Obama: More Government Power; Less Freedom

2016 October 31
by bc3b

An article from Forbes, but it could have very well have been written by one of us.

Barack Obama said he wanted to transform America and in many ways he has succeeded.

The problem is that his transformation has done enormous and perhaps irreparable damage to the nation by demolishing the people’s confidence that our laws will be impartially enforced. Instead of, as the Constitution requires of the president, taking care that the laws be faithfully executed, Obama and his minions have operated under a completely different concept – that the laws will be enforced (or not) with the objective of maintaining the incumbent party in power.

If you doubt that, I recommend reading Liberty’s Nemesis, published earlier this year by Encounter Books.

Editors Dean Reuter and John Yoo have collected there twenty-six excellent essays to make the big point that the Constitution’s carefully wrought system of divided power and checks and balances meant to protect against the dangerous concentration of governmental power has been so weakened that it now barely functions.

We face, as the book’s subtitle puts it, the unchecked expansion of the state. That unchecked power did not begin with Obama, but his administration has pushed us far into uncharted waters of uncontrolled executive power. As a result, the people’s liberty has taken a beating and the old concept of the rule of law has become a bad joke.

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Hat tip: Forbes

77 Responses leave one →
  1. 2016 October 31 4:49 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Our friend, the Minion, should be especially pleased that he mentioned by name in the article.

    “The problem is that his transformation has done enormous and perhaps irreparable damage to the nation ….” – pretty much what Michael Savage has been saying.

    Imagine what the media would have done to w white Republican president who lied to the American people telling them “You can keep your doctor …, you can keep your health plan … you’ll save $2,500.”

  2. 2016 October 31 5:24 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    We can only hope because Hillary’s goal is to finish Barack Obama’s dream of fundamentally transforming America.

  3. 2016 October 31 5:35 am
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    2 – I don’t think either are in the bag.

    There is still a 175k duplicate ballot issue out there in Broward that nobody seems to be doing anything about. NC looks hopeful, but not in-the-bag either in the EV.

  4. 2016 October 31 5:46 am
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    Eph permalink

    Bagged and shipped.

  5. 2016 October 31 6:03 am
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    JBoz permalink

    I have lived an honest and honorable life. In my soon to be 58 years, other than some (now humorous) teenage escapades and maybe a few parking tickets, I have mostly followed the law. When faced with life’s difficult choices between what is the morally correct thing vs what’s best for Boz, I have mostly acted in an ethical manner, and certainly more so as I have matured. I am far from perfect, but I do not lie, I do not take what doesn’t belong to me, and I have been faithful to Ms Boz. I live by the credo that above all, I need to face myself in the mirror each morning, and one day I will also need to face my Creator. I am grateful for what I have accomplished in this life, and for the wonderful family and friends around me.

    Still, even with my relatively squeaky clean life, if I knew the FBI was scouring over 650,000 of my emails, I would be in the fetal position on my bathroom floor and in a state of sheer panic.

    The fact that HRC can still put on that ridiculous grin and continue her campaign as though she doesn’t have a care in the world demonstrates what a complete sociopath she really is.

  6. 2016 October 31 6:12 am
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    Axiom update – state data updated though 30th; county level data still in the field (but they did update on the 23rd).

    http://axiomstrategies.com/abc/

  7. 2016 October 31 6:12 am
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    5 – With or without eggshells?

  8. 2016 October 31 6:20 am
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    justrand permalink

    Scenario:
    A burglar breaks into a home, and discovers a body on the floor…and one that has obviously been murdered (a knife is sticking out of their back). The burglar flees the scene and anonymously reports the crime they ILLEGALLY stumbled on (they were, after all, breaking into the house).

    Question:
    Should the police investigate the murder? Or should they shrug their shoulders and say: “Drat, we wish we had found the body via a Search Warrant.”???

    The Democrat SPIN today, and it is everywhere, is that the FBI should not do anything with the material on Weiner’s hard drive…because it was stumbled onto during an investigation of a DIFFERENT crime. They allege the same thing with the WikiLeaks dumps.

    Oh, and the Democrats are still screeching: “It’s the RUSSIANS!!!” Funny, when Mitt Romney indicated the Russians were a threat, during a 2008 debate, the media/Dems howled with laughter.

    The “knife” sticking out of the murder victim has Hillary’s fingerprints all over it…but the Democrats do NOT want the crime investigated. The “murder victim”, btw, is America.

  9. 2016 October 31 6:20 am
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    The newest round of polling was conducted on the heels of the FBI renewing an investigation of Hillary Clinton regarding classified emails. These surveys are the first to be publicly released in the country that were fielded after news regarding the FBI investigation broke last Friday.

