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Memory Lapses And Obama - Part 4

Updated on January 25, 2012

Debt? No problem. He failed to address it.

So Lets See Here...

Yesterday in Part 3 of this series I mentioned some of the dissimilarities between Obama's talk and his inability to walk the walk. No doubt, when Obama's teleprompter is on top of its game he gives a good speech. I found the speech to be quite boring myself and full of his usual contradictions though it hit the hot buttons on some issues that many Americans are concerned about. What it omitted, however, was any discussion about the seriousness of our debt crisis and what he plans on doing about it, other than continuing to borrow money to spend on his green pie-in-the-sky, everything to everybody initiative. If you listened closely, which I did at times in order to make comparisons between actions and words, you will find that much of this is the same old, same old from past SOTU addresses he has given. I offer this video as proof of the pudding that we've heard a lot of this before, amazingly sometimes word for word.

Take A Listen And See...

You see, much of it we have heard before and hopefully won't hear again. Here's something else I cued in on myself about actions versus words. He kept hitting on Congress and the dysfunctional nature of that body in getting anything done. It seems like he wanted to shirk any responsibility for being part of that gridlock. He, however, has been an integral player. Let me remind you that Obama is essentially the head of the Democratic Party. He has allowed the likes of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to act as the titular head of that party which is okay with me as she does more damage than good. If Obama was to make a hard right turn Downer Debbie's head might snap off.

But something else I noticed is the presence of the members of the United States Senate sitting there in that chamber. That body of supposedly learned men is one of the chief sources of gridlock in the past session, and I don't expect that to change. The major stumbling block is in the form of a political dinosaur named Harry Reid. Many bills were sent from the House of Representatives to the Senate for consideration. In particular there were over 16 bills that addressed creating jobs. Not one of those bills was brought to the floor of the Senate for debate and a vote. Have you bothered to ask yourslf why that is so?

First of all, most of them made economic sense. This is the same Democratically controlled Senate that, just yesterday, celebrated its 1,000th day of not passing a budget. That is their job - to pass an annual budget. That is also one of the reasons Obama has been allowed to continue on his willy-nilly spending ways. There is no "set of guidelines" issued to run the federal government on sound economic principles. Who has kept that from happening? None other than the Senate Majority Leader since he controls what, when and where any bills are allowed on that chamber's floor. None of this is speculation but factual.

Now back to Obama. He made an impassioned plea for Congress to send this bill or that bill to his desk for signature. That is essentially "campaign rhetoric" and he was hitting his stride last night, Reelect me and I'll get the job done. We elected this man based upon the same type of smooth campaign talk and we can see where it has gotten us - more deeply in debt. If he seems to like to say when Congress is in recess, witnessed by his non-recess appointments, then why doesn't the man tell them to stay in session until a budget is passed? The answer is that he doesn't have that power of the legislative branch even though he saw fit to dictate that Congress was in recess when it wasn't over the holiday season. He was the one who said, "I will not take NO for an answer" and then violated the US Constitution. That sure wasn't brought up last night.

It appears that last night his memory again got a bit fuzzy when he called for Congress to work with him. Just a short while ago he was the same person who said he didn't need Congress in order to exercise his agenda. However, he did allude to that fact by mentioning he was embarking on a series of "executive orders," whose constitutionality is still in question, to bypass Congress and the will of the people who sent them there. The total sum of the game after the 2010 elections which smeared egg on his face has been an attitude of "to hell with the electorate. I know best." I'm not sure he has any idea of how a democratically elected government is supposed to work.

Anyone Have A Wash Cloth?

He painted such a rosy picture of the dire straits this nation is in that it amazed me. What country does he live in? He's increased the national debt to the tune of approximately $6 trillion dollars in three short years. What he didn't address was "who" is going to pay for that blunder. He wants to tax the wealthy at 30%. That isn't a drop in the bucket and wouldn't begin to cover his shortfall of $1.2 trillion and counting just for this year alone. He wants to lower taxes on business and at the same time make sure "all" corporations pay their taxes. Admirable? Sure and he can start with his buddy, Jeffrey Immelt, who is the CEO of General Electric which got about $5 billion back this last tax year. Can you recognize the hypocracy you heard? Or are you still wearing your blinders?

