Obama’s Anti-American DNC: “The Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To” #DNC2012 #tcot #DNC


Last week at the Republican National Convention (RNC) we heard from the pro-America party:

Clint Eastwood: “We own this country”

This week (tonight) we heard from the anti-American Democratic National Convention:

DNC:  “We belong to the government”.

Mitt Romney’s response today:

Romney: “We don’t belong to government, the government belongs to us.”

The constrast could not be greater.

The President who believes Americans belong to the government ….MUST GO!

Romney/Ryan 2012

 

Obama’s “Presence of Malice”


Amidst the questionable tactics that Obama has used in getting us involved in another war in Libya, many in the media and politics are labeling his Libya actions as just one more instance of “incompetence” or “inexperience”.

While I do believe that Obama is incompetent and inexperienced in the skills it takes for executive management and the role of Commander-in-Chief, I don’t believe those descriptions fully explain the Obama presidency.

Remember that Obama said he would fundamentally change this country ….and he is well on the path.  When you look at his record and his actions over the last two years — Stimulus slush fund, Obamacare lies, unaccountable and unconstitutional czars, race-based justice, war with Libya with  no Congressional debate, etc. — it seems that much of the anti-Constitutional, anti-American movements of the administration are malicious.

I read an article today at the American Digest that makes the point much better than I can….

Even Obama’s most rabid supporters outside of his army of apparatchiks must surely sense that there is something “off” in the psychic structure of the current president. Most attribute it to his “yearning” to make the country ‘worthy’ of it’s place at the head of the nations. I suggest that it is something alarmingly dark and destructive. I suggest it comes from a psyche that, for many, many reasons stretching back to infancy, is so structured that it loathes the country down to its marrow, much as the psyche must loathe itself, and that is working, daily, on dismantling the nation with nothing except pure malicious intent. Why? Because it can.

Do I know this for a certainty? I cannot say, but “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design.”

The author of this piece points out that conservative politicians and others may WANT to blame the current decisions and actions of this President on incompetence even though the much more dangerous reason — malice — is, arguably, the power behind Obama’s actions.

Self-identified conservatives, it seems to me, are only too happy to “rule out malice” when it comes to examining the actions of this oddest, most alien, and most unconnected to the American earth of presidents. I believe this is because it is both comfortable and gratifying for conservatives to do so. Conservatives love to think of themselves as being not only reasonable and right, but polite as well. Progressives are only too glad to help them smother in this self-nullifying delusion…..

 …….The portrait here is of some hapless, sad-sack of a fellow ready to be decked out in the bulbous red nose, the clown shoes, and the strap-on poo-poo cushion, as he slinks disconsolately off the center stage of History. It’s a mindset that presupposes that the portrait of Dorian Gray is actually to be an Emmet Kelly self-portrait in pastels. It’s a comforting vision, but it is wrong. Deeply wrong and more deeply dangerous.

This posture first and last underestimates a man who has, by hooks and by crooks and by force of will, put himself in a place where he can now, at will, fire many cruise missiles into a foreign country without so much as a “Mother Jones, may I.” It is a habit of mind that not only underestimates Obama, it misunderestimates him by several orders of magnitude. It is well to remember that calling an American president “the most powerful man in the world” is not just a figure of speech.

Such an intellectual posture is typical of a classic American conservative attempting to come to grips with this strange phenomenon who holds the keys and the go-codes to the armed might of the United States of America. It is an attitude that worships the lie that a person occupying the role of the president of the United States must, he simply must, have the best interests of the nation, as he has come to understand them, at heart. It’s a bright and shiny concept and has a lot of innate attractiveness to the American conservative mindset. But like many contemporary conservative concepts it has little to say to the darker reality we face; a reality in which the chief executive of the nation is hell-bent on a malicious program whose intent is permanent harm to the nation he has perversely sworn to serve and protect. To a man who has no other gods before him the phrase “So help me God” means nothing.

For awhile, perhaps giving the benefit-of-the-doubt,  I volleyed between incompetence and malice as the power behind Obama’s actions and policies.  As each day passes and each action taken, I am more convinced that it is the latter.  The author cited above is on to something.  I do fear that even many who could see Obama’s far-left tendencies before the election will still wont to call it malice, since “incompetence” is easier to grasp and live with on a daily basis.  Malice would indicate something that could do massive and, perhaps, irreparable harm to the country we know.  I would argue that we have been deeply harmed and many more years of this will turn to the irreparable.

