“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.

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Doug Ross @ Journal