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Obama the Most Radical US President ever

Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein, Yale fellow, “Distinguished Professor of the Year”, and Harvard Phd, called “Obama the Most Radical US President ever”, and  stated that president Obama’s intention is to “correct the historical mistake of the creation of the state of Israel.”

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Two Steps Forward

October 10, 2010

By Jeffrey Folks

Lenin famously described his strategy for communist domination as “one step forward, two steps back.” Of course, by that he did not mean to suggest steps of equal length. The step forward was a lot more like two large steps, and the two steps back were more or less symbolic, designed to diffuse opposition.
Clearly, in the past two years the United States has moved two giant steps in the direction of socialism. We have seen the redistribution of hundreds of billions of dollars, the seizure of major industries by the state, the re-emergence of a hard-core welfare state, the virtual nationalization of healthcare, takeover by regulation of the energy and financial sectors, and much more. This resurgence of state control has been accompanied by the new power of labor unions, environmental lobbyists, tort lawyers, and state bureaucracies.  But now, having reached the limit of what the public will stomach, the Leninists who run the Democratic Party see that it is time for two baby-steps back.
Those steps back are taking the form of a new suggestion of inclusiveness and bipartisanship (even of openness to business interests), talk of repeal of some parts of the healthcare bill, talk of making some parts of the Bush tax cuts permanent (after the election, of course), talk of a balanced budget (pay-go once again). As this list suggests, the step back is nearly all talk-talk in the midst of an election campaign designed to preserve Democratic majorities.
The steps back, in other words, are not an actual retreat. They are merely talk. As soon as the election is over, the strategy of moving forward will resume-this time in the lame-duck session of Congress. There, those who have been voted out of office or retired knowing they were headed for defeat  will attempt further  steps forward, and there will be nothing to restrain them. Card check, cap and trade, tax increases on small business owners, confiscatory death taxes-all of it is being readied for a whirlwind session that resembles a medieval dance of death, which, for the more radical members of Congress, is what  it will in fact be. The dying majority of radical Democrats, celebrating one last time, in an orgiastic lovefest of uncontrolled spending.
Nancy Pelosi, in fact, has already announced her intention to pass huge tax increases in the lame-duck session. This is the meaning of her September 28 announcement of her intention to “extend middle-class tax cuts this year.” That sounds great, unless you make over $200,000, plan to make $200,000 sometime in your lifetime, operate a small business or aspire to, expect to inherit more than a million dollars or a home in Manhattan or Los Angeles or a stock portfolio or retirement account that your parents have put together over a half century. If any of these conditions apply, you can expect to pay a lot more in taxes, thanks to the lame-duck session.
Not only that, as long as Obama is in office, it will be impossible to repeal any part of the liberal lovefest. The steps forward of the past two years, plus the steps planned for the lame-duck session, will remain in place for at least another two years., and the longer this legislation remains in place, the harder it will be to repeal.
That, too, is part of the Leninist strategy. Once an industry is nationalized, or an entitlement extended, it is politically difficult to reverse. Once the public has become accustomed to socialized medicine, paid for at someone else’s expense, as they suppose, it is difficult to return to a private payer system, no matter how superior the care under the private system. So it goes with healthcare, energy, financial services-each takeover engenders its own constituency with its own vested interests, lobbyists, media supporters, and voting blocks.  It becomes easier to leave new programs in place than to repeal them.
In this way government power and tyranny will have taken not two but four steps forward by the time the new Congress is sworn in. And we will have to live with the result for at least two more years.  In light of this, the only conservative objective that makes sense is a root and branch assault on the size of government. Once conservatives control Congress and the White House, hopefully in 2012, nothing less than a total makeover will be acceptable.
The first step, but only the first, will be to take four steps back.  But four steps back is just the beginning. What is required is a return to a pre-FDR sized government-a federal budget of no more than 3%  of GDP. That was the size of government that prevailed during America’s first 150. As hard as it is to fathom, the federal government through much of our history operated quite well on one percent of GDP. President Lincoln governed through the greatest crisis of our history with a White House staff of 25.
Much of that reduction in spending would have to come in cuts to entitlement spending. For generations Americans have been led to believe that entitlements are, as the name suggests, sacred rights that cannot be modified. But as Thomas G. Donlan wrote in the October 4 issue of Barron’s, entitlements “are as much under the purview of Congress and the president as any other bridge to nowhere.” The only reason they have not been controlled, and cut, is that politicians lack the will to cut them.
Return to a 3% federal budget would unleash the same explosive growth that America saw during its first century and a half. Simply by cutting the size of government, we would see prosperity on an unimaginable scale, with jobs and a better standard of living for all. That new direction for America would heal the damage of Obama’s four steps forward and a lot  more-the four steps forward of Wilson, FDR, LBJ, Carter, and Clinton. The only way to restore the country to health after the damage of the long march toward socialism is to slash the federal budget, eliminate entire departments of government, and return to the nation’s tradition of small government and citizen democracy.
Jeffrey Folks is the author of many books and articles on American culture and politics.

