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To Pander Or Not Pander!

Updated on July 10, 2012

The Subject Now Is Taxes

I often wonder if politicians are the only select, elite group that are issued those special licenses to pander. But then on second thought since the present administration doesn't agree that the voters of this nation should have to provide a photo ID in order to vote then surely we shouldn't have to give them license to pander. That is just their electoral right since we were stupid enough to believe their nonsense that put them in office in the first place.

The present Panderer-In-Chief has this down to a fine art. He perfects the art as his miserable record of failure leaves him no choice other than to pander any which way but loose. One has to attempt anything, and/or everything in Obama's case, in order to continue the life style he and Moochelle think they are entitled to. So lets issue licenses. what do you say? No sense in their driving along pandering at will, spewing forth lies at every turn without the proper credentials now I suppose.

The latest panderfest Obama is going to undertake is taking on those dirty rich people who aren't paying their fair share even though they pay the majority of income taxes collected while 50% of his loyal pander subjects pay not a dime. We surely can see how fair that is now, can't we? All this on top of the fact that the recession, which is over but really isn't over though he says it's over, has the economy on anemic legs and unemployment stagnant for how many months running? When on a monthly basis any jobs being added to the economy don't even meet population growth there is a problem. When the number of people applying for social security disability amounts to 85K folks in the month of June versus the number of jobs added equaling only 80K jobs added, there is a problem. At least in most people's minds except that of our Panderer-In-Chief.

This Is What He Said In 2009. And What Did He Say Today?

Now understand the art of pandering for what it is. In that video he said "we have not proposed..." He just did and the proposal he just made won't kick in until "after he is re-elected." See the difference in what he said then and the panderfest he is wants to perpetrate now? It's called class warfare at its finest and just imagine Obama doing that in an election year when he initially ran on being the "Great Uniter" who will make the oceans recede and the planet heal. What utter nonsense You still don't raise taxes on the providers of jobs in a ship wrecked economy whether Obama wants to get re-elected or not. That goes for his Democrat buddies trying to hold on tight to their ability to spend recklessly.

The other thing one must pay close attention to during a panderfest is the use, or misuse, of numbers and fractions. Today he stepped up to the plate demanding that taxes be raised on anyone making over $250K a year, those he classifies as millionaires and the big, bad rich. Depending upon where you live and the already prevailing entire tax structure of your state and community $250K may, or may not be, considered "rich." He's even to the left of San Fran Nan on this one since she sees being rich in the millionaire range.

So lets get to his use of the fraction he used. He admitted that "3%" of small businesses would be hit with this increase. First of all, the 3% would come into dispute but lets assume he is correct, which he usually isn't. What he is talking about is increasing the taxes on around say 900K small businesses. Close enough to a million to be a million? The recession is over officially but ask the average person on the street and they'll tell you that ain't so. For those who don't own a small business a lot of this is lost on you. Small businesses provide the majority of jobs in our economy. Those owners are typically strapped for capital to invest in an economy like ours. I know that I am. So lets make it harder for them to expand their payrolls and create the needed jobs for the "middle class and poor" that Obama professes to be worried about. That's the ticket?

Understand something very clearly now. Obama isn't losing sleep at night over the "middle class or the poor." He doesn't think about anyone's job but his own the first thing when he wakes up in the morning. He is but a pandering politician so get a grasp on reality.

No Love Lost Here For Sure...

What we are witnessing as a nation regarding Obama is an administration in a panic and approaching critical mass. He promised many things to many people and consistently failed to produce. His campaign has collected tons of money and spent it running negative television ads, often negative to the point of being false and outright lies. So he resorts to the pander game whenever he can. He wants to once again be all things to all people. For those out there who aren't really familiar with the definition of the word, I will use the "learner's version" that they teach people learning to speak English:

Pander - to do or provide what someone wants or demands even though it is not proper, good, or reasonable.

You've been seeing it. Pandering to the Hispanics regarding illegal immigrants. Pandering to women conjuring up a fairy tale War on Women. Then pandering to the gay community and flip flopping on same sex marriage. He called it evolving while the rest of us call it what it is - pandering. Why doesn't the guy just have a national panderfest gathering and take a crap on the silent majority in one fell swoop? We've had to suffer through Obama's nonsense and missteps for over three years now. I have a good idea. Why don't we issue Obama a license to pander for the rest of his non-public life. It's time to maybe go back to what this nation does best - being the best nation in the world to live without some socialist wanting to "fundamentally change" our great nation.

Maybe California Deserves Him?

Leading would be much more preferable than pandering. I never expected that trait from Obama just based upon what little record that was visible when he ran initially. His tenure has only confirmed my suspicions that Obama isn't cut from Presidential timber. He was a big mistake but then again so was Jimmie Carter. We fixed that too.

Still puzzled? Ask yourself this. The headlines in the morning should read that considering that what Obama has proposed again will pay for federal spending for 8 and one half days, is it political or is is a viable solution to the excessive spending his administration wants to continue? Ask yourself that and be honest with yourself. Don't expect the Lame Stream Media to be honest with you. Do that for yourself. It's called pandering and class warfare. Is that the solution to our nation's problems?

As Always,

The Frog Prince

Remember In November


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      Juancho Forlanda 5 years ago from US of A

      Curtis, you sound like you are ready to run for office. ;-)

      I'm with you.

