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A Whiff of Fascism from Obama's White House
American Spectator ^ | MARCH 29, 2009 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 03/29/2009 9:48:45 PM PDT by RobinMasters

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:

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1 posted on 03/29/2009 9:48:45 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

S&P Futures down 2% at this hour. Clearly global markets not pleased with Obama’s first mandate.


2 posted on 03/29/2009 9:52:22 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: RobinMasters
A Whiff of Fascism

A whiff of death of a nation!

3 posted on 03/29/2009 9:53:05 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: FreepShop1

There will be no recovery until he is out of office.


4 posted on 03/29/2009 9:53:43 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: FreepShop1

The government is so unpredictable on who wins and who loses. They have shown why private/public partnerships don’t work. Tomorrow should be a very interesting day in the markets.


5 posted on 03/29/2009 9:55:50 PM PDT by Cheap_Hessian
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To: Texas Fossil

I’d say more like, the stench of fascism ....


6 posted on 03/29/2009 9:57:07 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: RobinMasters

The Dow will drop 500 points tomorrow. Investors are going to punish Obama hard.


7 posted on 03/29/2009 9:58:25 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: Reagan Man

No argument, a very very foul smell is in the air.


8 posted on 03/29/2009 9:58:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Their friends win,we lose!


9 posted on 03/29/2009 9:59:06 PM PDT by Peacekeeper357 (This is not a free ride. Become a monthly donor like me.)
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To: DarthVader

He fully intends to destroy this nation so his commie friends can pick out bones.


10 posted on 03/29/2009 9:59:35 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Nachum

ping


11 posted on 03/29/2009 10:00:07 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: RobinMasters

Just a whiff you say????


12 posted on 03/29/2009 10:00:48 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: RobinMasters
Adolf Hitler Obama and the NAZI Party.

Pray for America

13 posted on 03/29/2009 10:01:15 PM PDT by bray (Join the Rebel Republican Movement!)
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To: RobinMasters

Whiff? Obama is going from fascism to Fascism.


14 posted on 03/29/2009 10:02:18 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: RobinMasters

“A Whiff of Fascism”

Take that Barney!


15 posted on 03/29/2009 10:02:37 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Texas Fossil

He may get destroyed long before he destroys America. He is making lots and lots of powerful enemies. Many more than JFK did.


16 posted on 03/29/2009 10:02:39 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: RobinMasters

GM went to the government, not vice versa. Bailout funds can come with strings just like any other investor that saves a company, they get to call some shots to affect the investment. Bush did the same with AIG CEO Robert Willumstad last September.

GM has lost over $80 billion in the last three years and 95 percent of its total value since CEO Wagoner took the reins in 2000.

Do you honestly think firing this guy as a condition of taking OUR money is a facist move? I don’t think so, I think like Bush’s firing of AIG’s Willumstad, it isn’t facist, it’s prudent.


17 posted on 03/29/2009 10:05:42 PM PDT by jackmercer
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To: RobinMasters; MAD-AS-HELL
((((Ping-a-ling))))

Just a whiff of Fascism? Yeah, more like the smell of a rotting landfill....

18 posted on 03/29/2009 10:06:01 PM PDT by Chgogal (Don't look at me, Comrade. You elected him, our very own President Mugabe!)
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To: RobinMasters
FORD HAS A BETTER IDEA—MOVE TO BRAZIL

FORD'S TEST BED: Brazil's Camaçari plant is model for the future
Bryce G. Hoffman / The Detroit News

At Ford Motor Co.’s factory here, a group of Visteon Corp. workers connect the wiring in a dashboard module for a Ford EcoSport. Next to them, Lear Corp. employees are building seats for the same vehicle. A few feet away, Ford's Diede Silva dos Santos applies trim to a Fiesta subcompact. She's mastered seven jobs at the plant and is working on an eighth.

“If you do different jobs, it's more interesting,” said Silva dos Santos, 24. “It gives me a chance to expand my knowledge. (It) makes me a more valuable employee, too, so that I will have a future here.”

