Skip to comments.Future of the Republic Hangs on 2012 Election
Posted on 08/17/2012 10:17:27 AM PDT by Kaslin
First, kudos to Mitt Romney for choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate. Now, the danger: Romney, Ryan, their surrogates, their supporters and the American people will continue to treat Election 2012 as just another contest to determine whose hand is at the helm of state for the next four years.
No, this election is for keeps. If Barack Obama doesn't lose his bid for a second term, he and his vast, left-wing support network of Marx-inspired think tanks, strategists and elected officials will fulfill Obama's 2008 campaign promise to "fundamentally" transform this nation, thus bringing the American experiment in liberty to what could be the final curtain.
This is not idle hyperbole. I have just finished Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott's chilling new book, "Fool Me Twice: Obama's Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed" (WND Books). I recommend it as must-reading for all Americans, but particularly for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. In their run for the White House, the GOP standard-bearers don't seem to realize what they are up against -- and, by extension, what lies in store for us all if they are not victorious in November.
"Fool Me Twice" is Klein and Elliott's third in-depth political study of Obama. "The Manchurian President" (2010) examines Obama's lifelong ties to anti-American radicals; "Red Army" (2011) explores Obama White House links to the Marx-inspired policy world where, in research papers and "progressive" legislation, the foundations of Obamacare, for example, went unnoticed for years before being passed in 2010.
Having learned to track the left's policymaking subculture, the authors now turn to what an Obama second term likely holds. To this end, they examined thousands of documents, including initiatives from the Center for American Progress, or CAP (the Obama administration's "idea factory," as Time magazine calls it); sundry pieces of legislation introduced by "progressives" in Congress; and both well-known promises and little-known executive orders issued by Obama himself. The book-length result is what Klein describes as "the secret template for Obama's next four years -- the one actually created by Obama's own top advisers and strategists."
In meticulous detail, the authors lay out the plans of Obama and his allies to, among other things: reconceive of U.S. defense as a fight against "climate change," national sovereignty and other leftist bogeymen; "green"-ify the U.S. energy industry; open U.S. borders and register illegal aliens who are soon to be given amnesty by Obama (and who overwhelmingly vote Democrat); and, of course, move to a single-payer government health-care system. From the morass of technical jargon and policy wonkdom that the authors sift through emerges a terrifyingly sharp image of centralized federal control of practically everything -- even political dissent on the airwaves via the so-called Fairness Doctrine.
This not-so-nascent form of totalitarian power is what the 2012 election is all about. Whether they realize it -- and they don't -- Americans are about to decide whether to empower the increasingly dictatorial executive branch of Barack Hussein Obama, whose future plans to distort "checks and balances" promises to transform the U.S. government out of all recognition, or to break the momentum of government centralization by electing Romney-Ryan.
Most Americans, ill-served by mum media and silent politicians, will be shocked at the executive branch usurpation of powers that Klein and Elliott describe as being in the hopper, and always at the expense of the people through the steady attrition of congressional powers. For example, there are plans "to wrest budgetary control from Congress" of Pentagon purse strings and vest them in an "independent panel," and ideas to strip Congress of its powers over immigration by empowering a White House panel to allocate all visas. Other centralizing and, in fact, truly fascist ideas afoot include plans for a federal "green bank," which would use taxpayer dollars to finance "clean" energy companies (such as the notorious and now-bankrupt company Solyndra), as well as a national infrastructure "bank," which, as the authors put it, "would concentrate even more power in Washington while creating a giant cesspool for government cronyism and corruption."
All of which is to say, this election is not merely about jobs or deficit spending or fixing Medicare, as the Romney-Ryan ticket would have us believe. Such blinkers only lull the electorate into complacency and, worse, preserve the Obama machine's politics-as-usual cover.
Election 2012 is anything but politics as usual. It is an existential crisis. For many reasons, I would vote for my dog over Obama-Biden, not least of which is that she always warns me of danger. Romney-Ryan must find the courage and love of country to do the same.
Yes...only two other elections in our history were as important: 1864 and 1980.
Hopeful folks will see Obama for the fake he is. An empty suit...
