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Mark Steyn: The Imperial Presidency
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | August 20, 2011 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 08/20/2011 9:24:39 AM PDT by neverdem

Edited on 08/20/2011 9:32:29 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

European royals make do with a less lavish lifestyle than the supposed citizen-executive of a so-called republic.

This will be grand news to Schylar Capo, eleven years old, of Virginia, who made the mistake of rescuing a woodpecker from the jaws of a cat and nursing him back to health for a couple of days, and for her pains, was visited by a federal Fish & Wildlife gauleiter (with accompanying state troopers) who charged her with illegal transportation of a protected species and issued her a $535 fine. If the federal child-abuser has that much time on his hands, he should have charged the cat, who was illegally transporting the protected species from his gullet to his intestine.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: grifter; marksteyn; obama
I really wonder if Obama plans to pull a LBJ and not run again.
1 posted on 08/20/2011 9:24:41 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
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2 posted on 08/20/2011 9:30:49 AM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: neverdem

That’s the dangerous thing. He’s always been planning 1 term IMO. No one picks communists and pedophiles for roles, doesn’t even bother to fake going to church, celebrates ramadan & etc. if they plan a 2nd term.

And that’s very dangerous. If they staged/faked his assassination they could probably get 40 years of democrat US domination out of it. Pray that the SS are independent and doing a good job. Hard leftists like Special Ed have been calling for the SS to swear alliegience to Obama! There’s a website - theleftwillkillobama.com.


3 posted on 08/20/2011 9:32:24 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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4 posted on 08/20/2011 9:34:13 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: neverdem
I really wonder if Obama plans to pull a LBJ and not run again.

We'll know when he picks Bo up by the ears (reference to LBJ's beagle).

5 posted on 08/20/2011 9:35:25 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: neverdem

I really wonder if Obama plans to pull a LBJ and not run again.

We can Hope. But probably not. Obama has an ego even bigger than Texas and LBJ.


6 posted on 08/20/2011 9:35:40 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: neverdem
A post-prosperity America that has dug itself into a multi-trillion-dollar hole will eventually have to stop digging.

When I was a kid in the 50s, whenever me or my brothers or our dog would dig a hole in the yard, our parents would tease, "You're digging halfway to China! Hahaha!"

Now, the U.S. government has dug us 7/8ths of the way to China.

It's not so funny anymore.

7 posted on 08/20/2011 9:35:52 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: neverdem

I wish. We should be so lucky, but I kind of doubt it.


8 posted on 08/20/2011 9:37:36 AM PDT by jpl
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To: neverdem

I don’t think his ‘people’ would let him pull out.


9 posted on 08/20/2011 9:39:39 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: trisham

Mussolini & Hitler rolled into one being, POTUS, Barak Hussein Obama, the destroyer of the American dream and the American Republic!!! Dictator from head to toe!!! Good news, he will either resign willingly, or be forced to resign by his own Democrat Party. He is trailing in NY, NJ & PA. All that is left is California. When CA turns on him, the Democrat Party will be howling for his resignation, that is, if they have any brains at all!!! Obama is toast, thank God!!!


10 posted on 08/20/2011 9:41:08 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: neverdem

I really wonder if Obama plans to pull a LBJ and not run again.


That crossed my mind too. ‘I can’t unite the nation’ and walk away. Democrats maybe turn the reigns over to Biden or some governor, doubt Clinton wants to run. Would be interesting.


11 posted on 08/20/2011 9:44:51 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: JLS

Steyn ping.


12 posted on 08/20/2011 9:46:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: neverdem

That would be the most presidential thing he’s ever done. But no, he won’t. Not only will he campaign, he will run a horribly negative campaign, and cheat and quite possibly worse. Of course, his greatest achievement for the country will be losing in 2012.


13 posted on 08/20/2011 9:51:35 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: neverdem
I really wonder if Obama plans to pull a LBJ and not run again.

That actually might be his secret jobs creation plan. If he announces he's not running again, the markets will go up and companies will start hiring again.
14 posted on 08/20/2011 9:52:36 AM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: neverdem
Obama's use of Air Force One 150 miles away to Virginia and to drive through small towns with huge caravans in attendance is a cultural thang. You can see its roots in the pimpmobiles of the 1960's and 70's.

It's Obama's garish, loud, and tacky display of power to his homies. It's important for him to show that he is "living large." That's the way it's done in the Southside.

He doesn't give a d@mn what America thinks. He is always playing to his own private audience..."his people."

15 posted on 08/20/2011 9:55:06 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: trisham

Lord Barry O’Toole of Soros.


16 posted on 08/20/2011 9:55:49 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: neverdem

That is not something a narcissist would do, imho. With the state-run media, he figures he can get away with anything he damn well pleases. And according to script they play right along.


