Done Compromising: Obama Unleashes His Inner Tyrant

A weak people will rally to a strong man on a horse, Mussolini's theory went.

Are we weak? Or-- are 51% of us weak?

Since when do elected officials get to decide that they are “done compromising,” as the president’s chief of staff asserted? Obviously, politics, which at its heart is the art of compromise, is too pedestrian, too . . . democratic for this administration.

In the eyes of the White House, the sham compromise on insurance payments was a sop to the serfs, granted by the magnanimity of the president, but in no way designed to derail the ideological objective of the policy. If we let this stand, if we buckle before such bureaucratic capriciousness, then we will have taken another significant step toward the imposition of government rule by fiat, and not by the will of the people. And once that victory has been secured, then the small steps will become larger and come faster and will not cease until liberty is defined solely by government officials. Or until they are opposed by a will just as strong and unyielding.

Anyway, this is my big fear with Obama. It has gone beyond the political, gone beyond policy, gone beyond preferences.

With a Republican Congress and an President determined to "win" By Any Means Necessary, as fellow radical socialist Malcolm X had it, Obama will resort to further and further tyrannical assertions of power.

No tyrant ever gets a taste of Rule Without Limits and decides he doesn't like it. No, they all drink more from the poisoned spring.

Via Monty, who's on twitter as @AoSHQDoom

Posted by: Ace at 02:40 PM



Comments

1 I won

Posted by: YEs at February 23, 2012 02:41 PM (qxcKC)

2
Weekend at Benito's 2: The Horsening

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 23, 2012 02:43 PM (QMtmy)

3 That f*cker is speaking on the TV in my hotel room and I can't find the remote.

Make.It.Stop.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 23, 2012 02:43 PM (cxHkd)

4 What a little bitch...he needs to go.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 23, 2012 02:43 PM (YbQJm)

5 Obama's idea of compromise is always: "Heads I win; Tails you lose".

Oh... and I'm FIRST you sweet young things

Posted by: Ben Dover at February 23, 2012 02:43 PM (cl+LG)

6 SCREW YOU ALL! ^^^^^

Posted by: Ben Dover at February 23, 2012 02:44 PM (cl+LG)

7
The congressional Repubs didn't make enough of a fuss over the bogus recess appointments - Obama took that as a license to rule by fiat.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 23, 2012 02:45 PM (sP77w)

8 All I will say is that I pray daily for his defeat and the moving vans leaving the WH on January 13, 2013. The moment Air Force One lifts off is the start of the party.

I will party like a teenager whose parents go out of town. High noon. Open invite in Florida for Morons and 'Ette's. Bring your own booze and fireworks.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky loves Rubio at February 23, 2012 02:45 PM (baL2B)

9 ...and the wookie he rode in on.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 23, 2012 02:45 PM (YbQJm)

10 He's making a speech blathering about clean energy.


When's he going to apologize to the families of our two soldiers who were murdered today by an Afghan soldier who had his feelings hurt over the koran?

*crickets*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 23, 2012 02:46 PM (cxHkd)

11 Ace, was the Rubio/Mormon post a punking, of us?

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 23, 2012 02:46 PM (Sh42X)

12
Actions of the next president.

1. Take the oath of office.

2. (5 seconds later) Arrest that jug-eared son-of-a-bitch.


Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 23, 2012 02:46 PM (sP77w)

13 I dont want to beat Obama. I want to see him destroyed, demolished, humiliated... You get the picture.

Posted by: cherry π at February 23, 2012 02:46 PM (OhYCU)

14 What are "WE" going to do about it? What have the repukes in congress done about his run around the constitution? Nothing, that's what. "WE" need to find someone to stand up and say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 23, 2012 02:46 PM (jucos)

15 Issa has been a failure

Posted by: cherry π at February 23, 2012 02:47 PM (OhYCU)

16 >>>Ace, was the Rubio/Mormon post a punking, of us?

no. I'm having this discussion with Geraghty on Twitter.

A lot of people say "America won't survive Obama's second term." They mean this rhetorically. It's an applause line.

I mean it literally. We will have a constitutional crisis and a reversion to authoritarian rule. The Democratic Republic of America will probably not survive, at least as we've come to know it.

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2012 02:48 PM (nj1bB)

17 I told someone a few months back that what really scares me is not Obama's second term. It's Obama's third term. And fourth. And fifth.

I don't want to live in Cuba under El Jefe Supreme.

Posted by: The Regular Guy at February 23, 2012 02:48 PM (qHCyt)

18 This is what I have thought since after the mid term asswhopping by the American people he chose not to moderate at all and was going around saying he would circumvent congress.

That was him flicking off te majority of this country, and his media cheer team applauded. What if Bush after the 06 elections had said, well I'm going to go around congress those elections didn't matter? I'm sure we know there woulda been howls heard in space

Posted by: Mr Pink at February 23, 2012 02:48 PM (hv31d)

19 This is why I believe that we are in for a very difficult time in our nation's history, regardless of electoral victory or not.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at February 23, 2012 02:48 PM (w3Etg)

20 We think that Presdent Obama should order people to do things because Clowngress will not help him. We supports Presdent Obama becase he be a strong leader unlike that idiot BUSH !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleoro, VT at February 23, 2012 02:48 PM (48wze)

21 "every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." Is it that time, morons?

Posted by: learflyer at February 23, 2012 02:49 PM (9vscO)

22 I can see a clown like him declaring the elections null and void.

Posted by: Iblis at February 23, 2012 02:49 PM (9221z)

23 We will have a kind of South American rule by El Jefe.

And when all the power is in the hands of the executive, no one can resist ballot-stuffing; and you can't uncover that or punish it, because the Chief Executive is directing it himself.

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2012 02:49 PM (nj1bB)

24 I can't quite understand why congress is so unpopular when such a large percentage of the public believes the tyrant, I mean president, can rule by decree.

Posted by: mugiwara at February 23, 2012 02:49 PM (Z9xQN)

25 They call it stormy Monday
but Tuesdays just as bad

Wednesday is worse
and Thursdays also sad

Posted by: Tyrant Blues by Harps Obama at February 23, 2012 02:49 PM (Ohmaj)

26 Obama Is A Stuttering Clusterf*ck Of A Miserable Tyrant

Posted by: BigGator5 at February 23, 2012 02:49 PM (k/jYM)

27 Screw oil, we must piss away billions on hipishly named solar companies.

Posted by: Jimmah at February 23, 2012 02:50 PM (845uI)

28 just shut up

Posted by: and think of England at February 23, 2012 02:50 PM (TomZ9)

29 13 I dont want to beat Obama. I want to see him destroyed, demolished, humiliated... You get the picture.

And hear the lamentations of his Wookie.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 23, 2012 02:50 PM (L8r/r)

30 Ace I don't think it's an applause line either

Posted by: Mr Pink at February 23, 2012 02:51 PM (hv31d)

31 Barky needs to be impeached, tried, convicted and then thrown up in front of criminal court. Period. Elections don't work against tyrants and just letting Barky abuse the Precdency does irreparable damage to the office and our system - which is his goal, anyway.

In addition, you have to factor into your analysis how Barky is going to be fomenting racial animus during his run like no ones business. B Hussein going to wage this election like S Hussein retreated from Kuwait, lighting every single oil well on fire and intentionally dumping tens of millions of barrels of oil into the gulf*. Scorched Earth. It's what America asked for in 2008 and what the Congress has invited with their cowardly refusal to defend anything about our Constitution or our nation.


B Hussein has already got that task checked off.

Posted by: really ... at February 23, 2012 02:51 PM (X3lox)

32

So Romney needs to do some ads on a horse?
.
Then....we will swoon and not bother to notice all of that "Win, by any means necessary" stuff that he's been doing?
.
Mkay.

Posted by: wheatie at February 23, 2012 02:51 PM (UOOK1)

33 I can see a clown like him declaring the elections null and void.


Posted by: Iblis at February 23, 2012 02:49 PM (9221z)


Or at least tying the results up in court for a ridiculous amount of time. I'm sure he has a whole army of attorneys on retainer in each of the 57 states for just that contingency.

Posted by: Nighthawk at February 23, 2012 02:51 PM (RSqz2)

34 well, talk about a news day that is really bad on equilibrium.

Posted by: willow at February 23, 2012 02:51 PM (TomZ9)

35
Even Clinton wasn't this bad when he was in the Oral Office.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 23, 2012 02:51 PM (QMtmy)

36
And people wonder why I get freaking homicidal when I hear conservatives declare they'll vote for Obunga or third party if their preferred candidate doesn't get the nomination.

SCFOAMT will absolutely go apeshit without limit to inflict his vision on this country if he doesn't have to worry about reelection.

Posted by: Jaws at February 23, 2012 02:51 PM (4I3Uo)

37 And this surprises us why...?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at February 23, 2012 02:51 PM (4df7R)

38 Look for GE to hire thousands of new employees over the summer. And buy thousands of GM cars.

Posted by: cherry π at February 23, 2012 02:52 PM (OhYCU)

39 3 SCOTUS appointments, people.

Roll that around your noggin for a minute.

Once they are appointed, we will not be able to restore the Republic in our lifetimes. It will take a generation of misery to even get back our current state. And even then it will only come after a great trial.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 23, 2012 02:52 PM (9Hw3U)

40 Gettin' a little thirsty here...

Posted by: Tree of Liberty at February 23, 2012 02:52 PM (vlVYB)

41 When peaceful means of restraining government fail...well, let's just say I expect this will get ugly, one way or another.

Frak this 'interestng times' crap. I liked boring better.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, in Cylon hell at February 23, 2012 02:52 PM (GBXon)

42 The Obama's (see what I did there) terms will not end well or peacefully, I'm afraid.




There will be blood.

