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Why President Barack Obama is the most Scrutinized and Insulted Ever

Updated on April 11, 2013

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Disrespecting

Let’s be honest, every President has had to deal with name calling, mudslinging, slandering, lies, twisted quotes, etc. but it seems to have really gotten out of hand with our forty-fourth President, Barack Obama.

I have not had enough of an interest in politics to remember all of the Presidents that have served during my lifetime. My interest in politics did not grow until the late 1990’s when I started to have opinions regarding the positions of the two candidates running for President. That election placed the sitting Vice-President Al Gore running as the Democratic nominee against the Republican nominee George W. Bush.

Personal feelings aside, that election was my first taste in what American Politics were all about. The negativity and gamesmanship was a little bit overwhelming for a political novice like me.

Young Voters

I did what any prospective, young, voter was supposed to do. I listened to what the candidates had to say on the issues that I felt were important to me and my young family. Truth be told I didn’t resonate with what George W. Bush stood for so I voted for Gore, obviously my guy didn’t win. I had no hard feelings towards the whole experience; I mean someone had to win and someone had to lose, that is how elections work.

After the 2000 election questions were raised about some problems in Florida regarding the votes that were counted and ones that were not, as well as some citizens that were obstructed from getting to a voting place. I don’t want to get into all of the details, because that is not my point, but long story short a lawsuit was filed. The lawsuit went all of the way to the Supreme Court before they ruled in favor of George W. Bush and validated him as the next President.

Questions were still present about the Florida voting problems and the comedians had a field day with the whole hanging chad thing. After a short time-frame this whole incident was swept under the rug, politically. There were no groups of people assembling to protest are there certainly was no political movement screaming about how people were wronged.

Back to my point that Obama has been the most scrutinized and insulted President that I can recall. As we approach the end of his first term the controversy seems to only be growing.

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Birthers

The ‘birther’ movement has always claimed that he was not born in Hawaii when documentation states otherwise. The US Supreme Court has actually rejected lawsuits questioning the President’s citizenship; this would be the same court that ruled in favor of George W. Bush. Now a well-known Sheriff in Arizona has rekindled the controversy.

Name Calling Propaganda

The name calling has also seemed to be extraordinarily high for a sitting President. Sure George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were called many different things. Clinton’s sex life was the brunt of many jokes as was Bush’s made up words and interesting twist on the English language.

For Obama it has been especially hateful and vindictive. He has been compared to Adolf Hitler and other not very nice leaders in world history. Many of his positions and policies have received labels as socialism and spreading the wealth others. Some criticism has been made regarding his race but I really hope that those parties are in the minority because there is no room for racism, period. His religion has also come under fire. Maybe it is because his name isn’t Jones or Smith, I don’t know but labeling him as a Muslim isn’t accurate.

Andrew Breitbart Death

The latest attack kind of motivated me to put this together. An outspoken Conservative named Andrew Breitbart recently passed away; Breibart was only forty-three years old. The initial cause of death has been disclosed as natural causes but for some people this excuse is unsatisfactory. Rumors and conspiracy theorists are alive with all of the reasons why Obama, or his supporters, had Breibart taken out or silenced because of his stance against the President.

Isn’t this all getting a little bit out of control? Obama has been labeled so many things and now he is supposed to be a gangster taking out his competition or conspiring to commit murder? I’m assuming people think this because he came from Chicago right?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking anyone who doesn’t agree with the President and wants to see him lose the 2012 election; that is your right and you are most certainly welcome to feel that way. I just wish people would oppose him for his positions on health care, taxes, spending, etc. instead of his race, religion, where his dad was born, his teleprompter use, where he chooses to vacation, how a relative obtained a visa or how he "helped" to get a guy whacked.

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      gconeyhiden 4 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y.C. U.S.A

      hey Ewall you almost make my case for smart, sustainable, renewable,clean green energy technology for me but then you say.....we need the most dirty low grade fuels around to save our economy. Tar sand oil is the last thing we need. Yeah let us go backwards as quickly as possible so our children can breath stinking air, drink fouled water, look but NOT see any fish in the streams or birds on the lake..well any we dare to eat anyway. Lets forget about all these brilliant technological advances we have made in the last twenty so years and put wigs on our bald heads and forget how outdated we really are..I mean how outdated YOU really are.

