IMPENDING OBAMA DISASTER !!!
Posted by kingskyprawn 10 years ago
Announcing the game I call IMPENDING OBAMA DISASTER !!!  
 
The Rules:  
 
1. Find a dire prediction online about what will happen during an Obama administration.  
 
2. Post a verbatim quote in a comment to this journal entry. Please try to limit the quote to 100 words or less. Do not paraphrase.  
 
3. Include the link to the original.  
 
* The quote must be a sincerely held belief of the speaker - no links to The Onion or other satirical sites, please!  
 
* Try for original sources, unless you can only get someone quoting someone else who isn't online.  
 
* Try for a balance of the following qualities (or an overwhelming prominence of one of them!) :  
plausibility  
weirdness  
paranoid conspiracy  
trusted pundit  
inspired amateur  
voice in the wilderness  
mass delusion  
 
The Goal  
In four years time - if Hussein Obama's black-beret-wearing Black Power Marxist Storm Troopers haven't closed Linkfilter down and sent us all to re-education camps - we should review the predictions and (hopefully) have a good laugh as to how inaccurate they mostly were, and ponder soberly the ones that were correct.  
 
 
If you don't like the idea of this game, please ignore it, or start one of your own in your own journal (predictions for the administration of McCain or Robert Barr or Ralph Nader or ...). I'd rather not have flame wars in the comment thread.
i heard this one
bear: if he is elected the terrorists will take over and I'll have to shoot my way out of the city.
Breaking a rule for James Dobson
kingskyprawn: I'm going to break my 100-word-quote rule in the case of James Dobson, because he rolled up a whole bunch of worst-case scenarios in a fictional "Letter from 2012 in Obama's Amaerica":  
 
http://focusfamaction.edgeboss.net/download/focusfamaction/pdfs/10-22-08_2012letter.pdf  
 
The document starts off by claiming these are not "predictions" - ok then, call them "speculations":  
 
* There will be a majority of "far-left, American Civil Liberties Union-oriented judges" on the Supreme Court  
 
* The Supreme Court will rule "that homosexual marriage was a “constitutional” right that had to be respected by all 50 states"  
 
* Because of these and other homosexual rights, many institutions will come under attack or cease to exist, like the Boy Scouts, churches, christian radio and the military.  
 
* Free expression of christian belief will come under attack. Book sellers and publishers will be under extreme pressure to stop selling Christian books.  
 
* "Freedom Of Choice Act" immediately nullifies hundreds of state laws that had created even the  
slightest barrier to abortion, and reversing the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003.  
 
* Thus, a dramatic increase in abortions.  
 
* Medical personelle cannot refuse to participate in abortion proceedures.  
 
* Legal limits to pornography will effectively become unenforceable due to “serious artistic value”, and so pornographic magazines will be openly displayed in gas stations, grocery stores, and newsstands.  
 
* In addition, law enforcement officials can no longer stop the distribution of child pornography, after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the such distribution violated freedom of  
speech and interstate commerce laws.  
 
* Cities and states will limit gun ownership to active duty military personnel and police officers. Citizens in those areas who are discovered owning guns will be subjected to heavy fines and imprisonment. Inner-city violent crime will increase dramatically.  
 
* Imposition of multicultural and homosexual curriculum into home schooling.  
 
* After US troops leave Iraq, Al Qaida will pour into Iraq in a flood and completely overwhelm the Iraqi security forces, taking over the country and executing millions.  
 
* Al Qaida's ranks will swell worldwide.  
 
* Obama will fail to capture the perpetrators of new terrorist attacks, and may even appease them with foreign aid to terrorist source countries.  
 
* Russia will invade many of their former Soviet satellite countries and install puppet governments, to ineffectual opposition from Obabma.  
 
* Deepened U.S. ties and U.S. trade with Communist regimes in Cuba, Venezuela, and Bolivia - other Latin American countries will experience insurgent Communist revolutionary factions funded and armed by Hugo Chavez.  
 
* Iran will nuke Israel, causing Israel to make drastic territorial concessions that may result it it's fall.  
 
* Health care become universal and goes down the toilet.  
 
* Obama's taxation policies lead to inflation and  
unemployment.  
 
* The Federal budget deficit will increase dramatically under President Obama, in spite of higher tax rates.  
 
* Unions will strong-arm their way into many businesses.  
 
* Lack of approval for sufficient new oil drilling in the US leads to $7.00/gallon gas.  
 
* By 2012, stricter environmental standards will result in the US having less electrical power than in 2008, and the price of electicity will soar.  
 