I highly encourage you to read the rest of the “Presence of Malice” argument here.

(H/T:  DougRoss at Journal)

TIME: “…the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless…”


TIME’s article on Obama’s political incompetency is worth a read….and the article invokes the biggest “DUH!?!?!” quote of the day.

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With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters.

Spot on, TIME.  Now you understand what many of us have understood for almost two years.
 
Only argument I have with the article is that they begin with the premise that Obama looks at things from a normal, American perspective and that the circumstances are squeezing his political efforts.
 
I would argue a premise that says Obama has a worldview that is 180 degrees out from most Americans….therefore, the policies, comments, and views he espouses do little to help him politically.  
 
Obama is the anti-American in a country that, in majority numbers, continues to be center-right and much more likely to defend America and its ideals….scars and all.
(UPDATE:  After reading other bloggers on this issue, I am reminded by the bloggers at Conservatives4Palin that Halperin (TIME) is basically confirming what Palin said months ago…..Obama is in over his head!)

Obama and his aide to dictator: “US is still “working on” democracy” and “has taken “historic steps” to improve democracy”


From Gateway Pundit:

Barack Obama held a meeting yesterday with Kazakh President and dictator for life Nursultan Nazarbayev. The two discussed democracy and Obama told the Central Asian dictator that he has taken “historic steps” to improve democracy in the US……

……President Obama said Sunday that the United States is still “working on” democracy and a top aide said he has taken “historic steps” to improve democracy in the United States during his time in office.

You lie, Obama.   Obama is not “improving” anything, but rather destroying it.

Besides, what kind of President believes that our “democracy” and freedom needs “improving”?  And what kind of President spouts this illogical rhetoric to a dictator, no less?

Can anyone really possibly believe anymore that Obama loves this country and what it stands for?  If you are a liberal/Obama supporter/progressive reading this, please comment on how it is you can possible believe Obama loves this country.

Obama’s (and other progressives) ideology is all about crushing the foundations of our republic, “spreading the wealth”, forcing equal outcomes instead of opportunity, and making this country weak….all because Obama believes America is the problem instead of the solution for much of the world.

Our country — despite its imperfections — is the biggest beacon for individual freedom and prosperity that the world has ever known.   

How is it that Obama and his blinded supporters believe America is so evil, yet they condone and entertain dictators, thugs, and rogues that regularly suppress freedom, some to the point of murdering their own citizens?

Despite his arrogance, Obama has not corrected anything…he is quickly destroying this country — unbelievably so, in my mind.

Let me list some ways that Obama ( and his Congressional cohorts) are ripping the foundation out from under this great country. 

And more. 

This President is an embarrassment to our country and freedom-loving individuals here and around the world.  His departure from office can’t come too soon!

If Obamacare passes, our American experiment may be at Code Blue


The dance of Socialism

That headline sounds dreary, and it should.  If Obamacare passes, it is the climax of the coup that the left has been perpetuating on America for the last 50 years.

Our Democratic government leaders and President know this is the culmination of years of “changing” America from a free republic to a dependent Socialist state.  That is exactly why they are lying, bribing, and shredding the Constitution to pass Obamacare. 

The true power-hungry, leftist colors of our President and Democratic leaders is now exposed for all to see….if we all just pay attention.

Some thoughts from Protein Wisdom:

And if it passes — and then somehow withstands the legal challenges — it’s game over for this American experiment.

And that’s not hyperbole. What we’ve been witnessing is a kind of ideological coup — decades in the making — that will culminate in a takeover of a vast portion of the US economy. This takeover will lead to a proliferation of government unionized labor, which in turn will lead to a perpetual progressive majority wherein Democrats will be able to redistribute wealth in exchange for votes, essentially trading money for power in the form of legalized theft and bribery.

When the Congress passes and the President signs a bill that takes over 1/6th of our economy against the wishes of the “governed”, we are on the downhill slide through revoking of freedoms, to fascism and further down to socialism.

