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Thank you Obama !

Updated on February 17, 2015
...and here's our new President and his wife. Isn't this 'special?'
...and here's our new President and his wife. Isn't this 'special?'

Obama has now approved military strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Syria. I can say with a fair amount of certainty that no other Nobel peace prize winner in history has taken the phrase "war is peace" so seriously.

I’m elated, no, overjoyed that Obama won the election .... twice now.

But the icing on the cake, and it keeps on spreading, is that his first hundred days confirms that he’s truly the man I envisioned for our country. And he’s no doubt the one to bring about changes our precious country is starving for. But it’s not the way you think. I didn’t vote for him.

In a round-about way I suppose I did, as Fox would have you believe, by casting my vote for a candidate that was low at the polls. Which is ok with me, I didn’t mind, my vote had two folds to it anyway,and part of my plan. There was a method to my madness, and for once I feel my vote actually meant something substantial - even though my candidate for the job didn’t win. But I’m still overjoyed. And I was also happy others voted as I did, now change, real change in the true sense of the word, is on the horizon.

America needs a doctor, and we have Obama to thank for that. He woke the sleeping Americans.

The light at the end of the tunnel ....

.... that was scarcely more than a pin hole in prior elections and as far back as I can remember, now seems to be a little larger. My goal for our country suddenly seems more attainable. I’m beginning to hear the true steps of freedom in the darkness. It’s still very faint, but at least now, with President Obama at the helm, I’m beginning to hear the pitter-patter of feet on the deck.

The rustling of the eagle’s feathers ....

.... if you will. And the bird, to my delight, has begun to prune it’s feathers and readying it’s self for battle and the long flight back home. The first sounds that caught my ear and had added fuel to brighten the once faint beacon our forefathers had lit, were the Tea-parties that have sprung up across this great country, around tax time. Whatever the reason I couldn’t care, only that I wasn’t alone in my discontentment. They were music to my ears and gave me further reason to hang in there, and that my vote had worked.

You see; taken from the AA point of view ....

.... in that - 'a person usually doesn't get sober until they hit the bottom of the barrel,' this is what I base my premise on. Why I got my wish, and how I love to see our new president spend, spend, spend. Love to hear of his 'devil may care' attitude while the country falls apart. Love him pushing aside the logical answers for his own. Love the way he fell into the usual grove that his predecessors have. Now. I feel, we are beginning to scrape the bottom of the proverbial barrel. Soon we'll wake up and miss what liberties we had before we were so complaisant. And see that this is where we got to because we let government handle everything.

The sad thing is that so many, many people in this country get 95% to 100% of their so-called knowledge about politics and the economy from watching their favorite leftwing / rightwing newscasters on the BigScreen DopeTube on a daily basis. NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING could be a more misleading and harmful source of information than the “daily news” — on any channel, ABC, msNBC, CBS or FOX. The biggest part of the “daily news” is either pushing a leftwing agenda or a rightwing agenda. The news is driven, not by a desire to tell the truth, but by a desire to get emotional reactions from people and therefore ratings and therefore big profits, and to Hell with the truth. An honest and accurate understanding of a politically driven economy can only be got from diligent study of the subject in your local libraries, if you really want to know. 95% of the so called experts on the subject of economics and politics seen on TV have never read John Maynes Keynes or Ludwig Von Mises, nor even know about or understand their similarities and differences. People come home, grab a super-size soda, a big cheese pizza and plop down in front of the bigscreen DopeTube and then permit themselves to be repeatedly brainwashed with the same old propaganda that the conniving media and the self-serving politicians have been palming off on us for the last 40 years. TURN OFF THE DOPETUBE and get yourself to your local library and study (diligently) these subjects before offering an opinion. 95% of all opinions in these forums obviously come from watching a favorite television newscaster personality.
Turn off the DopeTube and begin a serious study of these subjects in your library, if you do have the money to buy the books yourself. Diligently study these subjects and you will some learn that Ron Paul is telling you the truth!


Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even. -Will Rogers


Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do. -Will Rogers


Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. -Will Rogers


The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet. -Mark Twain


I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's. -Mark Twain

03-17-2011 • Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones via Prison Pla
History tells us that Nero fiddled while Rome burned, but Barack Obama is providing the famous emperor with some serious competition when it comes to going AWOL while America and the world face crises which haven’t been experienced in decades.

So, you mark my word, and this hub

I'm not sure when it will happen, but one thing is for certain; change is about us and we are on the road to recovery. And yes, I can only thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart for this; for waking the sleeping giant. With his help, soon we'll all be sober and we'll owe it to him - for all his Obama-ness.

