Pat Caddell: ‘This country is on the verge of an explosion’

Great speech:

EXAMINER – Tonight, Pat Caddell, committed Democrat and political film consultant, received a standing ovation from a room full of Texas conservatives. Women on the Wall hosted an awards banquet honoring Texas women activists on the eve of the Texas legislature convening in Austin, and Caddell headlined the event.

He perfectly articulated what’s broken in politics today: government no longer operates by the consent of the governed, it’s rigged against the ordinary citizen by lobbyists, special interests, and corruption, and as a Gallop poll announced today, two-thirds of Americans believe Congress cares more about retaining their power, even to the detriment of the country, than they do about serving and preserving the country.

Caddell called such sentiment a “pre-revolutionary condition” and said, “this country is on the verge of an explosion.” He railed against the fiscal cliff deal and the Republicans’ lack of a spine to stand up to the President saying if they were going to cave on the tax hikes, then they should have taken all other bad stuff out of the bill, like the President having sole authority to raise the debt ceiling and all the special interest giveaways.


I clipped the above video down to the most important part. If you want to see the full 34 minute video, you can watch it here.

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  • Rshill7

    “… if they were going to cave on the tax hikes, then they should have taken all other bad stuff out of the bill, like the President having sole authority to raise the debt ceiling …” ?

    That wasn’t part of the deal was it? Why did Pat say that?

    • jimmie smith

      I believe it was part of the original deal?

  • jgilman1

    In the spirit of bipartisanship I have liked Pat for quite a while. The gun debate will probably be that moment he’s talking about since it will be the one topic that will hit people fast and hard.

    • sjmom

      And on both sides of the aisle.

    • Don

      The biggest difference between Pat Caddell and other politicians, especially democrats, is he puts America first. He knows the democratic party has been taken over by progressives just as the republicans are run by RINOs. The Law of the Hole is being violated by both parties on a daily basis. When you are in over your head, you stop digging. The leadership of both parties refuses to put the imterests of the country and the American people first.

      • clockwindingdown

        Yes, but Pat still believes in the foundation of the democrat party which has lead us to this point. If Pat had his way it would just start over again and lead to the same end.

        Basically the name says it all,

        democrat = mob rule…

        Republican = rule of law…

        The basic foundation of the two parties is in their name. Unfortunately both parties have gone far astray!

  • I was there and it was a very enlightening speech.

    • nibblesyble

      Lucky you, I gather from the video that the room must have been electric with feeling!

  • sjmom

    The about to be explosion is coming and if Obama EO’s gun control this just might be the spark that sets it off. It was an excellent speech by Pat who is one of the few Dems for whom I have any respect.

    • conservative58

      – RACE warfare
      – CLASS warfare
      – FINANCIAL crises
      – Executive Order for GUN CONTROL

      Sounds like a successful plan to completely divide, weaken, and ultimately destroy the country. And he hasn’t even begun his 2nd term yet.

    • T4Ut


      Can I first say how refreshing it is to hear a Democrat that is willing to criticize or even question his own political leadership. I have not heard that for a while. He will likely be executed tomorrow.

      After listening to Mr. Caddell, I have to say I think he really is on to something.

      The takeaway for me was that WE can avoid the explosion by reaching out to those we disagree with politically, to see if there is some area where we can come together and build on now, before it is too late. Especially with our own neighbors and co-workers.

      The Savior said “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him”, “Blessed are the peacemakers”, “do not strain at a gnat and swallow a camel”

      Remember that Satan is not only the father of all lies but also of all contention.

      That said, we can agree with our neighbor on various things without compromising our integrity or foundation principles.

      If we are willing to talk to them we will find good values in them and they in us.

      We love our families, country, freedoms and want to preserve and protect them. They do too. (If not, at least they will know that we do and that we are willing to try)

      I know this might seem trivial, but the small olive branch we hold out today may be the one thing that is needed to prevent the discord, animosity, fighting or even bullets down the road.

      Satan would have us tear each other and our country apart. We must not!!

      We must find common ground and build each other up!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Spot on.

    Neal Boortz already believes it’s too late for this nation to turn things around. I personally and most people on this sight are unable to stomach or believe that. However, at this moment, it sure seems like “We The People” are no longer relevent or able to stop the insanity coming from Washington.

    The Republicans are impotent and becoming more and more corrupt. They haven’t been able to mount an effective defense or even an offense. They haven’t been very successful in stopping this monster… and Obama keeps rolling. And the Democrats have already sold their soul. They are his mewling minions… ready to either lick his boots or do his bidding.

