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What about the Constitution? Is Barack Obama the most dictatorial president in U.S. history?

Ken 2012/03/19 18:32:13
Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
Barack Obama is not dictatorial at all - he is merely wielding his executive power for the good of the nation.
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Much has been said of the President's travel and his wife's vacations, but the less time he spends on the job, the better, as far as the good of the USA is concerned! Look what his being in office has gotten us so far - budget-busting national health care (probably
unconstitutional); and imposing "tax and trade" as well as the "dream
act" (i.e. 'amnesty') by executive fiat after they had both been voted down by a Democrat-controlled congress.

Obama promised during the health care discussions that his "Obamacare" would cost "only" $900 billion over ten years, but the Congressional budget office now estimates it will cost nearly twice that amount, $1.76 trillion over ten years, and others say the actual cost will be around $2.6 trillion, $260 billion a year once Obamacare is fully implemented in 2014. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2859116/posts

The Obama administration comes as close to being a dictatorship as any in American history, save perhaps that of the first "Progressive" president, Democrat Woodrow Wilson. And Obama has had the gall to admit it and be blatant about it:

"President Obama is going to begin a series of executive branch actions that will not require action from Congress - or the assent of Republicans."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500202_162-20124562/obama-to-bypa...

"Obama Uses Executive Authority to Make Recess Appointment — While Senate Is Still in Session" http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-uses-executive-authorit...

President Obama: "Well, what we're going to have to do is continue to make progress on the economy over the next several months. And where Congress is not willing to act, we're going to go ahead and do it ourselves. But it would be nice if we could get a little bit of help from Capitol Hill." http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/12/14/obama_where...

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  • R7494 2012/05/11 02:13:21 (edited)
    None of the above
    R7494
    Sigh, American political partisans on the left and right who only know pretend to know here four stupid f**cking words: "democracy", "socialist!" (as a pejorative slur against the left), "fascist! (as a pejorative slur used both against the left and the right), "communist!" (as a pejorative slur). GROW UP! Dammit I'm a social democrat in the NDP in Canada and I have friends who are members of the Conservative Party - we don't agree with each other on everything but we still get along. Unfortunately America's stupid attack-machine politics began coming up here in the the 90s.

    Get ready to learn a new word, all ye political partisans here: it's a Greek word called PLUTOCRACY. It means rule of the wealthy. Unlike other societies led by fanatics who have committed mass murder like Marxist-Leninists in Russia and China or fascists in Italy and Germany, while they actually believed in extremist ideals, plutocracy doesn't believe in anything - it's all about people with the most money controlling the government. There are plutocrats in both the Democratic and Republican parties - George Soros for the Democrats and Rupert Murdoch for the Republicans. Aside from differences over a few social policies, the difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is like Coke versus Pepsi - competing brands for a customer, the biggest difference is that one uses the colour blue and the other uses read, otherwise almost the same stuff, a bit different taste.
  • Ken R7494 2012/05/11 05:01:00
    Ken
    You seem to be totally out of touch with American politics. We have a president in office who has done more deficit spending in just four years ($6 trillion by the end of his term) than all the presidents in history. We have a Democratic-controlled congress that hasn't passed a budget in over three years - forcing the only branch of government controlled by Republicans, the House of Representatives, to pass "continuing resolutions" to fund the government so that it doesn't shut down.

    We have an Attorney General, who is supposed to enforce the laws for the people, picking and choosing the laws he will enforce - suing states that want to enforce federal immigration laws, suing states that want to stop voter fraud by requiring voter ID, and refusing to enforce federal laws against "sanctuary cities" in this nation that refuse, in violation of federal law, to report illegal immigrants.

    We have an EPA that is imposing "cap & trade" by executive fiat after a democrat-controlled congress voted it down; we have a Dept. of Homeland Security Division, ICE, that is implementing the DREAM act, also by executive fiat, also after a democrat-controlled congress voted it down.

    We have a Department of Energy that has been making hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to "green energy" c...










    You seem to be totally out of touch with American politics. We have a president in office who has done more deficit spending in just four years ($6 trillion by the end of his term) than all the presidents in history. We have a Democratic-controlled congress that hasn't passed a budget in over three years - forcing the only branch of government controlled by Republicans, the House of Representatives, to pass "continuing resolutions" to fund the government so that it doesn't shut down.

    We have an Attorney General, who is supposed to enforce the laws for the people, picking and choosing the laws he will enforce - suing states that want to enforce federal immigration laws, suing states that want to stop voter fraud by requiring voter ID, and refusing to enforce federal laws against "sanctuary cities" in this nation that refuse, in violation of federal law, to report illegal immigrants.

    We have an EPA that is imposing "cap & trade" by executive fiat after a democrat-controlled congress voted it down; we have a Dept. of Homeland Security Division, ICE, that is implementing the DREAM act, also by executive fiat, also after a democrat-controlled congress voted it down.

    We have a Department of Energy that has been making hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to "green energy" companies (big-time Obama donors) who immediately declare bankruptcy leaving the taxpayers holding the bag. We have a Secretary of Labor who attempted to implement a rule banning "children" under 18 from working on farms, including family farms!

    In short, we have a federal government that is totally out of control. If you understood our nation's Constitution you would know that it delegates very limited powers to the federal government, and that the federal government has usurped powers and expanded far, far beyond what was intended by the founders of this nation.

    So we have somewhat of a plutocracy where we used to have a meritocracy - that is not to say all is lost. The difference between Republicans and Democrats is far greater than you think, far greater than the difference between Coke and Pepsi - other than a few "old-line" Republicans like Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana, who just lost his primary race to a conservative newcomer after 36 years in the Senate, the Republicans in the House and Senate are becoming more and more conservative. Men like Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio are leaders who are much more conservative than the "old-guard" they displaced.

    If, and it's still a big if, the Republicans can take the White House and the Senate this November, there is hope for this country yet. You appear too young from the photos in your avatar to know what a "malaise" the U.S. was in when Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter in 1980 after a disastrous single term. Inflation was in the double-digits, unemployment was rising toward double-digits, and interest rates were at a record level, over 20%, so high no one could afford to buy a home or car. The economy was so bad they invented a new term for it, stagflation. Reagan cut taxes and regulations and after two terms tax revenues had nearly doubled, and as the economist Thomas Sowell put it, what followed was "twenty years of economic growth, low unemployment and low inflation."




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  • R7494 Ken 2012/05/11 15:40:57 (edited)
  • Ken R7494 2012/05/12 01:26:04
    Ken
    Nice that you should feel that the U.S. has no culture when an American movie, The Avengers, just made over $2 billion in Europe in just two weeks. You may not like American culture, there is much I don't like myself, but America does have "real culture."

    I am in agreement that the federal government should butt-out when it comes to welfare - there is no constitutional authority whatsoever for them to be involves.
    Actually, the people with the "crappy mortgages" shouldn't have been allowed to get those so-called "sub-primes" in the first place. That was a Democratic policy put in place by Bill Clinton, forcing lenders to make loans that their own "due diligence" standards would not have allowed. That is what created the "housing bubble" which, when it burst, took much of the U.S. financial apparatus down with it.

    The U.S. does have cooperative credit facilities, they are known as "Credit Unions". We also have cooperatively-owned enterprises. The best supermarket chain in the Boise area is Winco, an employee-owned enterprise.

    Keep sending us your Canadian entertainers like Rachel McAdams to enrich our culture!
    https://encrypted-tbn3.google...
  • R7494 Ken 2012/05/12 02:54:47 (edited)
    R7494
    A rehash Hollywood film is crap - it's always the same old good guy vs. evil guy, good guy always wins, happy ending. I am not saying that there is "no culture" in the US, but there is no longer an intelligent mainstream national culture in the US. I am not saying that Canada is much better with culture, English Canadian society is just a knock-off of American society with a tinge of Western European culture. There are minor individual non-mainstream examples of culture that I admire from the United States - such as surrealist director David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick's films, or Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. But the mainstream American culture is based on macho heroic ideal crap of men and an overly sexualized ideal of women - the old sex and violence psychological game to sell crap by appealing to instincts - it is cheap and valueless.

    I do not care about your attempts to instigate some angry patriotic reaction by me by noting that Rachel Adams or Jim Carrey, etc. go to the U.S. to make Hollywood films. I do not care about patriotism that is based on shallow attempt to "own" the achievements of people who were born in a country.

    Prior to the 1950s, America had a thriving culture with real intelligent people in leading positions, it diminished with 1950s materialism though there was...

    A rehash Hollywood film is crap - it's always the same old good guy vs. evil guy, good guy always wins, happy ending. I am not saying that there is "no culture" in the US, but there is no longer an intelligent mainstream national culture in the US. I am not saying that Canada is much better with culture, English Canadian society is just a knock-off of American society with a tinge of Western European culture. There are minor individual non-mainstream examples of culture that I admire from the United States - such as surrealist director David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick's films, or Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. But the mainstream American culture is based on macho heroic ideal crap of men and an overly sexualized ideal of women - the old sex and violence psychological game to sell crap by appealing to instincts - it is cheap and valueless.

    I do not care about your attempts to instigate some angry patriotic reaction by me by noting that Rachel Adams or Jim Carrey, etc. go to the U.S. to make Hollywood films. I do not care about patriotism that is based on shallow attempt to "own" the achievements of people who were born in a country.

    Prior to the 1950s, America had a thriving culture with real intelligent people in leading positions, it diminished with 1950s materialism though there was still genuine efforts by intelligent people like Martin Luther King Jr., after the mid-to-late 1960s American culture went to hell when the upper-middle-class Hippies destroyed the American political left in the late 60s to 70s with their self-centred drug-crazed idiocy that achieved nothing.

    The left and the right both have their blame in America, and in Canada and elsewhere.
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  • Ken R7494 2012/05/12 04:07:43
    Ken
    Whether it's "crap" or not in your opinion, it is popular world-wide. What you describe as American culture is certainly descriptive of parts of it, but there are certainly still strains of original American culture - country & western music, blues, Jazz. One of my favorite singers happens to be a Canadian jazz singer - Nicky Yanofsky. Note that she sings American Jazz (mostly).

    Sorry that you felt I attempted to instigate an "angry patriotic reaction", that certainly wasn't my intent, I truly enjoy most of the Canadian performers who have come to America. It seems to me that we are in agreement on much more than that on which we might disagree, but you appear to be far too angry to continue a discussion. Have a good week end.





  • Nan 2012/04/11 15:39:45
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    Nan
    +1
    Obama wants to change America into a Muslim country! http://www.youtube.com/watch_...
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/03/29 04:57:58
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +2
    Yep. And his supporters seem to be so stupid that they lap up every word he speaks. Most are too ignorant to watch what he does.
  • joe ramirez 2012/03/20 17:46:20
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    joe ramirez
    +1
    And our Congress apparently likes it that way!
  • Classical Liberal 2012/03/20 13:08:54
    None of the above
    Classical Liberal
    +1
    I doubt he's as bad as FDR... yet.

    But he's probably in the top 5 at least.
  • Broken 2012/03/20 10:46:19
    None of the above
    Broken
    +1
    He is very dictatorial, but he is beat (thus far) by 2 other Democrats, FDR and Woodrow Wilson.
  • mwg0735 2012/03/20 09:29:20
  • Arizona1950 2012/03/20 06:05:07 (edited)
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    Arizona1950
    +3
    ... and how did he become one so fast? Well this might give you an inkling ... if it is true what I am about to post, he became the most dictorial president in U.S. history on the hysteria of the 9/11 attack. Instead of taking the initiative to bring things back into order as a man of integrity and a lover of America and her principles he built upon the mistakes of Bush. Now I say mistakes because to believe otherwise I would have to say he paved the way for Obama to do exactly what he is doing. Either way, the DEM/GOP Progressive Party has made him the greatest dictator the US has ever seen ...

    ". . . 3 months after the September 11 attacks the President of the United States accumulated to himself the most frightening array of dictatorial powers in our nation’s history. What powers Congress has not given he took using his Executive Orders."

    We now see Bush never used many of the powers to the extend now being used or would the better word be abused. Obama is in marxist heaven he effectively could dissolve Congress, abolish the Constitution, declare all dissidents to be "Domestic Terrorists", try citizens in secret courts, invade our homes without warrants and seize all sectors of our economy all because of the hysteria of 9/11. It's not hard to see that he has a check...





    ... and how did he become one so fast? Well this might give you an inkling ... if it is true what I am about to post, he became the most dictorial president in U.S. history on the hysteria of the 9/11 attack. Instead of taking the initiative to bring things back into order as a man of integrity and a lover of America and her principles he built upon the mistakes of Bush. Now I say mistakes because to believe otherwise I would have to say he paved the way for Obama to do exactly what he is doing. Either way, the DEM/GOP Progressive Party has made him the greatest dictator the US has ever seen ...

    ". . . 3 months after the September 11 attacks the President of the United States accumulated to himself the most frightening array of dictatorial powers in our nation’s history. What powers Congress has not given he took using his Executive Orders."

    We now see Bush never used many of the powers to the extend now being used or would the better word be abused. Obama is in marxist heaven he effectively could dissolve Congress, abolish the Constitution, declare all dissidents to be "Domestic Terrorists", try citizens in secret courts, invade our homes without warrants and seize all sectors of our economy all because of the hysteria of 9/11. It's not hard to see that he has a checklist of how he's going to do as each day becomes scarier and scarier for the American citizen who believes in our founding principles and constitution.

