Terry Paulson

Barack Obama doesn't need a costume to scare me! No matter how he tries to disguise his positions as a moderate, these quotes are enough to raise the hair on the back of any American’s neck. 

"If you’re going to be in the way of change, get out of the way – we’re pushing you aside. Very politely of course. That’s how we win elections."

This candid and stunning revelation of Obama’s aggressive game plan was reported by Jonathan Last in The Weekly Standard. Dr. Edward Tryon, a CUNY Emeritus Professor, commented on Obama’s plan: "Obama’s self-portrayal as a unifier, ready to 'reach across the aisle' and heal the 'divisive bitterness' of our 'one United States of America' is a ploy." Obama’s view of uniting Americans is to "push" all Americans to agree with his liberal agenda. He intends to push aside anyone perceived as "in the way of change."

"Go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors . . . whether they are Independent or . . . Republicans. I want you to argue with them and get in their face."

Obama, commenting at a rally in Elko, NV, urged aggressive campaign tactics. Is "getting in someone's face" a civil method of persuasion? It’s no wonder that so many Obama supporters have taken their hate of anything Republican to an extreme. David Limbaugh noted that Obama’s candidacy is inspiring certain youths to perform paramilitary drills in his honor, public officials to threaten criminal prosecution of those who criticize him, and attorneys purporting to be working for his campaign systematically to intimidate local election officials. In West Hollywood, his supporters are hanging Sarah Palin in effigy for a Halloween display. His promise to unite seems to involve shutting up or intimidating people who disagree with him.

"The Supreme Court never ventured into the areas of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of social and economic justice in this society. And to that extent, as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution. … Generally, the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you. It says what the federal government can’t do to you. But it doesn’t state what the state or federal government must do on your behalf."

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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