The End of the Republic?

As I write, I am looking out the window at the gradual but remorseless deconstruction of one of the oldest structures in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, the heritage-designated Ogilvy Building. Built in 1907, it had stood empty for the last 20 years and left to deteriorate, until it was recently condemned. According to the Ottawa Citizen for December 17, 2012, this well-staffed and popular emporium “was the place to shop for ‘quality’ goods of every description…founded on the motto ‘Good Merchandise, At a Fair Price, With Service.” With its buff-colored brick facade, large wood-framed windows, high ceilings, ornamental metal cornices and panels decorated with the ‘tree-of-life’ motif, it was an imposing municipal landmark. It now resembles an architectural carcass, its top two floors reduced to a heap of rubble, the medallions and wall plaques scraped away, the sculpted pillars lopped like amputated limbs, the decorative linear meanders chiselled off, and the remaining bricks sandblasted to a lackluster grey. An army of industrious laborers wielding jackhammers and scurrying about in tractors are chipping and hacking away at the once-solid grandeur of what, for a time, seemed indestructible.

“Another emblem there,” said poet William Butler Yeats, mourning the passing of a rich and storied world, “in memory glorified.” But now, “all is changed.” And so it is with the Shining City on the Hill, thanks to a president whose actions belie what appears to be an underlying purpose, namely, the erosion of the structures that sustain the greatest republican enterprise in history.

I have been suspicious of Obama from the very beginning of his meteoric national career. I could not understand how a man with so obscure a dossier, very few salient records disclosed to the public; with little or no executive or working experience; and affiliated with a host of decidedly shady characters—communist poet and activist Frank Marshall Davis, former PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi, unrepentant former terrorist Bill Ayers, America-and-Jew bashing Jeremiah Wright, corrupt financier Tony Rezko, racist leader of the Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan, to name only a few—could captivate the media, bask in the glow of an adoring public, receive the Democratic nomination, and then be elected to the presidency of the United States.

My suspicion of the man’s bona fides deepened even more after the Honduras affair in July 2009, in which Obama (and his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton) sided with leftwing strongman Manuel Zelaya, implicated in a conspiracy to overturn the civil Constitution of the country, and against the democratic legislature that had deposed him. The historically invalid and politically tendentious Cairo speech, the evident shilling for the Palestinians and their flagrantly concocted narrative of ancestral title, the clear animus against Israel and the outrageous treatment meted out to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu only confirmed my misgivings concerning the president’s political agenda.

That an American president should cozy up to the Venezuelan leftist dictator and bow from the waist to the Saudi monarch was beyond my comprehension. (And more recently, his hearting of Turkish autocrat and neo-Ottoman jihadist Recep Tayyip Erdogan as his personal “friend and colleague” is only a further indication of Obama’s troubling and discreditable policies.) That he should see to the massive increase of the American debt within only a few years and apply himself, in the words of Victor Davis Hanson, to “tun[ing] a properly moribund economy,”—i.e., “ensuring 50 million on food stamps, putting over 80,000 a month on Social Security disability insurance, and extending unemployment insurance to tens of millions”—was another sign that something was profoundly amiss. His bruited release of criminal illegals from American prisons defies common sense, as does his refusal to patrol and seal the incendiary border with Mexico. And that he should eagerly adopt the lifestyle of a Hollywood playboy and the jet-setting 1%, in defiance of his own proletarian rhetoric, while the country was foundering economically and absorbing one setback after another in the international theater, should have earned him the distrust of every sentient American citizen. Another stain on this dismal record of political degeneracy is his abandonment of the American ambassador and his entourage in Libya, leading to the death of four Americans.

