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  • Maine governor says he meant Trump is "authoritative"

    10/12/2016 8:44:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2016 3:30 PM EDT
    Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he meant to use the word “authoritative” — not “authoritarian” — when speaking about GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump during a radio interview. […] The governor blamed reporters for making too much of his slip of the tongue when he said the country needs Trump “to show some authoritarian power in our country.” …
  • Frau Hillary C. — a case study that would tax Dr. Freud

    09/12/2016 1:26:41 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2014 | Charles Hurd
    It has forever been perfectly fair game in prudent political discourse to demand that politicians seeking higher office reveal information about their physical fitness. Everyone remembers when Democrats and the press tried making an issue out of Ronald Reagan’s advanced age and health in 1984.
  • Is Trump’s Rise Giving Progressives Second Thoughts?

    03/16/2016 4:19:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 16, 2016 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Herewith, an under-asked question for our friends on the progressive left: “Has Donald Trump’s remarkable rise done anything to change your mind as to the ideal strength of the State?” I make this inquiry because, for a long while now, I have been of the view that the only thing that is likely to join conservatives and progressives in condemnation of government excess is the prospect that that excess will benefit the Right. Along with their peculiar belief that History takes “sides” and that improvement is inexorable and foreordained, most progressives hold as an article of faith that, because it...
  • The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter

    01/18/2016 8:47:32 PM PST · by Another Post-American · 151 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/18/16 | Matthew McWilliams
    f I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated? You’d be wrong. In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports Trump—and it’s not race, income or education levels: It’s authoritarianism. That’s right, Trump’s electoral strength—and his staying power—have been buoyed, above all, by Americans with authoritarian inclinations. And because of the prevalence of authoritarians in the American electorate, among Democrats as well as Republicans, it’s very possible that Trump’s fan base will continue to grow. My finding is the result of a national...
  • Trump Threatens 35% Tax on Ford if Mexico Operations Expand

    12/26/2015 9:13:54 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 396 replies
    Mustang 360 ^ | 12/23/2015 | John Gilbert
    It was the Detroit News headline "Trump goes after Ford Motor Co." not how long Hillary went overtime in the restroom that got our attention. Donald Trump made a whistle stop outside Grand Rapids, Michigan to take aim at Ford’s plans to expand production in Mexico. Trump promised if elected he would threaten manufacturers with big tariffs on imports to discourage building manufacturing plants south of the border. Trump to Ford, "If you build that plant in Mexico, I’m going to charge you 35 percent on every car, truck part that you send into our country," he said. "Every single...
  • Admit It: You Just Want Your Own Dictator [And He's Trump]

    12/25/2015 7:53:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 295 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/24/2015 | David Harsanyi
    This incessant clamoring by voters and punditry for better "leaders" and more "leadership" is one of the most unsavory, dangerous, and un-American tendencies in political discourse. When Donald Trump was asked last week by Joe Scarborough what he made of an endorsement from Vladimir Putin -- a thug who's probably murdered journalists and political opponents and more -- the GOP presidential front-runner responded, "He's running his country, and at least he's a leader, unlike what we have in this country." Then he offered an incredibly dumb moral equivalency about how the United States also does "plenty of killing." There was...
  • Trump Edges Cruz in Iowa; His Supporters Think Japanese Internment Was Good(Trump 28% Cruz 25%)

    12/15/2015 9:51:08 AM PST · by Red Steel · 247 replies
    ppp ^ | December 15, 2015
    [Full title] Trump Edges Cruz in Iowa; His Supporters Think Japanese Internment Was Good; Clinton Still Well Ahead of Sanders In State PPP’s newest Iowa poll finds Donald Trump and Ted Cruz at the top of the heap with 28% and 25% respectively. Marco Rubio at 14% and Ben Carson at 10% are also in double digits with Jeb Bush at 7% the only other candidate who clears even 3%. Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee all hit that level with John Kasich and Rand Paul each getting 2%, Lindsey Graham and Rick Santorum each getting 1%, and Jim...
  • A domestic "Color" Revolution in the United States of Obama?

