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Updated on September 21, 2012

Saving America Comes First

It's starting to remind me of my days as a Drill Sergeant. Obama continues to do so many about faces on things he said and promised but this latest gaffe during his Univision townhall appearance is about as patronizing as Obama can get and he can get that way in a jiffy. He has to think the American electorate are as stupid as a box of rocks in Chicago where he comes from. He ran his entire campaign in 2008 saying not much but how he, and he alone, would bring change to Washington DC and there would be a new way of doing business once he was riding herd on the range. He was going to make the oceans recede and heal the planet. You noticed what has been going on just this last week on the planet earth?

What he said the other day isn't what he was beating his bony chest about back in 2008 in order to peddle his hope and change snake oil which some of you readers I know bought into. I said as he was running around like a banty rooster crowing that malarkey knowing that it would never happen. Here's just a smidgen of some of the things he said to get elected before we listen to his about face on Univision.

Understand That Not One Of These Happened

So now here he comes back pedaling on the simplest of things he could have maybe influenced like his big words in the video above and he failed at even those simple things. Transparency your butt. So now we'll whistle a different tune to not run on his record because there isn't one to run on other than a string of broken promises.

Here's the new tune he rolled out at the Univision gig, “you can’t change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside.” Now I know the koolaid slurpers among you out there are going to cry a bit about context. Have at it. After we review what he specifically said during that interview we'll see whose context is whose. Goodness if the RNC doesn't run some of these blurbs side by side like I do I just won't understand. Before we watch let me set this up a little bit. Obama was a Washington insider albeit a newer one. He was the junior Senator from Illinois and wet behind the ears and unseasoned in the ways of Washington. He did say he was going to change the way business was done in Washington. He was going to usher in a new era of bipartisanship to get things done. His saying that should not be in dispute.

This latest sure isn't the brand of snake oil that he was selling back in 2008. Watch his tune now and then we'll get specific about context.

Listen Closely And Consider What You're Hearing

So lets get down with it. He states that he was an outsider, which he wasn't. He uses that as the reason he got elected. Now this is where it gets a bit pathetic because he actually believes it. Regarding health care he says he listened to the people (the outsiders) as he went about conducting all those hearings in secret that actually crafted the legislation which bears his name. The voices of the people were ignored. It was unpopular then and even more unpopular now that we are learning what is in it. He talks of mobilizing the American people. What the heck is the most divisive President we've ever had talking about?

Next was the "constant conversation with the American people" statement. I like to fell out. That goes back to his "I haven't told the American people enough stories" routine. If he appears before the cameras and takes credit for things he never did anymore than he has he will look just like Pinocchio's brother.

At Least 4 Pinocchio's On The Unvision Gig

He ran his whole shebang of a campaign back in '08 about how he was going to change things. He changed a few stats like how many rounds of golf a President can play, not should play but did play. Or the number of expensive vacations one can take in a three and a half year period while the economy was in a slow boil. Those things he could change but why didn't he have the foresight to know what he is saying now? I'll tell you why. Because he is, and remains, the most inexperienced and unqualified ideologue to ever run for the office. And some of you knuckleheads helped that happen. He should just have said upfront that he was selling snake oil.

The defense of Obama and his minions will be that he was talking about the power of the people. He has a point there. We do have power and voiced that in the 2010 elections and gave him his self-admitted shellacking. Did he hear the voices? No, he ignored them and continues to ignore them. The only voices he heard were the little ones whispering inside his head. He might be out there campaigning to the applause of his cherry picked crowds but not the average American.

But we also give our elected representatives, by extension of our vote, the power to rule effectively and lead. We have not gotten that out of Obama. He is supposed to be the CEO of this nation and lead. He has been an abject failure and finger pointer. It is always someone else's fault and not his.

The American people sent the message of change to Washington in 2010. Obama and his Democratically controlled Senate, under Harry Reid, didn't seem to get the message. But the real problem seems to be that they did get that message then ignored it because they think they know best. They are our employees and they have forgotten that very fact.

Remember This?

That's right Obama you aren't in Chicago anymore and you definitely aren't the Wizard of Oz. He wants to go hide behind the curtain so stop with the nonsense already. So now he says that "change" can't be done? Why didn't he fess up in the first place rather than serve gallons of Obama-Aid to the masses? Many of us knew he couldn't do anything but read a good speech off a teleprompter from the get-go.

His promise was to transcend partisan politics. He has failed because he is a rigid ideologue. He was going to transform Washington DC. Oh it's been transformed to gridlock. So where is he coming from now. What happened to controlling the oceans and healing the planet? He said he would do that. He has failed America. As hard as we outsiders out here doing the daily grind tried, and even sent a message to him in 2010, we just didn't work hard enough to change things. It's now all our fault. How frigging patronizing can anyone get. We failed. He didn't.

