6 Reasons Why President Obama Is NOT A Dictator

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I’m sure you have been subjected to the countless idiotic memes and the rants which usually boil down into a stew of paranoia and regurgitated right-wing talking points about how Obama is a tyrant, a dictator, etc. Our friends over at Ethical Reporters Against Faux News made this really great meme which completely refutes the whole argument that President Obama is using the office for unprecedented actions while taking away the freedoms of gun owners, and planning to execute armchair patriots or put their families in FEMA prison camps.

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On these six occasions, a POTUS either signed legislation or issued executive orders which went far beyond anything President Obama has done.


6. The Whiskey Rebellion: In 1791, a number of settlers on the western frontier rebelled against a whiskey excise tax and a full-blown rebellion erupted in 1794. George Washington took soldiers and had that bit of foolishness put down.

After efforts of negotiators to try and calm the insurrection failed, President George Washington, acting upon the advice of Federalist Alexander Hamilton, decided to make an example of the rebels and rode to Western Pennsylvania with 13,000 militia troops to quash the rebellion. Washington accompanied the troops as far as Bedford, where he spent the night at the house of David Espy on October 18. The next day, he reviewed the assembled troops, issued orders to General Lee, and then started back to Philadelphia. This was to be the last time George Washington personally led troops on the field, and the only time he did so as President. (Source)

Until President Obama personally leads an entire division of the National Guard out to the Cliven Bundy squat on federal land and shoots a few of them, you can drop the whole “he’s an out of control dictator” shtick.

5. The Trail Of Tears: Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act in 1830 and in 1838/1839, forced the Cherokees off the lands granted to them under previous treaties. Nearly 4,000 died along the way to Oklahoma, a route now referred to as “The Trail Of Tears.”

4.聽Abraham Lincoln’s executive orders: Abraham Lincoln issued a number of executive orders which would be considered absolutely tyrannical if he was a modern sitting president, and a Democrat. He suspended habeas corpus, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and also issued an order which called for the arrest and imprisonment of any newspaper editor publishing false information. The order also demanded the seizure and shut down of two publications (the New York World and Journal of Commerce) while sending the editor to a trial in front of a military tribunal. In other words, if Obama was issuing executive orders like Lincoln, Fox News, Glenn Beck and others would have been shut down and sent to Guantanamo Bay.

3. The Sedition Act: President Woodrow Wilson signed the Sedition Act in 1918 which would have put many of the right-wing blogs and other media sources out of business and had their owners prosecuted.

The Sedition Act of 1918, enacted during World War I, made it a crime to “willfully utter, print, write, or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of the Government of the United States” or to “willfully urge, incite, or advocate any curtailment of the production” of the things “necessary or essential to the prosecution of the war.” The act, along with other similar federal laws, was used to convict at least 877 people in 1919 and 1920, according to a report by the attorney general. In 1919, the Court heard several important free speech cases — including Debs v. United States and Abrams v. United States — involving the constitutionality of the law. In both cases, the Court upheld the convictions as well as the law. (Source)

If President Obama were indeed a tyrant, he could theoretically cite the War on Terror and issue a new executive order shutting down these individuals down for sedition. Again, until that happens, knock it off with the false comparisons.

2. President Hoover uses the Army against veterans and their families: In 1932, we were 3 years into the Great Depression. Out of work veterans and their families peacefully marched on Washington, demanding that Congress pay them a $500 bonus passed in 1924 but not scheduled to be paid out until 1945. After the Senate voted against a bill making the payment immediate, the protestors stuck around (much like Occupy Wall Street) until President Hoover ordered the Army to disperse them, resulting in numerous casualties and at least one death.

1. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt orders mass detention of Japanese-Americans: One of the most embarrassing things America has done in the past one hundred years was to intern over 110,000 Americans, simply because of their heritage, by order of the president.

On Feb. 19, 1942, Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the military to remove anyone from any area of the country, if deemed necessary for national security. During the months that followed, more than 110,000 Japanese Americans were rounded up throughout California and shipped to internment camps in Arizona, Wyoming, Arkansas, and elsewhere.

Dear right-wing conservatives – while you have screamed bloody murder about him issuing executive orders giving equal rights to certain minorities and capping student loan payments because Congress refused to act, President Obama has actually issued the fewest executive orders of any president since Grover Cleveland. He also hasn’t used the military against US citizens, thrown the staff of Fox News in prison or taken away your guns. The fact that you can protest in Washington, that Ted Nugent isn’t dead or in jail and that you haven’t been executed for making treasonous comments is proof that President Obama is not the tyrannical dictator that you keep insisting that he is. If you do want to be taken seriously, I suggest you drop the bullshit alarmist statements, turn off right-wing radio and join the rest of us in the real world. America will continue to move forward, with or without you.


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  • Charles Vincent

    Obamas bad calls out number those manny but way cherry pick data to make things look swell for your man in office.

    • ^^^^^The epitome of irony.

      • Charles Vincent

        The only irony here is how people blindly follow people like Obama and can’t or won’t see the really dangerous things he is doing. Second it would only be ironic if I posited some sort of facts initially and stated that other presidents didn’t do things as bad.

      • Alrighty then. Thanks for getting me caught up.

      • Pipercat

        Damn you’re feisty! You got some strange you old dog!!!!

      • Charles Vincent

        Yep full of piss and vinegar lol.

      • Pipercat

        Good for you, I have an intimate knowledge of how it feels to be run over by a west bound freight…

      • Charles Vincent

        Who ran you over?

      • Pipercat

        Soicumstance!

      • Charles Vincent

        Been there many a time myself.

    • Mrs_oatmeal

      Refute it with facts! Or go away.

      • Charles Vincent

        Ask and ye shall receive.
        http://m DOT youtube DOT com/watch?v=U-4_bnPxiHs

        He’s a left leaner as well and even he thinks Obama is tipping the power towards dictatorship, if not Obama a future president because of the dumb shit Obama is doing.

        And here is a list of Obama’s human rights violations;

        http://churchillblog DOT org/10-biggest-barack-obama-administration-violations-human-rights/

      • Brian

        *Signing ACTA*

        “Some critics…”
        Opinions, opinions

        *Deportation of Immigrants*
        Human rights violation? No.

        *Obama targeted assassinations can kill USA citizens*

        Alarmist nonsense based largely on the language of the bill. So far, the only American citizens killed have been in Yemen and are active combatants in Al Qaeda. Unless you have proof otherwise, it’s irrelevant.

