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Obama, The Bamboozler In Chief

Believe this or not, but the day Obama burst on the national scene, my gut told me he was nothing but a phony. When he won the election, I could not believe the American people fell for his bull, to me he was nothing but a slick used car salesman, it seems I was right. Obama made empty promise after empty promise, thinking the American people would all be mesmerized by his eloquent speeches. Well, it seemed to work for three years, but I do believe the party is over, people will believe bull only for so long. Just like the old saying goes, “You can fool some of the people all the time, and all the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” He is about to learn that lesson.

I took it upon myself to look back and list many of the empty promises he has made; this is what I have come up with.

Obama said: If we pass his stimulus bill, unemployment will not go above 8%
Reality: When Obama took office the unemployment rate was 7.8% Now it is 8.2% It has been over 8% for over 40 straight months.

Obama said: Guantanamo will be closed one year after he takes office.
Reality;:Last time I looked up Guantanamo, it was still in operation.

Obama said: Pass his stimulus bill, because every state has shovel ready jobs just waiting to be funded.
Reality: Obama said after the stimulus bill passed, “Shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we expected.” By the way, he said this while chuckling. (Big joke on the American people)

Obama said: “Tell the lobbyists in Washington that their day of setting the agenda are over. They have not funded my campaign. They will not work in my White House.”
Reality: Obama appointed 17 lobbyists to high positions in his administration in the first 14 days.

Obama said: The summer of 2010 was going to be the summer of recovery.
Reality: 2012 we are entering our 3rd summer of recovery, but there is no recovery in sight.

Obama said: ‘There is not a white America or black America, not a red America or a blue America, only the United States Of America.” The uniter in chief.
Reality: In the 60 years I have spent on this earth, I have never seen this country more divided. The divider in chief.

Obama said: “We cannot and will not sustain deficits like these without end.” “Today I am pledging to cut the deficits in half, by the end of my first term in office.”
Reality: Obama added over 5 trillion dollars to the deficit.

Obama said: No one making under $250,000 a year will see any new taxes, not one dime.
Reality: With the passage of ObamaCare, The country will see the biggest tax increase in our history.

Obama Said: The new healthcare law is not a tax.
Reality: Well, the Supreme Court declared it is a tax.

In November we have another election, an election which many feel (as I do) is the most important in the last hundred years. The lines are clearly drawn; a vote for Obama is a vote for bigger government and more government control of our lives. There are other issues also to consider, but those two issues are the most important to me and I think to the majority of the country. Many of the people who voted for Obama last time are disillusioned and rightly so, he has been a failure as a leader. With over 63% of the people against ObamaCare, we can only hope that they all turn out to vote. He bamboozled the American people in 2008, Let’s hope America has wised up.

This is one man’s opinion.

Tora, Tora, Tora (Look Out Obama)

I don’t know if any of you have seen the movie Tora, Tora, Tora, It was, what I think the best movie made about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941. The term Tora, Tora, Tora is Japanese for Tiger, Tiger, Tiger, it was said by the Japanese flying commander when he knew that the surprise attack was a success. At the end of the movie the Japanese commander in Japan looks out of the window and with a sad face says, the attacks would only serve to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.

Just like the Japanese knew they awakened a sleeping giant, which was America, the passage of ObamaCare is going to awaken a sleeping giant, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
Since the Supreme Court announcement of upholding ObamaCare the stock market has dropped, and as of this writing, Romney has received over one million dollars in donations. Just like the Japanese underestimated the power of America, the Obama administration underestimates the power of the American People.

If anyone thought the Republicans were energized before this, to quote a well known singer from the 1920’s and 1930’s by the name of Al Jolson, he would say “You ain’t heard nothin yet.” The voices of the American People are going to be heard loud and clear. If Obama was worried about his job before, he better start shaking in his boots, because the people are pissed.

Obama and the Democrats said over and over that the mandate was not a tax, now we find out that it is a tax. Well the so called champion of the middle class has just handed, not only the middle class, but the entire country the biggest tax increase in the history of this country. The upholding of this law is probably the best present that Mitt Romney has ever received. Just like in the 2010 elections, the people are going to rise up and make their disdain for this law known. If you remember the scenes from those town hall meetings, they were nothing compared to what is coming. This could be a blessing in disguise.

This is one man’s opinion

ObamaCare, What Are We Afraid Of?

Like everyone else in the country, I am waiting to see what the Supreme Court has to say about ObamaCare. All the polls show that a majority of the people are against ObamaCare and want it to go away. I have to admit, I am one of those people. But I was thinking, why are so many people against it, when no one has even read it? A bill with over twenty-seven-hundred pages, that no one has read on either side. The people who are for it, have not read it, as well as the people who are against it, have not read it. Since I cannot speak for the people who are for it, I am going to tell you why I am against it.

