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A wave is coming; a tidal wave of catastrophe. A fiscal tsunami to wipe away 2008. A crackling, burning caldron of apocalypse. A paycheck away from collapse. A road rage away from civil war. Doom. A human time-bomb around every corner with his own personal military-industrial-complex.  

And Barack Obama who never has to run for President again is the leader of what is euphemistically (sad to say) called “the Free World.”

What will he do?

Here is what I want him to do:

The American Presidency is a de facto dictatorship. In recent times it has been used for nefarious purposes to usher in a de facto police state in the name of fighting a war against “terror.”

The American President, because we are at war, a war without end, has accrued “emergency” powers which allow the government, in complete secrecy without oversight or accountability, to monitor our every action against every precept of the Fourth Amendment. As the Executive of our Security State, the President has unprecedented power of Fiat. He literally has the power of life and death over every citizen in the nation.

Now is the time Mr. President to use those powers for good:

1. Lock up the bankers. Reform the system. Forgive the debt. Reboot.

2. Declare a National Emergency, bring the troops home and the military-industrial-complex to heel. The New Frontier is right here at home. We have a lot of work to do right here. And we can't afford both home and abroad. Empire, not leadership or influence, must be wound down. American leadership in the world comes from our adherence to principle which nurtures human civilization, not imperils it. There is no reason for war anymore. It is a product of the past and it's time to move on.

Empire was great while it lasted, but if we don't do something now about our infrastructure, agriculture, industry and regard for human values, the empire is dust in the wind.

Let's rebuild our towns and cities; new roads, bridges, water-supplies, sewage, public works, schools, etc. Let's step into the future instead of the apocalypse.

And, sad to say, with so much ignorant acrimony fueled by the religious fervor of zealots, mixed with a herd of deer in the headlights, only a truly benevolent dictator can get us out of this mess. A people this divided, embittered, armed and dangerous, a tinderbox citizenry, can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear. Only someone with the power of 'make it so' can remedy this dysfunctional family of Americans and do what is right for the country in the name of the people.

So, that's it Mr. President. Fix the System. End the Wars. Erase the Debt. Rebuild America from the ground up.

If you're going to be a dictator, be an American one.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    Diane Gee, pfiore8, sporks

    The Later it Gets, The Faster it Gets Late

    by Michael Alton Gottlieb on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:29:36 AM PST

  •  Not a dictator. Congress decides. See, Gitmo. (0+ / 0-)

    BO couldn't close it bc Congress prohibited it.  So it goes with pretty much everything on your wish list.  

    The survelliance powers were codified by statute (tho some of the worst of Bush's fiated excesses - not nearly enough, but some - were rolled back).  The 'Drone war' is unique as it is 1) authorized by law (see, AUMF, among others), and 2) an exercise of inherently discretionary CinC power (how you execute a war - tactics - is inherently the executives decision, unless Congress bans one, see, various treaties banning certain kinds).

    What you're talking about - laudable tho it may be in many cases - is not something POTUS has the majority (let alone 'dictatorial') of power over.  He can't just order someone arrested - statute and DOJ policy prohibit that.  He certainly can't just keep them in jail - the court's would stop that.  He absolutely can not just 'reform the system' by fiat - that's statutory.  And everyone would just laugh at him if he tried to 'forgive the debt'.

    Sorry.  You confuse a powerful executive with great discretion within certain limited spheres (albeit one which Congress by law has delegated much of its power, but can easily - and would quickly - take back) with a 'dictator'.  You're not going to get out of doing the really hard work of winning the Congress to your desires by just outdoing Dumbya on claiming POTUS is 'CommanderGuy(tm)'. :)

  •  From your lips to (0+ / 0-)

    his ears, for the lieb of Gott.

  •  It's Stuff Like This... (2+ / 0-)
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    Diane Gee, sporks

    That tempts me to come out of retirement....

    Good job my man.

    I might add my wish that Gitmo becomes a penal colony for teabaggers and the rest of the scum who have been destroying this country.

    Just my two cents


    •  we were just talking about you (0+ / 0-)

      maybe for the 4 yr anniversary of the show, having you 2 on to review our predictions.  LOL

      •  Thanks Diane (1+ / 0-)
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        Diane Gee

        It would be interesting wouldn't it?  Too bad Commander Huber isn't around anymore to see the Petraeus affair, he was always right about that four-star charlatan as far as character goes. The backstory is what I am dying to hear, why did Eric Cantor get the story? Also, WHO exactly did finance that nasty little anti-Muslim film?

        Drop a line when you can, we can catch up. I have been pretty much retired but still a political junkie.


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