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"Barack Will Never Allow You to Go Back to Your Lives as Usual." (YES IT CAN get creepier)
The Campaign Spot at NRO ^ | 20 February 2008 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 02/20/2008 11:49:06 AM PST by SE Mom

"Barack Will Never Allow You to Go Back to Your Lives as Usual."

Last night I appeared on Hugh's show, and his producer Duane mentioned a Michelle Obama speech at UCLA. Captain Ed talked about this a bit, but I hadn't seen anyone transcribe the part of the speech where it gets a little... unnerving. It starts at about 8:41 in the audio.

Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

I'm sorry, nowhere in the Constitution does it authorize the President of the United States to demand anyone shed their cynicism. And I'm all for people pushing themselves to be better, but I don't think the President demanding it is the way to go about it.

And what if we kind of like our lives as usual? What about Americans' freedom to be uninvolved and uninformed?

Darleen at Protein Wisdom transcribed what follows:

"You have to stay at the seat at the table of democracy with a man like Barack Obama not just on Tuesday but in a year from now, in four years from now, in eights years from now, you will have to be engaged."

Ah. Apparently apathy will be criminalized, then?

Does anybody on the left side of the aisle find this rhetoric a little creepy? Isn't this describing an authoritarian presidency way beyond anything George W. Bush has done or proposed?

Do the powers of the presidency really encompass everything Michelle says Obama wants and plans to do? Based on this rhetoric, isn't he actually running for messiah?

02/20 02:26 PM


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackhusseinobama; barakobama; chebama; elections; michelleobama; nobama; obama; obamatruthfile
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To: driftless2
These fools are in for huge letdown if he gets elected. Their lives won’t change a bit. Then what?

Of course, this is just re-hashed Carter II with untenable expectations.

But note, he has given himself an escape hatch: when change does not materialize, he will blame the people for the not sufficiently "changing from the bottom up."

Malaise II.

101 posted on 02/20/2008 12:35:43 PM PST by mwl1
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To: JamesP81

Agreed...>sigh<...McCain, ugh....


102 posted on 02/20/2008 12:36:24 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Bruinator

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks Barry Hussein Obama Osama YoMama is the Anti-Christ!

“When the Anti-Christ comes, he will be loved by millions.”

Actress Hallie Berry was quoted as saying, “I will pick up paper cups off the ground to clear his path.”

The Svengali-like control Obama has over people makes me wonder......


103 posted on 02/20/2008 12:36:24 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: Beckwith

Hillary is scarier b/c she will transform evil into action.

This guy is just pitifully naive, in love with himself, and will be totally ineffective.


104 posted on 02/20/2008 12:37:12 PM PST by mwl1
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To: RobRoy

>>Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed. <<

Wow! So he wants to abolish Welfare, food stamps and section 8 housing?!

He’s got my vote!

Or am I somehow missreading that...?

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No, you’re not misreading that, you’re just one failed Five-Year Plan early in your interpretation of dogma, that’s all.


105 posted on 02/20/2008 12:38:29 PM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: SE Mom

“Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.”

M. Obama, “then he slapped my ass and sent me to bed without supper.”


106 posted on 02/20/2008 12:38:33 PM PST by wolfcreek (Powers that be will lie like Clintons and spend like drunken McCains to push their Globalist agenda.)
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To: wastedyears
So who’s moving to Montana?

"I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have a pickup truck... maybe even a "recreational vehicle." And drive from state to state. Do they let you do that?"

107 posted on 02/20/2008 12:39:18 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Bureaucracy is a parasite that preys on Free Thought and suffocates Free Spirit.)
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To: SE Mom

Time to spend serious workouts at the range.


108 posted on 02/20/2008 12:41:09 PM PST by afnamvet (Support The Troops. Your life may depend on it.)
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To: BenLurkin

Who is scarier: Obama or Hillary?

Hillary: Ruthless, uncaring, willing to cover up for rape and abuse by her husband, possibly a murderer, known to illegally peruse and misuse FBI files, willing to trade favors for money from Red China, willing to engage in secuirities fraud, known socialist.

Obama: Messianic movement leader, taught in a Madrassa, member of an allegedly Christian church but one that has given awards to Luis Farakhan, his mother married two muslims, most socialistic member of the Senate, will remove troops from Iraq ensuring American defeat, had a Communist mentor in youth, trained in an Alinsky organization, tied to Kenyan politician who has signed agreements to implement Sharia law, has had both his Democratic primary opponent and Republican general opponent in his Senate race destroyed by scandal, possibly an anti-christ.

It’s the last one that gets me. I vote for Obama as the scariest.


109 posted on 02/20/2008 12:42:08 PM PST by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Clancey.


