Obama Says You’re a Terrorist! (And for Once, That’s Bad)

by Ben Johnson

The Lyndon LaRouche people have been pushing a theory for months now that President Obama should be removed from office under the 25th Amendment, on the grounds that he is losing his sanity. If they ever wanted proof, Obama delivered it at yesterday’s press conference. Obama lashed out that Republicans were “hostage-takers,” John Boehner was “a bomb thrower,” and his Democratic critics were “purist” and “sanctimonious.” When Republicans engaged in much more restrained free speech, Democrats accused them of inciting violence and tried to lay a potential assassination on their heads. Where are they now?

Although the president’s anger was obvious yesterday, his logic was not. Obama began by defending his compromise to extend the Bush tax cuts for all Americans in exchange for allowing some Americans to collect unemployment checks for three years. He argued, without his speedy action, evil Republicans would have killed tax cuts for the middle class. “I’ve said before that I felt that the middle-class tax cuts were being held hostage to the high-end tax cuts,” he said, repeating a perpetual Democratic talking point. (See video above.) “I think it’s tempting not to negotiate with hostage-takers, unless the hostage gets harmed,” he said. (Unconscious message to would-be hostage-takers: if you ever kidnap an American, hack off a hand, and we’ll talk.) He continued, “In this case, the hostage was the American people and I was not willing to see them get harmed.” Actually, in this case, the president wanted to harm a certain set of Americans — the wealthiest — by raising their taxes, and the Republicans would not allow them to be harmed.

He pivoted to trashing another familiar foe, saying, “once John Boehner is sworn in as Speaker, then he’s going to have responsibilities to govern. You can’t just stand on the sidelines and be a bomb thrower.” Obama equates the mild-mannered Congessman with the Robert Mitchum eyelids to some ’60s, fist-pumping, window-breaking radical — the kind likely to be employed in one of Obama’s campaigns or living in his neighborhood in Hyde Park.

As though he had not sufficiently demonized his opponents, Obama added he was “itching for a fight on a whole range of issues.” Daniel Howes summed up the pissed-off presser in The Detroit News by writing that Obama “talked repeatedly about ‘battles’ and ‘fights,’ as if he was Patton preparing the troops for a dash across Sicily.”

So, where are the calls for civility and moderation? Where are the hand-wringing cries of incitement and extremism from the media, civic leaders, and mainline church clergy?

When the Tea Party burst into town hall meetings on ObamaCare last September, the Democrats could not wait to accuse them of inciting violence — although Tea Partiers were more likely to become victims of SEIU thugs than to harm anyone. Then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi warned that Republicans “have to take responsibility for any incitement that they may cause,” because some of the people listening “are not as balanced as the person making the statement might assume.” She added, “I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw this myself in the late ’70s in San Francisco.” Fox News reported she said this, “her voice catching in her throat,” referring to the murders of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and homosexual politician Harvey Milk.

The implication was clear: oppose the Democrats, and you are on the slippery slope to murder. It is a tried-and-true tactic of the Left, from blaming the assassination of JFK on ultra-conservatives — although Lee Harvey Oswald was a Communist who defected to the Soviet Union — to Bill Clinton’s decision to blame the Oklahoma City bombing on Rush Limbaugh. The Left pulls it out whenever they lose on the facts — which is to say, they use it quite frequently indeed. Demonizing one’s opponents is easier than winning an argument, and it holds an additional charm for liberals: demonizing one’s opponents is possible.

We have seen the tactic take root again over the last few weeks, as the Southern Poverty Law Center branded traditional Christian ministries like Coral Ridge Ministries, the American Family Association, the Family Research Council, and Concerned Women for America as “hate groups.” Now Boehner and Mitch McConnell are the Lindbergh kidnappers.

The president lashed out like this for three reasons. He is so exceptionally thin-skinned that he can brook no dissent or criticism. His politics skew so radically Left that he is incapable of viewing the world the same way as most Americans (which is one of the reasons he is constantly trying to import new Americans). And he is fundamentally motivated by anger toward those he perceives as his enemies.

Obama is a hater. This is the same president who split a gut laughing when Wanda Sykes said she hoped Rush Limbaugh’s kidneys failed at last year’s Washington Correspondents Dinner. His continual mockery of his opponents — Michael Steele, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Nancy Reagan, etc. — lower the stature of the presidency nearly as low as the president’s reserves of honor, class, and dignity.

His political views cause him to make “analogies,” as he said during his press conference, that simply do not hold up for the average American. He compared Oklahoma Senator Dr. Tom Coburn with Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, and Rev. Jeremiah Wright with his grandmother. He unleashed the FBI to spy on pro-life organizations, and his Department of Homeland Security released a report calling veterans, Christian conservatives, and traditional marriage advocates likely domestic terrorists.

