Democrats have described a number of Republican Presidents, including Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush as being imperial Presidents. But as Barack Obama continues to push the limits of Presidential power, those who have traditionally rallied against the onset of Presidential imperialism are noticeably silent.
The push for new gun laws by the Administration of President Barack Obama and certain anti-2nd Amendment lawmakers kicked into high gear yesterday with Obama’s “do it for the kids” speech about why his Administration will make gun control a top priority.
Soon after the details of Adam Lanza’s heinous and purely evil criminal actions at Sandy Hook Elementary School were revealed, Americans largely decided that the political conversations that would inevitably result should be held off until the small bodies of the vile murderer’s victims had at least been removed from the school. Now comes the blame game.
As the Federal government undoubtedly prepares to pounce on Colorado and Washington after voters in each State opted to legalize recreational marijuana use, it seems the Feds are fighting a losing battle with the American psyche.
Gauging the response from the hawkish, neocon wing of the American populace along with some fence-sitters, it is apparent that the Nation’s handlers of disinformation are doing a spectacular job at steering public opinion in favor of an all-out international brawl in the Mideast.
Following the horrific attack of the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens (some accounts say by lynch mob) and rioting in Egypt, some lawmakers are calling for the United States to withdraw aid from the countries.
A historical moment is upon us. As the Republican National Convention trudges on in Tampa, Fla., many Americans are unwittingly witnessing what the death of government by the people looks like.
Republican presumptive Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan seems to be becoming a superhero of the GOP as mainstream “conservatives” are smitten to the point of drool-inducing stupor.
The leadership of the GOP realizes that their candidate is so transparently similar to Obama, that they can’t even risk a hint of criticism by party members. They have elected to use the same tactic that has always been used by political leaders that know they are wrong and at risk of being figured out; silence the opposition.
Imagine that it is possible to be a homophobic, right-wing zealot one moment and a gay-loving uber-liberal the next, simply by crossing the street. It may be, unless Christians avoid the evil sodomite sympathizers at Starbucks and gay rights activists avoid peanut-fried, right-wing chicken from Chick-fil-A.