All of them exemplify a different kind of worker in a different kind of plant for a Detroit automaker.

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Ford sources said it is the sort of plant the company wants in the United States, were it not for the United Auto Workers, which has historically opposed such extensive supplier integration on the factory floor. . .

http://www.detroitnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070822/AUTO01/708220407/1148

19 posted on 03/29/2009 10:06:34 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (")
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To: RobinMasters

Whiff? The place reeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 03/29/2009 10:07:56 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: RobinMasters
Strict government control over businesses is the essence of Fascism, or more precisely, Mussolini-style corporatism. As Mussolini said, "Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." Corporatism boils down to this: government tells industry (and labor) what to do and they do it for the supposed good of the country.

Ok, the precise description is that BHO is a Mussolini-style corporatist thug.

21 posted on 03/29/2009 10:08:08 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (Barack Hugo Obama - has he ever criticized Hugo Chavez?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Brazil, home of Lula? The guy who blames blond white men with blue eyes for the global melt down? I hope your eyes are brown. ;)


22 posted on 03/29/2009 10:08:46 PM PDT by Chgogal (Don't look at me, Comrade. You elected him, our very own President Mugabe!)
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To: jackmercer
GM came to Obama because of the unions. This is all a charade, and the UAW will be greatly rewarded for all of this, as will Wagoner, who will go off into the sunset a very rich man.

Wake up, America.

23 posted on 03/29/2009 10:10:14 PM PDT by Carling ("We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," - Warwick Spooner)
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To: RobinMasters
...whiff of Fascism...

WHIFF???? Are you kidding??? The place needs to be fumigated it stinks so bad! Peeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! It's so bad you can smell it here, in the other Washington, where I live!!! I don't think Fabrese is going to do a thing for it, either!!!! It needs a shot of something REALLY potent.

24 posted on 03/29/2009 10:10:35 PM PDT by Type Righter (...flying the Gadsden flag 24/7 until the Usurper is Gone! ..."Don't Tread on ME"...)
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To: RobinMasters

WHIF???
It’s a FULL-BLOWN STENCH!

This is FASCISM, in it’s most easily explainable text-book form.

The GOVERNMENT has removed the head of a PRIVATE AMERICAN CORPORATION. He has committed NO CRIME other than standing up to a Democrat.

Whatever you think of GM, it’s management, or even it’s unions, your liberal and Obama voting friends can no longer deny that FASCISM HAS ARRIVED!


25 posted on 03/29/2009 10:10:52 PM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: FreepShop1

Guess I’ll buy DOG at the open.


26 posted on 03/29/2009 10:11:40 PM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: jackmercer
Interesting observations.

What's distressing to me is that people across this country with little background in history simply like the idea of the government taking over everything and running it. THAT is the thing we should be wary of whoever does it. But these companies are going to Uncle Sam with hands out, so if such a situation occurs, the government shouldn't be some ATM that just spits out money, which is subsequently squandered.

This isn't something I like happening, but at the same time, while we're all defending capitalism, it's these "capitalist" bigwigs in corporations who are trying to sign up for welfare. If THEY don't care about the consequences of trying to grab that government cash, I couldn't care less if they hold their jobs.

I wish we'd stopped this trend long ago, but now companies think they can just run to the government for money, and the problem is we now have a government that's interested in taking them up on the offer because they can get their foot in the door and take over industries.

Now that this trend has started, I don't see it stopping. If capitalism is collapsing in this country, I've got news for ya--it ain't just Obama and the leftists who're killing it, it's these "capitalists" people like us have been defending. When the chips are down, they suddenly turn into collectivists, "If we fail, the dominoes will fall and hurt YOU, so fork over the cash" being their new "The business of America IS business."

27 posted on 03/29/2009 10:12:44 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: RobinMasters

THis is not a WHIFF of Fascism. It is a big, gaseous Fart of Fascism -something Al Gore would let loose on the environment, but this is more serious than the bloated clown from Tennessee.

