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December 5th, 2013 - 12:30 pm
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One size fits all — ours

Some years back, I was having a discussion with several of my liberal friends, who asked what my objection to their ideology was. My answer was simple: because liberalism (or “progressivism,” as they now prefer), when taken to its nth degree, must and does end in fascism. In order to achieve the liberal paradise, and since the common folk cannot be trusted, coercion must be part of the solution; the generation that screamed “off the pigs” now controls most of the levers of the federal government, and have become the pigs themselves.

Consder the mantra: “comprehensive.” Immigration reform, healthcare reform, campaign-finance reform, whatever. In the guise of “reforming” a system that may or may not even be broken (but, since nothing works perfectly, everything is “broken” to one degree or another), the Left insists upon a mandated straitjacket, into which they can cram all their pet policies, nostrums and phobias in the hopes of finally slaying whatever bugbear keeps them awake at night. And that bugbear, when you examine it closely enough, is Freedom.

Why the Left — which devotes a great deal of time and energy to the promotion of sybaritic pursuits, especially sexual license without consequences — should fear freedom so much is not at first obvious. After all, they’re the ones who claim to want the government “out of the bedroom” — and yet they’ve put it there, right at the moment of conception, in the Patient Deflection and Unaffordable Care Act. They’re the ones who have used the First Amendment as a shield — and quite correctly, too — against government censorship for decades, and yet now they can think of all sort exceptions to it. The Second Amendment makes them profoundly uncomfortable, since they find it inconceivable that an armed private citizen’s first instinct is not to shoot up a school or a shopping mall but to defend himself and his loved ones, and they have a touching, almost childlike faith in the ability of the “pigs” they once denigrated to come to their own personal rescue in times of trouble.

They won’t, of course, but that’s a personal problem — when seconds count, the cops are only minutes away. The institutional problem is, for the Left, no problem at all. With the reins of power in their hands since David Axelrod, the Jake Lingle of his day, gave the country the unasked-for and unwanted Trojan Horse of Barack Obama, they’ve discovered the joys of executive action, and of civilian control of the military and the police. When Obama promised “fundamental transformation” just five days before the 2008 election, he meant it. And who’s going to gainsay him?

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>>>The first term was largely devoted to hammering through Obamacare and then prodding, poking, pushing, testing the limits of what a real Imperial Presidency might look like once electoral constraints were removed.<<<

WHAT IF THERE ARE NO "ELECTORAL CONTRAINTS" EVER AGAIN?

Democrat vote fraud is rampant. More registered voters than people is the norm, and more votes that registered voters. Democrats can always depend on being able to "find" more boxes of ballots that were not there before and never have been in the legal chain of custody, more voting machines that were not counted [and which were set to record votes for Republicans as votes for Democrats], and never be held to account.

If there can be no trust in the vote totals reported at the end of the process, where are the electoral constraints?

And what reason, given the last couple of decades, is there to have any such trust?

Subotai Bahadur
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If impeachment cannot be considered owing to the implicit threat of race riots, redress then escalates to the Jeffersonian solution. Great unpleasantness may lie ahead.
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The problem is this:
Democrats rule (prime example being Chicago, Detroit, Bell-Ca., ) as if they are gangbangers.

The Republicans fight the "gangbangers" as if they are attending a debutante ball.


In other words, the leftists start a street fight and bring their Uzi's and Republicans bring the proper butter knife. It's not quite clear if their intention is to cause elevated cholesterol problems and await the possible adverse effects in a couple of generations, but that appears to be the most logical answer to the iceberg pace and navel gazing attitude.

The leftists are shredding the Constitution, a document they find to be an anachronistic relic in their way to totalitarian domination. They are dismantling checks and balances. They have turned the information stream into a cosmic joke. They have consorted with enemies of every stripe and have serially accosted their favorite adversary...the Bible and it's followers.

And, the Republicans recoil at the notion of getting their manicures and pedicures soiled...walking the fine line between accepting the votes of the Tea Party resistance, while simultaneously keeping the doors to cotillion barring their entry...lest the likes of Ted Cruz bring down the courtly manners and mincing polity that marks their brand.

