone who believes that Obama should be living in the White House should read "The Case Against Obama." It is a blueprint that was published before he bussed ppl. to the poles to get himself elected that details his life and the people he surrounded himself with most of whom are now White House CZAR's and his voting record and his socialist,communist and marxist friends and political cronies. If you listen to the preacher whose church Obama attended for 20 years, you will know that while Obama was teaching the Constitution,he was listening to sermons preached by a madman who was preaching treason against the

Constitution and against America every single sunday in his bully pulpit. No one who has read "The Obama Diaries," a book reprinting their personal thoughts about being in the White House,would ever think this man should be our President.

Great Hub,Jim, you know Glenn Beck vetted the 98 CZARS that Obama snuck into the kitchen of the White House which is how Van Jones got the boot, but the other 97 are carbon copies of Jones. I always thought the "good old boys" lived in Texas or Georgia, but no these boys are alive and well in Chicago and are heavily entwined in the Italian Mob gang in Illinois. This again is made crystal clear in the case against obama. This guy doesn't think himself a king; he thinks himself a rock star, just like Clinton did. He thinks he is the star of black people worldwide and he thinks he is the star of rappers, welfare recipients, baby mammas, career criminals with 6 kids and a conviction that will keep him from ever having to support those kids, Obama thinks he is the star of young black boys and girls because he has two girls and he deliriously thinks himself the man with access to the biggest checkbook on earth and that borrowing 12 trillion dollars for nothing is his entitlement in his job. America cannot survive any more of this families 400 million dollar vacations or any more bailouts or "stimulous" handouts. The only thing this idiot has stimulated is hatred across America between the two parties and between blacks and whites. He must go.


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Springboard 4 years ago from Wisconsin

Wesman, I can't agree with Kaync more. I applaud you for seeing the light when it comes to Barack Obama. Gosh, there's just too many people out there in his camp who simply outrightly refuse to believe any of his failures. But come on. Ron Paul? Killing babies in Pakistan with robot coward planes?

Drones aside for just a moment, there's something that peace and love supporters always seem to lose sight of, and that's that often times MORE babies die when there are evil rulers and dictatorships at work in (pick your favorite dictator ruled country). See, what I think the problem is is that we view our own lives here, and then we juxtapose our lives with THEIR lives. Man, you can't honestly tell me that THOSE people over there, THEIR children are actually living. They are destined to die by the sword, especially if we're talking strictly Muslims here. They are taught hate, and they are taught to obey, bow down, keep their mouths shut, have no direction or personal decision in life other than what it dictated to them. They are told to strap bombs to their bodies and die in the name of Allah, in the name of Jihad, for their country. To protect what I wonder? Sure, we send some of our children into battle as well. But mostly that's volunteer. And I'd argue it's a much greater cause in defense of a nation where there is freedom and good.

Tell me the children who grow up to be adults in North Korea are allowed to "live." They cannot enjoy anything that we enjoy here, or anywhere else in the free world. Music is not open to them, the Internet and the world around them is not open to them, and THEY CANNOT leave their country. Their entire lives are dictated to them, and they have no choice but to do the bidding of others.

I'm sorry, but I think we have to have a role in the rest of the world. I think we need war sometimes, as ugly as it is. If the United States IS the current dominant world power, which we are still at this point in time, then I think, as a people, as a compassionate society, we need to identify when bad things are happening to people, and do what we can to put an end to it. Sure, it may be a fruitless effort in the end, but I think doing nothing is the wrong approach, and that's CERTAINLY Ron Paul's approach. If I happen to look out my window and see a 16 year-old beating up on a 10-year old, as a 38-year old grown man, who can probably overpower the 16-year old, don't I have a personal responsibility to step in and stop the action against the 10-year old? Simply closing the blinds and hoping it will all work out is, in my view, inhumane, and unAmerican.

Ron Paul's right on a lot of things. I'll grant him that. But when it comes to foreign policy he's dead wrong, and his presidency, I fear, would be to ENITIRELY give the country to our enemies.


Brenda Durham 4 years ago

Spot on, Frog Prince. How anyone has remained blind to the O's madness is beyond me.