Obama is a communist but is clearly using early Hitlerian tactics to achieve his “financial cleansing.” Then it will be on to more cleansings of the military, the FBI, Justice, and any group that opposes his increasingly authoritarian rule.

Read William Shirer’s “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.”


28 posted on 03/29/2009 10:16:33 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: DarthVader

The damned bloody problem is it’s not just Obama. The whole lot of em need ousted along with a lot of GOP.


29 posted on 03/29/2009 10:17:31 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: RobinMasters
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30 posted on 03/29/2009 10:18:13 PM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: Carling

GM came first to Bush and then Obama because of shitty management. Ford and Chrysler have unions too but management learned how to negotiate and push them.

If GM wants government off its back, they need to do what Ford has done and deny any bailout money but they can’t. They’ve spent the last 10 years running their company into the floor and can’t survive without it.

I am against this bailout and think in any capitalist system if you suck, you fail, you get bankruptcy. But so long as any tax money is being handed to shitty companies I sure as hell want conditions with it.

Now if Obama seeks the Ford CEO’s resignation when no bailout money goes to Ford, that would be facism.

But for GM to lose 95 percent of its total value under Wagoner, over 80 billion in losses in three years, taking 25 billion in bailout money and another 40 billion in loans, then people come in here and call this facism that Wagoner is being fired just sounds like complete idiocy if not down right lunacy.


31 posted on 03/29/2009 10:23:50 PM PDT by jackmercer
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To: Chgogal
[I hope your eyes are brown. ;)]

How’d you guess?

Despite the rhetoric, Brazil could do a lot worse than Lula. The U.S. is Brazil's largest import and export partner.

32 posted on 03/29/2009 10:27:28 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (")
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To: Domandred

One problem at a time.


33 posted on 03/29/2009 10:27:42 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: jackmercer

It’s lunacy to think that Wagoner or anyone could turn around GM in this economy in a matter of months regardless of any bailout funds.

Are you a lunatic? Obama supported the intial Bush bailout.


34 posted on 03/29/2009 10:28:03 PM PDT by Carling ("We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," - Warwick Spooner)
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To: Darkwolf377

Something I have been trying to get across to people for months around here is how bipartisan the financial shenanigans has been in the last 10 years.

The primary culprit behind the whole financial mess we are experiencing is The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999. And guess what the Senate vote was on its passage....90 for and 8 against.

Both sides of the aisle sold capitalism down the river and our fate was sealed when that legislation was written and introduced by the GOP, passed by almost equal numbers of republicans and democrats and signed by Clinton.


35 posted on 03/29/2009 10:30:03 PM PDT by jackmercer
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To: DarthVader

“He is making lots and lots of powerful enemies”

Yes, it he snubs those who we consider allies, and is reaching out to those that we have historically distanced ourselves from. It’s as if he wants to be part of the circle of the current trouble makers. And it’s interesting that those are the countries who have dictators as leaders.

The G20 should be interesting this week. He’s loosing supporters and we’ll see how he reacts to a not so warm welcome by the protestors in London.


36 posted on 03/29/2009 10:30:06 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Brad from Tennessee
“Despite the rhetoric, Brazil could do a lot worse than Lula.”

That my FRiend is very comforting, sort of, kind of. And I'm pyschic, that's how I knew. ; )

37 posted on 03/29/2009 10:33:43 PM PDT by Chgogal (Don't look at me, Comrade. You elected him, our very own President Mugabe!)
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To: Carling

“It’s lunacy to think that Wagoner or anyone could turn around GM in this economy in a matter of months regardless of any bailout funds.

Are you a lunatic? Obama supported the intial Bush bailout.”

I am saying Wagoner should have been fired by GM itself years ago...this is just long, long overdue and I don’t care who does it. As long as someone did and in this case it was the government who had every right to due as conditions of billions of our money being sent GM’s way.