    Significant findings are that Trump has broken a tie in Florida and has opened up a four point lead over Clinton, closed the gap in Pennsylvania and Colorado and has expanded his leads in Nevada and Ohio. North Carolina remains close with Trump’s three point lead a week ago now down to a two point lead.
    Last week, we found a presidential race where Hillary Clinton held a clear advantage.

    This week,we find an increasingly competitive race with just eight days to go.
    Trump appears to be holding strong in his must win states
    and Colorado remains within the margin of error. The data also show that Pennsylvania
    has moved into the margin of error category.

    Keep in mind this is Jeff Roe’s group. (Cruz’s pollster and think KAC’s ‘internal pollster’ – or at least she has cited them recently quite a bit)

    http://20an0w2e66jla4rfm1idisr1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ABC_Press_Release-103016.pdf

  10. 2016 October 31 6:23 am
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    justrand permalink

    Hillary Clinton responds to the latest FBI and WikiLeaks revelations:

  11. 2016 October 31 6:42 am
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    re: NC look at the cross tabs.
    http://20an0w2e66jla4rfm1idisr1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ABC_NC_STATEWIDE-103016.pdf

    R:34D:42:I24 D+8 sample.

    Good news:
    Trump – getting ~19% of black vote in sample!
    Trump – only losing chicks by 6pt. (I was using 8 in my personal formula)
    Trump – getting 23% of D’s ( I was only using 15%)
    Trump + 15 with Ind.
    Trump +21 with whites

    Bad news:
    Trump – only winning R’s by 81% (eek I was hoping for 87%)
    Trump – only winning men by 9. (I was using 11 in my personal formula)
    Trump – only 22% with Hispanics (relatively small part of NC vote though)

    ~4% undecided.

    If this is the result in a D+8 sample… that’s some positive news overall.

  12. 2016 October 31 6:43 am
    [13]

    eph

    THAT YOU EPH?????

  13. 2016 October 31 6:51 am
    [15]

    God damn “republicans” in PA are the problem (75%)… not the Dem’s or AA’s. Unfucken real.
    http://20an0w2e66jla4rfm1idisr1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ABC_PA_STATEWIDE-103016.pdf

  14. 2016 October 31 6:54 am
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    15 – Good new is no early in-person voting in PA so maybe some of these dipshit R’s or Hillary loving “I’s” will change their minds, I doubt it they’re probably the H HR types.

  15. 2016 October 31 6:57 am
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  16. 2016 October 31 6:59 am
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  17. 2016 October 31 6:59 am
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    justrand permalink

    Maybe some if the fu@king wayward Repubs will read things like this:

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/31/hillarys-two-official-favors-to-morocco-resulted-in-28-million-for-clinton-foundation/

    Even though I already knew a lot of this, it STILL re-boiled my blood

  18. 2016 October 31 7:04 am
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    justrand permalink

  19. 2016 October 31 7:07 am
    [21]

    Cue the deer… (Funny Farm)

    Staging questioners of Hillary in a way the press will not catch on a “great idea”
    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/38488

  20. 2016 October 31 7:09 am
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    JBoz permalink

    Re PA polling, I’m hopeful that the “Undecided” and “Someone Else” will break strongly for Trump. The “Shhh, I’m voting for Trump but I don’t want to be viewed as a racist/misogynist” factor might come into play. I see this ALL the time in business and social settings – where someone has privately stated solid support for Trump, but then 10 minutes later make some generic “might not vote – no good candidates” comment around others.

  21. 2016 October 31 7:47 am
    [24]

    usc\lat finally updated (they usually do it over night but not last night..anyway)

    H: -0.9%
    T: +0.6%

    T+3.4

    If it hit’s 4, I’ll start smiling.

  22. 2016 October 31 8:05 am
    [25]

    22 – Those undecideds are very small compared to those that admit they are R and will vote for hilda.. sigh… *crosses fingers*

  23. 2016 October 31 8:09 am
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    bc3b permalink

    BJG College Football Standings

    bc3b: 132-61 (season)/17-10 week
    JBoz: 128-65/17-10
    fight on: 128-65/18-9
    MI Conservative:122-71/18-9
    Justrand: 117-76/17-10
    Eph: 110-83/14-13
    Mullet:105-88/16-11
    TLS: 101-92/11-16

    Congratulations to fight on (third week in a row) and MI Conservative.

  24. 2016 October 31 8:09 am
    [27]

    http://www.press.org/events/peter-thiel

    Talking politics…
    Tune in now.. though you’ll missed his good opening (very pro trump\outsider).

  25. 2016 October 31 8:16 am
    [28]

    re:27… damn this is some good sh1t he’s spitting.

  26. 2016 October 31 8:26 am
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    justrand permalink

    Peter Thiel, per Drudge: “A Star is Born”

    it is VERY tough to swim upstream against the Leftist current in Kalifornia…especially Silicon Valley.

