What Does Obama Have To Smirk About?

Wipe That Smirk Offa Your Mug

A short history lesson may be in order, though I doubt our progressive school system will bother to reflect it accurately to our nation's future voters. If you want "links" from this author, then I suggest you use Google, or any other reliable search engine, since I am editorializing what is visible to the naked eye. It gets tiresome when someone wants me to do their research for them. How convenient.

Once upon a time, actually in November 2008, a total fraud was perpetrated on the US of A when a pretender came along peddling "hope and change." Many of us caught on to the empty rhetoric and how nice those words were, but the fact remains that one person, no matter who they are, isn't going to "change" Foggy Bottom. How in the world was the most junior, inexperienced Senator going to pull off that feat? As we see now, it isn't, nor was it ever going to occur.

He became the darling of the Lame Stream Media and to them he became the anointed one. Not much has changed in that regard if you examine the press closely regarding his many missteps since taking office. After spending the most money ever spent by any Presidential candidate, the the tune of 700+ million, he told the nation he was just a step away from "fundamentally changing America." Most sane people stepped back and asked themselves, "Change it to what?" So little was really known about this man, other than what the Lame Stream Media spoon fed the public, that in retrospect it was a truly pathetic dog and pony show where the media's past role in "vetting" candidates was a wisp of smoke in the wind. Hells bells, I think I'd smirk too if I pulled off the biggest con job on the American electorate.

A rather hefty "Omnibus" bill was signed by Smirksalot that was loaded with over 9K earmarks, affectionately known as pork. Now this is the candidate who stated several times that he wouldn't sign any legislation with earmarks in it. And you still wanted to place your trust in this politician's words? Deeds not words are what should matter.

But the rubber has to meet the road as the old saw goes. It's one thing to talk the talk and quite different when it come time to walk the walk. In short order we, the American tax payers, became the majority owner of two failing auto companies, an insurance giant, numerous banks and who knows what else behind the curtain of government secrecy. Since the Democratic Congress never seems to want to bother with the small business dealings of our government, like passing an annual budget and making the government stick to it, the excessive spending started immediately.

With the flash of his pen, the first thing Smirksalot did was decree that GITMO was to be closed. Seriously? Did you ever believe he could make that happen? The one secure facility in the entire world where some of the most mentally ill terrorists are confined was to be shuttered? His solution was to bring them to the United States and confine them. That wasn't going to happen nor will it ever happen. He has a better chance of changing Washington DC. Those are enemy combatants, not your everyday ordinary criminals. Fill in the blanks for the rest of the story about Holder trying to decide to try for trials here in the homeland.

Fix the economy and jobs came next. For all of his bluster and mugging for the camera on this subject, the real focus of he, and his minions, was to overhaul the nation's healthcare system by putting it under the thumb of the federal government. Now there is change we can't believe in. He claims that it would create jobs. The inverse has proven true other than to bloat an already monstrous federal bureaucracy. Instead of lowering costs, it has every appearance of doing the opposite. If the Smirkster had ever even run a lemonade stand, which he hasn't, he might have a grasp on the reality of running a business and paying for benefits.

Smirky's answer to creating jobs was "shovel ready" projects, later he admitted that there isn't such a thing. The Stimupork Bill was the outcome of his "jobs for friends program" and it must be nice to pay off your political debts with tax payer money. Say what Smirksalot? Semantics came into play with his main sidekick, Joe Biden, harping about how many jobs were saved. In retrospect, listening to how many teachers were "saved" and the actions of that privileged class of government workers in Wisconsin, who were we saving? They definitely are giving new meaning to the word "class" in "classroom."

News flash! The Democrats had controlled Congress since 2006 until just recently when the American electorate decided to send a loud message to Washington DC in November 2010. How many federal budgets were crafted during their majority rule? If you don't know the answer then look it up. We've functioned under continuing resolutions and Omnibus (read: PORK) bills because they could't wrap their heads, nor do they today, around reality. The part of the message that these people didn't want to hear, and evidently don't to this day, was that the American public wasn't at all pleased with the run away spending that occurred during the first two years of his soon to be only four year term. Obama, Harry Reid and his buds seem to be rather tone deaf don't you think?

The threat has immediately surfaced about the current budget debacle. What threat you ask? Seems like the federal government would have to shut down if the impasse continues. Now the House got the message about reducing spending and passed a $61 billion dollars reduction in short order. The fly in the ointment is the Senate, still in Democratic hands. The Smirky one proposes a reduction of about $8.5 billion, which is is a mere .28% reduction. That's ridiculous! The House reduction was really a 3.7% reduction. Some ax but it is a start.

