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“The common parlance of the dictator”

Mark Levin on January 14th, 2014:

MARK LEVIN: Here’s Obama today before a cabinet meeting. Some of you have heard this, some have not. Everybody needs to hear it. Go:

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: One of the things that I’ll be emphasizing in this meeting is the fact that we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to ensure Americans are provided with the help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward.

LEVIN: He’s just announced that he is going to assume lawmaking powers, he’s just announced that he is going to assume lawmaking powers. He does not recognize the majority in the House of Representatives. I don’t know how much more clearly he can say. You know what this is folks? This is a gradual quiet coup, that’s what is taking place. Its gradual, it’s quiet in the sense that it’s nonviolent, but it’s a coup. Cut two, Mr. Producer, go.

OBAMA: One of the things I’m going to be talking to my cabinet about is how do we use all the tools available to us, not just legislation in order to advance a mission that I think unifies all Americans.

LEVIN: Stop. This is the common parlance of the dictator. Assuming that he represents all Americans, that he’s a unifying figure, that we just need to concentrate more power in his hands. He will decide what laws are good what laws are bad. He will use executive orders to pass laws that Congress won’t pass, and he will ignore laws he doesn’t like. And he’ll rewrite laws that he wants to rewrite like Obamacare and so forth. This is the mindset and the language that dictators have. He assumes to speak for everybody. He is above politics, he is God’s gift. He was put on Earth to do just this.

And yet when you go back to the Constitution, oh, written by slaveowners — men with wooden teeth. They say the officer they say the opposite, they say this is tyranny. I say you are witnessing a gradual yet quiet coup, you just heard what he said.

Related: Compare and Contrast: Karl Marx’ 10 Point Program of Communism vs. the Democrat Agenda

Doug Ross @ Journal

PRENTICE-HALL OUTRAGE: Its Common Core-aligned History Textbooks Depict World War II-Era America as Evil

Thanks to Townhall‘s Terrence Moore, we have a pretty good idea of the kind of brainwashing America’s high school students are in for as it applies to World War II.

The opening page of the slim chapter devoted to World War II called “War Shock” features a photograph of a woman inspecting a large stockpile of thousand-pound bomb castings. The notes in the margins of the Teacher’s Edition set the tone:

In this section, nonfiction prose and a single stark poem etch into a reader’s mind the dehumanizing horror of world war. . . .

The editors of the textbook script the question teachers are supposed to ask students in light of the photograph as well as provide the answer:

Ask: What dominant impression do you take away from this photograph?

Possible response: Students may say that the piled rows of giant munitions give a strong impression of America’s power of mass production and the bombs’ potential for mass destruction.

Translation: Americans made lots of big bombs that killed lots of people.

The principal selection of the chapter is taken from John Hersey’s Hiroshima. It is a description of ordinary men and women in Hiroshima living out their lives the day the bomb was dropped…

There is no reading in this chapter ostensibly devoted to World War II that tells why America entered the war. There is no document on Pearl Harbor or the Rape of Nanking or the atrocities committed against the Jews or the bombing of Britain. The book contains no speech of Winston Churchill or F.D.R.

The United States of America, you turds at Prentice-Hall, was engaged in an existential fight against pure evil.

Tell me, schmucks: did you show some of the photographs taken by Japanese soldiers at the Rape of Nanking as they impaled babies on bayonets and raped women to death with sharp sticks?

Tell me, you freaking moonbats: did you show the bodies stacked like cord-wood at Auschwitz?

Millions upon millions murdered — gassed, shot, starved — and America is the malevolent actor?

History lesson for the progressive dimwits at Prentice-Hall: World War II drew to an abrupt conclusion with the detonation of two nuclear weapons.

Had the bombs not gone off, tens of millions on both sides would have perished and the war would have continued for years on end.

In fact, had the bombs failed to detonate, the Allies were prepared to launch Operation Downfall, the invasion of mainland Japan. Downfall was itself split into two massive ops: Operation Olympic and Operation Coronet.

Given the suicidal defensive stands mounted by the Japanese at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, war planners assumed for a minimum of “millions for American casualties and the tens of millions for Japanese casualties.”

Put simply, Prentice-Hall should celebrate America’s nuclear weapons as helping to defeat pure evil while preventing tens of millions of additional deaths.

Moore concludes with an excellent question:

Do we want the children just now entering school and in the years to come—who may have never met their great-grandparents—to be made ashamed of that Greatest Generation, of America, and of our resolution to remain free?

No, it is Prentice-Hall — not our veterans — that should be ashamed of itself. I would recommend any school board reject that company’s left-wing propaganda and utilize real American History books instead.

Related: No Substitute for Victory. Hat tip: Sara Noble.

Doug Ross @ Journal

SURPRISE! Common Core Third Grade Text Book Portrays Obama as God-Like Figure

Gee, who could have predicted this?

On the heels of a controversial children’s book about Barack Obama – which stated “white voters would never vote for a black president” and that “Barack’s former pastor” said “God would damn the United States for mistreating its black citizens” – comes a new lesson that casts America’s 44th president in a messianic light. Literally.

And – surprise – it’s Common Core-aligned.

The lesson plan and accompanying visual presentation were authored by Sherece Bennett, and is for sale on TeachersPayTeachers.com. It’s all based on a book titled, “Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope,” by Nikki Grimes.

…In one passage, a young Obama sees beggars and wonders, “Will I ever be able to help people like these?”

“Hope hung deep inside of him,” the book adds.

Another excerpt from the book reads: “Before dawn each morning, Barry rose – his mother’s voice driving him from dream land. ‘Time for learning English grammar and the Golden Rule. Be honest, be kind, be fair,’ she taught him.”

The story continues: “One morning, he slipped on the name he’d been born with. The name of his father, Barack. For the first time in his life, he wore it proudly – like a coat of many colors…”

Grimes’ book and Bennett’s lesson plan are more fitting for an authoritarian regime in which children are taught to deify and praise their dear leader. One can almost envision teachers in Cuba, Venezuela and Iran using similar books and lessons.

Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

The Democrat Party is lost. And it’s high time to flush them out of government, at every level of government, next November.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

Doug Ross @ Journal