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Obama Says: “Shut Up!”

While blaming the federal
government’s shutdown on the House’s dragging its feet on a budget bill that
would raise the debt ceiling and defund Obamacare, and not himself or the
government itself for “shutting down,” President Barack Obama during an
addres
s to Congress in the White House State Dining Room on the morning of October
17th displayed his true anti-freedom and anti-freedom of speech
colors by blaming bloggers, talk radio hosts and “activists” for the
shutdown. It demonstrated his core hostility to freedom in any realm. In short,
he would just rather we all shut up and let him get on with destroying the
country, and not bother him or anyone else with the least squeak of opposition.
This is the portrait of a
wannabe tyrant.
On Thursday Obama took a swipe
at freedom of speech. Of the 2,464 words he uttered, these were the most
ominous and relevant:
And now that the government has
reopened and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop
focusing on the lobbyists, and the
bloggers
, and the talking heads on radio and the professional
activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans
sent us here to do, and that’s grow this economy, create good
jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the
foundation for broad-based prosperity and get our fiscal house in order for the
long haul. That’s why we’re here. That should be our focus.
It’s a statement so loaded with
hypocrisy and venality and undisguised dissimulation, that if awards were given
for secular taqiyya, Obama would win
it hands down. He would easily trounce Richard Nixon, who, in 1973, declared,
I
am not a crook
.”  
Andrea Peterson of the Washington
Post
criticized Obama’s remarks, ending her article with:
But blaming the blogging field
for the way the Internet and the entire journalism industry works seems like a
bit of a reach — especially lumping them in with professional activists and
lobbyists who are literally paid to advocate one side or another, as well as
partisan talking heads. Is the president trolling us?
He
is doing more than “trolling” us, more than challenging us to shut up
and be quiet. For the umpteenth time he has bared his teeth at America.
Noah
Rothman on Mediate
also reported on Obama’s “victory” speech:
Obama went after what he called the “rhetoric” which
“gets worse” annually, and for members to focus on where they agree. He cited a
“balanced approach” to a budget process as one of these areas of agreement
between Democrats and Republicans.
“Had one side not decided to pursue a strategy of
brinkmanship, each side could have gotten together and figured out how do we
shape a budget that provides certainty to businesses, and people who rely on
government?” Obama said.
He added that “comprehensive immigration reform” and a
farm bill should also be the focus of the Congress for the rest of the year.
Can
you believe the hubris of this man? Guess which side is guilty of
“brinksmanship”? Obama. And the Senate. And that “should”? It
sounds more like “You’d better focus on a farm bill and immigration reform,
or I’ll be very, very angry.”
Kurt
Nimmo of InfoWars
came closest to construing what Obama really meant:
Following the deal to end the government non-shutdown,
Obama took to the podium and teleprompter to excoriate Americans opposed to the
staggering bankster and Federal Reserve debt destroying the country.
…In other words, Obama demands that the American
people stop reading sites like Infowars.com and flock over to the corporate
Mockingbird media where they can consume a standard fare of government
propaganda and lies.
James
Taranto at the Wall
Street Journal
had this to say about Obama’s forked tongue:
Yesterday Obama delivered remarks
at the White House
, in which he made only an oblique reference to
ObamaCare: “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president,
then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change
it. But don’t break it. Don’t break what our predecessors spent over two centuries
building. That’s not being faithful to what this country is about.”
This is galling for multiple reasons. For one, he was
lecturing members of Congress, every one of whom (with the exception of three
appointed senators) holds his office by virtue of having won his most recent
election. Granted, Obama won his too, but with the help of an abusive IRS. And
the country now faces a crisis because in 2009 and 2010, when it came to health
care, Obama and his fellow Democrats failed to act in accord with the advice he
now dishes out: “Don’t break it.”
Our
predecessors didn’t spend over two centuries preparing the way for Obamacare or
any other statist legislation. Who’s really doing the “breaking”? Obama
and the Senate. And, but for a pitiful few in Congress, there isn’t a single
politician or bureaucrat or Cabinet appointee who either knows what this country
is about, or would be faithful to it if he did know.
Unfortunately,
the only member of the GOP who came close to arguing against Obamacare in terms
of its violation of individual rights was Ted
Cruz
during a 22-hour
standup
speech.
I
would be thrilled to see Obama, seated with a smug look on his face in the Oval
Office, being instructed by Thomas Sowell
on the workings of the Constitution, with Harry Reid and all the Democratic
Senators standing by, trying not to hear what Sowell was saying:
There is really noting complicated about the facts [about
who was responsible for the shutdown]. The Republican-controlled House of
Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities
going – except for ObamaCare. This is not a matter of opinion. You can check
the Congressional Record.
As for the House of Representatives’ right to grant or
withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion, either. You can check the Constitution
of the United States. All spending bills must originate in the House of
Representatives, which means that Congressmen there have a right to decide
whether or not they want to spend money on a particular government activity….
The Senate chose not to vote to authorize that money
to be spent, because it did not include money for ObamaCare.
It’s
as simple as that. The House did not shut down the government. The Senate did,
with the encouragement of the White House.
Obama
said last Thursday morning:
Now, there’s been a lot of discussion lately of the
politics of this shutdown.  But let’s be clear:  There are no winners
here.  These last few weeks have inflicted completely unnecessary damage
on our economy.  We don’t know yet the full scope of the damage, but every
analyst out there believes it slowed our growth. 
Speaking
of damage to the economy, there is the matter of the fabulously expensive
clunker of a website that was supposed to enable citizens to sign up for
coverage at the speed of light, beginning with the October 1st
“launch.” Never mind the fraud behind Obamacare that you can
“keep yourplan.” That’s not true, as a former Secret
Service man
discovered and had the spine to say publically.
Mr. President,
In one of your famous Obamacare speeches you stated,
“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” Well, as evidenced by the
below letter, which my wife and I just received, you lied.
Apparently
the former Secret Service man was one of the very, very few able to negotiate
his way through the Obamacare website and see the bad news, as well. Daniel
Greenfield in a FrontPage
article
calls it the most incompetent thing Obama has ever done.
The ObamaCare
website, which estimates have placed at anywhere from under 100 million to 400
million to just under 300 million to 634 million dollars, not only tops 
even Solyndra, but couldn’t have been designed any worse if Joe Biden had tried
making it in his spare time.
The federal health care exchange was built using
10-year-old technology that may require constant fixes and updates for the next
six months and the eventual overhaul of the entire system, technology experts
told USA TODAY.
The root cause of the problems was a pivotal
decision by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials to act as
systems integrator, the central coordinator for the entire program. Usually
this role is reserved for the prime information technology contractor.
As a result, full testing of the site was delayed
until four to six days before the fateful Oct. 1 launch of the health care
exchanges, the individual said.