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TerryHamel 4 years ago from Canada

Lately in Canada and in the states the politicians have all started to sound like Charlie Brown's teacher. The campaign energy of Obama, the promise of something different was what got him elected. Then the politics of the Hill took over and instead of focusing the country on current issues - they argued political semantics and whether someone was too liberal or too conservative.

Watching the news here and there doesn't seem to be anyone ready to assume the mantel of the presidency...second term for Obama and that would be - only because of all the infighting..

Good article and some really good points, but overall when he got dealt this hand he walked into a landline of problems - not excluding natural disasters


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

OP - I'm not sure you've caught the Pelosi Act in the aftermath of this. She is applauding his non-recess appointments as if it's perfectly fine with her to ignore the US Constitution. Of course, then again to think of it, she's just fine with doing that herself.

Springboard - Good points. What is so worrisome to me is the eagerness Obama appears to have to abrogate our position in the world as a force of right.

Brenda - Hi Ya! They say, and I wouldn't know not being in the Koolaid Slurpee crowd, that hope and change combined with way too much syrupy rhetoric can cloud one's vision.

Terry - Now I agree that Obama's teleprompter can give a good speech but an empty suit is still an empty suit no matter which country they live in.

The Frog


Stu 4 years ago

The Constitution provides for two types of executive orders:

(1) Ceremonial (declaring holidays)

(2) Operational (submitting orders to federal agencies)

The Constitution gives the President no right to violate enumerated powers, or usurp the role of Congress, via executive orders. In general, the purpose of executive orders and regulatory law is to implement, not impede or transgress, the will of Congress. Congressional intent should always be the guidepost when issuing executive orders or promulgating regulations.

When questioned by a cabinet member about the legality of a fiat law about to be implemented, Saddam Hussein said "the law is anything I scribble on a piece of paper."

Maybe Saddam was never hung, but got plastic surgery and took helm of another nation.


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

so much madness in here so much right wing madness, you all enjoy youre conspiracy theories and propagandising about the constitution, we will go fix this crisis you guys put us in now.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Stu - SSSHHHH... You might actually put something in your remark that causes old Josak to learn something.

Josak - Now here you are again with such an intelligent remark. You aren't one of those little left wing trolls I mentioned at the beginning of this article are you?

I happen to actually know what the Constitution says and the history behind it. But I reckon, according to Josak, all that old American history stuff is just a right wing conspiracy and propaganda. Right?

The Frog


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

The Frog Prince

Josak says ‘’so much madness in here so much right wing madness,’’

Josak says ‘’Ok to make this clear these problems were all made by Republican president and government ‘’

4 hours ago Josak says ‘, I live in Australia at the moment and get free healthcare and Aus is one of the few countries that did not go into recession during the GFC …’’

Looks like Josak knows more about Australian politics than what is happening in the United States.

Obama Propaganda apparently found its way to Australia too.


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anjegirl 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

The economic crisis is making it's way to Australia, Josak is too busy talking to right wing Americans to have gotten the memo. He might want to pick up a local paper and see that this is a global crisis! Europe and the US cannot crash without taking the whole world with them. I have heard three reports this year about how this is affecting Australia and New Zealand.


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

Well if you looked at my profile youd have seen that i spend about a third of my year in each the Us and Aus, while offcourse the gfc is affecting Australia it just hasnt caused a recession which shows the strength of its economy despite having free health care, there are no contradictions here, and yes most people in Aus think Obama is better, atleast the ones I have talked to I dont presume to know the stats. Also I have respect for the constitution and agree with most of what it says, actually it is rather a left wing text.


Ghost32 4 years ago

By default, I go back to the first time my wife and I ever heard of Barack Hussein Obama: He appeared on TV during the 2008 primary campaign. At the time, Hillary Clinton was still in the lead, but it took Pam and me (both) no more than a millisecond or two to understand with extreme clarity:

IF THIS SNAKE-OIL-AND-USED-CAR SALESMAN SNAGGED THE PRESIDENCY, WE WERE ALL IN DEEEEEEEEP CA-CA!!

From that day to this, nothing has changed our first impression of the man...except to wonder if perhaps we were too easy on him back then.

As for reining him in, nothing and nobody will do that--certainly no presently elected folks--until We the People do so at the ballot box in November. He's already got the existing government tied in self-tightening knots.

