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The Many Personality Disorders of President Obama

Updated on April 30, 2011

No joke

What do you get when you have a useless Psychology Degree and blatant disappointment with the current president? You get me writing a hub with shameless psychological humor and some serious truths about Obama. Welcome to my world folks.

My favorite course in college was "Abnormal Psychology". I distinctly remember the weeks we studied personality disorders. On the first day, the professor warned the students that we would probably assign ourselves, the people we knew, and/or family members to the many categories of mental disorders. He wasn't kidding- suddenly I realized my dad had Antisocial Disorder, my mom had Multiple Personalities, and my dog had Dependent Personality Disorder. All kidding aside, it's easy to see any of these traits and symptoms in everyone, but it's truly astonishing that we know one person who has them all- Mr. President Obama!

Borderline Personality Disorder

It is known that people with Borderline Personality Disorder are uncertain about their identity. Sound familiar? We're all uncertain about Obama's identity! Thankfully, Obama is getting help with this one because we now know he was born, and perhaps it was even in the United States. His mysterious past keeps us guessing, but he's dealing with it, and we should cut him some slack.

If he wants to be Muslim AND Christian, who are we to rain on his identity parade? If he wants to be BFFs with every foreign country, who are we to guess which border his identity and allegiance sides on? Why would we question a man who sides with Mexico to sue a state (Arizona) within his own country?

Another symptom of this disorder is serious folks- impulsiveness with money. How can we ignore this? He proposes more and more spending. Pissing out billions of dollars is the definition of impulsive spending and creating plans to spend even more money in the future, like Obamacare.

Avoidant Personality Disorder

While we're on the topic of money, Obama clearly suffers from avoidant personality simply because the same national debt issues keep resurfacing. I've been hounded relentlessly over a couple thousand dollars in debt, and yet Obama is able to avoid and postpone dealing with trilions. The economic issues were the main concerns when he got into office, and yet he's been able to avoid them for almost two years.

However, prognosis is good as most clinicians will agree these individuals, with help, can gain some ability to relate to others. Wouldn't that be something? Obama able to relate to us?

Paranoid Personality Disorder

This disorder is most common in men and can be genetic, but largely influenced by one's environment. So much that this person's environment is a constant trigger for suspicion.They will distrust those around them, this being displayed in Obama's view of Americans. His obvious distrust and dislike for Americans is so profound, he welcomes illegal immigrants into his country because he must believe they don't have as many hidden motives as Americans.

Obama should be warned though. Without treatment, these people will suffer complications in work and social isolation. This wuold be such a shame if it means he loses his job and we never hear or see him again. However, he's paranoid enough about losing the next election that he will go ahead and spend the other half of his term campaigning.

Anti-Social Personality Disorder

Definition: Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal.

Couldn't have said it better myself. This describes Obama's campaign approach, his presidency thus far, and his negligence for the constitution and everything dear to Americans hearts and the American way.

Fire-setting and cruelty to animals during childhood are linked to the development of antisocial personality. Maybe we should have insisted knowing more about his past. But more recently, he did kill that poor fly. Too late now- we have a bonafide crazy in congress. Seriously, the description is startling: This person is able to act witty and charming, be arrogant, disregard others safety, break the law, and good at manipulating others. Sure, he was more charming than George W. but at what cost?

Dependent Personality Disorder

Those who have a dependent personality are well suited for presidency, Obama included. These people do not like taking personal responsibility for anything they do and have a hard time making decisions without support from others. Lucky for Obama, he has a team of people to assist him with decisions and a laundry list of people to blame everything on, George W. Bush taking the top spot.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

These people have an inflated sense of self-importance and a pre-occupation with themselves. This was first apparent during Obama's campaign when everybody (except me) first fell in love with him. This man actually won a Nobel Peace Prize for projected achievements. He is so good, he doesn't even have to achieve anything to get awards.

Those with this disorder also:

  1. warrant undeseving constant attention and admiration- you mean like during his campaign and the media's role?
  2. disregard others feelings. This would be what he's done for Americans in general.
  3. pursue mainly selfish goals. OBAMACARE.

Multiple Personality Disorder

Do I really need to go into detail for this one?

Obama's closing thoughts on mental illness

After the Arizona shooting tragedy, Obama described the actions of mentally ill Jared (the shooter), as "Evil". If mental illness is evil, then Obama is one wicked warlord.

Thank you for taking this warped journey with me. Remember, take your medications...if you can afford it. If you have a mental illness and can't afford your medications, Obama will secure you a spot in prison or homeless on the streets. If you lived in another country though, you'd receive assistance and recognition from our president.

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      TSAD 21 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      @ TJ, So forget about free speech, it may stigmatize these people. Yes, President Obama appears very stigmatized doesn't he. What about the people he stigmatizes, the cops (acted stupidly) the Christians (the crusades) Republicans (want to poison the earth and kill the elderly and don't care about the children) Please, this article is not about stigmatizing anyone, it's about the narcissistic sicko we have in the White House and it's not funny!

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      TJ 21 months ago

      I am actually a clinician treating all of these disorders ( 7 years of college, 4 years internship and 2 exams- not just one class) and although at times funny, is hardly a way you would treat or diagnose these mental illnesses. Do not encourage stigma through wit. It's not helpful for the actual people are suffering from such illnesses.

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      Lizett 2 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Right yes Glenn!

      EsJam,

      Thanks for "venting" but we really need to voice these things and I love providing a platform for those who need a voice or open up topics to get people talking! Whether or not they agree with me, is irrelevant. And yes the problem lies beyond Obama.

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      Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I can see how Avoidant Personality Disorder is bad for a politician. They tend to let things get worse without dealing with it until it becomes too late to fix.

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      Essie 2 years ago from Southern California

      Oh, wow, my goodness! Hi, Izett!

      I found you because you became a follower (which I am greatly honored). I took a gander at your hubs (awesome) and this one caught my attention. I was captivated by the responses you received, started reading, hmm, maybe about 1/4 of the way and won't have time to complete the whole thread (lol). Congratulations on all your hubs and your accolades. I am excited about following you!

      I did want to make one comment, however. I came across a statement that you made in regards to "being a catch 22 regarding shipping jobs overseas". I feel corporate America is going to pay a heavy price for this. I worked for a large telecommunications company for 17 years, and they ended up laying off employees over a course of 5 years. I had a union that backed up my position, and was able to keep me on the mend until 2012. From then on, jobs were outsourced!

      My view is this: Corporate America, deal with what it takes to make your companies work HERE. Please. Presently, it may be cheaper to make things overseas or to pay employees over there...but guess what? You know all those people that you repeatedly, for years, put out of work? They have a difficult time competing for new jobs because of all the others who were laid off, many due to outsourcing, and when this pattern continues, more people are unemployed...what it will come down to is, those people - and all the future laid-offer's - will make the choice to pay bills, feed and clothe their families......over buying any of your products. Suddenly, cell phones, etc are not nearly as important. Ultimately, people will stop purchasing, and this will not do our already sad economy any favors. Corporate America will pay the price!

      Maybe some of these corporations could cut back on frilly benefits (I had many...but would have gladly taken a cut in them) wages ( I would have gladly taken a lower wage in place of getting laid off), executive privileges, etc....cut down overhead costs by letting people telecommute...quit making ultra expensive work environments/buildings, etc....I am not saying I have the answer, but I do have a gut feeling that further down the yellow-brick road, there will be consequences.

      Okay. There. I said it, thanks for letting me vent. Now, off my soap box and onto the rest of the day! :) p.s. Never intended to make this long comment, sorry about that.

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      Lizett 2 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Ha! I love it tsadjatko!

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      TSAD 2 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Izetti, You misspelled Hilary, it's H-i-liar-y.

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      Lizett 2 years ago from The Great Northwest

      I'm glad you survived the women obama voters and lived to comment here!!

      I completely understand where you're coming from. I wrote this years ago but honestly I had never bothered to vote before...until obama (voted McCain). While many of my peers had a "feeling" he was a great guy, I felt exactly opposite- I had that nagging feeling against him. I thought here is a man who has mastered the art of deception and absolutely thinks he is above us, above the law, etc. There were notes of neurosis in him I detected. He's a functional neurotic. I'm not naive- I know politicians deceive all the time but something was different about this guy- like we owe him, we are his servants.

      I've since gotten into politics so I definitely have more facts to back that "feeling" up now.

      King O I completely agree with you about this upcoming election and being concerned about it. Of course an overly political correct society is corrupting us actually. Even people with common sense are trying to appease the popular progressive notion. But here's the deal...our first "black" president is half white/half black. Hilary Clinton is more man than 98% of the men out there. In reality we voted for a not quite black man and a woman who has no traits of a woman whatsoever. But will voters pick up in that? All I can say is I hope so and you know I'm out there posting whatever I can about this.

