Does anyone believe that when Barack Obama loses on November 6, he will go quietly? This election is shaping up to be a landslide loss for the president, and by the ever-present look of desperation on his face, he knows it. The nation should be preparing for how he might react when it happens -- there is nothing more dangerous than a cornered god. (Snip) He may never have been more than a part-time president, but to expect him to give up the job easily or gracefully is to fall prey to wishful thinking. His monstrous ego will not allow any other course of action but to fight.
BO is a Marxist and he will react like all Marxists....he will use what power he has to prevent his successor from being effective and he will have his radical troops take to the streets. Since these people believe they are the anointed, they will destroy.
I would be very surprised if he goes quietly. Even if he does, his sycophants will not let it go, and I do not want to be downtown next week. I personally think he will pursue a scorched earth policy and lay waste to the country with as much legislation and executive orders as he can. Frankly, I think he should, at a minimum, be stripped of his presidential pension, however much that is, and his Secret Service protection...let his unions and black panthers protect him.
If the GOP isn't ready for a black few months after this election, they should all be dismissed from office:
Is this a man we can trust to accept the verdict of the electorate? I would like to believe yes, but all the evidence points to no.
The Democrats are already lawyering up, you'd better believe it. They will claim voting-machine tampering, voter fraud, racism, "disenfranchisement", Sandy and anything else they can think of. It's going to get ugly unless some honorable Democrats, if any are left, stand up and say that Romney's win is legit.
OPEN LETTER TO GOP and the ACLJ: Are you ready? Dems are. You'd damn well better be at least as ready as they are.
It's not just Obama, either. There is a big gang of backers, cronies, co-conspirators, accomplices, and assorted camp followers who stand to lose a lot if Obama gets the boot. This unsavory crew includes everybody from extreme Left ideologues to mega-business and high finance. Politics makes strange bedfellows. Then there are our friends in the mainstream(!) media and the liberal establishment. They have staked their all on re-electing Barack Obama. One cannot deny that they have done their best for him. They are not likely to be good losers. Altogether there are many people and interests whose careers, fortunes, plans, dreams, credibility, self-worth and reason for living are contingent upon the re-election of Barack Obama. It is hard to imagine them taking his defeat well.
I believe that there are enough good people who will literally "come out of the woodwork" to declare that the election was honest enough. Remember the Chick-fil-lay surprize, all those folks streaming out for the right thing to do. We have many loud liberals and leftards, but I believe the numbers are on our side. Chrissy might lose his show if he gets anymore obscene. And who watches the alphabets anymore?
It's true. Romney can not just win. He has to win by huge numbers so that no amount of lawyers, no court cases, no challenges can diminish the win. Every person must drag themselves to the polls, regardless of where they live- safe state or not. Rain, snow, sleet, hail, flooding or not. The popular vote must be OVERWHELMING. We have to combat the illegals and dead people voting; the bussing of Somalians who can't speak a word of English voting in Ohio. We must combat their ground game of SEIU, ACORN and teachers unions. Let's roll!
Stop fretting-- what a bunch of wusses! A landslide will be the first media wake up-- then begins the re-education of the media who will want the majority who left them for Fox (and Friends) back-- so they will play it more down the middle.
Obama can do all he wants-- and each time he does something unpopular-- Romney will hold a press conference to declare yet another EO or Decree that will be undone in January.
Obama is not God-- God is God-- and if God ordains a Romney presidency-- God will not hamper our new president with things that cannot be changed for the better.
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Mass Minority, 10/31/2012 8:22:32 AM (No. 8976316)
There is only one small silver lining to the corrupt manner in which the Won has denigrated his office.
That which was enacted by decree can be repealed by decree. Executive orders are not laws, they are decrees and only carry weight as long as either congress or the executive will tolerate them. Romney can undo much of the worst of Obamas imperial presidency before the inaugural ball, with no more than a pen and a couple sheets of paper.
Obamas "legacy", outside of the disastros obamacare bill, is a house of cards with no supporting legal foundation beyond his whim. Romney will be a fresh breeze from a finally opened window. The house of cards doesn't stand a chance.
