President Obama's Potential
as a Marxist Dictator

Note:  You might want to start at the Barack Obama Index Page, especially if you arrived here by using a search engine.

On this page:

        Obama shows great potential — as a Marxist dictator!

        The use of a temporary government shutdown as a weapon.

        Obama resides on the outskirts of the law.

        Obama's Assault on British Petroleum.

        INTERPOL is granted immunity from U.S. law.

        The Swine Flu Panic

        Oath Keepers:  Just say no!

Related topics on nearby pages:

        Obama's henchmen in action.

        The use of the IRS as a weapon

        If you criticize Obamacare, you will be audited

        All this adulation is a bit much.

        Obama for America / Organizing for America / Organizing For Action.

        President Obama and Gun Control.

        Domestic surveillance.

        The Clamor for Obama's impeachment.

        President Obama's Drones and the Secret Kill List.

        Obama vs the Catholic Church

        Prepare for an Obama Thugocracy

        A Taste of the Obama Thugocracy at the "town hall" meetings.

        Obama fraternizes quite cordially with dictators in other countries

        Taking control of the internet

        The NLRB vs Boeing

        Egypt hits the internet kill switch and Obama takes notes.

        Using public schools as indoctrination centers

        Obama's malignant narcissism

        Homeland Security vs the Right Wing

        President for life?

        Evidently Obama hates America

        Preferential Treatment of the Black Panthers

        Obama vs Gibson Guitar

        Americorps

        The firing of Inspector General Gerald Walpin

        The return of the "Snitch on Your Neighbor" program

        Here a czar, there a czar, everywhere a czar czar.

        The Obama team manipulates the news media

        Obama vs the Associated Press

        Obama vs Fox News Channel

        Obama and the news media versus Toyota

        Using the National Endowment for the Arts as a propaganda tool

        Obama's Culture of Corruption





Obama shows great potential — as a Marxist dictator!

Earlier, I had used the term "Communist dictator" in this spot, but upon further consideration, it is probably more accurate to substitute the word "Marxist."  The distinction is somewhat obscure.  Either way, my point is that President Obama has many disturbing personality traits, disreputable friends and associates (past and present), and millions of poorly educated minions on his side.  His political views are way out on the very edges of left-wing extremism.  The ingredients are in place for a dangerous transformation of our country into something we will all quickly regret.  Whatever he does in this regard must be done before the 2010 elections, when there will surely be a voter backlash and a return to more balanced power in Washington.

I do not use the term Communist lightly.  As a young man, Barack Obama spent a lot of time learning from a man named Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist.  As an adult, he has surrounded himself with others who share many of the same goals and ideals as Mr. Davis.  As the candy coating wears off in the next few years, my hope is that more people will begin to see how dangerous this man really is.  Barack Hussein Obama, in my opinion, is the most dangerous and one of the most thoroughly dishonest presidents this country has ever had.

Please note that the governors and the legislatures in several states are reacting negatively to President Obama's hunger for centralized power, and many are in the process of passing bills declaring their states' sovereignty under the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution.  More information about such opposition can be found here.

The most disturbing theme, escpecially since Obama's re-election, is the encouragement Obama gets from his rabid supporters:  The more he uses draconian Executive Orders to bypass the legislature and the Constitution, the happier they are.  The activists on the political left, including a number of elected officials, are pushing the President to single-handedly enact totalitarian gun control, severe environmentalist restrictions on energy production, blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants, reparations for slavery, an unlimited debt ceiling, and so on.  Some even want Obama to be permitted to serve three (or more) terms.  The Constitution means nothing to left-wing activists, because the public schools hardly mention it any more, but Senators and Congressmen should know better than to suggest bypassing the Constitution.


The Rule of Memo.  Turn now to the President's "executive action" on immigration.  What did he do?  According to a wide variety of media sources, the President issued an executive order. [...] Wow. Some executive order.  Except there isn't one.  Check the White House web site under the section "Presidential Actions."  The most recent executive order is one from October 17, on consumer financial transactions.  What the President signed on Friday, November 21 were two memoranda, setting up a task force and directing government officials to recommend improvements in the immigration system. [...] An executive order has the force of law.  The Office of the Federal Register assigns it a number and publishes it.  There is a permanent record; a place to go to find it.  None of this applies to the memo.

A Bigger Problem Than Obama.  We have two major parties in the nation now: the Republican Party and the Banana Republic Party, otherwise known as Democrats.  The difference between them is over the rule of law.  When President Obama appointed judges without Senate approval, made environmental law without Congress and rewrote his health law two dozen times, Republicans protested that Obama was shredding the Constitution.  Most Democratic lawmakers turned a blind eye to the Constitution they swore to uphold.  Last Thursday, Obama opted for lawlessness again, dictating broad changes to immigration law.  He made them banana-republic style:  one man ruling with the stroke of his pen.

National Review Editor: Ban Obama From Delivering State of the Union Address.  Congressional Republicans have found themselves completely stymied by President Obama's executive action on immigration.  There's no bill for them to vote down, they lack the votes for impeachment, and shutting down the government never works.  National Review editor Rich Lowry has suggested an innovative new way for Republicans to express their displeasure:  ban President Obama from delivering the State of the Union Address:  "If I were John Boehner," he said, referring to the House speaker, "I'd say to the president:  'Send us your State of the Union in writing.  You're not welcome in our chamber.'"  Well, that is new.  And it could work.

Obama unleashed: Defies GOP election wins, moves in opposite direction.  President Barack Obama has spent November acting with a defiant fury, moving with little regard for the message voters sent at the polls.  Instead of reaching out to Republicans who won control of next year's Congress Nov. 4, he's charged ahead with initiatives that infuriate the victors, prompting critics to label him a "king" or "emperor."  Wednesday [11/26/2014], the Obama administration began an effort aimed at easing smog-related pollution.  Earlier this month, Obama took executive action on immigration and climate change.  The White House has suggested he would block the Keystone XL pipeline.  He's vowed to have the federal government regulate Internet access.

Obama's Indifference to Law Echoes Famed Plot Of the Writer O. Henry.  The phrase "banana republic" was invented by the American fiction writer O. Henry, in exile a century ago in Honduras.  It was a country where laws were changed frequently by petty dictators.  Mr. Obama says he's acting alone because Congress waited too long. But the Constitution vests all legislative powers, including immigration and naturalization law, with Congress.  It doesn't say "unless Congress waits too long."  There's no timetable.

Obama puts the Republic out of its misery.  Obama isn't the first president to abuse executive power — not by a longshot.  But he has to be the first president in American history to overtly and consistently argue that he's empowered to legislate if Congress doesn't pass the laws he favors.  It's an argument that's been mainstreamed by partisans and cheered on by those in media desperate to find a morsel of triumph in this presidency.

No Shame for Obama.  [Scroll down]  And to get to the nitty-gritty, how many millions of illegal aliens will ultimately qualify for this discretionary amnesty and completely overwhelm American hospitals, schools, courts, and other institutions that are totally unprepared to deal with this?  Furthermore, Obama's latest unilateral action will result in the destruction of American jobs.  Obama is directing a self-coup whereby he came to power "through legal means but [is] now dissolving or rendering powerless the national legislature and unlawfully assuming extraordinary powers, not granted under normal circumstances."  In other words, the road to a dictatorship.

America's Eerily Calm Transition to Dictatorship.  Obama's expected plan to grant legal status to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants was hailed as a victory for the powerful amnesty movement and criticized by amnesty opponents as an extra-constitutional power grab by a president who has grown increasingly fond of issuing executive power grab.

Obama: Not Legitimate for Future Presidents to Lower Taxes via Executive Action.  After unilaterally granting temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants last week, President Barack Obama said it would not be legitimate for a future president to unilaterally lower tax rates.  When asked on ABC's This Week if his successor could unilaterally act to lower taxes if Congress does not, Obama replied, "absolutely not."

Obama is not doing enough to wreck the country.  Potential future Obama executive orders may include: enforcing gun control based on the United Nations Arms Treaty; closing Guantanamo Bay prison; limiting carbon emissions as part of his climate change agreement with the Chinese government; eliminating voter ID laws; expanding pre-kindergarten programs for minorities; issuing a Presidential pardon for himself; deporting the Koch brothers; making the National Cathedral a mosque; inviting ISIS to join NATO; declaring Ebonics as the official language of the United States; establishing a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender SEAL team; inaugurating Al Sharpton Appreciation Day; outlawing common sense, logic and the stating of facts as federal crimes; forbidding all future fundamental transformations of the United States.

Rogue President.  Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens.  He will order the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 5 million, and declare that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards.  Where did Obama get his 4-5 million figure, not 2-4 million, or 5-7 million?  Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with.  Barack Obama just felt it was about right.

King Obama betters the tyranny of King George.  Mr. Obama has exterminated American citizens not accused of crime without due process of law on his secret say-so alone.  He has initiated wars against Libya, Syria, and the Islamic State without congressional authorization.  He has imprisoned persons indefinitely without accusation or trial at Guantanamo Bay — even detainees whom the military has found to be innocent of international terrorism.  He has used military tribunals in lieu of independent courts for the prosecution of civilian offenses.

Greg Abbott: Obama Feels 'Completely Unconstrained By The Constitution'.  Texas Republican Governor-elect Greg Abbott said during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday" [11/23/2014] that President Barack Obama felt "completely unconstrained by the Constitution."

Obama plays dirty politics with the Constitution.  At some point during grade school, American children are taught about the separation of powers. [...] But any schoolboy watching President Obama's speech on Thursday night — where he laid out his plan to act unilaterally on immigration (without Congress) — might rightly be confused.  For it seems that the president has crossed that fine line between enforcing the law (his proper role) and simply rewriting laws that do not suit him.  And in so doing, he has directly contradicted at least 22 of his own past statements, including very specific quotes like:  "I'm president, I'm not king.  I can't do these things just by myself'" and "I'm not the emperor of the United States.  My job is to execute laws that are passed."

Republican Party Cowards.  It was an audacious announcement that was both unconstitutional and confrontational.  It circumvented Congress, and their vital role in this issue, and was, thus, radically different from the last time amnesty was given to illegal immigrants.  In 1986, President Reagan did not issue an executive order on illegal immigration; he signed a bill passed by Congress.  Sadly, this President does not care what Congress thinks or does.  He has no interest in meeting or working with them.  Whether he is acting like a tyrant or an emperor, it is clear that he is not acting in conjunction with Congress.

Dear Mr. Obama, It Must Be Good to Be King.  Incredibly, even after all of the scandals, corruption, lies, and deceits; even after this past week when we learned about the depth of your Obamacare deception; even after using the IRS to target your political opponents; even after letting your ambassador die in Benghazi and lying about it afterwards; even after dividing the nation and exploiting racial tensions for your own gain; even after six years of incompetence, dishonesty, conspiracy, and illegality; even after every law you've flouted, promise you've broken, and lie you've told, you still found a way to top yourself.  In refusing to enforce our borders and uphold our immigration laws, you are now guilty of the most profound presidential power grab since Abraham Lincoln.

Obama's Amnesty Speech, Deconstructed.  Tonight we were treated to a spectacle eerily reminiscent of a scene from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, in which Chancellor Palpatine of the Galactic Republic declares a reorganization into the Galactic Empire and makes himself an emperor.  That scene ends with a great quote from Padme Amidala, the character played by Natalie Portman, who laments "So this is how liberty dies.  With thunderous applause."  The good news is the thunderous applause was only heard among the illegal immigrants gathered outside the White House to rejoice in the lawlessness of an American president abjectly refusing to faithfully execute American laws.

Sen. Sessions reacts: We must stop Emperor Obama.  Apparently, America now has its first emperor.  And he has issued an imperial order to dissolve America's borders.  Millions more will enter and demand the same amnesty benefits as those who came before.  The entire moral foundation and consistency of our laws will have been eviscerated.  Law enforcement officials have repeatedly warned that the president's new amnesty will unleash a "tidal wave" of illegal immigration.  The impact on our jobs, wages, hospitals, schools, police departments and neighborhoods will be crushing.

Executive Amnesty: Will We Allow One Man to Fundamentally Transform America?  [Scroll down]  The rare Enterovirus D68 is causing an outbreak across 45 states, sickening nearly 700 — mostly children.  Illegal alien minors are also spreading dengue fever, swine flu, tuberculosis, and possibly Ebola.  Obama's open border policy has delivered over 300,000 illegals; 75,000 of them are children who directly entered schools across America without proper examinations and so on.  It has been exposed that many of the illegals are gang members and drug dealers.  As inconceivable as this is to imagine, it does appear that one man, exploiting the historical aspect of his presidency to break the law at will, may be allowed to fundamentally transform America.  Obama via executive order will grant amnesty to 5 million illegals, plus the 75,000 children who invaded our country and their parents.  If Republicans do not stop Obama's insanity, one characterless, out-of-control, arrogant, evil liar will fundamentally transform America.  That is totally unacceptable.

Jeff Sessions: Obama's Amnesty 'Endangering Our Entire Constitutional Order'.  Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions says that President Barack Obama's executive amnesty is something that is "endangering our entire constitutional order" as a democratic Republic.  "President Obama's executive amnesty violates the laws Congress has passed in order to create and implement laws Congress has refused to pass," Sessions said in a statement.

Today is a Sad Day.  This is a turning point.  This is a new nation.  Fundamentally changed.  If we are indeed to become a country in which the chief executive ignores laws and does as he pleases, then we are finished.

Ted Cruz Cites Cicero: 'How Long Is That Madness Of Yours Still to Mock Us?'.  On the floor of the Senate this morning, Sen. Ted Cruz read aloud the text of Cicero's First Oration Against Catiline, subbing in President Obama's name in the context.  "When, President Obama, do you mean to cease abusing our patience?  How long is that madness of yours still to mock us?  When is there to be an end to that unbridled audacity of yours swaggering about as it does now?" Cruz asked.

Obama, Our Modern John C. Calhoun.  Elementary school civics class has taught the same thing for two hundred years:  Congress makes the laws, the president enforces the laws, the judiciary interprets the laws.  The reason this is so is because individual liberty thrives when government is hobbled by division of power.  People live better lives when federal power is stymied.  When President Obama announces that he will be suspending laws to bless the illegal presence of millions of foreigners in the United States, he will have adopted the most basic philosophy of John C. Calhoun: some laws can be tossed aside because his ends justify the lawlessness.

Krauthammer: Obama Like Leader of 'Banana Republic'.  Columnist Charles Krauthammer said that President Obama's planned executive order on immigration is comparable to the actions of a leader of a banana republic on Wednesday's [11/19/2014] "Special Report" on the Fox News Channel.

Obama sets off on scorched-earth rampage.  After his party's historic losses, he refused to even acknowledge the thrashing.  Instead, he said the real lesson from that day was that Americans want everyone in Washington to "work together."  Yet behind the scenes, the president was busy directing his team of lawyers to find real or perceived loopholes in the law — even the Constitution — in order to wave his royal scepter and instantaneously turn as many as 12 million illegal aliens into America citizens.  Already he had quietly ordered the federal government to stop deporting aliens and unilaterally allowed some 60,000 "unaccompanied minors" to enter the U.S.

WH: Obama Being Called Emperor Is 'Criticism the President Wears with a Badge of Honor'.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama wears the 'emperor' label "with a badge of honor" during a press briefing Wednesday [11/19/2014].  Responding to rhetoric from critics of Obama's impending executive action on immigration reform, Earnest said the president has no problem using the law to make "progress."  "We heard rhetoric for some time.  Their most recent statement referred to 'Emperor Obama,'" Earnest said.  "The fact is the president is somebody who is willing to examine the law, review the law and use every element of that law to make progress for the American people and that's a criticism the president wears with badge of honor."

Obama mows down separation of powers and limits on executive power.  Obama on Thursday night plans to announce an amnesty for about 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally.  His order is based on no statutory authority, but is instead an expansion of the idea of "prosecutorial discretion" — the notion that federal government can't catch all scofflaws, and so it must set priorities.  Republicans, and even much of the mainstream media, have sniffed out Obama's likely true motives here, and they are nakedly political.

Republicans accuse Obama of 'imperial presidency' as he readies immigration plans.  President Barack Obama will on Thursday announce his controversial plan to halt deportations of millions of illegal immigrants before flying to Nevada to begin rallying support for his reforms.  Mr Obama will use a rare prime time television speech to unveil his plans, which are expected to shield up to five million people from deportation and allow them to work legally in the United States.  Republicans erupted in fury before details of Mr Obama's executive action were even announced, accusing the President of behaving like an "emperor" who rules by fiat and promising to wage a fierce campaign to derail his plans.

The Game Plan to Stop Obama's Unconstitutional Amnesty.  The Obama Administration is planning to pardon at least 4.5 million illegal aliens and grant them work permits.  This move will allow them to receive driver's licenses and Social Security cards, and eventually obtain access to our welfare system.  Additionally, as part of his coup, he is planning to make numerous changes to our immigration system — all without the consent of Congress.  It's as if Article I Section 8 of the Constitution, which explicitly grants Congress plenary power over immigration and naturalization, does not exist.

Shock: ABC Grills Obama on Executive Order Flip-Flop.  Before playing a clip of Jon Karl pressing White House press secretary Josh Earnest, George Stephanopoulos pointed out:  "...The President has suggested in the past that he doesn't have the kind of power to do this on his own."  Karl agreed, noting that Obama "has repeatedly said in some very colorful ways that he doesn't have power to do it."  The report then featured a February 2013 clip of the President admitting, "I'm the President of the United States.  I'm not the emperor of the United States.  My job is to execute laws that are passed."

Obama Is Not a Monarch.  The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law.  Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the president threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally.  To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American people.

Obama Is About to Commit an Act of Constitutional Infamy.  Mr. Obama is now acting like, in his words, an "emperor."  His hypocrisy is, even by his standards, staggering.  But hypocrisy is not unusual in politicians and presidents; firing a missile aimed at our constitutional form of government is.  And that is what Mr. Obama is about to do.

Obama's Royal Scam.  Obama has on several occasions correctly described the action he now intends to take as unlawful.  He has dismissed it as royal rather than presidential in character. [...] Obama must feel some compunction about the forthcoming decree because he has baldly lied about his past statements disclaiming the constitutional authority he now purports to exercise.

Mia Love: Obama's Executive Amnesty 'Looks More Like A Dictatorship'.  Utah Republican Congresswoman-elect Mia Love told the hosts of "Fox and Friends" that President Barack Obama's plan for unilateral executive amnesty looks "more like a dictatorship" than a democracy.  "This is not about the president.  It's about the American people, and what the American people want the president to do," Love said Wednesday [11/19/2014].  "The American people want Congress to work with the president, want the president to work with Congress so that we can be compassionate, so that we can create a uniform rule of naturalization.

Trashing the republic to save his party with immigration 'reform'.  [Scroll down]  Why would President Obama do such a thing?  It is simple.  When people like him suffer crushing election losses, it is never because he is wrong, that his policies are terrible, or that nobody trusts him anymore.  It is because there is something terribly wrong with the people who voted.  That is why Mr. Obama actually declared after the election that he would dismiss the voices of this year's election voters in favor of the message he heard from all those people who didn't vote.  He really did actually say that.

Obama vs. Us.  Obama is doing precisely what he promised during his 2008 presidential campaign, to cheering and mesmerized crowds:  "We are going to fundamentally change America" and "We will change America.  We will change the world."  Obama is living up to those pledges by subverting our Constitution and adopting the political style of a banana republic dictator. [...] Ask yourself whether our Constitution permits the president to unilaterally change a law enacted by Congress.  For a president to do so is for him to behave like a banana republic dictator.

White House: Obama Is Not A King Or An Emperor But He Can Order Executive Amnesty.  President Obama is not a king or an emperor, according to the White House, but he still has lawful authority to issue executive amnesty for illegal immigrants.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters that Obama still stood by his remarks about not being a king or an emperor of the United States, allowing him to act unilaterally on immigration reform.

What Should Republicans Do to Stop This Aggressively Unconstitutional President?  It's hard to overstate how irresponsible President Obama would be to go forward, as he almost surely will, with his sweeping executive order on amnesty.  Ross Douthat of the New York Times has written a fine column on why doing so would be, in his words, a "disgrace."  What the president is on the verge of doing would do tremendous, long-term damage to our political culture and our constitutional order.  It would set a dangerous precedent.  And it would be an act of extraordinary selfishness.  By now none of this should surprise us.

Jindal: Obama Threatening to Shutdown Government with Immigration Executive Order.  President Obama will risk shutting down the government if he moves forward with his executive action on immigration, and Republicans "should do everything they can" to stop him, says Bobby Jindal.  "No, we shouldn't shut down the government, but absolutely Republicans should do everything they can to force the president to follow the law," he said on Meet the Press on Sunday [11/16/2014].  "No, the president shouldn't shut down the government so that he can break the law."

Executive order on immigration would ignite a political firestorm.  Reports are rampant that President Obama will sign an executive order as soon as this week that will allow up to 5 million undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation.  Signing such an order would have explosive political consequences — it would not only reshape the near-term fights in Congress but also have a potentially profound effect on the two parties' national coalitions heading into the 2016 election and beyond.

Liberal Law Professor: Obama's Executive Amnesty 'Tearing at the Very Fabric of the Constitution'.  Georgetown law professor Jonathan Turley, a political liberal but a longstanding critic of President Obama's executive overreach, continued to sound the alarm against the president's planned executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, saying it will "tear at the very fabric of the Constitution."

The Gridlock Clause.  President Obama routinely cites Congress's obstinacy regarding his agenda as justification for a series of executive actions that suspend, waive, and even rewrite statutes.  His frustration is understandable, but his response is not justifiable.  Brazenly maneuvering around the lawmaking function of Congress is an affront to the constitutional order.

Is Immigration Americans' No. 1 Priority?  The fourth issue of big-government overreach is extraordinarily dangerous.  You can be sure that Barack Obama will completely bypass Congress and sign an executive order to basically extend amnesty to millions of illegals.  This will be done whether there is an outcry from the American people or not.  He already knows how Americans feel on this issue, but nothing will stop his agenda.

Obama prepares to defy voters' will — again.  When Obama acts, Congress will have no choice but to react.  Obama's edict will involve ordering the executive branch not to enforce laws that Congress has passed and that lawmakers have specifically declined to change.  Writing the nation's immigration laws is the responsibility of Congress, and Obama's action will likely be a major encroachment on the legislature's constitutional authority.

Obama: Irrelevant, Incompetent or Intentional?  [Scroll down]  This is what, in all seriousness, Barack Obama is doing.  He is planning to go ahead with an Executive Order to make millions of new Americans of the illegal aliens currently residing here.  He will probably stiff-arm Congress and act in defiance of the Constitution and the laws.v He will probably nominate a new Attorney General — and press a lame-duck Senate to ram through the confirmation vote.  Socialism is inherently undemocratic.  Its adherents believe they are "on the right side of history" and thus they feel entitled, empowered even, to bend and break the rules in order to achieve an ever-greater central control over Americans' lives.

Conservative Senators Warn Obama on Unconstitutional Amnesty Move.  Yesterday Obama responded to the decisive public repudiation of his policies represented by the massive Republican wave by reaching out to the incoming majority, generously offering to give them a few weeks to propose legislation to his liking before he jettisons the Constitution entirely and rules by decree.

Obama Refuses To Give Up His Dictatorship.  Proving once again the will of the American voters means less than nothing to him, Obama [...] is substituting the current majority and minority ethnic races in the USA — the ones who finally woke up and saw the real writing on the wall — with his unschooled illegals from Central America and beyond.  And, in case there are still a few out there who didn't notice, Obama replaced his position of the illegal POTUS with that of the ObamaGov tyranny in early 2009.  He has no intention of giving up his dictatorship that will continue to replace US citizens with illegal aliens.

Resist Executive Overreach on Immigration.  Votes were still coming in on Tuesday evening when ABC's Jon Karl reported that, per White House sources, "the president will move forward with an executive order on immigration reform no matter how big a shellacking Democrats get."  The shellacking was bigger than even the most optimistic Republicans had predicted.  To act on immigration without engaging the country's new congressional majority would be a defiance of the legislative branch, and of the American electorate.

Obama Wants the Democrats to Lose.  [Scroll down]  Obama wants Democrats to lose because a solidly Republican Congress will allow him to step to the Pontius Pilate water bowl, wash his hands (with a dramatic flourish) of the whole business of politics, and start ruling in earnest by fiat.  We have already seen that, by executive order, Obama is going to issue green cards to some thirty-three millions Hispanics (read: future Democrats) as soon as the elections are over.  With a divided Congress, though, the president would have a much less plausible excuse for slipping into full dictatorial character.

In the Wake of Massive Rebuke, Obama to Move Forward With His War on America.  Coming off a massive wave election the GOP needs to play hardball now.  Cut the purse strings off on him, unleash a barrage of investigations in the Senate into his myriad scandals and expose him further for the lawless thug that he is.  It's obvious he's not learned any lesson.

Dictatorial Government takes a Beating.  What it means to be fed up with machine politics is simply this: Americans do not want a country run by dictators.  That's exactly how Harry Reid ran the Senate as majority leader, blocking much-needed legislation or tossing it into the trash without a second glance.  That's exactly how President "I have a pen and a phone" Obama has been governing, issuing one executive order after another as he saw fit, circumventing the Republican-controlled House.  America is not a banana republic to be run by a caudillo.

Why These 6 Senators Say Obama Is Risking a 'Constitutional Crisis' Over Amnesty.  Despite yesterday's [11/4/2014] electoral losses, Obama is reportedly moving forward with an immigration plan before the end of the year.  In a letter today to outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., the six senators expressed their concern over Obama's vow to take executive action.  According to the letter, such action would "lawlessly grant amnesty to immigrants who have entered the country illegally."

Barack Bulworth Obama.  Barack Obama has a penchant for power.  The next two years will be very challenging for Americans concerned about their nation's future.  Obama's goal to exercise power with very few limits has been clear for some time to all but the most obtuse.  In early 2011 he told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China.  He has not changed his views.  After losing control of the House of Representatives, he rejected compromise with Republicans by boasting he has a "pen and a phone" and would circumvent Congress and the Constitution (in other words, staying the course since his inauguration).  While strolling with the visiting French resident at Monticello he "quipped" that "the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want."  Jefferson would cringe that America, a nation he helped found, would be led by a man who had so little respect for our founding principles and fathers — and for the American people.

Carson: Declaring martial law, will Obama cancel 2016 elections?  Widespread anarchy gripping the country could be reason enough for the Obama administration to announce the implementation of martial law and the suspension of some, if not all, of Americans' constitutionally protected rights — including the right to vote and hold national elections.  On the surface this seems unbelievable, but upon further analysis, Carson's ominous suggestion is plausible; this is an extremely unnerving scenario that all Americans should be aware of and ready for.  The Obama administration has very quietly and subtly done many inexplicable things that could very well be precursors to the suspension of some, if not all, of Americans' constitutionally protected civil rights.

USA Today's Susan Page: Obama administration most 'dangerous' to media in history.  At some point, a compendium of condemnations against the Obama administration's record of media transparency (actually, opacity) must be assembled.  Notable quotations in this vein come from former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who said, "It is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering"; New York Times reporter James Risen, who said, "I think Obama hates the press"; and CBS News's Bob Schieffer, who said, "This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush's did, and his before that."  USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page has added a sharper edge to this set of knives.

The White House Gaslights America on Immigration.  The evidence by this point has become pretty overwhelming that the White House plans some sort of mass amnesty via executive fiat immediately after the elections have concluded.  Disgruntled Democrat Hispanics have openly declared that Obama has promised them as much, and earlier this week, Breitbart News revealed that the Administration was placing a supply order that would enable them to issue 34 million green cards, which would represent either a drastic and unprecedented increase in work visa issuage or (more likely) a one-time massive order for them pursuant to an Obama executive order.

Congressman Warns, "Republic is Dead" if Obama Moves Forward With This Plan.  A sitting congressman suggests that if President Barack Obama moves forward to enact amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants via executive order after the midterm elections and the American people do not rise up in protest, it will mean that the "republic has been destroyed."  Rep. Steve King said that such an action would amount to a blatant violation of the limits on presidential power imposed by the Constitution.

A Government Bureau Is The Nearest Thing To Eternal Life We Will Ever See On This Earth.  It is no secret that government today is far overreaching and intrusive.  This past year alone we have seen privacy breaches by the NSA, the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, and the disastrous consequences of Obamacare on small businesses and families.  Obama has even said, "I can take steps without legislation."  This self-righteous statement underscores that he has no respect for the Constitution — a document meant to protect the rights of all Americans and prevent our government and our leaders from trampling on those rights.  Unfortunately, today we have a President and federal officials who are no longer accountable to the American people because they consider themselves to be above the law.

America's perpetual state of emergency.  The United States is in a perpetual state of national emergency.  Thirty separate emergencies, in fact. [...] Those emergencies, declared by the president by proclamation or executive order, give the president extraordinary powers — to seize property, call up the National Guard and hire and fire military officers at will.  "What the National Emergencies Act does is like a toggle switch, and when the president flips it, he gets new powers.  It's like a magic wand.  and there are very few constraints about how he turns it on," said Kim Lane Scheppele, a professor at Princeton University.

One Bad Apple: Obama and his Influence.  We're only 6 years into a presidency gone bad and I, for one, am profoundly thankful that there won't be another 50+ years of this terrifying laughingstock of a regime.  Barack Obama has created so much havoc with his ideology and policies that it will take us years to recover.  His high-handed, pen-and-phone end runs around the Constitution ought to land him in prison, but he is creating the biggest mess by just being who he is.

King Barry Is Not On The Ballot, Says Everybody But King Barry.  The only time he tells the truth is when it can hurt somebody who has crossed him.  And by running as fast as they can from his disastrous policies, by distancing themselves as far as possible from him, they've crossed him.

The Divine Right of Barack Obama.  Since he ordered military action in Libya in 2011, President Obama has argued as a matter of routine that Article II of the U.S. Constitution confers such considerable power upon the commander-in-chief that, in most instances at least, Congress's role in foreign affairs is limited to that of advice bureau.  The political ironies of this development are sufficiently rich to stand without much comment.  (Imagine, if you will, trying to explain to an average voter in 2008 that by his second term the Democratic candidate for president would have adopted wholesale an interpretation of the Constitution that was championed by the likes of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and John Yoo.)  Less obvious, however, is what this means for America and her future.  The bottom line:  It's not good.

Obama complains about OTHER countries for trying to silence dissent.  After all that Tea Party groups have been through because they were targeted by Obama's IRS, Obama has the audacity to call out other countries for trying to crackdown on legitimate dissent.  Talk about narcissism.  Not only that, but he decries 'endless regulations' as though his hands were clean.  Hello Obamacare?  Hello EPA?

'CATALIST': Obama's Database for Fundamentally Transforming America.  The Democrats and the institutional left have a new political tool that allows them virtually to ignore moderates yet still win elections.  This tool, the Catalist database, was employed in the 2012 election.  That election defied conventional wisdom:  Mitt Romney sought and won independent voters overwhelmingly, but still lost.  If you wondered why the conventional wisdom about independents and moderates didn't seem so wise in 2012, the answer is Catalist.

Obama's Secret Service unveils a plan to turn the White House into The Forbidden City.  If the Secret Service gets their way, us peasants won't be able to even look at the White House anymore.  All because some guy jumped the fence on Friday [9/19/2014], and caught them with their pants down.

Sessions: 'Obama Has Openly Reaffirmed His Unconstitutional Plan to Nullify Our Nation's Sovereign Laws'.  Senator Jeff Sessions issues this statement in response to President Obama's decision to wait until after the mid-term election to take action on immigration by executive order.  "President Obama has openly reaffirmed his unconstitutional plan to nullify our nation's sovereign laws, issuing executive amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.  In so doing, he will wipe away American workers' lawful immigration protections.  Illegal workers will be instantly allowed to take precious jobs directly from struggling Americans in every occupation in America.  Countless more unlawful workers will pour across the border and overstay their visas.  These executive actions will incentivize a tsunami of illegality," reads Sessions's statement.

'To Hell With the Constitution!'  In 1902 Theodore Roosevelt intervened in a strike by Pennsylvania coal miners, exceeding his Constitutional authority as president.  When this was pointed out to him by Republican House whip James E. Watson, Roosevelt allegedly yelled, "To hell with the Constitution when the people want coal!"  This outburst reflected the novel Progressive view of the Chief Executive.  Instead of the Constitution's limited powers focused on specific needs, such as national defense, beyond the capacity of the individual states or local governments to address, the President needed more expansive authority in order to serve the "people."  Over 100 years later, Barack Obama has governed on the same assumption, one that undermines the Constitution's structure of balanced powers and limited government, and puts at risk our political freedom and autonomy.

In Obama Power Grab, Climate Trumps Constitution.  Apparently letting the Environmental Protection Agency run amok with regulations fulfilling candidate Obama's pledge to bankrupt the coal industry, and enact a de facto cap-and-trade regime the president couldn't get through Congress, is not enough.  The man who said his nomination was the moment the seas began to recede and the planet began to heal now plans to deal the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution yet another blow.  He's doing it by agreeing to a Kyoto-like "accord" he can use as moral cover for further destroying the U.S. economy, in lieu of an actual climate change "treaty" that must be ratified by two-thirds of a Senate that has already unanimously rejected such a pact.

Pressing the climate hoax.  President Obama is preparing to use his executive authority to impose the carbon-dioxide limitations dreamed up by the climate hysterics when they meet next year in Paris.  He intends to ignore his constitutional duty to ask the Senate's consent, and use the Environmental Protection Agency and other departments to impose the rules.  Ignoring the Constitution can be habit-forming, as Mr. Obama has shown us.

A President's Global Warming Treaty Tyranny.  In yet another demonstration of contempt for the Constitution, President Obama and his administration are pursuing what the New York Times characterizes as a "sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions" — absent any input from Congress.  The Constitution requires a two-thirds majority approval by the Senate to ratify any legally binding treaty.  The Obama administration plans to sidestep that requirement by calling the agreement a "politically binding" deal that would substitute for an actual treaty.

Constitutional chutzpah.  There are three ways something can become what the US Constitution calls the "supreme law of the land."  It can be made part of the Constitution by amendment, it can be passed by Congress as a law or it can be ratified by the Senate as a treaty.  President Obama can't get his climate-change agreement made supreme law of the land by any of those constitutional routes.  Not even close.  The Republican House doesn't want it.  The Democratic Senate won't act.  That's because the people don't want it.

The deadly combination of Obama and the UN will indenture civil society.  With Barack Obama now firmly in place as their ex officio leader, the United Nations pooh-bahs have come up with a surefire way to stick it to the taxpayers of the world, while feathering their nests for all time.  It's called making global warming/climate change a health issue at their very next summit in November 2015.  Christiana Figueres, the top UN climate official, said upcoming negotiations on an international global warming accord should be viewed as a health issue.

Obama Tries for Kyoto 2.0.  We can talk about the composition of the Untied Nations another time.  But when it comes to Barack Obama's cavalier treatment of the Constitution, you need look no further than this morning's New York Times.  Under the headline "Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty," the paper explains how the president, frustrated by Congress's unwillingness to barter away U.S. sovereignty by signing on to the so-called "Kyoto Protocol," the economy blighting climate standards devised by Greenies and other folks eager to hamstring the world's most productive economies, especially the Untied States, is planning to "sidestep" Congress.

Obama's new power grab: A climate change treaty without Senate ratification.  It's not a "new" treaty, apparently, if they're rewriting an old treaty that's already been ratified.  Maybe that's a sneak peek of Obama's Syria policy too.  Instead of asking for a new AUMF against ISIS, he could issue an "addendum" or whatever to the 2001 AUMF against Al Qaeda.  Come to think of it, that's his approach on immigration too.  The mega-amnesty he's getting ready to uncork isn't being presented as new policy, even though it would legalize five million people or more.  It's being presented as a discretionary application of law that's already on the books.  Turns out every bold new move Obama wants to make as president has already been authorized by statute, as if prophesied.

Obama's use of executive authority is about to become a real political issue.  President Obama is weighing a big-time executive action on immigration that has both Democrats and Republicans anxious.  He's also pursuing a major international climate-change agreement without ratification by Congress.  And it's not yet clear whether the White House will seek congressional authorization for military action in Syria that appears increasingly likely.  Yes, we are finally entering into what could be a very big debate about executive authority — and with the 2014 election just weeks away.

Obama's unlawful Bergdahl-for-terrorists swap.  President Obama was wrong earlier this year to trade five hardened terrorists from the prison at Guantanamo Bay for a deserter.  All but the president's most dedicated supporters understood then that the trade was a really bad idea.  Now, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office has confirmed what many suspect, that the swap violated a "clear and unambiguous" law.  For this White House, the law is little more than an annoyance to be swatted away when inconvenient.  Mr. Obama makes and remakes the law as he goes along.  Congress has allowed itself to become irrelevant.

Why I Sued the President.  The president and his administration have ignored the law on a breathtaking range of issues.  For example, President Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency to propose new environmental rules that will devastate coal miners and raise electricity prices sky-high, even though the EPA admits that the "literal" terms of the Clean Air Act prohibit the regulations.  Similarly, after he failed to pass immigration reform through Congress, the president decided to ignore the laws on the books and give out work permits as he pleases.  He did the same thing with the Affordable Care Act, giving billions of dollars of tax credits that the law does not authorize. [...] Americans from both political parties have decried this lawlessness.

Buchanan: Obama Will 'Set the Country Completely on Fire' with Executive Amnesty by Labor Day.  On the Friday [8/22/2014] broadcast of "The McLaughlin Group," columnist Pat Buchanan predicted that President Obama would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants via executive order by Labor Day and that such an action would "set the country completely on fire."

Sen. Sessions: CEOs 'Scheming with WH to Extract by Executive Fiat' Amnesty Congress Denied.  Sen. Sessions says the CEOs are "scheming with the White House" to flout both Congress and the will of the people:  "The same group of CEOs who helped write the Senate's Gang of Eight immigration bill in secret is now scheming with the White House to extract by executive fiat what was denied to them by the American people and Congress."  If these companies so desperately needed illegal alien labor, they wouldn't be laying off American workers by the thousands, Sen. Sessions notes:  "Even while they demand more foreign workers, these companies are laying off current employees in droves. [...]"

Behind Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions.  When President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional gridlock and overhaul the nation's immigration system on his own, he did so in a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden.  Since then, the process of drafting what will likely be the only significant immigration changes of his presidency — and his most consequential use of executive power — has been conducted almost entirely behind closed doors, where lobbyists and interest groups invited to the White House are making their case out of public view.

The Maximalist.  In 2011, President Obama, speaking before the National Council of La Raza, remarked that "I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own."  He acknowledged the appeal of dictatorial action, but he said "that's not how our system works."  The crowd responded, "Change it" and "Yes, you can!"  He spoke of bypassing Congress as a temptation to which he wouldn't yield.  But he has, and it is clear that he regards America's system of checks and balances as an odious obstacle to his conception of good government.

Immigration activists beg Obama to legalize eight million illegals or more.  The number kicked around for the past few months was five or six million.  That's not good enough for immigration groups, who want to see something closer to eight figures.  And once you're creeping up towards 10 million, there's really no point in having eligibility criteria at all.  Just legalize everyone, no questions asked.  Honestly, if we're going to have the president dictate national policy, what's the sense in demanding that he do it by half-measures?

Yes, Nixon was bad but Obama is worse.  No man, Nixon's critics assured us, was above the law.  For his transgressions, Richard Nixon was forced from office, evading prosecution only because of a presidential pardon.  Yet by any reasonable measure, Nixon's sins seem venal compared to those of President Barack Obama. [...] While Nixon was known for his "Enemies List," the former head of the National Security Agency's global digital data gathering program says that Obama also has an enemies list stored by keyword, which has been used to take down perceived political enemies such as General Petraus.  During his re-election campaign Obama even brazenly posted his enemies list on-line as a not-so-subtle threat not to donate to his opponents.

Meet Four Business Owners Squeezed by Operation Choke Point.  With no explanation, Brian Brookman last month lost the bank account for his pawn shop.  He had no idea why.  Brookman says his store in Grand Haven, Mich., never had been in trouble with federal or state officials. [...] After researching his case on the Internet, Brookman says he concluded that his banker, JP Morgan Chase, closed the account because two of his business activities — dealing in vintage coins and selling firearms — were labeled "high risk" by federal bureaucrats as part of an Obama administration initiative called Operation Choke Point.

President Humpty Dumpty.  The law that Congress wrote (but didn't read, under the shameless leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi) turned out to be, as was inevitable, filled with holes and errors.  No matter:  a presidential edict a day keeps collapse away.  But the Constitution doesn't allow for government by executive edict.  That's for monarchy or dictatorship.

On Celebrating Obama's Birthday.  This is really not the biggest deal in the world, but every year on August 4, I'm reminded of something kind of creepy in the Cult of Obama.  That, my friends, is the obsession with his birthday. [...] This is not to be encouraged for two main reasons.  One, it's childish.  Birthdays are for kids.  And even for kids, they should be restrained.  Yes, it's another year to be thankful for God's provisions.  Great.  Do that with family and friends.  Don't make a big production.

Michelle Obama Asks Me to Sign President Obama's Birthday Card.  I find it hard to say precisely why I find this email a bit creepy.  At one level this seems innocuous enough — and it is definitely not a big thing.  At another level, asking millions of Americans to sign a birthday card for the President suggests a tone-deafness about the cult of personality.  If we lived in a dictatorship, getting millions of subjects to celebrate the Dear Leader's birthday would be routine, but in a free republic this appeal to get millions of citizens to celebrate a current president's birthday strikes a discordant note to my ear.

Is Barack Obama Plotting a Coup?  When Obama changed the Affordable Care Act by decree — to name just one example, substituting "2014" for "2013" in a critical provision of the statute — he acted as a tyrant.  In his refusal to enforce the immigration laws, contrary to the Constitution which requires him to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed," he has acted like a tinpot dictator, asserting the right to change or ignore the law by fiat.  If he now directly nullifies Section 274(a) of the Immigration and Nationalities Act by legalizing, and issuing work permits to, five or six million illegal immigrants, thereby repealing federal law by decree, how else can we describe his action but as a coup?  The Obama administration openly takes the position that the rule of law no longer applies.

Obama's Impeachment Game.  This is the tone of the media coverage right now:  The president may get the occasional rebuke for impeachment-baiting, but what the White House wants to do on immigration is assumed to be reasonable, legitimate, within normal political bounds.  It is not:  It would be lawless, reckless, a leap into the antidemocratic dark.  And an American political class that lets this Rubicon be crossed without demurral will deserve to live with the consequences for the republic, in what remains of this presidency and in presidencies yet to come.

House Republicans authorize lawsuit against Obama for presidential overreach.  House Republicans voted Wednesday evening [7/30/2014] to authorize an unprecedented lawsuit against President Obama, escalating a separation of powers battle between Congress and the White House that is heavily tinged with election-year politics.  Mr. Obama mocked Republicans, telling them to "stop just hatin' all the time," but GOP lawmakers said they felt boxed in, being unable to get their legislation through the Democrat-controlled Senate and having to watch as the president tweaks, waives or ignores laws Congress has written but which he dislikes.

Right Now there is Nothing We Can do about Obama.  What this man is doing is appalling. Everyone — including those people in his own party who actually care about this country, its constitutional framework and the rule of law — ought to be appalled by it. [...] The problem of a president willing to destroy our border and our Constitution for the purposes of partisan political gain has been years in the making. And it will not be solved by a House vote or the stroke of a pen.

House readies bill to stop Obama's immigration order — in advance.  On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration.  First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that if the House passes a border crisis bill, he and Senate Democrats might attach the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill to it — a move that would clearly doom the whole border emergency spending effort.  Now, House Republican leaders have written a bill that would stop President Obama from using executive power to legalize millions of currently illegal immigrants — something Obama is widely thought to be getting ready to do.

Count Down to Impeachment.  While a lame duck session will at least temporarily defang the progressive beast, for many, simply holding Obama at bay doesn't adequately redress the damage he has done to their country and [C]onstitution.  The tides of freedom and liberty are rising but there is much work to do as the mid-term elections, and a republican majority in the senate, are far from certain.  Not based on public sentiment mind you, rather on the uncanny way that Democrats have of stealing elections, and the growing resentment conservatives feel towards the Republican Party which may hamper voter turn-out.

Democrats Warn Obama Over Executive Overreach on Immigration.  Democrat Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Pryor of Arkansas have both now warned Barack Obama against taking "any steps without the approval of Congress" when it comes to dealing with the current illegal immigration crisis.  "I'm not for government by executive order.  He needs to have statutory authority before he acts," said Pryor.  Meanwhile, via Politico, a spokeswoman for Hagan said, "this is a problem that needs to be solved legislatively and not through executive action."

Sessions: 'We Cannot Allow Executive Orders to... Eradicate Plain Law'.  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday [7/30/2014] to blast the president's reported plan to use his executive authority to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants by scaling back deportations and granting them work permits, saying Congress must not allow the president use executive actions that eradicate "plain law."  "This Congress needs to speak.  We cannot allow executive orders to be issued by a president that eradicates plain law.  To do so is wrong.  The American people are watching this.  They are not going to be happy that this Congress didn't take action, and expressions of concerns among senators really are not enough," said Sessions.

Sessions to Obama: The American People Will Not Be Mocked by Your Unlawful Amnesty.  Monday [7/28/2014], Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to criticize President Barack Obama's attempt to "unilaterally implement large portions of his congressionally rejected amnesty bill by executive action."

Legalization by Edict.  Many people in Washington seem to be talking about the prospect of the president unilaterally legalizing the status of several million people who entered the country illegally as though it were just another political question.  But if reports about the nature of the executive action he is contemplating are right, it would be by far the most blatant and explosive provocation in the administration's assault on the separation of powers, and could well be the most extreme act of executive overreach ever attempted by an American president in peacetime.

Out of Order.  Barack Obama's disdain for the slow, grinding mechanisms of government has become unmistakable of late.  So it is little surprise that, frustrated by congressional inaction on his proposal for "comprehensive immigration reform," the president last month declared that he would "fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own."  The result, intimated by White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer last week, is a "very significant" executive action to be unveiled by the end of the summer.

Simas Ignores Subpoena Again as White House Defies Issa.  Top White House political adviser David Simas refused again Friday [7/25/2014] to honor a congressional subpoena, prompting Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to vote to rebuke the administration.  The Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 19-14 to reject the White House's claim that Simas has absolute immunity from a subpoena from Congress.  Republicans said they were standing up for the principle that no one is above the law, and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa quoted a long list of Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who have backed Congress' right to subpoena top administration officials.

The Editor says...
This isn't the first time Obama has ignored a subpoena.

Obama Encounters an Apex of Anger.  No one in Congress believes a word Obama says and the House of Representatives is getting ready to sue him for his failure to enforce the laws Congress has passed and his usurpation of unconstitutional power to alter laws whenever he wants.  This is unprecedented in the history of the nation.

The President Is Just Getting Started.  President Obama is implementing his leftist policies and punishing his detractors like a Soviet dictator.  In short Obama is going Soviet, as explained by analyst Brian Preston.  The leftist dream agenda of open borders, green energy, income redistribution, and transference of US sovereignty to the UN is now being implemented without consent of Congress.

Of Horses, Politicians, and Fences.  Leaders who fashion themselves above law "just a little" and only in their own minds, soon assert rights far above the law, and boldly move to remake the world to conform to their delusions.  Even if you can tolerate a dictator, abhor his means.  Such leaders never evolve back into democrats.  They are never humble servants of a Sovereign People.  In their minds, they are smarter.  While they hold power, they are objectively powerful.  They seek to control the marketplace of ideas.

Congressman Predicts Victory in Lawsuit Against Obama.  Rep. Tom Rice (R., S.C.) and constitutional law expert David Rivkin on Wednesday [7/16/2014] predicted victory in the lawsuit the House is launching against President Barack Obama.  The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the proposed lawsuit, which is intended to prove the unconstitutionality of Obama's unilateral delay of the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act.  Witnesses at the hearing argued about whether the House has standing to sue the president to enforce the law.  "I'm very optimistic that this lawsuit will succeed," Rivkin said in an interview.  "I certainly expect there to be a propaganda offensive to try to stop it, but I don't see any fundamental legal problems, with regards to standing or the merits."

Jonathan Turley to Congress: You face self-destruction if you don't rein in Obama.  If the president can override Congress whenever it's at an impasse, the minority party will be forced to choose between letting the president do what he wants by executive order and "compromising" by signing onto a bill that lets the president do what he wants in exchange for a few concessions. That's the end of Congress, and the end of checks and balances.

Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated today that if President Barack Obama takes actions that exceed his constitutional authority, the House of Representatives has no plans to use its own constitutional authority to withhold funding from those actions.  At his weekly press briefing, CNSNews.com asked Boehner:  "You've said you disagree with calls to impeach the president over abuse of power via executive actions.  But under the Constitution the House actually has the power of the purse.  So, if the President takes actions that exceed his Constitutional authority, will you withhold funding for those actions in the next must-pass appropriations bill?

Obama executive actions seen as threat to Constitution.  A prominent law professor and avowed supporter of the Obama White House will tell the House on Wednesday that the president has created one of the biggest constitutional crises in the country's history and will endorse House Republicans' effort to sue to rein him in.  Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University, will say President Obama is trampling the founders' vision for the country in his push to circumvent Congress, and he will demand Republicans and Democrats alike forget their party labels to unify against this White House's power grab.

New alert system gives president special code for emergency messages.  The national Emergency Alert System broadcasts television alert messages to warn people about immediate dangers.  The system is often used at the local level to warn people about weather conditions such as tornadoes or flash floods.  The system is not capable of reaching the entire country all at once should the president need to warn the public of something like a terrorist attack or an act of war against the country.  Instead, to reach the entire country, each local jurisdiction would have to broadcast the same message — a tedious process that could leave room for gaps if one station misses the broadcast.

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This is a complete waste of money, at best, and at worst it is an opportunity for the President to overtake all broadcast stations on a whim.  In the event of a national emergency, all network-affiliated television stations will talk about nothing else, as was demonstrated on 9/11/2011.  (Independent stations could go on showing re-runs of "I Love Lucy," and not without a number of oblivious viewers.)  The problem with the proposed break-in-any-time system is that the definition of "emergency" is left up to the White House.  Chances are Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro or Robert Mugabe would install such a system, if their countries had the money.

New emergency alert system will give Obama the power to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once.  The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters.  Every broadcaster in the country is required to participate in the EAS.  Messages travel along a closed, private network, piggybacking from station to station.  It can take up to 10 minutes for every radio, TV, cable and satellite provider to blare its alert.

The Signs of Dictatorship.  Barack Hussein Obama consistently flouts American law, disregards the separation of powers, and seemingly could not care less about the swirling scandals surrounding him.  As of May 2014 there have been 23 executive alterations of Obama's own Affordable Care Act.  Chris Conover at Forbes highlights the egregious and unilateral changes to Obamacare when he explains that "[t]he Constitution and its carefully crafted system of checks and balances matters.  If President Obama disagrees with a statutory provision enacted into law (and that he signed!), the proper course of action is to go back to Congress and get the law changed."  In addition, Obama flouts federal immigration law and enacts the Dream Act, thus bypassing the Congress.

Obama 'believes he has the power to make his own laws'.  House Speaker John Boehner put himself one step closer to suing the President of the United States on Thursday, unveiling a resolution permitting the move and attracting return fire from the White House.  Announcing late in the day that the legal action will focus on the Affordable Care Act, Boehner fumed that Barack Obama had 'changed the health care law without a vote of Congress' in 2013, 'effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it.'  The president, he carped, 'believes he has the power to make his own laws.'

Reality vs. Political Correctness: Amnesty and the Fight for America's Soul.  Amnesty for more than 10 million illegal aliens (on the very conservative end of the projections) will necessarily cause an expansion of the federally funded social "safety net" in terms of health care and education, a burden which American taxpayers do not want, and there are pragmatic reasons, aforementioned, to suggest that the expansion of the federally subsidized social "safety nets" is a bad thing for our country.  At the very least, that expansion should be considered and approved by the legislative body to which our foundational contract has assigned the task.  It is not a matter that would have ever reasonably been left at the whim of a single man in executive power.  And for good reason.  If Obama does what his previous actions suggest he will do, which is to act well outside his constitutional tether to advance amnesty for these lawbreakers and their children that have illegally entered our country, he will have made himself an outright despot.  And we Americans will have a choice to either accept his despotism or reject it.

Billionaires Call For Amnesty As Obama Plans To Legalize Millions of Illegal Aliens With Executive Power.  Billionaires Warren Buffett, Sheldon Adelson and Bill Gates have teamed up to call for amnesty for America's illegal immigrants as a solution to the ongoing crisis at the border as President Barack Obama mulls granting amnesty to millions via executive power.

President Barack Obama and Napoleon Bonaparte.  The overall intent of the Founding Fathers was to avoid the defects of the British system of the 16th and 17th centuries.  Until the Bill of Rights was passed in 1688, laws might be made by proclamation of the king, who could also suspend or dispense with laws.  James I in 1610 declared he had an inherent authority to assert power in the absence of legislation.  Clearly, the new political system of the United States was intended to avoid this extreme position, and Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Paper 70 argued for a more restrained presidency.

Republicans to fire first legal volley over Obama executive actions.  House Republicans announced Thursday [7/10/2014] that their first attempt to sue President Obama for breaching the limits of his executive power will be over his decision to exempt businesses from his health care law's employer mandate.  Making good on Speaker John A. Boehner's threat last month, the Republicans released a draft of the bill to authorize Mr. Boehner to sue the president, in what Republicans say is an effort to rebalance the powers of Congress and the White House. [...] The draft resolution was introduced just hours after Mr. Obama offered his most vehement defense to date of his claims of executive authority on everything from gun control to higher education, saying it's his "job" to act when he can't find willing partners on Capitol Hill.

Boehner Officially Begins Plan To Sue Obama.  "Today [7/10/2014] we're releasing a draft resolution that will authorize the House to file suit over the way President Obama unilaterally changed the employer mandate," Boehner said in a statement.  "In 2013, the president changed the health care law without a vote of Congress, effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it.  That's not the way our system of government was designed to work.  No president should have the power to make laws on his or her own."  The House Rules Committee will consider the draft resolution next Wednesday.

From King George III to King Obama I.  The only way to check the abuses coming out of the White House — whether it's the stream of executive orders, the use of the IRS to go after political enemies, or the ignoring of the clear language of the law repeatedly in the rollout of Obamacare — is for the House Republicans and Speaker Boehner to stand up and say no.

The Lawyers Behind the Lawsuit against Obama.  For some time now, Elizabeth Foley and David Rivkin have had two questions about the 44th president:  "How is he getting away with this?  And why isn't someone doing something about this?" Foley, a professor of constitutional law at Florida International University College of Law, and Rivkin, lead outside counsel of Florida et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of three Obamacare challenges that ended up before the Supreme Court in 2012, are doing something.  They are the architects of the House of Representatives' likely lawsuit against President Obama, which would challenge the president's selective suspension of various laws as violations of his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws, and as violations of the constitutionally prescribed separation of powers.

Sen. Cruz Releases Fifth Legal Limit Report On Obama Regime's Attempts to Expand Federal Power.  The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected Obama Administration's arguments 20 times during the five and a half years of his presidency says Senator Ted Cruz in his fifth report on the Regime's attempts to expand federal power.

Legal Limit report #5.  [I]n the eighteen months from January 2012 to June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected the Obama Administration's arguments for more federal power nine times.  If Obama's DOJ had been successful in those cases the federal government would have had the power to:
  •   Attach GPSs to a citizen's vehicle to monitor his or her movements, without having any cause to believe that a person has committed a crime (United States v. Jones);
  •   Deprive landowners of the right to challenge potential government fines as high as $75,000 per day and take away their ability have a hearing to challenge those fines (Sackett v. EPA);
  •   Interfere with a church's selection of its own ministers (Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC);
  •   Override state law through presidential fiat (Arizona v. United States);
  •   Dramatically extend statutes of limitations to impose penalties for acts committed decades ago (Gabelli v. SEC);
  •   Destroy private property without paying just compensation (Arkansas Fish & Game Commission v. United States);
  •   Impose double income taxation (PPL Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue); [...]

President Obama Doesn't Understand Representative Government.  Once again, President Obama has announced that he's going to bypass Congress in order to impose his own agenda through executive orders, this time on immigration.  Does this guy even understand how representative government works?  Here's how it works:  the representatives govern.  In other words, Congress makes the laws.  But Obama seems to think that when push comes to shove, the president is the only representative the people need.

Obama threatens to bypass Hobby Lobby SCOTUS ruling via executive action.  As we reported recently, the left is none too happy that the Supreme Court recognized the fact that the Constitution doesn't give the government the right to force private entities to pay for the abortions of others.  You can include Obama among the people who aren't exactly thrilled.  And while he's not threatening to literally burn down any Hobby Lobbies (like many on the left are), he is threatening something very illegal:  Bypassing the SCOTUS ruling by a dictatorial executive order.

No Borders, No Rules = Dictatorship!  [Barack H. Obama] repeatedly promised that this would be the most transparent administration ever.  Yet the members of his loving media, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and others have all said over the last few months this has been the most closed administration that they have ever seen, and many of them are 20-year news veterans.  This administration now hands pictures and narrative to the press on what will be seen and printed.  This sounds like Communist America to me comrade!  He tweaks the laws to say what he wants them to say.  He enforces the laws he wants to enforce.  He spends money where he wants to.  He issues executive orders to get the EPA, IRS, and other departments to do what he wants them to do.

WH Press Sec: Obama Not Worried About GOP Response to Executive Orders.  The Obama administration is not too concerned about possible Republican responses to its unilateral administrative actions on immigration.  "What that they might sue?" White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said laughing when asked Tuesday [7/1/2014] about possible Republican retaliation for the executive action.  "They announced they were doing that last week," he continued.

Obama dismisses House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against him as a 'stunt'.  Obama has repeatedly touted his 'pen and phone' approach to implementing his domestic agenda by going around Congress, casting 2014 during his most recent State of the Union address as a 'year of action.'  The House has passed legislation that would curb the president's power to take executive actions that Republicans say fall outside his constitutional authority, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has declared them dead on arrival.

Obama Administration Once Again Threatens Tyrannical Executive Lawmaking on Immigration.  "We're not just going to sit around waiting for Congress to write the law," as the Constitution requires, threatens Josh Earnest.

Does Barack Obama Understand The Constitution?  The obvious answer is impeachment — but that is not a solution to the constitutional overreach of Barack Obama.  Even setting aside the optics of making the first African-American president the first president to be impeached and removed, the reality is that removal will not happen.  After all, as demonstrated by the quotes from Senators Melendez and Durbin, the very senators whose duty is to vote for Obama's removal in order to defend the constitutional prerogatives of Congress are acting as cheerleaders for his usurpation of congressional power.

Democrats: No bluff, Obama will go it alone on immigration.  President Obama has delayed any potential changes to his deportation policy to allow House GOP leaders time to bring legislation to the floor this summer.  But if the Republicans don't act in July, the Democrats say, unilateral changes by Obama are inevitable. [...] "Their first job is to govern," Menendez added, "and in the absence of governing, then you see executive actions."

Administration Will Govern By Fiat Until It's Stopped.  The Supreme Court this week admonished the Environmental Protection Agency for overreaching in regulating greenhouse gases.  The Clean Air Act covers polluters that emit 250 tons per year (or in some cases, 100 tons).  This standard makes no sense if applied to greenhouse gases.  Thousands of establishments from elementary schools to grocery stores would be, absurdly, covered. So the EPA arbitrarily chose 100,000 tons as the carbon dioxide threshold.  That's not "tailoring," ruled the Supreme Court.  That's rewriting.  Under our Constitution, "an agency has no power to 'tailor' legislation to bureaucratic policy goals by rewriting unambiguous statutory terms." [...] This administration does not learn constitutional lessons.  It continues marching until it meets resistance.  And it hasn't met nearly enough.

White House Press Secretary: 'We're Not Just Going to Sit Around and Wait' for Congress to Write Laws.  President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, is currently exploring ways to address issues with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.  During an interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama administration was getting impatient with Congress.  "[W]e're not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress," he explained.  "We've been waiting a year already. [...]"

Welcome To The Executive Dictatorship.  Nobody in the executive branch has been punished for Benghazi, Libya, Fast and Furious, serious national security leaks to major news outlets, violations of civil rights by the National Security Agency or any other major scandal.  The Obama administration has seized authority to regulate health care, carbon emissions and labor relations in unforeseen ways.  And no one will stop the executive branch.  Impeachment will not solve the problem of a 3 million-strong regulatory branch in which accountability is a fantasy.

To Impeach or Not to Impeach.  It has been persuasively argued that President Obama is impeachable on many grounds.  Having joked that he could do anything he wants, Obama is guilty of running roughshod over the Constitution, bypassing Congress and governing by executive decree, stuffing his administration with Muslim Brotherhood operatives, making common cause with America's enemies and betraying its allies, promoting the global warming scam at enormous cost to the taxpayer, accepting illicit campaign donations, failing to defend U.S. soil against illegal border crossings (in direct contravention of Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution), being in contempt of federal court for his oil-drilling moratorium in the Gulf, allowing the IRS to target conservative nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status, approving via his attorney general Operation Fast and Furious, concocting the Benghazi cover-up, and constantly and illegally rewriting the rules of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, at least 29 times to date.

Did someone mention impeachment?

Boehner Planning House Lawsuit Against Obama Executive Actions.  Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, told Republicans Tuesday he could have an announcement within days on whether the House will file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, challenging the executive actions that have become the keystone of the administration.  The lawsuit could set up a significant test of constitutional checks and balances, with the legislative branch suing the executive branch for ignoring its mandates, and the judiciary branch deciding the outcome.

A Lame Duck Country?  President Obama has demonstrated, time and again, that he has no respect for the Constitution's limitations on his power.  Despite his oath of office, to see that the laws are faithfully executed, Barack Obama has unilaterally changed welfare reform laws, by eliminating the work requirement passed by Congress during the Clinton administration.  He has repeatedly and unilaterally changed or waived provisions of the ObamaCare law passed by Congress during his own administration.  President Obama has ordered Border Patrol agents not to carry out provisions of the immigration laws that he does not like.

Obama to Congress: I don't need new permission on Iraq.  I'll let you know what's going on, but I don't need new congressional authority to act, President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Wednesday [6/18/2014] about his upcoming decision on possible military intervention in Iraq.

Iraq crisis: President Obama can 'bypass Congress'.  US President Barack Obama has told Congressional leaders he does not need lawmakers' approval for any action in Iraq, the top Senate Republican says.  Senator Mitch McConnell was speaking after a meeting between the president and senior members of Congress.  Iraq has asked for US air strikes against advancing jihadist militants, who have seized key cities and towns.

Obama to Congressmen: If I Alone Decide to Declare War on Iraq Unilaterally, I'll Be Sure to Send You an Email About It.  As a technical matter, the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq has not been repealed, nor did it expire — but most AUMFs don't technically expire.  Given, however, that Obama has withdrawn all troops from Iraq and declared that war "over," it seems Obama himself provided a contextual termination to the 2002 grant of authority.  But now, of course, the man who vowed to the American public to not act unilaterally like the War Criminal George Bush is asserting that the 2002 AUMF contains penumbras and emanations empowering him to make war on Iraq whenever it should please His Luminescence.

Exactly what one would expect in Cuba or North Korea:
Border Patrol Agents Threatened with Criminal Charges for Speaking to Reporters.  A surge of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has left federal resources and facilities overwhelmed.  Most of the new migrants are children from Central America.  In the aftermath of Breitbart Texas releasing photos showing minors warehoused in crowded U.S. cells, Border Patrol agents in Texas have been instructed not to speak to media outlets.

Obama is Going Thelma and Louise.  "I believe the president has, within existing law, the power to take action to protect the immigrant community, and I think he will take those actions." [Congressman Luis] Gutierrez declared.  There are three very interesting points in that brief sentence.  The first is the odd notion that this president cares a whit about whether or not anything he does is within the law.  He has not shown any hesitation to violate or interpret laws as he sees fit from day to day.  Another curious proposition is that the immigrant community either needs or deserves "protection" in the form of amnesty in order to insulate them from the results of illegal acts.  Apparently American citizens and legal immigrants do not merit protection from the results of those acts.  The most troubling suggestion, however, is the one most likely to occur.  The president, probably will "take those actions."

Gutierrez: Obama to Unilaterally Enact Amnesty After Cantor Loss.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), perhaps the most outspoken amnesty proponent in Congress, said the stunning defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the primary Tuesday [6/10/2014] is no impediment to President Obama moving forward with immigration unilaterally.  "When people say there'll be no action on immigration, watch the White House," Gutierrez said in a brief interview with Breitbart News.

Springtime For Warmists.  Last month Rush Limbaugh remarked that the reason for "the re-establishment of climate change and global warming as a new primary impetus of the White House" is that "it offers the president opportunities to be dictatorial."  A defender of the president might counter that "dictatorial" is overwrought. [...] But National Journal's Lucia Graves takes a different approach.  Instead of denying that Obama's actions are dictatorial, she disputes Limbaugh's implicit premise that there's anything wrong with that. [...] Yes, it has come to this.  Americans are being urged to submit to "dictatorial" government because democracy is incapable of controlling the weather.  "In college classes, climate change is taught as a textbook example of where democracy fails," Graves asserts in the very first sentence of her column.

The Obama Impeachment Bible.  Liberal [law professor Jonathan] Turley says "...Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be.  You know, he's been allowed to act unilaterally in a way that we've fought for decades."

Five Ways Obama's Immigration Decisions Parallel Those Of Castro.  A wave of single mothers and children is crashing across our border from Central America in numbers not seen since Cuba's 1980 Mariel boatlift.  Incredibly, it's now President Obama playing the role of Castro.

Obama: 'My Government' Didn't Need Congressional Approval For Bergdahl Deal.  During an interview with NBC's Brian Williams, Barack Obama claims — incredibly — that "my government" acted 'unanimously" in its decision to trade five Taliban commanders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.  [']It was a "unanimous decision" by "my government."  "I make no apologies for it."[']  But surely, he meant to say "my administration," right?  Don't bet on it.

The Constitution, Rule of Law, and the Power of the Political Class.  Why are so many people upset that the Obama White House keeps arbitrarily changing parts of Obamacare — even when bad provisions are being suspendedor certain groups are being exempted from bad policy?  Well, some of them may simply dislike Obama or government-run healthcare, and there's nothing wrong with being against a politician or rejecting bigger government.  But the most important reason to be upset is that the White House is making a mockery of the rule of law.

DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with 'Choke Point' program.  The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say.  The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that it finds "objectionable."

A Most Successful President.  If one sets out to destroy the core pillars of a society, to incrementally break down the values of a country, and to dishearten its inhabitants, then Barack Hussein Obama has been a sterling success. [...] Obama is doing what Obama said he would do.  He is transforming this country into the mold he wants — a weakened America, a demoralized American people, and a vast playground that he can ultimately demolish should he become head of the United Nations.

Barack Obama and His Urban Parasites Declare War on the Constitution.  Who needs the birthers when we have Barack Obama himself?  His recent statement about the role of the U.S. Senate proves that he is a self-declared enemy of the United States Constitution and of its checks and balances on federal power. [...] Of course, Wyoming has the same Senate representation as California specifically to prevent individuals like Barack Obama, and his constituency of urban parasites, from imposing their will on the less populous states.  This "Great Compromise" of 1787 was a condition of these states' willingness to join the United States in the first place.  This is also why each state gets no fewer than three electoral votes, regardless of population.

Bombshell Speech: Obama is Upset That No One is Properly Following Orders.  It must be very frustrating for the President that so many people will not do what he wants:  International companies that aren't investing in America, Republicans who won't implement his economic plans, and businesses that put their priorities before his.

Barack Obama is a king, not a president.  George Mason foresaw this in the 1787 Convention that gave us our Constitution.  The American president would be an "elective monarch," he said, and added that that would be worse than the real thing. [...] All this should be alarming to Americans.  Nothing is more central to the Founders' Constitution than the idea that the centralization of political power in a single person is a threat to liberty.

Gridlock is the only thing standing between us and a dictatorship.
Obama blames Founding Fathers' structural' design of Congress for gridlock.  President Obama is taking a swipe at the Founding Fathers, blaming his inability to move his agenda on the "disadvantage" of having each state represented equally in the Senate.  At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House.  One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.  "Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming.  That puts us at a disadvantage," Mr. Obama said.

The Editor says...
Mr. Obama seems very perplexed by the Constitution and its origins, even though he was allegedly a lecturer on the Constitution at some college years ago.

Obama Unhappy with America's Constitutional Balance of Powers.  President "I am not a dictator" Obama, the same man who once bemoaned that the U.S. Constitution is deeply flawed and America's Founding Fathers had "an enormous blind spot" when they wrote it, is again complaining that our Constitutional Republic does not satisfy his dictatorial aspirations.  Apparently, the inconvenience of having each state represented equally in the Senate is inconveniencing his ability to shove his leftist personal agenda down the throat of Congress and the American people.

Obama's Constitution.  [Roger] Sherman's greatest contribution was as architect of the so-called Connecticut Compromise.  That was the breakthrough that gave popular representation to the House of Representatives and equal suffrage of the states to the Senate.  It is a core principle of our government.  All the more breathtaking, 225 years later, to hear the President of America carping about it in respect of his political predicament.  Yet, according to a dispatch in the Washington Times, Mr. Obama is "blaming his inability to move his agenda on the 'disadvantage' of having each state represented equally in the Senate."

Obama Reaffirms His Intention to Rule By Dictatorship.  He began his address with a lie:  "At a time when our businesses have created 9.2 million new jobs in just over four years, and more companies are considering bringing jobs back from overseas, we have a choice to make.  We can make it easier for businesses to invest in America — or we can make it harder."  We actually have 4 million fewer jobs than we had when he came into office.  He is the one sending jobs overseas.  He talks about cutting red tape but he is the leading purveyor of red tape.  He wants another $302 billion plan to repair the country's transportation system.  He used the demand for the money as an opportunity to bash Republicans.  Obama already wasted much of the 900 billion on the Stimulus in 2009, money that was spent on frivolous green energy projects.

Jailbreak: Obama Releases 36,007 Criminal Aliens Into U.S..  Here's everything you need to know about immigration reform:  last year the Obama administration released 36,000 criminal aliens into the United States population.  The jailbreak was deliberate and included 193 murderers.  The Center for Immigration Studies obtained the information and released a report documenting the number and nature of the crimes committed by the aliens.  If 36,000 criminal aliens walking around your community wasn't enough, Obama's Department of Homeland Security is aiming to make it even easier for aliens to be released from detention.  That's what the groups agitating for immigration reform are demanding.  That's what the groups are likely to get.  The 2013 jailbreak included rapists, kidnappers, arsonists, burglars, sex offenders, and car thieves.  That's merely for 2013.

A New Level of Illegal Immigration Chaos.  A bombshell report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is difficult to construe as anything other than the Obama administration's contempt for the rule of law.  An internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document obtained by CIS reveals that in 2013, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released from detention 36,007 convicted criminal aliens awaiting the outcome of their deportation proceedings — including 193 individuals convicted of murder, 426 convicted of sexual assault, 1,075 convicted of aggravated assault, and 303 convicted of kidnapping.  Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) put this utter abdication of responsibility in the proper context.  "This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials," he declared. "

Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers, sex-crimes convicts.  Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers and thousands of drunken drivers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics that could undercut the president's argument that he is trying to focus on the most serious criminals in his immigration enforcement.  Among the 36,000 immigrants whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from custody last year there were 116 with convictions for homicide, 43 for negligent manslaughter, 14 for voluntary manslaughter and one with a conviction classified by ICE as "homicide-willful kill-public official-gun."

The Editor says...
Fidel Castro did the same thing 20 years ago.

ICE Ordered to Stay Silent on Release of 36,000 Criminal Illegal Immigrants.  Breitbart Texas recently reported on the release of 36,000 convicted criminal illegal immigrants, including almost 200 murderers, who were released back into the U.S. by immigration officials in 2013.  The figures were outlined in a report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).  Breitbart Texas subsequently reached out to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices around the country, in an attempt to learn more about release policies.  Each ICE representative that Breitbart Texas came in contact with was familiar with the CIS report, but would not comment on it.  They additionally refused to answer general questions regarding detention and release policies.

Cruz Lists Obama Admin's Lawless Actions in Legal Limit Reports.  "Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the President's persistent pattern of lawlessness," according to Texas Senator and Harvard Law graduate Ted Cruz.  Cruz exposed the Obama Administration's illegal actions in four Legal Limit reports released Wednesday [5/7/2014].

Ted Cruz claims he has evidence Obama has abused his power or acted outside the law 76 times.  Speaking of what he sees as the Obama administration's activism that falls outside the boundaries of federal law, he claimed that 'if the same acts had been committed by Richard Nixon, every day the headlines in newspapers would be banner headlines.'  'And yet,' he said, 'you don't have that level of scrutiny.'  Most lawmakers, Cruz said, claim to be in favor of enforcing federal laws as they are written, but many Democrats and some news outlets reflexively come to Obama's defense because 'he's on our team.'

Dem Lawmaker: Obama Planning 'Broader, Bolder Action' On Immigration Unless Republicans Act.  Illinois Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez warned that "unless Republicans act" on comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama will take "broader, bolder action" to curb the deportation of illegal immigrants without changing the law through Congress.  Gutierrez spoke to MSNBC's Ronan Farrow on Wednesday afternoon about their agreement that comprehensive immigration reform — which may or may not include amnesty for illegal immigrants — should make it through the U.S. Congress this summer.  The Illinois congressman claimed that even with strong opposition from parts of the Republican Party, he's confident reform will pass.  But even if it doesn't, Gutierrez promised immigration activists they won't be disappointed.

Ted Cruz Releases Definitive List of 76 'Lawless' Obama Actions.  Republican Sen. Ted Cruz released a definitive list Wednesday of 76 "lawless" Obama administration actions and abuses of power.  Cruz's "The Legal Limit Report No. 4," obtained by The Daily Caller, delves into little-known and little-reported details of President Obama's executive actions. [...] "Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the President's persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat," Cruz stated in the report's introductory remarks.

Standing to Sue Obama.  The legal left and media are always last to know, but there are the makings of a correction in how the courts police conflicts between the political branches.  President Obama's serial executive power abuses — on health care, immigration, marijuana and much else — may be inspiring a heathy rejoinder.  Under the Constitution, Congress is supposed to create and amend laws and the President to faithfully execute them, but Mr. Obama has grabbed inherent Article I powers by suspending or rewriting statutes he opposes.  The President has usurped Congress with impunity because he assumes no one has the legal standing to challenge him.

