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The Leash is Off the Lion

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Liberals the world round are celebrating today because the American electorate proved just stupid enough to fall for Barack Obama a second time.

That means the leash is off the lion.

“This is my last election. … After my election I have more flexibility,” Obama told Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev earlier this year.

And he’s right.

During his first term, even with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, Obama has gotten away with circumventing the Constitution, unilaterally granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, violating the rights of religious institutions and businesses, targeting conservatives for harassment by the IRS and other agencies, and countless other abuses of power.

He has used his overseas lackeys to surreptitiously overthrow governments and threaten the balance of power in the Mideast, he has ignored the threat of Iran, weakened our military, abandoned our allies, coddled our enemies and, in Benghazi, literally gotten away with murder.

He has turned our country from a world leader to a nation of feeble-minded dependents, and he is poised to greatly expand the quiet genocide of the abortion industry and install gay marriage as the new norm.

He has ignored and even worsened our economic problems, allowing a real unemployment rate of more than 14 percent to linger for years while dogmatically pushing for higher taxes on job producers and working to shut down the coal and oil industries, and wasting taxpayer money on snake-oil alternative energy schemes.

ht/ gracie

» 21 Comments

  1. Xavier

    November 8th, 2012

    Last election my ass.

    …several Democratic congressmen, including Rep. Barney Frank, Rep. José Serrano, Rep. Howard Berman, and Sen. Harry Reid, have introduced legislation to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment

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  2. Maudie N Mandeville

    November 8th, 2012

    (Reuters) – Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee’s call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade.

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  3. plainjane31

    November 8th, 2012

    The American Crisis by Thomas Paine
    “There are cases which cannot be overdone by language, and this is one. There are persons, too, who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeed, will be merciful. It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf, and we ought to guard equally against both.”

    http://floppingaces.net/2012/1

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  4. AvgDude

    November 8th, 2012

    Once again, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Ronulans and the evangelicals for staying home or voting third party. Thank you for your ideological purity. Tell us in four years how that worked out for you.

    BTW: Pride is a deadly sin, and the reason why is partying in the West Wing at the moment.

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  5. AbigailAdams

    November 8th, 2012

    AvgDude — I think someone posted the numbers here yesterday and you may be mistaken on the evangelical vote. There are pockets, here and there, that didn’t turn out but overall it seems they were out in greater numbers than average. The Catholics turned out in large numbers, I think it was up 3% which I guess is pretty big.

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  6. AbigailAdams

    November 8th, 2012

    I’m going to get the “Stuck Record” award, but want to encourage everyone to call and email their senators and reps on every single issue that causes alarm. If we simply sit back and rale against the injustice then these pols will have no choice but to think their constituents are satisfied with what’s going on. I don’t expect to hear back from any of them, but if enough people register their displeasure, at least there is satisfaction that we have left finger prints all over the lenses of these pols’ rose-colored glasses.

    This goes back to my assertion that if they want the noble job of representing ALL the people as they have told us time and again, then I’m going to help them make good on that lofty ambition.

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  7. AvgDude

    November 8th, 2012

    Abigail,

    12.5 million less people voted this year than in 2008.

    Obama got 9.4 million less votes than in 2008.
    Romney got 2.5 million less votes than McCain.

    There’s pretty much one reason why 2.5 million decided to sit it out. They’re worshiping their own ideological purity.

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  8. conservative cowgirl

    November 8th, 2012

    “The leash is off the lion.”

    And thanks to the leftists, we are no longer Hercules, able to slay the Nemean lion.

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  9. AbigailAdams

    November 8th, 2012

    @Xavier — Boy, nothing like telegraphing your intentions. Call your sens/reps today and ask them what they intend to do about it and demand an answer.

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  10. AvgDude

    November 8th, 2012

    By the way, you misspelled “lyin’”.

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  11. AbigailAdams

    November 8th, 2012

    @AvgDude — I get your point. And you’re right. I was just questioning the evangelical vote. I thought it was actually higher than usual, owing to the widespread alarm about religious freedom. I think more people became aware of the gov’t infringement because of what was coming out in the details of obamascare.