Libertarians by the numbers

A poll released by the Public Religion Research Institute in October 2013 showed that 22 percent of Americans consider themselves libertarian or lean libertarian. Forty-five percent of libertarians side with Republicans, while 5 percent identify as Democrats. Fifty-three percent of libertarians consider themselves reliable primary voters. A CNN poll from 2011 had 63 percent of respondents saying government was doing too much. A poll commissioned by the Harvard Institute of Politics last year showed that a majority of 18-29 year olds do not want the government collecting any of their personal information data. A new Pew Research Center survey shows that 69 percent of millennials think marijuana should be legalized. Philip Bump at the Atlantic Wire summed up Pew's findings as, "if that portrait holds, it's not terrible news for conservatives. It fits with the growth of political libetarians."


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    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Thanks, GNelson, for passen it by. Heard somebody today say that Soros is Obama's boss. Yep, it's all in the money, rather than what it should be; for the People......and 'we' still vote for these 'dicks'!

    • GNelson profile image


      8 years ago from Florida

      I think I am going to get rich so someone in Washington will work for me. That is if I can find someone who hasn't already sold out.

    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Don't complain to me about the offensive photograph, even though I am white; they dressed like that for the inaugural ball they attended. It hasn't been 'doctored.'

    • N.E. Wright profile image

      N E Wright 

      9 years ago from Dover, Delaware

      I just paid attention to the offensive photos. The Hub was cool even though I do not agree.

      Well, that is my point about legalizing drugs. Obama cannot do it only because he is Black.

      Bush could have done it, but not any Black President in America.

      Yes, there would have been jokes about President Bush being a drunk, but still, we would have had a bill passed.

      Interesting Hub of Opinion, offensive pictures of steretyping Blacks in general.

    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      DF ....psss, over here by the potted Strawberry Cough ...Between you and me .... I'd love to go to Oaksterdam U or CCI but don't know a sol out there in the land of fruits and nuts, as they say. Denver might get me sooner. Hey, we should be talking like this on my other hub.

      Hang-in girl. Take it and pass it on.

    • double_frick profile image


      9 years ago


      i was appalled and personally deeply offended at the town hall meeting when obama LAUGHED off legalizing marijuana to help the economy when it was the #1 asked question in almost every topic during the whole question asking period!

      but, in california, we are steps away from finally seeing what all mj advocates have been waiting for for decades!

      anyways. i'm still a bit young and a bit naïve, i guess. but if people can't see (even now) the lies and corruption that follow that man around like a dust cloud, well, IDIOCRACY. to the max.

      have you seen that?

      used to think it was an exaggeration of what could be/IS happening in i believe it is practially reality as we know it. *shakes head*

      i got the papers, but i don't got the filling! :( lol

    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Thank you DF. I wish I could feel your optimism, but I think we may have reached a point of no return. The only good our Obamanation has done is free-up the stigma of stem cell surgery and free-up the stigma of the healthful Cannabis plant.

      Now, where are my papers ?

    • double_frick profile image


      9 years ago

      great hub, loved reading every word of it and i feel the same way! my boyfriend is all up in arms over obama, i say, this is what america ordered. but eventually america will have to turn it around, eh? and if it didn't take bush, well, at least now there is a fraction of the population waking up to the corruption running rampant in government and politics.

      i heard this, and repeat it often, This country has become an Obamanation.

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      Chuck Nugent 

      10 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Great Hub. My thoughts exactly. While I didn't vote for him and am totally opposed to his policies, I think that it was the best thing for this country that he won.

      Obama's victory not only gave the Republicans a well deserved kick in the rear end, it has also given the nation a glimpse of the true cost of the left's agenda in both dollars and cents as well as the freedom we stand to lose.

      I was quite upset to read in the Wall Street Journal a few days after the election an op ed piece by a couple of McCain's advisers saying that it was time the Republican party got real and accepted the fact that tax increases were inevitable. With McCain we would have had a continuation of the slow and steady expansion of the government that we experienced under President Bush. Like a slow growing cancer that goes undetected and untreated until it is too late, the politics preached by the liberal media of bi-partisian cooperation between Democrats and Republicans were slowly and steadily inching us toward socialism without most realizing it. President Obama did us a favor by trying to make the leap to socialism in 100 days thereby waking people up to the real costs and dangers of out of control big government.

      Great Hub. Keep up the good work.

    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Thank you for your comment. We have three more years of this, and maybe afterwords we'll learn ... but I don't think so. I have such a low regard for us lemmings ... we'll see, won't we?

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      10 years ago

      I love the summary of Dr. Charles Krauthammer, it is as if everything I have or had been thinking about Obama was put into the perfect wordage harmoniously and intellectually. I am very leary of this president (sad to say) .. I never did like him. He is fictious, and is after an anti-American agenda.

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      Madame X 

      10 years ago

      Fabulous hub and very insightful. Yes, Obama is the man to wake the sleeping dragon and he's doing a great job of it. Great post!


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