But like any great villian in the adventure stories, he does have one great weakness that guarantees our chance to legally remove him from office in ten months minus one day from NOW. The weakness? His very own narcissism: He does not believe he can lose the election--his mindset will not allow such a thought--and thus he will make no effort to prevent the November election from happening.

On the other hand, come election day...failure is not an option for "our side".

Remember in November!


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moonstruck4ever 4 years ago from somewhere in upstate New York

Good hub!

I am so very very heartsick and upset inside about what is currently happening in my wonderful country that I find it very hard and almost impossible to talk about it right now.

After I have calmed down (hopefully) then I will be able to comment rationally.

I fear for America.

This empty suit must go!


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kaync 4 years ago from South Carolina

Agree with Ghost32 totally! What an appropriate description - "snake oil and used car salesman"! Even then, when Obama took the podium at the 2008 convention the press was falling all over themselves with praise for him.

We the People had a great slogan for 2010 that held right through elections - "2010 AMEN!"

So there you go for 2012..."Remember in November"

I, for one, will NOT forget!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Yoo Hoo Josak - Go back up and actually read the article this time - all of it. Then come back down and tell us all which of those things that are listed there are NOT factual. You see Josak, conspiracy theories are conjecture and propaganda are lies. Now when Obama moves his lips, he is normally lying because pathological liars do that and actually believe themselves while they're doing it.

I stick to the FACTS Josak. I welcome you to research this topic, and list, while you're sitting there being a sponge in either my country or Australia. In the meantime, I suggest you might not want to troll articles where educated people are having adult conversations.

Have a nice day Josak.

The Frog


Lynn S. Murphy 4 years ago

I feel the same as moonstruck4ever in that I become so outraged in what Obama does that no coherent words or sentences can be formed. Thank God we have an overthrow button every 4 years, but those years seem a long time coming and each new day there's more damage being done that'll take decades to fix.


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FitnezzJim 4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

By my simple understanding, the relevant section of the Constitution is Article II, Section 2, which speaks of the appontments to Offices by the President. Last paragraph states: "The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session."

I keep the Constitution bookmarked in my browser:

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/

constitution_transcript.html


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

FJ - That's my read on it to. However, the Senate has to be in recess and they kept in in a pro forma session so that Obama couldn't appoint the 4 union thugs in question without the Senate being able to take a look at them during confirmation.

The Frog


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feenix 4 years ago

Hello, Frog,

This is an awesome hub and you hit all of the nails squarely on their heads.

And similar to what you wrote, I highly respect the Office of President; however, I do not have even one iota of respect for the individual who currently holds that office.

As a matter of fact, I have nothing but contempt for Barack Hussein Obama, and deeply resent the fact that he is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.


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Springboard 4 years ago from Wisconsin

Josak, "We will go fix this crisis you guys put us in now?" Okay. Fine. The question is, I'm assuming by we you mean the LEFT, the democrats, the PRESIDENT? By you guys you must mean the republicans. Might I only remind you that Congress was controlled by the democrats during the last two years of Bush's presidency, and they were also in control of both the House and Senate for the first two years of Obama's presidency. The president has been in office for almost a full single term. And how has the economy done? How have his policies worked? What and where is the effect to the positive side of his policy efforts?

If they (the democrats) and he (the president) haven't been able to get it done to "fix the crisis" we apparently put the country in (which we didn't by the way) in at least 3 or 4 years, if we cannot at least see the SIGNS that we might be on our way there, when do you suppose this might actually start to happen? Obama has had no bold ideas. His policies clearly and absolutely contradict historically what spurs on economic growth. His agenda has been one of social welfare which has never worked anywhere else to any level, and his presidency has been quite the disaster. His latest "tax the rich" ideolology is only one more death knell for American workers even though many American workers seem to be supportive of the thought to do it—I've said it so many times, but I'll say it again because I think it bears repeating; a tax on the rich is a tax on you and I. It is a tax on the consumer, the worker, and the middle class. It is also a tax on the poor. It is NOT a tax on the rich. These rich people employ people, own businesses, run businesses, and they have to make business decisions to keep their businesses viable and profitable. That means if costs go up, which taxes are a cost for anyone who doesn't fully understand that, cuts must be made somewhere to right the margins. That means cutting benefits, cutting workers, and raising prices for the goods and services they sell. Who pays then? Again, you and I.