        *Jailing journalists*
        “and his lawyer believe that Obama administration order to do this”

        “believe”

        *War on whistle-blowers.*

        Contrary to popular belief, the freedom of information act does not guarantee everyone free access to everything without the proper bureaucracy being done first. These people ignored that and thus broke the law, making them not whistleblowers, but treasonous thieves. What’s more, Bradley Manning broke military law as well by doing that. Edward Snowden broke contract with the CIA knowing full well the consequences of his actions. He did not have the stones to stand trial like Bradley Manning did.

        *National Defense Authorization Act*
        Again, a matter of language within the bill, and being blown way out of proportion in an alarmist way. Besides, there’s plenty of precedent, long before Obama’s administration, for presidents to throw people in jail without trial. See: Abraham Lincoln

        *Patriot act*

        Ok. Yeah. That sucks. Nothing special that hasn’t been happening for years, however.

        *Warrantless Spying*

        Been going on long before the Obama Administration.

        *Kill list*

        Enemy combatants are not entitled to a trial unless they surrender. This is war.

        *Drones*

        Ridiculously dramatic rhetoric. Cites very little to back up ridiculous claims.

        Also the author’s English is poor.

      • Charles Vincent

        Yet you failed to recognize that Obama is accelerating the violations. And you skipped over the fact that MSM picked up the story that Obama ordered drone strikes that targeted and killed three US citizens in direct violation of the 5th amendment I believe. And you completely ignored the testimony of professor Turley and also haven’t bothered to look up some of the things that professor Chomsky posits about Obama either.

      • Brian

        Accelerating how? Continuing some, ending others, more like. And three US citizens killed? Where. Yemen? Enemy combatants, regardless of citizenship, are enemy combatants. As I said, it’s war. 5th amendment does not apply in such a case, just as it did not in the US Civil War.
        I don’t particularly care about Turley or Chomsky, I’m more than capable of doing my own research without listening to subjective arguments. Opinions are like nipples. Everyone has at least one, and it’s probably got smegma all over it.

      • Charles Vincent

        No they weren’t read the DOJ white papers.

        http://msnbcmedia DOT msn DOT com/i/msnbc/sections/news/020413_DOJ_White_Paper DOT pdf
        They weren’t combatants according to the DOJ paper and the administration didn’t prove they were.

        http://www DOT politifact DOT com/texas/statements/2014/mar/19/kesha-rogers/four-us-citizens-killed-obama-drone-strikes-3-were/

      • strayaway

        Brian, You are a good subject but not much of a citizen. Patriot Act, ACTA, jailing journalists, drones hovering over us, small city police departments getting huge armored vehicles, the Executive claiming the right to kill US citizens without a trial… Nothing going on here folks. There is no obvious pattern. We’re the government and we’re here to help you. Oh yeah, it’s happened before. That sort of makes it ok and no one has done anything horrible to me yet, Yes, you can fondle my wife and daughter at the airport. It would make me feel safer. Baaaa, Baaa….

      • Brian

        All nonsense and rhetoric with no weight to it.

      • strayaway

        Brian, your arguments and responses are really fading. C’mon dude, talk some more sheep language like, “there’s plenty of precedent, long before Obama’s administration, for presidents to throw people in jail without trial. See: Abraham Lincoln” baaa…. Yeah, let’s toss people in jail without trials. Even I don’t think that’s progressive.

      • Brian

        There’s little for me to argue with. Everything you’ve said I’ve already eliminated as a talking point. At least Vincent could provide something for me to refute. You simply repeated the same rhetoric, straw men, and impossible-to-argue conspiracy theories that the likes of Limbaugh and Beck are fond of.
        So, I’ve little reason to indulge you.

      • strayaway

        Goodbye Brian, I’ll miss your insipid replies.

    • unusualmind

      So, which one proves that he’s a dictator?

      • Charles Vincent

        It isn’t one it’s a combination of things. Also see my reply to Mrs_oatmeal.

      • unusualmind

        And these all have Congressional approval. Morally wrong? Yes. Dictator? No.

        Edit: And your links don’t work.

      • Charles Vincent

        You have to edit the link, remove the DOT and spaces in the link and replace them with a “.” Understand?

        Also they are more than morally wrong and hitler was elected just like Obama and if not Obama that usurps power to become a dictator some president after him is many steps closer because of his power grabs.

      • unusualmind

        I would say some of them are horrible. We probably agree on that. But Obama isn’t Hitler. And he isn’t a dictator. What you term power grabs were Congressionally approved. That’s the difference between a dictatorship and a republic. As for supposition on the future, it is merely that.

      • Charles Vincent

        All the stuff hitler did was with the approval of the legislative body, and I am not saying Obama is hitler.

      • unusualmind

        Hate to tell you this but Hitler violently overthrew his Congress, killing most of them and establishing himself as dictator. And you were the one who said this: “Also they are more than morally wrong and hitler was elected just like Obama”.

      • Charles Vincent

        Yes after he had the power to do so because he set it up over time read history man. He used a false flag to usurp power and become a dictator and that didn’t happen over night.

      • unusualmind

        You’re an Alex Jones follower, huh?

      • Charles Vincent

        No I read history. Also ad hominem is beneath you and cheapens any argument you posit.

      • unusualmind

        I apologize then. And I have read history, which is why I know about this. The problem of yours remains that Pres. Obama is still not a dictator. And that the predictions for the future are still supposition.

      • Charles Vincent

        That doesn’t change the fact that the stage is being set. Primarily because of things Obama is doing, and like I said it may not be him that usurps power but it also might be just as it was with hitler and ignoring it is folly sir and it would be our own fault just like it was the people in Germany’s fault for electing hitler to be dictator.

      • unusualmind

        Might happens are not a good enough reason to accuse someone of being a dictator.

      • Charles Vincent

        Yet with each new president the probability of someone usurping power grows and people dismiss it for nothing but conspiracy theory. And they don’t recognize that apathy is what aids the usurpation. But alas we wait until it takes bloodshed to act. Sad really. Good morrow sir.

      • Guest

        This contradicts your assertion that Obama is a dictator. If he is a dictator there will not continue to be new presidents until he is over thrown. I can understand concern for the possibility of a president abusing power and creating a totalitarian society, realistically a possibility from the beginning. But you can’t have the probability for a president to establish a dictatorship grows w each president and our current president is a dictator.

      • strayaway

        The Reichstag voted to give Hitler some of its powers for the ‘duration of the emergency’. Big mistake. Our Congress instead gives away its power without even issuing an enabling act. The Patriot Act signed under Bush didn’t go as far as Hitler’s enabling Act. More often though, recent presidents just go ahead and legislate by executive order and congress does nothing.

      • Charles Vincent

        Which is what Professor Turley was talking about in the video I posted here.

      • strayaway

        I like the 4.5 min. clip, “The Rise of Evil – Reichstag Fire” that illustrates what can go wrong when a legislative branch hands over its power and allows its executive branch to take away such things as privacy and freedom of speech.