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

      Great Hub as usual Frog - I want one of those shirts! I think Obama does what he thinks will get him elected - and I think he is feeling a little desperate and "pandering" to any group at all that he may be able to fool in to thinking he really cares about their supposed plight.

      I also like Curtis' comments - couldn't be more true than it is right now.

      Voted Up and All

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      Nice comment Curtis.

      Reading this just made my day:)

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      Curtis 5 years ago

      This year my goals are kicking Barack Husain Obama's behind all the way back to Chicago along with his "cavalcade of czars”, repealing everything he has ever approved or suggested including his last lunch order,ridding the government of progressive politicians of every party and restoring our Constitution.

      This is our chance to rid our government not only of Obama but also of as many progressive politicians, as we can no matter which party they represent.

      "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have”. Thomas Jefferson


      Whoever is the nominee we must give him our full support and our votes.

      No candidate is perfect but they all have one thing in common...


      Obama November 2012 "LET'S FIRE THE LIAR!"

      Are you with me?

      VOTE like your Liberties depended on it because they do.

      God bless you and your families and may God continue to bless The United States of America the best hope for FREEDOM in this world.


      Curtis Martin

      Cincinnati, Ohio

      "Life is a gift, Freedom is a responsibility."

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      You are on the mark, Frog. Obummy is the king of the Panderers and that tee shirt says it all: this is his 'first job.' We must vote Nobama in November.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      The truth is quite simple. Obama is doing a hideous job and his solutions are just the avenue he wants to take to throw us off the cliff once and for all. I agree with you 100 percent and hopefully enough other people will feel the same way and send him back home to wherever he is from. Up and awesome and useful to anyone who isn't afraid of the truth!

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Amen -- this POTUS doing no good and there are no excuses -- even if it is his first job. Good Hub! Best/Sis

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      American Romance 5 years ago from America

      great work tadpole baby! Enjoyed this and agree whole heartedly! Voted up!................sorry bout the tadpole thing, just feeling it this morning! LOL

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      Two Minute Review 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      Not sure what figure you are talking about, but the Labor Force Participation Rate is at 63.8%. it has been declining rapidly since Obama took office. It was as low as 63.6% a few months back, and it hasn't been this bad for this long since Reagan's first term. And at this point under Reagan (July of his re-election year), the rate had climbed .7% since January while under Obama it has only gone up .1%. So back then people thought things were getting better and were wiling to give him another shot. I see nothing in my crystal ball that says this number (or the unemployment number) will improve enough for Obama to get re-elected. But then again, he's already defied a lot of other statistics...

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      Stu 5 years ago

      I think Obama is in a corner, and he knows it. Romney is raising more money than Obama is, and the labor participation rate still hovers dangerously near 80%, meaning true unemployment is near 20%, not the 8% the government reports. Obama will get alot of blame for this at the polls in November. My big fear is whether the votes will be counted honestly. Obama has already announced that some of the votes will be counted in Spain, making any kind of independent auditing impossible with respect to these votes. No matter who really wins, the fix may already be in.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Polly - "Well I see no problem agreeing the more you make the more you should pay in taxes..." The more you make the more you do indeed pay in taxes. Those people already pay the majority of income tax collected. Now explain why the other 50% of working America pays nothing?

      The Frog

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      Ghost32 5 years ago

      You had me at the ShamWow graphic, Jim. Up and across (Funny for the ShamWow image, not the pandering text).

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      Juancho Forlanda 5 years ago from US of A

      Frog Prince, as always you hit the nail on the head.

      I've never seen so much divisiveness from a leader of the greatest nation the planet. President Obama has taken this art to new heights!

      The thing that really befuddles me is how many Americans are still standing behind him. I think most of them are just getting fooled by all his pandering, thinking that all his promises will amount to anything.

      Come November, we need to vote him out.

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      Well I see no problem agreeing the more you make the more you should pay in taxes, it really is common sense and very fair. As for having ID I would like for them to explain their reasoning. They never cared what we thought all these years having to have at least two IDs. Even my mother with Alzheimer's and certainly not a threat to anyone had to have a picture ID and still we have to have IDs, gee, who do they think they are fooling. Elections should especially call for IDs. So many are using these illegals and paying them under our noses out of our pockets. I will repeat anyone voting for Obama deserves what they get, but the rest of us don't. I am not that crazy about Romney, I don't know why the republicans didn't have any real choices but I would almost vote for the devil rather than Obama...not that I don't think he is.

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      @ RayR- Yes,

      That is exactly what I see here in crazy California.

      The other night I was on vacation and sitting in a spa with 6 other people and one of them took a poll of who we were voting for and why. There were only 2 of us voting for Romney, and when asked why they were voting for Obama the response was, "because he hasn't done anything THAT bad yet." No joke!

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      RayR 5 years ago

      The unfortunate part of all this is there are an unimaginable number of ignorant masses that will willingly follow him off a cliff, and they vote.

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      Voted up and shared!

      Great work Frog. I couldn't agree with you more. He made many promises and had defaulted on all of them. It is truly disturbing to see that so many people who were swept away with the "slobbering love affair" are willing to make every excuse in the book for him.

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      I have often wondered how people can be retiring left and right because they can't find a job, people have quit looking for jobs because there are none, and he still says that we have more jobs. Where?

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      Two Minute Review 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      Whenever I hear "fair share", "war on women", and "disenfranchise voters", I know that I'm listening to pandering. While it is true that the right is guilty of it as well, the left seems to have made it into an art form...