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Our Contemptuous President [Mark Steyn]
National Review ^ | 4/7/2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 04/07/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

As Bob Hope and Bing Crosby observed in Road to Bali:

He gets his shirts straight from Paris
Cigarettes from the Nile
He talks like a highbrow
But he plays Chicago style . . .

I’ve no idea where President Obama gets his shirts and smokes, but he certainly talks like a highbrow, sufficiently so to persuade presidential historian Michael Beschloss to pronounce him the day after the 2008 election “the smartest president ever.” Yet, in the end, he plays Chicago style. You can take the community organizer out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of the community organizer. Or as the Agence France-Presse headline put it, “Combative Obama Warns Supreme Court on Health Law.”

Headlines in which the executive “warns” the courts are usually the province of places like Balochistan, where powerful cabinet ministers are currently fuming at the chief justice’s determination to stop them kidnapping citizens and holding them for ransom — literally, that is, not merely figuratively, as in America. But, here as there, when Obama “warns” the Supreme Court “over health law,” it’s their health prospects he has in mind. He cautioned the justices — “an unelected group of people” — not to take the “unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: contemptuous; marksteyn; obamathreatensscotus; steyn
Another Steyn masterpiece. Exposing the thug ...

... idly swinging his tire iron and saying, “Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.”

1 posted on 04/07/2012 10:41:15 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: JLS

Steyn ping.


2 posted on 04/07/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I particularly like this nugget: “you don’t need a president-for-life if you’ve got a bureaucracy-for-life.”


3 posted on 04/07/2012 10:57:53 AM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Servant of the Cross

Obama is not my president and I pray continually for the evil that he has brought to this country be removed along with him.


4 posted on 04/07/2012 10:58:26 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Servant of the Cross

The First Time I Heard of Barack - Tom Fife

During the period of roughly February 1992 to mid 1994, I was making frequent trips to Moscow, Russia, in the process of starting a software development joint-venture company with some people from the Russian scientific community. One of the men in charge on the Russian side was named V. M.; he had a wife named T.M.

V. was a level-headed scientist while his wife was rather deeply committed to the losing Communist cause - a cause she obviously was not abandoning.

One evening, during a trip early in 1992, the American half of our venture were invited to V. & T.’s Moscow flat as we were about to return to the States. The party went well and we had the normal dinner discussions.

As the evening wore on, T. developed a decidedly rough anti-American edge - one her husband tried to quietly rein in.

The bottom line of the tirade she started against the United States went something like this:

“You Americans always like to think that you have the perfect government and your people are always so perfect. Well then, why haven’t you had a woman president by now? You had a chance to vote for a woman vice-president and you didn’t do it.”

The general response went something along the lines that you don’t vote for someone just because of their sex. Besides, you don’t vote for vice-president, but the president and vice-president as a ticket.

“Well, I think you are going to be surprised when you get a black president very soon.”

The consensus we expressed was that we didn’t think there was anything innately barring that. The right person at the right time and sure, America would try to vote for the right person, be he or she black or not.

“What if I told you that you will have a black president very soon and he will be a Communist?”

The out-of-the-blue remark was met by our stares. She continued, “Well, you will; and he will be a Communist.”

It was then that the husband unsuccessfully tried to change the subject; but she was on a roll and would have nothing of it. One of us asked, “It sounds like you know something we don’t know.”

“Yes, it is true. This is not some idle talk. He is already born and he is educated and being groomed to be president right now. You will be impressed to know that he has gone to the best schools of Presidents. He is what you call “Ivy League”. You don’t believe me, but he is real and I even know his name. His name is Barack. His mother is white and American and his father is black from Africa. That’s right, a chocolate baby! And he’s going to be your President.”

She became more and more smug as she presented her stream of detailed knowledge and predictions so matter-of-factly - as though all were foregone conclusions. “It’s all been thought out. His father is not an American black so he won’t have that social slave stigma. He is intelligent and he is half white and has been raised from the cradle to be an atheist and a Communist. He’s gone to the finest schools. He is being guided every step of the way and he will be irresistible to America.”