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      gconeyhiden 4 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y.C. U.S.A

      Ewall, the keystone pipeline represents the past NOT the future. tar sands oil is the lowest grade oil and the dirtiest way to fuel the economy. the trouble is you don't give a damn how people make money, so lets legalize pot instead.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      ithabise - agreed, we got way off topic.

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      Michael S. 5 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

      (This conversation is still going on!? LOL Great hub still; too bad it has to be politicized.)

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Jon - This will be the last time I try to explain this because your views are obviously tainting your ability to see more than what you want to see.

      We are producing MORE oil domestically than we have since 2003. That means that right now we have more oil than more than half of Bush's presidency. Basically we had more oil in 2011 than we did in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008; FIVE YEARS of Bush's presidency! I guess that can be blamed on the Democrats too right but that will be very hard to do since Republicans were in control of all three branches during that stretch. In fact our oil companies are actually exporting fuel right now. What is stopping them from drilling more and then just selling it overseas? NOTHING

      The fact that you blame Democrats for anything from the economy to the wind in Chicago is disappointing.

      I think I am going to take timetravler2's advice and retire this dialog because it just seems to be a way for you to blame and complain about whatever bothers you on that particular day.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      1.’’speculators do not play a role in our gas prices? ‘’ YES THEY DO

      2.’’consumption is down almost 5%. ‘’ yes , because there are 13 million unemployed. People who ARE WORKING got a payroll tax break. High gas prices wiped the gain out. Those not working ( social security recipients) did not get a break.

      3.’’record highs under Bush in 2008.…..because of the Democratic Senate and House?’’ YES

      4.’’he is trying to do something about it ‘’ remains as to what he will do

      IN DEC 1999, last days of the Clinton administration a law controlling how speculators in commodities was changed. Jan 2007, the Democrats took 100% control of Congress. Oil prices were rising at a rapid pace. Senator Mc Caskill held a hearing in early 2007. A witness testified that Congress could easily fix the commodity rules with a simple vote of Congress. June 1, 2007 a barrel of oil was $65 by June 30, 2008 a barrel was $140.21.

      With the Democrats in control it was my belief that the speculators (wall street) were aware that the Democrats would not allow increasing oil production.

      Check this article.

      7/09/08

      HOW OIL SPECULATORS DRIVE OIL PRICES UP, AND WH

      At a June 17 Congressional hearing about how oil prices are affected

      http://www.solarfeeds.com/how-oil-speculators-driv...

      FAIR AND BALANCED, YOU BE THE JUDGE

      .

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      TIMETRAVELER2 5 years ago

      adjkp25: I have been wasting as much time as you have lately with people like Jon who simply want to continue the argument just to continue the argument. You can never say enough or prove enough to suit them. Therefore, you might want to do as I just did yesterday...I've stopped permitting them to respond to my political hubs and I've stopped responding to any of the vitriol and insulting and sometimes inflammatory language they use. An honest discussion is one thing, and stating varying views is one thing...but consistently nitpicking and criticizing and whining, especially when the views are so far out in space, well...it gets tiresome. I don't know about you, but I've got better things to do with my time...like having a LIFE!! Just sayin'

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Jon - Are you saying that speculators do not play a role in our gas prices? Personally I think they do and evidence proves it. Supply and demand is not what is influencing our prices right now. We are producing more than we have since 2003 and our consumption is down almost 5%.

      I wonder if you felt so passionately about oil prices when they went to record highs under Bush in 2008 or was that because of the Democratic Senate and House?

      So let me get this straight, everyone complains about gas prices and he is trying to do something about it but since you don't agree with his decisions he is a failure?

      Thanks for continuing to scrutinize EVERYTHING that the man does and increasing the credibility of this article.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      ''Let’s be honest, every President has had to deal with name calling, mudslinging, slandering, lies, twisted quotes, etc.'' That is a TRUE statement.

      One must look at Obama's record in leading the country. Today, 4/17/12 Obama held a press conference ( no questions from the press ALLOWED) REGARDING HIGH OIL PRICES, blaming the speculators ( WALLSTREET ) for manipulating oil prices.

      Last Friday the President sent an executive order for organizing a watch dog committee to look into the oil/gas industry.

      The President wants to spend $53 million to form this group, his actions again circumvented congress.

