Delegitimizing The Opposition

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From Obama Thinks Your Speech Is Illegitimate by Sonny Bunch:

If you disagree with the Obama machine, they will attempt to destroy you: they will demonize and smear and work to make your opinion illegitimate and outside the bounds of normal discussion. Obama’s allies work to destroy the lives of those who oppose him and his policies because their opposition is simply illegitimate. Candidate Obama was limited to normal tools like nasty letters and threats of lawsuits. President Obama, meanwhile, has a federal government staffed with people sympathetic to his demeanor and policy positions.

This presumption of illegitimacy is why Obama’s most ardent flunkies, like dinner guest Andrew Sullivan, claim they are “genuinely baffled” by outrage over the IRS targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny. Obama has told us that these groups are illegitimate! And if they’re illegitimate, they must be stopped! And if they must be stopped, well, what’s wrong with the IRS target the president’s political enemies? It’s easy, if terrifying, to understand how this runaway train of illogic gets rolling.

Meanwhile, no one should be surprised that Obama’s DOJ is waging war on Fox News. We have been told, repeatedly, that the Obama administration doesn’t consider them a news organization. As the Los Angeles Times noted back in 2009, then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel “said on CNN that Fox News isn’t even a news organization” and Obama adviser David Axelrod “told ABC that Fox News is ‘really not news. … Other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way. We’re not going to treat them that way.’”


I spent over twenty years as a liberal yellow-dog Democrat. I supported all the right left causes and candidates. I didn’t need to do any research because on election days I just checked off all the Democrats on the ballot. I volunteered at the local Democratic headquarters. I attended the meetings of the local Democratic committee. I walked precincts. I attended anti-war protests.

So imagine my surprise when I was informed in the Spring of 2008 that I was really a Racist Republican Ratfucker™! I was supporting Hillary Clinton because I considered her the best candidate running. I was shocked to discover that she wasn’t trying to win, she was trying to “kneecap” Barack Obama so that John McCain could win. That’s right, Hillary was really a Racist Republican Ratfucker™ too!

It was nothing personal. That’s just how Obamanation rolls.


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81 Responses to Delegitimizing The Opposition

  1. Lulu says:

    This is why the asshole Democratic elected officials and party hacks who were Obama-bots and fully on board with running 51% of the Democratic party off in 2008 have been mysteriously missing since the IRS shit storm hit. A few feeble “but IRS didn’t do anything illegal. Wah.” has been the only reaction. I want their criminal asses dragged in to testify about their threats. This also why I am no longer a Democrat. I don’t associate with organized criminal thugs or vote for them.

  2. Anthony says:

    Your “yellow dog to racist” story is identical to my own. Even though I knew that it was manipulative from the get go, it is a relief to hear the same conclusion from someone else. Thanks for posting this.

  3. However – I am still a registered Dem so I can vote in the close FL Primaries. Also, when they call, I can (and do) give them an ear-full.

  4. yttik says:

    “It was nothing personal…”

    Oh, yes it was! At least I take it personally. Kind of like bullies, people like to say, “don’t take it personally, that’s just the way they are.” Well f that!

    All that name calling was very personal. The IRS crawling all up in your business is very personal. Taping your phone records is personal. In fact, that’s my whole problem with Obama and the Dem party right now, they make everything personal because they’re a bunch of thugs. There’s supposed to be a certain amount of professionalism in the world, where you treat people with some basic courtesy and don’t make everything personal.

  5. conner43 says:

    Anyone here who has ever worked for a gov’t agency can immediately smell the lies from this regime.
    We are asked to believe that State, Justice, and the IRS are filled with rogue employees with an agenda. This is flat out ridiculous. Equally so, is the meme that nobody knows what anyone else is doing in their dept.
    Top managers spend most of their time in endless meetings where they all rub each others’ shoulders, and nothing gets done.
    It is obvious that all of the scandals are rooted in political dirty tricks, so why don’t the committees just cut to the chase and call everyone who ever worked under Jarrett, Axelrod, et al ?
    Sniffing around the edges is a waste of time..
    The WH staff must have photos of a lot of folks who had a romance with their dog or their sister in law, nothing else makes sense.

    • Lulu says:

      And it is so crude. It has no finesse. They claim erudition and are as common as dirt. I have seen pressure applied so delicately that the recipient does not even know it and thinks it was their idea! This is politics by baseball bat. The bigger the bully the nastier and harder they fall. They are just learning how many are in line to kick them when they fall.