So another continuing resolution (CR) was enacted extending the impasse for two weeks so the wise sages we send to DC to do our will can continue to ignore us and argue amongst themselves. What the heck happened to "changing" how Washington does business? It's no more than the same old, same old in my view. The drift, as I read it, is that cuts need to be made as long as it isn't into this special interests or that special interests pocket that the picking is taking place. What is being witnessed is the same partisan crap that we have had to endure for decades which resulted in us having a $14 trillion dollar deficit with a debt ceiling that is about to be reached in April once again. Is there an end in sight to this continued fiscal insanity? That's my question to you, the reader and American tax payer.

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

AnnCee- Thank you very much. I try to write from the heart about things that are plain to see if one justs takes a hard look.

Nice to meet you BTW.


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AnnCee 5 years ago from United States

Brilliantly written, Frog Prince. Go go!


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Tom - Roger that far left stance. Then when we shellacked him this past November, he tries to pull a Clinton on us and move to the center. But Obama isn't of Clinton's stock and can hardly pull that magic trick off.

Maybe in November 2012 we should just bronze the idiot.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Froggy, shock-dissmay OBama lied to the public-missrepresented himself TO GET ELECTED... If the public knew all about him and truly believe (d) what they heard, even now after almost every promise he made has been broken- he campaigned in the center and rules to the far far far left.

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Thanks Ghost. You stay tuned to "The Frog Town News" and I'll stay tuned to "The Ghost Who Knows The Most."


Ghost32 5 years ago

Okay, I'm officially impressed now. (My only excuse is that this is the first Gettin' Froggy hub I've, um, "encountered". Won't be the last, though.)

Pegasis, I really do understand the concern that it may be "too little, too late". On the other hand, every time my head leans over thataway, I remember one of my favorite lines by Rand Al'Thor, a central character in Robert Jordan's awesome The Wheel of Time fantasy series:

"Whatever has been done, can be undone."

In his case, he's the Dragon Reborn and the key hope to keep the Dark One from plunging the World into eternal nastiness. He's conquered a number of lands, not because he wanted to, but because he needs them unified under his command for the Last Battle.

An overly ambitious noblewoman gets herself installed as Queen in one country during his absence...and against his specific orders. She believes he's been "taken care of". When he pops back up, she tells him,

"What's been done, cannot be undone."

And he counters.

True, when he exiles her to a small farm to avoid having to execute her, she hangs herself and ends up dead anyway. THAT couldn't be undone, apparently.

So there are limits!

Still, the principle is sound. I firmly believe we can reverse the trend, undo the damage, rectify the situation.

The process is just not going to be pretty.

Remember in November 2012!


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The Frog Princess 5 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

Frog, you are back to doing what you do best in your writing. Telling the truth on FACTS. We will change in 2012. Keep up the excellent work baby.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

It does my heart good, to read other folks with common sense, who understand the magnitude of an election.

Keep on sharing with us, it will not fall upon deaf ears.

Welcome aboard!

:)


Dvines1951 5 years ago

Another fine post. Thanks Frog my friend.


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MyJourney 5 years ago from Texas, United States

Well said! I completely agree with you on the media, but I think perhaps they have underestimated us all and our ability to go beyond their news cycle method of reporting. At least I hope so!


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Thanks for stopping in "No Pants." I also appreciate any referrals to my writing :) My name is Jim too and I'll check out your project new friend in life.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Good job my friend. Izettl told me about you, so I came over. "The Good Ship Obama Flop" is a favorite subject of mine. I'm the founder of a pretty unique organization called The Housefire Project. We're new, but catching on well. http://housefireproject.com/ Check us out. Good work, and welcome to the Hub in any case!

jim


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

frog, If your ears were the size of his, you would understand his look.

I'll follow a grunt anytime. H


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izettl 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

I'm going to insert another comment here so I can voice some of my opinion. My age group- 30ish and younger have been tricked into following media hype and celeb idols for decades now.

I saw right through Obama in the election though, with the media using words like "change" (he does business just like the other politicians) and "fresh" (what, is he a salad or a boy band?). He was glorified like a celebrity and unfortunately so many young folks are "encouraged" to vote (more like pressured by celeb endorsements of Obama and to "just go out and vote"). What about getting educated and having your own opinion? That's been lost on the youngest generations. It's cool now to vote for certain presidents.


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izettl 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

Wonderful first hub. I always enjoy people's viewpoints and politics makes things interesting. I think it's absolutely important to say what you've said in this hub and in a very concise and intelligent manner. May I suggest a friend and fellow hubber to read http://hubpages.com/@themanwithnopants


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Carpefriggingdiem 5 years ago

Nice read. Obama's an idiot---or an evil genius---one or the other. We will be in the crapper for the next 20 years because of his silliness.