It doesn’t stop there. The Democratic Party’s concerted attacks on the Second Amendment are surely disquieting. Moreover, new reports circulating about some of the Obama administration’s latest maneuvers, must, if they are true, be squarely confronted and made sense of. At the same time that ordinary Americans may be deprived of their guns, or forced to scale back on legitimate ownership of certain models and magazine capacities, the Department of Homeland Security has ordered millions of weapons and over a billion rounds of hollow-point bullets (banned internationally), as well as riot gear and other military equipment. The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has followed suit, putting in an order for 46,000 rounds of .40-caliber hollow-point bullets. Why, we may wonder, is a weather service being armed to the teeth? Are U.S. citizens now at risk from their own government? After all, the National Defense Authorization Act provides for indefinite detention without warrant or probable cause. The bill does not apply exclusively to terrorists or terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay; even after a change of wording to allay fears of extra-judicial proceedings, the military may still retain the power to arrest and hold Americans without the writ of habeas corpus or, at any rate, without the obligation to take the judicial process further. As Senator Rand Paul objected, “Saying that new language somehow ensures the right to habeas corpus—the right to be presented before a judge—is both questionable and not enough. Citizens must not only be formally charged but also receive jury trials and the other protections our Constitution guarantees. Habeas corpus is simply the beginning of due process. It is by no means the whole.”

Some patriots are profoundly apprehensive over these developments, fearing something like a “hostile takeover” of civil society by a growing state apparatus. But surely, it can’t happen here, though it has happened in many other places. Did not the Fathers write a Constitution to prevent exactly that, especially when one considers Article 1, Section 8 that allows for an armed citizen militia? America must be exempt from such a nightmare scenario, which can only be the product of fevered imaginations and conspiracy nuts. Or is it? This is a president who has presided over an imploding economy, a ballooning deficit, a deteriorating international situation, an out-of-control Department of Justice, a diminished military, political and racial divisions that are tearing the nation apart, the specter of restrictions on freedom of expression, the appointment of indisputable incompetents and highly dubious characters to sensitive positions of authority (read: Kew, Hagel, Brennan and Kerry, who are only the most recent), and a de facto alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood whose self-admitted project is the destruction of the United States and whose installment in power in Egypt, as Barry Rubin definitively shows, “was a conscious and deliberate strategy of the Obama administration, developed before the ‘Arab Spring’ began.” Indeed, this is a president who traffics in blatant lies, cover-ups and misdirections at the cost of American interests and consequently merits being suspected of nefarious designs.

I am not suggesting that anything so cataclysmic as a state-sponsored putsch is about to take place. I am only remarking on a series of curious and provocative news items and speculating on their concatenation. But if we were inclined to conduct a thought experiment assuming the possibility of such an event, the main obstacle to its success would seem to be the state of Texas, with its long, unlocked coastline, its oil industry, its early history of “lone star” sovereignty, and the (presumably) fiercely independent nature of its people. Could this be the reason that the Democrats are launching what has been called “a full-scale offensive…with the aim of turning a GOP stronghold into a battleground state,” targeting the growing Hispanic community—a demographic shift favorable to the Democrats, investing in grassroots organizations, and infiltrating the school system via a progressivist indoctrination scheme known as CSCOPE and the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), supported by Bill Ayers and President Obama? (CSCOPE describes the Boston Tea Party as a “terrorist attack,” praises the morally compromised UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon as an eco-warrior, extols Islam while denigrating Christianity, exonerates the Black Panthers’ strategy of violence to achieve “equal rights,” and so on.) Take Texas and you’ve got America. In this hypothetical scenario, the whole of Texas is the contemporary Alamo and the president of the United States is the incarnation of General Santa Anna.

As with the historic building just across the street, so the great republican edifice just across the border is being dismantled, as the Citizen puts it, “brick-by-brick, panel-by-panel, window-by-window.” I say this to my American readers: One way or another, your trophy president is going to bring down your country. All the evidence points to the likelihood that he is not only an enemy of the United States of America, but its most formidable enemy in the world today. As I wrote in 2009, “I do not fear Abbas, Zelaya, Putin, Chavez or the rest of that disreputable bunch. I am alarmed when I consider Ahmadinejad and Khamenei. But I am scared to death of Obama.” You should be too.

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  • Rianna Richards

    What would happen to our country if Obama runs a third term in 2016?

    • Mary Sue

      It would be like Star Wars Episode III come to life.

