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Democrats, How Much Will You Take?
Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky

Posted on 03/02/2014 12:00:12 PM PST by Kaslin

We are all guilty of providing a wide leeway to a politician that we favor. If the politician is someone we support, we restrain ourselves when something becomes public that would have us in a tizzy if done by someone with whom we dislike politically. That is referred to as “cutting someone some slack.” But there is a limit for everyone like there was for Anthony Weiner or Larry Craig. When will the grownups in the Democratic Party say enough is enough with Barack Obama?

We know that he is your guy. We also know that after 2010 there are virtually no moderate Democrats in the House as almost all the Blue Dogs were wiped out, leaving the caucus consisting of almost all liberals or leftists. We also know that the Democratic Senators have ceded virtually all control of their caucus to Harry Reid who has become a Senate of One.

Yet the latest move by the Obama Administration has got to scare the daylights out of any American. The proposal by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to do a “study” of newsrooms and place people from the commission in the newsroom asking questions about editorial content and the decision-making process makes McCarthy tactics look tame. Fortunately, the largely dormant press that has licked the behind of President Obama in an adoring fashion for over five years rose up to force a withdrawal of this proposal. Whether it is a termination of the tactic or just a regrouping is yet to be seen. However you look at it, the move was the single most oppressive attempt by the government to stifle the first amendment in a non-wartime period in our history.

This comes on the heels of one of the worst cases of Presidential overreach in our history. The episode of the IRS suppressing and harassing groups applying for 501(c) 4 status remains a blight upon the Obama Administration. This column stated when the story broke that every American should be scared by the abusive use of the IRS to attack political enemies and political free speech. We stated that if it were allowed to go unrebuked by Congress, in the future the tables could be turned and the same tactics could be used against Democrats –- so why weren’t the Democrats screaming?

If ever there was any doubt of the guilt of the Administration in this matter, they recently confirmed that guilt themselves. Their making public an attempt to rewrite the law through IRS regulations that would, in effect, eliminate 501(c) 4 entities was a brazen attempt to institutionalize what they had attempted to do surreptiously. Fortunately some elements of the left have taken a stand against this power grab. The ACLU submitted a 26-page rebuttal of the position, calling the advocacy done by the entities “the heart of our representative democracy.” Even the most left-wing of unions, the SEIU, staked a position against the proposed Obama Administration regulations as they fear the restrictions adopted could then be spread to 501(c)5 organizations (unions) or 501(c)6 organizations (trade associations). At least some of Mr. Obama’s base has gained clarity about his subversive tactics.

Where is the leadership of the Democrats in Congress as the President expands executive authority to new levels? Obama’s single-handed rewriting of the Affordable Care Act should make them shutter. First of all, the Democrats in Congress wrote the act so you would think they might not want to have another branch of government gutting it. Second, you might think they would be worried about the tactics employed by Obama that would give justification to the next Republican president (there will be one and not soon enough) to alter any law that a president takes a dislike to and wants to change.

Yet when the President came to their turf to deliver the State of the Union address, not only were the Democrats docile, they were downright compliant. A president of the United States dared to speak to the legislative branch and tell them he was going to change the laws they are in charge of creating by the Constitution. The Democrats not only did not slap him down for co-opting their powers, they give him a standing ovation. One could conclude they had lost their collective minds.

When a prior president went too far, a group of Republican elders went to him and told him it was time to go and he went. Though the situation has not reached the same 1974 crisis point, it is seriously worrisome. The use of various arms of the government to harass citizens and suppress the first amendment is the most egregious misuse of power by any Chief Executive.

It is time for Democrats to stand and say no more. If you don’t do it now there could be permanent harm to our democracy. Certainly some of you will no longer be in office come this November because the American people will certainly say enough is enough.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 0bamaadmin; demonrats; executivepower

1 posted on 03/02/2014 12:00:12 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

There comes a point at which the pure lust for power trumps even ideology. We’re there. Daniel Webster had it right: these people mean to rule well, but they mean to rule.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 12:04:46 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Kaslin

Heh.

The completely unethical, parasitic, morally bankrupt, insipid reprobates, perverts and degenerates that make up the RAT Party will take everything that they can glom on to, the rest of this country be damned.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 12:06:16 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Kaslin

“When a prior president went too far, a group of Republican elders went to him and told him it was time to go and he went. Though the situation has not reached the same 1974 crisis point, it is seriously worrisome. “

Has not reached the 1974 Crisis Point? What freeking planet is this guy on. What Nixon did, pales in comparison to the damage that Obama has done, and continues to do. What does he want? Troops goose stepping on Pennsylvania Avenue?


