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Deval Patrick Says GOP Opposition to Obama ‘Almost Seditious’
Nat Review ^ | 5/24/10 | Dan Foster

Posted on 05/24/2010 3:57:24 PM PDT by pissant

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, speaking at a law school forum, said that GOP opposition to the Obama program “is almost at the level of sedition.”

Patrick later said the phrase was a mere “rhetorical flourish,” but this isn't the first — or the fifth — time a prominent liberal politico has accused conservatives of approaching sedition in opposing Obama administration policies. See, the “almost” part is key, because then it isn't offensive, right?

I wonder when the governor and the rest on the left will figure out that this country's now mostly-defunct sedition laws were used to harass Thomas Jefferson and the Reds, and little else.

UPDATE: I should have said Thomas Jefferson, the Reds, and anybody Woodrow Wilson didn't like. Liberal fascism.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; larrysinclairslover; liberalfascism; obama
Sedition? The illegal alien usurper is lucky he hasn't caused a revolution yet.
1 posted on 05/24/2010 3:57:25 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

But the crap that the leftistas said about Bush was a-okay.


2 posted on 05/24/2010 3:58:27 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Note that they don’t mention the throngs of Democrats that are turning against him also. People are wising up and waiting for November so they can cut the cajones off this communist.


3 posted on 05/24/2010 4:01:15 PM PDT by RC2
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To: pissant

As soon as we can safely say the same about the Left, then we can all just get along.


4 posted on 05/24/2010 4:01:28 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: pissant

Yet another Progressive fascist wanna be in action. Thank God for the 1st and 2nd Amendments both keep such clowns as this in check


5 posted on 05/24/2010 4:01:35 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: pissant

He’s just helping to lay the groundwork for the first wave of dissident roundups. There are probably some old germans in retirement homes who have seen this sort of thing.


6 posted on 05/24/2010 4:02:08 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: pissant

If you’re opposing treason, can it even be technically considered “sedition”?


7 posted on 05/24/2010 4:03:19 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (FREE ARIZONA!)
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To: pissant

People who love this country hate Obama.


8 posted on 05/24/2010 4:03:27 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: pissant

Interesting how all of the opposition and urestrained hate against George Bush was ‘patriotism’. How quickly they have conveniently forgotten the last 8 years; like it never happened!


9 posted on 05/24/2010 4:03:35 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Army Air Corps

If it wasn’t funny it would be sick. Sick and funny...there is a pattern forming.... INCOMPETENCE...thats the word that comes to mind. Boston...sick and funny...”CROOKED” will be the word of the day for Tuesday.


10 posted on 05/24/2010 4:03:43 PM PDT by colonialhk (Elect Veterans not Lawyers)
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To: pissant

"almost seditious" against the will of an usurper and the aristocracy translates to "almost patriotic"


11 posted on 05/24/2010 4:05:19 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: pissant
On the day after the Nov 2008 election, my very in-your-face Liberal neighbor bumped into me and crowed "Ha! What do you have to say now??"

I replied "Dissent is patriotic."

Her good mood vanished and she was instantly spittin' mad (her natural state).

12 posted on 05/24/2010 4:05:37 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: pissant

If this be sedition, make the most of it!


13 posted on 05/24/2010 4:07:57 PM PDT by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Massachusetts?

The most miserable people on earth.


14 posted on 05/24/2010 4:08:29 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: pissant

Dims see their power slipping away and they’re freaking out.


15 posted on 05/24/2010 4:08:56 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: pissant

Sedition


16 posted on 05/24/2010 4:09:09 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: pissant
See, the “almost” part is key, because then it isn't offensive, right?

I don't use the word "almost" when I refer to these Demonrats leading the Executive and Legislative Branches as American-hating, Constitution-hating, communists.

I don't consider it "offensive" either. They are what they are.