      I think you just prompted me to do a write up on Hilary. I thank you for that!

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      James W. Nelson 2 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Wow, L. Izett, you really kicked butt! Holy Balls! Where were you when this person campaigned the first time? At the time I was working among several women. They were talking about the wonderful person they were going to vote for. The conversation finally got to me, and of course the question was:

      "Who are "you" voting for?"

      I hardly dared answer, but I said "Well..., McCain."

      Unfortunately, I didn't exactly--back then--know "why" I wouldn't vote for O., I just knew I wouldn't.

      I didn't get beat up.

      In the end, L. Izett, I do wonder how many women out there are there like you? (You who shows not only good common sense but a really good sense of humor.) And of course we have 2016 coming, where the same people who wanted to vote for the first black man (just because he's black) are likely going to want to vote for the first woman, just because she's a woman. Therefore basically guaranteeing 8 more years of O.

      Unpleasant to bring up, but, some people in the "know" are expecting Martial Law in 2016, and a cancellation of Election Day....

      King O forever!

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      Lizett 3 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thank you Sami Hanson

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      Sami 3 years ago from Kansas

      OH HONEY! I couldn't agree more! Also a psychology major, myself. This was funny--- and honestly, very true.

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      Lizett 3 years ago from The Great Northwest

      grand old lady,

      I think biographies aren't factual especially when you've got someone like Obama who has a reputation to protect. Then you have biographies of former stars turned nobodies who publish a biography to get back some fame and write about their trip on drugs. I have, however, read many biography types of articles on Obama- such as his past, about his mom, his family, his beliefs.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      I hope you don't find me argumentative, but I wonder how many of you here have actually read Obama's books? I have read some articles citing untruths in his book to try to fully understand both sides. I've even watched a few YouTubes but have no access to this one book that cited 38 fallacies in Obama's biography.

      Every book writer has an agenda, for better or worse, and this is also true of a biography. This doesn't mean that we should not read biographies or books with opinions we disagree with. By reading both sides and something neutral, we can see the commonalities and based on these, make more informed opinions and decisions.

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      TSAD 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      It always amazes me that in today's modern world, when there is research going on for the most ridiculous things there is no scientific research that supports let alone proves any tenants of astrology, people still put stock in it. The scientific research that has been done, although it could be flawed, has shown no support for zodiac signs or astrology.

      For example, according to astrology, one's zodiac sign impacts one's ability to command respect and authority. Since these traits are important in politics, we might expect that if astrology really explained people's personalities, scientists would be more likely to have zodiac signs that astrologers describe as "favorable" towards science. If used to generate specific expectations like this one, astrological ideas are testable but I see no research supporting zodiac signs. In fact, physicist John McGervey did this study and found no bias towards particular signs. Hence, the results did not support the validity of astrological explanations. You can read about this study in McGervey's book "Probabilities in Everyday Life."

      It's kind of like the placebo effect. There are products marketed on radio and TV everyday for the prostate, to lose weight you name it and they cite clinical studies to support their claims. I read that what they don't tell you about these studies is that although 60% of the participants taking the real pill received positive results that was exactly the result in the placebo group also. So their product is no better than the placebo? So what, if they get results form 60% of the buyers they can make a fortune even though the product is no better (and probably no more costly to them) than the placebo.

      Leo or Placebo - believe what you want, everybody else does.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      There is NO ONE more entitled than a Leo. They believe that THEY are THE ULTIMATE, THE BE AND END ALL. Many Leos believe that they are the UBERMENSCHEN while the rest of humankind are the UNTERMENSCHEN. I have observed this from childhood. There was a Leo classmate who believe that she was the smartest person in the world. She delighted in calling other children stupid and retarded. She was highly boastful and had a very high opinion of herself. Yes, many Leos are self-serving, self-aggrandizing, and see other people as their subjects. I did a hub on Leo and another hub on the dark side of sun signs, please check it out. Thank you Izetti for letting me comment. I am now off to bed, haven't slept since 12 a.m.

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      Lizett 3 years ago from The Great Northwest

      gm williams,

      Yes I did know Obama is a Leo and so was my ex boyfriend and my mom. I certainly know there is a self-serving agenda in them all. They get what they want, no matter what....and lies. Whew! Hate to say it, but my mom is even famous for that. I don't even think they realize they're lying- they believe it, then it becomes a reality somehow.

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      TSAD 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      GMW - an actor "lies" to portray a part, a persona that is not who he/she is in reality but his/her goal is to present a performance that makes you believe that the person he/she is portraying is who they are suppose to be. Obama lies to cover up his actions, his beliefs, his aspirations, his policies. When you finish watching a good actor you believe his/her performance. When you watch Obama you can only conclude that he is a bad actor, a liar who has no credibility whatsoever especially in view of all his other performances in previous "Acts".

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Izetti, I would like to add that President Obama is a Leo. Leos are known to be highly self-confident and self-assured. There is no shortage of self-confidence in the Leo personality.

      In fact, one can say that they are overflowing with self-confidence. Leos also love to boost and promote themselves. They can talk a good game and have the charisma to lure people into believing them.

      Many Leos say things about themselves that are proven to be false later on. I had a co-worker like that. She was a Leo who bragged how fantastic she was; however, later on it was substantiated that she was a less than satisfactory employee. She was also found to be a liar and unethical. NEED I say more!

      P.S.ex- President Clinton is also a Leo. He was slick in many areas also!

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Tsad and Izetti, Obama is more of an actor than he is a president. Obama has presented what HE wants the public to know nothing more nothing less. We have yet to learn of his undergraduate grades. Who is HE really? No one really knows and HE intends to KEEP IT that way! At least George W Bush told us his undergraduate grades at Yale. Obama- uh uh. He want to elude the public in that regard so that they can believe that he is a prodigious genius. If such is the case, why won't he tell us his undergraduate grades? Hmmmm.......Obama= nebulous person.

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      Lizett 3 years ago from The Great Northwest

      tsadjatko,

      I agree. Autobiographies are usually written with an agenda in mind (Obama getting elected and re-elected) and typically not written by the person themselves. I can tell the kind of person he is by how he presents himself, his mannerisms, and mostly reading between the lines. Just like an actor- it's not them we see on TV, but we can gather other information between the lines, even if it's what kind of roles they choose, their mannerisms in interviews, etc. However, I am bias, I dislike politicians in general. They're groomed to lie and are most like overpaid used car salesmen.

      grand old lady,

      I understand what you're saying and using the example of your friend not reading his book. I don't know if Obama is Muslim or what but the fact that he hides a lot about his past is a bit concerning. The fact that the media had a crush on him and idolized him was also concerning because I don't believe important things were reported on. He told us he'd help get us out of an economic recession and now he is spending even more money- that doesn't make sense. I think whoever you are, being a first (in his case the first black president) is an extreme ego boost. I believe he was serving his own agenda running for president.

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      TSAD 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Well an anecdotal story of someone who won't read a book because she thinks it is evil is in no way indicative of our populations' mentality toward the subject. Actually, my anecdotal experience is that that story of someone who won't read it is far from the norm in America - enormous publicity and money has been made from analysis of his autobiography and if you read it and read other research on it, it doesn't take long to realize it is not factual and possibly not even written by Obama. Reading it is one thing but blindly believing it is probably worse than not reading it because you think (or know) it is lies. This is a book written to tell a story that would help him get elected, not to satisfy a desire to tell a true life story.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      I enjoyed the psychological twist you put in analyzing Obama. I am not American, but am an Obama fan. I don't know the nuances of what's going on over there.

      However, I would like to share a conversation I had with an American relative recently. She is very, very much against Obama and said he's Muslim and there is no knowledge of his past, no records, nothing. I asked her if she ever read his biography, and she said no, she would never read a book like that.

      I can understand some church cultures, I was affiliated with a Christian church in the past. It advised on what books should be read, that you should look at the publisher before you read. It advised against reading the Da Vinci Code and suggested that I burn my daughter's Harry Potter book.

      Well, I'm not with that church anymore. And I have read Da Vinci Code and my daughter has an entire Harry Potter collection which she has now outgrown at 22.

      My point is, what is the point of accusing Obama if some people (not yourself included, as your article sounds very intelligent and is well written) believe it would be evil to read Obama's autobiography?

      If they read it, they could continue to criticize him etc., but at least they will have a wider pool of knowledge from which to ground their opinions on.

      I do feel that outsourcing has done a lot to affect the US economy. I hope the US can overcome its problems. Whatever happens in the US affects the whole world, so everybody really does have a stake in here.