Podesta: Congress Can't Stop Obama On Global Warming.  White House adviser John Podesta told reporters Monday afternoon that Congress could not derail the Obama administration's efforts to unilaterally enact policies to fight global warming.  Podesta said that the president was committed to using executive orders to pass regulations under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon dioxide emissions that they say cause global warming.  "They may try, but there are no takers at this end of Pennsylvania Avenue," Podesta told reporters at a Monday press conference at the White House.

The Editor says...
At first glance, it appears that Mr. Obama is fighting problems we don't have.  Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, and global warming has already stopped — all by itself.  In reality, global warming is all about finding a "problem" that can only be solved by establishing one centralized world government.  It's all about power, and that's why Obama is so quick to bypass the Congress

Cleaning skeletons out of the political closet.  With Europeans intrigued by America's unexpected success, Alexis de Tocqueville carried out an in-depth study of the new nation in the 1830s.  He was quite impressed by our divided government, which featured the separation of powers.  This structure made it difficult for any one branch — executive, judicial or legislative — to acquire too much power and run roughshod over the other branches and the will of the American people.  Unfortunately, today we are witnessing a largely unchecked executive branch issuing decrees that circumvent Congress while facing only tepid resistance.

Unmasking The Imperial Presidency Of Barack Obama.  "Imperial presidency" perfectly describes what the Obama administration has become as it increasingly violates the limits on its power defined by the Constitution.  Criticisms of how President Obama is overstepping his authority are now being heard from all sides of the political spectrum.  A remarkable 33-page report posted on the Internet by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor proves how imperial the Obama administration has become.  This easy-to-read report, which can be downloaded from majorityleader.gov, details dozens of examples where the current occupant of the White House is exercising powers that the Constitution doesn't give him.

Senators Denounce Obama for Threatening 'Entire Constitutional System' By 'Nullifying' Immigration Laws.  On Thursday [4/24/2014], 22 Republican senators, including even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), denounced President Barack Obama in a scathing letter for threatening America's "entire constitutional system" with his immigration "enforcement review" that threatens to "nullify" the nation's immigration laws.  "Your actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and legal residents," the senators wrote in a letter to Obama.  "Our entire constitutional system is threatened when the Executive Branch suspends the law at its whim and our nation's sovereignty is imperiled when the commander-in-chief refuses to defend the integrity of its borders."

Obama to free hundreds of drug felons under clemency rules.  At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.  Civil rights groups have claimed the practice amounted to racial bias since crack — a solid, smokable form of the highly addictive drug, has been more popular in African-America, [sic] inner-city communities since its introduction to the U.S. in the early 1980s.

Clemency for Drug Offenders Is More Presidential Lawlessness Disguised as Pardon Power.  The pardon power exists so that the president can act in individual cases to correct excesses and injustices.  It is not supposed to be a vehicle by which presidents rewrite congressional statutes that they disagree with philosophically (just as "prosecutorial discretion," another doctrine the Obama administration has abused, is not supposed to be a vehicle by which the president substitutes his policies for duly enacted federal law).  The Obama administration is philosophically opposed to mandatory minimums in the federal penal law, especially in the narcotics area.  The Justice Department is filled with racialist ideologues and pro-criminal rights ideologues (they tend to be the same people) who have long contended that the drug laws are racist.  This is another of those absurd arguments that finds racism based on unintended consequences rather than racist designs.

DOJ Announces 6 'Stringent Standards' for Inmates Seeking Reduced Sentences.  Under the new initiative, DOJ will prioritize clemency applications from inmates who meet all of the following requirements:
  •   They are currently serving time in a federal prison and likely would have received a substantially lower sentence if convicted of the same offense(s) today;
  •   They are non-violent, low-level offenders without significant ties to large scale criminal organizations, gangs or cartels;
  •   They have served at least 10 years of their prison sentence;
  •   They do not have a significant criminal history;
  •   They have demonstrated good conduct in prison; and
  •   They have no history of violence prior to or during their current term of imprisonment.

Obama aides unsure how many thousands of drug dealers, addicts to get pardons.  In their infinite wisdom, now that this administration need never be judged again by voters, the pair [Barack Obama and Eric Holder] has decided not only to accept many more commutation pleas.  These men, who have round-the-clock personal security, have decided to actively seek out incarcerated candidates and urge them to apply for release.  They're sure they won't free violent drug offenders.  Just the polite ones.

Obama Subverts the Law in the Name of Clemency.  Alas, the next item on the transformational-change agenda is undoing prior administrations' faithful execution of the narcotics laws.  The forward-looking prosecutorial-discretion doctrine is unavailing to address the past.  That is where the pardon power comes in.  The Obama administration does not like the federal narcotics laws.  The enmity goes way beyond the president's nostalgic sympathy for pot smokers.

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies to the country on important matters.  About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday [4/16/2014].  Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies "most of the time," while another 24 percent say he lies "some of the time."  Twenty percent of voters say "only now and then" and 15 percent "never."

The Editor says...
The fifteen percent who believe Obama never lies are some of the most dangerous people in the country.

Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for 'offending' Obama.  Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for "offending" President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year.

Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won't enforce it.  President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it.  Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice.

Sen. Sessions: 'Deliberate Plan by President' to Collapse U.S. Law Enforcement System.  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said today that Americans need to stand up to "a deliberate plan by the president of the United States" to collapse the nation's law enforcement system regarding illegal immigration.  "Our law enforcement system is in a state of collapse, and it's a deliberate plan by the president of the United States, and it's wrong.  And, people need to be aware of it and need to stand up to it and I believe the American people are beginning to do so."  Sen. Sessions rebuked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Vice President Joe Biden for their pro-amnesty efforts:  "So, you come into the country illegally and the attorney general of the United States declares that these individuals have a civil right to amnesty.  How can this possibly be:  the chief law enforcement officer in America?"

The Most Un-American Speech Barack Obama Has Ever Delivered.  But the most ghastly aspect of the president's speech was its celebratory tone.  This president stood in the Rose Garden in the lawn of the people's house.  He used force to coerce Americans into doing what he wants for the sake of politics and power.  An American president should never celebrate taking freedoms away from Americans.  This president has, and he is pleased with himself for doing it.  He basks in the applause of those who celebrate with him, as if it's an achievement to use the full force of government to impose yourself on others.  Outside the gates of his little ceremony, Democrats remain on the run because Obamacare is wreaking havoc on people's lives.

Brace Yourself For More Obama Executive Orders.  Just two short months ago President Obama announced from the White House, "I've got a pen and a phone and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward."  Obama made the statement out of his frustration with a split Congress and a House controlled by Republicans opposed to his big government, lawless agenda.  Now, although Obama may have a pen and a phone, he doesn't seem to have much patience, especially on the issue of immigration reform.

Is Barack Obama a Communist?
Obama's Rogues Gallery Of Radicals.  You have to be a Kremlinologist to keep track of all the communist-sympathizing cronies orbiting this White House.  Obama's previous appointees include:
  •   Valerie Jarrett, his closest White House adviser, whose father-in-law worked closely with Obama mentor and Communist Party leader Frank Marshall Davis in a number of front groups during the Cold War.
  •   David Axelrod, Obama's political aide, whose mother worked for a communist organ in New York and whose mentor was Soviet agent David Canter.
  •   Van Jones, an admitted communist hired by Jarrett as Obama's green jobs czar.
  •   Anita Dunn, former White House communications director and Obama's 2012 foreign policy debate coach, who listed communist dictator and mass murderer Mao Zedong as one of her two favorite philosophers whom "I turn to most" when questions arise. [...]
  •   Erica Groshen, Bureau of Labor Statistics chief who sends her children to Camp Kinderland, aka "Commie Camp," a communist-founded institution where kids during the Cold War sang Soviet anthems.

Obama as Imperial President.  Ever since President Obama was elected in 2008, his administration has taken on the appearance of an "imperial presidency" while Congress has acted as a tableau of figureheads.  Americans need look no further than Obama's executive actions concerning the delay in the ObamaCare mandates, the recess appointments, and his changes in the immigration laws.  President Obama had no qualms in his recent State of the Union address in declaring that he will use the power of the pen and will sidestep Congress whenever and wherever possible.

Díaz-Balart: Obama May Issue 'Very Controversial Executive Orders' on Immigration.  Last week, President Obama directed his Homeland Security Department to examine its current deportation practices — "to see how it can conduct enforcement more humanely, within the confines of the law," the White House announced on March 13.  But with immigration reform stalled in Congress, what more can Obama do?  "I think he's going to wait until August," said Telemundo anchor and immigration-reform advocate José Díaz-Balart.  And if Congress doesn't act on immigration reform by then, "I wouldn't be surprised if he starts making some very controversial executive orders to mitigate the pain of millions of people who face deportation," Díaz-Balart told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Thursday [3/20/2014].

Obama, in His Sole Discretion.  With each passing day, President Barack Obama, leftism personified, demonstrates that leftism is characterized by anything other than the human compassion it claims as its exclusive possession. [...] I've always said leftists are about not compassion or treating people with sensitivity and respect, much less equally, but control and bullying, all with an arrogant, mean-spirited air of superiority.  For Obama, there are at least two aspects to his control-freakishness.  He not only pushes policies that give the federal government vastly more control over our lives but also is inordinately dictatorial in the manner in which he ramrods his agenda through, displaying utter contempt for what anyone else thinks, what he might damage with his unilateral actions and, most of all, the Constitution and the rule of law.

At long last...
GOP Begins To Fight Back Against Obama's Broad Executive Overreach.  After five years of his flouting the letter and spirit of the law in an increasingly brazen fashion, congressional Republicans have been starting to ramp up their rhetoric about Obama's lawlessness, their most concerted effort on the issue to date.  Several new reports from top Republicans underscore the breadth of Obama's executive overreach.  Viewed comprehensively, it involves laws ranging from healthcare to immigration to privacy to technology to social issues to national security matters and more.  Scandals like Benghazi, Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting of conservative groups, NSA spying, CIA spying on Congress, the Delphi pensions scandal, the auto bailout and others have many unresolved questions — and unmet document and information demands.

How five Colorado Democrats may have paved the way for Congress to sue the administration.  Last week, the U.S. Tenth Circuit decided a case that should reverberate on Capitol Hill.  In Kerr v. Hickenlooper, five Colorado legislators sought "standing" to challenge a state constitutional amendment.  The three-judge panel — consisting of Carter and Clinton appointees — ruled in favor of the legislators' standing.  This decision should embolden members of Congress who correctly believe that President Obama has encroached upon Congress' constitutional authority.  Indeed, Congress should do no less in defending its authority than the five Colorado state legislators.

Cantor Releases Updated Report on 'Imperial Presidency'.  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) updated his report on the "imperial presidency" on Thursday [3/13/2014], adding to the dozens of examples of executive overreach by the Obama administration.  "Our Founders created a series of checks and balances for our democracy to prevent any one of the three branches of government from becoming too powerful," Cantor said.  "Today, this system is under threat as the executive branch continues to bypass Congress and use executive action to promote its own agenda."  Cantor says Obamacare is the greatest example of the administration's "blatant disregard for the rule of law."

Rep. Gowdy Uses Obama's Own Words Against Him In Response to Veto Threat.  Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) used President Obama's own words as a U.S. senator to excoriate him for threatening to veto the ENFORCE the Law Act, which would provide a streamlined system for a house of Congress to the sue the Executive Branch for failing to enforce laws passed by Congress.

House backs bill to sue president over ignoring laws.  A bill is now making its way through Congress addressing the growing controversy in Washington over executive authority.  The GOP-led House has backed legislation that would require the president to enforce laws passed by Congress.  The White House says Obama would veto it if it hits his desk.

House Backs Bill to Sue President Over Laws.  Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief executive for failure to enforce federal laws.

House demands notice when Obama ignores law.  The House approved legislation Thursday that would require the executive branch to notify Congress whenever it decides against enforcing federal law.  The Faithful Execution of the Law Act is the second part of this week's Republican plan to fight back against the Obama administration's several decisions to selectively enforce federal law.  The GOP says Obama has watered down immigration law by delaying some deportation proceedings, and continues to delay implementation of key parts of ObamaCare.

Trey Gowdy's EPIC Floor Speech Sends Shockwaves Through Nation.  The vote was 233-181 in the Republican-led House as GOP lawmakers excoriated Obama for multiple changes to his 4-year-old health care law, steps he's taken to allow young immigrants to remain in the United States and the administration's resistance to defend the federal law banning gay marriage.  Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sponsor of the ENFORCE the Law Act, delivered a fiery speech and read a series of statements by Obama when he was an Illinois senator in which he warned of the encroachment of the executive on the powers of the other branches of government.

White House Threatens to Veto Bills that Aim to Keep Executive Power in Check.  The White House issued veto threats on Wednesday [3/12/2014] for a pair of bills reining in executive overreach that debuted and were debated on the House floor.  The Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law (ENFORCE the Law) Act of 2014 puts in place a procedure that would expedite the ability of the House or Senate to sue the executive branch for failure to faithfully execute the laws.  Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), a former prosecutor who introduced the bill, said a three-judge panel at the federal district court level followed by direct appeal to the Supreme Court is necessary so that the president can't stall litigation until his term is up.

The President Makes A Grab For Dictatorial Power.  The U.S. is at "a constitutional tipping point" and "in the midst of a constitutional crisis."  Has President Obama unilaterally overturned the constitutional framework of three branches that is the basis of our unique and successful system of self-government?  That question is not just partisan bickering by Republicans and Tea Party activists.  It was spoken in all seriousness in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee by a distinguished constitutional law professor who voted for Obama.  Jonathan Turley of George Washington University said that the "massive gravitational shift of authority to the executive branch" is unconstitutional and threatens the stability of our separation of powers and checks and balances.

House vote strikes at Obama's use of executive actions.  The House approved legislation Wednesday that would let Congress file civil lawsuits against the executive branch for failing to enforce the laws, a response to what Republicans say is an Obama administration that routinely ignores the will of Congress. [...] The bill is the culmination of years of GOP frustration with Obama's use of executive branch discretion.  Republicans have cited Obama's decisions to deprioritize the deportation of younger illegal residents, ease welfare work requirements and delay various ObamaCare enforcement provisions as examples of Obama's failure to follow the law.

Obama threatens to veto Republican bills that require him to follow the law.  If he had a sense of humor, he'd sign the bills and then ignore them.  Just like he did with ObamaCare.  Forcing him to threaten a veto was, of course, the whole point of these bills in the first place.

Obama threatens vetoes of bills requiring him to follow the law.  President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it "violates the separation of powers" by encroaching on his presidential authority.  "[T]he power the bill purports to assign to Congress to sue the President over whether he has properly discharged his constitutional obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed exceeds constitutional limitations," the White House Office of Management and Budget said Wednesday in a statement of administration policy.  "Congress may not assign such power to itself, nor may it assign to the courts the task of resolving such generalized political disputes."

Obama threatens to veto bill that would require administration to enforce laws.  The GOP is pushing the bill through the House because Obama has repeatedly declined to enforce laws he doesn't like, say GOP legislators.  "President Obama has refused to enforce those parts of our nation's immigration laws that are not to his political liking, has waived portions of our welfare laws, has stretched our environmental laws to accommodate his policy objectives, and has waived testing accountability provisions required under the 'No Child Left Behind' education law," according to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House judiciary committee.

Mr. Obama, our Constitution is clear — your executive overreach must stop.  The Constitution is clear:  it is the role of Congress to make all laws, the Judiciary to interpret the laws, and the President to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed."  This system was wisely set into place by our country's framers because they saw the effects of executive overreach by the crown in England and designed the Constitution to avoid concentrating power in one leader or one branch of government.  The framers knew first hand that the concentration of power in the same hands was a threat to individual liberty and the rule of law.

Obama Quietly Releases Newest Edict: Everyone can be Exempted from Individual Mandate if they Can't Afford Obamacare.  With Obamacare looming large for Democrats, the president who once promised hope and change now operates as a king to avoid the political fallout of his signature "achievement."

The president's power grab.  In a system of shared powers, one would expect an outcry or at least stony silence when a president promised to circumvent the legislative branch.  Instead, many senators and representatives erupted in rapturous applause; they seemed delighted at the notion of a president assuming unprecedented and unchecked powers at their expense.  Last week, Obama underlined what this means for our system:  The administration unilaterally increased the transition time for individuals to obtain the level of insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act.  There is no statutory authority for the change — simply the raw assertion of executive power.  The United States is at a constitutional tipping point:  The rise of an uber presidency unchecked by the other two branches.

Turley: 'The President's Power Grab'.  Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law professor at George Washington University, is considered liberal enough to appear on the cable nets whenever a reliable left wing view is needed.  But he also has great respect for the constitution's separation of powers and he has been warning for years about the growing power of the executive branch at the expense of Congress and the Courts.

'The Imperial Presidency'.  Members of Congress and constitutional law experts testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday [2/26/2014], warning that the legislative branch is in danger of ceding its power in the face of an "imperial presidency."  The hearing, "Enforcing the President's Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws," focused on the multiple areas President Barack Obama has bypassed Congress, ranging from healthcare and immigration to marriage and welfare rules.  Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, testified that the expansion of executive power is happening so fast that America is at a "constitutional tipping point."

Upholding the Law.  Many Republicans — and a handful of independent commentators like George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley — have been highly critical of President Obama's executive branch overreach.  The president has arbitrarily delayed, deferred, or ignored provisions of numerous laws, none more so than his signature Obamacare legislation.  There is indeed much to criticize; no other president in recent times has usurped congressional lawmaking powers to the extent Barack Obama has.

Establishment Press Ignores Turley's 'Government Unto Himself' Warning on Obama's Executive Overreach.  The volume of significant news going unreported in the establishment press has gone from astonishing to surreal.  The best example of that, as intrepid NewsBusters posters have noted now for nine months, is the virtually complete blackout in the establishment press of developments in the IRS-conservative targeting scandal.

Eric Holder Asks State Attorneys General To Ignore Law.  We acknowledge the doctrine of prosecutorial discretion, which provides those charged with enforcing our laws in the courts with the authority to decide which particular cases merit pursuing.  However, this power does not extend to deciding which laws passed by the duly elected representatives of the people may be enforced.  Obama and Holder took oaths to see that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed, an oath both have ignored.  Obama, armed with his pen and his phone, has routinely ignored the courts, Congress and the Constitution.  He's governed through regulations and executive orders like some banana republic dictator.  From unconstitutional recess appointments to the unlawful treatment of the statutory requirements of his own signature legislation, Obama operates as if laws are written on an Etch-A-Sketch.  He has adopted the imperial attitude of a despot who believes the ends justify the means.

Our Weimar Republic.  As Weimar Germany slid to Nazi Germany, another disturbing trend was the reduction of the national legislature to irrelevance.  In the last years of Weimar Germany, President Hindenburg began ruling Germany by emergency decree.  On the pretext that the Reichstag could not operate, the executive branch of Weimar Germany simply began acting without legislative consent.  This is eerily close to what the president of Weimar Amerika, Barack Obama, is doing openly today.  Because Congress is not doing what Obama wants, he is amending or suspending statutory and regulatory provisions by something akin to Weimar presidential emergency orders.  Because he does not like some of the provisions of his signature law, ObamaCare, the president is blatantly ignoring his duty to faithfully executive the laws of our nation.

'The Imperial Presidency'.  Members of Congress and constitutional law experts testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday [2/26/2014], warning that the legislative branch is in danger of ceding its power in the face of an "imperial presidency."  The hearing, "Enforcing the President's Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws," focused on the multiple areas President Barack Obama has bypassed Congress, ranging from healthcare and immigration to marriage and welfare rules.  Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, testified that the expansion of executive power is happening so fast that America is at a "constitutional tipping point."

Obama's Trifecta.  The First Amendment has three parts to it: the protection of religious freedom, the protection of speech and press, and the protection of the people's right to assembly and petition.  In all three categories, the Obama administration's record is outrageous:  it has forced the religious to finance free contraceptives, treated some journalists as potential criminals, and sought to undermine political speech and action through "campaign finance reform" and IRS harassment.  Conforming to the Obama administration's pattern of disregarding the First Amendment in total is this month's news:  a Federal Communications Commission plan, now thwarted, to gather information on newsroom practices.

The "reckoning" arrives for Obama's conservative political opponents.  Earlier today, John [Hinderaker] noted that "everywhere we look, our friends on the right are under attack."  In nearly all cases, the Obama administration is doing the attacking, be it through ridiculous criminal prosecution or harassment via the IRS, the FBI, the EPA, and even OSHA.  We shouldn't be surprised.  Obama has been attacking his political opponents through trumped up charges of unlawful activity since he first ran for president.  Hillary Clinton's backers were Obama's first victims.

Can SCOTUS Curb Obama's Imperial Presidency?  In June 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court had a chance to derail a vast expansion of government power by the Obama administration.  But the court wound up ruling that ObamaCare was constitutional, even if the rationale provided by Chief Justice John Roberts for his deciding vote contradicted the opinions of the four liberal justices who joined with him to form a 5-4 majority as well as the arguments of the government on behalf of the law.  But next week the Court will have yet another opportunity to brush back the president's fast and loose approach to the Constitution when it will hear arguments concerning the president's use of executive orders.

Eric Holder Can't Explain if Constitution Allows Obama's Executive Actions.  Attorney General Eric Holder flubbed a question from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) that is of vital importance to the rule of law.  While the Constitution allows — and sometimes requires — executive action on many matters, President Barack Obama has asserted executive authority in unprecedented ways.  When Lee asked why one of Obama's orders does not violate the Constitution, Holder — the chief legal officer of the nation — had no answer.

Dinesh D'Souza Speculates on 'Retribution': 'Vindictive' Obama Sees Critics as Enemies.  Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza speculated to Megyn Kelly Friday night [2/21/2014] that FBI's indictment of him for campaign finance fraud may be Alinsky-style political retribution for his anti-Obama film 2016.  Earlier this week, four Senators sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding an explanation for what they termed the "selective prosecution" of D'Souza.  "I am a public critic of the president and I do recognize this has made me vulnerable to a form of counterattack," D'Souza said.  He added that Obama, whom he characterized as "vindictive," had released a video response to 2016 on his website, proving the film had gotten under the president's skin.

Mark Levin: Obama Admin Using The Law Against Us Is The Definition Of Tyranny.  The FCC, call it whatever you want, Barack Obama's henchman, Barack Obama's comrades, there, that's right, all over the federal government have hijacked the institutions of government and are now turning them on the people.  Whether it's the EPA, or the Department of Justice, the Interior Department, NOAA, this, that or the other, they're using the government, they are using a law against us.  Which is the definition of tyranny.

The United States of Decline.  America is unraveling at a stunning speed and to a staggering degree.  This decline is breathtaking, and the prognosis is dim.  For starters, Obama now rules by decree.  Reportedly for the 27th time, he has changed the rules of Obamacare singlehandedly, with neither congressional approval nor even ceremonial resolutions to limit his actions.  Obama needs no such frivolities.  "That's the good thing about being president," Obama joked on February 10.  "I can do whatever I want."

Obama to issue executive order on truck fuel standards.  The preisdent just "can't wait" for Congress to develop new fuel efficiency standards for trucks, so he will do it for them using his power of executive authority. [...] It isn't so much that Congress won't develop new fuel standards.  It's that they won't do it the way he wants it done.  Like any good king, the president knows what's best and things like, "compromise," and "consensus" shouldn't stand in the way of his royal pronouncements.

Obama, the shrinking imperialist president.  The flip side of the shrinking presidency is the imperial presidency, something we've been fretting by name since at least Franklin Roosevelt and in principle since the founding.  Politically, what is remarkable is that Obama seems to be doing both at the same time.  His "Year of Action" — intended to dispel that lame-duck scent — is simultaneously Caesar-like and pathetic.

Obama's cult of personality has turned US into 'a nation of enablers'.  Law professor Jonathan Turley said he's astonished by how passive Americans — especially Democrats — have been to President Obama's abuse of executive power, which he said has become so dangerous it's making the U.S. political system unstable.  "I think that we've become a nation of enablers.  We are turning a blind eye to a fundamental change in our system.  I think many people will come to loathe that they remained silent during this period," Turley, who teaches at George Washington University, told Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Wednesday.  "I'm afraid this is beginning to border on a cult of personality for people on the Left."

Man-given rights and government gone wild.  Our formerly constitutional government, in the form of the Federal Communications Commission, has developed a plan to put observers in the nation's newsrooms in order to better understand "the process by which stories are selected."  Of course, they won't just "understand" the process; they will most assuredly and dangerously alter it, merely by the implied threat of their presence in the formerly sacrosanct newsroom.  Just ask anyone who ever worked for a newspaper in Soviet Russia or Hitler's Germany or even Chavez's Venezuela.

Obama's clever campaign to constrict the flow of criticism.  Among the many costs of the Barack Obama presidency is an intentional corrosion for its own political gain of public faith in so many American institutions, among them Congress, the Supreme Court and the media.  If numerous sectors of society are feuding or distrustful of each other, then a well-controlled central authority like a chief executive can more easily rule the pieces.  It's classic Chicago politics, the way the mayor there controls the city's feuding neighborhood fiefdoms of Democrat pols and workers.

Obama's Fate.  This is the way of life he was first exposed to, and obviously enough, the way he thinks things should be.  A single all-powerful ruler, lazy and with few demands on his time, his dictates carried out by a loyal cabal, a terrified and obedient opposition, total corruption, show initiatives that are meant solely as theater with no concrete results expected, and levels of luxury unattainable even by the world's billionaires.  This is the program he is attempting to carry out, the system he wishes to put in place. [...] It is pure third-world authoritarianism.

Obama reveals his obliviousness at Monticello.  America's president — heir to the world's greatest document of freedom ever drawn up by man — strode across the hallowed grounds of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.  With his hands clasped behind his back as a fuehrer surveying his troops or his kingdom, he told a gaggle of onlookers, "That's the good thing about being president.  I can do whatever I want."  It may have been a lame attempt at despot humor.  But it fell terribly flat and reveals a shocking unawareness of himself and what so many American people think of him.

Why should we trust Barack Obama on immigration reform?  President Obama has been quite up-front about it:  he refuses to enforce laws he dislikes and unilaterally changes others without the consent of Congress.  The Supreme Court may soon have to decide the constitutionality of all this but, in the meantime, many are wondering why Congress would believe they can trust the president to work with them in good faith on any issue.

Obama: 'That's the Good Thing as a President, I Can Do Whatever I Want'.  The comment came around the time the White House announced it would be delaying the Obamacare mandate for some businesses unilaterally.

Yes! We Have More Bananas.  President Obama's latest rewriting of the Affordable Care Act may prove to be the last straw.  From all quarters, scorn is being heaped on him for his banana republic behavior.  Visiting Monticello, Obama told French President Francois Hollande that "[a]s President, I can do anything I want."  Obama calls it a joke; as Glenn Reynolds likes to point out, Obama "joked" about using the IRS to audit his political enemies as far back as 2009.  It seems pretty clear that "I can do anything I want" accurately reflects Obama's views on executive power.

Don't be silly. Obama's words don't make him a tyrant!  Today [2/10/2014], during a visit to Thomas Jefferson's home of Monticello with French President Hollande, President Obama jokingly stated, "That's the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want."  Of course this was spoken as he was breaking visitors' protocol, and walked to the off-limits Jefferson terrace.  The real issue is about dumb luck and coincidence because the press pool report of this absurd "slip of the lip" came right as it was revealed that the White House plans to unilaterally delay the Obamacare employer mandate for businesses with 50 to 99 employees.

Barack Obama: The George Wallace of Free Speech.  The Democrats are using the levers of the executive branch, particularly the I.R.S., to deter Americans from exercising the First Amendment rights that were guaranteed them by the Supreme Court.

Hate is the Force that Gives the Left Meaning.  The American left has never had it this good.  It has never had two terms of an unabashed and uncompromising leftist in the White House dedicated to its agenda functioning as a dictator without the military uniform, making and unmaking laws at a whim, siccing the IRS and Federal prosecutors on political enemies and transforming the country at a breathtaking pace.  Obama is what generations of the left have dreamed of and worked toward.

Executive Order Tyranny.  Can the president legally bypass Congress and rule the government by decree?  The answer to the question above is:  No.  But you wouldn't know that by listening to President Obama.

Tyrant Obama will force liberalism on America.  For example, the White House declared Wednesday [2/5/2014] that it will not go through Congress to create regional "climate hubs" to deal with the supposed crisis of "climate change."  This comes on the heels of a week of grandstanding at events in which he tells Americans "I will act on my own" and throws out new executive orders for everything from schools to job training to hiring decisions.  The president thinks the American people will view him as a benevolent leader and not a tyrant for dictating policy.

Obama has plenty of enablers.
Democratic congresswoman boasts her new group's 'number one agenda' is to draft executive orders to help Obama circumvent Congress.  A top Democratic congresswoman from Texas boasted recently that a new 'Full Employment Caucus' of liberal lawmakers in Washington will make its 'number one agenda' providing the White House with ready-made executive orders that President Barack Obama can use to implement his agenda without seeking the approval of Republicans in Congress.  Sheila Jackson Lee, a far-left legislator who has served in Congress since 1995, said during a Jan. 29 press conference the new caucus will be working to 'give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength.'

Rep. Jackson Lee: 'We'll Give President Obama a Number of Executive Orders'.  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will "give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign."  Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus.

New Congressional Caucus Wants To Make Law Illegally.  A new caucus believes its chief purpose is to provide the president with executive orders to sign.  That's not lawmakers' job, but in today's Washington, constitutional limits seem to mean little.  Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of the Congressional Full Employment Caucus says "we'll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength.  "I think that should be our number one agenda," she said.  "Let's write up these executive orders — draft them, of course — and ask the president to stand with us on full employment."

Another enabler:
Three Ways Obama's Executive Orders are the Worst of Any President.  Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post is the latest to defend President Barack Obama's use — past, present, and future — of executive orders to circumvent Congress.  She argues that his "push-the-envelope moves" are "within the bounds of the modern presidency."  Marcus is not alone here:  others have pointed out that Obama has used fewer executive orders than his predecessors, forgetting that constitutionality is what matters, not quantity.

Jarrett: America Hungry For Dictatorship.  "People around our country are hungry for action," White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday.  "And what you'll hear from the president tonight is going to be all about action — creating opportunity — and it's going to be a very optimistic speech."  Jarrett said the president, in his sixth State of the Union Address, will "set forth very specific, concrete proposals that he things will move our country forward — create opportunity for hard-working Americans who want to succeed."

Barack Obama And The Quest For Raw Political Power.  The White House said over the weekend that President Obama plans to bypass Congress because it won't do what he wants it to.  Yet again, this president goes outside the law and acts as if he were a monarch.

Obama's Weaponization of Government.  A tired, graying Barack Obama stood before Congress this week as a political figure, party leader, and progressive activist to make sure the Members understood one thing — he doesn't need them.  In fact, he hasn't needed them in quite some time.  After all, in his mind, it's his government.

Silencing the Opposition.  As described in the Federal Register for November 29, 2013, the purpose of the new rule is to clarify the standards, thus enabling the IRS to grant 501(c)(4) status more rapidly and fairly.  In typical Obama fashion, that is a lie.  The real purpose of the rule change is exactly the opposite, to silence opposition to candidates, appointees, or specific partisan issues that can be identified with either a candidate or a political party.

Mark Levin Instructs House GOP on Confronting 'Imperial President' Obama.  Levin said Obama's State of the Union speech was "historic," but "not because it's brilliant, not because he's a statesman — quite the opposite — because we will have in a speech before Congress and members of the Supreme Court, and the entire nation and media, a man asserting imperial powers he does not lawfully possess under the Constitution."

Paul Ryan: Obama presidency "increasingly lawless".  Top House Republicans slammed President Obama's embrace of executive action to move his agenda forward on Sunday, saying the president's freelancing creates a trust deficit that makes bipartisan legislating more difficult.

Obama and Executive Orders.  Barack Obama announced in his 2014 State of the Union Address that he intends to bypass Congress "whenever and wherever" to achieve his extremev left-wing goals.  Evidently, Obama intends to govern by executive orders (EO's).  EO's are usually defined as directives that either implement or interpret a federal law, a constitutional provision, or a treaty.  Obama has threatened to issue executive orders to make policy, a different use of them.

Obama Is The President The Founders Warned Us About.  With the ObamaCare albatross threatening to take Democrats down to defeat, President Obama seeks a game-changer: keeping his opposition (Congress) off the playing field so he faces no defense — checks and balances — to stop his illegal plays and unconstitutional face-masking.  He'll "go it alone," "assert a unilateral agenda," "tackle public policy issues without congressional action," screamed the headlines and the pundits before the State of the Union.  Obama himself said, "I've got a pen, and I've got a phone.  And that's all I need."  The Founders must be turning in their graves.

Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's executive orders.  Attorney General Eric Holder couldn't explain the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama's delay of the employer mandate because he hasn't read the legal analysis — or at least, hasn't seen it in a long time.  "I'll be honest with you, I have not seen — I don't remember looking at or having seen the analysis in some time, so I'm not sure where along the spectrum that would come," Holder replied when Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, asked him to explain the nature of Obama's constitutional power to delay the mandate.

Bachmann says House preparing to sue Obama for overreach:  'He's not a king'.  Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says House conservatives are preparing to sue President Barack Obama for executive overreach in response to his threats of unilateral action on a host of issues.  "He's the president of the United States — he's not a king," the Republican lawmaker told reporters after Obama's State of the Union address.  "He may think he's a king, he may declare himself king, but that's not what he is under our Constitution."

Are Obama's Executive Orders Constitutional? Eric Holder Explains.  Well, he doesn't, actually.  But Senator Mike Lee did a good job of trying to pin down Attorney General Eric Holder as to the constitutional basis of some of President Obama's executive orders, particularly his deferral of the employer mandate under Obamacare.  As he so often does, Holder bobbed and weaved without ever articulating a constitutional rationale.  In my opinion, there is none.

Holder Confirms Obama Ready to Use Executive Order on Guns.  Attorney General Eric Holder said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today that President Obama is open to using an executive action to push through gun-control and/or associated mental health measures that haven't found approval in Congress.

Obama bosses around CEOs, calls for the hiring of long-term unemployed.  President Obama on Friday [1/31/2014] formally announced a deal with some of the nation's largest companies to institute new hiring practices that do not "disadvantage" those who have been jobless for several months or longer.  The new initiative, agreed to by more than 300 businesses including giants such AT&T, Apple, Wal-Mart, Ford and others, also will extend to the federal government and its interview processes.

Obama Will Take 'Executive Action' to Reduce Prison Population.  Congress can pass legislation giving judges more discretion in the sentencing of prisoners, but President Obama "also has the ability to take executive action" to commute the sentences of "low-level" drug offenders — and that's just what he plans to do, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told the New York State Bar Association annual meeting on Thursday [1/30/2014].

A sorry state of the union — what if Obama believes he answers to no one?  What if the government spies on all of us all of the time and recognizes no limits to its spying?  What if its appetite for acquiring personal knowledge about all Americans is insatiable?  What if the government uses the microchips in our cellphones to follow us and listen to us as we move about?  What if the Constitution expressly prohibits the government from doing this?

Barack Obama — the man who would be America's king.  This is not the first time in history that presidents and legislatures have been sharply divided by differences of opinion.  In the past, however, the importance of the lawmaking process was recognized, and consensus was reached through negotiation and compromise.  Obama's failure to effectively negotiate with Congress — a Congress, it should be added, that has many legitimate grievances with his policies — doesn't give him license to become a dictator.  Obama's speech indicates, more than anything else, his disdain for the American system of governance.

Sen. Mike Lee Grills Eric Holder on Executive Orders.  The day after he delivered the official tea party response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) aggressively challenged Attorney General Eric Holder on the constitutional basis for the executive orders Obama announced in his speech.  After questioning Holder about NSA surveillance programs, Lee moved on to discuss the president's renewed efforts to bypass Congress with executive orders.  He asked Holder specifically about the legal basis for the executive order that effectively delayed the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.

Is Barack Obama an imperial president?  The president (or his administration) has unilaterally changed elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); declared an anti-gay-rights law unconstitutional; lifted the threat of deportation for an entire class of undocumented immigrants; bypassed Senate confirmation of controversial nominees; waived compliance requirements in education law; and altered the work requirements under welfare reform.  This month, the Obama administration took the highly unusual step of announcing that it will recognize gay marriages performed in Utah — even though Utah itself says it will not recognize them while the issue is pending in court.

Blueprint for Tyranny.  There are lots of Americans who, after the first five years of living under the governance of Barack Hussein Obama, have concluded that, among his most notable characteristics, he is an incompetent, a pathological liar, a Marxist, and, fearful as the prospect is, a potential dictator who will not leave office when a new President is due to be sworn in.

The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama.  The president's taste for unilateral action to circumvent Congress should concern every citizen, regardless of party or ideology.  The great 18th-century political philosopher Montesquieu observed:  "There can be no liberty where the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or body of magistrates."  America's Founding Fathers took this warning to heart, and we should too.

A Pen, a Phone, and a Flailing President.  For months, the White House and its allies mocked critics of Barack Obama's leadership, arguing that no president has "Green Lantern" superhero powers.  Now these same people are predicting that Obama can salvage his agenda by waving a magical "pen and phone." [...] Obama's plan to exert executive branch authority, starting with his State of the Union address, further illustrates his unfamiliarity with the levers of political power, the limits of his leadership style, and the vast amount of time and potential squandered by the president so far.

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Mr. Obama boasts that he has a pen and a phone, and he's not afraid to use them.  Maybe so, but he does not have a crown.

House GOP signals it could sue Obama for executive overreach.  House Republicans are mocking President Obama's plans to circumvent Congress to achieve key policy priorities and are not ruling out suing his administration for executive overreach.

McCain on Obama's Executive Orders: 'He Relies On' Lengthy Court Battles.  When asked by CNSNews.com whether President Barack Obama has the constitutional authority to act on climate change without congressional authority, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the president does not have that authority and relies on the complexity of legal challenges to his actions.

Rep. Steve King: Congress needs to restrain Obama from 'extraconstitutional behaviors'.  Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, chastised President Obama Tuesday [1/28/2014] for ignoring Congress on big-ticket items — for example, a new executive order to raise the minimum wage for new federal contract workers — saying lawmakers on Capitol Hill need to act to rein in the Executive Branch.  "This Congress should lay out the violations that the president's had, and there are many," Mr. King said on CNN's "New Day."

The Bully-in-Chief Takes the Bully Pulpit.  Aaron Goldstein listed more than one reason for a dislike of Obama:  his use of the race card, petulance, prickly and disingenuous disposition, lack of humility, dishonesty, "unlimited capacity to overestimate his capabilities," and "delusions of grandeur."  An IBD editorial, after recounting a litany of troubling events, concluded that to "a degree once thought impossible, the presidency has been politicized and its enforcement arms used to pursue and punish Obama's political enemies."  John Hinderaker, after also listing some extraordinary news items, asserted that this administration's "gangsterism has shifted into high gear."

The D'Souza Arrest: Obama Adopts the Stalinist Style.  Liberals should be as concerned about this as conservatives.  Foes of jihad should be just as concerned about it as those who share D'Souza's worries about "Islamophobia."  For the evidence is mounting that D'Souza has indeed been targeted for being a public and high-profile foe of Barack Obama — a development that should disquiet anyone who believes in the value of a stable, functioning republic with a loyal opposition.

Did Mockery of Obama Get Dinesh D'Souza Arrested?  Here we thought Obama's Department of Justice fingered D'Souza for an allegedly illegal campaign contribution.  Turns out the catalyst for the arrest and excessive $500,000 bond may actually stem from a tweet.  [Mike] Klonsky suggests the arrest is payback for D'Souza's "racist" mockery of President Obama's post-verdict comment in the Trayvon Martin case.

Meet Preet — Obama's hatchet man against filmmakers.  Meet Preet Bharara, the U.S. prosecutor who last week indicted anti-Obama filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza on campaign finance charges.  Mr. Bharara is the snapping jaws of Attorney General Eric H. Holder's junkyard attack dog and the velvet fixer of President Obama's thorniest political problems.  Mr. D'Souza very well may be guilty of a few winks and nods that wound up violating limits on campaign contributions he was allowed to make to a friend running a long-shot campaign for the Senate.  But it does seem rather odd to handcuff a guy and set $500,000 bail for a crime that in the past has been pleaded out as a misdemeanor.

Did D'Souza Hit a Nerve?  How does one connect these dots?
  (1)  Obama backs offshore drilling in Brazil but not the US
  (2)  The Gulf oil spill is used as an occasion to lecture the US on the evils of our fossil fuel consumption.
  (3)  Obama backs a 100 million dollar mosque near Ground Zero but turns a blind eye to the prohibition in many Arab countries against building any new churches.
  (4)  Supports the release of the Lockerbie bomber but incarcerates the producer of an anti-Mohamed film.
  (5)  NASA Chief Charles Bolden announced that from now on the primary mission of America's space agency would be to improve relations with the Muslim world.
Penance?  Penance for past colonial exploitation?

Amnesty, but Not for D'Souza.  Mr. D'Souza's real crime, the only offense that really matters in Washington these days, is being an Obama critic.  Oh, they say he borrowed a couple of people's names, but his real mistake was doing it in the Wendy Long Senate campaign.  For Obama 2008 donors, borrowing other people's names seems to have been a requirement.

Dinesh D'Souza Tells Hannity Indictment Could Be 'Payback' for Anti-Obama Film.  Dinesh D'Souza, the conservative commentator and filmmaker who was indicted last month on charges of campaign finance fraud spoke out for the first time about his legal troubles on Fox's Hannity Friday night [1/31/2014].  His defenders have spent the last few weeks wondering aloud whether D'Souza's indictment was some kind of retribution from the Obama Administration for his film, 2016: Obama's America, but now it was his turn.

If you like Obama's executive orders, you are going to love 2014.  The American system of government has as it's chief executive, a president who is carefully checked by a watchful Congress and a consientious judiciary.  Except, when it isn't.  Case in point:  Our president plans to rule us — not govern us — by using the vast powers of his office and absolute control of the federal bureaucracy to ram his vision of hope and change down our throats.  Done without the approval of Congress and with little challenge from the judiciary.  Can he get away with it?

Gangster Government, Rampant.  It was Michael Barone who, early in President Obama's first term, described the Obama administration as "gangster government."  With Obama now re-elected, his administration's gangsterism has shifted into high gear.

Obama Wants Mayors To Help Him Bypass Congress.  President Obama told a group of mayors at the White House on Thursday [1/23/2014] that he's relying on them to help advance his agenda when Congress won't act.  "I want to work with Congress whenever and wherever I can.  But the one thing I'm emphasizing to all my Cabinet members is we're not going to wait," Obama told a group of 250 mayors at the White House.  "Where Congress is debating things and hasn't been able to pull the trigger on stuff, my administration's going to move forward, and we're going to ... do it in partnership with all of you."

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Obama's 'Operation Choke Point' Will Only Hurt Working Poor.  The Obama administration thinks driving payday lenders out of business will help the urban poor.  In fact, a Fed study suggests it will only drive them into the jaws of loan sharks.

Obama Uses Government To Harass, Intimidate Foes.  The Obama administration has turned the executive branch loose on its enemies — part of a disturbing and unprecedented trend toward delegitimizing political differences and marginalizing conservatives.  Behind the special status of his presidency, President Obama has used the machinery of government to harass and intimidate political opponents — to an extent greater even than former Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, both threatened with impeachment.

Silencing the political opposition.  Chuck Schumer, the Senate's No. 3 Democrat, thinks the Internal Revenue Service hasn't done enough to silence the Tea Party.  He wants the White House and the IRS to "immediately redouble" efforts to shut down conservative political-action groups through tougher government oversight and enforcement.  The Tea Party opposes much of President Obama's agenda, and to Mr. Schumer, that's both a sin and a crime.

Stop Giving Obama Radicals the Benefit of the Doubt.  [Scroll down]  History never stops turning the soil and what seemed impossible not long ago is always possible.  Had you brought up fears in 2005 that the federal government would take over General Motors, shut down coal plants, destroy secured creditor rights of Chrysler bondholders, or taken over the health care system, polite company would have moved to the other side of the room.  "Couldn't happen here," would have been the response.

Disarming the White House.  Amid the coverage of the Christie controversy and the latest budget deal, it was easy to miss the news about last week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning.  And yet the Canning case represents the biggest threat to presidential power in decades, and the stakes in the decision are extremely high.

Obama hits a restraining wall.  A federal appeals court struck down the administration's attempt to impose new rules on the Internet, and the Supreme Court, based on questioning by the justices — not always a reliable guide to their intentions — appears likely to tell Mr. Obama that, as important as he is, he can't make an end run around the Constitution to appoint certain senior officials in the executive branch.

Levin on Obama: 'This is a Gradual, Quiet Coup'.  Commenting on President Barack Obama's remarks yesterday [1/14/2014] that he will not wait on congressional legislation but will instead use his pen to take executive and administrative actions, conservative talk-radio host Mark Levin said what Obama was doing constituted "a gradual, quiet coup," or takeover of the government.  Levin added that Obama's language equaled the "common parlance of the dictator."

Obama's One-Man Rule Amounts To A 'Gradual, Quiet Coup'.  President Obama has vowed to bypass Congress and govern by the stroke of his pen and the bark of phone orders in place of the law. [...] But according to this month's IBD/TIPP Poll, that is precisely what the respondents do not want. [...] The older the respondent, the less likely the respondent was to trust a president who gives himself unlimited executive power.

Imperial, lawless Obama threatens more unilateral action.  Obama is simply a lawless president who regards his own counsel higher than his duty to obey the Constitution.  He believes that advancing his political agenda justifies ignoring clear limitations on his power.  In rationalizing these imperial outrages, Obama tells us that he is going to provide the American people with the help they need — as if he is the sole arbiter of that, as if Congress is a potted plant and as if the Supreme Court is either impotent or a rubber stamp.  Obama's overreaches would be just as outrageous if he were providing Americans with what we need, but he is doing the opposite as he is systematically destroying the country.

Obama's NSA Speech: More mush from the proto-tyrant.  Obama is behaving like a tyrant, but doing it sneakily, with the connivance of a mainstream media that refuses to present to their audience the alarming stories of what is really going on.  The low information majority is blissfully unaware that the organs of state power are being mobilized to suppress Obama's political opponents.  In this context, the NSA domestic spying apparatus is and remains a grave threat.

Limbaugh on Obama's executive order vow: He sounds like a 'dictator'.  In response to President Obama's warning that he would use more executive orders in the coming months to achieve his policy agenda, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh scoffed, "This is just absurd," Breitbart reported.  Mr. Obama's actual terminology on Tuesday [1/14/2014] was that he would rely on the executive power to "move the ball forward" in order to sidestep a stalled Congress.  To Mr. Limbaugh, that's the move of a dictator.  "He's basically bragging about the fact that he can do executive orders to make things 'fair,'" Mr. Limbaugh said.

Levin: We are witnessing a gradual, quiet coup!  Mark Levin opened his show today [1/14/2014] livid over Obama's announcement that he will ignore the legislature and use his pen to write executive orders.  He says the separation of powers are the key to our Republic and yet today Obama just announced that he would assume lawmaking powers via executive orders.

Obama On Executive Actions: 'I've Got A Pen And I've Got A Phone'.  "We're not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we're providing Americans the kind of help they need.  I've got a pen and I've got a phone," Obama said Tuesday [1/14/2014] as he convened his first Cabinet meeting of the year.

Dan Pfeiffer: 'President Obama is ready to use every executive action available'.  White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer sent an e-mail early Tuesday to preview President Obama's plan to use his executive power in ways Americans have never seen before.  "President Obama has a resolution for 2014:  That this will be a year of action," Pfeiffer said in the e-mail, pointing out that Obama would no longer be waiting around for Congress to get things done.

Obama to Congress: We're not waiting for legislation.  President Barack Obama sent a message to Congress Tuesday [1/14/2014]:  He plans to use his power whenever he can to move his agenda forward.  "We are not just going to be waiting for a legislation in order to make sure that we're providing Americans the kind of help that they need," Obama said before a Cabinet meeting.  "I've got a pen and I've got a phone — and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward."

Supremes Poised to Strike Down Obama's Recess Appointments.  On Monday [1/13/2014], the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding whether President Barack Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are unconstitutional.  The case will probably be a lopsided defeat for the president, with his own Supreme Court appointees expressing deep skepticism of the Justice Department's arguments.

Probe Finds White House Wanted to Make Sequestration as 'Painful as Possible' for Rural Schools.  A House Natural Resources Committee investigation has found that President Obama's Office of Management and Budget ordered that sequestration cuts be applied retroactively to funding for rural schools over the opposition of the Agriculture Department.

Ted Cruz: President Obama runs America like a "corrupt dictator" not bound by the law.  "If the president of the United States can simply pick and choose which laws to follow... we know what that looks like," Cruz told small-government conservatives Friday [1/10/2014].  "There are countries on this globe where that is how the law works.  You look at corrupt countries where the rule of law is meaningless, where dictators are in power and they have things they call law.  But what does law mean?"

Establishing a U.S. State Religion.  In direct contradiction of the First Amendment, which forbids the establishing of a state religion, the Obama administration is busily doing just that.  Meanwhile, it is attempting forced conversion of the reluctant, all the while targeting Christians and Orthodox Jews as people who are continually violating the establishment of religion clause. [...] It is establishing the faith of secular statism, a religion currently characterized by the tenets of radical progressivism.  Statism is rapidly becoming the only faith in America allowed to operate with complete freedom.  Remember the announcement at the 2012 Democrat National Convention that "government is the only thing we all belong to?" [...] It is but a short step from you all belong to the government to you all must do what the government decrees to you must, forsaking your own faith, bow before the god of the State.

Mad King Barack: The Repeated Injuries and Ursurpations.  The man whose middle name is Hussein is not a King, but he rules as if he was a tyrant.  Our Founders understood the stakes of the gamble they took with their lives, liberty, fortunes, and sacred honor 237 years ago.  The stakes are higher now because a population of Americans, which is fast approaching a majority, is willing to trade human liberty for their perception of perpetual government administered sustenance and security.

Podesta's Climate And Environmental Agendas Will Add To Obama's Executive Disorders.  President Obama's promise to be the most transparent administration in history is proving to be true with regard to the recent appointment of John Podesta as his high profile congressional circumvention strategist.  Podesta's belief in government by fiat is clear. [...] Never mind that having witnessed the past 17 years of flat global temperatures despite ballyhooed record atmospheric CO2 levels, John Podesta is hell-bent to reheat regulatory assaults on carbon emissions.

Does America need a king?  No way.  Install a king and before you know it he'll be issuing royal edicts changing the law willy nilly to suit his daily whims.  What would be left of America then?

The Obamacare Obama gets.  There is a government health plan that is available to a small number of individuals.  The risk pool consists of a few dozen people, all of whom work in one building in downtown Washington.  If they need a check-up, the doctor comes up to their office for a house call.  If they need a prescription, the medicine is delivered to their desks.  If they need to see a specialist, they are taken by government transport to one of the best hospitals in the world.  If they need surgery, a special suite is available.  And it is all free of charge.  This is not Obamacare.  But it is the care President Obama gets.

The top ten Obama constitutional violations of 2013.  Rarely does O get called on his unconstitutionalities by a federal court, and it'll be rarer still over the next three years as he packs district and appellate courts with friendly benches via the newly filibuster-less Senate.

La Loi, C'est Obama.  In a move worthy of a Third World banana republic, President Obama used his extraconstitutional lawmaking wand and secretly extended the Dec. 23 Obamacare enrollment cutoff by 24 hours, usurping the authority of Congress.  This is only the latest in a long series of capricious, imperial, impeachable, ad hoc adjustments that the 44th president has made to his creation.  Each and every unilateral abridgment or abrogation of the Affordable Care Act, as monstrous as the statute may be, is an affront to the rule of law that is supposed to prevail in our constitutional republic.

Reagan and Obama: The difference between a hero and a zero.  Obama is not a public servant; he is our public master.  If you are in Hawaii, don't go swimming or take a boat out near King Obama's retreat.  Not only is he living luxuriously at the taxpayer's expense, but if you enter the security zone that the Department of Homeland Security has established in the Kailua Bay area, you face 10 years in prison.  Kings and tyrants tell the people where they can and cannot go.  Public servants respect the people who have entrusted them with the leadership of the nation.

Now Hear This: Big Brother Wants to Talk to You. Right Now!.  Apparently, the world has become so dangerous -- and Americans, to put it bluntly, so stupid -- that the federal government has concluded that it is vital that the president or other "authenticated public safety officials" be able to tell you what to do right now.  Kind of like the loudspeakers the North Korean government has wired into every home.  Only wireless, too.

The man democrats fear the most is already under attack by Obama.  With each day this regime edges closer and closer to totalitarianism.  Barack Obama lies constantly and with fluidity without fear of accountability.  He unilaterally rewrites history and rewrites existing laws.  He drops slam dunk prosecutions and refuses to pursue those who commit Obamacare fraud.  Convicted felons can become Obamacare navigators as becoming an Obamacare navigator requires no background check and virtually anyone working with these navigators is ripe for identity theft.  Apparently any sort of scum and villainy can become Obamacare navigators.  He jailed a video maker for the attacks in Benghazi.  Harry Harry Reid just cleared the way for Obama to rule via regulation.  Obama has a past history of making sealed records public in order to impair opponents.  He cooked the census books and used the IRS to suppress conservatives to win the 2012 election.

Attorneys General Join Forces to Call Into Account Illegal Obama Administration Violations.  The purpose of this report is to outline actions taken by this Administration that are violations of law.  The obvious example is a federal health care overhaul, passed against the will of the majority of Americans and more importantly in violation of the Constitution, which is now being challenged by more than half of the states.  While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has received the most attention, it serves as a representation of a much larger picture that demonstrates the continued disdain for the Constitution and laws shown by the Obama Administration.

12 questions the White House press corps could have asked Obama about Obamacare.  [#1]  [F]rom where do you derive the legal authority to change large parts of this law passed by Congress?  And, if you believe you have the legal justification for it, what's to stop a future president from simply deciding he won't enforce large parts of it? [...] [#3]  Does the administration have the authority to exempt people from certain taxes on an ad hoc basis?  From where does it derive this power?  Are there other taxes from which people could be exempted by the president's decree?

Court Rejects Obama Admin Executive Privilege Arguments.  A federal judge Tuesday [12/17/2013] rejected the Obama administration's sweeping claims of executive privilege and ordered the disclosure of a foreign aid directive signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 but never publicly released.  U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle ruled the presidential order is not within the bounds of executive privilege and called the government's arguments in favor of secrecy "troubling."  "The government appears to adopt the cavalier attitude that the President should be permitted to convey orders throughout the Executive Branch without public oversight ... to engage in what is in effect governance by 'secret law,'" Huvelle said.

Obama Has Failed Basic Duty To "Faithfully Execute: Nation's Laws.  [Barack H.] Obama, himself a constitutional lawyer, is ignoring the Constitution and governing like a dictator.  His latest ploy exempts unions from a fee the Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes.  Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University, who voted for Obama and professes to agree with him on health care and other issues, didn't mince words when he testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 3.  He warned that Obama's power grabs are causing "the most serious constitutional crisis I've seen in my lifetime."

What Will It Take?  [Scroll down]  In a recent speech, [Monica Crowley] spelled out what should have been plain for all to see:  "We have a president who ... came out of the swamps of Chicago machine politics, who learned at the knee of the communist revolutionary Frank Marshall Davis, who studied under Marxist professors ... who trained intensively in the revolutionary tactics of Saul Alinsky, who launched his political career in the living room of Marxist revolutionaries and domestic terrorists ... who for two decades sat in the pews of the radical anti-American preacher, who tried desperately to bury that past, who spoke about the fundamental transformation of the nation ... who waged war on entire news organizations, Fox News, and who spent his first term slamming into place radical wealth redistribution and socialized medicine....  What I'm describing here is the classic tin-pot dictatorship.  We never thought it could happen here, and yet, here it is. [...]"

The Affordable Care Act First does Harm, Period.  While much about Barack Obama remains mysterious, he was easily the most left-wing member of the U.S. Senate.  As president of the United States, his left-wing orthodoxy is best manifest in his signature health plan.  ObamaCare follows a principle beloved of Karl Marx and other socialist founding fathers:  From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.  Note the first word:  from.  In this order of priorities it is more important what the individual gives up and what the state takes.  The individual's particular needs are secondary, and ObamaCare follows this pattern precisely.

Common Core Lesson Teaches Children Obama Is A Messiah.  During the Soul Train Awards in 2012, comedian and actor Jamie Foxx exhorted a wildly cheering crowd to "first of all (give) honor to god, and our lord and savior Barack Obama," exhibiting the all-too-widespread hero worship that casts rational thought aside and labels even legitimate criticism as virtual blasphemy.  The same cult of personality is creeping into lesson plans and reading materials being created under the guise of the platform for nationalized education known as Common Core.  One new lesson teaches our children that Obama is indeed the messiah.

The Schizophrenia of Barack Obama.  Barack Obama is a man with only one core conviction.  He has, as the basic foundation of his otherwise disorganized and uncertain belief system, the irrefutable tenet that the United States, because of its European roots, has been the epitome of oppression and arrogance throughout its history.  Therefore, he is able to rationalize the need to say or do anything as the transformation of American society and the end of the pre-eminent status of the United States are his sole objectives.  He has, thus, adopted a pre-meditated schizophrenic personality wherein he comports himself as an apologist and appeaser on the international stage and a narcissistic autocrat at home.

Does Obama Think He Is Lying?  To lie "is the ability to understand another's mind."  And here Obama excels.  He clearly knows that the reality of his deeds would never have been accepted if the American people clearly understood what the ultimate goals would be.  Thus, fibbing, misinforming, distortions, and victimizing, have become the rule of the day.

Obama Is Laying the Groundwork to Move Without, Around, and Outside Congress.  [John] Podesta's appointment, which needs no congressional approval, comes at a time when Obama is already making moves to do without Congress.  He has used executive actions to re-write Obamacare, and to recalibrate immigration law, both in ways that just happen to favor either himself or the Democrats.  The New York Times reports that Podesta will work on executive actions when he returns to the White House.

Podesta Hire Shows Obama Is Done Dealing With Congress.  The move to hire Podesta now, as opposed to waiting till after the 2014 elections, is an admission by the White House that their second term legislative agenda (immigration reform, gun control, and climate change) is already dead.  If progressives are going to make any progress expanding government during the rest of Obama's presidency, it will only be through unilateral executive action.  It will not be sanctioned by Congress.

Obama [is] the Danger [the] Constitution Was Designed To Avoid.  A liberal constitutional scholar warns of the concentration of power not only in the hands of one branch of government but in a single man who ignores the Constitution and acts of Congress on a whim.

The Slow, Painful Education of Barack Obama.  If [Obama] actually was the man he claimed to be, he was probably the best placed president we have ever had to come into office and enact sweeping reforms to streamline government.  He could have come in an leveraged his position on the Democrats' far left to force reforms through Congress.  But he wasn't that man.  He is not a reformer.  He is a Chicago thug politician who loves big government, hates opposition and believes government is the solution to all problems, and at the same time a weapon he can personally wield against those opponents he hates.

Gowdy: If Obama Chooses Not to Enforce Immigration Laws, Can He Suspend Election Laws Too?  At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday [12/3/2013], Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Tuesday asked if President Barack Obama has the "prosecutorial discretion" not to enforce immigration and marijuana laws, what's to stop him from deciding not to enforce election laws.  "If the president can fail to enforce immigration laws, can the president likewise fail to enforce election laws?" Gowdy asked Simon Lazarus, senior counsel to the Constitutional Accountability Center, one of several legal experts who testified at the hearing titled, "The President's Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws."

Activists encourage Obama to circumvent Congress, use more executive authority.  President Obama's repeated use of presidential powers is causing a tough problem — his own supporters now expect him to use it to achieve everything they want. [...] A day after Mr. Obama denounced income inequality, progressive lawmakers said he should take the lead by issuing an executive order requiring all federal contractors to pay workers more than the minimum wage.  A dozen lawmakers and immigration activists held a news conference outside the Capitol on Thursday [12/5/2013] asking him to halt all deportations as a down payment on an eventual immigration bill.

Expert Testifies to Congress that Obama's 'Ignoring Laws' Could Lead to Overthrow of Government.  During a congressional committee hearing about the constitutional limits imposed on the presidency and the implications of President Barack Obama's disregard for implementing the Affordable Care Act as written, one expert testified that the consequences of the president's behavior were potentially grave.  He said that the precedent set by Obama could eventually lead to an armed revolt against the federal government.

Obama: I'm Not the Problem; Need to 'Reorganize the Government'.  President Obama says his personal management style isn't a problem: "Part of what we need to do is reorganize the government, which was designed primarily in 1935-45.  We could consolidate agencies," he told "Hardball" host Chris Matthews Thursday in an interview conducted at American University in Washington.  Matthews, an Obama fan, told the president that problems with the rollout of Obamacare suggest he does not have a "strong top-down authority system."

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The government was designed in the 1780's.  It is not the President's job to overhaul, overthrow, or "fundamentally transform" it.

Rep. Gutierrez: Obama 'Should Be Expanding His Prosecutorial Discretion'.  At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said that President Barack Obama should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion when it comes to enforcement of immigration laws.  "Unfortunately, he should not be limiting his prosecutorial discretion.  He should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion," Gutierrez said during a hearing on the constitutionality and legality of actions the Obama administration has taken on issues like the enforcement of immigration laws.

Flashback: Obama Praises 3 'Coequal Branches' of Gov't, Preventing Tyranny.  In his book "The Audacity of Hope," President Barack Obama praised the Constitution and the federalism it enshrines, including the "three coequal" branches of government and checks on power that "prevent tyranny by either the few or the many."

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And now the president is violating the principles he crowed about in "his book."  This isn't shocking at all — in fact it makes perfect sense — if one will concede and stipulate that Barack H. Obama didn't write "his book."

Liberal law prof: Obama's unconstitutional power grabs are creating a "very dangerous and unstable system".  Show of hands:  Who thinks Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi will keep Obama in line?  Before you answer, note that leading amnesty shill Luis Gutierrez argued at this same hearing that, if anything, Obama should have a freer hand so that he can go about unilaterally legalizing the illegals Gutierrez has been effectively representing in Congress for years.  That's what's left of Democratic opposition to the imperial executive.

Congress must take back its constitutional powers.  President Obama's abuse of executive power has grown to the point that "he's becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid," Jonathan Turley, a liberal law professor at George Washington University, told the House Judiciary Committee at a Dec. 3 hearing on the issue.  Turley also pointed to what he described as "increasing autonomy and decreasing transparency" of the rapidly growing federal bureaucracy.  Both of these developments have accelerated the decline of congressional power that Congress, by its actions, has allowed to happen.

Levin: Glad Liberal Profs Finally Speaking Out Against Obama's Power Grab.  Landmark Legal Foundation (LLF) president and radio talk show host Mark Levin says he welcomes George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley's recent acknowledgement that the concentration of presidential power under President Obama poses a "severe" danger to the nation.  "I thought I was hearing an echo.  I've been complaining about the Obama imperial presidency for several years now," Levin told CNSNews.com.  "It's nice to have a liberal law professor testify before Congress that we have a president who is out of control.

Obama Is Down, but Not Out.  New Black Panthers.  Fast and Furious.  NSA domestic spying.  Spying even on reporters.  Solyndra.  Pigford-settlement fraud.  Contempt of court concerning offshore drilling.  IRS harassment of conservative groups.  E-mail lawbreaking at the Environmental Protection Agency.  All sorts of reversals, embarrassments, and scandals at the Department of Justice, including egregious trial misconduct.  And, of course, the incompetence and cover-ups related to Benghazi.  Every time decent people think the scandals and embarrassments circling Barack Obama will sink this presidency, we look up and see Obama still there — chin jutting out, countenance haughty, voice dripping with disdain for conservatives — utterly unembarrassed, utterly undeterred from any assertion of power he thinks he can get away with, [...]

On repealing the 22nd amendment.  This is one of those issues which seems to pop up reliably during the second act of every two term presidency.  Should we impose term limits on US Presidents and was the 22nd amendment really a good idea?  It's a concept which has been unofficially in place since the first President and was then enshrined in the constitution in 1951 as a backlash against FDR.  Of course, the people most exuberant about the idea tend to be supporters of the current White House occupant and for all the wrong reasons.

End presidential term limits.  Democratic lawmakers would worry about provoking the wrath of a president who could be reelected.  Thanks to term limits, though, they've got little to fear.  Nor does Obama have to fear the voters, which might be the scariest problem of all.

Washington Post: Repeal presidential term limits.  As President Obama faces a small revolt within his own party, a Washington Post op-ed is calling for the United States to end presidential term limits and allow him to run again in 2016.  "Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him," writes New York University Jonathan Zimmerman professor of history and education.  "Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves."

SF Protesters to Obama: Please Be a Dictator?  When Obama's motorcade rocketed around San Francisco on Monday, very few locals even noticed his presence, and fewer still cared. [...] Yet even with the small turnout, there was a theme amongst Obama's protesters/supporters:  They didn't want him to change his political agenda — instead, they demanded that he assume dictatorial powers so that he could finally implement the radical plans with which they already agree.  The message of the day was:  Stop dilly-dallying around, Mr. President:  Ignore the Constitution and just make The Revolution happen, as you promised!  That message would be disturbing enough all on its own, but it becomes much more disturbing when you suspect (as I do) that many of these pro-totalitarian protesters were astroturfed.

Interior secretary says Obama may bypass Congress on monuments.  Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills.  Jewell said the logjam on Capitol Hill has created a conservation backlog, and she warned that the Obama administration would not "hold its breath forever" waiting for lawmakers to act.

Thus Spake Obama.  It is a condition of my admission to this great land that I am not allowed to foment the overthrow of the United States government. [...] Fortunately, at least as far as constitutional government goes, the president of the United States is doing a grand job of overthrowing it all by himself.  On Thursday, he passed a new law at a press conference.  George III never did that.  But, having ordered America's insurance companies to comply with Obamacare, the president announced that he is now ordering them not to comply with Obamacare.

The unspoken success of ObamaCare.  Despite what you are being told, the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), commonly known as ObamaCare, is already proving to be a resounding success. [...] First, it is vital to understand that the ACA is not now, nor never was, about providing affordable health care.  It is merely disguised as such.  Rather, it is the vehicle that is being covertly used to conduct the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that this nation has ever experienced.  It is being done methodically and for a specific purpose.  It is the vehicle that will ultimately disassemble and destroy significant parts of the United States Constitution and further enslave United States citizens.

Obama threatens GOP with executive orders on 'drawer full' of ideas.  President Obama on Friday night continued throwing his entire second-term agenda against the wall to see what sticks, challenging Republicans to join him and support more federal spending, pass immigration reform and tackle other challenges.  But should the GOP stand in the way, the president indicated he's willing to use executive orders to accomplish his aims.

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It is the duty of the Congress to "stand in the way," if Mr. Obama is disregarding the Constitution and wrecking the country, which he is.

Fantasy Despot Syndrome and Healthcare.gov.  Entrepreneurs have to implement through consent and prove their ideas in the marketplace.  In contrast, the administration lacks the patience and pluck the free market demands and wants instead to introduce reform via dictate.

Obama's 1984.  [Scroll down]  In addition to his dissatisfaction with what he views as the barriers to "social justice" presented by this country's founding documents, Obama is frustrated with the constraints on his personal power as President.  He barely bothers to conceal his impatience and contempt toward the other branches of government that hinder his authoritarianism — the judiciary and Congress. And he is selling his supporters on that attitude by painting Congress as the bad guys.  Toward the end of a July 2013 speech in Jacksonville, Florida, for example, Obama said, "So where I can act on my own, I'm going to act on my own.  I won't wait for Congress."  Depressingly, this baldly totalitarian statement was greeted with applause.

The Perils of Wearing an Obama Mask.  In Kentucky, someone wears an Obama mask and performs a skit saitirizing Obamacare.  For having the temerity to criticize our Dear Leader, all 750 employees of the Jennie Stuart Medical Centre in Hopkinsville must undergo sensitivity training.  Talk about collective punishment.  Can you say re-education camp?  Remember it was only a couple of months ago when that rodeo clown in Missouri found himself banned for life for wearing an Obama mask.

Obama's Military Coup Purges 197 Officers In Five Years.  What the president calls "my military" is being cleansed of any officer suspected of disloyalty to or disagreement with the administration on matters of policy or force structure, leaving the compliant and fearful.

Obama tells insurance companies to shut up, if they know what's good for them.  More thug tactics from a White House that is no stranger to them, as CNN reports insurance companies have been warned to dummy up about the ObamaCare disaster if they know what's good for them.  "What is going on is a behind-the-scenes attempt by the White House to at least keep insurers from publicly criticizing what is happening on this Affordable Care Act rollout," reports Andrew Griffin of CNN.  "Basically, if you speak out, if you are quoted, you're going to get a call from the White House, pressure to be quiet."

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What does "pressure to be quiet" sound like?

CNN Anchor: Obama Administration Threatens Journalists Who Make Obama Look Bad.  Carol Costello says, the Obama Administration hates to get embarrassed and looks for ways to exert its influence to get reporters fired for actually doing their job!  During last night's CNN broadcast, Mrs. Costello admitted Barack Obama's media team has immense influence with mainstream news agencies.  She says if you make Obama look bad, you could lose your job.

Cruz: Obama 'Absolutely' Abusing Power.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told Fusion TV host Jorge Ramos that President Barack Obama is "absolutely" abusing his power.  In an interview that aired on Monday [10/28/2013], Ramos mentioned a speech Cruz's father, Rafael, made in which he compared President Barack Obama to Fidel Castro.  Cruz told Ramos his father was referring to a "statement President Obama made at the State of the Union where" Obama said "if Congress doesn't act to enact his agenda that he will do it anyway on his own."

Federal agents' pre-dawn raid on reporter's home raises questions.  Audrey Hudson's husband had just left for work on August 6 when suddenly, her dog began barking.  The nationally-known journalist walked over to the curtains and peeked outside to discover her Chesapeake Bay home was surrounded by law enforcement officers wearing full body armor.  The phone rang.  It was her husband.  "I'm in the driveway," he said.  "The police are here.  Open the door."  And so began Hudson's nightmare — held captive by armed agents of the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security as they staged a pre-dawn raid in search of unregistered firearms and a "potato gun."

Exclusive: Feds confiscate investigative reporter's confidential files during raid.  A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed.

Silencing dissent by SWATing messengers of truth.  [Scroll down]  Ms. Hudson is now speaking out because of what the agents of this Gestapo-like tactic took from her home.  While the search warrant was limited to any alleged guns on the premises — again — stemming from a quarter-century old incident reportedly involving her husband, their reach well exceeded their authority.  What was taken from the home of Audrey Hudson was more valuable than any gun.  What was taken from Audrey Hudson, in addition to her freedoms as an American citizen and a Pulitzer Prize nominee for her journalistic prowess, were her pages of notes and names of sources inside and outside of government who had confidentially provided her information over the years.

Armed agents seize records of reporter, Washington Times prepares legal action.  Maryland state police and federal agents used a search warrant in an unrelated criminal investigation to seize the private reporting files of an award-winning former investigative journalist for The Washington Times who had exposed problems in the Homeland Security Department's Federal Air Marshal Service.  Reporter Audrey Hudson said the investigators, who included an agent for Homeland's Coast Guard service, took her private notes and government documents that she had obtained under the Freedom of Information Act during a predawn raid of her family home on Aug. 6.

'Clearly Intimidation': Feds Seize Reporter's Files During Pre-Dawn Raid.  A conservative reporter alleges that in a pre-dawn raid, the Feds took her files while searching her home for a toy potato gun.  Audrey Hudson, Washington correspondent for the Colorado Observer, thinks the government may have an ulterior motive for conducting the search.  In her first television interview, Hudson told Gretchen Carlson on The Real Story that the raid stems from her husband purchasing a potato launcher online five years ago.  The search warrant presented said they came to recover the gun.  However, she said, "Once they were in the house, the first thing that the Homeland Security officer asked me was 'Are you the same Audrey Hudson who wrote all of the Federal Air Marshal stories for The Washington Times?'"

Packing Washington's most crucial court.  The U.S. Senate will soon vote on the nominations of three individuals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  This court is widely regarded as a steppingstone to the Supreme Court.  Because of its location in the nation's capital, a considerable portion of its cases involve federal agencies.  This makes the D.C. Circuit a watchdog over the executive branch.

Top 50 reasons people keep comparing Obama to Hitler.  As Democrats continue viciously crucifying anyone who disagrees with them as Klansmen, suicide bombers, anarchists and misogynists, anyone who dares to notice the similarities between our Constitution-shredding Black Panther-in-chief and other racist dictators is still being met with the same hysterical shrieks, convulsions and fainting as always from the book-burning tyrant-worshipers of the left.  But Obama's lawless, un-American attacks on dissent, rigged elections and appalling crimes against the Constitution are overwhelming and unmistakable at this point, and more than warrant such comparisons.

Jamie Dimon's $13B sin — bashing Obamanomics.  The folks in the Obama administration may be unable to run a health-care Web site, but they're brutally determined and efficient when it comes to squashing those who oppose their policies — as Jamie Dimon is finding out.  Today the JP Morgan chief executive could be putting the final touches on a deal with the Obama Justice Department that would make Don Corleone proud.  For various alleged financial "crimes" involving the sale of fraudulent mortgages, the nation's largest bank is slated to fork over $13 billion, admit some culpability and prepare for a barrage of lawsuits from Wall Street ambulance chasers.

A Criminal Enterprise Called the Democratic Party.  In the wake of the Great Depression, the wheels began to come off the Weimar Republic, a liberal democracy that had been in place since the end of World War One.  In 1930 President Hindenburg assumed emergency powers.  By 1933 three Chancellors had preceded Hitler and when the Nazi government took over it simply ignored Germany's constitution.  A lot of scholars who know much more about the U.S. Constitution than I are increasingly speaking out about the same scenario occurring here.

Obama's Tax Thugs.  Like the Kennedy team, Obama's people were more interested in the political allegiances of the bureaucracy under their control than its competence and in an administration where even the National Park Service has been politicized, the use of the IRS as a political weapon of terror was inescapable.  IRS scandal figures like Lois Lerner and Sarah Hall Ingram embody the Obama ethos by hiding their political partisanship within a façade of incompetence.  But like [Mortimer] Caplin they were performing political duties, rather than governmental ones.  Their allegiance was not to the law, but to Obama.

Obama's Curious Purge Of The Military Continues.  The firing of two nuclear commanders in a week adds to a body count that suggests we have either the most corrupt and incompetent general staff in history or our military is being reshaped for other purposes.

Is Obama Creating a Martial-law-ready Military?  Let's start with a hypothetical.  Let's say you were a hard-left-wing commander in chief who wanted the military firmly in your corner.  You'd certainly note that our armed forces have been a bastion of conservatism and Christian faith, and you'd know that its members generally weren't very fond of you.  So how would you go about changing this?

