President or Godfather? Obama Tells Voters to “Take Revenge” on Romney


This just in from the campaign trail today:

ETNA, Ohio — The Romney campaign ripped President Obama after the president suggested Friday that supporters take “revenge” by voting against the Republican nominee.

During a speech in Springfield, Ohio, Obama talked about the Clinton administration and its economic plan that “asked the wealthiest Americans to pay a little bit more.” Then he mentioned Mitt Romney, drawing boos from the crowd.

“No, no, no — don’t boo, vote,” Obama said. “Vote. Voting is the best revenge.


Lets take a moment and see how exactly defines “revenge” (emphasis ours):

re·venge   [ri-venj] verb, re·venged, re·veng·ing, noun

verb (used with object)

1. to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, especially in a resentful or vindictive spirit: He revenged his murdered brother.
2. to take vengeance for; inflict punishment for; avenge: He revenged his brother’s murder.
verb (used without object)
3. to take revenge.


4. the act of revenging; retaliation for injuries or wrongs; vengeance.
5. something done in vengeance.
6. the desire to revenge; vindictiveness.
7. an opportunity to retaliate or gain satisfaction.

Punishment. Vindictiveness. Retaliation. Revenge. All words that should naturally lead us to think of that new civility the left is preaching about. And apparently the President also wants to associate voting with that new civility as well, at least as they define it.

Hearing a sitting President speak in words and tones on par with dialog from a Godfather movie is pretty concerning. It also shows that cool exterior he has become known for is definitely melting away rapidly as he draws closer to an election day which more and more appears to be serving as a termination notice for the 44th president. It also makes one wonder about the following recent comment reportedly attributed to White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett:

“After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.”

I’ll say up front that I am 70/30 against this actually having been said as detailed above, at least without having some taken out of context. But in light of Obama’s most recent comments about exacting revenge on his opponent, versus beating him in a democratic process that our nation has practiced for two centuries to ensure peaceful transitions of government, well — lets just say I won’t be surprised if we find out Ms. Jarrett really was talking more like a family Consigliere than a Senior Advisor. Then again, in the La Cosa Nostra that is the Obama Administration, Consigliere is probably a more accurate description of Jarrett anyways.


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  • $8194357

    Social justice preaching…
    But he wasn’t listening for those 20 years, huh.

    • Onslaught1066

      what do you want to bet Dumb-O ends his concession speech with Goddamn America?

      • RCND

        My guess is he is too narcissistic to concede. He won’t do it. He will not acknowledge he lost. He will live out the lame duck part of his term as if nothing happened, and won’t even really acknowledge a transition of power until he has no choice but to show up on inauguration day. And even then, he will act like the crowds are all there for him.

        • Wayne

          Gore couldn’t concede. Obama won’t either.

        • ndoldman

          You are being nice, with a speech like that he will take revenge on the people that voted him out in the final 2 1/2 months with his last jester, a middle finger up, while tring to become the head of the UN

  • Phil Gay

    Obama is the only candidate who cares about the citizens. Obama is the only one & Heidi who can save ND and America with their pro-America policies. If you don’t vote for them you are a Nazi.

    • Wayne

      BS troll.

  • Phil Gay

    Do you know why North Dakota Republicans are strong? because they raise dumbbells.

    • Harold

      Phil do you know what they call a 38 year old democrat who has just been promoted from the 1st to 2nd grade?…..GIFTED.

  • Phil Gay

    Help the victims of Sandy, donate to Obama 2012

  • Kevin Flanagan

    Revenge is “the Chicago way.”

    • Wayne

      Revenge is the tyrant way.

  • Phil Gay

    Kevin makes my pants hard

    • $8194357

      Its just the shit drying sicko.

  • Phil Gay

    Looks like ND is full of racist Republican sheep, baa baaa

  • sbark

    and then there is world class investor Doug Casey on the election………..”It would be very unfortunate if Romney wins,” opines our
    friend, the inimitable Doug Casey —

    “That’s because Romney would be associated with free-market
    economics,” Casey laments, “as Republicans almost always are. A real pity. The
    social and economic disaster that’s looming over the next four years would
    incorrectly be blamed on capitalism. From a long-term point of view — if you
    care about posterity — it’s actually better if Obama wins. Then socialist-style
    ideas might get more of the blame for the train wreck.

    “On the other
    hand, the continuing global economic crisis (and much worse to come) would be a
    great excuse for Obama to open the floodgates on all kinds of really, really
    stupid ideas.”

    Bottom line: “There are no political solutions. The
    economic problems are bigger than any politician. There’s no way out. I pity the
    poor fool who wins this election.”

    • WOOF

      Romney is no free market enthusiast . He’s a loophole lawyer . Earns his bread exploiting the tax code.

      • Wayne

        I wish people like you would see Obama for what he is. He’s a ACORN lawyer. Earns his bread exploiting the voting laws and the welfare system.

      • sbark

        So you rip him for how Bain Capital sorts thru business’s……….and then say he’s no free mkt’r………………were you left behind by the public Educ system?

        • mikemc1970

          No he just choommed his way through school too.