The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown – Telegraph Blogs

The last few weeks have been a nightmare for President Obama, in a summer of discontent in the United States which has deeply unsettled the ruling liberal elites, so much so that even the Left has begun to turn against the White House. While the anti-establishment Tea Party movement has gained significant ground and is now a rising and powerful political force to be reckoned with, many of the president’s own supporters as well as independents are rapidly losing faith in Barack Obama, with open warfare breaking out between the White House and the left-wing of the Democratic Party. While conservatism in America grows stronger by the day, the forces of liberalism are growing increasingly weaker and divided.

Can it get any worse for President Obama? Undoubtedly yes. Here are 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in serious trouble, and why its prospects are unlikely to improve between now and the November mid-terms.

1. The Obama presidency is out of touch with the American people

2. Most Americans don’t have confidence in the president’s leadership

3. Obama fails to inspire

4. The United States is drowning in debt

5. Obama’s Big Government message is falling flat

6. Obama’s support for socialised health care is a huge political mistake

7. Obama’s handling of the Gulf oil spill has been weak-kneed and indecisive

8. US foreign policy is an embarrassing mess under the Obama administration

9. President Obama is muddled and confused on national security

10. Obama doesn’t believe in American greatness

There is a distinctly Titanic-like feel to the Obama presidency and it’s not hard to see why. The most left-wing president in modern American history has tried to force a highly interventionist, government-driven agenda that runs counter to the principles of free enterprise, individual freedom, and limited government that have made the United States the greatest power in the world, and the freest nation on earth.

This, combined with weak leadership both at home and abroad against the backdrop of tremendous economic uncertainty in an increasingly dangerous world, has contributed to a spectacular political collapse for a president once thought to be invincible. America at its core remains a deeply conservative nation, which cherishes its traditions and founding principles. President Obama is increasingly out of step with the American people, by advancing policies that undermine the United States as a global power, while undercutting America’s deep-seated love for freedom.

via The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown – Telegraph Blogs.

Juan Williams: Missouri’s Anti-ObamaCare Ballot Irrelevant – Only Old White People Voted For It | NewsBusters.org

Juan Williams on Sunday said the passage of Missouri’s anti-ObamaCare ballot initiative last week is irrelevant because only older white people voted for it.

Discussing the issue on “Fox News Sunday,” the liberal FNC contributor said, “As far as the Missouri vote, you get 70 percent inside an echo chamber of older white people, no not in St. Louis not in Kansas City, saying, ‘Oh yeah, we don’t like a requirement that everybody has to have healthcare even though the hospitals in Missouri say it’s gonna drive up our costs.'”

Host Chris Wallace seemed somewhat stunned by this and asked, “What happened to respect for democracy?”

More + video on this via Juan Williams: Missouri’s Anti-ObamaCare Ballot Irrelevant – Only Old White People Voted For It | NewsBusters.org.

American Thinker: The Prophet of the Ruling Class

A MUST READ ARTICLE ABOUT GOVERNMENT CONTROL

In the past nineteen months, a three-judge panel has agreed to decide whether the gay marriage ban enacted by the voters of California should be overturned. The FCC has attempted to impose net neutrality, is considering reinstating the fairness doctrine to silence talk radio, and now speaks of phasing out “free” non-cable TV. Attorney General Holder has waged a virtual war against Arizona’s attempt to defend itself against unchecked immigration. Congress has created an office of consumer affairs with broad powers to regulate financial and other transactions. An all-powerful, activist director like Elizabeth Warren will be appointed in the coming weeks. A European-style bureaucrat has been appointed to direct the rationing of Medicare and Medicaid services. And the EPA may now decide on whether to ban lead in hunting and fishing supplies.

Read on via American Thinker: The Prophet of the Ruling Class.

FINANCIAL REGULATION BILL IS SOCIALISM

By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann

05.21.2010

President Obama has taken the United States one more giant step towards socialism by ramming through the Senate his financial regulation bill.

The bill authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury – a political appointee – to seize any financial company (bank or nonbank) simply because, in his opinion, it is too big to fail and in danger of insolvency.  This power can be used for political retribution, pressure for campaign funding, or any other abuse bureaucratic whim or partisan politics can conceive.  It is a power Fidel Castro or Hugo Chavez would love to have!

The legislation also requires that any business that extends credit, in any form, needs to clear the loan instrument in advance with the new consumer protection agency.  The backlog of pending applications will strangle consumer credit.

And the bill fails to do the one thing it must do — regulate derivatives and make them transparent.  Senator Chris Dodd (D Ct) bowed to pressure from his sponsors on Wall Street and deleted the regulatory provision and set up a commission to study the situation for two years!  Senator Maria Cantwell (D Wash) protested the cop out with a no vote against the legislation.

So how did it pass?  Four Republicans sold out, that´s how!  Among the RINOs were, of course, Susan Collins and Olympia Snow of Maine.  But, surprisingly, Scott Brown (R Mass), the newly elected Massachusetts Miracle defected as did the normally stalwart Chuck Grassley (R Iowa).

Now the federal government has effectively taken over about one third of our national economy by passing Obamacare and regulatory reform in almost the same breath.

Repealing this regulatory travesty must be high on our 2011 agenda!

Despite the courageous opposition of Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash).