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August 08, 2013

Not With a Bang, Not Even With a Whimper

Must read piece by Kevin Williamson that is as bracing as it is dispiriting.

I won't quote much of it for two reasons: First, Five Feet of Fury, from whom I stole it, has a good teaser quote to pique your interest. I could also steal her quote but what are we, barbarians?

The other reason is that the first quarter of the article attempts to elucidate the precise nature of the conservative (or rather rationalist) objection to the sinister and alien figure of one Barack Hussein Obama, the Prophet Who Stuttered. I think that's advertisement enough.

The end is about Obama's increasing resort to Banana Empire tactics in asserting, without the pretense of a legal justification, his power to refashion the law as suits his political interests as he whims it.

So I'll cut a very brief quote:

President Obama and his admirers choose to call this “pragmatism,” but what it is is a mild expression of totalitarianism, under which the interests of the country are conflated with those of the president’s administration and his party. Barack Obama is the first president of the democracy that John Adams warned us about.

Democracy never lasts long,” Adams famously said. “It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”

Read the whole thing. If you get bored (hard to imagine), you can skim a bit as he recites the Bill of Particulars in his brief against Obama's lawlessness and tyrannical impulses, and then slow down again for the conclusion.

Part of my disgust at the GOP is that they continue to strategize about politics while Obama is claiming power plenipotentiary to do, well, whatever he likes.

I am aghast at the alleged "Fourth Estate" for not so much as arching an eyebrow at this; but what can I say about an alleged opposition party also being quiet as churchmice?

Update: Even as I was writing this, Obama's leftist cultists are now pushing the idea of Our Dear Tyrant amnestying all illegals by executive fiat.

Do not forgive them, even if they know not what they do.

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