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      Lizett 3 years ago from The Great Northwest

      gmwilliams,

      I look back and see this hub written years ago and it's still true and has come to fruition about Obama. It's humorous but also true. He is very narcissistic!

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      It is SPOT ON. Besides the abovementioned personality disorders, Obama also has delusions of grandeur. He believes that HE is THE ULTIMATE. Never seen a president as willfully arrogant as he is. He believes that he is right. Also, he has a God Complex. Need I say MORE. This man is also a dangerous beguiling predator who exerts his dark magic and people are falling for his charm. Analogous to Adolf Hitler.

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      Lizett 3 years ago from The Great Northwest

      tsadjatko~

      Never heard that one...Baracketeer! Yes, if racketeering were a mental issue, I'd list it on this hub! I suppose it takes a few of these mental issues to be a racketeer though. THanks for stopping by.

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      TSAD 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      One has to give Obama credit for giving us his legacy of political racketeering. Thanks to him the generation contemporary with his term in office now has a term they can identify with some of the worst of political abuses in history. A Racketeer is a person who engages in dishonest and fraudulent business dealings.

      Welcome to the age of the BARACKETEER - An elected official who engages in dishonest and fraudulent political practices and policies. (and lies every time he opens his mouth)

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thanks Rusti!

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      Ruth McCollum 4 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      I so agree with you on this! Great hub! I thoroughly enjoyed this read!

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      CG~ I was taking your quote from your comment "have't enough of a questioning mind to see that there is no substance in anything he says and no accountability for his actions." I thought you were stating people haven't enough of a questioning mind/ or lacking a questioning mind- therefore that would be apathetic- too lazy to question, right?

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      GClark 4 years ago from United States

      @izettl - Really don't understand your comparing a questioning mind to an apathetic mind - they are totally opposites - the first is active and thinking which results in even more action, the other - apathetic - takes no action and doesn't think at all. Apathetic is close to being in a zombie state.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      GClark~ Your key words in your comment is "a quesitoning mind"- so true or some people I know would also call it being apathetic as well. I just think we are used to the bare minimum in our politicians and many people get caught up in whoever is glamourized by the media the most, which seems to be Obama.

      dahoglund~ egocentric is among the many traits within Obama that I question or have concerns about. What some people would observe as a people=pleaser, I believe he is but to a fault in that he would nearly sell out the U.S to appease leaders in other countries.

      Katy~ Thank you for your comment and constructive criticism- it was a quick but very intentional piece I wrote and like you said, some get the humor, some don't.

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      KatyWhoWaited 4 years ago

      Absolutely hilarious! I'd brush up on your delivery skills and take this puppy on the road. Of course, satire is subtle and you might have to tweek this piece a bit so people actually get your tongue-in-cheek humor. You can tell by their responses that they thought you were serious much like the people in Jonothan Swift's day who probably were taken in at first with his brilliant piece, "A Modest Proposal".

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      Don A. Hoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I've had some thoughts myself about the presidents personality. primarily the egocentric view he has.

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      GClark 4 years ago from United States

      Loved your article "The Many Personalities of President Obama." Very well-written and astute observations on the worst President in our history. I find it difficult to understand how so many still cling to their beliefs in this "empty suit" and have't enough of a questioning mind to see that there is no substance in anything he says and no accountability for his actions. The fact that he can continue to lie about the latest Benghazi incident when there are videos and tapes, etc. that are proof of his lying indicates that he believes most of his followers are stupid; and, maybe they are -- when supporters are interviewed I have yet to hear one person able to attribute Obama with any specific accomplishments in the last four years! Am happy to follow you and look forward to reading more.

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      I personally don't like any of the candidates- haven't in the last two elections.

      I don't doubt Obama's intelligence just as long as he uses as an advantage. I have little faith in intelligence. My dad is a "genius" and has little common sense- many intelligent people lack common sense.

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      Billie Pagliolo 5 years ago from Laguna Hills, California

      Love you're writing, even though I love President Obama! If he has any personality disorder, in my mind, it's his need to appease the right so much that he really is very close to being Republican actually. At least, and I say this in light of the humor of your article, at least he's not delusional like Romney. When the debates start, it's all over because in spite of any personality disorder, real or imagined, President Obama is much more intelligent than Romney could ever hope to be, and I have faith in intelligence and desire it in our leaders!

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Janeal~ Glad to give you a laugh. I had fun writing this hub. I didn't know much about politics until after Obama was elected. I knew I didn't like him for several reasons though and hence this hub was born. THanks for stoping by and commenting.

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      Janeal Mulaney 5 years ago

      Great hub, laughed for an hour, over it and the comments. No not a slow reader, just couldn't see with the tears in my eyes. Never thought the man was crazy, just didn't like him after the first it was Bush's fault, sounded to much like my three year old granddaughter. I've been trying to break her of that habit. Did not vote for him, hope someone good will run so we actually have someone to take his place. Only thing I can say is enough with the wining already. I get it enough at home.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      tsadjatko- thank so much.

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      TSAD 6 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Well, that last line is not an original of mine but I did include it in my "Hilarious stuff I found on the web ..." which includes some more Obama humor you may like! Your "shameless psychological humor and some serious truths about Obama" is just terrific commentary.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      tsadjatko~ You said it perfectly when you say THank God this guy is on his way out. I was not very informed on politics before Obama, but I realized just from his personality and public persona, he was not suited to run our country, more like run a personal personal worship center for himself, but that's it. He would be a good cult leader. Thank you for your comment.I like your last line- lol.!

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      TSAD 6 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Too many comments for me to read so forgive me if I am repeating but all you have to do is listen to and analyze any of his speeches and it is easy to see this guy is a pathological LIAR and more like a robot than a human being. When he was running and appeared with Rick Warren who asked him "when does life begin" he had the gall to answer it was above his pay grade to answer that question! Well if it was above his pay grade then why did his voting record show that it wasn't above his pay grade to vote for abortion, for death? Wouldn't a Christian err on the side of life if he wasn't sure? No this guy was broken from the start and just a puppet of evil doers behind the scene.

      Thank God this guy is on his way out...his approval ratings are now so low the Kenyans are accusing him of having been born in the United States. :-)

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      seanorjohn~ thanks for the comment. I'm just educating myself about U.S politics, but if UK is suffering as much as we are here with Obama...good luck.

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      seanorjohn 6 years ago

      Presidents voted in as a popularity contest is exactly right.When television viewers were questioned after the Nixon/ kennedy debate they responded that Kennedy won the debate.Radio listeners said Nixon won. You should do a character analysis on the crazy Prime Minister cameron we are saddled with in the UK. Voted up

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thanks Christine! What wonderful comments from you. You're not the only one with some suspicions about Obama. I had them before he was elected.

      waxi~ you ask when the right man/woman will be elected in the U.S. People need to stop voting for a president like it's a popularity contest. THe media is also very bias.

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      Christine P Ann 6 years ago from Australia

      I loved this hub you have a talent for speaking your mind (the truth) with tongue in cheek. I am from Australia and havn't really been able to make my mind up about your president, however I have always been a bit sus about him and your hub has helped clear up a few questions for me. I think you have become my favorite hubber (but don't tell the others) :)

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      waxi 6 years ago

      When will the right man /women be elected president of USA?

      Waqxi

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      waxi 6 years ago

      Hi Izeetl

      I enjoyed this Hub very much Let me say some about the line you wrote [quote ] "f he wants to be Muslim AND Christian, who are we to rain on his identity parade? " Most Muslims find the middle name Hussain very offensive and they demand he should remove that or simply declare he is a Muslim

      When he was running the presidential campaign I didn't fall in love with him either

      I dont hate him personally its not in my character but I smell something fishy about your president

      I have a hunch its all set up by some dark force and he may most likely get relected into White House Because :

      1 He found and killed OBL Of course you ll argue that the triumph will soon prove short lived and public will focus on Recession

      2 Republicans still havnt presented a strong candidate for presidency TRunp is a joker and Sara Palin isn't up to the mark and others are obscure

      Waqxi

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Glenn~ thanks so much for a nice comment. Nice comments are great on political hubs. Actually I began this on a serious note, but went into it with some humor and sarcasm for my personal touch. Glad you got my intentions- thanks again.

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      Glenn Stok 6 years ago from Long Island, NY

      When I saw the title you gave this I just had to read it. Interesting twist by using humor to state some real issues. Awesome and funny at the same time. I enjoyed this tremendously. What else can I say? I voted up. I also bookmarked this because I have to come back and read some of the comments.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thank you OpinionDuck for stopping by- always appreciate it. Damn Walmart ads will get you every time.