  27. 2016 October 31 8:47 am
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    JBoz permalink

    Regarding my post #6. When I wrote it, I was casually throwing out the term “Sociopath”. Decided to check around and see what the typical markers of a sociopath are. These popped up:

    Superficial charm and good intelligence
    Unreliability
    Untruthfulness and insincerity
    Lack of remorse and shame
    Poor judgment and failure to learn by experience
    Pathologic egocentricity and incapacity for love
    Sex life impersonal, trivial, and poorly integrated
    Exhibiting a lack of empathy
    Staying eerily calm in scary or dangerous situations
    Showing disregard for societal norms

    Sound like anyone?

  28. 2016 October 31 9:04 am
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    justrand permalink

    JBoz, you nailed Hillary except with this one:

    “Staying eerily calm in scary or dangerous situations”

    by all accounts she RANTS & RAVES behind closed doors…we’re talking full on Wolfman ranting and raving!

  29. 2016 October 31 9:11 am
    [32]

    Racist guy at AZ Trump event was\is confirmed Dem plant.

    https://twitter.com/WDFx2EU7/status/792880661124100096

    https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/792962269357506562
    Note the author of the article on the right -> Jamie Gorlick… ring a bell?
    It should, daz the bitch during the clinton years responsible for all the “walls” setup between intel\lawenforcement that the 9-11 commission said prevented many of the dots from being connected.

    Seems she’s not changed..still wants walls to protect from connecting the Clinton dots.

  30. 2016 October 31 9:29 am
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    justrand permalink

    Does ANYONE believe this crap stopped when the opponent was Trump instead of Bernie?

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/new-email-shows-donna-brazile-also-gave-clinton-questions-before-cnn-presidential-debate/

  31. 2016 October 31 9:57 am
    [34]

    DNC chair Donna Brazille caught multiple times smuggling debate questions to Sick Hillary.

    After the second email showing another question leaked from her to Clinton leaked today CNN has just terminated their relationship\contract with Donna Brazille.

    Question: Since she took over as DNC chair in July…WHY THE FUCK did she still have any relationship\contract with CNN???

  32. 2016 October 31 9:59 am
    [35]
    justrand permalink

    KH: “Question: Since she took over as DNC chair in July…WHY THE FUCK did she still have any relationship\contract with CNN???”

    Boy, you are just BEGGIN’ to be Re-Educated! Next stop for KH…Hut1369

  33. 2016 October 31 10:08 am
    [38]
    Eph permalink

    36. LOLOLOL

  34. 2016 October 31 10:18 am
    [39]

    big bada boom..

    #PodestaEmails24: “get a state department career lawyer to go through all the
    emails and pull the official ones”
    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/39558

    “For what it’s worth. There is only one thing that needs to be done on this email thing. (Which I am sure nobody wants to do). Get a state dept career lawyer to go through all the emails and pull the official ones. I know all the reasons not to do it but it’s going to happen so we should do it. Btw you know as well as I every god damn cabinet officer and WH staff uses there gmail account! Sent from my iPhone”

  35. 2016 October 31 10:28 am
    [41]

    Trump grand rapids… flynn bobby knight Trump now speaking
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oUkq-_x0QE4

  36. 2016 October 31 11:11 am
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    Eph permalink

  37. 2016 October 31 11:37 am
    [43]

    42 – Dat lady ain’t gonna say a damn word, she’s been with the Clintons longer then Huma, she dates back to the early 90’s. 😉

  38. 2016 October 31 11:43 am
    [45]

    Trump in Warren MI – 3pm…but he finished the last like at least 30min over time, so probably not till 3:30-4pm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tXK8iC_1dsU

  39. 2016 October 31 11:49 am
    [46]

    Project Veritas video #5 released

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSFiwA2P914
    “Dem pollster admitting they are behind in the polls. Union reps admitting they lie to their members.”

  40. 2016 October 31 12:00 pm
    [47]
    Eph permalink

    My head is spinning from all the crap out today. I need a vacation~!

  41. 2016 October 31 1:27 pm
    [48]
    drdog09 permalink

    Eph, 37,

    Caddell is that age…. He’s having flashbacks for being Carter’s pollster in 1980. :))

  42. 2016 October 31 1:33 pm
    [49]
    drdog09 permalink

    42,

    Bigger question is why CNN did not cut her lose when she ascended to Chair at the DNC. That has been the customary deal between Press and Pols.

  43. 2016 October 31 1:37 pm
    [50]
    drdog09 permalink

    ” I need a vacation~!” — Eph

    If Clinton wins we all will need one — in another country! I hear the Ecuadoran highlands are really nice.