    • driguana says:

      I certainly relate to this, conner43. I worked for state, county and city government most of my adult life. There is no question in my mind, because I was witness to many things, that “you”, as an ordinary citizen, have no idea what really goes on behind closed government doors. It’s actually quite frightening and it seems to get worse the higher up the government levels you go.

      The even more frightening question is, “how do we turn things around”? It won’t be through politicians as they are one source of the many problems…they are not truly interested in problem solving, they are interested in their political careers. To me, it continues to beg the question,”what is the role of government”? The structure needs to be simplified and more actual problem solving needs to occur in some other manner.

      Let’s take “infrastructure”. That will be another of Obama’s up-coming policy thrusts. It’s almost like the I-5 bridge collapse was another crisis set-up. How can anyone be against fixing up the deteriorating infrastructure???? Well, when you delve into it or, again, if you have ever worked for government, you know these things are done by contractors, They supposedly have to bid in a fair and open process but we know that’s a crock….the big jobs go to those with political connections and those who contribute to those in power…that how it goes. So the contractor buddies make huge amounts of money and give some back to their political cronies…game on. Perhaps this is OK as long as the infrastructure gets fixed….but does it?

      • 1539days says:

        Giving out a one-time “stimulus” for road construction is also stupid. One of the major problems in 2009 was that Stimulus money was earmarked for only “shovel ready” road projects. That meant a local governemnt would have needed to spend money on plans, surveys and contracts just to create a plan before they knew they would have any money to go forward. The smarter thing would be to spend more money per year, but Obama wanted to be the hero and “create” jobs within a year. Instead, very few projects could qualify within the time frame.

      • elliesmom says:

        I’ve had the responsibility for writing some “requests for bids”. There’s a lot of room for tailoring them so only a select few people can meet the bid requirements. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Like when you know the person likely to make the “lowest bid” does shoddy work, and you want to write the bid so he’s excluded. Other times it’s not so good. Like when the request is written so only cronies need apply. I think about what John Glenn said about sitting in the space capsule about to be launched into space knowing each piece of equipment had gone to the lowest bidder. We’ve made laws saying the government has to go with the lowest bid because we can’t trust them not to pad the bills. Too bad we can’t trust them to go with the “best bid”.

        • leslie says:

          Even job postings where I work are worded so that only the person already “tapped” for the position can fit the criteria. But because we are a state-run organization, the open postings are required. I guess I’m lucky that no AA males applied for the job I now have. (That’s who they wanted, but he didn’t want the job.)

      • bluestate says:

        the amount of money that goes to cronies as opposed to going to people and projects that actually need it is staggering. if everybody saw how the sausage is made, they’d be for smaller govt.

      • angienc (D) says:

        I read something that was supposed to be a famous quote by some Libertarian (can’t remember the name) to the effect “It’s too late to work within the system and it’s too soon to kill all the bastards.”
        I think we’re definately getting closer to the later.

      • conner43 says:

        A fellow civil servant salutes you…

  6. I sometimes wonder if you are in my head myiq—–you write what I think!! The outrage against this iteration of “Democrats” never goes away.

  7. 1539days says:

    Some of the vilest prog sites (King Cheeto) are run by former right-wing Republicans.

  8. yttik says:

    I disagree with comparing Obama to Nixon. They’re miles apart. Nixon had some redeeming qualities as President and he had the integrity to resign when he got caught.

  9. Bronco has no ethics at all.

  10. votermom says:

    on topic

    • HELENK says:

      I just came to post that story. When a so-called “news” organization attacks their own for doing the job they are paid to do the country is in deep trouble. At one time the media was supposed to print facts, no cover up for a political hack. The gross negligence and downright malfeasance of the msm is so obvious in their treatment of Sharyl Attkisson. It sends a warning to other journalists, you had better be a steno not a reporter or you will be driven out.

    • fif says:

      “Her drive can produce great journalism, but it can also cause her to push stories to the point that colleagues — especially those of a more progressive bent — suspect a political agenda.”

      But their refusal to ask tough questions and report the facts is not a political agenda? We have all fallen down the rabbit hole.

    • fif says:

      WWTBSTFU?

