Gingrich Warns of an Obama Dictatorship

Newt Gingrich was ringing the warning bells of alarm while on Fox News that President Obama is creating a dictatorship by imposing regulations on the financial industry. Gingrich was in full conspiracy mode, while claiming that Obama is going to socialize everything.

Here is the video courtesy of Think Progress:

Hannity’s question was about Obama’s desire to exclude Republicans by using the reconciliation process, but somehow Newt wandered into a jag on liberal fascism. He then topped it off with this, “We are seeing the biggest power grab by politicians in American history. The idea that they would propose that the treasury could intervene and take over non-bank, non-financial system assets gives them the potential to basically create the equivalent of a dictatorship. […] Look, it absolutely moves it towards a political dictatorship.”

Gingrich is going back to an old theme among Republicans. It seems that any popular Democratic president is a dictator. Here is what was said about Bill Clinton’s use of Executive Orders in 2000, “Here we go again. President Clinton continues to circumvent Congress, trampling on Constitutional checks and balances. This is no lame duck president. He can hear the clock winding down, and sensing his imminent departure, he is spending his last months in office ensuring his legacy through the use and abuse of the Executive Order (EO).” Of course let’s point out that these same people had no issue with George W. Bush’s use of Executive Orders and signing statements.

Gingrich mentioned Jonah Goldberg’s book Liberal Fascism F.D.R.’s presidency was a dictatorship. The idea that Obama is going to take over non-financial assets is stupid. It is hard to believe that he has a dictatorship in mind, when he has refused to nationalize the banks. Republicans are too thick to get that right now, people want more regulation in the financial sector. Heck even Wall Street realizes that the only way this mess will get cleaned up and ponzi schemes and scandals stop is with more government oversight.

Gingrich has intentionally confused the roles of capitalism and democracy. Although they are in constant conflict, regulating capitalism is not the same as restricting democracy. This is something that many Republicans don’t get, which is why the nation goes though cycles of extreme Republican deregulation and then subsequent clean up. Deregulation is good, but it must be done in moderation. Deregulation is not the ideological cure all that Republicans make it out to be.

26 Replies to “Gingrich Warns of an Obama Dictatorship”

  1. If it sounds like dictatorship, if it smells like dictatorship, then it must be dictatorship.
    Newt Gingrich is on target with this one, and anybody who cannot see what the results of Obama’s plans will be is an ignorant fool, and needs to do some studying outside of Wikipedia.
    Since when did it become acceptable to act like Neanderthals because someone opposes your beliefs? It seems those on the left are resorting to bullying tactics, and it will do nothing but backfire in the long run. We are a nation unlike any other in history, and if you don’t like it, don’t try to change it, just get the hell out.

  2. Speaking of Neanderthals look in the mirror, wow when the left opposed Bush they were traitors to America. It seems that the right is now (after it destroyed this country both morally and economically) the party has no ideas so the GOP decides to name call, for me I am not impressed. This party of NO needs to stop, this name calling needs to stop, never have I seem a bunch a babies crying over a loss. Grow up you lost; you will continue to lose until your party decides to put forth plans that help instead of hurts this country. As for what the imbecile Newt said first, the GOP used reconciliation on all the budgets and most of the bills they wanted so now it is wrong for the DEMs to do the same? Next Newt speaks of a dictatorship well we were under one the Bush Cheney dictatorship but we overthrow that one. As for all, this Democratic socialism Obama wants well HELL YEA from me I have no respect for a country that cannot take care of its own. So as I have been saying for a couple of months now YOU LOST SHUT THE FUCK UP AND DEAL WITH SIT THE FUCK DOWN.

  3. You are all missing the point including Newt.

    The banks losing money on mortgages is the biggest lie ever told. The banks make tons of money as long as more than 1 out of 2 people pay because the bank loans you money it borrows for 5 times what it pays for the money. Talk about a racket!

    Americans were living beyond there means. American workers have improved in 25 years to be 10 times as productive. So you would think there wages would be at least twice as high as 25 years ago adjusted for inflation. Well guess again it has actually declined.

    Jobs going to India and China and other third world countries with free trade is good for America. This is pure bullshit. Go try and find a non goverment job. Good luck!

