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Understanding the Democrats' Scheme
The American Thinker ^ | January 09, 2010 | John F. Gaski

Posted on 01/09/2010 3:19:33 AM PST by Scanian

Poor Bill O'Reilly and Brit Hume. There they were on the O'Reilly show a few weeks ago, puzzling over why Barack Obama and the Democrats are doing so many things that are damaging to our country. Bill and Brit agreed that they couldn't possibly be harming the nation intentionally, because negative voter reaction would redound to them politically and electorally. Can't the Democrats see this? Did they suddenly get stupid politically? This is so unlike them. How to explain this anomaly?

Poor Bill and Brit, and many others, indeed. It is time to think the unthinkable and speak the ineffable. Apart from the troubling question of intent, or whether Obama-Pelosi-Reid just have a novel view of the public interest, the national Democrats are unnaturally and mysteriously sanguine despite growing backlash by the American people. Why? One reason: The Dems don't believe they will ever have to face a real election again. Is their plan not becoming obvious? It is very straightforward:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; democrats; electionfraud; obama; seiu; soros; voterfraud
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To: JohnQ1

There will be no “withering on the vine” no matter how poorly they do in any number of elections. They are the product of a rich society that can support a lot of people who don’t work but do spend their lives in University and in the Street. That is why we have a hard time translating our actual majority into activism and political action. We have jobs and don’t rely on trust funds and grant money for our daily bread. We are supporting lavishly those who would enslave us.

41 posted on 01/09/2010 5:47:54 AM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: RightOnline

Within the Beltway of Washington
lies the incest pool where politicians swim
in waters of poluted thought.
After dipping in leaves a coating seal
about the head closing ears and coating eyes
with foaming froth.
The perverse foam
of involute invidious invincablity...ljk

Another reason the socialist wing of the democratic party which now controls it have become intractable, is because of the reliance on MSM which still has the majority in the distribution of sources of information.

If you don’t have cable or dish for example you can’t watch Beck or for that matter Hanity . Which leaves the only other media venue open is AM (alternate media) broadcast Radio.

If there are serious moves to shut these (a)venues down the big question is then what do we do ?

42 posted on 01/09/2010 5:48:14 AM PST by mosesdapoet ( What did Obama's UK's first trip and his curious entourage of 500 cost US ?)
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To: Scanian

The problem comes from those who see this as a left-right, Democrat-Republican fight. It isn’t. If you look at it as a partisan political fight, you will miss what is really happening.

The United States constitution created several different mechanisms to both balance power and prevent radical change away from the constitutional framework. But especially, for the last 100 years, mistakes were made that have altered that balancing mechanism, so that the system has now become terribly imbalanced, and our constitutional form of government is threatened.

Most Americans are aware of the “three branches of government”, the executive, legislative and judicial branches. And that there are mechanisms that are supposed to keep them in balance.

But there is another system. The balance between the national government, the State governments, and the people, which is just as important to keep our nation in balance.

The way this was done was first, that the people elect the US House of Representatives. It was even nicknamed “The Peoples’ House” for this very reason. This was to be the truly democratic part of our republican-democracy.

Second, that the electoral college would elect the US President. This was a way to get around tie votes, which have happened in US history.

Third, that the individual States were supposed to appoint two US senators from their State, to insure that the States had a voice, and power, in Washington.

And finally fourth, that the US President appoint justices to the US Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the US Senate, and thus indirectly the individual States, again. The founding fathers were wary of judicial excess, so also gave congress control over what cases judges could hear, and how federal courts under the Supreme Court are organized.

However, among other things, in 1913 the national government made two dreadful mistakes. The 16th (Income Tax), and 17th (Direct election of US Senators) amendments to the US constitution.

Taxation for the national government has always been a problem in the United States, but taxing the people directly, with the income tax, was a terrible idea. This is because the national government is *not* supposed to interact directly with the people. It interacts with the States, because they are a buffer between the people and the national government.

And in this case, “interaction” opened the door to the national government trying to involve itself in the personal lives of the people. Exactly what the founding fathers sought to avoid. The power to tax is the power to control.

And by taking away the power of the States to appoint US Senators, stripped them of their means to control the national government, to prevent it from oppressing those States’ citizens. The appeal to “direct democracy” for the US Senate sounds good on the surface, but it had a terrible price in the loss of liberty and freedom.