Posted by: The Hammer at February 23, 2012 02:52 PM (F8rRJ)

43 "A lot of people say "America won't survive Obama's second term." They mean this rhetorically. It's an applause line. "

Trust me, ace. Nobody I know who says that thinks it's an applause line. It's God's honest truth.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at February 23, 2012 02:52 PM (4df7R)

44 No tyrant ever gets a taste of Rule Without Limits and decides he doesn't like it.

Why, it's almost as if the Founding Fathers understood human nature..........Nah, that's too simple.

Posted by: pep at February 23, 2012 02:52 PM (YXmuI)

45 just wait until He gets a new term, without an election to worry about.

Posted by: willow at February 23, 2012 02:52 PM (TomZ9)

46 So is this a "In the course of human events" moment" or "Sic Semper Tyrannis"?

Posted by: McLovin at February 23, 2012 02:53 PM (j0IcY)

47 Since when do elected officials get to decide that they are “done compromising,” as the president’s chief of staff asserted?

Barky never compromisd on anything to begin with. Not a single thing. I really get tired of hearing this blatant lie, constantly. It's ridiculous. I can't even think of any of the "other Presidents on the dollar bills" treating the minority party in Congress anything like Barky did. He just refused to talk to any Republican.

These blatant lies and the comfort with which the left tells them (and America allows them to) says more about the truly sad state of our nation than anything else.

Posted by: really ... at February 23, 2012 02:54 PM (X3lox)

48 Advice: do not board any high speed trains

Posted by: cherry π at February 23, 2012 02:54 PM (OhYCU)

49 If this guy ever gets his way, he'll remake America in a way that it will become unrecognizable.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 02:54 PM (i6RpT)

50 Why, it's almost as if the Founding Fathers understood human nature..........Nah, that's too simple.

Posted by: pep at February 23, 2012 02:52 PM (YXmuI)


Well the Constitution IS over a hundred years old or something. Totally outdated and hard to understand.

Posted by: Dana Whatshisfuckin'name at February 23, 2012 02:55 PM (4df7R)

51 You know what really terrifies me about Obama? Comedians seem to be scared of him. They can't bring themselves to make the slightest joke at his expense. Many of these comedians were patting themselves on the back after telling hundreds of "Duurrr, Bush is dumb (but also somehow evil)!" jokes. Even the comedians who loved Clinton still made "fat hillbilly" jokes at the very least. But they can't take the lightest jab at Obama.

I guess they think everything is OK.

Posted by: Anony at February 23, 2012 02:55 PM (Yigvc)

52 >>well, talk about a news day that is really bad on equilibrium.

On the bright side, Barney Rosset is dead. 50 years too late IMHO.


http://lat.ms/xJZzhu

Posted by: Nighthawk at February 23, 2012 02:55 PM (RSqz2)

53 "These blatant lies and the comfort with which the left tells them (and America allows them to) says more about the truly sad state of our nation than anything else. "

---------------

I bow to your prophetic prose.

Posted by: cherry π at February 23, 2012 02:55 PM (OhYCU)

54 >>>Once they are appointed, we will not be able to restore the Republic in our lifetimes. It will take a generation of misery to even get back our current state. And even then it will only come after a great trial.

also they are the last possible check on executive assertions of power, as Congress typically sues over such matters; it's the SC which issues a ruling.

What if Obama packs the court (4-5 replacements coming) with his ilk?

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2012 02:56 PM (nj1bB)

55 51.

That's right. It's reminiscent of that scene in Game of Thrones when the poor minstrel learned quite painfully about the young new King's temperament . . .

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 23, 2012 02:56 PM (SB0V2)

56 >>Look for GE to hire thousands of new employees over the summer.

...in China.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 23, 2012 02:56 PM (ZKzrr)

57 Obama's compromise strategy: "I won."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at February 23, 2012 02:57 PM (4df7R)

58 A Mussolini and Machiavelli reference?

You went the full Italian.

Wait...you should have worked in a horse head.

Posted by: tasker at February 23, 2012 02:57 PM (r2PLg)

59 It really isn't so much Obama as it is the policies he put in place. This is why I don't like Romney. I don't trust him. I don't know how many of Obama's policies he actually likes.

That's why I like Santorum, despite everything. There is not a doubt in my mind he will do his utmost to get rid of these programs. Sure, he might be a big government conservative, but so is Romney. I trust Santorum more to get rid of Obamacare and use the veto pen on issues like global warming and other bullshit like that.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 23, 2012 02:57 PM (zLeKL)

60 My friends, you have nothing to fear from a second Obama Presidency.

Posted by: John McCain, arbiter of Absolute Moral Authority at February 23, 2012 02:57 PM (zgHLA)

61 And when all the power is in the hands of the executive, no one can resist ballot-stuffing; and you can't uncover that or punish it, because the Chief Executive is directing it himself.
ace

And we don't have that already when the DoJ dismisses guilty verdicts against people already convicted of election tampering in Philly? I mean do you really think a Repub appointed DoJ would have done that?

Posted by: Mr Pink at February 23, 2012 02:57 PM (hv31d)

62 What if Obama packs the court (4-5 replacements coming) with his ilk?

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2012 02:56 PM (nj1bB)


******

And the appellate courts.

Posted by: tasker at February 23, 2012 02:58 PM (r2PLg)

63 I don't mind paying over $5 gallon if it helps the invironment and saves are children's future. Brattleboro supports Presdent Oblama's energey policies......

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleoro, VT at February 23, 2012 02:58 PM (48wze)

64 Yep, Mr Pink. We have it already.

We didn't survive THIS Obama term.

Let's hope the patient's able to be resuscitated.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 23, 2012 02:58 PM (SB0V2)

65 FirstClintondulled the public's indignation toward politicians' personal boorish horn-dog behavior and the shabby lies they use to cover it up. Four more years of Il Douché will dullwhat outrage remains forunconstitutional dictatorial overreach inthe business of politicsitself.

All the more reason(s) to avoid "lesson-teaching" this November and unite to get this nascent despot the Hell out of Washington.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at February 23, 2012 02:58 PM (yK8YH)

66 What if Obama packs the court (4-5 replacements coming) with his ilk?


**********

George Orwells 1984 gets a sequel.



Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2012 02:58 PM (C8hzL)

67 Maybe I should say-

The Circuit Court of Appeals.

Posted by: tasker at February 23, 2012 02:59 PM (r2PLg)

68 For example, I was following twitter for the State of the Union, and a couple of comedians I liked were making jokes. But not a single one at Obama. I know they lean to the left. That's OK. But this was the time to take a single jab at him, and it was still all jabs at Republicans, with one small one at Biden.

It's creepy.

Posted by: Anony at February 23, 2012 02:59 PM (Yigvc)

69 Nothing can dull my outrage at the spacing problems in these comments. It burns on....

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at February 23, 2012 02:59 PM (yK8YH)

70
S Hussein retreated from Kuwait, lighting every single oil well on fire and intentionally dumping tens of millions of barrels of oil into the gulf*
more like hundreds of millions...

One of my lib friends was arguing about some ecotard b.s. about BOOOSH, soI had him go to his hunny-bunny Sierra Club website to see what they had to say about the largest intentional ecological disaster ever. Which is basically, crickets - barely a mention....and he hasn't brought up that shit since. I'd like to think that he reevaluated his position, but he's been swilling the kool-aid for far too long.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 23, 2012 02:59 PM (YbQJm)

71
62What if Obama packs the court (4-5 replacements coming) with his ilk?

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2012 02:56 PM (nj1bB)
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If congress wont he's going to have to. Atually I fully expected him to arbitrarily add about 8 seats as his first order of business. Nothing says he can't, apparently.

Posted by: Jimmah at February 23, 2012 03:00 PM (845uI)

72 Ace, Occupy started in the fall. What do you think they will be like with high unemployment and a three day heat wave?

Posted by: madamex at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (5+Fw+)

73
51.....I guess they think everything is OK.
.
Well, most of them are liberals. .....But a largepart of it is because "Thou shalt not mock the First Black President".
.
Haven't you noticed? .....Only white people can be portrayed as "dumb" and worthy of being the butt of jokes.

Posted by: wheatie at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (UOOK1)

74 A Republic Maam, if you can keep it...

Posted by: Benny Franklin... prophet! at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (lZBBB)

75 Or until they are opposed by a will just as strong and unyielding.
.
That's where I think this is heading.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (mbuvg)

76 obama is nasty prick who never had any friends, so why would he know anything about compromise?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (i6RpT)

77 >>What if Obama packs the court (4-5
>>replacements coming) with his ilk?

This has been one of the arguments I'm making to my husband, who really loathes Romney and does not want to vote for him if he's the nominee.

However, it is frustrating as shit to know that if our Senators had some cajones, they could be blocking these bad appointments with a fillibuster even if we didn't get a majority.

Posted by: Y-not hasn't read the comments at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (5H6zj)

78 51 You know what really terrifies me about Obama? Comedians seem to be scared of him.

Comedians these days are scared of their own shadows. They can't use a perceived slur in their act for fear of being paraded around on a Trail of Tears Apology Tour by GLAAD, or the NAACP, or La Raza, or NOW, or CAIR, or (insert token victim group organization here). Or they can look forward to being sued till their checking account bleeds red ink. Or they can just be blacklisted and never work again.

It's stupid and pathetic. Free speech is apparently not anymore.

