Obama Tells Us ‘Time For Talk Is Over’ Yet Keeps Talking, And Talking, And Talking

Flopping Aces has a good piece on Obama’s most recent act of transparent hypocrisy (which it the only thing that has been “transparent” about this administration):

It was just February 25th when Obama told McCain at the Blair House summit setup on health care that “we’re not campaigning anymore. The election’s over.” And Obama declared the “time for talk is over” regarding health care in July, again on March 8th and March 11th.

And then they provide a finger-wagging photo of Obama talking and talking and talking some more on March 15th in Strongsville, Ohio after “the time for talk is over.”

The face of demagoguery in action

I mean, if the time for talk was over way back when, as Obama claimed, then why the hell hasn’t Obama finally quit talking and shut the hell up?

Jonah Goldberg, writing about the nature of fascism, said that fascism was characterized by

“its tendency to maintain a permanent sense of crisis.  Crisis is routinely identified as a core mechanism of fascism because it short-circuits debate and democratic deliberation.  Hence all fascistic movements commit considerable energy to prolonging a heightened state of emergency” (Liberal Fascism, page 42).

But who needs debate and democratic deliberation?  We don’t need that crap anymore!  We have Obama now! Isn’t that better than our republican form of democracy that made us the greatest nation in the history of the world?

“The time for talk is over!  The time to act is now!”

I can’t help but think about something that journalist Stephan Laurent once wrote about a leader who epitomized this mindset:

“I am writing this from cell 24. Outside a new Germany is being created. Many millions are rejoicing. Hitler is promising everyone precisely what they want. I think when they wake to their sobering senses, they will find they have been led by the nose and duped by lies.”

Apparently, Obama just thinks that people who disagree with him somehow don’t have the right to keep talking.  They shouldn’t have their free speech rights anymore, any more than Republicans in Congress should have a right to debate.  The time for talk is over unless he needs to keep talking until he finally gets his way.  But otherwise, the time for talk is over.

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