      PAY- GO LAW ( 2/13/10) which requires any new spending to be offset by cuts in existing budgets. In March the Government spent a record $189 billion.

      4/13/12

      Obama’s order coordinates federal oversight of 'fracking,' gas development

      http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/221395-ob...

      Obama can reduce the price of oil immediately just by allowing permits( some already waiting over 3 years)to be released. There are other methods at his disposal should he want oil prices to go down.

      STEPHANOPOULOS: This Week on CBS

      the Ryan budget by Congressman Van Hollen

      http://republicanredefined.com/2012/04/01/contrast

      JUDGE THE ‘’ MAN ‘’ BY HIS ACTIONS! What he says to the public is not what he is doing.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Jon - I guess you won't be voting for Obama huh? It is obvious that no matter what Obama does you are going to find something wrong with it and cannot admit any positives; no wonder so many people are turned off by politics. Too many people have to go down the negative road and most people just don't care to deal with the negativity.

      For example, telling people to "wake up" is insinuating that people are not paying attention to things because they are sleeping; that is a stretch. Just because people don't agree with your views isn't some kind of sign they are sleeping. People disagree with other people, it is a fact of life.

      You might want to double check your last link where you cite job bills that are just sitting in the Senate from Eric Cantor. HR 1837 is how fish are being protected in Sacramento rivers. HR 2087 is about removing restrictions from a piece of land. It appears that quite a few don't really have anything to do directly with jobs.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      TIMETRAVELER2

      OBAMA PROMISSED JOBS AND A BETTER ECONOMY in 2008. one usually puts the horse before the cart to move forward.

      ''So...Obama must be doing something right, right''.

      wow can the american people be satified with those results.Over 42% of taxpayers don't pay federal taxes. that's something to be proud about? check the links.

      WAKE UP AMERICA TO 2000 PAGES OF HOCUS POKUS

      THE REPUBLICAN BILL DOESN'T COSTS THE TAXPAYERS NOTHING

      https://hubpages.com/politics/WAKEUPAMERICATO2000P...

      The US looking like the Soviet Union where EVERYcitizen was a government employee.

      http://dzephaniah.hubpages.com/hub/About-Governmen...

      27 House Jobs bills in the Senate waiting for approval by the Senate.

      What’s the hold-up, Obama or Reid?

      http://www.majorityleader.gov/JobsTracker/

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      TIMETRAVELER2 5 years ago

      All I can say is this: Housing starts are up, unemployment rates are down, Osama Bin Laden is dead, the war in Iraq is basically over and things are starting to move forward again. So...Obama must be doing something right, right??

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      Hi Again

      ''article from september 2008, explaining the situation Obama was about to be left with, and is now being BLAMED for.'' Some people call that propaganda.

      4/15/12

      Obama chief strategist David Axelrod

      Live and uncut, scare tactics?

      http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday/inde.../v/1563643318001/is-president-obama-vulnerable/?playlist_id=86913

      President Obama’s 2011 tax returns rate was . 20.5 % , a lot less than his secretary

      Note that Wallace questioned if the president will be sending a check

      OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS were in control of the Congress and the economy in 2007 and 2008 , to say they were left with a major mess when Obama took office is stretching the facts.

      Try to get by the propaganda of Obama & Company

      The truth

      In 2006 unemployment under President Bush and the Republican controlled Congress was 4.6%

      The Democrats won the 2006 Congressional election and took majority control of Congress ( 2/3s control of our government) in Jan. 2007. With the Congress being controlled by the Democrats under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid, the recession started in Nov. 2007 (Senator Obama was in the Senate voting ). In 2008, Bush’s final year with the Democrats in charge of the economy, unemployment went to 7.6%. The Democrat controlled Congress passed Tarp ($ 700 billion ) to bail out the banking industry.

      IN 2009 and 2010, OBAMA and a SUPER MAJORITY ( filibuster proof )Democrat 100% controlled Congress passed the $ 787 billion ( today the cost is $1trillion) Stimulus Package bill and the Healthcare bill. Note that not 1 Republican Senator voted for the healthcare bill.

      Bush left office with a $1.3 trillion deficit of which $ 700 billion was the Tarp bank bailout. Only $3.2 billion was given to the banking industry. Obama used some of the unused funds ( borrowed ) to save the auto industry. The balance of the unused funds were by law to be returned to the treasury to reduce the deficit.