      • Sandy Greer

        >Inaction has the same result as enabling.

        ^^^Only if it comes true. Just saying.

        I understand what you’re saying. strayaway, too. I don’t agree – but that doesn’t mean I don’t understand what you’re saying – and some of what you both see. I just see things differently.

        Most of what we worry about never comes to pass. That’s been my experience.

        IDK how to ‘logically’ explain why I don’t worry about us becoming a dictatorship. Nobody would argue I’m stupid, or have my head in the sand. 馃槈

        I just see it differently. But hey – I appreciate both you guys trying to warn us. If I saw it your way – I would too.

      • Charles Vincent

        I am a fixer lol also I see the stuff history shows us and feel like vigilant would be more accurate than worry.
        /tips hat

      • strayaway

        Sandy, I would rather make it less possible for the Country to turn into a dictatorship. I admired the prophets for pointing out the obvious. Most people would rather follow the priestly class, who assure us that everything is ok, that the King’s wardrobe is glorious, as long as we follow the rules and rulers given us. The prophets, of course, often got thrown out of town or worse for their observations. When I see these infractions of the Constitution, the war against Iraq, bombing Libya, ignoring or overriding laws with executive orders, lying to Congress without punishment, or ‘losing’ Lois Lerner’s emails for instance, I associate such behavior with others who have done that before and the disasters that sometimes occur if we keep going down that path. I realize that sometimes ships right themselves like after Lincoln or Roosevelt mentioned in this article but why take chances with evil political viruses?

      • Sandy Greer

        I understand. I, too, admire ‘prophets’ – especially when they cry into the wilderness. Admire them to no end.

        But I think you give ‘most people’ too little credit – to believe we follow priests dressed in King’s wardrobes. Could be we just see things different.

        Like two people, witnessing the same scene.

        Don’t have time to argue the point this AM. But ‘evil political virus’ is a Straw Man. If I have one complaint about you, strayaway – it’s your use of Straw Men.

        Anyway, it was good to see you join the fray. Even though I know Charles doesn’t mind standing alone. You two are a lot alike, that way.

        Probably why I admire you both. Even when we disagree, which is most of the time. 馃槈

        You be sure to have a good day, strayaway!

      • Brian

        Actually Germany started as Prussian Constiutional Monarchy brought together under Chancellor Bismark. The Weimar Republic was not really even Germany, but a portion of it consisting of the traditional German lands not confiscated following WW1 and the end of the monarchy.

      • Charles Vincent

        I was pointing at the time frame from the fall of the Weimar Republic to the rise of hitler to illustrate the speed it can go from being free to a dictatorship. Perhaps I should have mentioned this. Also the roman republic suffered a similar fate.

      • Brian

        The Weimar Republic wasn’t really free at all. It was a League of Nations puppet state with a democratic system that was easily overthrown by a bunch of street fighters.
        The Roman Republic was never free in any modern sense of the word. I’d say ask a Gaul, Iberian, or Carthaginian but they’re all dead.

      • Charles Vincent

        You’re creating a straw man argument both Germany and Rome moved from the right where freedom is to the left towards totalitarianism.

      • Brian

        Opinions, opinions. Hitler was a right-winger by the way. Pretty hardcore one at that.

      • Charles Vincent

        That’s a different scale and another straw man. I was not talking about political ideology.

      • Brian

        You’re the one who continues indulging me. And yes, you were talking about political ideology. Associating right and left in an objective way with freedom and totalitarianism is total nonsense, and most certainly in regards to political ideology.

      • Charles Vincent

        Fallacy of the mind argument and still wrong

      • Brian

        How?

      • Charles Vincent

        to路tal路i路tar路i路an [toh-tal-i-tair-ee-uhn] Show IPA
        adjective
        1.
        of or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life.
        2.
        exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others; authoritarian; autocratic.
        noun
        3.
        an adherent of totalitarianism.

      • strayaway

        A “National SOCIALIST” technically. His brand of socialism involved the collusion of an expanded central government with large corporations and preferred unions much like what is trending in the US with the (un)ACA being an example.

      • Brian

        If you are seriously going to compare 1933-1939 to 2009-2014 l literally do not have the words to describe how utterly foolish that is.

      • strayaway

        Why not, You’ve been in a discussion about Hitler in your above ^ posts. You claimed that “Hitler was a right-winger” and I responded that he was a “National SOCIALIST”. Its’ odd then that you suddenly criticize me for bringing up 1933-1939 considering that exchange. In your mind, are there rules, for instance, with comparing the Fall of the Roman Empire with the collapse of the Western World then? Or only for anyone disagreeing with you?

      • Brian

        I never compared anything to modern situations. Vincent did. I merely pointed out that Hitler was a right-winger because Vincent thought he was a left-winger. And no, he wasn’t a national socialist either, by the way. He hijacked the national socialists, but certainly wasn’t one in terms of ideology. He was a patriarchal fascist, plain and simple.
        If you want to draw comparisons between the collapse of Rome and the rise of the third reich and the current administation, I’m sure sites like Free Republic or Info Wars would be happier to indulge you than I.

      • strayaway

        Hitler “wasn’t a national socialist”? Good one Brian. Keep on pumping for the expanding Bush/Obama police state. baaa, baaa.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Charles, Why don’t you answer my question, Sir ? Would you send troops over there to protect our Americans that are housed in the Embassy ? It’s not a hard question, and deserves an answer, wouldn’t you think ! Heck no, you would rather have some in-action to propel yourself, and your views forward, then you would feel better about slamin his policies, and moves to protect our interest. Then you dismiss someone, and think you won. lol on that ! They only bugged out because they got tired of your views……

      • Wayne Gullickson

        And just because you didn’t state that in your comment above to Brian in your previous one. Typical tea party crap, only concentrate on what parts of the story will win your argument.
        And I believe you just got served ! Way to go Brian !
        This a typical crap from the right/tea party, leave the important info out of it so you can feel like a big shot. And when you get called on it, it’s “I was pointing….lalala” You some how left that out of the equation. Kind of backfired, didn’t it. That’s what happening with them, hear what you want to hear and pass it on as valid.

      • Brian

        He stopped responding after I said he’s masturbating with his ego as a purpose for being here.

    • Greg Agosta

      So, which of those bad calls(and I admit there have been quite a few
      ) make him a Dictator?

      • Charles Vincent

        See my reply to Mrs_oatmeal.

    • Brian

      The point of this article is not about Obama’s bad calls. The point is that Obama is not some tyrannical dictator. Do try and keep on topic, instead of changing to subject to provoke a negative reaction then cite a bunch of latin words you don’t seem to really understand.

      • Charles Vincent

        Oooooh ad hominem lovely and it’s wrapped in a straw man…

      • Brian

        How?

      • Charles Vincent

        “Do try and keep on topic, instead of changing to subject to provoke a negative reaction then cite a bunch of latin words you don’t seem to really understand.”
        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^this^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      • Brian

        How is that ad hominem? Merely pointing out that one shouldn’t use words one does not seem to wholly understand. You are proving my point.

      • Charles Vincent

        That’s a personal attack and in essence calling me stupid, which is the definition of ad hominem.

      • Brian

        I did not call you stupid. I merely pointed out the fact that you don’t seem to know what ad hominem or strawman is, thus it’s best to not use those words in polite conversation. If you took it personally, that is your problem.
        If you want ad hominem, I’m more than happy to provide one for you. Egotistical masturbation. I assume you understand that?

      • strayaway

        There is a middle ground between tyrannical dictators and “bad calls”. There are violations of the Constitution and this President’s oath of office. The same could be said of Bush and some other presidents. This is where we are now though with this president conducting his own wars , executions, and selectively obeying or overriding laws. Obama isn’t Hitler by a long shot but there are these violations of law and the Constitution and they seem to be occurring with greater frequency. I put a lot of blame on Congress for allowing such behavior.

      • Brian

        More nonsense.

  • Michael Siever

    Here’s one way to tell if President Obama is a dictator:

    Is the guy in the picture holding the sign in jail for having that sign? If the answer is no, then Obama is regrettably not a dictator.

    • Charles Vincent

      That’s a logical fallacy argument. Try again.

      • Michael Siever

        And which logical fallacy is that?

      • Charles Vincent

        Argument from fallacy. Your argument is that if the guy pictured isn’t in jail the argument is false.

      • Michael Siever

        Okay, you say try again, and I shall. Are *you* in jail for speaking out against President Obama, Mr. Vincent? No? Then, once again, he’s not a dictator.

      • Charles Vincent

        Again argument from fallacy try again.

      • Michael Siever

        Still have your guns? Not a dictatorship.
        Still own property? Not a dictatorship.
        Still have the right to choose which religion you practice in your home and church? Not a dictatorship.
        Still have most of your income? Not a dictatorship.
        Still have he freedom to choose whether to serve in the military? Not a dictatorship.
        Still have freedom to choose sexual orientation? Not a dictatorship.
        Still have the freedom to decide which kind of car you own? Not a dictatorship.

        I could go on and on, but I’m getting tired. So, have good night!

        P.S. You should stop thumbing up your own comments. It’s really just sad and pathetic.

      • Charles Vincent

        Tired of the same argument from fallacy just changing the operative. Oh and now an ad hominem attack very puerile Mikey.

      • Michael Siever

        Wait, so you have been thrown in jail, had your guns, property, rights, etc. taken away?

      • Charles Vincent

        Argumentum absurdum.

      • Stephen Barlow

        This guys dumber than Palin. DON’T FEED THE TROLLS!

      • FiineTapestry

        Yeah, yeah, and ad hominem too. So, it’s a blog, it will have all sorts of arguments that a logics professor would frown upon, that don’t mean they don’t express valid points and opinions, and who knows, even jokes.

      • Charles Vincent

        Points and opinions aren’t valid when they aren’t based on facts.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Opinions don’t need facts. Fox sells them as “news’ all the time. you DIDN’T know that!!!!?????????????

        No WONDER you gaffe 99% of the time.

      • William Dean Luke

        Let’s see what “Facts” you’ve brought to the table in your “arguments”..hmm…doesn’t seem you’ve brought any.

        Next bullshit argument from the Troll Brigade, please.

      • Charles Vincent

        You apparently only see what you want to see which is par for the course for your type of liberal lefty.

      • Stephen Barlow

        More proof you can’t answer an honest question with a straight answer.

        Can you give a Gay, Lesbian or Transgender answer?

      • Avatar

        He still doesn’t get it. Charles is running on the fumes and doesn’t have any ammo to make his argument validity. He had to retort to “big words.”

      • Brian

        Do you believe Obama is a dictator? If so, explain why. If you refuse to explain why, assuming you believe he is a dictator, explain why I, or anyone else, should take you seriously. If you cannot do that, then you are simply delusional.
        I patiently await, good sir.

      • Charles Vincent

        Read the thread I already have explained it.

      • Brian

        Then explain it again. To me.

      • Sam

        Ill explain it to you. You see you have been hoodwinked by propaganda. Yea I know its a tough thing to admit, but unfortunately it is true. The facts of the matter is, the office of the president is just a public figure head used to sell the oligarchs agenda to the public.Ya know, to make it more palatable for them. Rest assured, there is a very concerted effort to take our guns away. It really is a police state total control type agenda. And if you can follow me into a new territory called common sense, its not hard to see that such an agenda would be stopped immediately if it were to be believed. Enter the propaganda and perception manipulation. So much more than what the media tells us is going on behind the scenes. No it isnt a dictatorship thats happening, its much much worse. The sad truth is they are installing a oligarch controlled corporatocracy and Obama is just the latest puppet to sell it to the masses. There are Mountains of proof and evidence spanning more than a hundred years. Dont settle on believing lies and deception.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Move to Iraq, Iran, etc. Charles….maybe then you’ll realize what’s happening with our President.

      • Avatar

        I think he would like it there.

      • Charles Vincent

        I don’t need to move any where to see how bad Obama is as a president.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        of course, remember you live in a free society…hmm

      • Charles Vincent

        Not really free and getting less free by the minute because people like you that consistently drink the koolaide.

      • Stephen Barlow

        EXACTLY WHAT FREEDOMS HAVE YOU LOST?

        you ABUSE the First Amendment, for sure! and I don’t think ANYONE on that anyone on the planet would even wanna strip and cavity search you with a warrant! Let alone on a suspicion of you muling drugs.

      • William Dean Luke

        Doesn’t help that morons like you mix another batch of koolaide and throw it in the mix with the rest of it.

      • Charles Vincent

        Says the sheeple that ate the party line of horse crap and went back for seconds.

      • William Dean Luke

        You’re probably racist, anyway. 馃榾

      • Charles Vincent

        It’s racist to call people racist Slick Willie…

      • William Dean Luke

        No, it’s racist to call someone racist because of their skin tone. If I said “You’re racist because you’re black”, THAT would be racist, or if you said “You’re racist because you’re white.”, THAT, too, would be racist.

        I think you’re just another internet troll, to be honest with you.

      • Charles Vincent

        Or you just make snap judgements based on no actual information.

      • dugee81

        The USA is offically ranked 12th on how free our citizens are.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        And not one ruled by a dictator….

      • Guest

        Ok, trying to follow along here… So let me see if I’m following this right, for well over a hundred years a plan has been in the works for corporations to take over running America. I’m guessing the rich robberbarrons of the gilded age put this plan into works? Got the ball rolling on a plan for corporations to take over, but the plan is still in the process. I’m not saying that corporations and they’re (predominantly) white, male figureheads don’t have way too much influence. It would be ridiculous to say they don’t. I’m just struggling with this being a planned agenda for well over 100 years and it’s still just in the works. Because if there’s one thing power hungry, rich, white dudes love it is investing their energies into a plan that will not show profit until after they (maybe even their children) are dead….

      • Stephen Barlow

        In other words, it’s like the MOB going legit and running hotels and casinos instead of running #’s and drugs and whores…. Right?

      • Greg Hanson

        You live in a self created world of fear, conspiracy and paranoia. How productive can your life be if you are so preoccupied with vapid theories. Get a life!!!!

      • Stephen Barlow

        Is that like reading tea leaves?

      • Avatar

        Charles obviously understood what you’re saying, he simply suffer cognitive dissonance due to his intense hatred of Obama.

      • Stephen Barlow

        it’s not Obama he hates… it’s intelligent AND highly educated Negros who put a whole century of Republican Crooks & Fools to complete SHAME!!!!

        McConnell and Beohner are gonna lose their careers just as Cantor has..

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Brian, because they can’t, their side is running out of gas, and they have nothing better to go with than cheap shots at a President.

      • Stephen Barlow

        And even cheaper shots @ Hillary.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        So you have nothing to back that up with….Huh Charles….y’all the same, lots of words but nothing to back it up. C’mon throw it out there…if you can.

      • Charles Vincent

        Read the thread I already posited my argument and linked the facts backing my argument.

      • Stephen Barlow

        WHERE did you allegedly post this link to facts?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Who did you cut and paste “ad hominem” from?

      • Charles Vincent

        “WHERE did you allegedly post this link to facts?”

        Right here in this thread L2READ. You know how I know I am right about you Stephen? Because you post the same things hundreds of times, for instance last time you posted 29 times in about 10 minutes. This time you’re at 15 and all with the same M.O. You’re predictable at least.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Still waiting for you to get some TUTH on the table to have an argument with…

        STILL LAUGHIN’!!!!

        Show Me WHERE i repeated My self…
        You can manage THAT small bit of reality.
        Did your Doctor tell you that there WERE NO meds for the severity of your condition? Od did you just decide to go off them?

      • Stephen Barlow

        WHO did you cut and paste that phrase from CUCKDUCK?

      • Charles Vincent

        Stephen Barlow to Charles Vincent 鈥 2 hours ago
        WHERE did you allegedly post this link to facts?

      • William Dean Luke

        Says the guy who doesn’t put up a valid argument EVER.

      • Charles Vincent

        Read the thread its here but apparently that’s to hard for those three braincells you have left to do.

      • William Dean Luke

        I’m not searching all of internetdom for your precious points of validity. It’s YOUR job to support your argument. NOT mine.

      • Charles Vincent

        You don’t need to, the info I mentioned is posted in the thread GG for your lack luster reading comprehension.

      • William Dean Luke

        Welp, you’re a moron. Nice meeting you. Now take a long walk off a short cliff, neanderthal. I will not search your posts to validate my opinion, because it’s YOUR job to back your arguments. NOT mine. Deal with it, or shut the hell up. 馃榾

      • Charles Vincent

        bwahahahahahahahahahahaahaha you want proof but you won’t even look through this thread to find it… keep it willfully ignorant slick. You’re a monkey with a leash and collar to the guy running the organ grinder, enjoy the shackles.

      • William Dean Luke

        Do you troll professionally, or are you really just this arrogant and ignorant?

      • Charles Vincent

        Are you really that much of a mental midget?

      • Stephen Barlow

        there you go, and watch for the rubber stamp answer…

      • Caley

        Agreed. But some of those arguments are on shaky ground.
        You can have your guns but, only if the gov allows it.
        You have property but, only as long as you pay your taxes.
        Don’t care about religion but, there is a concerted effort to get rid of that.
        Military – have the choice to serve but not to be taken care of after the fact. (Not really relevant just a gripe)
        Your income: why does the gov get to decide how much I should get to keep. Them forcibly taking my earnings is slightly authoritarian. Them wasting it seems a lot like taxation without representation.
        What kind of car I own? Yea I can pick that as long as it complies with all the gov regulations.
        Is he a dictator? Of course not. But the government increasingly controls more of our lives. A slow but, steady creep…

      • Avatar

        Charles, obviously you still doesn’t get it.

      • Charles Vincent

        ??? I am not sure you get it….enjoy your own ignorance.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Calling someone ignorant for their views, shows your true intelligence, and your lack of what’s happening at our embassy. Dispute that, so you don’t think it’s a good IDEA NOT to protect our people in Bengazzi, oops ! I mean Iraq.. Answer it Sir Charles

      • Charles Vincent

        Straw men one and all I never said anything about what you just posted. Your attempt at baiting smells like desperation.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        No, a true dictator doesn’t give a crap about what you think….you need to move there to actually see what a dictator is….just saying.

      • Charles Vincent

        Obama doesn’t give a crap about you or any one else and your still chugging down the koolaide by the gallon.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        You Charles, are so frikken wrong……I mean your true intelligence is coming out twofold. To suggest that Obama doesn’t give a shit about the people….two frikken words “Health Care” not to mention trying to end two wars. Keeping our people safe in o Embassy overseas ! That’s why I brought up ! And you still stand on your little pedestal preaching your b.s. Hope to meet you sometime just knock you off that pedestal, and bring you down the people’s level.

      • Charles Vincent

        Two wars that he escalated instead of ending and two proxy wars yeah he doesn’t care and is a liar to boot you really need to stop drinking the koolaide. Well Wayne threats from the intarwebz tough guy mean sooooo much…. And the jury is still out on the ACA.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Ok Charlie, you got it all right, and we’re all wrong. Here it is in a nutshell, My brother is dying of Stage 4 Pancreatic, his medication is $7,000.00 a month (His words to me…”What kind of fucked up world do we live in that it costs 7 g’s a month to keep me alive”) How many months could you afford without insurance b4 you are bankrupt, no house, no savings, etc. ? Meaning you spent every dime to prolong/save your life. Keep in mind Charles, insurance companies had the right to refuse insurance from anyone with a pre-existing illness. ACA is there to allow people to get access to insurance so they don’t loose everything including their life. Hmm, Obama doesn’t give a crap about you or I ??? your words not mine, Add to the fact that he’s trying to end the wars that Bush had a hand in, that’s so our so our men, and women are home safe. He’s imposing sanctions on Countries where humans civil rights have long been ignored, (I mean kill someone because their gay). That has far reaching effects throughout the World including the U.S. And you have to gall to say he doesn’t care !!! Well Sir, your about as Un-American as they come. You are a Troll Charles, feeding on ill conceived thoughts…..you still didn’t answer my question about our Embassies ? But I digress, your right Obama doesn’t give a shit about those people @ our embassies. No bait and switch, if your eyes, and brain could actually comprehend it. You say one thing about my brother, and I will ask you to step outside. Got it Punk !!!!

      • Charles Vincent

        Sorry to hear about your brother.
        The ACA doesn’t address the real problem it exacerbates it.

      • Curtis Scarbrough

        You’re wasting your time arguing with this buffoon Wayne. All he knows how to do is name logical fallacies that I’m pretty sure he doesn’t actually know the meaning of, and yell kool aide.

      • Stephen Barlow

        He NEVER had a used beer pong ball for that. You should know better by now.

      • Avatar

        My ignorance? How is in the world you think my comment is considered ignorant to you???? Oh thanks for letting me know that you’re troll. Don’t worry, you won’t be hearing from me anymore after this.

      • Charles Vincent

        So you call me stupid then get mad when I call you ignorant? Wow butthurt much. Get over it I posited my argument all over this thread which you have apparently either not read or dismissed because it conflicts directly with your ideology and you have no credible facts to refute it.

      • Avatar

        I never said ‘stupid’. Now now now, chill dude. Next time be careful. Calling anyone stupid isnt in my vernacular anymore. Do you know why? For past six years, I learned so much about anti-Obama trolls more than I would ever assume. Am I surprised anymore? No not anymore. I already have seen enough of serious case of cognitive dissonance of anti Obama trolls like you. Enough is enough.

        Finally… You won’t be hearing from me anymore despite your possibly response to this, I’m not going to bother reading any of it. I has done it before with Breitbart and AllenBWest bloggers. It’s easier than you would ever thought.

      • Charles Vincent

        Saying someone doesn’t get it is a subtle way of saying they are stupid.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Put the rubber stamp down dork.

      • Charles Vincent

        I thought you didn’t want to talk to me anymore Stevie.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I’m not even talking @ you.

      • Charles Vincent

        Whatever you say puppet boy…

      • Stephen Barlow

        The obscenity of your existence is duly noted.

      • Charles Vincent

        Still dull as ever I see. And still wearing blinders and rose colored glasses as well.

      • Stephen Barlow

        DOn’t forget the telepathy My Martian Father spermed into My Venusian Mother…

        With you, there has NEVER BEEN a reality to check.

      • Charles Vincent

        Riddle me this how do you breath with such a severe case of cranial-rectalitis?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Now I KNOW you stole THAT one! Your grade hasn’t taught hypenization yet!

      • Charles Vincent

        See there’s the petty child I remember.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Where did you steal it from?

      • Stephen Barlow

        He i am not the one with a PEE WEE HERMANN DOLL up his butt.

      • Charles Vincent

        Game, set, match.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Steal that line fro m Limbaugh’s Facebook page?

      • Charles Vincent

        Haha that’s irony right there…

      • Stephen Barlow

        Thanks for admitting I have much better eyesight than your species.

      • William Dean Luke

        You’re just a special kind of stupid, aren’t ya?

      • Charles Vincent

        Apparently you’re projecting but what else should I expect from a lefty with no facts.

      • Stephen Barlow

        CLAIMING it’s false isn’t PROVING it’s false. Sad thing about you REDS…. you can’t muster proof because you DON’T KNOW WHAT EVIDENCE IS!

      • Charles Vincent

        Says the guy that hasn’t been able to refute any argument on any thread so he resorts to name calling and threats.

      • Stephen Barlow

        You haven’t made a case to argue yet! not in all the months you have been stalking Me. Never presented a single shred of possible evidence.. not even cut & paste from your favorite propaganda mills.

        Just C- third rate attempts a plagiarism so pitiful, you couldn’t even be charged with literary theft.

        NO thing to argue.

        BEsides, what name did I EVER call you that wasn’t a razor sharp assessment of your character and skill set?

      • Charles Vincent

        Then if I didn’t win argument why are you so mad every time you argue then? You’re a poor excuse for a debater all name calling and tantrums

      • Stephen Barlow

        I am not mad. You STILL don’t have ANY EVIDENCE that I called you a name that does NOT specifically describe you to a TEE.

        When you manage to actually POST A FACT, I promise to stop laughing at you long enough to…
        catch My breath and laugh some more!

      • Charles Vincent

        There is plenty of evidence you just won’t see it cause it caused you some cognitive dissonance. Even a fellow debater from this page recognizes it. That’s plenty of evidence to rebut any childish name calling you can throw out there. And the fact that you do so is funny to me.

      • Stephen Barlow

        SHOW IT, RIGHT HERE AS A REPLY. If you can’t you as much as ADMIT you are an EMPTY HEADED LIAR.
        That’s not a name I called you, it’s an unabridged FACT ABOUT you.

      • Stephen Barlow

        SHOW IT!!!

        YOu what is SO FUNNY?

        You are so addicted to getting the last word in, when you haven’t SAID ANYTHING at all in all these months. Just that robotic deflection of Pee Wee Herrman’s… “I know you are so what a I??”

        Did you masturbate with your PEE WEE action figure when you were kid?

        WHAT!!! you’re sitting on it RIGHT NOW!!!! EWWWWW

      • Stephen Barlow

        I can’t see it because you can’t post an illusion. Hallucinations are only visable to the afflicted you poor sick TP doormat.

      • Charles Vincent

        1) I agree with Charles some things our govt does are dangerous: Drone strikes, Patriot Act, NDAA. I would add Guantanamo to the list. Where we disagree is I would not charge any president – past, present, future – with War Crimes. I also agree with him that moves to the right are incremental: Why they’re so dangerous.

      • Stephen Barlow

        And this is from where, in context of what post?

        BTW, is that a complete quote?

      • Charles Vincent

        Yes it’s the whole point and it’s on this article don’t be lazy look for it yourself. And Harvard professor Jonathan turley seems to think Obama is becoming the danger according to his testimony in front of congress(look it up on YouTube) the look up Noam chomsky Obama is worse than bush an that he recycles bush policies( also on YouTube)

      • Stephen Barlow

        Your Alzheimer’s is flaring up again. You already rubber stamped that.

        Are you sitting @ your desk with your tweezers and magnifying glass, just WAITING ALL DAY to repeat yourself mindlessly about imaginary arguments you never have the evidence to make? EWWWWWW!!!!