So lets get back to FACTS and away from how rosy he wants us to think the picture is. This link was shared with me yesterday on Part 3 of this series and has yet to make You Tube but I am sure it will. This is the stark reality of what he failed to talk about, as usual. I'm using the link that will take you there. Again, these are the FACTS since he assumed office.

Obama seems to think that we have the same short term memory he has. Many of us don't but some of you still kneel at the Obama altar and light your candles "hoping" for "change." Don't worry my friends and fellow countrymen. In 2012 we will continue to change the political landscape as we did in 2010. It will take a few election cycles until we can finish taking out all the trash that has been allowed to accumulate over the decades by allowing career politicians to dictate what the will of the people truly is. It took time to create that mess and it will take time to undo it.

As Clinton said, "It's the economy stupid!"

As Always,

The fiscal Conservative The Liberals Love To Hate

The Frog Prince


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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      BPOP - Almost as big a liar as this one?

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      His speech was disjointed and insulting. One minute he is saying no more bailouts or copouts and then 1 second later he is patting himself on the back for all those "successful"" government rescues. Liar, liar house on fire! Up, interesting, useful and awesome!

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      Ghost32 5 years ago

      Do you remember that "$5.00/gallon gas price" being in play when Obama took office, Frog? No?

      Me neither. And since I was burning a full tank a week just driving to work, it's highly likely I'd have noticed....

      Michabelle, you're certainly right when you say the "real" part of this will come at election time. We're counting on that.

      Anyway, Jim, nicely done. Voted Up as always, and as always, love the graphics.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      michabella - How many "female votes" did Bill Clinton get? Looking at voting statistics from the primary in South Carolina which is a very conservative state, women voted in the majority for Gingrich. Lets not try to be too judgmental on people's pasts. You see we all have one and none of us are perfect. Maybe you are but I know that I am not.

      I deal in FACTS michabella. If you read Part 3, which evidently you have not, I used some stats there. One of them is that gas prices have increased 83% from the time Obama took office. That's a fact. Check it out.

      The Frog

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      michabelle 5 years ago

      The Republicans have lost touch. Here's one of the latest quotes from Facebook, "The last time the Republicans cared about you was when you were a fetus."

      And how many female votes does Newt Gingrich really expect to get? Newt's definition of "Family Values"–– "using daughters from your first wife to convince everyone that your second wife is lying about your third wife."

      I appreciate your comments, Frog, but the "real" part of this will come at election time. The truth is Obama inherited a $5.00/gallon gas price recession and it's surprising things aren't much worst.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Why don't our distinguished Repub candidates understand that Obama is the person they are supposed to beat up on - not each other! Distressing and disgraceful.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Yeah, Jimmy Carter. Sure was disappointed in him when he didn't just play celebrity golf the rest of his life. I try to hear both sides and you have an interesting voice. We'll see what happens.

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      TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Thanks for the video!


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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      I would think he could hire someone to write a new speech instead of recycling the same old same old that has been proven not to work. Thank you, Sir Frog, for keeping it real.

      While I don't like hearing the same thing over and over, technically speaking, from a cognitive psychology standpoint, it's a tactic. Brainwashing and behavioral conditioning has used it for years. Just look at commercials on TV. They do the same thing to get people to buy their products. Sadly, it works on droves of people. Keep fighting the good fight, Sir Frog! You do a great service for Americans.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Kathleen - Many a liberal said that when Jimmie Carter got his ass waxed. The majority of the people in this nation consider themselves to be conservative in nature and will only tolerate so much empty rhetoric and recklessness.

      There are more than a few politicians that don't use a teleprompter as a crutch. I won't pull up the videos that show what happens when Obama's teleprompter goes on the blink. Needless to say though, it ain't pretty.

      The Frog

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      "It will take a few election cycles until we can finish taking out all the trash that has been allowed to accumulate over the decades by allowing career politicians to dictate what the will of the people truly is. It took time to create that mess and it will take time to undo it." Truer words were never hubbed. (And I don't love to hate you - don't hate you at all!)

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Come on Frog. When's the last time anybody in the public eye made a speech without a teleprompter? You'd think Obama invented the thing. Other than that, I appreciate your point of view, even when I don't agree with it. Ya'all are fixing to have heart failure when he gets reelected since the Republicans are eating their own young. But it will make for more interesting hubs!