Rightbloggers' "Obama is a Tyrant" Message Moves Up Wingnut Ladder to Congress

tomt200.jpgIn 1776, the Continental Congress signed a Declaration that they would separate from Great Britain because the King had unilaterally made changes to the national health care system.

OK, close enough. Last week the President delayed yet another part of Obamacare, and most Americans probably thought it was just more jerry-rigging of his Rube Goldberg health insurance scheme, little realizing that it was actually further proof that America has become a dictatorship. But it's no secret at all to those who follow rightbloggers -- or the growing number of Republican officials and rightwing publications who also reflexively accuse Obama of Caesarism.

Regular readers know that since January 20, 2009 it has been standard operating procedure for rightbloggers to compare the President with Hitler and other historical tyrants on even the slightest pretext, such as Obama addressing kids in school ("What Obama, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, And Freddy Krueger ALL Have In Common: Targeting Children").

Pretty much whenever the President takes any authority at all, rightbloggers put on the Hitler-colored glasses. For example, when Obama proposed new gun controls after the Newtown shooting, the brethren accused him of fascist overreach ("CHILDREN SURROUND OBAMA AS HE FURTHER DIMINISHES FREEDOM, JUST LIKE HITLER") and hinted that the masses would rise up in revolt against him. And his announcement last year that he would pull back on immigration enforcement made him "the most subversive chief executive in terms of eroding U.S. law since Richard Nixon," etc.

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Well, after all the Hitler photoshops it's actually a nice change of pace.
Most outrageous of all has been Obamacare, which from the moment it was proposed the brethren have considered Double Extra Hitler. That Obama has tinkered with the timing of some of the program's features -- as he did with the employer mandate last week -- makes it even worse, because though they're convinced it's illegal they can't quite figure out how to arrest him for it; conservative leaders like Republican Senator Mike Lee angrily tell us there is no mechanism for redress, because Obama was crafty enough to commit treasons that our Founding Fathers never envisioned. That's like super-villain evil!

And there are Obama's executive orders, which the brethren have taken to describing as the means by which Obama Hitlerized America. It has been pointed out many times that Obama has issued a historically low number of such orders but, on the rare occasions when they notice this, rightbloggers counter-argue So What.

"Constitutionality is what matters, not quantity," said Joel Pollak at Breitbart.com. For one thing, "Obama is using executive orders and actions to alter his own legislation," which, while not illegal, is no fair because no take-backsies. Plus, he only did that immigration thing "to outflank Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who was preparing his own version, embarrassing Obama among Latino voters. Such pettiness is rare." Overall, "Obama's executive excesses tend to make us less free," unlike, say, Lincoln's declaration of martial law, so boo to the Obama "apologists," who by the way Hitler also had.

This constant tyranny-yelling has over the years darkened the brethren's mood. Even the 4th of July has become for them a bitchfest about ObamaHitler. Sometimes a wingnut manifesto will stir them to mutterings about a new American Revolution. Sometimes they propose innovations to make the Founders' wills look explicitly like their own -- radio host Mark Levin, for example, has proposed 10 new Constitutional amendments, and others have called for a Constitutional Convention.

But though it has done them no personal good, their boy-who-cried-Hitler campaign has had an effect in the higher reaches of the conservative movement, among the more reputable publishers and even among Republican politicians.

Now, small-time Republicans have long been prone to ObamaHitlerisms, especially in the Southernmost parts of the Republic. For instance, there's Darren Yancy, a former candidate for the Texas Senate with the distinction of having lost a GOP primary to a RINO opponent who had pulled out of the race. "With apologies to T.H.White," wrote Yancy, "the reign of Barry Obama is no fantasy. In fact, this has been a 6 year reign of terror against Christianity, liberty, the Constitution, self responsibility, employment, and economic opportunity. I have been thinking of a new nickname for Barry to reflect his hacking away and massacre of America as she once was. Barry the Butcher has a wonderful ring to it, don't you think?" How the voters of SD-22 turned their back on this man, we'll never know.