The fact is we spoke and he didn't listen.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "This election you can vote for free stuff or you can vote for freedom." The thing you need to understand is that you can't have both.

"Like" it, "Tweet" it, "Share" it because you just can't beat it. Spread the word far and wide. 47 days until we can make some real change ourselves.

As Always,

The Frog Prince

Remember In November!


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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Hey maybe Obama should just go put on more snake oil and change his pants! He's just gotta be so full by now..!

      Tellin' ya Jim - my dad was right! Bottle rockets are what we need.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      drbj - They could hire me and use my stable of videos.

      TFP :)

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Why don't Romney's campaign brains use these videos you display, Jim, to show the voters what the empty suit they worship really says and believes? There is nothing as powerful as hearing his delusions from his own mouth.

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      FitnezzJim 5 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      One can't help but wonder if Obama heard the rhyme when growing up: "Liar, liar, pant on fire, nose as long as a telephone wire", or if that is a only if raised in America childhood rhyme.

      If he heard it, I'm guessing he heard it while on vacation stateside.

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      34th Bomb Group 5 years ago from Western New York State

      He certainly frightens me.

      I'm scared.

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      Juanita Holloway-Walters 5 years ago from Kemah, TX

      It may turn out that the Pants On Fire president's most harmful legacy is aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East and here at home. I agree b.Malin Pants On Fire is one "Scary President."

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Washington - It's no secret now, or at least shouldn't be, that Obama is a stone cold Progressive.


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      Washington 5 years ago

      New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism Inside Politics By Victor MortonApril 30, 2012

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      I feel like I am living in an Alien World...Obama is one Scary President. I didn't vote for him the first time, I saw a Man with no Experience, seeming like he knew it ALL. We are now paying the price. I think, my Fellow Americans have to wake up, otherwise this will NOT be U.S. of America.

      As usual, an Excellent Hub Frog, and Wonderful Thoughts & Comments by Everyone on your Hub.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      He also said that not reforming immigration was his biggest mistake. What about not being able to turn the recession around? What about jobs? What a dunce. Immigration reform is easy. Round em up and send them back to where they came from and take their anchor babies with them. Then they can get in line with everybody else wanting to immigrate and wait their damned turns.

      Fact is he was pandering to that Univision audience. That's a fact.

      The Frog

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      Juanita Holloway-Walters 5 years ago from Kemah, TX

      Pants On Fire President. Listen to the Unavision interview. He had a Democratic Congress for 2 years and he is blaming the Republicans for not getting immigration reform done. AND, perhaps with that audience, he will get by with it. Ollie called this administration "Carter on Steroids."

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      TheFewTheProud 5 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      I thought Carter was the worst President ever; however Obama makes Carter look like a Saint.

      I dreamed last night that when I awoke today it would be November 6th so I could express my displeasure with this lunatic in the White House. Shucks!

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      OMG, his lying nose popped through my computer screen and knocked the Bloody Mary right out of my hand! Up, useful, shared, interesting and awesome.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Fred - It's up to the silent majority to speak again. It has to happen from time to time I reckon. Carter thought he had the election in the bag based upon the polls and so did his left wing loon base. We're having a redux of Jimmie Carter right now.

      Obama was all set to run on a foreign policy record built on apologies, appeasement, bowing and smoke and mirrors. Looking at the world I don't see all those happy feet dancing now. He is as much of a failure there as he has been here. I read recently about how he has brought respect back to this nation. Reagan did that but this guy is a fraud. He brought about as much respect to this nation as Jimmie Carter did. That was the last time the silent majority had to speak very loudly in our nation. This needs to be another redux.

      Get people to the polls. Take 5 people who weren't involved and get them to do what needs to be done.

      The Frog

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      Ghost32 5 years ago

      A few hours ago--around 9:00 p.m.--I was strolling about the perimeter outside the Border Fort here in Arizona, just a-toodling along with my little flashlight...when I came within one stride of stepping smack dab square in the middle of a Mojave green rattlesnake's resting coil.

      Now, I hate to compare an innocent reptile with the sort of venom-spewing Constitution-Destroyer In Chief (C-DIC) we currently have stuck in the Oval Office, but with apologies to the Mojave, it must be done:

      The snake, I finally realized, BELIEVED IT WAS FULLY UNDER COVER AND COULD NOT BE SEEN. Just like Obama seems to believe the American people can't see what he's up to.

      See, the rattler had curled up under a fallen weed that had a few green leaves hanging down...but it was no more hidden than the bulk of an ostrich with its head in the sand is hidden. Nor is the reality of Obama "sufficiently" hidden by the screen of rhetoric-foliage he's continually putting out there.