By the way, we WERE in a bit of a crisis toward the end of Bush's presidency. The crisis we are in now is being PERPETUATED by the democrats and the Obama administration. The big crisis? The debt, which is being ballooned by failed policies.


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feenix 4 years ago

Here, here, Springboard! Terrific comment. Absolutely terrific.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

SB - Josak is one of those "D" versus "R" types who doesn't realize that collectively those two political parties have gotten us into this mess we are in. They just keep taking turns at it. I, myself, tire of the partisan rhetoric. It's easier to blame someone else and Obama also has that down to an art.

He told 60 Minutes that if he couldn't fix the economy in the first three years he would be a one term President. That was another stupid statement since he admittedly knows very little about economics. Rather than bow out gracefully it appears that he wants to assume dictatorial powers.

Feenix - Thanks for the attaboy. I am one who believes that if you didn't serve your nation in the military, your qualifications to be C-in-C aren't there. Walking the walk is walking the walk. He and Michelle may march his teleprompter around their bedroom but that may be all they know about where the rubber meets the road.

The Frog


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anjegirl 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

Rock on Springboard---that's just funny, but I think you probably lost Josak somewhere in the first paragraph. Liberals don't often make it beyond the spin and talking points before they take their trucks and go home---

but the rest of us enjoyed it I am sure---

Analise


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

One of the best summations so far, Frog, that I have read of Obama and his failed ideological concepts and practices. Where are the Congressional Repubs with spines who can stand up for we, the people?


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

drbj - I reckon we're about to find out when they finally come back from a very long Christmas vacation. The rest of us should be so fortunate. From what I've been reading he also has some Democrats a bit pissed about his power grab.

The Frog


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American View 4 years ago from Plano, Texas

Frog

Great article. I did hear a rumor though that Obama is about to appoint a new Czar. THis Czar will oversee all the other czars. Ok I am joking, but I would not put it past Obama.


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H-Laing 4 years ago from Abilene, Kansas

As feenix says This is an awesome hub and you hit all of the nails squarely on their heads.

This is truly a hub full of well articulated critiques on the Obama administration. We need to build on it. Let's bookmark this hub in some special way so we can return to it.


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ecoggins 4 years ago from Corona, California

Frog Prince, I appreciate your candor on the subject. In comparing notes, your initial analysis is a bit more comprehensive than mine in mentioning the DREAM Act signed by Executive Order and the Cap and Trade deal.

The most important point is that the process truly does matter. The president does not have the right to circumvent the Constitution. If the President wants to get his agenda across then he should rally behind his fellow Democrat candidates to win back a majority in the House and retain the majority in the Senate.


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Cassie Ann 4 years ago

As usual, you rock Frog. Love your post too, Springboard. I hate labels, but the left wing aka Democrats cannot see beyond their nose. Their way is the only way and they are never wrong; or at least won't admit to being wrong. They talk in circles and cannot even see that it is the Dems who have put us where America is today. I find this incredulous. As soon as our opinion differs from theirs, we are right wing crazies!! Josak called this hub "right wing madness" in his very first sentence and I doubt he truly read the entire hub or is even willing to look at the facts.

I always decide for myself based on the FACTS alone whom I should vote for. And again, Frog Prince, you are right on target with this hub. I will be tweeting it all day to my 6,500 followers.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Cassie - I'd bet dollars to donuts Josak didn't read this Hub in its entirety and maybe not past the first paragraph. You're like me, I'm perfectly capable of thinking for myself in a rational, sane manner free from party labels because collectively they have done this to us and we have allowed it to happen. It's time to pull the plug and start electing the common man into office who has some common sense and doesn't see public service as their chosen career.

The Frog


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Springboard 4 years ago from Wisconsin

To Feenix, Frog Prince, and Analise, thanks for the "attaboys." Frog Prince, I too tire of the "D" vs "R" thing. I mean, I AM a registered republican, but just because I am doesn't mean I can't see where even WE get it wrong. You are spot on to point out that where we are today we got to through a collective failure to recognize the real needs of the People. There's no real talk in Congress, and that's part of the problem. Both sides have stopped listening, and I think as a result a lot of good ideas get lost in all of the bickering back and forth. "It's my way or the highway," both sides seem to be saying. Even with this crummy healthcare bill we wound up with, what we could have put together collectively could have been something that actually would have accomplished goals across all lines. I don't think anyone was totally against SOME form of healthcare reform. Anyone paying attention knew there were many problems with the system as it was. But again, what we got was nothing short of disasterous on so many levels I can't even begin to speak to it here. I think we all know what those points are.