    Why is there such a push to take our guns? Why was Healthcare forced into law? Why does the government control student loans and have stakes in private businesses now. Why does Obama spoon the unions? Why are the public school teachers so in bed with liberal thinking? Why are our religious rights under the Constitution being eroded and violated? Why are taxes and unemployment going up? Same with food stamps.

    This wicked, self-serving, criminal congress and pResident smell blood in the water. The lemmings, moocher-class, low information voters, etc. are all brainwashed into supporting these animals as long as they get their free stuff. And the damned media is all too happy to perpetuate this insanity by covering up or avoiding the truth in order to protect Obama. Obama and his ilk are exploiting the cracks and slithering in.

    Is it over? Probably not. But it is absolutely going to get worse over the next four years. Look at how fast Obama and his cronies are moving since he won the election (increased taxes, violated teligious rights, debt ceiling raise, increased/oppressive gun legislation, etc.). Look at the slew of new regulations poised to be shoveled onto America.

    I’d like to see a viable third party emerge and become wildly popular in the next three years. That will give us enough time to build more momentum and support when elections start to kick in full force. That’s not the only answer… but it’s a good start.

    We have to do something now… peacefully, intelligently, prayerfully, powerfully… before we’re forced to take more dramatic measures later on.

    • Rightstuff1

      ST – awesome post my friend. As for it being too late, well, we are where we are. I see no opposition to Obama coming from the GOP. I see then march their troops up the hill and then march ’em right back down again. The GOP are clowns. The Dems are oppressors pure and simple and meanwhile the economy is sliding into the abyss.

      I happen to think it all has to collapse before people see everything for what it is. The low information voters, the dependent class and the public sector classes will not see the mess we have until it all collapses. We can always rebuild, not easily but we are Americans and we can do it. We cannot maintain our greatness under the weight of the current status quo. Take a look at this analysis which i saw on a post yesterday and tell me economically how we can survive 4 more years of this. Te Debt number is even higher now, @ 16trillion, than in his post below but you get the idea.

      The following numbers should tell you what kind of disaster the US is heading towards, due largely to Reid and Obama’s fiscal dishonesty.

      * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
      * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
      * New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
      * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
      * Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

      Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

      * Annual family income: $21,700
      * Money the family spent: $38,200
      * New debt on the credit card: $16,500
      * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
      * Total budget cuts: $385

      Get the picture yet?

      Oh, and Obama’s shiny new ‘tax on the wealthy’: $800

      And yet they’re STILL talking about tax increases! To BREAK EVEN for the next fiscal year would require a 50% increase in EVERY TAX the government currently collects! To think that the American people would stand for that is simply mind-boggling.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Great post… thanks for that. 🙂

    • sybilll

      I am praying (hard) that the pendulum will swing when ObamaCare starts kicking in. I worked in the insurance industry for many years, and this is going to be far worse than anyone can possibly imagine.

      • Sober_Thinking

        I’ll be praying right along side of you.

        So frustrating. So wrong.

    • Don

      Great post, Sober_Thinking. I refuse to believe we are at the mercy of those who attack us from within. What is troublesome is the farther Obama goes into his term, after the barrage of attacks before his second term has ever begun, he could put our country on the path of no return. It certainly seems to be the plan.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Thanks m8.

        Too true. No one can convince me that he and his cronies aren’t intentionally destroying this country. I think it was engineered and that he was trained and groomed specifically for it. And then with the media flying cover for him… and a little help from the devil… it happened.

        God will deal with him if man doesn’t.

        Take care my friend.

    • bongobear

      The idea of a third party used to scare me but I now believe a third party may be the only thing that will save this country and restore it to what I knew while I was growing up. I was born in 1944 and I can attest that this country is a shadow of what it once was. The current government reminds me so much of the Nazis…a government my parents left Germany to escape.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Chilling words my friend… but likely true.

    • physicsnut

      oh heck – i lived thru the sixties – and the republicans had no power at all, and there was no revolution. And it was not for lack of trying by Rubin, Hoffman, and all the others on the New Left.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Well yeah, there was a revolution… and sadly the liberals are firmly in control of the media, the unions, the government, schools, and many other places where their unwelcome influence is poisoning this once great nation.

        We’ll change that… very soon.

  • PFFV

    Pat is an old school Democrat (now nearly extinct) that has common sense. This brings me to the same point I always marvel at. How can the majority of American citizens have zero common sense? How can people look at Obama and his Unconstitutional actions and rhetoric and then say I want to vote for more Tyranny? The average American is an uneducated idiot! Prepare for the revolution!

