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Good To Know [Jonah Goldberg]: Obama says we're still working on our democracy
NRO/"the corner" ^ | 4-12-10 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 04/13/2010 8:23:58 PM PDT by pillut48

Obama says we're still working on our democracy, and the White House adds that they're making progress:

President Obama said Sunday that the United States is still "working on" democracy and a top aide said he has taken "historic steps" to improve democracy in the United States during his time in office.

The remarks came as Obama met with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev — one of the U.S. president's many meetings with world leaders ahead of this week's nuclear summit.

04/12 11:29 AMShare

(hat tip Allahpundit via Twitter)

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This man is supposed to be a Constitutional scholar?!? Even I, a lowly retired teacher, know that the United States of America is NOT a democracy! but a free REPUBLIC!!!

God help America, God help us all!

1 posted on 04/13/2010 8:23:58 PM PDT by pillut48
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To: pillut48

The President doesn’t know that we are not a democracy but a republic?


2 posted on 04/13/2010 8:26:30 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: pillut48

Working on democracy - isn’t that what Lenin said when he “assumed” office?


3 posted on 04/13/2010 8:26:53 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: pillut48

Obama better hope we don’t become a democracy— without a (com)pliant Congress and his buddies in the media, he’d get voted out in a hurry!

(And incidentally, the narrative of “improving” democracy is part and parcel of the progressive/Communist understanding of history and political systems. See also Marx.)


4 posted on 04/13/2010 8:27:42 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: pillut48

If Bummer cared a whit about “democracy” as defined in the political textbooks, he wouldn’t have rammed Obamacare down America’s throat and would not even think of ramming amnesty. To Bummer, “democracy” is getting the people to like licking your boots.


5 posted on 04/13/2010 8:30:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: pillut48

Democracy looks like dictatorship, who knew?


6 posted on 04/13/2010 8:31:48 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (2012, the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: pillut48

Meanwhile, Obozo’s working on his fascism.


7 posted on 04/13/2010 8:32:10 PM PDT by livius
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To: pillut48
the United States of America is NOT a democracy! but a free REPUBLIC!!!

AMEN! Democracy = mob rule.

8 posted on 04/13/2010 8:34:24 PM PDT by Marathoner ("Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force" -George Washington)
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To: pillut48

BINGO! And to the REPUBLIC for which it stands!!! Oh and One nation UNDER GOD!


9 posted on 04/13/2010 8:34:43 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Marathoner
OK, Obie, if we are getting better at “democracy” then why did that monstrosity of a healthcare bill that was opposed by a majority of voters pass???
10 posted on 04/13/2010 8:35:51 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce strong with this one, it is...)
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To: sthguard
Social Democracy (Source: Marxists.org)

"The term "Social-Democracy" has been used by Marxists since the time of the First International of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. The term is both an organizational appellation, meaning it describes a particular political affiliation within a political culture and an adjective describing a "kind" of politics within the broader socialist movement. Simply put, a social-democrat was for democratic socialism. That is, the extension of political democracy to the economic level, the elimination of capitalism and the institution of a broad based workers democracy."

11 posted on 04/13/2010 8:36:21 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: pillut48
Well... what more can we expect? The American Idol crowd elected this Kenyan and in Kenya, they are still working on “democracy.”
12 posted on 04/13/2010 8:37:18 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: pillut48
"What is America's True Form of Government?" Good explanatory video.
13 posted on 04/13/2010 8:39:19 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: pillut48

Granting Acorn and the SEIU full gov’t access are Zer0’s hysterical achievements.


14 posted on 04/13/2010 8:41:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jack Hammer

Same man worked on Obamacare against the wishes of a 58% majority/

Same man will work on naturalization again ,against a majority, against what is good for the people and their economy.

Now! That is Democracy in Action! And he is going to refine it further?


15 posted on 04/13/2010 8:41:52 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: pillut48

Obama is working on getting rid of it or at the least, corrupt democracy beyond recognition in his favor.


