The gradual, quiet coup
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“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”
Since: Mar 08
#1 Feb 6, 2014
Commenting on President Barack Obama’s remarks that he will not wait on congressional legislation but will instead use his pen to take executive and administrative actions, conservative talk-radio host Mark Levin said what Obama was doing constituted “a gradual, quiet coup,” or takeover of the government.
Levin added that Obama’s language equaled the “common parlance of the dictator.”
Obama said: "But one of the things that I'll be emphasizing in this meeting is the fact that we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we're providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I've got a pen, and -- and I've got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward.”
Levin said,“He’s just announced that he is going to assume law-making powers. He’s just announced that he is going to assume law-making powers. He does not recognize the [Republican Party] majority in the House of Representatives. I don’t know how much more clearly he can say it.”
“You know what this is, folks? You know what this is? This is a gradual, quiet coup,” said Levin, a constitutional scholar and former chief of staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese.“That’s what’s taking place. It’s gradual. It’s quiet in the sense that it’s non-violent. But it’s a coup.”
A second audio clip of Obama was then played. The president said,“One of the things that I'm going to be talking to my Cabinet about is how do we use all the tools available to us, not just legislation, in order to advance a mission that I think unifies all Americans –”
Levin then said,“Stop! This is the common parlance of the dictator: assuming that he represents all Americans, that he’s a unifying figure, that we just need to concentrate more power in his hands. He will decide what laws are good, what laws are bad. He will use executive orders to pass laws that Congress won’t pass. And he will ignore laws he doesn’t like, and he’ll re-write laws that he wants to re-write like Obamacare and so forth. This is the mindset and the language that dictators have.”
A coup, or coup d’etat, occurs when a small group of people overthrow or alter the existing government.
#2 Feb 7, 2014
Must be lonely being you. Nice try to get attention but you only got mine for one post for me to tell you what a lonely person you must be to attract attention by baiting people into be,believing you are serious about anything you post. You dont have many friends do you? I dont see how you do. Not when you have to post the same issue a thousand times over just to get people to respond. I imagine your Facebook page is blank and the only one posting on it, is you.
Spare me the "I dont do Facebook" lie. Anyone that posts in a social message board does Twitter or Facebook. You probably dont have the guts to post what you do in Topix on them though.
#3 Feb 7, 2014
CW don't let this worry and scare u. These people u listen too are ignorant of what they speak and just want to scare u people =so they can make money
One would have to go back 100 years 2 Cleveland 2 find a president who has signed less than Obama.
Bush 2 signed more orders than obama......was he a Dictator
Regan signed (doubled) more the orders obama........was he a Dictator
cw, how can it b a quiet coup when Obama hasn't sign as many as bush?
cw, calm down and take a deep breath.... Levin is just trying to scare u.
Remember these people have been right about... what.... NOTHING
These r the same people who said mitts would win.
May b this will help u cw
Majority of people think this president was the BEST EVER
He signed over 3,000 executive orders
Sit back and enjoy this weekend
Don't let all this negative take control. All the worry and stress will eat away ur soul.
Ur insides will suffer while Levin laughs all the way 2 the bank.
“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”
Since: Mar 08
#4 Feb 7, 2014
Thanks for the comforting words well, but I don't really need them. I don't listen to talk radio, being a working taxpayer, I don't have time for such stuff. I found this article by following a computer link, and it has a lot of commonsense points you must admit.
The President definitely doesn't mind lying like a dog, so you can check that part off as true. He uses the executive order pin to do more than make recess appointments like prior presidents. He has a penchant for using the pin to usurp laws already past by congress. He also likes to ignore any laws that don't further his left wing socialist garbage he appears addicted to. Hopefully the supreme court will straighten some of that trash out.
Then you have his inability to carry on a conversation with anyone who politically opposes any of his policies. I mean, you have to admit, he looked super childish in the O'Reilly interview. He doesn't have the personal confidence to even talk and work with congressional democrats, much less republicans...lol
The goober is a joke as president and I'm sure he himself has figured that out. You never know, he could decide he would do better following the lead of someone like Castro or the drunken idiot in North Korea...
