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The One Term Proposition

Updated on July 6, 2012

He Had It Right...

Remember before the last presidential election when Obama had no record to speak of and many of us were scouring wherever we could search to find out just who this guy is, was and where he came from? As more is revealed through time even his books are so peppered with fantasy and mythology that even his continued supporters look stupid believing some of his supposed history. Before he hid in the political shadows and voted "Present" most of the time so he left no fingerprints about his political leanings. Being the President of this nation doesn't allow you to continue to get away with such conduct because everywhere you go you are usually wired for sound, as are the rooms you are in. So now we have him on record and one thing he said we need to hold him to - one term.

"I Will Be Held Accountable..."

"A year from now", in his words, he was still intent on shoving Obamacare down our throats rather than concentrating on the economy of the nation. He spent the first 18 months of his only term trying to leave a "legacy" rather than fixing what he said he could fix and has not done so. That's what you get when you elect a community organizer who surrounds himself with elite, academic eggheads who don't know how things really work outside the classroom where they usually reside.

He has been in the campaign mode since he was elected. That is what he knows and probably the only thing he knows. A lot of talk with very little action other than to shift the blame for his own shortcomings and abysmal record he surely can't run on are now the order of the day. Move from "The Great Uniter" to "The Great Demonizer" in one fell swoop. So the theme now is to resort to lies and scapegoating to deflect the truth. The truth is the Obama presidency has been a failure, a complete flop and a huge mistake, the ultimate in political con game theater.

Never Thought I'd See It But Now I Do!

Ever notice how Obama moves the end zone when he's fumbling the tax payer's ball. This is what you seem to hear right now. "They," whoever that is, want us to return to huge tax cuts for the wealthy, more wars and even more debt. Now think about that for more than a second and reflect on the last 3 plus years. Those are supposedly the same policies that caused the recession. Really? Things were fairly stable until around 2006 and then what happened? No big mystery that a Democratically controlled Congress took over the fiscal reins and held them until January of 2011. That seems so easy to overlook and the Obama clan has a short memory. Plus don't overlook the fact that about 50% of the working population of our nation pays not one thin dime of income tax.

So you saw the video and now you're hearing something entirely different. Kind of "Jimmie Carteresque" don't you think. That is for those who had to actually live through that torturous time. So get this. Rather than it be are we better off than we were four years ago being the gauge we use to weigh Obama it now shifts to whether we are better off now than if he had not been elected as the CEO of this nation. That's one hell of a yardstick to try to use since that particular event did not happen. What would have happened if he hadn't been is the economy would not have fallen under the Keynesian economic theories that his advisers drug like used baggage into the White House. So lets pull out the Obama "hope and change" crystal ball and speculate once again? I don't think so.

He got too many of you the first time. So you're going to let him continue to pull the con, just a different version, the second time around. This is the longest running recession in the past 50 years. That isn't his fault I'm sure. How about unemployment. He threw $1 trillion of our tax dollars at it promising it wouldn't rise above 8%. It rose well above that and hasn't been below 8% since. And he wants more stimulus spending? He is now known as The Food Stamp President and rightfully so. So he achieved his goal of making more people dependent on the government. That has to be a plus in the column right? What a stellar achievement!

Lets examine energy needs and prices. He has undermined domestic oil production and squandered our tax dollars chasing windmills and all sorts of green what nots. That's called political payback and has nothing to do with an effective energy policy. Carter had a better policy and he didn't really have one. Gas prices are up dramatically because of his failure to institute a sound energy policy that will provide needed jobs, greater domestic output and lower prices at the pump. His energy secretary stated the objective of rising to the European standards of 8-9 dollar a gallon prices. No thanks Obama and we don't need skyrocketing electricity prices either.

No Cap & Trade? Just Use The EPA To Sidestep Congress

Then we have Obamacare which is still the great unknown. How much is that fiasco really going to cost us? We know the CBO keeps jacking up the number as we get to "see what is in the bill." He said he was going to fix the economy. He said that and has done everything to avoid that task since he took office. Nobody should really care who did what, when and how. That's not fixing the problem and Obama is very good at finger pointing and incredibly recalcitrant now that he knows he couldn't fix the curtain rods in the White House without Moochelle's help.

5 trillion dollars in new debt and counting and what do we have to show for it? I'll tell you what we have. We have 5 trillion in new debt that someone is going to have to pay for. We don't need more dependency on the government or heaping on of regulations written by pencil pushing bureaucrats trying to justify their existence. We need for the federal government to get the heck out of our way and our livelihoods.

More wars and more debt are Obama's gig and that is what we've seen in his short tenure. Lets just keep it real and finally start holding Obama, and all other politicians for that matter, accountable. That's what he said in that first video and that's what we need to do. Then continue to do just that from this point forward. We can't afford not to.

As Always,

The Frog Prince

Remember In November!


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      Mitch Alan 4 years ago from South Jersey

      tsadjatko, the old "don't confuse me with the facts" motto of the Left...