Many a true thing is said in jest, and without the jesters a lot of truth never gets heard at all.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (4df7R)

79 Since there is a lot of fretting about candidates words and positions... Thought I would bring up, that at this point in the last election Obama was:

-calling Hillary a warmonger for voting for the Iraq war (he would soon choose Joe Biden who also voted for Iraq as a Senator)

-Harassing Hillary for supporting drivers licenses for illegals.

In the 2000 election at this point Bush was talking about a humble foreign policy with no nation building.

Just remember how little any of what is being said or done ultimately matters. Look to their past... trying to pick a candidate now is like trying to pick a car based off car commercials.

Personally, I am voting third party, but I live in Utah so the republican vote for Mitt is pretty safe. If I still lived in a closer state no I wouldn't have that luxury.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (RfvTE)

80 Ace is starting to sound a little like the people (me included) that there might be just a cubic centimeter of chance that Gunwalker was an attack on the second Amemdment.

Posted by: maddogg at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (OlN4e)

81 A horse?

I'm on a horse.

Posted by: Old Spice Guy at February 23, 2012 03:02 PM (T0NGe)

82 I'm trying to reconcile your worries expressed here with your worries about Santorum being too compromise-y... Apparently you want Obama to compromise, but not Santorum? So... it's really not about compromising at all, it's just you'd rather have your pick of tyrant?

Posted by: Darel Finkbeiner at February 23, 2012 03:03 PM (Z1WKS)

83
We will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. We shall have our revenge.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie © at February 23, 2012 03:03 PM (1hM1d)

84 "A weak people will rally to a man on a horse, Mussolini's theory went."



Shot seven times by his own staff, reality went.

Posted by: sgt. york at February 23, 2012 03:04 PM (FqBlL)

85 Ace, Occupy started in the fall. What do you think they will be like with high unemployment and a three day heat wave?
Posted by: madamex at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (5+Fw+)
************
A pack of useless, filthy rapists who are also sweaty?

Posted by: Pipboy 3000 at February 23, 2012 03:04 PM (ggRof)

86 Time for Mary of Buttfuckbourough to make a pit stop for some fresh head shit. The flies have pretty much depleated what she had.

Posted by: maddogg at February 23, 2012 03:04 PM (OlN4e)

87 Army Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, disclosed new details of China’s space weapons programs last week, including information regarding China’s anti-satellite missiles and cyber warfare capabilities.

Burgess stated in little-noticed written testimony prepared for an appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee that Beijing is developing missiles, electronic jammers, and lasers for use against satellites.

Much of the space warfare activity is being carried out under the guise of China’s supposedly non-military space program, he said.

“The space program, including ostensible civil projects, supports China’s growing ability to deny or degrade the space assets of potential adversaries and enhances China’s conventional military capabilities,” Burgess said.

“China operates satellites for communications, navigation, earth resources, weather, and intelligence surveillance, and reconnaissance, in addition to manned space and space exploration missions,” he said.

“China’s successfully tested a direct ascent anti-satellite weapon (ASAT) missile and is developing jammers and directed-energy weapons for ASAT missions,” he said. “A prerequisite for ASAT attacks, China’s ability to track and identify satellites is enhanced by technologies from China’s manned and lunar programs as well as technologies and methods developed to detect and track space debris.”

China’s January 2007 anti-satellite missile test involved a modified DF-21 missile that destroyed a Chinese weather satellite. The blast created a debris field in space of some 10,000 pieces of space junk that could damage both manned and unmanned spacecraft.

Meanwhile our Space Program is in the crapper?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:05 PM (i6RpT)

88 Obama tells Univision he’ll be in White House ‘another five years.’
http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/137680/

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 23, 2012 03:05 PM (ZKzrr)

89 Here we are, getting our knickers in a twist over Santorum or Romney or Newt or Luap Nor and this fuckwit is going to declare martial law and cancel elections.

Oh happy day!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 23, 2012 03:06 PM (Af3Wg)

90 Justices Ginsberg, Scalia, Breyer and Kennedy were all born in the 30's.

Between 2012 and 2016, Obama could realistically replace 3-4 of these with rubber-stamp Progs like Kagan and Sotomoyor, giving us another Warren Court for 2 decades+.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at February 23, 2012 03:06 PM (yK8YH)

91 You guys are going Twelventy!!!! i believe the Country can and would survive another 4 years of Obama. It will be worse if he is reelected but survivable and recoverable. Hopefully we will make gains in Congress to offset the possibility of Obama being reelected. Also I believe Scalia and Kennedy can hang on for another 4 years if necessary. (Clarence stay away from the butter)

I'm an optimist that prepares for reality.

Posted by: polynikes - Texan for Romney at February 23, 2012 03:06 PM (xJTAH)

92 And you actually want to send Romney after this because Ron Paul has his back?

Maybe the Republican party DID die in 2008.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 23, 2012 03:06 PM (a9mQu)

93 Congressional Republicans aren't speaking up against this kind of tyranny because they like this kind of tyranny. Look: elected Republicans are far closer to elected Democrats than they are tous out here in the country class. They are lords and we are vassals. The term "sop to the serfs" in the quoted article is more than a cute phrase. It rings true.
In five years, it'll be the Republican president's turn to bethe dictator. And that guy's unprecedented power will be due to the current GOP sitting on their hands now, when there's still time to fight against tyranny.
It's intentional. The federal government has completely insulated itself against any action by the country. The marches over the Spring and Summer of 2010, and the 2010 elections have proven that. There is nothing we can do. They know it. So they're now consolidating their power while there are still trappings of a republic.
In four years, nobody will believe this is a republic or a free country. Many folks won't care. But nobody will seriously argue that we're still a constitutional republic in anything but name.

Posted by: Truman North at February 23, 2012 03:07 PM (I2LwF)

94
Well, there is a reason we call him Il Douche:
http://tinyurl.com/7c4mrum

Posted by: Sharkman at February 23, 2012 03:07 PM (RtpCp)

95 I hate that Marxist Chicago thug. I want him dragged kicking and screaming out of the WH.

ABO. Focus, people, focus.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 23, 2012 03:07 PM (cxHkd)

96 Well, most of them are liberals. .....But a largepart of it is because "Thou shalt not mock the First Black President".
.
Haven't you noticed? .....Only white people can be portrayed as "dumb" and worthy of being the butt of jokes.

Posted by: wheatie at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (UOOK1)


They can't joke about Barky's idiocy because it's too true. Bush could mangle English with ese, but he wasn't actually dumb. Barky is actually dumb - clearly the dumbest person to occupy the Oval Office ever, by miles. It's amazing how truly stupid the guy is. They can't joke about that, becaue while everyone laughs at idiocies like "reduce your health insurance premiums by 3000%", that sort of blazing stupidity doesn't live only as a joke, as it says far too much about the pea-brain whose mouth it spills out of.

Barky is too much of a living parody to mock without hitting home.

Posted by: really ... at February 23, 2012 03:07 PM (X3lox)

97 I mean it literally. We will have a constitutional crisis and a
reversion to authoritarian rule. The Democratic Republic of America
will probably not survive, at least as we've come to know it.


I think Obamacare will be the equivalent of crossing the Rubicon. Of course, we'll go right from Julius to Diocletian and the economic bust.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 23, 2012 03:07 PM (T0NGe)

98 78/51: We can still make fun of whitey.

Posted by: Dave Chapelle - On the Trail of My Own Tears Tour 2012 at February 23, 2012 03:08 PM (yK8YH)

99 Just keep telling yourself, it's only a movie.

Posted by: Last House on the Left at February 23, 2012 03:08 PM (1ZF7c)

100 89 Here we are, getting our knickers in a twist over Santorum or Romney or Newt or Luap Nor and this fuckwit is going to declare martial law and cancel elections.
------
True, but I'm not sure that's an argument for picking the guy who is most likely to pander to Independents which is what I feel some folks are doing. 'Seems to me that those folks don't want martial law, either.

Posted by: Y-not hasn't read the comments at February 23, 2012 03:08 PM (5H6zj)

101 please do not publish nearly entire articles in the comments. you can get me rapped with a copyright infringement suit for that.

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2012 03:08 PM (nj1bB)

102 I'm an optimist that prepares for reality.
Posted by: polynikes - Texan for Romney at February 23, 2012 03:06 PM (xJTAH)

I do not disagree that we will survive even another four years of obama but we should do everything we can to get rid of him. he does have an inclination to be a tyrant and the press is willing to let him.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 23, 2012 03:09 PM (Z9EHQ)

103 Name 3 people who knew obama in college?
......
.....
Yeah I thought so

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:09 PM (i6RpT)

104 Even Clinton wasn't this bad when he was in the Oral Office.


Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 23, 2012 02:51 PM (QMtmy)


No but that white trash predator got us on the downward slope that led to El JEFe. That and the Repuke party being so loaded with worthless cocksuckers like Rove who also spend their way to deadbeatville for the fantasy of a permanent majority.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 23, 2012 03:09 PM (aoAF3)

105 I'm a Prepper.........are you a Prepper too?

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 23, 2012 03:09 PM (Lo/3Q)

106 if our Senators .... they could be blocking these bad
appointments with a fillibuster even if we didn't get a majority.


Isn't that exactly what we fought against when we were trying to get our judges?

Posted by: pep at February 23, 2012 03:10 PM (YXmuI)

107 90 FTRI know Ginsberg and Breyer are already rubber-stamp Progs. Their replacements will be just as wrong, but younger, so that's a turn for the worse.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at February 23, 2012 03:10 PM (yK8YH)

108 So a Romney /Rubio ticket will elicit a leftist conspiracy theory of Mormons trying to take over the government ? We'll take it.