      The Republicans lost the fight ( President Obama and Dems held a super majority control ) and the funds were spent including funds repaid by the banking industry hence the deficits were NOT REDUCED as required by the tarp bill. Who should get the BLAME?

      Obama has increased the national debt $5.4 trillion in 3.4 years in office. In march the government spent ( an ALL time record) $198.2 billion, an all time deficit amount. Blame the other guy, Bush?

      The President's Speech Distorts the Truth to Distract From His Failed Record

      http://www.facebook.com/notes/paul-ryan/the-presid...

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      Hi Again 5 years ago

      A fox article for "the Whole Truth"

      http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,434704,00.html

      They did seem a little more concerned with the sign at the time....

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      Hi Again 5 years ago

      Starting in 2003, George W. Bush destroyed the world economy by encouraging U.S. banks to make loans to those who could not afford them, through schemes such as the "American Dream Downpayment Initiative", and through the destruction of oversight, such as lawsuits to prevent state securities laws from being enforced on Bush's watch. Once Bush's policies led to their inevitable result of economic collapse, the United States found itself in a situation where it had to take on debt in order to restore the economy.

      You see, we were left with no choice in 2008.

      Here is an article from september 2008, explaining the situation Obama was about to be left with, and is now being blamed for.

      http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500803_162-4486228-500...

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      Hi

      ''democratic america that is not controlled in a communist fashion by our leader.''

      OBAMA'S ACTIONS are not as transparent as he promised in 2008,The nation is not as he promissed. In March another record spending $189 billion beat previous spending. In the 3.5 years of his administration with a majority controlled Senate ( 2007-present ),the national debt has increased $5 trillion.Trying to figure what is so fair about his performance.

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      Hi 5 years ago

      I managed to arrive at this post by googling, "why is Barack Obamas middle name an insult?"

      For a long time I had labeled myself an independent. Agreeing with some views on each side of the political spectrum, but more and more the republicans have pushed their way towards a true hateful mentality towards this man. A veiw that I cannot associate myself with.

      The way I see it, A mans name does not define him, he defines his name. Mr. Obama has done so little to hurt the republican party that I feel the whole base is searching for a reason to hate the man. Very sad really. Especially now that its been 3 years, and the world hasn't come to an end, and I can still go out and buy a gun, and fight in a war, and speak free about a democratic america that is not controlled in a communist fashion by our leader.

      to the last comment:

      I am truly sorry Mr. Ewall, but retracting the Bush tax cuts only makes sense to the majority of Americans. Based on some of the awful words said by Mr. Beck, I think that referencing his website does not help anyones argument here.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      VERY good debate and comments on your hub.May I add recent developments concerning the president.

      Obama is pushing Congress to pass the Buffet Rule bill. What Obama and Buffet are not telling the American people is how the bill will affect the small investor and others who rely on dividends and other income producing investments. Check these out for FAIRNESS.

      Buffett Rule Bill Before the Senate Is a Small Step Towards Tax Fairness

      http://ctj.org/ctjreports/2012/04/buffett_rule_bil...

      THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY

      Eleven ways Warren Buffett is lying with Barak Obama

      http://www.glennbeck.com/content/blog/stu/eleve-wa...

      4/10/12

      Potential impact of Obama's 'Buffett rule'

      http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/your-world-cavuto/in.../v/1555656093001/potential-impact-of-obamas-buffett-rule/?playlist_id=86929

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      timetraveler2 - Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I have no problems with anyone's opinion but it isn't too difficult to tell when they are sharing those opinions in a way to somehow convert you.

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      TIMETRAVELER2 5 years ago

      ADJ: You are spot on with your views. Many of us agree with you. It's nice to see someone who is willing to stand up for his beliefs, even when others try to cram theirs down his throat with "documentation" from sources that are not trustworthy. Commenting is one thing: pushing agendas is quite another. BRAVO!!

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      CHECK THIS OUT, A reason why liberals don't want their people to see and HEAR.I guaurantee you will never see flash backs of democrats in the mainstream media.

      Cavuto The Senator Reid poll opinions, FLASH BACKS, how times changes

      http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/your-world-cavuto/in...

