The Authoritarian Nature of This Progressive Regime

In what has gradually built up over the last decade, accelerated in the last five years, and has now reached epic proportions, our federal government has undeniably become authoritarian, and the only backstop is a very weak GOP, which certainly can’t give anyone much hope. And based on their tepid opposition to the ill advised immigration bill, it would appear that that opposition to this currently expanding authoritarian federal bureaucracy is all but lost, and the ideal of America will be lost with it. In the name of social and economic justice, the progressive movement, currently led by Barack Obama has successfully shamed, demonized, and lied about any one who had the temerity to oppose their agenda which has cowered too many people, and convinced the low information voter that opposition to their grandiose agenda is tantamount to wanting seniors to die and children to starve. Their control of the language and message has had a negative impact on our representative republic which has now morphed into a democracy more in keeping with those countries led by oppressive regimes that garner 95%+ of electoral votes. And the blame can not be laid entirely at the feet of Barack Obama. We have the vast liberal media complex to blame as well, which commands a large platform and presence with the low information. We have the entertainment complex which again commands a huge presence with those who idol worship, and we have the minions of Congress critters, and Senators who will say anything to retain their power & privileged positions.

It was very disheartening to see many GOPers fold and vote for this joke of an immigration bill, including my two Senators McCain and Flake. Every thinking person knows that if this bill passes the House, it will go into committee, and the border security teeth that was amended to the bill will be stripped away and we will be left with 1986 all over again. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me, and that is exactly what is happening. On top of that, this immigration bill will hurt the low wage worker more than anyone, and isn’t that the very person “progressives” profess to care so much about? How you ask? Obamacare, wherein a penalty of up to $5,000 can be avoided if you hire a newly minted “undocumented worker”, who is not subject to the Obamacare mandates. So once again, Obama has acted outside the interests of Americans, who largely oppose this current effort at reform, and this is true on many different fronts. The majority of Americans oppose Obamacare, but this authoritarian regime shoved it down our throats. The majority of Americans oppose abortion on demand, but this regime continues to demonize anyone who opposes their desire to kill infants. The majority of Americans oppose recent tactics of the IRS, but this regime continues to avoid answering difficult questions. The majority of Americans oppose the NSA collecting emails and phone call records, but this regime continues the practice and lies about it in front of Congress. The majority of Americans oppose further restrictions on the second amendment, but this regime refuses to listen and will make another pass at legislation, after failing at a previous attempt by breaking the law and allowing illegal firearms to cross international borders resulting in the deaths of many Mexican nationals, to which they invoked executive privilege.

This “progressive” regime, is anything but progressive, and is quickly leading America down the road to authoritarian rule where opposition is not allowed, if not imprisoned.

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38 thoughts on “The Authoritarian Nature of This Progressive Regime

  1. J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock)

    The President said a while back (I’m paraphrasing): there’s a point at which I think you’ve made enough money. If there are any Liberals out there who are not afraid to tackle a simple question; I’d love to know if they think there is a point where the government is large enough, powerful enough and intrusive enough.

  2. tiredoflibbs

    What the proggy left does is “incrementalism”. They nibble away at rights and implement their agenda little at a time. They introduce laws that slowly take away our rights and liberty in the name of “common sense”. They can convince the low information voters that for a trade of a little freedom they could give them security. We have seen the proggies severely limit free speech by using the IRS to stifle any opposition through intimidation and massive paperwork to the point its not worth the effort. The government buying massive amounts of ammunition to make it difficult for the average person to purchase ammo for self defense – gun control using OPM.

    Now we have this government that dictates the toilet we use, the lightbulbs we use, control the type of cars we use by implementing unrealistic CAFE standards the will make cars less safe, they have declared CO2 as a pollutant, even though without it this planet would die, and trying to force us to use green energy in the name of energy independence (yeah right, the technology is nowhere near viable) and trying to convince us “we don’t need …. whatever, etc. etc. etc.

    We can’t do anything without the government stepping in and dictating some law or outrageous regulations in the name of public safety. The CAFE standards have resulted is more personal and property damage since the cars are lighter – the car literally destroys itself in order to protect the driver all in the name of government control and unrealistic regulation.

    Those are some examples and the proggy left is not limited to anything that will get what they desire.

    1. Retired Spook

      They introduce laws that slowly take away our rights and liberty in the name of “common sense”.

      For the “common good”, maybe, but certainly not in the name of “common sense”. If there’s one thing that Leftists almost universally lack it’s common sense.

      1. Retired Spook

        They used “common sense” when it comes to gun control and many recent “reform” legislation.

        Or not.

      2. tiredoflibbs

        Spook, I mean they used the term “common sense” in their push for legislation.

