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Go For the Throat! Obama Must Declare War on the Republican Party.
Slate ^ | January 18, 2013 | John Dickerson

Posted on 01/19/2013 4:43:02 AM PST by Jim Noble

On Monday, President Obama will preside over the grand reopening of his administration. It would be altogether fitting if he stepped to the microphone, looked down the mall, and let out a sigh... There's no indication that the president's clashes with House Republicans will end soon...

The challenge for President Obama’s speech is the challenge of his second term: how to be great when the environment stinks...The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP...

How should the president proceed then, if he wants to be bold? ...

Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents...

Obama has an opportunity to hasten the demise of the old order by increasing the political cost of having the GOP coalition defined by Second Amendment absolutists, climate science deniers, supporters of “self-deportation” and the pure no-tax wing...

The president already appears to be headed down this path. He has admitted he’s not going to spend much time improving his schmoozing skills; he's going to get outside of Washington to ratchet up public pressure on Republicans...

Presidents don’t usually sow discord in their inaugural addresses, though the challenge of writing a speech in which the call for compromise doesn’t evaporate faster than the air out of the president’s mouth might inspire him to shake things up a bit. If it doesn’t, and he tries to conjure our better angels or summon past American heroes, then it will be among the most forgettable speeches, because the next day he’s going to return to pitched political battle. He has no time to waste.

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


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KEYWORDS: bolshevism; commies; conservatives; obama; onepartystate; republicans
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The author assumes that his metaphorical "war", with the end game of a one party state, will not in short order lead to real war. This is a major strategic error. If the President decides to call down the thunder, he'd better be sure his allies like the author are ready to deal with the storm - a storm that will last for years and bathe the nation in blood.
1 posted on 01/19/2013 4:43:11 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Jim Noble

Is it true that at his inaug Monday, zero is considering not using the bible? Heard this on some news cast last week.


2 posted on 01/19/2013 4:46:15 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Jim Noble

The pResident doesn’t have to destroy the republican party, the Republican party is doing a perfect job of that themselves.

He should thank Allah that Republican party politicians have no balls.


3 posted on 01/19/2013 4:46:28 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Jim Noble

he’s been pantsing the GOP for 4 years... the throat would be the least of my concerns


4 posted on 01/19/2013 4:48:16 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

John Dickerson? Is this the moron who writes for Rolling Stone on environmental issues?


5 posted on 01/19/2013 4:53:02 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: duckman

I heard he’s using MLK’s Bible or something like that. A typical stunt meant to impress the gullible.


6 posted on 01/19/2013 4:54:02 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Jim Noble

Let him try. He doesn’t have the votes. And he isn’t going to gain seats in 2014. The one thing that might be good for the GOP is being passive aggressive. I don’t think it’s likely that any serious, beneficial action on the debt occurs over the next four years. So rather than try to force Obama into entitlement reform (which he and the Senate would likely only buy into with a VAT), just hold the line on taxes, refuse to increase spending, undercut Obama care, refuse to cooperate on immigration, and pray for the health of the Supreme Court.

The GOP position should be “you got your tax hike on the rich, problem solved”, then walk away and hope for better results in 2014 and 2016. Obama isn’t going to do anything serious about spending without agreement to ridiculous tax hikes, so let him own the spending and debt, and we will see if that “destroys” the GOP.

Dickerson doesn’t realize that gun control isn’t getting out of the Senate, so blaming the GOP for that isn’t going anywhere. And I’m sure the electorate will be pitching a fit over the lack of carbon taxes. He is spending too much time in DC with his buddies and too little time in flyover country.


7 posted on 01/19/2013 4:55:53 AM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: Jim Noble
Second Amendment absolutists, climate science deniers, supporters of “self-deportation” and the pure no-tax wing

If only we had such a party. The sooner Obama "destroys" the existing R party the better. A weaker R party won't be able to keep conservatives out or will be an opportunity for a third party to gain some seats.

8 posted on 01/19/2013 5:00:52 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Numbers Guy
carbon taxes

Maybe 1 out of 100 Obama voters even knows what a carbon tax is. Obama has everything to lose by pushing issues like that and gun control, and nothing to gain.

