Judge Napolitano: I Think the President Is Dangerously Close to Totalitarianism (Video)

Don’t hold back, Judge.
FOX News contributor Judge Napolitano told Neil Cavuto today,

“I think the president is dangerously close to totalitarianism. A few months ago he was saying the Congress doesn’t count. The Congress doesn’t mean anything. I am going to rule by decree and by administrative regulation. Now he’s basically saying the Supreme Court doesn’t count. It doesn’t matter what they think. They can’t review our legislation. That would leave just him as the only branch of government standing.”

Glenn Reynolds adds: “Well, happily our system is designed to constrain people in his situation, but he’s certainly revealed his inclinations, as have some of his supporters. It’s pathetic, but it’s certainly been educational.”

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  • RKflorida

    This is a type of comment that will be ridiculed at first then looked back upon as prophetic.

    I like the Judge and usually listen carefully to him.

  • Mein Fuehrer in training pants Mubarack Hussein bin Obama wants totalitarianism? Who knew.

  • shibumi

    If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and sh*ts through feathers like a duck, it’s a duck.

    The Judge knows his ducks!

  • Joanne

    Talk, talk, talk. Actions speak louder than words. The Obama administration isn’t even going to go through Congress to go to war – they will get permission from NATO and the UN. Insane. Obama needs to be put out on his ear and then thrown into the gallows to await his punishment for treason….if he is even an American citizen.

  • JR

    What he really wants (and what the media gives him): All hail almighty Obama. We are here to do thy bidding. Thy will be done. All hail mighty Obama. Hail. Hail. Hail.
    This guy looks more and more like Chavez every day – Chavez is just three years ahead. Remember Chavez was democratically elected, too. Chavez had the media behind him. The only thing holding Obama back from total tyranny is that little old document called the Constitution. (But he’s trying!)

  • democraps suck

    “A few months ago”———–

    Try more like 3 years ago…the mooslum thinks he is above the law…time to put him in prison for good

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “I think the president is dangerously close to totalitarianism.”

    We will find out how close or not in about eight months.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    I just wish one of our SCOTUS judges, or any of the 535 people in Congress, would say the same thing.

    For some strange reason, they’re all complete, spineless, cowardly amoebae.

    It’s almost like they’ve all been threatened, Chicago-style. Moscow-style, I mean.

  • I am truly worried about the three months following his election loss. We live in interesting times.

  • Taqiyyotomist


  • Taqiyyotomist

    #9 y.d.k.m.

    1. only the first three months will be worrying?

    2. LOSS? America, beholden to the television and living where dead, fictional, felon, and even foreign votes count for Dems, and overseas military votes and votes from known heavy-Republican districts do not, is going to see Ogabe LOSE??! With the TV and media hypnotizing Americans, even most “conservatives”, how can he possibly lose? He’s got John McCain II running against him.

    I’ll eat my hat if he actually loses.

    And then we have Obama part II: Mitt Edition.

  • Militant Conservative

    Ahh, I have something worthwhile to give my life for, my country.

    Been saying this for quite awhile.

    Powder is ready.

  • bg


    ya tink??

    heh, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet!!

    as if O is doing all these destructive things
    with impunity all on his OWNSOME.. gah!!

    more here & here & here & here, in connecting links & threads..


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  • Taqiyyotomist

    BTW, in a sort of prophetic way, ACORN has begun to grow, and is now a tree.

    Which is why they named it that. A tree funded, by my hunches, by the bankruptcies and heists known as Green Energy planned bankruptcies/heists, NALCO cronyism, Corzine’s 1.5 billion, and much, MUCH more that we have yet to see. Something is funding the dozens of like-missioned orgs into which ACORN has split. And all that stolen money went somewhere.

    November gonna be CRAAAZY, n&&&a!

  • Taqiyyotomist

    MC: “Initiating National Protection Mode: Phase II… Phase II Engaged…”

    (I saw Robocop. I don’t like where this is headed, MC.)

  • StrangernFiction

    Obama is dangerously close to totalitarianism because he is a totalitarian. But kudos to you Judge for getting it more correct than the vast majority of “conservatives” in the public eye.

  • kathteach

    “He who controls the language controls the masses”. – Saul Alinsky in Rules for Radicals

    This is what Orwell wrote about in som much of his work – most notably “1984”.