Obama could demand that pregnant chads be recounted and that deadlines be shifted by the courts until a "favorable" number of Obama votes are, uh, found. Almost worked for Gore, and he wasn't even prosecuted for that blatant attempt at election fraud. Go for it, Barry. That, or martial law.
I've worried about exactly this. Clinton went crazy during the voting period and when he had to leave the White House. I think we need to change the timing so that whoever wins takes office the next day, or sooner. If he loses, Obama has about 8 weeks to wreak havoc.
WE can keep him busy worrying about his role in Bengahzi, Moochelle will be plaguing him wih domesic concerns about their Hawaiian move, and who knows what else will be discovered. I'm a thinkin he'll be glad to get out of there and start making some real money making anti -American speeches.
I agree with Mr. Gensert. Look at what happend with the "lame duck" legislature and the parting shot of Pelosi by passing ObamaCare! These delusional democrats have managed to put pre-set time bombs into law that will continue to explode and destroy this country and government for years to come. What will Obama do???? if he can't campaign for the rest of Novemeber, December, until January 20? If he starts talking to democrat legislators,for a change, we are in big trouble.
Yes, I agree. But, fine, that will be an opportunity to extend the damage he does to Democrats. They can be asked in public what they think of all he'll say and do, and his supporters will say and do. Down they go, unless they let go of him.
Well, if he tries to sign more Executive Orders Congress can refuse to fund it or pass a law preventing it, or take it to Court. He may try to veto a law passed by Congress and then it would take 2/3's vote. But with Dingy Hairy in charge of the Senate----not funding sounds like the only alternative.
Assuming the outcome of the election (I'm taking nothing for granted yet), I think the louse in chief's biggest problem will be to find out he isn't adorned by all those he thought. Unlike Clinton, who has enjoyed the fruits of his post presidency, Obama will not have the Hollywood crowd or even most liberals. You need no more than to look at those who have been stepped on to promote this hollow man. Where do you hear of any in Chicago that are shouting his wonderfulness? He burns bridges faster than terrorist burn flags. He will be left with no one, but Moochell and Axelgrease, and hopefully Stephanie pinnochio.
I hope I never have to hear from any of them again.
I hope you are all right but I worry. I remember Clinton's reelection campaign. I did not see how he could be reelected, even with a RINO cabbage like Dole leading the opposition. But he was.
In 2008, I could not understand how a total zero could be elected even with something like McCain running against him. He was.
I also remember all the elections that were flat-out stolen, Starting with Kennedy in 1960, up to Franken in 2010(?), the Governor's race in Washington, where the courts finally concluded, after the Dem was sworn in, that election fraud did indeed occur but sorry, it's too late. The list goes on.
Let's not be such pessimists. On Day One all Mitt has to do do is declare all of Barry's EOs null and void and start issuing his own. The worst the Choomster can do is issue pardons to a bunch of radicals. He'll do that whatever the outcome, not much we can do about it. But anything else is reversable. Broken glass, People!
Mike Huckabee faced a similar situation on a much smaller scale in 1996 when Governor Jim Guy Tucker would not vacate the office after resigning.
Tucker had been convicted of felonies in the White Water scandal involving the Clintons and their minions. The Arkansas Constitution forbids convicted felons from holding public office, so Tucker filed a formal resignation and then refused to leave when the ceremony to swear in Lt. Gov. Huckabee was set to commence.
The legislators in attendance for the ceremony threatened Tucker with immediate impeachment if he did not leave pronto.
IIRC, the Democrats controlled the Legislature at the time this soap opera was playing out.
Obama clearly sees himself beyond the law and may call for the prisons to be emptied onto America. What could be done to prevent it or undo it afterwards?
Imagine the chaos of over a million felons released onto our communities. Citizens would be forced to take up arms against criminals who would be able to blend in, at least superficially. Theft and murder would be rampant, and suspicion of everyone you don't know would become the norm.
If there are still a few responsible people in federal politics and government, they'd better be ready for something like this.
The meme will be that he was too good for White America, so they spitefully cut him loose. I'm fine with that as long as he leaves with some dignity. I'll chip in for a golf tour fund where he can't hurt anyone but the gallery lining the fairway.