Obama may well be cracking under pressure, but I suspect he was fully lucid and explicated his worldview as forcefully as any sane person with his outlook could. His press conference yesterday was over-the-top, irresponsible, and instructive of the depths of the radicalism that controls the most powerful man in the world.

About Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is the editor of several conservative websites. A seasoned journalist, he has broken a host of news stories of national importance and written sizzling editorials that started the nation talking. A former talk show host, he has been a guest on The Michael Savage Show, Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham, Crosstalk on VCY America, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Bob Dutko Show, and scores of local programs. The Managing Editor of FrontPage Magazine (2004-2010) and previously its Associate Editor (2003-2004), he is the author of three books. He maintains his own website, TheRightsWriter.com, which you can view here. You can contact him here.
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29 Responses to Obama Says You’re a Terrorist! (And for Once, That’s Bad)

  1. KTempler says:

    There is Van Jones "predicting a civil war", Christians being attacked, patted down by muslims as if the Christians were responsible for terrorist attacks on American soil. Main stream media refuses to call muslim radical extremists terrorits, Obama is a muslim by his own admission. Now we have the president, the highest office in the land calling Americans 'hostage" takers and neglects our borders as we are invaded by the thousands and our lying muslim radical extremist president does nothing. Muslim training camps abound and we do nothing. The economy is near collapse, healthcare, welfare, entitlement programs are obama's way of making it so. We are losing respect among allies, muslims have more rights than Americans and obama isn't our president he is America's enemy a domestic and foreign! There is a line somewhetre in the sand and obama is nearing it. Stratagy is 1. control the press, eliminate 1st , stimey free speech and the 2nd ammendment. 2, Bankrupt America with overwhelming debt, 3. control the media the DOJ. Blame the opposition and previous administration, scream racism, 4, overwhelm our borders.

    • OLJingoist says:

      I'm astounded by my fellow Americans. These people tell them to their faces what they are going to do and what they are about, there is no reaction, none. Not even a glimmer of understanding.
      Their rights and freedoms are removed and restored at the governments whim. They don't live in a sovereign nation, nor do their reps listen to them, China owns us. But everyone of them is upset that the FCC wont investigate Sarah Palin's daughter coming in third on Dances with the Stars.

  2. videoman_bvr says:

    This enemy of the state is so far gone, there is no coming back to the norm! (As if he was ever there to start with.)

  3. nilonilo says:

    How about impeaching him for giving aid and comfort to the enemy, the enemies around the orld that he has apologized to for the last 2 years.? In his mind, the real enemies are the rich, and corporations, the tea partiers, many NON-RINO Republicans, and any other American who opposes his Marxist agenda. I guess this includes me; one who is too old to give critical medical treatment to if I need it because I won't be worth the effort, and will not be valuable enough to society, although I'm worth taxing to death. I'm probably going to be a vitcim of the DEATH PANEL, so in that regard I feel like a hostage that he won't accept ransom for. I not worth anything to him or his kind. But I have worth before God. That is what is important.

    Where is my comfort and aid — one of the real hostages that he has taken through fiat law making, you know, CZARS, EXECUTIVE ORDERS? Perhaps my aid and comfort is in the fact that by 2012, the people who voted for him and the Democrats in 2008 will wake up and ship him out. IF AMERICA IS STILL A REPUBLIC BY THEN! I PRAY FOR AMERICA. I HOPE ALL PATROTIC AMERICANS DO.

  4. sourcesmall says:

    "the most powerful man in the world"…therein lies the problem. We Americans need to quit calling the President (even the good ones) the most powerful man in the world. That makes him a dictator, and he should not be. America may very well be the most powerful nation in the world, but no one man should be elevated to that position. It is "we the people" collectively and "under God" and his grace that made us strong. Have we lost that? I hope not…

  5. chwills says:

    Obama’s claims and his actions are in opposition. His claimed background and actual background are also in opposition. Although he claims to be a Christian, he celebrated Muslim Ramadan with big banquets on two separate occasions; however, on two occasions, he refused to allow a White House ceremony for the Judeo-Christian National Day of Prayer. I can think of many reason why Obama shold be impeached, but I suggest reading this petition and signing it as a place to start: http://www.petition2congress.com/2349/petition-to

  6. 05Magnum says:

    Obama, as an Illegal, Anti-America, Non-Christian,Muslim, in the Presidents Office, is out to destroy the USA, & with the Aid of Pelosi, Reid & other idiots is doing a good job of it. Amazing, for someone who needs a teleprompter for almost every time he speaks. I have heard people in the Media talk about how intelligent he is, however in my opinion, he is dumber then a box of rocks. He is however a damn good Con-Artist.