      That miscalculation cost the pit viper its life this time around, and Obama's miscalculation will cost him a second time around on Election Day.

      Remember in November!

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      Stu 5 years ago

      The gall of that man is unbelievable. He says it's so important to listen to the People, but he crammed ObamaCare through even though a majority of Americans hate it. And he said he was in favor tax reductions for the middle class, but ObamaCare and expiration of the Bush era tax cuts will do just the opposite. This man is a sociopathic liar, and I think he is so deluded he is not even aware of how dishonest he is. And it says very little for the American people that about 50% of the voters still support him; so many of us are so greedy that they will vote for Obama just to keep the welfare state expanding and keep the federal money flowing to the special interests he supports; the fiscal impact on the nation is of no concern to them. While our greatest enemy may be Obama, in the end end we have nobody to blame but ourselves. Maybe we got fooled the first time, but nobody has an excuse if they vote for him a second time and he gets reelected. This nation is on the brink of financial, moral, and geopolitical ruin. Obama didn't place us there, but he made the preexisting crises worse. Another four years of Obama's policies could easily bring our once great nation over the edge into collapse.

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      Juanita Holloway-Walters 5 years ago from Kemah, TX

      Obamacare? Outside Washington? He bribed Democrats AND Republicans! Does he imagine for a second that we don't know how Obamacare was passed? And I don't know how he and his puppet masters behind the scenes got to Roberts within hours of a Supremes decision, but I would give my eye teeth to just know exactly how much a Supreme is going for these days. I am so sick of this BS, and the idea that we have so many people in our country who are not capable of self governing and real Capitalism - I am just sick. You know, half of me honestly believes that Romney and Ryan will win, and both houses will be ours - and we will wake up to find nothing is changing. I just turned 60, and finally I am just not as easy to convince, and I am not as gullible as I have been most of my life. Up to my mid-thirties I woke up every day believing that most people saw our Republic and life in America the same way I did. It took me 6 months of counseling that I sought out to figure out why I was so different than the adults around me. I found out about that pendulum that swings back and forth every two hundred years or so. There are only 3 personality types in America, and I am just lucky enough to be the most minority one. When the Republic was founded my personality type was the majority one. It was a real shock when I learned that most people basically make decisions on the fly, and they don't really think about others (other than their immediate family), and they don't think about CONSEQUENCES. That's the kickker! They don't give a hoot about the consequences of their actions. As long as they don't know exactly who they are stealing from, they have no problem with making the middle class slaves - right along with the slaves Johnson's Great America created. I learned a lot - I didn't seek out the kind of help where you lay on the couch and talk for an hour each week. I sought to understand people and why we all did the things we do. After I learned a few things, I managed people very well because I finally knew what made them tick - even if I didn't like it. Well, I am venting tonight because I am sick of all the un-American Americans who are so easily fooled by this guy. All I can do for this election at this point is pray. Last night I worked on a commentary. I will post it everywhere but here because of the duplication rule. Time will tell about this election. It doesn't have far to go - and then it will take some time before we know if we have been had again. GRRRRRR

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      William Young 5 years ago from Eaglle Grove, Iowa

      Excellent Hub, Frog!

      I thought Obama's comments today were a pretty clear statement that he has no ability to lead. I realize that there have been weak presidents in the past, but history is full of Presidents who managed to change the climate of Washington while they were in office and achieve great things. I think that was Obama telling the world that he has no ability to lead. I hope the world was listening.

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      You're all over it in this one, Frog -- and absolutely right on. As to the hopey/changy thing -- well, we better "hopey" Obama doesn't get voted back into the oval office come November or the "changey" (his) is going to lead this nation not only into financial ruin but right down the primrose path to dictatorship. Best/Sis

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Dave - That "hopie changie" thingy went out the window a long time ago.

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      Davesworld 5 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

      If Obama admits that he cannot change Washington, why should we vote for him? What ever happened to the Hopey Changee thing?

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

      Nailed out of the park! Nothing comes out of his mouth but half truths, flat out lies and deception. If he thinks change can't come from within Washington, but rather only from outside, people better start thinking. I don't want someone, like say the UN, having that power. Our Constitution says it comes from those we chose and put in congress. I like it that way. It worked pretty darn well for over two centuries. It's called a free America. I can't believe he really means the people for the people voted against his party in 2010 as you point out and will again in 2012! Rock the vote. A standing ovation for The Frog and God bless.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from https:// online/ hubpages. html

      Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Another booster shot for the immune system of anyone who gets it! Dr Frog you've given me my vitamins for the week....taken em once a day from your hubs.

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      Have you heard anything about Kissinger priming Obama for the New World Order? Sounds as if the election is already decided. My worst fear.


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