        “This is ,common sense’ legislation……..”

        I guess that was a more attractive word to use based on their focus groups.

        Of course, they don’t use “common sense” the way any normal American, like us, would apply it.

      3. neocon01

        Progressive = leftist = marxist = communism = murder and enslavement by a few elites.
        WAKE UP!

      4. Retired Spook

        Spook, I mean they used the term “common sense” in their push for legislation.

        Tired, I know what you meant. It was late, and I was just jerkin’ your chain. Of course, LABELING it common sense will sneak just about anything past the LIV’s. Maybe someday the majority of Americans will understand the oxymoron when the Left refers to their ideas and common sense in the same sentence, Yeah, I know — wishful thinking.

  3. Cluster Post author

    The proletariat figured out the negative repercussions of the immigration bill before the authoritarians did – not surprising.

    Obamacare poses a tricky problem for supporters of the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill. It would be too politically toxic to give illegal immigrants amnesty and taxpayer subsidies under Obamacare, so the Senate bill prohibits “registered provisional immigrants” (individuals who are now residing illegally in the United States granted legal status under the bill) from receiving Obamacare subsidies. But in so doing the Senate’s immigration bill would create a big financial incentive for some employers to hire non-citizens granted legal status over American citizens.

    The Senators were not aware of this unintended consequence (or was it intended), but when you put together legislation in a hurry under the guise of a “crisis” and don’t read the damn the thing, what do you expect?

    So lets recap, Obamacare will incentivize employers to cut hours back to less than full time for lower income workers, and now combined with the immigration bill, will incentivize employers to not hire them at all. Add to that, Obama’s new climate change policies which will result in higher energy, gas, and food prices, and you have what can be called a “war on Americans”, courtesy of the Obama regime.

    UN f**king believable

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/senators-dont-know-if-bill-encourages-hiring-amnestied-immigrants-instead-us-citizens_737897.html

  4. Retired Spook

    and you have what can be called a “war on Americans”, courtesy of the Obama regime.

    And that’s why some of us refer to him as the first post-American President. When he gets done the only thing left will be the name, and I wouldn’t even bet money on that.

    1. Cluster Post author

      If common sense, freedom loving, God fearing conservatives lose the House to nonsensical, authoritarian, anti American democrats in 2014 – it’s all over. Obama will have a free pass to complete the dismantling of America into the authoritarian banana republic he always dreamed of. “Dreams FROM my Father” – in real time.

  5. Retired Spook

    If common sense, freedom loving, God fearing conservatives lose the House to nonsensical, authoritarian, anti American democrats in 2014 – it’s all over.

    Over? Seriously — you would just roll over and quit? There isn’t anything Obama can do that can’t be undone in one way or another, and given the educational indoctrination of the last couple generations, it will be up to those of us in our 50’s, 60′ and even 70’s to change the course. If the Dems win the House and hold the Senate, and go on a Leftist legislation binge, we’ll find out what at least a portion of Americans are made of. IIRC, only about 20% supported the American Revolution. Just keep telling yourself, the truth doesn’t need a majority to prevail.

    1. Cluster Post author

      That’s a quandry. One side of me doesn’t care much anymore – if these progressive ingrates want to live in a mediocre authoritarian distopia, let them. I don’t have too much time left and they are the ones that will suffer.

      On the other hand, I would fight if it came to that, I suppose

      1. Retired Spook

        On the other hand, I would fight if it came to that, I suppose

        Well, I SUPPOSE Neo and I would have your back — maybe even loan you a weapon, “if it came to that, heh.

      2. Cluster Post author

        My back might be in New Zealand – I have an aunt who lives there and I just might retire there.

  6. Cluster Post author

    I find the leftists that lurk behind the curtains on this blog to be quite humorous. MZA just poked his head out. Could it be that they are monitoring us?

    1. J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock)

      Cluster,

      It’s almost like they have key word recognition alert software. I missed Sasan’s comment. Thank you, Moderator. Saves me having to clean the troll dung from my keyboard.

      We live to serve. //Moderator

      1. Cluster Post author

        It’s almost like they have key word recognition alert software.

        LOL. Whatever it is, they seem to be obsessed with us. I know we are all smart and good looking but still, it’s a little creepy.

      2. neocon01

        Cluster
        they are paid trolls by media matters, notice how they flap in in groups…..we are monitored and when an alert goes out by one of the blog watchers they all post here in unison.
        laughable.

        Verrryyyyyyyy Interestingggg

        NEW YORK – WND Internet forum moderators have conducted extensive studies of leftist, pro-Obama “trolls” who post misinformation.