But we're not just talking about small-time nuts here -- we're also talking about big-time nuts. Like, for example, Rep. Mark Meadows (R.-N.C.), who said Obama "has declared war, and not just on Congress but the American people." "On floor of house waitin on 'Kommandant-In-Chef"'... the Socialistic dictator who's been feeding US a line or is it 'A-Lying?'" tweeted Rep. Randy Weber (R.-Tex.). "It's hard to imagine exactly what [Obama's] goal is," GOP Senator Rand Paul told a Newsmax talk show, because "when you talk to him one on one, he sounds reasonable and like he's not trying to transform America into some socialist nightmare." This Newsmax headlined as "Rand Paul: Obama Turning US Into 'Socialist Nightmare,'" as did several other sources.

Bob Barr, a former Georgia GOP Congressman, told truther Alex Jones that he wanted to impeach Obama ("We don't operate that way in America," Barr fantasized telling Obama, "and you are not going to be permitted any longer to do that"). Steve Stockman, a sitting GOP Congressman, said he, too, wants to impeach Obama, to the delight of several nuts. ("Finally!" cried Floyd Brown at the Western Center for Journalism. "...someone on Capitol Hill still has a spine.")

When Obama recently joked, "That's the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want," onetime Congressman and extremely sore loser Allen West missed the joke but caught the treason.

"Let's not go rushing around trying to use these words to condemn President Obama as a tyrant," said West, but "these words are evidence of how absolutely stupid Obama is to say so -- at a time when he actually is doing whatever he wants. This joker does a good enough job condemning himself." Elsewhere West said, "At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I must again state we are facing a constitutional crisis in America as we head into tyranny... Barack Obama is not a god who must be worshipped, he is a man, and a dangerous individual. He must be removed from office."

Alan Keyes, who once ran against Obama for the Senate, denounced not only "Obama's unconstitutional abuse of executive orders," but also "the GOP's quisling leaders" who, he claimed, "have collaborated with Obama's radical socialist schemes, giving him mainly ineffectual, lip-service opposition." Hardcore, cowboy! In consequence of their treason, added Keyes, "Obama has behaved in a more and more openly dictatorial fashion," and America's only hope is to elect the better sort of Republicans -- that is, those like Alan Keyes -- in 2014, to ensure "constitutional majorities pledged to impeach/remove Obama and his collaborators." By the way, you know who else had collaborators?

And then there's the conservative press -- not only the lightly-read bottom-feeding blogs, but also the big-time, well-funded websites and magazines, and, of course Rush Limbaugh. "We've never encountered this kind of lawlessness before," claimed Limbaugh. "We've never encountered a president who just makes the law up as he goes, and specifically for his own political benefit, ignoring Congress, ignoring the Constitution... We have a president who's acting as though the Constitution doesn't matter. He's king. He's playing dictator." Playing? Limbaugh previously referred to the State of the Union speech as the "State of the Coup," presented by a "dictator."

At Reason, Did-You-Know-He-Used-To-Be-A-Judge Andrew Napolitano scored "Obama's Executive Order Tyranny." He referred to Obama's "pen and phone" crack about executive orders as "menacing," but rather than refer to the high-crimes-and-misdemeanors part of the Constitution, as is traditional, Napolitano reported the Founders "inserted the word 'faithfully' in the presidential oath when describing his enforcement obligations, and then they inserted the oath itself into the Constitution," and this was actually what Obama was breaking -- clever, huh?

"Where will he strike next?" gasped Napolitano in closing. "How will this end? Will this deliver us to tyranny?" before collapsing in a righteous heap downstage center to rising applause and bouquets of bacon roses.