110 posted on 02/20/2008 12:43:02 PM PST by Cap Huff
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To: SE Mom

I’m still waiting for “Yes we can” to turn into “Oh no you didn’t!”


111 posted on 02/20/2008 12:43:06 PM PST by Antoninus (How did you come to Barack?)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

“Actress Hallie Berry was quoted as saying, “I will pick up paper cups off the ground to clear his path.””

Koolaid?


112 posted on 02/20/2008 12:44:17 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: wolfcreek

If the adult politicians in the Democratic Party are paying any attention, they have to be unnerved by this social psychology nonsense, which is a dry hole politically... buyers remorse has got to be setting in. Borderline kooks.


113 posted on 02/20/2008 12:45:03 PM PST by mwl1
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To: the lastbestlady
"west side...gotten bad"

Sorry to hear that. A few years ago my wife and I stayed a few days in Kalispell while visiting Glacier Nat Park. Beautiful country. Really liked the area around Flathead Lake.

114 posted on 02/20/2008 12:46:13 PM PST by driftless2
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To: SE Mom

Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuehrer. Tomorrow belongs to me.


115 posted on 02/20/2008 12:46:29 PM PST by RushLake (Democrats/MSM have never met a terrorist they didn't like.)
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To: beefree
“That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones.”

On government subsidized Amtrak railcars?

No, this means they will force us all to live in communal housing projects. It takes a village, after all.

116 posted on 02/20/2008 12:47:57 PM PST by oblomov
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To: SE Mom
Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

Ahhhh, the tyranny of evil acting as a messiah with a flock of full fledged worshipers.

We need to be aware of tyranny but, as long as we have the 2nd Amendment, we need not fear it.

117 posted on 02/20/2008 12:48:16 PM PST by cowboyway ("No damn man kills me and lives." -- Nathan Bedford Forrest)
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To: wastedyears

Montana hell.

Wyoming has better fields of fire.


118 posted on 02/20/2008 12:51:23 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: SE Mom
"breaks loose"

I'm really mystified at the statements of many of his supporters. Just exactly what do they think he will be able to do for them? Other than receiving more tax-payer paid freebies I mean. That will only go so far. But somehow Obama has managed to convince these idiots that their lives will be changed dramatically with his election. When that doesn't happen (if he is elected), you might be right about hell breaking loose.

119 posted on 02/20/2008 12:51:54 PM PST by driftless2
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To: wastedyears
So who’s moving to Montana?

There are more guns in GA and it's warmer.

120 posted on 02/20/2008 12:53:14 PM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Wth is OB talking about. I used to believe that Hillary would fire up the R base but this guy will do it even moreso...IMO he will fall apart in the GE.


121 posted on 02/20/2008 12:53:59 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: BenLurkin

‘Who is scarier: Obama or Hillary?’


imho, Obama by a mile!
in a recent speech, thought I heard him talk about (young?)people enrolling in organizations that help others, i.e. Peace Corp. That’s probably what his wife meant when she said he’ll never allow you to go back to lives as usual.
When I heard Obama speak about this ‘service’, my first thought was of Hitler’s youth Brown Shirts.
I read clips from Obama’s book and, again imho, it is frightening to think he may be President of America.


122 posted on 02/20/2008 12:54:02 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: SE Mom

Honestly, this guy creeps me out, but even MORE than he, his SUPPORTERS give me major heebie-jeebies.

They are like Jim Jones followers. Yikes.


123 posted on 02/20/2008 12:54:30 PM PST by Shelayne (**Simply speechless**)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Not for long.


124 posted on 02/20/2008 12:54:39 PM PST by HonestConservative
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“No papers?”


125 posted on 02/20/2008 12:55:41 PM PST by Tax-chick (If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't shoot! It might be a lemur!)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Free-staters have already staked claim to NH.

They could use the numbers.

http://www.freestateproject.org/


126 posted on 02/20/2008 12:56:08 PM PST by wilco200
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To: mwl1

There’s *adult* pols? I’ll have to speak to their handlers.


127 posted on 02/20/2008 12:57:58 PM PST by wolfcreek (Powers that be will lie like Clintons and spend like drunken McCains to push their Globalist agenda.)
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To: SE Mom

” we will change America...and we will change the WORLD”...

Isn’t that exactly what Islam has planned to do?


128 posted on 02/20/2008 12:58:08 PM PST by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: TheThinker

This guy is sounding more like a bona fide lunatic all the time....


129 posted on 02/20/2008 12:59:18 PM PST by Quickgun
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To: mwl1
"unnerved"

Apparently from the columns I've read a number of them are just a bit nervous about Obamamania. Some of it is Hillary backers unhappy about her political demise. But a lot of it is lib Dems witnessing hysteria on a major level and finally recognizing the untamed, unhinged beast that is the Dem Party today. Dems and libs have always been suckers for messianic populists/demagogues. Now they have one who couches his socialism in pretty, earnest phrases. We'll all reap the whirlwind if he gets elected.