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      I appreciate you checking my comments, good job. Try faux on sat. mornings, just once. You will enjoy the show and comments.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Jon - I don't remember exactly what it was that he said but the words he used were not in his normal vocabulary and, to answer your question, it was not the complete truth because I looked it up. Since I don't remember it must be my short memory again I guess.

      If I was a Democrat I wouldn't go on faux either, why subject yourself to the way they do things and give them an opportunity to twist it the way that they want it to be?

      As I mentioned on a previous comment liberal and conservative are not bad words, politics has made them appear bad. When either of these words are used negatively I tend to tune that out.

      Fair and balanced is their motto but EVERYONE (I can use caps too) knows they are as balanced as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

      Your comment about faux being watched more than ALL the other cable stations put together made me want to look at that claim. The ratings are for 3/12/12 and when you total faux and faux news they came out to 1,164. The “rest” of the networks (CNN, MSNBC , CNBC & HLN) totaled 1,242. You are correct that faux has the most but they do not have more than all of the others combined.

      http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/03/13/cable-...

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      Interesting that you withhold the quote, yet refer it to a Republican. THE BIGGER PICTURE IS ''WAS IT THE TRUTH''?

      The President says such wonderful things, the problem is that what he says is a half truth most of the time. The sad thing is that the media don't print the whole truth.

      I WATCH very little of the mainstream media because most of the time the stories are screwed and biased. What I see on Fox News are actual clips of Barak Obama and other politians. When Fox News reports, many Democrats turn down faux request to appear with the opposite party. I guess one could call it civility and fairness. I always wondered why liberals are afraid to watch faux programs. There are many that are good viewing. The faux pledge ‘’ we report , you decide’’, ‘’ fair and balanced’’ sounds pretty good. To be fair the other channels could be a little biased too, especially when the majority of commentators are liberal and favor the Democrats and the Obama administration. How funny than is it that faux has more viewers then all of the others, VERY VERY STRANGE.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Jon – great question, one I have wondered about myself. I can only assume it is for the same reason people watch soap operas, buy supermarket tabloids or stare at auto accidents; because people like seeing and hearing crazy things. I guess it just comes down to where you elect to get your entertainment from.

      Don’t worry, I’m not going on some ‘liberal’ rant or anything, I have an example for this opinion.

      I have a co-worker who is a diehard Republican. A few months ago I overhead him say something that just didn’t really sound like something he would say. The words were a bit off and he almost sounded like he was preaching.

      Later on that day I heard the same quote, word for word, on a faux news show; I only saw the quote because it was referenced in a news article I was reading.

      This might be an isolated incident or part of a bigger pattern, I really don’t know. I guess it really doesn’t matter because I still won’t watch them and you probably still will, which is completely OK in this country.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      Somehow faux has more viewers than ALL the other cable stations put together. Wonder why?

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Jon - I do my own homework and look stuff up on my own. Everyone knows where faux's loyalty lies.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      I don't believe so, I thought that ABC, NBC, CBS and some of the other cable channels were sort of to the far left.A HALF TRUTH STILL DON'T EQUAL A WHOLE TRUTH.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Jon – I don’t have a short memory but thanks for the concern.

      My point on the keystone pipeline was that the President did not kill the bill as many on the right have claimed. He simply requested more time to make sure all of the surveys were done for the environmental effects.

      I do find it interesting that you complain about the “liberal” world yet provide a reference to faux news; aren’t they the king of the “conservative” world?

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      THE OIL COMPANIES are exporting high octane gasoline, today the nation’s number 1 export, which is in high demand in the world. You have a short memory, when Bush ANNOUNCED producing more oil in the states, the price of oil dropped 25%.There was a recent vote in the Senate to proceed with the keystone. Our President lobbied Democrat Senators to vote the bill down. Ten Democrat Senators voted to approve the bill, the bill was defeated 56-42. The keystone means jobs, jobs that this President promised in 2008. The oil that Obama takes credit for is not coming off federal lands, it's coming from private land. The EPA is formulating new regulations to shut the flow down in North Dakota.

      I bet you never seen anything written in the mainstream media or on the President's website. The truth is very hard to find in the liberal world.

