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History Lesson: Under Fascist Bush, Democrats Feared Tyranny (Democrats Like To Project)
Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Larry Elder

Posted on 01/31/2013 12:26:08 AM PST by Kaslin

Once upon a time, a group of people known as the "Democrats" expressed great fear of tyranny by government.This was a time long, long ago, when a man from a place called Texas, representing a people known as the Republicans, occupied the White House. Leaders of the Democrats feared tyranny by the Republicans and called the man from Texas racist, oppressive and tyrannical.

To refresh your recollection, we offer a few examples from the distant past:

Billionaire Democratic contributor George Soros. He said the George W. Bush White House displayed the "supremacist ideology of Nazi Germany" and that Bush's administration used rhetoric that echoed his childhood in occupied Hungary. "When I hear Bush say, 'You're either with us or against us,'" Soros said, "it reminds me of the Germans." Soros later said: "The Bush administration and the Nazi and communist regimes all engaged in the politics of fear. ... Indeed, the Bush administration has been able to improve on the techniques used by the Nazi and communist propaganda machines."

Former Vice President Al Gore. He said: "(George W. Bush's) executive branch has made it a practice to try and control and intimidate news organizations, from PBS to CBS to Newsweek. ... And every day, they unleash squadrons of digital brown shirts to harass and hector any journalist who is critical of the President."

Former two-time Democratic presidential candidate and civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson. After Congress passed new anti-terrorism laws following 9/11, he said: "We are in danger. The extreme right wing has seized the government. Tonight, (John) Ashcroft and the CIA and the FBI and Homeland Security and the IRS can work together. So look out, because without a definition of who is a terrorist, anyone can be. ... Martin Luther King could have been. ... The right-wing media, the FBI -- they are targeting our leadership."

Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. He said: "What we are dealing with right now in this country is whether we are having a kind of bloodless, silent coup or not. ... (President Bush) is trying to bring to himself all the power to become an emperor -- to create Empire America." An Iraq War opponent, McDermott said, "The President of the United States will lie to the American people in order to get us into this war."

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who sits on four Senate committees, including Armed Services and Commerce. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she said, "George Bush let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black."

Entertainer and liberal activist Harry Belafonte. When asked whether the number and prominence of blacks in the Bush administration suggested a lack of racism on Bush's part, Belafonte said, "Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich."

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, former presidential candidate. He characterized the contest between Democrats and Republicans as "a struggle of good and evil. And we're the good." Shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks, Dean actually mused about an "interesting theory" he'd heard -- that G.W. Bush had prior knowledge of 9/11 yet took no action to stop it!

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In 2003, Albright said she thought Bush had already captured Osama bin Laden -- but that Bush was not going to reveal this until just before the 2004 election to get maximum political benefit! She later claimed she was joking, but Morton Kondracke, who overheard the comment, said, "She was not smiling when she said this," and that others in the room heard it, too, "and they didn't think it was a joke."

Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., sitting member of all six subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He compared the newly conservative-controlled Republican House of Representatives to "the Duma and the Reichstag" -- referring to the legislature set up by Czar Nicholas II of Russia and the parliament of the German Weimar Republic that brought Hitler to power.

An anti-gun New York newspaper published a report and interactive map with the names and addresses of gun permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Shortly after this, an anti-gun columnist for a prominent New Jersey paper said: "(I got) a nasty note from one of my most progressive friends who says ... 'You're a fool because when the right wing takes over the government, we're gonna need guns. ... And then there won't be guns to fight them back."

"Words matter," Obama once said.

During the Bush years, Democrats feared, or at least claimed to fear, the possibility of tyranny -- precisely the purpose of the Second Amendment. If these Democrats were even remotely sincere, why wouldn't any self-respecting patriot want the right to keep and bear arms to protect against thugs like that? Indeed, why not mandatory gun ownership -- at least when Republicans control the White House?

You warned us. We believe you. The threat of tyranny is ever-present.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: banglist; fascism; guncontrol; hypocrisy; liberalhyprocrisy; secondamendment
Democrats like to project and accuse others of crimes and misdeeds they themselves do
1 posted on 01/31/2013 12:26:17 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Bush never had a bad word for anyone - so what did the Left spew hate on him for?

That he supposedly smirked.

Lunatic losers.


2 posted on 01/31/2013 12:44:04 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Kaslin

It isn’t fascism when they do it.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 12:45:09 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Berlin_Freeper

>> so what did the Left spew hate on him for?

He was an unpretentious, Pro-Life Christian. In other words, he was despised by pretentious, Pro-Kill scumbags.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 12:49:36 AM PST by Gene Eric
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To: Vince Ferrer
Fascism is the government (while still allowing private "OWNERSHIP" of industry) telling the producers WHAT, and HOW MUCH that factory/conglomerate/little shop downtown is ALLOWED to produce.

Fascism is just another short step to the left. Fascism, socialism, communism are ALL the same in the long run.

DO NOT allow the left wing to define your terms of reference, or we will ALL lose.

5 posted on 01/31/2013 1:09:20 AM PST by Don W (There is no gun problem, there is a lack of humanity problem!)
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To: Kaslin

Here's something to consider about liberals, and conservatives.

We MUST get rid of these evil people.
6 posted on 01/31/2013 1:12:49 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Kaslin

Soto’s would know. He worked for actual Nazis.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 2:53:12 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They sure are


8 posted on 01/31/2013 4:01:10 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Yosemitest

The liberals fall in the General Projection category, especially# 5


9 posted on 01/31/2013 4:07:23 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

I can always tell what Zero’s next move is. He always accuses Republicans of doing what he will be doing the next day.’The best defense is an offense’ and projection is his ‘tell’.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 4:16:35 AM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Yosemitest

Good post. I have been agreeing for years. Includes the “everybody does it” excuse used during Clinton’s impeachment.