Of course, interestingly enough, we're going through all these pains with a guy at the helm who said he was going to reach out across party lines and bring the nation together to solve problems. I think looking into his presidency we can all also agree that he (Barack Obama) has probably been the most partisan president we have had to date in the White House. He has done nothing at all to bring anyone together. He doesn't seem to want to hear the truth and face up to reality. Gosh, a glaring example of that was his refusal to really take any of the points made out of his own commission to help the economy along. It's clear he doesn't want to do what works, and what has worked in the past.

BTW, since I didn't get a chance to say it before, great hub, and spot on throughout.


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Cassie Ann 4 years ago

Hey Froggie - came back to read the newest comments and can't find my original post :-(. You must have seen it since you responded though.

Yeah, how about that long and very expensive Christmas vacation (over $4 million) that none of us regular folk could ever dream of taking. I especially appreciate it when the Obama's talk about conserving and trying to help our economy and then take a $4,000,000 vacation when they know that there are many people unemployed. A vacation that became even more expensive because wifey couldn't wait a few more days for hubby to go together. Must be nice . . . . Hypocrisy is everywhere!!! Of course, that is nothing new for our government who deem their lives much more important than the lives of those they govern.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Sir Frog, yet again, truth and common sense presented well and I thank you for it. Congress needs to stand up in my opinion. Any bully will continue to push as long as he is allowed to do so. God bless you and I hope we all ROCK THE VOTE 2012!


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anjegirl 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

I heard on conservative talk radio that Obama took 37 jets and 68 people to Hawaii for Christmas for three weeks and that nancy pelosi was in a $10,000 per nite suite for three weeks and the report I was hearing was on the day they all left to go there and the story was just breaking and the amount being reported was 400 million and not 4 million and I have been talking about this everywhere and no one has told me I am off???

Frog I have said it here and you have talked about it as well without using numbers. Does anyone know if his vacation cost 4 or 400 million?? I hate to get my numbers wrong when opining but Cassie Ann and I are worlds apart here and I don't like not knowing. Although I believed 400 million seemed a little high it was being reported that he was planning to add another 200 of his Hawaii cronies to his festivities and party like a rock star for weeks and by all accounts he did. Hawaii is the land of $30 hamburgers and $200 steaks at the 5 star resorts and a soft drink is $10 and on and on.

I don't believe that they could get Air Force One and Two to Hawaii and back for 4 million dollars and what I think Michael Reagan reported was that they were to spend "400 million" on his guests, friends and his entourage and all the festivities that came with it.

So, because Cassie Ann and I are many zeros off in what we got from this story does anyone actually know what was spent? I have said $400 million on this hub and another one frog wrote and no one is correcting me?

Cassie Ann is upset about 4 million but the trip itinerary and rock status entertainment he brought in and all the hoopla that the broadcaster I was listening to read from a very long list that went on for days I am sure could not have been accomplished on less than $40 million, but I listened carefully and the figure he was saying over and over was 400 million. Hawaii is the most expensive place to vacation in the US and their family has been there many many times to include Holidays and he always gets out the big checkbook when he is with all those people who helped him get this job. He has lots of cronies who he has parties for the whole time and every time he and his family and entourage go there. I thought 400 million seemed high but I know from working in travel and from having a dad and brother who were and are commercial pilots jet fuel on a jumbo jet is astronomical and the Four Seasons is the most you can spend anywhere and that is where they stay and host their friends.


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

I think youve read me a bit wrong I am not a D v R person infact you could ask ghost who commented on here recently, I am considering voting for Ron Paul if he should run, having said that I think your views are extremist and idiotic and I did read your articles all of the ones I commented, on I even got a good giggle out of the pill cam in the sex between ideas hubs. I am of the opinion that any hub that has a politicain making a stupid face as the image is very stupid, my 12 year old brother is very keen on the same writing style.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Sir Frog,

A MUST read to find out the TRUTH about unemployment and the Obama economy.