9 posted on 01/19/2013 5:03:43 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Venturer

Statist and statism , I believe will become an extremely popular words this year.

Get rid of All Them. The more we wait , the harder it will be.
When it gets to the point that everyone agrees, the struggle will be overwhelming.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statism


10 posted on 01/19/2013 5:06:03 AM PST by Morris70
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To: Jim Noble

I wonder if the author would be in favor of the Bill Ayers’ idea of eliminating 10% of the population who stand in the way of the progressive “ideal?”


11 posted on 01/19/2013 5:11:35 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Jim Noble

The first black skinned president turned out to be the meanest and most divisive president in history. And the most prejudiced against various groups of people. Conservatives, the so-called “wealthy”, gun owners, etc.

During the times of slavery in the US maybe at its peak 20% of American families in the states that allowed slavery owned slaves. Because most white colored people entered the US after the civil war today at best only 5% of the population in states that allowed slavery have a direct link guilt to the past exploitation of slave labor. Of course, a hundred years of Jim Crow laws, economic oppression and indefensible discrimination followed the theoretical emancipation of the slaves, but those harsh realities raise different issues from those connected to the long-ago history of bondage. The bottom line is that very few white Americans today have any direct link to slavery.

On balance Obama is the most prejudiced people in a major political office in the history of the United States. The reality is that he came in to office at a unique time in American history when race relations were the best they have ever been. Instead of working to heal race relations in a way only a black skinned man could have he did the opposite. He has pitted not only race against race but people in different economic classes against each other and people of different social interests against each other.

Barack Obama has turned out to be the most racist and hateful president in modern history. Why?


12 posted on 01/19/2013 5:13:41 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Jim Noble

ABSOLUTELY!


13 posted on 01/19/2013 5:21:17 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Jim Noble

Yes, Dickerson has some “great” advice for Fearless Leader: Lash out at those recalcitrant conservative wackos who refuse to go along with Obama’s plans to “fundamentally transform” i.e. completely socialize the U.S. Whip the Obamatons into a frenzy where they threaten anyone tarred with the conservative label. Some nut threatened to bomb the Madison, Wisc. capital due to his hatred of Scott Walker. That’s a start. Get some of those Occupy dopes to defecate on conservative politicians cars instead of police cars. There’s countless wonderful ways where The Great Spreader can foment discontent among the faithful. Throw more pies at conservative speakers. Yes, the list is endless.


14 posted on 01/19/2013 5:23:30 AM PST by driftless2
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To: isthisnickcool
"Barack Obama has turned out to be the most racist and hateful president in modern history. Why?"

Why, to restate the obvious, because the Media and GOPe lets him get away with it!

15 posted on 01/19/2013 5:24:02 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Truth29; Noumenon
I wonder if the author would be in favor of the Bill Ayers’ idea of eliminating 10% of the population who stand in the way of the progressive “ideal?”

Well, I don't know about that, but those who support a one party state as the author does (or a GDR-style multiparty state with a "leading party" to which all others are subordinate) inevitably empower the killers.

This is especially true when the author conflates political opposition with demography: "old", "white", "Southern", "men" - these terms all classify as, and are intended to classify as, groups "standing in the way of progress", and just as bulldozers and dynamite are necessary to clear the path for a road, camps and machine guns sooner or later prove necessary to clear a path for progress.

John Dickerson (the author), as such, is not important. But his line of thinking is very important, and very, very dangerous.

In six months, we've moved from buying fried chicken sandwiches to buying AR-15s. People who think like the author have no idea what they are dealing with. They imagine the enemy is "Republicans". How little they understand that Boehner and McConnell are the best friends they have.

16 posted on 01/19/2013 5:25:48 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Jim Noble

I don’t think there will be much of a reaction if (well, when) Obama attacks the GOP, because for one thing, the GOP has so little support that people will just take it as rhetoric. The Tea Party is yesterday’s news and isn’t really visible enough anymore to be a good target, so I think Obama will just engage in some vague murmuring about his “enemies,” since he has no hesitation in using this word.

