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I recieved this in an E Mail from a good friend ... Just wanted to give a heads up ... WPT ... (YAC) ...

Subject: FW: Warning: Destruction Ahead

Nikita K. said over 50 years ago, the American people will be fed small
doses of Socialism until one day they will wake up buried in Communism.
Well, here we go, the final nail.

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The Obama presidency: Here comes socialism By Dick Morris
Posted: 01/20/09 06:12 PM [ET]

2009-2010 will rank with 1913-14, 1933-36, 1964-65 and 1981-82 as years
that will permanently change our government, politics and lives. Just as
the stars were aligned for Wilson, Roosevelt, Johnson and Reagan, they
are aligned for Obama. Simply put, we enter his administration as
free-enterprise, market-dominated, laissez-faire America. We will
shortly become like Germany, France, the United Kingdom, or Sweden - a
socialist democracy in which the government dominates the economy,
determines private-sector priorities and offers a vastly expanded range
of services to many more people at much higher taxes.

Obama will accomplish his agenda of "reform" under the rubric of
Using the electoral mandate bestowed on a Democratic Congress by
restless voters and the economic power given his administration by
terrified Americans, he will change our country fundamentally in the
name of lifting the depression. His stimulus packages won't do much to
shorten the downturn - although they will make it less painful - but
they will do a great deal to change our nation.

In implementing his agenda, Barack Obama will emulate the example of
Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Not the liberal mythology of the New Deal, but
the actuality of what it accomplished.) When FDR took office, he was
enormously successful in averting a total collapse of the banking system
and the economy. But his New Deal measures only succeeded in lowering
the unemployment rate from 23 percent in 1933, when he took office, to
13 percent in the summer of 1937. It never went lower. And his policies
of over-regulation generated such business uncertainty that they
triggered a second-term recession. Unemployment in 1938 rose to 17
percent and, in 1940, on the verge of the war-driven recovery, stood at
15 percent. (These data and the real story of Hoover's and Roosevelt's
missteps, uncolored by ideology, are available in The Forgotten Man by
Amity Shlaes, copyright 2007.)

But in the name of a largely unsuccessful effort to end the Depression,
Roosevelt passed crucial and permanent reforms that have dominated our
lives ever since, including Social Security, the creation of the
Securities and Exchange Commission, unionization under the Wagner Act,
the federal minimum wage and a host of other fundamental changes.

Obama's record will be similar, although less wise and more destructive.
He will begin by passing every program for which liberals have lusted
for decades, from alternative-energy sources to school renovations,
infrastructure repairs and technology enhancements. These are all good
programs, but they normally would be stretched out for years. But freed
of any constraint on the deficit - indeed, empowered by a mandate to
raise it as high as possible - Obama will do them all rather quickly.

But it is not his spending that will transform our political system, it
is his tax and welfare policies. In the name of short-term stimulus, he
will give every American family (who makes less than $200,000) a welfare
check of $1,000 euphemistically called a refundable tax credit. And he
will so sharply cut taxes on the middle class and the poor that the
number of Americans who pay no federal income tax will rise from the
current one-third of all households to more than half. In the process,
he will create a permanent electoral majority that does not pay taxes,
but counts on ever-expanding welfare checks from the government. The
dependency on the dole, formerly limited in pre-Clinton days to 14
million women and children on Aid to Families with Dependent Children,
will now grow to a clear majority of the American population.

Will he raise taxes? Why should he? With a congressional mandate to run
the deficit up as high as need be, there is no reason to raise taxes now
and risk aggravating the depression. Instead, Obama will follow the
opposite of the Reagan strategy. Reagan cut taxes and increased the
deficit so that liberals could not increase spending. Obama will raise
spending and increase the deficit so that conservatives cannot cut
taxes. And, when the economy is restored, he will raise taxes with
impunity, since the only people who will have to pay them would be rich

In the name of stabilizing the banking system, Obama will nationalize
Using Troubled Asset Relief Program funds to write generous checks to
needy financial institutions, his administration will demand preferred
stock in exchange. Preferred stock gets dividends before common
stockholders do. With the massive debt these companies will owe to the
government, they will only be able to afford dividends for preferred
stockholders - the government, not private investors. So who will buy
common stock? And the government will demand that its bills be paid
before any profits that might materialize are reinvested in the
financial institution, so how will the value of the stocks ever grow?
Devoid of private investors, these institutions will fall ever more
under government control.

