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Senate Democrats Just Took Us a Step
Closer to the Imperial Presidency

Daily Beast, by David Frum

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/3/2013 4:51:12 AM

Why would the Democrats, who never seem to stop worrying about overweening presidential control, roll back the filibuster—and hand their own power to Obama? They’ll be sorry, and soon. I’m one of those neocons you used to hear so much about. I want a powerful presidency, able to project American power effectively. My bias is that Congress tends to be parochial, irresponsible, and self-interested. Worse, it’s dangerously easy for Congress to be captured by a minority of a minority of a minority: the Tea Party of today; the ultra-liberal Democrats of the mid-1970s. Under the theory of the Constitution, Congress

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/3/2013 7:58:27 AM     (No. 9637886)

He worries about the Tea Party capturing Congress.

All the Tea Party wants to do is make Congress act according to the Constitution.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/3/2013 8:13:40 AM     (No. 9637922)

Frumster in the dumpster. He´s a neo-con all right. A leftwing warmonger.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/3/2013 9:48:23 AM     (No. 9638087)

Someone with patience, please explain to David Frum, that what he calls the "moderate liberals" of today are not moderate, they are far Leftists. Does he really not see this?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/3/2013 11:21:11 AM     (No. 9638299)

Cueing the salon moderates in 3.....2......1.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/3/2013 11:46:37 AM     (No. 9638348)

Obama and the Dem leadership are all fellow travelers and probably are financed by the same person/people. Hence the lack of reaction to recess appointments when the Senate was in session.

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