16 posted on 04/13/2010 8:45:26 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: himno hero
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17 posted on 04/13/2010 8:46:02 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Ya see, Bummercare is punch 1 of a 1-2 punch. It is the carrot which is designed to bring the anticipated amnestees into the voting force instead of having them yawn in our faces and go their merry anonymous way or even return to Mexico. It meant enough to Bummer that Bummer actually gave up being lazy for the sake of getting it rammed through.

And then, Bummer will have a people the majority of which licks his boots. “Democracy” mission accomplished.


18 posted on 04/13/2010 8:46:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: pillut48
Obama is still working on it, and not in the good way.
19 posted on 04/13/2010 8:47:36 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: pillut48

More words and double speak. He’s working on a dictatorship that’s called a democracy in our Orwellian times.


20 posted on 04/13/2010 8:48:29 PM PDT by Wolfhound77
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To: himno hero

Obama is not simply pretentious. He is mad. His are the words and actions of insanity.


21 posted on 04/13/2010 8:49:24 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (He is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: pillut48

Furthermore, all democracies have been short lived, unstable, unperfectable in history. Democracies in modern times have all been compromised of specifically socialist, communist, fascist regimes....a democracy must develop to one of them or to a non-democratic dictatorship or oligarchy. No democracy has ever evolved to a constitutional republic. Our Constitutional Republic is being trashed in favor of an unstable, temporary democracy that will be totalitarian as all the others, except with new technological tools to make the totalitarianisms of the past even more “efficient”. Fascism is to the “right” only under the democracy umbrella and has NO relation to a constitutional republic. What the dems and Obama want is a dictatorial, one party “democracy”...Russia had one in the recent past...the dems think they have the model to establish it with...healthcare. I hope not, and hope is not a plan. The country needs more awakening to prevent this and time has run out.


22 posted on 04/13/2010 8:49:34 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan Meet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: pillut48

He is working on creating mob rule by replacing the people.


23 posted on 04/13/2010 8:55:07 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just liberals who lie.)
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To: rmlew

If you don’t like the mob you got...


24 posted on 04/13/2010 8:56:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Amos the Prophet

Mad like Napoleon. Needs a Waterloo.


25 posted on 04/13/2010 8:57:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: pillut48

Apparently he’s not comfortable with the representative Republic.

Even if we were a democracy, how could you then justify going against the popular will?

It has worked against us with respect to the popular vote at times; the electoral math doesn’t help when solid red states are overwhelmingly red, and borderline states are barely blue, winner take all.

I guess that’s what they mean about still working on it. They haven’t figured out how to negate us yet.


26 posted on 04/13/2010 8:58:04 PM PDT by One Name
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To: pillut48
And to prove it, here's a photo of Obama working on our democracy right at the end of his meeting with Mr. Nazarbayev:


27 posted on 04/13/2010 8:58:22 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: pillut48

I think we safely say he is not a Constitutiona scholar.


28 posted on 04/13/2010 11:05:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
elect a new people.
29 posted on 04/14/2010 6:05:22 AM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just liberals who lie.)
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To: depressed in 06
Democracy looks like dictatorship, who knew?

The Founding Fathers.
That's why they gave us a republic, not a democracy.

30 posted on 04/14/2010 6:07:53 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: pillut48

I don’t think we will survive another 3 years with this traitor running things.

He needs to be removed from office. He is no American President.


31 posted on 04/14/2010 6:10:04 AM PDT by dforest
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To: pillut48
During Nuclear Summit, Obama Says:

"Whether We Like it Or Not, We Remain a Dominant Military Superpower"

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Whether we like it or NOT!

32 posted on 04/14/2010 6:11:30 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep

BO’s statement of Super Power Status - unfreaking believable!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEvH_f9VADA&feature=player_embedded


33 posted on 04/14/2010 6:12:44 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: pillut48

The man is an unmitigated IDIOT!


34 posted on 04/14/2010 5:57:42 PM PDT by SuziQ
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