It gets kind of old to argue the many oddities surrounding Obama with those who inexplicably disregard all the other oddities about this guy except the one issue at hand. Sure it's nice to stay on topic but for a group of people who have on these very boards prided themselves in their ability to "multi-task", it seems strange to me that each time a new question about who Obama really is and what he's really about comes up, all those other items are ignored entirely. With that in mind, I've decided to list just a few items that when considered as a whole paint an...interesting picture of the man who has spent millions to keep much of his past hidden from his employers. So, with no further ado and in no particular order, here are a few things off the top of my head that tend to bug me about our current president. Candidate Obama refused to wear the flag lapel pin that most other politicians began wearing after 911 (Since beginning his '12 campaign he has changed that position) Obama left out the words "by our creator" when reciting the portion of the Declaration of Independence that has always included those words During the Democrat primaries in Iowa, candidate Obama refused to place his hand over his heart while the national anthem was sung Obama's publishers apparently got things RIDICULOUSLY wrong in printing and distributing an author bio stating he had been born in Kenya Obama has chosen NOT to recognize the National Day of Prayer but did hold a national prayer gathering of Muslims on September 25, 2009 On Good Friday of last year, Obama released a statement recognizing Earth Day while neglecting to make any mention whatsoever of Good Friday Obama has ordered military families that Bibles are not welcome while visiting wounded soldiers in federal medical facilities Obama trusted his family's spiritual growth to an anti-American racist "pastor" for 20 years Obama kicked off his presidential run in the home of a convicted domestic terrorist Senator Obama, in one of the few votes he cast as a Senator, voted to keep executives from making "recess appointments" when congress was not actually in recess - Of course President Obama had made the very appointments he voted to prohibit Obama kicked off his term with his "apology tour" and in a stunning display of ignorance which was surly perceived as weakness and submission, was photographed bowing to world dictators Obama's appalling treatment of the leader of our closest ally in the most volatile region on earth Obama's referring to his political opposition as "enemies" while addressing a group of Hispanics His public disparagement of the USSC during his SOTU address His "you didn't build that" comment His blatant contempt for the one news network who attempts to hold him to account for his actions and statements His belief that "bankrupting" the coal industry is a good approach to energy independence His statement that he's in the top 3 greatest US presidents of all time (and he calls the rest of us arrogant) His book "Dreams From My Father" (Had this pile of anti-American propaganda been written by a conservative he'd have been run out of Washington if not the nation) His ties to Communist activist and former Soviet spy Frank Marshall Davis The astounding level of difficulty he had in producing a birth certificate His statement and clear belief that HE is "the one we have been waiting for" His belief, as implied by his claim he would "fundamentally change" America that America was somehow fundamentally wrong His incessant rhetoric about everyone paying their "fair share" while NEVER even attempting to define what that might be You know, I could go on for quite some time listing these issues but you get the idea. The point is this man needs to be considered not at face value of the issue at hand but as a whole of his character and actions. When one does so, it's difficult to understand how we ever got here. Que the paid deflectors and excuse makers, but do me a favor and while you're making those excuses, try to give me just one all inclusive excuse if you don't mind. Oh, and uh sorry for the absence of supporting links. I figure this post is long enough as it is. But test me if you like. Search any of the items in my short and far from complete list you disagree with and see if you don't find shit tons of evidence to back up the claim.