    05/04/2014 11:28:00 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 4, 2014 | Dan Miller
    "Color" Revolution has no discernible racial meaning. It refers to generally non-violent efforts to change or to overthrow authoritarian governments.This post is based on a May 1, 2014 article at The Voice of Russia titled US Color Revolution coming soon to a country near you. That article reports on the international scholarly symposium on "Coloured revolutions as an instrument of geopolitical transformation" was held at the Academy of Arts and Sciences of the Republic of Srpska on April 26, 2014. The symposium was under the auspices of the "Strategic Culture Foundation" in Moscow and "Srebrenica Historical Project" from Den Haag, the Netherlands. It claims,...
  • Fascism In America

    06/04/2013 3:57:09 AM PDT · by Jim_Fader · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2013 | Richard Winchester
    When fascism comes to America, what will it look (and feel) like? Very much like what we have now, because a version of fascism is already here. I am not the first to worry about the prospect of fascism in America. In 1935, for example, Sinclair Lewis published It Can't Happen Here, which is a fictional account of a fascist take-over of the country. In 2008, Joe Conason published It Can Happen Here. The book's subtitle, Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush, tells all we need to know.
  • Obama Overrides Congress to Buy $690 Million Worth of Russian Choppers for Afghan Air Force

    04/09/2013 7:52:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Front Page ^ | 4/8/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently America has too many jobs so Obama will be spending taxpayer money to support Russia’s defense industry on behalf of Afghanistan. And he’s doing so over the bipartisan objections of Congress from both the right and left and a ban on buying them written into the NDAA. The US Department of Defense said Thursday it plans to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase 30 helicopters from Russian state-owned defense firm Rosoboronexport, despite objections from US lawmakers who allege that the firm has equipped the Syrian government to commit brutal crimes against civilians.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question

    01/28/2013 9:55:38 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/28/13 | Wynton Hall
    In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun control.
  • Obama Advisers: Obama’s theory of government is he is the government

    01/20/2013 6:31:58 PM PST · by Twotone · 51 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 20, 2013 | Kevin Kervick
    As was revealed in a breathtaking New York Times opinion piece today, many of Barack Obama's top advisers feel alienated from him. There is a sense within the White House that President Obama's theory of government is that "he is the government". Apparently, President Obama has personalized the presidency to such an extent that it is now seen as more about the man than about the position. Certainly that is not how the American Founding Fathers viewed the presidency. The author of this article, David Rothkopf, characterizes the president as a poor manager who is also aloof and a poor...
  • Russia: Medvedev doubles down on "modernization"

    08/06/2011 10:29:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    AFPC Russia Reform Monitor ^ | 8/5/2011 | Ilan Berman and Amanda Pitrof, eds.
    The majority of Russians remain dissatisfied with the progress of democratization in Russia, a new poll has found. The Moscow Times reports that 62 percent of people recently polled in an All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre survey answered that they are “dissatisfied with the development of democracy in Russia.” This number, however, is down marginally from the 73 percent who were dissatisfied with domestic conditions twenty years ago. Meanwhile, those who believe the country is showing progress are largely supporters of the ruling "United Russia" party, are under 45 years of age, and generally active Internet users. [Editors’ Note: Given...
  • Time for the Federal Government to Round Up Republicans for Reeducation

    04/06/2010 10:49:11 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 83 replies · 1,935+ views
    Facebook ^ | April 7, 2010 | Jennings Vanderhoek
    Category: Common Interest - Beliefs & Causes Description: Let's face it. There is no arguing with Glenn Beck types or Rush Limbaugh listeners. The Republican Party is the problem, not the solution to America's and the world's problems. They are simply too dense and uneducated. They wallow in their greed, fear and anti-intellectualism. They are dragging the rest of us who have to put up with their nonsense down. This is a group for people who think it is time for the Federal government using the resources of the the Department of Homeland Security;... They are dragging the rest of...
  • Cuba plans to fight swine flu with authoritarian measures