    Assignment for the effort to defeat Obama in November – grab a copy of 1984 and really read it.

    We are right there in America as far as Newspeak – those who control the language.

    Thank God for media like Jim and the Breitbart legacy.

    This is the one thing Breitbart really understood and he vowed to fight it with every inch of his life.

  • MAJ Mike

    Just added 12 gauage “buck and ball” to my ammo dump. My friend Mr. Mossberg likes it.

  • czekmark

    Yep, we’re pretty much screwed.

  • democraps suck

    @#19… amen brother have 2 of those loaded and plenty more ammo around the house…have 7..9mm handguns with 10,000 rounds right behind that…prepare people…this will get interesting

  • TXPatriot

    WHAT was your first CLUE?! Duh.

  • Glad to hear Judge Napolitano speak out about what most of here have been saying for sometime…… This marxist and his regime plan on complete control …..



  • #19
    centurion AMM823 holds a good group at 60-80 feet here. and has one hell of a kick and end result

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  • Katie

    Interesting he see’s it, or at least says it. I think there are those who saw Obama as wanting just that before he was even elected.


    It is quite apparent that as great as our system of government is, it is nevertheless incapable of removing, or for that matter preventing, a tyrant from taking the reigns of power. The fact that literally millions of posts across the Internet are ones which fret and lament what this man is doing to our country is proof positive that a tyrant is being born before our very eyes, and there doesn’t seem to be a darned thing we can do about it, except complain. Indeed, all is just complaining at the inevitable…the tyranny toward which we are headed. Alas!

  • JenBee

    #5 JR, right on.

  • kate

    The silence from the media is deafening. Oh, silly me. Pravda is just doing its job. Getting marching orders from Obama. Taking no notice must have been the way to respond to our marxist president’s ongoing efforts to destroy our country.

  • USMC Thomas

    Are those unelected Supreme Court justices, though smaller in number, the same as SØBama’s unelected czars?

  • Redwine

    The time has come to bombard Congress with phone calls and emails on a daily basis to start impeachment proceedings. Even waiting until after the Easter recess will be too late.

    The tyrant Hussein is seizing power – totalitarian power, as the good judge says.

    Of course he told Medvedev that it’s his last election. He will seize power in November and not let go.

    Please – don’t sit back and just let it happen. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

  • Thescribbler

    Anyone who didn’t see this before now, had their heads up their butts. Just saying. I thought Obama’s downfall would be fun to watch, give me something to look forward to on a daily basis. Somehow, it is just getting old. I would like nothing more than to see him marched out of the oval office in handcuffs. He always wanted to be a ‘historic’ president.

  • bg


    January 20, 2012

    Crony Capitalism

    [The largest banks are actually bigger than they were when he took
    office. And earned more in the first two-and-a-half years of his term
    than they did during the entire eight years of the Bush administration.]

    “a tyranny of the elite”

    The Oligarchy We Live In, Charted

    please note: the red & blue colors do not represent reps & dems..


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  • myohmy

    Either Obama is naive or just a wannabe dictator.

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  • EBL

    First congress, now the courts, it is not crazy for the Judge to say what he is saying.

  • Path

    I read an article earlier today about someone being impeached for “undermining the Constitution” If that applies then why can’t Obama be impeached before he does any additional damage. I’m an independent voter and have been for over 40 years now but, I really don’t understand why the Republicans are not speaking out on this on a daily basis.

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  • sablegsd

    He just figured this out?

  • bg
  • Tjexcite

    The Supreme Court is not unelected. They where elected by the 100 members of the Senate in a yea or nay vote. Just because there where not two people on the ballot and the whole population did not vote does not mean they are not elected. If they lost they vote they would not be court as they won the vote they are.

  • StrangernFiction

    I think there are those who saw Obama as wanting just that before he was even elected.

    It wasn’t hard to see.

  • Rod

    I’m starting to wonder if this thug will just issue an executive order if he doesn’t get his way on healthcare.

  • Rurik

    Remember the several times immediately after the 1008 election when the COOTUS declared his intent “to rule”, and suggested that GWB should resign early to let him begin to rule early. He chose the verb “to rule”, not “to govern”. That is when I knew what was coming.

