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Re: ABC Yawns as Jon Karl Grills Obama: Are You an 'Imperial President?'
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 01:13:03 PM »
Wonder why a center-right country can devolve so rapidly into socialism? Democrats have disproportionate power due to leftist control of information. Until there is a free flow of news and balanced opinion this will not change.
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Re: ABC Yawns as Jon Karl Grills Obama: Are You an 'Imperial President?'
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 01:26:25 PM »
Wonder why a center-right country can devolve so rapidly into socialism? Democrats have disproportionate power due to leftist control of information. Until there is a free flow of news and balanced opinion this will not change.

So true AC.  The media is our biggest enemy.

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Re: ABC Yawns as Jon Karl Grills Obama: Are You an 'Imperial President?'
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 01:29:57 PM »
The media is our biggest enemy.

Or... the people who control the media...


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Re: ABC Yawns as Jon Karl Grills Obama: Are You an 'Imperial President?'
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 01:45:05 PM »
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Re: ABC Yawns as Jon Karl Grills Obama: Are You an 'Imperial President?'
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 03:35:35 PM »
Wonder why a center-right country can devolve so rapidly into socialism? Democrats have disproportionate power due to leftist control of information. Until there is a free flow of news and balanced opinion this will not change.
Or alternatively the "right" is so devoid of effective political leadership, that instead media figures "lead."

You know how conservatives flock to their own deep but narrow media entertainers, like Palin, Limbo etc?

The mainstream media is--closer to the middle of America, which is not where the narrow, deep political right inhabits.

While the center-left attempts to reach a majority, the right is forever stuck infighting, and giving the majority of voters reasons to reject the right.
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Re: ABC Yawns as Jon Karl Grills Obama: Are You an 'Imperial President?'
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 04:39:39 PM »
Or alternatively the "right" is so devoid of effective political leadership, that instead media figures "lead."

You know how conservatives flock to their own deep but narrow media entertainers, like Palin, Limbo etc?

The mainstream media is--closer to the middle of America, which is not where the narrow, deep political right inhabits.

While the center-left attempts to reach a majority, the right is forever stuck infighting, and giving the majority of voters reasons to reject the right.

Isn't that what you're doing in this very post?  Your blanket accusations of all conservatives are unnecessary, and definitely not helpful.
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VIDEO: Jon Karl to Obama: 'Does It Bother You More' to Be Labeled an 'Imperial' or 'Do-Nothing' President?'
 
During the Question & Answer session following President Barack Obama's remarks on his recent summit with African leaders, ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl asked the president about rumors of executive action regarding immigration reform.

Karl referenced then-Candidate Obama's statements during the 2008 election when he criticized George W. Bush for 'bringing more power into the executive branch, and not going through Congress at all'. At the time, Obama pledged to 'reverse' that pattern.

Karl asked Obama whether the 'dysfunctional' Congress' inability to pass sufficient immigration reform legislation 'given [him] the green light' to 'push the limits of Executive power'.

"There are some things we just can't do [as president]," Obama replied, adding that he would 'love' to see a 'large infrastructure proposal right now to put millions of people back to work', but did not have the Constitutional 'power of the purse' that the Legislature has.

"Without the cooperation of Congress, I can still speed up the permitting process, for example" Obama said.

"I don't have a green light," he added, "What I am consistently going to do is, wherever I have the legal authorities to make progress... whether it's making sure Federal contractors are paying a fair wage... [or] expand some of the student loan programs, so that repayments are a little more affordable for college graduates, I'm going to seize those opportunities. And that's what I think the American people expect me to do."

He added that his 'preference' was to work with Congress, but cited 'Congressional inaction-- in particular on the part of House Republicans when it comes to immigration reform'.

"We actually passed a bill out of the Senate that was bipartisan. In those circumstances, what the American people expect is...there should at least be the capacity to move forward on things we agree on," Obama told Karl.

"In the face of that kind of dysfunction, what I can do is scour our authorities to try to make progress," Obama said, adding that any action on his part must indeed stay within the 'confines of executive power'.

http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/08/06/video-jon-karl-obama-does-it-bother-you-more-be-labeled-imperial-or-do-nothing-president
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Re: ABC Yawns as Jon Karl Grills Obama: Are You an 'Imperial President?'
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 06:58:07 PM »
Some folks can make nothing but broad, sweeping generalizations, it seems.
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Re: ABC Yawns as Jon Karl Grills Obama: Are You an 'Imperial President?'
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 06:58:48 PM »
Isn't that what you're doing in this very post?  Your blanket accusations of all conservatives are unnecessary, and definitely not helpful.
I am merely an observer, not a leader or media figure. As such it is fair to make comments on what I observe.

I am not the only one saying more or less the same thing.
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Re: ABC Yawns as Jon Karl Grills Obama: Are You an 'Imperial President?'
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2014, 07:12:11 PM »
I am merely an observer, not a leader or media figure. As such it is fair to make comments on what I observe.

I am not the only one saying more or less the same thing.

Just because others are doing it too doesn't make it right.

And it definitely is not helpful when you issue non-stop blanket accusations toward everyone who is more conservative than you are.

(Especially when your comments have absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand).
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Re: ABC Yawns as Jon Karl Grills Obama: Are You an 'Imperial President?'
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2014, 02:22:12 AM »
Wonder why a center-right country can devolve so rapidly into socialism? Democrats have disproportionate power due to leftist control of information. Until there is a free flow of news and balanced opinion this will not change.

I'm not sure when the US was center-right, but The Road to Serfdom(1944) by Hayek explains how "creeping socialism" had gotten the US to the point of Roosevelt's New Deal and Truman's Fair Deal.

I agree that the left controls the media and the education systems.  Bust the unions and the education system gets better almost immediately.  Governors Walker and Kasich showed the way.  When we take back the White House President GOPe needs to sign an executive order banning Federal Government Unions.

As far as taking on the media the right has made incredible strides in disseminating our message.  We own talk radio.  We have a fair and balanced media in Fox News.  We have web blogs and portals, but we are getting left in the dust on the internet by Huffington Post, and CNN.  Much of talk radio just reads what the media writes.  They don't make the news.  I don't know why Limbaugh doesn't make a cable news station.  Just having that opportunity to ask questions directly to the politicians would be worth the entertainment value.  Somebody with money will come out with a news channel to the right of Fox and make a killing.  Conservatives love conservative news

I like what Glenn Beck and NewsMax are doing on cable.
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