130 posted on 02/20/2008 1:00:06 PM PST by driftless2
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To: SE Mom
One of Barack's victims!

Obama and Hillary

131 posted on 02/20/2008 1:01:10 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: SE Mom

“the WORLD?”

maybe he is the antichrist, LOL (ahem)

He’s got a mooselimb calling him a “messiah”

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/opinion/2008/February/opinion_February62.xml&section=opinion&col=


132 posted on 02/20/2008 1:01:23 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: SE Mom

Nonsense. He is only a man until ALGORE tells us otherwise.


133 posted on 02/20/2008 1:01:23 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( Peel back tabs for tagline. Do not remove this label. Obey.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Who is scarier: Obama or Hillary?”

Neither. It is the American people who plan to vote for either one of these two.


134 posted on 02/20/2008 1:05:14 PM PST by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: SE Mom

And ALGORE will reveal the Way Ahead when Obama p.b.u.h. advances way ahead, on MARCH FORTH, a date of great significance to Harvard notreally Muslims.
*puff*


135 posted on 02/20/2008 1:06:44 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( Peel back tabs for tagline. Do not remove this label. Obey.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

“The Svengali-like control Obama has over people makes me wonder......”

He doesn’t have any real control over people. These idiots have bought into the illusion, there’s no way he can maintain this. Halle Berry says she’ll pick up paper cups from his path, but she says that because she knows she’ll never be asked to do that. As soon as he tries to exert his control over his minions, about half of them will bolt, and go back to their Play Stations.


136 posted on 02/20/2008 1:07:38 PM PST by snarkybob (')
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To: missnry

omg ;)


137 posted on 02/20/2008 1:09:54 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: 353FMG

“Who is scarier: Obama or Hillary?”

Neither. It is the American people who plan to vote for either one of these two.”


Bingo!


138 posted on 02/20/2008 1:10:56 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: SE Mom

Michelle Obama’s speech was like a modern-day version of “Animal Farm”.

He is a Communist... just as dumb, and just as rabidly fanatical, as any before him.


139 posted on 02/20/2008 1:12:39 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: SE Mom

“The WORLD???”

Yes, a leftwing America means a glorious left-wing World, all smiling and happy under the multi-culti banner of peace-through-world-govt.


140 posted on 02/20/2008 1:14:15 PM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: SE Mom

Its his version of “Today, Germany - Tomorrow, the World!”


141 posted on 02/20/2008 1:14:29 PM PST by Little Ray (So its McCain or Huckabee? Pass me the bloody KoolAid.)
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To: mwl1
This guy is just pitifully naive, in love with himself, and will be totally ineffective.

I agree. That's why I'm pulling hard for him to get the nomination.

142 posted on 02/20/2008 1:15:23 PM PST by what's up
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To: Kuksool

Actually, I’m thinking he’s talking about “re-education” camps for every “racist” who dares disagree with him.


143 posted on 02/20/2008 1:16:07 PM PST by Little Ray (So its McCain or Huckabee? Pass me the bloody KoolAid.)
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To: Kuksool

Actually, I’m thinking he’s talking about “re-education” camps for every “racist” who dares disagree with him.


144 posted on 02/20/2008 1:16:08 PM PST by Little Ray (So its McCain or Huckabee? Pass me the bloody KoolAid.)
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To: wastedyears
So who’s moving to Montana?

First, we gotta kick all those Hollywood stars out ...
145 posted on 02/20/2008 1:16:53 PM PST by Scythian
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To: Minn. 4 Bush

Who said we can’t do anything about that?

;)


146 posted on 02/20/2008 1:17:46 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: AU72
Obama....is now challenging Al Gore as Messiah.

Naaa, Algore is just High Priest ;-)

147 posted on 02/20/2008 1:20:41 PM PST by marinamuffy ("..pacifism ensures that cruelty will prevail on earth." - Dennis Prager)
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To: Tennessee_Bob; numberonepal

Whatever state is better.


148 posted on 02/20/2008 1:20:42 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: SE Mom

It’s basic campaign BS rhetoric. How could any president make everybody become involved and informed? Not possible.


149 posted on 02/20/2008 1:20:52 PM PST by gracesdad
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To: Brett66
This mini-Mussolini will force me to vote for McCain

I think in the end Osama Obama will push a lot of people towards McCain, especially once they start to realize what a shallow, empty suit he really is.
150 posted on 02/20/2008 1:23:29 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (McCain - for those who thought Dole's Presidential run needs an encore)
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