    • EarlyBird

      He can't. In the US presidents are limited to two terms.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "He can't. In the US presidents are limited to two terms."

        Really?!

        • EarlyBird

          On this board you can't assume anyone has even the most basic literacy in civics.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "On this board you can't assume anyone has even the most basic literacy in civics."

            That is true in any venue, but expressing that concern usually goes with the understanding of the significance.

            An ignorant person might say, "What about his third term? Nobody seems worried about that?" OTOH a lot of people point to his desire to "transform" the nation, including the constitution, so no law seems to bother him if it gets in his way.

            That is the point Rianna was making. Sure there are lots of dumb people around and smart people who say dumb things, but you always seem to read even dumber things in between their lines. Your hateful arrogant emotions always show. If you "love" America like you say, you'd at least take more time to find out what people really think.

    • NAHALKIDES

      He won't go that far, or need to. Hillary Clinton is to be Obama's 3rd term – that has been the plan since Obama and the Clintons made peace after the 2008 election.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "He won't go that far, or need to. Hillary Clinton is to be Obama's 3rd term – that has been the plan since Obama and the Clintons made peace after the 2008 election."

        Demonizing previous presidents is how leftists take the focus off of their lame losing programs. It will be interesting to see Hillary trying to walk the fine line. When was the last time we had a leftist president win an election replacing another? OTOH, who'd have thought a loser like 0'Bama could win? Hopefully psychological affirmative action was at play and doing the same for women won't be so important when the economy has been through nearly 8 years of 0'Bama.

        Even better would be getting rid of Barry sooner, of course. We can't count on that though.

    • Becky Banagis

      Barry has NEVER run for president…Things were already laid out both times…Can't you see he would stop at NOTHING! He has one agenda…DICTATORSHIP!… (2008) Think about it…right about the time the Clintons threatened to expose him on several things, and Hillary dropped out of the race…LO AND BEHOLD! Who gets the number 2 person really in power…hmmmm…Geez the girl doggie…in heat…

      THIS time was a total joke with illegal aliens and more dead people voting…My parents and husband would jump up and get 'em some Barry…(deceased).

      • Becky Banagis

        oh my parents and husband are dead…not vice versa…So ya can wipe that smile from your face…
        Facebook has me so monitored…

        • Becky Banagis

          David, this is a tremendous article! Thanks…with love from Cut & Shoot, Texas…proud member of The Texas Nationalist Movement…check it out…our cards are about to be in order…We are simply gonna switch to, "Oh yeah, We forgot to tell you to go to hell!"…

      • EarlyBird

        Becky, you're embarrassing yourself and everyone who considers themselves conservative. You are why the GOP can't win elections, because psychopatic adolescents like you have become its face.

  • bluffcreek1967

    I would like to think that our Republic could be saved – but we have sadly moved beyond the point of No Return. Things have went too far and our nation has fully embraced the Leftist mentality at every point. We are divided as a people, flooded with illegal immigrants, crime is rampant, the welfare system is in full bloom, government spending is out of control as we've never seen before in our history, and the so-called opposition party is timid and vacillating and doing its best to be Democrat-lites! On top of that, Americans have chosen to give a second term to a man whose obvious intentions are to nullify every American institution and to destroy us from within. Who did this to us?? . . . . We did. Hey, did you ever hear the story of the Frog in the Kettle?

    • EarlyBird

      1.) Illegal immigration is at a 40+ year low: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/Latin-Ame

      Obama has deported more illegals than any other president: http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexnowrasteh/2012/07

      2.) Violent crime has been going down for the past 5 years, and is at its lowest since the early '70s: http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexnowrasteh/2012/07

      The people are not "divided." It's xenophobes and racists like you (see your other posts) who feel that there is this great division. What world do you live in? If you actually got out of the woods into the "scary" city, you'd see that people of all races and backgrounds get along very well. You, along with others on this site, have decided the country is going to hell in a hand basket, and it's all because oh, about 85% of Americans.

      • objectivefactsmatter
        • EarlyBird

          Oops. Try again.