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  12. Maudie N Mandeville

    November 8th, 2012

    AbigailAdams: It’s no longer a Catholic vote, it’s a Hispanic/White vote. White Catholics were 7% less for Obama, Hispanics moochers 3% more than in ’08. Jews 9% less but still solidly abortion/fecal sex.

    http://www.pewforum.org/uploadedImages/Topics/Issues/Politics_and_Elections/exitpoll-1.png
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  13. AbigailAdams

    November 8th, 2012

    Thanks, Maudie.

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  14. well now

    November 8th, 2012

    The libs wo’nt see it coming when it crashes down. They are not going to be immune from the consequences, but they will be banging on our doors seeking food and shelter

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  15. Twellsy

    November 8th, 2012

    Here’s a thought: Now that he is more “flexible”, and has nothing to lose, maybe he’ll abandon his base and start acting like a conservative to get things done. You know. Move to the right. Uhh, on second thought, forget that idea.

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  16. Rick

    November 8th, 2012

    Twellsy, how about sharin’ some of what you’re smokin’??

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  17. serfer62

    November 8th, 2012

    @ AvgDude yeah the catholics voted, for The Won. I am no longer a catholic.

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  18. Commissar M

    November 8th, 2012

    I’m not ready to exclusively blame evangelicals just yet. The actual vote count goes on for a while and identifying voters by religious affiliation is a process of “guesstimate” at best. I would offer that at least some of this “sitting out” comes from an increasing anti-establishment mentality on the Right. Remember that just earlier this year, we were pissing and spitting amongst ourselves about how the Republican establishment had ordained Romney and we were supposed to just shut up and do their bidding. Recall how, one after the next, other R candidates would rise the forefront and quickly get knee-capped. Look at the way Sarah Palin is treated as damaged goods by the party establishment. Watch how “good Republicans” morph into weasel liberals as soon as the win elections (Chris Christie, Scott Brown, the effing Florida Republican party). Notice that basically the same crew that has been in the inner circle of the party the last decade and a half is still there, still driving the narrative… the people who brought you “compassionate Conservatism”.

    I think there’s a certain and significant disgust within the American Right over how the Republican party offers to step in and put out the fires, patch the leaks and rearrange the furniture. There are ranks that have grown tired of the “palatable moderate reaching out to the independent” meme. I know a small but not insignificant number of people under 40 who are politically to the Right and utterly fed up with the Republican party. There’s a sort of “let it burn” mentality where the feeling is better to let Obama stay in and finish the job rather than once again rescue America from itself. They are tired of supporting candidates who offer big changes but make only cosmetic repairs (or worse, add to the mess) once elected.

    FWIW, I voted for Romney and even felt a pretty good degree of enthusiasm for him. But I did so only after several years of expressing grave misgivings over his ability to be elected or to govern as a responsible Conservative. I think that it’s very likely that some of that 2.5 million that didn’t vote this time did so not out of ideological purity or because of religious objections but possibly because they had already, in a manner of speaking, “gone Galt”. They already made the decision to starve the beast and if necessary, let it die. Today at least, there seem to be a lot more mainstream Conservatives considering the same path.

    Just my valueless $.02.

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  19. Joe

    November 8th, 2012

    Commissar: I’m in total agreement with you. Let it burn. I’m tired of all this too. Karl Rove and Sean Hannity, please just go away. Glen Beck, you said Gingrich couldn’t win. I bet he could have. At least he was conservative. I am in a blue funk now.

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  20. Tim

    November 8th, 2012

    Scuse me, it’s a Hyena – not a Lion.

    “The leash is off the Hyena.”

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  21. The Doktor

    November 8th, 2012

    I can hear the clamor for the repeal of the 22nd Amendment already. “But, TWO TERMS is NOT ENOUGH TIME for this president to complete his agenda!”

    I understand that it was BUSH who initiated the 22nd Amendment – just to piss Obama off.
    (/sarc)

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