    No President in history before Bush had ever possessed such potential powers, and much to our shock, and we are in shock ... Obama and the DEM/GOP Progressive Party are salavating getting to exercise them.

    You don't believe me? Then answer me why Congress is not stopping him but voting in favor on every single effort he makes in taking down the Constitution and our individualism as granted by it.

    Its time America woke up to the DEM/GOP Progressive Party. Those they endorse are nothing but ravenous wolves in sheep's clothing.
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  • truthman 2012/03/20 05:51:52
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    truthman
    +1
    look at how he bypasses congress.
  • LisaSmith 2012/03/20 05:34:44
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    LisaSmith
    +1
    It appears to be going down that way.
  • Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    ☆The Rock☆ * AFCL* The Sheriff!!
    +2
    No doubt and the most dangerous as well!
  • LAAD Gunner - USMC 2012/03/20 05:19:46
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    LAAD Gunner - USMC
    +5
    And trust me, you ain't seen nothin yet.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/03/20 05:03:06
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    TheTruth1313
    +4
    Well he certainly has shown the least respect for the constitution. That's for sure.
  • Rick 2012/03/20 04:23:46
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    Rick
    +3
    eventually dictators fall on their swords, hopefully he will end up like those of late!
  • wtw 2012/03/20 03:14:23
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    wtw
    +2
    I think he is!
  • Red_Horse 2012/03/20 03:01:41
  • darwolf 2012/03/20 03:01:26
    Undecided
    darwolf
    +3
    Starting to seem that way.
  • Ken darwolf 2012/03/20 03:54:57
    Ken
    +2
    Good point, I had forgotten about that one - can you imagine the uproar if George Bush had done that?
  • darwolf Ken 2012/03/20 05:36:12
    darwolf
    +1
    Sadly i can imagine.
  • Soup Man 2012/03/19 23:49:53
    None of the above
    Soup Man
    H.R. 347
  • JP Soup Man 2012/03/20 03:22:09
    JP
    In a nutshell?
  • texasred 2012/03/19 22:56:06
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    texasred
    +4
    And we'd better stop him in November.... or there will be no stopping him, ever.
  • bluejacket texasred 2012/03/20 03:03:26
    bluejacket
    +2
    We may not make it to then.
  • texasred bluejacket 2012/03/20 03:12:09
    texasred
    +3
    Yeah... I'm pretty sure that's why he signed the executive order for "Peacetime Martial Law."
  • ack 2012/03/19 21:39:40
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    ack
    +3
    With all the executive orders and czars.
  • jr 2012/03/19 21:36:46
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    jr
    +5
    And the evidence keeps on mounting. I am not sure why democrats keep supporting this traitorous fool, since they will be adversely affected by this as well
  • prosperhappily 2012/03/19 21:30:20
    Undecided
    prosperhappily
    Yes, he seems to think he's a dictator. But, is he the most ever, I'm not sure, we've had a lot of presidents who loved to push their agendas through without regard to the constitution they swore to uphold.

    Public schools instruct us that they were the greatest presidents ever.
    Well, okay , not Bush. They pretty much hate him. And, he was pretty bad violator of the constitution as well.
  • cindy 2012/03/19 21:14:22
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    cindy
    +2
    In his mind , I'm sure he thinks he King ..............
  • American☆Atheist 2012/03/19 20:41:20
    None of the above
    American☆Atheist
    +2
    bush here is a dictator

    and here

    newt dictoator
  • Ken America... 2012/03/19 20:57:25 (edited)
    Ken
    +3
    Would you care to post some information other than media to support your answer?
    For example, how many "recess" appointments did President Bush make while congress was in session, not in recess? How many times did President Bush vow to "go around congress"? How many policies did President Bush invoke by executive order after congress had voted them down?

    And by the way, Newt Gingrich isn't president and never will be!
  • cindy Ken 2012/03/19 21:15:31
    cindy
    +1
    President Bush is not the president anymore !
  • Ken cindy 2012/03/20 03:56:36 (edited)
    Ken
    Really???

    You did notice that the questions were in the past tense, didn't you?
  • bluejacket America... 2012/03/20 03:06:16
  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/03/19 20:29:01
  • Stoney 2012/03/19 20:13:25
    Yes, Barack Obama is the most dictatorial president in U.S. History!
    Stoney
    +5
    This Dictator also wants to be EMPEROR as well.....we have to watch-out for...................

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