* The Justice Department will file criminal and civil charges against nearly every high Bush administration official who had any involvement with the Iraq war.  
 
ultrafastx: That guy's a douche bag. That is all.
crataegus: That's an insult to all decent, god fearing douche bags the world over.
ultrafastx: You may be right. Perhaps I spoke too soon.
fabulon7: Some of these don't sound too bad:  
 
* There will be a majority of "far-left, American Civil Liberties Union-oriented judges" on the Supreme Court  
 
* The Supreme Court will rule "that homosexual marriage was a “constitutional” right that had to be respected by all 50 states"  
 
* "Freedom Of Choice Act" immediately nullifies hundreds of state laws that had created even the  
slightest barrier to abortion, and reversing the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003.  
 
* Legal limits to pornography will effectively become unenforceable due to “serious artistic value”  
 
* Imposition of multicultural and homosexual curriculum into home schooling.  
 
* Deepened U.S. ties and U.S. trade with Communist regimes in Cuba, Venezuela, and Bolivia  
 
* Health care become universal  
 
* Unions will strong-arm their way into many businesses.  
 
* Lack of approval for sufficient new oil drilling in the US leads to $7.00/gallon gas.  
 
* The Justice Department will file criminal and civil charges against nearly every high Bush administration official who had any involvement with the Iraq war.
Fluffy:  
Totally. I think that's the platform of my Dream Ticket.
A Liberal Supermajority
kingskyprawn: From an opinion piece "A Liberal Supermajority" from the Wall Street Journal:  
 
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122420205889842989.html  
 
* Mr. Obama wants to build a public insurance program, modeled after Medicare and open to everyone of any income. ... as U.S. health-care spending flowed into the default government options, taxes would have to rise or services would be rationed, or both. Single payer is the inevitable next step, as Mr. Obama has already said is his ultimate ideal.  
 
* The financial industry will get an overhaul in any case, but telecom, biotech and drug makers, among many others, can expect to be investigated and face new, more onerous rules.  
 
* The danger is that Democrats could cause the economic downturn to last longer than it otherwise will by enacting regulatory overkill like Sarbanes-Oxley. Something more punitive is likely as well, for instance a windfall profits tax on oil, and maybe other industries.  
 
* Big Labor wants to trash the secret-ballot elections that have been in place since the 1930s. The "Employee Free Choice Act" would convert workplaces into union shops merely by gathering signatures from a majority of employees, which means organizers could strongarm those who opposed such a petition.  
 
The bill also imposes a compulsory arbitration regime that results in an automatic two-year union "contract" after 130 days of failed negotiation. The point is to force businesses to recognize a union whether the workers support it or not.  
 
* (Obama) wants to lift or eliminate the cap on income subject to payroll taxes that fund Medicare and Social Security. This would convert what was meant to be a pension insurance program into an overt income redistribution program. It would also impose a probably unrepealable increase in marginal tax rates, and a permanent shift upward in the federal tax share of GDP.  
 
* Fairness Doctrine is likely to be reimposed either by Congress or the Obama FCC. A major goal of the supermajority left would be to shut down talk radio and other voices of political opposition.  
 
- Special-interest potpourri. Look for the watering down of No Child Left Behind testing standards, as a favor to the National Education Association. The tort bar's ship would also come in, including limits on arbitration to settle disputes and watering down the 1995 law limiting strike suits. New causes of legal action would be sprinkled throughout most legislation. The anti-antiterror lobby would be rewarded with the end of Guantanamo and military commissions, which probably means trying terrorists in civilian courts. Google and MoveOn.org would get "net neutrality" rules, subjecting the Internet to intrusive regulation for the first time.  
Civilian national security force
kingskyprawn: Source: From an Obama speech concerning national service, where he added these lines, which do not appear in official transcripts of the speech:  
 
"We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded."  
 
"Google shows that people are interpreting the sentance in the worst possible way", either that it indicates  
 
* a new security service loyal to the Obama administration, like the Gestapo or the Soviet NKVD, or  
 
* a sinister expansion of the existing secruity services (FBI, CIA, NSA, DEA, DHS etc).  
 
Here's a calmer criticism of Obama's statement, from a fiscal point-of-view.
ultrafastx: I thought it was only the first-born males. Or is that too Jewish?
FoolProof: Nothing is too Jewish. How dare you.
dire times
johnny2000: for all bible thumpin' rednecks statewise
Darwish: ALL OF THESE THINGS CAME TRUE