  44. 2016 October 31 2:05 pm
    [53]
    drdog09 permalink

    51,

    If Huma does not watch it she will become some morticians objet du désir.

  45. 2016 October 31 2:10 pm
    [54]
    Eph permalink

  46. 2016 October 31 3:04 pm
    [55]
    drdog09 permalink

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3890748/Clinton-s-inner-circle-knew-FIVE-YEARS-AGO-Anthony-Weiner-talking-underage-girl-did-it.html

    If I remember my security law, not alerting authorities to individuals partaking of child porn is itself a felony. If so, then there are a lot of people in HRC circle subject to arrest.

  47. 2016 October 31 3:09 pm
    [56]
    bc3b permalink

    Duh – most US college students believe America invented slavery:

    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29719/

  48. 2016 October 31 3:20 pm
    [57]

    55 – Kinda of depends exactly how much you really ‘know’, but yes.

  49. 2016 October 31 3:36 pm
    [58]
    bc3b permalink

    17 dead 41 wounded in weekend Chicago shootings:

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/10/31/17-dead-41-wounded-in-chicago-weekend-shootings/

    Probably upset because the Cubs lost 2 out of 3 at Wrigley Field.

  50. 2016 October 31 3:38 pm
    [59]
    drdog09 permalink

  51. 2016 October 31 4:42 pm
    [60]
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #54

    It’s about time you made a contribution to the cultural life at BJG. I have been carrying the load here of trying to decorate the BJG blog, except for ip’s contributions and you have to question whether some of them are even human.

  52. 2016 October 31 5:13 pm
    [61]

    cutie

    EPH’S NEW SQUEEZE???

  53. 2016 October 31 5:15 pm
    [62]
    Eph permalink

    BC,

    I’m getting tired of politics so I posted a pic of the greatest looking a$$ on the planet.

  54. 2016 October 31 5:16 pm
    [63]
    Eph permalink

    IP

    You need some new pics bro

  55. 2016 October 31 6:14 pm
    [64]
    drdog09 permalink

    Melenia Trump —

    Good enough Eph??

  56. 2016 October 31 6:17 pm
    [65]
    gnqanq permalink

    Somebody – I was looking at the Pennsylvania data last week from Axiom Strategies (Battleground Counties). What makes no sense is that Trump is getting 29% of the Black Vote. How could he be losing Pa with those type of numbers. Ben Carson said that if Trump could get 18-20%, he would win. With 29%, that should be landslide territory.

  57. 2016 October 31 6:23 pm
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    justrand permalink

    The polling is all crap, gnqanq…until this coming Friday. Then the polling agencies have to start looking out for themselves by trying to be ACCURATE.

    Until then it’s all spin…IMHO.

  58. 2016 October 31 6:29 pm
    [67]
    gnqanq permalink

    JR – I tend to agree with what you are saying. Why else would the Democrats be in melt down mode.

  59. 2016 October 31 6:44 pm
    [68]
    Eph permalink

    66 Rand,

    Not a chance this election. None

  60. 2016 October 31 6:45 pm
    [69]
    Eph permalink

    64 Dr

    Much

  61. 2016 October 31 6:46 pm
    [70]
    Eph permalink

    NBC is still Hilliary +7. They will have her at +9 the day before the election. nothing to lose

  62. 2016 October 31 7:33 pm
    [71]
    bc3b permalink

    mpt @72 –

    I was hoping for a hot chick like Eph posted. What a disappointment.

  63. 2016 October 31 7:36 pm
    [72]
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    66 Rand,

    Not a chance this election. None

    Have to agree with Eph. Gallup, Rasmussen and the independent pollsters may be interested in their reputation, but the media pollsters will do whatever their overlords tell them. Anyone who believes a CNN, WSJ/NBS, ABC/WAPO ro even a Faux News poll is a fool. As it has seldom done before, the media has totally destroyed its credibility to propagandize to the public.

  64. 2016 October 31 8:05 pm
    [73]
    Eph permalink

    BC

    RAS sucks too.

  65. 2016 October 31 8:06 pm
    [74]
    Eph permalink

    Gallup is even worse.

  66. 2016 November 1 7:28 am
    [75]

    65 – Because it’s lower than that state wide vs 2-counties you might have been looking at. However it is nearly the right number needed…. the problem you can see in the data is #alwaysHillary republicans in PA… not blacks, and not dems voting for Trump both of which are best an R’s done in the last 25 years.

  67. 2016 November 1 7:29 am
    [76]

    Carville… lol on the melt down… as usual just throwing any random non-nonsensical BS at the wall… I feel like it’s 1997\1998 all over again.

  68. 2016 November 1 7:31 am
    [77]

    Even abc still using D+10 for their Hillary +1… they were using D+9 last round… they just keep jacking up the d+ to keep their narrative.

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