      PK2010~ I didn't like to discuss politics at all up until about a year ago and I figured even though I may not directly change somethign I should know what is going on in my country. I enjoyed political hubs because it gave me a more honest look into politics rather than relying solely on news and TV media which can be jarbled truth. I enjoy Jim because he is working to take some action and I commend him for that.

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      OpinionDuck 6 years ago

      izetti

      I think that I have a disorder from reading to many comments here, being blinded by a walmat winner ad that is flashing.

      good job.

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      Anthea Kwaw 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      izzetl, I admit I know a thing or two about politics, but have never been keen on it, hence never actively engaged in it. Probably still won't althugh I must admit you and themanwithnopants (totally love his hubname!) are getting me interested. Tonight I listened to the news, because I wanted to know what was going on. You and Jim (if I may address him as such) are almost influencing me in that direction, which is great. I guess to a point we should all be involved in politics either via passive or active participation. At the end of the day as themanwithnopants said in one of his hubs, (sure I'm not misread here, if I am, then I stand corrected), we pay the presidents,prime ministers...via tax we pay from our sweat and toil to work for us, so we must have a say when we are not happy with the services they render. If we are not allowed to exercise our right to freedom of speech, then democracy has lost its meaning in a world where politicians "can do no wrong".

      Re the link, you are most welcome.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      PK~ just checked out that link. He's probably not the first who's said those things about concerned citizens. Awful and distasteful. Politicians are completely different people in public. That's why I think our system to become president is far too easy. THe media gets a hold of the favored candidate and reports only good things about that person, but we all know it's not true. In the U.S case, the media always favors liberals/Dems. Thanks for sharing the link- great example.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      PK2010~ You knew more about politics than you let on. I will be checking your link out next.

      The interesting thing I've noticed about mine and themantwithnopants (Jim) political hubs are getting less people who disagree about our ideas. To me that means more people are beignning to shift in their thoughts about Obama and actually seeing he has not done anything personally for them. I ask everyone who is in favor for him, 'What has he done for you personally'. At least with Clinton, I was able to answer- he gave women (and men) paid time off for staying with their newborn baby (Family Medical Leave). Two years in is about the time we should be seeing something as promised by Obama and people aren't.

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      Anthea Kwaw 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      izzetl you made a very interesting point that I have never thought of before, but has taken me back to the last prime ministerial elections. Tony Blair (labour party) had handed over power to Gordon Brown. The latter was fighting to stay into power in a race against David Cameron(conservative party) and Nick Clegg(liberal democrat). I voted for Nick Clegg, not because I knew what he was about, but because I thought Britain needed a change. To cut a long story short, there was a "hung parliament". David Cameron was in the lead so was given the mandate to choose which party to go into power with. David joined forces with Nick and the rest as they say is now a complete mess. I think people should be educated more when it comes to elections and truly understand why and who they are voting for, to avoid disappointments. Of course there will always be a winner and a loser, hence not all voters will get what they were hoping to get, but education is a start. On the part of the politicians, they should be honest and deliver the promises they sing to us during the elections. We know it can't be as easy as abc, but signs of an effort is always appreciated. We all know that politicians are not honest. They will kiss the ground you walk on to get your vote, but once they get what they want...Read this article about what happened to Gordon Brown during the last elections. I'm still tickled at the thought of it, but it demonstrates what I mean by the fact that all politicians are liars.http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&xhr=t&q=the...

      I enjoy the electric charged atmostphere that comes from your hubs and themanwithnopants. Its crazy, yes, but worth the read, because there is always something to learn.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      PK2010~ I agree. That's why I've been saying for a while now that we don't have very good presidential candidates to begin with and that needs to change.

      I liked Bill Clinton for the most part, but he cheated on his wife (and lied) so that dropped him a few points for me.

      If I had written this type of hub when GWB was president, I would have done something on his speaking skills, such as all the words he invented because he didn't know how to pronounce or find the right for word when he was speaking. Obama was sure not to make this mistqke as he was our first president to installa teleprompter at press conferences.

      I've been learning a little more about the Brittish politics and I see that as a mess also. I started learning about U.S politics because I was 35 (now 36) and did not know anything about what I was voting for so I didn't vote at all. This last election was the first Iwatched and paid attention to and I thought it was awful the way Obama was worshipped by media and people yet no one knew much about him, really. I also saw some interesting characteristics in him that I didn't like and still believe he is narcissistic, which every president perhaps has to be a little, but not to the extent I see in him. He was not aware of laws and aspects of the constitution, which also made me realize he was not the best candidate. U.S wanted a change but I hope they realize the change has to be deeper than the president. The whole system needs a make-over. I'd like ot see more power to the states individually and less to government as a whole.

      THanks for following themanwithnopants and our political debates. It gets crazy sometimes, but we're harmless.

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      Anthea Kwaw 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      The truth be said all politicians suffer from some or all of the traits you have listed izettl. I call it survival instincts. Politicians prey on the minds of people and play their countries like a game of poker. Its a game of chance and power. The fact about being a politician is also that you can please some of the people all of the time, but not please all of the people all of the time, hence whilst to you B.O has never lived up to your expectations, to others he seems to be doing alright. This I'm sure was also the case when GWB and Clinton were in power. You are very passionate about what you believe in, and I totally admire this quality in you. I also agree with the fact that the American government should learn to mind their back garden and make sure it's weed free before they decide to pull out the weeds in another's garden. I have always wondered why governments like the American and British are quick to sort out if not end up creating more mess in someone's country when there are major issues back home that need immediate attention.

      I 100% agree with you about we all having had to overcome something in our lives to be where we are. Over here in the United Kingdom, its the high dependency on the various types of state benefits that gets my back up, but that's another story. I think I should start paying more attention to politics, so that I can make effective contributions. I have enjoyed reading your hub and the varying perspectives that have ensued from the comments left by fellow hubbers.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thanks so much Cari Jean!

      Betty M~ Everyting comes with a price. I had independent insurance while I was unemployed at that jumped through the roof. Then my husband got a regular job and we got insurance- I'm still not sure if it actually pays for anything and I have a chronic illness. Obamacare certainly isn't the answer. It has as many negatives as positives so the whoel things cancels itself out.

      Wayne Brown~ thanks for the witty reply. Love the Walmart analogy. Funny, I started this hub jokingly then it actually was starting to be serious with how true I realized it all was. Thanks for stopping by.

      Tammy~ agreed 100% with your comment. This has been interesting to discuss, and worth it (also more enjoyable)when there are different views. I just realized we have both had some rough times for sure and because of that I think you gained a compassion more liberal people are known for (not always true, but with you I can see that) and I leaned toward conservatism because of my rought times and I remember better times when life was more structured, and people perservered because they went through rough times. I don't have a lot of empathy for special interest/minority groups because we've all had to overcome something in our lives, sometimes everyday as I do with a chronic illness. I think if I can overcome every day so can others.

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      Some people actually thought this was funny but not me, no sir, I'm no dummy. I recognize a good clinical analysis when I see it. Washington is a nuthouse filled with mental disorders. Once you see it that way, it all makes sense. It's like leaving your wallet with a crazy man at Wal-Mart...you never know what he's gonna buy but he'll understand it! Thanks for sharing. WB

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      Betty M 6 years ago

      I knew it had to be George W's fault! Seriously though, I am a product of Obama care! We as a family had a great health insurance plan for nearly 40 yrs but becuz our insurance co has to pick up all the dead wood now, our premiums have jumped to the point that we have to give our plans up. Shows again how riddled with lies his promises are. You can keep your plan IF you can afford it. Thanks Obama we needed this!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      This is great! Am sharing this on FB!!

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      All,

      "Cum by ya ma lord cum by ya" everyone hold hands lets sing...Dance to the right ... now to the left ... hands in the airok.. hands in the air "weare the world we are the children" Bin Ladens dead so letssing "ding dong the dick is dead" Thew wicked dick is dead".

      All-Not sure what's left to say...

      Oh and IZ- imagine me on a bad day.....*MUHUHAHAHA MUHUHAHAHAAAAA* cOUGH COUGH*

      TH

      TH

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      izetti, love the fighting parents analogy:) I think your on to something there. I realize that its easy for us to all get on here and come up with common sense solutions and your right Obama and all the presidents before were intelligent men; (big gulp, hard for me to say about GWB because he talked like such a moron,lol but I know he was somewhat intelligent,had to be). There is far more to running this country and trying to be part of a global economy than we will ever know(unless one of us runs for president,lol.) So it makes it easy for us to judge, kinda like when your friend is in a bad relationship and you can see it but she can't because she's all emotionally involved and as someone said on their page,"love and hate are both blind".Although Obama brought more transparency to government, we still can't fathom everything there is to know. But it's always obvious on the incoming presidents face, at inauguration they look all fresh and happy, Obama already looks 10 yrs. older and he quit smoking,lol.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      bbnix~ I like you too-lol.

