The View From 1776

The Obama State Of Mind Address

Despite rhetorical gestures in the direction of American individualism, the statist paradigm of government permeated the president’s State of the Union address.

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  1. This post ends with the quote from Rahm Emmanuel,

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  01/28  at  12:40 PM
  2. Mr. Emmanuel had in mind the crises of the 1920s and 1930s that gave Mussolini and Hitler the opportunity to seize power. Even a cursory review of history tells us that dictatorships always arise out of temporary breakdowns of political and social life.

    The idea embraced by Obama and Pelosi is that when people are beset by major difficulties in one aspect of their lives, they will be less able to foresee the evil consequences of a politician's designs, hoping in their pain, that any action will lessen their woes.

    Emmanuel's prescription was cynical and evil, on the order of relieving the victim of a fall of his wallet while helping him to his feet.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  01/28  at  01:57 PM
  3. Mr. Brewton,

    You have not told the truth on this.

    Below is the full and exact quote of Emmanuel during an interview with the WSJ on 11 Jan 2010. It makes no reference to Hitler or Mussolini! It was in reference to the energy crisis!

    Emanuel, Nov. 19, 2008: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before. I think America as a whole in 1973 and 1974, and not just my view but obviously the administration
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