1. The way it was past; we saw Washington at its worst, a bill that big, which will take over one-sixth of the economy should not have been done in a partisan way. The Democrats stood in the way of everything the Republicans wanted to do. The Democrats lied, cheated, bribed and strong armed people in their own party who were against it, just to get it done. Which cost many of them their jobs.

2. No one read the bill; how can any politician, look us in the face and tell us this is a good bill without even knowing what is in it. This is ridiculous, a bill this big and no one reads it before they vote on it, I am willing to bet the President still does not know what is in his own bill. I was really surprised that the whole country was not in an uproar when Nancy Pelosi went on national television and said, “we have to pass the bill, so we can find out what is in it.” That still makes my blood boil. This woman thinks the American people are stupid.

3. Doctors are against it; health care, what the hell do politicians know about health care? Nothing, 86% of all doctors are against ObamaCare. Now I don’t know about you, but I am going to trust a doctors opinion on a health care matter, before I trust a politicians, especially the ones that do not take the time to read the bill.

4. Other countries; all you have to do is look around to other countries that also have socialized medicine and you will see that it just does not work. I was watching a news show that had representatives of Great Britain pleading with us not to follow what they did with their health care. They described how people have to wait months to get an appointment to see a doctor, the government decides when and if you need surgery, medicine is in short supply and on and on about how bad it was, I will take the word of experience any day.

5. Big Government; I don’t know about you, but I think government is too big as it is, I do not want them growing any bigger. This government seems to be all about control, they say that they want to help us when all they really want is to control our everyday lives. Do you really want the government deciding what is good for your health, or do you want your doctor to tell you? I for one am voting for my doctor.

6. Boy it came fast; Am I the only one that finds it strange, one day Obama is President, the next day he has a twenty-seven hundred page health care bill in his hand. Did anyone ever think about where it came from and who wrote it, I still don’t know. I know damn sure, the president did not write it. It seems to me that liberals have been working on this for years, just waiting for the right time to spring it on the American people.

Do we need health care reform? Yes we do, but let us keep the government out of it. History has taught us, that government screws-up almost everything it touches, the government cannot even run itself, how can we trust them with something that big and that should remain between a doctor and a patient.
I vote repeal and replace.

This is one man’s opinion

Maybe We Should Blame Society, Not Parents

I am sure by now we have all seen the video of 68-year-old Karen Klein, the bus monitor who was being tormented by 12 and 13 year olds on a school bus. My heart broke watching that video, like I am sure everyone else’s did. The disrespect those kids showed that woman was totally uncalled for. Also in the news, was the outrage. “What kind of children are these” “How were they raised” What kind of parents do they have.” The blame game was being thrown around; these parents do not know how to raise their kids. So, I started thinking, is it really the parents fault?

As I was listening to all this, a part of my life came back to me, something I completely forgot until that minute. I grew-up on the lower East side of Manhattan in New York City back in 1950’s. A man lived on the block that all the kids made fun of, he was probably in his late 50’s early 60’s. He had a hunchback and his right hand would shake, we did not know back then but he had Parkinson’s. I remember one day myself and three other boys were making fun of him and teasing him, like we all had done so many times before. What I did not know at the time, was that my father was looking out of our apartment window, (we lived on the fourth floor.) Well, when I walked into the apartment that day, I received something I did not expect. I won’t go into details but like the old saying goes, I could not sit down for a week. Needless to say, I never made fun of or teased Izzy again and I always showed the proper respect for my elders.

A few years back a friend of mine took his daughter shopping to the supermarket. He was going up and down the aisles doing the shopping; she was sitting in the basket. As all kids do, she kept asking for everything she saw on the shelf, as all fathers do, he kept telling her no. As all kids do, she threw a fit, so her father slapped her on her leg and told her to stop, she did. What my friend did not know, is that the store manager called the police. When he got to the check-out, the police were there. It did not amount to anything, the police talked to my friend for a couple of minutes and even apologized, saying they have to check-out all complaints. If looks could kill, that manager would have been dead. My friend was giving him the evil eye.

Do you see where I am going with this story? When we hear stories of bad children our first reaction is to blame the parents, they must be terrible parents. How can we blame the parents, when society will not let us discipline our own children our own way. Our children are even taught in school that if their parents hit them, they should call 911. Why should children listen, there are no consequences anymore.
Sending them to their rooms? What kind of punishment is that? They have a T.V. cell phone, computer, video games and all other good stuff to keep them occupied. You call that punishment?

Maybe we should stop looking at the parents when kids do wrong and start looking at the way society is telling parents how they should raise their kids. If you do not believe in spanking your children than don’t. But don’t persecute other parents that do. Look, I am not saying that parents should be allowed to beat their kids to a pulp, but a couple of whacks on the rear-end just might help the kid learn something. Believe me, I learned that the hard way.

This is one man’s opinion.