    • Two words: Government Run Schools

      • puma_for_life

        Interestingly, I just listened to a Ron Paul interview from today and he is about to embark on some new projects, one of which is encouraging in some way home schooling. It is something people on all income levels can do…you don’t have to be rich to home school your kids. He is also beginning a college campus speaking tour, starting on Jan 15 at Washington and Lee University in DC.

        • cabensg

          The internet is coming on line with help for homeschooling to. This is a great tool for parents that want to homeschool.

        • We home schooled our two boys for a few years. We now have two grand children and I am afraid this is going to be the way to go instead of public schools. I mean, really, what are our kids learning in school these days with the “No kid left behind” deal.

          • tinlizzieowner

            The ‘No Kid Left Behind’ deal is actually the ‘No Kid Get’s Ahead’ deal.
            As with any other phrase coined by a Socialist, read it and think the opposite.
            Is Obama’s ‘Affordable Health Care’ act going to be ‘affordable’ for instance? Of course not.
            Is anything they say that has the word ‘fair’ in it actually fair? Of course not.
            Get the picture? 😉

        • If my kids were school aged right now, I’d have them outta there so fast every loose paper in the school would follow me out the door. So, good for RP!

      • Ray

        Is that a Bidenism?

        • pdxlady

          My thought exactly =D

        • Yes it is! I always do that in honor of Slow Joe.

      • deTocqueville1


    • cabensg

      They don’t know what’s going on. I know people who are Democrats. They are good citizens they believe in family, they own guns, they home school their children. Caddell is right we agree on the basics of wanting a Constitutional government and wanting a free country for their children, even if we disagree on some things.

      BUT they do now know what Obama has done or intends to do. Our politicians have had four years to tell them. Four fricking years. Our presidential candidate had a national platform to tell them. Nothing. They ridiculed and reviled Gingrich the only person who would have told what was happening.

      I guarantee when push comes to shove and the truth is shown, Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives, Independents, libertarians and others will come together.

      First they have to know what’s happening.

      The press is the enemy of freedom in America without them Obama would not be president.

  • Ray

    isn’t it funny it is NEVER the left’s fault?

  • Pat’s right. Go read my comment here (on Scoop’s post about Biden saying Obama will use executive orders) for something we can start doing now to help make sure we win this war.

    • nibblesyble

      Good research and call to action, thanks K-Bob.

    • sDee

      Good stuff. That is a long list of anti-constiutionlists.

      I hope the NRA puts them on an iPhone and Android app. I’d love to get an alert if I get anywhere near that bunch or their affiliates!

  • Wigglesworth

    It’s going to get much worse before it gets better.

    • aposematic

      Unfortunately I believe you are right and we haven’t even begun to see the destruction this criminal cabal of D’s has planned.


    …well, well, well finally some one from the Demo nuts seeing and speaking the TRUTH about the damage your EGO MANIAC DEAR LEADER PART II is inflicting (DELIBERATELY)on your once PROUD and EXCEPTIONAL NATION .
    What will set the SILENT MAJORITY into a frenzy to rid the country of this President and his policies ?
    Will we have to wait for the mid terms of 2014 ?
    Who has the answer on how to super cede this mans QUEST to fundamentally transform the United States of America ?

    WHO is the next GEORGE WASHINGTON ?”

    • kloyd0306

      Caddell has been somewhat consistent in his criticism of his own party. He has said, on more than one occasion, that he does not recognize the current Democrat party.

      What we need is more Dems like him.

      What we are not seeing is Republicans standing up for Conservative ideals.

      • Ray

        the republican party is not conservative. The establishment republicans have been, are and will be east coast, big government, liberals. They HATED Reagan, they hate us, look I have said this many times, Alan West is a true Patriot, and except for the one vote on pigford, he has held the line. What did the establishment do to him? Redrew his district so it would be difficult for him to win, and he didn’t. THAT is the republican party. Look it this way, Why is it so easy for Republicans like Peter King, Dede Scozofava, etc to endorse democrats? Because they are liberal.

        • kloyd0306

          Totally agree.

          My comment was – “we are not seeing Republicans stand up for Conservative ideals”, which is quite different from saying “we are not seeing Republicans stand up for THEIR Conservative ideals” – simply because a large proportion of Republicans don’t have Conservative ideals.

          Sadly, for now, Conservatives have nowhere else to go.

          Third party anyone?

          • Ray

            We need to start a TRUE Political party called the TEA party. It should NOT be lead by professional politicians, but in the party platform should state that leadership will be rotating and will only be lead by grass roots people who’s aim is to elect constitution loving individuals. It should be aimed at local elections and move those people up that show they love the constitution.

  • BHliberty

    Yeah, I get the feeling that the country is at a boiling point due to this “massive disconnect”. It reminds me of Egypt, Iran, Greece, etc. etc. when they finally reached a tipping point and organized huge protests. I wonder, “Are we next”?