        In the process, the moderators have blocked from WND forums participants who post abusive language aimed at angering or otherwise insulting forum members, WND authors, management and staff.

        Trolls appear to perform a “disinformation” function typical of counter-intelligence efforts by intelligence agencies to confuse political enemies and refute or deflect opposing political views that are less susceptible to refutation by more traditional methods of debate and argumentation.

        Typically, trolls operating on WND forums attempt to defend Obama by posting specious and diversionary arguments with the goal of changing the subject and obscuring topics that could damage Obama, such as his birth records, life narrative, political history and policy preferences, including his current positions as president.

        Particularly offensive is the proclivity of trolls to use obscene or blasphemous language mixed with personal invective.

        Repeat offenders

        Trolls operate on WND forums under various identities, often using the same IP address but with different usernames and email addresses.

        http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/leftist-trolls-in-ongoing-war-with-wnd/

      3. Retired Spook

        they are paid trolls by media matters, notice how they flap in in groups

        Neo, I think it’s more than that. Would you continue to post at, say Kos, DU or Huffpo after your comments had been deleted dozens, maybe even hundreds of times? That’s the only kind of troll we have left, the ones with a masochistic personality disorder, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they’re all the same person. Now it may also be that they’re getting paid, but I’d bet the pay is secondary to a really creepy personality disorder. Lefties like Dennis and Velma seem to have left for good when it became obvious that all they were going to get here was scorn and ridicule. The few we have left seem to thrive on scorn and ridicule. That’s sick.

    2. neocon01

      Could it be that they are monitoring us?
      Impossible (crackle, buzz, whirr, beep,snap) LOL

  7. Retired Spook

    Surprise, surprise — the anemic 2.4% GDP growth in the first quarter has been revised down a whopping .6% to an even more anemic 1.8%. But there is a solution: raise energy prices by putting 45% of U.S. power plants out of business. Yeah, man — fun times ahead.

    1. Retired Spook

      And the headline from the MarketWatch GDP article reflects just how disconnected from reality the financial markets are:

      Stocks in rally mode after disappointing GDP update

      1. Cluster Post author

        Hey when you’re getting $80 billion a month in newly printed money, what do GDP’s matter?

    2. Amazona

      “revised down”, eh? This is so funny. Every single time I hear any economic report at all, it is followed by the statement that it is “lower than expected” or “lower than predicted”.

      Every time.

      Just who do they think they fooling, adding this disclaimer to the end of these dismal reports? Do they really think we will believe that there was ever a credible expectation or prediction that they would be any better?

  8. Retired Spook

    I’m sitting here at my desk in my home office, catching up on some busy work and listening to Glenn Beck’s radio show. Leading into an interview with Judge Andrew Napolitano, Glenn played a particularly poignant rendition of “America the Beautiful” from the soundtrack of his Man in the Moon project. I got goose bumps on my arms and tears in my eyes listening to it. I must be going through some sort of metamorphosis, because only a short time ago one of my first thoughts upon hearing such a beautiful, patriotic song would be to wonder what kind of feelings it evoked in Leftists. Now I just don’t give a crap what Leftists think. Maybe there’s hope yet, and I’ll have to admit, as much as I like to debate with those who disagree with me, this new Leftist troll-free format is quite enjoyable.

    1. Amazona

      I’m liking it, too. Every now and then I see a post from someone I know has all posts removed, so now I just glance at it to see what nonsense/vitriol/stupidity is being posted this time and then move on, waiting for the janitorial crew to mop up and disinfect.

      Sure, sometimes it is tempting to respond to the goofiest or nastiest of the comments, but I take to heart the request to not feed the trolls, or leave their footprints on the blog.

    2. Retired Spook

      one of my first thoughts upon hearing such a beautiful, patriotic song would be to wonder what kind of feelings it evoked in Leftists.

      Upon reading and reflecting on my statement, I realized I didn’t word it well. What I should have said is that, upon hearing such a beautiful, patriotic song, I would often wonder how anyone could not be stirred by such a song. I’m thinking of those whose dislike for this country was so complete that they welcomed a fundamental transformation of it in 2008.

  9. Amazona

    OT, but remember how the whole wide world was suddenly going to LOOOOOOVE us once we got The One We Have All Been Waiting For onto the throne? Why, he would win over the hearts and minds of the whole world!

    Funny how that hasn’t worked out so well. From the smirky Hildebeast with her goofball (and misspelled) “RESET” button to Putin’s failure to become Barry’s BFF after the whispered promise to be “more flexible” once Barry got those silly sheeple to vote him back in, Russia has remained cool to U.S, interests. Funny how that works—-a relationship that has ranged from enemies to mere opponents, with a brief uneasy alliance for a few years in the war, doesn’t just do an abrupt about-face and become a breathless love affair just because Barry’s in the Oval Office. Who knew?

