President Obama: The Myth and the Man

Tevya, the Wasp

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What I Don't Know

Good morning breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, December 16, 2013. I have a friend visiting with me this morning. He is known as Tevya The Wasp and he is quite a decent fellow with a very curious mind. Let's spend a few minutes hearing what Tevya has on his mind.

Hello and thank you for indulging my need to speak out loud. President Obama is one year into his second term and I am still not over the fact that he got elected in the first place. Had I been eligible to vote in 2008 I would have had many questions I needed answers to before I cast my vote.

Back then I was quite confused about where Barack Obama was actually born. A simple clear answer with a birth certificate should have put this baby to rest but, alas there was nothing simple about the question. The man who would be president didn't really want to answer it. To this day there are still many questions about his birth. Nevertheless, the people yawned.

Back in 2008 I wondered about Barack Obama's qualifications to be President of the United States. I searched high and low and yet I could not come up with one thing that qualified this man to run the most powerful nation on earth. I knew he was a community organizer. I knew he hung around with a very radical crowd. I also knew that his actions pointed to a man who really didn't admire the country he wanted to lead. I knew this and yet the people yawned.

Back then I couldn't understand why everyone thought of Barack Obama as a great orator. I watched and I listened and I thought he was a good reader. How does giving one speech ignite the path to the White House? That's what I thought and yet the people yawned.

Back then I was bothered by the fact that his attendance at Columbia University was shrouded in mystery. A pastor from the Harlem neighborhood said that he never encountered Obama once during his supposed stay there. Those that majored in the same area as Obama never encountered him. How could this be? It bothered me and yet, the people yawned.

Once Barack Obama became President Obama I cringed every single time he bowed to your enemies. I shuddered each time I saw his hands remain at his sides during the Pledge of Allegiance. I winced when I saw his reluctance to bring faith into the White House. All of this bothered me, but the people yawned.

I was incredulous when President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize. For what, I wondered? I was disgusted to realize that this man had already penned his autobiography at such a young age. What had he accomplished? All of this bothered me and yet the people yawned.

Despite all that was known about President Obama and all that was still a mystery, the people awarded him with a second term in office. The economy was tanking, the debt was soaring, unemployment was reaching new highs and food stamps were the people's lottery. Your nation was in trouble and yet the people yawned.

When scandal after scandal erupted with the IRS, the NSA, Benghazi and the sickening overreach of big government some of the media reacted. They reacted and yet, the people yawned.



And The People Yawned....

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What I Do Know For Sure..

The one thing I do feel certain about after all this time is that President Obama does not believe the free market works. Recently he gave a speech at a high school in Kansas. He made a point of telling everyone that not only doesn't it work, it never worked. He made sure the students, the nation and the world understood that hard word performed by the middle class only benefits the wealthy.

He drove home his point without ambiguity, perhaps for the first time in his role as president. He said, in no uncertain terms, that the road to national prosperity lies with government regulation and oversight of all private business activity.

Finally, President Obama said something that was not up for interpretation. No one could say that President Obama mispoke. No one could say that the people got it wrong. To hell with individual achievement and all those things your parents told you. Prosperity lies with the collective. This is no longer the America of your parents. This is no longer the America of rolling up your sleeves and going for the gold. This is the America of shared wealth and diminished return.Translation, this is the America of mediocrity and despair.


Taxes, Regulations and Control...

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Freedom Lost

President Obama laid the blame for the nation's problems squarely on greedy banks. The fact that it was the government who forced the banks to lend money to risky people never came up in his speech. If you haven't realized by now, your president doesn't put much weight on telling the truth. He says whatever he wants to say to make his point and the accuracy of his statements be damned. He wants taxes to rise to all time highs. Why? He believes and he has said that higher taxes will help your nation to succeed.

Clearly, President Obama is not a student of history. His assertion that the key to success lies with big government is patently false. This may be the first and only time in this president's history that he told the truth about what he believes.

Whatever you do, take his statements to heart and please, I beg of you, don't yawn!


Dear God, you made so many liberals

It's no shame to be a liberal

But it's no great honor either!

Tevya the Wasp.....