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pcisbs
pcisbs

If Roy Edroso despises our constitution and individual freedom as much as he claims to in his putrid defense of Obama's totalitarian despotism - why the hell doesn't he move to Cuba? Someone needs to inform Roy that the weather is great in Cuba - it never snows.

autonomousthomas
autonomousthomas

All our phones, emails monitored... Doubles Down….No tyranny here

The IRS unleashed to punish... Nothing Changes…. No tyranny here

Journalist followed and hacked. Attorney Generals lie… NOTHING… No tyranny here

Pick and choosing which federal law to enforce, ignoring the “peoples’ house”… No tyranny here

Threating Congress not to change one whit of a Obamacare… Followed by 27 strokes of his pen…. No tyranny here.

Threating companies with the IRS if they lay off employees as the result of Obamacare… No tyranny here.

A hundred lies, a thousand lies, a million lies… The “artic vortex” indeed… Try to find that term in print before 2013… and with each lie a pattern of usurpations to “fundamentally change” us.

No tyranny No tyranny No tyranny… Please… Your defense of tyranny is as weak as your understanding of individual liberty… A wingnut… for God’s sake….

SabbaAbuShy
SabbaAbuShy

You need someone with standing before the court who can bring a lawsuit. Like the father of one of the Marines who died along with the Consulate/Ambassador to Ben Ghazi in Libya. The Issue will be aiding and abetting the enemy (Al Qaeda/Moslem Brotherhood).


Try the president for Treason. He gets a blindfold, (even though Michelle would have a conniption fit), one last cigarette, and a bullet.

papaj1
papaj1

Wish I could find some humor in our current political environment.

papaj49
papaj49

@marklevinshow Mark, why are people so blind when the evidence is so clear? Obama's approval rating is still 45% -- who ARE these people?

papaj1
papaj1

Remove the clumsy attempts at sarcasm and this blog unintentionally provides both a scathingly accurate rundown of the lawlessness of the Obama administration and the willful ignorance of his cheerleaders in the media.


For anyone paying attention, it is quite clear that Mr. Obama considers himself above the law, above the Constitution, and not answerable to the American people. I wonder if he will step down in January 2017 or just issue an executive order suspending the election.

MrWonderful
MrWonderful

His colleague Selena Owens said "Barack Obama is killing off freedom and liberty by signing one executive order after another without congressional approval... And sheeple swallow it hook, line and sinker... America's imperial president is full throttle, shackling his subjects," etc. 

Block that metaph-- oh never mind.

revbobbysneakers1
revbobbysneakers1

edroso, you know you're doing something right when you get at least as many trolls commenting as the target audience.

Harry_Merkin
Harry_Merkin

Sounds like you guys have just about covered it, but you can't bury the reality of this administration's tyranny under a veil of sarcasm.  Decent people have had enough of this.

EwingAl
EwingAl

@marklevinshow At least they're not planning an end run to bring back the Confederate Constitution. Yeah, I'm talking about you.

CGAdamo
CGAdamo

@marklevinshow Lenin called them the "useful idiots." Modern libs know that in order for them to remain useful, they must remain _idiots_!

JudgeMbro
JudgeMbro

@marklevinshow It's hard to read this lengthy drivvel, especially after just reading Lone Survivor. Libs are killing our best w/pussy ROE.

McSalmon
McSalmon

@pcisbs The totalitarian despotism where he allows his enemies to criticize him on air, in multiple media formats and opposition parties still raise funds and campaign openly. I submit to you that you do not understand tyranny nearly as well as you suspect that you do.

McSalmon
McSalmon

@autonomousthomas That is all my balls. 

Let's discuss lies and who tells 'em for a sec. The right wing media, of which we can lump in Mark Levin, because that's fun, has been reporting lie after lie after lie for decades. The IRS 'scandal' is hooey, Benghazi was a joke, the conservative conniption over the ACA is crap. The same people on the right selling the same bullshit pie to the same rubes, year after year, even after it's exposed that they were lying from the start, if they weren't simply plain wrong. But whatever - you go cower in your basement with your pallet of Spam and over inflated gold coins and your precious precious guns, while the grown ups try to figure out how to undo the damage the Right is doing to this world. 