    The truth that Newt is too dumb and it seems every American must be an idiot is:

    Our Government through the regulators allowed the banking and stock market system to utilize every available dollar to loan to corporations to buy or should I say steal everything in America not nailed down and take it to third world countries like china and india to create the biggest factories, technology centers, military complexes, infrastructure in the world while Americans by the millions lose there jobs, homes, cars, college educations and more importantly there dignity! All along the Chinese and India and Russia have no intentions of paying the loans and that is why the banks are losing money in the trillions!

    Wake up America before the chinese stop using the dollar and we have hyper inflation and starve to death!

  4. You say hyperinflation no way!

    Well guess what, if china decide to not use the dollar anymore than the shelves in every store would empty out because nothing is made in the US of A anymore.

    We would have dollars but no goods. So what few objects which would be left on the store shelve would go for more and more money or hyper inflation.

    Also the government has increased the actual amount of money which the government used to track but convienently stopped. We now have 10 times more dollars in circulation as we did 1 year ago. Sooner or later with all the things shutting down we will have less goods to actually buy like milk and bread, 10 times the dollars,

    viola, you have hyper inflation.

    Wake up America before it is too late if it is not already!

  5. You are an embarassment. You are obvioulsy ill educated and can’t even communicate an idea without profanity. It is not the goverment’s job to take care of it’s people. A democratic president, John F. Kennedy(ever heard of him?) said, “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” Why don’t you try adopting that motto. Obama is a marxist and socialist and the freedoms we now enjoy are in jeapordy. Newt was right on in his statements and people like you who are obviously ignorant to the greatness of our country are the reason Obama is pushing his left agenda. If you really belive we won you lost, get over it–you don’t understand democracy or the constitution and the importance of checks and balances. You are a moron and I hope none of these words were too big for you to understand,

  6. Obama’s got to be the biggest baby of them all. He is the loudest us vs them there is in politics, yet he claims to want to “unite”. That’s all I hear from him. He just about has a temper tantrum if the other party or anyone disagrees with him. Oh please. Listen to what he really says and look at the bills he’s trying to pass instead of boohooing about the republicans. Sounds like you need to get over it. If you have no respect for the country, get out. Nice attitude! There are some of us who really care about this country. I am neither rep or dem so i am actually listening to what is going on not what party is saying it! You should try to do the same.

  7. Why is it such a crime for a country to take care of its own? Part of our tax dollars are helping to FEED PEOPLE and for some reason Republicans have a problem with this. I mean, really, are you people so selfish that you don’t want to help the less fortunate? The starving? It’s really ironic since so many on the conservative side of things preach things like being “moral” and following the word of the Lord yet they forget Christ’s main message: to love thy neighbor.
    I’m glad Bush is out of office and I hope to God that this country becomes a little more socialist in terms of how we take care of each other. Socialism isn’t that bad a thing in small doses (there’s definitely a difference between socialism and communism), and people need to stop being so damn selfish. The world is constantly changing and to try and maintain the status quo is like trying to stop a glacier: pointless.

  8. If no one was selfish, then everyone would help themselves? There is a big difference between those who need help and people who are selfish enough to demand help.

    By trying to maintain the status quo are you refering to freedom? Capitalism? America staying America?? I would say that it is necessary to maintain at least your moral grounding…

  9. I don’t think that Obama can really be called a dictator. He’s a definite leader, and a honest one at that. I think you need to back off and give him and chance, otherwise he will never succeed. unlock blackberry

  10. Look, BHO sat under rev wright with his 20 years of Damming america and its freedoms. He won’t show his records from any school, won’t reveal his writings about his views while he was in school Why? Because he would sound ugly and un-american. Just look at the radicals he has appointed,. If the press would dig out the info on these corrupt socialist thugs, the american people would be up in arms! He could have been a great President, but he is for going against our Constitution. Americans, US Citizens wake up and vote these 1st amendment ,2nd amendment, and 10th amendment lying haters OUT in November 2010. As for right now voice your opposition to every elected office holder, everyone, Keep on telling them. No Government taxing the Utilities, noSingle Payer Gov health insurance plan, no elimination of the secret ballot, we already have freedom of choice…PRIVATE CHOICE. Quit stealing my KID’s money.