Anyway, don't worry about me. I guarantee you, I can stand it as long as you can. I'll continue to keep you informed of his screwups on a daily basis. Easy to do and I don't mind.
#5 Feb 7, 2014
thats because you have no life you brainwashed idiot
#6 Feb 7, 2014
Oh he did? How many times is O"Reilly and Fox going to ask Obama the same questions that YOU or O'Reilly or Fox cant prove that all three of you claim Obama is lying about?
You've got to be the biggest brainwashed idiot in history. Yea, go ahead and post daily your lies of misleading info, proven wrong facts like your claim Obama is giving away free gas only to watxch you try and flip that back onto "well" as his fault?
The only person that cant communicate is YOU Comrade. Obama has tried to communicate with Republicans for 7 years now and what have they replied with each and everytime he tries?
Just like you, impossible to communicate when your heads stuck up Fox News ass.
“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”
Since: Mar 08
#7 Feb 8, 2014
And for 7 years you've been in denial.
Forget the 7 years, make that a lifetime.
Since: Oct 12
#8 Feb 8, 2014
How old are you?
I nearly spit my morning coffee out reading this LOL
Since: Oct 12
#9 Feb 8, 2014
I laugh at the comments by CW of how Obama has outspent any president. LOL
Give him "some" credit. He is good for a laugh, thats about all though.
#10 Feb 8, 2014
What happened to your one time post? Anyway, just tell me what have you found so wonderful about this president and his presidency? What do you think makes him the greatest president since sliced bread? Since we are so brain washed. Ive never heard one of his supporters tell on here what it is that he has done that is soooooooooooooooo great. Obamacare? What?Enlighten me
Since: Oct 12
#11 Feb 8, 2014
Who is this "we" you are referring to?
Since: Oct 12
#12 Feb 8, 2014
List is long, but you wont read it. So why should I post it to a hater like you?
Because the truth pisses people like you off. So sit back and post your next hate comment.
Within days after taking office, Obama signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse. http://1.usa.gov/dUvbu5
Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money. http://n.pr/hcgBn1
On his first full day, he froze White House salaries. http://on.msnbc.com/ewJUIx
He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending. http://www.cio.gov
He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems, and also signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting system. http://bit.ly/hOw1t1 http://bit.ly/fz8GAd
Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. http://bit.ly/hwKhKa
#14 Feb 8, 2014
Continue from post above,
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Obama saved at least 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors that would have otherwise been lost. http://1.usa.gov/ez30Dc
Obama dismantled the Minerals Management Service, thereby moving forward to cut ties between energy companies and the government. http://nyti.ms/bw1MLu
He provided funding to states and the Department of Homeland Security to save thousands of police and firefighter jobs from being cut during the recession. http://bit.ly/g0IKWR
He used recovered TARP money to fund programs at local housing finance agencies in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Michigan. http://on.msnbc.com/i1i8eV
Obama crafted an Executive order establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans. http://bit.ly/eyqsNE
#15 Feb 8, 2014
Wall Street Reforms and Consumer Protection.
Obama ordered 65 executives who took bailout money to cut their own pay until they paid back all bailout money. http://huff.to/eAi9Qq
He pushed through and got passed Dodd-Frank, one of the largest and most comprehensive Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression. http://bit.ly/hWCPg0 http://bit.ly/geHpcD
Dodd-Frank also included the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau http://1.usa.gov/j5onG
Obama made it so that banks could no longer use YOUR money to invest in high-risk financial instruments that work against their own customers’ interests. http://bit.ly/fnTayj
He supported the concept of allowing stockholders to vote on executive compensation. http://bit.ly/fnTayj
Obama wholly endorsed and supported the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 that would close offshore tax avoidance loopholes. http://bit.ly/esOdfB http://bit.ly/eG4DPM
He made a deal with Swiss banks that permits the US government to gain access to the records of criminals and tax evaders. http://bit.ly/htfDgw
He established a Consumer Protection Financial Bureau designed to protect consumers from financial sector excesses. http://bit.ly/fnTayj
Obama oversaw and then signed the most sweeping food safety legislation since the Great Depression. http://thedc.com/gxkCtP
#16 Feb 8, 2014
Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination.