Who Will Tell Obama He has no Clothes?  Before this phony government "shutdown," if you had asked whether I believed that American military and law enforcement personnel would follow an order from Barack Obama, or any other president, to turn their guns on their own countrymen, I would have said no.  However, after witnessing the behavior of armed National Park Service officers unnecessarily closing our national monuments, parks, and even our military cemeteries in Europe, while simultaneously allowing a protest demonstration by illegal aliens on the National Mall, I am no longer confident in that belief.  It's as though Obama is using every weapon in his arsenal to create civil division among the people.  Why?

The Slippery slope of Obama's constitutional contempt.  From where we stand today, it is merely a matter of degree before we are ruled by decree.
  ·   America's Bill of Rights is under assault.
  ·   Federal authority bullies 50 States and over 300 million Americans into unconstitutional compliance.
  ·   Common Core in schools indoctrinates communism and ignores America's founding values.
  ·   Christian belief and speech in the military are unlawfully restricted; Islam and atheism are favored.
  ·   The People's right to keep and bear arms is abrogated by Executive edict and UN treaty.
  ·   SWAT teams swoop in on Americans accused of crimes not criminal, written by nameless bureaucrats.
  ·   IRS is used to target and punish Americans who speak out against Obama and his cronies.
  ·   NSA and a host of other agencies scoop up and log every tidbit of personal communication for review.
  ·   NDAA allows arrest and indefinite detention without warrant, trial or writ of habeas corpus.
Yet this litany of abuses barely skims the surface of the foul stew Progressives have boiled up.

How do you deal with a President who is hell bent on destroying America?  Glenn [Beck] opened the radio program this morning [10/9/2013] with a scathing critique of President Obama and his increasingly authoritarian leadership style.  When you consider the results of a new AP-GFK poll, which find the President's approval rating to be at a mere 37%, clearly the American people are fed up as well.

Obama's War on America Is Heating Up.  [Scroll down]  It's an example of how ALL liberal-fascists view that relationship; it's at the heart of Progressivist ideology.  It's also a perfect snapshot of the mindset of most of the federal bureaucracy itself: arrogant, contemptuous of the people they ostensibly serve, tyrannical.  They're petty, spiteful, self-serving, megalomaniacal, and altogether despicable.

Obama: Time for America to Embrace My Dictatorship and Their Own Slavery, Or Else.  Acting more and more like a cheap version of Josef Stalin or even Hugo Chavez and, increasingly, drunk on his personally perceived absolute power over US citizens, Obama is now openly attacking we Americans and all of our institutions. [...] Veterans' Memorials have been shut down by Obama and his syndicate, while elderly Vets have been threatened with arrest if they do not comply with the dictator's commands.  Access to other public sites has been banned... including Mount Rushmore where cones were placed in the streets to disallow American citizens to even stop and take pictures.

The Little Eichmanns of the Government Shutdown.  If anyone had any doubt about the vicious and petty character of Barack Obama and his administration the past week should have put those doubts to rest.  Not even Nixon's "enemies list" can compete with Obama. [...] Obama and his minions have effectively declared all Americans the enemy in an attempt to make the impact of the government shutdown artificially painful.  This could not succeed without the assistance of a corps of facilitators, Little Eichmanns, if you will, who are willing to abuse their fellow citizens in order to better serve their master.

Crowd storms World War II Memorial.  Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades blocking it off, protesting the closure of the memorial during the federal government shutdown.  Beginning at about 9:30 a.m., Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were among the luminaries in a crowd that chanted "Tear down these walls!" and sang "God Bless America" as well as other patriotic songs as they entered the memorial, which has been closed since the government shutdown that began Oct. 1.

Protesters Push Through Barriers at WWII Memorial.  A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers Sunday morning [10/13/2013] to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.  Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas were among those who gathered Sunday morning, along with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, according to WTOP Radio.  Cruz said President Barack Obama is using veterans as pawns in the shutdown.

Cruz, Lee, Palin join memorial protest.  Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) attended a rally protesting the closure of the World War II Memorial, according to reports.  The lawmakers and the former governor — and 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee — joined a crowd that removed barricades at the memorial and chanted "tear down these walls," according to Washington, D.C., radio station WTOP.

Obama Boots Kids' Sandcastle Contest off Beach.  It was announced today [10/9/2013] that an annual sandcastle contest on San Francisco's Ocean Beach has been cancelled out of sheer malice by the Obama administration, despite the fact that the beach on which it is held — part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area — normally has no lifeguards, no rangers, is permanently open to the public, and requires no funds for day-to-day operations.

Obama Incites Federal Workers to Target Conservatives.  How concerned would you be if President Obama were promoting revenge — using government resources — against conservative thought and activism? [...] If you think the IRS scandal was intimidating, imagine what it will be like when all federal employees view conservatism as an enemy.

The Face of Tyranny.  It is beginning to dawn on a lot of people that Barack Obama is the face of tryanny, a man for whom the Constitution, the democratic process and its need for compromise, exist only to be spurned.  Any President who is happy to preside over closing the White House to public tours, who authorizes placing barricades around Washington War Memorial that is normally open 24 hours a day as well as the Normandy, France D-Day cemetery where our soldiers are buried, is more than merely heartless, but represents a level of evil intent never before seen in anyone who has held that office.

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National Park Service Admits It Discussed Plan To Close War Memorials With Obama Officials.  In other words, we were right all along, this was orchestrated by the Obama regime to make the shutdown as painful as possible.

ABC, NBC, CBS Nightly Newscasts Ignore Amnesty Rally.  On Tuesday [10/8/2013], not one word about the immigration rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was mentioned on the nightly newscasts for NBC, CBS, or ABC.  Americans watching the nightly newscasts would not have known that such a rally ever happened during the government shutdown.

Two D.C. Attacks and a Series of Unfortunate "Coincidences".  No one would have ever believed beforehand that the President might conspire with his Department of Justice and other agencies to funnel weapons to Mexican drug lords in order to precipitate a panic over America's rampant "gun culture" — but indeed, this occurred.  Nor would Americans have thought that the President would clandestinely provide arms to the same Muslim fanatics who attacked us in 2001, then order an attack on the compound facilitating such action when it became a liability.  No one would have believed that Obama would allow American personnel to perish at that compound in order to preserve his power. [...] If that is not definitive of a tyrant — and one who would employ any means necessary in order to attain his objectives — then what is?

Napolitano: Obama is acting like a dictator.  While the Judge stated that all modern presidents have overstepped their 'oath faithfully to uphold the law', Barack Obama has taken this violation to an entirely different level, deciding willy-nilly what parts of the law to apply and to whom.  He went further by stating that under Barack Obama, the Executive Branch has far too much power and the system of checks and balances set into place by our Founders with 3 equal branches of government is disrupted.

House votes 425-0 to restore death benefits for fallen soldiers.  The House voted unanimously on Wednesday [10/9/2013] to restore the financial payments the Department of Defense makes to the families of fallen U.S. soldiers.  Members easily passed the bill after the Pentagon said it can no longer make the payments because of the government shutdown.  The Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act, H.J.Res. 91, was approved in a 425-0 vote.

Congress and White House scramble to restore death benefits to troops' families.  The House voted unanimously Wednesday to restore death gratuity payments to families of military service members killed in action, even as a "very disturbed" President Obama ordered his top aides to begin making the payments even without congressional action.

Mark Levin: Obama is preparing to destroy the role of Congress.  Barack Obama is plotting that if he can't get what he wants, out of the House Republicans, that he can't get his Plan A, and get Boehner and the Republicans to buckle, not just on the Continuing Resolution, but the Debt Ceiling, then he's got his Plan B.  His Plan B is the most egregious attack on our Constitution by a President, not just in modern history, but in all of our history, if in fact he unleashes it.  And he's being urged to do so by Nancy Pelosi, by Bill Clinton, he has in the past, by Dick Durbin, by a long list of phony law professors from liberal institutions, by liberal think-tanks, and what is he being urged to do?  He's being urged to bypass Congress, to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally as President of the United States, using the 14th Amendment as a fig leaf, to seize from Congress, the power of the purse.

Frightening! — Mark Levin Predicts Obama's Final Death Blow To America.  At around the 50 minute mark on Levin's 10/03/13 "Audio Rewind" podcast he reveals Obama's plan to usurp the power of the purse from congress.  Effectively destroying even the pretense of separation of powers.

Obama: Transforming America.  An imperial presidency is not new. But rule by executive fiat that escapes audit from the media is.  We live in an age when a president can arbitrarily nullify a law, like Obamacare's employer mandate; ignore it, like the Defense of Marriage Act; or simply create it, as with partial blanket amnesties.  Various wars — on coal, guns, non-union businesses, and political opponents — are waged by executive action.  For now, the logic is that the president's means are justified by the exalted ends that he professes.  Obama has set the precedent of a president creating, ignoring, or defying laws as he sees fit to forward a progressive agenda.

Presidential Delusion.  This is a president who did not meet with the Republican minority leader in the Senate until a year and a half into his presidency; who excluded Republicans from any part in the shaping of the ObamaCare legislation, and forced it through on a strictly party-line vote; who excluded Republicans from any input on the stimulus bill; who invited Paul Ryan to a conference on health care and then insulted him to his face when Ryan could not reply; who accused Republicans of wanting only to deny health care to 30 million Americans; who called them "bitter clingers," and told his supporters to get in their faces.

School shows Obama campaign video that includes celebrities pledging 'be a servant to the President'.  A Wisconsin middle school has been forced to apologize after showing students a video produced after Barack Obama's 2008 election that included celebrities pledging to 'be a servant to the President.'  Some parents who watched the video at an assembly at Hudson Middle School in Hudson, Wisconsin, called it propaganda and complained that it was inappropriate for young minds.  The video, produced by Oprah Winfrey's production company, [...]

Pelosi: Obama can raise debt limit on his own (an impeachable offense).  Nancy Pelosi wants you to think debating the debt limit is dumb.  From what she knows of the Constitution, Obama can raise the debt limit on his own. [...] Public debt has to be authorized by law, and only Congress can pass laws.  Not complicated.  But, apparently, too complicated for Pelosi.

The President's Disdain for His Oath.  [A]s president, Mr. Obama has certainly showed zest in getting around the Constitution as he seeks to expand an activist government.  Since entering the Oval Office, his constitutional violations have fallen into three main areas:  executive overreach, the erection of an administrative state, and the infringement of individual rights.

Follow Alinsky: Call Obama's bluff.  In his famous primer, "Rules for Radicals," Saul Alinsky made two points that help illuminate how President Barack Obama has chosen to lead America.  The first point is that Alinsky instructed his acolytes to manufacture a crisis — any crisis — and to then use that any crisis to polarize the community for and against the community organizer.  For the last five years, this has been how Obama has led the nation, crisis-to-crisis, and always leaving the middle ground for compromise like the no man's land between the trenches.

Obama's Fall From Grace Sets A Scary Precedent For Future Presidents.  If President Obama can unilaterally decide which parts of the law he must enforce, what is to prevent the next president, regardless of party, from unilaterally deciding to not enforce these and other laws passed by Congress?  And how far is he willing to test Americans' patience with his increasingly imperial presidency?

Obama's Increasingly Tyrannical Proclivities.  The Constitution does not permit a president single-handedly to alter laws, but we have witnessed more than one instance in which the Obama Administration has unilaterally changed provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.  Last year Obama unilaterally altered provisions of America's immigration laws, particularly those pertaining to the deportation of youthful illegal immigrants.  Obama hasn't gotten around to imposing his own version of "cap and trade," but he has announced that if Congress does not act on such a bill, he will do so himself.

Obama Flag at March on Washington Gets Twitter Riled Up.  We know a picture is worth a thousand words.  Apparently it's also good for fifty stars.  An American flag with President Barack Obama's face where the fifty stars normally go caused a bit of a stir on Twitter, where some objected to the "hero worship" of Obama, and complained that it was part and parcel with the rally's overall "Democratic" feel.

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Pledging Allegiance To The Flag Of The Obama Nation.  A U.S. flag with the president's face replacing the field of stars resurfaces at the March on Washington's 50th anniversary, turning the symbol of freedom many have fought and died for into a campaign prop.  It has been a while since President Obama accepted his first nomination among faux Greek columns in Denver in 2008.  But judging from the reappearance of the "Obama flag" at a march celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, the cult of personality that has risen around him has not been diminished or discouraged.

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Look at the creases in that flag.  That thing is a commercially available product -- not just a one-of-a-kind creation put together by a fanatic.

The Obama Regime.  Obama does whatever he wants.  Those pesky impediments on his predecessors — namely, federal law, the separation of powers, and the Constitution — have proved as tough as tissue paper in containing Obama's ambition to impose statism on America.  From Obamacare to unions to telephones, it's basically another day, another decree.

Allen West: Obama "a very dangerous threat to the existence of America as a constitutional republic".  This is a great interview with Allen West as he discusses the lawlessness of this president and why he is "a very dangerous threat to America as a constitutional republic," a quote even Greta got wrong — twice.  In the 2nd half he discusses the Obamacare navigators who apparently will undergo no background checks as they have access to all your personal information.  [Video clip.]

Why the law does not matter to Obama.  The goal of the entire Democrat party is to be the permanent, sole political authority in the country.  This is the actual transformation that Barack Obama promised to great applause in his 2008 campaign. [...] The media will not examine Obama's imperialist manner because they do not want to.  They agree with it.  The courts are literally unable to enforce their rulings contra this administration; Obama ignores them at will and without consequence.

President Obama seems to regard the law as a mere inconvenience.
Presidential Lawlessness: It's So Cool.  "If Congress won't act, I will," the president repeatedly assures us.  But that's not the way it works in a constitutional republic of laws.  Nonetheless, Obama acts, and who's going to stop him?

Is Obama 'Insuring' Softball Questions?  [Scroll down]  American media executives, and American journalists, might have political positions with which we cannot agree, and they might not even appear sensible, but for the most part, they are still intelligent people.  And they remember a lot of what they hear or read.  They see how this administration has approached dealing with those it might view as "enemies."  They have heard how a president's choice for the FCC views control of the media. [...] So perhaps we should view these media "softball" questions as a pre-emptive defense position.  That would be the most charitable view we could take.  Otherwise, we would have to conclude that the mainstream media are acting in collusion with the administration to undermine the Constitution of the United States of America.

Plan B on immigration reform for amnesty supporters: Have Obama issue an order granting temporary amnesty.  He did it once before for the DREAMers in a cynical but effective bid to drum up Latino turnout before the election.  Why wouldn't he do it again ahead of the midterms, with Democrats desperate to rally their base to hold back a Republican tide?  Remember, this is a guy willing to ignore key provisions of his own landmark health-care law, with not even a pretense of having the legal authority to do so, if it'll help Democrats politically.

OFA Extends Cult with ObamaCare Birthday Wishes to Barack.  Obama's organizing arm, OFA, not only wants me to know that Sunday is Barack's Obama, but also that I should be politically active in "honor" of the event.  This creepiness is beyond the ability of science to measure.

Obama to America: 'Bleep You'.  It has become increasingly clear since President Barack Obama's reelection that he and his administration intend to govern as they wish, pushing as far and as fast as they can against constitutional and other legal limits which have constrained previous administrations.  It has also become more than obvious that it is willing to hurt those who might get in their way, and to exploit others whose help they can co-opt to accomplish their agenda.

Obama's Creeping Authoritarianism.  Please don't complain later that you didn't see it coming.  As always, Mr. Obama states publicly what his intentions are.  He is doing that now.  Toward the end of his speech last week in Jacksonville, Fla., he said:  "So where I can act on my own, I'm going to act on my own.  I won't wait for Congress."  (Applause.)  The July 24 speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., has at least four references to his intent to act on his own authority, as he interprets it:  "That means whatever executive authority I have to help the middle class, I'll use it."  (Applause.)  And:  "We're going to do everything we can, wherever we can, with or without Congress."

It's Not A Phony Scandal When President Obama Tramples The Constitution.  According to [Stanford Law School Professor Michael] McConnell, although the president may refuse to enforce laws he believes are unconstitutional, the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (which provides opinions to the president on such issues) "has always insisted that the president has no authority, as one such memo put it in 1990, to 'refuse to enforce a statute he opposes for policy reasons.'"  And yet McConnell offers examples of the president having done so repeatedly.

Obama: I 'probably' can't legalize immigrants myself.  President Obama said in an interview with Univision airing Tuesday that he "probably" cannot legalize illegal immigrants by executive order — a decision he might be faced with if Congress fails to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  Probably not," Obama said, according to a transcript.

The perils of dispensing with the law.  On ObamaCare, as on immigration enforcement and welfare requirements, Barack Obama is following the course that cost King James II his throne.  He is dispensing with the law.  James II was ousted in the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89, in large part for claiming that he could in particular cases dispense with — that is, ignore — an act of Parliament.

U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans.  For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government's mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences.  But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January.  The result:  an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts.

EPA Growth Knows No Limits.  Last week, President Obama rolled out a climate plan fit for a king.  In his speech at Georgetown University, the president declared that since Congress won't enact climate policies, he's just going to impose them — much as would a king.  Simply put, the president is using Congressional inaction as a pretext for a climate policy power grab, and that is very troubling.  Alas, it is only the latest development in a worrying accumulation of authority at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Barack Obama's Lawlessness.  Examples include (but are not limited to) unilaterally delaying implementation of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate, issuing health-care edicts that undermine the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, making unconstitutional "recess appointments" to the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, refusing to enforce current immigration laws related to illegal immigrants who were brought to America as children, and waving welfare work requirements.  This is all part of a pattern in which Mr. Obama enforces laws he likes and refuses to enforce (or unilaterally alters) laws he disagrees with.  I suppose the temptation to act as a potentate is understandable; but it also happens to be illegal.

Obama's Rule by Decree.  Barack Obama has never been clear on the distinction between sovereign and servant, between the American people and those, including himself, elected to do the people's business.  We saw that yet again this week with the president's unilateral rewrite of the Bataan Death March known as the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare.  For this president, laws are not binding expressions of the popular will, but trifling recommendations to be ignored when expedient.  The collapse of law — not just Obamacare but law in general — is the Obama administration's most egregious scandal.

The Law Means Nothing to These People.  President Obama has just nullified, all by his lonesome, a provision in a duly-enacted law:  the employer mandate in ObamaCare.  It's one thing to give priority to enforcing one law over another, such as stressing interdiction of cocaine over marijuana.  But to just cancel a law is quite another matter.

Naked power play: Obama stops Obamacare employer mandate.  In a display of raw power, President Obama has once again declined to enforce the law.  Obama does not like democracy.  He has longingly told leaders of nations without democratic traditions that he wishes he had the kind of power they wield.  He has told people it would be much easier to be the president of China.  It probably would be.  The president of China can rule by decree and have his political opponents jailed or executed.

Before James Rosen, There Was James O'Keefe.  Some three and a half years ago, the New Orleans wing of the Obama Justice Department arrested O'Keefe and indicted him and three of his colleagues on the bogus charge of entering a federal building under false pretenses.  For its part, the media celebrated their arrest. [...] Although there was nothing illegal about recording the staffers and the four had all entered the building using their own IDs, the Justice Department wanted revenge for O'Keefe's and Hannah Giles's stunning takedown of the corrupt ACORN enterprise months earlier.

Obama's Fundamental Transformation of a Nation He Despises.  [Scroll down]  From the flow per second of your morning shower to the temperature at which you set your thermometer at night, from the car you drive to what you eat, from where and how your children are educated to how you fund your retirement, Obama wants government to control every moment of your existence.  Long ago, in a glorious revolution, Americans rejected this sort of tyranny when it was imposed on them by the British Crown.

Germans Loved Obama. Now We Don't Trust Him.  [Scroll down]  Germans have experienced firsthand what happens when the government knows too much about someone.  In the past 80 years, Germans have felt the betrayal of neighbors who informed for the Gestapo and the fear that best friends might be potential informants for the Stasi.  Homes were tapped.  Millions were monitored.  Although these two dictatorships, Nazi and Communist, are gone and we now live in a unified and stable democracy, we have not forgotten what happens when secret police or intelligence agencies disregard privacy.

An Uncontrollable Ego.  Obama is a loose cannonball.  He has only one guiding principle, the aggrandizement of his own ego.  But just one Nobel Peace Prize, just one presidency, can never be enough for his insatiable needs.  Obama will always need more.  Obama wants to control everything except himself.  That has always been a formula for tyranny, and Obama is no exception.

Obama cuts off sources of criticism:
U.S. Army Restricts Access To 'The Guardian' Website.  The Monterey County (Calif.) Herald has a great scoop:  "The Army admitted Thursday [6/27/2013] to not only restricting access to The Guardian news website at the Presidio of Monterey, as reported in Thursday's Herald, but Armywide."  In simple terms:  If you're accessing the Internet at an Army facility across the country, you would not be able to access parts, if not all, of the website for the British newspaper.

Politico: Obama Must Use 'Fear'.  Despite mounting evidence of the federal government's abuse of power, Politico's analysts have decided that the cure for Obama's second-term "doldrums" are that he must use "fear" to exert his will on Washington.  "Obama does not instill fear — one of the customary instruments of presidential power," write John F. Harris, Jake Sherman, and Elizabeth Titus.

More DHS insider from DC.  [Scroll down]  "The intimidation factor is huge if a media contact is outside of a small circle of 'vetted' journalists who are completely loyal to Obama and his agenda.  If you are not part of that inner circle, you are a target, it's that simple.  You are seeing the formation of a state-run media and an administration that will intimidate, punish or prosecute anyone considered unfriendly to the Obama camp from the inside and the outside. [..."]

Obama Rhetoric Matches That Of Old Soviet Leaders.  [T]he real power in the USSR was in the hands of Communist Party leaders.  They, in the name of the people, defined foes of centralized government as "enemies of the people."  Similarly, Obama's Department of Homeland Security has defined right-wing extremists as "those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority."  His National Security Agency has specified that in addition to gun owners and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, right-wing extremists also "may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."  Soviet bureaucrats were justified in harassing and persecuting "enemies of the people."  IRS bureaucrats, empowered by NSA definitions, feel free to harass and intimidate people and groups who question administration policies.

CNN: Majority No Longer Trust Obama.  [B]ack in 2006, only 52% of Americans disapproved of how President George W. Bush handled government surveillance of Americans.  Today, a full 60% disapprove of Obama on the same issue.  This is likely due to the fact that Bush always made clear that the War on Terror was his foremost concern and that he was doing everything possible to make us safe.  On the other hand, Obama ran against Bush's surveillance state and now tells us that the War on Terror is pretty much over.  But then we learn that, rather than wind down the surveillance along with the war, he has put it on steroids.

The False Excuse of National Security.  Does the Obama Administration actually want to fight terrorism all that much?  Or are they primarily interested in gathering vast amounts of information about American citizens?  Do their actions tell us where their attention is focused?  The proof, they say, is in the notorious pudding.  The government is being highly successful in invading the privacy of Americans and increasing control and surveillance.  The government is not doing so well fighting terrorism.  The actual behavior of the government points to development of a 'Big Brother" surveillance state and exposes national security as a phony excuse.

Harassment and Intimidation: The Goals of Obama's Information Dragnet.  [Scroll down]  Anyone organizing or even participating in an effort to do something about government waste, fraud, and abuse, or working to elect people who might stop the the Obama administration's Federal Reserve-assisted debt and spending death spiral now recognizes that they potentially have plenty to lose.  The IRS, based on its track record of the past three years, won't hesitate to ask them and their associates about their political beliefs, who's giving them money, what books they've read, and their ambitions for political office.  Those who really start to become pains in the rear end, or those who merely write checks in support of opposition causes, face the prospect of having the IRS target their individual and business tax returns, while other federal and state regulatory thugs perform anal exams on other aspects of their lives.

Spying on Americans: the Legal Status of Emails.  This topic has several main issues.  At the top of the list is President Obama's outrageous statement that Americans may need to give up some freedom for security from terrorism.  The president has no right to decide what degree of freedom Americans can have.  The freedom Americans have is defined not by any one elected official but by the Constitution.

A dictator needs a supply of well-armed goons who picture themselves as commandos.
The IRS And DOJ Raid Small Businesses With Paramilitary, Gestapo Style Tactics.  A short documentary by Jan Morgan of JanMorganMedia, called "Rampant Injustice" exposes the federal abuse of power that has taken place since Obama was elected.  This underexposed video documents the egregious trampling of the Constitutional rights of Americans during white collar crime investigations by the Department of Justice and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service.

Obama's Orwellian Legacy.  Is America moving toward the Big Brother dystopia envisioned by George Orwell in some of his most famous novels?  That question has been on many minds in the wake of revelations about the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance of phone records and Internet data.  The ACLU, for one, called these programs "beyond Orwellian" in a statement released last week.  The ACLU's response is characteristically feverish, but in at least one respect, the organization is right:  We are indeed approaching an Orwellian world.

Metadata helps find terrorists — and Obama voters.  Great cries of shock and disillusionment are echoing across many precincts of President Obama's political base, particularly among academics, civil libertarians, nonprofit activists and media celebrities.  The howls of distress stem from the chief executive's stunning reversal on the scope and constitutionality of domestic surveillance programs at the National Security Agency and elsewhere in the federal government.  Although he vociferously opposed these programs while campaigning for president in 2008 and before, Obama began singing quite a different tune once he began working in the Oval Office.

Ted Cruz: Obama targeting enemies, can't be trusted.  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday decried the spread of unaccountable federal agencies like the IRS and National Security Agency caught prying into American lives, charging that President Obama's promise that his administration isn't snooping on citizens can't be trusted.  What's more, Cruz said that by spreading a broad net to include average Americans in its search for terrorists via the NSA, the administration missed catching actual U.S. enemies such as the Boston Marathon bombers and the Fort Hood, Texas killer.

The Foibles and Foolishness of Barack Obama Go Beyond Ignorance.  Going into his second term, you either knew what we had in Barack Obama or you didn't. [...] But what a disappointment this man has been.  There has been no level of discord to which he has not been willing to drive us.  There have been no principles that he has not been willing to abandon.  There has been no opportunity lost to use our country for personal, political ends.

Obama's power grab.  [Scroll down]  [I]s it plausible to believe that a government that would abuse the powers of the IRS to attack political enemies, go after journalists who publish unflattering material or scapegoat a filmmaker in the hopes of providing political cover to an election-season claim that al-Qaeda was finished would have any qualms about misusing the massive power of government-run snooping and Big Data?  What we've seen here is a pattern of abuse.

The Administration: Scarier Than You Could Imagine.  Despite a trifecta of scandals, Obama and company continue to stonewall, lie, or refuse to answer questions — in essence, giving Congress and the American people the finger.  Pundits are shocked and taken aback by the unprecedented arrogance of the Obama administration.  Such pundits are a bit late coming to the dance, as we in the Tea Party have been well aware for years of the lawlessness and arrogance of this bunch of thugs from Chicago.

Ignorance is strength!
Air Force Bans Personnel from Reading News Stories Reporting NSA Scandal.  The Air Force's 624th Operations Center sent an e-mail with a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) that prohibits them from accessing and reading news stories related to the current National Security Agency snooping controversy on the Air Force's NIPRNET (Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network) systems.

Obama Is Just Obama.  Obama is now somewhat shocked that a few in the media hold him responsible for lots of bad things that his administration did:  destroyed the reputation of the IRS; had a rogue EPA director invent a phony persona; let the HHS secretary shake down PR money from corporations to sell Obamacare; turned the Justice Department into a veritable Stasi enterprise going after the phone records of reporters; reduced the State Department into an arm of the 2012 Obama reelection effort; and helped erode the reputations of both Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice, who advanced campaign narratives about Benghazi that were not just untrue, but were demonstrably false the moment they were presented.

Rep. Waters: Obama Campaign Database Has Information on 'Every Individual'.  Earlier this year, in an interview with TV One, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) praised President Barack Obama for putting together a campaign database that "will have information about everything on every individual."  "And that database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that it's never been done before," Waters told "Washington Watch" host Roland, referring to Obama's "Organizing for America," which was changed from a campaign organization to a 501(c)(4) called Organizing for Action.

Ten key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown.  [#2]  The Obama presidency is imperial in style and outlook [...] It would be hard to find a US president in recent times who has behaved in a more arrogant fashion than President Obama, and that includes Richard Nixon.  The Obama White House is routinely disdainful of criticism, sneeringly dismissive of Congressional opposition, nasty and brutish towards dissenting voices in the media, and completely lacking in humility.

Is This White House Running An Outlaw Government?  The Associated Press has turned up a collection of secret email accounts used by White House appointees.  Yet another dark wall is revealed in the most "transparent administration in history."

Denial and the Obama Presidency.  The president is seemingly unaware of what is going on around him.  He is either insulated from events or he is misled or the agencies being questioned are "independent," beyond his control.  Someone at the highest level of government had to issue an order to "stand down" when a request was made by those under attack at the Benghazi embassy.  Someone with authority had to issue a highly charged request that conservative organizations should be targeted by the IRS.  And it is now clear, that the sequestering of James Rosen's journalistic record was authorized by Attorney General Holder who reports directly to the president.

Obama sitting back and waiting for Internet panic to hit.  Notice how the main whistleblowers in this case are left-leaning news outlets?  When was the last time left-leaning news outlets did anyone outside of Big Government a favour? [...] Obama operates in the dark and people afraid to communicate ideas on the Internet is just what he most hopes for and most needs.  In short, Obama wants you to do what you never ever should:  Surrender and give up.

Ted Cruz Fires At Obama Administration: 'They View Constitution As A Pesky Obstruction'.  Speaking on the Glenn Beck Show Thursday night [6/6/2013], Texas Senator Ted Cruz unfurled a list of violations that he says shows "a pattern of this administration not respecting the Bill of Rights and not respecting the Constitution."  "I think they view the Constitution as, essentially, a pesky obstruction to carrying out their agenda," Cruz said.

Obama Can't Be Trusted with Power.  [Scroll down]  I would include as evidence to support my assertion the president's routine slander of his opponents, his serially misleading statements (including flat-out falsehoods about the lethal attacks on the Benghazi consulate), the IRS scandal and the public signals the president sent to that agency over the years, the unprecedented targeting of journalists by the Department of Justice and the attorney general's nasty little habit of misleading Congress, Mr. Obama's unusually dishonest campaign against Mitt Romney, and his overall contempt for the rule of law.  He just doesn't think that rules should apply to him, that he is above all that.  Those who see themselves as world-historical figures tend to do that.

President Obama's Dragnet.  [Scroll down]  The administration has now lost all credibility.  Mr. Obama is proving the truism that the executive will use any power it is given and very likely abuse it.  That is one reason we have long argued that the Patriot Act, enacted in the heat of fear after the 9/11 attacks by members of Congress who mostly had not even read it, was reckless in its assignment of unnecessary and overbroad surveillance powers.  Based on an article in The Guardian published Wednesday night [6/5/2013], we now know the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency used the Patriot Act to obtain a secret warrant to compel Verizon's business services division to turn over data on every single call that went through its system.

From Verizon's 'Can you hear me now' to NSA's "Yes, every eavesdropped word".  When "Big Brother is Watching You" was the cold war mantra of the day, there were no cellphones, no iPads, no satellite communications of any kind in the hands of the unwashed masses.  Today Big Brother is not watching you, he's stalking and harassing you — right in the place you call home.  There's nowhere to hide; nowhere to run to and no one to turn to in a world where a government that has learned how to slip being held accountable has all the tools on its side.

Ted Cruz: Obama administration reminds me of Castro's Cuba.  On "The Wells Report" radio show over the weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was asked about his comment about the Obama administration's disregard for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Cruz explained that it was "really unfortunate and dismaying" that the Obama administration continued to disregard the Bill of Rights in order to promote its own ideological agenda, citing the Internal Revenue Service scandal and reports of the Justice Department spying on reporters.

Full Dimensions of IRS Scandal Emerge.  The incredible frequency of the visits — essentially weekly — indicate that President Obama must have been deeply involved with the inner workings of the audits and harassment of conservative groups.  If [Douglas] Schulman was in the White House every week, what was he there to talk about?  Not Obamacare.  Not without having Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in attendance, you wouldn't.  About Treasury issues?  Deficit reduction?  Not without Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.  The obvious reason is that Obama was following the IRS audits with an obsessive, personal involvement.

What the GOP must do to save the country from leftist fascism.  Look at the stories that have been in the news just lately, from Brandon Raub the Marine the wrongfully arrested and detained for criticizing the Obama Regime to the IRS Scandal and the politicized closing of GM dealerships during the government-administered bailout and restructuring of that automaker, to the news that IRS political suppression of Tea Party and other groups cost the GOP its chance to win the presidency and control of the senate in last year's elections.  What do all these stories have in common?  Blatant, egregiously partisan, and authoritarian abuse of power by the Obama Regime to keep Barack Hussein Obama and other liberal Democrats in power in Washington D.C.

Obama shows contempt for law.  Mr. Obama — greeted rapturously in 2008 as the "constitutional law professor" who would restore respect for our founding document — has demonstrated a contempt for law unseen since Nixon.  Nixon was devious, insecure and paranoid.  Everyone knows that those are unfortunate traits.  Ever since Nixon, we've been encouraged to be wary of leaders who are suspicious or guarded.  Obama is brimming with excessive self-regard, intellectual vanity and supreme self-righteousness.  No one has ever warned Americans to regard these as dangerous traits, but they may be more worrisome than Nixon's cynicism.

They hate First and Second Amendments, but will take the Fifth.  [O]ur President and his minions are doing a great deal to infringe the individual rights protected by the First and Second amendments.  At the same time, it's clear they are dismissive of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, which make clear that the Founders intended that the states and the people retain all powers not expressly delegated to the federal government by the Constitution.

Obama's 'Iron Curtain' descends on America.  Far more wily than Uncle Sam or Uncle Sugar, 'Uncle Satan' lures scores of U.S. citizens motivated by entitlement mentality with food stamps, free cell phones and unquestioned access to social security, into a trap from which they will never escape.  Comfortable with the guarantee the government will look after them from cradle to grave, few see the walls going up around them.

Benghazi and Obama's Ambition to Be U.N. SecGen.  In three and a half years, Obama will be out of a job.  He is 50 now and wants to soar to greater heights, because that's what matters more than anything else in his life.  What's better to Obama's Napoleonic self than being U.N. Sec Gen?  He is a man who wants to be worshiped by the world, and the path to that goal is clear.  It is also an opportunity to carry out his internationalist and pro-Muslim convictions.

Don't Blow the Opportunity Obama Has Handed Us.  Barack Obama has not hidden his animosity to Republicans in Congress, the Tea Party Movement, the alternative media, evangelical Christians, conservatives, the Catholic Church or any other entity that espouses any philosophical belief counter to left-wing extremism.  He considers these groups to be implacable adversaries that must be destroyed.  Since Obama's first inauguration he and his administration have utilized the propaganda and regulatory machinery of the government, with the aid of far too many sycophants in the mainstream media, to marginalize and overwhelm these groups.

All of Obama's Scandals Are Ultimately About Information Control.  There's really no reason for the press to suggest that the recent slew of scandals involving the Obama administration — Benghazi, the AP phone-record seizure, the snooping in James Rosen's e-mail, the IRS's targeting of conservative groups, and so on — are a confusing jumble.  There is a very clear thread running through all of the administration's actions.

Obama's Federal Gestapo is Going Down.  The current story involving Obama's use of the IRS to target political opposition via going after more than 500 patriotic action groups, their donors and their volunteers, is but one piece of a much larger conspiracy to destroy the United States beginning with all who would stand in the way of that agenda.  Yes, the administration has been using the IRS to target all political opposition since taking office in 2009.  They went after Tea Party, 912, Patriot, Liberty, Christian, conservative, republican, constitutional, pro-life and anti-global governance organizations.

Obama's Scandals and Saul Alinsky.  In recent weeks, scandal after scandal has rocked Barack Obama's administration.  His presidency might be imperiled.  Or it might not be.  Obama steadfastly remains an activist, a "community organizer."  Nor has he forgotten that which he learned from the godfather of all community organizers, Saul Alinsky.  In his Rules for Radicals, Alinsky writes that the goal "of the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a 'dangerous enemy.'"

The Obama Administration Dares The Press To Respond To Intimidation Tactics.  In a two-fold assault on the freedom of the press, President Barack Obama's Department of Justice has been implicated in efforts designed to intimidate both the press and their sources. [...] The DOJ subpoenaed the records for 21 phone lines in five separate AP offices, including a line that had been inactive for six years.  Those lines have been used by at least 100 reporters and reveal tradecraft and methods that AP reporters use to gather facts and build cases in their reporting.

Obama's Imbroglios.  Where are we now in this morass of Obama Administration scandals? [...] We have one massive cloud of confusion, and that is exactly what this embattled Administration wants, confusion.

America's cry for help lost in the White Noise.  Tyranny, the same kind that kept the people of the former Soviet Union and environs in the stranglehold of communism for 70 years, is making its way — unhampered — through the USA.  The Obama administration started off by identifying Tea Partiers, returning war vets and Christians as terrorists — and got away with it.  Now news reporters like James Rosen, a Fox News correspondent has been openly branded a "possible criminal co-conspirator" for his alleged role in publishing sensitive security information.  The only difference between soft tyranny and hard tyrannies is that in the latter, those deemed enemies of the state are jailed and killed.  But a cursory read through history teaches that hard tyrannies usually got their start as soft ones.

Anti-Fraud Group 'True the Vote' Harassed NOT JUST by IRS, but FBI, OSHA... then ATF?  Houston-based True the Vote is an organization dedicated to preserving the integrity of the voting process.  They're a outfit any normal, good-faith American ought to be glad exists, what with 160 U.S. counties showing more people registered than the actual number of live, eligible voters in existence.  Alas, the compulsively-crooked Obama White House despises them.  True the Vote IS NOT a Republican outfit, and promotes no candidates nor political issues- they're merely focused on ensuring legal/fair/inclusive voting.

The Editor says...
Obama's rabid opposition to non-partisan groups who try to prevent voter fraud can be interpreted as evidence of the intent to stuff ballot boxes and steal elections.

For Barack Obama, speech isn't free when it criticizes him.  [Scroll down]  Finally, the administration secretly tracked the phone calls of the Associated Press to root out who leaked the report of a drone strike.  Then the CIA told AP to hold off on the story so that Obama could announce it first.  This has a chilling affect on journalists.  But it's also the latest salvo in the Obama administration's war on whistleblowers.

President Obama gets an 'F' for management.  Early in his presidency, Barack Obama flaunted U.S. constitutional tradition by pushing through major social legislation, Obamacare, without a bipartisan compromise and consensus.  And he relied on a legislative sleight of hand to pass the U.S. Senate.  Simply, Obama's hard left agenda requires him to treat the constitution and Congress as mere inconveniences — expediency is his ethical standard.

This Is No Ordinary Scandal.  We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate.  The reputation of the Obama White House has, among conservatives, gone from sketchy to sinister, and, among liberals, from unsatisfying to dangerous.  No one likes what they're seeing.  The Justice Department assault on the Associated Press and the ugly politicization of the Internal Revenue Service have left the administration's credibility deeply, probably irretrievably damaged.

O's unfixable woe.  The problem is that these are agencies the Obama presidency has empowered and is in the process of empowering still further.  They are arms of the federal government whose authority and reach he wishes to increase — at a time when the American people might be coming to think that, especially now, these agencies need to be reined in.

A Pattern Of Power Abuse.  Tyranny isn't lurking around the corner.  It's now upon us, manifest in the pattern of misuse and abuse of government power by this presidency, as revealed in its:
  •   Siccing the IRS on its political enemies.
  •   Seizing the home phone records of journalists.
  •   Opening more criminal investigations of press leaks than all previous presidents combined.
  •   Intimidating and silencing government whistle-blowers.
  •   Doctoring CIA intelligence reports to cover up national security failures.
  •   Framing private lenders and other businesses for civil-rights violations.

Did The IRS Try To Swing Election To Obama?  The inspector general's report on the IRS targeting of conservatives makes it seem like a case of bureaucratic bumbling.  But the more we learn, the more it looks like a concerted effort to hobble Obama's political foes.

Government's heavy hand felt in IRS, AP scandals.  If there is any thread that unites these scandals, it is government heavy-handedness.  Seizing the phone records of, say, three editors and reporters would constitute a leak investigation.  Seizing the phone records of perhaps 100 is a fishing expedition and a form of intimidation.  "They're sending a clear message to our sources," says National Journal's Ron Fournier.  "'Don't embarrass the administration or we're coming after you.'"

The Burden Is on Us.  The Obama administration is drowning in the tsunami of its lawlessness. [...] What were [Ambassador] Stevens and others in the U.S. diplomatic corps doing at that Temporary Mission Facility in Benghazi in the first place?  Was the Obama administration running a Middle Eastern version of Fast and Furious?  Were we arming terrorists?  Why were particular organizations investigated and harassed by the IRS, and on whose say?  For what purposes did you snoop on the communications of the Associated Press?  They weren't pliant enough?  The responsibility is on Democrats everywhere, who must, once and for all, put aside their maniacal loyalty to a man who is finally being widely exposed as a tyrant.

Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?  That's the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitt's Show Wednesday night [5/15/2013].

O's scandals take nation by storm.  As a metaphor for big government, it is hard to top the Justice Department's seizing of journalists' phone records from The Associated Press.  Unless, of course, you think the best example is the Internal Revenue Service turning the screws on groups it viewed as conservative and, therefore, unworthy of fair treatment.  Or maybe the winner is the sneaky spreading of ObamaCare's tentacles, with insurance companies now predicting the law will drive up the cost of individual premiums by as much as 400 percent.  There are no losers in this race to the bottom — except the American people.

Obama White House Wants To Govern By Permanent Crisis.  Bill Clinton governed by the permanent campaign.  Barack Obama wants to govern by the permanent crisis.  What most see as disasters Obama sees as opportunities to ram through his progressive agenda.

Obama Continues His War on the Fourth Amendment.  White House wants legislation enacted that will punish Internet service providers who fail to cooperate with FBI requests and court orders.

Rubio: Obama Administration's "Culture of Intimidation" Led to IRS Scandal.  Senator Marco Rubio railed against the Obama administration's "culture of intimidation" today during a speech on the Senate floor.  "In the span of four days, three major revelations have been made regarding the use of government power to intimidate those who are doing things the government doesn't like," Rubio said regarding news of Benghazi whistleblowers being threatened, the IRS targeting conservative groups and the DOJ secretly monitoring personal and work phone lines of AP reporters.  "These are the tactics of the third world.  These are the tactics of places that don't have the freedoms and the independence that we have here in this country."

More about the use of the IRS as a weapon.

Obama hopes for extended crisis atmosphere.  President Barack Obama says he wants to "see if we can institutionalize" in Washington the community spirit that sometimes emerges after a terror attack or an industrial explosion.  The president made the comments during a fund-raising trip to New York, shortly after leaving Washington, D.C. in an uproar over an explosion of scandals, including last week's revelations of politically motivated IRS investigations and the White House's editing of reports on the lethal terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Why Barack Obama's imperial presidency is imploding.  As I've noted in previous pieces, this is a nasty, brutish, imperial-style presidency that is highly intolerant of dissent, and which goes out of its way to target political opponents. [...] Suppression of political dissent, a callous disregard for the loss of American life in Benghazi, and the relentless rise of big government — these will be three of the most of enduring images of Barack Obama's imperial presidency.

Obamite Thuggery Has Long History.  It was Michael Barone who first wrote that Barack Obama was a practitioner of "gangster government."  Barone was right.  The plethora of scandals now engulfing the administration, combined with all sort of prior scandals that a lapdog media largely ignored, show that this regime is thuggish beyond repair.

It's Harvest Time in Washington.  From the onset, the Obama administration has woven a web of fabrications so thick it is hard to see where reality ends and make-believe begins.  Over time, Obama has woven that web tighter by installing a gang of Chicago allies, confidants, tongue-biters and tale-tellers as a "shadow government" answerable only to him.  There was safety in this tight-knit crew of like-minded associates, or so they thought, until recently when parts of Obama's web began to unravel.

Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal.  Mr. Obama has only a few trusted aides, and occasional leaks from the West Wing show a paranoid president suspicious of nearly everyone around him.  Supremely confident, convinced by the fawning minions at his feet that he is untouchable, the president dismisses all controversy as partisan attacks by an overzealous opposition.  A pliant press corps of stenographers follows in lockstep.

Obama orders top aides to praise Obamacare during commencement speeches.  President Obama has ordered his Cabinet officials to praise Obamacare when giving speeches at college commencement ceremonies, even as the president's aides fear that poor implementation of the law will tarnish his legacy.

5 Benghazi Mysteries that Must Be Solved.  [#5]  Where are the Benghazi survivors and why have we not heard from them?  As many as 30 Americans survived the attack at Benghazi.  Some of them have turned up, quietly, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  Where are the rest?  Why have we not heard anything from them about the attack?  Are they being silenced by threats and intimidation from higher up in the government, as several State Department officials claim is happening to them?

Obama Continues His War on the Fourth Amendment.  White House wants legislation enacted that will punish Internet service providers who fail to cooperate with FBI requests and court orders.

Cruz: Obama's View of Federal Power 'Knows Virtually No Bounds'.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released a report documenting attempted abuses of federal power by the Obama administration on Tuesday [4/9/2013], saying the administration "knows virtually no bounds."

The Biggest Threat Of Government Tyranny Says There Is None.  The president told college graduates over the weekend to dismiss those warning of government tyranny.  But he wouldn't have brought it up if he didn't feel the need to defend his administration's heavy hand.

Obama Yearns To Have The Absolute Power Of A King.  Rather than celebrate our country's unique heritage of limited government, the president complains that he's constrained by the Founders.  Here's a man hungry for raw power.

It Wouldn't Take Long for Martial Law to be Imposed.  This is how Obama will impose martial law, if he chooses. [...] It will be done by presidential order, as has been the pattern of most of his illegality.

Obama looks to bypass Congress with appointments.  Faced with a Republican-controlled House that rejects most of his legislative goals, and facing potential opposition from Senate Republicans and a half-dozen Democratic senators on issues such as gun control, Obama's ability to carry out policy changes hinges on his Cabinet and his appointees running regulatory bodies.

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Any time you see a headline about Barack Obama bypassing the Congress, it is a warning sign.

Mother Of Slain Benghazi Officer To Sean Hannity: 'They Want Me To Shut Up'.  On Friday [4/5/2013], Sean Hannity brought Pat Smith, mother of the late Sean Smith, on his radio program.  The 34-year-old information management officer was one of four Americans murdered in the Benghazi embassy attack on September 11, 2012.  In the chilling interview, a distraught Ms. Smith, in tears, pleaded for answers and spoke of the efforts to silence her.

Something about Benghazi must be embarrassing enough to motivate the Obama people to silence this woman.

Does Obama's Election Commission Signal Federal Takeover of Elections?  Since March 28, when President Obama issued an executive order creating the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, a growing number of individuals and organizations have reacted to this move by raising concerns about a possible federal takeover of American elections.  The commission, created by Executive Order 13639, will be composed of no more than nine members, led by two co-chairs, Robert Bauer and Benjamin Ginsberg, attorneys for the Obama and Romney campaigns respectively.

Here Comes Obama's Raid on Your Retirement.  This sounds like it will only attack the "rich" today, but don't bet on it.  Note that "other retirement accounts" is likely to mean aggregation of all retirement assets, including the actuarial value of pensions and similar.

Obama Budget to Cap Retirement Accounts at $3 Million.  The budget President Barack Obama will submit on April 10 will contain a proposal that would prohibit individuals from accumulating more than $3 million in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and tax-preferred retirement accounts.

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Remember, the income tax originally affected only the wealthy, and affected them only a little.  Tyranny starts small and grows incrementally.

Mark Levin: Obama is Trying to Nationalize Our Election Process.  So what is the federal role for setting the rules for voting?  Levin said there is none.  "In the ratification debates in the states, after the Constitutional Convention ended, after they sent draft copies of the Constitution to the states to ratify, there was much debate in the states over this issue.  And some of the anti-federalists who opposed the Constitution were very, very concerned that the federal government would interfere with state election laws.  And they felt if the federal government did that, the federal, central government would have control over the election process and use it to its benefit.  And that, ladies and gentlemen, I am certain is what Obama is up to."

Obama finds creative means to bypass Congress.  Move over executive orders.  President Obama has another tool to push policy absent congressional stamp — and it's far less known and controversial.  It's called executive action.  The beauty of the action is that it avoids Republican criticisms and conservative charges that Mr. Obama acts like a "monarch" when issuing executive orders, The Hill reports.  So while on paper, Mr. Obama may actually appear as if he's issuing fewer executive orders than many other presidents who have served two terms, the reality is he's still finding plenty of ways to bypass Congress.  He's just not calling those ways executive orders.

Obama's Tyranny: Petty or Something More Sinister?  We have a Department of Homeland Security that has become one of the largest bureaucracies in the history of our government in the space of 11 years.  There is very little accountability and DHS has extraordinary powers to infringe the constitutional rights of our citizenry.  Drones, computer monitoring, and wiretaps are all allowed under the Obama Administration's overwhelming control of the mechanisms of state.  Just the other day, DHS announced plans to scan even more private e mail traffic.  There is a simple word for all of this; tyranny.

Is it time to ask: What's Homeland Security up to?  Following the statement by presidential candidate Barack Obama about his Civilian National Security Force, Rep. Paul Broun, in an Associated Press interview, said he feared that then President-elect Obama would establish a security force to impose a Marxist dictatorship.  He said, "It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he's the one who proposed this National Security Force." [...] The lack of transparency and explanation about the need for such acquisitions certainly has contributed to conspiracy theories similar to that expressed by the congressman.  With all this ammunition, it is useless without a means to discharge it.  The DHS has also attempted concealment of the purchase of 7,000 assault weapons, and has again censored information about its $1.5 million no-bid contract with Remington.  Normally this would be required to be done in an open, full, and competitive bidding process.  What is the emergency that compels them to avoid this legal bidding process?

Deceiver in Chief.  Barack Obama is arrogant, intolerant, mean, dishonest, vengeful, and ruthless.  He does not wish us well.  He is considered by many of his supporters to be a savior.  In fact, he's a destroyer.  Is that an unfair indictment?  Consider the evidence.  The economy is operating far below its potential.  Is he doing anything to discover why?  Millions of people are unable to find jobs.  Does he seem concerned?  He has an abysmal ignorance of how a market economy actually works.  He doesn't show the slightest curiosity about the causes of our economic distress.

Obama turning to executive power to get what he wants.  [Scroll down]  He delayed the deportation of young illegal immigrants when Congress wouldn't agree.  He ordered the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research gun violence, which Congress halted nearly 15 years ago.  He told the Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, deciding that the 1996 law defining marriage as between a man and a woman was unconstitutional.  He's vowed to act on his own if Congress didn't pass policies to prepare for climate change.

Federal Judge Finds National Security Letters Unconstitutional, Bans Them.  Ultra-secret national security letters that come with a gag order on the recipient are an unconstitutional impingement on free speech, a federal judge in California ruled in a decision released Friday [3/15/2013].  U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ordered the government to stop issuing so-called NSLs across the board, in a stunning defeat for the Obama administration's surveillance practices.  She also ordered the government to cease enforcing the gag provision in any other cases.  However, she stayed her order for 90 days to give the government a chance to appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Drones in Wonderland.  [Scroll down]  Although Sen. Paul's filibuster focused on drones, he earlier had voiced similar concerns regarding the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA"), calling it an "abomination" for its vague provisions that would allow the US government to indefinitely detain citizens suspected of aiding terrorist activities.  Paul had backed an amendment to the bill that limited the authority to override due process, but then a committee led by Sen. John McCain revised the language in the amendment — a wording that Paul found "insufficient."

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The Last American President.  [Scroll down]  When 2016 rolls around, it is becoming clear that this President will never leave office as he has the ability, under the aforementioned Executive Orders to decree himself, Ruler for Life.  Under these Executive Orders he has granted himself to incarcerate those who would oppose him, starve populations into submission, control all jobs, wages, transportation and control the message to the people.  He now has the ability to limit the citizens' the right to defend themselves against his tyranny.  And along with his criminal partners in Congress, under the NDAA, he has the ability to "disappear" and even murder suspected political dissidents in the spirit of Mao, Hitler and Stalin.

An Order From Obama Puts Another Boot On The Economy.  According to Bloomberg media, "President Barack Obama is preparing to tell all federal agencies for the first time that they should consider the impact on global warming before approving major projects, from pipelines to highways." [...] It's happening just as Obama threatened it would:  If Congress won't pass the laws he wants — in this case limits on greenhouse gas emissions — he will just make law on his own, without constitutional restraint.

This is very reminiscent of Adolph Hitler.
Obama couldn't eat at Hill meeting without food 'taster'.  Following President Obama's lunch meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill, Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins described the food served and said the president was not able to eat since his "taster" was not present.

Obama couldn't eat at Hill meeting without food 'taster'.  Following President Obama's lunch meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill, Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins described the food served and said the president was not able to eat since his "taster" was not present.

The Man who would be King.  It must be quite nice to be king.  Or at least think of yourself as king.  Dear Leader Barack Obama exhibited that behavior while at a "working lunch" hosted by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) last Wednesday (March 13).  The food consisted of Maine lobster salad, Fox Family Potato Chips (from Maine), wild blueberry pie, and Gifford's Ice Cream (made in Maine) for the pie.  But, Obama could not partake of any of the food because (seriously) his personal taster was not present.

Obama Declines Lunch w/ GOP Senators 'cuz He Didn't Have His Royal Tester There!  Yesterday [3/14/2013] Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) described an event she hosted:  served at a working lunch with Obama on Capitol Hill, the menu came from her home state's University of Maine, inc[luding] a recipe for healthy lobster salad/blueberry pie/etc that Collins pointed-out fit Moochelle's healthy food initiative guidelines[.  A]las, Obama could only look 'longingly' at it, as he didn't have a 'taster' present.

Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.  It's true, of course, that Obama isn't a dictator.  He also seems to point that out a lot, as National Review's Andrew Stiles observes.  Last month, for example, he noted that "I'm the president of the United States, I'm not the emperor of the United States" and called this a "problem" that he has "struggled with throughout my presidency."  It seems Obama wishes he had dictatorial powers.

DHS Approves Two $4.5 Million No Bid Contracts For More Weapons and Ammo.  According to one estimate, since last year the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm.  DHS also reportedly purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAPs) to go with their bullet stockpile.  ATK is one company that won a contract with the Department of Homeland Security to provide 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition in 2012.  Now this...

1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security?  The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, so far to little notice.  It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.  As reported elsewhere, some of this purchase order is for hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers.

Credit Scores Relaxed Under Obama Pressure.  Bullied by President Obama's new consumer watchdog, the Big Three consumer credit bureaus have curved credit scores for deadbeats.  The capitulation is a bad omen for the economy.

Obama just wants to watch the world burn.  No one can continue to assert that President Obama is simply incompetent.  Yes, he is indeed that. [...] But there's more.  Like The Joker, Mr. Obama wants to see the world burn.  The last thing he cares about is the plight of American families.  No, the president wants to gut the Republican Party so he can win back a majority in Congress in 2014 — and secure his legacy.  And he's fully prepared to spur chaos to get what he wants.

The Chicago Roots of President Obama's Leadership Style.  President Obama did not become president with the intention of ruling as an autocrat.  It is more accurate to say that autocracy is the only style of political leadership he knows.

A Devastating 26-Word Challenge to President Obama's Leadership.  When Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, stopped by the Senate floor Wednesday [3/6/2013] to help out Rand Paul with his filibuster, he spoke for several minutes in the guise of asking a question.  But his remarks can really be boiled down to one powerful sentence that I've transcribed:  ["]Mr. President, what it comes down to is every American has the right to know when their government believes that it is allowed to kill them.["]  Ponder the modesty of that claim.  He is merely asking that American citizens be given the most basic information about their legal system:  when they're lawfully subject to capital punishment.  What would possibly justify withholding it?

OFA: The Organizing of America.  News of the powerful OFA combined with other strange rumors and tidbits (such as FEMA camps, security drills in our towns, DHS purchases of "street sweeper" tankers [sic] and billions of rounds of hollow point bullets and threats of gun confiscation) may cause many to wonder if Obama dreams of having his logo embroidered on uniforms and flags and becoming the dictator he says he's not.

What does DHS need with 2,700 armored vehicles?  You see a story like this — and the one about a billion bullets bought by the government — and you wonder why no one in Congress has bothered to look into it.  I am totally unconvinced there are any dark designs by DHS on American citizens or our democracy.  But this seems a colossal waste of money — if true — and isn't ferreting out waste like this what we are paying those jamokes on Capitol Hill for?

Once Again, Obama Suggests That Laws Don't Apply to Him.  President Obama has grown fond of saying that he's "not a dictator," "not a king," and "not the emperor," but is instead "the president."  Whether his tendency to clarify a seemingly obvious point reveals his inner desires or not, his actions in a variety of ways suggest that he doesn't think the president shares his fellow citizens' ongoing obligation to obey the law.  To the contrary, he seems to view the president as being somewhat above the law.

Army Spokesman Reminds Employees and Civilians Not to Criticize Commander in Chief.  Stephen D. Abney, the chief public affairs official for the Army's Joint Munitions Command, recently sent a message to all 6,000 employees he speaks for:  Don't criticize President Barack Obama or any political party to members of the press.  The message was received by civilian contractors as well.

Obama Is on the Wrong Side of History — and Rand Paul — on Drone Warfare.  As I've written before, there has been a shameful lack of outrage — particularly among Democrats and liberal commentators — over Obama's stance that a U.S. president can kill American citizens with no due process, no transparency, and no accountability.  If President George W. Bush had taken this stance in 2008, is there any doubt that candidate Obama would have opposed it?  But this isn't just about Obama.  Even if you trust his judgment and fidelity to the Constitution, Obama is setting a precedent for future leaders — perhaps a president you wouldn't empower as judge, jury and executioner.

A Government to be Feared.  In Obama's first term, his administration proudly touted its terrorist kill list as a means of keeping the country safe.  And while many were angered about the use of drones to kill enemies abroad, no one considered the possibility that such tactics would be used here at home.  The Washington Examiner recently reported, however the drone program might now be on steroids. [...] So yes, I am nervous when the federal government under the leadership of Barack Obama begins to arm itself for no apparent reason.  One cannot convince me that we need these measures in order to protect us from terrorist attack.

Why Is Obama's Growing DHS Army Buying Armored Vehicles?  The sequestration question du jour is why the Department of Homeland Security, busy releasing hundreds, if not thousands, of deportable and detained illegal aliens due to budget constraints, is buying several thousand Mine Resistant Armored Protection (MRAP) vehicles?  And just who are they intended to be used against?

Is a Civil War Coming?  This is something we discovered is not out of a dystopian novel but hatched by our own government, with a fleet of 30,000 drones expected by the end of Obama's "third term."  And what if there was a secret memo that gave the Obama administration the authority to kill any U.S. citizen at any time, anywhere, without proof, without due process, accountable to no one?  Investigative journalist Michael Isikoff uncovered this last month.  So what if, unlike the Communists in Russia, the Obama administration wasn't able to disarm its enemy — conservatives — but were able to easily outgun them, with hundreds of thousands of "personal defense weapons," billions of rounds, tanks, and "public safety" drones?  Is a civil war coming between a totalitarian Obama administration and conservatives?

The Coming Obama Crack-Up.  There's something almost otherworldly, and not in a good way, about this man's self-absorption and his assumption that his own wisdom is infallible and infinite.  The American body politic to him is just a giant sandworm to be ridden and controlled to effect his own exalted sense of cosmic fairness.  Fortunately, James Madison, Roger Sherman, and company created for us a constitutional system that does not easily lend itself to political messianism.  As ambition counteracts ambition, and as a multiplicity of interests continues to frustrate efforts at empire building, even the Obamessiah is now relegated to variations on a consistent, whiny refrain:  "I'm not a dictator"; "I'm not a king"; "I'm not the emperor of the United States."

5 Reasons Barack Obama is a Creep.  Is Barack Obama the Vladimir Lenin of American Presidents?  No, Lenin was competent in an evil sort of way.  Obama is more like Leonid Brezhnev:  an ultra left-wing, belligerent doofus who isn't laughed at by the general population primarily because the mainstream media liberals say nice things about him out of fear that they'll end up in a gulag if they're too harsh.

Woodward at war.  [Scroll down]  The feud also feeds a larger narrative because, like many others, Woodward thinks this is a very thin-skinned White House that does not like being challenged on the facts.  He said that explains the senior aide's in-your-face email.

Republican attorneys general see Obama misuse of power.  Top Republican legal officials say the Obama administration is reneging on key duties such as border security while overstepping its role through health care mandates and tight regulation of the energy industry, a trend that has led states to heighten their defenses against federal intrusion.  As states brace for cutbacks from the sequester standoff between President Obama and congressional Republicans, several of their elected attorneys general contrast that gridlock — and not in a good way — with Mr. Obama's precedent-setting use of executive orders and federal rule-making.

Uncle Sugar and the Rise of Obamunism.  [Scroll down]  He wanted to be hip; he wanted to be relevant.  He no longer encouraged his subjects to work hard, become independent, support their families and not have to depend on the government.  Rather, he wanted to be loved.  Most of all he wanted the folks to depend on him.

Obama's Dystopia.  Just prior to the 2008 elections, Barack Obama boldly stated, "We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America" (October 30, 2008) [...] Just how does one "fundamentally" transform a nation whose very basis for existence is freedom itself?  The only feasible answer is to transform that already-free nation into a nation with fewer freedoms.

Clearing Away the Rubble...with Black Hawks, Tanks, and Loads of Ammo.  I've lived in this country my entire life and never heard of government agencies stockpiling millions of rounds of the hollow-point "training ammo" listed in its solicitations or shooting blanks from military aircraft over our neighborhoods and cities.  Not until now.  None of this makes sense if things are as peachy as the president claims, and I think these circumstances raise enough questions to warrant a congressional hearing.

Democide.  [Scroll down]  So, when a democratically elected American president speaks of "fundamentally transforming" his country, and of his need to act outside the constitutional framework, the population should be on guard.  When that leader begins to push for strict new "commonsense and reasonable" gun control laws, including national firearms registration in the name of "public safety," the citizenry should be on high alert.  Can any glib politician, pundit or ivory tower academic give us an ironclad guarantee that tyranny will never arise in the United States?  Not even a popular tyranny, like those of Ataturk, Stalin, Hitler or Mao?  Can anyone assure us that today's "commonsense" gun registration lists will not be used for future gun confiscation?  Of course not.

Obama is winning his power struggle with Congress.  Many conservatives believe that President Obama is a star protégé of Saul Alinsky, the revolutionary who wrote Rules for Radicals.  Alinsky began that book, "The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power.  Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."  That certainly fits Obama's obsession with sticking it to the rich even though it will have as much of an impact on trillion-dollar annual deficits as a mosquito sucking on an elephant.  But it is not about the money; it's about power.  When Obama talked about a fundamental transformation of America, it's now clear he meant a fundamental transformation of power — from the people to the government.

Tragedy and Comedy at the SOTU.  When the Democrat-controlled Senate refuses to pass a budget in over 3 years, stops bills before they even get to the Senate steps, and the President refuses to acknowledge our spending addiction, take measures to reduce the deficit or balance the budget and says he'll sign bills that only contain what he wants, then the calls for bipartisanship stop before they can even begin.  We end up with a President who decrees that he will act unilaterally and extra constitutionally if the Congress doesn't do as he wishes.

Feds Buy 2 Billion Rounds of Ammunition.  Something strange is going on.  Federal non-military agencies have bought two billion rounds of ammunition in the last 10 months.  The Obama Administration says that federal law enforcement agents need the ammunition for "mandatory quarterly firearms qualifications and other training sessions."

The Executive Order The Press Agreed To Keep Secret For Five Hours.  Shortly before 4:20 p.m. Tuesday [2/12/2013], the White House emailed reporters that President Obama had signed a highly anticipated Executive Order aimed at protecting cyber security.  The order — setting up new programs aimed at stopping online espionage and terrorism — was already the law of the land, signed by the president.  But it was also secret.  The document was "embargoed until delivery of the President's in the State of the Union address" — despite the fact it had already been signed.

The latest proof that President Obama is a freebooting Marxist.
Obama and the Pirates.  You probably heard again last night that President Obama still thinks "the rich," a crass term implying low class social envy, do not pay their "fair share."  He has been barnstorming America saying precisely that for his more than four years in office now.  But the indisputable facts from official government sources say otherwise.

Obama: 'The Problem Is ... I'm Not the Emperor of the United States'.  In a Google hangout last evening [2/14/2013], President Barack Obama explained that his problem is that he's "not the emperor of the United States":  [Video clip.]

Obama says he will use executive action on climate if needed.  U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States needed to do more to fight climate change and told Congress he would do so by executive action if it failed to pursue a market-based system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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I have only a few objections:  There's nothing wrong with the climate.  Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.  There has been no global warming in this century.  Mr. Obama apparently thinks it would be worthwhile to shut down all industrial activity in order to "save the earth".  You see, Mr. Obama's entire life has been spent wasting other people's money and solving problems that don't exist, because he was raised by Communists.

Obama weighing executive actions on housing, gays and other issues.  President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues.

Here's How Obama Is Using Executive Orders to Bypass Congress.  President Barack Obama's campaign slogan is springing to life in a surge of executive directives and agency rule-making that touch many of the affairs of government.

Presidential Power Grab: Obama Set to Unleash Executive Orders.  Newly re-elected president Barack Obama is about to unleash a sweeping set of executive orders  — on immigration, the environmentalist agenda, sexual preferences, and computer security.  The battery of new legislation from the executive branch, which is unconstitutional, follows upon his 23 'executive actions' on gun violence.

Waters: We Have 'Database That Has 'Everything On Everyone'.  "The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life," Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday.  "That's going to be very, very powerful," Waters said.  "That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. [..."]

DHS Insider: Obama's cyber warriors & preparing for collapse.  [Scroll down]  ["]Now I only had the binder for a minute, and could not take it from the room I was in, so this is strictly from memory.  It was tabbed, and one section with the word "targets" had a list of religious web sites, web sites I recognized as Christian.  Another section was a listing of conservative Internet sites.  There was another tab with the label "problem sites" that seemed quite extensive.  I looked at that section, and it was broken down further into "birther" sites, "pro-gun" sites, "anti-abortion" sites, just to name a few.["]

The Tyranny Before Us.  Adolph Hitler was not always a tyrant.  As he rose to political power his vision for a better Germany lifted his nation from the depths of a severe depression and the humiliation of defeat.  But more importantly, he gave his countrymen hope for better future while he returned to them their pride in their homeland, the pride they so passionately desired.  Tyrants are not uniformly evil.  They are capable of great good and small kindnesses.  They smile, they laugh and they love their children.  But eventually they embrace the evil which defines their tyranny, and then those who gave them their power begin to pay a terrible price.  First a tyrant tells you he cares for you, then he presumes to think for you, then he simply tells you what to do.  This is the essence of tyranny.

Democratic Senator: 'Much of Progressive Agenda is Going to Be Driven' by Obama Using Executive Power.  Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says that he believes President Obama in his second term will drive the progressive agenda forward with a more aggressive use of executive power.  "We're going to see a president of the United States use his executive powers as much as he's allowed to under federal law and under the Constitution, in a more aggressive way than last time," Brown said in an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

Obama's Escalating War on the Separation of Powers.  The judges rebuked Obama both because the Senate was actually in session when he made the appointments, and because two of the three positions in question became open months (in one case, more than a year) before the president implied an urgent need to fill them during a "recess."  The NLRB, however, is now ignoring the court's decision — thereby suggesting its members don't think they need to heed the legally binding judgments of the federal courts any more than the president who appointed them thinks he needs to seek the constitutionally required advice and consent of the Senate.

Do Not Comply.  From the Revolution on down we have fought wars against the same people:  tyrants.  We have sent our young men into butcher mills in Europe to protect the British, to free the French, to conquer Hitler.  For what?  To merely roll over when our own despot arises on a popular platform with propagandists singing hymns to collectivism?

Obama's Act of Constitutional Disobedience.  The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals emphatically smacked down the crazy idea that the president has the power to make recess appointments while the Senate is not in recess. [...] The decision means the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which lacks a quorum to function without the improperly appointed members, should shut down until legitimate board members are confirmed by the Senate.  But it won't.

White House working around Capitol Hill as it pushes far-reaching gun measures.  The White House has decided to circumvent Capitol Hill as it concentrates its gun-control efforts on speeches and other public appearances by President Obama and Vice President Biden outside of Washington, according to officials with knowledge of the plans.

Obama's Tyranny Takes Well-Deserved, Long-Overdue, Hit from Courts!  Spread the word near and far: Barack Obama is NOT a king nor is he above the law.  He must be challenged at every turn because it is painfully obvious that this man has far more concern for his own power and ego than he does for the Constitution and the American people!

Oh, How They Despise the Constitution: And they're not even trying to hide it any more.  White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer expressed the current mood in the West Wing this way to the Washington Post on Inauguration Day:  "There's a moment of opportunity now that's important. ... What's frustrating is that we don't have a political system or an opposition party worthy of the opportunity."  So neither the checks and balances of U.S. democracy nor the Republican Party that controls one branch of Congress is worthy of President Obama's grand aspirations.

Obama Flirting With Impeachment.  Obama and his cadre of legal eagles must know that anything he does administratively that even appears as if it is infringing upon the 2nd Amendment will draw fire and a possible move toward his impeachment.

Did someone mention impeachment?

No Need For Guns In America.  Tyranny is coming in America, despite the fact that more than half of her citizens are too deluded, arrogant, or stupid to see it.  If Obama's policy processes continue unchecked, America will experience cataclysmic civil unrest; again, unfathomable to most Americans, this is precisely what Obama intends.  The words of this President are so rife with fraud and deceit that good people simply cannot believe anyone appearing so benevolent could possibly be so bad.

President Obama's gun law diversion.  Television's History channel is running an outstanding series about each and every one of our presidents.  Nowhere in that has there been evidence of a Chief Executive with less character, lower standards, fewer morals, greater incompetence, a more dangerous socio-political agenda, and yet with increasingly arrogant, personal ambition and ego than those of President Barrack Hussein Obama.

Where Fascism Lives: Food, Fascism, and Obama Rules.  John Mackey, the feisty CEO of Whole Foods, says Obamacare is "fascist economics" and he regrets having said it, even though he insists — correctly — that it's a textbook case of Mussolini-style corporate statism.  Private property continues to exist, but the state controls all business.  That's why the fascists called their totalitarian system a "third way" between unbridled capitalism and Soviet-style Communism.

Is it really that far fetched that Obama would read Ayers' Prairie Fire Manifesto as an operator's manual?
Military leaders who 'will fire on U.S. citizens'.  Every time the organized left sneers openly at our paranoid conspiracy fantasies, it is nothing more than an attempt to shame us into silence.  For months here, troll after troll scoffed at the idea that Obama wanted to take away our guns, up to and even past the time when he and his administration made it clear that these attempted bans on magazine capacity and weapon types, coupled to vague notions of "mental health" and AG determined "dangerous" traits, is exactly the piecemeal plan to disarm us.  That is, to take away our only real protection of individual liberty.

Litmus Test for Top Officers: Willingness to Fire on Americans?  [Jim] Garrow is a respected activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work rescuing baby girls from one-child China.  His source is "one of America's foremost military heroes."  This certainly gives the urgent drive to disarm law-abiding citizens some perspective.  It could also help us make sense of massive ammunition purchases by the increasingly frightening Department of Homeland Security.

Shock Claim: New Obama Litmus Test For Military Leaders: They Must Be Willing to Fire On US Citizens.  Keep in mind that there are now two military "studies" being discussed in military circles that demonize the right.  The respected "Small Wars Journal" issued a report entitled "Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A Vision of the Future; [...] And this week a West Point think tank issued a paper warning America about "far right" groups such as the "anti-federalist" movement, which supports "civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government."

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This appears to be hear-say with only one source, but given Obama's past associations and recent actions, it is entirely believable.

President Obama's gun law diversion.  Television's History channel is running an outstanding series about each and every one of our presidents.  Nowhere in that has there been evidence of a Chief Executive with less character, lower standards, fewer morals, greater incompetence, a more dangerous socio-political agenda, and yet with increasingly arrogant, personal ambition and ego than those of President Barrack Hussein Obama.

GOP Rep: 'The Only Constitution That Barack Obama Upholds Is The Soviet Constitution'.  President Obama has "no concept" of the U.S. Constitution, despite his previously being a constitutional law professor, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Rather, he said, the president upholds the constitution of our old Cold War foe. [...] "I don't know what Constitution that other members of Congress uphold, but it's not this one," he added.  "I think the only Constitution that Barack Obama upholds is the Soviet constitution, not this one.  He has no concept of this one, though he claimed to be a constitutional lawyer."

The Collectivist Mind Game, Part 3: Demonizing Human Nature.  [Scroll down]  The government effort to demonize our individual thoughts, impulses, and human nature itself can only result in the eventual dehumanization of our society, turning independent American citizens into mindless statistical units, spiritless cogs in the machine, and powerless subjects of the state, ripe for abuse by any sociopathic government official with dictatorial tendencies.  The Game can only exist in symbiosis with big government.

Obama to Create Mass Organization Devoted to Obama.  President Obama will remake his presidential campaign into a massive new movement devoted to supporting his agenda, an unprecedented move that creates a brand new political organization devoted not to a Party, not to an idea — but to one charismatic leader.  The group, to be called Organizing for Action, opens for business Sunday [1/20/2013], the day Obama is officially inaugurated.  If this type of organization has existed before in American politics on any similar scale, I'm not aware of it.

Moments After Inaugural Address, Obama Launches Battle Machine.  Shortly after delivering one of the most divisive inaugural addresses in American history, President Barack Obama doubled down on his ram-it-through strategy by sending out an email on behalf of his newly-converted permanent campaign instrument, Organizing for Action.

Dangerous Times.  [President] Obama is stunningly arrogant and ignorant, a radical ideologue in the mold of Malcolm X, but the US media pretend he is a normal US president.  He is not.  He is the most rad-leftist president in US history.

Cruz: Obama 'High on His Own Power'.  "He is feeling right now high on his own power, and he is pushing on every front, on guns," Cruz said.  "And I think it's really sad to see the president of the United States exploiting the murder of children and using it to push his own extreme, anti-gun agenda.  I think what the president is proposing and the gun control proposals that are coming from Democrats in the Senate are, number one, unconstitutional, and number two, they don't work.  They're bad policy."

Chris Rock: President Obama 'our boss,' 'dad of the country'.  Actor and comedian Chris Rock called President Obama the "dad of the country" as he rallied on Capitol Hill to support his father figure's call for new gun controls.  "I am just here to support the president of the United States," said Mr. Rock, [...] "The President of the United States is, you know, our boss.  But also, you know, the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country.  And when your dad says something, you listen.

Liberals are comparing Obama to Jesus.  Glory be, it's Obama's inauguration day!  And for some of his followers, it's nothing less than a religious event.  Fox News (who else?) reports that mega Obamaphiles are handing out posters in the streets of DC that claim Obama's coming was predicted by the Bible.