Posted by: The Jooooos at February 23, 2012 03:10 PM (fCIQx)

109 >>>>> then the small steps will become larger and come faster and will not
cease until liberty is defined solely by government officials <<<<


I think they are already in full sprint.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 23, 2012 03:11 PM (r+9M6)

110 Just take my advice and don't poke fun at teh gheys.

Posted by: Tracey Morgan at February 23, 2012 03:11 PM (/Mla1)

111 You'd think they'd be thanking me.

Posted by: Preznit Training Pants at February 23, 2012 03:11 PM (jucos)

112 Sadly we cant post to the correct thread.

Posted by: The Jooooos at February 23, 2012 03:11 PM (fCIQx)

113 Bring out the Bore Worms!

Posted by: The Emperor O'Golfy at February 23, 2012 03:11 PM (XBdI0)

114 >> I mean it literally. We will have a constitutional crisis and a reversion to authoritarian rule.

This is Obama amplifying the ratchet effect that we often talk about here to 11. Even if the "authoritarian rule" doesn't occur under Obama, it ultimately will because the changes he makes in the system won't be undone.

Posted by: Andy at February 23, 2012 03:11 PM (5Rurq)

115 FORT MEADE, Md. -- WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning was formally charged on Thursday ahead of a court-martial that could see the US soldier sentenced to life in prison.
Manning was charged with 22 counts, the most serious of which is "aiding the enemy," for allegedly turning over a trove of classified US documents to WikiLeaks in one of the most serious intelligence breaches in US history.
The 24-year-old Manning is accused of passing hundreds of thousands of military field reports from Iraq and Afghanistan and US diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks between November 2009 and May 2010, when he was serving in Iraq.
The leak of the military documents shed light on civilian deaths, while the diplomatic cables sparked a firestorm by disclosing the private remarks of heads of state and candid observations by senior US officials.
The US government slammed the disclosure of the documents by WikiLeaks, saying it threatened national security and the lives of foreigners working with the military and US embassies.
WikiLeaks supporters view the site as a whistleblower that exposed US wrongdoing and see Manning as a political prisoner.


I hope he rots in prison

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:12 PM (i6RpT)

116 Isn't that exactly what we fought against when we were trying to get our judges?

---

And your point is?

Seriously, if the option is Obama appointing activists judges who are going to run roughshod over the will of the electorate versus blocking the appointments, I know what I want my Senators to do.

Which is why I am voting against whoever is a sane human running against Orrin, the prick. He embodies the majority of GOP Senators who think they are in the House of Lords having tea parties with the Democrats.

Mike Lee, my other senator, was one of few who actually refused to confirm Obama's illegal appointments. Good for him.

Posted by: Y-not hasn't read the comments at February 23, 2012 03:13 PM (5H6zj)

117 Finally - his NPD on display! Please tell him to send me some $$!

Posted by: Barry's Hut Bro at February 23, 2012 03:13 PM (DATOZ)

118 obama is nasty prick who never had any friends

I think all the libs know how mean and nasty he is. They aren't just afraid of being un-PC, I think they're afraid of him unleashing his minions.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 23, 2012 03:14 PM (T0NGe)

119
Obama, on Republican plans to reduce gas prices:


"You can bet that since it’s an election year, they’re already
dusting off their three-point plans for $2 gas. I’ll save you the
suspense: Step one is to drill, step two is to drill, and step three is
to keep drilling. ... We’ve heard the same thing for thirty years. Well,
the American people aren’t stupid."

http://tinyurl.com/83khlwn

Posted by: Miss80s at February 23, 2012 03:14 PM (d6QMz)

120 Listen, we are on our own since the GOP establishment seems to be perfectly fine with his over-reaches, appointments and pretty much anything that strikes his fancy.

History has been a great and illuminating guide as to what is to become of tyrants.

The problem runs much deeper than a single man and a single party, the whole establishment is rotten to it's core, it needs to be hollowed out and
replenished with men and women who can be trusted to act in a way that shows fidelity to our founding principles.

The founders, looking down upon us, would find us unworthy of the gift they gave to us if we fail to act to restore fidelity to our moral underpinnings and constitutional government.

The time to act is now.


Posted by: McLovin at February 23, 2012 03:14 PM (j0IcY)

121 71
"If congress wont he's going to have to. Atually I fully expected him to
arbitrarily add about 8 seats as his first order of business. Nothing
says he can't, apparently."

Not so. There's that "advice and consent" thingy in Art II, Sec 2. of the Constituion. Barky might ignore it, but Congress is likely not to. FDR tried "court-packing, and failed despite a landslide election win.



Posted by: Jim Sonweed at February 23, 2012 03:15 PM (tVlC3)

122 it ultimately will because the changes he makes in the system won't be undone.
Delegation doctrine, do you speak it? There's a reason I flail away about this. The more power is decentralized, the harder it will be to yank back to the proper realm. Does anyone seriously think that the entrenched bureucrats at the EPA will willingly give up the power to shut down whatever they want?

SMOD is our only hope. I'm not really joking about that.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at February 23, 2012 03:15 PM (VtjlW)

123 103 Name 3 people who knew obama in college?
......
.....
Yeah I thought so
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:09 PM (i6RpT)


A very dear friend of mine, who passed away in 1997 went to Harvard, Harvard Law, edited the Crimson and was on the law review the same time that SCOAMF was there.

If only I could go back in time to ask her... If only...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 23, 2012 03:15 PM (Af3Wg)

124 I could see King Putt taking great delight in torturing pets.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 23, 2012 03:15 PM (jucos)

125 I hope [Bradley Manning] rots in prison

I don't. I think he'll like it too much.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 23, 2012 03:15 PM (T0NGe)

126 Sorry, O/T giggles via Iowahawk on Twitter:

And lo, The Savior appeared before the multitudes and feddeth them with a box of Trojans and 24 USDA school lunch chicken nuggets.

Posted by: Y-not at February 23, 2012 03:15 PM (5H6zj)

127 Flash: Obama just surrendered to France

Posted by: cherry π at February 23, 2012 03:15 PM (OhYCU)

128 Isn't that exactly what we fought against when we were trying to get our judges?
Posted by: pep at February 23, 2012 03:10 PM (YXmuI)


Just because we didn't like it doesn't mean it wasn't within their rights to do it. The fillibuster is there to protect the minority party from being run over by the majority party. But our minority party isn't even coughing in the general direction of a fillibuster.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at February 23, 2012 03:16 PM (4df7R)

129 Bill Daley's book is going to be awesome.

Posted by: Jean at February 23, 2012 03:16 PM (Mpktm)

130 "I can see a clown like him declaring the elections null and void."
--------------------------------

Oh Jeezus H. Murphy. You sound like all those braindead lefty paranoiacs who said the exact same thing about the tyrant Bush four years ago. But I suppose paranoia is justified when it comes from OUR side, huh.

Posted by: Balsamic Shotgun at February 23, 2012 03:16 PM (sTS/8)

131 Well,
the American people aren’t stupid."





Yes, yes they are....well 52% are.




Posted by: Tami at February 23, 2012 03:17 PM (X6akg)

132 I have nothing but contempt for the comedians. They would all rather slobber on Obama's knob than lob even the mildest of punchlines at his expense. They're not scared of him; they're in adoration.

Have any of you seen the new show "Key Peele" on Comedy Central? Those two guys could be funny, but their Obama material is so gutless, so slavish, so devoid of bite or sting that they're making fools of themselves.

Their idea of an Obama "bit": Obama needs an anger translator...because he's just so damn cool!

Posted by: Kensington at February 23, 2012 03:17 PM (znT2j)

133 John McCain and Peggy Noonan can go hump each other and then toast Obama with a cup of hemlock.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 23, 2012 03:17 PM (dZ756)

134 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:09 PM (i6RpT)

My dad knows someone who was at Columbia when the JEF was there. This guy was Black, an athlete, and sort of a BMOC.

He has absolutely no recollection of Obama.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 23, 2012 03:18 PM (nEUpB)

135 The tree of liberty...
Meanwhile sharia is already being implemented in US. See Name for the link.
Via Jawa Report

Posted by: J at February 23, 2012 03:18 PM (Cq/0w)

136 On MSNBC just now they showed a clip of a woman testifying before a Congressional panel on birth control. The woman said that a friend of hers needed birth control to prevent ovarian cysts, and was denied her claim. She got a cyst the size of a tennis ball.

Hey, you know what? I don't give a shit. This is no reason to run roughshod over religious freedom.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 23, 2012 03:19 PM (zLeKL)

137 @edhenryTV Asked if he broke promise on imm reform, POTUS said: "I would have only
broken my promise if I hadn't tried. But ultimately, I'm one man"

President's point was to pressure Congress on immigration reform,
adding: "We don't live in a monarchy. I'm not the king. I'm the
President"

Posted by: Miss80s at February 23, 2012 03:19 PM (d6QMz)

138 105....I'm a Prepper.........are you a Prepper too?
.....Posted by: Not an Artist at February 23, 2012 03:09 PM (Lo/3Q)
.....Been doing a bit of that, but then we've always tried to be prepared for storm damage....living in 'tornado alley' andall.......That series on NatGeo is fun to watch. ....Heh....the guy who was teaching his sons how to shoot, and blew his thumb off, was a hoot.

Posted by: wheatie at February 23, 2012 03:19 PM (UOOK1)

139 I think all the libs know how mean and nasty he is.
They aren't just afraid of being un-PC, I think they're afraid of him
unleashing his minions.


Posted by: AmishDude at February 23, 2012 03:14 PM (T0NGe)



Sometimes the mask slips for a second (from election night)



MEACHAM: They don’t let him out. And have you ever seen a victory
speech where there was no one else on stage? No adoring wife, no cute
kid -- he is the message.