    No, in fact the United States has moved from the resentment-fueled general dislike one can expect from smaller nations toward bigger ones into overt contempt for us expressed over and over again around the world. Here is the latest example: From WND:

    “President Vladimir Putin confirmed on Tuesday a former U.S. spy agency contractor sought by the United States was in the transit area of a Moscow airport but ruled out handing him over to Washington, dismissing U.S. criticisms as “ravings and rubbish.

    Oh, but it gets better. Evidently feeling this comment to be not expressive enough of his true contempt for Obama, he went on, in a statement reminiscent of Barry’s snide comment about a pig wearing lipstick, only more direct.

    “In his first public comments since the fugitive flew in on Sunday, he appeared to make light of the affair around Edward Snowden, whose flight from U.S. authorities is becoming an increasing embarassment for President Barack Obama. Asked by a journalist about the affair, he smiled fleetingly.

    “I myself would prefer not to deal with these issues. It’s like giving a baby pig a haircut: there’s a lot of squealing, but there’s little wool,” he told a news conference in Finland.”

    So he is comparing Obama to a squealing pig.

    Sure looks like Putin, like the rest of the world, sees Obama as an impotent, inept poseur deserving of no respect whatsoever. Guess this is what happens when people depend on personality instead of experience, skill or character, when they go to the ballot box.

    1. Cluster Post author

      The list of people, both foreign and domestic, who have zero respect for Obama is growing daily. The media are doing their best to lay cover as they always do, but that is having little effect, and of course never held sway with foreign countries who are in absolute delight that the leader of the free world is a feckless moron.

    2. M. Noonan

      The world holds us in complete contempt – what is waiting in the wings, however, are wars and interventions by China, Russia and other nations as they are certain we won’t do anything about it. The signal is already given – Iran is sending troops to Syria and we’re not even making a harrumph about it…

  10. Cluster Post author

    The authoritarian speaks again:

    President Obama, in his statement hailing the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, promised that he wouldn’t try to force religious institutions to conduct gay marriages.

    This can only be construed to mean that he actually did think about forcing religious institutions to conduct gay marriage.

    1. seniorwoman

      Cluster;

      Obama also said he believed marriage was b/t one man and one woman. Then he evolved or devolved as I like to say. Obama is a liar, his base are liars. It is another sad day for the USA.

    2. M. Noonan

      Oh, he won’t – but he’ll be entirely ok with leftist pressure groups suing the Church for refusing to perform gay marriage; he’ll be ok with the IRS questioning the tax exempt status of religious bodies which don’t perform gay marriages; he’ll have no problem with extended “hate crimes” laws to cover those who preach Christian truth about homosexuality…but, no, he won’t try to pass a law forcing religious institutions to perform gay marriages…

  11. Cluster Post author

    In his dissenting opinion, Justice Scalia speaks to the current authoritarian nature of our government very well:

    “Today’s opinion aggrandizes the power of the court to pronounce the law,” Scalia wrote in the dissenting opinion. It will have the predictable consequence of diminishing the “power of our people to govern themselves,” wrote Scalia, who was joined in his dissent by Justices Clarence Thomas and Chief Justice John Roberts, while Justice Samuel Alito wrote a separate dissenting opinion.

    Think about that – nine robed justices, who are all unelected, just wiped out the vote of the majority of people in the state of California. Not too mention, deciding on an issue that constitutionally, does not belong at the Supreme Court. It really is an amazingly sad time in America.

    Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/US/Scalia-dissent-gay-marriage/2013/06/26/id/512076#ixzz2XQ1knq8e

    1. Cluster Post author

      More brilliant prose from Scalia:

      “It envisions a Supreme Court standing (or rather enthroned) at the apex of government, empowered to decide all constitutional questions, always and everywhere ‘primary’ in its role,” said Scalia. “This image of the court would have been unrecognizable to those who wrote and ratified our national charter.”

      Scalia had particular disdain for fellow Justice Anthony Kennedy’s ruling in the 5-4 case, saying it opened the door for a federal law allowing same-sex marriages.

      “It takes real cheek for today’s majority to assure us, as it is going out the door, that a constitutional requirement to give formal recognition to same-sex marriage is not at issue here — when what has preceded that assurance is a lecture on how superior the majority’s moral judgment in favor of same-sex marriage is to the Congress’s hateful moral judgment against it,”

    2. Amazona

      It’s even worse than that, Cluster—-it only takes FIVE people to dictate law, override the will of the people, and twist the Constitution to fit a political agenda.

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