Skip to comments.Obama's Target is Not Just Republicans, but the Constitution Itself
Posted on 01/21/2013 5:39:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obama's second inaugural address has been described as one of the most partisan ever given, heralding a sweeping left-wing agenda and demonizing his opponents. But President Obama's target is not simply the Republican Party: it is the Constitution itself, and the values of liberty that it enshrines.
In the address itself, President Obama made the case that liberty is not timeless; that it must adjust to the times, and that "preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action"--not to defend those freedoms from infringement, but to give them "meaning" through government regulation and redistribution.
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer put the point more bluntly in remarks published earlier today:
Theres a moment of opportunity now thats important, Pfeiffer said. Whats frustrating is that we dont have a political system or an opposition party worthy of the opportunity.
Note the contempt in Pfeiffer's words--not just for the political opposition, but for the political system itself--a system designed by the Framers to include checks and balances to hold government power firmly in check...
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
They won’t be able to do something about repealing it yet. In 2014, when the Republicans are swept out of the Senate and the House, it will be a done deal.
I'm sure it's just me, but I hear disturbing echoes in this statement.
In 1923, Albert Leo Schlageter engaged in acts of terrorism in the Ruhr area, in protest against the French occupation that followed WWI. In time, Schlageter was arrested, tried and executed. In time, he was elevated to the status of Nazi Martyr. Hitler said: "The German people are not truly worthy of a Schlageter."
When I hear a leader, or his minion, say (if effect), "the people I lead are not worthy enough", then I know I'm dealing with fascism.
Give this sociopath enough rope and he’ll hang himself.
Why should Republicans be worried, they are going Left just like Obama, it is Conservatives that should be worried, but then again I don’t worry myself about what drug addicted Marxist Lawn Jockey think of me!
Those types of rumors have been afloat since Nixon was president. But I do think this yahoo in the WH is more motivated to acheive that end. And who knows...with the results of this past election...it might be doable for those who want a king.
From his prepubescent years, Obama has been under the tutelage of those who have as their sole objective ... undermine and ultimately doing away with the US Constitution. With this heritage, what do you expect?
The perfect Manchurian candidate. Brainwashed from his youth then financed by the richest ... voila... Obama.
“Why should Republicans be worried, they are going Left just like Obama,...”
The Pubbies have been Left for a long time.
The fact that the moocher was so open about dissing Boehner was very disconcerting. Even worse - why was he trying to even be polite to her?
The “we are all together in this” is obviously a bunch of pure crap. Not that we here didn’t know that but you’d think it would start to be obvious to others.
I don’t get the MSM - what do they have to gain by an overthrow of the Constitution?
ClearCase_guy, well said & crystal clear.
Reporters today know that they can make history by making Obama an all-powerful demogogue. If they have to sacrifice the Constitution as part of that effort, what does it matter? It's not like some fascist dictatorship is going to come along and limit the freedom of the press ...
Indeed. But it is simply amazing that this narcissist cannot see that he has done and achieved nothing on his own or by himself.
He is a complete fabrication of the tyrannical wealthy and powerful, yet he struts around as if he’s a self-made man.
And a side note, I’m so sick of his “ghetto-tough smoker’s voice” and then seeing pictures of his skinny, meatless little TS arms. Puny little weakling coward that has never had to fight to defend himself his entire life but always, always, always, performed his antagonizing from behind people who were there to protect him, the cowardly runt.
Inside every socialist, there is a totalitarian trying to get out.
Liberals know best. So why should they not enjoy dictatorial powers so that they may order others to do as they wish them to?
Liberals have no problem whatsoever with a dictatorship -- indeed, it is the most desirable form of governance -- so long as it is one of their's.
I am not joking.
True enough and they wonder why they can’t win against a flaming Marxist.
He doesn’t care, he is living the promised good life. He plays gulf, parties and struts. His handlers take care of the rest. He will leave public life a very rich man with a place in history.
Ive known for a long time what Obama’s TRUE agenda is..to destroy the United States of America..I am surprised it’s taken so long for some people to see the truth about this guy..but people just don’t care..as long as they get their freebies they don’t give a crap..they are soon to learn a very valuable lesson..when you get freebies there is a cost, and its your freedom..something that all the freebies in the world can’t buy
I dont get the MSM - what do they have to gain by an overthrow of the Constitution?
The mouse in the White House has squeaked.
The Republicans are well taken care of.. why should they go to bat for us. They are so entrenched in Washington that they are confused and think we all want this.
The left so hated Bush and the Conservatives that they are gleefully happy they have their socialist in the high office. They believe it will be a better life for them.. as short sighted as they are and as dumb as they are... they can’t see anything but “the conservatives have been defeated”. They will give up their freedom and never know what hit them in the glare of their idolatory for this dictator. And when it all turns into destruction, they will still be praising their leader, because he defeated Conservatism. Blind as can be and dumb as a rock and the Republicans could care less about the people out here. We aren’t at their doorstep.... we aren’t marching on Washington,... we aren’t pitching a hissy fit on TV... so we must be ok with this.
The anger out here over what is happening, has bypassed them completely. We are way too polite and way to tolerant for the likes of what has taken over our country. They will do us all in if we let them, and we aren’t the kind who fight ugly like the left. Maybe we should though. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I get angrier every day. I’ve turned off the TV completly... for they do not see this sob in the White House like I do. Blind, and willing to stay blind.
