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The Coming Obama 'Theocracy'
Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 16, 2008 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/16/2008 8:18:03 AM PST by jdm

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To: Hacklehead
Congratulations on the what I’m sure will be the stupidest post of the day (and possibly the week).

Aren't you the friendly newbie on the thread! Sorry for posting a blurb but I had something I needed to take care of and I tend to assume that posters to this forum will read the other posts in the thread and possibly do a little research on their own. BTW...I'm glad to know you're the most experienced poster on FR. By the look of your signup date I think not!

Perhaps you were living under a rock for the 8 years that the 2 most evil, sociopathic people in the history of American politics ran the White House?

I was lurking on this forum and a few other Conservative forums, FYI. And thanks to those 8 years Hillary comes with A LOT of baggage that can be used against her. At least we KNOW where she stands.

What has Obama done that could be called evil when compared to the the daily works of the Satanic two-some?

Are you an Obama troll? Where have you been when the abundance of articles have been posted on this forum citing his socialist, Marxist platforms, his $845 billion tax on Americans to support global poverty through UN administration, his wife's comment that our souls need to be fixed, and the following quotes from Michele futher up the thread:
Barack Obama will require you to work (for change). He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism, that you put down your division, that you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zone, that you push yourself to be better, and that you engage!

Barack will NEVER allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed!
He is preceived as some sort of messiah by his supporters who appear to be mesmerized by his style, rather than the substance (what little is yet to be revealed) of his intentions to our nation. maybe you should read some of the data coallated in the Obama File.
51 posted on 02/16/2008 10:31:22 AM PST by callisto (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted...Re-boot Washington DC (Y/N)?)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
This Obama stuff transcends the rational and enters into the irrational.

Well said, in both posts! I am astonished by those who cry for his "change" but have no idea what that change may do to our country. IMO, this is not an election about parties but about the safety of our nation and the ideas and principles upon which it was founded!
52 posted on 02/16/2008 10:37:39 AM PST by callisto (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted...Re-boot Washington DC (Y/N)?)
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To: jdm

Obama is the latest model yet of the lib paradigm that only government can make your life for you. Hillary isn’t really saying anything different, but Obama is worlds above Hillary as a speaker. Hillary’s crowds know what she’ll deliver despite the grating voice. Obama’s followers have that rapturous look on their faces that only the completely deceived have. They love Obama. Despite the fact that the main thrust of Obama’s speeches are that Americans are too stupid to live their own lives. Obama/Big Government is needed to care for the poor fools who probably need help tying their shoelaces and wiping their posteriors.


53 posted on 02/16/2008 10:42:52 AM PST by driftless2
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"C.S.Lewis"

What a quote. I wish I'd said that.

54 posted on 02/16/2008 10:44:01 AM PST by driftless2
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Very sensible. With McCain and even Hillary- we know what to expect. With Obama- it is something larger and more dreadful than we can imagine. What’s unsettling about this man- is what his candidacy is showing us about our country and where it really is- and where it could go...


55 posted on 02/16/2008 10:56:28 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: jdm

“Americans are not in debt because they live frivolously but because someone got sick. Even with insurance, the deductibles and the premiums are so high that people are still putting medications and treatments on credit cards. And they can’t get out from under. I could go on and on, but this is how we’re living, people, in 2008.”

It’s never anyone’s fault when they dig themselves into a hole they can’t get out of. They’re always victims of circumstance and its up to Big Brother to pull them out. I swear, the more I hear this drivel, the more I wish time travel was possible; I want to go back in time when personal responsiblity still meant something.

“And things have gotten progressively worse throughout my lifetime, through Democratic and Republican administrations, it hasn’t gotten better for regular folks. ....”

And that couldn’t possibly be because big government bums like Obama keep telling people “Don’t worry about anything. The government will solve all your problems” with their fingers crossed behind their backs.

“We have lost the understanding that in a democracy, we have a mutual obligation to one another — that we cannot measure the greatness of our society by the strongest and richest of us, but we have to measure our greatness by the least of these. That we have to compromise and sacrifice for one another in order to get things done. That is why I am here, because Barack Obama is the only person in this who understands that. That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.”

One, we’re a Republic, not a democracy (and even if we were, charity at gunpoint isn’t a trait of a democracy).

