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Opposing Obama By Quin Hillyer – Spectator
Gird up for battle. The next two years will be a rocky road. Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton. He’s far more leftist. He’s at least equally as ruthless (which is really saying something, because both Clintons are among the most ruthless American politicians of our lifetimes). His outlook is far more alien to middle America.
His goal isn’t personal “connection” with voters; it’s long-term adulation or adoration, verging on worshipfulness—an adulation that recognizes him as a world-transformational figure, a virtual gift to mankind.
Obama is perfectly willing to push executive power—actually, executive fiat—to the limit. The blizzard of regulations, or administrative rule-making divorced from congressional intent, that will come in the next two years will be staggering. So will the executive orders. The “privilege” claims against public disclosure will be extravagant. He’ll use the IRS, other administrative agencies, and perhaps the Justice Department, to harass political opponents.
To deal with Obama, then, conservatives will need to keep our cool and keep our wits. But in keeping our cool, we must not be cold-blooded. We act not in hatred for what Obama stands for, but through love for country, Constitution, and civil society.
The big disconnect: D.C. elites think Obama will be reelected, but the public doubts it – Politico
According to the new POLITICO Power and the People poll, only 26 percent of the public believes he will be reelected as president in 2012.
Palin calls Obama `most pro-abortion president’ – Washington Post
Bobby Jindal hammers Barack Obama in new book – Politico
Obama Administration Finalizes New Rules on ‘Equal Visitation Rights’ for Same-Sex Partners of Hospital Patients – CNS
Chris Christie is the one Democrats and Obama fear most in 2012 – Irish Central
Democrats are running scared that the New Jersey governor is indeed the dark horse who can get to the wire ahead of Obama in 2012.
Obama’s Power-Mad Cell Phone Czar by Michelle Malkin
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood revealed bizarre and alarming plans on Wednesday to install devices in cars that would block a driver’s ability to communicate. “There’s a lot of technology out there now that can disable phones, and we’re looking at that,” he threatened. LaHood — a liberal Republican and pork-addicted Chicago crony who embodies Obama “bipartisanship” — envisions centralized government mechanisms to shut off commuters’ BlackBerries and iPhones.
Obama administration: ‘Gender stereotypes’ can violate federal civil rights law – Catholic Culture.org
In a recent letter that could have a potentially chilling effect on students’ free-speech rights, an official of the Obama administration told principals nationwide that students who propound “stereotypical notions of masculinity and femininity” may be violating federal civil rights law when their remarks lead to an environment perceived as hostile by homosexual students. The official also stated that students who make “anti-LGBT comments” may be violating federal legislation against sex discrimination.
EDITORIAL: Wave goodbye to Internet freedom – Washington Times
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to add the Internet to its portfolio of regulated industries. The agency’s chairman, Julius Genachowski, announced Wednesday that he circulated draft rules he says will “preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet.” No statement could better reflect the gulf between the rhetoric and the reality of Obama administration policies.
Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee – Wired
On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity” of the site — regardless if the website has actually committed a crime. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is among the most draconian laws ever considered to combat digital piracy, and contains what some have called the “nuclear option,” which would essentially allow the Attorney General to turn suspected websites “off.”
Watchdog Planned for Online Privacy – Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration is preparing a stepped-up approach to policing Internet privacy that calls for new laws and the creation of a new position to oversee the effort, according to people familiar with the situation.