See All this adulation is a bit much.

Hannity Recites Litany of Obama Power Grabs.  It's the first time I've ever seen a conservative commenter run through even an abbreviated list of Obama's amazing but unconstitutional power grabs — something people should be reminded about over and over again.

Obama's Long-Term Goal Is The Destruction Of The Republican Party.  President Obama has had a complicated history working with congressional Republicans, but is part of his agenda the ultimate failure of his political opposition?  That was what both Bill O'Reilly and Charles Krauthammer contended tonight, with O'Reilly attributing it more to a cultural shift in the United States, while Krauthammer argued Obama's advantage is more a consequence of winning an election.

CBS News' Political Director: Obama Must 'Destroy' Republican Party.  The author of this outrageous left-wing fever dream is John Dickerson, whom Slate describes as "Slate's chief political correspondent".  What Slate leaves out of its little bio, though, is that Dickerson is also the political director at CBS News.  Dickerson is merely being Dickerson, and there's no doubt he speaks for legions upon legions of those in the media today.

Obama 2.0: Destroy the GOP as National Party.  Since winning reelection, President Obama has been aggressive, combative and supremely confident in his public appearances.  Like many reelected Presidents, he enters his second term believing he has a personal mandate from the voters.  Unlike many others in their second term, however, he seems focused not on achieving specific policy results, but in reshaping the American political landscape.  He is set to use the next four years to make the Republican Party a toxic brand in many parts of the country.

CBS News Joins Obama's War on the Republican Party, Civil Rights.  [John] Dickerson calls on President Obama to use his Second Inaugural address to do what he has already been doing since his re-election, namely, to declare war on the GOP.  Dickerson uses such eliminationist rhetoric as "go for the throat" to get Obama's blood up and get going on "transforming" the country.  Obama has spent just about every minute since his re-election trying to destroy the GOP.

Obama's Target is Not Just Republicans, but the Constitution Itself.  President Barack Obama's second inaugural address has been described as one of the most partisan ever given, heralding a sweeping left-wing agenda and demonizing his opponents.  But President Obama's target is not simply the Republican Party:  it is the Constitution itself, and the values of liberty that it enshrines.

One party system: A legacy of misery and death.  A number of progressive pundits have been urging Obama and the Democrats to sweep aside all opposition to their ultra-leftist agenda by destroying the Republican Party.  Leading the pack of yapping hyenas is John Dickerson, who in an op-ed piece for Slate Magazine urged Obama to "go for the throat" and "destroy the GOP" in order to achieve his transformational goals.

CBS News Political Director Dickerson Doubles Down On Obama Destroying GOP.  As NewsBusters reported Saturday, CBS News political director John Dickerson advised the current White House resident to destroy the Republican Party.  On Tuesday, Dickerson doubled down in a Slate piece titled "They Hate Me, They Really Hate Me: Conservatives despise my analysis of Obama's second-term options.  But it was analysis — not advice."

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Rand Paul vs. King Barack I.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave an interview to the Christian Broadcasting Network in which he rather strongly denounced President Obama's threats to impose gun control through executive orders.  "I'm against having a king," said the Senator.  "I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over, and someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress, that's someone who wants to act like a king or monarch."

Rand Paul: Obama acting 'like a king' on guns, vows to fight exec. orders.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday [1/15/2013] that President Obama was acting "like a king or a monarch" as the White House considers enforcing new gun laws through executive orders.  "I'm against having a king," Paul said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.  "I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over and someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress — that's someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch."

Rubio: Obama 'doesn't have the guts to admit' that he doesn't believe in the Second Amendment.  Last night [1/16/2013] on FOX News' The O'Reilly Factor, Sen. Marco Rubio R-Fla. criticized President Obama's call for Congress to pass stricter gun control laws.  "I'll let you in on secret, I mean, the President is a liberal." Rubio said wryly, "And this is part of the liberals' long time dreams for our country and he sees this as a opportunity to get some of these things done.  Rubio asserted that Obama obviously believes that banning guns was a good solution and has wanted to ban guns during "his entire political career."

Gun edicts put personal liberty under fire.  We have a president who has radically reshaped the landscape of American government so that it is more of a behemoth than at any time in history and more involved in every aspect of our lives.  It is also more unanswerable than ever before.  Now this president is issuing 23 new edicts aimed at curbing individuals' gun rights.  At the same time, his federal agencies are stockpiling more and more weapons and ammunition. [...] What does the Department of "Homeland Security" suddenly need 1.4 billion more rounds of ammunition at the very point the same government is making it harder for citizens to arm themselves?

Mark Levin Goes Off On 'Tyranny' Under Obama's 'Imperial Presidency' To Fox's Megyn Kelly.  "He keeps telling us he won re-election," Levin said of the president.  "Congratulations!  But guess what, the Constitution wasn't up for election, it wasn't for a referendum," he continued, before rattling off the list of ways he believes the president has expanded his office into an "imperial presidency," including "unilateral action" on immigration, the tax implications of ObamaCare, "attacks on religious liberty," and the potential use of executive order on gun control.

Bloomberg: Obama Should 'Go Around Congress' to Appoint ATF Director.  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday [1/14/2013] urged President Barack Obama to make a recess appointment for the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as one of several steps that Obama can take to on gun control "without congressional approval at any time he chooses with just the stroke of a pen."

Will Obama Exceed His Authority — Again?  Charged by President Obama with forming a task force to examine possible solutions to senseless shootings as we saw at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut last month, Vice President Joe Biden mentioned one tool available to the president is the Executive Order (EO).  It is a viable tool for a president to specify how established constitutional precedent or statutes will be enforced, but it cannot be used to create law.  If the president uses the EO to limit the Second Amendment, or to raise the debt limit, as has also been suggested, he would clearly be acting unlawfully.

Obama's Panicked Gun Control Won't Solve Gun Violence.  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, in an interview last week, very tellingly said regarding new gun-control laws, "the safety of our country cannot go as slow as the slowest ship in the House of Representatives or even the United States Senate."  Translation:  Democrats are determined to bypass the normal, orderly process of congressional hearings and votes by the elected representatives of the American people.  And how coincidental that the House of Representatives has a Republican majority.

NYT Report: Obama To Ram Through Immigration Legislation To Grant Amnesty To 11 Million Illegal Immigrants.  I can't be the only one with zero confidence in the GOP leadership to stop this.

Top Democrats tell Obama to ignore Congress on debt limit.  Senate Democrats on Friday urged President Obama to do an end-run around Congress and claim the power to borrow more money on the credit of the U.S.  The move, should Mr. Obama follow their advice, would likely force another constitutional battle between the executive branch and congressional Republicans.  But the Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid, said Mr. Obama should turn to the strategy as a way of circumventing the GOP on the debt limit.

Obama Provoking a Constitutional Crisis.  An armed citizenry has always checked tyranny and the dictator's lust for authority.  Conversely, tyranny always hungers to disarm its citizens as soon as it assumes unbridled power.  These are the immutable laws of empires and tyrants.  If America begins to walk the path of further gun control, history teaches us in exquisite detail that we will not survive as a constitutional republic.  As this constitutional crisis unfolds, millions of citizens are made slack-jawed by the Obama's Administrations rabid attacks on the 2nd and 5th Amendments and Article 1, Section 1 of the Constitution.

It's about more than guns.  Today, we find ourselves at the precipice of a tyrannical takeover and the complete destruction of our Republic, best illustrated by the talk of disarming the American populace.  The assertion is that the it's for the children when, in fact, the children are being used as political capital to advance the political agenda of American disarmament, loss of liberty, sovereignty, and the rights bestowed on our Republic by God as enumerated by our Constitution.  Notice how there is a war not only against gun owners, but a parallel war against the very Judeo-Christian principles on which this country was founded.

Under the Green Hammer.  President Obama's reelection has the climate cult chomping at the bit to get a long wish list of policies put in place, from energy taxes to cap-and-trade to a possible blockade on coal and natural-gas exports.  And most of these activists are in no mood to let that messy little obstacle called the democratic process slow the juggernaut.  Some, like the Natural Resources Defense Council, are encouraging the president to bypass Congress and shutter more coal-fired power plants through executive action.

Biden: Obama Will Bypass Congress for Gun Control.  Vice President Joe Biden, who has been charged by President Obama with running the task force to prevent situations like the Sandy Hook massacre, announced that he wouldn't be raising legislative solutions at all.  Instead, he said that President Obama might simply declare his preferred gun policy the law of the nation.

Journalists react in shock to Drudge Report header featuring Hitler and Stalin.  Shocked journalists this afternoon were quick to react to the Drudge Report's controversial header photo comparing President Obama to Hitler and Stalin.  The item linked to a Weekly Standard article reporting that President Obama was willing to address the gun issue with an executive order.

Obama Power Grabs on the Horizon.  Almost a dozen new gun control bills were introduced on the first day of the new congressional session.  Joe Biden's task force continues its frenzied pace of activity, even as it broadens its scope far beyond the reinstatement of the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, moving into such arenas as universal background checks for gun buyers, a national database tracking the movement and sale of weapons and measures that Obama could enact by executive order.  Yet such an imperious manner of governance will not be limited to gun control.

Fact-Checking the Gun Grabbers.  After observing and opposing and reporting on Barack Obama's actions for going on six years now, it's evident that majority opinions and facts have no effect on him.  If it was a fact, for instance, that the Bush era deficits were unpatriotic as Obama said they were, what are the larger Obama deficits? [...] If it was a fact that raising the debt ceiling was bad enough that it prompted Senator Obama to vote against it, why is he now arguing for unilateral power to raise the debt ceiling without any congressional input?  This president rejects the law and the very concept of a national budget at all.  He has said on more than one occasion that he wishes he could just do whatever he wants, without our elected representatives' input.

Trying to nudge the Constitution out of place.  Will 2013 come to be known as the year of presidential decree?  The year the president ignored Congress, changed the rules of government, and put into place whatever policies he saw fit? [...] During his first term, President Obama issued executive orders in lieu of laws passed by Congress, signed executive agreements with foreign countries in lieu of treaties ratified by the Senate, and formulated burdensome regulations with little legislative justification.

Biden: Obama May Use 'Executive Orders' to Crack Down on Guns.  Earlier today [1/9/2013], Vice President Joe Biden addressed the ongoing discussion and debate surrounding gun control.  Rather than relying strictly upon the legislative process, he said that Obama "is going to act" — and potentially without Congress' blessing.  Before meeting with gun safety and victims' groups, the vice president told reporters that "executive orders" may be an avenue that the administration will use to take swift action on firearms.

Let it begin here.  Word has come down in recent days that the President of the United States may attempt to gut the Second Amendment via an executive order, reclassifying popular self-loading firearms as Title II weapons the same as hand grenades, rocket launchers, and crew-served machine guns.  In doing so, he would force you to register your firearms with the Federal government, pay a draconian tax for merely keeping what you already own, and shred your right to privacy, allowing the federal government into your home unannounced to "check up" on or confiscate your guns at any moment they see fit.

Fight for your life today.  Tyranny, rooted in these gun control proposals, is exactly what the Second Amendment was written to prevent.  Each of us has a natural human right to keep and bear arms to preserve life and liberty.  History proves that surrendering arms to the state has always been a fatal mistake for populations who disarmed.  Unless you, and me, and millions of Americans voice clear, strong and constant objections to Congress, starting today, two centuries of American liberty will end under this president.

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We're Not Forking Over Our Guns to a Government That Just Bought 1.4 Billion Rounds of Ammo.  [...] and do keep in mind that the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution was intended to protect the populace from the actions of a tyrannical government — it wasn't meant for hunting, or even stopping stage-coach robberies — it's there primarily to defend Liberty from precisely the type of megalomaniacal leaders we find ourselves saddled with today.

Obama's Disarming Haste.  The president and vice president of the United States are urging immediate action on gun control, pre-empting all debate about the measures' constitutionality; and their justification for this urgent, anti-constitutional action is that "the American public has a short memory."  In other words, this is not a real crisis (i.e., an ongoing threat), and the public will soon realize that, and carry on with life as usual; therefore, we must act before that happens.

Too bad she's not this enthusiastic about the Second Amendment.
Pelosi urges Obama to sidestep Congress, use 14th Amendment to raise debt ceiling.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi shared her own idea Sunday on how to avoid a government shutdown should the Republican House and President Barack Obama find themselves unable to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling:  invoke the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

White House 'blocks use of pictures of Malia and Sasha Obama on the beach'.  Paparazzi shots of Malia and Sasha Obama have been blocked by the White House after a photographer reportedly stumbled across the girls on a public beach in Hawaii. [...] Secret service agents, who were accompanying the girls on their walk, immediately approached the photographer and asked for identification.  They allowed the man to keep his camera but gave him a stern warning to stop photographing the first daughters.

New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits.  New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress on Friday to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which places term limits on the U.S. presidency.  The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office.

Dem House Proposal Would Allow Obama to Run For More Than 2 Terms.  Before you take up arms against the government, keep in mind this has been proposed before in 2011 and died in committee.  It would have to get two-thirds support in both houses, including our radical right-wing hostage House of Representatives, and after that, three-quarters of the states would have to ratify it, or 38 states, which is nearly impossible.

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Or Obama could bypass the Congress and implement it himself, which is entirely possible.  It's worth noting that some Congressmen are willing to introduce bills which have no hope of passing, thus wasting everyone's time.  A law of this sort would require an amendment to the Constitution.  The only reason a Congressman might introduce such a futile bill is if he or she knows the Constitution has been ignored and bypassed for so long that anything goes.

An Appeal for Dictatorship Comes Out of the Closet at the New York Times.  True to form, the New York Times saw out 2012 by publishing another apology for dictatorship.  In his op-ed, Louis Michael Seidman — Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University — argues that the Constitution should be abandoned.  The suggestion is so preposterous that it is tempting to dismiss the article altogether, but to do so would be to miss some very revealing implications.  The article is not so much a suggestion of constitutional reform as an open call for dictatorship.

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Rather than abandoning the Constitution, let's abandon the New York Times.

Obama Seizing Sole Authority for US Defense.  In an attempt to seize total control over national security and bypass congress, a frightening new step by the Obama Administration is coming into play.  As noted in Friday's Wall Street Journal in an op-ed by John Bolton and John Woo, a State Department advisory group that is run by former Secretary of Defense William Perry is advising that the U.S. and Russia both reduce nuclear weapons without a treaty, as a treaty would require ratification by Congress.  This would allow Obama and his executive branch to unilaterally cut our nuclear weaponry and ignore the treaty clause of the Constitution.

Obama: We Must Limit 2nd Amendment Despite "Resistance".  Unfortunately, this is not a satirical headline.  This is from the President of the United States.

Obama wants gun violence measures passed in 2013.  "Will there be resistance?  Absolutely there will be resistance," he said.

Is President Obama Really A Socialist?  President Obama says that income taxes must be raised on the rich because they don't pay their fair share.  The indisputable facts from official government sources say otherwise. [...] Is he ignorant?  Wouldn't somebody in his Administration whisper to him that he is peddling nonsense?  The answer is that to President Obama this is still not fair because he is a Marxist.  To a Marxist, the fact that the top 1% earn more income than the bottom 99% is not fair, no matter how they earn it, fairly or not.

President Obama, Immigration Czar.  If these ever-changing immigration rules are indeed a legitimate use of executive discretion, then perhaps the president might tell us what would not be?  Along with most of the American public — not to mention Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution — I was under the distinct impression that immigration law was a federal responsibility and that its provisions were to be determined by the U.S. Congress, and not by the executive branch.

Obama signs warrant-less surveillance bill.  U.S. President Obama Sunday [12/30/2012] signed a five-year extension of the law allowing warrant-less electronic surveillance of suspected terrorists, the White House said.

Feinstein unveils sweeping gun-control agenda.  Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., plans to introduce sweeping gun-control legislation at the beginning of the congressional session in January. [...] The senator describes the proposal as a version of the assault-weapons ban that expired in 2004.  Feinstein's legislation ban scores of firearms, including military-style "assault" weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.  It also calls for the creation of a federal register that would require millions of gun owners to be fingerprinted and photographed.

Obama Wants 'Unlimited' Power To Borrow.  President Obama has reiterated his demand to have Congress cede him the power to grow the debt unchecked by the legislative branch.

The latest from "DHS Insider".  As Fred states here and I have to agree with his thoughts, make of this what you will.  There are too many incidents, reports, things that just do not 'add up' and when one looks at massive ammo purchases by numerous government agencies, the 'facts' about Newton NOT adding up as reported by the LSM, one had better be thinking about the coming collapse and worse.

Krauthammer slams Obama for 'illegal and unconstitutional' regulatory overreach.  As the number of regulations from the federal government is continuously expanding, the comment period for regulations has been shortened from 60 days to 45 days, a move that Krauthammer said overwhelms small businesses. [...] "Then you've got the lack of being open about it.  The administration has this short comment period, where you are supposed to have 60 days, by executive order, and you're not getting it.  Which means essentially, the executive runs this."

Mandatory Voting: Is This The Obama Administration's Goal?  [Scroll down]  Remember this as the Obama administration mounts a drive to federalize voter registration, a step toward making voting mandatory.  Attorney General Eric Holder considers it self-evidently alarming that 60 million adult citizens were not registered in 2008.  He wants Washington to register everyone automatically.

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Voting is compulsory in some countries* but it would probably backfire on the Democrats if it were implemented in this country.  In the 2012 election, President Obama won (in my opinion) because of apathy and a widespread sense of futility, not because of any great accomplishments on Obama's part.

Prez wants to spy on US.  Can you imagine what would have happened if the Bush administration had implemented "no-probable-cause" searches like these?  Actually they tried to.  The Republican Congress stopped it.  So Obama's doing it the "executive order" way:  He's launched widespread spying on we the people, directly from the White House, without going through our elected representatives.  And where are the liberals?  Where are Michael "War Crimes" Moore and Keith "Bush Is A Fascist" Olbermann?

Harry Belafonte Suggests that Barack Obama Jail Political Detractors.  Leaving aside Belafonte's hatred for Bush and his fondness for dictator-style governing, it's still kind of alarming to hear that ole' Harry suggested President Obama incarcerate American citizens who speak out against him.  The topic came up when Belafonte appeared as a guest on Al Sharpton's Politics Nation.

Obama Bypasses Congress to Mandate Black Boxes for All Cars — Beginning in '14.  Bypassing Congress, the Obama administration has issued a proposed administrative rule, which if adopted, would mandate the installation of "black boxes" in all automobiles and light trucks beginning in 2014.  The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed the regulation on Dec. 7, which it said "would capture valuable safety-related data in the seconds before and during a motor vehicle crash."

U.S. Can't Afford Obama's No-Debt-Limit Credit Card.  The president tells business leaders he wants to do away with Congress when it comes to raising the country's legal debt limit and be able to do it all by himself.

Sources of embarrassing information are drying up.
An Embarrassing Metric Disappears.  As the din of America's falling headfirst over the fiscal cliff reverberates across the nation, the Obama administration is quietly killing a key economic metric that tells how, and how many, people are voting with their feet.  Since 1991 the Internal Revenue Service has been compiling statistics on filers' addresses, which the agency's Statistics of Income division uses to show who is moving into and out of every county and state in the nation.  As you'd expect, the IRS also knows the aggregate income levels of those who move.

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Obama: 1, Informed Public: 0.  I've been worried about this for some time:  the government would start either manipulating the data or hiding it altogether.  Eliminating the [Statistical] Abstract [of the United States] is not just a matter of crimping the mirth of data hobbyists like me; it is ominous.  It is hiding the truth.  It is Soviet-like.  It is a short step from airbrushing people out of photos.  The Abstract has been around for 133 years, or about a century longer than the Department of Education has.

Obama and Slavery.  Thomas Jefferson owned about six hundred slaves over the course of his life.  That is to say, he was involved in denying individual sovereignty to six hundred people.  Barack Obama, by comparison, wishes to deny individual sovereignty to over three hundred million people.  And yet according to the left, Jefferson should be dismissed as a hypocrite, and one of the noblest documents ever written reduced to the status of mere "politics," whereas Obama, who seeks to destroy that document, ought to be seen as a champion of equality and fairness.

NBC's Williams Fantasizes Over Change in Constitution Allowing Obama to Control Business by Fiat.  In an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook for Thursday's NBC Rock Center, host Brian Williams wondered why the tech giant couldn't be a "made-in-America company" and outlined a political scenario in which President Obama was all-powerful:  "Let's say our Constitution was a little different and Barack Obama called you in tomorrow and said, 'Get everybody out of China and do whatever you have to do, make these, make everything you make in the United States.'"

House Dems: Debt Limit Should Be Off the Table.  The House Democratic leadership said Wednesday [12/5/2012] that the debt ceiling "ought not be a negotiating item" in Congress, thereby ceding their constitutional authority to borrow money to President Barack Obama.

Obama: Give me Dictatorial Powers or I'll Take your Country out.  Obama now demands full dictatorial powers over the US economy and the elimination of Congressional authority — or even input — in all economic matters.  In exchange, Obama said he "may" consider spending less of the taxpayers' (aka "serfs") money — but, he did not say it was a guarantee.

Obama: I am the law.  Obama isn't the first president to abuse the clause to appoint nominees that the Senate wouldn't confirm.  He is, however, the first to invoke the power when the Senate was — according to its own rules — actually in session.  The White House called the "pro forma" sessions adopted by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "a procedural trick" aimed at unjustly stifling his ability to bypass Senate confirmation.  Forty-two Senate Republicans have signed an amicus brief in another challenge to Obama's recess appointments pending before the D.C. Circuit.

Pelosi: Give Obama Power to Personally Lift Debt Limit to Infinity.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Friday [11/30/2012] that Congress should hand over to President Barack Obama the power to unilateral increase the limit on the U.S. government's debt.  In effect, under the plan Pelosi is endorsing, the only limit on the national debt would be President Obama's willingness to borrow money in the name of American taxpayers.

President-for-Life, King of the World paving the way for Messiahship.  Barack Hussein Obama is not only not denying his Messiahship, he's basking in the new role cast for him by gloating supporters.  At Sunday's Soul Train awards, Obama was nominated as "Our Lord and Savior" by Oscar-winning actor/comedian Jamie Foxx, who was answered by a wildly cheering throng.  The YouTube showing the cheering throngs to Foxx's naming Obama "Our Lord and Savior" was mysteriously removed from the Internet yesterday morning [11/27/2012].

Pravda: Obama Voters are Ignorant Tools.  Back in 2009, libs gleefully discredited a rumored statement by Vladimir Putin that went 'Obama is either intentionally trying to destroy the US economy, or he's an idiot'.  Seems the story was generated by a satirical bit, but now that we're getting basically the same angle from Pravda, it does lend credence to the idea this is what Putin actually thinks — indeed, the news service/paper is closely allied to the Kremlin.

Obama's Soviet Mistake.  Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them.  He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes wars as he did in Egypt, Libya and Syria. [...] He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so.  How shrewd he is in America.  His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance.  They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia.

Pravda Calls Obama a Communist, Blames his Reelection on 'Illiterate Americans'.  Oh, how times have changed.  Obama is too Communist even for Pravda.

Obama in Burma: 'I cannot just impose my will on Congress, even though sometimes I wish I could'.  During a lengthy speech at the University of Yangon in Burma, President Obama signaled the important traits of American democracy, particularly his limited powers as president.  "As President, I cannot just impose my will on Congress — the Congress of the United States — even though sometimes I wish I could," he stated.  "The legislative branch has its own powers and its own prerogatives, and so they check my power and balance my power."

Obama Laments Not Having Dictator-Like Powers.  It's not like he hasn't tried with his abuse of executive orders.

Emulating Dictators.  As if Obama's "Youth Brigade" wasn't bad enough last election season, now a pro-Obama song ad has been released by advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners titled, "Future Children Project, Re-electing President Obama."  Through the song's lyrics, they are using children to promote Obama's un-American, un-Constitutional agendas such as global warming, homosexuality, animal rights, welfare, green energy, government control of education, and a disdain for parents.

Obama Administration Hid Record Food Stamp Numbers Until After Election.  The Obama Administration hid the record food stamp numbers from the American public until after the election.

Also posted under Obama manipulates the news media.

A Few Things I Never Want to Hear Again:  [#4]  "I know he's a good man, and wants what's best for America."  I hope this is the last presidential election in which conservatives will have to hear this validate-your-opponent claptrap from their standard-bearer.  Barack Obama is neither a good man nor one who wants what is best for America.  He is a bad, conscienceless man, who wants to undo America in the name of a very foreign model of social organization.

What to expect in Obama's second term:  [#3]  Implementation of a civilian security force just as strong and just as well financed as the Defense Department.  That would be over 200,000 storm troopers with a budget of X trillion, — i.e., the same as DoD.  Why would we need 200,000 storm troopers?  Is that what he thinks is necessary to put down a middle-class revolution?  Sounds a bit like the Nazi Gestapo or the Soviet secret police:  NKVD.  Further, he bought 1.2 billion rounds of hollow point ammo — enough to drill each of us with 40 rounds apiece.

A National Security Hybrid.  The German Schutzstaffel, the infamous SS, and the Soviet KGB, Committee for State Security, both began as hybrid security organizations.  They were deliberately created outside traditional governmental roles, exclusively for the consolidation and implementation of power on behalf of a single individual. [...] Is there any doubt that this administration and its czars would seek partnerships with La Raza, ACORN and its renamed offshoots, Move On, PETA, the Center for American Progress, Media Matters, CAIR and other Islamic organizations, the Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, the SEIU, and the AFT and CTA?  As these groups may become institutionalized into a national security hybrid, new orders will come down from the council, and information will flow up to Washington.

Obama: A Man Without a Conscience.  For a long time, intrepid critics of Barack Obama have described him, accurately, as a pathological liar.  The Benghazi affair must force even the most circumspect among us to recognize that the problem is even more serious:  the president of the United States has no conscience.

Would Obama Incite Civil Unrest to Win?  The Obama campaign is attempting to cast Romney and his supporters not as people with the wrong ideas, but as The Enemy.  In this circumstance, fear can easily give way to extreme outrage — and perhaps to violence and intimidation.  This is particularly true when the target audience of this fear-inducing invective is ignorant, emotion-driven, and dominated in its thinking by entitlement greed, rather than by considerations of right and wrong.

Obama campaign sign in L.A. modeled after Fascist Mussolini portrait.  PJMedia contributor Ringo came across these intriguing Obama campaign signs yesterday in front of a house in Hollywood.

Obama the intimidator.  Most Americans have an image of Mr. Obama as an unflappable, smooth and above-the-fray president.  There used to be some truth to that perception, but it has evaporated slowly over the past four years as a meaner, nastier and more combative Mr. Obama has emerged.  Intimidation is a tactic Mr. Obama has employed liberally in pursuit of his policy agenda.

Time to Reconsider the Imperial Presidency.  The growth of the imperial presidency, as it was described by historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. in 1973, has for decades distorted the constitutional contract between the presidency and the citizens of the republic.  That distortion reached its peak with the fanfare that accompanied Barack Obama's ascension to power in 2008.  Not only has Obama assumed powers never intended for the executive branch, but his messianic posturing raised expectations that could never be fulfilled.

Another Obama Executive Order Allows Seizure of Americans' Bank Accounts.  The latest executive order (EO) emanating from the White House October 9 now claims the power to freeze all bank accounts and stop any related financial transactions that a "sanctioned person" may own or try to perform — all in the name of "Iran Sanctions." [...] And if the individual so "sanctioned" decides that the ruling is unfair, he isn't allowed to sue. In two words, the individual has successfully been robbed blind.  But it's all very legal.  The EO says the president has his "vested authority" to issue it, and then references endless previous EOs, including one dating back to 1995 which declared a "state of emergency" (which hasn't been lifted):  Executive Order 12957.

Obama's Constitution.  President Barack Obama is running roughshod over the Constitution, legal scholars say, by disregarding it, changing laws outside the legislative process, and extending federal power in unprecedented ways.  The president has "profound disdain for the Constitution," said David Rivkin, a lawyer at the BakerHostetler law firm in Washington, DC. [...] Under the president's judicial philosophy, legislation ideally "streamlines government action" so it can "grow and experiment," all while overcoming barriers like the checks and balances built into the Constitution, said Charles Kesler, a professor of government and constitutional scholar at Claremont McKenna College.

Is Obama Introducing National Socialism to the United States?  The U.S. has dabbled in National Socialism before; elements of Roosevelt's New Deal emulated Mussolini's policies, and were implemented by men who made no secret of their admiration for Il Duce.  But it has been a long time since anyone has seriously tried to turn the United States in a National Socialist direction.  Which is what Barack Obama seems to be doing.

Obama Is Right.  He sold himself to America as a constitutional scholar.  Yet when the minutiae of governing — proposing and crafting legislation and lobbying for its passage — got too difficult, he hit the links and ruled by executive order.  He couldn't get Congress — even when he had super majorities in both houses — to agree to bankrupt the nation's economy with his idiotic cap and trade legislation.  Instead, he has had the EPA create regulations to implement the most disastrous parts anyway.

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.  [#1]  Legislation that will affect over 300 million Americans was passed through questionable means in the middle of the night, without legislators knowing what was in the bill, at a time when the majority of Americans didn't want it.  One would say that this fits into the "coercion" and "force" genres, no?  [#2] This administration bears no love for fossil fuels, so a rigorous campaign to shut down coal plants and curtail future oil exploration has been implemented.  They can't persuade us to use renewable energy sources, so force is used.  "Energy prices would necessarily skyrocket."  Again, is this not a form of bullying?

Senators join suit over Obama's constitutional powers.  Republican senators on Wednesday [9/26/2012] joined a lawsuit arguing President Obama violated the Constitution when he used his recess appointment powers earlier this year to fill several controversial posts.  The move intensifies a simmering separation-of-powers battle over Mr. Obama's executive powers, which Republicans say he has abused during his term in office.

iSPY For The Government.  Enlisting untrained citizens to be the eyes and ears of the state is a classic hallmark of an authoritarian society.

NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Me.  The President of the South Suburban Branch of the NAACP alleges a director of the re-election campaign of Barack Obama has threatened and intimidated him because he doesn't support the president.

Obama Raises $150M in September, Tries to Block 'Blockbuster' Donor Scandal.  According to the Washington Examiner, "a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation" and uncovered "thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations" to the Obama campaign.  Many of those donations have allegedly come from overseas and may be in violation of federal election laws.  National outlets are preparing stories on the matter, and the Obama campaign has been trying to block those stories from being published.
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Actress Jessica Alba asks voters to pledge allegiance to Obama.  The Obama campaign has launched its "For All" campaign, encouraging supporters to take pictures of themselves with their hands on their hearts and a note explaining why they support President Obama.  Actress Jessica Alba uses the Pledge of Allegiance as an example of the campaign in an email to supporters.

The U.S. of O.:  Yesterday we had some fun at the expense of the Obama campaign's latest effort to attract voters whose age and IQ are both in the 18 to 29 range.  The campaign instructed its followers to write messages on their right hands then upload to Facebook or Twitter photos of themselves pledging allegiance to the Dear Leader.  The hashtag, #forall, echoes the final words of the real Pledge of Allegiance.

An Obama Revelation: Supporters Marking Their Right Hands.  The Obama campaign recently asked its followers to write messages on their right hands and, with their hands pressed over their hearts, pledge their allegiance to Obama by posting these pictures on Twitter or Facebook.  A number of celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Alba complied.  Of course, for those who are not part of the Obama cult, such actions, as well as the very request, are creepy.  The act seems more an expression of quasi-religious adoration of and not just political support for Obama.  But for one who has read the New Testament closely, the actions are much more ominous.

Obama's Creepy Cult of Personality.  Last week, the Obama campaign started selling a refashioned American flag with its logo replacing the stars, and then urged Americans to pledge allegiance to Barack.  Did we just wake up in Mao's China?

A short visual history of the creepy Obama cult.

Obama Campaign Quietly Ditches Faux Flag.  The Obama campaign produced a poster of an American flag, with Obama's "O" symbol replacing the field of stars, as an item of campaign merchandise, selling for $35.  The image was tasteless at best.

The Commonness of Barack Obama.  Obama has repeatedly shown by word and deed that he wants to remake America, to change our country from what it has been into the country that Obama envisions.  In having this goal, Obama is like countless political leaders — socialists, fascists, emperors, dictators, caudillos, welfare statists, etc. — who have shared the egomaniacal belief that the world would be a much better place if everyone would simply do what the "enlightened planner" wanted them to do.

Issa: Obama 'Enemies List' Nixonian.  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chair of the House Oversight Committee, has come out firing today [9/20/2012] after reports about collusion between the Department of Justice and far-left propaganda machine Media Matters for America.  The reports showed that DOJ officials and Media Matters were trading information about particular conservatives, including Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak.

Justice Department's Warrantless Spying Increased 600 Percent in a Decade.  The Justice Department use of warrantless internet and telephone surveillance methods known as pen register and trap-and-trace has exploded in the last decade, according to government documents the American Civil Liberties obtained via a Freedom of Information Act claim.

ACLU: Obama Has Quadrupled Warrantless Wiretaps.  The ACLU released a report this week that shows that under Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder, warrantless wiretapping and monitoring of American's electronic communications is "sharply on the rise."

Why does Homeland Security need 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition?  The Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition — that is not a typo — during the last six months.  This includes 450 million rounds of .40 hollow point, 200 million rounds of .223 rifle ammunition, and 176,000 rounds of .308 168-grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) that is used almost exclusively as ammo for sniper rifles. [...] We must never forget that tyrants throughout modern history (Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin and Mao) always disarmed their opponents before rounding them up and sending them to the killing fields.

President Relies On a Cult of Personality in Tight Election.  It's difficult to understand how a president with the most failure-ridden foreign and domestic policy in modern history still stands to win some 47 percent of the American vote, according to the latest polls.  But the answer is simple.  Since 2007, Barack Obama has been building a cult of personality reminiscent of fascist leaders.  That doesn't mean he's a fascist; it doesn't mean that he's Hitler or Mussolini or Stalin.  But his semiotics and iconography are far more suited for a fascist country than a vibrant republic.

Obama in 1998: "I actually believe in redistribution".  At an October 19, 1998 conference at Loyola University, Barack Obama spoke against "propaganda" that said government doesn't work and the need to "pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution."

Barack Obama Cannot Be Serious.  An American citizen exercised his First Amendment right to produce a crappy film.  In response, the President of the United States sent "brownshirted enforcers," as law professor Glenn Reynolds put it, to "voluntarily" take that man in for "questioning," thereby trampling on the Constitution overtly enough that Reynolds called on Obama to resign.

Barack Obama, the Socialist.  [Scroll down]  Though Obama — in the tradition of the Democratic Socialists of America, ACORN, and the Midwest Academy — has carefully avoided openly referring to himself as a socialist, he gives us a glimpse of his mindset every now and then, particularly when he is busy fomenting class envy, demonizing financial prosperity, and advocating wholesale wealth redistribution. America's Fascist Economy.  Politicians and intellectuals are always talking about how businesses "should" act, for the supposed sake of the greater good.  The notion that businesses operate and make decisions only with the consent of the government is known as fascism.

Obama and Media Attack Free Speech.  It's a frightening and terrifying future we face if this man is reelected.  And nothing the media, or Obama's minions, or Obama himself can do should ever, EVER distract us from the paramount American need to replace him with someone strong enough to defend us in every way.

DoJ Civil Rights Division chief can't commit to protecting free speech.  Via Eliana Johnson and Michael Totten, the question that Rep. Trent Franks asked Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez in July shouldn't be very difficult to answer — especially for the man who heads up the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and who swore to uphold the Constitution when taking that job. [...] If you read the First Amendment, the answer is simple.  Perez, however, does a two-minute dodge while Franks asks it four times.

Court: Homeland Security Must Disclose 'Internet Kill Switch'.  The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is seeking "Standard Operating Procedure 303," also known as the "Internet kill switch" from Homeland Security.  The protocols govern shutting down wireless networks to prevent the remote detonation of bombs.  The broad government power to shut down communications networks worries civil libertarians.  However, the agency argues the protocols must be kept secret to protect national interests and the safety of individuals.  EPIC filed a FOIA request for the protocols in July 2012.  The Department of Homeland Security originally said it could not find any records on the kill switch.

Would Obama hit the internet kill switch?  Tyrants have always been keenly aware of the importance of propaganda.  The enormous agitprop machinery, a central feature of all totalitarian regimes, exists to misinform rather than inform; its primary task is to keep the subjugated people in the dark.  The Soviet rulers regarded their extremely expensive effort to jam foreign radio broadcasts to be money well spent, for they understood that their propaganda could be effective only if shielded from competition with real information.

Napolitano: Executive order on cybersecurity is 'close to completion'.  Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday [9/19/2012] said the cybersecurity executive order that the White House is drafting is "close to completion."  At a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, Napolitano said the executive order is "still being drafted in the inter-agency process" and "is close to completion depending on a few issues that need to be resolved at the highest levels."

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This whole country is "close to completion", thanks to people like Janet Napolitano, who think it's normal and permissible for a president to rule by executive order, bypassing the Congress.

Executive Order in the Works to Enact GOP-Blocked Cybersecurity Bill.  "In addition to the problems with the information sharing provisions, the critical infrastructure language grants too much authority to the government, failing to consider the innovative potential of the private sector," [Senator] McCain said.

Constitution Day: 225 Years in Passage of Time; Light Years in Loss of Liberty.  In increasingly sophisticated and insidious ways, today's national government weaves a web of monitoring that allows the national intelligence apparatus to keep most citizens under some form of surveillance nearly 24 hours a day.  Add to that the passage by Congress and the signing by the president of the National Defense Authorization Act — legislation that grants the president the unprecedented and unconstitutional power to deploy members of the U.S. military to apprehend and indefinitely detain anyone he suspects of posing a threat to national security.  Finally, with the Supreme Court's decision to deem ObamaCare a constitutional exercise of Congress' taxing power, all three branches of the federal government established in the document drafted in Philadelphia 225 years ago have colluded in the creation of a government whose power is nearly immeasurable.

Why Barack Obama Should Resign.  When taking office, the President does not swear to create jobs.  He does not swear to "grow the economy."  He does not swear to institute "fairness."  The only oath the President takes is this one:  ["]I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.["]  By sending — literally — brownshirted enforcers to engage in — literally — a midnight knock at the door of a man for the non-crime of embarrassing the President of the United States and his administration, President Obama violated that oath.

Barack Obama Is a Dangerous Leftist of a New Kind, not a Communist, Muslim, Marxist, or Socialist.  Obama and those who control much of America's academia, mass media, and entertainment industry — plus a number of trade unions and hundreds of foundations, think tanks, and front groups — are believers in a new, very American form of leftism.  It is very statist, very dangerous for freedom, and economically destructive.  But we first have to identify what "it" is.

Obama Administration Eyeing Gun Control 'Under the Radar,' Groups Warn.  The Obama administration, after keeping gun control on the back burner for over two years, is prompting concern among gun rights groups that it's slowly starting to squeeze the trigger on tighter regulation. [...] The Justice Department launched a series of meetings with officials and advocates to examine gun control policy.  And while gun-control bills in Congress have languished, the administration has started to chip around the edges with its own proposals.

ATF's latest gun grab.  The Obama administration is making it easier for bureaucrats to take away guns without offering the accused any realistic due process. [...] That means government can grab firearms and other property from someone who has never been convicted or even charged with any crime.

Trashing the Constitution.  Constitution Day is Monday, Sept. 17, so I compiled a non-exhaustive list of the ways Barack Obama has violated the Constitution. [...] [For example,] Using the EPA to attack America's energy industry.  In 2010, the Senate refused to pass the "cap-and-trade" bill that would have created a carbon-tax system, vastly increasing federal power over energy.  The Environmental Protection Agency declared carbon dioxide a pollutant anyway and began exerting raw bureaucratic power.  Mr. Obama's green zealots nixed the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada and virtually shut down new oil exploration and drilling.

House Judiciary Committee Considers Obama's 'Go It Alone' Approach to Executive Power.  Citing use of executive privilege to withhold information from Congress, using end runs around Congress on issues of immigration and appointment and violating religious freedom, Congressional Republicans and constitutional experts said President Barack Obama has abused his power.  "President Obama has treated the Constitution's separation of powers as if it were a matter of convenience that may be ignored when it gets in his way," Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a former constitutional attorney and Supreme Court clerk, said in his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

Obama: the real radical.  Obama [...] had a chief of staff who said "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste."  More than a century before that, a man who would become the first such progressive said that a crisis is a terrible thing not to create.  Crises, said [Woodrow] Wilson, are periods of "unusual opportunity" for gaining "a controlling and guiding influence."  So, he said, leaders should maintain a crisis atmosphere "at all times."

School kids taught to praise Obama.  Remember last year when that video of school kids singing about Obama appeared on the net to creep out parents?  Here's a new one of school kids being taught to sing praise of Obama.  No one knows yet where this took place, or what school.

Eastwood: Obama's Doing All 'He Possibly Can to Keep Power. There's No Way He's Going to Give it Up'.  Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, who spoke at the Republican National Convention (RNC), criticizes President Barack Obama further in the upcoming issue of Esquire, saying that despite his 2008 campaign promises, Obama is "doing anything he possibly can to keep power.  There's no way he's going to give it up."  At the RNC in August, Eastwood, a five-time Academy Award winner, criticized the president largely about the economy and the estimated 23 million Americans out of work, and also stressed that the American people "own this country," not the politicians, the "politicians are employees of ours."

Obama's Communist Party Endorsement.  This is not the first time the CPUSA has officially supported Obama, of course.  Alternative media voices have been trying to break through the MSM soundproofing on this matter for some time.  The wording of this year's endorsement is particularly full-throated, however, which in itself ought to be disturbing to anyone still on the fence about the nature of the man, his party, and his policies.

Communist Party Endorses Obama.  Actually, no, this is not a tongue-in-cheek headline.  The Communist Party of the United States endorsed Barack Obama. [...] The little commies that commented disagree with this endorsement, asserting that Obama is too far to the right.  Really.

Communist Party USA Throws Its Support Behind Obama, Democrats In 2012.  CPUSA chief Sam Webb tells us why they will continue to support Obama and the Democrats in 2012.  Hint:  It's because Republicans are more evil.

Narcissist-in-Chief: Obama Most Cited Term in Dem Platform.  Platforms are where the national parties lay out their guiding philosophical and policy positions on the major issues of the day.  They are meant to suggest where the party will move the country's policies if they are entrusted with the responsibility.  This year's Democrat platform, however, is different.  The collective voice of millions of Democrats across the country have been reduced to "whatever Obama says."  Barack Obama is the most cited term in the Democrat platform.  Out of the 40 pages that make up the platform, Obama is cited by name on 38 of them.

Obama Cult of Personality Dominates DNC.  The Obama cult of personality dominates the Democratic National Convention to such a large extent that it has replaced the donkey, the traditional symbol of the Democratic Party — which is nowhere to be seen in Charlotte.

The Problem with Barack.  [T]his man seriously seems to believe he is a king, free to pick and choose the laws and statutes he will obey or enforce, duly empowered to impel or forbid action by executive decree, without legislative approval.  America is a republic.  We elect representatives to do our bidding, to govern with the consent of the governed.  We have a Constitution, which sets plainly the rules by which the branches of government interact and act on issues of importance, as well as the anomalies of the day.  Barack Obama may be the executive — in a federal system comprising three equal branches of government:  Executive, Legislative, and Judicial — but he is not an emperor.  He cannot make law.  Or at least, he is not empowered by the Constitution to do so.

Why are Gun Ownership Numbers in U.S. Highest since 1993?  There's a reason gun sales in America soared after the election of Barack Obama.  Nobody except his brainwashed minions trust him.  Over the past three and a half years he has issued more than 900 Executive Orders, many of which grant him and the federal government extraordinary control over all aspects of life for Americans.  The hallmark of every totalitarian regime is gun control, the disarming of citizens.

Staged crisis leading to suspended elections could happen on our watch.  In a revolutionary-bound world, there's always Hollywood.  Even as the same people who pay to see their movies suffer in Marxist misery, Hollywood is still there providing most of the Obama regime props.  The perception of overnight 'grassroots' insurrection will go down without a glitch.  Obama controls both the mainstream media and the social media.  Not as commonly known is that Obama also controls the fake grassroots protest movement known as OWS.  For nearly four long years he's built an army "as well trained and well equipped as the U.S. military".

Voight: Obama controlling American media like Hugo Chavez does in Venezuela.  Award-winning actor Jon Voight told The Daily Caller at the Republican National Convention that he thinks President Barack Obama's administration has "taken over" the mainstream media in a manner similar to how leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez controls media in his country.  "The media has been taken over by this administration," Voight, an outspoken Hollywood conservative, said in an interview with TheDC.  "It's not less than what has happened in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez, really, because you can't get the information through.  I'm giving you this because I want to get the press my opinion.  You can put it in any way you want to.  But, it's become pure propaganda and we should be appalled."

Obama's government: A monolithic shrine.  The French president appoints the prime minister, and if his or her party dominates the Assembly — and right now the Socialists do — he or she can all but direct government policy.  In other words, rule by fiat.  Emotionally, this is how President Obama visualizes himself now.  He's not quite at the apex of this monolithic government, but he ignores or finesses all impediments presented by the Congress, the Constitution or the judiciary.  His actions in unilaterally directing major changes to immigration laws and welfare reform are striking examples.

'Issues' or America?  The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration, during the process of dealing with particular issues.  For example, the merits or demerits of President Obama's recent executive order, suspending legal liability for young people who are here illegally, presumably as a result of being brought here as children by their parents, can be debated pro and con.  But such a debate overlooks the much more fundamental undermining of the whole American system of Constitutional government.

Obama, Holder Sledgehammer the First Amendment.  [Scroll down]  Gallup has every First Amendment right that other media outlets have.  It will be interesting to see if any other media organizations side against Obama's apparent heavy-handed attempt to stifle Gallup's voice.

Barack Obama And Ruling By Presidential Decree.  The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration, during the process of dealing with particular issues. [...] If laws passed by the elected representatives of the people can be simply over-ruled unilaterally by whoever is in the White House, then we are no longer a free people, choosing what laws we want to live under.  When a president can ignore the plain language of duly passed laws, and substitute his own executive orders, then we no longer have "a government of laws, and not of men" but a president ruling by decree, like the dictator in some banana republic.  When we confine our debates to the merits or demerits of particular executive orders, we are tacitly accepting arbitrary rule.

Will Obama Keep Power 'by Any Means Necessary'?  [Scroll down]  Obama may not be fond of governing, but he certainly does enjoy issuing executive orders — more than 900 so far.  As American Thinker's Warren Beatty points out, these little-reported edicts reveal an all-too-predictable pattern:  concentrating all national power and resources in Obama's hands, in case of "emergency."  So far, Obama has granted himself the right to control all transportation, including highways, airports, seaports, and railroads, and all modes of communication, storage facilities, electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels, and minerals.  Not so coincidentally, he's also given himself the right to control you.  Executive Orders 11002, 11000, and 11004, respectively, give government the right to register all persons, assign them to work brigades, and relocate them.

Social Security Administration Explains Plan to Buy 174,000 Hollow-Point Bullets.  The Social Security Administration posted a blog on Thursday [8/16/2012] to explain why it was planning to purchase 174,000 hollow point bullets.  SSA posted a "Request for Quote for Ammunition" on the FedBizOps.gov website on Aug. 7.  The request listed the commodity that SSA desired as ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition."  The quantity listed was "174 TH."

Who Does The Government Intend To Shoot?  The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41 locations in major cities across the U.S.  No one has yet said what the purpose of these purchases is, though we are led to believe that they will be used only in an emergency to counteract and control civil unrest.  Those against whom the hollow point bullets are to be used — those causing the civil unrest — must be American citizens; since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries maintain control of their citizens. [...] If this were only a one time order of ammunition, it could easily be dismissed.  But there is a pattern here.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has ordered 46,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition.

US Homeland Security officials get the okay to amass a vast ammo cache.  According to a report on infowars.com: 'Back in March, Homeland Security purchased 450 million rounds of .40-calibre hollow point bullets that are designed to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage, prompting questions as to why the DHS needed such a large amount of powerful bullets merely for training purposes.'  This phenomenal cache of ammunition must be intended for use against Americans, because I understand that hollow point bullets have been illegal in international warfare since 1899.

Agencies tamp down speculation over hollow-point ammo purchases.  Obscure federal agencies triggered a firestorm of conspiracy theories this week after they put out orders for thousands of rounds of deadly hollow-point bullets.  But the agencies, most recently the Social Security Administration, are trying to put a damper on the speculation — noting the ammunition is "standard issue" and simply used for mandatory federal training sessions.

Obama Government On Ammunition Purchases — Move Along Now, Nothing To See Here...  Hundreds of thousands of rounds of hollow-point ammunition is being ordered up by various Obama government agencies, including the National Weather Service, leading for a growing number to question why?  The answer to that question from the Obama administration appears to simply "don't worry about it."

DHS Redacts Quantity of Ammo Order — Issues "Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition".  In a date-redacted document, DHS claimed "Unusual and Compelling Urgency" NOT to inform the public of quantities of ammo purchased with tax money ($4.6 Million) for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Federal Protective Service (FPS).

Bullets, False Flags and Biological Warfare: What Is the US Government Planning?  The Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service has solicited ammunition that is supposedly needed for target practice.  In this instance, the amounts of hollow point bullets, 12 gauge rifle slugs, and other accessories are smaller than the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has requested through other federal agencies.  DHS previously ordered more than 63,000,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point bullets (JHP).  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a solicitation for 16,000 rounds of .40 S&W JHP.  The Social Security Office has also made a solicitation for 174,000 rounds of .357 hollow point bullets.  Earlier this month, DHS requested 700 pounds of high density ammonium nitrate and 700 pounds of A-5 Flake RDX explosives.  These ingredients are known to be very high powered explosives.

Is DHS Ammo For Obama's "National Security Force"?  As Andrew Malcolm has noted on these pages, the Department of Homeland Security has been buying lots of ammo, enough by one calculation to fight the equivalent of a 24-year Iraqi War.  Some have speculated about a link between the stockpiling between candidate Obama's off-prompter campaign remarks about a national security force and the stockpiling by DHS of more than 1.6 billion (with a 'b') bullets.  DHS has been buying more than bullets.  As [IBD] noted in a recent editorial, DHS is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO "personal defense weapons" (PDW) — also known as "assault weapons" when owned by civilians.

Why is the Department of Homeland Security buying so many bullets?  Online rumors about a big government munitions purchase are true, sort of.  The Homeland Security Department wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years.  It says it needs them — roughly the equivalent of five bullets for every person in the United States — for law enforcement agents in training and on duty.

Will Obama Keep Power 'by Any Means Necessary'?  [Scroll down]  On June 15, 2012, Obama bypassed Congress and issued de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.  Suddenly, whole new vistas of voter fraud opened up to the Democrats.  Admittedly, they've got to ramp up quickly for November, but this gang should prove up to the challenge.  Helping matters along, Holder is busy suing states that require photo ID to vote and attempting to disenfranchise the military.  Together, these well-coordinated efforts should provide Obama with the means to pull off staggering amounts of voter fraud.

Obama's Overreaches: The president has repeatedly ignored separation of powers.  [Scroll down]  While much of this might seem like an arcane legal dispute, it is part of a disturbing trend.  The Obama administration has developed a penchant for unilateral action that would make even the most ardent advocate of an imperial presidency blush.  On issue after issue, the president insists that "we can't wait."  He won't wait for a Congress that may not agree with his ideas for remaking America; he will simply act all by himself.

Spike Lee: Obama Will Do Whatever He Wants In Second Term.  [Video clip]

More about Obama's second term, if any.

7 Things to Expect If Obama Is Elected to a Second Term.  [#5]  The Supreme Court moves to the left:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 79, Antonin Scalia is 76, Anthony Kennedy is 75, and Stephen Breyer is 73.  Replacing Ginsburg or Breyer with 50 year old liberals would be bad enough, but imagine Obama selecting a replacement for Scalia or Kennedy.  If that happens, Obama would have five guaranteed votes on the Supreme Court for anything he wants to do.  Once we get to that point, the Constitution might as well not even exist.

Obama's power grab flouts Constitution.  Democrats and Republicans alike should be distressed by President Barack Obama's disregard for constitutional limits on his authority.  The president's flouting of the separation of powers risks turning this country into something other than a representative democracy. [...] In a blatant challenge to the legislative branch, Obama by executive order tossed out the Clinton-era welfare reform that required able-bodied aid recipients to work, saying the federal government will no longer enforce the law.  This follows the president's unilateral rewrite of immigration law, using an executive order to implement elements of the DREAM Act, which Congress refused to adopt.  He also has thumbed his nose at the No Child Left Behind Act, and has put in place cap-and-trade carbon rules that were specifically rejected by Congress.  He can't do these things, by any reading of the Constitution.  And yet he is.

Immigration agents sue to stop Obama's non-deportation policy.  Saying they are fed up with being told that they can't do their jobs, 10 immigration agents on Thursday [8/23/2012] sued the Obama administration to try to overturn the president's new non-deportation policy.  The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Texas, adds a legal controversy to the political fight that has been brewing over President Obama's immigration policies, which have steadily narrowed the range of immigrants whom the government is targeting for deportation.

White House considers executive order, leaves Internet takeover a possibility.  The White House has left open the possibility of enacting its Internet agenda via executive order after the failed effort to bring the Democrat-supported cybersecurity bill to a full vote in the Senate last week.  In response to a question from The Hill, a Washington, D.C. political newspaper, about whether President Obama was considering advancing his party's cyber-plan through an executive order, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney didn't rule out the possibility.

Our Dishonorable President.  The president has stood silently while his supporters, surrogates and staff have engaged in some of the most transparently desperate and disgusting campaign rhetoric of the modern age.  Without proof or even proof to the contrary, Democrats have accused Mitt Romney of being a felon, a tax cheat, a racist and a murderer.  With each charge, the president avoided leveling the charge himself.  But he said nothing ... did nothing to stop them.

If Obama is re-elected, many other businesses will be taken over.
Does President Obama Want to Take Over Other Industries?  It's no secret President Obama is proud of the taxpayer-funded government intervention that rescued U.S. automakers GM and Chrysler back in 2009.  He regularly takes credit for the companies' resurgent profitability and hiring as one of his top achievements.  Now, Republicans say Obama is suggesting on the campaign trail that he wants to do it again, this time in other sectors of the economy, in order to "get the hand of government driving every industry in America."

The Definition of Fascism:  As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer. [...] Where socialism sought totalitarian control of a society's economic processes through direct state operation of the means of production, fascism sought that control indirectly, through domination of nominally private owners.  Where socialism nationalized property explicitly, fascism did so implicitly, by requiring owners to use their property in the "national interest" — that is, as the autocratic authority conceived it.  (Nevertheless, a few industries were operated by the state.)  Where socialism abolished all market relations outright, fascism left the appearance of market relations while planning all economic activities.

Obamarxist
Dictator Obama considers executive order on recently blocked 'cybersecurity' bill.  Obama is America's version of Kim Jong Il.  After Senate Republicans killed the Marxist 'cyber-security' bill last week, Obama is considering implementing it anyway via executive order.

It Will Cost Young Illegals $465 to Stay in the U.S. Under New Obama Immigration Policy.  The Obama administration said Friday that it will start charging young illegal immigrants $465 for temporary work permits to avoid deportation under a new immigration policy announced earlier this summer.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting applications Aug. 15 for the DREAM Act-like policy, which is being implemented without congressional approval.
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The Amazing Presidential Power-Grab.  With little consternation or lasting opposition, the Obama administration has dramatically usurped congressional power at the expense of popular will and the rule of law.  Numerous dastardly bureaucratic coups — motivated by the president's progressive and political agenda — have amazingly failed to engender a serious response.  What began as a trickle of presidential power-grabs has turned into a cascade of executive roguery.  A list of them is worth some review and reflection.

Obama's Imperial Presidency.  [Scroll down]  Mr. Obama disagrees with federal law, which criminalizes the use of medical marijuana.  Congress has not repealed the law.  No matter.  The president instructs his Justice Department not to prosecute transgressors.  He disapproves of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, yet rather than get Congress to repeal it, he stops defending it in court.  He dislikes provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, so he asked Congress for fixes.  That effort failed, so now his Education Department issues waivers that are patently inconsistent with the statute.  Similarly, when Mr. Obama wants a new program and Congress won't give it to him, he creates it regardless.

The Marxist Heart of Darkness.  Those who doubted Obama's immersion in Marxism now have a perfect window into his soul — namely, in the form of the stunning class warfare remarks he recently made in Roanoke, Virginia.  We must grasp, however, what Marxism is and what it is not.  Marxism is not a political philosophy to help the poor at the expense of the rich, and it is not a design for a utopian future.  Marxism is simply a Heart of Darkness, a Siamese twin of Nazism, a curse on all humanity committed to three themes:  (1) hatred, (2) misery, and (3) lying.

Do Obama's Executive Orders Reveal A Pattern?  [Scroll down]  Want more examples of what Obama is doing?
  •   EO 10990 allows the Government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
  •   EO 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels, and minerals.
  •   EO 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
  •   EO 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
  •   EO 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
  •   EO 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate and establish new locations for populations.
  •   EO 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways, and public storage facilities.
Are we beginning to see a pattern here?  We're being prepared for a national emergency.  Then there's taking control.  I personally think that what Obama is doing goes way beyond being prepared.

GR8, Obama Is Texting Me.  Friday, July 6 was the day many Americans were on an extended 4th of July vacation and paying more attention to barbecuing and lighting fireworks than the news.  Obama seized the day to bypass Congress and release an executive order whereby he effectively gave himself control over the infrastructure that supports your smartphone, internet, radio, TV and satellite dish.  This infrastructure includes "...wireline, wireless, satellite, cable, and broadcasting, and... transport networks that support the Internet..." according to the website for the Department of Homeland Security's National Communications Systems.  The President argues that that he "must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances" for the sake of "national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP)."  There's one teensy weensy problem with this executive order:  It's unconstitutional.

Of Marx and Men.  Election 2012 is shaping up to be the most clearly defined clash of political ideologies since FDR's New Deal.  The heart of the matter is the long-overdue awakening of a slumbering majority of constitutional traditionalists.  This awakening has been triggered by a surge of authoritarian socialism, or more accurately, cultural Marxism advocated by a radical Obama administration to fashion a "fundamentally transformed" America.  If the 2008 election was about dumping free-market capitalism and America's constitutional liberties for a nascent Marxist police state, probably not too many people understood the issue.  The 2012 election will be about ratifying or rescinding that choice, hopefully, without ambiguity.  What's at stake is the preservation of America's unique ethos of creative individual liberty or a continuation of our accelerating descent into a coercive statist regime derivative of Marx.

Executive Tyranny.  Having proclaimed a national emergency, why hasn't Obama gone on television to inform Americans?  Because, like everything else he does, it is done with stealth. [...] Obama is putting in force everything a tyranny requires to replace the Republic.

DHS emergency power extended, including control of private telecom systems.  The Obama administration has given the Department of Homeland Security powers to prioritize government communications over privately owned telephone and Internet systems in emergencies.

Homeland Security gains more power through new Obama executive order.  Should disaster strike the U.S., the secretary of Homeland Security will be in charge of re-establishing and prioritizing communications to ensure the continuation of the federal government, according to a new executive order from President Barack Obama.  The executive order, signed on Friday [7/6/2012], once again expands the powers of the Department of Homeland Security — this time to include the handling of communications during a national security event or natural disaster.  The order also allows for DHS to re-establish communications "through the use of commercial, government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate."

Coup d'état — American Style?  [Scroll down]  This is all very troubling, coming as it does just weeks before the most important election in the history of America.  It has the hallmark of a massive power grab by Obama and his cadre of socialist/Marxist apparatchiks within the American government.  It looks, for all the world, like a quiet take-over of the government of the United States — a quiet coup d'etat — American style.  These moves by Obama are massive in size and scope and will affect every single American in ways a formerly free American citizen cannot grasp.

Transportation Secretary LaHood pines for Chinese authoritarian government.  This is pretty shocking stuff from a cabinet secretary.

Obama's Imperial Presidency.  [Scroll down]  Mr. Obama proposes, Congress refuses, he does it anyway.  For example, Congress refused to pass Mr. Obama's Dream Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for some not here legally.  So Mr. Obama passed it himself with an executive order that directs officers to no longer deport certain illegal immigrants.  This may be good or humane policy, yet there is no reading of "prosecutorial discretion" that allows for blanket immunity for entire classes of offenders.

To Capture a Nation.  Obama and his handlers didn't need a military junta to pull it all off, unlike all the despots before him, he didn't have to gain control of the media, he came into being already controlling the media.  Insider Valerie Jarrett, who has the strongest clutch on Obama's puppet strings, had been grooming him long before he was to become America's 44th president.  The masses keep asking how a man with no proven birth certificate, a bogus social security number, and missing records could advance uninterrupted to the highest office of the land.  It was easy as a walk in the park.  Obama, like Gaddafi, Imin, Papa Doc and all other despots who preceded him emerged in the era of the Internet.  With powerful friends from Google, Apple and Facebook, he already controlled the news.

While We Were Sleeping.  We were so preoccupied with the looming health care insurance premium that is really a tax for the privilege of living in the U.S., the upcoming health exchanges, Obama's domestic army of IRS health insurance enforcement agents, more unemployment growing on the horizon, and a dim economic future, that we overlooked the national emergency declared by President Obama.  President Obama sent a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President of the Senate on June 25, 2012, announcing his declaration of national emergency.

The Tyrant in the White House.  Obama's action seems to me to be an instance in which the highest elected official in the land has unilaterally decided to stop enforcing a particular law.  Columnist Charles Krauthammer, the second smartest person in America (one slot behind Thomas Sowell), uses the term "naked lawlessness."  Sounds about right to me.  When did the president accrue the power to pick and choose which laws he wishes to enforce?  Consider the precedent this may set.

Barack Obama: Socialist or Nouveau Fascist?  [Scroll down]  So if Obama isn't a socialist, what is he?  Economically speaking it's far more accurate to say that he is a fascist — a supporter of dirigisme, in which government manages the economy through central planning, not collective ownership.  Fascism did not seek to stamp out the innovative, wealth-creating potential of profit-seeking investment and entrepreneurship — instead it sought to channel those innovations (and funnel that wealth) to the good of the state.

Obama, Roberts, and the Left Juristocracy.  We have seen what happens when Barack Obama comes up against real conservative opposition: he loses — and he is a sore loser.  There was Paul Ryan in 2010, demolishing the Obamacare's fuzzy math at Blair House.  There was Benjamin Netanyahu in 2011, giving Obama a lesson on the Middle East.  There was even Joe the Plumber in 2008, who exposed Obama's socialist philosophy with a simple question.  Obama didn't like that.

Why Obama Could Be a Communist Mole:  [Scroll down]  I see no reason to believe that Obama has any feeling for America, its traditions, or its Constitution beyond sheer lip service.  Nearly everything in his past and in the present points otherwise.  Obama's willful conduct domestically and in terms of foreign affairs point to the programmatic unraveling of the strictures of the U.S. Constitution.  His concessionary and disadvantageous actions towards China and Russia in particular are very troubling to say the least.

Obama's socialist designs.  President Obama is gradually transforming America into a socialist authoritarian state.  This is the real meaning of his recent decision to grant backdoor amnesty to young illegal immigrants.  Mr. Obama is behaving like a Latin American strongman, who asserts arbitrary power and ignores the rule of law.  He is assaulting the very pillars of our constitutional republic.

Obama's socialist designs.  Last week, the administration announced that it will stop deporting young illegal aliens.  The policy shift affects as many as 800,000 illegal immigrants.  Mr. Obama's order lifts the fear of deportation.  It also grants them work permits.  Mr. Obama has waved his magic wand and converted the immigration status of countless aliens, flipping them from illegal to legal residents. [...] Yet, the order is more than crass partisan politics.  It is an ominous usurpation of centralized power — a naked attempt to entrench an imperial presidency.  Mr. Obama lacks the legal authority to grant amnesty.  He is not a monarch or tyrant with unlimited discretionary authority.  Rather, he is confined by our constitutional system of the separation of powers and checks and balances.

7 Reasons Obama's Amnesty For Under 30 Illegals Is Terrible Policy.  [#2] Refusing to enforce the existing law sets a terrible precedent:  As Obama himself has admitted, he "swore an oath to uphold the laws on the books."  He is breaking that oath to try to give amnesty to illegals.  Imagine the chaos that will reign if this becomes standard practice.  Suppose Mitt Romney wins.  Could he end the death tax or corporate taxes by telling the IRS not to enforce them?  What about putting an end to hate crime laws or the endangered species act by simple choosing not to enforce them?  This is the can of worms Barack Obama is ripping wide open with his imperial decree.

Can Obama rewrite federal law?  Here we go again.  Is the Constitution merely a guideline to be consulted by those it purports to regulate, or is it really the supreme law of the land? [...] There is no intellectually honest argument to be made that the president can pick and choose which laws to enforce based on his personal preferences.  And it is a profound violation of the Constitution for the president to engage in rewriting the laws.  That's what he has done here — he has rewritten federal law.

Obamarule and the killing of the Constitution of the United States.  If last Friday's dictatorial action by President Obama is allowed to stand, historians may someday look back on June 15, 2012 as the day the Constitution died. [...] In declaring that his administration will not deport those who came to this country illegally at a young age, President Obama has suspended the law for approximately 800,000 young people.  In truth, no one knows how many people will be covered by Obamarule.  Will more come into the United States while the regulations are being written?  Which bureaucrat decided in secret it covered 800,000 people and what was their analysis based on?  Why people 16 and under?  Why not 15?  Why not 17?  Why was serving less than one year in jail okay?  Why not zero jail time?  Why not 18 months?

America's First Anarchist President.  Obama's executive order giving amnesty to some people illegally in the United States is not a lawful exercise of Executive discretion.  It is not an interpretation of the law, nor is it under-enforcement of law in a manner contemplated by, or consistent with, the Constitution.  Obama's order is legislative in nature, and therefore usurps congressional authority.  It unilaterally and unlawfully grants the privilege of being in the United States to a class of people who by law may not be in the United States. [...] Obama's order is a statement of intent to allow violations of the law.  It is an act of anarchism, albeit a top-down, unlawful form of anarchism.

Obama: Against the Law.  Last Friday, the president announced that he would not enforce the law requiring deportation of illegal aliens.  In short, Obama has thus decided that politics trumps the rule of law.  Of course, this is nothing new for this president, but the blatant manner in which it was announced, purely for political gain, is deplorable.  Obama's attempt to legislate from the Oval Office betrays a colossal arrogance.  The frightening thing is that he actually believes he can govern in opposition to the wishes of the American people and their representatives in Congress.

Obama's Lawless Presidency Close To Totalitarianism.  The chief executive who swore to faithfully execute the nation's laws picks those he'll ignore and makes up others through regulation and executive order.  He sees no need for a Congress or Constitution.

Is Obama paranoid?
Forkless Friday at Obama event.  Does a fork or dinner knife pose an unacceptable danger to President Barack Obama?  One wouldn't think so, given the hundreds of lunches and dinners he's attended ranging from state dinners to political fundraisers to run-of-the-mill stops on the rubber-chicken circuit.  However, at one such lunch Friday afternoon, guests heard an unusual announcement that they needed to hand over their silverware for security reasons.

President Obama Can't Be in the Same Room As Forks Anymore?  As hundreds of Latino elected officials were enjoying their lunch at Disney's Contemporary Resort earlier today [6/22/2012], it was announced that forks would be collected before Obama took the stage.  It was also mentioned that knives, too, were entirely absent from the lunch for "a reason."

This sounds like an idea you'd expect to hear in a communist dictatorship.
Desperation: Obama Surrogate Calls to Make Voting Mandatory.  Peter Orszag, former head of the Obama Office of Management and Budget, is desperate.  With even Roll Call recognizing that President Obama is fighting an uphill battle for re-election, Orszag is floating a trial balloon:  mandatory voting.

Voter Apathy Isn't a Crime.  It's a sure sign someone is losing when he demands that the rules be changed.  That might explain the renewed interest in forcing people to vote against their will.  Peter Orszag, President Obama's former budget director and now a vice chairman at Citigroup, recently wrote a column for Bloomberg View arguing for making voting mandatory.

Obama Lurching Toward Tyranny.  Obama's government is the biggest violator of law in our history.  His very methods of governing, which include bypassing Congress's constitutional authority to make law, actually show contempt for the Constitution and the American rule of law.  By executive orders, Mr. Obama both violates the law against his own American-citizen "enemies," such as Catholic institutions when it comes to abortion and birth control, and grants unlawful privileges for his supporters or potential supporters, such as his immigration amnesty order this week.

An imperial presidency, on steroids.  The president's Friday edict on immigrants in the country illegally but brought here as children by others over the past decade and a half; his command regarding Catholic institutions and the morning-after pill; and the wave of his hand on the Defense of Marriage Act — all of these acts and many more claim for the president a breathtaking unilateral authority over matters quite obviously within the shared control of the Congress and the executive.  There is no limiting principle curbing the president's unilateralism once exercised and unrebuked by Congress or the courts.

Obama Belonged to Radical Socialist "New Party" in 1996.  Stanley Kurtz, in his June 7 article "Obama's Third-Party History" for National Review Online, reports that Barack Obama's connection to far-left radicals is much more recent that had been previously thought.  On January 11, 1996, Kurtz notes, Obama joined the New Party, a radical socialist political movement deeply opposed to capitalism and of the opinion that the Democratic Party was far too moderate.  The New Party sought to transform America into the sort of socialist democracy that is common in Europe.

Mr. 'Cool' Loses his Cool.  In case America had any doubts about it, the word is out — no one questions Barack Obama, especially when he's decided to sign an executive order that he knows is relatively unpopular.  While exercising autonomy, pandering to the Latino vote, and taking yet another step forward in granting amnesty for good behavior to people he views as law-abiding lawbreakers, Mr. Cool lost his cool. [...] Barack Obama, the guy who does whatever he wants, whenever he wants, apparently doesn't like it when other people think they can too.

Are We in Revolutionary Times?  Legally, President Obama has reiterated the principle that he can pick and choose which U.S. laws he wishes to enforce (see his decision to reverse the order of the Chrysler creditors, his decision not to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, and his administration's contempt for national-security confidentiality and Senate and House subpoenas to the attorney general).  If one individual can decide to exempt nearly a million residents from the law — when he most certainly could not get the law amended or repealed through proper legislative or judicial action — then what can he not do?

Executive Overreach.  President Obama's claim that he can refuse to deport 800,000 aliens here in the country illegally illustrates the unprecedented stretching of the Constitution and the rule of law. [...] President Obama cannot refuse to carry out a congressional statute simply because he thinks it advances the wrong policy.  To do so violates the very core of his constitutional duties.

If We Took the Constitution Seriously, Obama Would Be Impeached.  If the citizens of this Republic still took the Constitution seriously, Obama would be impeached for his decision to unilaterally grant amnesty to certain illegal aliens.  Article 1, Sec. 8 of the Constitution, which enumerates the power of Congress, states that "Congress shall have the Power To... establish an [sic] uniform Rule of Naturalization."  Congress has passed numerous laws pertaining to immigration and naturalization, including laws requiring the deportation of illegals.  The role of the President, according to Article II, Sec. 3, is to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed."  Obama's refusal to execute Congress's immigration laws (or, for that matter, Congress's Defense of Marriage Act) is an impeachable offense.

On immigration, Obama wanted to bypass Congress.  With his announcement that he will, in effect, unilaterally enact a key feature of long-debated immigration reform, President Obama is doing something he has always wished to do:  Get around a Congress that doesn't see the issue his way.

Obama's policy strategy: Ignore laws.  Rather than pushing new laws through a divided Congress to enact his agenda, Obama is relying on federal agencies to ignore, or at least not defend, laws that some of his important supporters — like Hispanic voters and the gay community — don't like.

Obama decrees some illegals are more illegal than others.  This kind of pandering to Hispanics could win him the election.  In states like Florida, Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada, where Hispanics are a growing part of the electorate, this sort of action could tip the balance in his favor — especially since all of those states are expected to be close.  I'm pretty sure Congress is going to challenge his ability to declare one set of illegals not illegal, and keep the rest of illegals, illegal.  Perhaps Obama has mistaken that cardboard crown he got from his last trip to Burger King for the real thing.  He sure is acting like a king, isn't he?

Now What?  Everything Obama does in his first term has always been meant to serve two purposes.  The first is to soften up and undermine the nation's basic institutions, including the Constitution itself; the second is to get himself reelected.  He tested the waters earlier with his "recess" appointments and now, with the imposition of a form of the DREAM act, is openly mocking the Congress.

McConnell: 'Radical, Dangerous' Obama Admin Seeks to 'Shut Up' Opponents.  [Scroll down]  McConnell is incensed over the administration's use of government and nongovernmental resources to target its political enemies.  "They've used the IRS, the FEC, the FCC, the SEC, their allies in the Obama campaign to go after people who disagree with them.  The Obama campaign has rifled through the divorce records of a major donor to an opposing super PAC.  The government itself is intimidating donors.  Appointees at the IRS and other agencies are pursuing similar efforts to ferret out who is contributing to outside groups critical of the administration so that they can scare them off the playing field and shut them up."

Obama is a threat to First Amendment.  The Senate's top Republican on Friday [6/15/2012] portrayed the Obama administration as an Orwellian-style authority bent on stifling free speech of dissidents and whose "radicalism" threatens the First Amendment.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington conservative-leaning policy group, said the president's push for strict donor- and contribution-disclosure requirements on most outside groups that spend money on political advertisements is a "political weapon" that can be used to target certain groups while leaving others alone.

Newt Gingrich: Defeating Obama is 'a national, patriotic duty'.  Newt Gingrich is not only lining up behind Mitt Romney — he's arguing that if Americans do anything less than support the presumptive GOP nominee, they are shirking their "patriotic duty." [...] "We want to make it clear in a calm, pleasant but direct way:  Barack Obama and the values he represents and the amateurish incompetence he has proven are a direct threat to the survival of America as we know it — and defeating him is a national, patriotic duty," Gingrich said.

Rhode Island House Defends Constitution, Passes Anti-NDAA Resolution.  After overcoming an attempted sandbagging by members of the Republican leadership, at about nine o'clock Tuesday night [6/12/2012], the House of Representatives of Rhode Island overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for the repeal of the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012. [...] The text of the resolution pulls no punches in its recrimination of the Congress and President for their role in pushing our Republic closer to the precipice of tyranny.

This President is Virtually Criminal.  This president's abuse of excecutive orders, and executive authority in general, is moving into the range of authoritarianism — and lawless authoritarianism, at that.  Today's announcement of amnesty for 800,000 illegals is an outrage.  It must not stand.  And this president, this Occupier, must not be countenanced.  By all legal means, he ought to be resisted.