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Now Mitch, that's not playing fair, asking such sane questions. You should be asking, "Why do Republicans want to pollute the water and atmosphere, deny healthcare to the poor, chlidren and the elderly while making the rich riher." It's obvious you are only asking your questions because you are a racist. Insanity, now that is where you'll find the Twilightzone of liberals' civility.

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      Mitch Alan 4 years ago from South Jersey

      Xstatic, what specifically from Obama's first term would you like to see more of? Higher unemployment? More Deficit Spending? Higher National Debt? Less transparency? A larger federal government in both scope and size? More over reaching beyond the Constitution?

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      "from different points of view"? yeah right it's called sanity vrs. insanity - and we know which is which - you do not.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I just see it in a totally opposite fashion than you do. I am delighted that President Obama is around for for four more years, after the debacle of Bush's reign. Personally, I would be pleased to see the GOP continue shooting themselves in the foot and fade away, not recognizing that the US has become a very diverse nation, and no longer a party of old white men (of which I am one, old and white I mean).

      We just see things from different points of view, so there is really little to be gained by discussing it.

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      The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Since we have a narcisstic, pathological liar for a President who is into class warfare - as expected and you?

      The Frog

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      So how did this work out for you? Just wondered...

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      Mitch Alan 5 years ago from South Jersey

      Wait...He's not the Hope and Change Savior?!? Haha...another great hub and a great poke in the collective eyes of the Progressives. It's a shame that so many are blinded by ignorance of the facts to see the truth, but that's usually the way.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Another great and needed Hub Frog - we all have to keep spreading the word and tryin to learn those kool aid drinkers what this guy is really about and how bad he is for our country. He is the great divider when it comes to campaigning though - tells us something about his insecurity about November.

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      Peter V 5 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

      Well done keeping Obama accountable. It is funny how he basically told the public not to vote for him if he didn't help get things better, now things are not better, so people need to recognize he told them not to vote for him. Must share this!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This "food stamp" president is mainly feeding illegal immigrants with "our money", so I don't see who would like him for that and our country cannot withstand four more years of this man. I hope everyone knows that...but I am sure they don't and Obama seems very confident as if he has an ace up his sleeve to win this one too. I do not like to even look at that man. He fooled me once, and never again and I don't even want to hear what he has to say. Once a liar always a liar.

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      David Stillwell 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      @Ghost32: I agree with much of what you have said... BUT... you are speaking about the election in November and I am speaking about the time between now and then. The voting public have that opportunity to say NO... without specifically ruining the election for either party. Imagine what happen if 50% of both Dems and Reps switch parties to one of the lessor choices... even if they only switched for 1 month. The problem I see... is not O'bama... though I am not fan... the problem is The President vs The Political Machine... Clearly we are seeing lack of leadership and many other symptoms of a poor choice in elected leadership, but we are also seeing the effects of political agendas that are played out without concern for "We The People, or The Constitution. Come November... it does not matter which one of the two wins the presidency...because neither will make a difference... it will be 4 more years of the same... or worse... we can argue about the little changes in laws that a Rep President would bring to the office but those are not going to fix the major issues such as national debt, Iran, managment of natural resources or the creation of A LOT OF new jobs. Each of those items are outside of the control of the office of the President because most of those fall squarely on the shoulders of the Senate. The president can not grow the national debt (significantly) without the approval of the Senate. The president is not going to be able to create new jobs without the approval of the Senate... The political Agendas of both parties needs to be stripped back to the bare essentials and We The People need to have a firm hand in dictating the who or what goes into those agendas... but you and I both know that the American People are not willing to or perhaps able to make those changes. Outside of a few small points... it no longer matters if you are a Dem or a Rep... because either agenda is not about you... it is about the political machine...

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      Ghost32 5 years ago

      davenmidtown: Just saying NO is a noble concept, but there's one problem: In this situation, it will not get any desired results. If EVERY voter did that, sure...but that's not going to happen. Bottom line, either Obama will be reelected, or he won't, and Romney will be elected. That's a given (short of some major intervening catastrophe, and let's not go there).

      SO, that being the case, it COULD well break down to a simple formula, whoever gets elected being the candidate with the LEAST "Just say NO" votes (or non-votes). If enough "hold your nose" conservatives refuse to vote for Romney and just say NO, Obama wins. Or, if enough "hold your nose" disgusted liberals just say NO and stay home on Election Day, Romney wins.

      A "just say NO" position may throw the election to the candidate you detest the most...but it won't accomplish anything more than that.

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      Stu 5 years ago

      Frog, as usual, another great post. I'm continually amazed at how accurate and comprehensive you are. You mentioned alot of dillemmas we are facing, sadly all of which Obama either created, or at least worsened rather than diminished.

      My biggest fear right now is the federal debt overhang. Unless Congress can grow some guts and cut spending, we'll have no choice but to default or monetize. The US dollar in either case would become almost worthless, and we could have a depression worse than the one we suffered in the 1930's (unlike the Great Depression, the insurers can't bail the banks out, as today most insurers are sitting on thin captial cushions, except for a handful of very large P&C carriers).