PS - the Polar Vortex is a phenomenon known for over a hundred years, and well known in the literature. Jesus didn't ride dinosaurs either.

GlockH.PalinEsq.
GlockH.PalinEsq.

@SabbaAbuShy Yeah, a civil lawsuit can totally lead to prosecuting the president for treason. That's definitely how the law works.

roy84
roy84 topcommenter

@papaj49 @marklevinshow  You know what'll help drive those numbers down? Yelling about how Obama is a dictator. Americans love that sort of thing! 

godotnut
godotnut

@papaj1  "For anyone paying attention [to only right wing news sources], it is quite clear that Mr. Obama..."


I think you accidentally omitted a few words there... 

roy84
roy84 topcommenter

@papaj1  "Remove the clumsy attempts at sarcasm and this blog unintentionally provides..." You could say the same thing about Swift's A Modest Proposal -- it's a great defense of eating children, if you remove the jokes.

roy84
roy84 topcommenter

And every one's a winner! Especially the one who thinks if you remove the "sarcasm" it's a damning indictment of Obama.

StringOnAStick
StringOnAStick topcommenter

@Tg19539 @marklevinshow Ooooooh, a Dead Andy link; that's pulling out the truly big guns of high quality journalism! 

roy84
roy84 topcommenter

"Where do ppl like this come up with these ideas?" From people like you. That's all the column is about -- repeating what you say, then adding the implicit punchlines.

roy84
roy84 topcommenter

"Bury the reality of this administration's tyranny under a veil of sarcasm" is very good, Harry_Merkin -- it has that William Jennings Bryan rhythm, plus that unique buried-under-a-veil image. Do you have a blog? Maybe we can get you in the next column.

roy84
roy84 topcommenter

You had me going there, @CGAdamo -- for a minute, I was actually going to ask what your comment had to do with my column. 

roy84
roy84 topcommenter

I sympathize, @JudgeMbro -- lotta big words in there. Hey, what's "pussy return on equity"? 

autonomousthomas
autonomousthomas

@McSalmon @pcisbs  OMG… We can have opposition parties… We can criticize Obama in the media…WERE FREE… Wait… You might want to Google James Rosen, Barret Brown, or James Risen… And what do you think of the new FCC idea of putting their officers in newsrooms? They want to make the right stories are reported don’t you know. I wonder how accurate Pravda was with the commissars in the newsrooms. As of now, we rank 46 on the free press ranking, behind Romania.Obama’s mass surveillance on his countries “subjects” was not looked upon favorably.

It is impossible for you to discern a soft tyranny for you know not what individual liberty…. Recently the IRS decided the possibilities of audits on ANY company downsizing because of Obamacare? Defend that.   WHAT limits government if not the constitution…?  OOOooohhhh why do I waste my time with mind numbed drones?  But I try…. You try too… Answer my questions with more than a bumper sticker…Try to keep Jesus and dinosaurs out of it. Let me think of you more than a very very stupid man… Oh and you have to midnight to answer the bet.

autonomousthomas
autonomousthomas

@McSalmon @autonomousthomas  “Jesus rode dinosaurs”… “That is all my balls”… WTF…Tourette’s?... And my favorite, “The IRS 'scandal' is hooey” … Is it happenstance that 100% of the all the audits on tax exempt 501(c)(4) groups were conservative…. “NO TYRANNY HERE”…And what magazine, printed one hundred years ago, speculated global warming causes “Polar Vortexes, as the Obama administration has, The Farmer’s Almanac? I tell you what, source a preeminent article… fifty, no, TWENTY, years ago and I will send you a thousand dollars… I know Fiscal Pedophiles love their money. Who else almost wets themselves sucking off little boys and girls future earnings? What is it now pervert? 17,000,000,000,000.00? Hmmm is “That your balls”?All right enough of that, how about a little bet? Interested? Mark Levin’s deceptions versus Barrack Obama’s … Admittedly, I have a running start… “If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance”...lol… How, many times did he say THAT (27?)...