Obama's data advantage.  On the sixth floor of a sleek office building [in Chicago], more than 150 techies are quietly peeling back the layers of your life.  They know what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends.  They also know who your mother voted for in the last election.  The depth and breadth of the Obama campaign's 2012 digital operation — from data mining to online organizing — reaches so far beyond anything politics has ever seen, experts maintain, that it could impact the outcome of a close presidential election.

Turning the Tables on Obama and the Dems.  Obama is not seeking re-election for any reason other than to grab the four more years necessary to complete his messianic Fundamental Transformation of America.  Nothing that has ever been done before will come along to tear America from the voracious jaws of Obama.  This is a man who was propelled from within the foul ranks of street activism to the highest office in the land; the socialist community activist who hid his true face from the American people with the help of a book based on "conceptual" relationships.  This is the man who came from nowhere; did nothing to earn his lofty perch and who sealed off all those documents that would tell who he really is.  This is a man who changed his name from Barry Soetoro to what he perceives to be the more royal and more substantial sounding 'Barack Obama'.

Heilemann: Obama's a 'Brass-Knuckled, Pipe-Hitting' 'Brawler' Who'll 'Do What Is Necessary to Stay in Power'.  In 2008, Barack Obama with obedient media members such as New York magazine's John Heilemann convinced America that if they put their hope behind a junior senator from Illinois, their lives would instantly change for the better.  Now that things didn't turn out as rosy as these folks claimed they would, the White House needs to scare the public into thinking things would be far worse if Mitt Romney is elected, and Heilemann obediently published a piece Sunday explaining how the team he favors plans to do it.

The Executive Order, "Stroke of the Pen, Law of the Land. Kinda' Cool".  Everyone accepts that presidential action is justified in emergencies (as earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes), but the job of the executive branch is to carry out the laws that Congress makes.  It's not to rule by decree, thus vesting power of a monarch on whoever happens to hold the office of the presidency.  Political affiliation is not the issue; deceptive "soft" law is.

Why Wright Matters: Obama's on a Mission from God.  [Scroll down]  What motivates Obama is so simple to explain, if only a free media would bother to expose it.  Cockamamie, but simple.  Obama believes he is on a mission from God to upend our oppressive free-market system and replace it with mystic utopian "fairness" as yet to be determined by enlightened ruling-class elites like him.

Party Loyalty and the Future of America.  Does loyalty to a political party trump the well-being of a nation?  That question now confronts many Democratic Party activists, financial contributors, and elected politicians, particularly because Barack Obama has no loyalty to the party he leads.  In 2008, the Party went on a blind date with someone they did not know and made no effort to investigate. [...] Barack Obama has made clear by his disdain for elected Democrats everywhere that his is a dictatorial and narcissistic mindset.

Obama Lived Less Than One Mile From Bill Ayers During The Mysterious New York Years.  It all makes sense now.  Putting the openly communist Van Jones in charge of vast power over the economy, who after being outed to this day is seeking rioting and revolution.  Gorging the government with far-Left radicals from the EPA to the NLRB.  Dividing the country with class envy and racial hatred.  Spending the country into oblivion.

I Am Barack Obama's Worst Nightmare.  Obama operates according to Chicago rules.  Oppose him and he'll turn Eric Holder loose on you.  He might have Ken Salazar put a boot on your neck.  Kathleen Sebelius might not give you a waiver that has been afforded your competitors.  Janet Napolitano might raid your place of business and demand proof that not one employee is here illegally (although she wasn't going to deport them anyway).  Perhaps he'd threaten to have one of Lisa Jackson's minions at the EPA crucify you.

Obama Administration Argues No Warrant Required for GPS Tracking of Citizens.  The federal government informed an appeals court on Thursday [5/31/2012] that it has the right and the power to place GPS tracking devices on the privately owned vehicles of citizens without obtaining a warrant.  This is in open rebellion to a Supreme Court decision from January that held that such warrantless installation of tracking devices on cars was unconstitutional.

Obama and the Marxist/Communist View of Marriage and Abortion.  On marriage, Obama last week finally came out of the closet in favor of "gay marriage."  This means that the current president of the United States possesses the most radical/non-traditional view of marriage and the family of any president in the 200-plus-year history of this republic.  (Yes, think about that.)  That radical/non-traditionalism is fully consistent with the Marxist/communist worldview.  In the Communist Manifesto, Marx several times wrote openly of the "abolition of the family" and of communism abolishing "eternal truths" and "all religion, and all morality."

5 Ways Obama Is A Dictator.  When power is placed in the hands of a usurper like Barack Obama, all thought of accepting authority from the other branches of government as delegated by the Constitution is rejected.  Three years in office, we have seen Obama use the various agencies of the executive branch to break countless federal statutes, rob states of their legislative prerogatives, and flout the authority of Congress and the courts.

A Psychologist Analyzes The President.  America is on the verge of destruction.  There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president.

Obama Policies Are Clearing a Path for a Dictator.  Podesta's Center for American Progress in their definitive essay, The Power of the President, Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change subtly outlines a virtual blueprint for a U.S. Presidency that rules by fiat, ignoring the laws of the nation.  Their reasoning is that Congress has failed to act, but that is nothing more than an excuse to circumvent our Constitution.  With obfuscating language, it says that the President should use the powers he has to ignore Congress and the confines of the Constitution.  It outlines a plan for an extremely powerful Executive Branch.

When you ride alone, you ride with Hitler

Propaganda that was supposed to target foreigners could now be aimed at Americans, reversing a longstanding policy.
Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban.  The new law would give sweeping powers to the State Department and Pentagon to push television, radio, newspaper, and social media onto the U.S. public.  "It removes the protection for Americans," says a Pentagon official who is concerned about the law.  "It removes oversight from the people who want to put out this information.  There are no checks and balances.  No one knows if the information is accurate, partially accurate, or entirely false."  According to this official, "senior public affairs" officers within the Department of Defense want to "get rid" of Smith-Mundt and other restrictions because it prevents information activities designed to prop up unpopular policies — like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Obama Wants Power, Not Jobs.  Natural gas is a feedstock for the production of fertilizer, plastics, and many chemical products.  Fortunately, America possesses vast reserves of recoverable natural gas.  The low price of this gas is one factor spurring companies like Dow Chemical to expand production in the United States rather than send jobs overseas. [...] It all sounds like an economic miracle, and it is.  So why is Obama trying to kill it?

The Obama Administration: All Your Privacy And All Your Stuff Belong To Us.  Most Americans just trust the "authorities" when they tell us that certain things "must be done" in order to keep us all safe.  But even if we gave up all of our privacy, even if we gave up all of our liberties and our freedoms, and even if we gave the government all of our stuff they still would not be able to keep us safe.  It is inevitable that evil people are going to do evil things, and if you are counting on the Obama administration to keep you safe then you are being delusional.  Obama is not going to save us from anything.  But Obama will gladly take away our rights and our freedoms if the American people allow him to.  The Obama administration seems to have an endless lust for more power.  Sadly, if we do give away our rights it will have some very serious consequences.

Party lines are meaningless when the common objective is the revolutionary overtaking of America.
The planned re-election of Obama, revolutionary style.  [Scroll down]  According to my source, there is talk among the highest levels of the uppermost echelon of the Department of Homeland Security, which he describes as effectively under the control of Barack Hussein Obama.  During this call, he said that the DHS is actively preparing for massive social unrest inside the United States.  He then corrected himself, stating that "a civil war" is the more appropriate term.  Certain elements of the government are not only expecting and preparing for it, they are actually facilitating it," stated my source.  "The DHS takes their marching orders from the Obama administration, from Obama himself, but mostly from his un-appointed czars.  And Jarrett, especially Valerie Jarrett.  Don't think for a minute that the administration is doing anything to stabilize events in the U.S.  They are revolutionaries, and revolutionaries thrive on chaos," he added.

The 'Crucify Them' Presidency.  Al "Crucify Them" Armendariz resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency this week, for the mistake of telling it like it is.  All he leaves behind is an entire administration of Al Armendarizes.

50 Year-Old Bully Barack Obama Targets Private Citizen.  Obama is abusing his power in a way only Nixon could appreciate, and yet the very same news out let that took Nixon down, the Washington Post, is now coordinating their messaging with the White House in order to help Obama defines his candidate as some kind of homophobe.  Hard to pick which is worse:  our bullying President or the corrupt media crawling into bed with him.

Barack Obama 'Making History' Again.  [Scroll down]  At the time, little did Jefferson or any of the Founding Fathers know that one day there would be a czar-appointing, tax-loving, regulation-imposing president counted among their ranks, whose policies are the antithesis of the founding principles they established and, for lack of a better comparison, who would be America's very own modern-day George III.  Try as the Founders might, two centuries ago it was impossible to foresee a big-government bureaucrat type as president, a man teetering on the edge of despotism...

This is the sort of thing that insecure tyrants do:
Obama campaign nixes cell phones at some fundraisers.  You have to turn off your cell phone on an airplane, but at least you get to keep it.  That's not the case when high-flying donors pony up for first-class access to hear President Barack Obama at exclusive fundraisers — his campaign takes the devices away.  So much for live-tweeting or videotaping Obama's pitch.

Obama's Chicago-Style Campaign.  Kimberly Strassel, columnist for the Wall Street Journal, gives us one more reason not to vote for Barack Obama:  he is a thug who has disgraced the office of the president of the United States by engaging in behavior more befitting of the dictator of a banana republic.  Strassel writes of the Obama's campaign's latest efforts to smear and attack donors to Mitt Romney.

The President's Hit List.  Those are some ugly details that our Kimberley Strassel has been turning up about the effort to smear Mitt Romney's campaign donors.  The dirt-digging exercise reflects the character of President Obama's re-election campaign, as well as what's really behind the drive for more "transparency" in political donations.

Businessman Says He Lost Hundreds of Customers After Attacks by Obama Campaign.  Businessman Frank Vandersloot, the CEO of Melaleuca, has been targeted by the Obama campaign after donating money to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. [...] Vandersloot revealed in an interview on Fox News that his business practice is being hurt by the attacks from the Obama team.  "Those people that I know well weren't affected by this [attack]," said Vandersloot.  "But for people who didn't know me, who are members of our business or customers, and they were reading this, then we got a barrage of phone calls of people cancelling their customer memberships with us."

The Obama Thugocracy.  Who paid Glenn Simpson's Fusion GPS to investigate Romney contributor Frank VanderSloot?  Now there's a question for congressional investigators.  Or bloggers.  While the dirt sought on VanderSloot by Fusion investigator Michael Wolf was public — as revealed in this superb reporting by the Wall Street Journal's Kim Strassel — (divorce records, a case involving a dispute with an ex-employee) Strassel has it exactly right when she terms this "trolling for dirt."

Obama DOJ Wants Greater Power to Access Cellphone Records.  Barack Obama's Justice Department is requesting that access to cellphone records be made more available to the government.  Jason Weinstein, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's criminal division, asserted that warrants for early stages of investigations "crippled" prosecutors and law enforcement officials and thus should be abolished.

From Communism Day to Government Loyalty Day.  On May 1, Obama issued a presidential proclamation.  He officially changed May 1 — otherwise known as Communism Day after it was hijacked by the Soviet Union for propaganda purposes — to Loyalty Day, or rather loyalty and sacrifice to government day.  It is odd that Obama would reaffirm our allegiance to the Constitution when he has violated it continually.

Barack Hussein Obama is NOT a "Nice Man".  The truth is that Obama is not only the worst "president" of the United States of America (ineligible or not) but, he is arguably the most corrupt, mean-spirited, ungracious and arrogant twaddle-talking, America and American-people-hating resident of our White House whom we have ever had to suffer.  What "nice man" would force you to buy something you don't want and then take over your personal health care?  What "nice man" would take away all of your energy resources and leave you with virtually no way to heat and cool your homes or cook?

President Obama's Enemies List.  In 2012, President Obama's campaign has managed to make Nixon's list look quaint, legitimate and even routine.  This week, on the president's ominous "Truth Team" campaign website, his staff listed the names of eight of his likely opponent's donors. [...] After each name, the campaign lists deeds that they find objectionable or "less-than-reputable" that mostly boil down to business transactions that included alleged outsourcing or layoffs and involvement in the oil energy industry.

The President Has a List.  Richard Nixon's "enemies list" appalled the country for the simple reason that presidents hold a unique trust.  Unlike senators or congressmen, presidents alone represent all Americans.  Their powers — to jail, to fine, to bankrupt — are also so vast as to require restraint.  Any president who targets a private citizen for his politics is de facto engaged in government intimidation and threats.  This is why presidents since Nixon have carefully avoided the practice.  Save Mr. Obama, who acknowledges no rules.

Donors Beware: Obama Posts Online 'Enemies List'.  As the campaign for the general election begins, so does the mudslinging.  And if you had the audacity to donate to Romney, prepare for an onslaught of vitriol from the Obama campaign, new media-style.  The most powerful man in the world is keeping a list, and it looks like he intends to frighten Republican donors to stop the money flow.

Why America is Devolving Towards Absolute Government Control.  The relentless encroachment of socialism upon America's economic, cultural and governmental landscape is like a bad dream to most red-blooded Americans.  When society changes it can seem like the ineluctable drift of evolution or chance.  But in the case of America's ongoing continued expansion of government powers, spiking taxes, and shrinking military, it's all part of a planned elitist push into socialism.  And one need not believe in secret conspiracies when contemplating this shift.

Shift on executive power lets Obama bypass rivals.  As a senator and presidential candidate, he had criticized George W. Bush for flouting the role of Congress.  And during his first two years in the White House, when Democrats controlled Congress, Mr. Obama largely worked through the legislative process to achieve his domestic policy goals.  But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress.

Bishop: Obama following path of Hitler and Stalin.  In a homily delivered Saturday [4/14/2012], Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois challenged President Obama's HHS mandate, suggesting that the president was following the same path as Hitler and Stalin.  "Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care," Jenky said.  "In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama — with his radical, pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path," Jenky added.

Similiarities Between Obama And Hitler:
  •   Both Hitler and Obama wrote ghost-written autobiographies prior to the start of their run for political office.
  •   Both Hitler and Obama originally had last names that were changed later in life.
  •   Both Hitler and Obama's supporters followed them blindly, and without question.
  •   Both Hitler and Obama used political power and coercion to conceal and hide their birth certificates from coming to public view.
  •   Both Hitler and Obama were known for their tremendous oratorical skills.
  •   Both Hitler and Obama received Messianic comparisons, and both men had songs of adoration written about them and for them.
  •   Both Hitler and Obama were able to mezmerize the people even when it was obvious that what they were saying was not true.

The coming chaos from the Obama-Soertoro playbook.  [Scroll down]  Consider recent executive orders and other executive actions as "big dots" in our dot connecting exercise.  The importance or relevance of these executive orders in our normal existence have either been downplayed or ignored by the media, and are subject to ridicule when brought up in political discussions. [...] The point is that it would appear that final preparations are being made not necessarily for the protection of our citizens, but against them.  By a man in the Oval Office whose legal name we do not know, and whose allegiance is suspect at best.

Zoning the ocean.  President Barack Obama has an ambitious plan for Washington bureaucrats to take command of the oceans — and with it control over much of the nation's energy, fisheries, even recreation in a move described by lawmakers as the ultimate power grab to zone the seas.  The massive undertaking also includes control over key inland waterways and rivers that reach hundreds of miles upstream, and began with little fanfare when Obama signed an executive order in 2010 to protect the aquatic environment.

Congressman fears Obama power grab.  A White House order updating federal emergency powers has raised alarm among some conservative commentators, and U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, that President Barack Obama is attempting to grab unconstitutional powers.

Obama [is] a contemptuous bully.  We've gotten glimpses of President Barack Obama's intimidating instincts from the beginning.  Now as his administration flounders, his aggressiveness is becoming less veiled.  His first targets, as so often with bullies, were unpopular figures that few were inclined to defend.

Dangerous Desperation.  Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed a radical escalation of destructive policy moves by the Obama-Soetoro administration and a flow of outrageous, patently obvious lies from the Prevaricator-in-Chief, himself.  People, especially commentators on the right, seem nonplused by this, unable to figure out the reasoning behind it all.  Once again, the failure to understand is the result of their refusal to recognize Obama-Soetoro and his cronies for the desperate, radical Marxist revolutionaries that they clearly are.

Attorneys General Join Forces to Call Into Account Illegal Obama Administration Violations.  Whether it is through the EPA, NLRB, Office of Surface Mining, FCC or other entities, the Obama Administration has aggressively used administrative agencies to implement policy objectives that cannot gain congressional approval and are outside of the law.

President Scofflaw.  I've seen many debates about the war powers of the U.S. Congress, but I've never seen an American president openly laugh at the idea of seeking congressional approval for a major U.S. military assault on another country.  Obama did it with Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Kenya and tried it in Syria.  But not in Iran.  Gaddafi is dead, Libya is a disaster, and no one has gotten any answers.  Other than that contemptuous laugh.  The media don't even dare to ask questions.  They are afraid of retaliation.

Socialist Obama Envisions A Socialist America.  Obama has no problem comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln, even Ronald Reagan when, in fact, he resembles Hugo Chavez in Venezuela more than ANY past US President.  Obama's efforts within his administration all seem to indicate that he is attempting to recreate a Chavez regime here, in America.  A socialist is a person who has decided that capitalism doesn't work and is striving toward communism.  Socialism is only the middle phase between capitalism and communism.  That middle phase is where Obama is today and he is striving toward the latter — and he intends to drag America into the cesspool with him.

Is Obama 'Dangerously Close To Totalitarianism'?  Judge Andrew Napolitano, a Fox News commentator, raised the question on Neil Cavuto's "Your World" show Wednesday.  And while it seems fanciful in light of the safeguards built into our democracy and its institutions, it recognizes the threat posed by the president's policies and actions if left unchecked.  "I think the president is dangerously close to totalitarianism," Napolitano opined.  "A few months ago he was saying, 'The Congress doesn't count, the Congress doesn't mean anything, I am going to rule by decree and by administrative regulation.'  "Now he's basically saying the Supreme Court doesn't count.  It doesn't matter what they think.  They can't review our legislation.  That would leave just him as the only branch of government standing."

Obama Demands More War-making Powers from Congress.  According to the administration, the line between terrorism and crime is becoming increasingly blurry.  And so, the Pentagon officials claimed, legislation is needed to further blur the line between national defense and law enforcement.  More power should also be granted to allow U.S. troops to intervene at home and abroad even more frequently than they already do.

A 'Constitutional Scholar' Who Doesn't Understand the Constitution.  In a stunningly arrogant move, President Obama, the leader of one of the co-equal branches of the United States Government, intimated that should the United States Supreme Court rule the individual mandate included in the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act is unconstitutional, they would be executing an act of "judicial activism.  A more inappropriate and coercive comment has not been uttered in recent history by the President of the United States.  Mr. Obama's politically and ideologically motivated comments stand as testimony to not only his lack of constitutional literacy, it stands as a demented tribute to his audacity.

How Obama Destroys His Enemies:  President Obama has always disliked free speech as a general matter, particularly for those who oppose him.  He frequently suggests that those who disagree with him simply lack the power of reason; he constantly attacks those who do not bow to his opinions. [...] But he has one problem:  the First Amendment does not allow him, as president, to use the power of government to fight his enemies.

Why Obama's radicalism mattersAccording to his own narrative, Barack Obama was bred by communists, raised by communists, mentored by communists and was employed by communists.  By his admission, he sought out communists as preferred parties with whom to fraternize.  Obama's radical Marxism is at the very core of why he does what he does, why he will continue to do so and why America remains in dire peril with every day he occupies the White House.  Everything Obama has actualized or attempted — from his exploitation of high health-care costs to surreptitiously compromising the Constitution, to his desperation to regulate the Internet and any other means of public address into which he might conceivably insinuate government's putrid tentacles, to his proclivity for religious persecution, to his spending us into destitution — have their roots in Marxist doctrine.

Obama's power grab.  In short, the order gives Mr. Obama the ability to impose martial law.  He now possesses the potential powers of a dictator.  The order is a direct assault on individual liberties, private property rights and the rule of law.  It is blatantly unconstitutional.  The executive branch is arrogating responsibilities precluded by the Constitution without even asking the permission of Congress.  The order gives Mr. Obama a blank check to erect a centralized authoritarian state.  This is a law one would expect to find in Hugo Chavez's Venezuela or Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Martial Law Executive Order: History Should Cause Concern, Not Comfort.  This executive order is but the latest document in President Obama's ever-expanding dossier of dictatorship.  The National Defense Authorization Act permits the President to deploy the military to arrest and indefinitely detain American citizens without charge and without due process.  The Federal Restricted Buildings and Ground Improvement Act revokes the rights of speech and assembly protected by the First Amendment. ... Readers are encouraged to study the history of tyranny.  Demagogues are always crowned by the people with autocratic authority in response to the need for safety, particularly when faced with the exigencies of national emergencies.  Although its mention is nearly cliché, consider the example of Germany in the 1930s.

Not All Presidential Orders Are Created Equal.  Whether in preparation for war (for example, with Iran) or any other national emergency, the federal government does not have the authority to take over our food and water supply, energy supplies (including oil and natural gas), technology, industry, manufacturing, transportation, health care facilities, etc.  And taking the additional preliminary steps for enacting this martial law even during a time of peace is an unprecedented and out-of-control abuse of executive power.  This presidential order is another sweeping power grab in a long and dangerous legacy of government overreaches.  Our Founding Fathers never would have allowed it, and we shouldn't, either.

Obama Becomes O'mobba.  In another historic first, President Obama's backers are actively whipping up mobs. ... The Obama campaign loves to boast about its use of Facebook and Twitter to push The One over the top last time.  With Facebook claiming 700 million members, the potential for political mayhem is huge.  This is David Axelrod's specialty of astroturfing.  Obama has become O'mobba:  he is the first president in history to give his official public blessing to "idealistic" anti-capitalist mobs.  There is no doubt that these organized "spontaneous" mobs will be used in the election campaign.  Be prepared to face nasty, vicious lowbrow mobs with iPhones and iPads.

Obama wants to track you.  Under federal law, even the most basic cellphone must collect location information so that 911 services can respond appropriately.  The Obama administration wants the ability to seize this data for its own purposes.  Last month, the Justice Department filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit insisting the government had the right to gather 60 days' worth of tracking information from a cellphone without a warrant issued on probable cause.

The Fallout from Obama's Radical Agenda.  Obama has been called the "food stamp president" because more federal grocery subsidies have been given out under his presidency than were under most others combined.  But far more than that, this president is the sultan of socialist swing with his assault of federal government entitlement expansions (Obamacare), spending, accruing of national debt, interdictions, seizures, regulations, overreaches, unilateral legislation, czars, presidential orders, Chicago-style politics, etc., and he has the uncanny ability to make most people believe he's doing none of them.

'Add Welfare Reform to List of Laws Obama Refuses to Follow'.  The Obama administration today [7/12/2012] issued a waiver for work requirements under the 1996 welfare reform law, prompting the chairman of the conservative caucus in the House to accuse the president of "hurting the very people he claims to help."  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent an "information memorandum" to states this afternoon exercising waiver authority under the Social Security Act for the provision that "parents and caretakers receiving assistance under the [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)] program engage in work activities."

The Editor says...
What percentage of the people receiving "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families" are actually needy, and receiving the money temporarily, and part of an actual family?

The Master of Words.  It goes without saying that a system of government limited by checks and balances between its branches has the potential for tyranny if anyone in authority is permitted to hold absolute power as such a master.  Aided by a biased media, the potential is limitless.

Obama raises eyebrows with executive order revising authority to nationalize resources for defense.  President Obama's signature on an executive order that updates presidential authority to take control over national defense resources in time of emergency has legal minds arguing over whether the White House is trying to expand power or merely organize rules 18 years in the making.  The executive order, signed late Friday, revokes an earlier order put in place by President Bill Clinton in 1994 and says any other previously issued orders or rulings by previous presidents shall remain in effect unless they are inconsistent with the new order.

The Executive Order Controversy.  The sad fact in America today is that we have a president so disdainful of our foundational law and freedoms as to make the far-fetched seem queasily reasonable.  The timing of this executive order is jarring, even if the specific changes to the order are not.  The power it conveys is staggering and cannot be safely entrusted to a single branch of government, much less to a single man.  The Congress needs to reassert control over the exercise and implementation of the Defense Production Act before it can be utilized by a power-hungry cabal of leftists eager to fundamentally transform America.

The Obama Administration's Attack on Fair Elections.  Judicial Watch recently announced a major new campaign to stop leftist activists and their allies in the Obama administration from undermining the integrity of the elections in 2012.  As the nation heads into another presidential election season, our 2012 Election Integrity Project is one of JW's top priorities.  Our investigators have uncovered a multi-pronged strategy by leftist radicals to make certain Barack Obama and other liberal candidates are reelected by hook or by crook — with the full support and participation of the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ).

Obama's Triumphal Statist Presidency.  In the March/April issue of the Washington Monthly, Paul Glastris offers a long essay in defense of Barack Obama. ... Glastris has unwittingly created a glossary of radical statism as a defense of Obama.  His own words:  "legislative tonnage," "reform," "takeover," "biggest stimulus in history," "sweeping regulations," "protection," "vast expansion," "Net neutrality," "greatest increase" in still more "protection," and "revolutionary reform."  To liberals, this is the poetry of paternalism but to the rest of America it's a nightmare lexicon.

Encouraging Signs in Maryland.  The left wants you to despair.  It is part of their game plan and a partial explanation for why President Obama has been throwing so many awful, intolerable new offensives our way.  From demanding that Catholics pay for abortion services to offering our most critical military secrets to our enemies, his goal is not merely to destroy this country, but to disable our resistance with an overwhelming string of demoralizing offensives.

US Secret Service Says No Anti-Obama Rallies Allowed!  When the US Secret Service discovered that the enterprising group of our Southeast New Mexico Patriots had, also, switched their plans and would drive to Roswell to engage in peaceful and Constitutionally allowed dissent against the Obama policies of the destruction of the United States of America, the SS began to put their respective feet down.  First, the SS made a strong request that the anti-Obama rally not occur... at all.  When the TEA Party members advised them that they still planned to do so, it was announced that the main road (Earl Cummings Loop) into and out of the Roswell airport would be closed.  In other words, ONLY the planned Obama sycophants, adherents and Adoration Groups will be allowed in... all others no longer have any free speech.

The Fear of Martial Law.  The President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, has generated so much fear that the most common theme of posted comments and private communications is that he will refuse to relinquish power if defeated in November or that, under some pretext, he will declare a state of martial law.  Many, myself included, did not like the Patriot Act that was enacted following 9/11 but there is little evidence that this law has been abused to deprive Americans of their fundamental rights and freedom, though surely some suspected of being terrorists were detained.  An Executive Order posted on the White House website on Friday, March 16, 2012, has generated a wave of fear.

Obama Executive Order: Peacetime Martial Law!  Under this order the heads of these cabinet level positions; Agriculture, Energy, Health and Human Services, Transportation, Defense and Commerce can take food, livestock, fertilizer, farm equipment, all forms of energy, water resources, all forms of civil transporation (meaning any vehicles, boats, planes), and any other materials, including construction materials from wherever they are available.  This is probably why the government has been visiting farms with GPS devices, so they know exactly where to go when they turn this one on.  Specifically, the government is allowed to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate.  They decide what necessary or appropriate means.

Opposing viewpoint:
No martial law.  I've received a number of e-mails and comments about an Executive Order signed by Obama on Friday [3/16/2012], titled National Defenses Resources Preparedness, and what it means.  It appears that this Executive Order is an update of prior Executive Orders signed in 1988 and 1994 which elaborate similar powers in time of war or national emergency.

"National Defense Resources Preparedness" executive order: Power grab or mere update?  We're getting a lot of e-mail this weekend about an executive order issued on Friday afternoon by President Obama titled "National Defense Resources Preparedness."  While the timing of the EO is curious — why send it out on a Friday afternoon when an administration is usually trying to sneak bad news past the media? — the general impact of it is negligible.  This EO simply updates another EO (12919) that had been in place since June 1994, and amended several times since.

The Editor says...
Okay, but why modify an Executive Order (on Friday afternoon) without making significant changes?  This action has raised alarms because this president has already shown that he can't be trusted.

The states recognize a threat on the horizon.
Virginia's Anti-NDAA Bill Set to Become Law; Ariz. Joins the Fight.  After agreeing to changes suggested by Governor Bob McDonnell, both houses of the state legislature of Virginia passed HB 1160, the bill sponsored (and shepherded) by Delegate Bob Marshall (left) that prohibits state officers and agents from participating in the unconstitutional detention of citizens of the Old Dominion.

21 Unanswered Questions That They Don't Want You To Look Into.  [#18]  Why did Barack Obama recently update an old executive order so that now he will be able to take charge of all food, all energy, all health resources and all transportation resources in the United States even in "non-emergency" situations?

Bill of Rights is no more.  While most Americans were celebrating the holidays, President Barack Obama quietly signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), otherwise known as the "Indefinite Detention Act," into law.  Obama had initially said he would veto the bill which contains the draconian language authorizing the US military to seize and incarcerate US citizens without warrant, due process, trial, etc.  Of course, Obama quickly changed his mind after the bill passed both houses of Congress.  When signing the NDAA into law, Obama issued a signing statement that in essence said, "I have the power to detain Americans... but I won't."

Breitbart Barack.  It should be learned at an early age that one cannot resort to reason with a bully; it ensures only more bullying.  Make no mistake:  Barack Obama is a bully.  Any man who would throw his grandmother, the woman who raised him, under the bus to score political points is a bully. ... Obama the Great will not play nice; he will be brutal and negative — he's never been anything but negative.  Should he choose to pretend he is not, lackeys on the left will take up the slack.

If our government can do this, what can they not do?  It's always fascinating when people on either side of a partisan divide give each other gifts.  Case in point:  President Obama's approval of a rule ordering Catholic institutions to offer insurance policies covering birth control, sterilization procedures and the morning after pill — all contrary to church teachings.  No one has fully explained why Obama took this step.

The Power to Kill.  President Obama, who came to office promising transparency and adherence to the rule of law, has become the first president to claim the legal authority to order an American citizen killed without judicial involvement, real oversight or public accountability.

Obama Administration Seeks More Secrecy for Govt. Files.  This sort of obfuscation is an example of an attempt by agents of the federal government to muddy the clear waters of liberty with words and arguments intended to deprive the people of the right to monitor the government they created.

Legitimizing Anarchy.  Talking heads, bloggers and pundits who repeat the cop-out falsehood that "Obama is in over his head" are leading the masses astray and lulling them back to sleep. ... Is the citizenry left in the false security of complacency mode because the news of spreading anarchy is largely suppressed?  The left is rising up to produce the anarchy necessary, should the Obama regime need to declare martial law and perhaps suspend elections if wholesale voting fraud does not guarantee him re-election.

Barack Obama, Caudillo.  Caudillos typically bulldoze political opposition, become the dominant force in the economic life of the country, and establish a personality cult around themselves.  They love power as much as they love themselves, and they aren't bashful about using their power in defiance of precedents, constitutions, and democratic principles.  Until a couple of years ago, I never dreamed that a caudillo could arise in our Anglo-American legal system, upwardly mobile culture, and enlightened constitutional order, but today it seems to be a distinct possibility.  Consider the similarities between Barack Obama and the prototypical Latin caudillo.

Worst President Ever: Obama's Intimidation Tactics Continue.  We have a president attempting to destroy citizens who are merely observing their right to free political speech.  This president is the single most dangerous man we've ever had in the U.S. government.  He will be the end of this country.

Obama's Campaign Bully Brigade Rides Again.  Barack Obama's election-year goon squad kicked into high gear this week by kicking the president's fiercest opponents in the teeth and targeting their pocketbooks.  Returning to bully business as usual, the Obama campaign launched a brazen salvo against two prominent conservative critics and their legions of private citizen donors. ... Under the guise of "disclosure," Team Obama is exploiting the power of high government office to intimidate lawful, peaceful contributors who support limited-government causes.

Obama Issues Another Unconstitutional Edict.  President Barack Obama issued an executive order Tuesday [2/28/2012] establishing another new bureaucracy.  Obama again circumvented Congress with his latest Executive Order, the Establishment of the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center.  The order begins with the line, "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America," which begs the question:  Is the president ignorant or indifferent?  The Constitution gives the president no such power to regulate commerce.  This power is exclusive to the Congress.

Obama Meets With Democratic Governors, Decide He Should Act Like More Of A Dictator.  Does he really need the additional encouragement?

A Forced Marriage of Church and State.  [Scroll down]  Formerly restrained in some measure by presidents who had at least a minimal understanding of and respect for the Constitution, the full use of the bureaucracy for nefarious purposes only awaited a president who regarded the Constitution as a relic of the past and an obstacle to his goals for fundamentally transforming America.  Such a man has risen to the presidency; and such a man has made it clear he regards the Church as presently constituted and constitutionally protected as unilaterally subservient to the almighty state.

Former Attorney General Edwin Meese has a few things to say about Obama Administration.  "In what was purported to be the most transparent and the most law abiding administration in history, as the president said when he was inaugurated, has now sunk into the least transparent and the most disdainful of the Constitution as we've ever seen," Meese said during a panel discussion Tuesday [2/14/2012] sponsored by the American Action Network.

See?  I'm not the only one with this opinion.
Gingrich electrifies Cobb crowd.  Former Speaker Newt Gingrich told an energized crowd of about 400 in the ballroom of the Atlanta Marriott on Saturday [2/18/2012] why he believes President Obama is the most dangerous president in American history.

From Obama, What Next?  We have witnessed President Barack Obama, and his administration, issue edicts, work against and/or ignore the US Constitution and Congress, and be inconsistent when it suits him.  The question now becomes, "What will Obama do next?" ... What other edicts/mandates/surprises await us?  Since the government is the major shareholder in General Motors, is he, in an effort to reach his goal of having 1 million electric cars on US highways by 2015, going next to tell us that we must purchase Chevy Volts?  Is a declaration of martial law coming?  Is he going to try to suspend ALL civil rights?  Is he going to suspend elections and have himself declared king?

Obama Forcing Private Companies to Have Board Votes on Illegal Policy.  Another day, another Barack Obama Administration totalitarian diktat.  In other words, whatever Obama wants — by any means necessary.  Behold Obama's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Which last week handed down from on-high a mandate that telecommunications companies AT&T, Verizon and Sprint MUST have Board votes on Network Neutrality.

Republican Senator: Obama Administration Is 'a Lawless Administration'.  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) ... made the observation while responding to a question from CNSNews.com about the underlying constitutionality of President Barack Obama's decision that health insurance companies insuring religious organizations that object to sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients will have to provide these products to beneficiaries without charging either the beneficiary or the religious organization itself.

Prof. Dershowitz calls Media Matters 'Stalinist'.  When big media voices tell us that the US Constitution is outdated, that democracy can't work, that socialist Europe represents the future, that America is evil, while the US President bows down to the King of Saudi Arabia and the President of China ... there's a message.  When the President invades Libya without even notifying Congress, as required by law and the US Constitution, there's a message.  When the US Attorney General violates the laws passed by Congress, not just once but repeatedly, and laughs at Congressional oversight, there's a message.  Alan Dershowitz just gave a name to that message.

Impeach Them All.  [Scroll down]  That is the correct solution, but not a practical one.  Thus we are left waiting for the collapse.  Perhaps in rebuilding from the ashes a Constitutional Republic that worked and we wasted, can be re-instituted.  But a collapse of the economy, the government and much of society is very dangerous and opens the door for a demagogue to assume power.  That was the recipe used by Hitler.

Commerce Is the Culture War.  If you believe that the Obama administration's decision to force Catholic institutions to pay for and offer (directly or indirectly) products the church finds morally objectionable is an assault on religious freedom and free speech, you probably also realize the importance of consumer choice.  After all, when government dictates what people buy and sell, it dictates much more.

Obama's Act of Tyranny.  The edict President Barack Obama passed down today [2/10/2012] — that every health-care plan in America must pay for sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions — is an act of tyranny.

Obama includes Canada in his 'King of World' territory.  Canadians, watching the Fundamental Transformation of the United States of America, from the safety of over-the-border observation, consider themselves too distant from the expanding Marxist policies of the President Barack Obama regime.  Even the many who worry about American friends losing jobs and homes would admit "It's not like being there".  But Obama, whose proverbial ego is as big as Texas and whose mission for One World Government is inspired by punishing the US for imagined past crimes, has now turned his ambitious sights on Canada.

Just a Taste of a Second Obama Term.  First, he came for the General Motors bondholders, but the religious leaders were not GM bondholders, so they did not speak up.  Then he came for the oil companies, but they were not oil company executives, and again they did not speak up.  Next, he came for control of the nation's health care system, and again they saw no threat — in fact, many of them supported his plan.  We were told we had to pass the plan to ... find out what was in it.  Then he came for our freedom of religion, and we found out what was in it:  pure, unadulterated tyranny.

Barack Obama: In the Footsteps of Twentieth Century Despots.  Nothing reveals Obama's dictatorial mindset more than his relationship with Congress.  His recent actions in unilaterally making appointments that are subject to Senate approval while the Senate is still in session are blatantly unconstitutional and done to marginalize Congress.  His appointment of innumerable "czars" is a means of bypassing Congress and their oversight of the federal Cabinet departments.  His Department of Justice has been transformed into an advocacy group to enforce the left-wing radical version of social justice while refusing to be accountable to Congress.  Obama has resorted to utilizing executive orders and volumes of regulations from various agencies under his command in order to put in place his radical policies and sidestep Congress and thus the will of the people.

Bigoted Barack, Red in Tooth and Clause.  On one level, Obama is nothing more than a glib and empty pol, who careens from focus group to pollster.  But on another level, buried deep within his cold and rootless personality, he is a man of perverse tenacity, a convinced socialist and secularist who was trained long ago to run the ball into the end zone for radicalism.

On the Church, the Military, and the Descent into Tyranny.  If a chaplain can be commanded to change his archbishop's letter calling a government policy unjust; if he can be called seditious for reading the letter; if he can be commanded to change or expurgate the words of his spiritual superior, the archbishop; if the archbishop himself can be commanded to censor statements about Church doctrines and practices, then religious freedom and free speech in this country are dead, and no American is safe from attack by his own government.

The Audacity of Obama's Secularism:  [Scroll down]  He once said to coal industry workers: sure, you can keep going but we will "bankrupt" you under a system of global warming regulations.  His message to Catholics isn't much different.  Sure, practice your faith in public, he tells them in effect through his HHS mandate.  But if you do, we will fine and prosecute you.  Obama's secularism is like an acid that burns through everything it touches.  His poisonous ideology authorizes him not just to "separate church and state" but to dominate church and state.  The goal of this control is to secularize everything, including religion itself.

Let's Honor, Not Stretch, the Buckley Rule.  As we march inexorably toward socialism by incremental steps, the need to elect political leaders to take steps to reverse it increases on a linear plane.  But with President Obama, we're advancing not by incremental steps, but by giant leaps, hurtling toward statism with alarming alacrity.  Every day that passes before we implement entitlement reform, for example, the geometric accumulation of vested benefits makes reform more imperative — and more difficult. ... Based on the cavalier manner with which Obama is lawlessly thwarting the Constitution and the people's will, it is hard to imagine what kind of tyrannical executive power grabs he'd try (and accomplish) if re-elected, even with an opposing Congress.

Stop Picking on President Bully.  Frankly, it's just laughable to call out anyone as bully to Obama's victim, considering his record of disdain and destruction.  There is simply no worse threat to this nation's privileged sovereignty, liberty, and prosperity than the bully in the White House.

Maybe the rule of law means different things for different people.  When President Nixon threatened to ignore court orders, he was threatened with impeachment.  It doesn't matter what the topic at hand is in the courtroom — when the court summons you, it behooves you to appear.  This is not less true in the case of a president, the man who is responsible for enforcing the laws of the nation, but more so — for if the president thumbs his nose at lawful courts hearing lawful pleadings, then his legal authority is undermined and so is the rule of law.  Nor can the president rightfully decide to ignore this particular case because he and his attorneys think it has no merit.  That is the judge's decision, not theirs.

Is the Judicial Branch Dead?  Obama's behavior yesterday is even more disturbing than Nixon's.  Nixon at least respected the judicial branch enough to have his attorney's show up in court and follow procedure.  Nixon's fight in the courts followed existing law.  Nixon acknowledged the authority of the judicial branch even while he fought it.  Obama, on the other hand, essentially said yesterday that the judicial branch has no power over him.

More about Obama's long-overdue eligibility hearing.

Sen. Lee: Obama's Consumer Bureau Is Insulated From Congress — A Maneuver 'Reserved For Despots'.  While testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) challenged President Barack Obama's recess appointment of Richard Courdray and the funding mechanism of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, calling it a maneuver "historically reserved for despots."

Sen. Rand Paul: Obama prone to 'lawless and unconstitutional' behavior.  Freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday [1/31/2012] accused President Obama of engaging in a pattern of "lawless and unconstitutional behavior" most recently exhibited in the controversial recess appointments he made early this year.  "I rise today in defense of the Constitution," said Paul, speaking from the Senate floor.  "[I] am not surprised that the president has engaged in unconstitutional behavior.  His healthcare law was unconstitutional.  His war with Libya was unconstitutional ... this president has become a president who is prone to lawless and unconstitutional behavior."

Neither liberty nor safety.  EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center), a privacy advocacy group, sued Obama's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to discover through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that DHS is monitoring political dissent.  EPIC has more than 300 pages of contracts and memos detailing work done by General Dynamics for DHS.  One "tracking report" titled "Residents Voice Opposition Over Possible Plan to Bring Guantanamo Detainees to Local Prison-Standish MI" summarizes dissent on blogs and social networking sites, quoting commenters by name.

Obama Creates Unconstitutional Monster at Fed.  Did President Barack Obama's appointment of Richard Cordray to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau without a Senate confirmation vote violate the Constitution?  The answer is plainly yes.

On the Intellectual Inferiority of Liberalism:  [Scroll down]  The genuine liberalism of Harry Truman, JFK, and Walter Lippmann is dead as a doornail.  Instead we have the left radicalism of Obama, who grew up on the hard, hard Stalinist left.  Obama is called a liberal, but he is an authoritarian anti-Constitutionalist with major totalitarian tendencies.

Grassley: Obama thinks he doesn't need Congress.  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a fierce good-government advocate, slammed President Obama on Thursday [1/26/2012], saying he is behaving as if he is not accountable to Congress and the American people.  "The president has decided he doesn't need Congress at all," said Grassley, in a speech delivered from the Senate floor.

The Cry-Baby in Chief.  [Scroll down]  Obama comes across in the book [The Obamas] as profoundly power-hungry — he couldn't get anything done as a State Senator, so he moved on to the Senate; he couldn't get anything done in the Senate, so he moved on to the presidency.  He's frustrated with the presidency, too.  "When Obama reflected privately on the presidency that fall, he often spoke about the limitations of the office," Kantor reports about Obama's first autumn in the White House.  He was suffering from a "dawning sense of political powerlessness."  This is the highest form of egotism known to man.  The president of the United States is the most powerful individual on earth.  He does not get to complain about his lack of power.  No wonder Obama has publicly mused about the beauties of the Chinese system — the only step up from the presidency is monarchy or dictatorship.

Obama's appointment with tyranny.  President Obama's lawless Jan. 4 installation of a new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau goes to the heart of his loose interpretation of our Constitution.  Mr. Obama's actions show he believes checks and balance apply only to the other branches of government, not to him. ... President Obama's play for absolute appointment-making sovereignty should be checked while there's still a republic to save.

The Transformational Tyrant.  No man is born a murderer, or evil or cruel.  In America, no man is born a king or a tyrant.  Just as a man must learn to be a killer, men must teach themselves to be tyrants.  Barack Obama has learned how to be a tyrant.  The proclivity was always there, along with the arrogance and narcissism.  When you are better than everyone else, it is a small step to wish to reign over them as well.  Yet, few expected a University of Chicago lecturer on constitutional law to decide the Constitution did not apply to him, only to mere mortals like us.

Obama Brings Back the Constitution.  On foreign policy, his State Department hires a Yale Law dean who roared like a lion when the issue was President Bush's war powers but now offers the lamb-like justification for intervention in Libya on the grounds that the shooting there somehow did not constitute a war.  On economic policy, he fills his White House with "czars" to manage important aspects of national policy without the burden of congressional approval.  Similarly, he invokes a ridiculous notion of Senate recess to prevent Congress from asking any questions about the vast powers of the dubious new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or its even newer leader.  And the constitutionality of his signature achievement — the health-care law — is now before the Supreme Court.

Business group leader says Obama's recess appointments create 'constitutional crisis'.  Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRWLDF), says the president's actions have created "a constitutional crisis."  Mix, and others critical of the appointments, say Obama has stepped beyond the powers granted to the executive branch.

Ed Meese: House Should Pass Resolution Condemning Obama for Unconstitutional Act.  Former Attorney General Ed Meese says the U.S. House of Representatives should pass a resolution condemning President Barack Obama for acting unconstitutionally in appointing a director to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three members to the National Labor Relations Board without Senate confirmation and when Congress was still in session.  "I wish it would also be the Senate," Meese told CNSNews.com, "but that probably wouldn't happen because of the fact that [it is] in Democrat hands.

More Obama Constitution-shredding.  Article II gives the president power "by and with the advice and consent of the Senate" to appoint public officials and judges, and also "to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate."  That provision was written to cover the long recesses that were common during the horse-and-buggy days and was certainly not written to enable the president to defy the Senate and appoint persons whom the Senate would not confirm.

The Abuse of Power by Pres. Obama.  You see what power has done to Obama?  It's frightening.  He says one thing and does another.  That isn't unusual in a politician, but Obama brings it to Olympic gold standard.  Every word out of his mouth is worthless when it comes to trust.  But this is worse than that.  This is ignoring the Constitution for the purpose of a power grab.  Pres. Obama knows the MSM will barely comment on this and it's a bit complicated and not sexy, so he figures most Americans will never even hear about it.  It's a sad commentary on where our country is right now.

Obama and the Constitution: How Inconvenient!  Any restraint on Obama that is embedded in the Constitution generates about the same response you'd get from a young child when they are told that, no, they can't have a cookie just before dinner. ... Reading this, anyone might think that Barack Obama, the constitutional scholar (who has written not one scholarly article about said Constitution) is simply frustrated by the U.S. Constitution.  One should note that he also appears to be against the constitution of any nation that is actually using its constitution as the basis for limiting government.


"I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution."
Barack Obama,    
at a campaign fundraiser, March 30, 2007.    


Obama's naked thuggery.  After all these years it took a great constitutional scholar who had spent a life cloistered in academia and street work to utterly rape our most cherished Constitution.  This business of bypassing the Senate to pick "recess" appointments to positions most Americans have never heard of may seem trivial.  It is anything but.  What Barack Obama has done has been to disembowel the U.S. Senate and shred the most carefully worded document in the history of civilized society.

Obama and his Syndicate.  [Scroll down]  Now the extremely bad news for US citizens.  First, on 19 January 2012, multiple videos were made of a shipment — via rail — of hundreds of Bradley armored vehicles and related equipment moving from Northern California Southward. ... The US military, Department of Homeland Security and LOCAL Police are conducting "urban warfare exercises" in recent and unprecedented "showings of force" under the now undeniable (by any intelligent beings) Dictator-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama.  These military forces are inhabiting the streets and air of and over Los Angeles, Boston, Little Rock, Miami and Colorado amongst others.

Democrats and Executive Overreach.  One reason so many Americans entrusted Barack Obama with the presidency was his pledge to correct the prior administration's tendency to push unilateral executive power beyond constitutional and customary limits. ... The president has power to make recess appointments only when the Senate is in recess.  Several years ago — under the leadership of Harry Reid and with the vote of then-Sen. Obama — the Senate adopted a practice of holding pro forma sessions every three days during its holidays with the expressed purpose of preventing President George W. Bush from making recess appointments during intrasession adjournments.  This administration must think the rules made to hamstring President Bush do not apply to President Obama.

What Are You Prepared to Do?  President Obama has made clear his path to re-election.  He plans to run against Congress and — by seizing unconstitutional powers — go about governing this year with or without the legislative action required by the Constitution.  He'll issue executive orders, have his bureaucracy regulate as may please his ideology, and generally do whatever else he can get away with.  Obama apparently thinks he can get away with a lot, and judging by the response of the Republican congressional leaders to his actions last week, he's probably right.

Obama's Fascist America in 10 Easy Steps.  [#6] Engage in arbitrary detention and release.  Obama just signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, a bill granting him the power to detain for an unlimited time anyone he deems engaged in terrorism.  Given the DHS definition of terrorism, that could be anybody.  American citizens are not exempt, although Obama promises not to use these new powers against them.

The Editor says...
We all know how good Obama's promises are.

Obama Breeds Mistrust By Skirting The Constitution.  At first glance, this might appear to be an "inside the Beltway" story, except for two points that make them worthy of comment:  These appointments, which ignored the Senate's power to advise and consent, were the first of their kind by any president.  Their exercise places under a cloud of unconstitutionality each and every decision made by the CFPB and the NLRB in which these officials participate.

Obama recess appointments face legal challenge.  Two pro-business advocacy groups on Friday filed the first legal challenge to President Barack Obama's recent recess appointments, asking a federal judge to find them unconstitutional.

Obama to Congress: I'll decide what's constitutional.  Election season is here, and you might think President Obama would be going out of his way to show voters that he can be trusted with the powers of the presidency.  But you would be wrong.  Just a few days before Christmas, Obama served notice to all Americans that he will continue to abuse executive privilege by seeking new ways to vilify gun owners and further his anti-gun agenda.

Ted Kennedy court brief: He wouldn't support Obama's 'recess' appointments.  A newly resurfaced court briefing filed by the late Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy in 2004 shows he would have opposed the logic President Barack Obama used to make four recess appointments last week.  In the amicus briefing, Kennedy argued that President George W. Bush's recess appointment of Judge William Pryor to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals was unconstitutional.  Kennedy thought the appointment was unconstitutional because the Senate was not officially on a recess.  The Senate had been adjourned for 10 days before Bush exercised his recess appointment power.

Obama's inoperable Constitution.  Back in 1973, when the Nixon administration was under fire for Watergate, Press Secretary Ron Ziegler uttered an unforgettable response when caught in a lie during a news conference:  "This is the operative statement.  The other statements are now inoperable."  Well, the Obama administration just topped that by essentially declaring the U.S. Constitution "inoperable."  President Obama did not use that term when making an illegal recess appointment of Richard Cordray to the new post of consumer czar on Wednesday [1/4/2012], but he might as well have.

Obama's Subversive Appointments.  Behavioral modification by red tape has especially become the imprimatur of the Obama administration — i.e., bypass congress and rule by regulatory edicts.  It has become increasingly evident that the original Clintonista appointments were just a smokescreen regarding what was to be Obama's stealth agenda.  Subsequent appointments have revealed two persistent themes that that would be a hard sell outside the Beltway.  To wit:  Transnationalism and Postconstitutionalism.

Acting Like A King Isn't Among The President's Duties.  A spokesman says the president "can't wait for Congress to act" and promised that he's "going to take action."  This is the president who was "ready to rule" in 2008.  Is he an elected chief executive or an emperor?

Obama on Flouting Article 2, Section 2 of Constitution: 'I Refuse to Take No for an Answer'.  The Senate is not currently in recess, and the Congress did not give Obama the power to name the head of CFPB without Senate approval.  Nonetheless, Obama has appointed Cordray without the constitutionally mandated Senate approval.  Last year, Obama nominated former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to run the CFPB, which was established by the controversial Dodd-Frank financial reform law in 2010.  The Senate did not confirm Cordray.

Santorum says Senate should sue over Obama appointments.  Rick Santorum said the Senate should sue over President Obama's decision Wednesday to appoint Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and name three members to vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board.  "What the president did was wrong — pretty scary stuff," Santorum said.

Dem NLRB 'recess' appointments rushed, don't appear on White House nominee list.  Obama referred his two Democratic nominees, Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, to the Senate on Dec. 15.  The Senate adjourned for the year — but did not go into an official recess — on the following day.  WhiteHouse.gov tracks the status of all of Obama's appointments and nominations.  Block and Griffin do not appear on that list — a sign that the administration rushed the recess appointments through too quickly for the Senate to even consider them.

Cordray's Recess Appointment Sure Doesn't Look Constitutional To Me.  The trouble is that the Senate isn't in recess.  For complicated reasons the Republicans have the ability to prevent the Senate from going into recess, and they have done so in order to maximize the difficulty of Obama making recess appointments.  The White House maintains that keeping the Senate in pro forma session is a stupid gimmick, which is certainly true.  It further maintains that because it is a stupid gimmick, that gives the president the right to act as though the Senate were in recess.  That's the part I have trouble following.

King Barack's power grab.  Presidents have the right to make temporary appointments when Congress is away from Washington, of course, and both parties have used that power.  But Obama is the first president to declare that he, and he alone, can decide whether the Senate — which must confirm his appointments — is actually meeting.

Obama's Cordray Appointment Mocks the Constitution.  In 2008 candidate Sen. Barack Obama famously said:  "This is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he is going along.  I disagree with that.  I taught the Constitution for 10 years.  I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States.  We are not going to use signing statements as a way of doing and end run around Congress."  Now, we find that not only was he kidding about signing statements — he recently used one to ignore about 20 provisions of the omnibus spending bill — but Obama also believes he can decide for himself that the Senate is in recess when it is not, overturn at least a hundred years of precedent, and bypass the Constitution's advice and consent requirement.

Obama's deadly secret:  [Scroll down]  But to the White House, the battlefield means anywhere in the world, and the threat could refer to anything.  This expansive, pre-emptive self-defense logic may be justifiable for taking out foreign terrorists, but it fails miserably as a rationale for executive assassination of American citizens.

The NDAA's historic assault on American liberty.  President Barack Obama rang in the New Year by signing the NDAA law with its provision allowing him to indefinitely detain citizens.  It was a symbolic moment, to say the least.  With Americans distracted with drinking and celebrating, Obama signed one of the greatest rollbacks of civil liberties in the history of our country ... and citizens partied in unwitting bliss into the New Year.

The NDAA and Suspension of Habeas Corpus: Not Just for "Enemy Combatants" Anymore.  Remember all those neocons and Republicans who cheered George W. Bush's "indefinite detainment" of "enemy combatants"?  Many of them — though, amazingly, not all — have lost their enthusiasm for trampling the Constitution now that Obama's administration has suspended habeas corpus for American citizens, too, with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA).

This Is The Section Of The NDAA That Is Causing People To Freak Out.  [Scroll down]  After signing the NDAA, Obama released a statement saying "the [NDAA] does nothing more than confirm authorities that the Federal courts have recognized as lawful under the 2001 AUMF.  I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens."  This appears to be untrue.

Prepaing for martial law.  While many readers have contended that nothing in this bill applies to U.S. citizens, Senator Carl Levin, the bill's sponsor, explicitly disagrees.  Even more alarming, it was Senator Levin who announced in Senate chambers that it was Barack Obama himself who demanded the verbiage that includes U.S. citizens as fair game by our own military on U.S. soil.  This followed Senator Lindsey Graham's gleeful announcement that through the passage of this draconian legislation, the whole of America is now a battlefield and a venue in which the U.S. military may operate against its own.

Obama Announces he can imprison anyone he chooses... IF he chooses to do so.  It has finally arrived, folks.  I'd hoped I was wrong about it but, tragically and chillingly I was not.  Obama has just announced — in his own words — that he can detain (imprison) anyone he wants with the new unconstitutional NDAA bill passed by Congress and signed by the now self-proclaimed Dictator-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama.

'Disappearing' dissenters in Obama's new Amerika.  Patriots, who long clung to the hope that in the end the US military would be on the side of the people, will now live in the real fear of being nabbed off their streets by the military and packed off to Gitmo.  The effects of this bill on American society are truly monstrous and were birthed by someone with a never-ending evil hatred of America and its people.

Connecting the dots on the National Defense Authorization Act.  While much of the bill deals with the mundane, sections 1031 and 1032 are raising the concerns of many, including some unlikely allies.  In plain speak, those sections of the bill broadly classifies certain U.S. citizens as terrorists, and allow for military intervention against such citizens on U.S. soil.  The language of the bill is cumbersome and difficult to assess, thus creating some plausible deniability for those who support this piece of draconian legislation.  Representative Justin Amash (D-MI) apparently agrees.  According to Rep. Amash, the language of the bill is "carefully crafted to mislead the public."

Obama's Anti-gun Agenda Remains Alive and Well.  Thanks to the efforts of freedom advocates such as John Lott, Obama's efforts to stay under the radar are now glistening in the sunlight.  Lott reviewed an unsettling and lengthy list of Obama's "processes," starting with the President's intention to ignore at least 20 parts of the 2012 omnibus spending bill that he signed into law last week.  Using the controversial and likely unconstitutional "signing statements," Obama said, "I have advised Congress that I will not construe these provisions as preventing me from fulfilling my constitutional responsibility ... such measures as I shall judge necessary and expedient." ... In plain English, the President just told Congress to go jump — he was going to do what he wanted to do, regardless.

President Obama Signs National Defense Authorization Act into Law.  President Barack Obama signed a law on New Year's Eve granting himself absolute power to indefinitely detain American citizens suspected (by him) of being "belligerents."  He promises he won't use it, however.  On December 31, 2011, with the President's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the writ of habeas corpus — a civil right so fundamental to Anglo-American common law history that it predates the Magna Carta — is voidable upon the command of the President of the United States.  The Sixth Amendment right to counsel is also revocable at his will.

New Nationwide FEMA Camps Should Raise Eyebrows.  In a nutshell, there seems to be a solicitation of bids occurring for the staffing of FEMA camps within 72 hours of implementation by an order from either Homeland Security or the president.  This situation begs to be investigated, with special consideration paid to the motives of the present administration. ... Perimeter fencing or barricades is required to be six feet high, enclosing the camp, with all traffic in or out to be recorded on a daily log and with security restricting all traffic and access.  The contractor shall also provide fencing and barricades around areas which are "off limits" to occupants.

In Obama he trusts.  The sum total of Mr. Obama's political philosophy, the unifying theme of his presidency, amounts to this:  You cannot be trusted to live as a free American.  President Obama's first major legislative action, the failed $787 [sic] stimulus, revealed his fundamental distrust of free Americans.  A president who actually trusts his people would stand aside as they freely chose how to invest their capital and their labor.  Mr. Obama, on the other hand, simply doesn't believe you are smart enough to know what's best for you.

NDAA Would "Quash Dissent" on Internet.  Critics of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) have pointed to its provisions that permit the indefinite detention of American citizens, without charges and without trial.  Additionally, the measure violates individual liberties in another way: by waging war on the Internet.  A major component of the criticism against the NDAA is that it labels all of the United States as a "battlefield" in the "War on Terror," thereby treating virtually all American citizens as potential terrorists.  But in addition to that, buried deep in the massive paperwork of the bill is a provision that would allow the Pentagon to treat the Internet as a "battlefield" as well, in order to "defend our Nation, Allies and interests."

Who needs the Congress when you have "executive power"?
Rep. Jackson Lee: Obama should use executive power to extend payroll tax cut.  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said Tuesday [12/20/2011] that President Obama "absolutely" should use his executive power to continue the unemployment benefits and payroll tax cut extension and said she hoped to discuss the option with the White House later in the day.

Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Prohibit Voter Suppression.  Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) unveiled legislation Wednesday [12/14/2011] to enforce civil and criminal penalties for those who publish or in some way communicate false or misleading election material with the intent to dissuade or prevent certain people from voting.

The Editor asks...
Does that include civil and criminal penalties for TV networks that declare the winner in Florida before the polls close in the Florida panhandle?  But really, almost every politician in history has "in some way communicate[d] false or misleading election material" to some degree.  It's up to the voters to sort it out.  And in regard to "the intent to dissuade or prevent certain people from voting", I'll say right now, while I still have the right of free speech, that not everyone should vote.

The Hitman Cometh.  Put simply, Obama sides with the enemies of freedom in Congress, and will allow the indefinite detention of American citizens to proceed.  This is indeed a predictable response, considering Obama's abhorrent constitutional record, e.g. unconfirmed czars, undeclared wars, illegal drilling bans, private sector nationalization, rule by executive fiat, and more recently, execution of citizens without due process.

Obama's spiteful week-before-Christmas message.  Obama's Christmas messages this year not only ring out with insincerity and offer goodwill to none, but are more vile than ever. ... The week-before-Christmas message followed on the heels of the nebulous National defense Authorization Act, which some say opens the door for the military — led by the most anti-American president in history as their commander in chief — to 'disappear' dissidents.  Dissidents, Obama regime style, are Tea Party members, war vets and citizens with more than seven days worth of food stockpiled in modest homes.

The imperial Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama.  For eight years, liberals howled that George W. Bush was acting like a dictator — an imperial President who did what he wanted, when he wanted.  But something odd happened in 2008 — America really did elect an imperial President.  Oddly enough, the thought of an Obama dictatorship is just fine with some on the left.  In May 2010, Hollywood director Woody Allen said it would be "cool" for Obama to have dictatorial powers "for a few years."

The cult of Barack Obama.  Followers of Barack Hussein Obama act as though the President is something not quite mortal.  A 2010 Newsweek magazine cover dubbed him "God of All Things" using an image of the President with seven arms balancing on one leg — a pose reminiscent of depictions of the Hindu deity, Shiva. ... The cult also has a Sunday school of sorts, where children can sing songs of praise and worship to Dear Leader.  But this 'Sunday school' is generally funded with taxpayer dollars, and is better known as the public school system.

Obama: "Where Congress Is Not Willing To Act, We're Going To Go Ahead And Do It Ourselves".  In an interview with KOAA-TV, a local news channel from Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Obama says if Congress is not willing to pass legislation he wants, he will do it himself in order to win another term.

Dreams From My President.  While others try to divine what really goes on in the mind of Barack Obama, all I know is what he says and what he does.  Thanks to The Daily Caller, we now have one of the best summaries of Obama's philosophy ever caught on tape, uttered by the man himself, and without a teleprompter.  He wants to quash our dreams and replace them with his.

Secret Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At Home Or Abroad.  Either Monday or Tuesday [November 28/29, 2011] the Senate will vote on a bill that allows the US military to imprison civilians with no formal charges and hold them with no trial.  The ACLU reports even US citizens wouldn't be immune as the legislation aims to declare national territory part of the "battlefield" in the War on Terror.

Tweeting the word 'drill' could mean your Twitter account is read by U.S. government spies.  The Department of Homeland Security makes fake Twitter and Facebook profiles for the specific purpose of scanning the networks for 'sensitive' words — and tracking people who use them.  Simply using a word or phrase from the DHS's 'watch' list could mean that spies from the government read your posts, investigate your account, and attempt to identify you from it, acccording to an online privacy group.

Could the U.S. Government Start Reading Your Emails?  Cherie Anderson runs a travel company in southern California, and she's convinced the federal government is reading her emails.  But she's all right with that.  "I assume it's part of the Patriot Act and I really don't mind," she says.  "I figure I'm probably boring them to death."

The Editor says...
Spice up your email with drug slang, and you can be sure they're reading your email.

Justice Dept. Targets Freedom of Information Act.  With the U.S. Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder continually under fire these days, it was something of a surprise, even to Capitol Hill insiders, that the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, is now in the crosshairs, and that new rules are being advanced not only to deny the public access to documents, but to lie outright, telling requesters that either the documents never existed or don't exist now.

The Abuser in Chief.  Calling America "lazy" last weekend was only the latest and broadest insult from President Obama.  America has become accustomed to Obama's lashing out at entire groups of people.  What has been all too little appreciated is his seeming delight in bullying, if not demeaning, individuals face-to-face. ... What does it say about Barack Obama that he indulges in personal insults?  What does this mean for America?

Ron Paul: Obama 'Brings The Modern Presidency Dangerously Close To An Elective Dictatorship'.  When pressed by Asman on the comments, Dr. Paul, who, according to Real Clear Politics, is currently polling at around 8.3% but won the latest Iowa straw poll, didn't shy away.  "[President Obama] was very bold about it," he said, of Obama circumventing Congress.  "That is arrogant.  It is flaunting the Constitution and the whole principle of how we're supposed to operate.  The idea they can just do this and take over the legislative function and brag about it — and Congress does nothing and the courts do nothing — [it's] very, very bad."

Levin: U.S. Has Become A 'Post-Constitutional Gov't' Heading For 'Utopian Tyranny'.  Speaking at the Americans For Prosperity (AFP) event at the DC Convention Center on Nov. 5, [Mark] Levin said the U.S. has become "a Post-Constitutional government transitioning into an increasingly Utopian tyranny."

3 Reasons We Shouldn't Bail Out Student Loan Borrowers.  Forgiving student loan debt is a very bad idea for at least three reasons.  [#1]  These loans are voluntary.  All borrowers are excrutiatingly well-informed of how much they're borrowing and how much they're going to have to pay back.  About half of all college students take out loans and when they do, every lender clearly spells out exactly how much you're on the hook for and what your monthly payments are going to be after you leave school.

Boehner: 'Great concerns' Obama is exceeding Constitution.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that he has "great concerns" that President Obama might be exceeding his constitutional authority in ordering his administration to adjust regulations surrounding "underwater" mortgages and student loans, saying, "this idea that you are just going to go around the Congress is ... almost laughable."  "I thought we were a nation of laws and that our country was governed by our Constitution," Boehner said Thursday [10/27/2011] on the "Laura Ingraham Show."

Obama Creates Another Set of Serfs.  While Wall Street certainly had some culpability in the mortgage mess — and I would argue very little culpability compared to Washington — the student loan mess is all Obama's own.  Who gave loans to students that they would never be able to repay?  Not Wall Street.  Not greedy millionaires and billionaires.  The millionaire and billionaire Democrats, led by Obama, did of course.

Is Student-Loan Forgiveness Obama's Next Crisis?  Making a loan of hundreds of thousands of dollars to someone is serious business, but the government for years systematically pressured mortgage lenders with accusations of racism.  Many feared the Department of Justice more than the default risk of their debtors.  Now President Obama proposes applying the same mortgage mistakes to student loans.  On a day on which the College Board reported the cost of public colleges rose 8% — about twice the inflation rate — Obama unveiled a student loan forgiveness plan.

And another thing...
How do you owe $100,000 in student loans?  I keep reading about young adults who owe, $60,000, $90,000, even $200,000 in student loans.  How did you rack up that kind of debt?  Where did you go to school and why that school?  What was your major?

Obama Tightens Screw on America's Coal Supply.  On October 26, 2011, Secretary Salazar signed Secretarial Order 3315 that will consolidate the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  The Order states that "fee collections" and "regulation, inspection and enforcement, and state program oversight" will now be integrated — the very tasks split out within the MMS reorganization.  Because this new order seems in direct contradiction to the 2010 SO 3299, it raises suspicion as to the true purpose of the agency reorganization — especially since the impacted industry is the administration's favorite villain — coal.

Obama 'Can't Wait' for the Rule of Law.  President Obama's proclamation on Monday [10/24/2011] that he "can't wait" for congressional action to help underwater homeowners raises two questions.  If he already had the legal authority to take action, then why did he wait?  Some may frame the second question this way:  does Obama's plan exceed his constitutional authority?  Perhaps the better way to ask the second question is whether the Obama plan is unlawful.

The Congress-optional president.  On Oct. 11, after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had taken extraordinary measures to stall an embarrassing vote as long as possible, the Senate decisively rejected President Obama's "jobs" plan.  The same day, in Pittsburgh, Mr. Obama explained to his union allies that he would move forward regardless.  "We're not gonna wait for Congress," Mr. Obama explained.  "We can act administratively without additional congressional authorization and just get it done." ... This remarkable disregard for the rule of law and proper constitutional procedures fit a familiar pattern in this administration:  What it cannot achieve legislatively it will attempt to do by regulatory fiat.

November 9th's USA Nationwide Communication Blackout.  In its wisdom, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Public Notice on June 9, 2011 that its first ever nationwide diagnostic test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) would occur on November 9.  Reasons sketched out by FCC for the Nov. 9 test date include not wanting to test in the traditional hurricane season and to complete the task before severe winter storm set in.  The 2 p.m. test time will minimize disruption during rush hours while ensuring the test occurs during working hours.

Final Implementation Phase of Obama Formal Dictatorship has Begun.  [Scroll down]  Now, in a secondary move to seize all power in the country for himself and his syndicate, Obama has decided that he will confiscate ALL television and Radio broadcasts for a supposed "test" of the EAS (Emergency Alert System).  Communication for both US television and Radio will be cut off on 9 November 2011 for at least 3-4 minutes.  This is both unprecedented in our history and constitutes the final phase of Obama's testing of his ability to seize communications in the USA at will.  In the past, real Presidents of the USA have asked for time from the various broadcast networks when there was an emergency and they needed to speak.  No more.  We are now firmly in the bowels of the Obama dictatorship and said tyrant is violating each and every principle and law contained with the US Constitution.

Did You Know Feds Will Temporarily Cut Off All TV and Radio Broadcasts on Nov. 9?  If you have ever wondered about the government's ability to control the civilian airwaves, you will have your answer on November 9th.  On that day, federal authorities are going to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST to complete the first ever test of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).  This isn't a wild conspiracy theory.  The upcoming test is posted on the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau website.

First-ever national test of emergency alert system set for Nov. 9.  Next week, at 2 p.m. ET on Nov. 9, every American radio and TV provider will participate in the first-ever simultaneous nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.  The three-minute alert — the traditional beeps and tones — will run on all channels.

More about the Emergency Alert System and its history.

Democrat Strategies Right Out Of V.I. Lenin Playbook.  Vladimir Lenin, leader of the socialist revolution in Russia, published multiple tutorials for like-minded revolutionaries around the world.  Someone in the Obama administration must be familiar with his writings.  Socialist minds think alike. ... According to Lenin's rule, it is strategically appropriate for President Obama to halt all policies that are inconvenient to his election.  That's why regulations like the EPA ozone plan, which would impose tremendous regulatory burdens on manufacturing in the USA, and the full-blown implementation of ObamaCare, will wait until after the presidential election of 2012.

Obama launches cultural warfare.  Obama's reelection strategy is about more than the haves and have-nots.  It appears he is seeking to stir up full-blown cultural warfare against a large and diverse segment of society known as Republicans. ... But in waging this battle, Obama is saying nasty and dangerous things.  He is promoting his own principles — not just by touting their goodness, but by suggesting that Republicans hold to an offensive, even un-American, philosophy.

Jackson, Jr: Obama should 'declare a national emergency,' add jobs with 'extra-constitutional' action.  Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate "states in rebellion."  Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should "declare a national emergency" and take "extra-constitutional" action "administratively" — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.  "I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past," Jackson said.

Rivals from both sides slam Jackson's call to bypass the Constitution.  Political firebrands hit Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. from both his left and his right Thursday afternoon [10/13/2011], reacting to the Illinois congressman's call for the president to bypass the Constitution to deal with the jobs crisis.  During a Wednesday interview with The Daily Caller, Jackson said President Obama should "declare a national emergency" and use "extra-constitutional" measures to create jobs.

Warning: The threat of suspended elections is real.  With absolutely no proof of any kind of who he really is, Barack Obama made it to the Oval Office in 2008. ... Only suspended elections would guarantee his re-election.  North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue was not joking when she spoke about suspending elections.  Nor did she pick the idea out of thin air.  Perdue was giving the suspend-congressional-elections idea its first oxygen for her hell-bent-for-leather boss.  It is crucial to not let this day go down without remembering what Perdue said.

More about Governor Perdue's outrageous suggestion here.

The most intentionally divisive president.  It's not unusual, of course, for the policies of presidents to divide the nation.  And politicians running for re-election often highlight differences.  But Obama now belongs in a separate category.  Each day, it seems, he and/or his supporters are seeking to divide us.  The rhetoric employed by the president and his allies is meant to fan the flames of resentment, to turn Americans against one another, and to stoke up feelings of envy, grievances, and rage.

Obama Will Not Be Deterred.  We saw it over and over with Obamacare.  By now, it's part of our national lore that he delivered some 54 speeches to sell the public on his scheme yet never made a dent in the public approval numbers.  Truth be told, in the end he gave far more than 54.  But that didn't stop him from pressing forward anyway, and his underhanded methods at cramming his bill through Congress will also be enshrined in our national history.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't he done the same thing with automobile emission standards and other environmental causes?

Obama's Behavior Is Getting Worse.  Obama's Thursday [10/6/2011] news conference was a sober reminder of the nature of the man in the Oval Office.  I infer that even many of his supporters in the liberal media are finally catching on to the magnitude of his personality disorders.  How could a man in his important position continue to act so childishly, accepting no responsibility for his policies and behavior and demonizing everyone who dares to disagree with or oppose him?  It's worse than embarrassing; it's unsettling.

How much is too much profit? Ask Obama.  Barack Obama believes he should decide how much we should earn. ... Only in a government-controlled economy does the leader get to decide how much someone can earn.  We are not there yet despite our President's seeming agenda to take us there.  But this is not the first time he expressed his belief that he can decide how much someone should earn.




Obama's Secret Kill List

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Obama's Contempt Bordering on Treachery.  The United States, faced with its worst crisis in sixty-five years, has at the helm a radical political class, as personified by Barack Obama, who have chosen a path trod by so many despots in mankind's recent history.  Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers are exploiting the fear and desperation of a growing number of citizens amid gaping fissures in American society in order to retain and expand their control over the populace.

Nice car company you got, Ford.  In a single day this week, the Obama administration managed to chill the free market, stomp all over the First Amendment and — once again — bend Detroit's auto industry to its political will.  Not bad for a day's work.

Lighting The Fuse To Begin A Bloodbath.  [The Sword At-The-Ready] blog has been warning since 2008, that the regime being put into power at the White House was going to wage a Marxist revolution.  Since Obama took office, the patterns and efforts of this regime were an amalgamation of the programs and efforts by last century's most notorious madmen and despots with a twist; instead of capitalizing on woe and misery to pit one group against another in order to achieve power — this time, they would create the misery first by collapsing our system, while stoking hatred for their political adversaries to foment the Real Change they seek to impose.

Obama takes control of the power grid:
Feds Plan to Consolidate Power Over Nation's Power Highway.  The Obama administration is looking to consolidate control over the nation's power highway, pushing a proposal that would put one federal agency in the driver's seat when it comes to reviewing and approving power-line projects across the country.  The proposal has triggered a rush of complaints, pitting power companies and the federal government against concerned citizens and local lawmakers.

Obama's Fascist Economy.  Barack Obama and his minions in the administration as well as many Democrats in the Congress are often described as Socialists, or in the extreme as Marxists.  However, their actions and strategy are straight out of the fascist economic playbook. ... Socialism/Marxism seeks the total control of a society's economy through complete state control of the means of production and income.  Fascism seeks that same control, indirectly by the state domination of private ownership, as well as controlling individual income and wealth through taxation and regulation.