17 posted on 08/20/2011 10:00:10 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Mark Steyn is a treasure of the world!
18 posted on 08/20/2011 10:03:31 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: neverdem
By contrast, the president of the United States took his personal 747 (a transatlantic aircraft designed to hold 500 people that costs a fifth of a million dollars per hour to run) to go from Washington to a Democratic party retreat in Williamsburg, Va., 150 miles away.

just amazing

19 posted on 08/20/2011 10:16:28 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: neverdem

Please tell me this is satire.


20 posted on 08/20/2011 10:21:59 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: RoosterRedux

Yet he did not go into one black neighborhood and Maxine has called him out on it. Blacks have to be waking up to his game.


21 posted on 08/20/2011 10:24:57 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: neverdem

my wife says obama will come to Christ.


22 posted on 08/20/2011 10:28:51 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ken21
Federal Fish & Wildlife gauleiter

PRICELESS!

23 posted on 08/20/2011 10:32:02 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: Albion Wilde
I remember when I was a kid in the 50’s no one bothered you, except when you screwed up generally a neighbor. Then I was exiled from Idaho to Mass and people started bothering me for no reason leading to a life long hatred of the Rat party.

I retired to a very small NH town, people no longer bother me, they might if I didn't pay my government rent.

24 posted on 08/20/2011 10:42:37 AM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: marktwain
Yes, he really is!
25 posted on 08/20/2011 10:45:40 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: marktwain

“Mark Steyn is a treasure of the world!”

Indeed he is. This column is definitely a keeper.


26 posted on 08/20/2011 11:19:31 AM PDT by Grandma Pam
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To: ken21

“my wife says obama will come to Christ.”

Except in Obama’s case, he would expect Christ to come to him. In his mind, he is divine, not Christ.


27 posted on 08/20/2011 11:22:12 AM PDT by Grandma Pam
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To: neverdem

LBJ polled at 43% in 1967-68, and so, chose not to run. Although this rings a familiar bell, now, we should not assume that BO will also choose not to run- his ego is far bigger than, even, LBJ’s. Besides, the members of the “committee” don’t want to be run out of the WH, not when they are pushing so much of their socialist agenda through.


28 posted on 08/20/2011 11:39:17 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
No one picks communists and pedophiles for roles, doesn’t even bother to fake going to church, celebrates ramadan & etc. if they plan a 2nd term.

Sure you do, once you realize that 20% of the voters are hard core leftists and another 40% are brain dead sheeple who only care about their little bubble of a world. Then add in the almost total allegiance of the media along with the first ever added bonus of a presidential race card.

He's going to lose, but not by much, IMHO.

29 posted on 08/20/2011 11:43:15 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: ken21; Grandma Pam
my wife says obama will come to Christ.

Sooner or later every knee will bow before the Lord (rom 14:11). So yes, your wife is 100% correct, he will come to Christ at some point.

30 posted on 08/20/2011 11:58:34 AM PDT by 1forall (America - my home, my land, my country.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

UMMMM.... You are not trolling are YOU? I think everyone should note this post.


31 posted on 08/20/2011 12:19:02 PM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: neverdem

The king on the way to his tee time.

32 posted on 08/20/2011 12:37:38 PM PDT by hattend (The SEALs got Osama. The only thing Obama killed was our childrens future - NoLibZone)
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To: neverdem

33 posted on 08/20/2011 1:09:11 PM PDT by hattend (The SEALs got Osama. The only thing Obama killed was our childrens future - NoLibZone)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

IIRC, LBJ had a pair of beagles, named “Him” and “Her”.


34 posted on 08/20/2011 1:12:08 PM PDT by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?)
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To: neverdem

WORST! PRESIDENT! EVER!


35 posted on 08/20/2011 1:38:59 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Safetgiver

Huh?


36 posted on 08/20/2011 4:16:53 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Little Bill
Then I was exiled from Idaho to Mass and people started bothering me for no reason leading to a life long hatred of the Rat party.

Yankees -- the Hurons and Narragansetts learned to hate them, Virginians and Carolinians learned to hate them. Now it's everyone else's turn. Even their cousins are like that back in Norfolk, England -- dour and pushy and judgmental and officious.

Someday my wise prescription will leak out from FR to the rest of the Union, and the People of the United States will kick New England out of the Union -- and downstate New York and Longgk Guyland right behind them ('cept for Staten Island).

Give 'em the heave, and see how much better the rest of America becomes overnight. I promise, it'll be like opening a window and turning off a noisy commercial.

37 posted on 08/20/2011 5:36:43 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX; trisham

That picture does look remarkably like Mussolini posing for a photo.


38 posted on 08/20/2011 11:46:57 PM PDT by Pelham ("Resist we much!" - Al 'Jiffypop' Sharpton)
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