4 posted on 03/02/2014 12:07:27 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Kaslin
Kaslin : "..When will the grownups in the Democratic Party say enough is enough with Barack Obama? "

You assume that there are grownups there , who value trational values over "Hope and Change" .
I don't think you will find anyone to stand up for the Constitutional Republic that we were
either in the Democratic , nor Republican Party .
The best predicter of human behavior is past behavior
and so far ,too few are willing to supress agenda over maintaining political power .

5 posted on 03/02/2014 12:09:18 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Howie66

The rats will take everything they can, plus more


6 posted on 03/02/2014 12:09:19 PM 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

Yep.

The time to set out the RAT traps is right now.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 12:11:13 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Kaslin

Without the threat of impeachment and removal, the Obamanation has truly become a dictator.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 12:13:52 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Kaslin
Democrats, How Much Will You Take?

Answer

How much ya got?

9 posted on 03/02/2014 12:14:37 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Kaslin
We are all guilty of providing a wide leeway to a politician that we favor. If the politician is someone we support, we restrain ourselves when something becomes public that would have us in a tizzy if done by someone with whom we dislike politically. That is referred to as “cutting someone some slack.” But there is a limit for everyone like there was for Anthony Weiner or Larry Craig. When will the grownups in the Democratic Party say enough is enough with Barack Obama?

They'll take everything and more. The grownups in the Democrat party are evil . . . plain and simple. Each and every one of them would do the same thing if he could get away with it. Fortunately for them, the shade of Obama's skin has made him a "gxd" who can do no wrong, so he can actually accomplish what they have dreamed of since the accursed 60s.

This was what the "hippie anarchists" of sixty years ago wanted all along . . . a totalitiarian Communist state where they rule with an iron hand and opposition to the "iron laws of history" is against the law. Obama will probably try to create an official, de jure single party state before he leaves office . . . if he ever does.

If the churches had any guts (or any authority, which most don't want in the first place) they'd excommunicate or penalize the Black "churches" until they either returned to the practice of the religion they profess or at least drop the pretense and declare themselves scientific atheists, because for all practical purposes, this is exactly what they are.

10 posted on 03/02/2014 12:14:47 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Kaslin
"Democrats, How Much Will You Take?"

"How much ya got"


11 posted on 03/02/2014 12:16:40 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Kaslin
the grownups in the Democratic Party?

Who dat?

12 posted on 03/02/2014 12:19:44 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Kaslin

In a republic you have three governments...

1) Local... real most important..
2) State.. for dealing with county’s..
3) Federal.. for dealing with other governments..

In a democracy you have ONE givernment..
(banana republics are democracy’s)..

1) FEDERAL... with clients(provence’s[States]) and gofers(local)..

** there is zero things democrats have in common with republicans.. the very conflict is Civil War.. one system will win the other will lose.. They are not compatible..

You are either democrat or republican even if you’re libertarian..
What you say you are may not be what you really are..
ALL democrats are socialists.. many republicans are as well..

Just the act of BEING a democrat is Treasonous..


13 posted on 03/02/2014 12:23:23 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Kaslin

The democrats will take as much as they please, because they have the full force of the United States government behind them, and they can vote to take as much of your hard earned wealth as they damn well please, because they elected a hardcore fascist as _resident. Be careful what you vote for, because you might just get it.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 12:33:21 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Kaslin
Obama’s single-handed rewriting of the Affordable Care Act should make them shutter.

Do they even HAVE editors at Townhall.com?

15 posted on 03/02/2014 12:45:07 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: luvbach1

“Without the threat of impeachment and removal, the Obamanation has truly become a dictator.”

America is under a Homosexual minority dictatorship, in control of national government, the major media, and now, much of the military.

And WE let it happen.


16 posted on 03/02/2014 12:50:37 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Sicon

I would shudder to think that my house’s shutters would not keep out the storm.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 12:52:02 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Kaslin

The leftists believe that they will be in power forever so they don’t care. With the state of the spineless GOPe they could be right.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 12:53:06 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Kaslin

Meaningless. They could thing Obama was the anti-Christ and they will still vote LibTard. The Dems could run a goat and they would vote for him.

There is zero chance of moving the Left at all Right. We are in the middle of a numbers game. That’s all it is. Whoever has the most numbers wins.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 12:55:36 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Kaslin
I wonder the same thing (Democrats_ How Much Will You Take?), and have been similarly flummoxed for years now.

I know so many Dems (I'm in Cali) that are not Marxists, or even far-lefties.

