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A Crisis of Authority
Wall Street Jounal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:BamaMan, 5/20/2013 4:16:03 PM

Democracy is in peril: That is an emerging theme of the liberal left´s response to the Obama scandals. The argument misses the point, no doubt deliberately. What we are witnessing now is not a crisis of democracy but a crisis of authority. The administrative state, in thrall to a decadent cultural elite, has lost the consent of the governed. "After a week of scandal obsession during which the nation´s capital and the media virtually ignored the problems most voters care about--jobs, incomes, growth, opportunity, education--it´s worth asking if there is something especially flawed about our democracy,"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BamaMan, 5/20/2013 4:48:00 PM     (No. 9336522)

FTA: "If the White House´s conduct turns out to be unimpeachable, then it is something far worse: a sign that the government itself has become a threat to the Constitution."


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Reply 2 - Posted by: LAW428, 5/20/2013 6:49:26 PM     (No. 9336668)

Obama´s Big Government Tornado is ripping across America doing more damage than anyone ever thought possible to the greatest country in the world. How´s all that Hope and Change sounding now?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FormerDem, 5/20/2013 10:58:29 PM     (No. 9336973)

EJ Dionne quoted in the article: "They could begin by pondering what an unemployed 28-year-old makes of a ruling elite that expends so much energy feuding over how bureaucrats rewrote a set of talking points." Well I think what he makes of it is that he may be unemployed but that´s better than being an ambassador.

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