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Future of the Republic Hangs on 2012 Election
Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Diana West

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.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; barackobama; campaign2012; election; mittromney; republic

1 posted on 08/17/2012 10:17:37 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

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.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 10:22:30 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Kaslin

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.


3 posted on 08/17/2012 10:28:02 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Kaslin
"All we have to fear is fear itself."

-- President Franklin Roosevelt

"All we have is fear."

-- Romney Republicans

4 posted on 08/17/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: Kaslin
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Kaslin ...


"Thanks" from us all for the great variety of threads that you grace us with at Free Republic ...



The United States of America is "already" in it's Second Civil War ... right now this is the "economic-political phase ... mirroring the deep and ferocious conflict (sometime violent) that occurred in the 1850s.



Unfortunately ... just as Lincoln made his strategic error in choosing the "movie star general" McClellan, the Washington GOP RINO Elite have saddled us with ...

General Loser in Waiting ... "Myth Romney" ...


Just as McClellan had his hat (in several major military defeats) handed to him by the "enemy" ...

Myth Romney and his Karl Rove "traitor" beltway Cocktail Party Consultants will COST conservatives the 2012 election ...


So what's the alternative ?

Lincoln finally found victory with U.S. Grant ...

The American GOP "will" find Victory with Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin ...

Until that happens ... prepare for the daily newws of disasterous defeats (mostly self-inflicted) by the Celestial God-Child from Planet Kolob (located in the Constellation Cancer) ...



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5 posted on 08/17/2012 10:43:18 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Kaslin

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.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 10:49:39 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Ingtar

“I think that is in the definition for something; doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

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Insanity! Albert Einstein I believe.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 10:53:05 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: kjo
"Oh, I forgot...there is no longer a fair and independent media."

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.

8 posted on 08/17/2012 11:05:57 AM PDT by pallis
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To: MestaMachine

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!


9 posted on 08/17/2012 11:06:41 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Kaslin
This is not idle hyperbole. . . 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.

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.

10 posted on 08/17/2012 11:21:08 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: Kaslin

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.


11 posted on 08/17/2012 11:24:55 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Kaslin

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.


12 posted on 08/17/2012 11:40:32 AM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Kevmo
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Oh Sheeesh .... (double face-palm) ...


PLEASE ... "not another" of those Racist, Homophobic, Xenophobic ... Hater ... Anti-Mormon Bigotry posts again !!!!!


Babs ... are we still going to the Kennebunkport Yacht Club "Bingo for Mitt" tonight ?



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13 posted on 08/17/2012 11:44:57 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Kevmo

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.


14 posted on 08/17/2012 11:54:53 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/2917406/posts?page=4670#4670


15 posted on 08/17/2012 12:10:22 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

What are you talking about?


16 posted on 08/17/2012 12:11:50 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: bert

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.


17 posted on 08/17/2012 12:18:22 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Kaslin
Future of the Republic Hangs on 2012 Election

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.

18 posted on 08/17/2012 12:23:24 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Kevmo

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) ...


19 posted on 08/17/2012 12:29:20 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

apology for spelling errors ...


20 posted on 08/17/2012 12:31:34 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Kaslin

Romney was next to last on my list, just ahead of Ron Paul, whom I believe would not defend the country. I profoundly disagree with most of Romney’s positions. If he wins, let’s hope that Paul Ryan will show him the way.

That having been said, there are some who refuse to recognize that our Republic is truly in danger if Obama wins and is allowed four more years to create law out of thin air without approval of Congress or approval of the courts. We have only seen the tip of the iceberg of what he is capable of doing. He has told us and shown us his disdain for the Constitution.

To those who hate Romney because of his religion, this Catholic does not. That would change, of course, if Mormon parents start strapping bombs to their kids, killing innocent people, and warning us to convert or die.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 12:57:38 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Kaslin

The future of the Republic was decided when the franchise was expanded via constitutional amendments in the early 20th century.
Apparently the author of this nonsense hasn’t yet gotten a clue that the electorate is demented.
There is no future. This Republic will collapse as surely as the sun rises in the morning.
The right to vote must be restricted, the Founders knew this to be true.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 1:07:26 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: kjo
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.
There hasn’t been independent journalism since the Associated Press homogenized it in the second half of the Nineteenth Century.
And there never has been a single “fair” journalism, except to the extent that in the antebellum era there was actually a choice of journalisms, rather than a single one as we have always known it.

23 posted on 08/17/2012 3:05:18 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Kaslin
Yep, there are no sidelines in this election.

Breitbart CPAC speech..

24 posted on 08/17/2012 3:24:51 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Kaslin
Yep, there are no sidelines in this election.

Breitbart CPAC speech..


25 posted on 08/17/2012 3:25:29 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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