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Silent Coup?-a European-style socialist out to radically transform a center-right nation
Jewish Press ^ | Sep 16 2009

Posted on 09/17/2009 3:44:05 PM PDT by SJackson

The recent resignation of Van Jones, one of President Obama's cronies, from a midlevel position in the administration over some virulently leftist and anti-U.S. statements is but the latest indication of the disconnect between this president and the American tradition and people.

Although not directly related, the Jones imbroglio tends to confirm what we have been saying of the president's efforts-conducted in an almost coup-like fashion - to foist on the country a plan that would have the government take control of health care out of the hands of private companies and prescribe anti-business standards governing whom to cover.

It's a plan that, notwithstanding the protestations of the president and his lackeys in the mainstream media, will surely increase the premiums of those already covered.

In addition, the monumental tax increases that will be necessitated by the fantastic spending frenzy already initiated by Mr. Obama, which will be followed up by the tremendous cost of adding 40 million people to the health care rolls at public expense, can mean nothing other than a fundamental redistribution of wealth through the tax laws. Advertisement

There's more: The Washington Examiner reported this week that if the health care plan envisioned by President Obama and Congressional Democrats is enacted, the IRS would become the main agency for determining who has an "acceptable" health insurance plan; for finding and punishing those who don't have such a plan; for subsidizing individual health insurance costs through the issuance of tax credits; and for enforcing the rules on those who attempt to opt out, abuse or game the system. Americans would be required to attest on their tax return that they have "acceptable" coverage - which would give the IRS a basis for investigating the truth of the statement.

Further, the Justice Department has announced it is redirecting the focus of its Civil Rights Division from one of reacting to particular charges of discrimination to one of seeking out systemic patterns of actions by employers that allegedly have adverse impact on minorities.

Of course, this all comes in the context of the massive intrusion into, and virtual takeover of, key sectors of the American economy in the guise of a "stimulus."

Plainly, something monumental is playing itself out here. With each passing day the president offers fresh evidence that, far from being the traditional liberal Democrat many Americans thought they were getting, he is a European-style socialist out to radically transform what remains at heart a center-right nation.

Prudence dictates we sound the political alarm bells loud and clear to those who will be coming to us for our votes in the 2010 midterm elections.


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1 posted on 09/17/2009 3:44:06 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

BTTT


2 posted on 09/17/2009 3:46:11 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: SJackson

Dear Jewish Americans,

Please stop voting for liberals, especially when they openly align with your enemies.

You’d think you’d have better sense after 1941.

Signed,

Conservative America


3 posted on 09/17/2009 3:46:37 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: SJackson
John Kerry is a European socialist. Obama is a turd world fascist.
4 posted on 09/17/2009 3:48:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (truth--the liberal's kryptonite.)
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To: SJackson

We are all Children of the State, doncha know?


5 posted on 09/17/2009 3:48:46 PM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property)
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To: RinaseaofDs

I can’t believe all these American Jews that are expressing such disbelief that Obama is a Marxist. Or are they really saying, “this isn’t the type of socialism I voted for.”


6 posted on 09/17/2009 3:50:53 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: SJackson
With each passing day the president offers fresh evidence that, far from being the traditional liberal Democrat many Americans thought they were getting, he is a European-style socialist out to radically transform what remains at heart a center-right nation.

It seems our American Idol, popularity contest, text your vote president is swaying some people, just trying to watch TV shows proves that. He just wants to save us. Many though are still center right and want to stay that way. The more I hear about Acorns involvement, the more seedy and subversive it seems. He is very far from the traditional lib Dem, let alone the more oldstyle dems of old. It's clear some are being fooled, but I think finally some are catching on. Let's hope they keep that in mind in 2010.

7 posted on 09/17/2009 4:09:40 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: Bryanw92

How many here still believe that Obama is NOT out to destroy America? I am saying selected, groomed and put in office by a combination of media manipulation, possible hypnotic techniques, vote fraud etc. for the express purpose of bringing an END to the United States of America?
It may be possible that he himself does not fully realize that that is the reason he is in office, he is not his own man by any means, but I am convinced that is the purpose for which he has been placed in office by those who actually control the system.


8 posted on 09/17/2009 4:24:51 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Dear Conservative America,

Please stop thinking that our population is so great as to overcome the difference between McCain’s vote total and Obama’s from the 2008 election.

You’d think you’d have better sense.

Signed,

Fed-up


9 posted on 09/17/2009 4:25:59 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: SJackson
Further, the Justice Department has announced it is redirecting the focus of its Civil Rights Division from one of reacting to particular charges of discrimination to one of seeking out systemic patterns of actions by employers that allegedly have adverse impact on minorities....

Plainly, something monumental is playing itself out here. With each passing day the president offers fresh evidence that, far from being the traditional liberal Democrat many Americans thought they were getting, he is a European-style socialist out to radically transform what remains at heart a center-right nation.

The Jewish Press is flatly telling American Jews that they have created a Frankenstein who is slipping the leash. The plain truth is that there is a large portion of the American Jewish community who would welcome a "European- style socialist" because that reflects much of the Jewish culture in America. I acknowledge the unpopularity of what I am about to say: there is a distinctly anti-Christian bias extant among American Jews who would vote against the religious right reflexively. This was a bias that Obama was pandering to in his infamous private meeting in San Francisco when he described Pennsylvania voters as "clinging to their God and their guns."

The American Jewish community has always reacted against this element in America. The American Jewish community has always entertained a strain of socialism which it brought here directly from the old world, especially from Russia. So a European-style socialist is not altogether repugnant to many second and third generation American Jews. But they are beginning to wake up to the fact that they are not dealing with a nice Danish left of center politician but a certified card-carrying Marxist radical who would junk the American system altogether and cheerfully scuttle Israel into the bargain. As the implications for Israel began to emerge, the graph will mark the beginning of the decline of public support for Obama.

I believe this article is written with a lot of codewords to tell American Jews to wake up to the fact that something "monumental is playing itself out here," that it is being done by stealth, for example, by the Justice Department illustrated by the cited change of policy , and that the intention might well be sinister. I think the article implies more than it says because I think it is warning American Jews that the threat is not that we will have European socialism but something worse.

American Jews in this coming election will be confronted with a struggle of conscience and culture much as many blue-collar Americans had to struggle to leave the Democratic Party of their fathers and become Reagan Democrats.


10 posted on 09/17/2009 4:36:30 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: hinckley buzzard

You’re right. He is a Third World socialist like Chavez. I wish he was a Eurosocialist.


11 posted on 09/17/2009 9:45:05 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: nathanbedford

The Jewish Press is an Orthodox publication that regularly endorses Republicans. If this were “The Jewish Week” or better yet “The Forward”, you would have a point.


12 posted on 09/17/2009 10:18:09 PM PDT by rmlew (“Democracy tends to ignore..., threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed)
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To: rmlew
The Jewish Press is an Orthodox publication that regularly endorses Republicans. If this were “The Jewish Week” or better yet “The Forward”, you would have a point.

No, I would have evidence that what I described to be necessary is gathering momentum. As it is I indicate only that "they are beginning to wake up".

I agree, to read The Forward to talking this way would signal a tectonic turn.


13 posted on 09/17/2009 10:39:29 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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