I just look at this and wonder... obama is an illegitimate President... he’s a socialist and worse... he’s taking our country to ruin... I can hardly believe it is happening.. like a real bad dream... how could it happen in this beloved country? The left are jubilant... we are stunned...angry and in disbelief. We could overturn this... but we are one here and one there...50 here and 50 there... no leader who is willing to fight... no one who will fight... so here we sit .. and talk it to death.
So, will we just learn to live with it? learn to live under Communism? I remember studying this and Russia, in jr high school.. wondering how Russia did this.. how did the people let them do this.. how and why did the newspapers side with the left... how? I’m now living it!
As well as all Americans.
Even the ones so stupid as to think he is on their side.
He is on his side.
Pretty damn brazen, ain't it? I suggest doubling the guard on Mr. Pfeiffer. Those are fightin' word to millions of Americans.
Communist Tyrant Hussein Obama began his second illegal regime yesterday.
Tyrant Obama seeks revenge, and has the Democrats pledged to support his continued destruction of the United States of America.
GAME ON Obama, GAME ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can’t say I have ever hated a human being like I do this man.
I would dance in the streets if he keeled over tomorrow.
He said:Whats frustrating is that we dont have a political system or an opposition party worthy of the opportunity.
You said: “I’m sure it’s just me, but I hear disturbing echoes in this statement.”
I just read the whole speech and see the the devil incarnate in his words - the perfect antichrist. How long will he be allowed to “reign”?
Destroy? IMO, he want to maim the USA, permanently handicap it, make it level with all other countries. Al the while redistribute as much as he can, llot the treasury.
Barack is only a figurehead for the Democrat party.
He shouldn’t squeak until squoken to.
Yeah, that’s what I mean by destroy it..he despises America, he wants America to go in the back of the line and have other countries be the ones on top..I curse every single human being who voted for this piece of crap not just once but TWICE
joel pollock is a wisw guy defeated congressional candidate who cant hold andrew Breitbarts jock strap...he is narrow minded and a punk
Is not ratification by the states, by either a convention or through the individual state legislatures, a part of the amendment repeal process?
Or did they hide something *else* in the Obamacare text to deal with that as well?
What is so galling is that we know that the media have been openly leftist and siding with communism in the past. But something even more dreadful is on the horizon, and they are willfully blind to it. People with common sense know what is coming. The media have no such common sense though.
Yep, same here.
As would I. I'll leave it at that.
“President Obama made the case that liberty is not timeless; that it must adjust to the times, and that “preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action””
Ultimately, it will.
A prescient comment, although I think he said more than he knows .
The communist collective trumps the rights of the individual. So much for the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
Did you note the difference in the oath of office for Vice President and for President today.
I am sure that the prescribed oath was administered, but the one that Biden took is much more involved.
Although Article VI requires that the Vice President take an oath or affirmation of allegiance to the US Constitution, unlike the President, the United States Constitution does not specify the precise wording of the oath of office for the Vice President. Several variants of the oath have been used since 1789; the current form, which is also recited by Senators, Representatives and other government officers, has been used since 1884:
I, Joe Biden, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
Now compare that to the following Presidential Oath:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Very different oaths.
I didn’t listen to the speech, and haven’t seen a transcript, but I’m glad he put it out there for all the world to see. Now if he complains that the Republicans don’t want to work with him, everyone will know it is not they, but HE, who is the recalcitrant one.
There is no doubt in my mind that most of the media would openly support or wouldn’t report the execution of anyone they consider conservative.
I think the media would be perfectly happy with any Conservative being murdered..in fact they would celebrate it
Wow! Sara Barracuda responded to me.
Never happen. Three-quarters of the States will never ratify such a self-aggrandizing repealer pushed by such a self-aggrandizing Caligula.
There is not enough money in the Western Hemisphere to bribe all the legislatures in 3/4's of the States.
If he's going to overthrow the Constitution, why bother with an amendment? Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Just roll the tanks and declare the New Soviet State.
Agree. In pickpocketspeak, we don't see the "cannon", the guy who runs the "wire mob" (gang -- precursor of "flash mob"). He's the brains, the talent.
The other members of the team are the "shade" who blocks the mark's view of the action, the "stall" who stands the mark up for the dip, and the guy (I forget his designation) who takes the handoff from the cannon and disposes of the stolen object. There is also a guy called the "steer" who calls the play, identifies where the mark is carrying his money, and passes other info in sign language.
Obama isn't the "steer" or the "cannon" -- he's just the "stall", the guy who gets in our face and absorbs our attention while the real damage is being done elsewhere. We need to find out who the "cannon" of this wrecking-crew is: That person is our real problem. Right now I suspect it's Valerie Jarrett, but she may only be the "steer" directing Obama. The real leader may be Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, or even George Soros or Vernon Jordan (who first walked Obama around Clintonista dinner parties in 2002-3). Whoever he is, he's hiding in the shadows.
The Russian political term for a crew like this is "politburo". Obama's got a politburo in a closet somewhere.
This could very well result in a second American civil war.
We dont have a political system or an opposition party.However they do have 47% of the public fooled.