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"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste"

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Here is the video of Obama Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel on Deface the Nation on Nov. 9, 2008 boasting that Obama intends to exploit the crisis for a preconceived political agenda for more government power. Government has always seized on "emergencies" as an excuse for "broader powers" and this is the perfect example -- in the form of open admission: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste", Emanuel said, "It's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."

The five areas he listed for wider government powers, cloaked with suitable euphemisms, are government expansion in health care, energy controls, education from kindergarten to community and four year colleges, tax "fairness", and more regulations.

Part of the strategy is to co-opt Republicans into me-tooing them, making Republicans feel like they are part of it in order to morally and politically steamroll the country with no acknowledgment of serious opposition. Emanuel said McCain is already part of it, and tells us in advance that we are not to think of it as an argument about big government vs small government.

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Here are Rush Limbaugh's November 20, 2008 comments on this power grab:

RUSH: Okay, so where is Obama? He's not acting like Abraham Lincoln, that's for damn sure. He's acting like James Buchanan who was slurking away somewhere. Nobody knows where he is because he has no idea what to do. But he does have a plan; and it was articulated Tuesday night in Washington, DC, at the Wall Street Journal's CEO council. The chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, spoke, and here is a portion of Emanuel's remarks.

EMANUEL: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before. This is an opportunity. What used to be long-term problems -- be they in the health care area, energy area, education area, fiscal area, tax area, regulatory reform area -- things that we had postponed for too long that were long-term are now immediate and must be dealt with. And this crisis provides the opportunity for us, as I would say, the opportunity to do things that you could not do before.

RUSH: Do you need me to translate this for you, folks, or is this clear enough? We love this crisis! This crisis finally is going to give us a chance to socialize as much of this economy as we can! The effort to get health care nationalized and all these other things that he mentioned were just too long term, too many obstacles in the way. But now this crisis, with people demanding fixes to everything; why, this is going to make it easy for us to radicalize the US economy and the United States government. "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." (laughing) What an opportunity! The crisis is an opportunity, is what he's saying. We have got the Obama team telling you that this crisis is an opportunity -- for them. It is an opportunity for them. So they think your panic and your crisis mentality will make you stand aside while they radicalize, nationalize as much of the economy as they possibly can.

So that's where Obama is. This is the answer to the question. Obama is standing on the sideline, and he and Rahm Emanuel are smiling as things get worse each and every day because in their line of thinking, it enables them to radicalize and move their agenda easier and easier with each passing day. The more of this stuff that gets fixed and dealt with then, by Rahm Emanuel's own words, the opportunity lessens, and we've got more long-term problems to overcome. What is happening here, ladies and gentlemen, is the complete abandonment of capitalism. What you see and hear out of congressional Democrats is a complete abandonment of capitalism. Obama will say and do no differently when he is inaugurated. There will be a frenzy of bureaucratic creations. This first hundred days of his is going to be a doozy. I'm warning you now: You haven't seen anything like this.

And Rahm Emanuel, veritably promises it in his comment Tuesday night in Washington, DC. Obama is gonna name "czars" to head this effort or that effort, legislation passed further regulating the economy, more propaganda about how terrible the free market is, more attacks on corporate executives wrapped in class warfare. FDR did this and Obama's out there saying he wants to experiment with things just like FDR did. He wants to go out there and say, "Well, we gonna experiment, see if this works, if that doesn't work. We just want to experiment." That's what FDR did. But FDR did it the same way Obama is planning to do it. He did it with an air of confidence; he did it with an air of all-knowing confidence which meant everybody went along with it because it sounded like Obama knew what he was talking about, when he has no clue.

By his own admission, he's gonna "experiment." By experiment, let me define experiment. Radicalize as much of this country as he can. You can see it all coming now. All of this is going to be blamed on Bush. All of this is going to be blamed on capitalism, on free markets. They'll call it lack of regulation. They'll call it lack of oversight of all these rich people. "The rich people -- CEOs, Wall Street people, all these people -- they were allowed to run around and screw it up and make the country their piggy bank. Well, those times have changed," Obama is going to say, and the people will stand up and cheer. You have to understand, you have to remember here that Obama's context for analyzing all social and economic matters is socialist. Not once has there been a suggestion about cutting taxes or keep the Bush tax cuts, even. This would do more to spur the stock market and consumer buying than anything anybody could do, and he will not do it for that reason.

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Quite amazing really; unprincipled, opportunistic politicos throughout history have always done this, but to be so naked about it beggards belief.