The piece at Protein Wisdom continues:

That’s why a short-term defeat in mid-term elections doesn’t much bother the leftwing ideologues driving this “reform” debacle (to the point where we are all of us now daily counting votes for what we all know to be a cowardly and unconstitutional procedural gambit); because in the long term, the left has set itself up for a checkmate: as the economy moves more and more toward government-run jobs, competition will die out, and the left will have a stranglehold on the means of production. They will control you — in exchange for the promises of cradle-to-grave “protections.”

For those who have read Edward Bellamy’s socialist “utopia” Looking Backward (and its sequel, Equality), the maneuvering is familiar: ultimately, “the nation is the sole employer and capitalist,” having taken over industry on the way to becoming the economy. Or in other words, liberal fascism on the way to socialism.

For the last 8-years or so, I’ve been writing here about how the takeover of language has provided the epistemological cover for the strategies of the left; and now that they are so close to winning the culture wars — the end game being a fatal blow to the horrid notion that all men are created equal and so deserve equality of opportunity, and the freedom to make their own way in the world — they are no longer much concerned with keeping up appearances: this is, we all now know, a bald attempt to overthrow the US government as it was initially envisioned in favor of a soft socialist state, run by an “elite” political class, using nothing more, ultimately, than the weapons a perversion of language and meaning provide. By infiltrating and re-forming our institutions — itself made possible by institutionalizing certain ideas about language that (by way of epistemology) led inevitably to the reinforcement of progressive ideals — the left has been able to invert core classical liberals ideas, to the point where “tolerance” is now synonymous with “giving no offense;” individual identity is only “authentic” once approved by an identity group and its official narrative; and “freedom” is only possible by way of government provision, with Natural Rights shucked off as a quaint byproduct of Enlightenment thinking — the kind of thinking that has been replaced by the postmodern lie that, because we are created and prescribed by language, and because language is man made, truth itself is an invention of mankind, and so has no permanence other than mere consensus.

I hope our grandchildren enjoy potatoes, and don’t mind standing in line for toilet paper.

Because let’s face it: this has been done before. And unless we stand up and so no right now, it’s going to be tried again.

For those of you who are paying attention and approve of this bill even with its clear trampling of our freedom, free markets, and economy, we have to assume you that you are a proponent of the nanny state and against the principles of our founding.   I have a few words for you.

I no longer believe that there is room for compromise with the left in power in America.  There is no room for benefit of the doubt for Obama.    It is clear that the Democratic leaders in Congress and President Obama are proponents of a new America that lives in a Socialist state with few individual freedoms.  They strive for power over the people as their “protectors”.  Equal opportunity is to be banished so that “social justice” and the elite choosing “haves and have nots” is the rule of the day.

There is no longer a left vs right in America, at least as far as Washington’s leaders and their special interests (Unions, ACORN, etc.) are concerned.  We have now clearly moved to a fight of  anti-American change agents versus pro-American patriots.   

You simply can not stand for American values and freedom and approve of this Obamacare bill or its process….it is impossible.

These are serious, serious times.   My patience for those Americans approving of this bill is zero.  I’m in the fight to win.  My side is fighting for American freedom and values.  My ideological enemy wishes for “hope” and a “change” in America that is anathema to our founding and values.

For those of you who don’t pay much attention or you just don’t understand this bill or care about it, but “it seems OK”, I beg of you to read about the details of the bill: the revocation of our freedoms, the tax increases, that it won’t reduce deficits, and that the process of “passing” this bill has included bribery, favors, and potentially anti-Constitutional “rules”.  Is this the kind of government you want?  Do you want to be a servant  or slave to your government? 

For those of you who are against this bill and standing up for freedom and our founding, please try to keep up the faith.  All is not lost yet!   We can stand up to this attack on our country from within….and it STARTS NOW.    

We can no longer “tolerate” anything that doesn’t represent freedom, tradition, and American values….NOTHING.   Keep up the fight.  Speak out.  Teach others about our Constitution.  Inform your friends and family of the seriousness of our time.    DO NOT be ashamed of your conservative and pro-American views.

Our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren are worth it.