So the end result has over time introduced great imbalance into the system. Not just to the balance between the national government, the individual States, and the people; but to the three branches of government as well.

Since even the last part of the 19th Century, the US has been lorded over by an “imperial presidency”, which gets progressively worse. The US congress has ceded tremendous authority, much of which it did not have in the constitution in the first place, to the president and his bureaucracy. For their part, the presidents have grabbed more power just on their own.

Federal judges reign from the bench, accepting few if any limitations on their power. They engage in activities like ordering States to appropriate monies for the judges’ purposes. They accept countless frivolous appeals of State laws to the federal bench. And they likewise build on unconstitutional precedent, giving it superiority of the clear letter, and certainly the spirit, of the constitution.

There is no Republican-Democrat politics in this. No left wing and right wing. No conservatism and progressivism. Especially now, these things are becoming irrelevant, overtaken by the imbalance of power and unconstitutional nature of the government.

So who in the world supports this imbalance? Democrat and Republican leaders, lobbyists, consultants, the bureaucracy, and more than anything else, the bloated inertia of things.

And what can be done about it?

To start with, much *is* already being done, and at a powerful scale, to redress the smallest part of this threat. It is being done by the individual States, with their 10th Amendment Resolutions. It is the polite request of the national government to stop taking their power.

The first step.

But the national government, the political parties and others, are blind and deaf to it, at least at the national level. They cannot see or hear even their own grassroots, much less the State legislatures and the people.

This is why the upcoming Tea Party convention is so vital to the future of our nation.

Right now, the vast majority of Americans see politics only through the light of the Republican and Democratic politics and their agendas. But they are not part of the solution, they are part of the problem.

If the focus of the people continues to be “conservatism” or “progressivism”, the end result with be neither. The end result will be some loathsome contraption of pseudo-government that could be called a “financial-corporatocracy”. Our new rulers will be men like those that ran Enron, Lehman Brothers, and GM into the ground. Speculators, Ponzi schemers, inside traders, thieves.

Right now, there is a profound suspicion in the public that whoever is elected is just a puppet for such scoundrels. That congressmen and senators are wholly owned property, unwilling and unable to stop a crippling national debt, burdensome and unfair laws, corrupt and bloated bureaucracy, and loose cannon federal judges.

But the individual States, hopefully supported by the Tea Parties, will be able to invoke their constitutional responsibilities before they have to do so to prevent a collapse of our nation.

And it is the people of the Tea Parties that have to learn where the real problem lies. That it is not just another political dispute between left and right, between Republican and Democrat, but that the very destiny of our nation will be based on its outcome.

The national government is out of control. It must be returned to its proper place, or the United States of America may very well be forfeit.
(If anyone wishes to pass this on to Brit Hume or Bill O’Reilly, or anyone else for that matter, please feel free to do so.)

43 posted on 01/09/2010 5:52:02 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Scanian

If any ONE of those happen, we skip the jury box and the ballot box.


44 posted on 01/09/2010 6:00:56 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Scanian
Bill and Brit agreed that they couldn't possibly be harming the nation intentionally,...

Is it a requirement that one be a moron, to get a job as an overpaid talking head?

45 posted on 01/09/2010 6:09:01 AM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: arthurus

I believe that your assessment is correct. In my opinion, the way they are going to deal with the gun issue is that the atf, in their areas of operation, will go thhe paperwork associated with gun ownership, hunting licenses, concealed carry permits, ffl yellow sheets, ect. Then,they will issue warrants for these individuals, aklleging a federal firearms law violation. Wether these individuals is immaterial from their point of view.Next theu willenlist the aid of the local law enforcement agencies, deputy sheriffs, city police, highway patrol and they will be happy to oblige. What they will be told is that these individuals named in the warrants have violated the federal firearms laws.

The media will cheer and applaude their “bravery”. A good many on this forum will cheer also and opine that the arrestees got what they deserved.

46 posted on 01/09/2010 6:20:56 AM PST by sport
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

How much of a threat is this? I keep reading that there are a majority of drug offenders who are felons. Most of these are libertarian. A lot of lawbeaking is entrepreneurial in nature. I am unsure that just having been convicted of a felony makes one a socialist. I also question if people who have already ignored the law are amenable to coercion by the Democrats. The *law* is so complex, anyone could be hauled in for a myriad of violations, some of which are felonies. Being convicted of one of these could actually turn someone away from all politics and engender a further contempt of government.

