In March I wrote: "Is Obama the New Nixon? How long before full White House involvement in enemies list and attack politics is revealed?"
At the time, their primary target was Rush Limbaugh. Since then, they have expanded their field of fire considerably. Anyone who has a policy disagreement with Obama, even a fellow Democrat, can be targeted for destruction by this White House.
Is the Real Obama a Uniter or a Divider?
Readers may recall these words from Obama's inaugural address:
"We gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics." --Barack Hussein Obama, January 20, 2009Those words contrast with the ones he spoke on the campaign trail in Philadelphia in June 2008:
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun...Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.” -- Barack Hussein Obama, June 13, 2008Words, words and more words. But look at Obama's actions to see who the man really is:
The Chicago WayDid you notice Valerie Jarret's warning that CEO's might need to "seek better protection?" Do you get the feeling that we are living back in Chicago in the 1920's?
The Chamber of Commerce is only the latest target of the Chicago Gang in the White House.
By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
Wall Street Journal
OCTOBER 22, 2009,
"They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way. "–Jim Malone, "The Untouchables"
When Barack Obama promised to deliver "a new kind of politics" to Washington, most folk didn't picture Rahm Emanuel with a baseball bat. These days, the capital would make David Mamet, who wrote Malone's memorable movie dialogue, proud.
In recent weeks the Windy City gang added a new name to their list of societal offenders: the Chamber of Commerce. For the cheek of disagreeing with Democrats on climate and financial regulation, it was reported the Oval Office will neuter the business lobby. Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett slammed the outfit as "old school," and warned CEOs they'd be wise to seek better protection.
The Chamber can at least take comfort in crowds. Who isn't on the business end of the White House's sawed-off shotgun? First up were Chrysler bondholders who—upon balking at a White House deal that rewarded only unions—were privately threatened and then publicly excoriated by the president.
Next, every pharmaceutical, hospital and insurance executive in the nation was held out as a prime obstacle to health-care nirvana. And that was their reward for cooperating. When Humana warned customers about cuts to Medicare under "reform," the White House didn't bother to complain. They went straight for the gag order. When the insurance industry criticized the Baucus health bill, the response was this week's bill to strip them of their federal antitrust immunity. ("I want you to find this nancy-boy . . . I want him dead! I want his family dead! I want his house burned to the ground!")
This summer Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl criticized stimulus dollars. Obama cabinet secretaries sent letters to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. One read: "if you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to the state, as Senator Kyl suggests," let us know. The Arizona Republic wrote: "Let's not mince words here: The White House is intent on shutting Kyl up . . . using whatever means necessary." When Sens. Robert Bennett and Lamar Alexander took issue with the administration's czars, the White House singled them out, by name, on its blog. Sen. Alexander was annoyed enough to take to the floor this week to warn the White House off an "enemies list."
Don't say we didn't warn you!
Obama's statement about bringing a gun to a fight was laughed off by the hopey-changey brigades at the time. Can you imagine how the media would have reacted if a Republican had said such a thing? But it wasn't an isolated incident. Remeber what they did to Joe the Plumber? Then there was the incident where they punished a Florida news anchor for daring to ask Joe Biden a tough question.
The signs were there for anyone willing to see the truth. But now we are stuck.
Welcome to the Obama Thugocracy! Pay up and do as you are told. Or else!