U.S. Added 200,000 Jobs in December's Hiring Surge

http://www.theledger.com/article/20120106/NEWS/120...


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

You took the words right out of my mouth and you wrote them down so beautifully. I couldn't sleep last night thinking of this latest outrage. These appointments needed to be questioned and approved by the Senate, so knowing that Obama just bypassed them. This is a clear violation and Congress had better act on it immediately. The Senate was NOT in recess and Obama's actions were unlawful. Up, interesting, useful and awesome.


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075958/Ob... @ Anjegirl it is 4 million there are plenty more links and that article has a blow by blow count of the spending. You need to work on your maths skills.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Cassie - I can read your original comment and it is right there. I've said it often and I'll say it again. Don't listen to what Obama says just watch what he does. He is a skilled manipulator of weak minds. As long as he can party like the elite, with the elite, count on he and his wife spending our tax dollars to do so.

poetvix - My theory is that Obama was bullied as a child. I live in Hawaii for seven years and know how that culture isn't exactly tolerant of whites and blacks. Then add the mix of the two and there you go. So now Obama has the opportunity to be the bully and he's on it.

anje - I wonder if we ever will know how much that vacation cost the tax payer. As far as Queen Pelosi, she is a complete hypocrite who I have no use for.

Josak - Go back up and read your entering comment. I am a conservative, not some right wing fanatic. When I write I write factually. Those are facts up there and very recent history about the subject here, who is Obama. Ron Paul is a conservative and has some different ideas. Maybe you should read my Hub about ideas having sex. Somehow I don't have you being a conservative. I have a Hub relationship with many of the commenters here and the majority of them are conservatives. That's a choice that we have the freedom to make. We don't consider us "right wing" anything buy are concerned about the course our nation is on. Reading various polls it appears we're not in the minority. The majority of Americans don't like the path we are on.

Jon - I have a Hub on the back burner I'm working on about how the books are being cooked by the BLS. Thanks for the link and I'll take a look to see what tidbits I can use.

The Frog


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Springboard - "Both sides have stopped listening, and I think as a result a lot of good ideas get lost in all of the bickering back and forth. "It's my way or the highway," both sides seem to be saying."

That's it in a nutshell. If you haven't read this it might illustrate what we are seeing:

http://hubpages.com/politics/Sexual-Ideas-Or-Sex-B...

A little sex up in our Capitol might be in order now. LMAO

The Frog


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anjegirl 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

Josak,

For more than 55 years on planet earth my "maths' skills are excellent and I don't use a calculator. And my math skills are far superior to your grammar skills as well. I made it very clear in my post that I had heard ON THE RADIO a breakdown on Obama's big Christmas on the American taxpayers and about Pelosi's $10,000 per nite suite on the day they were heading out and although I do care that I repeat numbers that are not "spot on" and because I am ever searching for the truth and because I believe that the truth does matter, I put a post out here to get the truth and there no math or maths skills involved. Having said that I have been counseling rape victims around the world for the past few weeks and have not been involved in the day to day politics in my country and around the world to the extent that I usually do and I still KNOW that there is no way this was a 4 million dollar trip in it's entirety and know that like frog has said we will likely never know how much this and every vaca his family has taken on the working people of my country, I do know this. Today the fact that the Obamas had a very expensive and lavish

"Wonderland" party that until now they had secretly kept from the press. In the press it was said that the "White House Staff" was very concerned about the fact that the Obama's were throwing and Alice in Wonderland Party for grown ups and adults and the staff had to convince them not to "go public" the plans and expenses in this economy!!!!! At least we know the staff in the White House get it and tried to protect two people who don't get it and then it leaked out today. The money and the amount of our money certainly matters to working ppl but the arrogance is beyond belief and you are an antagonist who will always be part of the problem and never part of the solution. You are extremist and idiotic and uninformed and if your 12 year old brother writes and thinks like frog then you could learn a lot from him. Not buying what you're sellin'---


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

I never said I supported spending lots of public money on thee events having said that I think it is #1 foolish to go around repeating that you "heard" it cost 400 million (it would have taken half a second to google it) and secondly it is stupid to just be confident with no evidence whatsoever that more than 4 million was spent (though yes it was 4.137), the article does list the cost by parts. When you make uninformed statements like "I heard it cost 400 million" someone with equally poor understanding may see the comment and believe it at face value and then you set the whole process of learning the truth backwards so in future check before you post and stick to what you can prove.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Josak - You might want to take a course in logic. Because some says, "I heard..." does not make it so, nor does it imply that it is factual. However, anything is possible. It is also possible for some dunderhead to read "I heard..." and accept it as gospel. That's the dunderhead's fault for not paying attention in class, not the person's who said, "I heard..."

