• If that’s their justification for assassinating Americans, I don’t see anything about it that strictly limits the executive branch’s claimed “right” to murder our citizens to kills on foreign soil only.

    The only criteria seem to be the feelings of danger on the part of the President, or perhaps of even lower level executive branch officials, and their assessment of the (in)convenience of sticking closer to Constitutional due process, without having to justify their judgments of either subject to anyone. What they’ve created isn’t a slippery slope to tyranny so much as a gallows drop.

  • I and some other people have been warning since it first emerged that Obamacare, if it passed, would be used as the model and the precedent for subverting and “marketizing” Medicare and Social Security. Republicans are not the worst thing we have to fear. Democrats did this, and Democrats will take the next steps towards destroying the social safety net.

    Obamacare was never meant to take us in the direction of Single Payer – how could it be? It was intended to achieve the very opposite. Obamacare addresses the central source of dysfunction in our health care system, which is the profit motive of insurance racketeers and makes it a permanent feature forever, stamps it with a government seal of approval, and elevates it beyond reach or question in the realm of public-private institutions that are deemed Too Big And Important To Fail. But, as I eventually discovered, you can’t reason with a Democrat.

  • Yup – Obots are such fun aren’t they?
    When they think things are going well, they crow about how Obama TRIPLED! the US troop presence in Afghanistan. When they find out that No, it’s not actually going well at all, then “it’s all Bush’s fault!”

    I would roffle, but the Obot two-step became insufferably tedious way back about 2010-11. Soon they’ll be blaming Bush for Obamacare.

  • What lesser evil?

    Shit like this is why it has become impossible for me to politely repress my laughter when people tell me “oh but you must vote for Democrats, even if they aren’t perfect, because of all the evil things the republicans will do” if they get in the WH/Senate/whatever.

    I don’t think I could ever become a Muslim, but all things considered, it’s more likely that I should convert to Islam than that I should revert to being a Democrat. At this point, being a Democrat is about as morally compromised as being an informant. Hey, no wonder then that Obama/Holder DoJ thinks everyone should be willing to be a Stasi pigeon for them, or expect government retaliation, right?

  • “Not sure morph is correct”

    Indeed, it is foxes -only hungry foxes standing on the backs of other foxes- all the way down. There never was anything else to it.

  • Barmitt O’bamney commented on the blog post US Preparing To Evacuate Embassy Staff In Iraq

    2014-06-16 08:30:36View | Delete

    Just cue ol’ Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” already!

    Will I succeed in suppressing my smug I told you so airs when discussing this subject with acquaintances from the DemocraticandRepublican Party? No, I don’t I will, and I can’t think of a good reason, really, to even try.

  • Barmitt O’bamney commented on the blog post Can Climate Change Be Stopped Politically?

    2014-04-23 13:40:01View | Delete

    If your plan to stop/mitigate climate change relies on the Democratic Party for its success, then the obvious answer to the question of potential success is OH, FUCK NO.

    Democrats will stand shoulder to shoulder with Republicans, and oil barons, in extracting and burning every last gallon of oil and every last cubic foot of natural gas. If you are tied to them, you are wedded to burning every petro based therm, from every source foreign or domestic, eventually. When that is all gone, they will shake their heads and sadly tell us, “We simply MUST burn more coal now. But the bright side is that America is Coal Rich! (Huzzah!) Yes, the Republicans are for the same thing, but we must go along with them. There Is No Alternative.”

    But there is an alternative. Plow under your Democrats, manure their graves copiously and water them with nitrogen-rich urine – prepare for the Greening of America. Do not mourn the putrid departed Democrats. From their rot, a fresh goodness will grow.

  • This is pure GOTV catnip for his base, though.

  • (For Mr. Biden:)
    Are you gonna bark all day, little dog?

  • I’d rather vote for an imaginary animal, like a unicorn or a chupacabra, than a REAL bankster crony and a police state fascist, like Obama.

  • Barmitt O’bamney commented on the blog post U.S. States Revive Debtors’ Prisons

    2014-04-16 11:37:21View | Delete

    The USA IS a debtor’s prison. One vast, open air debtor’s prison.

  • Yay Democrats! You’re foisting yet another travesty on defenseless people who can’t fight back, and eventually through repeating your Big Lies often enough and long enough, they’ll just lapse into learned helplessness! You’re the absolute BEST, Democrats!

  • Barmitt O’bamney commented on the diary post Government Confiscating Tax Refunds Of Children Over Parents’ Debts by OldFatGuy.

    2014-04-11 13:33:29View | Delete

    I am not saying Republicans or Libertarians are right about anything, but I will admit that when they challenge me to defend the government against the charge of being evil, and they press me to defend against the proposition that government is something to be minimized, rather than invite it and involve it in practically [...]

  • Barmitt O’bamney commented on the diary post Obama Signs Law To Get Money Out Of Politics!!! by joe shikspack.

    2014-04-04 13:29:32View | Delete

    Wow!

    Ima start callin this Prez “Shlomi” – like the Sham Wow Guy. Y’all remember Shlomi?

    Such sham, many wow. (mentally insert Doge gif here)

    You’ll say WOW! every time.

  • And what happens to those who miss work bc of illness, or whatever, and can’t keep up w their monthly premiums?

    Remember what happened to those kids whose parents got behind on their payments for school lunches? No lunch for you, kid!

    In Canada, such unlucky people would not have their misfortune compounded by the loss of health benefits. In the US, though, I expect we’ll find that those little cracks in the system of coverage will drop you straight down to Hell.

  • Translation: 7 million citizens were extorted by threats of IRS fines and audits, plus open ended legal trouble in Federal Court, into letting themselves be gouged for defective health “care” products.

    How many of these 7 million will actually be able to scrape up the protection money? And how will the economy register the theft of their spending on productive goods and services?

    Republicans are sick and twisted enough to propose such a scheme of corporate-fascist thuggery, but it takes morally blind, self righteous, scumbag Democrats to actually inflict something this vicious on a voiceless and disenfranchised people as a matter of law.

    Fuck them for all time.

  • I wouldn’t worry about this if I were a Republican. I’m totally serious. All this statistic means is that young people will come to know the feeling of being taken for granted by Democrats, and will also frequently experience the taunting: “You got nowhere else to go!”

    And what happens to idealistic young people whose allegiance is taken for granted? Who are repeatedly burned by people they trust, and told they have no other option? That’s right – they become older, cynical and bitter non-idealistic people. JUST LIKE THEIR PARENTS.

  • I’ll start taking his gaseous bleatings over Russian annexation of Crimea more seriously when he offers to hand over California, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada back to Mexico.

  • Rip out and replace Democrats until Obamacare is ripped out and replaced. I don’t care which party cuts Obamacare out by the roots – as it stands neither is to be trusted. I’m sorry, but total ERADICATION is the ONLY WAY THIS WILL EVER BE FIXED.

  • And John Brennan still has not been asked to resign.

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