But this will just add to the division and tension that already exists, street crime in which non-blacks are the victims (which he is treating as a political statement, true to Bill Ayers’ Weathermen background) will rise and social chaos such as rioting will be tolerated to an even greater extent, and our economy will be so bad that there simply won’t be time left over for most of us to do anything but survive. That’s how Stalin managed to eliminate his enemies: starve them.


17 posted on 01/19/2013 5:26:03 AM PST by livius
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To: Jim Noble

Obama doesn’t have to declare war on the Republican Party, they already work for him now.

All he has to say is “BOO” and they run like cockroaches when the light is turned on.


18 posted on 01/19/2013 5:27:46 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Jim Noble

No problem. The GOP is destroying itself.


19 posted on 01/19/2013 5:35:48 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: palmer
Lincoln's and MLK's bibles.

A clear symbols of the revenge he seeks and who he calls to action.

20 posted on 01/19/2013 5:36:12 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Proud Thought Criminal since 1984)
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To: Jim Noble

Hear! Hear! Well put.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 5:39:58 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Proud Thought Criminal since 1984)
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To: Jim Noble

Why does Obama have to declare war on the Republicans when they give him basically anything he wants. The Republicans are the ones that need to declare war but we all know that won’t happen.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 6:07:15 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: duckman

Is it true that at his inaug Monday, zero is considering not using the bible? Heard this on some news cast last week.

No. He is using the Bible from Abraham Lincoln for the public swearing in and a Bible from Martin Luthur King for the private Swearing in on Sunday.


23 posted on 01/19/2013 6:09:02 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: harpu
Why?

He is just playing his necessary role to dialectically advance humanity into the predetermined dictatorship of the proletariat.

Cordially,

24 posted on 01/19/2013 6:17:14 AM PST by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: Diamond

Why?

He’s simply a prisoner of the Iron Laws of History, or perhaps a product of the Correlation of Forces.

He recognizes that the Capitalist Roaders have no future in the Party, and that to Crush the Heads of the Running Dogs will inevitably lead along a Shining Path to a bright future.

Venceremos!


25 posted on 01/19/2013 6:29:52 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Jim Noble

“Venceremos!”

Indeed.

“The People, united, can never be defeated!”(acc. by assorted drums, pots and pans, and most annoyingly, whistles)


26 posted on 01/19/2013 6:38:30 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Jim Noble

I would like to see the GOP’s demise as well. That way we could have actual opposition to the dem party. For instance, in the form of the Tea Party.


27 posted on 01/19/2013 6:43:26 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: duckman

The One will be using Two Bibles, MLK’s and Lincoln’s Bibles.


28 posted on 01/19/2013 6:53:39 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Sirius Lee
I would like to see the GOP’s demise as well. That way we could have actual opposition to the dem party

If these people get what they want, you don't seriously believe they will allow THAT, do you?

If the GOP is destroyed by Obama, the only tea party you will see is The National Patriotic Tea Party Following Glorious Leader Party, with 2 designated seats (out of 750) in the Supreme Congress.

29 posted on 01/19/2013 6:54:41 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Venturer
The pResident doesn’t have to destroy the republican party, the Republican party is doing a perfect job of that themselves.
Almost makes you want to help him. Then the replacement for it, which would quickly emerge, could be initiated sooner ...ridding us of the GOP and giving us something to believe in and support.
30 posted on 01/19/2013 6:56:41 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: Jim Noble
If these people get what they want, you don't seriously believe they will allow THAT, do you?

Yes I do. Nature abhors a vacuum and with the establishment RINOs out of the way Conservatives will be able to concentrate on fighting the dem enemy rather than having to look over their shoulder because some RINO is preparing to stab them in the back.

31 posted on 01/19/2013 6:57:53 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Jim Noble
Obama's latest proposal


32 posted on 01/19/2013 7:02:15 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

The chances of a right wing third party riding to the rescue has as much chance of happening as Custer’s Bugler riding in.


33 posted on 01/19/2013 7:03:59 AM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: palmer
"If only we had such a party. The sooner Obama "destroys" the existing R party the better. A weaker R party won't be able to keep conservatives out or will be an opportunity for a third party to gain some seats."

Call forth a tremendous and emboldened Tea Party. The D and R parties have become the Bureaucracy Party.