    • Marridge

      In terms of muslim brotherhood taking over, yes we are on the list. Another reason to hang on to our weapons. A disarmed population can be islamicized much easier.

      • Lee

        10 years ago, the Moslem population of my city Toronto was almost non-existant. Today it’s 5.5% and rising. I took a firearms course and purchased two guns for that very reason.

  • Sandra123456

    Caddell said that “The number of IRS agents that will be hired to enforce Obamacare is the equivalent of the size of NASA — 18,000-20,000 new bureaucrats.” That is STUNNING to think about.

    Will the IRS take our guns too as they enforce health care?

    Impeach this man.

    “Maine Governor Paul LePage called Obamacare’s army of IRS agents the ‘new Gestapo’…”

    • celestiallady

      If only we had more like my Gov Lepage. He is not afraid to speak out and boy does he ever.

  • He’s Right.

  • PVG

    I agree with Pat, but we are headed for an implosion, not an explosion. You say tomato….

  • rgolich

    That’s the feeling out here in “flyover country”, as the NYC/LA/DC political/media/entertainment class call us. People here think the country is going to break down.

    The country today does not belong to the American people. Witness the 24/7 pandering to illegal aliens and the elevating of them above 5th generation Americans. The DC political class is sick.

    Something is going to happen, this can’t go on much longer.

  • aposematic

    Kudos to Pat Caddell. Have heard/listened to Pat Caddell since the Carter years. Pat is a Liberal but an American Liberal as disgusted with the Marxists/Progressives/Islamists takeover of his D Party as any and all Patriots regardless of Party should be. Over the past three years Pat has been right on the money describing this criminal Class running our Government. Some think its because of low information voters but I firmly believe many if not now a true majority of voters heads are filled with bad information, lies, lies, lies, and more lies indoctrinated and drummed in over many Decades and reinforced by a totally corrupt and criminal Media/Press and Education Department at all levels.

    • cabensg

      Exactly and the people we elected were not immune to the indoctrination.

  • d1comment

    The gun buyers are not buying out of fear…they are preparing.

    • TimeForAnarchy

      Yes, we are. A day may soon come where we make Lexington and Concord look like walks in the park. I hope not, but if pushed too ar, I will.

  • jrt1031

    well thats the first step…. getting the left to see what a monster their party has created

  • Pat is one of the last true Democrats. Much respect for him and he’s right on the money.

    • lobotrojan

      Yes. I think Pat has two “failings” that disqualify him from the present democrat (R.I.N.Os. also) party:1. he has a conscience and 2. he has Judeo- Christian code that won’t allow him to be the type of craven anti- Americian hooligan that many of his colleagues on the left have become.

  • Ray

    Pat Caddell does seem to care about this country. I am not sure why he has remained a democrat. I sat across the table from a man who is a democrat and is happy that they won all branches of state government here in MN. Yet, he is angered that Obama has the gall to even suggest that he would issue an ban on our right to own any type of arms. He believes in the constitution. He even suggested I visit Rand Paul’s organization.
    The left in this country are going to be surprised about what is going to happen in the country, and, I fear, it will be quite soon. I dread the huge loss of blood that will be running in the streets if this keeps up.

    • deTocqueville1

      Indeed they are.

  • deTocqueville1

    This is superb. Does anyone wonder why the RINOs are not making the case?

    • louisiana_mom

      Because the Democrats and Republicans are the same party under different names… That’s why they both hate the Tea Party. The Tea Party members do not march to the same drum as the rest of Washington.

  • white531

    All of the conversations about this situation we find ourselves in at this time, are somewhat amusing. I mean seriously, what did you think he had in mind?

    This was a plan he laid out a long time ago, in Chicago. Everything this man ever did, was preceded by a warning. A warning we never paid attention to.

    And now you have the end product, of what you never paid attention to.

    You have a Communist for your President. Because he is a Communist, he ignores the Constitution, he ignores Congress, and he runs the government, by using Executive Orders.

    That, my friends, is the definition of a Dictator.

  • If Obama really issues an Executive Order outlawing assault rifles, we will have that explosion Caddell is warning about. Obama really doesn’t understand what his far-left views are going to unleash on this country. But if he decides to summarily disarm the American public, in direct violation of what’s left of the Constitution, then something is going to give, and it certainly will NOT be the American people.

  • aZjimbo

    Pat has always critisized both the left and the right and seemed the voice of reason. Explosion? Maybe worse.

