Democrats: Fearing Presidential Power
Glenn Greenwald looks at the power of the presidency and fears Democrats have now that the presidency belongs to another party. He reminds us the Democrats gave the presidency much of that power:
"Blinded by the belief that Obama was too benevolent and benign to abuse his office, and drowning in partisan loyalties at the expense of political principles, Democrats consecrated this framework with their acquiescence and, often, their explicit approval. This is the unrestrained set of powers Trump will inherit. The president-elect frightens them, so they are now alarmed. But if they want to know whom to blame, they should look in the mirror."
As I wrote before, and as Goldwater said, "When you give the government the power to give you everything you want, you also give it the power to take it all away". Democrats are finally figuring that out.