      Tammy~ I get this feeling like we (Americans) are the kids being used as pawn in our parents' (congress/government) argument. First we don't know all that's going on yet our whole lives are being governed by what happens in the White House.

      Mysterious One~ thank you for the supportive comment!

      Son of Chick~ I'm as lost as you are as to what our politics are turning into.THanks for the comment

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Whoa so many comments and great ones too. Tammy and bbnix- I know you guys stuck your neck out here and commented on a hub that didn't reside with your views so I'll totally give you credit for that.

      bbnix~ I am not crazy about the last few presidents. My point is less about politics and more about presidents in general. Yes I know the two go hand in hand, but not exactly. Let me exaplain: The middle class and working class has not been screwed over night. We have had many Republican and Democratic presidents and mixtures in congress and STILL the middle class and working people are he ones hurt the most. Obama has taken away the cost of living increases which further screws the non-wealthy, elderly (my mom), and government employees (my husband who makes a lot less than what people think government employees make)so you can understand why this hits home for me and is partly an emotional decision to not support Obama.

      You mentioned that you don't like to follow what you're being told and that's why I bring up clebrities. If had a nickel for every time I heard big business and wealthy businessmen being the problem, I'd be richer than them. That's what everybody loves to have you focus on- that's regurgitated info, old argument, but why don't people bring celebriies up. What are they paying for taxes and all the free products they receive? Its like a slight of hand magic trick- focus on the rich businessmen while celebs are making 2 million a pop for photo shoot and advertising gigs, overseas as well. Their not filthy rich, they're stinking rich (and greedy)and they are not a minority rich group, there are as many of them as there are big businessmen and sadly, they are 100% fully supported by us. The media reports more on the big business issues than on on how much celebs are getting away with so in a sense you are believing what you are told.

      You say these businessmen would throw middle class people under the bus- yep I agree, but what about celebs who screw up big time like substance abuse, etc and come back to have more publicity and make more money. My husband had some "trouble" in his life and it took him about 10 years of very hard work to clear up his life and get on track. Celebs get away with as much dirty business as big businessmen. So actually we agree on something.. .sorta. DOn't get me wrong, I totally respect your opinion on here.

      We all have good points, some differing, but we all don't like what's going on. Thanks again for your comment.

      TH~ you have some strong arguments here. I've been your follower for a while and so I know where you'r coming from. You are me on my worst days when I get to thinking about politics. What pises me off, does for you too.

      Tammy~ Oh man I've done that accidental deleting my comment- so frustrating. I mentioned before somewhere on here that I feel like I'm on the outside looking into our government. It all seems like common sense to us and I know Obama isn't an idiot,really I'll admit that. So there are pieces, politics involved, we don't get and e don't see fully through the media. I also get the feeling like we (middle and working class) get punished for their opposing poltics and agendas. Could you imagine if they sit down together (repubs and dems) to figure things out and we (many average liberals and conservatives) can't even come to decisions and have decent conversations among each other. If they're anything like a poltical forum on hubpages with opposing parties, boy we're in trouble.

      Tammy and bbnix~ people blame big business for paying little as they can, but that's good business- lol. Anyway,the average Joe who owns his own business and is middle class is doing the same thing- doing what he can to pay as little taxes as possible (many cheat. I have 6 business owner friends) and they hire Mexicans and cheap labor to cut costs too. This seems to be a business model for both the walthy AND middle class business owners so can't totally blame some of the businessmen for doing much better than others. Sad, but true. Now, we could head off cheap labor to start with by actually enforcing our border and illegal immigration laws and policies, then cheap labor wouldn't be such an issue and the underprivileged middle and working class American male could get a job.I don't know where you guys live but our area has such a problem with illegal Hispanics and Russians living wonderfully on our system and getting jobs. I know of multiple Mexicans who will all use the same social security number among all of them. One has a legitimate number and the illegals all use it. How is that any less criminal than big business? t's just that big business is easy target and in the media.

      Brinafr3sh~ thanks for stopping by. I do feel sympathy for Obama- He did not realize what he was getting into and when many sai he wasn't experienced enough, I do think that's where it showed the most.I think he'll give it his best, I don't doubt, but it won't be what he nor us hoped for.

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      Osama Bin Laden is dead! woohoo:)

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      TH Amen, It does seem so many of our issues have solutions that aren't rocket science, just common sense:)We agree on something so we have already achieved more than our leaders today.

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      I like the flat tax too- but its like finding the loch ness monster-there are hints and potential sighting by reputable people but we never seem to get a good look at it because it is so simple to believein it cant be real...So Tammy I am on board with the flat tax or National sales tax - no income tax.....or state tax but those concepts are too easy to understand so it will never come from anyone in govt....

      TH

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      Bb,

      At what point have i belittled ANYONE? I HAVE ARGUED MY POINTS, BARRY IS YOUR GUY SO WHAT... I am sure you were all fair with "W" RIGHT ...aS FOR PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE THE "RICH 10% PAY MORE THAN THR OTHER 90% HOW MUCH IS FAIR? here are the latest numbers fromhttp://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0415/Taxes-and-t...

      "The top 1 percent of earners account for 20.3 percent of total personal income in the United States and pay 21.5 percent of all federal and state taxes. The middle 20 percent of households earn 11.6 percent of US income and pay 10.3 percent of taxes. The lowest 20 percent account for just 3.5 percent of income, and pay 2 percent of all taxes. i'll be the first to say the lowest 20% should get a tax break to mybe 1% because there money comes in and out asap 20.3% comes from the top 1% taxpayers"- How MUCH MORE SHOULD THEY HAVE TO PAY? can you say hello Communism/socialism... So what is fair to you and who gives any what is fair??? What/who gives only one person the right to decide? (hint-No ONE)

      as for stifling speech I HAVE NEVER TOLD ANY OF YOU bleeding heart lefties to SHUT UP.... It is you who accuse me of being against speaking your mind...I looked back at ALL my comments and NOT ONCE did I tell any of you lefties to be silent.. So I don't know where you got that idea from-belittling and Demonizing HUH??- I only have given facts and figures with websites as references since when are facts demeaning or inflamatory- so I have no clue how you got to that conclusion.

      As for business folk- as one yourself you should know their only reason for existance is,,,, say it with me BB their ONLY REASON is .. TO MAKE MONEY.. that's it they have no responsibility to be a charity and hand out money like the salvation army... NONE- If you have an employee that sux what do you do you try to help him do and get better but if he wont or cant improve- you set him free to find something he can do...you as a business man-know that your job is to make money.. if you say its not your being disingenuous- If business does not make MONEY they close unless the govt props them up..which i was not in favor of... THe governments only true job is to protect the business from physical attack or dishonest business practices that harm the public, then environment or are illegal to allow an environment where choice is free and unbaised is possible- The government has NO ROLE IN "guiding business to meet some ends" Business should not be guided by anything but the free market- Government guiding the free market is socialism or communism...

      Obama is your guy I understand and respect YOUR choice in that as you should respect my decision to say "Barry is Not My guy" At no time did I impune your choice directly I merely plced axioms indicating why he was not my choice ...At least in this hub...

      Please in the future DO NOT ACCUSE ME OF DEMONIZATION WHEN I HAVE NOT DONE SO....I LEAVE THE BERATING AND DEMONIZATION TO SAUL ALINSKI AND THE LIBERALS

      GOOD DAY TO YOU SIR

      THANKS AAIN

      IZ FOR THE FORUM for "caring and sharing"

      TH

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      Well I had wrote a well thought out comment and slipped on the key pad and erased the whole thing. So I wiil try to remember what I said,lol

      izzeti, I completely agree with you about the celebrities. Have you ever seen MTVs cribs. It's unreal the monsterous homes and amounts of vehicles, more cars than a dealership, that these individuals own. A disgusting display of wealth and greed. But, I don't think their all liberals, I could be wrong but I don't think Jay Leno is... Anyway, I wanted to say that you have been nothing but kind and gracious to me here and it's clear that we can all meet in the middle. We all have one thing in common, we love our country and that is a good starting place:)As for what Obama has done for me: I am not as well versed at legislation as many here are, my brain only seems to retain the facts and not the details,lol, but I believe he passed a bill for equal pay for women doing the same job as her male counterpart, that's something I can respect.

      bbnix, I totally agree about Big Business, and I include the celebrities in this thought: they are so far removed from the reality of middle America that they may actually believe the pennies they donate do some good. However, my problem with the big business guys is the fact they pay as little as they can get away with, hire immigrants for even lower or under the table wages and ship our jobs to China and India for even lower wages all in order to increase their profit margins. These inflated profit margins raise the price on the stock creating a fake view of wealth and prosperity.That really gets under my skin, and they get tax breaks on top of that.

