Skip to comments.Obama’s Chicago Presidency
Posted on 04/04/2015 7:21:28 AM PDT by aragorn
Senator Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) was a vocal critic both of President Obamas executive-action opening to Cuba and his nuclear non-proliferation talks with Iran. In the midst of his loud opposition, he found himself suddenly the target of renewed federal charges that had aired much earlier without consequence. I think the message was not that the administration was worried over appearances, but rather that it wished to remind all of Washington that it actually welcomed the appearance of not being worried over the idea of federal prosecutorial power being used for tit-for-tat vendettas. Malice is a valuable political tool for Barack Obama.
What then is the full Obama presidency? It is the quest for extralegal power not just by ignoring the law, tradition, or custom, but by doing so flagrantly and without concern, to the point of rendering critics impotent and thereby accruing even more power to enrage and embarrass them.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416199/obamas-chicago-presidency-victor-davis-hanson?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral
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The interesting part now is who will become Baraq 2.0?
Will the Chicago Mob let the Clinton Crime Family have their “turn” in 2016 or will they do a takedown of Hillary and put somebody like Warren in?
Obama less resembles Al Capone than Mussolini
When accused of targeting Menendez for criticizing Obama, their defense was that he had been under investigation for several years.
Which only proves the point. They knew about him for years. As long as he stayed in line, he was teflon. The moment he spoke out of turn, though, the hammer fell.
This is documentation of a full on dictatorship. Obama can never relinquish power. Ex dictators usually meet a bad end.
Jarrett runs the show! Don’t forget it!
It's especially useful when the men are not so innocent. The dirty politician is allowed to be dirty as long as he works for the team. But, if he steps out of line, you can crush him. Everyone can be crushed at any time. Everyone is a law-breaker. That's the goal. Then everyone lives in fear.
This is why I admired Jesse Helms so much. He was so above-board and had so much integrity, that even when the Clinton Cartel could never intimidate him...and this is why I love Ted Cruz. The Obama Cartel can't find anything on him, else it'd already been brought to light.
Ingenious and diabolical. Raid the treasury, destroy the economy, corrupt the culture, open the borders to invasion, destroy our alliances then get off scot-free while blaming the other guy with full support of the media. I wonder how tyhese people can look at themselves in the mirror?
It may be the reason for ending Obama...... before the election
Hillary! only had her FBI files. Obama has not only FBI files, but the full power of the NSA turned inward, as well as the club that is the IRS and the shield that is the media. What he does not have are the morals nor strength of character to resist using all of his power for personal gain and petty revenge.
Sending this article to all our friends!
I’m reminded of that quote by ValJar: “Those who opposed us will get what they deserve.”
The last barrier to the downfall of the republic seems to be the 25th amendment. Wait until next year to see how they try and game that.
I wonder how tyhese people can look at themselves in the mirror?
Vampires have no reflection.
Blood sucking parasites, they live off a host
until they kill it, ehen move on.
Thank you for posting. VDH, in my opinion, here writes the single most succinct, most all-encompassing, most precise description of the insidiousness, the rottenness, the utter depravity that is this administration.
What then is the full Obama presidency? It is the quest for extralegal power not just by ignoring the law, tradition, or custom, but by doing so flagrantly and without concern, to the point of rendering critics impotent and thereby accruing even more power to enrage and embarrass them.It leaves me a bit stupefied by obama's supporters, as well as by all of those in power who took an oath to resist, but instead assist or just look the other way.
In similar circumstances, the Roman biographer Suetonius noted of the Twelve Caesars that the offense itself was not so much the point, but rather the demonstration of committing the offense with impunity and disdain.
People seem to be just waiting for the clock to run out on his time in office, but appearances and experience suggest the game has changed and there is no clock any more.
Apparently, "Interesting times" were too boring, so we re-elected obama.
Not a single patriot in all of Washington DC.
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