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December 10, 2013 - 8:21 am
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President Obama has recalled John Podesta to work at the White House as a “counselor.” Podesta is the Clinton hand who founded the far-left Center for American Progress (home of the clownish Think Progress blog).

Podesta’s appointment, which needs no congressional approval, comes at a time when Obama is already making moves to do without Congress. He has used executive actions to re-write Obamacare, and to recalibrate immigration law, both in ways that just happen to favor either himself or the Democrats.

The New York Times reports that Podesta will work on executive actions when he returns to the White House.

Mr. Podesta will help Mr. McDonough on matters related to the health care law, administration organization and executive actions, said a person familiar with the plans, and will focus in particular on climate change issues, a personal priority of Mr. Podesta’s.

“Climate change” suggests that Obama intends to ramp up his war on coal in the remaining years of his presidency, via the EPA and perhaps executive actions similar to those he has used with regard to Obamacare and immigration. Obama came into office threatening to bankrupt the coal industry, wanting to impose a cap and trade regime, but could not get one passed by Congress even when Democrats controlled both houses. Obama is aware that his actions will force energy prices skyward. His actions come at a time when evidence for global warming has disappeared. That has not changed his intention to impose cap and trade.

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Fascism, pure and simple.
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They play to win. And they play for keeps.

Would that we had people who would do the same.
1 year ago
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What price treason? We refuse to call this what it is.

By any means necessary...our timid, limp, tepid responses don't even test the boundaries of that attitude.
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I've said it before, but it bears repeating: WHERE is the Constitutional authority for Executive Orders of this magnitude? We're talking about re-writing the laws of the land without so much as a "by your leave". This must NOT stand.
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"Laying the groundwork......." What the Hell, Mr. Preston, do you think he's ALREADY been doing for the past 5 years?
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“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
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I still remember the secret meeting Podesta had w/ George Soros, Peter Lewis, and other billionaire Dem donors before Bush's 2nd term, after that is when he started Center for American Progress. Alot of what is happening was put in place then.
Another thing is he probably will start laying the ground work for Hillary, he is on old Clinton thug.
1 year ago
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At least Obama is busy governing the country. Republicans are busy twiddling their thumbs.
1 year ago
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And by "governing the country" you clearly mean "becoming a dictator."
1 year ago
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I have already written to my Republican Senator demanding that Obama be impeached. Nothing yet because the Senate is ruled by Democrats. More of us need to write and call our members of Congress and demand that he be impeached. With enough voices we will be heard. Undoubtedly, Obama supporters will call us racist but we need to stand firm against his abuse of power.
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Groudwork?

I'd say he's in the penthouse already.
1 year ago
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If this is true there is only one thing left to do. He must be impeached and removed.
1 year ago
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We will not have enough votes unless some Democrats went along, like Republicans did against Nixon. Obama is far far worse, but so are todays Democrats.
1 year ago
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If Obama tries enough, it'll be time to call for impeachment and removal by the Congress and the People. If he tries to take more liberty away from the people, it'll be time for mass civil disobedience and demonstrations as well. Such actions may provoke threats and violence from Obama's supporters but such is the price for freedom. To do nothing will end in our enslavement to a ruthless evil who has deceived us but no more. A fate we would deserve, if we don't resist, as much as the contempt Obama, Pelosi, Reid and others have for us. Make no mistake. Obama is playing for everything we have. He intends to destroy the America of the founders and replace it with a Zimbabwe of the West unless he is stopped. It's time to organize committees of correspondence or their modern counterpart. Its time to get state government uncoupled from the Feds and working for the People. Federal Government no longer works for the People, it works for narrow interests out to use our sense of fair play against us, enforced by courts packed by ideologues who will do whatever Obama wants, not what law, precedent and justice demand. It will be enforced by specially appointed Federal Brownshirts, who will suddenly be given jurisdiction over all other law enforcement officials to arrest those whom Obama deems dangerous to his rule, probably on charges of terrorism and held incommunicado forever under Patriot Act rules. And their supporters will be threatened with IR audits, frozen or confiscated banks accounts, or loss of contracts if they own business. Just as the founders were prepared to loss everything, and which many did, so too must we be ready to lose everything in order to stop Obama and his plans for fundamental transformation of the USA.
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Review the situation when Franklin Roosevelt "packed" the Supreme Court during the 1930's. "Packed" was actually the word used then.

It's a safe bet that Podesta has looked at that precedent.

The Democrat party is dangerous, there's no other word for it.
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He didn't actually "pack" the Supreme Court but just threatened to. Two Supreme Court justices came over to FDR's side to approve the NLRB and SS thus making packing the court unnecessary.
I'm afraid Obama might get full of himself (as if he isn't already) and tinker with election laws to give himself another term or two.
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