Obama will begin the process by limiting executive compensation. Then he
will urge restructuring and lowering of home mortgages in danger of
default (as the feds have already done with Citibank).

Then will come guidance on the loans to make and government instructions
on the types of enterprises to favor. God grant that some Blagojevich
type is not in charge of the program, using his power to line his
pockets. The United States will find itself with an economic system
comparable to that of Japan, where the all-powerful bureaucracy at MITI
(Ministry of International Trade and Industry) manages the economy,
often making mistakes like giving mainframe computers priority over the
development of laptops.

But it is the healthcare system that will experience the most dramatic
and traumatic of changes. The current debate between erecting a
Medicare-like governmental single payer or channeling coverage through
private insurance misses the essential point. Without a lot more
doctors, nurses, clinics, equipment and hospital beds, health resources
will be strained to the breaking point. The people and equipment that
now serve 250 million Americans and largely neglect all but the
emergency needs of the other 50 million will now have to serve everyone.
And, as government imposes ever more Draconian price controls and income
limits on doctors, the supply of practitioners and equipment will
decline as the demand escalates. Price increases will be out of the
question, so the government will impose healthcare rationing, denying
the older and sicker among us the care they need and even barring them
from paying for it themselves. (Rationing based on income and price will
be seen as immoral.)

And Obama will move to change permanently the partisan balance in
He will move quickly to legalize all those who have been in America for
five years, albeit illegally, and to smooth their paths to citizenship
and voting. He will weaken border controls in an attempt to hike the
Latino vote as high as he can in order to make red states like Texas
into blue states like California. By the time he is finished, Latinos
and African-Americans will cast a combined 30 percent of the vote. If
they go by top-heavy margins for the Democrats, as they did in 2008, it
will assure Democratic domination (until they move up the economic
ladder and become good Republicans).

And he will enact the check-off card system for determining labor union
representation, repealing the secret ballot in union elections. The
result will be to raise the proportion of the labor force in unions up
to the high teens from the current level of about 12 percent.

Finally, he will use the expansive powers of the Federal Communications
Commission to impose "local" control and ownership of radio stations and
to impose the "fairness doctrine" on talk radio. The effect will be to
drive talk radio to the Internet, fundamentally change its economics,
and retard its growth for years hence.

But none of these changes will cure the depression. It will end when the
private sector works through the high debt levels that triggered the
collapse in the first place. And, then, the large stimulus package
deficits will likely lead to rapid inflation, probably necessitating a
second recession to cure it.

So Obama's name will be mud by 2012 and probably by 2010 as well. And
the Republican Party will make big gains and regain much of its lost

But it will be too late to reverse the socialism of much of the economy,
the demographic change in the electorate, the rationing of healthcare by
the government, the surge of unionization and the crippling of talk

Morris, a former adviser to Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and President Bill
Clinton, is the author of Outrage. To get all of Dick Morris's and
Eileen McGann's columns for free by email, go to To
order a signed copy of their new best-selling book, Fleeced, go to

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The nuts are out early. But....... even paranoids have enemies.

Political writers from both the right and left find an audience and get paid to stroke it. You're being stroked, just like the left gets stroked by their own loonies.

If you don't have a brain of your own listen to someone else, seems to be the motto these days.

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I recall him saying America will be taken without firing a shot and that America will defeat itself also ... I guess he wasn't quite as dumb as he looked ... Trappy is not interested in reading anything such as this and none of us ever thought it would come to pass, yet it sure don't look good based on what has happened lately and the last election ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
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