THOMAS: There is a slightly creepy cult of personality about all of this. I mean, he is such an admirable --

ROSE: ‘Slightly creepy cult of personality’?

THOMAS: Yes.

ROSE: What’s ‘slightly creepy’ about it?

THOMAS:
It just makes me a little uneasy that he’s so singular. He’s clearly
managing his own spectacle. He knows how to do it. He’s a -- I think, a
deeply manipulative guy -- you know, this could be a useful thing in a
leader
--

ROSE: How so is he ‘deeply manipulative’?



[ Then Thomas catches himself ]


THOMAS: I
think he's always in control, you know -- he controls events, events
don't control him. He's a pretty calm guy. He seem to be able to get
people to do pretty much what he wants.

Posted by: really ... at February 23, 2012 03:19 PM (X3lox)

140 A very dear friend of mine, who passed away in 1997 went to Harvard,
Harvard Law, edited the Crimson and was on the law review the same time
that SCOAMF was there.


People remember him from Harvard, but his years at Columbia (it should be emphasized that it was Columbia's College of General Studies, which appears to be much like the Cornell Cow College) are a blank. My guess is that almost all of his "classes" were seminars in which he hung out BSing with radical professors.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 23, 2012 03:19 PM (T0NGe)

141 Why don't Presdent Obama just order the Oil Companies to lower the price of gas? this will helps the people and punish the Oil companies that our ripping us off ..........

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleoro, VT at February 23, 2012 03:19 PM (48wze)

142
Shot seven times by his own staff, reality went.
Posted by: sgt. york at February 23, 2012 03:04 PM (FqBlL) Only after he lost a war. A big one... Rarely are tyrants successfully overthrown. And the cost is always high. Anyway, most people want to be ruled, rather than have to bother with ruling themselves. That's the sad truth, even in this country.

Posted by: Reactionary at February 23, 2012 03:19 PM (xUM1Q)

143 He has absolutely no recollection of Obama.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 23, 2012 03:18 PM (nEUpB)

Apparently no one has any recollections of him. Weirdest thing I ever heard. Something is just not right about that.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:20 PM (i6RpT)

144 Obama: You know if we give Texas back to Mexico, it solves lots of problems.

Posted by: cherry π at February 23, 2012 03:20 PM (OhYCU)

145
Issa has been a failure

Posted by: cherry π at February 23, 2012 02:47 PM (OhYCU)


Absolutely; that Stedman is still in office and not in jail is a fucking disgrace; particularly after that speech where he completely ignored any responsibility for a dead US agent and hundreds of dead Mexicans to whine that he should be given credit for the negligible horseshit he's purportedly accomplished. That Issa didn't explode and say the House equivalent to "Fuck you and the whore you rode in on" and immediately hold him in contempt for the stonewalling he's done is an abrogation of any normal concept of responsibility and an insult to the citizens who he's supposed to represent. To hell with Issa.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 23, 2012 03:20 PM (aoAF3)

146 I've never understood those who think Obama was born in Kenya.

Isn't it obvious by now that it was Manchuria?

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at February 23, 2012 03:21 PM (tVlC3)

147 Wilson was as bad or even worse than Obama.

FDR tried to stack the SC. He was stopped and the Constitution was amended to limit the number of terms for President.

Nixon used his Executive power unwisely and resigned.

The 60's saw the assassinations of two Kennedys and a King. The protests by dirty hippies made the OWS look like schoolchildren by comparison.

I'll do everything I can to defeat Obama but I don't think it's the end if we can't.

Posted by: polynikes - Texan for Romney at February 23, 2012 03:21 PM (xJTAH)

148 136 On MSNBC just now they showed a clip of a woman testifying before a Congressional panel on birth control. The woman said that a friend of hers needed birth control to prevent ovarian cysts, and was denied her claim. She got a cyst the size of a tennis ball.
Hey, you know what? I don't give a shit. This is no reason to run roughshod over religious freedom.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 23, 2012 03:19 PM (zLeKL)



You know what drives me nuts? People don't HAVE to use their employer's insurance. You CAN have your own insurance. If your employer's insurance doesn't cover birth control, DON'T USE IT. Get your own!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at February 23, 2012 03:21 PM (4df7R)

149
Hey, you know what? I don't give a shit. This is no reason to run roughshod over religious freedom.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 23, 2012 03:19 PM (zLeKL)


I'm throwing the BS flag. If she needed them for a medical condition, she would have gotten them.

Posted by: Tami at February 23, 2012 03:21 PM (X6akg)

150 @116 128
I don't accept ethics arguments that say it's wrong when you do it, but not when I do. It sort of takes away the ability to argue against it, which is important. We have to pick one and be consistent.

Posted by: pep at February 23, 2012 03:22 PM (YXmuI)

151 121, if they are in session

Posted by: Jean at February 23, 2012 03:22 PM (Mpktm)

152 The election will be held. The SCOAMT will be defeated. My fears are what happens afterward. The leftists/communists were so close, so very close to complete takeover. Government and institutional housecleaning will be violent.

Posted by: Soona at February 23, 2012 03:22 PM (j/pUa)

153 Posted by: AmishDude at February 23, 2012 03:19 PM (T0NGe)

General Studies? I did not know that.

I took a semester at Columbia in 1983, in the school of General Studies. I wonder if he was in any of my classes? Do you think he took Organic Chemistry?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 23, 2012 03:22 PM (nEUpB)

154 I've thought since Honduras and Zelaya provided Obama a model of how to do it. Remember where he stood on that one.

Posted by: California red at February 23, 2012 03:23 PM (DXTKe)

155 Why doesnt Fox ever track down any of Obama's relatives? Aren't most of them homeless? or living on welfare, while Michelle goes to Vail or Spain?

Posted by: cherry π at February 23, 2012 03:23 PM (OhYCU)

156 Posted by: Tami at February 23, 2012 03:21 PM (X6akg)

Of course. There is something else going on. She is just lying, or there was a reason why she wasn't prescribed that particular medication.

It isn't considered birth control when it is used for things other than birth control!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 23, 2012 03:24 PM (nEUpB)

157 I'm throwing the BS flag. If she needed them for a medical condition, she would have gotten them.

Yeah, you're probably right. I don't care if it was true. It probably was true, but who gives one fuck.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 23, 2012 03:24 PM (zLeKL)

158 141
Why don't Presdent Obama just order the Oil Companies to lower the price
of gas? this will helps the people and punish the Oil companies that
our ripping us off ..........

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien

Surely, you jest.

But if not, why not get Obama to order Apple to distribute that $100 billion in cash they're sitting on? After all, the peepul could use that $$....

Right?

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at February 23, 2012 03:24 PM (tVlC3)

159 Buy guns. Be willing to use them if it ever comes to that.
Other than that, I don't know what to make of where we're at. If I didn't have kids to worry about, I'd probably just laugh and wait for the day that those fuckers cross the. But having kids gives you a whole different set of worries.
Thanks 52%. Thanks for fucking up the greatestsystem for promotingfreedom and prosperity in the history of mankind. You just couldn't wait to get back to the normal state of things, could you? Enjoy your tyranny. Enjoy your misery.

Posted by: Warden at February 23, 2012 03:25 PM (QIBNd)

160 Government and institutional housecleaning will be violent.
Posted by: Soona at February 23, 2012 03:22 PM (j/pUa)
.
That sounds pretty good to me

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 23, 2012 03:25 PM (mbuvg)

161 I'll do everything I can to defeat Obama but I don't think it's the end if we can't. Posted by: polynikes - Texan for Romney at February 23, 2012 03:21 PM (xJTAH) ---I am less concerned about Obie himself, than about a culture than can produce a president as bad as him, and not immediately reject him. Our culture is rotted out- in the days of Wilson and FDR the average American was culturallysuperior to what we have now. There was only so much foolishness that people would cooperate with. There were expectations. Now, especially in the 20-somethings and younger, the population is a bunch of mush-heads.

Posted by: Reactionary at February 23, 2012 03:25 PM (xUM1Q)

162 Seeing Barry singing and partying in the WH makes me physically ill. Two Georgia boys came home in boxes this week. Two of our troops are murdered by a practitioner of the Religion of the Perpetually Pissed Off today. Seven Marines are killed when their copters crash in a pre-deployment exercise.

Imagine the outrage if Booosh and Laura had carried on the way these two classless grifters have.

The hate.....it burns.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 23, 2012 03:25 PM (cxHkd)

163
I think we are already screwed, just not all is known. Hell, the guy gave away a couple of alaskan islands full of oil to Russia the other day, for free, crickets. He already believes he has the power to indefinitely arrest and hold American citizens, crickets. The DOJ is only a help to him, no worries there. One new pick of a supreme court justice, and a dem senate, he can do whatever he wants.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 23, 2012 03:25 PM (r+9M6)

164 I was proud of Presdent Obama today, so proud of him when he apoligized for that dispectable act those US soldiers did to theIraq Bible. Harmless bibles destroyed for no reason. Once again I blame BUSH for this because we our there because of him. Brattleboro supports Presdent Obama's apologey to the people of Iraq.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleoro, VT at February 23, 2012 03:25 PM (48wze)

165 Ok. So, who do you think the military will side with in the revolution?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 23, 2012 03:26 PM (f9c2L)

166 I'll do everything I can to defeat Obama but I don't think it's the end if we can't.

Posted by: polynikes - Texan for Romney at February 23, 2012 03:21 PM (xJTAH)


I must respectfully disagree. There is no comparison to be made.