We sat there not knowing what to say. She was obviously very happy that the Communists were doing this and that it would somehow be a thumbing of their collective noses at America: they would give us a black president and he’d be a Communist to boot. She made it quite obvious that she thought that this was going to breathe new life into world Communism. From this and other conversations with her, she always asserted that Communism was far from dead.

She was full of little details about him that she was eager to relate. I thought that maybe she was trying to show off that this truly was a real person and not just hot air.

She rattled off a complete litany. He was from Hawaii. He went to school in California. He lived in Chicago. He was soon to be elected to the legislature. “Have no doubt: he is one of us, a Soviet.”

At one point, she related some sort of San Francisco connection, but I didn’t understand what the point was and don’t recall much about that. I was just left with the notion that she considered the city to be some sort of a center for their activity here.

Since I had dabbled in languages, I knew a smattering of Arabic. I made a comment: “If I remember correctly, ‘Barack’ comes from the Arabic word for ‘Blessing.’ That seems to be an odd name for an American.” She replied quickly, “Yes. It is ‘African’”, she insisted, “and he will be a blessing for world Communism. We will regain our strength and become the number one power in the world.”

She continued with something to the effect that America was at the same time the great hope and the great obstacle for Communism. America would have to be converted to Communism and Barack was going to pave the way.

So, what does this conversation from 1992 prove?

Well, it’s definitely anecdotal. It doesn’t prove that Obama has had Soviet Communist training nor that he was groomed to be the first black American president, but it does show one thing that I think is very important. It shows that Soviet Russian Communists knew of Barack from a very early date. It also shows that they truly believed among themselves that he was raised and groomed Communist to pave the way for their future. This report on Barack came personally to me from one of them long before America knew he existed.

Although I had never before heard of him, at the time of this conversation Obama was 30+ years old and was obviously tested enough that he was their anticipated rising star.

The First Time I Heard of Barack (with additional info)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2344042/posts


5 posted on 04/07/2012 11:06:48 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Servant of the Cross
presidential historian Michael Beschloss to pronounce [Obama] the day after the 2008 election “the smartest president ever.”

When asked by Don Imus, what is Obama's IQ the dork says "I do not know." At http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c50JUQohYwY

6 posted on 04/07/2012 11:07:10 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I know where he gets his speeches.

http://www.tumbleinteractive.com/demo_area/pi/e02.htm


7 posted on 04/07/2012 11:26:17 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Servant of the Cross
In free societies, the executive is subject to the creative tensions of popular restraint, legislative restraint, judicial restraint, and fiscal restraint. All these the president has artfully sidestepped.

Anyone who re-reads the Declaration of Independence ought to be thinking, "Revolution is overdue".

8 posted on 04/07/2012 11:52:22 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Steyn is painful to read since this villainous crew entered the White House. The truth HURTS.


9 posted on 04/07/2012 12:02:17 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: Servant of the Cross
In the last three years, the United States has ceased to have any meaningful budgeting at the national level

The "stimulus" was a trillion dollar blank check that allowed him to avoid the normal congressional budgeting, which was hardly necessary since congress proceeded to write him a 4 trillion dollar blank check every year he asks for it. And they pat themselves on the back for holding the line on deficits.

10 posted on 04/07/2012 12:22:16 PM PDT by marron
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To: Servant of the Cross
He cautioned the justices — “an unelected group of people”

As compared to his regulation writers, another unelected group of people. And the EPA and all the alphabet soup of bureaucracies, layer upon layer of unelected kings who dictate how we will live.

And congress? As long as they pass laws they did not write and did not read, as long as they continue to issue blank checks upon demand, they have already passed into irrelevancy. The "constitutional crisis" has come and gone, disappeared over the hill through our rear-view mirrors.