And the part about Obama supporting the initial Bush bailout I have no idea what you are implying by that. Yes, Obama did support the Bush bailout, so he is an idiot like Bush, I know.


38 posted on 03/29/2009 10:33:58 PM PDT by jackmercer
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To: DarthVader
He may get destroyed long before he destroys America. He is making lots and lots of powerful enemies. Many more than JFK did.

I have a bad feeling about Obama's globetrotting power-play this week.

Obama (and the country) has so much more to fear from the new KGB, than the old KKK.
39 posted on 03/29/2009 10:34:50 PM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
“It is a big, gaseous Fart of Fascism....”

I hope Obama cleared this with his EPA socialist appointee, what's-her-name. : )

40 posted on 03/29/2009 10:36:54 PM PDT by Chgogal (Don't look at me, Comrade. You elected him, our very own President Mugabe!)
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To: jackmercer

We agree on the base of the matter. No bailout should have ever been given to GM. What will be left unreported to the masses is the aftermath of Obama strongarming Wagoner out of his job. Of course, I’m sure Wagoner is going to be set anyhow, just like the AIG execs will be.

Three Card Obama, on the street corner hustling all of us.


41 posted on 03/29/2009 10:37:39 PM PDT by Carling ("We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," - Warwick Spooner)
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To: CaptSkip

I think he has greater things to fear within the establishment of this country.


42 posted on 03/29/2009 10:41:43 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: jackmercer
GM went to the government, not vice versa. Bailout funds can come with strings just like any other investor that saves a company, they get to call some shots to affect the investment. Bush did the same with AIG CEO Robert Willumstad last September. GM has lost over $80 billion in the last three years and 95 percent of its total value since CEO Wagoner took the reins in 2000. Do you honestly think firing this guy as a condition of taking OUR money is a facist move? I don’t think so, I think like Bush’s firing of AIG’s Willumstad, it isn’t facist, it’s prudent.

Thanks for the sanity! You've saved me the trouble of pointing out the same things I would have. Both guys deserve to fall on their swords. AIG was smoke and mirrors accounting; GM is a dinosaur that has refused to evolve in response to global competition.

Now that we're out of power, a lot of Freepers are taking us to the level of DU creeps.

43 posted on 03/29/2009 11:00:46 PM PDT by IonImplantGuru (I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!)
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To: RobinMasters

A roaring, searing hot blast of fascism.


44 posted on 03/29/2009 11:01:03 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gama Tamasi Ma Jyotir Gama)
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To: RobinMasters
Obama can't even pick brackets in the NCAA basketball tourney better than 50% of the people, why would we think he knows better how to, or whom should, run GM?
45 posted on 03/29/2009 11:03:18 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: DarthVader
The Dow will drop 500 points tomorrow. Investors are going to punish Obama hard.

Duly bookmarked.

46 posted on 03/29/2009 11:06:59 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: RobinMasters
A Whiff of Fascism from Obama's White House

That's not a whiff...It's a STENCH!

47 posted on 03/29/2009 11:10:36 PM PDT by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: RobinMasters
A Whiff of Fascism from Obama's White House

That's not a whiff...It's a STENCH!

48 posted on 03/29/2009 11:11:00 PM PDT by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: RobinMasters

Do as George Soros will be doing..

Short GM in the Morning..


49 posted on 03/29/2009 11:11:40 PM PDT by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: IonImplantGuru
AIG was smoke and mirrors accounting; GM is a dinosaur that has refused to evolve in response to global competition. Now that we're out of power, a lot of Freepers are taking us to the level of DU creeps.

Nonsense, the two are completely different. AIG was undermining thousands of interconnected financial corporations and millions of interconnected loans, while GM's poor strategic management affects only itself. Despite it's vast size, GM's support companies are still independent, and can reorient themselves towards other manufacturers and keep going, while AIG's victims collapse. As well, making DU references to try and prevent these observations is itself a DU tactic.

50 posted on 03/29/2009 11:13:39 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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