Here‘s Barack Hussein Obama speaking recently to the militant anti-Caucasian group La Raza (“The Race”):
“Believe me — believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you. Not just on immigration reform [i.e., amnesty for illegal aliens]. But that’s not how — that’s not how our system works.”
As noted at American Thinker, no one should be reassured that Obama remembers this isn’t a socialist dictatorship. This was a threat — and hardly the first threatening language we’ve heard from the Community Organizer in Chief:
[H]ow about the gem back in April of 2009, when, nursing his bile a mere three months after inauguration, BHO indecorously said, in a menace to the bank CEOs, “Be careful how you make those statements, gentlemen. The public isn’t buying that. … My administration … is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” (Quoted here.) A charming image, no? But it was no mere figure of speech. A month later, many hundreds of bought-and-paid-for peasants sans pitchforks did indeed show up with the modern equivalents: placards, bullhorns, voluble t-shirts, police escort, deep-pocket government-cum-union funding, and, oh yes, a penchant for heart-stopping mob intimidation. They scared the stuffing out of their hated target’s young son. (See the whole story here, and here, and — down gorge — here.)
Then there’s the memorable, if unoriginal, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” (quoted here); the unforgettable, “So I know whose a$$ to kick,” (now, see here); “punish our enemies,” (sigh, here, also to Latinos); and, of course, the evergreen “I want you to argue with them and get in their faces,” (quoted here).
A dictator issuing decrees is not how our system works. But if the system doesn’t work (say, because Obama won’t allow a deal to raise the debt ceiling), someone just might have to change it a little.
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