Carpefriggingdiem 5 years ago

Nice read. Same old crap out of the Cesspool on the Potomac. We are in the dumps and will be here until that idiot and all of his crew are gone. Even then, we will be a mess for another decade at least.


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vrajavala 5 years ago from Port St. Lucie

It's a shame that Ly. Col Terry Larkin is languishing in Fort Leavenworth because he asked Obama a "knock Knock joke"

Knock knock

who's there?

Kenya

Kenya who?

Kenya give me your birth certificate?


Prairie Winds 5 years ago

Lay it on! We collectively need to re-enhance our mass and target specific areas of our interest with constructive goals at reducing Government and the cost of it, while determining ourselves what we seek to address our interests.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Very well said!

We have been duped by an unvetted con man who has proved to be everything but a leader.

We are watching soaring oil prices, dangerous turmoil in the Middle East, an ecomomy in ruins, and massive debt, but what does Mr. Wonderful want to talk about?

Bullying!

While important, that's hardly a presidential priority!


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Marcuss 5 years ago

Just yet ANOTHER great read from the Frog Prince.


Henry Horner 5 years ago

Thanks, Frog Prince. For steering me here.


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M@ggot 5 years ago from Lakeland FL

Another great Frog Blog!


Dvines1951 5 years ago

Great post as usual,good to see you back in action.


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA

Great Job FP of laying out the facts. You will do well here I think. Looking forward to more. Hooah! my brother vet.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Why thanks for the thumbs up! I try to fit reality into the picture as much as possible and let the words flow.


Stewart Engelman 5 years ago

Right on Froggy. Oblabber pulled a bait-and-switch. He lied about being a mainstream liberal (he is really a socialist), and has proven to be the most profligate spender in POTUS history.

All this debate about whether cuts should be $8 billion or $60 billion is much ado about nothing (sounds like a good title for a book). To amortize $14 trillion of debt (and interest thereon) over 30 years at today's low interest rates (a very optimistic assumption), you would need to convert a $1.6 trillion defifict (FY 2010) to a $900 trillion surplus (annually). That's a $2.5 trillion annual swing in the current account. Even with a gargantuan 50% cut in federal payroll, we would only save about $1.5 trillion per year. Like it or not, taxes will have to go up. If we increase marginal FIT rates, we will choke off the business investment necessary to maintain and create jobs, and wages are where most federal tax revenues are derived from. I think the only solution is to scrap the FIT, and go to a national sales tax. A national sales tax of about 21% would raise $1 trillion more per year than the current FIT, closing the gap we need to raise the $900 billion annual surplus. It sounds like a hard wallop, but 50% of adults don't even pay any tax (cheating, shelters, etc.). The reality is that many Americans would see little change in their tax burden; most of the added revenue would come from people who are now not paying any tax now to begin with.

And then that leaves us with the biggest nut of all to crack - what in the you know what do we do with the $90 trillion in treasuries owned by the big social service agencies like SS/Medicare/Medicaid? Are we actually going to "pay off" $90 trillion (600% of GNP)? Absent mass monetization, hyperinflation, and eventual total collapse, the answer is NO. These big agencies must be phased out quickly, so most of the ever-so-harmlessly named "off balance sheet debt" can be legally abrogated (since most of the corresponding agency liabilities will disappear).

So folks, we have a 50% federal headcount cut, replacement of the FIT with a 21% national sales tax, and vacating SS, Medicare, and Medicaid as the necessary steps to liquidate the national debt without printing fiat money. And this is under the VERY optimistic assumption that interest rates stay near 4-5%. If they move back to their historical 9-10% range, the annual tab will be $500 billion more. AND OUR CONGRESS IS HAVING A HISSY FIT OVER WHETHER THE ANNUAL CUTS SHOULD BE $8 BILLION OR $60 BILLION, WHEN WE VERY OPTIMISTICALLY NEED AN ANNUAL SWING OF $2.5 TRILLION? Obama isn't the only one sacrificing his smirking privileges. I think Congress is on crack.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

First HUB piece and I am blown away. You write what I try NOT to say. You gotta keep this going!!! You are a pro writer and I want more from you. Yep We have been tricked by the sly talking , smirking politician. I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and Awesome. Hey! I'm now your fan! RJ


Pegasis 5 years ago

Another great blog, FP! I don;t know whether there is an end in sight. A couple of govenors, Walker and Christie, really get it, but even the republican controlled house is iffy. And forget the senate! The coming national election may help, but I am afraid that for now it is too little, too late.


Fay Dickson 5 years ago

Great article as usual, Froggy! Yes, love. There Is an end in sight! It's called the election of 2012!

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