  11. Better Obama than McCain/Palin. Anyone who lets women be charged for a $1000-1200 rape kit has no business being in power.

  12. They can’t explain it! Because The Constitution, and the rule of CHECKS & BALANCES PREVENT an absolute authority! It would be impossible for him to become a dictator, socialist, etc. It obviously shows the ignorance so called Americans (Republicans) show, they don’t even know how their own government works.

  13. This is more GOP dribble. Most Republicans seem to make every effort to incite fear in the hearts of their constituency. Don’t they get it? Obama did just the opposite. Obama, by virtue of example, stressed calm rational thinking.

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  15. Could Obama Be America’s First Defacto President?

    Innocent Americans increasingly are sent to prison based on false evidence manufactured by police forensic crime labs. Now President Obama wants the power to incarcerate U.S. Citizens not on evidence, but for what they might do.

    Compare: Two days after the 1933 burning of Germany’s Parliament Building, blamed on communists, Hitler responded with a powerful speech before Parliament. Hitler asked Parliament to suspend sections of the Reich Constitution that protected Citizens’ Rights and Civil Liberties. Hitler said the suspension was necessary so government could protect the homeland from being destroyed by communists. Hitler promised Parliament the Constitution would later be restored. After Parliament passed Hitler’s Discriminatory Decrees and Hitler signed it February 28, 1933, Hitler immediately used the news laws to abolished Parliament. See Hitler’s 1933 Discriminatory Laws below:

    Obama gave a speech in May 2010, that proposed incarcerating in indefinite prolonged detention without evidence, any person government deemed a “combatant” or likely to engage in a violent act in the future; that would include U.S. Citizens “without evidence of wrongdoing.” With that amount power Obama like Hitler could arrest members of Congress, drag U.S. Citizens off the street and from their homes to be imprisoned indefinitely based only on Government’s claim they are a “combatant” or likely to engage in a violent act in the future.

    If Congress approves Obama’s categories of people likely to engage in violent acts, overnight millions of lawful U.S. activists could be subject to arrest, Indefinite Prolonged Detention. When you examine Obama’s speech, it appears Obama wants retroactive power to incarcerate anyone government claims (prior) supported violent acts on the premise that person is likely to support violent acts in the future: U.S. activists would be extremely vulnerable because no activist can control what another activist or group might do illegally they network with domestically or overseas. Government would only have to allege a person; group or organization might commit a violent act in the future to order Preventative Detention of lawful participants with no evidence whatsoever. Americans would be afraid to speak out.

    It is foreseeable any “individual” who writes on the Internet or verbally express an opinion against or entity of U.S. Government or its coalition partners could be deemed by authorities a “Combatant” or likely to engage in or cause violent acts: government too easily could claim an author’s writings inspired people in the past and will in the future to commit or support violent acts. It is problematic that indefinitely detained U.S. Citizens not involved in terrorism or hostile activities, not given Miranda Warnings or allowed legal counsel; interrogated, will be prosecuted for ordinary crimes because of their alleged admissions while held in indefinite “Prolonged Detention. Obama wants the power to override the U.S. Constitution. Obama wants the power to detain indefinitely any American without probable cause or evidence, based on conjecture someone might do something violent in the future.

    Obama similar to Hitler is centralizing power in the federal Government by getting passed legislation the U.S. government could potentially use to intimidate and threaten corporations among others. Hitler got passed similar laws shortly before the burning of the German Parliament building blamed on the communists. Immediately after the fire, Hitler used his new laws to coerce corporations and influential Citizens to support passage of fascist legislation that suspended provisions of the German Constitution that protected Citizens’ freedoms and civil liberties. Obama is now approaching a position where he can use similar new laws, including the Patriot Act and 200 asset forfeiture laws to seize any corporation or individual’s assets; and force U.S. corporations and other institutions like Hitler did to support legislation that threatens or curtails rights of Americans.