In absolutely all of the earlier situations you mention, there were still people in power who weren't Alinksy-ite leftists. All the bigwigs in power now are either old fossils with no teeth and the power of a paper tiger, or those same sixties radicals who have been drinking the Kool-Aid since the day they were born and yearn for a Kent State moment.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at February 23, 2012 03:26 PM (4df7R)

167 Yeah, you're probably right. I don't care if it was true. It probably was true, but who gives one fuck.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 23, 2012 03:24 PM (zLeKL)



For the sake of argument, let's say her insurance wouldn't cover them. She couldn't get the script from her doctor and go purchase them herself? If my doctor told me I needed them to prevent cysts and my insurance wouldn't cover them, I'd buy them myself.

Posted by: Tami at February 23, 2012 03:26 PM (X6akg)

168 CBD, my wife's college had a black soap opera actor I'd never heard of give a commencement address. He'd been at Harvard the same time that Obama was and all he said is that O must have been a diligent student because he never saw him out. I'm guessing he never saw him period.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 23, 2012 03:26 PM (hiMsy)

169 I'm throwing the BS flag. If she needed them for a medical condition, she would have gotten them.
Posted by: Tami at February 23, 2012 03:21 PM (X6akg)


Of G-D forbid she could have paid for them!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:27 PM (i6RpT)

170 @149

And even if her insurance company wouldn't pay for it, your talking about $30.00 dollars a month.

Which works out to 11 large coffees at Dunkin Doughnuts.

Which is what infuriates me about all of these circuses we see.

Can nobody break anything down to filter out the bullshit?

Posted by: McLovin at February 23, 2012 03:27 PM (j0IcY)

171 150 @116 128I don't accept ethics arguments that say it's wrong when you do it, but not when I do. It sort of takes away the ability to argue against it, which is important. We have to pick one and be consistent.

Posted by: pep at February 23, 2012 03:22 PM (YXmuI)


Which is exactly what I was saying.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at February 23, 2012 03:27 PM (4df7R)

172 The election will be held. The SCOAMT will be
defeated. My fears are what happens afterward. The leftists/communists
were so close, so very close to complete takeover. Government and
institutional housecleaning will be violent.

Posted by: Soona
.........
Kinda how I've been thinking. I was thinking he could very possibly win the popular vote (like Gore) and still lose the election.

After all this OWS shit, the libtards will be foaming at the mouth and they will not take it quietly.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 23, 2012 03:27 PM (f9c2L)

173 I'm throwing the BS flag. If she needed them for a medical condition, she would have gotten them.

-------

We never hear the rest of these stories, only the bits that are meant to scare us. Did the fried fight with the insurance company, get the doctor to fight? Sometimes these turn out to be simple coding errors, but we never hear that part.

Posted by: Retread at February 23, 2012 03:28 PM (joSBv)

174 150 @116 128
I don't accept ethics arguments that say it's wrong when you do it, but not when I do. It sort of takes away the ability to argue against it, which is important. We have to pick one and be consistent.
Posted by: pep at February 23, 2012 03:22 PM (YXmuI)

----

What's the ethical problem with Republicans blocking bad judicial appointments?

I am not proposing that they block every appointment he attempts, but they should block unlawful ones (if they can; or at least protest vote against them) and should block unqualified judges. If a judge does not appreciate the limits of the judiciary, s/he is unqualified.

Posted by: Y-not at February 23, 2012 03:28 PM (5H6zj)

175 So, who do you think the military will side with in the revolution?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 23, 2012 03:26 PM (f9c2L)
.
The one their families are on - ours

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 23, 2012 03:28 PM (mbuvg)

176 151
121, if they are in session.

Nope. We're talking about adding SCOTUS seats, not recess appointments to fill vacancies.


Posted by: Jim Sonweed at February 23, 2012 03:28 PM (tVlC3)

177 Barack Hussein Obama is a petulant cunt.

Posted by: garrett at February 23, 2012 03:28 PM (NUF0K)

178 For the sake of argument, let's say her insurance wouldn't cover them. She couldn't get the script from her doctor and go purchase them herself? If my doctor told me I needed them to prevent cysts and my insurance wouldn't cover them, I'd buy them myself.

Oh, but that would require personal responsibility, something most people don't have, I guess.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 23, 2012 03:28 PM (zLeKL)

179 You know what drives me nuts? People don't HAVE to use their employer's insurance. You CAN have your own insurance. If your employer's insurance doesn't cover birth control, DON'T USE IT. Get your own!

Or, heaven forbid.........YOU COULD SPEND YOUR OWN GOD DAMN MONEY..........
Sorry, I got a little carried away. But when did it become the responsibility of someone else (government, employer, etc) to provide you with every little thing you want/need.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at February 23, 2012 03:28 PM (OWjjx)

180 >>I'm throwing the BS flag. If she needed them for a medical condition, she would have gotten them.

Oh, sure, you heartless wingnuts expect women to cut into their mani-pedi budget to pay for their own preventative health care? Barbaric! /sarc

Remember the Obama volunteer who died of breast cancer because she refused to see a doctor because she didn't want to pay the deductible?

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 23, 2012 03:29 PM (ZKzrr)

181 The leftists/communists were so close, so very close to complete takeover. Government and institutional housecleaning will be violent.Posted by: Soona at February 23, 2012 03:22 PM (j/pUa) Let's hope. By this I presume you mean that the Leftists will finally resort to the open violence they constantly advocate. Nothing would serve us better. Our side is better armed, more intelligent, and has a LOT more veterans supporting it. We'd win the civil war. Hell,merely cutting off food to the slums would decimate their forces within days.

Posted by: Reactionary at February 23, 2012 03:29 PM (xUM1Q)

182 For the sake of argument, let's say her insurance wouldn't cover them. She couldn't get the script from her doctor and go purchase them herself? If my doctor told me I needed them to prevent cysts and my insurance wouldn't cover them, I'd buy them myself.
Posted by: Tami at February 23, 2012 03:26 PM (X6akg)


here in NJ, we can NOT use testimonial crap in our advertisements. And for a goos reason, most of them are utter bullshit especially without accurate context and stories like that before congress are just that unattributes, unverified, utter complete bullshit that is intellectually dishonest and did I say bullshit already

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:29 PM (i6RpT)

183 Obama has lots of skeletons in his closet. I hope someone has been digging.

Posted by: cherry π at February 23, 2012 03:30 PM (OhYCU)

184 140, you mean the Weatherman years, while he was boinking Dorhn? You think he actually had to post at Said's classes.

Posted by: Jean at February 23, 2012 03:31 PM (Mpktm)

185 >>>>I am less concerned about Obie himself, than about a culture than can produce a president as bad as him, and not immediately reject him

Yeah, that about nails it.

Posted by: Warden at February 23, 2012 03:31 PM (QIBNd)

186 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:29 PM (i6RpT)

I'm not sure but I think what you're saying is, it's bullshit?

Posted by: Tami at February 23, 2012 03:31 PM (X6akg)

187 >>If my doctor told me I needed them to prevent cysts and my insurance wouldn't cover them, I'd buy them myself.

But then you couldn't be a martyr for the cause.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 23, 2012 03:31 PM (ZKzrr)

188 I heard somewhere that Planned Parenthood was all for women's health, and also that they give free bc to those they deem worthy. I guess their hands must have been tied.

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at February 23, 2012 03:32 PM (1ZF7c)

189 I would never delay going to a doctor or starting treatment for a protracted period of time while waiting for approval from an insurance company.

Posted by: Y-not at February 23, 2012 03:32 PM (5H6zj)

190 But then you couldn't be a martyr for the cause.


Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 23, 2012 03:31 PM (ZKzrr)


I suck at being a martyr....for any cause.

Posted by: Tami at February 23, 2012 03:32 PM (X6akg)

191 Posted by: Lincolntf at February 23, 2012 03:26 PM (hiMsy)

I don't doubt that he was there. I do doubt that he went to class or did anything other than get high and go to off-campus meetings of fringe groups and sit around and plot the destruction of America.

And he got passing grades because he was the poster child for affirmative action.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 23, 2012 03:32 PM (nEUpB)

192 I'm not sure but I think what you're saying is, it's bullshit?

Posted by: Tami at February 23, 2012 03:31 PM (X6akg)

Prime A, top of the line, premier bullshit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:33 PM (i6RpT)

193 Interesting article in one of Calgary's papers (used to live there) discussing how the government bullies doctors that dare speak out on their precious [a href="http://tinyurl.com/7gch4y3"]health-care system.[/a]

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 23, 2012 03:33 PM (zLeKL)

194 176, so, does a god worry about the details

Posted by: Jean at February 23, 2012 03:33 PM (Mpktm)

195 oh for crying out loud. this html sucks.

here: http://tinyurl.com/7gch4y3

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 23, 2012 03:34 PM (zLeKL)

196 @171 Then I misunderstood. Sorry.

@174 An illegal appointment, of course. Then the need to prevent it supersedes the rules of the Senate. But saying you will block "unqualified" judges is exactly what the Dems did to Bork and others. You can argue he is unqualified, and vote against the appointment, but that you do in the general session, not via filibuster. Believe me, we are in agreement about those sort of justices, but we lose all credibility if we do what we condemn from the other side.

Posted by: pep at February 23, 2012 03:34 PM (YXmuI)

197 so, does a god worry about the details
Posted by: Jean at February 23, 2012 03:33 PM (Mpktm)

I don't

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2012 03:34 PM (i6RpT)

198 183 Obama has lots of skeletons in his closet. I hope someone has been digging.