        I am all for gay rights Chuck, but festooning the bottom of your desk with “stalactites of love” is more than just a little creepy, even for a stalker of your magnitude.
        It’s just plain GROSS!

        Did you tell your Mommy that it is a new kind of chewing gum?

      • Charles Vincent

        Do I really need to copy paste your replies for you or are you going to grow a pair and admit it?

      • Stephen Barlow

        PLEASE (as the President famously said to Romney in the Debate…) “GO ON!!”

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Name calling and threats…..oh Lord, save Charlie and B.S. factory……boo hoo

      • Charles Vincent

        Talk about bs your eyes should be brown since you’re so full of it. And you still haven’t refuted any of what I said.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Let’s face it….a knob will be a knob, even if the door opens, and closes, he’s still just a knob. If you could open your mind like the door, a flood of “WTF was I saying,,,,) would filter through your brain, but unfortunately THAT, is not the case. Your just part of a closed door, but still the knob you claim to be….

      • Charles Vincent

        You have said nothing of any real substance Wayne so that flood is more of a drop in the bucket.

      • CHECHe

        I didn’t realize you were a Nazi. Whoops, was that too racist? And yes, I’d say that to your face too. Go to China you SOB, or how about to Uganda….ya know, where they kill children and gays?

      • Charles Vincent

        Did you forget your meds today CHECHe?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Have you noticed the endless vortex of evasion and Pee Wee Hermanism from Chuckiepoopoo?

        Almost exactly like “I know you are so what am I?”

      • Stephen Barlow

        Where is the false truth? If Obama were what you claim, YOU would be in jail with your sign.

      • RickFlash

        This guy hasn’t given one fact.

      • Charles Vincent

        No I have you just suffer from cognitive dissonance.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Hey Chuck, insert commas once in awhile….

      • Charles Vincent

        Nah I think I’ll omit them just to irritate you.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Closed door I see…..you haven’t added anything other than…same to you attitude. You would be a good Politician, no substance, just a rubber stamp !

      • Charles Vincent

        Nah I just return the shitty attitude I been given by you pretty straight forward, I am amazed you missed it you being so self proclaimed intelligent and all.
        Oh and let us not forget you’re being intransigent.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Wow, pretty funny that you dive into the intelligent thing, and then say I’m unwilling to change my thought process to what ???….ur way of thinking ! Dude, get with it, we all have opinions, and strong ones at that ! Whether I believe ur side, or you believe my side really isn’t a sign of intelligence. It’s belief in what one feels, reads, and understands…There has been countless times people in this post have asked you to beck up the facts, you rubber stamp it, and say “I’ve already done this !” Well maybe try again, rather than being as you say “intransigent” over what you have said in ur rubber stamp mode. Good day Sir……Also I was basically pointing out that when we speak in text commas it helps people to read ur thoughts more precisely rather than having to reread ur words a couple of times and insert those unfailing commas regretfully I suppose to add. Say Charles insert commas where you think they should be,,,,I left them out to prove a point. lol

      • Charles Vincent

        So positing facts to back my argument is now a rubber stamp that’s brilliant. And whats really funny is that both Chomsky and Turley are on the left, the irony of that needs to sink in for a moment. Furthermore it isn’t about “believing” one side or the other its about the way you and others here instantly jump to name calling, and or take an arrogant or pontificating/condescending tone with posters here that don’t share your particular views. You sir were being a gigantic prick and I served you a dose of that right back and apparently it stuck in your craw.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Go back and see where I started calling you names…..it’s only after such, do I step to ur level…

        Did you not say this in ur response to me….
        “Oh and let us not forget you’re being intransigent”

        Then I said in response to you….
        ” I’m unwilling to change my thought process to what ???”….ur way of thinking ! (because I don’t share ur side…) I believe you called me… “Intransigent” to me first, and that would indicate to me I should come over to ur side. Hmmm….
        All I said is you keep rubber stamping it, go back and copy and paste….(something ur good at), and add your facts, rather than doing the stamp thing over, over, and over, and over. You know…right click, drag, copy and paste….wth am I talking about, you know that ! Opinion is believing…..

      • Charles Vincent

        Not really I stated my side already and your whole attitude here you have been an insufferable prick right here;
        “Well Sir, your about as Un-American as they come. You are a Troll
        Charles, feeding on ill conceived thoughts…..you still didn’t answer
        my question about our Embassies ? But I digress, your right Obama
        doesn’t give a shit about those people @ our embassies. No bait and
        switch, if your eyes, and brain could actually comprehend it. You say
        one thing about my brother, and I will ask you to step outside. Got it
        Punk !!!!”
        Take a long walk off a short pier bro, weak ass internet wannabe bully.

        I can copy past pretty much any reply of yours and show you are an obnoxious prick.

        Furthermore copy pasting actual facts doesn’t make them less credible and your rebuttal that its a rubber stamp doesn’t disprove the facts i posited copy and paste or not.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Yup, and you didn’t say anything about my brother, smart man ! ! !

      • Charles Vincent

        Actually I did say something regards to your brother apparently you didn’t read that either. Secondly your threats on the internet mean nothing and are infantile at best. But by all means feel free to threaten away its what your side does when things don’t go their way. you going to threat to beat me up again or maybe some death threats, I still need to cross that one of my bucket list.

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Still a door….

      • Charles Vincent

        Still a tool….
        C WUT I DID THAR????

      • Wayne Gullickson

        Still a door…..

      • Charles Vincent

        Still a tool…..
        C WUT I DID THAR????

    • Jennifer Kerry

      Charles Vincent is the resident troll. He spends almost every waking hour on here, pretty sad.

      • Stephen Barlow

        What do you expect from a kid who nuts on the home page of a porn site before he can even enter?

    • Stephen Barlow

      EXACTLY!!!

    • patrick

      Emperor Obongo weaponized the IRS, he is a full blown Dictator.

  • Frank Pratt

    Aww, Charlie, are we hurting your widdle Tea Party Nutball feelings? How’s this one…..What two world leaders,er, true dictators have had,in the past year, citizens jailed for lifestyle choices,& a relative stripped naked & fed to over 100 dogs alive? Tick tock, Mr Vincent…..BZZZT! The answer is….Putin & Kim Jong-il. Now, has Obama done anything like those two dictators have? Nope. So, NOT a dictator. Thanks for playing. Buh bye……

    • Charles Vincent

      Awww Frankie ad hominem is an admission of defeat thanks for playing. Putin was elected and hardly a dictator and yes Obama has done things like them. Listed a few on this thread even.

      • Bahir

        If you had read a little further into that nifty informal fallacies booklet, you might have noticed that not every apparent use of those “fallacies” is automatically fallacious. You might also have noticed that there’s a difference between an ad hominem fallacy and a simple insult.

