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The Year Was 2008...

Updated on September 4, 2012

From "Hope" To Hypocrisy! But He Promised...

No Record To Run On...

More and more as I hear Obama on the stump he sounds either like a carnival barker or a snake oil salesman. Fiery rhetoric should now be recognized for what it is - rhetoric - and not necessarily the truth in Oblamer's case. There is now a wealth of video and audio recordings concerning Obama which obviously weren't available when he was peddling the 2008 Snake Oil called "hope and change." He said quite a few things back then and as the Democratic National Convention opens I went back into the archives and retrieved one of the most telling videos about just where Obama is now coming from. You see my fellow Americans at the time he was making these statements he must have fast forwarded to his re-election campaign to lay out his tactics. He has his operatives at full throttle to fulfill the prophesy of the statements found in this video.

Obama is definitely a study in how to move from "hope" to hypocrisy. It's okay if you believed at that time. But please don't appear to be stupid enough to be fooled again. The nation is on the wrong course and more people see it every day. It's time to make some changes for certain. Obama and the US Senate need new diapers. I have had enough of both Obama and Harry Reid to last me for the rest of my life.

His Words Coming Back Once Again...

Obama is definitely different. He was the perfect Manchurian candidate who came out of nowhere without sufficient explanation of how he arrived there. Obama is a smart aleck and I also have a problem with the President of the United States being a wise ass. It seem a bit undignified to me and some find it amusing at his campaign rallies but it is no more than a substitute to deflect any attention to his failure as a leader. I said it 2008 and I'll say it again now. I based my observation in 2008 upon research and not emotion. Barack Hussein Obama is not qualified, nor experienced enough, to lead this nation. Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden said the same exact things but for very different reasons maybe.

Let me address the "fresh ideas" statement he made back in 2008. Since this is about the economy, and his failure to adequately address that, what he did is inexcusable. The last person to try this stunt was Jimmie Carter and the results should have been expected. The economists that Obama brought into office with him were disciples of Keynesian economics. I'm not here to give you a course about it but can only say, having studied economics, that it is a failed theory and not at all acceptable to adaptation in a free market economy. That's a known fact. So his "fresh idea" of economics on the national level isn't fresh at all. It is stale and misguided.

Take a look at another video as we continue. Many of us lived through James Earle Carter. Many of you young people have no idea of the malaise that we had to correct.

A Striking Comparison Between Two Failures

So as you watch the Democratic National Convention, and listen to the speakers including Obama, I would like for you to remember his words in the first video. He said those things back in 2008 and we're seeing those things as he campaigns for reelection in 2012. Is that what we should expect from anyone who claims he has the ability to run the most powerful nation on earth? Is the divisiveness good for this nation? One of the more telling questions is, "Suppose he is reelected using the tactics of division we are seeing. How effectively can anyone lead a divided nation where you have pitted citizen against citizen?" How credible are you after doing that?

In a nut shell here's what we're seeing and I expect more as the DNC convnes:

  1. "Because if you don't have an fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters."
  2. "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from."
  3. "You make a big election out of small things."

When Forward Looks Backward

I'm not sure exactly what Bill Clinton is going to say when he speaks, nor do I really care. Obama is no Bill Clinton. Clinton had to have the light come on back in 1994. It was the same light that should have come on for Obama after the 2010 election results but he failed to see that light. He continued to move even further to the progressive left wing of his party because he is a strict, inflexible ideologue Clinton moved back to the center to save himself politically. Like I said, "Obama is no Bill Clinton." Any comparison of what Clinton accomplished and Obama has not accomplished should be noted. Clinton had a Republican Congress he had to deal with and he did so. I have to seriously question reelecting an ineffective leader like Obama based upon the star quality Bill Clinton had about 20 years ago. I remember that Presidency vividly too.

The petty insults coming out of Obama's mouth out there on the campaign trail I hope aren't being lost on those listening, though I think they are since the people are there listening to him in the first place. It seems that he is the carnival barker on the stump out there to entertain the mindless. Yesterday I wrote of his "secret sauce" recipe remarks in Iowa. Somehow Obama, in his training as a community organizer, never quite understood that leadership is a horse of a different color. The secret sauce that speaker after speaker at the Republican National Convention continually spoke about was "LEADERSHIP." That is what was not brought into office with Barack Obama because leaders aren't born, leaders are made through leadership expereince. That's the secret Obama - no more and no less.