47 posted on 01/09/2010 6:21:35 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Darkwolf377; exnavy

“forget that the government can’t just order military to take over and kill their neighbors”

The Baltimore Massacre.
Kent State.

48 posted on 01/09/2010 6:27:43 AM PST by Salamander (Hold on to all your fears 'cause when I get outta here, vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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To: RightOnline

But Beck has no problem criticizing those who want our President to provide the same information that the 4H, little leagues,schools, and etc., require to sign-up. This is the problem, we have someone who doesn’t love this Country and is targeting it for destruction and personal religious gain.

49 posted on 01/09/2010 7:31:38 AM PST by mcshot (Son of Liberty.)
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To: exnavy
Gotta love these people that claim it can't happen.
I grew up during the Cuban missile crisis.
Don't anyone tell me it can't happen it damn near did.
I'm with you.
I'd rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
50 posted on 01/09/2010 7:46:26 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: exnavy

some canned goods, bottled water, ammunition all that you need to survive for up to a year or so.

Still have some of that surplus Y2K stuff up in the attic you’d like to sell?

I think my sister’s 500 lbs of wheat up in the “Y2K” attic has turned into 500 lbs rats.

51 posted on 01/09/2010 7:51:25 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: mcshot

Can you expand on that? I believe you must be saying that Beck has been attacking those who demand that Obama provide a real birth certificate. I watch him all the time and have never seen the slightest hint of such from him.

O’Reilly, on the other hand.....................

52 posted on 01/09/2010 7:53:08 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Scanian


53 posted on 01/09/2010 7:53:29 AM PST by opentalk
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To: mazda77

Your wife and I are on the same wave length. Prof. Gaski just spelled it out for us.

54 posted on 01/09/2010 7:59:27 AM PST by Budge (Who will protect us from the protectors?)
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To: IMR 4350

Very good point. Everyone also must not be niave as to what these power brokers in DC are capable of.

55 posted on 01/09/2010 9:01:21 AM PST by exnavy (God save the republic)
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To: Darkwolf377

Red Dawn

Great Movie.

56 posted on 01/09/2010 9:37:15 AM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: exnavy
Most people weren't alive during the CMC so they have no concept of what we were facing.

At the time our biggest fear was there would be mass panic and millions of people would try and flee from the areas that were in range of the missals.

This exact thing played out on a much smaller scale in 2005 with hurricane Rita. Because the dems had created mass panic with Katrina for political gain, millions of people tried to flee the Gulf Coast area ahead of Rita. I live right outside of Houston. I witnessed the panic of these people first hand. Some people were so panicked they were ready to do anything they had to get get out of the storms path. The only thing that stopped them was the threat of getting shot. Car loads of gang bangers were driving through town looking for easy pickings. I wasn't the only one in the neighborhood that gave them them 12 Ga. wave.

57 posted on 01/09/2010 10:02:55 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350
Very good point. And to bring that into todays perspective:

picture a small nuclear device going off in 4 different cities at the same time, of coarse the religon of peace claims the act. The problem is most government agencies local, state, or federal will be unresponsive for days, possibly weeks.

There will be thugs run amok, injured people, general kaos. We have to be ready to handle whatever arises on a very local, up close and personal basis. Most if not all federal assistance will do more harm than good. A lot of state "help" will be worthless as well.

We have to become totally self-reliant, permanently.

I feel sorry for the city-folk.

58 posted on 01/09/2010 12:49:52 PM PST by exnavy (God save the republic)
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To: dusttoyou
I never bought the Y2K bull, I only stock canned, and dry goods and rotate them into the daily diet and constantly buy more. That way dates on the cans mean nothing.

Look at it this way, one small can of Campbells soup and a bottle of water a day will sustain you for a long time. And you'll lose that spare tire!

59 posted on 01/09/2010 12:55:51 PM PST by exnavy (God save the republic)
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To: exnavy

Do you recall the P210 (?) that was floating around the UK several years ago?

Had they made dirty bombs out of that crap, which I don’t doubt was the idea, they could have caused every city in the UK to dump.

A few grams of that crap could bring the US to its knees.

60 posted on 01/09/2010 3:01:25 PM PST by IMR 4350
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