Rush Limbaugh: “We Have an Increasingly Lawless President”

Rush Limbaugh: “We Have an Increasingly Lawless

February 1st, 2011

Joe Kovacs, WorldNetDaily
PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio host Rush Limbaugh is warning that the Obama
administration might continue to force implementation of its health-care law
that was ruled unconstitutional yesterday, saying, “We have an increasingly
lawless president.” “We do know that this regime violated and ignored a federal
court order on their drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. So we have an
increasingly lawless president,” Limbaugh said on his program this afternoon.
Asking himself rhetorically if he meant to say that, he repeated himself: “We
have an increasingly lawless president.”
Limbaugh said the Obama administration is “saying they’ll continue to
implement this law. … For the gazillionth time, the judge did not say that they
can continue to implement it while it’s appealed.”
“I think there is abject panic over this ruling,” he continued. “This is the
linchpin. This is the foundation of the new America. They were hoping to sneak
in this ability [that] the federal government mandate people have

U.S. ‘held secret meeting with Muslim Brotherhood’

U.S. ‘held secret meeting with Muslim

Discussed fall of Egypt with group dedicated to Islam’s global spread

Posted: February 01, 2011
10:59 am Eastern

By Aaron

© 2011 WorldNetDaily

JERUSALEM – The Egyptian government has information a diplomat at
the U.S. embassy in Cairo secretly met yesterday with a senior leader of the
Muslim Brotherhood, the nation’s major Islamist opposition group, WND has
The topic of the meeting was the future of Egypt following the “fall” of
President Hosni Mubarak, an Egyptian intelligence official told WND.
The claim comes amid charges from Cairo that the Obama administration has
been encouraging the protests rocking Egypt and targeting the rule of Mubarak, a
key U.S. ally in the Middle East.
The Egyptian intelligence official told WND his government has information of
a meeting that took place yesterday between Issam El-Erian, a senior leader of
the Muslim Brotherhood, and Frank Wisner, a former U.S. ambassador to Egypt.
The Obama administration dispatched Wisner to Egypt this past weekend to
report to the State Department and White House a general sense of the situation
in the embattled country.
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The Egyptian intelligence official speaking to WND said the meeting took
place inside the American embassy in Cairo
The U.S. State Department would  neither confirm nor deny the report.
The Muslim Brotherhood seeks to spread Islam around the world, in large part
using nonviolent means. Hamas and al-Qaida are violent Brotherhood offshoots.
The latest information is not the first charge by the Egyptian government
that the Obama administration has been working with or encouraging the
opposition to Mubarak.
Last week, a senior
Egyptian diplomat stated the Egyptian government suspects
elements of the
current uprising there, particularly political aspects, are being coordinated
with the U.S. State Department and Obama administration.
The senior Egyptian diplomat told WND the Mubarak regime suspects the U.S.
has been aiding protest planning by Mohamed
ElBaradei, who is seen as one of the main opposition leaders in Cairo.
ElBaradei, former International Atomic Energy Agency chief, has reinvented
himself as a campaigner for “reform” in Egypt. He is a candidate for this year’s
scheduled presidential elections.
ElBaradei arrived in Cairo just after last week’s protests began and is
reportedly being confined to his home by Egyptian security forces.
He is seen as an ally of the Muslim Brotherhood.
This past weekend, the London Telegraph reported the U.S. embassy in Cairo in
2008 helped a young dissident attend a U.S.-sponsored summit for activists in
New York, while working to keep his identity secret from Egyptian state police.
The Telegraph would not identify the dissident, but said he was involved in
helping to stir the current protests. The report claimed the dissident told the
U.S. embassy in Cairo that an alliance of opposition groups had a plan to topple
The disclosures, contained in U.S. diplomatic dispatches released by the
WikiLeaks website, show American officials
pressed the Egyptian government to release other dissidents who had been
detained by the police.
The White House has been almost openly championing the unrest in Egypt.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called
for an “orderly transition” to democracy in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood
is the main opposition group.
Obama reportedly voiced support for an “orderly transition” in Egypt that is
responsive to the aspirations of Egyptians in phone calls with foreign leaders,
the White House said.
Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough, speaking in a White House
webcast, also urged the government and protesters in Egypt to refrain from
Egyptian officials speaking to WND, however, warned the Muslim Brotherhood
has the most to gain from any political reform.