    More recently Obama has moved forward to crush Free Speech, silence his critics by pushing passage of HR 5175: this abomination will choke the 1st Amendment, denying the right of free speech to ordinary Americans. Under Title II: groups like Gun Owners of America and other groups including bloggers that only mention “public officials” within 60 days of an election, could be required to file onerous disclosures–and potentially have to disclose their membership lists—despite the Supreme Court ruling in NAACP v. Alabama that held membership lists like those of GOA’s) are off limits to government control. Is Obama’s support of HR 5175 similar to what Hitler did to shut up his critics? In the run up to Parliament passing his police state laws including the 1933 Discriminatory Decrees that abolished Citizen’s Free Speech, Hitler employed thugs to beat up reporters, arrest anyone who had courage to criticize the Fuhrer or his Nazi government or expose introduced legislation. Is Obama by supporting HR 5175 to shut up his critics, trying to take American to the same place?

    Alarmingly the Obama Government recently employed a vendor to search Internet social networking sites to collect information about Americans that could potentially be used by this government to injure Americans, for example, if you apply for a federal job, your name might be crossed referenced by the Obama Government with comments you made at Websites against Obama; or if you make application at a bank for a loan the Government has control since the financial crisis, could your Internet comment(s) prevent you getting that loan? Obama’s monitoring of the Internet sites can too easily be used by Government to intimidate Citizens from speaking out. Obama Top CZAR Cass Sunstein prepared a 2008 paper that proposed spying on Americans, infiltrating groups and organizations to obstruct Free Speech, disrupt the exchange of ideas and disseminate false information to neutralize Americans that might question government.

    To hear Obama proposing Indefinite Prolonged Detention without evidence, you may access the video-sound tape at the following two web addresses:

    See Hitler’s 1933 Nazi Laws below:


    Note: Based on translations by State Department, National Socialism, 1942 PP. 215-17, and Pollak, J.K., and Heneman, H.J., The Hitler Decrees, (1934), pp. 10-11.7

    In virtue of Section 48 (2) of the German Constitution, the following is decreed as a defensive measure against Communist acts of Violence, endangering the state:

    Section 1
    Sections 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124, and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. Thus, restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press, on the right of assembly and the right of association, and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic, and telephonic communications, and warrants for house-searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

    Section 2
    If in a state the measures necessary for the restoration of public security and order are not taken, the Reich Government may temporarily take over the powers of the highest state authority.

    Section 4
    Whoever provokes, or appeals for or incites to the disobedience of the orders given out by the supreme state authorities or the authorities subject to then for the execution of this decree, or the orders given by the Reich Government according to Section 2, is punishable—insofar as the deed, is not covered by the decree with more severe punishment and with imprisonment of not less that one month, or with a fine from 150 up to 15,000 Reichsmarks.

    Whoever endangers human life by violating Section 1, is to be punished by sentence to a penitentiary, under mitigating circumstances with imprisonment of not less than six months and, when violation causes the death of a person, with death, under mitigating circumstances with a penitentiary sentence of not less that two years. In addition the sentence my include confiscation of property.

    Whoever provokes an inciter to or act contrary to public welfare is to be punished with a penitentiary sentence, under mitigating circumstances, with imprisonment of not less than three months.

    Section 5
    The crimes which under the Criminal Code are punishable with penitentiary for life are to be punished with death: i.e., in Sections 81 (high treason), 229 (poisoning), 306 (arson), 311 (explosion), 312 (floods), 315, paragraph 2 (damage to railroad properties, 324 (general poisoning).

    Insofar as a more severe punishment has not been previously provided for, the following are punishable with death or with life imprisonment or with imprisonment not to exceed 15 years:

    1. Anyone who undertakes to kill the Reich President or a member or a commissioner of the Reich Government or of a state government, or provokes to such a killing, or agrees to commit it, or accepts such an offer, or conspires with another for such a murder;

    2. Anyone who under Section 115 (2) of the Criminal Code (serious rioting) or of Section 125 (2) of the Criminal Code (serious disturbance of the peace) commits the act with arms or cooperates consciously and intentionally with an armed person;

    3. Anyone who commits a kidnapping under Section 239 of the Criminal with the intention of making use of the kidnapped person as a hostage in the political struggle.

    Section 6
    This decree enters in force on the day of its promulgation.

    Reich President
    Reich Chancellor
    Reich Minister of the Interior
    Reich Minister of Justice

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