Harry Reid is a sniveling toadie who carries water for The Weathermen who run this country today. Obama is an actor playing in Weathermen West Wing, a reality show that hides all the reality.

And, too many good people continue to make the mistake of our lives. WE give the Weathermen the best cover they could ever hope for. We call them "liberals". And "progressives". And we call their Propaganda Machine "mainstream".

This gives them a place to hide and credibility. If we ever woke up from our slumber and ripped off those masks, THEN AND ONLY THEN could we carve The Weathermen and all their small c communist "front" operations from the herd mentality they count on to run our freedoms into the dirt.

But we won't. We are too lazy. Too invested in ego. Too self-absorbed.

So, we sit back...write a little on the last free pages like these...and wait for the butter knives to slather a little more cholesterol on those who mean to destroy us. Well, maybe we misheard Obama. We ARE, at long last it appears,. Butter Clingers.
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There is only one way to stop Obama at this stage, punish his party. If the rest of the dem party sees Obama dragging them down to defeat the same way that bush drug down repubs in 2006-2008, they will turn on him. But if the dem party continues to win elections, they will see no reason at all to change.
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The 2012 elections were "proof of concept" that the Dems, no matter HOW bad their product, will never lose another election. That's why the government is running amok.
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Exactly, and until the dems lose at least 2 elections in a row, they will see no reason to change.
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Eh, we saw the same thing when Pubbies and conservatives promoted The Patriot Act and the DHS. "What happens to you when the Dems take power and you're stuck living under their interpretation of all of those E.O.'s and new laws?"

At the time, you didn't think the Dems would ever take back the majority.
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I warned my fellow repubs constantly about how the patriot act powers could be misused, but you are right, most of them did not listen. But after what Obama did to the tea party, they are much more ready to listen now. But the dems will not listen until they face a defeat similar to the repub defeats in 2006-2008.
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The closer Democrats get to their goals, the more a civil servant becomes an uncivil master.
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nightmare not dream. Sorry, a dream for the ruling class, a nightmare for the rest of us, all of us. When the deluded liberals/independents/moderates finally wake up, god willing, there will be a real revolution. The country will return to constitutional government. If it is not too late.
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Mr. Walsh is correct. Reid, while corrupt to the core, is not stupid.

He sees a mid-term future where "Immigration Reform" (accelerated by activist lawyers and Emperor Obama's royal proclamations), cements Democrats into effectively full control of the government and leaving no democratic way to remove them.

They will allow a few of the token non-threatening RINOs out of those that aided and abetted the amnesty-fueled power grab, to stay in their cushy seats in the Senate and House - at least for a while.

But the Democrats plan to gain and retain control by any means necessary. Reid's action was just one preparatory step as it amplifies Obama's power as well as that of Democrat Senators - and there will be other such steps.

And don't forget the IPAB (aka, the "Death Panel"). That 15 member panel authorized by ACA I believe will be up for Senate "debate and approval" this coming year and Reid's action prevents a huge amount of what would be very ugly (for Progressives) debate about all things ACA and the extra-Congressional, un-Constitutional power of the IPAB...

If nothing else, packing the IPAB with ideological zealots will give Obama and the hard left a key victory in their quest for more control over us.
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Aw, Mike, you're buying into their claims even by arguing about them.

They might say that liberalism is NOT about coercion and they would be right, except that insofar as they ARE right 99% of today's so-called "liberals" are not liberal at all.

Like this "comprehensive" business, that's just a con-man's simple ruse to bundle in all kinds of crap, it has virtually no political signature except corruption and dishonesty.
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Socialism is the belief in a world without consequence. The masses live under the protective hand of the State, the State uses the masses to maintain its authority. All are equal, regardless of action, but some are more equal than others. The apparatchic must have the power and privilege to do the guiding and the masses must be content and obedient. A perfect system; just look at Cuba.
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