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‘First They Nudge . . . Then They Shove . . . Then They Shoot’
Political Outcast ^ | August 5, 2013 | Common Constitutionalist

Posted on 08/05/2013 8:30:44 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Rush Limbaugh says Obama's “Nudge Squad” is designed to promote certain behavior. I'm sure he just misspoke. The Nudgers themselves admit they are attempting to do much more than just promote. Government can and already does produce commercials that merely promote an agenda. No, the “Nudge Squad” is not a promotional group. These “behavioral scientists” are charged with steering us into making the “correct” decisions.

And who gets to determine what’s the correct decision? Why, the administration. They are the arbiters of right and wrong, good and bad behavior.

Do you recall the statement by Bill Clinton, circa 1999? Thanks to the reforms forced on him by the Republican Congress and the tech bubble, the government had a surplus. Regarding that surplus Clinton said: “We could give it all back to you [the taxpayers] and hope you spend it right… Do you really want to run the risk of squandering the surplus?”

Just like the Nudgers of today, he didn't really give us a choice. It's what the academics, the behavioral scientists call “mandated choice.” The choice he gave us was between squandering the surplus on one government program or another. Some choice.

“Mandated choice” — where one has to choose between one thing or another — is not a true choice. How would you like to go? Stabbed or shot? It’s your choice. Again, some choice. No, “mandated choice” is used to accomplish one thing — to modify people's behavior. To progressive, collectivist academics that have infested our government for over a century, only they know best. Only they know what is good for us.

In the late 1980s the popular slogan was “Bo Knows.” It was the brainchild of Nike and featured the two-sport athlete Bo Jackson. It was changed in 2008 to “Barack Knows,” the brainchild of who the heck knows but stated by wife Michelle.

She assured us: “Barack knows that we’re going to have to make sacrifices. We are going to have to change our conversation. We are going to have to change our traditions, our history. We’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”

She continued: “Truly, the choice we make will determine nothing less than who we are as a country, but more important, it will determine who we will be.”

But what if we don’t want to move or change? Then enter the Cass Sunsteins of the world. Glenn Beck called Sunstein the most dangerous man in America. He’s certainly one of them.

Cass joined the Obama administration early on. He headed up the OIRA (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs). He was Obama’s regulatory czar, a Chicago egghead academic that believes he has all the answers and couldn’t wait to foist them on the American people. Working behind the scene he tasked himself with weighing the interests of the greedy individual to that of the utopian collective or society.

He was a huge fan of FDR and his second “Bill of Rights.” If you know nothing else of Cass Sunstein, that is sufficient.

Sunstein is the father of the modern day Nudge Squad.

But now the baton has been passed to Maya Shankar, a twenty-something, no nothing, Yale leftist. She is a White House “senior” policy analyst charged with influencing Americans’ behavior. One could only guess who she has been aligned with. If you guessed Soros’s Marxist “Center for American Progress” and “Open society,” you'd be correct.

So our government has assembled a “Nudge Squad.” complete with far left ideologues to control our behavior and shove us back into line lest we step out.

Glenn Beck had it right when he said: “First they nudge, then they shove, then they shoot.” It’s the way of the oppressor, and if we don't fight it now, we will find out just how bad it can get. They won’t stop unless we stop them.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: bullystate; casssunstein; nudge; obama; socialism

1 posted on 08/05/2013 8:30:44 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 08/05/2013 8:31:20 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am in charge!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


3 posted on 08/05/2013 8:33:17 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Freepers nudge back.


4 posted on 08/05/2013 8:39:19 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
She assured us: “ we’re going to have to make sacrifices. We are going to have to change our conversation. We are going to have to change our traditions, our history. We’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”

Evil. Just plain evil.

5 posted on 08/05/2013 8:42:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I think we’ve already entered the shoving stage.


6 posted on 08/05/2013 8:43:54 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“no nothing” = “know-nothing.” This is an important detail for credulity. The premise and points of this piece are spot-on and should not be tarnished by grammatical or typographical errors.

These are truly evil people with whom we’re dealing in the Obama administration.


7 posted on 08/05/2013 8:45:31 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: smokingfrog

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


8 posted on 08/05/2013 8:46:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: WXRGina

I could take my own advice: credulity is better stated as credibility.


9 posted on 08/05/2013 8:52:15 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Obama administration is all about the Progressive program while enriching Barack and Michelle.

They are in it for the money — nothing else. Well, ok; may BHO2 gets his humungous ego stroked (and only the Lord knows what else!)


10 posted on 08/05/2013 9:37:27 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Do you really want to run the risk of squandering the surplus?

Uh, no Bill, I don't, but bear in mind that the definition of "squandering" money is WHEN the government has it's grimy little paws on it.

11 posted on 08/05/2013 10:39:04 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Nudge” is also a Yiddish term meaning “pest” or, more bluntly, a pain in the ass, as in, “Quit being such a nudge!”


12 posted on 08/06/2013 2:11:15 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

20 year old youngster, head of Obamugabe's "Team Nudge...or else".

13 posted on 08/06/2013 2:14:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Catmom

Only here it’s pronounced “noodge.”


14 posted on 08/06/2013 2:15:12 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: WXRGina

I say that all the time about Greenfield articles. It seems many just don’t care. It still bothers me a lot.


15 posted on 08/06/2013 2:23:22 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: smokingfrog

The shooting will start once the State has control over the military leadership.

Which if you have been paying attention is closer than most think.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 7:13:35 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sunstein has a book called, Nudge. Beck taught this in depth on his show on Fox.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 7:48:08 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: redgolum

And no need to wonder why they seem to have such a keen interest in gun control.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 1:35:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Still Thinking

The so-called surplus was largely due to cutting military spending, which only got delayed and went back into high gear after 9-11.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 1:38:44 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog; All

Something tells me that those who wish to push it too far, really don’t think we have the guts to fight back, therefore there is going to be a lot of that nudging and shoving...

And that is where everyone had better hope it stays...Once the shoving gets too hard, and shooting begins, no one wins...

See, we sit back and watch the majority of these elected officials, constantly trying to win the affections of the people, mostly the media, hoping they are the ones to keep things on an even keel, but see more and more of our freedoms wash away...And very few are effective enough to speak to these capitulating, feckless wonders screwing us more and more every day...See, that’s the nudging, and shoving battle going on...

They don’t believe anyone will do anything beyond that, and they are hedging their bets on that assumption...They could not be anymore wrong about that, and that is what makes this situation SO dangerous...

These mid-term elections are “again”, so critical, like the other failed attempts at getting the right people in there to “handle” this situation has been successfully thwarted...

All at the flick of the TV remote...

The conservatives have a message, it is just not resonating out there with the same, if not better, passion and emotion the liberals are succeeding at...

If we can get that accomplished, we might see some things improve...economically, and socially...


20 posted on 08/06/2013 2:52:55 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Bttt.

5.56mm

21 posted on 08/06/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Add to the nudging the brain research that created “neuromarketing,” which actually targets certain areas of the brain. Successfully.

Neuromarketers actually created a preference for a certain flavor in babies in utero. That’s how devious it is. And effective.


22 posted on 08/07/2013 9:13:24 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

- CASS SUNSTEIN : http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2422


23 posted on 02/20/2014 5:21:55 AM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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