Look... Don’t worry, I have done this before and I do it fairly…  One week run at five bucks a fib… You in?? Or are you a Tourette ridden, ignorant pedophiliac who lives his life as a COWARD? I already bet a friend you won’t… C’mon now, take my money drone.

pcisbs
pcisbs

@roy84  Gee Roy you're hilarious. Please scream upstairs and have your mom bring down your dinner and serve it to you in your basement bedroom.

pcisbs
pcisbs

@roy84  Roy, are you an undocumented, illegal alien? If so, what do you think the chances are that you'll end up getting coverage under the ACA, Obamacare?

McSalmon
McSalmon

@autonomousthomas @McSalmon@pcisbs That would be the Dave Camp who admitted to Meet the Press that there's no evidence that the administration was involved in any wrongdoing. So, yeah, whatever. The IRS got slammed after Citizens United with requests for tax exempt status for a flurry of PACs, for progressive and Tea Party groups. They were audited, which is their job. The conservatives cry and cry because it's not rubberstamped. The IRS, being a unit that has been understaffed for a while, especially after the layoffs demanded by Republicans to reduce the debt, aren't up to the load. Now, after it's been shown repeatedly that the net effect of those audits was negligible delays in tax exempt status, the GOP leadership has decided to raise hell in an election year. And so it goes.

Similar to the FCC 'scandal', another drummed up issue for fear snuffling conservatives to wet themselves over. Same with everything else - the heads of your cult are liars, through and through and through. It's not worth it to debate you, you won't listen to me, you don't listen to ANYONE who isn't of the Cult. Evidence backhanded, reports from experts ignored, science discarded as lies and conspiracies, deeper explanations scoffed. The Polar Vortex bet you ran from is proof.

You are lied to every day, but you don't care - in your shiny conservative bubble, you are a hero! A fighter against tyranny! A secret warrior against creeping fascism which reveals itself when ever it... writes welfare checks? Tries to support cheap health care? I don't know, man - it's YOUR delusion. Your silly little daydream while you slow polish your guns, and listen to poison while thinking how awesome it'll be when you finally get the go ahead to rise up and kill some people. I bet you have targets already, in your tiny head. Everything about you says 'ready to rise up and secede' so far, so yeah, that's my guess. 

So, there it is. In a few hours, another post will be put up, maybe you'll be back. Probably not. Probably go back with polishing your guns, and checking another date off the calendar,  waiting the The Day You Can Finally Be A Hero, instead of what you really are - a silly selfish little man who's been primed with bloodlust and fear by people who simply don't care about this nation. 


I'd feel pity, if you were worth it.

autonomousthomas
autonomousthomas

@McSalmon @autonomousthomas @pcisbs  Bootlicker says “The IRS audited Tea Party groups AND Occupy groups for exempt status, and they denied few of them. Etc etc etc “

From the peoples house …  Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R., Mich.) said his committee’s continuing investigation has found that the IRS singled out established conservative tax-exempt groups for audits.

“We now know that the IRS targeted not only right-leaning applicants, but also right-leaning groups that were already operating as 501(c)(4)s,” Mr. Camp said in a statement. “At Washington, DC’s direction, dozens of groups operating as 501(c)(4)s were flagged for IRS surveillance, including monitoring of the groups’ activities, websites and any other publicly available information. Of these groups, 83% were right-leaning. AND OF THE GROUPS THE IRS SELECTED FOR AUDIT,  100% WERE RIGHT LEANING.

“It’s all Hooey” rants the boot licker ….   “Radio propaganda” says the boot licker…. “All hype and spin” says the bootlicker…

Later, while sipping his 16 oz. soda, bootlicker says to the press  “Fear not the FCC, Ignore their power to license… The first amendment is something that my balls and Jesus rode on…”  But the whole press says FUCK YOU to the FCC and to their only defender the bootlicker….