Please, please don't retain a single Washington-based employee hired during the past four years or any that had a referral from any Democratic member of Congress especially with nay connection to Dingy Harry and Pelosi.
Yeah #9 is correct. There is nothing to fear but fear itself. The writing on the wall is obama will be a new benchmark of scorched earth. So be ready for anything.
A "deep throat" Obama insider interviewed on the sly, indicated the Chicago syndicate has big expectations from the majik mulatto, in the form of a second term. If he fails to deliver, the mierda is going to hit the fan.
Don't worry about martial law-think of it as a an open season chance to set things right. Then we won't have to worry about squashing follow up perks and protections. The baby ruth finally flushes for good.
Just as the 2010 elections, the Wisconsin Gov recall, the Chick Fil A backlash, etc all blew up in their foolish faces, so will any attempt to retain power. The F&F was indeed an "under the radar" attempt to make sure he could stay in office by force. It failed as certainly he will fail. Ceaucescu redux.
OK, so it makes for a nice scary story on Halloween, but there's really not that much damage Obama can do, other than to throw open the prison gates with blanket pardons. Romney's transition team will be all over everything. He and his turnaround guys have dealt with disgruntled lame-duck management before. This is how it works:
The people at the top tier will all be looking for jobs, completely neglecting their duties. Any who DO decide to do damage will run up against the next rung down, the career government employees. Most of them won't jeopardize their own paychecks by participating in the mischief, so the orders and directives and shredding memos will just sit, unimplemented. Passive aggressive resistance. Nothing will get done. Most will be busy trying to figure out who to suck up to next, and the photocopiers will be much busier than the shredders as people frantically try to preserve evidence that it was all someone else's fault, and then cart it home for safe keeping.
And in all honesty, I don't think Obama really cares that much. He's a user, not a leader. I'm thinking he used the left just like he has used everyone else in his life. He knows he has some God awful ugly screaming sessions to look forward to from Michelle and Valerie, but then it's permanent vacation time. Woo hoo!
"Don't worry about martial law?" My question relates to Obama's EO to commandeer communications (including the internet) in the event of a "National Emergency." How do patriots become notified? Who organizes? How? Inquiring minds want to know.
I think No. 34's assessment comes closest to reality. Not only is BO an opportunist & user, IMO he is still a drug user. I've seen people throw away professional careers just so they could continue being lazy, do-nothing junkies. Revenge & all of its manifestations takes work & planning. You can't concentrate on that when your next thought is getting high. I think he's looking forward to having nothing to do all day but stay high. He will have his pension & other monies socked away to do with as he pleases. Of course, he would use every opportunity to diss Amercia anytime an interviewer asks, but talking big is all he ever really does & takes no more effort than opening his mouth. The rest of the time, he basically plays.
The EOs he implements can be swept away the day Romney takes office and he won't get congress to pass any meaningful legislation. I doubt that he's stupid enough to refuse to vacate the whitehouse. What worries me is that his czars will remain after he's gone. Romney needs to ferret them out and kick them to the curb before they can continue their destruction of America.
Romney needs to fire ALL of the Obama people, ASAP! Unlike W. who let them stay on to do their dirty work. He also needs to do a sweep for all bugs. Obama and his people want to know what's going on in the government, even after they're gone. Don't doubt me. We're dealing with pure evil.
When Romney wins he needs to have a small team review every Obama executive orders and regulations. Most have been written without a legal review and restrict access of the People to something they previously could visit or use freely. The regulation frequently contain totally new substances that need to be regulated and at levels not created in the existing laws. Entirely new hazards, dramatically reduced standards, and rules that only affect some states, all need to originate in Congress.
Sorry, but just one more thought. I'm not even terribly worried about pardons. Other than Holder, Jarrett, some donors and MAYBE Biden, I can't even see Obama going out of his way to pardon anyone. When has he ever gone out of his way to help anyone in the past besides himself? He jettisons people when the going gets tough, and forgets all about them when he is finished using them. My guess? He's going to make himself scarce between election day and Romney's swearing in. And even if you do track him down, getting him to actually DO anything will be next to impossible.
