Jonah Goldberg points out that nobody needs to find a specific order in Barack Obama’s handwriting. He has made it very clear, time again, that anyone daring to oppose his policies or himself is beyond the pale.
Obamaâ€™s culpability in all of this isnâ€™t restricted merely to his sins of omission. Throughout his presidency, Obama has set a very clear tone.
Heâ€™s made it clear that people who disagree with him are fevered, illegitimate, weird, creepy, dangerous, stupid, confused, ignorant, or some other adjective you might assign to a revamped version of the Seven Dwarfs. Heâ€™s explained that he doesnâ€™t mind â€œcleaning up afterâ€ Republicans but he doesnâ€™t want to hear â€œa lot of talkingâ€ from them. The time for democratic debate is always behind us with an administration that began with the mission not to let a crisis go to waste, for as Obama said in his second inaugural address, â€œProgress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time.â€
Moreover, President Obama often insists we live in a country where the â€œgovernment is us,â€ where thereâ€™s no need to fear tyranny â€œaround the cornerâ€ because we could never be tyrannical against ourselves.