      • Defcon 4

        Who in their right mind would believe crime statistics reported by the current regime? They have as much validity as the unemployment "statistics" they report. And Nidal Hassan's terrorist attack at Ft. Hood was just "workplace violence" wasn't it?

      • Brenda Jo

        When people have blinders on, there is nothing that can be said that will show them the light…EarlyBird, maybe you should go back to bed and get some sleep, think you need it so you can think a little more Clearly.
        However, no matter what happens and I've been saying for the last 25 years if Americans didn't wake up we were headed here….and not sure if it's too late or not…but I will NOT stop fighting until I can't fight anymore. God Bless those who went before me and have fought and died for Americans for our freedoms for the love of this country.

        • EarlyBird

          Brenda, I linked to unimpeachable facts in my previous posts. The only ones with blinders are the reactionaries like yourself who want to always believe that the sky is falling, especially when a non-white, non-Republican is in the White House.

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/Platform.htm Alexander Gofen

    Yes, you are correct, Mr. Solway writing "… But I am scared to death of Obama… You should be too". Yet it is not just Obama/Soetoro/Soberkach/Bounell at issue. As Captain Neil Turner brilliantly wrote http://beforeitsnews.com/u-s-politics/2013/03/rhe… , at issue is

    Who (or what) has the power to take the issue of Obama’s INELIGIBILITY and acts of TREASON off the table?

    When we find the answer to that great Frequently Unasked Question (FUQ), we may be able to save and restore our Constitutional Republic. Until then, we are faced with parties and a Congress of baboons who must look themselves in the mirror each morning wondering "who (or what) has the power to make me lose my way … and my mind … and my shame … and my conscience?"

  • Parenthetical Phrase

    Excellent article, Mr. Solway. In a world where Hollywood movies are the only "reality" most Americans know about; where they are more likely to vote for the candidate on American Idol than for a politician whose policies will have tremendous impact on their lives, the fact that this bizarre creature called Obama could take control of not ony the United States but the world is not difficult to understand. The critical thinking of most Americans has been nonexistent for quite some time and frankly it will not reactivate anytime soon. Yes, the Republic is dead and its replacement has become a source of danger in the world, toppling governments as if they were made of wooden blocks, arming violent thugs without so much as a care, making demands that will enslave people for generations and enabling the murder of millions worldwide. God help us when the bill for this insanity comes due.

  • truebearing

    If you read Antonio Gramsci's prescription for an incremental Marxist coup, you will see striking similarities to what Obama and minions are doing.

    Gramscii opposed the Bolshevik approach to revolution, preferring to set things up with an insidious creep of Marxist infiltration into all key institutions that make up a capitalistic, Christian, western nation That infiltration included the media, churches, schools, etc. Once the various institutions were controlled by the Left, he figured a brief, violent push was needed to complete the power grab. All those bullets, weapons, and armored vehicles sound like they'd come in handy in putting down resistance to a Marxist takeover, don't they?

    Regardless of who authored it, we are in the middle of an incremental coup. It's time people get past the denial and face the stark truth.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    WITHOUT a scintilla of a doubt, the deconstruction of the U.S., as a Republic, is the exact plan at hand – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/27/dhs-americas-

    And make no mistake, this is going to cost millions of lives and financial treasure too. The real question is: how prepared are Americans for the upcoming implosion? http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/03/17/when-the-u-s-

    While the above is indeed horrifying, internalizing its findings is that much more necessary.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • EarlyBird

      Don't worry, Adina, we'll still keep shipping 3 billion+ dollars a year to Israel to subsidize your security, and there will always be rabid right wing lunatics dedicated to getting us into a war with Iran for Israel's sake.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_bird

        Talking birds are birds that can mimic human speech. Some transition to mimicking Internet trolls.

      • Lan Astaslem

        bet the billions going to egypt, a cesspool that hates the US, is ok for you turd?