Romney will, for all practical purposes, take over a week after the election, putting everything in place for him to sign into effect the day after his inauguration. Watch.
I disagree with this 100%. Obama did not like being President. Michelle did not like it. They both love the celebrity lifestyle. They will move to Hawaii in the new home Penny Pritzker has bought for them. He will golf with his celebrity friends, hang out with Jay-Z and Beyonce. He is going to be off the scene. The most I see him doing is giving 100k fee lectures to the 1% he demonized.
People! If you have never prayed before it is time you started. My wife and I have been praying for over four years that God will forgive this nation and save it. And us. We feel that all of these terrible storms and earthquakes and fires are His way of getting our attention. Birth pains. Pray with all of your hearts. Please.
FTA: "This election is shaping up to be a landslide loss for the president, and by the ever-present look of desperation on his face, he knows it."
Many polls are showing a very tight race in certain states, with 0bama in a slight lead in some. And don't forget the Electoral College. So how is this shaping up to be a "landslide"? I hope and pray it is true, because Romney needs a large margin of victory to prevent any challenges, but right now I just do not see a "landslide".
Remember how popular Clinton was even up to the end of his presidency? On inauguration day he,in his hubris, set up a rally site at the airport to ride the wave. Well I was happy to note that even with his popularity and Gore's shenanigans, once inauguration day arrived, the press treated him as old news and moved on to Bush.
What I foresee is not martial law but Obama's lawyers filing suit to restore the early voting days lost because of the storm. They will argue that the result is unfair to all those who have been unable to vote. This could be a long ordeal with the Democrats losing in court but forever after claiming that they were cheated as they do to this day re the Bush/Gore election. That claim must have some traction since the UN wants to send poll watchers here to be sure conservatives let liberals vote.
I thought they'd never leave, and then the damage to the White House had to be fixed and the furnishings had to be counted. Didn't she have to return some of the White House furniture? Remember the Rodhams? Roger Clinton?
0bama will give out whatever goodies he has at his disposal. If he pardons Holder for the things he has done so far, Holder can still be held responsible for charges brought after the pardon, can't he? I hope so. I want him to pay for what he has done to this country.
My biggest worry is that he will do nothing to stop sequestration and thereby push us into the financial abyss as payback for rejecting him. Bonus is that it will that much harder for a Romney admin to turn things around and he can count on the media to blame Romney for everything from day 1 of his administration, no matter what.
#55 and others: let's pray, but don't forget to go out and vote. And the other thing I am incessantly talking about: let's work to create conservative mainstream media. Let's demand from republicans the active measures to buy newspapers and local tv stations. Otherwise, Romney's win will be short lived. We know what the leftist will do in the media, in academia, in education, in local bureaucracy! They will sabotage all our efforts. Don't forget the simple fact - they tax us not to take our money and give it to the leeches and drones. They want it for themselves. Look how it is done in all leftist, radical dictatorships!
I would not put it past Obozo to attempt to re-schedule next week's election, using Sandy as the cause. He will attempt to use the argument that so much infrastructure was damaged or destroyed that it made voting impossible in those areas affected by the storm. And I really don't know how the courts or the country would react to that. Giving the Dims past, I just don't put is past them attempting anything, no matter how outrageous.
Knowing Øbama as I do, and believe me, I know him very well based on my life experiences dealing with people just like him and worse, he will cave and run. He can not stand criticism and will not be able to look anyone in the eye after his defeat. Yes, not just the bubble will burst but his own self image will erupt. Instead, his sycophants will surround him, try to rebuild him for the new role as overpaid university speaker, and then take him on the most extravagant vacation anyone has ever had. He will globe trot like Clinton did after the Monica disaster. He will avoid Americans like avoiding a severe case of STD. Too painful. Then, he will leave the WH in tatters, declaring complete ignorance of the vandalistic actions of his entourage, as Clinton did. And we can then close the filthy Øbama chapter in our history and begin to reclaim America. I'll pray every single day that God will grant us, as a people, the wisdom and courage to have learned from this bitter disaster. If history is any guide, I doubt very seriously that prayer vigil will be positively answered. People seldom learn from such mistakes. I cite the example of the Israelites and practically their entire history!
