- The policies of Barack Obama are more than just left-wing, they are designed to smash conservatism as a political force and even criminalize it – or so it seems
Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory, and we’ve got a doozy for you: The final two years of President Obama’s term will be spent implementing policies aimed at neutering and, in many cases criminalizing, conservatism.
Those of us on the right of the political spectrum are well aware of the president’s ire for anything other than far-left ideology. Conservatism and conservatives have been targeted early and often since the most progressive chief executive since Woodrow Wilson was anointed to the Oval Office.
In the six years Obama has ruled, he has surrounded himself with like-minded lefties, and not just your ordinary Democrat. No, these people have been cut from the same Saul Alinsky School of Radicals, where ideology is 24/7/365 and the political means justify the ends, and from men like “Rev.” Jeremiah Wright, who would love for God to damn America.
People like outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama’s point man over at the Justice Department. In Holder’s world, race was more important than results; gun control was worth the lives of federal agents; contempt was preferable to disclosure; using the IRS as a political weapon against opponents was condoned; infiltrating political ideologues throughout the department took precedence over competency; acts of Islamic terrorism are labeled “workplace violence;” spying on reporters became necessary; and fellow left-wing ideologues are pardoned.
But now that Obama’s party has lost Congress, that avenue of conservative persecution is no longer available to him. Barring a full cave-in by the GOP leadership, there won’t be anymore statutory monstrosities like Obamacare or Dodd-Frank. So, instead, Obama will have to rely more on the vast federal bureaucracy he controls, and he is making good use of his time.
Consider these cases, in the context of our conspiracy theory:
— Operation Fast and Furious: An early Obama/Holder effort, you will recall that the department, under the tutelage of the ATF, allowed thousands of firearms to “walk” into the hands of Mexico-based drug cartels. According to former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, the primary objective of the operation wasn’t to “get” the cartels, but to justify restrictive new gun control laws, especially “long guns” like military-style look-alikes
Conservatives like their Second Amendment rights.
— Under this regime, Democrats in Congress have sought to ban body armor for personal use, with “violators” (that would be those who possess body armor) to be sent away to do hard time for a decade.
Conservatives tend to believe that added protection during a firefight is a good thing.
— Speaking of Obama’s ATF, all of a sudden the agency Also, this is the same has come up with a new designation for the ammunition used by America’s most popular semi-automatic rifle, the AR-15: It is armor-piercing, and therefore subject to a ban.
The “conservatives like their Second Amendment” angle again.
— Speaking of ammo, the Obama administration’s various law enforcement agencies have been busy buying it up by the hundreds of millions of rounds, and – you guessed it – that includes the very rounds now banned by ATF.
And have you read that new Department of Homeland Security report that is warning of a huge new threat to the country? As CNN reported:
They’re carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government buildings and reject government authority.
A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism.
Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.
The Homeland Security report, produced in coordination with the FBI, counts 24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. since 2010.
Of course, conservatives have never completely rejected government (that would be anarchy-loving libertarians). Rather, we are constitutional originalists who believe and recognize that the founding fathers envisioned a smallish central government with specific, limited powers.
But no matter, judging by this latest “report.” Now Americans are expected to believe that less than six attacks by “right-wing sovereign citizen extremists” per year [if there really are that many, which depends in large part on DHS’ defining parameters for “sovereign citizen extremists”] in a country of 310 million is a crisis worthy of a full report and inordinate attention from federal law enforcement. And you thought liberals like Obama hated profiling.
And there is this: More than two dozen Democrats in the House and Senate (and one Republican, the buffoonish Rep. Peter King of New York) have introduced legislation that would give the attorney general the power to ban gun sales to known terrorists. As reported by The Blaze, such legislation may sound rational, but there are catches, namely, the attorney general also gets to define who is a terrorist:
Under the bill, the attorney general would be able to stop the transfer of a gun or explosive to a “known or suspected” terrorist if it’s possible the person might use the firearm in connection with terrorism. The bill language says the attorney general can stop the transfer if he or she “has a reasonable belief that the prospective transferee may use a firearm in connection with terrorism.”
This matters for a couple of reasons. First, we already know that DHS issued a report in 2009 entitled, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” which, as Michelle Malkin wrote at the time, is “a sweeping indictment of conservatives.” She notes further:
One of the spokespeople said he was told that the report has been in the works for a year. My b.s. detector went off the chart, and yours will, too, if you read through the entire report — which asserts with no evidence that an unquantified “resurgence in rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalizations activity” is due to home foreclosures, job losses, and…the historical presidential election.
In Obama land, there are no coincidences. It is no coincidence that this report echoes Tea Party-bashing left-wing blogs…and demonizes the very Americans who will be protesting in the thousands on Wednesday for the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.
Check out also how right wing extremists are defined on page 2 of the report (our added emphasis):
Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
Ammo bans. Gun control. Bans on body armor. Reclassifying conservatives and other small-government advocates as “terrorists.” New powers to determine who is and is not a “terrorist.” Nothing to see here, right?
While it’s just a theory, of course, we just don’t think the Obama administration and his left-wing extremists in the Democrat Party (is that redundant?) much care for conservatives, and they’re trying to undermine us (and silence us) at every juncture.
The next thing you know, Obama will come after conservative web sites like this one. Nah – that’s just another conspiracy theory.
What are YOUR thoughts on this issue?