  • JDStone

    We need more people like Judge Napolitano speaking out- no holds barred. I will enjoy seeing the filthy traitor blowing up under pressure and lashing out just before election time for all of America to see. Seeing him go down in flames- priceless!!

  • bg


    heard about most of this as it was happening..

    Hillary supporter’s untold Obama horror stories

    the MSM..

    crickets make more noise..


  • hey judge, your catching on. any cab driver could have told you this four years ago when the myth was running for president.

  • LL

    The President seems to conveniently forget that USA is not a Democracy but a Republic.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    I am truly worried about the three months following his election loss.

    He couldn’t possibly collect up all the privately owned firearms in all fifty-seven states in that amount of time.

  • Time

    Keep on talking … Words and accusations along with your calls, petitions and everything else mean nothing, absolutely zero bearings. When your words and actions fall short of any results,. It is time to come to the realization that we have been over taken…We are done as a lawful nation. We are no longer living under the constitution, bill of rights and an elected president. We are living under a dictatorship and every law that once was within reach of the people through legal channels is lost. You can spew all your hearts desires and think what you want but the truth is right before your eyes. We are nobodies. We have no voice and no avenues to take to enforce the laws that once was. This man will write executive order to install his legendary death bill and he will gloat as he signs his name on the dotted line.. There will be a party in the White House and all will be dancing in the garden..nothing short of military intervention will stop this massive take over. This country is toast and everyone knows it but they continue to act as if their talking points and call outs mean something and will achieve something too… Keep on talking to the walls they have ears, but their deaf….

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    …but, I really don’t understand why the Republicans are not speaking out on this on a daily basis.

    Because they’re a bunch of spineless cowards.

  • Militant Conservative

    Major mike,

    While .12 gauge is fun I find that number 4’s offer

    Nasty results and are plentiful during duck and
    turkey season. Still hard to beat .223 and .308.

    Handgun is what you use to fight your way to the

    Long gun(s).

  • Every day and night of the national nightmare that is the Obama Presidency, I wonder about those fools who voted for him back in ’08; what would they do if given the chance to go back and do it again? Would thay still vote for a man who is so obviously incompetent, and whose ego and self-gratification (as well as his wife’s) is building a lasting legacy as the WORST President of the modern era – by far?

    Or, would they have either abstained … or put John McCain and Sarah Palin in the White House? Somehow I don’t see either McCain or Palin writing 2,700 page laws, not proposing budgets, increasing the debt by a trillion dollars four fiscal periods in a row, fighting with religious Americans, fighting the Supreme Court, expanding government in all directions, apologizing to anyone who’ll listen about how bad the Bush administration and America in general is … or any one of a hundred different pratfalls we’ve witnessed from this administration over the past three+ years.

    I wonder, if approached by the media and asked about their vote in 2008, whether we’d see any of Obama’s voters asking their fellow citizens for forgiveness (along with a promise to wipe the slate clean in November)?

    The Obamas and their cronies belong back in the one place where people like them could gestate and feel that they’re in their “rightful” place: Chicago, Illinois. That cesspool, and those people, deserve each other.

    At least our children are getting a front row seat in a masters class on how NOT to be President of the United States – hopefully, we’ll have no more Barack Obamas in the White House.

  • sandy

    How to win re-election by terrifying the public. Where’s hope and change — Obama, the one wanted to our Savior is now content with being Freddie Krueger.

    Be afraid of the Republicans because they will offer you dirty air, water and throw grandma off a cliff. Meanwhile who among us is better off than we were 4 years ago?

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  • Adi


    With White Zimmermans running around rampant and killing innocent Blacks, USA has bigger problems.

    Hey look: a flying squirrel! Hey look: Israel is to blame for gas prices! Hey look: Oprah! (ok this one doesn’t work no more).

  • chris

    The U.S. government is simply dangerous. It is out of control.

    We are in for scary times. The leviathan has grown too large. The power is being fed. We cannot stop it. Sadly totalitarianism is becoming too real in most western countries and Australia. This is what it looks like when empires crumble. It will be messy and bloody in most of our lifetimes. Once it completely crumbles our grandchildren may have a chance to rebuild. Hopefully righteous and intelligent men and women will emerge like those that pledged their sacred honor and rebuild this once great nation.

