Obama wants to seize firms

Funny…when I saw this headline at Drudge:
Obama Seeks Expanded Power to Seize Firms.

I misread it and thought it said:

Obama Seeks Expanded Power to Seize Arms.

That, of course, will come soon enough.

For now, he wants all the control over all the money.

We are in terrible trouble, you know.

As Instapundit writes: Insulation from the political process is only important when there’s a Republican in the White House.

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  • Gayle Miller

    I was hoping we could hunker down long enough to get to the 2010 elections. We may not make it.

    Pray as hard as you can, as much as you can. And let your representatives know that you are watching them like a hawk. If enough of us do that, maybe they’ll at least give half a second’s thought to giving the Usurper more power!

    I cannot believe these are the same people who felt that Nixon and GWB had too much power! Dear merciful heavens.

  • http://sthubertsrosary.com/default.aspx ShanaSFO

    Now there is another piece to the “Why is he talking down the economy when he sees it is crashing Wallstreet”? puzzle.
    Still using the language of crisis to get this authority.

    Yeah,as my dad would say, we in big trouble. We in very big trouble.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    Have we mentioned lately the threat to liberty that is the “green movement”?

    On top of President Mugabe and Secretary Tax Cheat wanting to seize companies on alleged financial grounds, now we have EPA wanting to drastically increase regulation of practically the entire economy on grounds of regulating carbon dioxide — you know, that pollutant that each of us breathes out every few seconds and which is produced as the result of practically every other human activity (and animal activity).

    On top of that, we have the book burning project of getting rid of all books accessible to children made before 1985, including many that will never again be reprinted, because of lead in the ink.

    The plan is not merely seizure of a few businesses. The plan is the seizure of each and every one of us, subjecting every aspect of life to government regulation.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    Oh, and I forgot the pending legislation to regulate “food safety,” which probably will do little to accomplish that, but will have the effect of destroying farmers’ markets.

    To be sure, the regulations will even criminalize little Johnny setting up a stand out of his Radio Flyer wagon to sell a glass of warm lemonade for 10 cents in a Dixie cup (that is, if local licensing laws do not already ban this practice).

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  • culperjr.

    Our current crisis makes me wish that the liberals would publish an updated playbook, as it is too hard to follow along without one. I can’t remember–does an Ivy League education make one an unquestioned genius or an elitist legacy dolt with lots of money? Is deliberate manipulation of the press a great threat to democracy or a sign of a down-to-business seriousness?

    Insulting our enemies was, a few short months ago, a terrible thing to do. Today, if I understand correctly, it is perfectly fine to insult our allies, but NOT our enemies.
    It used to be that Democrats dragged out confirmation of judges and other appointees for months, years or forever. Now, each and every position must be filled immediately or the Republic is in peril.

    And speaking of the Republic, wasn’t it constantly being undermined by the power mad Bush, who wanted to do…well, something evil? Now, of course, government seizure of assets and companies is all for the public good.

    Oh, and wasn’t it supposed to be Republicans who were all concerned with feathering their nests and avoiding disclosure of any fiscal impropriety?

    Perhaps the President could appoint a blue-ribbon panel to write out the new rules, so that those of us without an Ivy League education can follow along at home. Or perhaps some journalists could do so, since they don’t seem to be doing anything else lately.