      I think we are in DEEP trouble. Officials in DC can't see it because they are so "distanced" from reality due to their high salaries and perks, and are so frightened of voters who will complain if any of "their" programs are cut. Unless DC starts thinking in macro rather than parochial terms, we will not get a real solution.

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      David Stillwell 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      The Frog Prince... I agree with all of that...but why should we settle for the lesser of two evils and not just say... NO... If they were doctors about to operate on us...we'd say NO... you're not qualified... we should be doing this with all political leaders, senetors, reps, etc.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      B.O.'s 'one-term proposition' statement made for a catchy soundbite on television but being accountable is simply not in his lexicon. Only being powerful!.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      davemidtown - I never make it a habit of not reading something in its entirety myself. I've been voting for about 4 decades now so what I am seeing isn't exactly anything new. It's called the lesser of two evils and we have faced that most of the time with few exceptions.

      What has to happen is for the electorate of this country to get their heads out of their third point of contact and see what the whole concept of "party politics" has reaped. These idiots get elected and go to DC and get caught up in doing the party's will and the people be damned. We just need to do what they tell us we should do? That needs to stop.

      Leading the country should be done collectively using all three branches of government as outlined in the US Constitution - period. Of the two involved, Romney is the lesser of the two evils this time just based upon life and business experience. Obama isn't a leader. He is a talker but there is more to being a leader than giving a good speech and you don't lead from behind. You need to lead from the front.

      The Frog

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      David Stillwell 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      The Frog Prince: I did not read the whole hub... it could have ended after the first paragraph for me. What surprises me... somewhat... is why voters would allow either presidential candidate to assume the position of presidency come November... neither are qualified to lead this naton out of its current and growing mess... yet the nation become polorized to one political camp or the other... without seeing that both are equal if not different...

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      jdmanista 5 years ago from Ladera Ranch, CA

      Unfortunately that is exactly how liberal politics work. They create more and more free handouts which create a larger and larger voter base that want to keep them in office. Why do you think immigration reform is such a large push right now? You are talking about potentially 10 million new voters for the left.

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      Lynn S. Murphy 5 years ago

      As usual you hit the nail on the head. Yet there are some that think he's the greatest mostly because they're getting everything handed to him. And now he's made sure more that there are more than ever ones with their hands out. Sadly.

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      jdmanista 5 years ago from Ladera Ranch, CA

      Donna, thanks for a good post, you hit the nail on the head.

      Patriot, I was about to go off on your 4 more years comment until I read Tsadjatko's response, so I think we're good.

      I just have to say that it is amazing that so many people were willing to vote for a President that they knew so little against. Whether it be the birth records, the voting records, the value system, whatever, we had so little information on this man. And yet we put our faith in him because he was a good speaker and seemed articulate and intelligent. And did anyone really believe that he would give up the office after his first term if he was not able to fix the economy? Really?!

      I also like your comments on Obama creating a legacy for himself because the first two years of his term he had a supermajority in Congress and could have passed any bill that he wanted. He could have passed Immigration Reform, which he promised the Latino voters that he would in his first year in office by the way, and any other socialist reform that he wanted but I really think that he believed that he would get a second term and could use the extra four terms to pass the rest of his initiatives. We can not afford another four years, not only because of Obamacare, but also because of everything else that he will be able to pass if we do not take back the White House and Congress. If everything that we have seen over the last four years doesn't get everyone motivated to get out of vote I really don't know what will.

      God Bless America.

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      The Frog Princess 5 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

      Tim Buk Tu can move to Canads not me; I am heading south. The kids are grown and it will become their country. While I am still young at heart I can sell everything and welcome the islands as a retirement. This nation will not make another 4 years with Obamie in office. It will be totally destroyed.

      White House must be sold to another President.

      Excellent job as usual on your writing and thoughts Jim.

      Enjoyed the reading.


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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      If you needed common sense to be able to vote, we'd only have a handful and they would all vote Republican! Up and awesome.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      If he gets 4 more years time to move to Canada - it will be the the end of America we knew. If, when we get to October, his in house polling is telling him he will lose the election I guarantee you there will be no election - they will find a way to suspend the elections be it war or anything else conceivable as they know that if they lose power they will never regain it again. Power is their end game, they have it and they are not going to give it up.

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      Partisan Patriot 5 years ago


      Problem is those that continue to support him; and they are many, buy into that Blame Bush as well as his divisive politics. He has done more to divide this country along Racial, haves and have nots, young and old, Christian and Muslims lines and so on and so on and scoobie doo be doo be!

      The only way to save America may very well be to give him 4 more years then maybe just maybe those that supported him will wake up when his destructive policies are truly unleashed and they see what they signed on for. Then again it may be too late for the Eagle to Rise from the Ashes!

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      TSAD 5 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      I love that Alfred E. Newman spoof - love it!!