Posted by: cherry ð at February 23, 2012 03:30 PM (OhYCU)


I suspect that anyone who HAS been digging has ended up as one of the skeletons.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at February 23, 2012 03:35 PM (4df7R)

199 But saying you will block "unqualified" judges is exactly what the Dems did to Bork and others. You can argue he is unqualified, and vote against the appointment, but that you do in the general session, not via filibuster. Believe me, we are in agreement about those sort of justices, but we lose all credibility if we do what we condemn from the other side.
----
It's my understanding that a filibuster is allowed to block judicial appointments.

Operating under that assumption, and faced with the option of a lifetime appointment of an activist judge like Sotomayor, I see no ethical problem with using the option.

You really have not answered my question about what the ethical quandary is. You are basically arguing it's bad politics. That's not the same as unethical behavior.

Posted by: Y-not at February 23, 2012 03:36 PM (5H6zj)

200 Does Romney *get* this? Does he understand the significance of this, and what this means to people who are opposed to the President?

I don't see any sign that he does. The man won't run from RomneyCare and hasn't been sighted near the Tea Party.

Yeah, I get that he says the right things, but he's running like it's 2008 in reverse (now the *Dems* have the crappy economy!). It's not. The stakes are far, far higher than that.

Posted by: Steve the Pirate at February 23, 2012 03:38 PM (W54Uh)

201 I agree with Ace.

This is why the constant criticism of our own side is so bothersome.

If the GOP candidate (whoever it is) wins, we might have a chance. Might.

If Obama wins, we have no chance.

Posted by: tsj017 at February 23, 2012 03:38 PM (yLwFc)

202 Ok. So, who do you think the military will side with in the revolution?Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 23, 2012 03:26 PM (f9c2L) Have 4 close friends whoserved - 2 army, 2 navy. Based on their many stories about their time in service, my guess is a split. The incompetents and the quota-promoted pukes will side with the all mighty state. Some of them are praying for the day to come. The good ones, the majority, will side with us. It will not be an all or nothing thing.

Posted by: Reactionary at February 23, 2012 03:38 PM (xUM1Q)

203 I took a semester at Columbia in 1983, in the school of General Studies.
I wonder if he was in any of my classes? Do you think he took Organic
Chemistry?


I know you're snarking, but I think he never took any real classes at all. All "seminars". I'm sure half of them were smoking pot with one of his "Marxist professors".

Posted by: AmishDude at February 23, 2012 03:43 PM (T0NGe)

204 I bet Obama has a filthy jailhouse-quality "THUG 4 LIFE" tattoo over his mangina.

Posted by: Der Grammar Commissar at February 23, 2012 03:44 PM (sE+tD)

205
Military will what is necessary to protect and defend the Constitution. That is what the oath we took requires.

Those who will not renege on that oath will side with us--the rest? A question mark.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 23, 2012 03:44 PM (SAMxH)

206
"I can see a clown like him declaring the elections null and void."
--------------------------------

Oh
Jeezus H. Murphy. You sound like all those braindead lefty paranoiacs
who said the exact same thing about the tyrant Bush four years ago. But I
suppose paranoia is justified when it comes from OUR side, huh.
****

A lot of things have happened since 1/20/09 that I would have said were impossible. If I may mix my metaphors, we're not in Kansas anymore and I don't know how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 23, 2012 03:44 PM (Hx5uv)

207
"Nothing would serve us better. Our side is better armed, more intelligent, and has a LOT more veterans supporting it. We'd win the civil war."

Nobody wins a civil war. If you're lucky, you survive it.
To be so surethat a Republic that is anything like the one we used to haveawaits us on the other side of one is lunacy.

Posted by: Jaws at February 23, 2012 03:46 PM (4I3Uo)

208 That's why I like Santorum, despite everything. There is not a doubt in my mind he will do his utmost to get rid of these programs. Sure, he might be a big government conservative, but so is Romney. I trust Santorum more to get rid of Obamacare and use the veto pen on issues like global warming and other bullshit like that.


You mean that knowing that Santorum obviously believed in Satan in 2008 when he was giving a speech at Ave Maria hasn't freaked you out? Satan doesn't literally exist so you can't possibly still be for him? I'm sure Satan and Obama have nothing in common..................

Posted by: dagny at February 23, 2012 03:47 PM (u50z0)

209
Nobody wins a civil war. If you're lucky, you survive it.
To be so surethat a Republic that is anything like the one we used to haveawaits us on the other side of one is lunacy.

***

Two things: 1) This right. 2) This is a total buzz kill.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 23, 2012 03:47 PM (Hx5uv)

210
Posted by: wheatie at February 23, 2012 03:01 PM (UOOK1)


Only white people can be portrayed as criminals, too.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 23, 2012 03:48 PM (YbQJm)

211 I'll be right in the foxhole next to ya, irongrampa. They won't get away with it.

We won't see our country turn into Somalia so these limp dicks can live their little red fantasies.

Posted by: sifty at February 23, 2012 03:48 PM (uGQ4X)

212 Nobody wins a civil war. If you're lucky, you survive it.

King George hoped that kind of spirit would catch on in 1773 as well.

Posted by: sifty at February 23, 2012 03:50 PM (uGQ4X)

213 Doctors can look into the future of healthy 20 year olds and know who is going to grow cysts. Because that happens. In fact 20 year old girls have their ovaries examined all the time. They do that because it's so common for 20 year olds to have cystic ovaries and show no signs. See no signs here means cysts are growing not that there is no problem.

[sarc]

Posted by: dagny at February 23, 2012 03:51 PM (u50z0)

214 Let's hope. By this I presume you mean that the Leftists will finally resort to the open violence they constantly advocate. Nothing would serve us better. Our side is better armed, more intelligent, and has a LOT more veterans supporting it. We'd win the civil war. Hell,merely cutting off food to the slums would decimate their forces within days.
Posted by: Reactionary at February 23, 2012 03:29 PM (xUM1Q)

-------------------------------------

If it comes to that (and I truely hope it doesn't) it will be so asymetrical that pinning anything or anyone down will be extremely difficult. A single person driving through a crowd at a 4th of July parade. The torching of a conservative judge's house. Drive-by shootings of "unpopular" businesses.

I realize that some of these things happen anyway, but the frequency will be stepped up dramatically until the public (or leftist shills identifying themselves as concerned citizens) start crying for more security. Then what?

I truly fear that this nation has been letting the government take so much power away from us, that most people will just fall to their knees and fully submit.

Posted by: Soona at February 23, 2012 03:52 PM (j/pUa)

215 If Texas were to secede to be an island of red in a sea of blue, I'd move there...if they would have me. Hopefully they would let NM,AZ,LA,OK join in the fun.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 23, 2012 03:52 PM (YbQJm)

216 yea well if push comes to shove I will be perfectly happy to share a foxhole with any moron here, however, let's exhaust all of the constitutional options first. obama would love to have a chance to use the early days leading to something of that sort to lock up and mow down lots of morons before the shit hit the fan.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 23, 2012 03:55 PM (Z9EHQ)

217 Heather teh Radish:
"Remember the Obama volunteer who died of breast cancer because she
refused to see a doctor because she didn't want to pay the deductible?"

A tragedy. A terrible tragedy. We need a single payer system to protect all the dummies.

Posted by: Kensington at February 23, 2012 03:55 PM (znT2j)

218 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at February 23, 2012 03:56 PM (7W3wI)

219 Texas has just told the feds that they plan to bar PP from Medicaid payments. Obama/PP is pissed. Texas laughs.


Obama is just one big abortion facilitator, isn't he? He want's to be the last "black" guy, I guess.

Posted by: dagny at February 23, 2012 03:57 PM (u50z0)

220 and another thing, lots of talk about revolution and or civil war and or armed responses to this jackass and his herd is only going to hurt us if some loon goes off and does something with his manifesto taped to him.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 23, 2012 03:58 PM (Z9EHQ)

221 I just want to be the one to throw the grenade in Pelosi's spider hole.

Posted by: dagny at February 23, 2012 03:58 PM (u50z0)

222
217Heather teh Radish:
"Remember the Obama volunteer who died of breast cancer because she
refused to see a doctor because she didn't want to pay the deductible?"

A tragedy. A terrible tragedy. We need a single payer system to protect all the dummies.



A favorite line I hit my lib acquaintances with: 'just because you need a government mommy to pack your lunch and tuck you in at night doesn't mean everyone else does'

Posted by: model_1066 at February 23, 2012 03:58 PM (YbQJm)

223 obama would love to have a chance to use the early days leading to
something of that sort to lock up and mow down lots of morons before the
shit hit the fan.


Obama needs a thousand little Wacos and Ruby Ridges to make his dreams come true. He's not using me and mine as an example to get his job done.

Posted by: sifty at February 23, 2012 03:59 PM (uGQ4X)

224 51 You know what really terrifies me about Obama? Comedians seem to be
scared of him. They can't bring themselves to make the slightest joke at
his expense. Many of these comedians were patting themselves on the
back after telling hundreds of "Duurrr, Bush is dumb (but also somehow
evil)!" jokes. Even the comedians who loved Clinton still made "fat
hillbilly" jokes at the very least. But they can't take the lightest jab
at Obama.
*
*
They're terrified of being called "RAYCISST!" You can be called tasteless and still keep your job -- but the moment the R-tag lands on you, it sticks forever. Like leeches, man.

Posted by: Michael "Kramer" Richards at February 23, 2012 03:59 PM (WuRdj)

225 @216

Best way to defang him is to elect his opposite. Ideally. by a landslide and complete control of House and Senate--to the extent the opposition cannot even act as a spoiler.

And allow this to continue for the 2 to 3 decades it will take to repair the damages the progs have done.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 23, 2012 03:59 PM (SAMxH)

226 and another thing, lots of talk about revolution and or civil war and or
armed responses to this jackass and his herd is only going to hurt us
if some loon goes off and does something with his manifesto taped to
him.