  11. HELENK says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/05/benghazi_and_obamas_ambition_to_be_un_secgen.html

    with backtrack’s ego this could be a big part of this thinking

  12. HELENK says:

    http://freebeacon.com/sebelius-under-scrutiny/

    here comes another investigation.
    HHS shakedown for obamacare

  13. myiq2xu says:

    Via Hot Air:

    Every CEO is a politician. Not every politician is a CEO. The current set of messes that President Obama faces makes the point. They are as much management failures as they are political/legal nightmares. There is a price for having no market-facing executive experience. Indeed, Mr. Obama’s first cabinet had almost no private sector management experience.

    Most of our better presidents have had business or military leadership experience. This is of tremendous value when running the world’s largest organization. Those who haven’t, like Bill Clinton, himself tested by failure as a politician and familiar with the executive role governor’s play, knew that private sector executives have a different view of what successful management is and kept a few close at hand.

    I’ve worked for some good bosses and more than a couple of the other kind. I’ve even done some bossin’ myself. Not everybody is cut out to be a boss. There are some really good workers in every occupation and profession that would make lousy bosses.

    The only way to see if someone has a talent for leadership is to let them lead. You can teach skills but not talent. But you don’t make CEO their first leadership position.

  14. myiq2xu says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else hate it when a website breaks up a story into multiple pages so they can pump up their hit count?

    Unless it’s some really good writing I stop at page one.

  15. Constance says:

    I received this e-mail this morning. Take action against big media and pass it on!
    http://www.freepress.net/blog/2013/05/22/happy-profitable-middlemen?akid=4267.9450578.UnRBNi&rd=1&t=6

    • Constance says:

      Or if you don’t care for the Liberal group who is fighting the Media Cartel you could protest with the Conservative group who has taken on the same cause.

      http://www.howcableshouldbe.com/

      • Thanks for that, Constance. Well done. That first group seemed to have good intentions but didn’t pass the smell test. IE: If this is a free country, there’s nothing illegal with the Koch brothers buying a few newspapers. So “hating” them is “partisan”. All of that’s OK, but it’s not fitting for a “tax exempt non-partisan” group to do.

        • Constance says:

          The first group is definitely a bunch of Obama Dems but this is one idea they have that is worthwhile. And Some people who oppose conservatives will not touch the cause of pushing big media into a free market because the conservative group has been on it for several years.

  16. SHV says:

    Wife invited about 30-40 people to come over this afternoon and eat boiled……CRAWDADS!!!!! (and shrimp and drink a shit load of beer) The Kittehs and I will be hiding in the BR.

  17. fif says:

    “Candidate Obama was limited to normal tools like nasty letters and threats of lawsuits. ”

    Yea, and the entire MSM bashing everyone who dared to utter an unpleasant fact about him and his gestapo ways.

    And the perfect representation of how sleazy the standards are for this White House: Andrew Sullivan is a regular visitor.

    Makes my stomach turn.

  18. foxyladi14 says:

    Andrew Sullivan oh barf. 😦

  19. driguana says:

    following on the heels of an awesome full moon…should be a great visual…now if I can only find what box my telescope is in….this moving thing has been nothing but a boxful of problems!!!
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/24/us-space-planets-idUSBRE94N0VH20130524

  20. HELENK says:

    did not vote for George Bush but do like his wit
    statement at wounded warrior bike ride.
    ” I do not miss being president, but I do miss not being able to salute those in uniform” paraphrasing here

  21. HELENK says:

    one thing the backtrack bunch has done is make the ideas of the so-called ” Montana Militias” more credible. I used to think they were a bunch of fruitcakes now I am not so sure about that.

  22. HELENK says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/nice-swedish-police-ticket-torched-cars-in-stockholm/

    the rioting is still going on in Sweden. police ticket burned cars

    British soldier killed in London . police arrest people for anti muslim statements

    just had a French soldier stabbing on street. no info of stabbers yet.

    when will the west fully understand if you let wild dogs in you house they will destroy it?

  23. swanspirit says:

    Obama well and truly has a Banana Republic mentality , and he just can’t see why the USA shouldn’t be one , with him either in charge or pulling the strings . I think ; and I am sorry to say this , he will be try to be dangerous out of office too, unless he is cut off at the knees . But I cannot wait until he is out of office .

  24. foxyladi14 says:

    Interesting. 🙂

  25. foxyladi14 says:

    Here is hoping everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend.
    And remembering those that made it possible. 🙂

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