  7. Harley1956 says:

    By God I hope this impostor is not around until 2012 ! Just look at all he has done in the short time he has been in office. And there is no way I am going to list all 72 instances (it's grown a bit) as it would just be an exercise in writing and futility.
    As a Vet (yes, one of those that are the enemy) and a citizen of the State of Arizona I have a birds eye view of what this joker is up to. Yes, there are over 30 Muslim training camps in the U.S. Is the ATF doing anything about them ? NO They went after 2 seperate supposedly Christian Groups (that were more than slightly misguided) but won't do a thing about these places that exist in more than just one state.
    Not only are they foreigners and not immigrants, they are armed and don't you dare set foot on their property as some sniper in there is going to take it off. I have been by these places and they exist and again …. NO ONE is doing anything about them.
    As an Arizonian I am about as angry as I can get about the border situation and this so called "DREAM ACT" (I call it a nightmare and an INVASION of U.S. Territory) We give legal access to a little over 1 million immigrants a year and now we have countries from the U.N. (Korea, Iran, Cuba, etc) telling us about our human rights violations and what we need do to correct them. That whole farce along with this U.N. small arms treaty are about as ludicrous a thing as I have ever seen. Similar to asking your Pet German Shepard to guard your Holiday feast until it is time to eat !
    These things are not going to go away until we get rid of the usurper in the oval office. No Stand Up Individual is going to spend the kind of money Obama/Sotero or whomever spent to keep those records out of our hands if he truly were a Transparent Government Official.
    The Senate and House are not going to do it during this lame duck session and I have my doubts about those from the GOP that are coming in supposedly to clean house, we'll see.
    I honestly believe that the only way to straighten this mess out if for the people to stand together and not allow any further B.S. to go on. Even if it means marching on the White House or even starting a campaign in your state to secede from the Union.
    I fought for this United States REPUBLIC and I would do so again if I thought for one minute that, that is what it truly is anymore. Open your eyes, look at all that is going on around you and tell me that a GREAT portion of what is taking place is similar to what is taking place in Socialist/Communist states elsewhere.
    We are the Infidel according to Muslim teaching and whom do you suppose those training TSA agents what to do are ? Infidels are to be taken out and NOT lived along side of peacefully and here we have it, one of my final straws. A President who openly declares himself Muslim. It wouldn't be so bad if they like the other religions in this country left it alone however that is not the case, nor will it be in the future.


    • nmgene says:

      Very well said Harley. If the new congress doesnt act, I believe we need to tell our employers to stop taking money from our checks and sending it to an illegal government. Write across your W4 that you are recinding the authorization to deduct money from your income. It would put a screeching halt to the government. The IRS can not arrest all of us, even if it were only 60% of the people. Force them to force him to prove he is a Natural Born Citizen which he is not. Then arrest him and try him for treason and publicly execute him along with Biden, Pelosi and Reid because they are co conspirators. They know he is not a citizen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Gary Chambers says:

    The number one terrorist in this country is very easy to find. We have his address. It is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washington D C . He has a very large group of body guards and he personaly is very dangerous

  9. RichardCancemi says:

    It's interesting to hear all these Obama Progressive Toadies mouth the same things as if they were ideas unique to each of them. There must be a daily marching order that some source (George Soros?) e-mails to them instructing on what is the nonsense du jour. They are repetitious morons. They are no more than 'tape recorders'.

  10. RichardCancemi says:

    Conservatives are very liberal when it comes to giving their money to charity.
    Liberals are very conservative when it comes to giving up their money to charities.

  11. Rubicon01 says:

    The LaRouche people tend to speak from the extreme far right & most Americans are closer to the right of center. However, words matter. The use of words to disingenuously portray one position or person versus another, is downright lying. Apparently, along with his liberal allies, Obama is saying its OK for liberals to say whatever they want, but its not OK for conservatives to use any term liberals find offensive. This same tactic is the one the FCC Czar wants to use to silence talk radio & if he could, Fox. Liberal talk is altruistic,, conservative talk is extremist & radical. The people spoke on November 2 this year, will once again Nov of 2012. As we uncover more & more instances of liberals bashing anyone who even voices a question about their intentions, is being exposed & as it is, the public realizes socialism is a troubling system of governance or function & in the hands of the sanctimonious, its dangerous. I say Americans liberals have entered into the dangerous area since they fear not having enough power to force all their plans on free thinking American citizens. In fact, they seem to object to those who think independently as conservatives tend to.

