Skip to comments.Is Obama 'Dangerously Close To Totalitarianism'?
Posted on 04/07/2012 9:19:09 AM PDT by raptor22
Power: Given the president's end-runs around Congress, his shredding of the Constitution and his assault on the authority of the courts, a second term free of electoral restraints may be a frightening prospect.
Judge Andrew Napolitano, a Fox News commentator, raised the question on Neil Cavuto's "Your World" show Wednesday. And while it seems fanciful in light of the safeguards built into our democracy and its institutions, it recognizes the threat posed by the president's policies and actions if left unchecked.
"I think the president is dangerously close to totalitarianism," Napolitano opined. "A few months ago he was saying, 'The Congress doesn't count, the Congress doesn't mean anything, I am going to rule by decree and by administrative regulation.'
"Now he's basically saying the Supreme Court doesn't count. It doesn't matter what they think. They can't review our legislation. That would leave just him as the only branch of government standing."
Some would consider this borderline hyperbole. But this is, after all, a president who has said he can't wait for Congress to act and will govern by executive order and regulations if necessary. He has questioned the Supreme Court's "unprecedented" review of ObamaCare.
As the Department of Justice turned in its homework assignment on the judicial review of the constitutionality of laws, it was a reminder that this is an administration that's already been found in contempt of court by a federal judge.
In February of last year, Louisiana Federal District Court Judge Martin Feldman found that the Obama Interior Department was in contempt of his ruling that the offshore oil drilling moratorium, imposed by the administration in 2010, was unconstitutional. After Feldman struck down the initial drilling ban, the Interior Department simply established a second ban that was virtually identical.
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Dangerously close, my patoot. Judging from his conduct he already is a Total Tarianism!!!
Congress needs to realize that it is their JOB to obstruct somebody who is making an unconstitutional power grab. Their obstruction of tyranny is the only protection we the people have. By giving up that necessary role - however they do it - they are leaving we the people and our form of government defenseless.
If the Congress-critters had been taking their role as a check and balance seriously we would never have ended up with somebody like Eric Holder as the top cop, able to obstruct all federal law enforcement.
We would never have ended up with SCOTUS justice Elena Kagan - a person who pressured a physicians’ group to alter 180-degrees its testimony in the Stenberg v Carhart court case and who has since refused to recuse herself from a case where her position as SCOTUS justice was at issue and a case where she had actually developed the arguments for the defendants.
These Congress-critters who think their job is to just get along and be civil seem totally unprepared to battle for the existence of this country. It’s like they’ve inflicted upon themselves ROE’s that only allow them to watch while the enemy comes in and shoots us all.
Lugar, age 80, and Hatch, age 78
These people dont live like most Americans. They are treated like royalty in D.C., especially if they are RINOS.
They eat Prime fillet and Maine lobster, take first class junkets, and go to the finest parties. They have Rolls Royce healthcare, huge perks, and numerous other entitlements. Is it any wonder that despite all of the atrocities Obama has committed, nary a peep out of the House or Senate? These people are so far removed from reality, that it is laughable.
19 posted on Saturday, April 07, 2012 2:02:51 PM by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
Romney = Obama Lite
out of fear of being labeled racist.
It is past being called a racist. It is fear of being dead. There are a lot, one million plus, communist/socialist zombies ( zombies meaning those who think communism/socialism is a viable form of government IE not very swift) like the czars that Obama has surrounded himself with, who will kill to further “the” agenda.
When the hangings start please please do not grant quarter. Leave no communist un-hung. Eradicate them every where, government, academia, Media. Never let young minds be exposed to their claptrap again.
Throughout history when the citizens of a nation find that they can not and will not be accorded either justice or redress from those, Judges, bureaucrats, or politicians, tasked with administering justice and or redress, the citizens find they must correct these miscreants, quite often violently, by hanging, guillotine, or simply shooting.
From watching what is happening in our nation, a correct observation would be that judges, bureaucrats, and politicians, have failed to study or acquire any knowledge of such history.
A number of weeks ago on The Morning Joe during the Politico segment they said that Boehner went to conservative House members and told them they had to pass a jobs bill that Obama will sign to protect others that are not in safe districts for the election. And last week Obama signed that bill. This COULD be a good political strategy for Republicans if the economy gets worse BEFORE the election. Otherwise it helps Obama.
And then comes Ryan with a revamped Ryan Plan two. I admit I believed we wouldn't hear of this again before the election.
I think the reason why Ryan comes out with this again now is to prompt Obama to attack it, which he did, to distract attention away from conservatives that they are working with Obama to get bills in law.
It's the standard procedure. Yes, Ryan is a part of the establishment, Look who he just endorsed. It is the way it is.
"Is Obama 'Dangerously Close To Totalitarianism'?
What about "inside" or "within" or "well into" or, better yet:
Is Was Obama 'Dangerously Close To Totalitarianism' while the klintoons were in the WH? We all were then....But most didn't care.
Where have these HUTA imbeciles been for the past 18-years?
On the bright side, if Ronald Reagan was to re-issue his prophecy now he could only worry about only 994 years of darkest tyranny.
In Hitler's Germany, the press had to be dragooned at gun point into towing Goebbels' propaganda line for the Nazis. In America, the press falls all over themselves to be first at spewing Carney's latest pronunciation from Dear Leader's Oval Office.
A pressure cooker has to have a steam release valve. Without it an explosion is inevitable.