17 posted on 05/24/2010 4:10:08 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: pissant

I think Obumble’s coronation has actually done this country a world of good. By getting the sheeple of America to wake the hell up and realize that our country is being destroyed from within, that multiculturalism is a sick joke used to further the evil aim of hostile scum who are not at all shy about their plans. Why should they be? We’ve given the store away, pretty much.

Obumble might be the straw that broke the camel’s back. If so, after we take back America, we shouls thank his sorry a$$ for the wake-up call. And hopefully we’ve learned our lesson. I just hope it’s not too late.


18 posted on 05/24/2010 4:10:34 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: pissant

These people are scared as hell that their monopoly on power is about to be lost and this is how they react. I suppose Churchill or someone said that if you wanted to properly judge someone’s character, give them power. I say it makes far more sense to take it away from them instead.


19 posted on 05/24/2010 4:13:36 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: pissant

“...‘Almost Seditious’...”
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Ping me when the opposition reaches ‘nearly seditious’.


20 posted on 05/24/2010 4:14:10 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Don't blame me. I voted for Jefferson Davis.)
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To: pissant

The truth just kills these bastards


21 posted on 05/24/2010 4:17:48 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: pissant
There was a crooked man and he had a crooked smile,
His crooked bunch of crooks were more crooked by a mile.
He bought the crooked Senate and he bought the crooked House,
And they all lived together with his little crooked spouse.

22 posted on 05/24/2010 4:20:51 PM PDT by shezza (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: pissant
Sedition? The illegal alien usurper is lucky he hasn't caused a revolution yet.

It's not for lack of trying.

0bama the "Uniter" ...

Obama To Supporters: "Argue With Friend and Neighbors Get In Their Face!" video

Obama Mocks Fox, "Teabaggers" video

Obama Mocks Republican 'Armageddon' Rhetoric (Again) video

Obama: Police Acted 'stupidly' in Scholar Arrest video

Obama On GOP Running On Repeal: 'Go For It' video

NRA: Barack Obama - "bitter gun owners" video

President Obama, No One in Arizona is Laughing video

Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats, ... asked, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.” - Nov. 7, 2009

A President who mocks and taunts Americans, who incites his followers to be confrontational, is troublesome.

23 posted on 05/24/2010 4:25:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: pissant

Hum, it seems that only a year and a half ago dissention was the highest form of patriotism. My how the times have changed.


24 posted on 05/24/2010 4:27:39 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / I'm not anti-government, I'm anti-democrat!)
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To: Mac from Cleveland
I think Obumble’s coronation has actually done this country a world of good.

I totally agree. It's "do or die" time.

25 posted on 05/24/2010 4:36:33 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Army Air Corps

1000%....

any vids of patrick talking out against GWB??? articles written by him???


26 posted on 05/24/2010 4:37:53 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: God luvs America

I think Deval Patrick is almost an idiot. No...I take that back. He is an idiot. Patrick = nobama lite = FAIL


27 posted on 05/24/2010 4:44:58 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: pissant
GOPer says that Deval Patrick is past to libel and close to treason.

vaudine

28 posted on 05/24/2010 4:50:21 PM PDT by vaudine (,,)
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To: pissant
Deval Patrick Says GOP Opposition to Obama ‘Almost Seditious’

Dear Deval Patrick,

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Sincerely,
MamaTexan

29 posted on 05/24/2010 4:57:39 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am not a administrative, corporate, collective, legal, political or public entity or ~person~)
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To: pissant

Apparently fighting against sedition is now seditious. Liberals sure are big on changing the meaning of words.


30 posted on 05/24/2010 5:00:00 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: SpaceBar
The Hiding Place was on TV Saturday night. I had never seen it before. Early in the movie, young Dutch "patriots" (Netherlands 1940) were taking things out of a mans shop and breaking them in front of him. A cop, who called them Dutch patriots said he had said derogatory comments about the Germans.

All I could think of was that we are well on are way to that here.

History is repeating.

31 posted on 05/24/2010 5:05:17 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Mac from Cleveland
That is truly a “silver lining” approach! Can't say that I disagree either.