      TH I do not believe in punishing the rich. I mean, that's the American dream, and it is our birthright to be able to achieve this dream. I believe in flat tax, same percentage for all, yes this means the rich pay more,and they should, it's fair. As for Obama not making compromises that's just not true, he pissed off his entire party by letting the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% carry on. He is trying to reach across party lines.

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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Thanks Izettl, cool article. If Obama has these disorders, it came about when he thought he could fix all the things that George W. has broken. It's sad I feel sympathy for Obama. Those Illumati's drove him crazy.

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      No one is advocating punishing the rich - only to pay their fair share. They ARE doing well while the middle class is not - that is clear.

      You attack me as anti-business. Where did I say that? What I do know is of their greed if left unchecked. All I said is that I'm not allowing these guys dictate my future, and as far as jobs are concerned, I make my own, I am the capitalist system. I pay my taxes. I alone fill a need - I don't need their jobs, but they sure make it hard for me to compete with their massive money machine.

      Where is the justice in that, I have no lobbyists, no one to speak for me, and even if I was an employee, that's a two way street anyway. They couldn't create jobs if there wasn't a happy secure worker to do it, or even buy their stuff, period.

      As a capitalist myself, I believe in the system, a system enabled by a government led belief in a common good, which business, by definition, does not. Their job is to make money. Their decisions are relative to that survival, it has to be. In other words, a business will never invent something to put themselves out of business. Government has much more to consider, and if that means guiding business to meet those ends, so be it - the money people will survive in any event, but on the other hand who will help the hard working American who lost his job, his car, then his house, certainly not the rich.

      No one advocates a socialist system, but hey, businesses get a hand up all the freakin time - how about the little guy with no voice whatsoever.

      Obama is my guy, I believe in him. You may not want to hear it, but millions, and that's millions of people, as ever dedicated and hard working as you, do so too.

      Your just going to have accept that and it would serve everyone a lot better to simply argue the merits and the ideas of your side rather than demonizing and belittling the other...

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

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      I do not try to stiffle anyones speechI believe the Tea Party and the union goons both have the right TO peacefully and respectfully express their opinions, but too often it seems a certain side resorts to race andclass warfare- sitting down with that side is damn near impossible On issues i too am not 100% on the "RIGHT" either, but I am far enough that way on most issues to I don't believe punishing the "rich" is a policy that will help anyone- we have to make it easier for tem to spend and grow their moneies through investment and job creation and THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN IF THE Government takes more and more money the more they make it Punishing the Rich never created a jobtaxing millionires never created a job- the key has to be finding a way for the investors to easily put their 44 into the economy and that way has never been pummeling them with taxes- "Spreading the wealth through taxes is "unamerican and anti growth"- Ataxdoes not create a job it inhibits growth- The Obama get even class warefare mentality is just another way to separate us and make races and classes angry toHards one another....

      I am not saying it is solely his fault BUT he does notmake any compromises eas

      ...

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      I like you izzetl, I really do. You're intelligent, outspoken and obviously very special, but to say that a few celebrities compare to the trillions that big business makes is a straw man they want you to believe in.

      Do you really think that the very few incredibly powerful people that run big business completely behind closed doors give a damn about you and me.

      Sure Obama's not perfect, nobody is, but your assertion that us millions of people that voted for him and believe in him are somehow deluded is not only insulting, but an incredible miscalculation.

      I'm sorry you and I have not benefited from Obama, but that's not why I support him. I support him for many reasons and you'll just have to have accept that.

      It's obvious that you and I have countering opinions. I'll allow you yours, but you have to allow me mine, so I would appreciate it if you would just accept that as that and find it in your heart that Tammy and I are intelligent, analytical people that don't just believe what we're told.

      I don't give a damn about celebrities and not much more about any politician, but I do know business, and believe me they would throw any of us "under a bus" to make a buck, but I'll tell you this, I do care about you, right wing, blue skinned, or twelve toed, no matter what you ever think of me as the "left-wing, liberal" I may be called or ever seem to be just for caring for people who can't speak for themselves...

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      bbnix~ I was telling Tammy earlier that I have a hard time blaming big business, as much as I am not into them and what they stand for, but celebrities (actors, old money, and sports figures) make more money than many in big business- a lot of that money is made overseas too. AND most of the celebrities are liberals and left-minded, but put none very little/pennies of their own money where their mouth is. Where's our expectations on them. They are more entertaining than the elite white wealthy business man so let them slide by. Nobody even thinks of them. I get so tired of the same "big business" argument. Celebrities get free stuff sent to them promotionally all the time and I wonder if all taxes are being claimed on that. Hmmm..

      As I've explained before, this is not a one-sided deal here. The deal is it's been the same story in congress for a while- I wasn't a fan of GWB or McCain, but not Obama either. Why do people think there are only two wides? Our choices stink and if you see that, then you have been able to look past "sides". The main group action that would benefit Americans is coming together, not finding ways to be on different sides. I see so much fallacy in the way Obama was elected- I'm not Republican nor Democrat- I vote for the best candidate and so far not many have struck me. Obama got voted in because: black pride, Dems simply voting for their party, favorable media coverage, white guilt, McCain wasn't good competition, and people wanted a change. What they don't realize is politics are politics- no change there. You're not a dog, you don't have to support and be loyal Obama no matter what. It doesn't show strength in supporting someone just because they're in your party. What specifically has Obama done for you personally? PLEASE tell me.

      I can't be strictly one-sided or I would have voted for "my party" and I didn't vote for either sucker last election. People are forced into voting for the lesser dumbass. If I was truly Republican, wouldn't I had voted for McCain, for my party? But I didn't. Just because I don't like the president, doesn't mean I'm on one side or the other. I believe in gay rights and pro-choice, but I do not believe our president is even close to being a good fit.

      We can't take all the responsibility and blame ourselves because some things are done to us out of our control. I became disabled in 2009 from an unforseen illness- I was formerly extremely healthy person. Oh and did I mention that happened while I was on unemployment from getting laid off during the recession. This kind of stuff needs to be acknowledged by the government. Banks get bailed out immediately by Obama, but I have to wait 2 years for disability insurance to get approved and take effect? Now that's screwy. I didn't deserve nor can I possibly take full responsibility for the unfortunate events in my life. Mexicans are getting free health care and I'm struggling to pay my bills as time passes for disability to come. Obama has done nothing for me personally, but he has done better for you?

      Tammy~ yes, I've got my sob story too as I mentioned a little above to bbnix. I don't think you were putting it out there as a sob story- for the record. You've had events in your life to make you believe one way or the other and we all have. I just ask myself what has this president done for me? Even with Clinton I was able to say he provided Family Medical Leave for families, partly paid for moms taking time off with a baby. My honest opinion is Tammy, you're a smart girl. Also, not to sound superior at all, but I wish there were more of us to represent a middle ground. I know you lean to the left and I lean to the right but we see clearly on both sides. I really do appreciate your comments here. God knows I've been wiped out on the very liberal sites.

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      bbnix, wow good to see you, I been getting the @#$% kicked out of me here. I was beginning to think I was the only non-republican on hubpages. I am amazed at the support for big business and I do not understand. Just as you said, while we are all arguing the rich are laughing all the way to the bank. I don't think myself to be the most intelligent person I know or even in this conversation but its clear as the nose on your face that this private sector stuff does not work. As I said before we all just need to find the middle ground. And your completely right, there is enough blame to go around.

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      TH, I am so sincerely sorry to hear what you have been through, I truly am, I wasn't trying to give a sob story, I was only trying to explain why I have the opinions I have and I can clearly see why you have yours. You sound very angry and in your condition I would be as well. But yes, there is a way, just as we have all found a way to talk on this sight and try to make some since out of this mess we have found ourselves in, I do believe there is hope, I believe in the American people. If we stand up and fight back together instead of this 50/50 split that's been going on for quite some time now maybe we can implement real change.Clearly we don't agree on much, but there is a middle and we all have to find our way there or we all loose.

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      BBX,

      So you hate rpivate sector, big business types - apparantly the free market...good idea demonize those people who ave the jobs and are willing to stay in a country that is NOW anti-bigbusiness....

      I am sorry thatif people don't bow down to thank the communist in chief. I will NEVER sit down with the LEFT especially since the right has been saying we need to be inclusive etc etc when power was spread out between the two- THEN when the LEFT takes over all 3 branches they slam through a ridiculous health care bill that they did not have the votes for to PASS so if you want to talk about working together, maybe we on the right would be more amicable,re,member we have to deem it passed instead of really voting....or "we have to pass it to know what's in it" or how about-"We won so we get to choose". good old John Conyers on the Health Care Bill, which he voted for: "I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill ... What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?'" I agree though all politicians suk have no spines and speak with forked tongues ...