At some point Mister Obama's long trail of horrible policies and choices will catch up with him with those in the once-great Dem party who somehow realize that Obama and the current Dem leaders are actually scary.

.

20 posted on 03/02/2014 1:06:15 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Sicon
I just saw a headline on the WC that described a "Rouge Wave".
21 posted on 03/02/2014 1:08:54 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Howie66

For the moment, the ideological heirs of those that believe the flames of liberty must be extinguished and the aspirations of the individual curtailed for the alleged good of humanity have grown more sophisticated in their methods of getting the people to comply with their agenda. However, as Americans draw ever closer to the breaking point of just how much they are willing to put up with as frankly we are fast approaching the threshold where there is precious little left for the state to steal, we must ask with concern: will the aspiring despots among us resort to the violent tendencies of their philosophical progenitors in the attempt to bring about socialism’s ultimate triumph?

-Fredrick Meekins


22 posted on 03/02/2014 1:21:44 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Kaslin

“..The rats will take everything they can, plus more...”

You are so correct. This is NOT the democratic party of your grand-dad or dad, and it’s certainly not the party of JFK. It is pure evil and communist. We call them “The Walking Democrats”. Totally useless, they feed of the productive and the living while destroying everything in their path. Probably the only thing they’re good for, is target practice....they are NOT American.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 1:26:32 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I have no scientific data to back this up. Purely from observational intuition I have concluded that people that cling to voting for democrats are genetically predisposed to be slaves. It just feels right to them down to their DNA. Much like most here feel the need to be free to their core. They can forgive the most hideous actions and most egregious statement as long as they are treated to something they perceive as free. It’s the only explanation I can conceive.


24 posted on 03/02/2014 1:30:43 PM PST by spudville
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25 posted on 03/02/2014 1:42:45 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Seaplaner

I’ve known some Cali dems that seemed reasonable on the surface, only to show their true socialist leanings as I got to know them better. One even referred to his own mother as a “rabid democrat” as if that wasn’t a bad thing.

Of course I’ve severed ties. One still owes me money but I’m fine with not collecting as long as there’s no attempt at contacting me in the future.


26 posted on 03/02/2014 2:20:41 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad
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To: vette6387

The author is deluded.

Nixon left something to be desired, but he was a saint when compared to Obama.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 2:23:15 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Nixon had flaws, but he was patriotic and pro American.


28 posted on 03/02/2014 2:35:07 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Kaslin

Barack Obama’s presidency is taking the Democratic Party down. The question is, when will they realize that it’s him or them?


29 posted on 03/02/2014 2:53:06 PM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: hosepipe
Local... real most important..

Everyone would be happier if the counties had most of the tax, spend, and law making authority. The values of low population density voters are very different than high density which leads to all the political warfare. Let the city socialists destroy themselves with high taxes and regulation and let traditional Americans live free.

30 posted on 03/02/2014 4:13:22 PM PST by Reeses
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To: Sicon

Obama’s single-handed rewriting of the Affordable Care Act should make them shutter.
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I wondered what covering the windows had to do with anything


31 posted on 03/02/2014 5:15:16 PM PST by Joshua (Jimmy is the reason for this)
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To: Kaslin

“It’s time for the Democrats to stand and say no more.”

Why?

Democrats in government love it, Democrats in the electorate love it.

Why stop something that Democrats want, especially when they have the power, which they love exceedingly.
(There isn’t an American among them.)

Just asking.

IMHO


32 posted on 03/02/2014 6:28:26 PM PST by ripley
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To: Kaslin
When will the grownups in the Democratic Party say enough is enough with Barack Obama?

Off hand, who would they be? Some obscure congressman from northwestern Minnesota? The last senator I knew who fit that description was Zell Miller and he retired sometime during the last decade.

33 posted on 03/02/2014 10:09:46 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Kaslin

TOTALITARIANS: How many will you kill? (low information voter shrugs)

“With regard to those Americans who might refuse to embrace communism, Ayers and his comrades — including Bernardine Dohrn, Mark Rudd, Linda Evans, Jeff Jones, and numerous others — proposed that such resisters should be sent to reeducation camps and killed. The terrorists estimated that it would be necessary to eliminate some 25 million people in this fashion, so as to advance the revolution.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2169


34 posted on 03/03/2014 3:59:23 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Kaslin
BO is changing tax law. The ACA is a tax remember? So postponing a tax, exempting some from the tax are congress's job.

It is tempting to say OK when an R gets into office then he can eliminate the capital gains tax and reduce the corporate tax to 15% like Canada's. How would they stop him?

35 posted on 03/03/2014 7:24:12 AM PST by thirst4truth (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.)
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