11 posted on 01/31/2013 4:54:24 AM PST by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: Believe spin and lies will save their corrupt party.)
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To: Kaslin

I haven’t seen any of those “Question Authority” bumper stickers for awhile now.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 5:00:18 AM PST by fruser1
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To: Kaslin

Excuse me?! Bush a tyrant? Who are they kidding? Obama resembles Hitler more everyday and I don’t recall Bush ever trying to dismantle the Constitution, take our guns, keep his background such a secret or have people killed to ensure it (oh sorry, they weren’t killed they just happened to have bad accidents or health conditions and know damaging information about the president that they were about YO reveal when they met their unfortunate demise; it was just a coincidence). Where I come from talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. Seems Dems are self-projecting Alinsky style once again to shift blame and accuse others of what the are doing themselves


13 posted on 01/31/2013 5:02:00 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Kaslin

Excuse me?! Bush a tyrant? Who are they kidding? Obama resembles Hitler more everyday and I don’t recall Bush ever trying to dismantle the Constitution, take our guns, keep his background such a secret or have people killed to ensure it (oh sorry, they weren’t killed they just happened to have bad accidents or health conditions and know damaging information about the president that they were about to reveal when they met their unfortunate demise; it was just a coincidence). Where I come from talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. Seems Dems are self-projecting Alinsky style once again to shift blame and accuse others of what the are doing themselves


14 posted on 01/31/2013 5:02:23 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Kaslin

Excuse me?! Bush a tyrant? Who are they kidding? Obama resembles Hitler more everyday and I don’t recall Bush ever trying to dismantle the Constitution, take our guns, keep his background such a secret or have people killed to ensure it (oh sorry, they weren’t killed they just happened to have bad accidents or health conditions and know damaging information about the president that they were about to reveal when they met their unfortunate demise; it was just a coincidence). Where I come from talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. Seems Dems are self-projecting Alinsky style once again to shift blame and accuse others of what they are doing themselves


15 posted on 01/31/2013 5:02:46 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

See post #1


16 posted on 01/31/2013 5:31:30 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

In all fairness, much of what Bush did was senselessly authoritarian, and should be repealed. The enemy was not and is not “here”, it is “there”, in other countries. His taking the WoT “there” was good to go. We didn’t and don’t need it here.

The US had adequate defenses against most attacks “here”. We did not need to become a police state with endless and useless government voyeurism, terrible violations of our privacy, freedom and liberty, and the expansion of federal police authority to over 100 agencies, as well as arming non-police agencies. The Dept of Education *does not* need its own SWAT team.

And the worst of it is that after creating it, W. Bush turned it over to Obama. So what did he think was going to happen? If you get a trunk full of machine guns and bullets, then give them to the first group of gang bangers you see, what do you think will happen?

The only redemption here is to systematically dismantle all of it, fire all the new hires, and keep dismantling the government from there until it is half its current size.

It doesn’t work to select a new president on the hope he will not abuse his excess, unconstitutional powers. What works is taking away those powers in the first place. Dismantling them.

You cannot rely on character to not have an abusive government.


17 posted on 01/31/2013 6:03:04 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Kaslin

This is why compromise with these people is impossible. There must be a fight to the death for principle’s sake. Half measures only feed the beast.


18 posted on 01/31/2013 6:56:52 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Vince Ferrer
I give the GOP "moderates" a fair share of the blame for increasingly radical leftism. The GOP used to provide somewhat of an anchor on the right but now they're too busy attacking "extremist" tea party types and providing cover for the completely unfettered rush to fascism by the left. While Bush himself was rather moderate, he mostly avoided attacking conservatives

From my local fishwrap this morning.

Tim Skubick: Michigan's attempts to slim down fat citizenry haven't worked; maybe a financial penalty will be incentive

20 years ago, rational people on both sides of the aisle would have called that an insanely extreme position. Instead, constitutionalist tea partiers are the extremists.
19 posted on 01/31/2013 8:26:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Don W
DO NOT allow the left wing to define your terms of reference, or we will ALL lose.

Valid warning; about 70 years too late.

20 posted on 01/31/2013 8:31:52 AM PST by norton
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To: Kaslin

Dems: Your tyranny bad. Our tyranny good.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 8:36:39 AM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Kaslin

And yet that feared tyranny never transpired....while Bush was president. The klown who replaced him has made great strides however.


22 posted on 01/31/2013 9:17:37 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Yosemitest; Kaslin; Morgan in Denver

Hear here - good post reminds me of ‘me thinks he doth protest too much’

15 to 20 year ago I faced a similar catharsis re: How does a
christian deal with divorce? Caused me to do a lot of soul-searching, over-analyzing and a never ending personal
battle with hypocrisy.

What I came to realize is:

a. No substitute for the regular [actually daily, hourly,
or better yet minute-by-minute] self examinations for christ-likeness. Very humbling.

b. Taking every thought captive is exhausting work, but much needed if one really needs to overcome habitual sins b/c to quote Barney Fife ‘you have to nip it in the bud’ and almost all sins originate first as thoughts.

c. If a picture is worth a thousand words then good deeds
are worth at least tens times more. Thinking of the quote ‘to be a witness for Jesus at all times and when all else fails use words’ [not quite right but a close paraphrase].

d. The more you fight hypocrisy in oneself the more you will spot it in others, but I can never quite escape the idea that many liberal democrats are either not truly christians or so self-deceived in their theology to be in many cases worse than a non-believer [there’s a scripture for that too, but too little time to go and find].

e. Freud may have human-nature pretty well-defined, but obviously the work of the Holy Spirit is a much better avenue than any high-priced/high-faluting counseling.


23 posted on 01/31/2013 9:37:23 AM PST by BrandtMichaels
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