FYI — Real courage, not Faux-bama courage, for the fight comes from above:

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9

“Deeming” of bills, the unprecedented “Slaughter Rule”, and a potential Constitutional Crisis


The “Slaughter Solution” being seriously considered by Nancy Pelosi for “deeming” the Obamacare Senate bill passed by the House is unprecedented and unconstitutional.

From RedState.com:

The fact of the matter is that there is no precedent for the House to pass a bill without a direct vote by using a budget reconciliation measure as a trigger and a means to pass ObamaCare.  Nancy Pelosi’s potentially unconstitutional strategy to pass unconstitutional ObamaCare is without precedent nor justification.

In a nutshell, Mike Pence gives us the reality of Obamacare government takeover of our healthcare and the just-as-hideous “slaughter” process:

Pence talks of the constitutionality, or lack thereof, of this move by Pelosi.  Similarly, at  Secondhand Smoke blog, Wesley J. Smith talks about the actual Constitutional Crisis:

…..But you can’t pass an internal procedural rule that effectively revokes the Constitutional requirement of what must actually happen for a bill to pass into law!  In order to become law, the Constitution requires a bill to pass both houses in identical form, and then either be signed into law by the president, or made law over a presidential veto. 

If this law is “deemed” passed via the Slaughter Solution instead of being actually voted and passed, and then signed by Obama, what might happen?

If President Obama signs an Obamacare bill that was not actually voted on in the House of Representatives, it will unleash a bitter constitutional crisis of the kind I haven’t seen in my 60 year-+ lifetime. There will be years of intense litigation.  Tremendous uncertainty as to whether it is actually law will roil the economy and divide the country.  People will refuse to pay the taxes required in the “statute” on the basis that there is no law.  Regulators will be sued.  Vitriol of the kind not seen since the session crisis of 1861 will take over our politics, sowing even deeper societal divisions than already exist.  At the end of the day, I believe, Obamacare will be declared null and void because it never actually have passed both houses of Congress.

But if that’s the best case, what’s the worst case?:

The worst case scenario is that the maneuver is somehow approved by the Supreme Court. Then, we will have lost our constitutional republic, because Congress will no longer have to pass bills.  Just pass internal rules.  And liberals who support Obamacare fervently enough to believe this expedient is justified, should understand clearly that sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

EXACTLY — what is to stop Obama/Pelosi/Reid from “deeming” the next election null and void, or “deeming” cap and tax as law of the land?  I could cite almost any example. 

 Our Founders intended that our Republic have a representative government.  When ONE political party can “deem” takeover of 1/6 of our economy in something so personal as healthcare, we are no longer the America of our founders, but the America sought out by statists, Marxists, and tyrannical dictators.

That is exactly what a Constitutional crisis looks like.

Of course, the Democratic talking points that came out yesterday tried to convince us that “deeming” or the “Slaughter Solution” has been used before?   Well, it has, BUT never has it been used to CHANGE THE OUTCOME OF A BILL’S PASSAGE and has been used traditionally used for amendments to a bill and resolutions (not a binding bill).  From DougRossat Journal:

Hoyer attempted to deflect criticism by citing cases where Republicans used a “self-executing” rule.

Oh, the Republicans used it, right? Well, Stenky, could we please have the list of bills and laws passed using this method? There aren’t any. It’s been used to add and remove amendments, not pass entire bills without a vote. And certainly not for a giant, new and unaffordable entitlement program. And certainly not one that has zero bipartisan support.

Of course, other than just ignoring her oath to preserve the Constitution, Nancy Pelosi’s (and Louise Slaughter’s) hypocrisy is on full display in this endeavor.  Nancy Pelosi and others declared and sued long ago that the “deeming” rule (AKA Slaughter Rule) is unconstitutional

….Dial the date selector back to 2005 when the Republican majority in Congress approved a national debt limit increase. But there was a minor difference between the two chambers’ versions resulting from a clerical error.

Of course, there is one major difference between 2005 and 2010. Debt limit increases are routine in Congress and have been for decades. But to place the American private health care system under government control — effectively socializing one-sixth of the U.S. economy — that has never been done before. 

“Deeming” a bill passed is unconstitutional and should not be considered. If this Obamacare bill is passed in that manner, Obama should tear up the bill when it reaches his desk.

 
I’m not holding my breath.
 
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