You mean they'll accuse us of th3e same shit they've been accusing us of anywaymy entire life?

Posted by: sifty at February 23, 2012 04:00 PM (uGQ4X)

227 Weasel zippers and Drudge both have him saying he's got another 5 years coming. Is that a threat?

Posted by: dagny at February 23, 2012 04:03 PM (u50z0)

228
this really gets their goat, especially the occutards: 'why aren't you idiots protesting guantanamo bay anymore? I thought yourteleprompter jesuspromised to close it down?'

Posted by: model_1066 at February 23, 2012 04:03 PM (YbQJm)

229
"King George hoped that kind of spirit would catch on in 1773 as well."

I have no illusions that our present trajactorywon't lead to violence eventually - and I prep for it. But if you don't think there won't be unpleasant and lasting side effects of bleeding out our friends and neighbors en masse, you're kidding yourself. Once a nation crosses that line, all bets are off.

Wesaw a string of miracles after Yorktown up until Washington ceded power after his eight years. The most important of these miracles was the quality of men who made up our Founders. Do you really see such quality in our "betters" these days?

Posted by: Jaws at February 23, 2012 04:03 PM (4I3Uo)

230 " You mean that knowing that Santorum obviously believed in Satan in 2008 when he was giving a speech at Ave Maria hasn't freaked you out? Satan doesn't literally exist so you can't possibly still be for him? I'm sure Satan and Obama have nothing in common.................."

If Pastor Jeremiah Wright (ret) of Trinity Church in Chicago is to believed then Obama is the president of The United States of Satan right now.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 23, 2012 04:05 PM (a9mQu)

231 Best way to defang him is to elect his opposite. Ideally. by a landslide and complete control of House and Senate--to the extent the opposition cannot even act as a spoiler.And allow this to continue for the 2 to 3 decades it will take to repair the damages the progs have done.
Posted by: irongrampa at February 23, 2012 03:59 PM (SAMxH)

---------------------------------------

I like your way better. But my hopes are not high.

One of the other things we absolutely must consider if this would come to civil war is the fact that there are many countries outside of the US that would be licking their lips and waiting for just the right time to move in.

Posted by: Soona at February 23, 2012 04:05 PM (j/pUa)

232
Posted by: Soona at February 23, 2012 04:05 PM (j/pUa)


Those are some pretty stupid countries....besides, we're already being invaded by a certain third world shithole to the south.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 23, 2012 04:07 PM (YbQJm)

233 When I muse about the best possible unconstitutional remedies to our increasingly-unconstitutional situation, the big wheel usually stops spinning at "Reboot Via Benign Military Coup". If that turns out to truly be our best bet, we're boned. Deeply, thoroughly boned.

Posted by: Jaws at February 23, 2012 04:10 PM (4I3Uo)

234 I don't fear Obama. He is what he is. My fear is that we have no opposition party in this country that can or will stand up to him. That's certainly not his fault. I'm not sure it's the voters' fault either, a lot of us voted in 2010 for an end to this nonsense. What we got was something less than that.

Or to put it another way, the R Party, as it's currently formatted, has no real interest in stopping Obama, so I'm kinda having a hard time getting worked up about replacing Obama with an R version of the same thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 23, 2012 04:11 PM (TOk1P)

235 @ 233

That would work (I think) given our culture. The part about it actually happening is distant, imho, it would take a division such as the Civil War to be present. With a similar intensity and population divide.

Don't see any long term intensity on the left that would provoke a civil war.

And I like to think that a military subservient to civilian control, with that ethic ingrained for centuries would not suddenly decide to exert total control.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 23, 2012 04:19 PM (SAMxH)

236 144 Obama: You know if we give Texas back to Mexico, it solves lots of problems.
Posted by: cherry π at February 23, 2012 03:20 PM (OhYCU)

Not for Mexico it wouldn't. When Texas goes to hell (5 years tops) it's just an even longer car trip to the new border.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 23, 2012 04:20 PM (a9mQu)

237 Wait, isn't this the same blog that, just yesterday, we were being lectured on the art of compromise?


It's so weird how some people want to compromise with the side who has never, nor will ever compromise. This isn't about purity, it's about actually winning instead of playing for political points.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 23, 2012 04:23 PM (8JpQH)

238 "Or to put it another way, the R Party, as it's currently formatted, has no real interest in stopping Obama, so I'm kinda having a hard time getting worked up about replacing Obama with an R version of the same thing."

Even accepting your premise that an Republican could act like Obama and get away with it, the transition to a GOP-flavored autocrat would at least give us a momentary respite. That's not the goal, of course, but it may be a necessary step toward the goal.

Posted by: Galos Gann at February 23, 2012 04:28 PM (T3KlW)

239 Obama X

Posted by: OxyCon at February 23, 2012 04:30 PM (ur8o6)

240 Barry would love to be like Chavez and shut down all opposition. He's a commie dictator wannabe

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 23, 2012 05:02 PM (1Jaio)

241 The scales have already tipped for America. The current slate of candidates does not include anyone who would do anything other than take his foot off the gas, in varying degrees. This has nothing to do with my "favorite candidate." This has to do with no candidate willing to do a U-turn. And that being the case, it would be better to get it over with, go off the cliff, and reset society.

I'd rather do it now, while I'm still living, than have my children face it alone years from now. And with a reset, the idea is that the old society can get rebuilt. Without a reset, continuing to kick the can, the old society may be gone forever. Think about it. Like ripping off a bandaid.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at February 23, 2012 05:04 PM (zpqa2)

242 This damned Constitution is just so uncompromising.

Posted by: BarryO at February 23, 2012 05:37 PM (vaIln)

243 I see the horse. But the man looks a little weak.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 23, 2012 05:58 PM (sSAUV)

244 Makes one rethink this quote: "You know, we live in a democracy. We don’t live in a monarchy. I’m not the king. I’m the president. And so, I can only implement those laws that are passed through Congress."

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 23, 2012 06:01 PM (sSAUV)

245 Kinda how I've been thinking. I was thinking he could very possibly win the popular vote (like Gore) and still lose the election.After all this OWS shit, the libtards will be foaming at the mouth and they will not take it quietly.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 23, 2012 03:27 PM (f9c2L)

Anybody looked to see if any swing states have adopted the "Popular Vote" provisions which require their delegates to the electoral college to cast their ballots to the winner of the national popular vote rather than the winner of their state vote? Any plans to handle 180% turnout in California? Who has standing to challenge result in Court? State or Fed?

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at February 23, 2012 06:38 PM (qwK3S)

246 Well, in the unlikely event that Blow gets the shaft from NYT for this tweet he can always replace Reggie Love as O's "body man". I hear that "position" is "open".

Posted by: Tasmaniac at February 23, 2012 06:55 PM (YfcON)

247

Thanks for proving my point, Klansman screeminmeememe, that
you ARE a lying racist bigot! Clots like these retards appear to demonize
efforts to make Obama look like a traitor. Do they pause to consider this, or simply
rush in blind for the opportunity to throw this president under a train?

What kind of a man uses this term?



I think people that end up using racist terms are, for the
most part, uneducated and ignorant...aside from the obvious, racists.

They are usually close-minded.

They inherited this mindset from their uneducated,
unenlightened parents.

Kind of hypocritical that that Obama’s leadership is
demonize, Ok...but should people who voted for Bush twice *really* consider
themselves credible judges of effective leadership?

Obvious, they just want a racist, bigoted white president
who is a hard-core Christian who spews hate about religions NOT dominated by
bigots like him and start wars like a crazy….Wait, even though he wasn’t a racist,
bigot; we already had a president like that

They do not have the ability to feel empathy or
sympathy...essentially sociopaths.



Even though you appear to be an old man in failing health,
it is never too late to open your mind and your heart, and change the way you
live and see the world and interact with others.



And show some respect to President Barack Hussein Obama...he
is the PRESIDENT OF THE U. S. and A.

OSAMA BIN LADEN WAS CAUGHT ON OBAMA'S watch, not on the
watch of George Walter Bush, the WORST President in U.S. history...please
doesn’t give me that crap about “earning respect”. Bush didn’t earn my respect,
but he was my President and I respected him none the less.

What Marxist policies are now in place and what means of
production are owned wholly by the government?

As usual, anyone who calls Obama a Marxist is an uneducated,
lying racist. I guess that means you!

Obama is NOT a Muslim; he is an OPPORTUNIST, period. He's
proven this fact quite well over the past several years.

how many times have you been told that you are the personification
of racism and bigotry and when will it sink in?

Yes, you should be, you traitor. Show some respect, you racist,
bigot scum!

Posted by: Questionman at February 23, 2012 07:21 PM (HShfV)

248 What makes anyone here think Obama will EVER leave the Presidency. He knows he will be arrested -- his scandals so massive, and his enemies he made so long, its a given. So he will never ever leave power.

Think Alberto Fujimori, and the "Self-Coup" for what Obama plans. President for Life. He's not culturally an American. He was born and raised a Muslim, most of his early life in Indonesia. "Give the boy, and I give you the man," etc. He's another Suharto, in waiting. That's his role model. His hero.

Posted by: whiskey at February 23, 2012 10:14 PM (L03mw)

249 People get the government they deserve. Consider why Obama was elected and what forces created the conditions that allowed him to succeed. Evaluate the people that voted for him. Consider the alternatives that were offered.


What has changed in four years?

People get the government they deserve.

Posted by: Veritas at February 24, 2012 06:56 PM (TE8rL)

250 www.genset-china.com

Posted by: kadin at February 25, 2012 11:15 PM (cZh/D)

251 www.parts-machining.com

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Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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