      • Charles Vincent

        Not when they use insults to try to discredit the person not the argument. Second they matched the criteria for the aforementioned logical fallacies. Third I read every logical fallacy argument of which there are quite a few and understand most of them.

    • Curtis Scarbrough

      And don’t forget, the cons look to putin as a brilliant leader whose example should be followed.

  • Sandy Greer

    Wow. Lots of drama here.

    Personally, I would never present arguments my guy is not a bad guy because looky over there – those guys are worse. Reminds me of when we were kids; wanted to do whatever – we told our parents all the other kids get to. Sure. If you say so.

    Better we present arguments our guy is a good guy, and be done with it.

    To the drama:

    1) I agree with Charles some things our govt does are dangerous: Drone strikes, Patriot Act, NDAA. I would add Guantanamo to the list. Where we disagree is I would not charge any president – past, present, future – with War Crimes. I also agree with him that moves to the right are incremental: Why they’re so dangerous.

    2) I agree with unusualmind (nice avatar, BTW) that predictions of the future are supposition only. I don’t worry about hypotheticals. Just not a worrier, I guess. But I made it this far.

    3) Definitely disagree with Michael Siever that Charles ‘likes’ his own posts. Were that the case – he’d have far more ‘likes’ than he does. I note, with some irony – Charles has 7-8x the posts Siever does – and yet, Siever has more ‘likes’ than does Charles. Not that I think we should jump to conclusions…

    So much for drama. Carry on.

  • Avatar

    Charles Vince, you’re trolling this site. Go away and go back to Breitbart or AllenBWest websites.

  • Stephen Barlow

    WOW!!! SO Obama is a great liberator compared to Washington, Lincoln, Wilson, and Roosevelt!! hoover was a quack and we all know about the radical racism of Andy Jackson. Although, like Jefferson, he had jungle fever BAAAAAD!

  • tmf354

    While I don’t disagree with the premise of this piece at all, it’s untrue now that “President Obama has actually issued the fewest executive orders of any president since Grover Cleveland.” At this point in time, that distinction belongs to George H. W. Bush.

  • Coltar159

    Accidentally got on this website. Great to see the other sides arguments for tyranny from the Progressives! The Tea Party Rocks!

  • FiineTapestry

    If you think Obama is a fascist and a dictator you probably are simply having another tantrum about the US changing more and more its demographics. Conservatives of course think that a less predominantly Judeo-Christian white male America is actually the sign the Obamaness rubbing on the country… the idiots cannot fathom that is was country that chose Obama, they rather pretend it was Obama who suddenly came in and changed the face of the country. They live democracy, but because it didn’t favor them, the choose to call it dictatorship. Oooooooh, methinks Republicans and Tea Partiers are in a long line for continuous rude reality awakenings…

    • Avatar

      They’re not even Christians. Fake-Christians should be called either Dominionists or Leviticians.

      • Curtis Scarbrough

        Or assholes.

  • 6 non sequiturs don’t prove anything other that reactionary progressives continue to deflect rather than debate the failed and feckless Obama administration. Besides, this two (or six) wrongs make a right reference to previous Presidents is getting real old.

    • Vincent

      Tell me how he has failed where there wasn’t some major congressional obstruction involved. The last time I looked, there were three coequal branches of government. And, members of one them declared openly that their only goal was to ensure that he would be a one time president. No matter what he brings to them, they say “no” like petulant little children even when it was their own idea in the first place, because they can’t allow anything that might look like a win. And, every time he uses the powers granted to him, they cry words like “treason, dictator, and tyrant.”

      In the face of that, could you have done any better?

      Or on foreign policy, please explain how he’s failed there? But if you are going to do that, tell me how you’d do it better so we can all take notes.

      If you are going to make the charge of “failed and feckless,” you’d better be able to prove it, because I am sick of hearing the same old baseless drivel generated by the right wing noise machine. Here’s your soap box, I am waiting.

  • Banky Benya

    Because he hasn’t had every Republican member of the House summarily tried and shot for treason (which they RICHLY deserve), the 5 conservative members of the Supreme Court haven’t been “heart attacked,” pesky Senators STILL remain in Congress, and troublesome state governors like Lindal, Brownback, and Scott haven’t been taken to the National Guard gallows.

  • Ignatz

    Cliven Bundy isn’t even IN JAIL.

    If Obama was a dictator, he’d be DEAD.

    Case closed.

  • Doug Graham

    Remember, folks…we’re still a racist country, since we obviously have different rules for a black president.

    So, how about we just drop the pretenses and start calling him an “uppity nigger” for doing the job we elected him to do, and conveniently ignore the lies and bullshit Congress is getting away with.

    • Wayne Gullickson

      Your comment proves what’s wrong with our Country…..Are you a racist ? If not, reframe from using the name as in above, it should never appear in this thread, if you have a thread of decency. This is irrelevant of your point.

  • William Dean Luke

    The guy in the picture with the sign isn’t even using the correct version of the Swastika…The Nazi version is rotated and tilted on it’s corner…

    Leave it to a conservative to use a symbol of peace in a sign of protest against the POTUS in a failed attempt to make him look like a Nazi fascist.

  • dlws8607

    While I think the whole “Obama is a dictator,” “impeach Obama,” “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi,” “birther,” … tirade of the extremist CONservative movement is ridiculous, this post fails to achieve its goal. Just because Obama has not engaged in dictator-like actions the previous presidents used, does not mean he cannot be a dictator. (I know, lots of negatives in that previous sentence, but I could not quickly come up with a better way to make this statement.)

    If a CONservative wants to claim Obama is a dictator, the CONservative needs to assert the reason(s) for that claim. Others can then show that those assertions are false. The burden is on the person making a claim to support that claim with logical assertions. I have never seen a CONservative even try to support their claim.

  • Ted

    So, you’re comparing Obama’s actions to things that occurred during the formation of the country, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II… Oh, because Bob wanting to marry Larry is just as significant as those things? Are you trying to help Obama or bury him?

  • The Reader

    It’s this kind of ignorance that should reinforce a concentrated support for education. So much has been cut from early elementary that by the time children reach middle school, they have already missed the basics.
    They can’t read; they can’t spell; they’ve lost the art of cursive; they can’t do math; they can’t communicate face to face; they know very little about the facts of American or world history; they certainly do not understand how government (is supposed to) work. What they can do is play sports; sing all the lines to a hit song by heart; talk or text on their cells; use the internet and shop. Some of these are what young people have always done, but adults don’t want education to get in the way of their having fun lest they grow up to question the insanity that will be their future.
    Sorry to the young people who were sucked into this generalization, but go into a crowded room of young people and try to converse with them. Too many will fit the category I have described.