Democrats' despicable duplicity
By Henry Lamb
Democrats insisted on changing the law in Massachusetts to require an election to fill the office of Senator John Kerry, should he be elected president in 2004. They argued that the people, not the governor, should choose the Senator's replacement. Of course, the governor at the time was a Republican, Mitt Romney. Now that the governor is a Democrat, the people should not choose Ted Kennedy's successor, the governor should make the appointment. The duplicity here is despicable.
Democrats went berserk over what they called President Bush's "power grab," but are silent in the face of President Obama's massive consolidation of power. The duplicity here is despicable.
No president has ever abused the power of the presidency as has Barack Obama. In view of the many abuses in which several presidents of both parties have engaged, this is a damning indictment. While Obama claims to be a teacher of the Constitution, he obviously does not believe the powers of the federal government are limited to those enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. Obama, the Democrat Party, and far too many Republicans completely ignore these limitations.
What Obama has done to the American system of government in the few months he's been in office is absolutely staggering. He has done it with the blessings of a Congress controlled by Democrats, and a largely adoring media. Among his power-grabbing initiatives, Obama' government has:
These are only a few of the more blatant steps to consolidate Obama's power. There is much more going on that is not readily known.
It is significant to know the people that Obama has chosen to administer his growing powers. Glenn Beck has done a masterful job exposing many of the so-called Czars to be either self-proclaimed communists, or black liberation extremists, or radical left-wingers with a history of promoting a Marxist agenda. These are the people Obama has chosen to help him fulfill his promise to transform America.
To get a glimpse of the America Obama is creating, consider Obama's selection of Mark Lloyd to be the Chief Diversity Officer at the Federal Communications Commission. This man believes that government should control the media and regulate content. He publicly admires the "Incredible revolution" launched by Hugo Chavez, and says that Chavez's take-over of the media is largely responsible for the success of the revolution.
Obama and the Democratic Party he leads claim to love America, but are hell-bent on transforming America from the land of the free to the home of government-controlled slaves. Obama, and the people he has chosen to be around him, appear to hate capitalism and to embrace complete government control of society. They appear to despise individual freedom and worship government-forced egalitarianism – euphemistically called "social justice."
Obama and the Democratic Party he leads are transforming America's government into a series of administrative units that get their marching orders and resources from an all-powerful national administrator, rather than from the consent of the governed.
Across the nation, ordinary Americans are resisting this transformation. At Tea Parties and Town Hall meetings across the country, ordinary Americans are standing up and demanding that their elected officials reject the Obama agenda. Democrat demagogue Nancy Pelosi says it is "un-American" for ordinary Americans to speak out against the Obama agenda. But in 2006, when organized Astroturf, rent-a-riot protestors ranted about the war in Iraq, Pelosi says their shouting was very American.
This Democrat duplicity is despicable.
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