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carol7777 2 years ago from Arizona

Very powerful write here. And the yawn bit is so true. I think people just get caught up in his orations. I am totally lacking in understanding any of it. Well done as always--And I always learn something new here. Are we meeting at the Inn? GOing to share and do all the stuff...


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good morning carol,

Wow.. you are fast! Thanks so much for visiting. As for the Inn, oh yes I'll be there. I'll save you a seat. Maybe we could perform a set from Fiddler.


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Fiddleman 2 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

As always well done!!!


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

Yes we are a nation of yawners. I have never been able to figure out how Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on Obama.


Pino Krisio 2 years ago

POP: The people yawned.... then fell asleep. If you listen to his words they are impressive; he was gifted with a speechwriters, and a teleprompter. Once he is not speaking through the teleprompter, he is very bad at answering questions. I believe he thinks he is above all of this, and owes Americans nothing. "Just do as I say" should be his mantra to the people. Most do this anyway. Those of us with inquiring minds want to know more; not just what he wants to tell us. He has managed to shut down those who want more answers. Too Bad. The only good news is that people are starting to awaken to his lies and the ACA will be his downfall. I feel a Republican Congress in 2014! Then let's see that lame duck quack his way to 2016. I'm off to the Inn. Save me a seat....


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Fiddleman,

Thanks so much. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning suzettenaples,

At this point, the only people still yawning are welfare cheats, socialists and communists. Our country is being torn apart and we are still asleep at the wheel. See you at our imaginary Inn tonight. It may only be in our mind bit it's still fun.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Pino,

If the nation of yawners doesn't wake up and smell the truth we are doomed. How much more proof do the "believers" need to see the reality of our situation? Oh wait, socialists have a completely different reality so we are really talking apples and oranges. If a Dem takes the WH again, than we will be officially a euro style socialist nation. In other words a total mess. See you at the Inn.


taxlarry 2 years ago

Tevya, you are ;spot on! Please note that some of us knew about him all along. Howefer, there are too many Cossacks,,not Cossacks abut rather morons. Hohpefully, when his term is done the damage can be controlled. See you at the inn.


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ziyena 2 years ago from Southern Colorado

Breakfastpop ~ Anyone born before 1980, who isn't a welfare cheat, socialist, and communist as you so loudly speak ... already knows this fact. Intelligent, hard-working Americans who remember a different country do not forget this fact. The problem mainly lies with immigration. The longer we keep our borders open without strict policy on who is allowed to visit and work, or even become a citizen in this country, the more likely we turn into a socialist state. Aside from degenerate Americans who contribute little to our economy, many of the immigrants (not all) who turn to this country come from a socialist or communist environment and know nothing better, and so they turn to a President who speaks with familiarity. It is sad, but the truth. There are so many factors, which lead to the demoralization of the United States of America, and regrettably so. I could get into every aspect - loss of morality, loss of faith - loss of patriotism, loss of integrity - loss of identity, and so forth. We are a melting pot country torn from so many sides, and the foundations of which this country was built upon has slowly desecrated, and mainly under Obama's watch. I truly believe this man knows exactly what he is doing.

Thanks for your Hub. Z


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

Forgive me when I say that I presume you wrote this with a paper bag over your head. Aside from that I have a strong feeling that the damage may be impossible to undo. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning ziyena,

Obama's view of immigration will surely do us in. He sees illegal aliens as voters and that's what he is after. If he could he would surely try for a third term. When you refer to all the factors that have led us to the mess we are in, we are in complete agreement. The sad news is that the socialist in the WH is determined more than ever to "transform" our nation. I agree he knows exactly what he is doing. Too bad more of the voters don't get it. See you at the Inn. It may not be real but it is a great place for people who still believe in freedom to meet.


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I stand and watch from the great white north and shake my head. I don't understand how or even why President Obama ever got re-elected. This has to be one of the best articles I've recently read about the man.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

When Obama first ran for president, I kept waiting for the media to look into his past, but it never happened. He was a charming, well spoken, handsome young black man, and best of all, he was a liberal. That to the liberal media was a dream candidate and they were not about to spoil it with an investigation into who he really was and what he represents.

Just prior to the election, Obama said, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” The far left was giddy with excitement at the prospect of trashing traditional America and replacing it with a socialist paradise. The rest of us were sick to our stomachs.

Excellent work, Pop. The best I've seen yet.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Just Ask Susan,

Thank you so much for visiting and for your encouraging words. Obama's election was mind boggling. His re-election was mind numbing. I can picture him declaring that he wants another term. See you at the Inn, an imaginary meeting place for thinking people who like to have fun.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning WillStarr,

Those words will go down in history as the most sinister and chilling of all time. See you at the Inn. I need to relax, if that's even possible considering the state of the nation.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Probably one of the most productive presidents in years, at least he is putting forth a good effort to fix some deep fundamental problems in this country that we find so easy to ignore.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"Probably one of the most productive presidents in years, at least he is putting forth a good effort to fix some deep fundamental problems in this country that we find so easy to ignore."

Let's see the list of Obama accomplishments, other than the socialized medicine that the majority of Americans want repealed ASAP.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Open your own eyes.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Afternoon jhamann,

Even his supporters disagree with you! If by productive you mean putting our nation on the road to socialism, I suppose you are right.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear jhamann,

Trust me, our eyes and ears are open. Soon you may be standing alone in support of this failed presidency. Even his fellow Dems are running for their lives.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"Open your own eyes."

Can't think of a thing, can you?


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

jhamann - Exactly what has this President accomplished that has impressed you so much? As to his putting forth a good effort, anywhere but in government it is results that count, and I haven't seen many positive results from this administration.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

A better quality of life than the one offered by the Bush Administration. The ability of an honest man to purchase a home for his family. The freedom to know that if I have a medical emergency that I will not be bankrupt for the rest of my life.....and this is only a few.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

I don't understand your use of the term Socialism, it seems we support many social programs, especially when we find ourselves in need. We cannot all be as successful as the next and this country has no guarantee that hard work equals anything, even though we love Horatio Alger so much.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

jhamann,

You may be one of the few who feel that life is better now. More people have given up looking for work than ever before. Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster that will hurt more people than it ever could have helped. It was unthinkable to destroy the insurance of 85 percent of the population for the sake of the 15 percent who didn't have insurance. Surely we could have fixed things without throwing the baby out with the bath water. Our country's image has diminished in the eyes of the world and because of that our safety has been compromised. I can't think of anything this man has done to help our nation and I can assure you that I am not alone.


Jay 2 years ago

Like it or not, the wealthiest, most successful and safest nations in the world are all socialist. It's typically the countries that have the least social programs that are the poorest. The US has always been socialist from the time the government was handing out cheap land to encourage settlers to move out west to today. It's delusional to think that we aren't socialist and that we can somehow be successful without an active central government, when every failed nation has either weak governments or greedy powerful governments that take all the wealth for themselves. Let's be grateful that we have a government that takes care of many of our needs and not wish to become like a third world country with an elite few and poor many. Something too many utopian Republicans are trying to turn us into.


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

You're the hostess with the mostest for sure. Now I have a question. What sort of koolaid is Jay drinking? Europe is on the ropes. He must be one of those socialist know it alls like Oblabber Mouth. He has obviously OD'd on something and seems to blab along.

It was worth waiting to comment until Sheeple Jay trolled in here.

The Frog


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"Like it or not, the wealthiest, most successful and safest nations in the world are all socialist."

You mean like Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain?


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

The very same obviously Will. Only Jay knows the real deal. LMAO We could add Ireland and a few others but Jay might choke on his own ridiculous bile.


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Gawth 2 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

Those who think strong central governments are nice need to study Germany of the 1930's and 1940's.


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

Gawth - They just need to study. PERIOD!


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Socialism always depends on capitalism for funding, and the relationship is no different from any other parasite feeding off the host, because sooner or later, the host is killed by the parasite.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Not true in all parasitic relationships, certain parasite/host relationships will continue throughout the lifetime of both and can be helpful to the survival of either the host or parasite without causing any discomfort.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Glad to see you agree that socialism is a parasite. We are making progress.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

I guess your view of this would depend on if you are a parasite or a host. It could be good or bad depending on which side of the relationship you are. But I would assume that once the host dies so goes the parasite?