And as for the don't think of this as big vs small government, I really enjoy being told what to think !! Most especially when he is effectively saying, don't draw the transparently obvious conclusion.

Oh dear, just as we are about to ditch our socialists, you look set for four/eight years with yours. (That said Cameron is McCain without the gravitas (!) if you can imagine such a thing, so it is a case of fire back to frying pan for the UK)

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No good emergency shall go unexploited. And if there are no emergencies, then emergencies will be created. One thing for sure: The Chicago gang are people of action. The actions may be evil, but action there will be.

Comes January 20, we shall all dwell in the Dar al Obama.

I weep for the Republic.

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No good emergency shall go unexploited. And if there are no emergencies, then emergencies will be created. One thing for sure: The Chicago gang are people of action...

Even the dead ones, who still vote early and often :angry2: Now there are ghouls in Washington.

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My moving to Australia is starting to feel like an escape from America, even though that wasn't my intent.

My timing was eerily good.

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Here are Rush Limbaugh's November 20, 2008 comments on this power grab:
RUSH: Okay, so where is Obama? He's not acting like Abraham Lincoln, that's for damn sure. He's acting like James Buchanan who was slurking away somewhere. Nobody knows where he is because he has no idea what to do. But he does have a plan; and it was articulated Tuesday night in Washington, DC, at the Wall Street Journal's CEO council. The chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, spoke, and here is a portion of Emanuel's remarks.

EMANUEL: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before. This is an opportunity. What used to be long-term problems -- be they in the health care area, energy area, education area, fiscal area, tax area, regulatory reform area -- things that we had postponed for too long that were long-term are now immediate and must be dealt with. And this crisis provides the opportunity for us, as I would say, the opportunity to do things that you could not do before.

RUSH: Do you need me to translate this for you, folks, or is this clear enough? We love this crisis! This crisis finally is going to give us a chance to socialize as much of this economy as we can! The effort to get health care nationalized and all these other things that he mentioned were just too long term, too many obstacles in the way. But now this crisis, with people demanding fixes to everything; why, this is going to make it easy for us to radicalize the US economy and the United States government. "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." (laughing) What an opportunity! The crisis is an opportunity, is what he's saying. We have got the Obama team telling you that this crisis is an opportunity -- for them. It is an opportunity for them. So they think your panic and your crisis mentality will make you stand aside while they radicalize, nationalize as much of the economy as they possibly can.

So that's where Obama is. This is the answer to the question. Obama is standing on the sideline, and he and Rahm Emanuel are smiling as things get worse each and every day because in their line of thinking, it enables them to radicalize and move their agenda easier and easier with each passing day. The more of this stuff that gets fixed and dealt with then, by Rahm Emanuel's own words, the opportunity lessens, and we've got more long-term problems to overcome. What is happening here, ladies and gentlemen, is the complete abandonment of capitalism. What you see and hear out of congressional Democrats is a complete abandonment of capitalism. Obama will say and do no differently when he is inaugurated. There will be a frenzy of bureaucratic creations. This first hundred days of his is going to be a doozy. I'm warning you now: You haven't seen anything like this.

And Rahm Emanuel, veritably promises it in his comment Tuesday night in Washington, DC. Obama is gonna name "czars" to head this effort or that effort, legislation passed further regulating the economy, more propaganda about how terrible the free market is, more attacks on corporate executives wrapped in class warfare. FDR did this and Obama's out there saying he wants to experiment with things just like FDR did. He wants to go out there and say, "Well, we gonna experiment, see if this works, if that doesn't work. We just want to experiment." That's what FDR did. But FDR did it the same way Obama is planning to do it. He did it with an air of confidence; he did it with an air of all-knowing confidence which meant everybody went along with it because it sounded like Obama knew what he was talking about, when he has no clue.

By his own admission, he's gonna "experiment." By experiment, let me define experiment. Radicalize as much of this country as he can. You can see it all coming now. All of this is going to be blamed on Bush. All of this is going to be blamed on capitalism, on free markets. They'll call it lack of regulation. They'll call it lack of oversight of all these rich people. "The rich people -- CEOs, Wall Street people, all these people -- they were allowed to run around and screw it up and make the country their piggy bank. Well, those times have changed," Obama is going to say, and the people will stand up and cheer. You have to understand, you have to remember here that Obama's context for analyzing all social and economic matters is socialist. Not once has there been a suggestion about cutting taxes or keep the Bush tax cuts, even. This would do more to spur the stock market and consumer buying than anything anybody could do, and he will not do it for that reason.

Wow.

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