      The President in his recent press conference pointed out that the greedy oil companies made $377 billion in profit last year. Think about it, the oil companies pay 40% taxes on the profit. The US Treasury ( taxpayers ) should be thrilled for the windfall. What did Obama do with the money? Obama wants to take away the $4 billion in subsidies. Are you aware that when oil companies produce oil on FEDERAL LAND, the government receives addition money for the lease hold and RECEIVES a royalty of $18 a barrel besides the tax on PROFIT.

      Today, the Alternate Energy industry is getting $9 billion in subsidies from the federal government. The government investments are going broke costing the taxpayers $billions. Seriously who would you invest in, a loser or a big winner.

      The Truth About High Gas Prices. Obama LIES!

      http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/your-world-cavuto/in...

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      HAVE a good day, I enjoyed the comments.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Jon – Addressing you gas concerns. Prices right now are not going up because of supply and demand problems. Sure the Middle East unrest is a part of the equation but not as big as the role that speculators are playing right now by spreading fear and anxiety.

      Drilling is not the answer. Bush approved over 40,000 new wells during his presidency but here we are with $4 a gallon gas anyway. In 2011 the US produced more domestic oil than we had since 2003 and our consumption is down almost 5% from a year ago. Conveniently the big oil companies are exporting some of the oil we are producing and have completely shut down three refineries because they were not profitable enough for them.

      The Keystone thing has been grossly misrepresented. The President did not “shut down” the project, he simply requested more time for environmental review because of where the pipeline was proposed to go. This is pretty standard for the commercial projects we do at my normal job whenever we do something and we aren’t dealing with oil. I appreciate the need to make sure it is right because oil spills happen, remember the Gulf?

      FYI – TransCanada said the new route will be ready in a couple of weeks for review. The new route avoids the sensitive environmental area and will require a few more miles of pipe; sounds like a good solution to me.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      ithabise - thanks, agreed.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Kathleen – thanks. I acknowledge that all politicians get attacked by the other side but it just seems to be really extreme with Obama. Maybe it is his race, or his middle and last name I don’t know but it has been put on thick since day one as you accurately stated.

      I expected disagreement and that is fine with me. I’m just not big into the ranting but if other people choose to go that route that is their choice. Personally I would rather keep my blood pressure in check.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Josak – Thanks and I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      I didn’t think it would be figured out so I provided an example, hopefully that clarifies it now.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Jon – The hub was about the President being scrutinized and then you replied scrutinizing him, which is why I said what I said.

      Your third comment was about the whole Muslim debacle. First things first the Muslim religion is not bad because we had some nut jobs attack us on 9/11 who were Muslim radicals. Remember Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing? He wasn’t Muslim but was actually Roman Catholic and a Republican gasp! Back to my point, Obama was baptized at a Christian denomination church; in my book that makes him a Christian. His middle name and last name, to me, don’t tell me what his religion is or even a misspoken word during an interview.

      I'll address your gas comment in a second.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Boy, you don’t have access to a computer for a few days and it all heck breaks loose.

      AR – Sure Obama, and all politicians, have made silly comments. My point was Bush was the king. On more than one occasion he made up words because he couldn’t find the right real one to use. Politicians all exaggerate but they at least use real words in the dictionary.

      Re: Rush. He called a woman some very bad things. If he wanted to disagree with her fine but calling her those names was way over the top. As a married man with a daughter I can only imagine how upset I would be if someone called either of these two ladies in my life these names. That applies to anyone, period.

      Anyone who uses liberal or conservative in negative connotations I tend to tune out pretty quickly. Neither of these words is bad but some people in the political world elect to use them that way. I view it as just negative ranting to me which is why I don’t watch any of the cable programs for either side of the political spectrum.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      Josak

      On Thurs, 3/08/12, Energy Secretary Chu testified before a joint committee regarding high gasoline prices on C-SPAN.MR CHU STATED THAT the price increases were due to unrest in the east and that the country needs to increase the supply of oil by releasing the US reserve.The high price of gasoline will cause consumption to go down if there is more supply, hence weaning the country off the need for foreign oil.

      One Congressman asked the Secretary why if we need more oil supply, why did the President shut down the keystone project,why are not more permits to drill being released and why did the administration halt drilling in the gulf?

      Already 12 rigs have left the gulf for other areas, in prospective a loss of another 100,000 jobs.

      The Secretary was a joke, twisting and double talking.

      You and many others who suck up the propaganda should start watching C-SPAN.