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Internet Kill Switch Reintroduced as Egypt Shuts Down the ‘Net

Internet Kill Switch Reintroduced as Egypt Shuts Down the

January 31st, 2011

Gautham Nagesh, The Hill

The news of Egypt’s crackdown on Web access is raising new concerns over a
comprehensive cybersecurity bill that critics claim gives the president a “kill
switch” for the Internet.
Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) recently indicated
they plan to re-introduce their bipartisan legislation,
which passed the Senate Homeland Security Committee last year only to get mired
in a standoff with Senate Commerce Committee members over which panel should
have oversight of civilian cybersecurity.
Civil rights advocates such as the ACLU also raised concerns about the bill,
which they claim gives the president the ability to shut down the Web in the
event of a catastrophic cyber-attack.
Specifically, observers are concerned the new version of the bill will
reportedly not allow for judicial review when the administration shuts down a
network under attack.
Those concerns have been heightened by the Egyptian government’s move this
week to cut off communications amid ongoing protests against the regime of
President Hosni Mubarak. Both the U.S. government and Web firms like Facebook
have criticized the move.
“Those in Congress who have proposed an ‘Internet Kill Switch’ for the U.S.
should realize the danger of their proposal now that Egyptian President Mubarak
has flipped such a switch to stifle dissent in Egypt,” said Berin Szoka,
president of the libertarian think tank TechFreedom.
“This incident also demonstrates a more subtle point: Maintaining the rule of
law in times of crisis demands judicial review for the president’s decision to
designate something a ‘critical asset’ subject to government diktat in the name
of protecting ‘cybersecurity.’ ”

Egypt in flames; Obama takes it easy

Egypt in flames; Obama takes it easy



Barack Obama has mastered the fine art of leaving work
at the office and is committed to not falling into the proverbial: “All
and no play … dull boy” trap.

President Obama is the type of
leader who doesn’t let anything get in the way of a well-deserved day off.
Let’s face it; Barack is first and foremost a government employee.  The
President’s breaks are on schedule, work hours tightly defined, vacations well
spaced, and if it’s the weekend, listen closely as you may hear the titular
leader of the free world whispering: “TGIF.”

Over the weekend, “Islamic
radicals escaped
from prison
, the Muslim Brotherhood joined
on the street, and socialists continued
to mobilize protests
in Cairo.” And where was Obama?  Now, careful don’t
judge the guy – he was sitting in the bleachers watching his daughter play

That’s right – Barack Obama’s leisurely winter weekend
included cheering Sasha on at the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center in
Chevy Chase, MD.  Not
to worry
. While Obama was courtside, “Vice President Joe
, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top administration
officials took part in a two-hour meeting about the situation in Egypt.”

Although absent in the flesh, America’s otherwise occupied President
attended the Egypt summit in spirit.  Obama received a scheduled “update from
his national security team later in the day,” but hopefully not while trying to
squeeze in a cat nap.

If a long night of partying lies ahead, despite
Mideast unrest, even a president deserves a siesta now and then.  After a
morning recreating at the community center while Egypt teetered on the brink
Islamic rule and looters destroyed ancient
, Obama, with his priorities in order, slipped into party duds and
spent two hours at an evening soiree for outgoing top political advisor David

All the DC big shots were there. Instead of questioning
Obama on how the administration can support both Egyptian protestors and a
dictator at the same
, press pool reporters chose to clink
with Barry at former campaign/health care spokesperson and current
VP of Atlantic Media Linda
Douglas’s house. The impartial group included:  “ABC’s Jake Tapper, NBC’s Chuck
Todd, National Journal’s Major Garrett, and John Harwood of CNBC and the New
York Times.”

Also bidding adieu to Spin Doctor Axelrod were three
notable secretaries. Tim Geithner represented the Treasury Department, Arne
Duncan the Department of Education, and Steven Chu the Department of Energy.
Mrs. Obama was missing from the festivities, but if history is any predictor of
future behavior, in solidarity with the oppressed Egyptian people the First Lady
could have been canvassing a potential designer to whip up a Nefertiti-style
ensemble similar to the red-themed
she wore to the recent Chinese State Dinner.

Either way,
Barack Obama was careful to slowly ease himself back into the
workweek.  As he did, a reporter in Beirut
: “Mubarak seems to be surrounding himself with hard-line security
officials, possibly to protect himself from a military coup but more likely to
lay the groundwork to use force to crush the protests, which appear to be
gathering momentum.” In addition, the possibility remains that Egypt could fall
into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, which means Israel would be one
country shy of being surrounded on all
sides by enemies.

Hate to ruin the party, but either one of those two
scenarios could happen, and if they do, despite the President’s pre-planned
schedule it looks like he may have to ditch basketball games, catnaps, and tony
cocktail parties and spend a few weekends at the office.