Glenn Greenwald: Trump will have vast powers. He can thank Democrats for them.

This is exactly correct. Supposed “liberals” and “progressives” (at least many of them) sold out the last vestiges of “liberalism” with President Obama. In many ways “liberals” and “progressives” within the Democratic Party just devolved into authoritarians. They allowed Obama to run roughshod over the Constitution and to expand the power of the Executive Branch because, well, Obama was your guy.

You were hoodwinked. And the thing is many of you (but not all) were willfully hoodwinked.

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Obama’s corporatist legacy

Carney lets Obama off too easy here. Not only does Obama leave a corporatist legacy, Obama is himself a corporatist, or more specifically and we’d say more accurately a crony capitalist. Obama used government both passively and actively to enrich his friends (and ultimately himself). The president also sought unceasingly to further entwine business and government so that crony fruit could be plucked by allies in the future. He gave away much to pharma and the health complex in Obamacare.

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Fore! More Years? No Thanks: Obama golfed 333 times, most since Ike

 

I love golf. I even listened to a tournament the other day on the radio in the car. Think about that. Golf on the radio. So I have absolutely no issue with the sport per se. And I don’t have an issue with the president playing regularly. That he golfs is one of the few things I can say I like about the guy. But golfing almost once a week for 8 years while being president of the United States?

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If You’re Freaking Out Over Donald Trump’s Presidential Powers, Thank a “Liberal”!

The term “liberal” should always be in quotes when talking about modern statists of the generally Left oriented type so we added them to the above headline.

And yes, like Nick Gillespie we have little pity for the throngs of “liberals” who are now worried about the power Donald Trump will soon wield. You wanted a powerful presidency. You cheered Obama using the “pen and phone.” You wanted “something to get done” even if it was via executive decree.

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On the Dawn of Trump

The “Left” has had its fit. It’s fearful freakout that the redneck barbarians have indeed, and finally breached the walls. My God, the Obama “dream” is dead and these bastards are going to pound it into the mud! Obama will be an asterisk president. 2 terms sure. First black president sure. But failed. A failed, 2 term president.

And what has induced the freakout primarily is that there is the very real possibility that even history books will record the first black president,

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How States Could Restrict Use of Food Stamps in Trump Era

There are 3 very important things to keep in mind when it comes to discussing food stamps.

1.Life can be very hard. There is such a thing as bad luck. This is particularly true for children. In this country a child should not be hungry. How this hunger is mitigated is open for debate and food stamps are almost assuredly not the best choice for solving this problem. However, again, no child should be hungry in this country.

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‘I don’t think she was treated fairly during the election’: Obama hits out at media for ‘troubling coverage’ of Clinton and its ‘obsession’ with leaked Podesta and DNC emails

I accept that Mr. Obama and I do not see the world the same way. But there are times when the President ventures into the ludicrous and this is one of those times.

The media in pretty much every way was in the tank for Hillary Clinton this election. Aside from FOX News, all the major broadcasters were practically ongoing infomercials for the former Secretary of State this year. Even accounting for Obama’s pro-Democrat bias how can he possibly say that the media was too tough on Hillary Clinton with a straight face?

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