34 posted on 01/19/2013 7:14:38 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Morris70
"The more we wait , the harder it will be."

Yes.....

35 posted on 01/19/2013 7:16:33 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: livius
"Obama will just engage in some vague murmuring about his “enemies"

Like Nixon, I guess Obama has an "enemies list".

36 posted on 01/19/2013 7:23:17 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: DH

BTTT.


37 posted on 01/19/2013 7:25:12 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Jim Noble

Hell, even Conservatives have declared war on the Republican Party.


38 posted on 01/19/2013 7:26:56 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: napscoordinator
We should email this thread to Obama.

Probably won't read it - unless we send a bunch of threads - like the states basically interested in nullifying his stance on guns.

39 posted on 01/19/2013 7:27:44 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Sirius Lee
"....fighting the dem enemy rather than having to look over their shoulder because some RINO is preparing to stab them in the back....."

Don't forget the structure of the Dem Party - the "Progressive Party".

Drive Dems AND Progressives from the public discourse.

40 posted on 01/19/2013 7:34:41 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Jim Noble

He’d go for the ‘nads, but the GOP doesn’t have any.


41 posted on 01/19/2013 7:43:14 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: duckman

He’s using two Bibles Monday: Lincoln’s and MLK’s (two people who were, incidentally, assassinated. He doesn’t just taunt Republicans, he taunts fate). For the real ceremony, the private one on Sunday, who knows. Probably nothing at all as he did for the real ceremony four years ago. There is a picture of that, and there is no Bible or anything, his hand just hangs.

My new Dem Congresscritter didn’t use a Bible either, she used a copy of the Constitution, which she will soon violate repeatedly and shamelessly.


42 posted on 01/19/2013 7:52:06 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Jim Noble

“The challenge for President Obama’s speech is the challenge of his second term: how to be great when the environment stinks...”

Yes, it is STILL all about Obama. The hell with the rest of the country.


43 posted on 01/19/2013 7:55:52 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Jim Noble

It is not an error but an earnestly desired outcome. I suspect the Regime and its supporters are pretty certain of the various armed services and law enforcement organizations and would love an “insurrection” as an excuse to crack down on the “bitter clinger” segments of the population.


44 posted on 01/19/2013 8:16:04 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Venturer

Not excusing the limpies in GOP, but “one” problem is that the GOP has been trying to counter the dems as “political opponents”, while the dem/libs have for years been assaulting any and every conservative as a fight to the death enemy, not just someone they disagree with politically.

When the GOP or any conservative group realizes this and uses fire against fire, we will begin to recover and regain the trust of the American people. Well, probably not holders people.


45 posted on 01/19/2013 8:27:10 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Diamond
He is just playing his necessary role to dialectically advance humanity into the predetermined dictatorship of the proletariat.

That is one hell of a sentence. Kudos.

FMCDH(BITS)

46 posted on 01/19/2013 8:43:25 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Jim Noble
Imagine, looking forward to the Kabuki ceremony, tomorrow, especially when everyone understands, or ought to understand, that the monster took the oath already, a few minutes ago.

Imagine believing "all eyes" will be on the monster, hanging on every lisp whistle and pedantic phrase. The very idea gives me a piss-shiver. I may be watching Turner Classic Movies, but I will not be watching, much less thinking, about the inaugural gaiety, tomorrow.

The Left always falls short on the consequences of crushing political enemies. It also escapes their notice that MOST people will not be watching, tomorrow.

47 posted on 01/19/2013 9:38:13 AM PST by Prospero
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To: Numbers Guy

And he isn’t going to gain seats in 2014...”

Just like “no president with an economic record as bad as his” could EVER be re-elected?

How’d that work out for ya?


48 posted on 01/19/2013 11:38:02 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: isthisnickcool
Obama has turned out to be the most racist and hateful president in modern history. Why?

Liberals hate.

Liberalism is about control.

49 posted on 01/19/2013 12:03:18 PM PST by alrea
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To: Jim Noble
Another backseat driver column.

File it next to the guy telling Boehner that he "must" purge the House Republicans who voted against him.

50 posted on 01/19/2013 12:09:21 PM PST by x
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