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Yes, an autocrat is easy to spot
« on: August 11, 2018, 11:04:05 AM »
Yes, an autocrat is easy to spot
American Thinker, Aug 11, 2018, Jack Hellner

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As if we're not supposed to think of President Trump with such endorsements, given the press's wall-to-wall claims that Trump is a tyrant.  But just in case we're a little clueless, Dionne makes it clear for us that Trump is the guy he's talking about as the New Hitler:  [...]

I'm going to look at another presidency from the early 21st century, that of one Barack Hussein Obama.  Because the path to autocracy is familiar, and we saw it during the eight years of Obama, and pundits such as Dionne supported it every step of the way.  What did he do?  How did he do it?  Allow me to refresh Dionne's memory:

He broke bankruptcy law by rewarding his political supporters, the unions, over secured bondholders whose claims took priority.

He lied continuously to get his precious Obamacare through.

He taxed and regulated as fast as he could to take greater government control.

His IRS targeted political opponents to shut them up.

He weaponized the Justice Department and the Intelligence Community to spy on and otherwise target his political opponents.

He lied continuously to get the Iran deal done.

He repeatedly said he didn't have the authority to change immigration laws and then dictatorially and unconstitutionally did it anyway.

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In summary, Obama tried to usurp power for himself and government as fast as he could. In contrast, Trump is trying to give the power, purse, and freedom back to the people as fast as he can, which is the opposite of what an autocrat, dictator, or fascist ever does.


Read more:  https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/08/yes_an_autocrat_is_easy_to_spot.html
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Re: Yes, an autocrat is easy to spot
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 11:12:59 AM »
In summary, Obama tried to usurp power for himself and government as fast as he could. In contrast, Trump is trying to give the power, purse, and freedom back to the people as fast as he can, which is the opposite of what an autocrat, dictator, or fascist ever does.


That's what I've been saying. Trump wouldn't be seeking to lessen government control if he sought control.



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