I've heard seditious or sedition from the liberals just often enough to wonder what kind of groundwork they are laying.

We're awake. We're pushing back. But, they are not finished. It would be irresponsible to believe we're out of the woods and as you said, I hope we weren't too late.

32 posted on 05/24/2010 5:09:16 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: pissant

Patrick and DumBO are both treasonous!


33 posted on 05/24/2010 5:17:13 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (2012, the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: pissant

Is sedition illegal? It has been a couple of time (1790s and 1910s) but was repealed before being challenged in court in both of those cases.

I can see issues with some criticism at times of war (the reason for the 1910s law which I would not support) but other than that it seems like the aim is to declare some critical speech (e.g. anti-Bush) freer than other critical speech (anti-Obama).

One reason for the “free speech” part of the first is to make it ok to criticize those in power.


34 posted on 05/24/2010 5:19:18 PM PDT by LostPassword
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To: Mac from Cleveland
I think Obumble’s coronation has actually done this country a world of good. By getting the sheeple of America to wake the hell up...

I think things are more serious than that. The following is not my quote, but I believe it sums up how far we have fallen.

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president"

35 posted on 05/24/2010 5:46:32 PM PDT by cayuga (The only good Socialist is a dead Socialist.. We obviously need more good ones.)
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To: RC2

“Democrats are turning against him also...”

Not the Democrats I know. They are
hard-core Democrats who would never think of voting
non-Democrat and they love when Democrats behave like the thugs that they are; it makes them think they’re “fighting” for them against the evil capitalists.

What a bunch of effing maroons. (Forgive the language.)

IMHO


36 posted on 05/24/2010 6:09:06 PM PDT by ripley
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To: pissant

Obama’s violating his oath to uphold the Constitution is not almost seditious, it is clearly treasonous. Turning the USA into a communist totalitarian states is Treason.


37 posted on 05/24/2010 6:35:21 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Liberal are like termites eating away our cultural foundations.)
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To: pissant

I think everyone has been overly patient with the Kenyan.


38 posted on 05/24/2010 7:09:47 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

I thought he stunk from the first look years ago. Community organizer, my ass. He was a loser then and a more powerful loser now. I can’t wait for November to start the process of removing the slime from our Republic.


39 posted on 05/24/2010 7:19:06 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: hal ogen

I can’t wait for November to start the process of removing the slime from our Republic.


From your fingers to God’s ears. Let it begin with John McCain.


40 posted on 05/24/2010 7:35:15 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: All
LISTEN UP TAXPAYERS Obama/Rahm/Axelrod/Jarrett, and the rest of the "progressive" nutjobs are purposefully antagonizing large groups in middle America, goading us into civil unrest. This would give them an excuse to declare Martial Law. Obama gave ACORN $$billions to form Civilian Security reeducation camps.

Americans need to be very vigilant: Obama and his loathsome WH staff are very calculated in their use of power. As dissent among the populace grows, they are capable of plotting staged events to boost their advantage.

If these arch-manipulators perceive there isn’t measurable fear in the hearts of the people, they will create that fear to solidify their power. They know people will succumb to fear, and will relinquish their God-given liberties when they are fearful.

41 posted on 05/25/2010 1:25:07 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: pissant
Sedition? The illegal alien usurper is lucky he hasn't caused a revolution yet.

******

Sedition? I guess the next step is for Obama supporters to demand that anyone who criticizes Obama should be taken out and shot.

42 posted on 05/25/2010 1:53:48 AM PDT by john mirse
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To: pissant

What he MEANT to say was “You want fries wit dat?”


43 posted on 05/25/2010 4:48:17 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Watching the MSM with Obama is like watching Joslyn James with Tiger Woods)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
If you’re opposing treason, can it even be technically considered “sedition”?

Bump.

44 posted on 05/25/2010 6:07:08 AM PDT by rockhardo (Socialism creates its own hell.)
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To: All

45 posted on 05/25/2010 10:24:25 AM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010
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