Obama advocated for and signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which made it a federal crime to assault anyone based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. http://bit.ly/gsMSJ7
He pushed through, signed and demanded the Pentagon enact a repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that forced soldiers to lie to fight for their country, and put our troops at risk by disqualifying many qualified soldiers from helping. http://bit.ly/fdahuH http://bit.ly/mZV4Pz
Obama appointed Kareem Dale as the first ever Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy. http://1.usa.gov/fi5IY0
Helped Congress pass and signed the Civil Rights History Act. http://bit.ly/th0JC8
He extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. http://1.usa.gov/g2RLCj
Obama has appointed more openly gay officials than anyone in history. http://bit.ly/g1lA7D
He issued a Presidential Memorandum reaffirming the rights of gay couples to make medical decisions for each other. http://1.usa.gov/aUueGT
He established a White House Council on Women and Girls http://1.usa.gov/rFfqMM
He signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers. This was after the GOP blocked the bill in 2007. Only 5 Republican Senators voted for the bill. http://bit.ly/fT3Cxg
Obama wrote and signed an Executive Order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies evaluate the effect of their policies and programs on women and families. http://bit.ly/e1puTk
He expanded funding for the Violence Against Women Act. http://1.usa.gov/dSbI0x
Under Obama’s watch, National Labor Relations Board has issued final rules that require all employers to prominently post employees’ rights where all employees or prospective employees can see it, including websites and intranets, beginning November 2011. http://1.usa.gov/qu2EhQ
#17 Feb 8, 2014
#18 Feb 8, 2014
Improved Foreign Relations and American Status Abroad.
Obama visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any previous president during his first six months in office. http://bit.ly/hZycda
As he promised, he gave a speech at a major Islamic forum in Cairo early in his administration. http://nyti.ms/dKvY4g
He did much to restore America’s reputation around the world as a global leader that does the “right thing” in world affairs, at least according to the rest of the planet. http://bit.ly/h743y7 http://bit.ly/ho4TCr
He re-established and reinforced our partnership with NATO and other allies on strategic international issues. http://1.usa.gov/e7QuDj
Closed a number of secret detention facilities. http://nyti.ms/rpUc9l
Obama improved relations with Middle East countries by appointing special envoys. http://1.usa.gov/tiGAGe
He pushed for military to emphasize development of foreign language skills. http://bit.ly/AxUCLV
Offered $400 million to the people living in Gaza, called on both Israel and the Palestinians to stop inciting violence. http://bit.ly/9axfWh
He refused to give Israel the green light to attack Iran over their possible nuclear program. http://bit.ly/xVmSZK
He worked to make donations to Haiti tax-deductible in 2009. http://huff.to/6YkAVY
He established a new U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. http://1.usa.gov/eX28DP
Issued Executive Order blocking interference and helping to stabilize Somalia. http://1.usa.gov/hxdf8U
He established new, more reasonable policies in our relations with Cuba, such as allowing Cuban-Americans to visit their families and send money to support them. http://n.pr/hY3Kwa http://nyti.ms/emQBde
He ordered the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. It was Republicans (and a smattering of Democrats) who prevented him from following through. http://bit.ly/eW6CVF
Obama ordered a review of our detention and interrogation policy, and prohibited the use of torture, or what Bush called “enhanced interrogation.” He ordered interrogators to limit their actions to the Army Field manual. http://bit.ly/g6MTuC
He ordered all secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere to be closed. http://bbc.in/h6N9ax
He released the Bush torture memos. http://bit.ly/hWJ5z0
On his second day in office, he signed a detailed Executive Order that banned torture, reversed all Bush torture policies, and put the United States in compliance with the Geneva Convention. http://1.usa.gov/dL6Zve http://nyti.ms/hzWWys
In response to the emerging “Arab Spring,” he created a Rapid Response fund, to assist emerging democracies with foreign aid, debt relief, technical assistance and investment packages in order to show that the United States stands with them. http://bit.ly/zfmGv9
Passed the Iran Sanctions Act, to prevent war, and to encourage Iran to give up their nuclear program. http://1.usa.gov/wLtNjb
Ended the Iraq War. http://tgr.ph/ru0tyS
He authorized and oversaw a secret mission by SEAL Team Six to rescue two hostages held by Somali pirates. http://bit.ly/y8c9Fz
#19 Feb 8, 2014
Better Approach to “Defense.”