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Jay,

With all due respect you need to go back to school and concentrate on the history of our nation. Socialism always fails. Read about it and keep an open mind.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Frog Prince,

So glad you hopped on board. Jay is the kind of person who holds onto an idea forever. The mess that our nation is in right now has somehow escaped him. The scandals and the lies escaped him as well. Clearly, he is not a student of history or the present. I wonder how Jay would enjoy living in Greece.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Gawth,

Exactly , people lie Jay should study Germany. Sadly, they still might cling to their twisted beliefs.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear WillStarr,

Let's remind Jay and others like him that socialism is a fabulous idea until it runs out of other people's money!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Friends,

Finally you have gotten the truth out of a person who likes the idea of socialism. He and others like him don't mind being a parasite living off the host. What they never realize is that once the host is depleted (Greece) the parasites die. I love each and every one of you!


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

The more I think about this the more I am convinced that is the intent of the current programs. Rather than providing the necessary tools such as education and job training to lift citizens out of poverty, the current plan is to drive more citizens into poverty. The logic is that when you feed them you own them. It is far more difficult to control a hard working independent minded individual that it is to control someone waiting for their next government handout.

Obamacare rules that forced millions of workers into part-time employment was a giant leap forward for those behind the plan. This part of Obamacare created thousands more below the poverty level. They too will have to join the ranks of those waiting for their food stamps to feed their families.

A large part of Obamacare has absolutely nothing to do with health care. The collateral damage from this plan is overwhelming. We may never recover from this carefully planned and orchestrated attack on the citizens of this country. By freely using the word "free," they just keep sucking in more victims who will eventually pay the price for taking this bait.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

How right you are. ObamaCare is about control pure and simple. Own healthcare and you own the people. This administration has spent millions trying to convince people that applying for food stamps is a noble thing. The goal is and has always been to get as many people as possible beholden to and subservient to big government. See you at the Inn Mike. Drinks are on me. That's one of the ways I share the wealth!!!


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Keep in mind that we have yet to suffer many of the other hidden surprises buried in the thousands of pages of Obamacare. We are just starting to feel the pain.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

Yes, this is just the tip of the ugly iceberg. I wonder how all the fans of Obama feel about identity theft. When they find out that someone in Siberia is enjoying a big screen TV they may cool towards their King.


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FitnezzJim 2 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Lately I've been pondering the words 'transparency in government' and how so many of us would have been so easily misled into misunderstanding the true intent of those words. Yet without it being said, we are being led to the understanding. It is the art of the politician to openly declare intent and have that intent not be understood until it is too late. My guess is it comes from studying Mao while still a child.

Is there a link to the Kansas speech available?


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear FitnezzJim,

Obama came from somewhere to fundamentally change us. That may be the one and only time he told the truth. You can get the full speech at the guardian.com/dec.03/full-text-barack-obama-speech. Also catch youtube.


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States

It has always been shocking to me that he was re-elected. The only thing the man is good at is campaigning. He is harely qualified to hold any meanigful job, let alone president. He is obviously not qualified for this position, and the decisions he has made are destroying this country. Your hub was awesome!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Pamela,

It is wonderful to "see" you this evening. The thing that shocks me is that despite all we know now, there are still people who think he's the man. What more proof of his incompetence do they need? I am at the Inn awaiting your arrival.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Patti, it is most likely the "something for nothing" crowd that still worships this guy. Most everyone else now sees the tarnish on his halo.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

It's just my luck to know people who make every excuse in the book protecting him. They say things like," every new project has bumps in the road." I may move into the Inn full time and barricade the doors!


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida

Bp - You and Tevya said it all. There are too many "Jay's" in our country with their minds and eyes closed and their hands open. Socialism has never ever worked anywhere and there is no logical reason for it to work in the U.S.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear drbj,

I will never understand the unwillingness of people to open their eyes and see the truth. The research is there. The answer is obvious. Socialism is a disaster pure and simple and history shows that quite clearly. See you at the Inn. Jay won't be there!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

Oh, you have reminded me of how shocked I was to hear he won the Nobel Peace Prize. So may others were deserving and I now consider the prize a popularity trophy and nothing more.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear teaches,

I know, I felt the same way. The award is now nothing more than a joke. See you at the Inn. Dress warm, a snow storm is on the way.

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