  • Jaels_Song

    Our 2nd Amendment rights were given to us by our Founding Fathers. Men, who would -at the least- would round these current politicians up to tar, feather and place in stocks. It is the blood of Patriots who have secured our freedoms. Not one bit of freedom we ever benefit from was ever free, it cost tens and thousands of American Patriot lives. I will not allow this fraud in the WH to rape and rob anymore of my rights. He has gotten away with his lawlessness in and out of America and is situating the whole Middle East to explode in war.

    Do we only fight and die for other nations freedoms? Maybe it is time we fight –in many different forms–to keep our rights from being stolen. Isn’t America, our heritage, our home worth ten million times more than other peoples countries? I think America is, I believe our future generations will benefit from us as we have benefited from previous generations of Patriots. We The People are being presented with the opportunity to be a part of the highly honored who fought for freedom. God bless America, God Bless my great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren.

    Contact your local Teaparty and offer to help them organize marches and demonstrations. It must begin somewhere…

  • Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el

    In Just 64 Days!!!! SIXTY FOUR DAYS.. We now have the president Which is a disgrace to put the letters p r e s i d e n t anywhere near the man named obama in the first place stating through his nut job vp that “There are executive orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.” to take Americans right to bear arms from them…
    As we read this constant drum beat I hope all have noticed that the U.S. Congress has as in the past been silent on the most important issues such as obama relentless violations of the U.S. Constitution..

    This man obama needs impeachment now or on the 21st of January and as we all know this man could be easily impeached for all the HIGH CRIMES of himself and his administration if the house just had leadership based on the constitutional rule of law and we also know it would never be tried in the senate thus he obama would not be removed as president but action by the house for the people “citizens” is a action that is required by the highest law of the land the U.S. Constitution and must be done to retain the separations of powers – if congress continues its disconnect from the U.S. Constitution obama and congress will be committing a crime worse then treason against the U.S.

    And to be warned by Pravda with such words as “These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one’s self and possessions. For those of us fighting for our traditional rights, the US 2nd Amendment is a rare light in an ever darkening room. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position. In all cases where guns are banned, gun crime continues and often increases. As for maniacs, be it nuts with cars (NYC, Chapel Hill NC), swords (Japan), knives (China) or home made bombs (everywhere), insane people strike. They throw acid (Pakistan, UK), they throw fire bombs (France), they attack. What is worse, is, that the best way to stop a maniac is not psychology or jail or “talking to them”, it is a bullet in the head, that is why they are a maniac, because they are incapable of living in reality or stopping themselves. Americans never give up your guns”

    Our decline as a free people continues its count down to its end but are the citizens of this once great country going to turn a blind eye to its death or are they going to demand it stops now….. My fear is that they will turn a blind eye because not even congress cares enough so why should they…..

  • Jay

    Caddell sounds more and more like a conservative every time I hear him.

  • 2hairs

    Mr. Caddell may say he is a Democrat, but the party is leaving him.

  • 12grace

    I love Pat Caddel, he is a patriot. I don’t know why he stays in the Democratic party now as they have been infiltrated by leftist.

  • bongobear

    I agree with everything Caddell says in this clip. When he mentioned Audie Murphy I wondered how many people in America today actually know anything about Audie Murphy. He was one of the bravest men to ever wear the uniform of the United States Army or any branch of our military. Obama wouldn’t be fit to shine Audie Murphy’s shoes.

    • Lee

      I had a recent discussion with an American friend about Audie Murphy. I told him that he was the most decorated U.S. soldier in WWII and I went to Arlington to visit his humble gravesite to pay my respects. My friend insisted that Audie was a WWI vet. I, as a Canadian, know more about American history than many Americans I know.

      • bongobear

        I’m not surprised. So many people are just engaged in the present and don’t have an interest in our history.
        I will say the last time I was at Audie Murphy’s grave it seemed to be well visited and the path to the viewing spot was worn down. Maybe it’s because it’s so near the Tomb Of The Unknowns.

      • TimeForAnarchy

        You nailed it. Most Americans (especially those that are left-leaning) think history is what happened last Tuesday.

  • mikeinidaho

    I agree with his assesment. I also believe that an uprising of conservative citizens against a tyrannical government is what Obama wants. He is looking to declare martial law and rule by decree as he impoverishes and enslaves everyone who opposes his communist dictatorship. We the People cannot sit idly by while we are stripped of our ability to defend ourselves against a tyrannical administration hell-bent on destroying the Republic.
    God bless and please help We the People as we fight to restore the Republic!

  • SamR

    “Committed” Democrat? He left the Democratic party in 1988.

    But I for one think that righties should absolutely listen to the brains behind Carter’s “malaise” speech AND the New Coke campaign.