11 posted on 04/07/2012 12:27:44 PM PDT by marron
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To: Servant of the Cross

Beschloss=rumpswab


12 posted on 04/07/2012 12:39:44 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: marron

Czars - “an unelected group of people”


13 posted on 04/07/2012 12:43:14 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

He has a “separation of powers” issue with Congress as well:

George Mannina’s testimony Before the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Oversight Hearing on “Empty Hooks: The National Ocean Policy is the Latest Threat to Access for Recreational and Commercial Fishermen” March 22, 2012 testimony on Executive orders violating the separation of powers set forth in the U.S. Constitution. http://naturalresources.house.gov/UploadedFiles/ManninaTestimony03.22.12.pdf

watch hearing webcast http://resources.edgeboss.net/wmedia/resources/112/2012_03_22_fwoia.wvx

at 27:13-32:25, 40:50-44:11, (Rep. Duncan 1:01:19-1:05:47); 1:07:30-1:11:07; 1:29:46-1:34:30; 1:34:40-1:36:36;

Loving v. United States (94-1966), 517 U.S. 748 (1996)http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/94-1966.ZO.html

2011 Presidential Executive Order 13547 to unilaterally implement a new National Ocean Policy (Lacks Congressional Authorization) http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-stewardship-ocean-our-coasts-and-great-lakes

Unilateral Action by the Obama Administration Imposes Ocean/Coastal Zoning; Creates federally-dominated Regional Planning Bodies with no representation from the people being regulated.) Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force: Interim Report http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/09_17_09_Interim_Report_of_Task_Force_FINAL2.pdf

BTW, these types of initiatives are not unusual for the Administration. Another one is WaterSMART


14 posted on 04/07/2012 1:09:04 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Servant of the Cross


15 posted on 04/07/2012 3:25:49 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: JLS
"Where's the WH (or Senate's) Budget?" That's the only talking point the Republican candidate needs.
16 posted on 04/07/2012 3:52:59 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: JLS; Servant of the Cross

Thanks for the ping & the post. How does this guy remember the lyrics to that ditty that’s about 50 years old? That’s some memory!


17 posted on 04/07/2012 6:49:45 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker
if you enjoyed the first term, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

yep, gonna need a seat belt and a barf bag come jan '13...

18 posted on 04/07/2012 7:50:49 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker
RE :”if you enjoyed the first term, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.....
yep, gonna need a seat belt and a barf bag come jan ‘13..
.”

Maybe he will get better by then. How about that increased flexibility he will have?

Maybe Republicans will say no to him.

:)

19 posted on 04/07/2012 8:03:38 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: Servant of the Cross

——Oh, yes: the world’s all-time coldest wind chill. That’s what you’re going to be feeling at this point in an Obama second term-——

Fallacious assumption........If there is no wind, there is no wind chill


20 posted on 04/08/2012 5:41:24 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Don Corleone; Egon

Bump (Post #5) for further study


21 posted on 04/08/2012 6:52:34 AM PDT by RhoTheta ("We're from the Government, and we're here to help you ... NOT")
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To: Servant of the Cross

OMG - where is Sarah when we need her?!!


22 posted on 04/08/2012 7:50:33 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Our Contemptuous President

Obama's contempt for all those people he considers lesser beings than himself (meaning everyone) seems obvious to me, in his face and in his voice.

Yet, there are people who still plan to vote for him. All I can think is that they like someone who looks down on them.

23 posted on 04/08/2012 10:05:16 AM PDT by irv (Live Tea or die!)
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To: sickoflibs; Gilbo_3

” Maybe Republicans will say no to him.

:) “

They will.... NO PROBLEM<OBAMA


24 posted on 04/08/2012 10:10:53 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Don Corleone

WOW!
25 posted on 04/08/2012 10:22:19 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Contemptible” is more like it.


26 posted on 04/08/2012 11:02:38 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: neverdem

“How does this guy remember the lyrics to that ditty that’s about 50 years old? “

I believe he got his profession start as a DJ and writing about show tunes and other popular music. When something is your profession, you tend remember details for long periods of time. He switched to political writing rather recently, I believe.


27 posted on 04/08/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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