        • WOOF

          Stealing pensions ( taxpayers subsidized them through The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation) his fees becoming a tax deduction. Do you know his charitable deductions wind up back in his pocket?? How can that be ?…
          “Romney’s CRUT, managed by the Boston firm Ropes & Gray, designates
          the Mormon Church as the recipient of the fund’s remaining assets,
          according to a listing on Romney’s 2007 financial disclosure file.
          But while CRUTs are formally tied to charities, they are in fact often
          used to reduce the donor’s tax burden, and to leave little for the
          nominal recipient.”

          • sbark

            So Tax code probably designed to perpetuate the Kennedy, Rockefellor clan generational wealth ……………is to be denied to every other citizen?
            at this point, this isn Czar Russia….as yet the Rule of Law once in place can be used by all……
            …….but give Obama another term and that will change drastically

          • WOOF

            Used by all, LOL. When you inherit your first 50 million you can have lunch with Bishop Romney in the Caymans or Geneva and set up your new accounts.

    • $8194357

      2 tru

  • WOOF

    “[Revenge] is the sweetest thing there is,” said Lazzaro. “People fuck
    with me and Jesus Christ are they ever fucking sorry. I
    laugh like hell. I don’t care if it’s a guy or a dame.
    If the President of the United States fucked around with me,
    I’d fix him good”
    Slaughterhouse 5

    • Wayne

      Obama has been f’ing the people of the country for four years.

  • Phil Gay

    Paul Sorum is the only ND citizen exposing the corruption of Gov. Dalryple. Obama = Dalryple. stop taking bribes

  • Harold

    Obama a man with no redeeming qualities. Wannabe dictator and if he wins a 2nd term one man rule will be the law of the land in this country.

    • brain trust

      That is Dear Leader Kim Jung O’s grand design. Bring this country to it’s knees through his economic policy. Create his utopia where “everyone suffers equally”(except for the ruling class) and cast away the Constitution to then become the dictator for life.

  • LastBestHope

    Medical research has proven that sustained drug abuse in the early years leads to personality disorders in adulthood.

    I’m no doc but I would bet Mr.Obama has now and will have mental health issues after leaving office. His narcissism is well documented and without the constant adoration he currently receives, it may well turn ugly for those forced to deal with him on a daily basis.

  • The Revealer

    You are making too much out of nothing.

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    A former Palistinian terrorist on Barry Obama…

  • ndoldman

    Quit trashing President Obama’s accomplishments.
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    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

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    directly-aligned with militants against the good of America—warrants such
    punishment.) Pres. Obama could use NDAA provisions to order U.S.
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    Hitler included similar provisions in his fascist (Discriminatory Decrees signed February 28, 1933). Almost immediately after the German Parliament passed Hitler’s laws, the Reich Government ordered the arrest of German Citizens and confiscated their guns without probable cause or evidence; delegated powers to German Police and other authorities to arrest anyone Nazi authorities claimed attempted or incited public unrest: arrested among others were outspoken Germans, writers, journalists, peaceful protestors and artists. After World War II the East German Secret Police (Stasi) used the threat of Indefinite Detention to forcibly recruit thousands of informants.

    The U.S. 2012 NDAA legislation Obama signed 12-31-11 is similar to Hitler’s
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    millions of dollars of property. Hitler used his laws to suspend Parliament and
    the Supreme Court insuring his laws could not be rescinded.

    During the Obama Administration’s recent request for a (stay) to stop U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest blocking enforcement of vague NDAA provisions, the Obama Administration—never clarified what constitutes a (belligerent); or militant; or what belligerent activities (directly aligned with a militant) to order a belligerent’s arrest or indefinite detention; or what is against the good of America. Under vague provisions of NDAA, the President could accuse anyone of being (directly aligned with militants by way of any political or other association; activity, statement, writing or communication with an individual or group government deemed (militant) to arrest and indefinitely detain Americans. Writers, journalists, Americans that disagree with or question U.S. Government or its allies—may under NDAA be subject to arrest and indefinite detention.

    NDAA 2012, like Hitler’s 1933 Discriminatory Decrees enforces censorship; refers to the Patriot Act e.g. warrant-less searches of private property and forfeiture of property from persons not charged with crime. Provisions in NDAA 2012 keep the door open for corrupt U.S. police; government agents and provocateurs which there are many, to falsify reports and statements to target any American, group or organization for arrest, indefinite detention, complete disappearance; civil asset forfeiture of their property.

    You may have noted NDAA referred to the USA Patriot Act. The Patriot Act lends
    itself to Government / police corruption; the Federal Government may use secret
    witnesses and informants to cause arrests and civil asset forfeiture of Americans’ property. Witness(s) and informants may be paid up to 50% of assets forfeited. Federal Government under 18USC may use a mere preponderance of civil evidence, little more than hearsay to Civilly Forfeit Private Property. Under the Patriot Act innocent property owners may be barred by government knowing
    the evidence federal government uses to forfeit their property.

    Sections of NDAA 2012 are so broad, it appears U.S. Government or the President
    could (retroactively) deem an American’s past 1st Amendment activities prior to
    passage of 2012 NDAA—supported hostilities, terrorism or (Belligerents) to order the arrest and Indefinite Detention of any U.S. Citizen, writer, group or organization.

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