  12. docboyer says:

    It is a fact that Obama is a textbook narciissist, even an Israeli psychologist who is an expert on narcisissts says he is, as does Dr. Krauthammer a psychiatrist who is often seen on Fox News.Also Obama is now showing the classic signs of paranoia. He may become dangerous to those around him.
    As those who have supported him now turn against him it will get worse.

  13. Wlmitch1 says:

    The sewage being spewed by the Left-stream Media, which Rush Limbaugh exposes so well in the above video, is precisely why I do not watch the News on ABC, CBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and NBC anymore. Their vicious, shrill, Marxist propaganda sends me into a rage. I have too many physical health issues to be able to tolerate listening to it. I HATE Marxists! I hate every IOTA of a Marxist! They are devious, lying, intolerant, sadistic, oppressive bullies, America-hating, Christophobic bigots, and inhuman infidel demons! Many Americans have NO CLUE of the atrocities those miscreants are truly capable of committing! Truth and righteousness are NOT in them! I do not like to hate anybody because it is against my religion, but I have given up trying not to hate Marxists.

    • artinthewild says:

      Wlmitch I understand that Geo Soros owns the media – which is why you can understand there is only democratic hogwash going on and nothing about the good things that the Rep, the Libertarians and the Independents do. Have you noticed how many of us are being taught to obey? one example is the TSA – like lambs led to slaughter – the muslims patting down a catholic nun? and how many more????

      • Wlmitch1 says:

        George Soros does own the Left-Stream Media in a defacto way. He directly finances the Marxist political action committee moveon.org. Barack Hussein Obama is his puppet. I think that Soros ought to be indicted and tried for election fraud and sedition. He is a resident of the U.S. but I do not know if he was ever naturalized as a U.S. Citizen. All Americans need to push back hard against these Marxists who are trying to condition us to obey. The TSA scans and pat-downs do not target the Islamic terrorists, they taget and humiliate the rest of us. Catholic nuns do NOT blow up airplanes, Islamic terrorists DO. I do not fly because if I were ever agressively patted down and groped by one of those TSA thugs, I would likely snap, and render that TSA thug unconscious. I would see it as A: a frontal assault on my Constitutional Rights, and B: a sexual assault.

        • artinthewild says:

          I am so glad to read these comments by people like you – I am a retired teacher and a female, as such no one pays much attention to what I say, plus I don't know how to go about it except through faxes, etc. Obviously your knowledgeable and articulate and no nonesense – that, I like. I heard on the radio the other day – where are the Tea Party people that were going to keep an eye on these people (that work for us) ? Good luck.

          • Wlmitch1 says:

            Thank you for the compliment. I am a 50-year-old disabled man who has taken plenty of nonsense in my lifetime. One tires of it in time. As for the TEA Party, they will be watching the 112th Congress very closely. These Congresspeople know that they have a job to do and must earn our trust. The TEA Party Caucus in the House, led by Michelle Bachmann, will be active behind the scenes. The Democrat-controlled 111th Congress is beyond hope. Many of them will be GONE in less than a month, THANK GOD!

  14. AmericanTruth says:

    obama isn't paranoid. he is scared shitless. he will probably seek asylum in a muslim country when his fate in the US becomes clearer

  15. dragonfFIRE01 says:

    Actually the lyndon LaRouch people should seriously look into whether obama is eligible to be Prez on grounds that he was not born in this country. Then do more than talk. Go forward with this and remove him. and put his on trial for treason.

    • eingriff says:

      It's worse than being ineligible from an accident of birth. He probably lost U.S. citizenship and is throwing U.S. money and contracts to foreign officials who covered up the foreign citizenship.

      It's urgent that exhaustive official investigations be launched ASAP to dig out evidence for probable use in rescinding appointments of presidential electors, impeachment, 25th Amendment proceedings.and criminal prosecution, as appropriate.

  16. eingriff says:

    State legislative and Congressional investigations to determine grounds for rescinding appointments of presidential electors and impeachment as well as action under the 25th Amendment are long overdue.

    When will the people press their elected representatives to investigate the facts and take appropriate action? Crying and whining on the internet won't cut it. Yes, I'm guilty, too.

    Perhaps the people should try a general strike.

  17. bargal says:

    I say if the Supreme Court wasn't full of those that are afraid to up hold their responsibility and the OATH they took to uphold the constitution the POTUSINO would be investigated and forced by law, to show evidence that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt to the American people, that Obama is holding down the Highest office in the Land legally. The other 535 lawmakers on the hill are what Boehner called
    too "Chicken Crap" to do anything, so they put on a show ( as in Wrestling ) by arguing. Then they too will have this nation sorry for the laws they promised to follow, but will not do, and will fall in line as they take control as the Democarts did. God alone is all we true Americans have left to rely on and we must pray he comes to our aid soon

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