Now as far as you counseling anyone on one of my Hubs about what to check or not check, I will only issue you one caution and just one. I will not tolerate such conduct. I am the referee at this event so remember that. We need to stay on topic and I think you've read that recently on another author's post. That is my primary rule. Failure to abide by that rule will result in no one ever reading a comment that the violator makes in the future.

Do we now understand each other Josak?

The Frog


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

Look frog you can not publish my comments and thats your right but saying someone should take literally thirty seconds to check on google before they post hearsay is not in any way unreasonable regardless of what you think infact the poster has said she posted it twice, I thought it a preety sad reflection on the hubber and I stand by that opinion.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Josak - This is not the place to reflect your opinion of a poster you don't know. As I've told you earlier, check your initial comment on my post.

Now if you don't understand exactly what I said and why, I can't get any clearer than that. As the writer of a Hub, I don't like to delete anyone's comment and I am fair about it. I issue a caution but only one. If they persist then not only will I delete them on this Hub but they won't be welcome on any Hub I write. It is a matter of courtesy, nothing more and nothing less.

Your opinion of another Hubber doesn't matter in relation to the subject matter of this Hub and has nothing to do with it. You came on this Hub presenting a "personal attack" persona. I would advise you not to do that since you don't know the people you are dealing with here well enough to be tolerated acting like an idiot.

The Frog


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anjegirl 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

Josack you have a hard time sticking with the facts---you are an antagonist name caller and if you read what I said, I said and I say again, "the story had just broken" and frankly I don't even care. Last year his Hawaiian vaca cost us 1.5 million and this year 4,200,000 for only hotel and airfare for his entourage and none of the articles about his vaca include food entertainment, the Christmas party he had for 200 of his cronies and the $10,000 suite for Pelosi. I do not believe that it cost the Obama $3 plus million for his trip over and only cost $100,000 for his family to go there on a military jet. the fuel would cost more than that in any jet and I don't believe that Obama stayed in a $3500 per nite suite and Pelosi stayed in a $10,000 suite. Newspapers print what the white house press room tells them to print and all these articles leave out lots of costs in their $4 million dollar assessment. They stopped way short of listing all the costs of a trip and parties that these ppl throw. How about the Wonderland party---did you google that yet? You don't care about all these little details anymore than I do but if you google Obama family vacations you get pages and pages of trips they have taken on my money and I want them to stop it until they pay off the National Debt. As I said the story was just breaking on the radio and there was no place to google it and so that you know I don't get my news from yahoo and all newscasters get it wrong from time to time because someone makes a typo on an ap report or whatever. You are just mean and like to fight.

Thank you, Jim for coming to my defense---not like this guy has never misquoted someone or something before---could he not see that the DailyMail hadn't included half of what it costs the rest of us vacation---are we to believe none of them ate for 17 days and the 200 people party was imaginary???

LMAO


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Okay guys so now that we have that settled, lets get back to the subject at hand - Obama and his abuse of power and tendency to ignore what the US Constitution says. Last time I checked that was the guiding law of the land. We've drifted far away, too far away, from its contents and allowed the federal government too much latitude in making the rules up as they go along, passing legislation without reading it based upon party ideology and moving from being "statesmen" to being corrupt, career politicians.

The Frog


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

Regardint this abuse of power, my concern lies with the fact that Boehner and company on the right side of the aisle do not see any of this as worth their while...(read: might endanger my re-election chances) to even ceremonially call the President on it. They will remain mute and let it ride. Obviously they don't have to votes to cover impeachment but to elect silence is to stand and watch Obama burn the Constitution without comment. Folks of that ilk do not deserve to be representing anyone in high office. WB


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Wayne - I've been hammering Joe Barton a bit about this issue. We'll see what happens when Congress comes out of pro forma and back into regular session. But I think Obama has definitely poisoned the well big time with his latest actions.

TFP

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