...likely born in Hawaii, but pretended for years his birthplace was Kenya...because it worked magic affirmative action for him.
...social security card issued in Conecticut in 1977, a state he’d never been to.
...fake draft registration documents.
...college grades so embarrassingly bad they have to be sealed.
Lots more too...wouldn’t you think someone in the media would want to check this stuff out?
Oh, I forgot...there is no longer a fair and independent media.
I think, rather, that the future of the Republic hung in the balance in 2008. The GOP-E and McCain lost that one for us, even throwing us a bone as Conservatives. Now they want to try the same thing again and expect a different result. I think that is in the definition for something; doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
-- President Franklin Roosevelt
"All we have is fear."
-- Romney Republicans
Diana, you couldn’t be more right. We are, at this moment, experiencing the tyranny of the minority. The 23% hardcore left has taken over the reins of government and we MUST purge them, isolate them, and keep them as far from our government as possible from now on or we will have a mighty yoke on our shoulders that not many of us can carry.
“I think that is in the definition for something; doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Insanity! Albert Einstein I believe.
Forget "fair and independent," and imaginary ideas like impartiality, how about curious? The slug heads are sitting on top of the biggest scam ever perpetrated by a president, and they don't want the story.
Even for Democrats, this nonsense is unbelievable. Not only do they not want the honor of breaking the story, they have done everything in their power to suppress it. What is even more unbelievable is that conservative media have gone out of their way to help the Democrat media conceal Obama's true identity and past. We don't just need new leadership in Washington. We need a new media, from top to bottom, or this Republic is lost.
we MUST purge them, isolate them, and keep them as far from our government as possible from now on
Yes! Purge until we get every last one out and take on the MSM and anyone else who wants to enslave Americans under the socialist/marxist yoke!
These aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radicals (psycho spoiled brats actually) and their bratty ideological issue have worked for decades to "bring it all down, man."
Lincoln had it right as I posted several times.
We initiated a policy to tolerate the Marxist-Alinsky radicals and let them rant; they replied with decades of infiltration and indoctrination, we now have two Americas; and as Lincoln noted a house divided cannot stand. The house won't fall but simply one America will dominate and the other disappear.
I agree with the piece. If Obama gets four more years, Obamacare and the rest of his socialist agenda will be so entrenched it will be impossible to reverse.
Fear, Fear, Fear... it’s the only thing republicans have left to motivate conservatives after ignoring us. Proceeding from fear is cowardice. No matter who wins the next election, conservatism loses.
You are of course wrong. Conservatism lacks the political muscle to prevail but not to continue to exist and in fact to grow. Those here who dis Ryan fall into the wacko fringe so far right when you integrate the bell curve, the value is near zero in numbers.
Many placed too much hope in the tea party movement which proved to be fragmented and uncoordinated. They may never get over wasting time whining about what could have been or should have been. One wonders if the feat of March a few years ago will ever see the numbers gather in Washington again.
Those here who dis Ryan fall into the wacko fringe
***I don’t see many freepers dis’n Ryan
Ryan is a good man, but does not redeem the abortionist/homosexualist statist Romney
What are you talking about?
Conservatism lacks the political muscle to prevail but not to continue to exist and in fact to grow. ....Many placed too much hope in the tea party movement which proved to be fragmented and uncoordinated.
***Everything was well lined up for Sarah. Plenty of political muscle to prevail, room to grow, motivated base. But she didn’t run, and conservatism fragmented like you say. You can’t blame a CINO like Romnuts for stepping into the power vaccuum. But that doesn’t mean I have to vote for a lying, babykilling statist just because someone else is a coward.
Yep. Better to vote for Romney/Ryan and do our best to hold their feet to the Constitutional Fire than stay home and whine about the election choice and have another 4 years of Obama - there won't be a "free republic" left.
just a little sarcasm ... for those hyper-sensitive readers who go into an epilyletic seizer anytime anyone fails to fall-down and worship the Archbiship from Planet Kolob (hint: that’s “Myth Romney” for all of you in Rio Linda) ...
apology for spelling errors ...
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