Sunday, February 26, 2017

Is Trump *Less* Authoritarian Than Obama?

Some of this is B.S.
Some of it isn't.
It's the second bit that's surprising, obviously.


Blogger Pete Mack said...

McMaster was his third pick. Flynn, his first choice, gave very little sign hope of being "pro-freedom." And I'm not convinced that 'letting the generals general' is all that much evidence one way or the other. Anyone claiming--twice!--that the press is "the enemy of the American people" is not someone I trust to be "pro-freedom." That pretty much trumps everything else. Same with mooring the idea to mobilize the national guard to arrest immigrants. There's a whole lot this guy is pretending didn't happen in order to talk up a few actions he approves of.

12:24 AM  
Anonymous Old Gringo said...

I must have missed the reasonable part of this piece. So Obama is more of an authoritarian than Trump because...why exactly? Because he's a liberal? Trump's rhetoric isn't bad enough to conclude that he's doing serious damage to liberal democracy, according to some. I suppose we're supposed to wait for a constitutional crisis until we're allowed to call this the way we see it, or risk being labeled as "hysterical." I will give Trump credit with McMaster, but we all know by now that Trump is not going to listen to anyone who disagrees with him. So it's not all that reassuring.

10:12 PM  

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