Obama created a comprehensive new strategy for dealing with the international nuclear threat. http://1.usa.gov/gDX1nE
He authorized a $1.4 billion reduction in Star Wars program in 2010. http://1.usa.gov/gLFZl2
He restarted nuclear nonproliferation talks and built up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols to where they had been before Bush. http://lat.ms/gkcl3i
He signed and pushed to ratification a new SALT Treaty. http://bit.ly/f3JVtw
Negotiated and signed a new START Treaty that will last until at least 2021. http://1.usa.gov/cI1bC4
Through the Defense Authorization Act, he reversed the Bush Administration and committed to no permanent military bases in Iraq. http://bit.ly/hk73OJ
He developed the first comprehensive strategy with regard to Afghanistan and Pakistan designed to facilitate the defeat of al Qaeda and the withdrawal of most troops, as well as the rebuilding of Afghanistan. http://wapo.st/ee4Xcs
He returned our focus to Afghanistan, stabilized the country, and began the process of withdrawing our troops. http://bit.ly/lNXUna
Fulfilled campaign promise and ended our involvement in Iraq, and will complete full troop withdrawal before Christmas 2011. http://onforb.es/nTUk4Z
He took steps to severely weaken al Qaeda and limited their ability to terrorize the world. http://yhoo.it/n5lXs6
He negotiated and signed a nuclear nonproliferation treaty with India. http://1.usa.gov/aHp0Cn
He took decisive action to use NATO to limit the slaughter of innocents in Libya, so that the Libyan people could topple a despotic government and determine their own fate. http://aje.me/qAh4Sj
#20 Feb 8, 2014
Treating Soldiers and Veterans with Respect
He made sure that families of fallen soldiers could be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB, by providing funding for it. He also ended the media blackout on coverage of the return of fallen soldiers.http://nyti.ms/glqN66 http://bbc.in/gWSSkA
He funded Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an extra $1.4 billion to improve veterans’ services. http://1.usa.gov/huhqfo
He provided the troops with better body armor. http://bit.ly/hzSv2h
Created the Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program for military personnel, in order to improve the quality of their medical care. http://1.usa.gov/f4yaxW
He put an end to the Bush-era stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan beyond their enlistment date.(personal note: my son will be in harm’s way for six fewer months with Obama as president, so you know I love this one). http://nyti.ms/e2YQ7Q
He supported and signed the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, which made more money available to enable better medical care for veterans. http://1.usa.gov/fN4ur1
He ushered through the largest spending increase in 30 years for the Department of Veterans Affairs for improved medical facilities, and to assist states in acquiring or constructing state nursing homes and extended care facilities. http://1.usa.gov/gY8O3x
He created the Green Vet Initiative, which provided special funding to the Labor Department to provide veterans with training in green jobs. http://bit.ly/epwUQY
He oversaw a $4.6 billion expansion of the Veterans Administration budget to pay for more mental health professionals. http://bit.ly/gjzTxX
#21 Feb 8, 2014
He has repeatedly increased funding for student financial aid, and at the same time cut the banks completely out of the process. http://bit.ly/gYWd30 http://bit.ly/e9c7Dr http://bit.ly/eEzTNq
Completely reformed the student loan program, to make it possible for students to refinance at a lower rate. http://nyti.ms/dMvHOt
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , he invested heavily in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. http://1.usa.gov/gGRIAr This includes a major expansion of broadband availability in K-12 schools nationwide http://bit.ly/fNDcj3 , as well as an expansion in school construction. http://bit.ly/fYwNrV
Also through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he put $5 billion into early education, including Head Start. http://1.usa.gov/tzT2Rr
Signed the Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as GI Bill 2.0 http://bit.ly/hPhG7J
He oversaw expansion of the Pell Grants program, to expand opportunity for low-income students to go to college. http://bit.ly/hI6tXz
He passed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provided an extra $12.2 billion in funds. http://1.usa.gov/dQvtUe
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