    10/03/2009 7:54:10 PM PDT · by Saije · 9 replies · 702+ views
    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 10/3/2009 | James Anderson
    Cuba is ready to use just about everything at its disposal, from its well-oiled civil defense system to the soldiers of a totalitarian government, to keep swine flu cases to a minimum. Everything but a vaccine. As the U.S. prepares an extensive health survey for side affects from its extensive inoculation plans, Cuba’s No. 2 health official says relying on a shot to contain a world pandemic is risky as best — and demoralizing at worst. "Nobody knows if it would work," said Dr. Luis Estruch. "How safe would it be?" Cuba’s sophisticated public-monitoring system and geographic isolation as an...
  • Obama Heeds Dictator Handbook with School Speech

    09/08/2009 9:42:22 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 16 replies · 996+ views
    American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research ^ | Tuesday, September 8, 2009 | Kevin A. Hassett
    President Barack Obama cannot possibly intend to resemble an aspiring dictator. Somehow, he keeps doing so. Now he's going ahead with plans to address America's schoolchildren, having dropped the part about encouraging those children to then "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president." This administration's run is rapidly transforming into an episode of "The Twilight Zone." How could Obama be so foolish? He and his advisers must be oblivious to the connections between the American far left and fascism. They must be immune to the revulsion that so many ordinary citizens feel when they...
  • Stories Requested from Freepers & Friends Who Moved to USA from Authoritarian Countries

    05/16/2009 8:49:17 PM PDT · by bootless · 146 replies · 3,807+ views
    self ^ | 05.16.09 | bootless
    Hello everyone, I'm working on a book about my passion (and, I think, yours): American exceptionalism through the eyes of immigrants who haven't always had the fortune of living in freedom. This book consists of first-person stories of Americans who lived under authoritarian regimes: Cuba, Eastern bloc countries (Poland, Russia/former USSR), Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Laos, and so on. Unfortunately, there are many, many such countries to choose from. The local talk station I listen to has broadcast calls from new Americans who came here for liberty, which they weren't accorded in their homeland. Every call I've ever heard from one of...
  • Where Blogging Can Get You Killed

    05/05/2009 8:34:03 PM PDT · by Polarik · 10 replies · 489+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | 05/05/2009 | Polarik
    Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists rightly says that bloggers are in the vanguard of the information revolution we're going through thanks to the Internet. The impact on things like political freedom and social tolerance is hard to measure, but it's safe to say that whether through websites, blogs, emails, Facebook or Twitter, more people are transmitting information and venting views than ever before. Authoritarian regimes have been unable to stop the march of media freedom, but they continue to try. And bloggers are in the crosshairs--sometimes literally. CPJ has just come out with a report called "The...
  • Global Television for Our Future Global Leader

    02/09/2009 8:32:32 PM PST · by ForGod'sSake · 9 replies · 1,094+ views
    Right Side News ^ | February 9, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Surprise and even shock were among the reactions to my recent column about how elite members of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, were considering a proposal for a new global television network to usher in a state of "global governance." It sounded authoritarian, even totalitarian, to some. Here are more of the troubling details. The media proposal, which was included in "The Global Agenda 2009" report, is to create "a new global network" with "the capacity to connect the world, bridging cultures and peoples, and telling us who we are and what we mean to each...
  • Reporter restrained after Panetta hearing (Police state begins)

    02/06/2009 4:47:19 PM PST · by Crazieman · 49 replies · 4,213+ views
    The Politico ^ | 2/6/09 | Michael Calderone
    Following Leon Panetta’s confirmation hearing Thursday, several reporters approached the CIA director-designate in the hallway outside room G-50 in the Dirksen Building. There, CongressDaily reporter Chris Strohm — upon asking a question — was physically restrained by a man who accompanied Panetta at hearings both days. Strohm, when reached by phone Friday, said he was unsure of the man’s role. “I felt this hand grab my right arm and push me aside,” Strohm said. By his account, Strohm told the man, “Please don’t touch me” more than once. Eventually, the man let him go. Tim Starks, a reporter for Congressional...