Two, while it would be nice for us to care about others, we are not required too and the government is not in any way justified in making us care. We each make our own life, for good or bad, and we are not responsible for anyone but ourselves. Charity is good, but it shouldn’t replace personal responsiblity.


56 posted on 02/16/2008 11:05:32 AM PST by RWB Patriot
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To: Cuchulain
When I see Obama in the news the great hope I have is that in the end they will announce it to be a segment of “Half Hour News Hour”, Mad TV or SNL. Unfortunately this is real, even if it looks and feels like a 1984/Animal Farm-like satire.
57 posted on 02/16/2008 11:05:51 AM PST by alecqss
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
......Many more Americans are in debt from buying junk they don't need.........

......I do home loans as my main gig, and I see how people get into debt, and believe me, it's not usually medical bills!

You Nailed It!
Over the years I've had some good friends in the "bankin' biz" who'll back up what you say. 100%.

58 posted on 02/16/2008 11:06:20 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Deo volente

The Obamas must’ve bought the DeLuxe edition of Tony Robbins’ Personal Power.


59 posted on 02/16/2008 11:12:46 AM PST by informavoracious
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To: callisto

“Aren’t you the friendly newbie on the thread! Sorry for posting a blurb but I had something I needed to take care of and I tend to assume that posters to this forum will read the other posts in the thread and possibly do a little research on their own. BTW...I’m glad to know you’re the most experienced poster on FR. By the look of your signup date I think not! “

First of all, I’m not a newbie as I have been posting for much longer than you have. I just changed my screen name. Besides, even if I was new WTH difference does it make? Would it make my argument any less valid? I guess when you don’t have a sensible response you look for someones sign on date. Brilliant strategy. BTW, if you don’t like my tone, it’s just a response to yours.

” Are you an Obama troll? Where have you been when the abundance of articles have been posted on this forum citing his socialist, Marxist platforms, his $845 billion tax on Americans to support global poverty through UN administration, his wife’s comment that our souls need to be fixed, and the following quotes from Michele futher up the thread:”

Calling someone a troll is another thing a loser does when he cant counter an argument. If you check my posts you will see how ridiculous your accusation is. Obama may be a marxist, socialist, etc., so is Hellary. There is not an ounce of difference between them in policy. What makes Hellary wose is that she is a ruthless hatefilled witch who will stop at nothing to implement her policies. Obama is a harmless young mutton head who will get nothing done, Hellary is Stalin in a pantsuit.


60 posted on 02/16/2008 11:25:20 AM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sounds like Oprah-speak to me. Many more Americans are in debt from buying junk they don't need than from "putting medications and treatments on credit cards" and you & I (and Mrs. Obama) know that! We don't want to wait and save for that big screen television, that mega barbeque grill, those expensive shoes, the stainless steel kitchen, etc. I do home loans as my main gig, and I see how people get into debt, and believe me, it's not usually medical bills!

But don't you get it? We're going into debt buying all of this stuff we don't need in order to medicate the agony of our broken souls!

61 posted on 02/16/2008 11:26:36 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Global Warming Heretic -- http://agw-heretic.blogspot.com)
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To: driftless2; Rocky

A collection of Lewis essays called “God In The Dock” has an essay called “Is Progress Possible, Willing Slaves of the Welfare State” it’s excellent reading- (written in the early 1950’s)

For example- in this essay Lewis says:

“If we are to be mothered, mother must know best. . . . In every age the men who want us under their thumb, if they have any sense, will put forward the particular pretension which the hopes and fears of that age render most potent. They ‘cash in.’ It has been magic, it has been Christianity. Now it will certainly be science. . . . Let us not be deceived by phrases about ‘Man taking charge of his own destiny.’ All that can really happen is that some men will take charge of the destiny of others. . . . The more completely we are planned the more powerful they will be.”


62 posted on 02/16/2008 11:32:03 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: alecqss

I’m with you!


63 posted on 02/16/2008 11:33:37 AM PST by Cuchulain ("...never treat with the enemy; never surrender to his mercy, but fight to the finish.")
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To: SE Mom

You do know who the man in the blue shirt is, don’t you? That is George Soros.


64 posted on 02/16/2008 11:40:04 AM PST by WVNan
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To: jdm
Only 3% don't own a color TV.

Ah, that's the Amish, they don't own electrical appliances period.

