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The President has a List
The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 26, 2012 | Kimberley Strassel

Posted on 04/27/2012 1:08:14 PM PDT by MtnClimber

Richard Nixon's "enemies list" appalled the country for the simple reason that presidents hold a unique trust. Unlike senators or congressmen, presidents alone represent all Americans. Their powers—to jail, to fine, to bankrupt—are also so vast as to require restraint. Any president who targets a private citizen for his politics is de facto engaged in government intimidation and threats. This is why presidents since Nixon have carefully avoided the practice.

Save Mr. Obama, who acknowledges no rules.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: enemies; obama; obamacampaign; obamaenemieslist; obamaintimidation
The Clintons used the IRS to target their enemies too.
1 posted on 04/27/2012 1:08:20 PM PDT by MtnClimber
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To: MtnClimber
Bill Clinton called Obama a thug so that seems to be how much worse Obama is than Clinton.
2 posted on 04/27/2012 1:11:21 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: MtnClimber

Obama doesn’t see himself as a “President” in the strict American sense. He considers himself to be more like a King or Dictator, but those pesky racists keep blocking his “reforms”.


3 posted on 04/27/2012 1:11:21 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: MtnClimber
"If you're not for us, you are against us" is rhetoric that should be reserved for mortal enemies.

Does that give you a hint?

4 posted on 04/27/2012 1:18:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: MtnClimber
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5 posted on 04/27/2012 1:19:02 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: MtnClimber

Paula Jones and her former husband were audited by the IRS. They filed a simple 1040A tax return with about $35,000 income from wages and salaries. If you ask anybody in the tax business they will tell you that those types of tax returns have an extremely low rate of audit. Nixon never did anything to anybody on his enemies list and nobody on Nixon’s staff gave any enemies list to the IRS.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 1:19:35 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: MtnClimber

i have a list...and there is only one name on it!


7 posted on 04/27/2012 1:23:26 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or...)
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To: MtnClimber
"Mr. Obama, who acknowledges no rules."

That about sums up his whole political career and life.

8 posted on 04/27/2012 1:24:50 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: MtnClimber
In a second Obama term, Obamacare and government assistance programs can be used to reward the faithful and to punish or literally kill the opposition through the denial of essential services.
9 posted on 04/27/2012 1:25:07 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: forgotten man
I honestly hope there are some good guys who have been trained to do very bad things who are keeping lists in case the crap really hits the fan.

The leftist, anarchist, nation wreckers really need to pay dearly, if they get us into a bloody civil war.

10 posted on 04/27/2012 1:28:08 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: MtnClimber

.....If [obama] isn’t going to act like a president, he bolsters the argument that he doesn’t deserve to be one.....

That says it all!!!!

The shooting of Trayvon Martin is a local police matter—period! It is most certainly nothing that a President should or would ever get involved with. The same goes for the mistaken arrest of Skip Gates in Cambridge MA a few years ago.

Nevertheless, obama got involved up to his eyeballs in both of these local matters, which the Constitution reserves to states and localities (Tenth Amendment). He does not act like a President at all. He’s still just a community organizer—and a fifth rate one at that.

Now the overrated, overgrown community organizer obama dares to target citizens who are exercising their Constitutional right to support the candidate of their choice. Is there no way to impeach this monstrous violator of both States’ and individuals’ rights, and remove him from office ASAP?


11 posted on 04/27/2012 1:35:32 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: MtnClimber
This is why presidents since Nixon have carefully avoided the practice.

Considering filegate, this is fall out of your chair funny.
12 posted on 04/27/2012 1:43:25 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Truth29
Read Ezekiel Emmanuel's paper on the "Complete Lives System". He is an 0bama health care advisor and brother of former Chief of staff Rahm. He states that the limited health care resource must be rationed. He cites several areas that could be used, two of those are age and "usefulness to society". A PDF of this paper can be viewed at Complete Lives System. It is easy to see how this administration would determine usefulness. The others may just get late term abortion.
13 posted on 04/27/2012 1:46:13 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Run Spot, run! Here comes Zer0!)
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To: ldish

“i have a list...and there is only one name on it!”

That kind of narrows it down. There are millions of names on my list. I might need some help. :-)


14 posted on 04/27/2012 1:46:43 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
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To: Honorary Serb
Govind Persad, Alan Wertheimer, Ezekiel J Emanuel

Allocation of very scarce medical interventions such as organs and vaccines is a persistent ethical challenge. We evaluate eight simple allocation principles that can be classified into four categories: treating people equally, favouring the worst-off , maximising total benefits, and promoting and rewarding social usefulness.

15 posted on 04/27/2012 1:50:02 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Run Spot, run! Here comes Zer0!)
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To: MtnClimber

"We will make a list of our clients, and how much money each of them has given us to invest. We will keep this list in a safe place. If we have time, we will make a copy of the list, in case something happens to the first list."

"Don't leave the client's money lying around. Keep it in a safe place. For example: where we keep the list."

16 posted on 04/27/2012 1:51:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MtnClimber

The ‘presidemt’ IS a list.
1. muslim
2. communist
3. anti-american
4. liar
5. narcissist
6. sociopath
7. thug
8. fake
9. fraud
10. criminal
11. traitor
12. twit
13. fop
14. racist
15. radical
16. cokehead
17. sneak
18. malevolent
19. lazy
20. fill in the blank.


17 posted on 04/27/2012 1:53:47 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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And his wife said he stinks.


18 posted on 04/27/2012 1:55:15 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

You are probably on his list now!


19 posted on 04/27/2012 1:55:22 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Run Spot, run! Here comes Zer0!)
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To: MtnClimber

Thanks for the source on Dr. Ezekiel’s infamous article from Lancet. I had it earlier, but couldn’t find it later. The one diagram it contains is the whole message and since, due to my age, my usefulness to society as they measure it is essentially zero, then my personal outlook is at best, dire.

All I can say is this is an unbelievable argument and to have it come from the Department of Ethics is ironic beyond belief.


20 posted on 04/27/2012 2:24:13 PM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: MtnClimber
Communists excel at creating artificial shortages. That is what happened, for example, to the Ukrainians in the 1930s, when food became in short supply due to Stalin's deliberate policies. As a result, millions starved, but NOT the "socially useful".

Now the muslim communist obama and his minions, under obamacare, are working to make medical care, medicines, and medical devices "scarce resources", which need to be rationed and reserved for "the socially useful".

Medical research, entrepreneurship, and medical charities--as well as medical insurance and Medicare--work to make medical care better and better, and more available to those who need it. Thus American cancer patients receive better care and have longer life expectancies than British ones (governed by the socialist NHS and the death panel called "NICE").

Let's keep the American system, and keep bureaucrats, death panels, and communists OUT of the doctor-patient relationship!!!! Repeal obamacare, and repeal obama, too!!!!

21 posted on 04/27/2012 3:46:04 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: MtnClimber


22 posted on 04/27/2012 5:19:53 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MtnClimber; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

I think that if I donate to Romney, I’ll have a desired amount in mind to give. Thanks to Richard Milhouse Obama, I’ll go ahead and double that. :-)

PING!


23 posted on 04/27/2012 7:56:33 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: dfwgator

Terrifying that I remember that spoof decades later.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 7:58:21 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Honorary Serb

The House is run by cowardly pussycats and the Senate is run by a man who believes he is a god in the making and does everything in his power to protect the affiramtive action little bastard boy in the White House. So no, there is no way to impeach and remove the little commie bastard.


25 posted on 04/27/2012 8:03:46 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Nachum; ExTexasRedhead

Absolutely appalling ping.


26 posted on 04/28/2012 10:24:25 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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