Any state within 10,000 votes will be challenged. If there aren't any or enough to make a difference within that range it will be within 100,000 or more. The Chicago Marxists won't go quietly and accusations of cheating from them have already started, though they are the ones with a record of cheating.
#24 -- Don't worry! Prayer helps. I've been asking God to call on the journalists throughout our media to be true to their consciences & investigate & expose to the public what this administration is really doing.
And, because of how the media treated Palin & her chlidren, the public has less & less trust in them!
Don't ever forget this about Clinton: he won by less votes than Dukakis lost with. That's right! Ross Perot split the conservative vote in both of his election bids. Even when he quit the race "someone" convinced him to get back in. We have no 3rd party doing that in this election.
I don't know about Jack Kennedy, but our GOP congress better be watchdogs like no other election. If there is voter fraud, may it be exposed! I think, personally, that Obama is going to be beaten so bad that even voter fraud won't be enough to save him.
FTA: " If his claim is validated by sycophantic media minions, it could gain traction among the electorate."
Here's one of the greatest worries an incoming Romney will have to face - a White House FULL of bugs and other data gathering devices planted by Barry's administration. Case in point - Exactly WHAT was that 2-year secret "remodeling" all about? There are NO visual differences.
Obama will do another world tour advising foreign leaders not to trust Romney. Then he'll play golf and ignore any emergencies that come up. Michelle will be busy relocating her kids to a private school in Hawaii, she'll have to find one where there is a gay sexual predator on staff, which may take some time. Obama's staffers, all 20-somethings with Women's Studies degrees and no real world experience, will be loading up their cars and moving into Mom and Dad's basement and filing for unemployment, and cancelling their subscriptions to the NY Times. The MSM will be trying to figure out how they can suck up to the new boss, who hopefully will be cleaning out the press room and filling it with objective, actual Journalists (there will be empty seats).
This was over-the-top for me, bordering on the ridiculous. Anyway, it was a fun read, just for the sport of it all.
It reminded me of back in 2008 when the Left put out articles about how Bush, if he lost the election, would declare himself a dictator instead of leaving office; and again, this year when the Right is putting out articles about Obama cancelling the election, declaring martial law, nullifying the election, etc., instead of leaving office.
I think a lot of people need to get a basic reality check and not let their imaginations and partisan desires run away with their minds.
IMO, as a loser with 60 days left, he will stop at nothing. In fact he will compress and accelerate his goals. He wants to be revered by the Far Left. Whatever he does in the last 60 days will raise his stature for the future and I think his ego requires a significant future beyond his luxurious Hawaiian estate. Since he cannot get anything through the House, he will move immediately and aggressively via the enormous federal bureaucracy to quickly achieve his last ditch Leftist goals. Treaties are a special worry since treaties become law with only Senate approval required... Taylor-made for his post defeat situation. We'll need the help of still sane Dem Senators like Joe Manchin to put a stop to this. And it is possible that we all may have go to Washington to protest en masse the shocking things he'll try and do, and do with impunity prior to Jan 20. He will attempt to boil us frogs very quickly and we'll jump. A lame duck Obama would be an Obama in full.
Sorry, I'm not buying it. This article is overwrought. I'm with the poster who commented that Obie is a user, not a leader. He'll do whatever Valerie Jarrett tells him to do. I don't think even she will stick her neck out as far as everyone seems to worry. She'll make sure she picks up a few million dollars though some kind of kickback that she's likely already working on. And Obie will pardon some skunks, especially those who will promise to donate to his presidential library. But he won't pardon the "Blind Sheik." Then Obie & Mooch will get outta town with lots of silverware and furniture.
The poor, pathetic Democrats trying to defend Obamacare have adopted the talking point that there is "pent-up demand" for "affordable" (i.e., subsidized by other people) health care insurance. The citrizens of the Garden State have just flipped the bird on this argument. (snip) fifty thousand people signed up online for New Jersey´s gambling sites in the first week. That compares with 741 who signed up for Obamacare during all of October. Yes, the Obamacare website has been plagued with problems, but the disparity between the two programs is still eye-popping
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