  • Robin

    Texans are under the mistaken impression that they dodged the national and global ed reform bullet because that did not adopt the Common Core. But their superintendents did http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/the-intention… and they are using Pearson to administer their poorly understood STAAR . I wrote a story yesterday where I quoted Pearson employees say they are assessing for the personal attributes of the students, examining their values, attitudes, beliefs, and feelings, not knowledge.

    The Coalition of Essential Schools is Ted Sizer's group and was the recipient of Gates Foundation money to be the model for national high school reform. You know, one of the topics raised in the SOTU. Essentialism is a core tenet of Common Core. Just basic skills along with an affective, whole child emphasis. The better to remake what the next generation of voters is and believes through the schools. The same AERA that made Ayers a VP has also renamed Dewey's Social Reconstructionism as Justice-Oriented Citizenship.

    And since another commenter mentioned Alinsky, his IAF is operating all over Texas as Alliance Schools Network . That is tied into the Coalition of Essential Schools through the Annenberg Institute at Brown. http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/keep-urban-sc

    We are behind in the fourth quarter of a game few seemed to be aware we are playing and what is on the line is the survival of all the values we hold dear that allowed unprecedented mass prosperity.

  • cxt

    Excellent article!

  • Rifleman

    I wonder how long before our government begins the outright confiscation of money from our savings accounts, like the euros are? They're already doing it here under the table with open ended QE, but that won't cover their domestic spending.

  • Smote

    Come to Australia and see mediocrity and treason walk hand in hand. It has to be seen to be believed.

  • http://shugartpoliticalaction.shugartmedia.com/uncommonsense/ Chris_Shugart

    Dictatorships are typically welcomed with open arms, an enthusiastic public welcoming their new tyrant as a liberator of the oppressed. Every citizen who ever found themselves in a totalitarian state just woke up one morning, looked around and asked, "Wha hoppin?"

  • Felice

    Two events before Obama was ever elected the first time portended what he was really like. He supported infanticide on the state level. And in reply to a question by a student: What is your definition of sin?, he said anything that is contrary to MY values.

  • Loyal Achates

    Horowitz and his like have been preaching doom since the 80s. The coward dies a thousand deaths…

    • defcon 4

      So why aren't you in Gaza fighting the Israelis?

    • NAHALKIDES

      Obama has brought us an economy that never recovers and a mountain of debt that can never be repaid. Is that close enough to "doom" for you, at least for now?

      • Loyal Achates

        The debt? Are you referring to the debt that is 90% due to Republican policies of tax-cutting, financial deregulation, and unfunded wars? Well, not to worry – the debt can be repaid once the economy recovers, but it never need to be fully paid off because countries don't die – and even if it could, the full repayment of the US debt (most of which is owed to US citizens) would mean the collapse of the world economy.

        Actually it's misguided austerity measures that have stunted the recovery, and Boehner was on TV just the other day admitting that we don't have an immediate debt crisis.

        It's very basis macroeconomics – you invest when times are bad, and pay it back when the investment returns come in. Is that so difficult to understand?

        • Defcon 4

          Nice theories, but a negative GDP and massive unemployment hardly work in favor of it.

    • EarlyBird

      Yeah, in this gaggle of terrified sissies, the sky is always falling, we're always one inch from the "end of the Republic!"

      Fear, fear, fear.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Fear, fear, fear."

        We'll believe you have no fear when we see you playing on highway 5 for long enough.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Horowitz and his like have been preaching doom since the 80s."

      And they nailed it accurately too.

      "The coward dies a thousand deaths…"

      You mean metaphorically because obviously you're still alive.

  • kblink45

    Crisis shall melt our resolve and we shall be uniformly spread across the globe and eaten like a buttered cracker.

  • Roywil

    Why the question mark at the end of the title?

  • EarlyBird

    Where does one even begin with this garbage?

    It's as if Obama wasn't sworn in during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression! We were losing 800,000 jobs A MONTH when he was first sworn in. Gee, you wonder why so many needed unemployment insurance extended and so many were on food stamps? Lemme guess.