There is no substitute for leadership. You can become O-blameo but that isn't leading.

Lets Close With A Song :)

The majority of people in this nation continue to say that we're on the wrong course. So how about joining the movement and help those of us who know we're in deep debt and fiscally sinking in correcting what needs to be corrected. The present inhabitant of The People's House knows exactly how to spend our tax dollars and have nothing to show for it. He has increased our national debt by over $5 trillion in less than one term.

Enough is enough. Obama has got to go.

As Always,

The Frog Prince

Remember In November!


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      Stu 5 years ago

      Great song Frog, and great essay as well. I hope Shulfer and Ray Stevens get an invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center. I'd also like to see Jay Carney replaced with Jodi Miller. If Obama wins in November, I suspect Holder will be forced to resign; Andy Napolitano will have his hands full as new DOJ boss just investigating Obama. And we gotta do something about Boehner; let's put in your ole homeboy Jeff Duncan as House Majority Leader. And I've had it with John Roberts; Bork is still around and qualified.

      Now THAT'S Hope and Change!!!!

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      Ghost32 5 years ago

      The weird thing for me--looking back--was that the night Carter was elected, I remember having this intense rush of Good Will pouring of me toward the new President.

      Didn't last long.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      This is another excellent hub and it was beyond me as to how he got elected the first time. He had no experience and he did not even have the experience of growing up in America for much of his life. Manchurian candidate? Probably. He record is abysmal and I sure hope Americans open their eyes and vote.

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

      This was great. You really go after the truth like no one else can. I have to say though, Sir Frog, in all honesty, I'm scared. I'm talking to more and more people everyday that are going to vote for him! A lady I work with told me last week she is voting for Obama because Romney is rich. I tried, God knows I tried, to point out that so is Obama! She, and others for you see I am surrounded, all brought up he is the only hope our disabled students have of obtaining health care.

      I wanted to slap them all! I pointed out how now a panel will decide who gets care based off "societal contribution." Do they really think a physically disabled, mentally retarded child is going to rank high on that list? They won't even consider it! I have always helped my student's parents obtain services. I have had more calls for help this year than all my other years of teaching combined. These people won't consider the numbers. I pointed out how many of our students are now looking for a primary care physician because doctors are turning them away in droves! More and more they are refusing Medicare patients all the way around. Many are going out of business. It was like talking to a wall. They are thinking with their hearts, not their heads which are firmly planted we all know where. This is going to be a long haul and we have to win it!

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Juanita - As a retired Army veteran, I meet the outline of DHS to be a possible domestic terrorist. This whole far left paranoia needs to be put out to pasture and not be allowed to ever surface again. I'm far from a right wing terrorist suspect and am insulted by any such insinuation.

      drbj - Much of what 2016 laid out people for viewers could have, and should have, been discovered by vetting Obama in 2008. The Lame Stream Media failed in that mission which is traditional for the media to perform. The whole campaign this time from the Dems shifts from "hope and change" to "fear and divisiveness." If the American people tolerate that then we do have more serious problems than I believe we do.

      The Frog

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Two months to go, Jim, and the Democratic mantra is Blame Bush and Beat Up (Bain) - Romney. Undecided voters must see the film, '2016 Obama' and/or read the new book, 'The Amateur.' Our leader not only lacks leadership but is a socialistic ideologue bent on tearing down our country and our Constitution.

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      Juanita Holloway-Walters 5 years ago from Kemah, TX

      Let us not forget Obama's quote to Latino's in 2008: "If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2." He later said he should have said opponent, but I do believe Obama sees me, as a Constitutional Conservative and Evangelical Christian as the enemy. I believe he said exactly what he meant to say based on his actions. In truth, I am a loyal American Patriot and good citizen of the U.S.A.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      The words, "Obama has to go says it all". I am now convinced that those who are still intent on re-electing him are either socialists, morons or people with their hand out 24/7. The facts speak for themselves.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      William - Those who have their hands in the rest of our pockets might be prone to wanting to keep them there.


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      William Young 5 years ago from Eaglle Grove, Iowa

      Excellent article! That's the same question I've been asking---could the American people, the electorate really be stupid enough to fall for this snake oil salesman AGAIN? Let's hope not.

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      Juancho Forlanda 5 years ago from US of A

      Another good post. Good videos, especially the reminder about leadership in Carter's video. Both Carter and Obama have no belief in Americans, and as such could not provide leadership to get us out of the mess we're in.

      Love the song!


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