      So I do realize- politicians do all say stupid things but the things they say and What they say them about is a bit different

      TH

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      MysteriousOne 6 years ago

      Well Good for you, Izettl!! Its about time somebody had the courage to touch on Obama's issues! I really enjoyed this hub,pushed all the buttons and Kudos to you ! Excellent !!! Thank you for sharing!

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      Son of Chick 6 years ago

      Interesting hub - voted up... Although I am not a resident of your fair country it is quite obvious you are having the same problems with multiple disorder leaders as we have down here in Oz. Is this the coming of the 'New Age World Order Politics?' God forbid...

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      Tammy,

      You don'yt want to try the Sob story with me.... you tapped the wrong vein here. I have not worked since 9/10/09-

      It does not help that since then i have been officially told i was legally blind and due to several strokes that destroyed my short term memory and knocked my working IQ down 50 points. Oh yea i was dead for 6 minutes too and had a full aortic transplant and the installation of a mechanical heart valve- that kinda messes with my actual ability to work

      ... TRY earning nearly 3/4 of 100k and then not remember who you are or where you live/ work when you get out of a F'ing coma-THEN try lying in a bed for 3-4 weeks wishing you would just die to stop the pain and when that stopps you sit therewith 4-6 tubes in all sorts of fun places in your body- and some places where you dont really have holes and wonder if your going to ever walk again, or if you will speak againso don't bother laying on the sob story to me if you are healthy enough to work your already a step ahead of me -IF obamacare would have been in place when I WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL mY HEART SURGEONS BILLING PERSON SAID IN CONFIDENCE "DUE TO THE SEVERITY OF MY INJURIES and established survival rates - BELOW 15% IT IS LIKELY i WOULD NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN OPERATED ON"...

      as for that bum in the White House his new regulations and war on major oil helped destroy the job I did have-or possibly could have done...oil companies didn't have the $$ they used to so the stop spending on environmental things first - because it does not make them money. under bush there was plenty of cash from exploration and money making projects to spend on other rthings. The obama economy suxs and there is no hope of it getting better unless your one of his democrat OVEr-paid union Thugs, or a worker in one of those unions....

      sO PARDON ME IF I SEEM A LITTLE CRITICAL ABOUT THE TELEPROMPTER IN CHIEF,

      i AM SORRY FOR THE SITUATION YOU FIND YOUSELF IN THE ECONOMY IS NOT YOURS OR MY FAULT HOWEVER WHAT WE BELIEVE SHOULD BE DONE TO FIX IT IS i AM SURE QUITE DIFFERENT FOR SURE...But you are correct thrre is a " better path meandering between swaying back and forth between the left and right depending on the issue

      EITHER WAY HAVE A GOOD DAY

      it was great for us all to participate in caring and sharing time....

      SORRY IZ, I went a little long

      TH

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      Well this is a maelstrom of comments, all one sided it seems.

      I'm sure you're all wonderful, caring, compassionate people, to a point, and I respect you for that, but remember this, for many of us, people like tammybarnette are heroes.

      You can postulate, tout figures, claim us as your opposition as something to be despised, hated even, that somehow whatever percentage we are, we're insignificant.

      You claim that Obama and those of us that support him have psychological problems and that we should trust the private sector, that somehow big business is working for our greater good, that somehow it's the slackers, the con artists, the immigrants, the left wing ideologs, that are all the problem, and yet the rich keep getting richer, the middle class is evaporating, and it's all someone else's fault.

      How about we all accept a little of the blame and responsibility for life's incredibly complex problems. There are no simple answers. There are no simple assertions of right and wrong.

      It's easy to assert simple assertions of inadequacy in the face of enumerable points of detail. There are no easy answers and only way is to sit EVERYONE down together and find a common ground...everybody IS right, yet big business sits back rakes in the bucks and giggles with delight that no one is paying attention to them, and then, half the populace, give or take, wants to hand the reins of everything over to them...

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      izetti, thanks for sharing your story with me, us mommies gotta stick together, this is the world we are leaving our children too:)I am also disappointed not to see Obama shape his policies the way I expected, I think he's trying to hard to please everyone and right now he just needs to do what democrats do, we need to balance things out.

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      Amen and Amen, this is what I have been saying about taking our country back. I do not agree with libersl thinking when it comes to taking care of the world financially and I don't agree with conservatives wanting to make war with the world taking care of the world militarily. We need stricter policy but building a wall to nowhere will not work. I understand why others want to be here but it's our country and we have to think about our population which would help with our programs drastically.

      izetti, no doubt bout those bad apples, been dealing with that since grade school, can't chew gum cause johnny stupid sticking it under the desk instead of throwing it in the trash,lol:) But with stricter regulations on our programs and taking the bad apples into account, I know these systems can work. They did for me and my mother as well.

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      Old Poolman 6 years ago

      Char, here in Arizona the illegals use emergency rooms as their personal physicians. The cry that we want to deny medical care to the poor and underprivileged just doesn't fly with me. Go to any ER in Arizona and be prepared for hours of waiting, behind all those with no money and no insurance. They also don't get only a band aide and an aspirin. If surgery is warranted they get that for free also, or I should say those of us with so-called insurance pay for it. I have a private insurance, and Medicare, and it NEVER pays my entire bill. I still have to get in my pocket to pay the difference.

      You analogy is perfect, let's not invite more people to ride in our broken car until we fix it.

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      Char M 6 years ago from Pacific Coast

      This really has a lot of comments since yesterday. So many good ones. Tammy, I think all Americans deserve a lot of things, but much of that is taken away from them because non-Americans are getting free healthcare. I've heard it said the American dream is alive and well if you are not from here. Stop government funding to illegals and programs that assist them.

      Make it harder to come into the U.S and let's fix what we've got. If your car is broken, you fix it, not invite more people to ride with you when it's broken.

      I worked in the medical field and I know that when illegals come across that border, they are not getting their health checks- more disease and illnesses for our citizens, AND money for healthcare.If everyone got healthcare then we wouldn't have to deal with illegal immigrant situation.how convenient.

      izettl~ enjoyed the comments on here very much.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Tammy~ yes I agree with you. The "credit" given to people is not for the people, it is purely for business and it makes me sick. It's like healthcare, those that take care of their health still pay the same premiums as those who have careless or reckless lifestyle habits. The people pay for the bad apples. Same in credit cards, so many people are responsible with them and then many more neglect to ever pay on them and/or claim bankruptcy. So again, we pay to bad apples.

      I was disappointed at the get-go I thought Obama would take care of this mess a little better for us than for lenders. I kept thinking when is it the people's turn to get help. Trading in cars for money and house buyers tax credit is not enough. WEAK programs and then here came this HUGE Obamacare health care plan that wasted time and money and for far into the future. If he wants to do something for the future then drill for oil away from the middle east.

      I lost my job when my daughter was 5 months old (during the recession). I made more than my husband so this was an incredible loss. Luckily I always held my husband back from buying a home so we rent. I never wanted to buy a home until we were more than secure. In my life, I've learned- if it can, it will. Shit happens basically and I've lived it. It took some serious cutting back and we've made it, but I am glad my husband was there to help out. We cut back and did not take out credit cards.

      My mom was single mom and we were on welfare many times. That is what welfare is intended for, not for people taking advantage of that. I dont see anything wrong with medicare, disability, welfare- I really don't because we go back to taking the bad with the good. It's a good program but there are bad apples- don't take those programs away because of the bad apples. We pay for those guys enough through other things. We need to cut back our help to other countries and this is against the very priniciples liberals stand on- that's what I don't like about them.

      You're basically asking the same questions I did when Obama got into office I expected to see some strong programs in place to help people, not just lenders. At least that much I was hoping for with Obama

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Tammy~ The difference with Clinton and GWB, Clinton was in the right place at the right time during a good time and GWB was in the right place at the right time during a bad situation. It's easy to turn a good situation into good, but a bad one into good is tougher so I will give that credit to him. Obama during 9/11 would have some serious conflicting thoughts about going to war on terrorists, since he's a little shady about the Muslim thing. I still don't know about all that.

      Jeanine~ Your comment makes a lot of good sense. It's always been in the government's best interest to have us against odds. I think by it being a two party focus that it works to their advantage and serves as an "us" and "them" platform. I truly want to know, where are our choices? THanks for stopping by Jeanine- always a pleasure.