For
those wanting to entrap themselves in the Obamacare website’s netherworld, it’s
a matter of hurry up and wait. The website is worthy of a Road Runner cartoon.
Guess who would get to play Wiley Coyote?
On
a last economic note, Obama delivered another passel of bare-faced lies.
Let me be specific about three places where I believe
we can make progress right now.  First, in the coming days and weeks, we
should sit down and pursue a balanced approach to a responsible budget, a
budget that grows our economy faster and shrinks our long-term deficits further…. 
And remember, the
deficit is getting smaller, not bigger
.  It’s going down faster than
it has in the last 50 years. The challenges we have right now are not
short-term deficits; it’s the long-term obligations that we have around things
like Medicare and Social Security.  We want to make sure those are there
for future generations. [Italics
mine]
Come
again? Mr. President, if you are reading this, please go to this link and watch the climbing numbers in
the U.S. Debt Clock. Words fail me. But they apparently don’t fail you. Words mean
nothing to you. They’re just devices to fill space and deflect reality.
Au contraire, we bloggers, talking heads, writers, critics, thinkers,
and professional activists will not
shut up. It isn’t a president’s business to tell people to keep quiet and let
the juggernaut of statism roll over them unopposed. And if you try to shut us
up…well, Patrick Henry had a few choice words for tyrants who wished to
silence his critics. You would do well to remember them.
 “Caesar,”
said he, “had his Brutus, Charles his Cromwell, and (pausing) George the
third (here a cry of treason, treason was heard, supposed to issue from the
chair, but with admirable presence of mind he proceeded) may profit by their
examples. Sir, if this be treason,” continued he, “make the most of
it.”

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1 Comment

  1. Tim C

    "Don't break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. That's not being faithful to what this country is about."

    PUH-LEASE!!!!

    It's not that words fail me. It's certainly not that I couldn't list out all the detestable things Obama is (narcissistic power luster zero hypocrite nothing etc, many of which Ed has also cited).

    But the truth is Obama is absolutely one of if not THE most disgusting piece of human feces I have ever been aware of. He's at the pinnacle of a very loathesome pyramid.

    Yes, history is littered with many such types, so picking just one isn't really accurate. But there's something special about this one in particular, maybe because it's here and we're really staring over the brink.

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