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Obama´s Creeping Authoritarianism
Wall Street Journal, by Daniel Henninger

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/31/2013 9:41:29 PM

If we learned anything about Barack Obama in his first term it is that when he starts repeating the same idea over and over, what´s on his mind is something else. The first term´s over-and-over subject was "the wealthiest 1%." Past some point, people wondered why he kept beating these half-dead horses. After the election, we knew. It was to propagandize the targeted voting base that would provide his 4% popular-vote margin of victory—very young voters and minorities. They believed. He won. The second-term over-and-over, elevated in his summer speech tour, is the shafting of the middle class. But

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/31/2013 9:45:20 PM     (No. 9452210)

Sure seems a lot faster than creeping.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 7/31/2013 9:47:25 PM     (No. 9452213)

"creeping"? He´s rampaging unchecked.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: texaspast, 7/31/2013 9:54:19 PM     (No. 9452222)

´Galloping´ is more like it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 7/31/2013 10:01:04 PM     (No. 9452233)

It´s getting pretty nauseating to now listen to all the politicians, show hosts, etc on the right telling us all how nasty 0baba is acting and conducting business in the white house how he treats the Constitution, etc. and YET... no one and nothing is being done to stop him. I listen to Mark Levin listing all the sins that 0bamba is committing against America and yet NOTHING is in place to stop him? No one is in place to cut him down to size.
I´ve written my congressmen, senators, etc and they NEVER answer that question. What is going on? What someone is going against the LAWS of this country is no one big enough to stop this thug? And if that´s the case then that HUGE mistake needs to be recified to protect us from the evil of his ilk! I´m shocked that no will tell me the answer and mostly no one is man enough to take him down!!!! Sickening! That means that any other thug can do this AND more to us! Anyone...can anyone answer my pleas?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/31/2013 10:16:00 PM     (No. 9452254)

The GOP is not stepping up to the plate.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: richwill, 7/31/2013 10:55:20 PM     (No. 9452298)

I must agree with the first two posts, what creeping? A creep, yes.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 8/1/2013 12:30:37 AM     (No. 9452371)

Brash is more like it

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/1/2013 3:51:55 AM     (No. 9452422)

Henninger warns we shouldn´t complain we didn´t see it coming.

I saw it coming back in 2008 when I voted for the other guy, the lesser of two bad choices.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 8/1/2013 7:59:09 AM     (No. 9452562)

So we´re going to allow him to set up his own Dictatorship without firing a shot? Without fighting this war?

Where is Congress on this?

Why is no one saying he´s abusing his power?

Why is he permitted this unchecked destruction of our Constitution?

Why is everyone except US silent?

Mark Levin´s "We The People" protest should be attended by everyone who is mobile, able-bodied and wants this country to survive as founded. If we don´t storm the barricades, we lose and will die by apathy.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pros7767, 8/1/2013 8:08:08 AM     (No. 9452572)

Tea Party Patriots March on Washington scheduled for
10-12-13.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mathman, 8/1/2013 8:12:39 AM     (No. 9452579)

What will it take?
The subversion of the Constitution now has 24 or more Czars, busily writing laws and controlling us. The Czars answer to no one.
No egregious usurpation seems to gain any traction. Ø postpones a mandated part of Obamacare; no one gets upset enough to act. Those public policy decisions which Congress will not enact will be instituted by fiat. No more coal powerplants. Ethanol mandates. Mandatory unions for health employees. No voter identification. It reminds me of The Once and Future King, in which young Arthur visits the world of the ants, in which everything not prohibited is mandatory.
It also reminds me of Animal Farm, when the pigs join with the rest of the oppressors and party on. Please go look up these old classics.
We need a bill of particulars such as in our Declaration.
Hmm. How did that American revolution get started, now? What will be our modern Boston Tea Party?
Thoughts, anyone?


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/1/2013 8:18:38 AM     (No. 9452594)

If we the people can see and understand what Obama is up to, why can´t the Republicans in leadership positions get it? They are toothless old men gnawing on their last piece of political theater. How long will these "investigations to nowhere" go on? How long will Harry Reid be able to table any bill sent to him from the House? How long will John McCain praise the qualities of Hillary Clinton, the very woman who denied security to American embassies? How long will Obama´s lies go unchallenged? How pathetic is an opposition party that allows a president to get away with such blatant overreach? Until Republicans treasure the Constitution more than they treasure their own policitcal backsides, nothing will change. Politicians are destroying the blood, sweat and tears of millions of Americans because they fear to challenge this would-be dictator. Shame on them.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Phantomll, 8/1/2013 8:35:09 AM     (No. 9452628)

I blame the MSM. If they had done their job, Ø never woud have been elected in the first place.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/1/2013 8:43:38 AM     (No. 9452636)

This is exactly why the damnocrats dumped their presumed shoe-in female nominee for the clean, articulate (sort of) black guy. They knew that he would be able to get away with ANYTHING because skin color trumps EVERYTHING.

Tell me again, who are the racists?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Arby, 8/1/2013 9:42:32 AM     (No. 9452757)

Creeping authoritarianism? I´d say it´s been pretty obvious from the get-go. The only thing that saves us from complete tyranny is his incompetence.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/1/2013 9:43:40 AM     (No. 9452761)

Heard my former Congressman (before redistricting) on local talk radio this morning, Rep. Frank Wolf, talk about the lack of interest by RepublicanHhouse Leadership in having a special committee look into Benghazi so that ther is one committee focused on that horror - not several going all over the place.

Our founders designed three branches to check and balance each other but now, nothing. I am more disgusted with the House Leadership for allowing Obama to get away with his abuse of power that Nixon could only have dreamed of. Yes, indeed #14, the articulate black man as president and one wonders why his supporters are fanning the fires of racial grievance - in the yaer 2013...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: maryc, 8/1/2013 9:45:48 AM     (No. 9452766)

Creeping,no , creepy yes. obama has nothing to stop him right now. Very few real spines in Congress. Only when we can´t fuel the creep because the USA cannot borrow any more money will it stop.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: woodenleg, 8/1/2013 9:56:23 AM     (No. 9452795)

There is no better example of the basic character of the liberal/left than Obama. The desire for dictatorial control, is obvious..........Problem, it´s only going to get worse............keep your powder dry.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Peach1, 8/1/2013 10:01:06 AM     (No. 9452803)

We need to stop asking where the Republicans are and do something about this ourselves.

But, as another poster said the other day, we need someone in the spotlight to guide and direct us.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/1/2013 10:17:33 AM     (No. 9452845)

Obama has been a Constitutional crisis since he came on the scene. It began with his eligibility. Sheriff Joe has since proved he´s a fraud. Since something that fundamental can´t get Congress to at least hold hearings then we´re stuck with him. All we can try to do is to minimize the damage. If keeping him buried in scandals will help then great. However, I´m afraid he just uses them as cover.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/1/2013 10:33:42 AM     (No. 9452878)

The problem is we already know. You know, I know. A vast swath of the nation knows.

Washington doesn´t care. Doesn´t care that we know.

Washington is exulting in finally being set free to do as it wishes.

And they have men under arms who will obey them to the last instead of obeying the Constitution.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/1/2013 11:01:27 AM     (No. 9452954)

Egyptians, gave up on government and turned to their military. Obama´s America is stumbling toward the same situation, although the nation may be too apathetic and vacuous at this point for any of it to matter.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 8/1/2013 11:20:23 AM     (No. 9453009)

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On October 1st, millions of Americans will be required to enroll in Obamacare and could lose access to their doctors and be forced to pay higher premiums and higher taxes. But there’s still time to stop it. Republicans in Congress can stop Obamacare if they refuse to fund it.

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Make a difference….Sign the petition…Voice your dismay…..And pass it on…

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Reply 24 - Posted by: safesword, 8/1/2013 11:24:28 AM     (No. 9453022)

#22..yes egypt turned to their military...and as bad as i feel for saying what i am about to,this is the reality..we cannot rely on our military...they have been infiltrated at the highest levels...we are on our own

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Reply 25 - Posted by: badrad, 8/1/2013 11:46:12 AM     (No. 9453072)

I would say that the inept dude was concentrating on controlling the US citizens and the ones he can´t use controlling doubletime while allowing Putin to run all over him--Putin didn´t dare do the rearming of Cur George Bush or blatantly taking in our political debris like Snowden (another laugh-Snowden the moral purist in Russia!)

But then in comes the communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis and we may see that obaMao is doing it on purpose. And their was a time that the o-man said in frustration that he had found "you can´t change it from the inside".

The difference in socialism and communism is? The legacy of a the o-man and our democrat party is a dark one.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 8/1/2013 12:06:14 PM     (No. 9453115)

Emperor Obama.

How low the US has fallen.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/1/2013 12:40:00 PM     (No. 9453177)

It seems that the current GOP leadership is more concerned in keeping their own jobs that doint anything for the average American. All they seem to do is NOT doing anything that might upset some set of voters. There is no one who will step forward and actually LEAD. And that is why I have continually advocated that we, the people, stand up and exercise our 2nd Amendment rights. But, what we desperately need is a handful of fearless men and women to come forward and LEAD us in overthrowing this tyranical government and return to the type of country that was intended. And we can do it if enough of us have the courage to do so.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: wtm, 8/1/2013 2:05:48 PM     (No. 9453337)

Expect that IF the Dems should get the Congress back in 2014, that there will NOT be an election in 2016 !!!
Obama will appoint himself dictator for ever !!

There is NO way he will walk away from the power he now holds in Washington !!!

Question is what Hillary and Bill will do then ?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: fairplay, 8/1/2013 2:18:27 PM     (No. 9453362)

He knows he wasn´t elected Dictator!

Who have we got to stop the Clintons?
Weiner backlash?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 8/1/2013 3:14:33 PM     (No. 9453462)

Several posters, starting with #4 echo my feelings of anger, frustration and helplessness. We can moan and complain on the blogs, write and write our congress-people, vote and have our votes stolen, and still this communist beast gets away with breaking our laws and urinating on our constitution.

Where are the people we elected to stop such behavior? Sitting in their ivory tower with a 10% approval rating. As long as they juggle their Santa Clause act and their kumbaya singing with the “people back home,” we will continue to slide into the Marxist sink hole.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: lencu255, 8/1/2013 3:38:50 PM     (No. 9453492)

I want to mention this somewhere: obozo on the front page of amazon!!!???
I would like to close my eyes and ears to never see this racist commie again, but in this case I have to refuse my life - no amazon, no google, no American car, no TV, no phone...
This is what is happening when you forget that life demands from us to be attentive each and every step, but we let fascists/commies seize media, education, entertainment, and many industries. Like I said - they got ahold of google, amazon, twitter, facebook, ATT, Verizon...


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Reply 32 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 8/1/2013 4:27:51 PM     (No. 9453566)

re #4 -- my Answer to your Q is:

90% of congress has been either framed or is guilty of trespasses that the O administration has at their disposal to use as blackmail. So all we conservatives get is a bit of blustering/posturing but no beef. Same could be said for the Dems who are closer to the middle.

Our only answer is Term Limits & a whole new congress that can´t be bought/blackmailed into silence. We have to have a grass roots (i.e. Tea Party) swell that puts the new representatives in their seats with the campaign commitment to immediately legislate Term Limits.

I see no other way to save America. And it´s a long shot.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 8/1/2013 5:28:59 PM     (No. 9453661)

If the unlawful overthrow of the US Government has already happened (and anyone paying attention knows that it has via voter fraud and Tea Party suppression), is the "Violent" overthrow still a crime ?

Or....is it just too nit-picky to worry about that when the last great hope for human liberty is circling the drain ???

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Reply 34 - Posted by: owl, 8/1/2013 6:49:44 PM     (No. 9453778)

Research the death threats against GWB. The Chatanooga paper editor was fired for telling Bozo to go FO * ( Wash. Times today ) . Totalitarianism cometh. Can we still hope Dear Rulers head is cut off ? .Well, many said so of ol George W and his British counterpart . I´ll call if the STASI shows up.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: franq, 8/1/2013 6:52:54 PM     (No. 9453784)

Hussein is scum.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 8/1/2013 7:04:50 PM     (No. 9453807)

#33 echoes a question that´s been on my mind: what is the duty of a citizen when their republic has been seized by dictators?

To my mind the socialist totalitarians, of both parties, have broken the social contract and I no longer owe alliegence or obedience to their unlawful edicts. We will continue to live our lives and when or if we bump into bureaucratic regulatory enforcers we will not comply. We will feign ignorance, be slothful in our lack of response, deny, and delay. No government hack will be allowed on our property without a warrant. We will defend our land, our liberty, and our Faith.
IHLG

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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