It’s been a bad day for bootlicker, the propaganda doesn’t work as well as it use to …. And frankly he knew Obamacare sucked… Millions lost jobs, premiums sky rocketing. The whole Adam Smith invisible hand thing was really mucking it up.... he drifted to sleep thinking of wonderful new post “Mohammed did not ride a wooly mammoth…. “He smiled at his wonderful wit as he scratched his Irish balls… “That will get em”…. And fell fast asleep dreaming of his “dream job… a NSA spy listening in on millions and millions of little boys….  

McSalmon
McSalmon

@autonomousthomas @McSalmon@pcisbs Are you that hard up for fake internet money? I knew conservatives were bad with money, but I didn't think they were completely untethered. By midnight even! Gosh, what time zone is Narnia in, anyway? 

And holy crap, you may well live there. You certainly don't live here, because man you are uncertain of what constitutes tyranny.  A Tyrant wouldn't be asking for voluntary participation in a study of newsrooms, or offer due process to people they are charging with crimes. They just don't. You call it 'Soft Tyranny', but it just makes you sound unstable. 


This is why I simply don't trust the Conservative Media - They blow up so may tiny stories that no one would normally care about into gigantic scandals, and tell people that scandals that actually happened when conservatives were in control never occurred. It took me a while to figure out what the FCC was trying to do with your 'political officers' story, and of course it was hyperbolic crap. The IRS audited Tea Party groups AND Occupy groups for exempt status, and they denied few of them. Etc etc etc - it's a constant stream of spin, lies and hysteria, and you guys keep buying it. No wonder you guys are waiting for the end of the world. I almost pity you. 

Almost.

McSalmon
McSalmon

@autonomousthomas @McSalmon So let's get it straight - You say there's no mention in the literature for a polar vortex prior to 2013. I say, yes there is, we've known about it for a long time, you said prove it, find one 20 years old. I find one 60 years old. Yet, somehow, that's not good enough. I bet you didn't even check the link, because there'd be no cartoon mouse explaining it in small words to you. 

This is why it's almost never worth taking up a member of the Conservative Cult like you - you demand evidence, and when presented it's not good enough for you. And so it goes. Never mind - admit you owe me the money, or admit you are a welsher and a liar. Your choice. And you have until Midnight, or I win by default, wanker.

PS - if your 'friend' is reading this, I advise that he get his money back. 

McSalmon
McSalmon

@autonomousthomas @McSalmonYou have friends? Is that what you call the voices in your head? Cause, honestly, you don't sound like you got em. 


But HEY! Let's talk about money. I don't believe you have cash, and that you would part with it if you did, and that you'll even accept the terms of the bargain. But if you're gonna wager, start paying that Thousand Bucks you promised - here's the link I have (PDF file) for a 1950 report of the phenomenon. Took me a few minutes to find it, and while I know it's not the sort of literature you usually read, it turns out that Low Rider doesn't usually accept submissions regarding climatology, so I had to go with the one's that do. 


http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2153-3490.1950.tb00325.x/pdf

Have fun reading that - I don't take that Bitcoin/Dogecoin BS either. You figure out a way to pony up, and I'll consider tuning into Mark Levin, but honestly, probably not. Why tune into a person who I would, at best, be a babbling ass, and at worst, a horrible babbling ass? It may even be that he believes the BS he says, in which case he's not lying - he's just crazy. Which is the worse motivation, Malice or madness? Not sure.


PS - "All my balls' is a variation of "all my bum'. It's an Irish thing. Feel free to not get it. Also, and I'm afraid I have to repeat this, because you're sort of dumb and may not have understood it the first time, Jesus DID NOT ride a dinosaur. It's a reference to the fact that conservatives seem prefer Just So Stories to Science. You may not have gotten that the first time, which also doesn't surprise me.

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