Our White House Bully Problem.  Since Day One, Obama has been the Chicago bully in victim's clothing.  The mask is wearing thin.

Obama tears up the Constitution.  In his two years and nine months in office, President Obama has compiled a spectacular record of noncompliance with the Constitution.  Here are just some of the ways his administration has failed to execute the laws while using raw, unauthorized power...

Obama and the Meaning of Life.  Just to clarify things:  it's Obama who's putting a sledgehammer to the economy; it's Obama who is aiding and abetting the uprisings in the Middle East; it's Obama who is sending out the signal that it's open season on Whitey.

Obama Nation: The Power of Panic.  President Obama and the Democratic Party effectively turned every controversial issue they faced over the past three years into a potential crisis, and convinced the American people to support their solutions without question to avert presumed dire consequences.  Important works of legislation capable of changing the American way of life were passed on the basis of "we have to pass this now — or else!"

Obama Is Dangerous for Peace.  The president of the United States has just destroyed the longest-lasting peace treaty in the Middle East.  That Nobel Prize-winning treaty between Egypt and Israel was destroyed by Obama in broad daylight, right in front of God and everybody, with stunning audacity.  The White House kept repeating the message that Mubarak must resign, and "now means now."  This is simply unprecedented, even during the height of the Cold War.

Obama Says He's Exempting States from Education Law Without Congressional Authorization.  President Barack Obama said Friday [9/23/2011] he is not going to wait any longer for Congress to change the No Child Left Behind education law, he is doing it on his own without congressional authorization.  "I've urged Congress for a while now, let's get a bipartisan effort, let's fix this," Obama said.  "Congress hasn't been able to do it.  So I will."

When Community Organizers Attack.  [Scroll down]  Most curious, the donation link at Attack Watch — where "folks like you" can donate to support the truth, or volunteer to share the facts — redirects supporters to the barackobama.com site where, speaking of fact, contributions go directly to the Obama campaign. ... It reeks of juvenile insecurity and utter desperation — just stop picking on me!  Far worse, it is behavior endorsed and propagated by the sitting President of the United States.  It's a disgrace to the office.

Big Brother Obama is watching.  Be careful, if you dare to criticize Citizen Obama, comrade.  The Web is watching.  This week, President Obama's re-election team launched "Attack Watch," an interactive website that allows the president's registered supporters to report instances of "attacks" against the commander in chief or his record.  Citizen snitches are asked to detail who the attacker is, the type of attack, and whether the offending words were actually heard or passed along as second-hand rumors.

Richard E. Coyote.  The [AttackWatch] site features ominous red-white-and-black graphics and a form called "Report an attack."  There's also a Facebook page, which we're told is a parody, but who can tell?  The whole thing is both creepily paranoid and bumblingly buffoonish, as if produced by a chimera of Richard M. Nixon and Wile E. Coyote.  And the site's substance is no less marvelously mockable than its style.

Groucho Marx Saves America.  A hilarious barrage of catcalls and insults has greeted Obama's latest debacle, a Soviet-style website called Attack Watch.  With its terrifying design of red and black cellblocks, and scary photos of Obama's critics looking like Mafia hoodlums, Attack Watch openly solicits Americans to turn in their friends and neighbors for thoughtcrimes against the president. ... Within nanoseconds of Attack Watch's debut, a parody video by Ezra Dulis and Misfit Politics had blasted through the web.  Then came the howls of Hurricane Twitter, a Category 5 of one-liners, as Americans competed to turn themselves in and report anti-Obama crimes.

Despotism Breeds Federal Paranoia.  During the summer of 2009, we saw this with the White House healthcare "snitch site" (flag@whitehouse.gov) where citizens were encouraged to turn in information — or people — who were reporting "lies" about ObamaCare.  Eventually — largely due to public outcry and immense amount of deliberately false and frankly riotous commentary rammed into the site — it was pulled down.  To date there is not a general feeling of comfort about what the government has done with the data that was presented to them.  Not learning from their earlier mistake, recently Team Obama launched attackwatch.com.  If you follow the link, you will notice the address is "my.barackobama.com."  How touching, how personal, and how very, very creepy.

Democrat Thanks Obama for Bypassing Congress on Immigration Reform.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) thanked President Obama for circumventing the Legislative branch when it comes to immigration law.  Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code makes it a federal crime to be in the United States illegally.  Nevertheless, the Obama administration in August directed federal immigration officials to use "prosecutorial discretion" in deciding which illegal aliens to detain and deport.

A New Chorus for the Mob.  We don't know whether the brave, new and fundamentally transformed America of Obama's dreams would install him as "dictator," but his physical demeanor doesn't exactly emit an air of humble servitude, his community organizing has been firmly grounded on the "arousal of passions," and his speeches certainly include lots of "catchwords."  "Hope."  "Yes we can."  "Winning the Future."  "Pass this bill."  Don't read it first, analyze it, or think about it.  Just pass it with "the fierce urgency of now."  Then we can find out what's in it.  "Pass this bill!" ... If he could, Obama would bypass Congress to pass it himself, but he's held back by the "rigid idea" of what's left of the Constitution.

President Obama Acting Like King George III.  The specific problem here is that the President has no constitutional authority within the houses of Congress.  He can not order their performance according to his druthers.  Yet, it is clear that Mr. Obama believes he should have such authority, and he is determined to exercise it even if he does not. ... This "minor" incident has all the indicia of gravity that would suggest the need for wakefulness to a looming threat of tyranny, such that thoughtful citizens will need to wonder whether they can decently wait the interval of fourteen months for the chance to remove the pretender in an election.

Even Republicans Rejected Info About Obama's Past.  What would you do if you knew that the top Democrat running for president was lying about his past?  That is the question I was faced with in 2008.  I had met the young Barack Obama while he was a sophomore at Occidental College, and I knew that his commitment to socialism was deep, genuine, and longstanding.

Meeting Young Obama.  [Scroll down]  Whatever impact our encounter might have had on him, I know something about what Barack Obama believed in 1980.  At that time, the future president was a doctrinaire Marxist revolutionary, although perhaps — for the first time — considering conventional politics as a more practical road to socialism.  Knowing this, I think I have a responsibility to place on the public record my account of this incident from our president's past.

The "yes I can" executive mentality.  It now appears that the drunk Obama family, 'Uncle Omar' Obama, is a benefactor of the president's new Executive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens program," communications director John Kennedy stated in a press release last week.  This confirms that Congressman King's suspicions were on target; the Obama administration seemingly used the new rules to grant amnesty to the president's uncle.

Did someone mention Uncle Omar?

Obama's 2012 Campaign Strategy: War?  Obama has a secret weapon and it's being unleashed on the American public with increasing frequency, ferocity, and vulgarity.  Carefully implied calls for lawlessness and threats of violence are raining in from Obama's radical leftist buddies.  Whether it's the Congressional Black Caucus, Big Labor, or the increasingly incoherent Rev. Jesse Jackson, the anger is palpable and the rage is rising.

Obama: "If You Love Me, You Got to Help Me Pass This Bill".  Flashbacks from 2008 ought to be in full swing, as President Obama attempts to champion legislative support by resorting to the cult of personality — claiming that, to love him, we must implement his political agenda.

Obama: Love me!  President Obama now sports the lowest approval numbers in California since becoming president, where less than half — only 46 percent — approve — an eight-point drop since June, according to a new Field poll.  Fifty-four percent disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy.  He's starting to lose seniors and African-Americans, along with Democrats and Independents.  Unemployment in California is at 12 percent, three points higher than the rest of the nation.  When a lefty president is on shaky ground in California, you know he's in trouble.

Muslim-leftist radical in the White House.  Barack Hussein Obama is the most successful enemy penetration of the US Government in American history.  During his lifetime, he was nurtured, mentored and supported by radical leftist and fundamentalist Islamic elements both of which hate the United States and seek its demise by whatever means necessary.  Obama's immediate family were close to the Communist Party or sympathetic to its aims.  His mother Stanley Ann Dunham has been described by former classmates as a "fellow traveler."  His grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham arranged Obama's mentorship by Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, originally from Chicago and the former editor of the Chicago Communist paper, the Star.

Obama intent — Destroy America.  While the bloodletting continues, we have a usurper in the White House who has committed a federal crime on April 27th by showing a forged birth certificate.  Obama has revealed his original intent in his own books and well before he was elected President.  He is a redistribution of wealth, Marxist/communist.  Obama's intent is quite clear by his words, actions, history and associations.  He wants two classes of people, the international ruling class, headed by him, and the worker bee surfs who obey.

EPA: Fundamental Transformation through Regulation.  What happens when the information our government's "specialists" provide becomes driven by agenda rather than fact? ... The EPA, finding organized resistance to its regulating machine, has turned to offering "guidance," which it then enforces as if said "guidance" were the product of regulatory channels.  The big difference, of course, is that "guidance" is not subject to the same rigors of accountability and oversight that regulations must meet.  These crone-tended kettles at the EPA are really just an end-run around the law.

The Cult of Obama.  The moment Obama became president, he upped the signals.  At the Grant Park rally celebrating his victory, the entire family eerily chose to wear black and red, colors associated with communism and black nationalism.  Obama's first radio address was broadcast in the Arab world.  Obama returned Britain's gift of a Winston Churchill bust while embracing dictators.  He gave a white police officer a dressing down for doing his job, in effect calling the officer a racist.  Obama's greatest magic trick?  Brainwashing the masses to believe that racism is a greater danger than radical Islam, and that Obama himself is in constant peril.  Opposing health care means you oppose Obama.  Oppose Obama and you are the enemy.

Obama: I'm Done Working with Congress.  Pundits decrying the level of rancor between the Obama White House and Congress should hold onto their hats — it's about to get worse, if the New York Times is right about the president's planned jobs speech to a Joint Session of Congress. ... Buried late in the article is a window into the two-part strategy the president will deploy at the speech:  blame his captive audience, then announce he will be enacting policies that don't require congressional approval.

Growing Proof of Obama's Imperial Presidency.  An imperial presidency is one in which the executive branch usurps Congress' role, which is the only branch with authority to make laws, and asserts power not granted to it by the Constitution.  President Obama is now claiming powers far beyond what any president has before, remaking America's economy even when Congress refuses to go along with him.  For the sake of restoring our constitutional order, each of these issues must be taken to court as soon as possible.

Rule by decree.  The Obama administration announced last week that it would suspend deportation proceedings against many illegal immigrants who pose no threat to national security or public safety. ... Lynn Sweet's more detailed Chicago Sun-Times post includes quotes and primary materials that make it clear the policy applies to all illegals whose presence cannot be determined to raise a threat to public safety.  The new policy is something like amnesty by executive decree.

Tossing aside "hope" and "change".  Like a dictator currying favor by releasing political prisoners just before an "election," Mr. Obama decided to reject the repeatedly expressed wishes of Congress and halt deportations of illegal immigrants.  If you doubt whether this is a shocking and unconstitutional overreach by the president, just ask the great constitutional law scholar himself, Barack Obama.  "The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting, I promise you, not just on immigration reform," he said earlier this month in an address to a militant pro-amnesty group.

Obama's immigration shake-up.  President Obama is using his executive authority to grant backdoor amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.  In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the administration's immigration-enforcement efforts would ignore "low-priority cases."  That means most criminal aliens can stay, and only convicted felons will get the boot.

Beware: Obama's executive fiat.  Mr. Obama has a profound resistance to the Constitution's separation of powers, whereby the legislature is the lawmaking body and the executive branch implements the laws passed on the other side of Pennsylvania Ave.  He's overstepped his bounds on numerous issues already, ignoring the law to further his liberal agenda through federal agencies.  Oppressive environmental regulations against businesses and property owners jump to mind.

These are words you would expect from a cult leader.
Obama: If you love me, ask Congress to pass my jobs bill.  President Obama continued pushing his jobs bill in battleground states on Wednesday [9/14/2011], telling a fired-up crowd of students at North Carolina State University that, "If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill!"

NPR Blogger: Obama Like Jesus with Call to 'Pass This Bill'.  We couldn't make this stuff up if we wanted to.  Yesterday [9/14/2011] NPR blogger Frank James saw a parallel between President Obama's rally cry to a supporter to help him pass his "jobs bill" with Jesus's charge to the apostle Peter to "feed my sheep".

For the Love of Obama, Pass This Bill.  In a North Carolina appearance ignored by everyone who wasn't there, President Obama pushed his "jobs bill" to a group of students by saying, "If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill!"  This is one of the strangest and most disturbing moments in this failed presidency.  "If you love me?"  That's so very "Il Duce" of him.  I wonder if the Founding Fathers ever thought the American presidency would be reduced to a pathetic and desperate man begging for power by exhorting his followers to express their personal affection for him.

The Gibson Guitar Saga Gets Steadily Curiouser.  It has come out that [Gibson CEO] Juszkiewicz is a Republican donor, while the CEO of one of his principal competitors, C.F. Martin & Company, is a Democratic donor.  Martin reportedly uses the same wood, but DOJ hasn't raided them, leading to speculation that the Obama administration is sending a warning to Republican businessmen that they had better not oppose his re-election, lest they face criminal investigations.  Normally such speculation would not be credible, but Eric Holder has politicized the Department of Justice to a point where such questions must be taken seriously.

Gibson Guitar CEO: Feds Are Out to Get Us.  Juszkiewicz says that 20 heavily armed officers from the Fish and Wildlife Service and Homeland Security stormed his factories.  Since when do we heavily arm officers from the Fish and Wildlife Service?  Juszkiewicz also explains how Gibson guitar owners must fill out multiple forms of paperwork to prove the material used to build the guitar is legal.  Yes, the federal government is now worried about unregistered guitars floating around in the market place.

More about Obama vs Gibson Guitar.

The War is On.  Just as America has failed to acknowledge that we are at war with radical Islam, too many conservatives have failed to come to grips with the fact that we are at war here at home with the Marxism of Barack Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus and labor unions.  It has nothing to do with race — at least not for conservatives — and everything to do with ideology and power.  Obama has declared war on the traditions of the United States of America.  In his most revealing, unguarded moments he tells us who he really is.

Obama's downgraded America.  The Obama administration has made history by presiding over the first-ever downgrade in the U.S. credit rating.  President Obama has outdone all his predecessors in wrecking America's good name.  His answer to this problem:  Spend even more.

Where did Obama's grand landlord plan come from?  Conn just noted this new Obama Treasury Department proposal to convert the federal government into the nation's largest landlord.  This follows on earlier Obama administration actions turning America into the world's largest private equity firm, employee benefits manager, union organizer, and automaker.

Fascist Fairy Tales.  Even if he wanted to, Barack Obama could not be a strongman, in part because he is a weak man and in part because America's constitution is a strong charter of liberty.  But if Obama had the means and inclination to impose a dictatorship, is there any doubt that Drew Westen and Joe Klein, at least at the outset, would goose-step with gusto?

Obama's unhelpful advice.  At Wednesday's town hall in Atkinson, Ill., a local farmer who said he grows corn and soybeans expressed his concerns to President Barack Obama about "more rules and regulations" — including those concerning dust, noise and water runoff — that he heard would negatively affect his business.  The president, on day three of his Midwest bus tour, replied:  "If you hear something is happening, but it hasn't happened, don't always believe what you hear."  When the room broke into soft laughter, the president added, "No  — and I'm serious about that."

The Editor says...
In other words, Obama wants you to believe that every action the government takes will be kept secret until one day it just happens without warning, and if you hear rumors of impending government restrictions, they must be right-wing lies.

Obama Is the Obstacle.  This is a willfully obstinate president, ideologically committed to intrusive regulations, higher taxes, and bigger government no matter how much evidence shows that his policies don't work.  When he continues with the same stale talking points, the same arrogant disdain for all who disagree with him, and the same dyspeptic disposition, markets have no reason for confidence — and neither do consumers, ratings agencies, or foreign bondholders.

Obama: Still the Alinskyite.  Obama is still every inch the Alinskyite organizer.  He talks about uniting, even as he deliberately polarizes.  He moves incrementally toward radical left goals, but never owns up to his ideology.  Instead, he tries to work indirectly, by way of the constituencies he seeks to manipulate.  "Leading from behind" is classic Alinskyite strategy.  The idea is for the organizer to find out what the people he's organizing want, give them enough of that to gain authority and control, then slowly and quietly push the group in his ideological direction, all the while making it seem as though the plan is what the people themselves have asked for.

Unprecedented Obama.
  •   Never, in the entire history of America, have the people been so transparently lied to by their government, every day, at every level, and on every issue, as they have been under Obama-Soetoro and the neo-fascist Democrats.
  •   Never, in the entire history of America, has a Congress and/or an administration so willfully ignored and by-passed the Constitution.
  •   Never, in the entire history of America, has a Congress and a president so knowingly ignored the wishes of the citizens, repeatedly passing laws that are unequivocally opposed by large, clear majorities.
  •   Never, in the entire history of America, has a "Justice" Department refused to enforce the laws of the United States, based on racism and political agendas.
  •   Never, in the entire history of America, has fraud and corruption been so widespread in government, and so totally ignored and/or covered up.

Obama, the Tyrant King.  Americans hate tyrants.  Tyrants are ruthless villains, hostile to the basic freedoms granted to humanity by God.  Enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have spoken hope to Americans and to freedom-loving people around the world for 235 years.  But, these basic, God-given rights are under assault.  Not by international forces, but from within.  From within America.  From within the U.S. government itself and directly from the Office of the President.

White House to Monitor Social Networks for "Extremist Propaganda".  A White House terrorism strategy released today says Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks aid in "advancing violent extremist narratives" and should be monitored by the government.  The 12-page strategy, which outlines ways to respond to violent extremism, promises that:  "We will continue to closely monitor the important role the Internet and social-networking sites play in advancing violent extremist narratives."

The 70-Million-Check Constituency.  In a population of 309 million, almost 23% of the population is receiving some kind of check from the federal government.  I have bad news for conservatives who think Obama is leading the nation down the path to socialism:  the barn door is open and the cows are long gone.  Obama is not leading the nation to socialism; we are a socialist nation and have been for some time.  Conservatives who think Obama is a Marxist and an anti-capitalist radical are surely correct, but what is also surely correct is that he represents an actual constituency of tens of millions who care about nothing other than the fact that the government check is in the mail.

You asked for it!  I keep hearing this nonsense from the deceivers:  "We are all Americans and we are in this together, and we need to work together to fix this."  [Nonsense!] ... We will fix this only when get a spine and recall, impeach and try, or defeat every subversive working against our Constitution.  These adversaries of Constitutional Government are ignoring the People.  Did you hear Obama yesterday?  For him, nothing has changed.  After all of his Potemkin machinations he still intends to erect a rubber-stamp Super-Congress and a "fundamentally transformed " Super-Welfare State.

Proof that Obama has contemplated becoming a dictator:
Obama: Idea of Changing Immigration Laws on My Own 'Is Very Tempting'.  President Barack Obama told a Hispanic civil rights group on Monday [7/25/2011] that the idea of reforming the U.S. immigration system on his own "is very tempting," but under the U.S. Constitution, he is unable to do so without Congress. ... [Obama told the National Council of La Raza,] "Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own — and believe me, right now, dealing with Congress--"  The audience interrupted him with chants of "Yes you can!  Yes you can!"

Victoria Jackson says Obama is basically Hitler.  "Saturday Night Live" alum Victoria Jackson wants you to know that President Obama is just like Hitler.  In a column written for WorldNetDaily called "The 3 scariest things about Obama," Jackson writes that Obama is a socialist "(like Hitler)," controls the media "(like Hitler)" and has the right to form a private army "(like Hitler)" according to a provision in the health care reform bill.

The 3 scariest things about Obama.  A clause hidden in the Obamacare bill, which is now law, gives Obama the right to form a private army.  Why isn't anyone freaking out?

President is flexing his executive powers.  President Obama increasingly is using his executive authority to move his policies forward when confronted with congressional opposition.  The administration chose not to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act banning gay marriage, and Obama bypassed military tribunals and the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba to send an accused terrorist from Somalia to a U.S. civilian court.

The Soft Dictatorship.  [Scroll down]  The final piece to the puzzle of the soft dictatorship is the completely unconstitutional creation of executive orders.  Not only is there no basis in the Constitution for executive orders, but executive orders are often used to outright violate the Constitution.  Franklin D. Roosevelt used executive orders to demand the seizure of all gold owned by Americans and imprison all Americans of Japanese ancestry. ... George W. Bush signed executive orders that, among other things, established an alternative government in the case of a presidentially declared emergency.  Barack Obama has continued the tradition of unconstitutional executive orders by granting wide powers to Interpol in America and sealing his own records from inspection, and he is now looking for means to impose gun control through executive orders.
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Obama's Final Solution.  President Barack Obama is the most dogmatic and dangerous leftist we have ever seen in this country.  He is not hard to understand.  Obama is very simple.  All his ideas were frozen in concrete a hundred years ago by Marxist-Leninism around 1920.  In Dreams from My Father, Obama celebrates third-world Socialism, but that's just Marxist-Leninism with a racial overlay.

Obama's culture of death.  Mr. Obama is a Leninist — a committed revolutionary, who is embarked upon an ambitious project to transform America.  He worships statism and secularism — the very antithesis of our Founding Fathers.  He has put the United States on the path of civilizational decline and moral ruin.  And Obamacare is his Trojan horse.

Net Neutrality is the Future of Censorship.  [Scroll down]  The Executive Branch panoply of departments, agencies and commissions was during that time frame in overdrive to execute as many power grabs via regulatory fiat as possible.  To briefly discuss but a few...  The Democrat Congress couldn't pass the energy sector-killing Cap & Trade?  No problem, President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just began to implement it as if it did.  The Democrat Congress couldn't pass the union-payoff, anti-free choice Employee Free Choice Act?  No problem, President Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just began to implement it as if it did.  Then there is President Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — and its December 21 illegal Internet power grab executed so as to then impose the absurd Network Neutrality.

Top 10 Obama Attacks on Capitalism:  [#1]  Spread wealth around:  This famous utterance — "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody" — to Joe the Plumber during the 2008 presidential race, remains the saying that most succinctly sums up Obama's worldview, that of a community organizer, which is that accumulated wealth is to be reviled and rectified through redistribution.  Nothing could be more antagonistic to entrepreneurship, free markets or business investment than to have the government seize the rewards of sound economic decisions in order to try and engineer social equality.

Our Lawless President?  Is President Obama completely heedless about straining all the constitutional joints of our political system, or is it deliberate?  He's clearly pushing the constitutional envelope more aggressively than any president since FDR, so it may be deliberate since he admires and wishes to emulate the example of FDR.

Obama, the new Caesar.  President Obama has crossed the Rubicon.  He now believes -- and acts -- as if he is above the law; the Constitution no longer applies to him.  This is the real meaning behind the U.S. military intervention in Libya.  Mr. Obama is abrogating the linchpin of our democracy:  the rule of law.

Rule of Lawlessness.  When it came to the best way to achieve revolution, [Saul] Alinsky explictly argued for moral relativism in fighting the establishment:  "In war the end justifies almost any means."  Specifically, "the practical revolutionary will understand... [that] in action, one does not always enjoy the luxury of a decision that is consistent both with one's individual conscience and the good of mankind."  It appears that the left has decided to throw conscience aside and put the raw exercise of political power first.

White House Executive Order on Rural Council.  On June 9, 2011, few people paid attention to the Executive Order establishing the White House Rural Council. ... This piece of legislation from the Oval Office establishes unchecked federal control into rural America in education, food supply, land use, water use, recreation, property, energy, and the lives of 16% of the U.S. population.

American Stalin, Obama, Seizes Control of Food and Energy Production.  With the issuance of the unconstitutional White House Executive Order #13575, Obama is taking control of all aspects of food, energy and fiber in rural America — the areas that did not vote for Obama.

Property Rights at Risk with Executive Order 13575.  This may all amount to nothing, but if this administration is true to itself, Executive Order 13575 is another power grabbing over-extension of federal power.

White House to cut access to half of federal websites.  As part of the Obama administration's campaign to promote transparency, the White House announced today it intends to eliminate the public's access to half of the federal government's websites within the next year.  The White House said there are nearly 2,000 websites operated by the federal government, which it said confuses people. ... White House officials didn't say how the administration will determine which web sites to cut.  But the president is creating an 11-member "government oversight and accountability board," comprised of current executive branch officials, "to help federal agencies improve their performance."

I'm not confused.  Are you confused?  If there are 100,000 names in the phone book, is that confusing?  No, the real motive here is concealment.

Time to Curb the NLRB's Mission Creep.  Like so many federal programs, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has expanded its mission far beyond its original purpose in order to wage ideological battles on the taxpayers' dime.  The NLRB was never meant to micromanage where companies can locate or how many products they can manufacture, as the NLRB under the Obama administration is currently seeking to do.  To stop it, Congress should exercise its power of the purse to return the board to its original mission.

More about the NLRB vs Boeing.

Libya: A War Fit for a King.  Remember back in your high school civics class, when you were taught about the constitutional division of authority in matters of war?  When you learned that the president has all the powers of an emperor, and Congress has all the powers of a potted plant?  Neither do I.  But the people occupying high office in Washington went to a different school.  They have done their best to prove that when it comes to using military force, neither the law nor the Constitution means a thing.

More about Obama's war in Libya.

Truth beware: The Internet "Obamanator" is here.  Internet web sites, pundits, bloggers, commentators and denizens of the "alternative media" who are critical of Barack Hussein Obama beware, as you will now be "officially" in the crosshairs of the Obama White House.  As part of his 2012 re-election campaign, the Obama administration this week created an "online rapid response team" tasked specifically with quashing any Internet articles and news critical of Obama.

Your president is calling.  "The system — called PLAN or Personal Localized Alerting Network — uses cell phone towers to send messages to everyone currently in a certain area, regardless of whether they're visiting from out of town or have a phone registered elsewhere.  People won't have to register in advance to receive the alerts.  "The messages, including urgent blasts from the President, information on imminent threats and Amber Alerts about missing children, will supercede all other phone traffic so they won't be stalled or delayed."
[Emphasis added.]

Barack Obama's Arrogant Marxist Rhetoric.  So far, the analysis of President Obama's deficit speech has focused largely on its vagaries, obfuscations, and outright lies. ... But the true heart of Obama's speech wasn't the faulty budgetary analysis or the demagoguery of attacking Paul Ryan personally.  It was Obama's soaring rhetoric. ... And the soaring rhetoric is unvaryingly drawn directly from Saul Alinsky. ... Obama was raised in the Alinsky tradition, and he speaks with Alinsky's forked tongue.

Black Chamber of Commerce President Blasts "Marxist," "Brownshirt" Obama.  Today [4/29/2011] on The Laura Ingraham Show, Harry Alford, president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, blasted President Obama's anti-business administration in an explosive interview.  Alford, a 2008 Obama supporter, labeled the administration "Marxist" and "fanatical."  "They might as well put on the brown shirts and swastikas," he said.

Rewarding his friends and punishing his enemies:
Texas Twisted.  The month-long cold shoulder that the White House gave Texas' plea for a disaster declaration was bad enough.  Now the wildfire-scorched state has been turned down flat.  Don't think this isn't about punishment.

Richard Milhous Obama?  In a television interview last October, President Obama accidentally let slip a key element of his political philosophy:  "We're gonna punish our enemies, and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us." ... This incident is worth remembering as the president prepares to issue a far-reaching executive order that would require the government to collect detailed information about the political activities of anyone applying for a federal contract.

'Responsibility to Protect'.... Everyone except Texans.  Over 2.2 million acres of Texas land have been lost to wildfires due to severe dry conditions caused by drought.  Across the state, hundreds of homes and countless livestock have been lost.  As a result, Texas Governor Rick Perry requested federal emergency funds to assist in fighting the ongoing fires.

Texas Burning.  The governor is asking for a federal emergency declaration that will make additional firefighting resources available.  The Obama administration is not budging.  Never mind that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has seen fit to declare a snowstorm -- in Connecticut, in the winter -- a federal disaster this year, along with "severe winter storms" in Oklahoma and Missouri. ... I am fairly confident that if 3,400 square miles of Northern Virginia or New Jersey went up in flames, a federal emergency would be proclaimed.

NLRB vs. Boeing — Tyranny vs. Freedom.  One of the shameful hallmarks of a dictatorship is the restriction of movement — telling citizens or groups they cannot travel or relocate freely.  We are now witnessing a shocking example of that dictatorial practice at the hands of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is insisting that a major U.S. employer may not move some of its operations from one state to another because to do so might somehow violate workers' rights.

Obama's 'Gangster Politics'.  The president is expected any day now to sign an executive order that routs 70 years of efforts to get politics out of official federal business.  Under the order, all companies (and their officers) would be required to list their political donations as a condition to bidding for government contracts.  Companies can bid and lose out for the sin of donating to Republicans.  Or they can protect their livelihoods by halting donations to the GOP altogether — which is the White House's real aim.

Gangster government attack on oil companies.  The main feature of the Democrats' bill, which was defeated in the Senate but which we probably have not heard the last of, was to deny five major oil companies the domestic production tax credit that is available to all manufacturers and mining companies, including oil companies.  The justification?  Well, big oil companies get lousy ratings in polls.  So stick 'em with a higher tax bill.  Sounds a lot like gangster government to me.

Mr. Magoo Goes to Washington.  [Scroll down]  Obama actually believes he is doing a good job.  That thought struck me like a thunderclap.  It seems improbable, I know.  And I don't discount for a second the thuggishness and habit of calculation ingrained by his Chicago background and cronies.  But watching Obama perform these last weeks, I suspect that there is something more than political calculation behind his brittle contempt for his GOP opponents, his Marie-Antoinette disdain for ordinary Americans, his tone-deaf self-absorption and sense of entitlement.  What is it?  The delusion of competence.  Listen to those off-the-cuff remarks, ... to some of his high-rolling donors:  Obama actually seems to believe that his disastrous policies have made things better.

WH Working on Executive Order That Critics Say Will Stifle Political Speech.  In what the White House calls a push for transparency, a pending executive order would require companies doing business with the federal government to disclose political contributions to independent groups, but would not place the same requirement on public employee unions or federal grant recipients that typically donate to Democrats.

President Obama Issues "Signing Statement" Indicating He Won't Abide by Provision in Budget Bill.  In a statement issued Friday night [4/15/2011], President Obama took issue with some provisions in the budget bill — and in one case simply says he will not abide by it.  Last week the White House and congressional Democrats and Republicans were involved in intense negotiations over not only the size of the budget for the remainder of the FY2011 budget, and spending cuts within that budget, but also several GOP "riders," or policy provisions attached to the bill.  One rider — Section 2262 — de-funds certain White House adviser positions — or "czars."  The president in his signing statement declares that he will not abide by it.

Obama proves once again that he can't be trusted.
Obama Keeps 'Czars' Despite Budget Deal That Eliminated Them.  President Obama may have never met a "czar" he didn't like and he's not about to bid farewell to any of them now, despite a budget deal he struck with Republican leaders last week that eliminated four of these positions.

Obama signing statement: despite law, I can do what I want on czars.  In marked contrast to vows as a candidate not to use presidential signing statements as "an end run around Congress," President Obama released a statement on the just-signed spending bill saying despite the law's restrictions on "czars," he will "construe" the law not to interfere with "presidential prerogatives."  The move is an aggressive power play by Obama to gain an added advantage from the deal struck a week ago between the president, Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to narrowly avert government shutdown.

Scalise says Obama violates Constitution over 'czars'.  Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the chief sponsor of the effort to defund administration-appointed advisers known as "czars," reacted angrily Saturday [4/16/2011] to a signing statement from Obama saying he plans to keep them.  In a statement emailed to The Hill, Scalise accused Obama of acting like a "dictator."  "President Obama should know that it is the courts, not the executive branch, that has the authority to determine the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress, especially considering that he agreed to this provision and signed the law himself," Scalise said in an emailed statement.

Mean streak: Obama is not as nice as he looks.  Obama [has so far] retained a reserve of public good will reflected in consistently strong personal favorability ratings.  People who didn't like his policies generally still saw Obama as a likeable guy, somebody they would enjoy having over for dinner with the family.  But that may be changing.

Baracknaphobia:  Each time the man who leads what used to be the most powerful nation in the world goes on television, my stomach turns.  When he speaks, I convulse at the sound of his conceited, self motivated, lies.  When he travels abroad, I cower in embarrassment.  When his arrogant, condescending tone reverberates in the halls where true leaders like Regan stood, I cringe.  Baracknaphobia is the inescapable fear that this country will be subjected to another four years of ideological, radical, in-your-face narcissistic control.

Your president is calling.  "The system — called PLAN or Personal Localized Alerting Network — uses cell phone towers to send messages to everyone currently in a certain area, regardless of whether they're visiting from out of town or have a phone registered elsewhere.  People won't have to register in advance to receive the alerts.  "The messages, including urgent blasts from the President, information on imminent threats and Amber Alerts about missing children, will supercede all other phone traffic so they won't be stalled or delayed."
[Emphasis added.]

The first five Presidential Emergency Text Messages.  The nation's top cell phone carriers (Verizon and AT&T) are already signed on for the system, but users can opt out of receiving the local alerts and Amber alerts.  However, no one will be able to opt out of the Presidential Alerts, which as a result will eventually become compulsory for all cell phone users nationwide.
[Emphasis in original.]

Another Obama Constitutional Grab in the Works.  President Barack Obama, the confiscator-in-chief of your constitutional rights is at it again.  As we've come to expect, when President Obama tramples on the Constitution it's usually under the guise of some noble cause.  He embraced new rules for broadcasters designed to silence conservative talk show hosts under the guise of localism and diversity.  This year, he's pushing for so-called "common-sense" legislation that ultimately deprives citizens of their Second Amendment rights.

Pushing Back against a Decree.  Since taking office, Pres. Barack Obama has shown a remarkable penchant for changing the law by fiat.  From Citizenship and Immigration Services' debating how best to let the maximum number of illegal aliens off the hook to the EPA's declaring it would treat carbon-dioxide emissions as a pollutant, the administration has taken the stance that votes in Congress aren't really necessary, even for dramatically contentious subjects.  Who needs a debate and a vote when you can rule by regulatory decree?

Obama Attacks Libya, and Where's Congress?  On the eighth anniversary of the day President George W. Bush ordered U.S. troops into Iraq in 2003, with the full support of the U.S. Congress and majority support from the U.N. Security Council, Barack Obama launched a Tomahawk missile assault on the sovereign nation of Libya with no majority support in the U.N. and without even consulting Congress.  Acting alone while Congress was away on recess, solely at the command of the United Nations and without constitutional authority, Barack Obama dropped over $70 million worth of Tomahawk missiles on Libya — a dictatorial maneuver to force a regime change in a foreign land.  Under what authority did Obama green-light this dictatorial assault?  To be certain, Qadaffi is no prize, but what Obama just did is nevertheless unacceptable.

The coming meltdown of Barack Obama.  Politics has recently replaced the Constitution as the basis for the rule of law in the United States.  It is a recipe for chaos, if permitted to continue.  More and more Americans are beginning to realize that Barack Obama is an illegal President and/or has a potentially damaging personal history.

Welcome to Obamageddon.  From the day of Mr. Obama's election, many concerned patriots have warned about his goals.  Mr. Obama is a follower of radical Marxist strategy, like Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven's strategy of overwhelming the system to create economic crisis and chaos.  Based on those strategies, one would be foolish not at least to wonder whether Mr. Obama's goal from the start was to wreck capitalism; redistribute wealth by punishing, penalizing and demonizing the wealthy; force Americans to their knees to beg for help from big government; and then in response to those pleas, put government in control over every aspect of our lives.  Examine the state of the union and the world under Mr. Obama.  Judge for yourselves whether we are in a state of Obamageddon.

None of the Above on Energy.  [Scroll down]  There are some Americans who are born communists — those who fancy the Mao suit, the masochistic fall-into-line mentality, the fondness for self-abasement and diminishment.  These natural-born comrades, eager to hand over their liberties to some vicious and inscrutable dictator, must like what they see in Obama.  The rest of us will continue fighting to preserve our liberties.

The Powers of This President.  Not all the powers President Obama has wielded or claimed seem clearly identifiable in the U.S. Constitution.  Whether that is tolerable or even desirable appears to require consideration since the entire point of having a constitution is to limit government in the hope of fending off tyranny.

Disregard for Constitution harms the nation.  Barack Obama took [the] presidential oath of office two years ago, but he has repeatedly violated it.  The more his time in office goes along, the more instances we see of his disregard of the Constitution as it applies to his presidency and the future of the United States.  Even before his Inauguration, Obama claimed for himself the nonexistent post of Office of the President Elect.  That made-up title seemed almost comic in its grasping for power and position.

Obama recruits an army of community organizers.  The community organizer who became president has launched a massive pre-reelection year campaign to assemble and train an army of new community organizers to carry Obama's "movement forward for years to come."  Strengthening "our democracy" presumably has something to do with reelecting the revered leader in 2012.  However, the Organizing for America recruiting message says nothing about politics or election campaigns and strangely talks in military terms of "a grassroots program that aims to put boots on the ground and help foster a new generation of leaders — not just to help win elections but to strengthen our democracy in communities across the country."

Meeting Young Obama.  [Scroll down]  As I recall, Obama repeatedly used the phrase "When the revolution comes...."  In my mind, I remember thinking that Obama was blindly sticking to the simple Marxist theory that had characterized my own views while I was an undergraduate at Occidental College.  "There's going to be a revolution," Obama said, "we need to be organized and grow the movement."  In Obama's view, our role must be to educate others so that we might usher in more quickly this inevitable revolution.

Feed Me, Obama, Feed Me:  The Plan for Food Dependency.  What does any would-be tyrant need in order to gain control over the lives of citizens?  Three things come to mind:  martial law, socialized medicine, and food dependency.  In at least two of these categories, President Obama has already succeeded.  By way of executive proclamation, President Obama has secured for himself the power to declare martial law in the event of a national "emergency," real or contrived, and without the accountability typically required by the Posse Comitatus Act and the National Emergencies Act of 1976.  This is the legacy of the "conservative" Bush administration.  National emergencies have now been transformed into power-grabbing devices thanks to the virtually unnoticed National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD) 51.

Manmade famine in America.  It seems inconceivable, but people in America are going hungry en masse due to a famine caused by political authorities.  Fresno, California is not yet a sister city of Kiev, Ukraine, but the two cities, capitals of rich agricultural regions, share a history of mass hunger caused by central governments indifferent to the suffering of their people, in the pursuit of ideological goals.

The Rise of Unchecked Presidential Power.  In order to achieve a dictatorship in a country, you have to go one of two ways.  Either you have to foment a violent revolution, using the power of the military to seize the government, or you have to be voted into the position and seize the power slowly.  In the USA, it is all but impossible to achieve the takeover via violent overthrow, and the separation of powers makes it difficult to take over via slow seizure of power.  However, the plans of the progressives have been working steadily since the Woodrow Wilson administration, and the task is almost complete. ... All of this has been accomplished slowly and cautiously to avoid raising the alarm, because the powers involved definitely do not want to raise that alarm.

Obama's Malice Aforethought:  [Scroll down]  Even a "temporary" or "emergency" lock-up of this kind of speech is intolerable.  Under a statist regime, "temporary" means permanently.  The regime also decrees what is an "emergency."  Nazi Germany existed in a state of permanent emergency, from the day Hitler came to power in 1933 to its collapse in 1945.  Obama and his allies in government are pining for a Nazi-style "Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda" that would filter, interpret, suppress, and outlaw news and information they deem harmful to and critical of the government's policies, powers, and actions.  The Obama administration, at first defensive of its powers, policies and actions, has conducted an offensive against any and all who question the motive and wisdom of that administration.

The Missing Link in the Evolution of Barack Obama.  Obama's childhood mentor was chosen by his guardians, his grandparents, and was avowed communist Frank Marshall Davis.  Obama did in fact gravitate toward communist professors in college; moreover, we now know about ex-communist John Drew, a contemporary of Obama's at Occidental College who verifies that Obama was "in 100-percent total agreement" with his communist professors and was a flat-out "Marxist-Leninist" who believed in old-style communist revolution.  We also know that upon graduating, Obama spent twenty years in a black-power church, Trinity United of Reverend Jeremiah Wright fame, and had an alliance with self-proclaimed communist and ex-terrorist Bill Ayers.  It also appears — and I have yet to see anyone address and disprove this association — that Obama was a member of the socialist New Party in Chicago in the 1990s.  Then, upon being elected, Obama appointed avowed communist Van Jones to his administration and also Anita Dunn, who cited mass-murderer Mao Tse-tung as one of her two favorite philosophers.  There's more, too, but greater detail is hardly necessary.  It also shouldn't be necessary to ask the question, but I will:  What is nuttier:  to claim that this man is a communist or to claim that such an assertion is out-of-bounds?

Obama, As Red As It Gets.  Isn't it about time that the mainstream media and all others begin to examine the record and conclude that a Communist holds the reins of power in the White House? ... While others have written how obvious it is that Obama is a "Socialist", I think this is a matter of caution in a society that has not seriously used the word "Communist" since the 1950s, when entities like the House Un-American Activities Committee actively investigated and exposed how many existed in the government, the unions, and Hollywood.  It's not like Barack Hussein Obama has come out and said, "Yes, I'm a Communist", but you don't have to have a PhD in Political Science to connect the dots.  The process is made murky by the way Obama has deliberately covered his tracks wherever he could, while dropping broad hints.

Well-Meaning or Not, Obama Threatens America.  [Scroll down]  Let us also keep in mind that socialism, like Marxism, is fundamentally incompatible with freedom, democracy, and capitalism as embodied in America's founding documents and as practiced in America.  If Mr. Obama is indeed a socialist — and he is — then his belief system, his way of thinking, is innately hostile to America.  Socialism and American democracy cannot coexist, so if Mr. Obama is pursuing socialist policies, American democracy must, of necessity, be weakened or destroyed.  But if this is true, how did Mr. Obama become president?  It boils down to this:  He lied.  He lied about who he is, about his background, his fundamental beliefs, his intentions, and his methods.  He employed standard Marxist/socialist tactics and concealed his true nature so as to seize power and impose his will, and for two years, he pretty much got away with it.

Obama's Discriminatory Application of Laws Abounds.  Is there anything about the Obama administration that doesn't reek of discriminatory application and enforcement of laws and the arbitrary and capricious abuse of power?  Obama's best defense against the charge that he's doing outrageous things is that to correctly accuse him of committing these actions makes one look like a kook.  Viewed alone, they are quite disconcerting.  Taken together, especially with levels of audacity and arrogance that would impress any tyrant, they are immensely troubling.

Throwing in the Towel on the Constitution.  Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution requires that each new president take the following oath:  I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.  President Obama announced this week that he will violate that oath.

Obama Not Just Above the Law — He Is the Law.  During his presidential campaign, Obama stated that he did not support same-sex marriage but that he did believe that DOMA should be repealed.  He gave no hint that he would take it upon himself to issue a presidential edict, without a congressional bill placed before him, forbidding the executive branch from enforcing the law.  But that is precisely what he did this week.

The Law Is For Presidents Too.  A federal judge has told the government it can't implement ObamaCare because it's unconstitutional.  Has the White House complied?  No, it's knowingly breaking the law.

Obama Wants Control Over Each State AND the Country.  This country is becoming one big pot for our usurper president and imminent dictator.  He shows his ignorance and unfamiliarity with the United States Constitution when he starts telling state Governors how to run their provinces which THEY were duly elected to govern.  This man who stole his way into the highest office in this land is either the most brazen, or the most stupid, or perhaps equal parts of each, iconoclast or rule breaker.

Obama's war on democracy.  The political unrest in Wisconsin, billed as some kind of grass-roots uprising, is being organized and directed by Barack Obama's Organizing for America and the Democratic National Committee.  This development is consistent with Mr. Obama's instructions for supporters to "get in the face" of those who oppose them, but in this case, they are seeking to derail a lawful legislative process.

Obama And The Unions: A Lawless Alliance?  Last month the president called for civility in politics.  Yet now he supports the Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin who unlawfully refuse to do their elected jobs — and the union mobs backing them.

More about the teachers' unions and the Wisconsin protests.

Obama:  I will 'paint the nation purple with SEIU'.  We can now say with certainty which side President Obama is on concerning the Wisconsin public union protests.  Mr. Obama is not a public union supporter, he is their national leader.  This is rapidly becoming a nationwide manufactured "crisis", as orchestrated by SEIU and Obama's Organizing for America.

Who's Polarizing America?  American politics just keeps getting more polarized.  Be assured that Obama wants it that way. ... Obama's attack on the Supreme Court at his 2010 State of the Union address, his offensive against the Chamber of Commerce, his exhortation to Hispanics to punish their enemies, and several similar moves were all efforts to jump-start a populist movement of the left.  Like his socialist organizing mentors, Obama believes that a country polarized along class lines will eventually realign American politics sharply to the left.

Obama wants to put himself on TV during an "emergency" -- just like Hugo Chavez.
FCC: Presidential emergency alerts to be tested.  Everybody has heard the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).  Those familiar "duck calls" that reassure listeners "THIS is a test..."  The FCC is planning an upgrade to the tests by including presidential announcements in the system. ... "The primary goal is to provide the President with a mechanism to communicate with the American public during times of national emergency," said [Lisa] Fowlkes.  The change, she said, is that prior to last week's order there was no rule in place to call for or allow a test from top to bottom.

Obama Launches Total Takeover of Media System.  Even the Washington Post describes it like something out of Orwell's 1984.  The FCC has approved a presidential alert system.  Obama may soon appear on your television or call your cell phone to warn you about the next specious al-Qaeda underwear bombing event.  Commissioners voted last week to require television and radio stations, cable systems and satellite TV providers to participate in a test that would have them receive and transmit a live code that includes an alert message issued by the president.  No date has been set for the test, according to the Post.


"You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered."
- Lyndon B. Johnson            



Power and the Law.  The Obama Administration has been held in contempt by a New Orleans judge, for extending its offshore drilling moratorium in defiance of a court order.  The Administration has also declared its intention to continue implementing ObamaCare, in defiance of a federal court judgment that the inseparable "individual mandate" is unconstitutional.  These incidents highlight the difference between power and the law.

Obama and FDR Power Grabs.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt had certain progressive individuals from academia surrounding him that acted as the driving force of his New Deal.  These advisors became known as the Brain Trust.  Likewise, our current president is considered by many, and certainly by himself, as an advanced academic.  Mr. Obama has surrounded himself with like-minded progressives from academia, as did FDR.

Executive Orders and Presidential Prerogatives.  Some conservatives, including [American Thinker] news editor Ed Lasky, are worried that despite the election of a Republican-dominated House and six new GOP senators, Obama will continue to advance his extremely liberal agenda — but this time, by executive fiat rather than by congressional law. ... Executive orders and regulations issued by the president are law for no one except federal executive agencies.  Only the Congress can make law for anyone else.  So any executive orders or regulations are not law for you unless you work for one of these institutions.  The same applies to any executive regulations imposed by executive agencies such as the EPA.

The Progressive Disdain for the Rule of Law.  Earlier last week, federal judge Roger Vinson effectively struck down the ObamaCare health care law on the unconstitutionality of the individual mandate.  The Obama administration is already sending out signals that it intends to ignore the decision and continue implementation.  The issue is inevitably headed to the Supreme Court.  If the Court rules ObamaCare unconstitutional, will Mr. Obama abide by this decision?

Is Obama Resurrecting Nazi Fascist Economics?  Comparison between Nazi economics and the Obama Administration are inevitable given Barack's policies.  It's stunning how Barack apes leftist maneuvers of past failed liberal regimes.  Why so, given their disastrous results?  One can speculate Barack is either wholly ignorant of history and economics; or he seeks power.  The current collapse of US state budgets will deform American Federal structure, if national government bails them out.  If Obama is indeed a socialist, will he not secretly rejoice?

There's No Abe Lincoln in the Muslim Hood.  [Scroll down]  Barack Hussein Obama believes in enlightened despotism, and in the Muslim world he knows that there is only despotism without enlightenment.  That's why he bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia and Hu Jintao, the colonialist killer of Tibet and president of China.  And for good measure, Obama bowed to the figurehead emperor of Japan as well.  How's that for a big signal?  Obama has a Napoleonic personality, as we have seen in his first two years.  He does not thrive on the give-and-take of electoral democracy.

Obama's Education Power Grab.  The President is in the process of creating a top-down strategy to "prepare" (translated to mean indoctrinate) teachers to literally transform education as we know it, from an American system to a full-fledged corporatist regime where big business backs the socialist programs.  No wonder Obama devoted 11 paragraphs in his SOTU to the topic of education.  Helping him to implement these goals are co-conspirators Michelle Rhee, former DC schools chancellor and founder of StudentsFirst.org, and Anita Dunn, former WH communications director.

Obama Admin Ignores Ruling Against ObamaCare.  Less than a day after federal Judge Roger Vinson's sweeping ruling striking down the entirety of ObamaCare as unconstitutional, the federal government has announced its intentions to move ahead with implementation of the law anyway.

Dictatorship by Executive Order Could Be Headed Our Way.  [Scroll down]  This man is such an arrogant, narcissistic self-adoring tyrant I do believe that he already thinks he is a divine ruler of the people; and the really and truly sad part of it is that, in spite of what he has shown and what we know about his faults and power-hungry plans, almost half of the country's voters STILL believe he is doing a good job of running the country.  That is proof unto itself that the man is wickedly distractful and able to make horrible decisions like ObamaCare, START treaty and egregiously misdirected spending and piling our national debt into the massive trillions of dollars and yet to keep fooling the voters into thinking these things are of no problem to the people.

The Hypocrisy Underlying Obama's Speech:  Says Obama:  "We recognize our own mortality.  And we are reminded that, in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame, but rather how well we have loved and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better."  Would Obama give up even one ounce of his power for the sake of people who still want to live lives of liberty, without the nationalization of medicine, for example?  Not a chance.  Wealth and power matter a great deal to people like the Obamas.

More Confirmation of Obama's Socialism.  Make no mistake, President Obama's "Socialist Realignment Strategy" has the stuff of a coup — a coup using legislative and executive authority to ram through radical changes that empower Washington politicians and bureaucrats as never before.  Americans have witnessed this strategy in action since Mr. Obama assumed power in January of 2009.  Stopping ObamaCare would be a critical practical and symbolic victory in the war for freedom.

TSA, Youth Corps Now Officially part of Obama Gestapo.  Has the African Marxist Oligarchy now fully arrived and settled down in the USA?  One thing that is certain is that we are now living under the dictatorial Obama Police State and each and every day it becomes worse, more pronounced and more suppressive.  The American Stalin is alive and well, living in Washington D.C.

Barry's Angry Words.  President Obama is a tumultuary.  He governs by inflating or inventing crises which he insists must be acted upon as he prescribes with an immediacy that tolerates no delay or debate.  His signature remark — repeated again and again — is that "The time for talk is over.  The time for action is now."  Obama derides debate, and refuses to answer critics, choosing instead to end the discussion.

Follow the Rule of Law.  The 2010 midterm elections represent a resounding referendum on the Obama Administration.  Voters turned out to repudiate policies with which they disagreed.  At the forefront of voter displeasure were the new administration's massive spending and the ever-burgeoning national debt.  However, many voters also expressed concern that the Obama Administration was taking actions that were at odds with fundamental principles of law.

Obama and security team to spy on Internet users.  For most of his time in the White House, Obama has been critical of information about him and his administration posted on the Internet.  He's frequently denigrated bloggers and Internet conservative news and commentary web sites for their efforts to cover stories the so-called mainstream news media refuse to cover, according to critics of his plans to control the "Information Highway."

TSA, under the direction of Napolitano, consent of Obama, collecting names, personal information, labeling them as potential "domestic extremists."
Taking names, Napolitano style.  [Scroll down]  As I stated in my original report, the new DHS procedures have everything to do with control and conditioning and nothing to do with actual security.  The TSA enhancements and the DHS databases are noticeably on the uptick, taking aim at law abiding American citizens who threaten the globalist agenda or the allegedly non-existent, once conspiratorial "New World Order" under global governance doctrine.

Obama Prepares to Impose Price Controls.  Thin-skinned, vain, prone to seeing conspiracies — Barack Obama now broadens his Richard Nixon impersonation with the imposition of price controls.  Obamacare is the gift that keeps on giving — giving us higher real taxes, a bigger deficit, a bloated federal state, and now, if past is prologue, significantly lower quality and less innovation in the field of health care.  As some of the smarter critics predicted, Obamacare, [ugly] as it was in legislative form, is turning into a real beast in the hands of the executive-branch geniuses charged with implementing it and dreaming up the new regulations to make that possible.

TSA New Enemies List.  The Department of Homeland Security and the TSA are not satisfied with treating Americans like pieces of meat, or like printer cartridges, or prison inmates.  It is compiling a database of everyone who opposes the new procedures, that is, anyone who has written anything whatsoever critical of the DHS and TSA, and whose words may cause others to oppose or "disrupt" the assembly line.

The Editor says...
I must be on that list by now!

FCC's "Public Value Test": An Essential Step To Dictatorship.  And so it begins.  Michael Copps, of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has suggested a "public value test" to determine who should, and should not, hold licenses for television and radio. ... Which segment of the "public" is to decide the nature of the "value" being tested?  It doesn't matter.  A few officials at the FCC will take care of that for you.  If this doesn't sound like Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany or any other totalitarian state, I don't know what does.

The Confiscation Con.  If you've spent enough time in the gold community, you might be under the impression that the most imminent threat to the average American isn't terrorism or unemployment, but rather gold confiscation.  Starting with the fact that FDR confiscated gold during the last Great Depression, and continuing to the quite accurate forecast that we are headed into an even Greater Depression, unscrupulous coin dealers have been pushing investors to buy expensive "numismatic" or "collectible" coins that they claim would be protected from government seizure. ... If the situation really gets this bad, you aren't going to trust some government agent with the intelligence of your average TSA officer to judge whether your coins are "numismatic" enough to be exempt from confiscation.

Another Victory for Islamic Jihad Courtesy of the TSA.  Reading several articles about how the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) full-body scans and pat-down "enhanced" security procedures violate the Fourth Amendment, I was struck by the utter irrelevancy of the argument.  Citing that Amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures would indeed present an unarguable efficacy if we lived in a political environment in which the rule of law otherwise prevailed.  No court could contradict the argument and still retain any credibility.  But we do not live in such an environment.  We are living in a political era of fiat law.

Obama is a Marxist By Any Means Possible — The American Civil War of 2010.  Barack Hussein Obama has been labeled by numerous organizations, factions and individuals — left, center AND right — as a Marxist.  In his book, "Dreams from My Father" — authorship of which [is questionable]  — it is written that Obama would seek out, and preferred to hang out with, Marxists and other such radicals.  In the book, Obama is seemingly self-described as a follower of Marxism; students following such wildly leftist theories knowing full well what Communist monsters were born from Marxism.  Obama, in fact, is described by people who have spent a great deal of time in private with the man, as a Marxist-Leninist.  Obama firmly grasps the theory of a working class revolution to redistribute wealth and property.  He was, in college, 100% in agreement with his Marxist college professors.  He is beyond a Socialist, he is a Marxist; self-described.
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Illustration courtesy of Frost My Chaps.


Obama & Soros America's Clearest and Present Danger.  The Obama creature, having served his purpose, is now left dangling by the group in the hapless position of a lame duck 'power', an international joke, but insane enough to create the pretext for a national emergency with imposition of 'marshal law', and as Lincoln, a suspension of constitutional rights.  Such a circumstance defies imagination as to its effect on the entire world.  The danger of such an occurrence is not mere conjecture.  Obama has openly stated he will 'rule' by executive order.  He has in place a cadre of operational czars regularly demonstrating and imposing multiple unconstitutional edicts, all having pronounced negative economic and other effects.  He controls a Justice Department operating as a gangster organization.  He has elevated seriously questionable former and present members of the military to the highest levels of command in matters of critical national security.

President Obama and the Radical Socialist Agenda.  [Scroll down]  More troubling than any of the obvious, open, and/or stealth associations are the instances where [Stanley] Kurtz details the ways that President Obama "distorted" and "obfuscated" the record of his involvement with ACORN and his relationships with his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and his mentor, Bill Ayers.  Kurtz notes that the deceptions include accounts in the president's memoir, Dreams of My Father.  These deceptions, according to Kurtz, are dangerous because "we will be irreversibly down the path toward social transformation before we recognize as a nation what's at stake.  The strategy of achieving socialism through a series of 'non-reformist reforms,' so popular among American's community organizing elite, is premised on precisely that deception."

Obama and ruling by edict as a direct challenge to the authority of the congress.  I believe Obama will carry out ruling by edict as a direct challenge to the authority of the congress.  Congress will push back by de-funding the czars' departments.  This will result in a massive disruption of the governmental process, as well as the salaries of public employees at the national, state, and local levels.  Enter the media and corrupt public and private employee unions who will demand that the President and Commander-in-Chief do something.  The clamor will create panic and chaos.  He will declare a national emergency.  This action will accomplish nothing more than and designed to inflame the matter to a higher pitch, whereat he will declare marshal law, suspend the constitution, and order in federal forces to quell the insurrection by whatever means necessary to restore peace.

The Midterm Elections and the Communist Manifesto.  [Scroll down]  The Communist Manifesto dictates, among other things:
  •   The abolition of private property...
  •   A heavy progressive or graduated income tax...
  •   Abolition of all rights of inheritance...
  •   Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank...
  •   Centralization of the means of communications...
  •   Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state...
  •   Free education for all children in public schools.
And now, among other egregious power grabs, Obama wants to federalize America's waterways, including oceans, rivers, bays, estuaries, and the Great Lakes!

Obama believes your paycheck is not your own.  This is an extreme concept and one that is best understood by analyzing it personally.  Everyone understands that when I "spend" money on a charity or at the grocery, the implication is that I am using my money to make a contribution or to buy chips and beer.  The President clearly believes differently, that my paycheck does not begin its life as mine, from which taxes are taken.  Rather, he believes that my paycheck begins life as his, from which residual amounts are beneficently granted to me for living expenses.

A Soulless White House.  The American people can't take their eyes off Obama for a moment because they know he will try to pull another trick to take away their rights or freedoms any day.  And those trillion-dollar deficits now look like they'll be repeating every year.

Obama Power Grabs Threaten Our Democracy.  What Soros, Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the progressive crowd understood better than anyone prior to Obama's arrival in Washington, was the mechanisms for the direct control over most American enterprises already existed within the federal framework.  It was present in the cabinet level departments and other federal agencies that answer to the President, giving an immoral leader unchecked authority should they be so bold to exercise it, influence the framers of the Constitution had never intended when this nation was established.

A Shrink Asks:  What's Wrong with Obama?  [Scroll down slowly]  Obama will not change.  He will not learn from his mistakes.  He will not grow and mature from on-the-job experience.  In fact, over time, Obama will likely become a more ferocious version of who he is today.  Why?  Because this is a damaged person.  Obama's fate was sealed years ago growing up in his strange and poisonous family.  Later on, his empty vessel was filled with the hateful bile of men like Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers.  Obama will not evolve; he will not rise to the occasion; he will not become the man he was meant to be.  This is for one reason and one reason alone:  He is not capable of it.

Just what is Barack Obama?  [Scroll down]  There is real danger here.  This is the behavior of tyrants.  This is Nero, Napolean, Hitler, Mussolini, Ahmadinejad — all those would-be self-annointed deities.  Self-worship is the religion of tyrants.  When you believe yourself superior to your fellow man, you believe yourself entitled to absolute power over all those fallible fellow humans under your authority.

More about Obama's narcissism.

Letting Leftists Limit Language.  Make no mistake:  Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al. believe in nothing but power.  They are not "socialists."  There are no socialists in the world except those in mental institutions or very young children who have never seen modern political debate in action.  The façade of socialism has always been the same — a phony banner for the acquisition of power.  Every brutal thug, every Hitler or Stalin wannabe, first champions the masses against the despised few who exploit them.

Busted! — Obama's Revolution.  On page 29 of the [David] Horowitz book, the Obama revolution is so clearly exposed that it should send chills up every American's spine.

Echoes of 1930s Germany?  Time and again in these troubled and troubling times people make reference to Germany in the 1930s, the rise of the Third Reich, and to Hitler as they express their fears regarding the Obama administration. ... I think what is at the heart of the comparison is the way, in just under two years, Americans witnessed the government takeover of the healthcare sector, one sixth of the economy, the takeover of General Motors and Chrysler to the benefit of the United Auto Workers and the loss of their creditors and bondholders, and a so-called stimulus package that by most accounts has wasted billions.

Propaganda Efforts by the Obama Administration May Be Criminal.  The Obama Administration has some explaining to do.  Politico reports in a Friday story that 2011 could be a tough year for an Administration facing numerous oversight hearings on issues ranging from the controversy over the Justice Department's handling of the New Black Panther Party investigation to the numerous bailouts administered by Obama Administration officials.  Specific allegations from Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) regarding the use of government sponsored propaganda should raise ethical flags, if not legal ones, for Americans who don't want tax dollars used to promote the big government ideas of President Barack Obama.

Obama's backdoor amnesty follows a pattern of disrespect for our laws.  President Obama lets people break laws that he doesn't like.  The latest example is his backdoor amnesty for thousands of illegal immigrants, as a still-fuzzy but insidious picture is emerging.  Obama shows a pattern of refusing to enforce laws (or refusing to permit states like Arizona to enforce them).  When he dislikes our laws, Obama forces change by dictate rather than seeking legal change through the political process.  Congress gets bypassed.

How Vindictive Is This Administration?  I'm not usually the conspiratorial type, but watch Gov. Chris Christie explain how the Obama administration disqualified the state of New Jersey from hundreds of millions in education funds because some clerk in Trenton turned in the wrong excel spreadsheet.  Democrats in Washington have already shown a willingness to withhold federal education dollars from states that don't follow their preferred tactic for navigating the recession:  giving teachers raises like it's the Gay '90s.

Obama Okays Victory Mosque.  Americans are aghast that the president approves of the construction of a Victory Mosque by a pro-terrorism imam six hundred feet from Ground Zero.  Revolting, yes.  Shocking, no.  One thing we know about Barack Obama is that he is committed to ruling in direct opposition to three-fourths of the American people on all core issues.

More about the proposed Ground Zero mosque.

Obama's Imperial Presidency.  President Obama's actions are unlike anything the American people have seen before.  Indeed, they are in an entirely different category than the actions of previous presidents, which were undertaken largely in wartime and prompted by grave challenges posed by foreign enemies. ... He is disregarding a clear set of statutory requirements contained in federal immigration law, and he is greatly expanding presidential power — all without tackling a genuine national-security threat.

Obama admin plotting to seize Western lands without congressional approval.  Back in February, a leaked memo from the Department of the Interior showed that the Obama administration was considering designating as many as 17 new national monuments throughout the West, effectively closing off huge swaths of land to development.  That this was being done without the input of Congress or local authorities angered many.  Now Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus and Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands has uncovered 14 more pages from the document that were previously unavailable.

Obama reminds us it's all about the motive.  Go through the list [of US presidents] — all 44 — and you'll have a handful of what you consider to be morons and malcontents.  But with the exception of a few, Barack Hussein Obama is the top-ranked of POTUS who intentionally try to destroy their country in order to make the USA the Socialist Capital of the world.  Other anti-Constitutional Socialist presidents were League of Nations lover and ironically white supremacist Woodrow Wilson and new dealer, Supreme Court manipulator and dictator wannabe, FDR.

How Obama Is Locking Up Our Land.  Have you heard of the "Great Outdoors Initiative"?  Chances are, you haven't.  But across the country, White House officials have been meeting quietly with environmental groups to map out government plans for acquiring untold millions of acres of both public and private land.  It's another stealthy power grab through executive order that promises to radically transform the American way of life.

Dismantling America:  Part III.  One of the few campaign promises that Barack Obama has kept was this:  "We are going to change the United States of America!"  As in many other cases, those who were thrilled by the thought of "change" seldom seemed to consider whether it would be a change for the better or for the worse.  True believers in the Obama cult assumed that it had to be a change for the better.

Rule by Decree.  America's economic strength has always depended upon a healthy legal climate for business activity — an environment in which rights and obligations are legally enforceable.  Obama has discovered that, using federal regulatory action to create uncertainty and prohibitive risk for private commerce, he has almost unchecked power to advance his green-energy agenda by shutting down entire sectors of the U.S. economy.  And there isn't anything that any court or any legislature can do about it — at least, not fast enough to make a difference.

Malfeasance.  Since the birth of the Progressive Movement, America's been sliding toward its own form of Socialism.  I know, Mr. Obama says he's not a Socialist, a Marxist or a Communist.  I also know he's a liar as are so many politicians today.  Anybody espousing the redistribution of another's wealth is following Socialist, Marxist and Communistic ideology.

The Editor asks...
Has Obama ever actually denied that he is a Communist?  I don't think anyone has publicly asked him if he is a Marxist, or a Communist, or a Muslim.  Reporters don't ask, because Obama lets his web site do the talking.

Barack Obama, America's First Elected Traitor President.  America will never regain her national standing in the world until and unless Americans stop being politically correct and start becoming straightforward about the dangers this nation is confronted with.  There is a traitor in the White House Oval Office and he is surrounded by co-conspirators who are also actors in his destructive scenario.

'Administrative alternatives' = stealth amnesty.  Obama administration officials are now busy distancing themselves from a controversial draft memorandum outlining various ways to bypass Congress and administratively grant amnesty to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants.  But the leaked internal memo has struck a nerve in the body politic precisely because it is only the latest of a growing list of examples of the Obama White House seeking to circumvent the popular will.

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity.  The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation.

We the Serfs.  The Constitution of the United States of America under President Barak Obama is being transformed from a nation of "We the People" to "We the Serfs." ... Under this administration, we have seen government takeover of large companies, the implementation of a pay czar to determine compensation in private companies, a health care insurance mandate where you will be forced to purchase insurance or have the IRS withholding your refund or garnishing your wages, cap-and-trade legislation, and the EPA regulation of carbon, which will determine where we can set our thermostats in our own homes.

The Perpetual Campaign Continues.  Here's the problem for Obama:  even though he thinks we're a nation of morons, we're not.  We're onto his act.

Administration considers going around Congress to let illegal immigrants stay.  The Obama administration, unable to push an immigration overhaul through Congress, is considering ways it could go around lawmakers to let undocumented immigrants stay in the United States, according to an agency memo.

Our Patrick Henry Moment Is Here.  Obama's election was supposed to transform America, at least in his mind.  This country's first socialist president strode into office confident that he would remake this country.  Fortunately for the country, the timing of his election was twenty, if not fifty, years too late.  Socialism has failed in its pure form wherever it has been tried.  Now it has failed in its modified form.  While much of the world realizes this, President Obama is either ignorant or has more sinister plans for the country.

The Threat to Personal Liberty.  The Tea Party defines itself as in favor of more limited government, but the progressives are slandering it as a racist movement.  Given the media's acquiescence in the budding collective tyranny of the progressives' New Regime, the opposition message is distorted, muffled, and too often unclear.  The challenge for those of us who want America to continue as a nation of free people, with a free and robust economy, is to get across to people in the progressives' targeted constituencies the idea that they are being and will continue to be exploited.

The First Special Interest.  [Scroll down]  If you are a special interest, Obama is your guy.  The only thing he asks for in return is unqualified power.  It doesn't matter what is best for America.  It is not about duty and devotion to principles that protect and serve all men equally.  It is about using the power of the presidency to serve the special interests of a group and exacting a price for the help.  The interests of the group trump the rights and liberties of the ordinary man, and the power of the president becomes greater than both.  This is the path to tyranny.

Administration's Arrogance Abounds.  When you're arrogant, you haven't a clue about what matters to your subjects, only that you keep subjecting them to what matters to you.

Of Course Obama's a Socialist.  Thomas Frank, the Wall Street Journal's quota liberal, is shocked that people are calling President Obama a socialist.  Last week, a poll announced that 55 percent of people think he's just that. ... You can call Obama a socialist, a progressive, a liberal, a black liberationist.  The choice of words doesn't matter.  What matters is that President Obama is a card-carrying member of the ruling class, and every act of this president aims to concentrate more power in the government or distribute favors to his supporters.  America was not founded for this.  The 600,000 did not die in the Civil War for this.  The GIs did not crush Nazism and Communism for this.

Obama & the Eighty-One Percent True Believers.  American philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote on zealotry, explaining why fanatics join irrational mass movements such as the Communists and Nazis.  His works are seminally important for understanding crazed leftist hysteria. ... Hoffer seems to have an Obama in mind when discussing what drives certain aggrieved men to fanaticism:  However much the protesting man of words sees himself as the champion of the downtrodden and injured, the grievance which animates him is, with very few exceptions, private and personal.  His pity is usually hatched out of his hatred for the powers that be.  All of America is now paying for the anger Barack felt years ago, imagined or not.

The Scapegoating of Michael Savage.  Radio host Michael Savage was my first conservative friend — although I've never met the man. ... At first, I agreed with nothing Savage said — except about Obama.  There, he was spot on.  Savage was one of the first to peg Obama as a socialist.  He dubbed Obama "The Little Professor," à la Pol Pot.  Savage predicted, quite presciently, that Obama, like his Cambodian brethren, would turn on his own people.

Obama's Backwardness.  Barack Obama is leading our nation backwards into chaos parallel to the early years of 20th-century Russia.  In the early 20th century, Bolshevik revolutionaries led by Vladimir Lenin pieced together a bureaucratic authority that quickly developed into a totalitarian government.  Barack Obama is laying the foundation step by step for a superstructure not unlike the apparatus by which the Soviet Union functioned.  The bureaucratization of America is an attack on capitalism, the free market, the private sector, and ultimately private property ownership.

Obama creates more crises to manipulate and control.  President Obama is on a 'Rules for Radicals' roll, creating environmental crises with the calculated sham of the Gulf oil spill, while fueling race wars with the NAACP against the Tea Party groups.  Remember, Obama needs crises and enemies to be the messiah and dictator he fantasizes being.

Mr. President, Karl Marx is Dead.  If you were President of the United States and determined to change our system of government from one that promotes and protects our cherished free enterprise system to one of a Marxist-based coercive regime you would recognize the need to do so without seeming to do so.  That's what is happening now under Barack Obama, who is fully cognizant of the fact that any overt tinkering with our liberties would be met with the stiffest opposition from the American people who have an instinctive distrust of anything that smacks of big brotherism — the very essence of Marxist socialism.

Castro, Obama and the Rule of Law.  [Scroll down]  We began with a simple discussion about our country and the direction it has taken since Barack Obama came to power.  We shared the usual complaints about the sour economy and liberal social engineering emanating from the rulers in Washington.  But then he said it.  The sentence came naturally.  I assume it was unplanned.  But it carried the weight of a freight train.  "You know when Castro took power, none of us knew he was a Communist."  We sat stunned.  He continued, "Yes, we all thought he was a patriot, a nationalist.  Before the revolution he didn't sound like a radical."  The comparison at this point was easy, and I interjected, "You mean just like Barack Obama?"  He responded, "Yes, just like Barack Obama."

Free Market Obama.  There was a time when "free market" meant the functioning of the private sector without the intrusion of government.  Now Obama tells us that capitalism really means government control of the private sector.  What Obama has espoused in Las Vegas is nothing less than state capitalism — the same relationship between government and business that exists in every totalitarian society.

Barack Obama and His Glory Days Are Past.  Never in all my years have I witnessed such a blatant attack by any President of the United States of America to come down on the American people themselves.  It is as if voters had brought in an outsider and handed him the reins while they tried to settle on a real candidate.  And, that is just what has been done.  That is, by those who had fallen for his spiel.  There can be no other excuse, except that this black man was better at speaking than Americans were at listening.

States Fight Back Against Federal Tyranny and Abuse.  Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce is incensed over the Obama administration's "outrageous" and bogus lawsuit against the state of Arizona over its perfectly legitimate effort to protect its border and citizens.  Pearce does not mince words, saying this lawsuit is a matter of the Obama administration's abusing its power to advance its "nonenforcement mentality and agenda. ... It's outrageous, what (the administration is) doing.  This is about an agenda.  This is a president that is acting like a dictator.  This is a president who is ignoring the rule of law and siding with lawbreakers over the citizens of this country and the citizens of this state while damage is being conducted every single day.  Every single day!"

Obama's Destruction Of Capitalism.  Obama's administration is rapidly replacing capitalism, markets and free enterprise with socialism and total government control.  In Marxist theory socialism is a stage on the way to the overthrow of capitalism and establishment of communism.  It's doing this by finding examples of capitalist 'failures' and using them to justify government regulation and takeover.

Stopping Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution.  President Obama wants to transform our free-market economy into a government-controlled economy.  He wants to transform our family-centered society to a government-centered society.  He wants to transform our national philosophy founded upon the primacy of the individual and the supremacy of God to one founded upon the primacy of the "collective good" of society and the supremacy of the central government.  Mr. Obama's problem is that the Constitution of the United States stands in his way.

Our shameful, dangerous commander-in-chief.  Our President is thought, by many elite liberals, and other ignorant residents of these United States of America to be a man of unusual intellect and high education.  I see him as a typical lawyer (that's hardly a compliment), whose early life was shaped by friends, family and forces not particularly friendly to what this nation was conceived to be, nor to what it has become.  In my view, Mr. Obama is first and foremost concerned with himself, then with promoting his deeply believed destructive social policies.  I can think of a no more dangerous man that has ever been in his position of unparalleled power.

Alinskys in Action.  As Congress considers the Democrats' unprecedented legislative assault on Wall Street, radical leftists say the bad economy gives them new opportunities to push America even farther down the road to socialism.  "The banking crisis is the next big thing," said George Goehl, executive director of the Chicago-based group National People's Action.

America's House of Cards:  The Cloward-Piven strategy, the bible for liberal progressives, teaches that to undermine the system one need only do one thing:  Overwhelm the system.  The radicals who occupy the White House, students of Alinsky, are all-too-familiar with the methods that will bring this country to its knees and allow for a remake or "transformation" to an ideal society that will finally be acceptable to their brethren.  Using each and every "crisis" to add another control disguised as government benevolence, the Obama administration is packing regulation upon regulation on the American people.

Obama Strategy.  Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven are professors of sociology at Columbia University.  Together, they published a plan in 1966 known as the Cloward-Pivan Strategy calling for the destruction of capitalism in America by collapsing the economy, creating social chaos and nationalizing many private institutions.  According to many sources, including Wayne Allyn Root, a classmate of Barack Obama at Columbia University in 1983, President Obama is using the Cloward-Pivan strategy to destroy capitalism and replace it with authoritarian socialism, whereby a majority of citizens would need government on order to survive, thereby ensuring their continued vote for bigger government.

Democrats at Ramming Speed.  Washington has never been held in lower esteem by Americans than it is today.  Yet those in control of Washington — President Obama and congressional Democrats — are bent on enacting a series of sweeping domestic policy changes this year that have one thing in common:  They are unpopular, in whole or in part.  This is unprecedented and a bit weird too.

