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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:35 PM
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Former Bush Official: Obama's Policies Are Like Hitler's and Peron's
Former Bush administration official Ellen Sauerbrey, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, is warning that President Obama's policies point in a very dangerous direction: economic fascism.

The County Times of St. Mary's County, Maryland, reported on an appearance that Sauerbrey -- a former two-time GOP nominee for governor -- put in at a local Republican dinner this past Saturday. The paper reports that Sauerbrey said that President Obama was surrounded by a cult-like following, edging towards that of Juan Peron or Adolf Hitler. She told the paper that she was not making a comparison between Obama and Hitler, but instead saying that the conditions in this country were such that a dictator could usurp the rights of citizens:

She said that the Obama administration advanced "fascist, socialist ideals."

"I'm really afraid for the future of our country," Sauerbrey told attendees at the annual Lincoln/Reagan Dinner of Sept. 12 in Callaway. "Our Constitution is indeed being dismantled."In an interview with TPM, Sauerbrey disputed some of the article -- but made clear the dangers of economic fascism and a breakdown in economic freedom and the rule of law.

"My point was very clearly not trying to compare our president to Eva Peron or Juan Peron or Adolf Hitler," Sauerbrey told me. "My point was that when certain policies are implemented by any administration -- and I also said, I think later to the reporter in chatting with him afterwards, that I was equally unhappy with the out of control spending in the Bush administration -- when you start down this road of these kinds of policies, you are on the road to destroying what has made this a great country."

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/09/former-bush-...
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:43 PM
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1. everthing about these people is projection, and denial
Those are the twin polarities -- the only ones -- they operate between...

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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:44 PM
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2. i clicked on this link just so i could say oh fer chrissake nt
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:15 PM
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3. Yawn.
That administration was closer to fascism than Nixon's or even Reagan's. They've got NO place to make a judgment like this.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:38 PM
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6. Yawn is right. What the fuck else is new.
Accusing others of doing/being exactly what they are. Wake me up when a Bushie makes a credible argument, about anything.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:28 PM
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4. and she said this without even one-millionth of an ounce of hyperbole whatsoever!
:eyes:
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:30 PM
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5. If Sauerbrey publicly voiced concern over looming economic fascism, a breakdown in economic
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 07:32 PM by indepat
freedom or the rule of law during junior's reign, I must have missed it: certainly none of the fascist proclivities/modus operandi of a Peron or Hitler were ever used by junior or his minions. No siree. :P

Edited to add rule of law phrase
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:40 PM
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7. Good Grief, will this crowd ever STFU???? I don't think they are doing themselves any favors
by pumping this stuff out nonstop. I know I am certainly tired of hearing this nonsense.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:12 PM
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8. BushCo* knows there's not a 29%er out there who knows how to work a dictionary.
They can project all they want, and only us crazy lefties are going to call them on it.

As long as the "base" is willfully ignorant, they are free to say anything.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:23 PM
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9. Definition of fascism for the stupid from the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 10:23 PM by Jennicut
1 : a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control <early instances of army fascism and brutality J. W. Aldridge>
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism

Therefore....much more like W. Bush then Obama!
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:55 AM
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15. They seem to be projecting all of the stuff said about Bush onto Obama
It's almost like they were really pissed for the past few years that Bush really was as bad as we said he was, therefore they've decided to project that anger (that Bush truly deserved) onto Obama. It's grammar school thinking - how did they get so immature?
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:31 PM
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10. "fascist socialist"????!
They really don't have a clue what the words they spew even mean, do they.

How does one manage to reach adulthood being that deeply dumb?
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:47 PM
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11. Peron's too obscure--should've gone for the Stalin!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:47 PM
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12. How can one be a facist and a socialist at
the same time?

Ellen Sauerbray had fucking blinders on when bush was bombing a country that had done nothing to us and bush+cheney were raping and pillaging our blood and treasure.

Their ought to be prison time for the hypocricy of these assholes.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:46 AM
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13. One thing remains the same: No matter how stupid or wrong their talking points,
they stay with 'em.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:52 AM
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14. At least these people don't care to be taken seriously
I've never seen such stupidity from a political party in my lifetime. Are they really sure that a civil war is their only path back to power? Seems like a really stupid plan.
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