At this point I think the Soros machine is deliberately turning up the heat, knowing there is no release valve. When this thing explodes they will be counting on the people they’ve been smuggling through our soft underbelly to mop up the pieces.
The communists have been working on the demoralization phase of subversion for the last 50 years at least, and it’s taken a toll. They’ve also been working on the destabilization phase and pretty much have it ready for the next phase which is crisis (the full-out revolution).
Yuri Bezmenov says that when people are demoralized they cannot see reality no matter how many facts and how much evidence is in front of them. That sure matches what we see. The liberal media is totally demoralized; they cannot see the truth even if they wanted to. So they report lies.
But there are two points of hope in this, that I see.
First, we don’t know how the public would respond to hearing the truth because they’ve never been exposed to the truth. They may not be so much demoralized as deceived, and if they are allowed to see facts it will matter to them. For some of them it won’t. That’s the message of Trayvon Martin. The people who are pimping an agenda will never let the facts sink in. But the people who are just watching aren’t necessarily like that. That’s why they can throw a big protest, trying to make dry tinder for a fire to catch on, but only a small fraction of what they expected showed up for it. The race pimps. And though there are too many of them, it does say something that maybe 9 out 10 that they expected to pimp along with them wouldn’t do it. What made them too apathetic to protest? Maybe the facts had something to do with it.
Second, Bezmenov says there is a point of awakening even for demoralized people: when they feel the boot on their own behind. That’s what woke up the Hillary supporters. The issue is whether Obama’s boot will hit butts before it’s too late for them to fight back, and that’s a delicate timing problem for Soros/Obama.
The pressure that we’re bringing to bear on Obama/Soros right now is bound to mess with Obama’s mind, and he’s going to end up snapping - revealing who he is before it’s the right time. One of the things somebody I respect greatly said is that the Obama regime is working hard on disarming America because they know that defeating a nation where the loyal patriots are armed is very difficult. Obama is running into a time crunch here, because Fast and Furious got found out and they weren’t able to get rid of the 2nd Amendment by it. And Obama is being exposed to the point that he’s going to have to initiate a crisis before too long. Perhaps before he’s disarmed the public. And that could be a nightmare scenario for him.
That’s another reason for the Trayvon stink. But - like Fast & Furious - the truth is getting out before it’s supposed to, so that the agenda isn’t flying with most people. The crime in Chicago isn’t helping their cause either, since the crime rate in most of the country has reduced drastically with more people being armed (in response to fears that Obama was going to take guns and/or ammunition away).
The truth is pesky. And it does leak out. That messes up the timing of the plans.
When he unveils his secret police force, then we should really start worrying.
There seems to be a lot of this embedded in the regulations already written. How do we get rid of this garbage even if the law is overturned?
Really? How can you say that and sleep at night.
? While I agree Romney is far from perfect, I place our res as a heartless evil person who is set to destroy everything we (the western world) holds sacred.
I do not even consider Romney as such a person. Do you? This the question we all must ask IF he gets the nomination. While praying that he does not.
That is a dangerous historical error. The Bolsheviks (Communists) never had anything to do with “overthrowing the Tsar”. Tsar Nicholas II abdicated in March 1917 because of general social turmoil, and there were free elections in April 1917, leading to the Provisional Government under Kerensky. While all this was happening, Lenin was still in Switzerland where he lived 1907 to 1917, Trotsky was still living in Brooklyn, NY, and hundreds of other agents were elsewhere in the world. They only streamed back with the help of the German government to overthrow the ELECTED GOVERNMENT in Russia in October 1917.
Really ? How can you say that and sleep at night. ? While I agree Romney is far from perfect, I place our res as a heartless evil person who is set to destroy everything we (the western world) holds sacred.
I do not even consider Romney as such a person. Do you ? This the question we all must ask IF he gets the nomination. While praying that he does not.
I sleep very well. How can you sleep knowing your choices are between aiberal and another liberal? Romney will be the nominee. The party already fixed the primaries and the convention to make it so.
Even if Romney would be elected President, do you think he would save us from destruction? The pace might be slowed down a bit, but with Romney, America will still hurl into the abyss.
I never bought into Ryan. Or any of the others either.
Issa and Grassley have been silenced by Boehner & McConnell
as these fools think they can use F & F right before the
All they care about is themselves. I’m sick.
” There seems to be a lot of this embedded in the regulations already written. “
You are one of the very few who even bring this up.
Though not a perfect solution by any means, slowing the train down nearing a broken bridge is a better option than gaining speed as we are seemingly now.
That everything is rigged is obvious. That we as a country can go a trillion dollars in debt each year with out as much as an eye blink is damn right frightening. Will there be war in this country? I truly believe there will be, that is if the proverbial ever hits the fan. The way I see it and no doubt you, how can it miss.
Whilst we still have a Constitution, we still “are” the people in “We the people” All of them, GOP and Libs are playing games with us, and one way or another, it will come to an end. Won’t be pretty which ever way, but “We the people” will (WILL) bring some sanity (GOD) back into this marvelous country. This I believe
Even if that is true, it has little to do with my point - that Communist agents have been hard at work in this country long before the 1980's and that Julius Hammer was sent to this country to raise money and influence for the Communists. He started the Communists Party USA, First as the Workers Party USA. Arthur Sulzberger, Publisher of the NYT, and Al Gore, Sr. and later Al Gore Jr., were in Armand Hammer's pocket and were active in furthering the Marxist cause in the country going back to the early 1900s.