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Bryan Preston

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December 18, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Subheadline: Welcome to conservatives’ and libertarians’ world, everyone.

PRINCETON, NJ — Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time.

Oddly enough, the millions started seeing big government as a big threat in 2009. Note the right end of the graph.

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Fearing big government has a lot to do with Obama, Obamacare, the NSA spying scandals, and the left’s general love and promotion of big government as the solution to all things (unless a Republican happens to be president). Therefore the growing fear is one more log to toss on the fire that is engulfing Obama’s presidency. He has literally one approach to every issue — expand government. From your healthcare to the Second Amendment to everything, he wants to grow government despite its and his own record of failure. Someone should be able to use Obama’s fringe philosophy against him.

If only there was a principled party that was capable of turning this strong and growing public sentiment into an election message next year. Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world where we had a party that was capable of expressing that message, and basing it on their own actions? I would very much like to live in that world.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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"He has literally one approach to every issue — expand government. From your healthcare to the Second Amendment to everything, he wants to grow government despite its and his own record of failure. Someone should be able to use Obama’s fringe philosophy against him."

I agree...however, I think we should first define his singular approach with precision.

A LIBERAL wants to have a nanny government.

Obama and The Weathermen cabal are hiding as "liberals". They don't like all those pesky rules, regulations, checks and balances of "government".

Obama has a fringe philosophy indeed. But totalitarianism and tyranny are NOT "big nanny" government. Siccing the IRS on political opponents, spying on the press, shutting out photographers. spying on citizens, is not a nanny. Neutering both Houses of Congress and the Courts is not a nanny. Unless your nanny is Lizzy Borden or Lorena Bobbitt. (although many members of Congress will disappoint Lorena, when she finds she has nothing to do)

Big government is a threat to economic health and efficiency.

Totalitarianism is a threat to existence. We water down and camouflage the much larger real threat when we conflate the two.

That 70+% has NO idea how bad it really is.

I would like to live in a world...where they did.
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my neighbor's mother-in-law makes $79 hourly on the laptop. She has been fired from work for eight months but last month her pay was $21062 just working on the laptop for a few hours.
have a peek here ......http://www.jobs59.com
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Was that the same 70something percent that had a conniption over the recent gub'mint "shutdown"? Were they the ones whining that all those poor laidoff bureaucrats were going to be forced to eat dog food?
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How about lawless government?


Nancy Pelosi: No One Should Be Deported Just Because They're In the Country Illegally
—Ace

Mark Krikorian says she hereby pronounces the end of immigration law altogether.

Her statement means that she -- and the Democrats, as she is their ranking House member -- believes that no one should be deported "just" for breaking immigration laws. Deportation can only happen, in Pelosi's view, in cases of violating immigration laws plus breaking what she might term a "real" law.

Nancy Pelosi recently told Telemundo (Spanish broadcast here) that violations of immigration law should no longer have any consequences:
“Our view of the law is that it — if somebody is here without sufficient documentation, that is not reason for deportation.”


Via Ace of Spades
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"He has literally one approach to every issue — expand government. From your healthcare to the Second Amendment to everything, he wants to grow government despite its and his own record of failure. Someone should be able to use Obama’s fringe philosophy against him."

I agree...however, I think we should first define his singular approach with precision.

A LIBERAL wants to have a nanny government.

Obama and The Weathermen cabal are hiding as "liberals". They don't like all those pesky rules, regulations, checks and balances of "government".

Obama has a fringe philosophy indeed. But totalitarianism and tyranny are NOT "big nanny" government. Siccing the IRS on political opponents, spying on the press, shutting out photographers. spying on citizens, is not a nanny. Neutering both Houses of Congress and the Courts is not a nanny. Unless your nanny is Lizzy Borden or Lorena Bobbitt. (although many members of Congress will disappoint Lorena, when she finds she has nothing to do)

Big government is a threat to economic health and efficiency.

Totalitarianism is a threat to existence. We water down and camouflage the much larger real threat when we conflate the two.

That 70+% has NO idea how bad it really is.

I would like to live in a world...where they did.
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To a politician, regardless of his or her stripe, every problem is a nail to be driven down by the hammer of expanding government.

We need to get rid of the current batch of politicians, any way we can, and start over with patriots who realize Big government IS the problem.
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And if you don't like big government don't rise up against it or it will unleash the IRS on you.
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"If only there was a principled party that was capable of turning this strong and growing public sentiment into an election message next year."

If only...
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