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‘Daily Show’: Ken Blackwell Thinks Obama Is Subverting the Constitution

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Posted on Apr 29, 2010
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Ken Blackwell loves liberty. Jon Stewart loves liberty—liberty bells, the whole deal. Right around there is where their shared views, particularly about President Barack Obama’s governing style, come to an end. Blackwell, RNC operative and author of “The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency and the Keys to Getting It All Overturned,” visited “The Daily Show” on Wednesday to explain his position to an unsympathetic audience.  —KA

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By Jimnp72, May 2, 2010 at 6:08 am Link to this comment

this is the same thug who helped rig the Ohio vote against Kerry. why do the
media insist on putting thugs and low lifes on their programs?

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By LAM-'OIO, April 30, 2010 at 11:31 pm Link to this comment
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AS LONG AS KNEE-JERK DIMBULBS CAN BE MANIPULATED TO VOTE
AGAINST THEIR OWN BEST INTERESTS BY PANDERING TO THEIR FEARS AND
PREJUDICES WE WILL BE SUBJECTED TO SUCH ILLOGICAL MAUNDERINGS
FROM THE LIKES OF THIS SELF-LOATHING ‘OREO’ MASQUERADING AS AN
EXPERT. THIS IS WHAT ‘PASSES’ FOR AN ACCEPTABLE SPOKESPERSON…A
CREDIT-TO-HIS-RACE… FROM THE AFRO-AMERICAN ‘COMMUNITY’ (ALL 3
OF THEM) WITHIN THE REPUBLICRIT PARTY.
THE LIBERAL/PROGRESSIVE/DEMOCRATS MUST NOT LET THE TERMS OF
THIS OR ANY DEBATE BE SET BY REPUBLICLONE GROUP-THINKERS.
LAM-‘OIO

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By mrfreeze, April 30, 2010 at 2:13 pm Link to this comment

Listening to Mr. Blackwell is painful. Literally disturbing. And it leads me to say what I’m sure many of you already think: How exactly does this sort of half-baked, ill-thought-out discourse (writing) ever reach the public realm? My 18 year old niece is more articulate.

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By thenine9, April 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm Link to this comment

What’s wrong with the majority of Republican’s, Libertarian, Tea Party folks? How can anyone take seriously what they say? They’re all nuts!

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By hkc, April 30, 2010 at 9:42 am Link to this comment

Notable in all of this was Mr. Blackwell’s refusal to listen to the evidence presented that his argument was nonsense.  No suprise there I guess.  He also has a most irritating skill, no doubt honed on the screaming talking heads circuit, of making noise continuously rather than shutting up for a moment and listening to his interlocutor.

What I keep wondering is what these people are talking about when they prate about liberty?  Stewart pointed out repeatedly that actions that Blackwell calls a power grab and an attempt to upset the balance of power was just fine to him when George Bush was doing it.  Liberty must mean something more than freedom from taxation.  The founders complained not against taxation but against the lack of representation.  Isn’t it more restrictive to liberty when a working couple must hold two jobs each and put their kids into second rate custodial day care and eat poisonous processed foods just to survive in this country?  Isn’t it a greater threat to liberty to have the banks arrange the greatest theft of equity in the history of the world?  Isn’t a greater threat to liberty to worry that a broken bone or auto accident or serious illness could lead to medical bill bankrupcty?

It’s time to take back the language and stop letting these people define liberty.  What they are talking about is not liberty but what those 18th century moral philosophers called license.

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