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      Th izzeti and anyone who cares to listen, have any of you lost your jobs or your 401ks? Have you ever worried about how to feed your children? Have you ever went to battle with your creditors and begged for them to freeze your accounts until you can find employment, or just merely work with you to lower your payments? Have you ever been divorced with 2 children trying to work a minimum wage job, go to school and care for your kids with no child support and had to use the welfare system just to get by, hanging your head the whole time feeling like a failure? See, I have. My heart and soul is tied to my belief system and is the reason for all of my choices including political ones. When the bubble burst and the banks were all bought out by our government, why wasn't this passed on to the consumers? Why weren't finance charges drooped to reasonable levels and payments made easier to achieve? Why?

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      TH, They could have and would have payed their loans back if they hadn't lost their jobs and 401ks. I Know homes and cars are not yours till paid for, but your 401k you have been contibuting to for years sure is hell is.I agreed with war on Afghanistan, that was linked to 911, Iraq was not. I do not HATE anyone, I despise slanted policies and black and white mentality.

      izzeti, if Clinton was just at the right place and time then what about GWB and 911? Different circumstances to be sure, but I believe our country would have went after Afganistan no matter who our president was at the time.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      curiad~ thank you. We are definitely in the same boat. I'm not loving what's going on either.

      Froggy~ so many similarities of Obama in the personality disorders, but I think we all catch onto the narcissism. I had fun writing this. What started as a joke in my mind, got a little serious so it is what it is. Thank you for stopping by.

      flamingville~ thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed it. I agree with all you've said.

      TH~ wonderful comments. I agree with you about GWB, wasn't much of a fan, but a good leader gets others to act accordingly and to at least be partly responsible for the country standing together after 9/11, is a great feat. I see Clinton as enjoying and Internet and Real Estate bubble- right place at the right time. I will always think of his major accomplishment as getting the Family Medical Leave Act established. Working in Human Resources, I've seen this abused like you'd never believe, BUT there are people who have used it for its intended purposes like I did after having my daughter. I have seen good and bad to each president and I acknowledge all of that. I won't be so right-sided that I can't see to my left or what's in front of me.

      Tammy and TH~ I get that GWB was wearing on people's nerves mostly because he wasn't a good public speaker and we all got the impression he was dumb. On real estate, he passed that bill for low income families to buy homes. This was awful! He meant well, but he was kind of left-sided for doing that (a lot of inconsistencies in him).

      BUT as a country we should not voted Obama in just because we liked his stage and media presence better- this isn't a beauty contest. Obama appeared smart and appealed to our emotions with words like change and hope. We were fooled (well, not me). WE all should remember he was the first president to have a teleprompter installed for press conferences- how smart is that?

      As I stated above to TH, we should give credit to GWB because he was the "leader" of our country during a time when we all stood together. Even I felt patriotic. It was honestly the first time I saw a backbone and confidence in him. I hate wars, I really do. My husband is so right sided, he hates it when I say that, BUT I was happy when we announced we were taking these terrorists to war. We've stayed too long though without making progress and Obama was supposed to be doing something about that but he's been wavering back and forth. It just seems the most important things like clearing the debt and making progress in this war are not being done. Obama gave money to the banks and big business to help out during this recession and the idea was that it would trickle down to the average Joe, but it didn't.

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      TB,

      i referenced a .gov- a government website- how can it be biased giving out statistics... Clinton DID create the bubble when HE signed the The Community Reinvestment Act (or CRA, Pub.L. 95-128, title VIII, 91 Stat. 1147, 12 U.S.C. § 2901 et seq.) is a United States federal law that requires banks and savings and loan associations to offer credit throughout their entire market area and prohibits them from targeting only wealthier neighborhoods with their services, a practice known as "redlining." The purpose of the CRA is to provide credit, including home ownership opportunities to underserved populations and commercial loans to small businesses. taken from moneygatherer.com ThaT MEANS HE MADE BANKS LOAN TO PEOPLE WHO COULDN"T PAY IT BACK- THAT is the reason they took a while to fail not your idea about giving money to the RiCH... not even sure what bill or law your talking about-

      "Could not afford what was rightfully theirs"

      WHAT? If something is yours - you own it if you are paying rent or a mortgage- IT IS NOT YOURS UNTIL YOU PAY THE $$$ BACK - look at your mortgage agreement that YOU enter into with THE BANk-- you don't really own it until you PAY OFF THE MONEY if you CANT afford the payments you should GET KICKED OUT after all legal courses are taken....

      You hate Bush so much you cannot even give him credit - That is short sighted and sad.... you Lefties hate him so much you wont even give him credit for showing guts and leadership- something lil Barry Sotoro shows nothing resembling it except when he impunes the perople of the USA.

      if tieing Iraq and afghanistan to 911 is such a far flung conspiracy then why did almost all of congress and the senate sign on to it- in a Bi-partisan way....but who spear headed that whole thing who is the only one who can declare war- That's right the president.... Sorry but you cant separate the inseperable - we dont go to war if we are not attacked....9/11 was the reason for the war on Terror-

      Have a jolly day

      TH

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      Harvey, wasn't trying to offend you or your dentist friend. I never meant to imply either of you to be "dummies", that's exactly why I joined this sight. Intelligent conversation.And a disre to write and express my opinions. So can we agree to have truce and say we respectfully disagree:)

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for your comments TH, and your right your opinions of the truth do not change my opinions of the truth. Clinton did not create the bubble, when GWB took office and gave all if our hard earned dollars to the rich he created that bubble, the middle class that no longer exist, lost their ass because of that irresponsible move. The banks given credit to those middle class people were blamed as if it was all their fault that these people could no longer afford what was rightfully theirs. So many lost their jobs and life savings, but not the guys on top, they still got their bonuses.

      When I looked up the unemployment figures I typed a decade of employment in the google search engine. I did not knowingly or willingly try to find biased information, not sure if the gov't web site is biased or not,lol:)

      Oh, and I am sorry but I do not give GWB credit for the wonderful bipartisan legislation during 911, credit is due to the people and their state represenatives for putting aside their bitter differences in order to care for our wounded country. And please don't tie Iraq to 911, they are separate entities.

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      Iz, et all-

      Let me just recap some things-Great hub on the mental afflictions of the jr senator from Illinois- in the white house to be honest the way things are- All politicians have to be missing a few cards in the deck .... somewhere-

      dear anyone Clinton enjoyed a fake realestate bubble and an overhyped economy GUess whaT HAPPENED? anyone remember say late 2001 NYc planes buildings etc... That act crashed everything.... So the fact the country did not go berserk is a testament to what GW did accomplish- GW LEAD the COUNTRY in a time of need- he went forth with the info he and a bi-partisan legislative branch agreed on TO DO something- THey basically all voted to act GW did not just decide to attack IRAQ he did not just start dropping bombs- (i.e. libya) he had a 100+ country coalition to kick Saddams bUTT and ublike what others want he said "Lets stay in there and start a country that hopefully won't turn into a 70's-80's Afganistan after the soviets bailed... as for The Guy in the Presidents seat Now unemployment was 9.6 according to government website-http://www.bls.gov/cps when Obama started it was 4.8 % and now its 9.6... As I understnd these are guarded numbers how can that be??? If he -BHO spent Billions to keep it down BUT it has doubled- Check those numbers if ypou want as i understand it "REAL unemployment is really closer to 15% Lets remember the DEM shell game of-12/3/2010- the labor department changes how the unemployed are counted-I guess if you can’t get the numbers you want-change the way they are counted, nice trick Dem and Obama.

      I realize these facts will not suddenly make you see reality as the rest of the world does but please remember if the numbers don't work- don't change the abacus....

      Have a NICE DAY

      TH

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      Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

      Tammy, My dentist didn't get ripped off, he is ready to retire after have two offices in very expensive areas. He is also a past President of the Endodontal Society in my state, which he helped found. He's no dummy.

      The pic thing was a joke, I am a computer idiot. I'll check on the unemployment figures if I have time. H

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      flamingoville 6 years ago

      Love your hub, agree with it, not here to get into a political debate, however, I am not fooled by him, or his other 17 personalities! Lets get the USA back to its roots....land of the free, home of the brave. If I wanted to live in a socialist country, I'd move & take up new citizenship. Keep on hubbing, great work!

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      Tammy Barnette 6 years ago

      izzeti, that was the first hub I wrote and didn't understand exactly how it worked, lol:) I thought of adding one later but I figured everyone who was gonna read it probably already had. Thanks for checking it out.

      TheManWithNoPants, I am headed to your page to check it out. I am all about common sense approaches. I did read you profile page and love your style.

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Pure Narcissist! He can't understand why everyone isn't enamored with him. That made me laugh just to type it!

      The Frog