    And why is it that when W. Bush spent $1 Trillion on a counter-productive war, that money doesn't seem to bother any of these right wing partisans? The Stimulus did stimulate. Nobody gets to have an alternative opinion about this. It's a fact. And we're already seeing the growth of healthcare costs slowing due to Obamacare, another fact.

    Obama is a pretty mild liberal. He's not even the most liberal president in the past 20 years, let alone this alien creature that the paranoid right seems to believe he is.

    And of course Solway is a weasel when he pretends he's not suggesting a "putsch" or other dark things. That's the entire point of this slime job.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "It's as if Obama wasn't sworn in during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression! "

      It's as if you didn't read the article. The derivatives problems were created by leftists and then "resolved" selfishly by bankers. The bankers didn't create or fix the problem. Leftists expect to create problems and blame others when the problems are discovered. That's what happened there.

      "We were losing 800,000 jobs A MONTH when he was first sworn in."

      And he made sure the problems got worse rather than better. When a batter strikes out, he doesn't ask for another chance. Why did 0'Bama even stand for reelection when he failed to deliver on any promises he made?

      "And why is it that when W. Bush spent $1 Trillion on a counter-productive war"

      He didn't.

      "..that money doesn't seem to bother any of these right wing partisans?"

      "Doesn't seem to you" because you fail to follow the discourse.

      "The Stimulus did stimulate."

      The talking bird has spoken.

      "Nobody gets to have an alternative opinion about this. It's a fact."

      So you accuse us of limiting the debate when you can't even follow what we say and you get to make ridiculous "common sense" arguments.

      The talking bird won't shut up.

      "And we're already seeing the growth of healthcare costs slowing due to Obamacare, another fact."

      If you were someone to be taken seriously, I'd ask for your sources but since you're not, I won't.

      "Obama is a pretty mild liberal. He's not even the most liberal president in the past 20 years, let alone this alien creature that the paranoid right seems to believe he is."

      He's only a bisexual Muslim communist but he's not even that liberal. Carter was a cross-dressing hermaphrodite neo-Nazi Soviet Communist mole. Therefore 0'Bama by contrast is not all that radical.

      "And of course Solway is a weasel when he pretends he's not suggesting a "putsch" or other dark things. That's the entire point of this slime job."

      End your drivel by attacking the author. It's classic for your kind.

      • EarlyBird

        Stupid, elsewhere on this thread someone is calling for the president's assassination. That's what such ridiculous,irresponsible rhetoric gets you.

        Now go away.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "elsewhere on this thread someone is calling for the president's assassination."

          That explains your comments that I replied to?

          OMG.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "elsewhere on this thread someone is calling for the president's assassination. "

          Yesterday I read a comment from you that said you personally wanted to eliminate another discussion participant from existence. Do you need me to fetch that quote?

          I'm a law and order man, but you're a hypocrite that incites violence. If someone really did threaten the president (not that I believe anything you say without evidence, which leaves almost nothing by the way) but the other comment at least has some sane rationale behind it.

          You're not sane.

          • EarlyBird

            Please retrieve said quote.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            EarlyBird: "I wish to outlaw your existence."

            In context: "By the way, I think stupid, willfully ignorant, xenophobic Bubbas are far more dangerous at this time and place to American civilization than the average Muslim in America. I wish to outlaw your existence."
            http://frontpagemag.com/2013/arnold-ahlert/rand-p

          • EarlyBird

            Hah! That equals "inciting violence"? You've got toughen up a bit. The response was to one of your fellow xenophobic, hysterical fascists who literally stated he believes the US should "outlaw" the practice of Islam in America, among other acts of destroying the US Constitution.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Hah! That equals "inciting violence"?"

            I see you still can't read with comprehension.

            "The response was to one of your fellow xenophobic, hysterical fascists who literally stated he believes the US should "outlaw" the practice of Islam in America, among other acts of destroying the US Constitution."

            Personal faith is a matter of liberty guaranteed by the constitution and threatened by nobody I know of other than leftists. Scheming against a sovereign is entirely different.

            You just can't follow the discourse, get lost and go crazy.

