Speaking of authoritarians, let's have a questionnaire. As this is from 2008 onward, I expect you to score well.
Who said, "I won. Deal with it?"
Whose major legislative accomplishment was "passed" by reconciliation and rammed through Congress and signed without a single Republican vote? How did this major social-changing legislation differ from the votes on previous major programs such as Social Security and Medicare?
Who mocks every criticism of his administration (IRS targeting of the Tea Party, Benghazi, etc.) as a phony scandal attempting to dethrone an emperor above the fray?
Who found fit to use his 2010 State of the Union Address to mock Supreme Court justices (Citizens United) and laugh at the divisions of power amongst the branches of govt?
Who has picked and chosen which laws to enforce and at what times to do so? There was no defense of DOMA despite a constitutional obligation to do so. He is selectively choosing which aspects of his own signature legislation to enforce and which to delay. There has been a delay in enforcement of the employer mandate amongst other selections. From where comes this authority?
Whose NSA snooping programs, both on domestic and foreign foes, make GW Bush look like a choir boy? And where is the media outrage, even if feigned?
The authoritarian is staring you in the face. It's not apparent you recognize him.
mat catastrophe writes:
"But for a lot of people, it was only after the black guy became President that this became an issue."
Breaking out the race card on your first post on the thread? Not a record for you, I'm sure.
Maybe if "the black guy" had an ounce of honesty and didn't trot out his hand-maidens to attribute the Benghazi attack/ambassador assassination to third-rate movies or perpetually parrot, "If you want to keep your current health insurance plan, you can" fictions, he'd be a bit more respected - in spite of disagreements with him on a policy level.
Is this article what you find in the textbook when you look up "stream-of-consciousness writing?"
Since the censors on this site didn't like my earlier post regarding the connection between Music Farm and shootings involving their clientele, and chose to delete it, here are the links to the actual news stories. Read them and weep:
anonymous843, FYI, your info. is wrong:
from the Post and Courier:
>>Around 3 a.m. after “a night of alcohol consumption, marijuana smoking, and revelry” at the party, Fisher, who was leaving, took a shuttle provided by the party back to his car, the suit’s complaint documents state.
Meanwhile, Froehlich and his friends were leaving the party. He crossed the southbound lanes of Folly Road and was standing on the double yellow line and the northbound turning lane when Fisher hit him with his car, the suit claims.>“We feel we have enough facts from our investigation at this point to know basically what he was doing at the party and how he drove after the party, which resulted in the death of Beau Froehlich,” McKnight said.
Fisher was served alcohol while he was intoxicated and was served “to the point he was too intoxicated to drive,” the complaint states, also claiming the party’s management allowed him to smoke marijuana during the event.
Fisher should not have been allowed to leave the party at his level of intoxication, according to the suit.
“There were obviously multiple problems with the party that we have addressed specifically in our complaint,” McKnight said.
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