Arrogance in the Executive.  [Scroll down slowly]  Obama apparently believes that government should be able to stop all man-made disasters before they happen.  "As we continue our response effort," he said, "we're also moving quickly on steps to ensure that a catastrophe like this never happens again."  In fact, neither he nor anyone else can "ensure" any such outcome, unless he proposes to call an end to all of the progress that has been made since the beginning of the industrial revolution, if not before.

Does Obama need Congress for anything?  Evidently, our president is too impatient, too dissatisfied with the pace of our nation's representatives when it comes to fuel standards and has decided to issue an executive order that requires tough new requirements for our country's auto industry.

The Socialist Judge:  Elena Kagan and the Teachable Moment.  Why focus on an undergraduate college paper written almost thirty years ago?  Because we are in the middle of a massively controversial presidency led by a man who has exhibited every intention of "transforming" America in the socialist image — leading the country away from its capitalist heritage.  This Supreme Court nomination does not, after all, come in a vacuum.  Since taking office, the Obama administration has taken control of everything from car companies to financial institutions to banks to your health care.

Did someone mention Elena Kagan?

Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation.  Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.  That's why Barack Obama is such a good thing for America.

Why Conservatives Love the Founders.  History is full of Obamas, and the people who idolized such power-hungry self-glorifying narcissists.  The Founders understood human history in their very bones, because they read history from the Bible to the Roman Empire, Europe's bloody and tyrannical history, and the Americas.  If you want to understand Obama, just look at any idolized hero in Latin America:  Chavez, Fidel, Bolivar, Juan Peron.  Look at European monarchs.  Look at Napoleon.

The President Says You've Got Enough Money.  In a recent speech, President Obama declared, "at some point, I think you've got enough money."  And it's what he thinks, not what you think, that matters.  That goes double for what he thanks about your money.  There lies — bare as can be — the irrefutable evidence of the president's true ideology (socialism or worse) and of just how serious a threat he is to this nation.

"Enough Money".  One of the many shallow statements that sound good — if you don't stop and think about it — is that "at some point, you have made enough money."  The key word in this statement, made by President Barack Obama recently, is "you."  There is nothing wrong with my deciding how much money is enough for me or your deciding how much money is enough for you, but when politicians think that they should be deciding how much money is enough for other people, that is starting down a very slippery slope.

Woody Allen thinks Obama would get much more done as dictator.  "It would be good...if (Obama) could be dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly," Allen is quoted as saying.

Woody Allen says President Obama should be granted dictatorial powers (seriously).  Woody Allen has a strange take on the democracy that allowed him to become rich and famous.  The "Scoop" director said it would be a cool idea for President Barack Obama to be dictator for for a few years.  Why?  So he could get things done without all the hassle of opposing views getting in the way.

An Obama Dictatorship:  Hollywood's Dream Come True.  In 2008, when Woody Allen last spoke of Barack Obama to a group of Spanish journalists, he declared that it would be a "disgrace" if the then-U.S. Senator failed in his quest to become the 44th President of the United States.  Now, 16th [sic] months into Obama's first term, Allen has apparently mistaken La Vanguardia, a Spanish newspaper, for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Is President Obama Using Executive Powers To Organize Protests?  Earlier, we posted about the links between Andy Stern's SEIU and a group called National People's Action (NPA).  NPA, together with SEIU and the AFL-CIO, is organizing a series of angry marches against Wall Street and capitalism.  NPA is a very dangerous and radical group that isn't shy about its radical philosophy. ... President Obama is very close with NPA board member, John McKnight.  Mr. McKnight also sits on the board of the Gamaliel foundation where President Obama worked as a community organizer.

Obama after ObamaCare.  What's next for Obama?  We can expect to see more of Obama the tyrant and more of Obama the know-it-all.  Now that he has "succeeded" with ObamaCare, his pride will be even more puffed up and he will be that much more insufferable and difficult to constrain.

Court-Packing, Chicago-Style.  President Obama, Senator Reid, and Speaker Pelosi showed their ability to ruthlessly ram through their legislative agenda with a combination of procedural tricks, sleight-of-hand, and painful arm-twisting, all of which could happen again.  They also hope to have a Supreme Court which will rubber-stamp their legislative agenda and thus guarantee its long-term survival.

The Party of American Slavery in Full Abhorrent Power Again.  It is no secret that The Obama is taking over, dismantling and/or destroying every aspect of that which the Founding Fathers of the USA brought to bear; freedom and liberty being the two things that Obama needed to eliminate first. ... The current US government is moving quickly and forcefully against the American people.  Obama & Co has already announced that it will now force Amnesty for illegals (to make up for the American voters who will not vote for him again), Cap & Trade (aka Cap & Tax), National ID ("your papers, please — now!") and will resurrect legislation to remove the union's secret ballot (power is an aphrodisiac and drunken power is the worst).  And Obama has the fire power of the strongest military in the world, today, to back him up.

Amnesty By Executive Fiat.  The Obama administration cannot legalize the entire illegal immigrant population this way, much less put them on a path to citizenship.  But it is a democratically unaccountable start.

Pulling the Plug on the "Living" Constitution.  Barack Obama has long seen the U.S. Constitution as an obstacle to what he considers progress.  In a 2001 interview that surfaced during the presidential campaign, he made this very clear:  the Supreme Court under Justice Earl Warren had failed to break "free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution," Obama mused on a radio show. ... The founders had set up a form of government to protect liberty; he clearly wished they had formed a government to enact equality.

President Obama Being Held To A Different Standard?  When President Harry Truman was told by the Supreme Court of the United States of America that his attempts to seize the coal and steel industries were Unconstitutional, why is Barack Hussein Obama being held to a different standard?  Does he believe he is above the law?  Is he betting that the current leadership, under Nancy Pelosi would never begin Impeachment Proceedings?

Obamacare parallels Hitlercare:
Origin and Rise of Compulsory Medicine.  It is a fact, and a very remarkable one, that the great demagogues of our age appear to be greatly worried about the health of their subjects.  No one was more so than Adolf Hitler. ... As a committee report on health insurance of the Canadian House of Commons put it (March 16, 1943):  "During the early years of Hitler's regime, the government's medical program was looked upon by many observers as one of the greatest props of the totalitarian state."

Global gun control, shredding of capitalism and Supreme Court compromise.  First of all, as I have said many times in the last few months on air and in print, if you want to have a real clue about where Obama and his staff are going and where they will take us, review the history of Hitler's rise to power and the seduction, promises and terror that sucked in most of the German people in 1938.  Obama is following the playbook perfectly.  We have already seen the false promises of creating endless jobs from Obama — NOT.  Hitler did the same thing to German Parliament to manipulate enough votes to get the power with 'Hitler's enabling act.'

Instituting law... the Obama way.  A new graphic that surfaced today does a great job showing how the Obama administration manages to create law without going through the usual legislative process.  President Obama just made 15 recess appointments which means the candidates for the government positions skip the usual Senate confirmation process.

Hope and Change ... the Constitution.  [Scroll down slowly]  President Obama, like many members of Congress, has little experience in or understanding of the private free-market economy.  Obama never started a business, ran one or struggled to meet a payroll.  He shows little respect for the hard, long hours people put in to build successful businesses that compete to provide goods and services to customers and that hire people.  He believes that unequal outcomes are unjust and that government exists to right this wrong by "spreading the wealth."

Responding to question, Cantor says 'no one thinks' Obama is a domestic 'enemy'.  A person from the audience asked [House Minority Whip Eric] Cantor, "In light of what Obama has done to leave us vulnerable, to cut defense spending to make us vulnerable to our outside enemies, to slight our allies ... what would he have to do differently to be defined as a domestic enemy?"  After pausing for several moments to let the crowd's laughter and head nodding dissipate, Cantor was received with low-level boos when he responded, "No one thinks that the president is a domestic enemy," Cantor said.

A Malice That Dares Not Show Its Face.  Trying to shame a flippant Obama over his lies, posturing, and political subterfuge is as futile as throwing spitballs at a charging rhino, or shooting rubber bands at a provoked bull.  He isn't going to be stopped.  He intends to knock you down and gore you until you move no more, and for extra measure, toss you into the air a few times to make sure you're no longer a threat or a provocation.  His collectivist soul and commitment to subduing America requires that he be deaf to public opposition to his agenda and heedless of the consequences of bringing it to implementation.  This requires the habitual and ultimately ingrained psychological insulation adopted by all power-lusters and dictators.  They don't like being contradicted, questioned, or doubted.

How Obama's Green Policies Will Bankrupt America.  Obama's policies prop up energy production that's inefficient and costly while shutting down other energy resources, like nuclear power, that could be both effective and affordable.  It's all about creating scarcity — and a heightened dependence on the government.  The optimistic news is that the public is increasingly skeptical of Obama's illogical promises, but that only means the administration is ratcheting up the fear-mongering to squeeze in as much changed as possible within the next three years.

The Progressives' Perfect Trojan Horse.  Democrats say that their mission is to give all Americans health care.  The Democrats are lying.  Signing ObamaCare into law against our will and the Constitution is tyranny and step one of their hideous goal of having as many Americans as possible dependent on government, thus controlling our lives and fulfilling Obama's promise to fundamentally transform America.

Obama's Ideology Threatens America.  Only an administration with a totalitarian inclination would go to the lengths we've seen to pass a law that 75% of the people reject.  Obama is driven entirely by ideology and it's the same one that motivated Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, and the other dictators of the last century.  Ideologically, Obama is a communist whose views were shaped by a communist mentor in his youth.  He is a true believer in the economic and social views of communism that government must control all aspects of the individual's life and owns the fruits of his labors and earnings.

The Obama doctrine:  govern by decree.  When a supposedly democratic government rules by decree with little or no direct accountability to its citizens, the effects are much broader than those generated by any particular decree.  This process of issuing decrees enhances that lust for power among the political class while creating a corresponding attitude of subservience in the citizenry.

Destroying America from Within:  [Scroll down]  The current American president is arguably the gravest mistake the American electorate has ever made and one it may not survive intact.  It will inevitably come to regret its decision.  This is not the place to run through the chronicle of Obama's blunders, backslidings, broken promises, outright lying, despotic tendencies, shallow education, historical falsifications, ludicrous policies, betrayal of allies, and economic bungling (assuming this is not deliberate) — the record is accessible in all its details to anyone who wishes to consult it. ... This is a president who is foisting a radical, far-left agenda on a center-right country and who will not be deterred from ramming his project into existence.

Obama's Communists Now Ruling the USA.  Obama is so bent upon getting his way and destroying the USA that he is now openly — and in full view of all — threatening to place the country in even more jeopardy.  The Communist Obama Government now has a stranglehold on the United States of America, its legislators and its people and he will NOT willingly let go.  In fact, as his smile beams even more broadly he is squeezing ever tighter to end our lives and the life of our country.

Impeach the president?  The Slaughter Solution is a dagger aimed at the heart of our system of checks and balances.  It would enable the Democrats to establish an ominous precedent:  The lawmaking process can be rigged to ensure the passage of any legislation without democratic accountability or even a congressional majority.  It is the road to a soft tyranny.  James Madison must be turning in his grave.  Mr. Obama is imposing a leftist revolution.  Since coming to office, he has behaved without any constitutional restraints.

Water for Votes and Other Atrocities.  Obama has now joined the likes of all other despots who have ever walked and practiced their tyrannies upon planet Earth. ... Obama turned off the spigots in California's Central Valley in order to destroy crops, fruit trees, farmers' livelihoods etc.  in that once extremely fertile and productive area and to give him a large hammer to use against all of us who eat food and drink water.  Obama affected this by design and on purpose first and foremost to observe whether or not he could get away with it...

Five Reasons Why FEMA Should Stay at DHS.  The FEMA Independence Act of 2009 is currently in the U.S. House of Representatives.  This bill would move the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) out of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and elevate the agency to cabinet-level status.

The Editor says...
Why make FEMA a cabinet-level agency?  So FEMA could be under the direct control of the executive branch, not the Congress.  FEMA is dangerous enough already without the ability to hide behind executive privilege.

More about FEMA.

Obama And His Appointees Dismantling US.  President Barack Hussein Obama is proceeding to destroy America and has opened up a six-front war to do so. ... Mr. Obama has immense executive authority, which he has already used to damage the country.  One notable example is his decision to try terrorists in New York City, thereby giving the terrorists the premier platform to broadcast their propaganda and recruit Islamic radicals to their cause.  Another example is cap and trade by fiat of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), rather than Congressional action.

Dreading our future.  The grace notes and charm have vanished, with peevishness and petty spite his default emotions.  His rhetorical gifts now serve his loathsome habit of fear-mongering.  "Time is running out," he says, over and again.  He said it on health care, on the stimulus, in Copenhagen, on Iran.  Instead of provoking thought and inspiring ideas, the man hailed for his Ivy League nuance insists we stop thinking and do what he says.  Now.

America Under Barack Obama.  [Scroll down slowly]  I try to avoid hyperbole, but I think Obama is possibly the most dangerous and destructive president we have ever had. ... So in answer to your question, I am beginning to think that this guy is a phony.  Obama seems to have no firm principles that I can discern that he will adhere to.  His only principle is his own aggrandizement.  This is a very dangerous mindset for a president to have.

Hope & Change, Gangsta Style.  Voices from the center, left and right have barraged their Senators offices indicating their displeasure with the lack of transparency on the process (meeting in closed room sessions) and substance (the bill has not yet even been fully written and the Senators know "enough" to vote on it) of the Health Care legislation.  Yet it was Obama's iron fist, his nasty scowl, and his hard-core Chicago bullying that was most interestingly revealed this week.

Enviro-Marxists discover the real scourge of the planet:  human beings.  The Founders understood that a government that "must do" things for you eventually degenerates into a government that does things to you.  Barack Obama and his merry band of Marxists know that as well.  They just hope that the rest of us won't figure it out any time soon.

Obama the Red Avenger.  Obama's early life indicates that young Barry may have been brought up as a Red Avenger against America.  We know that he talks like an anti-capitalist and an anti-Constitutionalist, and that he compulsively apologizes for American actions during the Cold War.  The Cold War was not something we started — it was started by Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and other totalitarian mass murderers long before the Korean War and the Vietnam War, our two hot proxies in the Cold War.  What we haven't understood is how deeply Obama was indoctrinated from childhood onward in the war against America.

The Obama 4 year plan to re-make America.  Amongst the primary objectives the Obama administration has set out to accomplish are:  a complete restructuring of our economy in accordance with the President's socialist construct; the establishment of a federally run Health Care System; the reshaping of our military prowess into an obsolete commodity; A gradual consolidation, under the Executive branch, of authority commonly delegated to the Judicial and the Legislative branches; and finally, the legal prohibition of aired dissent from any assembly or media outlet which happens to disagree with the President or seeks to divulge the potentially deleterious effects of his policies.

Obama for World President?  [Scroll down slowly]  Just four years ago [Obama] was a backbencher in the Illinois legislature, but since then he has served a partial term in the U.S. Senate, where he spent most of his tenure campaigning for the next giant step in his upward mobility, to the Oval Office.  He has never in any office run for re-election, but has instead used any current position as a boost platform for his next installation.  Observers of his presidency have been puzzled by the continuing pattern:  Obama is still in campaign mode, spending a good deal of time giving major policy speeches, not only in the states, but around the globe.  "What office is he running for now?"  One can ask.

They're ALL Communists.  Back when people were tippy-toeing around the "s" word ("socialist"), and before he was elected, I called out Obama's basic political inclinations for what they are — communist.  Though plenty pooh-poohed this, and called it extreme or unsubstantiated, there was ample proof in Obama's own writings, his interviews, and the political leanings of his mentors (Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshall Davis), his pastor (Jeremiah Wright) and his friends.  It's absurd to hear people say now that Obama is governing differently than he campaigned.  If you think that, you weren't listening.  But those who still harbor any doubts need only look at his team of "advisors."

The Coming Climate Dictatorship.  The House and Senate climate bills contain a provision giving the president extraordinary powers in the event of a "climate emergency."  As chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.  If you thought the House health care bill that nobody read has hidden passages that threaten our freedoms and liberty, take a peak at the "trigger" placed in the byzantine innards of both the House-passed Waxman-Markey bill and the Kerry-Boxer bill just passed by Democrats out of Sen. Barbara Boxer's Environment and Public Works Committee.

Obamerika.  [Scroll down slowly]  Obama and his cohorts eschew all authority, from the Bible to the U.S. Constitution, that they themselves do not generate.  This translates to "any moral or legal principle that does not support the Obama administration's political agenda or the idea that its leaders should have power over every area of our lives."  Through sweeping stimulus, health care, cap-and-trade, and net neutrality legislation, the current administration is attempting to commandeer the authority to dictate everything from executive pay to what end-of-life treatments are available to its citizens, from what we listen to on our radios and watch on our television sets to what opinions we can share on the internet and what cars we can drive.

Without A Shot Being Fired, A Dictator Has Taken Over the United States.  Obama appears to have no particular loyalties to anyone or anything save for himself.  He has proclaimed that in the case of adversity he would stand with the Muslims, which many took to mean that he was ruled by that faith.  But in truth, his position was to solidify his hopes of being the modern day leader of that faith in order to use their willingness to kill without conscience when ordered to do so in the name of that religion.  With an army of religious terrorists, now spread world-wide, his dreams of being the ultimate leader of the entire world is advanced with more certainty.

Can America Survive its Sharp Left Turn?  In November of 2008, with the assistance of a compliant media, a poorly educated electorate, and widespread dissatisfaction with the Republican Party's abandonment of its conservative base, the Democrats swept to power in 2009.  In less than one year, President Obama, with the help of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and a gaggle of radical czars, has steered our Country into a sharp turn to the left.  Many conservative commentators and bloggers have commented that this sharp left turn is dangerous, a threat to America's survival.

If Obama were a Marxist, what would he believe?  This article offers the basic teachings of Karl Marx, so readers may judge themselves whether these might be at work influencing current Administration decisions.  In the present chaotic political atmosphere, the phrase "Marxist" is tossed around without explanation.  But what exactly does Marxism represent?  Marx's universe was simplistic.  It presents a godless, sinister world where the powerful prey upon the weak, which can only be healed through revolution.  In the resulting apocalypse, wealth is confiscated by revolutionaries so all may benefit.  Private property is outlawed as enlightened leaders build a paradise of communism.  But before utopia arrives, a principled assault must destroy capitalism.

Ship of Fools:  Obama's Intimates and Advisors.  The Obama Administration is plainly subverting democracy in America, wildly careening our previous 230-year history of democracy so dangerously Leftward that after a mere nine months we are in terrible danger of sinking. ... Three dominant themes of the Obama Administration emerge — fanatically uncompromising anti-capitalism, dangerous and blatant anti-Semitism, and the societal inculcation of dogmatic Leftist, Socialist "faith" through indoctrination of American school children beginning with the earliest ages — a practice instituted by Lenin in Communist Russia and now pounding its way into the American academic mainstream through the prolific efforts and influence of self-proclaimed Communist, Obama friend, and likely "autobiography" ghost writer, William Ayers, as well as Obama appointees like Charles Freeman and Kevin Jennings.

What is Marxism?  Marxists claim that Marxism is a science.  It is not.  It is a sort of pagan religious cult.  It is a theology.  It is a form of superstition.  Marxists claim that Karl Marx understood capitalism and economics.  He did not.  They also claim that the entire validity of Marx's set of theories on all subjects rests ultimately on how valid Marxist economic thought is.  Marxist economic thought was completely wrong.  Marx claimed that all products contain value that is directly proportional to the amount of labor embodied within them.  He was wrong.  All the rest of Marxism is based entirely on this mistaken and falsifiable premise.

Acting President Obama Wants Communism In America.  This disastrous pile of socialist fly paper called a "Stimulus Bill" does little or nothing to stimulate the free market economy.  It does everything possible to stimulate the growth of socialist government and the Democrat party.  The communistic policies that Obozo is putting into place through Congress and by use of executive orders are no different from what we saw in the Soviet Union before it imploded.

Elites and Tyrants.  Today's leftists, socialists and progressives would bristle at the suggestion that their agenda differs little from Nazism.  However, there's little or no distinction between Nazism and socialism.  Even the word Nazi is short for National Socialist German Workers Party.  The origins of the unspeakable horrors of Nazism, Stalinism and Maoism did not begin in the '20s, '30s and '40s.  Those horrors were simply the end result of long evolution of ideas leading to consolidation of power in central government in the quest for "social justice."

Ministry of Truth, Obama-style.  President Obama has been agitating for the authority to criminalize political opponents since he took office.  First there was the raft of DHS reports profiling conservatives as terrorists.  Then came the push for a new fairness doctrine, subsequently refined to be achieved in diversity regulations to be imposed on local radio stations.  Following these attacks on free speech was the much debated hate crimes legislation, considered by many to be a back-door path to silencing critics of the administration.  But, while dangerous to free speech, none of these draconian policies could do as much damage as new regulatory czar Cass Sunstein's shocking proposal to ban "falsehoods" — a term left up to the Obama administration to define.  If Sunstein succeeds, free speech will be truly dead in America.

Barack and Michelle Obama Are Despot Wannabe's.  Just because Obama is full of himself and has believed his own press releases too much does not mean that we have to humor him in his folly. ... He's only 47 years old — a year younger than my own oldest daughter, and Obama is nowhere near where he needs to be to run this nation without running it in the ground.  For one thing, Obama is too much in to himself.  He believes he is the Messiah — Savior — only salvation of the world.  That, in itself, denotes danger.

Obama's Revenge:  [Scroll down slowly]  And Obama has done all this with the predictable double-speak that characterizes malevolent intention, i.e., touting transparency while concealing everything, speaking of integrity while appointing crooks and incompetents riddled with conflicts-of-interest, supporting energy independence while killing off-shore and domestic oil-drilling and nuclear power, and feigning optimism while he speaks of impending "catastrophe" in order to push through a pork-laden, trillion-dollar-plus Stimulus plan that rewards the corrupt voter-fraud organization Acorn with billions and unions with discriminatory union-only labor agreements, paves the way for socialized medicine, and threatens to take away the most cherished rights of We The People.

The RAT hiding deep inside the stimulus bill:  The provision, which attracted virtually no attention in the debate over the 1,073-page stimulus bill, creates something called the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board — the RAT Board, as it's known by the few insiders who are aware of it.  The board would oversee the in-house watchdogs, known as inspectors general, whose job is to independently investigate allegations of wrongdoing at various federal agencies, without fear of interference by political appointees or the White House.

Obama Admin. Credited with Gun Industry Boom.  According to the National Shooting Sports Federation (NSSF), the trade association that represents nearly 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, and others involved in the gun industry, the economic impact of that industry has grown by 66 percent since the start of the Great Recession.  In 2008 the total impact (direct and indirect) was $19 billion.  Last year it exceeded $31 billion.  Jobs and taxes it generated also jumped a similar amount.  Jobs directly connected with the industry increased from 75,000 to nearly 100,000 last year, while federal, state, and excise taxes (which support wildlife conservation) increased from $3.1 billion to $5 billion.

Stop This Man.  One sector of the American economy that is booming is the absolute orgy of guns and ammunition sales.  I am pretty certain President Obama will not say anything positive about this economic news.  I have read more than one report that shows how the surge of civilian firepower sales began back when it appeared that Obama was likely to be elected.  The already-brisk guns and ammo market blew up another 25% once he was elected.  Reason:  freedom lovers do not trust liberal President Obama.  His nomination for Attorney General, Mr. Eric Holder, proves that distrust is justified.

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Barack Obama and the End of the Republic.  For the first time in history, US voters are being asked to choose between continuing the Republic or bending to the will of a totalitarian Communist candidate.  It would seem to be a "no-brainer" but, with the greatest voter fraud in US history being perpetrated it just might happen.  We must all vote and vote en masse for John McCain if we are to save the country from a self-proclaimed dictatorship.  If we don't, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez will have a new ally.

Obama is a disaster.  President Obama has been in office for about 30 days and the outlines of his policies, personnel choices and general approach are now quite clear.  If the first 30 days are a precursor of the balance of the term America is at grave risk.  The economy is in shambles.  Just as when President Bush took power, we are in a severe recession.  President Bush was wildly criticized by the liberal media for "talking down the economy."  When Obama does the same, he is praised for his candor.

Fifteen Reasons I'm Already Tired of the Obama Era:  [#11]  Barack Obama has already broken more campaign promises in a month than George Bush did in eight years.  He's a living, breathing example of everything people hate about politics.  He's habitually dishonest, will say anything if it benefits him politically, and he has already doled out more taxpayer money to his supporters via the stimulus bill than any politician in history.

Americans Fighting Back Against Obama's Socialism.  It's interesting to note that the market started this latest fall as soon as the so called Stimulus package was passed in Congress.  The market understands that this was not going to stimulate anything, rather it was a massive tool to create bigger government than ever before dreamed of in this country.  In addition, the bailout money is being used to literally nationalize industry and there is a move on to nationalize banks.  If government owns and controls the market place then there is no free market and nothing to invest in.

Where's the Beef?  Obama is deliberately attempting to create an economic system where more people live off the government than by their own efforts, thus creating a permanent underclass utterly dependent upon the largesse of the government and therefore ever-beholden to it.

Divining Obama's meaning is a word-by-word exercise.  "We've all seen how quickly good intentions can turn into broken promises and wasteful spending," Obama said.  Yes, we have.  We've seen a record amount of both in just his first month in office.  We're going to put all of the bills up online five days before they're signed, except when we don't.  We're not going to hire lobbyists to work in the White House, except when we do.  We're not going to nationalize the banks, except that "we will act with the full force of the federal government to ensure" that they "have enough confidence" to lend money.  (Yes, we will force you to have confidence.)

Is Obama the Most Famous Living Person Ever?  Whether you measure fame in terms of saturation or sheer numbers, it seems indisputable to me that more people know at least something about the new American president than anyone alive, at this point — or any — in the planet's existence.

Obama has magnetic appeal on TV viewers, finds study.  The US inauguration may have been a visual feast but, according to research published yesterday [1/30/2009], viewers could not take their eyes off Barack Obama.  The appeal of the new president was demonstrated in a University of Edinburgh study that tracked the eye movements of viewers.  Despite potential distractions, such as the Obama family and the rows of distinguished guests, viewers' eyes remained fixed on the president for almost the entire time he was on screen.

Poll:  Obama More Popular Than Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.  John Lennon once claimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.  Now President Obama has evidence that he's more popular than both.  Obama topped a new Harris interactive poll that asked 2,634 Americans who they admire enough to call a hero.  Jesus came in second on a list that includes God, Mahtma Gandhi and George Washington.  Other historic or notable figures making the top 10 were Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Abraham Lincoln, John McCain, John F. Kennedy, U.S. Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger and Mother Teresa.

It Just Keeps Getting Worse.  As Barack Obama feverishly presses forward with his socialist agenda, one wonders whether any act of executive overreaching might cause the compliant, nay, conspiratorial Democratic congressional majorities to pause or, better yet, to resist.  I think not. ... I realize liberals take umbrage at the pejorative terms "Marxist" and "socialist," but in invoking them, my purpose is neither to exaggerate nor to provoke.  If the terms bother you, could you please tell me how Obama would be behaving differently if he were a socialist or Marxist just elected in this country?

Keeping Hate Alive.  When the New York Post went ape in a cartoon, the enemies of freedom and equality showed their colors.  Apparently the time has come to silence all critics of President Obama!  He is the leader of our country and must not be questioned!  Therefore, anyone who dares to make a critical reference to him or any of his policies is an enemy of the United States and should be destroyed.  Furthermore, every word or phrase used to challenge his authority will be meticulously parsed to discover hidden meanings.

The Power Of Life And Death Is In Our Words.  Do not for one moment think that we are either intellectually or morally superior to those Germans who put Hitler in power.  We have been saved by our institutions and our traditions — the very institutions and traditions that so many are so busy eroding or dismantling, whether in classrooms or courtrooms or in the halls of Congress and the White House.

What About the Other 78%?  [Scroll down]  My quibble, of course, is that [Obama] is not out to "save" capitalism, but to disable it and replace it with a statist arrangement wherein the government owns banks and car companies, directs employers on how to pay and treat their employees, limits industrial output, and runs the healthcare system.  But all this raises an interesting political question:  who's in favor of this other than "millions of liberals"?  (And some of them might be having second thoughts.)

Obama lied; the economy died.  If President Obama were to try to misrepresent his positions for the next four years, there would be nothing he could say that would approach the inaccuracy of his claim last week that he is not for big government.  It is the essence of the man and his presidency.  He doesn't like America the way it has been since its founding — and it will take an abusively big government to realize his dreams of converting America into something quite different.  If you don't know that, you don't yet know Barack Obama.

Bingo!  Call It Communism.  I once wrote that we could play "Communist Manifesto Bingo":  once President Obama enacts or strengthens five planks from the Communist Manifesto, yell "bingo" and you win.  One month into President Obama's first term, BINGO!  I did change my own game rules just a tad.  Instead of using the exact planks from Marx, which can be ambiguous for some people, I'm using a more detailed list from the current Communist Party USA.

Global Television For Our Global Leader.  Elite members of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, at the end of January were considering a proposal for a new global television network to usher in a state of "global governance."  It sounds authoritarian, even totalitarian, to some. ... The WEF also envisions cooperation and collaboration in global media ventures.  It asks, "How can we save journalism to help it save the world?"  Clearly, this is advocacy journalism on a global scale.  Indeed, the list of "Recommendations" says it is imperative to start "Communicating a global agenda, and motivating and mobilizing people to support it..."  Is this journalism?  Or is it brainwashing and propaganda?

What if Obama Turns America into Europe?  America's system, based fundamentally on individual risk and responsibility, has been the great incubator of innovations that have become the staples of the modern age — from medical advances, to computers, to the internet and beyond.  Around the world, people have benefited in ways beyond measure.  All that energy poured into progress is likely to fade, as America devolves into a nation of carbon-capped civil servants, tending to a much-shrunken private sector, and a growing line of people on the dole.

Waging War on Prosperity.  President Lyndon Johnson's administration was known for his War on Poverty.  President Obama's will become notable for his War on Prosperity.  We're speaking, of course, of Obama's plans to hike income taxes on the most wealthy 2 or 3 percent of the nation.  He's not just raising the top rate to 39.6 percent; he's also disallowing about one-third of top earner's deductions, whether for state and local taxes, charitable contributions or mortgage interest.  This is an effective hike in their taxes by an average of about 20 percent.

Barack Obama bets the farm in $4 trillion poker game.  A keen poker player, Mr Obama is gambling not only his own presidency, but the future wellbeing of the country.  If he pulls it off, they might find room for him on Mount Rushmore.  If he fails, he could bankrupt the world's largest economy.  There have been only a few watershed moments in US history, and this is one.

Obama and the Disunited States.  President Obama's rise caps forty years of building new 'nations' from one America, as America's left adapted to the rise of civil rights, and built a power base from fanning discontent.  Newsweek cheers, "We are all socialists now!"  MSNBC's Jim Cramer calls Barack Obama's budget a "radical agenda" and points out "This is the greatest wealth destruction I've seen by a President."  None of this should be a surprise to anybody who was paying attention to Obama's Hawaii links to the Communist Party, USA or his years of Chicago work with the Democratic Socialists of America. But many voters — and most of the media — aggressively avoided paying attention.  Now they are literally paying the price.

Obama:  Fear and the Security Force.  [Scroll down]  For example, I was surprised recently when a woman I know — someone who could easily abide by the injunction, "Never discuss religion or politics" — said in a most sober fashion that she was thinking of leaving the country.  Then there is an elderly Jewish gentleman of my acquaintance who lived through WWII; this man could be described as almost apolitical, was probably more apt to vote Democrat than Republican and isn't given to issuing political opinion, let alone hyperbole.  Yet when someone else broached the subject of Obama's legions of fawning admirers, he broke his pattern and interjected, "This is like what happened with Hitler... ."

Worshippers in Lansing, MI assaulted by liberal activists.  Suppose you were sitting in church one Sunday peacefully minding your own business, praying that God grant our new president the wisdom to do what is right when suddenly, the sanctity of the church is violated in the most horrific way by vandals, thugs, and screaming lunatics.  This is what happened at a small church in Lansing, MI called Mount Hope.

Georgia congressman warns of Obama dictatorship.  A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist or fascist dictatorship.  "It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he's the one who proposed this national security force," Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with The Associated Press.  "I'm just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may — may not, I hope not — but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism."

Georgia Congressman Stands By Remarks On Obama.  A Republican congressman from Georgia is standing by comments that he fears President-elect Barack Obama could be planning to rule as a Marxist dictator with his own domestic security force.

Obama's Henchmen and the Rise of Commufascism.  The secret to selling bad ideas is to make sure they are the only ones available.  This is how totalitarian regimes take power.  Whether it was Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany or Vladimir Lenin in Communist Russia, the pattern is largely the same — totalitarian dictators come to power by enshrining themselves as cults of personality and then creating political monopolies through often less than delicate campaigns of indoctrination and censorship — especially censorship enshrouded in the intimidating aura of state power.

Criticizing Obama has been made off limits.  Let me give you a few helpful survival tips for the next four years.  The most important rule in this coming age is to remember that one must take great caution when criticizing Barack Obama.  Remember, even Democratic hero Bill Clinton was accused of being a bigot for calling Obama's political biography a "fairy tale."  Former Democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro was compared to David Duke for suggesting that Barack Obama gained some advantages from being black.

Now for the real Shock Doctrine.  As is now well known, Barack Obama's new Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, told a Wall Street Journal conference last week that, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."  He added, his eye on the worsening financial environment, that "This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before."  President-elect Obama appears to be taking the crisis strategy to heart.

The Unspoken Campaign Message of Obama:  Obama, like [Saul] Alinsky, is not so much an ideologue as a power fanatic. ... In college, it seems, Obama heard and spoke the word "power" as normal people would speak or hear the words "soul" or "honor" or "God."  Power, alone, counts to him.  He will do anything to win power, and men who will do anything to win power will do anything at all.

How the Great Depression brought Adolf Hitler to power:  The Great Depression certainly empowered FDR to make big changes in America over his four terms.  In spite of all the hoo-hah the country didn't get out of the long, long slump until 1940 or so, with the huge mobilization of men and industrial resources for World War II.  But FDR did get to play to his heart's content, through the NRA, the WPA, the AAA, the CCC, the TVA, the NLRB, the FDIC and the SEC.  By comparison all we've got is a measly TARP.  So far.

Obama's Ideological Father:  [Scroll down]  But whether he realizes it or not, he has an ideological forebearer who has set the stage for this administration's agenda:  Antonio Gramsci.  Gramsci, while still in his twenties, organized the Italian Communist party in 1921 with his colleague Togliotti. ... The progeny of Gramsci are alive and well and now reside in the White House.  They believe in big government, one worldism, distrust of religion, and a denial of American exceptionalism.  Our leaders may not identify themselves as Gramscians and may even mock the designation, but make no mistake:  Gramsci's DNA is in their bloodstream.

The Community Organizer-in-Chief.  I finally figured this out.  Barack Obama is the Community Organizer-in-Chief.  He is taking the inequities, the slights, the unfairness, the spread between wealth and poverty, the choices the rich have but which the poor do not ... and he wants to fix that.  For everyone.

'Manchurian Candidate' Starts War on Business.  Back in the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson gave us the War on Poverty.  In the 1970s, Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs.  Now that we have seen President Barack Obama's first-year legislative agenda, we know what kind of a war he intends to wage.  It is no wonder that markets are imploding around us.  Obama is giving us the War on Business.

Why The Founding Fathers Would Want Obama's Plans to Fail.  James Madison was not specifically contemplating Barack Obama, or Nancy Pelosi, when he wrote Federalist No. 63.  But reading the document — one of the seminal arguments in favor of adopting the U.S. Constitution — it's clear Madison knew their type.  And he knew they would come along again and again in American history, if Americans were lucky enough to have a long history.

Obama, the Unconstitutional Scholar.  During last year's campaign, much was made about Barack Obama being a constitutional law professor. ... I am not a lawyer, but I do know that in this president's first one hundred days in office, there have been numerous examples of Obama's willful ignorance of the precepts laid down in our central founding documents.

Thou Shall Not Question Barack Obama.  Perhaps they just don't want to think through the details.  Then again —maybe some of them don't have the capacity to think through the details.  I'm referring to the apparent plethora of partisan, passionate, "see-no-evil" Obama minions, who become outraged should any of the rest of us ask questions about the forty-fourth President.

Why Does Obama Smile at Dictators?  In spite of a presidential term limit of six years, Chávez has suggested that he would like to remain in power for 25 years.  Hmmm.  An autocratic dictator who abuses human rights and undermines democracy being warmly embraced by the American president.  There's something wrong with that picture. ... Obama is also pursuing a renewed relationship with Cuba, a country which engages in systemic human rights abuses, including torture, arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials and extrajudicial executions.

Something To Fear.  This administration continues to express its desire to take advantage of the economy's downturn.  It's now clearer than ever what President Obama meant when he talked about "change" on the campaign trail.

Democrats loose the dogs.  Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, Rick Santelli, and Jim Cramer owe much of their 15 minutes of fame to Saul Alinsky, a Chicago Marxist who died in 1972.  Mr. Alinsky is considered to be the father of "community organizing" as the path to social revolution.  A year before his death he published a book, Rules for Radicals, which distilled what he had learned from his experiences, his reading of Marx and Lenin, and from his associations with crime boss Al Capone and labor leader John Lewis.

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You may be sick of hearing about Joe the Plumber, but he serves as an example of what can happen to someone who throws a wrench in Obama's plans.  All that is discussed in a section called Prepare for an Obama Thugocracy.

Obama's Tactic:  Shock and Awe.  The president knows that he doesn't have the luxury of making radical change over a protracted period.  A little bit at a time won't work.  Opposition will coalesce; that opposition will marshal its resources and train its fire on each piece of legislation the president proposes.  He knows that in our system of checks and balances, it is easier to thwart legislation than it is to pass it.  So the president is using Shock and Awe to mislead and baffle natural conservatives, cow critics and overwhelm opposition with a broad agenda pressed ahead simultaneously.  He's betting that deception, speed and force will win the day.

Republicans Can't Afford to Default to Obama.  Republicans are still awestruck at how Barack Obama was able to get every Democrat in the House and Senate to vote for his stimulus package despite opinion polls showing impressive public opposition.  The answer is Obama's use of his years of training in Saul Alinsky-style community organizing combined with 21st-century technology.  This converted his successful campaign tools and technology into a political tsunami to pass tremendous spending bills that will saddle us, our children and our grandchildren with incredibly enormous debts.

President Barack Obama:  A Fraud You Can Believe In.  Even as Barack Obama demonstrates he is a fraud, phony and hypocrite par excellence — who also happens to be in way over his head — the American people still believe in him.  Yes, love is grand and his approval rating is still miraculously high.  If the truth were known, that approval rating would be sinking lower than the stock market, home prices or the economy.  I doubted he was the Messiah, but now I'm not sure.  When a president can be the greatest wealth destroyer in history and still maintain high approval ratings, maybe he does have supernatural powers.

The Obama pledge:  Another polarizing move from Barack Obama.  His permanent campaign is organizing a political organization loyal to him, bound by a pledge, outside the government and existing party apparatus.  The historical precedents are ominous.

Obama's (Highly Creepy) 'Pledge Project':  Anyone who is a student of totalitarian regimes, especially Nazi Germany, should recognize this tactic.  Mr. Obama has organized his own cadre of Brown Shirts (or, if you prefer, Red Shirts) to agitate for his agenda.  Mr. Alinsky would be proud.  And rightly so.  For this is simply the continuation of Mr. Obama's perpetual campaign.  A campaign, as we noted at the time, that was modeled on Saul Alinsky's organizing principles.

Obama's essence:  The commentariat still doesn't understand that Obama is the worst control freak to occupy high office in the history of the United States.  Obama is the Nanny to end all Nannies.  Socialism is not a political philosophy for him.  It's the other way around.  Control freakery is Obama's basic personality.  Socialism is just his way of making it look good to his buds on the Left.  It's called obsessive-compulsive personality, and if he can get himself a good doctor he might be able to get a pill for it.

The Knock on the Door.  there is a new organization on the political scene — "Organizing for America," announced by President Barack Obama in late January but officially unfurled last weekend.  Obama describes OFA as a "grass-roots movement" but OFA is a "project" of the Democratic National Committee.  As Politico reported, OFA will take the 10 million person database built up by the Obama campaign "to mobilize support for the president's legislative agenda."  A visit to the OFA website reveals that supporters are not simply asked to sign up, they are asked to take a pledge.  A pledge to support — not the flag, not the constitution, not the country, not even the Democratic Party, but Obama and his "bold plan."

Obama's Radical Agenda Revealed.  Organizing for America (formerly known as Obama for America) is the new organized group that President Obama is using to push his agenda on America. ... This group has two functions:  First is to push and promote Obama's political agendas and bills from DC by delivering talking points through various mediums (My Barack Obama, Fight The Smears, and twitter.com/barackobama).  The second is to create a pool of volunteers for the DNC to use to influence local and national elections in November.

Obama wants you to pledge loyalty to him tomorrow.  They have taken a pledge of loyalty to Obama, and they say they are coming your way tomorrow for yours.  Organizing for America, the Obama-for-President campaign morphed into Obama-for-Maximum-Leader army, will hit the streets for their "Pledge Project Canvass," knocking on doors and accosting folks in parking lots and sidewalks to ask them to sign a pledge to support Obama's policies for health care, energy and education reform.

When America becomes Obamaland.  There is one certainty about the shape of things to come if President Barack Obama wins approval of his extraordinarily ambitious proposals to remake America:  We won't recognize our country when he's finished.  Perhaps the most prominent feature of Obamaland will be long lines, starting with the unemployment offices, thanks to coercive new powers to force unions on unwilling workplaces, and the skyrocketing prices for gas and electricity that his anti-global warming energy program will produce.

Is this the end of America?  [Scroll down]  Reform of health care, environmental policy, education, energy, banking, regulation — every nook and cranny of the U. S. economy has been put on alert for major change.  Expansion of government spending, plunging the U. S. into unprecedented deficits, is without parallel.  In economic policy, through regulation and control of energy output, financial services and monetary expansion, the U. S. government has embarked on a fundamental reshaping of America.  It is designed, in short, to bring on the end of America.

The Obama depression:  [Scroll down]  At least, though, FDR famously said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."  He tried to raise the nation's spirits.  Obama, though, has repeatedly dampened them with his self-fulfilling prophecies of gloom.  Why?  Well, look at what the Bush recession did for Obama:  It got him elected president, and it has now given him hundreds of billions to spend pretty much as he and his appointees see fit.  If a recession offers such privileges, what about a depression?  Imagine an Obama Corps with millions of workers.  Imagine, if much of the nation's wealth dissolves, the opportunity to educate children in the virtue of government requiring everyone to "share."

Barack Obama and Alinsky's Rules for Psychopaths.  A psychopath is a person without conscience; someone who constantly breaks the moral rules of the community.  Saul Alinsky was a "community organizer" who found a career that fit that personality disorder.  In the Orwellian upside-down world of the Left, community organizers disorganize communities.  That is the meaning of revolution, to overturn whatever exists today in the raw pursuit of one's own power. ... Alinsky's disciples — including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — have a warlike political style.  They learned politics as war from the Master.  Obama is so well-trained in Alinsky tactics that he used to teach workshops on it.

Outside The Law:  The Obama White House has the look of an administration willing to resort to legislative bullying to get its agenda passed in Congress.  Last Wednesday [3/18/2009], Bloomberg news reported that the president "may try to push through Congress a health care overhaul, energy proposals and tax increases by using a partisan tactic that would thwart Republican efforts to block the measures."  In other words, this administration is considering marginalizing the opposition and ruling by decree.  It leaves the Americans who voted for the Republicans in Congress with no representation.

Altruism at the point of a gun.  The House has passed the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act (where do they come up with these Orwellian acronyms?).  The bill fulfills an Obama campaign promise to create a "civilian national security force."  This legislation will not mandate or force our young people into national service — not yet anyway.  But there is little doubt that we are being set up for just such an eventuality.

Obligatory Charity — There Is No Such Thing.  The importance of public service has provided the impetus that led to the passage this week of two bills:  the Serve America Act in the Senate and the Generations Invigorating Volunteering and Education Act, or GIVE, in the House.  Their stated goal:  more public service.  But their outcome will be — more government intrusion and more government jobs.

Are Congress and Obama Deliberately Inciting a New US Civil War?  As early as 1995, the US Marines were being trained to quell in-country "domestic unrest" and US Military training to contain and stop domestic disturbances — brought on by a thoroughly corrupt government — are continuing today.  And, as I've previously reported, recently passed H.R. 645 provides for 'internment camps' for US Citizens.  Another trial balloon appears to have been floated with the unconstitutional deployment of US troops to an Alabama town.  Why and by whom were they deployed?  There has still been no answer.  Could it be they were sent to gauge citizens' acceptance and/or rejection?  Please do not make the mistake in thinking that this is some cosmic coincidence.  It is too well planned.

Why I am depressed:  I feel utterly powerless to do anything about the fellow in the Oval Office who combines infantile leftism and adolescent grandiosity in roughly equal measures.  It seems to me that every day he is responsible for assaults on the freedom and well being of the American people.  I can't keep up and I can't stand to pay attention.  His aim seems to be to reduce us to government dependents.

Obama Continues To Set Records For Incompetence.  Perhaps the most frightening aspect of the Obama administration is its willingness to pass any law and utilize any procedure even if it seems to violate our most important Democratic values and our usual governmental processes. ... Beware when an apparent incompetent radical, both inexperienced and untested, starts to implement the greatest governmental transformation in history within his first two months in office.  But you need not wait for the results.  Just observe what is going on now.

Where Are the Lawyers When You Need Them?  So how's Obama doing?  Not great.  Signing statements are back in fashion — a bad development for those who contend the Constitution provides just two options (veto or sign/enforce the law). ... And where is the Justice Department in all this?  The rule of law is its specialty, right?  Well, Eric Holder seems entirely unwilling to restrain or even question the political operatives in the executive branch.

Don't Get Angry, Get Even.  When the members of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis) wanted to use anger as a political weapon they burned the Reichstag and blamed it on the Communists.  It's an old tactic — when you are in trouble, create a crisis and then create a straw man to blame for the crisis. We are now seeing it played out as a giant insurance company, AIG, is given the role of straw man.

Who's 'Hitler' now?  President Obama's crack about his bowling acumen being worthy of the Special Olympics has raised a few hackles.  Normally I'd say "lighten up," but this time some examination is in order.  George W. Bush was called "Hitler" virtually every day, with no real basis for the accusation other than that liberals said so — and liberals are like, really smart, so it must have been true.  But Obama's comment, for me anyway, means that we're just a few weeks into the new administration and the new president is already more worthy of a Hitler comparison than Bush ever was.

Obama's Enforcer:  In Obama's entire circle of advisers, one man rises above the pack, gaining the reputation as the most ruthless political figure in America today.  This man is Rahm Emanuel, Obama's chief of staff.  Instead of being an impassioned ideologue, he instead enjoys utilizing Machiavellian tactics to achieve more traditional political ends.  A classic Chicago-style machine politician, Rahm will do whatever is necessary to get things done his way.

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Is Obama a Prince Among Men?  In short order, Obama has plunged the nation into record debt, after a cynical campaign in which he (and the suddenly-uninquisitive media) ignored his own lack of credentials while criticizing the sitting president for excessive spending and debt.  After taking office, Obama swiftly assumed control of the census and has involved his activist community-organizing chums at ACORN in the process.  That is likely to lead to sudden population gains in liberal Rust Belt states with declining populations, thus building an enduring political structure for liberal Democrats.  In addition, he is rushing toward socialized medicine, trade protectionism and nationalized businesses.  Rather than being bold new initiatives, these are merely steps toward the socialist Utopia anti-capitalist liberals have pursued for nearly a century.

Not Like We Didn't See this Coming.  Yes, there is an element of managerial incompetence, but the real issue is that the Right was correct about Obama:  he's an ultra-liberal at least on domestic policy, not a pragmatic centrist either on policy or in style.  His mode of governance — denigrate the opposition, engage in ad hominem attacks, refuse to compromise on substantive policy, disguise radical policy intentions with a haze of meaningless rhetoric — bespeaks someone supremely confident in his ideological views and undaunted by fears (which are slowly creeping up on his Red state colleagues) of having overshot his mandate.

What is socialism?  Milton Friedman was once asked in a television interview what his ideological convictions were.  "Libertarian" he replied.  When then asked what those of then-President Bill Clinton were, he unhesitatingly said, "Socialist."  The exchange comes to mind because of the growing debate over whether his desire to dramatically expand the size of the federal government makes President Obama a socialist.  The answer:  Of course it does.



"Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected.  No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions."

— James Madison  



President Obama's First 70 Days:  Not only is Obama simply drawing on his past 30 years of education, writing, work, and associations, but he is also properly reflecting the worldview of many of those working for him. ... If you believed that average Americans are not well educated, do not think in sophisticated and rational ways, and cannot be trusted to make good decisions, whether for themselves or for their nation, then you would expand the power of better-educated and wiser government overseers.

Legal Services Unleashed.  The Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress may soon gain another valuable ally in their effort to radically expand government.  On March 26, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced legislation that ends the restrictions on the ability of legal services organizations, funded by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), to file ideologically motivated lawsuits.  In addition, Harkin's bill, "The Civil Access to Justice Act of 2009," nearly doubles the LSC budget from $390 million to $750 million.  If Harkin's bill is enacted, thousands of legal services lawyers will unleash a barrage of lawsuits in the nation's federal and state courts to advance a liberal political agenda.

Et Tu, Barack?  In the space of 48 hours, the president of the United States seized control of one of the world's largest manufacturing companies and fired its CEO.  He followed up by congratulating our representatives for creating the 14th-largest paid entity on the planet — a quarter-million government-paid "volunteers."  And then he departed the capital to receive the cheers of adoring crowds — in Europe.  If Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin had done any of this, Americans would have gone crazy.

The Master of Misdirection.  President Obama is the master of misdirection.  His skill in using this tactic is a key to his success as a candidate and to his popularity as president.  He is a great salesman, marketing his product — the liberal agenda, plus a few add-ons — in a manner that disguises what he's really up to.  Misdirection isn't the same as exaggeration.  Everyone understands that politicians inflate their accomplishments.  So their self-puffery is discounted.  Misdirection is different.  It is meant to deceive.

Nothing to Fear but O Himself.  Obama and his economics team decided [Rick] Wagoner had to go because, one source told the Wall Street Journal, "This is Obama, and symbols of change are important."  So even the government isn't saying Wagoner was a poor manager but that his dismissal had symbolic, i.e. political, value.  What symbol was it Obama was thinking of?  Maybe it's the thunderbolt.  A president who can fire the head of one of America's most storied companies has a lot of power.  Obama wants businesses to get the message that they should fear him.

Geithner's Goons Plan to Grease More CEOs.  Either your brains or your signature will be on this resignation letter.  That's what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner might as well be saying to the next corporate CEOs he intends to muscle out of their posts.  Bloomberg reports Treasury's highest-ranking tax evader said he is gearing up to turn senior management and boards of directors at banks that require "exceptional" assistance from the U.S. government into roadkill.

In a self-destruct mode?  "Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder," said historian Arnold J. Toynbee.  President Obama is placing America on the path of civilizational suicide.  Following the Group of 20 summit of world leaders in London, Washington is poised to swallow the lethal pill of global socialism.

Obama Is the 'Arrogant, Dismissive, and Derisive' One.  The imagery behind Obama's threat couldn't be more obvious:  comply with my demands or I will make sure you are harassed, intimidated, and run out of town on a rail.  He made them an offer they couldn't refuse.  Don Corleone couldn't have said it better.  We cannot forget, however, that it was Barack Obama himself along with his fellow Democrats who agitated this mob-like frenzy about the banks, the CEOs, and the bonuses.  It was Obama who said the bonuses were an "outrage" and a "violation of our fundamental values."

Obama administration 'anti religious,' Gingrich says.  In an interview with FOX News, Gingrich said he strongly disagreed with Obama's choice of Harry Knox — an outspoken activist for gay rights — to the White House advisory council on faith-based initiatives.  "I think their goal is to have a very secular America in which government dominates everything," he said.  "Why wouldn't you put an anti-religious, left-wing zealot on a faith-based group?  It's a perfect pattern for this administration."

The Greatest Economic Disaster in Recorded History.  Not only is the administration planning on enormous deficit spending this year, but the current plan calls for increasing deficit spending for the next decade — spending that will more than double our entire national debt during his presidency.  At the same time, Obama plans to extend federal control over vast and critical sections of our economy, promulgating new and extensive rules and taxes over both the power industry and the health care business.

The Price of Extremism.  [Scroll down]  One school of thought suggests that Obama is deep down a far-left ideologue and would rather achieve his agenda than build a lasting coalition.  He has to hurry to beat the clock to the 2010 election and wants to do everything he can to tick off the items on the liberal wish list.  In this scenario, his moderate language and bipartisan themes, as central as they were to his campaign, were essentially deceptive.  He's not a centrist and has no interest in governing as one.

ObaMob Rule.  Obama is using the mob-incitement tactics of his mentor, Chicago organizer Saul Alinsky.  The flash point he used was justified citizen outrage over AIG bonuses.  Now he has claimed for himself the right to fire people in private businesses.  Using his new-media outreach program and his e-mail database of 13 million people, Obama is further attempting to influence policy changes through protests outside AIG offices.  He has even organized targeted doorbelling activities in support of his plans.

Replacing God.  President Obama is asking for your blind faith, the faith usually reserved for God.  Without any record of achievement, he asks that you believe in him, that you follow his dictates.  That you allow him to lead us from the wilderness.  What Obama is doing has been done before.  Successfully.  In the former Soviet Union, churches operated only with permission of the state.  In China, the crackdown continues on underground churches.  The 'state' knows it must have supremacy over God in order to effectively rule (subjugate) its citizens.  Pol Pot knew this.  Lenin knew this.  Mao Zedong knew this.  Any dictator who conquers a country through force knows this.  And Obama knows this.

Boss Obama.  In his still young presidency, Barack Obama already has revealed himself as a reveler in the exercise of a certain type of power.  Not on the international stage, where his apology tour of Europe was just the latest example of the abasement of America that he sees as part of his mission in life.  Nor in dealing with the threat of terrorism (or "overseas contingency operations" and "man-made disasters" as a way to define away the future of his office) or looming dangers from a nuclear Iran.  But he has demonstrated a desire to act forcefully in one particular way:  vanquishing his domestic political opponents.

A trip down Jimmy Carter's memory lane.  As a candidate, Obama ran on a platform of "change."  It didn't worry me because I didn't think he meant it. ... The new White House has been crying havoc and unleashing the dogs of war on free enterprise, using a big bump in the economic road for a casus belli.  The changes President Obama is contemplating domestically include a shift from private to public enterprise and from a market to a command economy.  Not exactly piffle, but they're dwarfed by changes in foreign policy.

America the Apologetic.  The major issue facing Latin America is a fundamental choice between competing social models — a socialist/authoritarian model on the one hand, and a free market/open society on the other.  Obama not only isn't championing the latter; he did not even speak up effectively on its behalf.

America's 'November Revolution'.  In our recent election, many Americans voted for a Savior, not a president.  Americans were enamored with the idea of making history in this election, and in that sense we have gotten what we wanted.  Unfortunately, Barack Obama is the wrong man, and this is definitely the wrong time.  In fact, the timing couldn't be worse.  We have in recent years vastly expanded the powers and autonomy of the Executive Branch, removing checks and balances along the way.  Owing in part to well-intentioned conservative attempts to more effectively fight Islamic terrorism, the machinery of US dictatorship is already in place.

The EPA is choking democracy.  One of the most important events of our lifetimes may have just transpired.  A federal agency has decided that it has the power to regulate everything, including the air you breathe.

Will Obama Seize the Radio Stations Next?  The standard playbook for revolutionaries is to seize all the television and radio stations first, and announce the rebels are the new government.  The Left has already done this in America.  Except for a couple of holdouts — conservative talk radio and Christian broadcasts.  Obama has already taken over GM, firing and replacing its CEO and Board of Directors.  Now he is angling to take over the banks by transforming TARP loans into common stock.  Will he find some way to take over the radio stations next, or at least the remaining talk radio and Christian broadcasting stations?

Obama's leap to socialism :  President Obama showed his hand this week when The New York Times wrote that he is considering converting the stock the government owns in our country's banks from preferred stock, which it now holds, to common stock.  This seemingly insignificant change is momentous.  It means that the federal government will control all of the major banks and financial institutions in the nation.  It means socialism.

Obama, Alinsky, and Scapegoats.  With mature adults scapegoating doesn't work very well — not unless you can make them into insecure wrecks by destroying their incomes, for example.  That's what happened to the German middle class in the Weimar Republic.  It's what will happen in this country if the economy fails to recover.  That is why it is so vital to keep the administration from its most extreme spending plans, which could harm the economy if the Democrats in Congress are foolish enough.

The 2009 De-Stimulus Program Risks "A Lost Decade".  Throughout his first 100 days President Obama has amply demonstrated his fundamental belief that government knows best. ... President Obama spent more time pondering who should be the "first dog" than how $2 trillion of taxpayers' money should be spent; he fired the head of GM; and, he suggested to the BCS how the national college football champion should be determined.

The Reason the Left Must Destroy the USA.  Thus far, with very few exceptions, not one of the 'loyal opposition' has truly tried to stop Obama.  Instead, they seem to dutifully accept his programs that are tearing America apart — in favor of the global secular New World Order.

Tyranny Watch:  Obama Begins Process to Remove US Citizens' Rights.  While Barack Obama continues to protect and expand the rights of detained terrorist Islamist enemies of the USA, he has quickly begun the legalistic process of eliminating the rights of law-abiding US citizens.  Note:  This is but another phase of Obama turning the once US Republic into his own totalitarian state.

President of Everything.  In just three months, we have seen what Obama means when he talks about "reach."  He doesn't mean "our reach" but his own.  His sense of that reach, and the abrupt and scary speed with which he's used it, marks him as an executive with a tentacled grip — multiple, crushing, inescapable.  No longer the cautious critic of presidential power of the campaign trail, he now sees nothing as beyond his grasp.

This is Not Working.  We have discovered that Barack Obama can in fact successfully hide who he is and his vision for our country.  Prior to the election, any person of good judgment could readily understand who this man was and where he would likely take this country.  The signs were all there.  Now in power, he enacts his socialist policies in plain sight with little concern that the American public will strenuously object.  So why is it that so many people fail to see who Barack Obama really is and recognize the danger he represents to our republic?  In short, the average person may know some things about Barack Obama, but many don't know the most important things, and most don't understand what he really seeks to achieve.

To Seem, Rather Than To Be.  To the conspiracy-minded, it could all be deliberate — an endless series of dumb stunts and public flubs and embarrassing incidents serving as bright, shiny diversions from the real work of the Obama administration. While we all point and laugh (or point and howl) at these moves, they quietly go forward with their agenda — bringing the banks under direct federal control, bringing the auto industry under direct federal control, "reforming" healthcare insurance to bring that under direct federal control, going after the credit card companies...

Obama and ACORN GPS Marking EVERY Front Door in America?  The same week that Americans learned that they were "domestic terrorists" — at least according to Obama's new DHS (Department of Homeland Security), — if they own a Bible, a pocket Constitution or guns, and still believe in Life, Liberty and Freedom, — they also learned that Obama's Census Bureau had hired thousands of new temporary employees, equipped each with a handheld GPS computer and sent them out to mark GPS coordinates for every residential front door in America.

Squeezing Out the Faithful to Make Way for ACORN.  Should the federal government tempt people to cease volunteering at churches and instead be paid to "volunteer" at government-subsidized projects?  That's the essence of the "Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act" which President Obama signed into law on April 21.

Obama's Utopia for Liberals.  Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, liberal Democrats have demonstrated an arrogance of power that uses the fear and concerns Americans have about the economic recession as justification to enact their policies designed to unravel the very fabric of our way of life.  In addition to their irresponsible spending and dangerous borrowing, the Democrats have already taken steps to nationalize our banking and automotive industries and have their sights set on America's health care system and energy industry.

When the Obama Backlash Comes.  If anyone else were president and deceptively trying to enact his programs, a full-scale revolt would already be underway.  But for now, Obama is still a curiosity to whom many are willing to give a chance.  Political correctness still holds sway...

Democratic Efforts to Criminalize Blogs.  I hope I have this story all wrong, I really do.  But it seems that Representative Mark Kirk has signed onto an effort that could criminalize the free political speech of bloggers or anyone else that uses the Internet to communicate.

Liberty and Tyranny II.  The year after the 1929 stock market crash, unemployment was less than nine percent.  It would not fall below that level until our nation was involved in World War II.  In fact, unemployment would peak at 24.9 percent during FDR's first year in office.  Now that unemployment is rising to levels approaching those of the early days of the Great Depression, we are in grave danger.  The statist welcomes each oncoming crisis as an excuse to grow the state at the expense of individual liberty.

Suckers United for Change.  The handwriting is on the wall regarding our new leader's game plan for America.  Spend other people's money like a drunken sailor.  Let every enemy on the planet know there's a wimp in the White House.  Let every ally know the wimp in the White House will do nothing to help them when push comes to shove.  Let the 50 states know there's a power coup in play that strips them of constitutionally guaranteed liberties.  Let every company know that neither they nor their non-union employees are safe from Chicago-Way thugs and their mouthpieces in the media.

Can Obama Be Called an Economic Fascist?  It is dangerous in this day and age to use the word "fascism" lightly.  Liberals sling around the term "fascism" without regard to its meeting — for the left, "fascism" applies to everything from religious social perspectives to conservative tax cut prescriptions.  But economic fascism has a precise, defined meaning.  And Barack Obama's economic policy fulfills that meaning in every conceivable way.

Standards of decency lacking in Obama administration.  It becomes more evident with each passing day that the leftist movement to socialistic communism in the United States will stop at nothing to gain total control of our lives.  This movement, fathered by billionaire George Soros, the anti-American, Christian hating, United Nations loving bankroller for Obama, will not stop until ALL American citizens are firmly under his thumb.

The Lawless President.  Never before have we seen such untrammeled disregard both for property rights and existing legal mechanisms.  Congress has the power of the purse, but the bailouts are now funded largely through the Fed.  Bankruptcy courts are the means of voluntarily liquidating or reorganizing faltering firms, but Obama wants the government to unilaterally make those decisions.  And on it goes.  All of this is justified in the name of addressing the economic crisis, but the implication is clear and long-reaching.  Property owners, investors, contracting parties, and anyone relying on the impartial operation of the rule of law are at risk.

Bye-bye sanctity of contracts.  IMHO this is just about the most egregious abuse of government power of all time.  How long before the Obamachine just takes dissidents out back and threatens to shoot them?  Nah, they'll never dispense with all the legal formalities, will they?

The Birth of American Socialism.  [At first] we were told by the Media and other Liberal institutions; there will be no ownership of stock from the government.  This is just a way to float loans to the banks.  That changed almost immediately, and now the government holds "preferred" stocks meaning they get paid first, but do not hold a voting interest in the company.  Now that`s going to change as Our Savior, the Most Merciful Barack Hussein Obama has quietly announced that he`s changing the stock from "preferred" to "common", making the United States Government the majority shareholder of over 500 financial institutions in America.  In short, with the stroke of a pen we have become a socialist entity.

The socialist steamroller continues.  Obama is on a roll to transform the U.S. into a highly controlled, socialist, communist regime.  He already through the guise and game plan of "bailout" rescue packages, seized control of the banking industry, much of the auto industry, has drastically changed and manipulated the health care industry and plans to force all kinds of abortion in all states, hospitals and with all Doctors regardless as to their beliefs or state laws against it.

Reclaim the Constitution or else it's adios to the republic.  In Detroit, it came to light that the White House had threatened to harm creditors of Chrysler if they did not buckle under and accept a pennies-on-the-dollar settlement from the troubled automaker.  Columnist Michael Barone called this the "first episode of Gangster Government," and pointed out that the shakedown worked.

That's the Obama I Knew.  Is it surprising that someone who entered into a business relationship with a former and unrepentant terrorist would be so friendly with an America-hater like Hugo Chavez?  That a man who heard from his spiritual mentor time and again about the evils of his own country would bow before the king of another?  That a man who openly praised and promised government thuggery would move to criminalize his political opponents?  And this, clearly, is only the beginning.  For many, President Barack Obama is just now coming into focus.  For some of us, he was clear all along.

The Alinsky Administration.  Barack Obama never met Saul Alinsky, but the radical organizer's thought helps explain a great deal about how the president operates.  Alinsky died in 1972, when Obama was 11 years old.  But three of Obama's mentors from his Chicago days studied at a school Alinsky founded, and they taught their students the philosophy and methods of one of the first "community organizers."

If You Disagree With Obama, Are You Anti-American?  If you attack President Barack Obama's policies, are you attacking America?  According to today's left, the answer is yes:  Barack Obama is America.  And opposition to Barack Obama or any of his policies is therefore, by definition, anti-American. ... Every tyranny begins with a few simple steps.  First, the budding tyranny takes far-reaching control of the economy in the name of the people ... Second, the budding tyrant identifies personal insults as insults to the country.

Barack Obama, the Quintessential Liberal Fascist.  When Saul Alinsky began building his community-organization movement in 1930s Chicago, observers were watching Alinsky with one eye, while with the other eye observing the building of communist and fascist movements in Europe.  It wasn't hard then to see in Alinsky's programs at home, elements of the people's revolution from Russia, as well as some of the same "in your face" tactics being employed by Hitler's Brownshirts.

Chrysler and the Rule of Law:  While the rest of the world in 1787 was governed by the whims of kings and dukes, the U.S. Constitution was established to circumscribe arbitrary government power.  It would do so by establishing clear rules, equally applied to the powerful and the weak.  Fleecing lenders to pay off politically powerful interests, or governmental threats to reputation and business from a failure to toe a political line?  We might expect this behavior from a Hugo Chávez.  But it would never happen here, right?

More about Nationalizing GM and Chrysler.

Cracks in the Facade:  What separates the U.S. from Mexico, Cuba, or Haiti is the rule of law, the protection of capital and property, the evenhanded treatment of investment, and the faith in a fair media to uncover abuse.  I think that is now all in question, as the Utopian ends justify the tawdry means.

Obama The Fascist: Leading Us Down the Road to Serfdom.  Obama is a socialist.  Look at his career, his past political and social affiliations, and those of most of his cabinet and department appointees.  Karl Marx couldn't have assembled a better team.  Of course, no one today is going to advertise himself as a socialist.  The new euphemism for it is "progressive."  The original Progressives were socialists.  [Alan] Blinder denies that Obama wants to nationalize the banks.  Yes, he does.  Buying a controlling or even minimal share in any private entity by the government, for the purpose of steering its purpose to serve "social" or government ends, is fascism.  This is usually called a "government-business partnership."  Also, it is known as "national socialism."  It means working as a slave or a serf for the government, and the government determining one's rewards and compensation.

If Bailout Plan Is Too Socialistic, Just Wait For Obama Leviathan.  Have Americans been so lulled by Barack Obama's smooth talk that they don't realize his plans would expand government into a massive socialist behemoth?  His is a soft-spoken, hard-left agenda.

He Who Must Not Be Laughed At — a Poem.
But Save Our Souls
In Detroit City
With Supreme Justices
Ruled by Pity
No Rule of Law
For Us No Mo'
For Those in Need
Who Rob a Sto'

Alice In Obamaland.  One of the "lies" Barack Obama says are being told about him is quite true.  It involves a staunch admirer of the Soviet Union and its communist society who helped launch Obama's political career.

Impatience drives Obama to expand his powers.  Perhaps President Barack Obama spent so little time in the Senate because he has little tolerance for the glacial pace at which Congress was designed to move. ... Obama has wildly overestimated the ability of Congress to achieve his massive first-year agenda.  As a result of his frustrations, Obama is embarking on a breathtaking expansion of executive power.

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The most dangerous politicians are the ones who are in a hurry to accomplish their lofty goals.

Haley Barbour: Obama is a snake charmer.  Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.) predicted Wednesday that despite his current popularity in the polls, President Barack Obama will eventually suffer the same reversal of political fortune that befell President Bill Clinton in 1994.  "What they have in common is that everything for them is political.  They wage a perpetual campaign.  They are both extraordinary politicians.  Either one of them could charm the skin off a snake," Barbour told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.

Anti-American Party in Power vs. Whom?  At this point, every American knows that today's Democrat Party is the anti-American political party in the United States.  Run by the Democratic Socialists of America and their Progressive Caucus, funded by the anti-free market international proletariat cabal, DNC collectivism for the greater communal good rules the day.

President Obama:  Neo-Marxist.  Obama's anti-capitalist, Big Government, command-and-control economic vision exceeds mere "childishness."  It is dangerous. After 100-plus days, the jury reached its verdict.  Obama is a neo-Marxist.

A Whiff of Fascism from Obama's White House.  There is a whiff of Fascism emanating from the Obama White House.  Reports say that the head of GM is quitting under duress from the Obama administration ... Although there have been some incidents of government exercising minor control over industry during wartime, this aggressive assault on American capitalism is unprecedented and should give all Americans who care about freedom pause.

Euroamericans?  What worries me about Obama is not the specifics of the nationalization of GM and Chrysler, the government rescue of the United Auto Workers, the effort to take over college financing, proposed universal health care, massive deficits and tax increases, although they are worrisome and only the beginning, but the attendant culture of 'inflate your tires' and 'wash your hands' paternalism.  I think we are entering an age in which the federal government will increasingly guide our thoughts into what is deemed correct — the sort of car we must drive, the type of salary we should make, the sort of job we should have, even the type of thoughts we are to express, and all in the name of collective brotherhood.

Obama:  Not The First Head Of State To Design Cars.  This week, Obama imposed on American car manufacturers strict fuel efficiency and emissions standards, to be introduced in 2012.  Manufacturers will reportedly get extra pats on the head for cranking out electric cars like General Motors' Chevy Volt — which will soak American consumers for about $40,000.  In other words, they're going to make cars only hippies want, at prices only CEOs can afford.  Don't like it?  Then ride a bike or take the bus.

The Making of a Fuehrer:  It is surreal to see the level of hysteria in his admirers.  This phenomenon is unprecedented in American politics.  Women scream and swoon during his speeches.  They yell and shout to Obama, "I love you." ... When you fall for someone to the extent that Obama's followers have fallen for him, you surrender your reason and individuality to him willingly.  When millions of people surrender their hearts and their minds to one person the result can be catastrophic.  This is what happened in Germany with Hitler, in China with Mao, in the Soviet Union with Stalin, in Cuba with Castro, in Iran with Khomeini, and so on and so forth.  Today, we think these men were monsters, but that was not what millions of their worshipers thought.  Those people loved them.

Obama and the Birth of Mobocracy in America.  What we are witnessing is the death of democracy in America and the birth of ochlocracy, the end of America's representative government and the beginning of mob rule.  Such mobocracies under the sway of charismatic leaders lead to de facto dictatorships and one-man rule.  Democracy has never been in a greater danger than it is today.  America, the world's first and most robust democracy has been hijacked by an impostor and the mobs of his supporters that have placed their emotions ahead of reason.  Many of these supporters do not/will not shy away from acting like thugs to defend their Fuehrer.

Georgia Rep. Paul Broun Calls Obama a Potential Marxist Dictator.  If you thought the claims of Obama being the biggest Marxist since Lenin were going to go away after the election, think again.  A Georgia congressman, Paul Broun, gave an interview to the AP, claiming that Obama is potentially establishing a paramilitary force within the US answerable only to him.  Pointing towards a speech Obama gave in July advocating for a new civilian force to take over some duties of the military — primarily infrastructure rebuilding.  To Broun, however, this raises alarms.

The rise of another democratically elected dictator.  Big Brother seems to be upon us already.  Government computers used to access information on a private citizen.  Newspapers with editorial boards who do not endorse a candidate gets kicked off that candidate's plane.  A candidate promising a new Civilian Security Services separate from the military and police.  This is starting to get really scary.

Barack Obama: Dictator, Socialist and the next Hitler.  Barack Obama is a dictator in the making... he has convinced his followers that what his right hand is doing doesn't matter and that they should just look at his left.  It doesn't matter about all of his past and current associates... he's just being friendly.  It doesn't matter about his voting record... it was for a higher purpose.  His purpose.

One Nation Under Obama.  Barack Obama has long been known for his socialistic convictions and messianic tendencies.  That he therefore wants to rule rather than represent and to dictate rather than debate is not hard to understand.  And while he may not come right out and say it, he expects us to pledge allegiance to him. ... The scary news is that our president is a self-aggrandizing anti-capitalist with or without the support of Farrakhan and the Latin communists, and therefore has no problem overseeing a federal government eager to take over more aspects of our everyday lives.

Suppressing dissent:
Obama seeks to stifle criticism of stim bill.  To a liberal, their axiom on free speech is, "You're free to speak your mind ... as long as you agree with me."  Not surprisingly the Obama administration is seeking to cut off lobbying from everyone when it comes to the stim bill.

White House moves to restrict criticism of stimulus projects.  A new White House policy on permissible lobbying on economic recovery and stimulus projects has taken a decidedly anti-First Amendment turn.  It's a classic illustration of Big Government trying to control every aspect of a particular activity and in the process running up against civil liberty.

Don't call it 'socialism'!  The government effectively owns General Motors and controls Chrysler, and the president is deciding what kind of cars they can make.  Uncle Sam owns majority stakes in American International Group, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and controls large chunks of the banking industry.  Also, President Obama wants government to take over the business of student loans.  And he's pushing for nationalized health care.  Meanwhile, his Environmental Protection Agency has ruled that it reserves the right to regulate any economic activity that has a "carbon footprint."  Just last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said climate change requires that "every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory."  Rep. Barney Frank, chair of the Financial Services Committee, has his eye on regulating executive pay.

Obama's Red Chorus.  Rest assured, Venezuela's self-described Communist commandante does not wish us well.  But Obama's administration has managed to awe him with its takeover of General Motors.  "Hey, Obama has just nationalized nothing more and nothing less than General Motors.  Comrade Obama!" Chavez cheered on Venezuelan TV Tuesday [6/2/2009].  He gushingly added that he and Cuba's Fidel Castro would now have to work harder just to keep up.  It underlines two things: just how closely the Venezuelan strongman watches what's happening in the U.S and just how badly it resembles his own war on private property.

Corporatism comes to America.  Some members of the Republican National Committee have recently wondered aloud what others of us wonder privately.  What name do we give to the direction in which Democrats and the Obama administration are taking America?  In 20th Century Italy and Germany, particularly during 1933-1945, fascism merged the self-interests of despotic, single-party rulers with large corporations for whom big war offered big profits.  Mussolini called it Corporatism. ... Obama is borrowing the worst elements from the two greatest economic catastrophes of the 20th Century:  fascism and socialism.



"Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power."

— Benito Mussolini    



This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart

Obama's man called shots on bankruptcy.  Not since President Harry S. Truman seized the American steel industry in 1952 has America seen such a bold exercise of federal power over a vital organ of the U.S. economy.  More than 30 hours of testimony and dozens of e-mails in the court of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur Gonzalez lift the curtain on how forcefully President Barack Obama's automotive task force pushed Chrysler LLC into bankruptcy and into the arms of Fiat SpA of Italy.

Obama's Enemies List Grows.  A de facto Obama enemies list and dirty political machine have been expanding since last year.  Obama has established several embarrassing presidential firsts including targeting private individuals by names, assigning a well-known "partisan dirt-digger" and non-lawyer to the White House Counsel's Office to likely gain access to Bush Administration documents protected under attorney-client privilege, and moving the senior political advisor into the West Wing.  These are heretofore unseen partisan practices.

No. 2 House Republican compares Obama to Putin.  The No. 2 Republican in the House on Thursday [6/11/2009] compared President Barack Obama's plans for the auto industry to the policies of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, saying the White House has stripped credit holders of rights and given them to Democratic allies.  "They said, 'Set aside the rule of law, let's strip secured creditors, bondholders, of their rights.  Take them away outside of the bankruptcy process and give them to the political cronies and the auto workers' unions," Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., said in an interview with The Associated Press.

62 Million Voiceless Americans.  Under the guise of saving us from those nasty capitalists, Obama has appointed a new Pay Czar to make sure no-one is paid more than the politicians deem they are worth.  At least those who are unfortunate to work for companies that have received bailout funds.  And in one case, the formerly sovereign state of South Carolina has actually been forced to take bailout funds, and accept all the strings that come with it.  Consent of the governed is being ignored as the Obama administration hijacks ever more power to the federal government, in direct contravention of the 10th Amendment and the Constitution.  And 62 million Americans can do nothing except marvel at the audacity.

Nationalizing Public Education Comes After Health Care.  Though not yet in great numbers, some who voted for Obama are now being heard to say that they didn't vote for what's happening.  Those confessions illustrate their failure to do due diligence on the candidate of their choice.  His intentions were clearly laid out in his campaign documents and in many of his non-primetime speeches. ... But few voters had time for that.  And the old liberal media had no interest.  So we come to the point where the financial markets, the auto industry and eventually the health care industry will function under the aegis of the federal government.  It's clear from his campaign rhetoric what will come next — America's public education system.

Our New Paymasters.  Not content with controlling the pay of those who took bailout money, the White House now wants a say in executive pay across America.  Is there no end to what this administration wants to control?

For what it's worth...
Politicians share personality traits with serial killers: Study.  Using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI's behavioral analysis unit, Jim Kouri has collected a series of personality traits common to a couple of professions.  Kouri, who's a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, has assembled traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others.  These traits, Kouri points out in his analysis, are common to psychopathic serial killers.

Can the US Constitution Survive Dictator Obama?  In light of the now almost daily bombardment of the US Constitution by the sitting US Commander in Chief, the question 'is our Constitution still the law of the land?' is increasingly being asked by We-the-People.  The problem of Barack Hussein Obama seeming not to be a natural-born citizen is still an extremely salient issue — an issue that has led Obama to hire a team of lawyers to keep all information on his actual country of birth and all of his college records hidden.  The latest estimate on the fees charged to do so is over $1 Million.

Dear Leader Obama Wants to Seize More Companies.  President Obama is demanding dangerous, sweeping new powers to seize financial services companies.  According to the Los Angeles Times, the proposal expected to be unveiled tomorrow will be "the most significant new regulation of the financial industry since the Great Depression, including a new watchdog agency to look out for consumers' interests."  The plan would give the government "new powers to seize key companies — such as insurance giant American International Group Inc. — whose failure jeopardizes the financial system."  The news report notes that "[c]urrently, the government's authority to seize companies is mostly limited to banks."

Obama to offer broad market overhaul.  President Obama will release details on Wednesday [6/17/2009] of his proposed overhaul of how the government oversees banks and financial companies.  The aim is to patch holes in the country's complex system of financial regulation.

The Editor says...
Patching holes = tightening his grip.

Regulation Nation.  The White House wants to impose sweeping new rules for the financial industry to prevent another meltdown.  Unfortunately, it was government — not the private sector — that was to blame.

Obama's new financial regs — worse than we imagined.  Hey kids!  Let's create a brand, spanking, new federal bureaucracy to protect consumers of mortgages, credit cards, and other financial instruments from their own stupidity!  That's just one of the nanny state goodie being proposed by the Obama administration to address what they say were the causes of the financial meltdown. ... Surely some loans were made by criminals.  The laws are already in place to deal with them.  But how can you close a "gap" in the stupidity of the borrower?  Never fear, the government is here!

Dodge facts, skip details, govern Chicago-style.  [Obama] does business Chicago-style.  His first political ambition was to be mayor of Chicago, the boss of all he surveyed; he has had to settle for the broader but less complete hegemony of the presidency. ... While promising a politics of mutual respect, he peppers both his speeches and impromptu responses with jabs at his predecessor.  Basking in the adulation of nearly the entire press corps, he whines about his coverage on Fox News.  Those who stand in the way, like the Chrysler secured creditors, are told that their reputations will be destroyed; those who expose wrongdoing by political allies, like the AmeriCorps inspector general, are fired.

Give me, give me!  We as a nation have been moving closer and closer to this moment, baby step-by-baby step, stride-by-stride, and now we are at the leaping stage.  Government has just taken over GM; ABC will present little more than an Obama infomercial from the White House itself on the administration's health care "plan" and the president is even seeking authority to take over other companies.  All the steps along the way, an income tax, Social Security, government hiring quotas, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, government bailouts, government subsidies, government housing and more.

White House War On Science.  Inspectors general are apparently not the only ones to pay for annoying the White House by doing their job.  The 18-member council existed to provide the president with advice on the moral and ethical implications of the rapid advances in science and medical research.  It exists no more.  The council existed to ponder whether we should do something just because we can.  Apparently President Obama wanted not advice but agreement on such matters, particularly with regard to one of the panel's areas of interest, embryonic stem cell research.  So he has fired them.

Obama, the African Colonial.  Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama's skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today.  The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in postcolonial Africa. ... The African colonial politician (ACP) feigns repulsion towards the hegemonic paradigms of Western civilization.  But at the same time, he is completely enamored of the trappings of its aristocracy or elite culture.  The ACP blames and caricatures whitey to no end for all that has gone wrong in the world.  He convinces the masses that various forms of African socialism are the best way for redressing the problems that European colonialism motivated in Africa. ... Barack Obama is all of the above.

Standing Athwart Nationalization.  [Scroll down]  And the Obama proposal definitely deserves more scrutiny.  As I noted previously in the Spectator, the administration's white paper puts no limits on the type of firm the government could seize.  On page 19, the paper defines a "Tier I financial holding company" that would be subject to seizure as "any firm whose combination of size, leverage, and interconnectedness could pose a threat to financial stability if it failed."  This is eminent domain on steroids.  It would be the arbitrary decision of politicians as to what businesses pose a "threat to financial stability."

Creepy, revealing quote from White House staffer.  This has become an emerging theme among both the White House and House leadership:  that progressive members of Congress have an obligation to carry out "the wishes of the President" even when they disagree (now, apparently, it's "stunning" when they defy his dictates).  That was the same subservient mentality that led House Democrats who admitted they opposed the war supplemental spending and/or the foreign bank bailout to nonetheless vote for the bill:  because they President favored it.  The duty of Congress is not to obey the wishes of the President.

None Dare Call It Marxism.  Capitalists don't view profits as evil or the product of greed.  Their opponents — call them Marxists, fascists, socialists, radical liberals or whatever — do.  Which brings us back to Barack Obama.  Both his father, Barack Obama Sr., and his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, were communists.  His church of choice was one of black liberation theology, whose Marxist roots are inarguable.  He associated with far leftists on the "organizing" streets of Chicago, including Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.  Mentorship and associations are one thing, but what have Obama's words and actions revealed about his attitudes toward labor, capital, profits and government control of business and industry?  Well, he said that he would raise capital gains tax rates, even if it reduced revenues, as a matter of fairness.  It's only fair to make everyone poorer if you believe profits are inherently evil.

King Obama's race to a socialist monarchy.  In a mere 130 days into his reign, President Obama has pushed us down the slippery slope of socialism.  Here in the good ole' USA, what we grew up knowing as the land of the free and the home of the brave has abruptly become the mortification of the meek and the manipulated.

If you bypass the Senate, it's not a treaty.
Obama WH; we don't need no stinking Senate!  Everything Obama does is hasty, rushed and performed under a big, flashing red sign that screams, "emergency; no time to discuss, no time to read, no time for bothersome procedure... just do what I want, and trust me, we'll be fine... three minutes to critical mass..."  I can only imagine the guttural sounds of outrage that would be coming from the press and the left if Dubya had tried this.

Left for Life.  Obama's stance here also speaks volumes about his constitutional philosophy.  In the past, he has spoken of his frustration with our constitution's historical restrictions on government power.  He seems — at least in this case — to believe that a president's power should have priority over the rule of law as embodied in a country's constitution.  This means he has sided with an ambitious leftist president who wants to subvert his country's constitution and prolong his rule.  That isn't a reassuring prospect.

President Obama and the "C" Word.  It's probably a compliment to the President since he likes to quote his Marxist professors, and by his own words and actions is trying his very best to "change" our country from Capitalist to Communist.  I kept repeating, "but Karl Marx wrote the Communist Manifesto, so what's the difference between Marxist and Communist?"  No one had an answer.

Certain fascist affinities.  Both Hitler and Mussolini were national socialists.  They were militant pagans hostile to Christianity, religious orthodoxy and tradition.  They believed in the cult of personality, mass propaganda and the pseudo-spiritual transformational nature of politics:  charismatic leadership as a means of fulfilling people's deepest aspirations. ... They created a corporatist economy that combined big business, big labor and big government.  They emphasized the nationalization of key industries, redistribution of wealth, massive public works projects and trade protectionism. ... Fascism's leftist heritage cannot be denied.  It explains Mr. Obama's relentless consolidation of power.  He is America's most radical president.  At his core, Mr. Obama is a liberal fascist, fusing statism with postmodern multiculturalism.

The Threat of Totalitarianism.  It may sound like I am exaggerating or over-dramatizing the situation, but I think that we have a repetition of Hitler's policy to get total power developing in the United States.  Obama's massive expansion of the federal government will destroy the United States as a world power, make us even more dependent on our enemies, and will ruin a great part of the present population and their descendants.  I believe his real purpose is not to get the United States out of the financial mess but to set the stage for a total takeover.  The liberals controlling Congress are helping him in that task.

Obama's War for Socialism.  Yes, For Socialism.  At some point of embittering clarity, Americans will open their eyes to the glaring significance of the Obama era and see the Power Grab Years for what they are.  Whether this realization comes in time to stave off the eradication of the United States as we thought we knew it, or whether it comes too late, I predict it will surely come.

Obama:  The Presidential Orchid.  Thinking they were dealing with a liberal democrat, few observers envisioned the sharp and careening leftward veer in which Obama has taken the country, steering it toward a socialist destination resembling not only that of the European Union but even, in some respects, of Venezuela as well.  His move toward the effective nationalization of banks, health care, and the auto industry, not to mention his growing share in the mortgage game and the climate racket, is extremely worrisome.

Tincture of Lawlessness.  The Obama administration's agenda of maximizing dependency involves political favoritism cloaked in the raiment of "economic planning" and "social justice" that somehow produce results superior to what markets produce when freedom allows merit to manifest itself, and incompetence to fail.  The administration's central activity — the political allocation of wealth and opportunity — is not merely susceptible to corruption, it is corruption.

Anger ahead when the fog clears on Obama's power grabs.  As the administration expands its control over the private sector, as it formulates foreign policy in harmony with that of Castro's Cuba, Chavez's Venezuela, and Ortega's Nicaragua, it's no stretch to say that Obama is reshaping the USA in a distinctly socialist mold, something closer to a dictatorial workers' paradise than to cowboy-friendly Reagan Country.

Obama and the CPUSA:  [Scroll down]  (1) Obama's policy agenda and that of the CPUSA are in perfect alignment:  more stimuli; green jobs; global warming; public sector jobs; more regulation and, in fact, restructuring of the entire economy; eventual single-payer health care, with the public option being critical to any immediate plan; union-friendly legislation; cutting defense spending; engaging and normalizing relations with the US's mortal enemies like Hugo Chavez, the Castro brothers and the reigning mullah's of Iran; claiming victory in Iraq as their own.  (2) Obama's political approach is also in perfect harmony with that of the CPUSA's.  The method is gradualism.  Overall, Obama is doing pretty well at achieving CPUSA's goals under the current political circumstances.

The Obama dream turns into nightmare.  As recent Gallup surveys have shown, the United States remains a largely conservative nation, and Obama's brand of high spending, high taxing neo-socialism is increasingly rejected by the American public.  While much of Europe, including Britain, is moving rightwards, America is the only major country in the Western world whose leadership is dramatically moving to the left.  Although he ran for the presidency largely as a centrist, Obama's government is without doubt the most left-wing administration in American history.

Obama-Care, Euthanasia, and The Boiled Frog Syndrome.  Fascists like to use war as a means of implementing their social agendas, but if a war isn't handy, they'll use whatever's available — any ol' crisis will do. ... Such societal upheavals are called "the moral equivalent of war" — first coined by the American philosopher William James.  It is a phrase near and dear to the liberal elite.  Our current "moral equivalent of war" is the economic crisis.  The Obamaites are using the economic crisis for cover, as they attempt to push through legislation that will fundamentally change the nature of the United States.  The Obama-care package that they are trying to railroad through Congress is all about gaining control.

Obama, the remaking of America, the reverie for a police state.  Nationalized health care is only the latest page in the ongoing saga of U.S. president Barak (sic) Obama's attempt to remake/reinvent America into a socialist utopia.

Liberalism and the Dumbing Down of America.  From socializing the country's infrastructure to gutting the Constitution, from cozying up to the world's tyrants to abandoning proven allies, many on the left simply cannot, or will not, open their eyes to the frightening direction in which Obama is taking our country.  There are only so many times that one can use the phrase "drinking the kool aid" or "brainwashed by his rhetoric."  At some point, liberals must be held accountable for their willful ignorance.

The End Game of the Left.  [Scroll down slowly]  But after all, nothing like this could happen in America, right?  Obama's building up of ACORN community organizers and the AmeriCorps civilian army with billions of dollars from the Stimulus couldn't be used against its own citizens, could it?  His statement that "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded (as the military)" doesn't scare you, does it?

Obama Tells Economic Critics to 'Get Out of the Way'.  A fired up President Obama said Thursday [8/6/2009] that he wants his critics to just "get out of the way" so his administration can clean up the economic "mess" that Republicans left for him.  Obama spoke Thursday night at a rally in Virginia for state Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic candidate for governor.

WH sought to weaken law on whistleblowing.  Despite its pledge to better protect federal employees who expose wrongdoing, the Obama administration privately sought to weaken protections for national security whistleblowers under legislation making its way through Congress, according to correspondence obtained by The Washington Times.  E-mails that documented the White House's intervention show the White House counsel's office provided its own drafts of the proposed legislation in late June and mid-July.

Issa tells Rahmbo "this isn't Chicago".  Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, has a message for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel:  "While this type of scare tactic may work In Chicago, it will not work to intimidate me or other Members of the United States Congress."  It's not quite a young Ellot Ness glowering at Al Capone on the steps of a ritzy Chicago hotel, but it may be the next best thing and it could mark a turning point in President Obama's relations with the Congress that is dominated by members of his own party.

Something Fishy.  On Tuesday, August 4, the White House posted a blog entry enjoining Americans to spy on one another, and to report any "disinformation" which might undermine the administration's health-care reform. ... How can an American president think to embrace such open Orwellian thuggishness?  The answer is a noxious combination of (1) liberal moral obtuseness, and (2) the naked lust for power which has characterized the political left since Robespierre.

Obama's Authoritarian Style.  Now, it is perfectly acceptable, if not presidential, for Obama to keep disparaging the Republicans and the previous administration.  But "don't do a lot of talking" crosses a line.  This is America, and they have a constitutional right to talk all they want.  "Get out of the way" is problematic as well.  The Republicans whose terms ended after the last election are out of the way, having left office to make way for Obama, his men and his allies in Congress.  What can the president possibly mean here other than that he demands that they stop participating in politics — again, something that, in America, they have a perfect right to do?

Suppressing dissent:
White House crackdown on dissent means honeymoon is over.  Americans are finally getting a good look at the man in the White House.  They've been thrilled by his speeches, love his kids, and almost desperately want to believe he was who they hoped he was when they elected him.  It turns out, however, that he simply can't tolerate disagreement.  In his view, those who disagree with him really ought to just shut up.  His critics, after all, are the people responsible for the problems he was elected to solve, dupes and hirelings of those responsible, or dangerous kooks.

Obama and the Politics of Personal Destruction:  Each day brings a new batch of bad polling news for the president. ... Under such circumstances, the only reasonable thing to do is attack the voters and the Republican Party.  That at least seems to be the conclusion reached by the Obama White House, which now is convinced that smearing citizens who bother to come to town hall meetings and painting their opponents as intransigent critics of all reform — or as fruitcakes — are the keys to success.  And from Obama himself, the once presidential candidate who wanted to have civil discourse and get beyond name calling, the message to his critics is:  "get out of the way."  Anyone who disagrees with ObamaCare is now a crank, a stooge, or an obstructionist.

Obama's Nazi Straw man:  An Old Alinsky Trick.  Saul Alinsky, crusader for the downtrodden, darling of the Auxiliary Archbishop of Chicago, was just an underachieving nobody with neither guts nor moral code, who flummoxed a whole lot of willing-to-be-deceived power seekers.  Saul Alinsky didn't invent a single new thing.  His whole methodology, so widely-hailed by whole generations of leftists, could have been devised by any 12 year-old gang-style bully with half a brain and an ounce of charisma.  It's quite disheartening, now, to see the top echelons of the Democratic Party using Alinsky tactics in an attempt to freeze political dialogue, most especially when that dialogue is about the most intimate service we Americans procure for ourselves and our families:  our medical care.

Race-Baiting Group Was Founded By Obama's Communist Green Jobs Czar.  President Obama's controversial green jobs czar — a self-described "rowdy black nationalist" and "communist" — is a co-founder of the same unsavory left-wing pressure group that is urging an advertiser boycott of Glenn Beck's TV show after Beck did several unflattering news packages on the czar.  Not surprisingly, Big Media haven't noticed the connection.

Obama: American Demagogue.  There's a reason Obama's performance approval ratings are heading south in the polls.  He's displaying all the attributes of a bully or an infant who needs a diaper change.  Americans of all political persuasions are uniting in their opposition. ... Neither Obama nor the people with whom he has surrounded himself want the robust economy that made this nation a superpower.  They think wealth should be "redistributed."

U.S. Web-Tracking Plan Stirs Privacy Fears.  The Obama administration is proposing to scale back a long-standing ban on tracking how people use government Internet sites with "cookies" and other technologies, raising alarms among privacy groups.

President of Some of the People.  The president's antics are an affront to the office and reduce him to nothing more than a bellicose, sleazy union boss who works only to advance the interests of his select members.  And, sadly, just as Democraticbacked unions bankrupted Chrysler and GM, Obama and his union minions will, with their health care plan, end up bankrupting the nation.

Will America's bucking bronco finally be broken?  You don't break a young bronco just by beating it.  You break it by making it feel helpless — confining it in a small corral, isolating it from the herd, running it around and around on a short rope... That's the real motivation behind "Universal Healthcare" Obama is trying to sell us Euro-socialism, which means bribing and intimidating people with their own tax money and corralling everyone with an endless sea of laws and regulations, until they know they can never fight City Hall.

Government thuggishness:  Government coercion is becoming standard operating procedure in the nation's capital.  The White House threatened financial institutions with ruin by selectively enforcing regulations unless they agreed to take government bailout money.  Similar threats were used to force financial institutions to let the government own part of their stock.  Those same institutions were forced to take losses on the bonds they held in General Motors and Chrysler.  It was only a matter of time until similar intimidating behavior was employed in the health care debate.

The Tin Ears of the Bully-in-Chief and his Comrades in Arms.  Americans need to make it very clear to the Democrats running this country that Obama's rise to become the leader of the free world was not the equivalent of a mandate to retract individual choice on personal matters such as what car to drive, food to eat, or healthcare to purchase.  The litany of offensive measures pouring out of the Obama administration is so lengthy that it is difficult to know where to begin.

Voight:  Is Obama creating a civil war in America?  "We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms.  We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can't see this is probably hoping it isn't true.  If we permit Mr. Obama to take over all our industries, if we permit him to raise our taxes to support unconstitutional causes, then we will be in default.  This great America will become a paralyzed nation."

A vulgar Marxist twice over.  We've written about Obama administration green jobs commissar Van Jones as a Communist in the White House. ... Now courtesy of Breitbart.tv and Naked Emperor News we have Jones explaining the deep meaning of the Obama administration's devotion to "green jobs."  The goal of green jobs is complete revolution step by step away from gray capitalism until the forces of oppression are overcome.

No Compromise, No Retreat, No Surrender.  The key to stopping Obama's far-left agenda is to understand where his heart is.  If politicians let their guard down and compromise, the Obama steamroller will regain its momentum and forge ahead to gobble up our individual liberties.  Obama's heart is and always has been on the farthest reaches of the left wing of politics.  His driving ambition is to force fundamental change on America.  That should go without saying, but it must be repeated...

Broun warns of dictatorship.  U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is again raising the specter of Democrats turning the United States into a totalitarian state.  Broun, R-Athens, apparently has not changed his belief that President Obama may be a fascist since he made similar remarks in Augusta in November and then in an Associated Press interview.

Democrats' despicable duplicity:  Democrats went berserk over what they called President Bush's "power grab," but are silent in the face of President Obama's massive consolidation of power.  The duplicity here is despicable.  No president has ever abused the power of the presidency as has Barack Obama.

Obama's UN Gambit:  King of the Universe and the Polls.  Looking for a quick and easy boost in the polls, President Obama has decided to go to the one place where merit bears no relationship to adulation:  the United Nations.  On September 24, the president will take the unprecedented step of presiding over a meeting of the UN Security Council.  No American president has ever attempted to acquire the image of King of the Universe by officiating at a meeting of the UN's highest body.

Is Obama's "Czar System" grounds for impeachment?  Barack Obama's Czar System ... is directly an affair of state and seemingly an end run around the Separation of Powers.  According to an article recently published at Examiner.com by Patrick McMahon, there are now thirty-one of these czars, covering areas from terrorism to domestic violence.  Congress has not vetted a single one of them, as far as I know.  Indeed, with only a couple of exceptions (Dennis Ross, etc.), we know who few of them are.

Obama's Punk Presidency Kicks Into High Gear.  It's clear that our punk president and his gangster government are bent on deciding, on their own and in as many areas as possible, who gets rewarded and who gets punished.  Whatever you want to call it, this behavior is not characteristic of a representative government.

Obama Heeds Dictator Handbook With School Speech.  President Barack Obama cannot possibly intend to resemble an aspiring dictator.  Somehow, he keeps doing so. ... If you pursue a radical left-wing agenda, you will inevitably arouse fear of fascism.  Obama's big mistake has been to ignore this dynamic and the fears that his own powerful charisma will inflame in his opponents.

Brainwashing you can believe in.  History shows that dictators, despots and rulers have been using brainwashing techniques for thousands of years.  They used brainwashing techniques to try and maintain power, control populations, and ultimately, change and transform the behaviors and beliefs of select groups of people and even entire societies.

Why Obama Could Not Stage a Coup:  [Scroll down]  If Obama attempted an effective seizure of power and provoked a real national revolution, the repercussions for Democrats and the left in a successful counter-revolution could lead to a second American revolution in which vast amounts of political power could be explicitly returned to the states, the role of government in our lives precisely defined, the semi-divine status of judges overthrown, and power returned to the people.  Could the leftist choke hold on the media prevent a new revolution?  Well, the left has tried to stop the Tea Party movement and the Town Hall protests with no success at all.

Obama's Titanic arrogance and the folly of ignoring the masses on 9/12.  Obama said on his personal website that any opponents to his Healthcare Plan were "Right Wing Domestic Terrorists."  That is dangerous language speaking to his chilling mindset when a Obama views all peaceful opposition as criminal behavior.  If that isn't evidence of the man's terrible totalitarian worldview, I don't know what is.

The Perestroika Deception.  The Cold War is over and Communism is a non-issue for most Americans.  Communism is such a non-issue that Communist plans to undermine American society have proceeded for years virtually undetected and unhindered.  Recent events have aided this process, with President Obama's aggressive drive toward Socialism fitting neatly into decades of Communist strategy.

Czar wants parallel government broadcasting system.  President Obama's diversity Czar at the Federal Communications Commission proposes adding a vast public broadcasting system to the growing list of Obama's parallel institutions.  Mark Lloyd ... proposes what would become a huge federal broadcasting system and yet another Obama parallel institution.  It would join the "civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the U.S. military that candidate Obama proposed, and the cadre of Czar advisors that parallels the Cabinet Secretaries.

Sympathy for the Devil.  How concerned should we be about Obama?  Is he a potential dictator with a weird cult following who could destroy this country?  To put it more bluntly, does Obama have the potential for inflicting evil on us?  Or, if he's a puppet, are the ones holding the strings malevolent?

The Thin, Grey Line.  Over half of the commercial banks doing business in 1984 have either been absorbed by bigger banks, or are otherwise out of business.  Who — or, what — might want the number of independent American commercial banks to be reduced by such a substantial number? ... Before nationalized health care can be successfully implemented, the financial sector must first be compact and easy to control.

Compulsory Education is Overrated, Yet Obama Wants to Make the Compulsion Complete.  A look at the White House education web page indicates Obama plans to continue the leftist obsession with precisely equal educational outcomes, and create cradle-to-grave educational entitlements and increased pre-school conditioning.

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How to take down a great power.  No longer do we consider our leaders to be gods among men.  No longer do we hand them unearned and meretricious awards and prizes.  We don't turn on and destroy members of previous administrations.  We don't tolerate incompetent and corrupt sycophants in high office.  We've learned to recognize disorders such as pathological narcissism and assure that the victims do not gain high office.

Will Obama bypass Congress on climate rules?  If Congress won't get the job done on climate change, President Obama has a way to do it himself.  But is he strong-arming the legislative branch?  It certainly looks that way as a series of new environmental regulations, released over the past two weeks by the EPA, are putting legislators on notice and executives on edge.

Barack's Enemies List.  Obama's perceived enemies are all those who have the temerity not to roll over for his extreme agenda.  They all must be demonized, marginalized and silenced by a president who has turned the Oval Office into a glorified street organizing headquarters to attack his opponents.  Indeed, this self-described uniter is the most divisive president in memory, and his uncontrollable ego can't countenance legitimate dissent.

This Isn't Change, It's Treason.  Some, including myself, have described what Obama and his Socialists are up to as a bloodless coup.  But, after further evaluation of what's really going on behind the scenes in Washington, I have come to an even more alarming conclusion:  What they are doing is committing legislative jihad.

Dictator Obama and Reaching the Point of No Return.  As very few of our Congressional elected officials — Democrats AND Republicans — are taking any actions or exhibiting any desire to stop the Obama Dictatorship and We-the-People are now being completely left out of any and all legislation that directly affects us, I can only surmise that we as the Nation of the United states of America may have reached the point of no return in our rapidly forced descent into totalitarianism.

Obama abuses faith office to promote his radical agenda.  It seems that for Obama every ally of America is expendable, and every government agency and office is a political tool to be manipulated to radicalize Americans. ... We should all be concerned that Barack Obama sees every agency (whether the census board, the National Endowment of the Arts, the Federal Communications Commission, The Federal Election Commission) as a tool to promote his radical agenda.  We have not seen anything yet.

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Stem cell freeze.  [Scroll down]  The lawsuit alleges that NIH violated administrative rules this year as it rushed to fulfill President Obama's executive order to write new guidelines for ESC funding.  The agency allowed only 34 days for the public to offer input on its proposed guidelines, and it appears to have ignored comments (about 30,000 out of 49,000) that questioned the usefulness of the research on ethical or scientific grounds.  "They had no interest in listening to the public," said Casey.  Federal attorneys in their initial response to the plaintiffs' claims said that NIH didn't have to follow administrative law to the letter because it was acting on orders from the president.  "That is a startling claim of executive power.  Simply amazing," said Thomas Hungar, Casey's colleague at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

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Read that again.  Attorneys for the NIH say it's okay to circumvent the law, because Obama gives his permission.  That is a sure sign of dictatorship.

Grassley Warns HHS Web Site May Be 'Propaganda'.  Senate Finance ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is raising concerns that a Department of Health and Human Services Web site that urges visitors to send an e-mail to President Barack Obama praising his health care reform plan may violate rules against government-funded propaganda.

Mass media and private liberty.  [Scroll down]  Two separate issues should catch our attention.  First, of course, nearly all of the institutions of information, education, and entertainment are aligned like lockstep little soldiers in the legions of Obama.  Young children in public schools sing the praises of Obama.  College professors enforce the party line of the left in far too many classrooms.

Dangerous Zanies.  Allow me a prediction.  This administration is going to turn out more zanies than the past two Democratic administrations combined.  Yet — and here is the ominous part — they are going to present a real threat to liberties that Americans take for granted, particularly freedom of speech.

An Obama government? Congress do your job!  People are talking about "Wait until 2010!"  But do they realize that it is not until the end of that year and that by then America won't even be recognizable.  Who said the President has authority to run our lives as if we were the children?

White House:  Policy 'czars' won't testify.  The White House has told Congress it will reject calls for many of President Obama's policy czars to testify before Congress — a decision senators said goes against the president's promises of transparency and openness and treads on Congress' constitutional mandate to investigate the administration's actions.

Our New Paymasters.  In the annals of what used to be known as American capitalism, yesterday [10/22/2009] will go down as a sorry day:  The Treasury and Federal Reserve announced wage controls on private American companies.  So once again our politicians are blaming bankers, rather than addressing the incentives the politicians themselves created for bankers to take excessive risks.

Obama's Enemies List.  The Obama White House is showing a fondness for intimidation tactics that might work well in the wards of Chicago but that don't have a place in the most important and revered political institution in America.  To see these impulses manifest themselves so early in Obama's presidency, and given all that he has said to the contrary, is rather startling.

America's Obama Obsession.  [Scroll down slowly]  In just nine months the phrase "Chicago style" has gone from something old-time that evokes Al Capone or Mayor Daley to something very real, contemporary, and scary — as David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, and others try to strong-arm the opposition, demonize the media, and manipulate government largesse to either penalize or reward recipients on the basis of their degree of support for Obama.

Not socialism; Gangsterism.  Arguments go back and forth about whether or not the Obama administration is really "socialist" in the sense that they wish to control the means of production, takeover all businesses, and put the "people" (unions) in charge.  Wherever you come down on this issue, there is no denying the straight line from Obama's Chicago roots and ways of getting things done to the White House. ... The Obama Mob has come down like a ton of bricks on numerous other targets, using tactics not seen since the Nixon administration — and some that Nixon would never have dared to try.

Disaster in the Making.  The desire of many Americans for a "post-racial" society is well-founded, though the belief that Barack Obama would move in that direction was extremely ill-advised, given the history of his actions and associations.  This is a president on a mission to remake American society in every aspect, by whatever means are necessary and available.  That requires taking all kinds of decisions out of the hands of ordinary Americans and transferring them to Washington elites — and ultimately the number one elite, Barack Obama himself.

Obama's Real Enemies List.  Much has been made by the political left of Richard Nixon's infamous enemies list.  The reality is most of those named were people who did not receive presidential Christmas cards or White House reception invitations.  In contrast, Barack Obama has a real enemies list the peace prize-winner and his proxies have attacked during the past year, including the minority of news outlets that do not worship the media's latest false idol.

Dismantling America.  President Obama has already floated the idea of a national police force, something we have done without for more than two centuries.  We already have local police forces all across the country and military forces for national defense, as well as the FBI for federal crimes and the National Guard for local emergencies.  What would be the role of a national police force created by Barack Obama, with all its leaders appointed by him?  It would seem more like the brown shirts of dictators than like anything American.

Dismantling America: Part II.  The memory of that long-ago episode has come back more than once while observing both the actions of the Obama administration and the fierce reactions of its supporters to any questioning or criticism.  Almost never do these reactions include factual or logical arguments against the administration's critics.  Instead, there is indignation, accusations of bad faith and even charges of racism.  Here too, it seems as if so many people have invested so much hope and trust in Barack Obama that it is intolerable that anyone should come along and stir up any doubts that could threaten their house of cards.

Silencing Voices for School Choice.  President Obama isn't taking kindly to a television ad that criticizes his opposition to a popular scholarship program for poor children, and his administration wants the ad pulled.  Former D.C. Councilmember Kevin Chavous of D.C. Children First said October 16 that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had recently approached him and told him to kill the ad.

Which part of judge's decision does Obama White House not understand?  Last year, federal Judge Royce Lambert ruled that the Executive Office of the President (EOP) is covered under the Privacy Act. ... So this year, the Obama White House comes back in the same case and asks Lambert to grant a motion for summary dismissal, arguing that "the White House is not an agency under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and it necessarily follows that it is not an agency subject to the Privacy Act."  Amazing, but true.

Obama Administration Tells Federal Court Privacy Act Does Not Apply to White House.  "What the Obama administration is effectively saying here is that if the White House decides to illegally compile FBI files and violate your privacy rights, tough luck," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  "It is disturbing that the Obama administration has taken the legal position that the Privacy Act does not apply to the White House and the Clinton FBI files scandal was not a scandal.

Will We Lose It All?  [Scroll down]  This is how I feel:  we are facing a busybody and tyrant in one, with the mighty machine of government at his command.  Think of this article as a gentle slap on the back of the head to those of you who still say it can't happen here.  We have been lied to continuously, with great eloquence.  The gatekeepers have abandoned their posts and taken sides.  The traditional means by which we have held our leaders to account have been overturned and replaced with a politburo-style stamp.  It's not enough for them to tell us what to do; they want to decide our thoughts for us, too.

Hello, My Name Is...  When millions of people surrender their hearts and minds to one person, the result can be catastrophic.  This is what happened in Germany with Hitler, in China with Mao, in the Soviet Union with Stalin, in Cuba with Castro, in Iran with Khomeini, and so on and so forth.  Today, we think these men were monsters, but that was not what their millions of worshipers thought.  Those people loved them.  Dictators can't dictate unless people are willing to submit.

Video:  Camp FEMA — The Obama Youth Army!

Justice Dept. Asked For News Site's Visitor Lists.  In a case that raises questions about online journalism and privacy rights, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day.  The grand jury subpoena also required the Philadelphia-based Indymedia.us Web site "not to disclose the existence of this request" unless authorized by the Justice Department, a gag order that presents an unusual quandary for any news organization.

A Curious Subpoena.  The Justice Department wants an online news site to hand over its visitor list.  Why?  No one's quite sure yet.  But if this is just a fishing expedition by the government, it's a troubling precedent.  The unusual request for information, delivered via a grand jury subpoena to Philadelphia-based Indymedia.us, also demanded that the Web site "not ... disclose the existence of this request," unless the Justice Department approves it.

Don't buy those carbon credits just yet.  Democrats' cap-and-trade climate change bill contains a provision that could suddenly render useless the carbon credits it creates, says Sen. David Vitter, R-La.  Vitter will speak at a press conference later today [11/10/2009] on how the bill establishes emergency conditions requiring the president to step in and use all of his authority over relevant agencies to stop global warming.

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Global warming stopped ten years ago.*  Even when the earth was warming, it was doing so at the rate of one or two degrees per century.  There is no emergency!  It is a shameless power grab.

Obama's Mind Game.  The moment Obama became president, he upped the signals.  At the swearing in, the entire family eerily chose to wear black and red, colors associated with communism and black nationalism.  Obama's first radio address was broadcast in the Arab world.  Obama returned Britain's gift of a Winston Churchill statue while embracing dictators. ... Obama's greatest magic trick?  Brainwashing the masses to believe that racism is a greater danger than radical Islam, and that Obama himself is in constant peril.  Opposing health care means you oppose Obama.  Oppose Obama and you're part of a vast right-wing racist conspiracy.

Which America Do Americans Want?  [Scroll down]  Change was half of [Obama's] campaign mantra, offered as a virtue in itself.  "I am someone who is no doubt progressive," he proudly proclaimed.  He is also an elitist, as evident from the fact that he never denounced the messianic laurels that were so lovingly placed at his feet.  Moreover, since the election, the president and his ever-expanding court of czars have, through their never-ending quest to takeover private industry, shown no regard for the limitations of power the Constitution has drawn.  It is clear that their highest regard is for themselves as America's neo-monarchy.

Obama and the Cult of Youth.  [Scroll down slowly]  The Roman state degenerated from liberty to tyranny as it came to value youth over age and wisdom.  I think about all of this often when I hear of the "youth vote," so prized and pursued in contemporary American politics. ... Last November ... the "youth vote" turned out in record numbers for Barack Obama. ... These young people will not know the ruin they have brought until they are older and wiser and it is too late.

The Great Newspaper Bailout.  The pattern repeats itself — an industry in chaos, companies going bankrupt, thousands of workers losing jobs.  It's time for government intervention.  That's been the Obama administration's model for Wall Street, insurance giant AIG and the auto industry.  Now it could be the same for the American media.  Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and the FCC are all looking at ways to "help" journalism.

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It's pretty obvious that if the newspapers are eating out of Obama's hand, they aren't going to be critical of anything he does.

Potential Dictator!?  There is a three pronged approach that Obama is taking.  First:  Cap and Trade [which is an] Attack on Capitalism.  If successful, it creates a permanent unemployed class.  Second:  Healthcare [which is an] Attack on Liberty.  If successful, it controls the citizens of this country.  Third:  Creation of an Army Answerable only to Obama.  If successful, it gives Obama personal power to take care of people who won't obey.

An Inconvenient Democracy.  President Obama isn't about to let a trifle like democratic consent impede his climate agenda.  With cap and trade blown apart in the Senate, the White House has chosen to impose taxes and regulation across the entire economy under clean-air laws that were written decades ago and were never meant to apply to carbon.  With this doomsday machine activated, Mr. Obama hopes to accomplish what persuasion and debate among his own party manifestly cannot.

A White House Power Grab that Congress and America Doesn't See.  To achieve the goal of a universal, single-payer health system, the White House must secure the power it needs by amending the Social Security Act to transfer pivotal controls from Congress to the executive branch.  This transfer of power would ultimately give the President and the majority party, in this case the radical left Obama White House and Pelosi-Reid led progressive Democrats, the authority to frame and manipulate new policy, coverage options, and reimbursements, ultimately reshaping the future US health care system into a something unrecognizable in this country.

Czar Obama takes aim at Congress.  There are so many deep flaws in the "Endangerment Ruling" announced Monday [12/7/2009] by President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency that it is quite possible the worst of them will escape notice. ... [That is,] the terrible damage this ruling will inflict upon one of the most basic of American constitutional pillars, the separation of powers among co-equal branches, in this case the president and Congress.  Obama has launched a thermonuclear warhead aimed directly at the very heart of congressional authority.

Another Federal Bludgeon.  Buried in the House financial reform is a provision that would muscle up the FTC and radically expand its mission.  Pushed by liberal barons Henry Waxman and Barney Frank, the language would empower the FTC to impose civil penalties on companies that are first-time offenders and make it easier for the agency to concoct new rules. ... Imaginative lawmakers will have all sorts of ideas for how to use the new powers.

The Surprise at Copenhagen.  Anyone no longer believing Obama's campaign language of "fundamentally changing the United States" underestimates this man.  This is a massive power grab of historical and possibly unconstitutional breadth at a breakneck pace.  Card check, health care reform, TARP fund misallocations, the stimulus bill pork-barrel spending, cash for clunkers, the $3.4 billion settlement with the Indian tribes, the financial reform bill, additions to the federal work force amidst the hemorrhaging of jobs in the private sector, and now this... we had better wake up and smell what this team is shoveling.  And fast.

Newspeak and Cultural Marxism.  It is now clear, even to most scoffers, just what Barack Obama meant when he boasted in the now famous video clip from October 30, 2008, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America!"  The fundamental transformation of the United States of America is the deliberate societal overlay of Multicultural Political Correctness and Progressive Socialism.  I use the term "overlay" to depict an exoskeleton.  But, call it what it is:  Cultural Marxism.

It's Not Socialism, It's Communism.  We know that he [Barack Obama] was greatly influenced by Marxists or people who viewed Communism sympathetically, not the least of which were his grandparents who introduced him to a mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party USA.  Obama wrote that he was drawn to Marxists among his teachers in college.  He began his political career in the home of former Weatherman Bill Ayers.  These days he is praised by Communists in Cuba and Venezuela.  He sided with a Leftist former president of Honduras who tried to illegally alter its constitution.

Who is more likely to do something like this:  A loyal American or a Communist?
Mao and the Christmas Tree:  The President's Yuletide Jeer.  It isn't often that matters of art enter the political news cycle.  The Obama administration is determined to change that.  Over the holiday week, Andrew Breitbart's Big Government drew its readers' attention to the ornamentation on the White House Christmas tree — in particular, an ornament featuring a picture of the Chinese dictator Mao Zedong.

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2009.  [Including] President Barack Obama:  Even before President Obama was sworn into office, he was interviewed by the FBI for a criminal investigation of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's scheme to sell the President's former Senate seat to the highest bidder.  (Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and slumlord Valerie Jarrett, both from Chicago, are also tangled up in the Blagojevich scandal.)  Moreover, the Obama administration made the startling claim that the Privacy Act does not apply to the White House.  The Obama White House believes it can violate the privacy rights of American citizens without any legal consequences or accountability.

Obama and the White House Chicago Boys.  Barack Obama has a problem.  His polls numbers are dropping and his policies are fueling an angry backlash across America.  The Democratic party is held in disrepute, and congressional Democrats are dropping like flies.  This imperils Obama's radical agenda and his own 2012 prospects.  What to do?  Game the system and rig the future elections.  That is how things are done in the streets of Chicago.

The Great Dictator.  Like so many dictators, Obama has gone on leaning on his media crutch, certain that a constant stream of propaganda is all that's really needed to keep the public in line.  And when it failed to work, his only response was bafflement.

Obama's war on Inspectors General.  The Chicago Boys play rough.  They do not want the media keeping an eye on them (see Fox News) and they do not want federal officials monitoring them, either.  So they manipulate the budget to cut one area where an oversight is desperately needed as trillions of tax-payer dollars are spent.  They also could care less about pledges of honesty and openness that were made in 2008, 2009, 2010.

Obama and Reality:  [Scroll down]  What is at play here is that Obama is a man for whom all other issues are marginal when compared to his own agenda.  Thus he has not yet learned how to respond to crises other than the ones theatrically crafted by him and his minions as vehicles to accomplish this agenda.

How would you vote now?  [Scroll down]  Obama has been trying to manipulate more controls, hiding behind the usual, Saul Alinsky madness, with the Counsel on Governors executive order and giving Interpol a free hand and total neutrality to do whatever they want in and throughout our country.  While hiding behind potential and contrived crises, is this not really the preparation for shredding and attacking state rights and sovereignty, while setting the dictatorial stage for marshal law?

The Content of Obama's Character.  [Scroll down slowly]  Another disquieting note is the overarching theme of Obama's first year of governance:  the determination to govern against the preamble of the Declaration of Independence, which states that government gains its just powers from the consent of the governed.  The American people do not consent to the $787-billion stimulus.  They do not consent to the cap-and-trade bill.  They do not consent to the federalization of health care.

The First Year:  A Near Total Disaster.  [The] Cap and Trade bill that would give the federal government near-complete control of the American economy passed the House by the slimmest of majorities.  It has been stalled in the Senate, but that hasn't deterred the Obama Administration's attempt to use the environment as an excuse to control all aspects of our activities.

Obama to California 'Water, Its Not a Right its a Privilege'.  On the list of insane public policy moves we have come to expect from the current administration, Cap and Tax, Obamacare and Union Card Check, a fourth has garnered relatively little attention, although the implications for all Americans may be among the most far-reaching.  The recurring theme is centralized control.

Obama to Establish New Financial Regulatory Agency with Broad Powers.  President Barack Obama plans to make a detailed announcement on Wednesday [1/27/2010] about a plan for a new federal regulatory agency that would oversee credit cards and banking transactions but also reportedly give the federal government power to intervene quickly into myriad areas of the economy.

A Really Mediocre President.  Obama's view that he can and should compel the country to accept his radical views entails a great deal of arrogance.  It also rests upon an imperial view of government and of the presidency in particular.  This is the view that government decides what is best for the people and imposes its will by every means of trickery, deal-making, and intimidation.  It is the opposite of the transparency and openness that Obama promised in his campaign.

America:  Are we being 'transformed' and, if so, into what?  The week before he was elected president, President Obama made the bold statement that, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."  No doubt, at the time, most of us would have written this off as the usual overblown rhetoric of a politician pumped up on his own favorable poll numbers.  Instead, it turned out to be a warning.

Obama Recruiting Radicals in High Schools.  Barack Obama is using our public school system to recruit for his Alinsky-inspired private army.  Organizing for America (OFA), formerly Obama For America, is recruiting in our high schools to "build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda" — that is, his agenda of socialism for the United States of America.

Obama Using Public Schools To Recruit Agenda Advancing Interns.  A rather disturbing document surfaced on the Internet Saturday with grave implications concerning how the Obama administration is recruiting interns from public schools to assist in advancing the President's agenda along with his desire to get Democrats including himself elected.  Even scarier, the internship application recommends participants read Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals."

Ohio High School Accused of Promoting Political Agenda in Classroom.  An Ohio high school teacher's giving students job applications for a Democratic organization that included suggested radical reading material has raising concerns of indoctrination in the classroom.  The government teacher at Perry High School in Massillon, Ohio, handed out forms recruiting students to intern for Organizing for America, a grassroots organization with direct ties to the Democratic National Committee and the successor organization for Obama for America.

Organizing Kids for Obama.  [Scroll down]  A reader of my website ... has a daughter in the eleventh grade in a public high school, Perry Local in Massillon, Ohio.  The teacher in her government class passed out a propaganda recruiting paper — headed with Obama's distinctive "O" logo — asking students to sign up as interns for Organizing for America. ... The form indicates yet again that Barack Obama is using our public school system to recruit for his Alinsky-inspired private army.

Camp OFA.  Organizing for America, Barack Obama's political organization that's run by the Democratic National Committee, wants to recruit and train a cadre of activists, and is holding camps all over America.

Dissing America:  Unlike "global warming," "patriotism cooling" is real and extremely dangerous.  In our schools, national pride is considered biased, ignorant, and rude.  How dare we think of America as exceptional?!  Our kids are no longer taught the incredible sacrifice our boys at Normandy made for freedom.  I recently read that educators are pushing a new curriculum which would eliminate much of America's early history.  The more ignorant our kids are of the value, the struggle, the uniqueness, and the price of freedom, the more passive they are when freedoms are systematically taken away.  And yet, our schools are teaching songs about Barack Hussein Obama, mmm...mmm...mmm.

The Obama Problem:  It's the People, Stupid!  In order to bring about his "social change" (AKA "destruction of We-the-People"), Obama must destroy every aspect of the American way of life.  Since Obama took office he, his mentors and followers have been making tremendous headway.  Via a series of multi-billion-dollar faux 'stimulus' packages and other anti-America bills, Obama and his Democrat-run Congress have virtually bankrupted the USA.  They have also placed our country firmly on the road to ending free enterprise, destroyed millions and millions of middle-class jobs (the annihilation of the middle-class in its entirety is essential to every Communist takeover plan) and...

Supreme Arrogance:  Obama has signaled his disdain for the constitutional separation of powers.  We don't know what he may try next, but we do know that he has vowed never to quit.

The Cloward/Piven Strategy of Economic Recovery.  Using borrowed money for a band-aid bailout of the economy should seem backwards to most people.  However, it likely is a planned strategy to promote radical change.  Those naively believing that President Obama is simply rewarding his far-left base, and will then move to the political center, must wise up.  The assumption that Obama will need the nation to prosper in order to protect the 2010 mid-term election incorrectly assumes that he esteems free market capitalism.  He does not.  Rather than win through superior ideas and policies, the Democrat plan for success in the mid-term elections is to win by destroying political opposition.

Privacy.  In a hearing at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in an effort to overturn a lower court ruling, the Administration argued that a cell phone user has no expectation of privacy therefore the government can subpoena any and all cell phone records at any time for virtually any reason without the need for search warrant issued by a judge. ... Is the real motive to spy on US citizens?  On the surface it certainly appears so.

I have a dream, too.  Obama's government intrusion into the private sector is unprecedented.  He fired GM's CEO and restructured the company to give UAW, a Democrat ally, a significant ownership stake.  Banks were to be government-owned through a plan to convert TARP money into common stock ownership.  Now, Obama plans to tax the 50 largest banks to recoup losses anticipated from the bank bailouts.  But his ardor for Universal Healthcare is most disturbing.

Obama's Socialism:  [Scroll down]  When people on the right start being "concerned" about describing Obama as what he clearly is, in part due to the hysteria that both sides of the political spectrum exhibit when the word "socialist" is used, then it damages the effectiveness of opposition to him. ... To call someone a socialist is not conspiratorial, and it is not fear-mongering; it is simply the truth, and it is time for some in the conservative media to take a deep breath and admit it — America has a socialist leading the country.  Welcome to the club:  It stinks!

Obama and Democrats' Unprecedented Attack against American People:  Despite increasingly overwhelming opposition from the American people to Obama's and the Democrats' Orwellian plans for us, they are moving even faster and harder to oppress us and shut us up.  This is how tyrannies are formed, folks.  And we are now firmly smack-dab-in-the-middle of our own.

Obama, the Chicago Boys, and their 30 Billion Dollar Slush Fund:  [Scroll down slowly]  Recall, Barack Obama's statement, "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun."  That is the modus operandi of a criminal.  Evidently that is also the governing philosophy of our President.

Some say Obama should expand the Supreme Court.  This may come as a surprise to some people, but the U.S. Constitution does not specify the size of the Supreme Court.  The original Judiciary Act of 1789 set the number of justices at six.  It shrank to five in 1801.  It expanded to seven in 1807.  It grew to nine in 1837 and 10 in 1863.  It fell back to seven in 1866.  It returned to nine in 1869 and has remained at that number since.

Obama's Perverse Priorities.  As the indispensable Brent Bozell pointed out last week, Democrats and the media only complain of broken government when the liberals can't get their agenda enacted.  The problem isn't that our government isn't working:  it's that President Obama's agenda is entirely perverse.  It reverses the essential order of priorities, devoting the energy of government exclusively to his plans to revolutionize our country.

Salazar:  No 'secret agenda' at Interior Department on land protection.  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday [3/3/2010] vowed to work with Congress on conservation, denying accusations by western Republicans of a "secret" Interior plan to designate vast tracts of land as national monuments through executive branch power.

White House Land Grab.  You'd think the Obama administration is busy enough controlling the banks, insurance companies and automakers, but thanks to whistleblowers at the Department of the Interior, we now learn they're planning to increase their control over energy-rich land in the West.

Obama Grabs More Land With Conservation Corps.  While the nation wrestles with an unfathomable deficit, the Obama administration announced the formation of a new entity designed to instruct young people about "climate change" and empowering Native American reservations.  The program is called the 21st Century Conservation Corps, which would be implemented through Obama's Youth in the Great Outdoors initiative.  If you've never heard of Youth in the Great Outdoors, it's a federal outfit within the Department of the Interior that was allocated nearly $40 million last year alone and is seeking $47 million for 2012.

The United Socialist States of America
The president intends to overthrow American capitalism.  President Obama is close to completing his socialist revolution.  Since coming to power last year, he has sought relentlessly to transform America.  From his days as a student radical, Mr. Obama has been obsessed with smashing the traditional free-market system.  Like most leftists, he thinks capitalism is the enemy.  "He was a Marxist-socialist in college," said John C. Drew, who knew Mr. Obama as a university student, in an interview.  "He kept talking about the need to overthrow capitalism in favor of a working-class revolution."

Obama thinks you're stupid.
Ungovernable Savages?  The average American clearly does not understand the magnitude of the crisis.  In the most recent Rasmussen poll, 76% rate their own health coverage as good or excellent.  A vast majority of Americans fail to appreciate what their wise leaders are trying to do for them, as only 25% believe that the proposed comprehensive reform will improve their own health care.  Obama seems to have finally accepted the bitter reality that the simplemindedness of the electorate is simply impenetrable.

Obama Stimulating a Marxist Revolution Using Taxpayer Money.  A Marxist group that has demanded the "destruction" of the U.S. and issued a call "to bring this government down" is the recipient of stimulus funds from the Obama American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).  This same group, the Brecht Forum, has also called for the complete takeover of insurance companies and farms in America.

America's Political Crisis:  The American people instinctively sense that there is something terrible happening, something that is antithetical to the indomitable spirit of benevolence, self-reliance, independence, and freedom that has characterized our nation from its beginning.  Our government has been hijacked by collectivist radicals whose every act is designed to expand their power and chip away at our freedom.  One never knows what new government fiat may emerge on any given day, what its effects will be, and whose lives will be damaged for the benefit of what purportedly needy segment of the population.  This is the nature of the real crisis.

Marxism:  A Study In Slacker Mentality.  Generalissimo Obama is the prototypical slacker.  He hung out, smoked dope and did little or nothing in college, or so we are led to believe, as he won't release his transcripts and no one remembers him.  He managed to do little or nothing as a United States Senator, voting present more than yea or nay on legislation.  As president, B. Hussein Obama has managed to get a dog, go on a "date" with his wife and destroy the fabric of America (that not taking much, as Congress did the work and he just had to sign some papers) in between basketball games and trashing Israel.  Generalissimo Obama is in slacker heaven with his Marxist regime.

The Beginning of USA Disarmament.  US Marxist Party Representative from Michigan John Dingell said recently:  "The harsh fact of the matter is when you're passing legislation that will cover 300 million American people in different ways, it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people."  Page 1312 of the now signed-into-law Senate version of ObamaCare provides for funding of Obama's private militia referred to as "Establishing a Ready Reserve Corps"  Sec. 5210.  This "Corps" is given broad powers to control the US citizenry.

Thugocracy Whipsaws Capitalism.  If we are now under a system where disclosure gets you a public whipping and other threats by the Powers That Be while nondisclosure promises the ruinous expenses of defending against criminal investigations and civil enforcement, this is no longer anything but a thugocracy.

Hitler's and Obama's health enabling acts.  First of all, understand Hitler was a brilliant, charismatic speaker who said things in style, lied through his teeth and manipulated whatever he had to, to get a vote and power.  His big dagger in the heart of the German people and constitution was to somehow get the vote by Parliament to pass his Enabling Act, which, due to contrived crises and manipulated need would give him total power, full power without the need of any more votes or Parliament.  Obama also seduced 60% of the nation, congress and most the media into not asking real questions and just believing his countless lies.

More Comparisons of Obama to previous leaders and political figures.

Obama's Desperate Push for Socialized Health Care.  I have written this post to explain why President Obama is so desperate to pass health care legislation, seemingly regardless of the cost to the Democratic Party.  The reality is that President Obama owes his success and his hold on power more to three Marxist groups than he does to the Democrats.  The three organizations, Communist Party USA, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and Democratic Socialists of America, all worked with Barack Obama for years and helped get him elected.  Now they want payback.

Barack Obama and the Committees of Correspondence:  The process of forming Committees of Correspondence (CoC) began in late 1991 when approximately one third of the Communist Party USA membership split from the party to form a new organization.  The former communists joined with former Maoists, Trotsyites, socialists and anarchists to launch CoC at Berkeley, California in 1992 and to convene the official founding conference in Chicago in 1994.  In 2000, Committees of Correspondence became Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

Big Brother Becomes Big Bully.  The government in the Age of Obama has gone beyond the big brother that watches out and cares for us.  Instead, it has becomes the big brother that torments and bullies us and then takes what is rightfully ours:  our savings, our freedom, and our futures.  Liberals are often labeled as wanting to bring out the nanny state (the feminine version of a big brother).  This is wrong.  A nanny cares for her wards so that they can mature into responsible adults able to take care of themselves.  But a bully has other desires.

Obama rewards the SEIU.  Once again Mr. Obama has thumbed his nose at the American people.  Emboldened by his big win in passing ObamaCare, the future former president placed both of his thumbs squarely on the American worker's windpipe and squeezed.  With the U.S. Senate in recess Mr. Obama moved quickly to wield his executive sword to fill a number of federal positions including the appointment of Craig Becker to the NLRB.

With Every Intervention, Concerns Build Over Size of Federal Government.  Health care.  The auto industry.  Real estate.  Wall Street.  As the Obama administration increases regulation and pumps up taxpayer aid in these sectors and beyond, critics say the president is expanding the federal government to unprecedented levels.

Obamacare is just the beginning of a total take over of America.  Tyrants and Dictators are predictably similar in how they take over.  They ride in as the savior of change and hope.  They offer health care, jobs for all, a refreshed national identity and protection from danger and harm... that is danger and harm they usually create to blame on enemies... you know those groups who didn't vote for them.  The rope circles around the seduced neck of the people only after the dictator bribes his way in or gets voted in.  One thing is for sure looking at recent history.  Once a socialist/communist dictator gets into power, like terminal cancer, he and his administration smother and take control of every aspect of the economy, educational system, health care system and military.  They shred and control media, entertainment and religion.

Is this Kristallnacht or the Reichstag Fire?  The hysteria over the "violent" right wing is just that — hysteria.  The true danger here comes not from the grassroots right, but from the Astroturfed left, which is being orchestrated and trained by the Obama administration and its media minions to attack Americans who still believe in America's founding principles.

The Shock of Barack.  When I see what Obama is doing to this country, how he is treating its citizens, I'm reminded of the man who mugged me.  I think that both are constitutionally incapable of seeing our humanity.  And each day that Obama is in office, he communicates this same deadly message to the masses -- that opponents are not human.  This would explain the burgeoning of hate and even violence towards those who deign to disagree.

Obama will now have his private army.  Of course, SEC. 430, Establishing a Ready Reserve Corps, lists in detail the commissioned Regular Corps and Ready Reserve Corps that will be trained up, fired up, lined up and controlled by Obama himself.  Naturally the purpose for this army is to stand by in case they are needed at short notice for a national health emergency or emergency response missions. ... In the history of our country, have we ever had such a massive, national health emergency that we needed a militia/military reserve ready to pepper the country and control things?

Obama's Greatest Crime:  Obama and the leftwing of the Democratic Party intend to turn ten to eleven million illegal immigrants into voters as expeditiously as possible, giving them a permanent national electoral majority based upon a beholden Lumpenproletariat.  If they succeed, our country will face mob rule.  No individual who broke the law to enter this country should ever be allowed to decide who becomes our president, governor, senator — or town council member.  If there is one message patriotic Americans must act upon during the remainder of Obama's reign, it's this:  No voting rights for illegals.

Love, Fear, and Tyranny.  We the people must remove the tyrants and preserve the Constitution.  But we must take care.  We find ourselves taunted by holier-than-thou Democrats and soulless media puppets.  "Violent right-wing extremism" would be the perfect excuse for banning the voice of liberty from the airwaves with an emergency "fairness doctrine."  So what can freedom-loving, traditional Americans do?

Obama Plots Assault on Non-Union Businesses.  The Obama Administration, in one of its most sweeping socio-economic reforms to date, now plans to use the federal contracting system to reward higher-paying unionized firms that give workers bigger healthcare and pension benefits.  If this scheme is put into effect, very possibly through an executive order signed by President Obama, it would shatter decades-old, competitive contract rules that seek the best quality work at the lowest price.

Barack Hussein Obama:  Marxist Ideologue or Evolving Madman?  [Scroll down]  Obama is now daily passing (via fiat) new rules and regulations — if not laws — that will destroy the USA and get rid of its pesky people who oppose the dictator.  Those who are too indoctrinated, too stupid or too brain dead will never see that which is in front of them.  But, those of us who are awake, sober, intelligent and/or finally waking up can see and hear it loudly and clearly.  Our country is being murdered in front of our eyes.

Obama's private army?  [Scroll down slowly] It's hard to see how such a civilian security force under the direct control of the President might be justified, in view of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.  This law prohibits the federal government from using federal troops for law enforcement purposes within the United States. ... Language in Obamacare seems to remove this prohibition. ... Obama has already expressed his contempt for the idea that the Constitution limits the power of the federal government.

Behavioral economics — the governing theory of Obama's nanny state.  Among the many transformative experiences President Obama says he has planned for us, one in particular has gone relatively unnoticed.  He has vowed to remake the methods by which the federal government regulates our homes, our offices, our roads and brooms and thimbles, our roller skates and garden tools and tortilla chips and sunglasses — nearly everything.  The federal government regulates nearly everything already, of course, but now the new administration wants to regulate by different lights.

Most transparent White House ever...  Police chased reporters away from the White House and closed Lafayette Park today in response to a gay rights protest in which several service members in full uniform handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."  People who have covered the White House for years tell me that's an extremely unusual thing to do in an area that regularly features protests.

From 'The Front Page' To a Flock Of Sheep:  Reporters, Then and Now.  Petty tyrants love to shove other people around, but when those hired to "protect and serve" start acting like they're armed bureaucrats who don't have to answer questions from the rabble, then we're in trouble.  Especially when it was not an emergency, and lives were not in danger.  There had better be a pretty darn good reason from barring citizens, and their representatives in the media, from a public park, and this sure doesn't seem like it.

Media Kept Well Away as Obama Clashes With Gays and Lesbians in Washington, L.A..  President Obama has had two run-ins already this week with gay and lesbian activists  — and judging by his and his staff's reaction  — he doesn't like the challenge coming from his left flank.  So, naturally, he responded by excluding the media.

What Kind of Socialist Is Barack Obama?  The Obama administration may not have planned on seizing the means of automobile production or asserting managerial control over Wall Street.  But when faced with the choice, it did both.  Obama did explicitly plan on imposing a massive restructuring of one-sixth of the U.S. economy through the use of state fiat — and he is beginning to do precisely that.

Can a president make it legal?  President Richard Nixon uttered one of the most infamous quotes in U.S. political history on April 6, 1977, defiantly declaring, "When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."  This sentiment embodies all that is wrong with politics.  It explains why, more than 30 years later, the political establishment struggles with the image that Nixon's misguided statement creates.

Obama's Secret Power Grabs.  President Obama seems to believe that most of his sweeping agenda to transform the country can be accomplished without even a vote of Congress.

Obama's executive orders:  The complete collection.

The Obama Syndrome.  Conservatives are bravely exposing the scam of progressivism, how it manipulates people to act against their own best interests.  The real meaning of PC is not Political Correctness — it's Political Control.

'Sedition' Is Constitutional.  For the past year, the Obama administration, unable to win arguments based on facts and merit, has been moving to criminalize the political opposition in an effort to artificially control the debate.  First, the DHS published reports classifying conservative viewpoints as terroristic.  Then hate crimes legislation was introduced to squash religious speech regarding sexual deviancy.  And finally, Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein claimed the power to ban "falsehoods," an infraction Sunstein in his infinite nonpartisan wisdom would define and determine.  And now, the ultimate political A-bomb has been introduced into the public discourse:  the charge of sedition.

Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation.  Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. ... Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.  That's why Barack Obama is such a good thing for America.

Revenge of the Coffee House Marxists.  When I was a political science graduate student in the 1980s, the Cold War was still raging, and my university was filled with leftists who were pulling for the Sandinistas, the Nicaraguan Marxists, and other various and sundry Communists around the globe to defeat Ronald Reagan and the United States.  These folk used to meet in the local coffee house and practice talking Marxist gibberish to one another.  After the Cold War ended, I often wondered what happened to my "Coffee House Marxists."  Where did they go? What are they doing now?  It turns out that a substantial chunk of them have gone to work for the Obama Administration.

Obama and Pelosi Hijack Christianity.  In the end, perhaps President Obama and Speaker Pelosi read the Bible the same way they read the Constitution.  They believe in rights to abortion and government-run healthcare, despite the fact that the Constitution nowhere mentions such rights, but they oppose the idea that the Second Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment make gun bans like the D.C. gun ban or the Chicago gun unconstitutional, despite the fact that the Constitution plainly declares it.  Obama and Pelosi likewise do not take at face value the Bible's words on countless moral issues or divine truths.  They claim biblical imperatives that are not found in the text, and ignore words that are spelled out in black and white.

To Save the Constitution, Liberals Must First Destroy It.  Although Ray Bradbury's dystopic world of Fahrenheit 451 book banning has not yet become reality, that day may arrive sooner rather than later in view of the Obama administration's rush to control not only physical property such as banks, auto manufacturers, hospitals, drug companies and the like, but also intellectual real estate such as thoughts and ideas.

Obama's Assaults on Liberty Proceed Unabated.  The socialized medicine nightmare is already beginning.  Many of us warned that Obamacare would serve as an all-purpose justification for government intervention in every aspect of our lives.  Have we become so far removed from our founding principles that we don't grasp the perniciousness of such government encroachments into our private lives and personal liberties?  You must read the executive order*.  Then you'll understand that the council and "Advisory Group" it establishes will not be merely advisory.  The provisions of this "order" underscore the disturbing extent to which Obama and his band of authoritarians intend to control our lives.

Obama has an unholy 'Samson' policy for the U.S..  Inspired by a vision of total control over the American people, Obama has continuously ignored the will of the people, poll after poll and our Constitution.  Many Americans caught in cycles of boredom, laziness and anger about a long and expensive fight in the Middle East with Islamic radicals, allowed themselves to be seduced by Obama.  He promised change, hope and real priorities again.  He played on much of the nation's weariness regarding anything to do with Bush and the Republicans.  Obama was handsome, had a pretty wife and attractive girls and said he was a Christian.  He had to be a great guy who really would get things right.  Instead America has walked right into a constitutional gas chamber.

The Reason for Constitutional Rights.  The story is becoming an old one with the Obama Administration.  AIG executives receive a lawful bonus, and Democrat leaders in Congress snarl and warn that a special income tax surcharge awaits them, if they do not return the bonuses.  Businessmen are treated like criminals, even when their actions are wholly legal.  What these Democrats are doing, although they are loath to admit it, is grossly violate the constitutional rights of executives at BP or at AIG or some other "fat cats" routinely excoriated by the left.

The Democrats' Sinister Plan to Retain Power.  This Administration has been shredding the Constitution since day one, and has accumulated more power to the Executive branch than any time in the history of our Country.

The relentless effort to control the news.  This administration and Congressional majority have already demonstrated their commitment to expand government control over the market, and over the lives of the people.  Control over the flow of information is essential, if they are to be successful.  Control over the flow of information is a critical step in the construction of a dictatorial regime.

The Novel Presidency.  Beginning with his petulant attacks on Rush Limbaugh and Fox News, his assault on middle-class Americans and tea party protesters, and his rejection of any input on his health care legislation, Obama has acted more like a bully than a president.  Obama promised to reach across the aisle as the first post-partisan president, yet he has shown complete intolerance and total contempt for dissenting opinions.  In just eighteen months, he has divided the country in a way not seen since the Civil War.

Obama's Straws And Our Tired Back.  Some of the more naïve who voted for Obama were taken back by his sudden rush to take over insurance companies, banks, student loans, and the auto industry. ... But then soon, others wondered how a truther and racial demagogue like Van Jones or a Mao aficionado like Anita Dunn ever got into the White House.

The Obama Slippery Slope is Gone and it's Day 563 of Our Captivity.  For those of you who are still unaware, we are already living in and under the Obama Tyranny.  You may have missed it but, you and we were forced over the cliff's edge with ObamaCare; which was passed by Dictator-in-Chief Obama with the full knowledge and gleeful demeanor that he was forcing it against the will of the American people.  After the first poison pill was shoved down our throats, there was nothing to stop The Obama.

Presidents and public panics.  Isn't this a perfect example of liberal political manipulation?  Obama has stopped all oil drilling also on erroneous pretenses.  A federal judge has just ruled that the drilling moratorium was based on false pretenses.  Since when does it make sense to punish an entire industry for the problems of one company?

Will Obama listen to anybody?  Large and growing majorities opposed Obamacare in public opinion survey after survey, yet Obama and his congressional allies wrote the bill behind closed doors, made multiple corrupt bargains to gain votes, and passed it anyway.  When General Motors bondholders opposed Obama's takeover, he flouted age-old bankruptcy law while effectively nationalizing the automaker and handing it over to the United Auto Workers union.

'What Would Saul Alinsky Do?'  Politico reports that the drilling companies who secured the court order blocking the moratorium say the administration indeed is going to defy the court order.  I'm quite sure that Alinsky would applaud this move:  If at first you don't succeed through proper legal channels, proceed anyway, because nothing is more important than the radical ends you seek, including the means that must be trampled in the process.

Obama's "Regime Change" of Socialist Control.  With all the solutions available from the private sector and from around the world since day one, to deal with the oil spill, President Obama has stalled on allowing any of these going forward for the following reasons:  [#1] To increase the power of government over the private sector.  To allow the private sector to solve the problem would defeat and undermine Obama's assertion that only government and government-owned companies, bureaucracies and labor unions can provide the solution.  Obama sees the private sector as inherently evil, as reflected in the fact that he refused to meet with BP to establish a working relationship with the company to cut through all the bureaucratic red tape.

We must now enact a Declaration of Independence from Obama Tyranny.  Until recently, most people in the United States of America did not believe that Marxist Obama's mission was actually to destroy our country.  The majority of US citizens believed that — before all else — like other presidents of the United States, Obama would eventually place this country before his and his masters' debauched and perverted desires.  But, Obama is not like other presidents of this country and, it strongly appears, legally he may not be POTUS at all.

Dictator Obama reaches Day 70 of his Gulf Destruction.  Through his actions involving apparent criminal mischief leading to the destruction of entire ecosystems and their attendant wildlife — including but, not limited to human life and livelihoods — Obama has placed himself firmly in the position of the most destructive and vicious leader of the USA that America has ever witnessed.

Censors In, Liberty Out.  [Scroll down]  Thus, as Anthony G. Martin has opined, it is clear that the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court is intended to bolster the Obama's intention to censor anything he chooses.  Obama, the dictator would come full circle.  Why aren't the journalists up in arms about this?  Don't they see that this is yet another of Obama's serial double-crossing strategy?  He smooth talks a group, invites them into his lair, and then tears them apart when they are no longer useful to him.

Obama's "Fundamental Transformation" means Total Annihilation.  Defined as "betrayal of country — violation of the allegiance owed by somebody to his or her own country, e.g. by aiding an enemy," virtually everything The Obama has done and is doing is called treason.  And, as Obama still maintains he is a natural-born US citizen, what he has effected is also High Treason — defined as "treason perpetrated by somebody against his or her own country."

Yes, We Can't!  The Republicans cannot afford to lose both houses again, even by a nose.  If Obama has Pelosi and Reid (or Schumer) as partners for 2011 and 2012, he can bury this country under layers of leftist legislation which no subsequent President could unravel.  Anytime you must win at all costs, you are not likely to coast.

55 Percent of Likely Voters Find 'Socialist' an Accurate Label of Obama?  The latest poll by Democracy Corps, the firm of James Carville and Stan Greenberg, has Republicans leading on the generic ballot among likely voters, 48 percent to 42 percent.  Deep in the poll, they ask, "Now, I am going to read you a list of words and phrases which people use to describe political figures.  For each word or phrase, please tell me whether it describes Barack Obama very well, well, not too well, or not well at all."

Majority of Likely Voters Agree 'Socialist' Accurately Describes Obama.  A majority of likely voters think "socialist" is a fair description for President Obama, according to a new poll that looks at how well Obama's critics have been able to tag him with that buzzword and its often negative connotations.

New Documentary Alleges That Obama Stole The Primary Election From Hillary.  Amidst recent charges that the New Black Panther Party intimidated voters outside a Philadelphia polling place in 2008, a new documentary called We Will Not Be Silenced charges that this was not an isolated incident.  The film's director Gigi Gaston appeared on Fox and Friends this weekend and was introduced by host Alyson Camerota who claimed that "the 2008 primary race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was rife with stories of voter intimidation and voting violations."

The film's promotional web site:
We Will Not Be Silenced.  This documentary is about the disenfranchising of American citizens by the Democratic Party and the Obama Campaign.  We the People have made this film.  Democrats have sent in their stories from all parts of America.  We want to be heard and let the country know how our party has sanctioned the actions of what we feel are Obama Campaign "Chicago Machine" dirty politics.  We believe this infamous campaign of "change" from Chicago encouraged and created an army to steal caucus packets, falsify documents, change results, allow unregistered people to vote, scare and intimidate Hillary supporters, stalk them, threaten them, lock them out of their polling places, silence their voices and stop their right to vote, which is, of course, all documented in "We Will Not Be Silenced."

Democrat Voter Fraud is Far More Widespread Than You Think.  [Scroll down]  As explained on the We Will Not Be Silenced website, "'Change' from Chicago encouraged and created an army to steal caucus packets, falsify documents, change results, allow unregistered people to vote, scare and intimidate Hillary supporters, stalk them, threaten them, lock them out of their polling places, silence their voices and stop their right to vote." ... [P]eople around the country are finally waking up to the fact that Democrat voter fraud is a far, far bigger problem than anyone had ever realized.

American Jeopardy:  What is Fascism?  Over the years, words lose meaning and often take on new forms that in no way represent their original usage.  This can be observed in the now taboo word "fascism." ... At its core, fascism is really no more than a system where government, through agreements with the private sector, controls virtually all property and income indirectly.  Prosperity and economic growth become the domain of government.

Above The Law.  Progressives don't appear able to comprehend that conservatives and a growing number of independents aren't just upset about what is being done, it's the how it's being done part that has the nation in such an uproar.  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision to go back to the well, or rather to turn his back on the wells, by trying to impose a new version of an offshore drilling ban is just the latest example of an administration that has decided it can ignore the will of the people and rule of law.

Obama's pattern of rigging the rules.  Barack Obama learned from Saul Alinsky's manual that the most essential tactic for expanding power is to make opponents abide by the rules while never enforcing the rules against one's allies.  That's exactly what his Justice Department and other executive departments are doing in case after case, all aimed at rigging the deck in favor of the political left.

On Bullying:  It Takes One To Know One.  President Obama was apparently moved enough by a letter from a Philadelphia fifth-grader about bullying that he wrote back and encouraged his correspondent to continue her quest to end bullying.  Oh, how rich the irony!  Barack Obama is nothing if not a bully.  There, I said it, and I believe it's true, no matter how politically incorrect and inconsistent with the mainstream media's narrative it is.

Another Day, Another Federal Assault on Libe