  • Alana

    “I read an article earlier today about someone being impeached for “undermining the Constitution” If that applies then why can’t Obama be impeached before he does any additional damage. I’m an independent voter and have been for over 40 years now but, I really don’t understand why the Republicans are not speaking out on this on a daily basis.”

    I think half of them are in on it, Path.

  • 8675309

    How will he be constrained, Judge? The Congress? He doesn’t recognize the Congress. The courts? He has just indicated that he doesn’t recognize the courts. Honduras had the mechanism for this. We don’t. Is the Army loyal to the Constitution or the Commander in Chief? They took an oath to both. To which will they be true? He has had enough time to get his own people in place in the military. They will not act. I fear that it is all gone. We wait only for the mask to come all of the way off.

  • Rhoda R

    The SC Justice that was impeached for undermining the Constitution was found to be innocent.

  • All my Liberal friends like Obama fine. This is all trivial stuff, they say. They say, “No worries, you paranoid Conservative!”

  • dallasdan

    BO decided months ago that he wouls issue an executive order to implement obamacare should it be struck down by the SCOTUS. The Congress will be helpless to overturn the order or impeach him as long as the dems control the Senate. This will not end well.

  • Vote him out while you can. There ought to be a sticker like that; there is (look on ebay).

  • squeaky

    “This is all trivial stuff, they say. They say, “No worries, you paranoid Conservative!” we had a lot of paranoid leftists during the Bush administration. oddly the ones who were screaming that the sky was falling under Bush [and he was the fault] are now saying that we’re paranoid. pot meet kettle and all. i do believe that if we were wrong about barry the sun will still come up tomorrow. if we’re right i see a bad moon rising………..

  • dba…vagabond trader

    Some of us have been warning about this from the get go. Anyone still think he isn’t a commie?

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  • Gary

    Taq #8

    Michelle Bachmann has said it, in her own words anyway. She called him anti-American and other things that the rest won’t dare say on numerous occasions.
    That’s why she was my candidate til she had to drop out.

  • Gary

    Taq 11

    Sorry to have to disagree. Obama is going to lose. The media can only prop him up so far.

    One thing the libs never figured on was how badly their plan would backfire. They’ve been dumbing down the masses for years on the hopes that thinking less would result in more votes for dems. The problem for them is that people are now so dumb they don’t watch the news or read the newspaper. They only remember the last thing they heard on tv. This time around, the last thing they’ll hear is endless anti-Obama commercials. Romney is no McCain. He wants this fight and he wants to win. McCain thought he could have it handed to him without fighting back (or maybe he didn’t really want it at all). Romney has the money and the machine to take it to Obama and all the people too lazy to keep up with what Obama has been doing for 3 plus years are about to be bombarded with ads like we should have been running in 2008, only this time with Obama’s record to pile on top of it.

    He’s going down. Not in a squeaker, either.

    And for anybody who thinks we can’t get our guy into the WH because of the liberal media please explain Bush’s two elections, the second of which was after years of pounding on Bush as an idiot cowboy liar dictator killing our soldiers for oil with the body count on the front page of the NYT almost daily. And he still got re-elected over the liberal darling John Kerry (who served in Vietnam).

    It won’t even be close. If you think otherwise, then you’re falling into the demoralization trap they’ve set for you.

  • jr


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  • Chuck Pelto

    TO: All
    RE: It’s…..

    ….going to be an interesting election cycle.


    [Be Prepared…..]

  • Chuck Pelto

    TO: All
    RE: Waking Up

    I see a lot of comments wondering when America is going to ‘wake up’ to what is going on.

    Sadly, I doubt if they will until someone come breaking down their door.


    Because history repeats itself. And the business and land owners of America today are so busy with BAU that they don’t see the indicators. It’s JUST LIKE THE KULAKS of Russia in the ninteenteens and early nineteen-twenties. They too were so busy with just doing the business that kept them alive that they didn’t see what Lenin and Stalin were planning for them.

    And, as I said, history repeats itself. We the latter-day ‘kulaks’ of America aren’t seeing what’s going on around US.


    P.S. As I said earlier….it’s going to be an interesting election cycle…..

  • richard40

    Dont be too worried about an Obama coup after an election loss. He would have to have support from the military, and most of them respect the constitution a lot more than they respect Obama. He might try deploying his OWS,SEIU, black panther, and acorn shock troops, but the military and police respect them even less, and as Glenn Reynolds once said, todays union goons aren’t in the same league as the oldtime ones. Glenn Reynolds is right, our system still has plenty of capacity for resistance to petty tyrants. Interestingly enough, I heard the same worries from the left that Bush would take over, and he never did, and in his case he was actually pretty well liked by the military. The bigger threat is 4 more years of stagnation, division, conflict, and decline if he manages to win.

  • BlackBush

    What do you expect from a harvard law grad.

  • Gary

    Richard 40 #77

    Exactly right. If nothing else, his own secret service would turn on him. They’re loyal to the office, not the man (or woman).

  • Carlos

    I think you are right on target, friend.

  • mills

    no wonder we have lost every war since world war 2, west point is graduting a bunch of yes men instead of officedrs that are willing to stand up to the oath that they took upon commision.

  • RebeccaH

    The president is dangerously close to totalitarianism? Gosh, ya think?

  • GodofHellfire

    I rarely agree with Farrakhan but I agree with him this time that the Democrats will assassinate Obama and select Hillary Clinton. The Republicans will be stunned. The media will urge us to unite. It worked in 1963.

  • Willow

    Go to Google – type in Steve Kroft, (of CBS) & Obama. This will answer all the questions.

  • Chuck Pelto

    TO: richard40
    RE: An Obama Coup?

    Dont be too worried about an Obama coup after an election loss. He would have to have support from the military, and most of them respect the constitution a lot more than they respect Obama. — richard40

    I’m not so much ‘worried’ about that scenario, as I am concerned about some other scenarios:

    [1] Stolen Election by Voting Fraud.
    [2] Some ‘national emergency’ that allows Obama to ‘post-pone’ the election….indefinitely. E.g., massive rioting requiring martial law or declaration of a ‘rebellion’ in which NDAA2012 is invoked where he can have the military or other forces, round-up the wrong people and detain them indefinitely without trail.

    Hope that helps….


    [Be Prepared…..]

  • Chuck Pelto

    TO: dba…vagabond trader
    RE: What IS He?

    Some of us have been warning about this from the get go. Anyone still think he isn’t a commie? — dba…vagabond trader

    Actually, I think it’s much, much worse than you suspect.

    He’s a Muslim bent on destroying US.


    [If it’s bad for America, Obama will do it.]

  • Gary

    Chuck 85

    I agree that voter fraud is going to be at an all-time high this year.
    Considering they have the internal polls and know how badly they’re about to lose, they’re probably going to double up on all the usual fraud and intimidation tactics.

  • Chuck Pelto

    TO: Gary
    RE: Indeed

    I agree that voter fraud is going to be at an all-time high this year. — Gary

    How do we deal with it? Especially when the Democrats Operation SECRETARY OF STATE is trying to seize control of every SecState of each state….

    ….when the SecState is responsible for dealing with voting fraud?

    I’m thinking that the SecStates’ offices should have a balance panel to deal with voter fraud and once appointed, they cannot be removed without impeachment.


    [Be Prepared…..]

  • Uncledip

    We conservatives are just shuffling
    deck chairs on the Titanic.
    My president knows that those who get
    a government check outnumber those who don’t.
    He can count on their vote.

    Three years ago I resisted the urge to send
    my president a birthday gift : a carton of Camels.


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  • Chuck Pelto

    TO: uncle dip
    RE: The ‘Titanic’ Scenario

    The intelligent ones among US are prepareing life-rafts.


    [Be Prepared…..]

  • Thucydides

    You think you can’t take direct action?

    Go Galt. Don’t purchase anything between now and November. Don’t buy, don’t invest, don’t hire (and if you have any “victims studies” grads on your payroll, fire). If enough people do this the economy will crash in such a way the legacy media can’t cover or explain away. It’s only a few months but the good you do will last a lifetime.

    The other thing is Samizdat. Plant “Thanks Barrack” stickers on every gas pump and grocery shelf you pass, to let everyone start thinking about how prices have risen in the past three years. The impact is immediate and the legacy media will be unable to counter that.

    Waiting for fire and disaster is not enough. Take action now

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