Skip to comments.Obama Rhetoric Matches That Of Old Soviet Leaders
Posted on 06/19/2013 4:51:43 PM PDT by jazusamo
President Obama insists his policies are driven by a "common sense" approach. He also speaks in terms of "we the people" and "the government is us."
Such declarations are reminiscent of old Soviet posters displayed for all to see: "ALL POWER BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE" and "PEOPLE AND COMMUNIST PARTY ARE ONE."
But the real power in the USSR was in the hands of Communist Party leaders. They, in the name of the people, defined foes of centralized government as "enemies of the people."
Similarly, Obama's Department of Homeland Security has defined right-wing extremists as "those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority."
His National Security Agency has specified that in addition to gun owners and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, right-wing extremists also "may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."
Soviet bureaucrats were justified in harassing and persecuting "enemies of the people." IRS bureaucrats, empowered by NSA definitions, feel free to harass and intimidate people and groups who question administration policies.
Tea Party groups that want the government to follow the American founding documents are right-wing extremists, and pro-Israel Jewish groups need extra scrutiny by the IRS as potential terrorists.
To watch citizens in every corner of life, the Soviets relied on embedded snoops who reported on conversations and moods of co-workers and friends. The Soviets would envy the tools available to the Obama administration to spy on American citizens today.
Soviet leaders freely sacrificed citizens to reinforce their agenda, cover up incompetence and retain power. They loved to use teachable moments to demonstrate what happens to citizens who do not follow government directives.
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Impeach the Marxist/fascist tyrant!
Ms. Kunin lived through communism, she should recognize a tyrant when she sees him.
“This mess” is now his.
President Obama insists his policies are driven by a “common sense” approach...to what?...ENSLAVE US ALL? FUBO!!!
Stating the obvious. He was installed by and answerable to the still operating Communist Party. Why are people seeming surprised again and again since this unknown person was thrust into our lives?
It’s also similar, or identical, to the practices of the imams and mullahs. Weird coincidence. Thanks jazusamo.