            And anyone reading the thread can see you are a hypocrite that paraphrases while I quote you accurately. How do you try to weasel out? Lying with paraphrases again, but using quotation marks.

          • EarlyBird

            By the way, when of your fellow thugs, called "Donny," had a message on this board openly advocating the assassination of Obama. Of course, nobody called him on it. I reported his threats to Horowitz, who at least had the decency to pull it. Actually, I'm sure he doesn't want any such attempts to be traced back his little hate speech site he's running.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "By the way, when of your fellow thugs, called "Donny," had a message on this board openly advocating the assassination of Obama."

            You can't read, can't quote or paraphrase accurately or make any useful comments. Learn to do those things well (or at all) if you want to be productive towards your stated goals.

      • EarlyBird

        Oh, W didn't spend 1 trillion dollars on the Iraq debacle. That was also the left's fault. You fool.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Oh, W didn't spend 1 trillion dollars on the Iraq debacle."

          Just simplify and characterize things the way you want. You're a troll. It's all we expect from you. Every time you even try a comprehensive explanation you reveal even more how shallow your understanding is of just about everything.

          The Arabs are victims of "Western imperialism" since WWI according to you. That's just one tidbit.

          • EarlyBird

            Okay, I'll bite: How much money DID your buddy W. Bush spend on the Iraq War debacle? Oh, let me guess, it was only $99.98 billion. You got me!

            Hey no wonder you want to do the same thing in Iran! It's quite a bargain when you think about it.

            (Gee, stupid, you're making this too easy for me. )

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Okay, I'll bite: How much money DID your buddy W. Bush spend on the Iraq War debacle? Oh, let me guess, it was only $99.98 billion. You got me! "

            You really do enjoy talking to yourself. I guess that's why we hear talking birds speaking nonsense from their cages. What they say doesn't actually matter.

    • obama Guy

      Early Bird, this essay is so crazy I am sure it is part of a Saturday Night Live skit.

      • Defcon 4

        Saturday Night Live stopped being funny a decade ago. It's low brow humor appeals to everyone w/a room temperature IQ.

      • EarlyBird

        Yes, Obama Guy, some times this place reads like self-parody.

    • spartacus !!!!!!!

      I guess we shall see " early bird " !!!!!!!

  • LindaRivera

    We are also tremendously betrayed by our reps who are allowing the daily destruction of America to take place.

    It is very shocking and a great BETRAYAL of the American people that our reps voted NDAA into law. This law alone is the end of America. What a great nation America was! How dim the light that America once was has become. The light is almost gone now.

    In December 2011, President Obama signed the 2012 NDAA, codifying indefinite military detention without charge or trial into law for the first time in American history. The NDAA's dangerous detention provisions would authorize the president — and all future presidents — to order the military to pick up and indefinitely imprison people captured anywhere in the world, far from any battlefield. http://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/ndaa

    The aclu is more patriotic than our reps who voted for it. The aclu says they will fight it.

    Indefinite Detention Law Hall of Shame – List of Senators Who Voted Yes on the NDAA bill http://stormcloudsgathering.com/indefinite-detent

    I'm not on facebook. This is on facebook:

    Recall Every Congressman Who Voted for the NDAA
    The NDAA authorizes the military to indefinitely detain U.S. Citizens without any due process. The U.S. Government has COMMITTED TREASON Against The American People. https://www.facebook.com/antiNDAA

  • Brujo Blanco

    Obama was referee to as a mild liberal. Obama is a communist dictator. If he keeps on we will see the death of freedom. Socialism works until you run out of other people's money.

  • LindaRivera

    This is the complete list of those who voted for NDAA. Politicians such as Michele Bachmann who we believed were on the side of 'We the People' voted for NDAA. What a horrifying betrayal of the American people!

    House Vote 291 – Passes the the National Defense Authorization Act http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/112/ho

  • dannyjeffrey44

    I too am frightened of Obama and I am also in fear of a total clampdown on America and the loss of all rights circa 2015-2016 http://www.freedomrings1776.com/2013/03/americapo