65 posted on 02/16/2008 12:31:52 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Just laugh at them!)
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To: Hacklehead
Before you jump to conclusions, please read the entirety of my post as I am interested in your opinion, whether you like mine or not. I just don't appreciate being your whipping boy when I make statements with which you disagree.

You set the tone for our "conversation". Just because you didn't like my comment that Obama was the worst of two evils, you countered that I made the stupidest post of the day and/or week. That is your opinion and you are entitled to it, but I also have the right to my opinion. By voicing an opinion that you disagree with, you immediately countered by throwing insults. Remember this?

Congratulations on the what I’m sure will be the stupidest post of the day (and possibly the week). Perhaps you were living under a rock for the 8 years that the 2 most evil, sociopathic people in the history of American politics ran the White House? What has Obama done that could be called evil when compared to the the daily works of the Satanic two-some?

This used to be a forum where discourse could be civil, but if you have been around as long as you say you have, you will remember those days. And as for the troll question (please note the question mark at the end - no period or exclamation mark), I inquired because you immediately flamed me because you didn't like my comment. Of course, with your extended history here, I'm sure you are aware of the abundance of shills and trolls who have registered on the forum in recent years.

It is easy to forget when posting online that readers of the post can not or do not pick up on the tone or intention of the poster. When I initially made my post about his evilness you must have interpreted my thoughts on Obama as being an attack on you, because I can think of no other logic for your response. It was NOT meant as an attack on you, only a comment on him.

I guess when you don’t have a sensible response you look for someones sign on date.

If you think it wasn't a sensible response to provide you a direct link to one of the largest files on Obama then you either did not read my post or you do not care to know anything adverse against Obama.

By the way, you have yet to post anything informative on this thread but are so ready to flame someone else who disagrees with your opinion of Obama. IMO, he IS the worst of two evils. That is MY opinion and I will stand by it. If you fail to agree that I am entitled to my own opinion then you do not belong on this forum IMO. For supporting documentation on Obama, please read the thread and the contents at the link provided.

Obama may be a marxist, socialist, etc., so is Hellary. There is not an ounce of difference between them in policy.

Now with your first statement we have common ground, but I disagree that there is no difference between the two. Due to 8 years of the first Clinton, we know how horrendous a Hillary presidency could be. Part of the danger with Obama is his newness and lack of history with which to combat his candidacy during the general. His style and oratory skills lend much to the hype and religious ferver surrounding his cult of followers. Conservatives do remember Hillary and her ambitions and, IMO, will fight tooth and nail to prevent her ascendency to the Office. But Obama will be a harder candidate to defeat. I would be interested in hearing your opinion on the best approach to defeat Obama and how best to proceed.
66 posted on 02/16/2008 1:38:56 PM PST by callisto (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted...Re-boot Washington DC (Y/N)?)
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To: jdm
I heard a Dick Morris interview on Mike Gallagher's show the other nite say that unlike Her Thighness, Obama is not an ideologue. As usual, he is dead wrong. Obama appears to me the most ideologically leftwinger we have ever seen as a viable candidate, at least in my lifetime. His positions cannot even be said to be Marxist lite. Obama is as hard left as they come, and cultivating a cult of personality as he is doing, ala Hugo Chavez, is downright alarming. If one would crawl over broken glass to vote against Jezebel, it seems to me one would crawl over razor blades to vote against this tax-and-spend crypto-Muslim false messiah.
67 posted on 02/16/2008 2:37:21 PM PST by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: callisto

I am amazed by the Obaminator’s constant reference to “change”, when all he really expouses is the same failed Marxist bullcr@p we’ve all heard for the last umpteen years.


68 posted on 02/16/2008 2:46:04 PM PST by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: SE Mom
what his candidacy is showing us about our country and where it really is- and where it could go...

IOW, let the Stalinist show trials begin, and let the "re-education" camps be filled with those declared guilty of the "anti-social" sins of not wanting their property confiscated, their liberties robbed, or their heritage trampled upon by drolling lunatics.
69 posted on 02/16/2008 2:52:45 PM PST by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: SE Mom
what his candidacy is showing us about our country and where it really is- and where it could go...