      It's funny that you can't find a rely to a SIMPLE QUESTION.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Oh they are going to be coming out of the woodwork for this one, ADJ. This bashing started the day Obama got sworn in and won't let up until there is a Republican President again. But you have every right to call them as you see them -just like they do. S'what makes America great. Just keep telling yourself that.

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      Josak 5 years ago from variable

      I could tell you but honestly it's funnier when you don't get it.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      Josak

      What is the point, still waiting for an answer.

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      Josak 5 years ago from variable

      Great Hub Adj I think that the two above actually genuinely don't realize they are confirming your point :P. Voted and an interesting.

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      American Romance 5 years ago from America

      I really liked Jons last comment!

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      ''Thank you for proving my point.''

      My post had nothing to do with hate or an insult to the office of the presidency. Facts always seem to take another understanding by people who only get fed on the liberal propaganda of the Obama administration and the media.

      Today President Obama again BLAMED high gas prices on wallstreet and the problems with Iran. Somehow he forgot closing down the oil industry from utilizing OUR NATURAL RESOURCES is one of the reasons we have high gas prices.

      The latest was today when Obama SAID '' we need to use all of the above'', to get gas prices down. Really.

      CHECK IT OUT http://jon-ewall.hubpages.com/

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      American Romance 5 years ago from America

      No takers? Bring it big boys! Today Obama had a press conference ranting about how he hopes his little angels can someday say what's on their hearts without having to suffer the discourse Fluke did!............Never mind his superpac accepted a MILLION dollars from Bill Maher who called Palin a slut and NEVER had to apoligize!

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      American Romance 5 years ago from America

      Obama has had many tongue slip too! Funny how those are ignored by his own! No one took a beating like Bush did. It was immoral what the left did to that wonderful man. He was called Hitler so many times many thought that was his middle name. The left has a hatefilled ideology that only cries fowl when their side is under the gun. Katy bar the door if they have the opportunity to mudsling! Liberals have proven themselves hypocrites when it comes to insulting the right many times over.

      Now were in the middle of Rush calling a spade a spade and OMG it hurts the left so much! Never mind recently Maxine Waters saying the Tea Party can go straight to Hell!, Little Hoffa saying Mr. President lets take these BASTARDS OUT! Giffords supporters saying "you're gonna die" to conservatives! Or Obama stealing billions of our dollars to invest in bogus green energy to supply voting dollars for the left!..............Ya my heart bleeds for Obama!

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      Michael S. 5 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

      Ha!Ha! Adjkp25, thanks for voicing the antics that keep most American disinterested in the political process.

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      Thank you for proving my point.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      adjkp25

      Welcome to hub political world!

      President Obama recently said '' do not judge me by what I say, but by what I do ''.FOLKS, many times, the President does just the opposite of what he says. Hence President Obama is always right on either side of the coin.

      CHECK OUT

      President Obama HAS NOT released his records from Columbia ( transparency ).

      Documents furnished about his birth still have been questioned. The Arizona sheriff has found irregularities in some of the documents. Notarized documents dated are to witnessed by the signer on the day that the signing takes place. Obama records signed on the 29th were notarized on the 30th.Search of airline arrivals on or about the time that he was born are mysterically missing.

      The mainstream media does not do a good job of investigating or reporting Obama's past, that's a fact.

      1.A notable recent member of the Joyce Foundation's Board of Directors was Barack Obama, Democratic candidate in 2004. http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderProfile.a...

      2. President Barack Obama is hailing PAYGO legislation PAYGO compels new spending not add to the federal deficit. http://chicagoconsultant.com/page2.php?category=2&...

      3.Barak Obama , I Am A Muslim!

      The PRESIDENT , who does he represent?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGdkqfBICw&fea...

      4.President Barak Obama Campaign Failed Promises In The First Year Candidate Obama promised hope and change https://hubpages.com/politics/obamacampaignfailedp...

      5.WAKE UP AMERICA!

      WASTE IN GOVERNMENT ALL IN THE RED

      ‘’ Back In Black’’ The Obama’s stash, do not touch

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tVJ2gqqKWs

      GAO reports $400 billion in government waste in duplicating services in 2012.

      It sometimes is difficult by some in the hub world to get by the propaganda coming from the whitehouse ,the press and mainstream media. Search for the truth and you will come up with a good candidate to vote for in Nov. 2012