IOW, let the Stalinist show trials begin, and let the "re-education" camps be filled with those declared guilty of the "anti-social" sins of not wanting their property confiscated, their liberties robbed, or their heritage trampled upon by drooling lunatics.
70 posted on 02/16/2008 2:53:13 PM PST by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: attiladhun2

Super Tuesday I was FRinking every time he said, “change” on the TV. That was not my best idea to date...LOL!

I definitely agree with your assessment on the type of change he is promoting, and he is using the correct text to define it. According to statements his wife is making (see further up the thread) that “change” will not be good for our nation. Her statements are very scary!


71 posted on 02/16/2008 3:03:20 PM PST by callisto (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted...Re-boot Washington DC (Y/N)?)
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To: callisto

“By voicing an opinion that you disagree with, you immediately countered by throwing insults. Remember this?”

I remember that I posted a comment that YOU disagreed with and you responded by telling me “Open your eyes” as though only an uniformed person could have that opinion. That insult is what set the tone for my response.

It also doesn’t help that I feel VERY strongly about keeping the KKKlintons out of the White House. Just when it looks like we have a chance of doing that, people are making the classic mistake of assuming the KKKlintons are beaten and are attacking Obama. Frankly, Obama is our best chance of beating the KKKlintons. I know that if they are allowed to get one step from the White House they will find a way to win. They always do. IMO a Hellary presidency would be 10x worse than an Obama presidency.


72 posted on 02/16/2008 3:36:21 PM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: madison10

Too many at this forum rationalize their disappointment at not having a conservative nominee by equating the Obamabeast with McCain. For them, it is mental comfort food.


73 posted on 02/16/2008 3:48:08 PM PST by Jacquerie (Give unto Caesar when you wish - Support The Fair Tax.)
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To: alrea

One soul each?


74 posted on 02/16/2008 3:49:24 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: jdm

Mrs. Anti Christ? :0


75 posted on 02/16/2008 3:51:36 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: Hacklehead
We disagree on who has the potential to be the worst, but we definitely agree on keeping Hillary out of the Office. Hopefully, we both agree that neither should hold the office! Trust that I have not written off the potential that she may become the Dem nominee and that it WILL be an all out fight for Conservatives should that occur. But I hope you, and others, will concede that it is not impossible for Hillary to lose Obama, which could portend a more difficult opponent to defeat.

I think we are both on the same side...only looking at things from slightly different perspectives. Please accept my apologies, as I was curt in my initial post and meant to imply that you should read further up the thread and re-analyze the posts regarding his "change". I should know better than to post in haste! (even when household catastrophes occur...)
76 posted on 02/16/2008 3:52:36 PM PST by callisto (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted...Re-boot Washington DC (Y/N)?)
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To: SE Mom
...With Obama- it is something larger and more dreadful than we can imagine. What’s unsettling about this man- is what his candidacy is showing us about our country and where it really is- and where it could go...

AMEN!

77 posted on 02/16/2008 3:56:00 PM PST by madison10
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To: callisto

No hard feelings. I think tempers are short because no matter who wins the next election, we get sc***ed. Its just a matter of degree. Its going to be a rough 8 years.


78 posted on 02/16/2008 4:43:46 PM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: Hacklehead

8? He[[ I;m hoping we have such a strong Conservative turnout in 2012 we take back the White House and both wings of Congress. IMO it’s time Conservatives turn grassroots again and begin rebuilding from the local and state level up, and send those in Congress who think it’s a profession packing their bags.

And I agree with your analysis on short tempers. My apologies, once again!


79 posted on 02/16/2008 4:57:06 PM PST by callisto (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted...Re-boot Washington DC (Y/N)?)
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To: Deo volente

Well, your post is going to give me nightmares. I started out just not liking this guy because of his hidden Islamic past, but now I am really starting to be concerned!


80 posted on 02/16/2008 6:41:31 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: SE Mom
What’s unsettling about this man- is what his candidacy is showing us about our country and where it really is- and where it could go...

So well said.

81 posted on 02/16/2008 7:04:42 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: SE Mom

Another great Lewis quote. Thanks.


82 posted on 02/18/2008 10:45:51 PM PST by Rocky
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To: BenLurkin

I’m swooning...is anyone else swooning??? I mean....erm....it’s hard not to!!! /s


83 posted on 02/18/2008 10:47:29 PM PST by Xenophon450 (I guess I'll never know, some things under the sun can never be understood...)
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