I believe that you want to 'telescope' history to only show that its possible that a democrat Obama Administration could abuse its authoritative powers, but you show no actual evidence that the Obama Administration has overextended their traditional Presidential powers. You'd be better not to ignore Obama's predecessor, the Bush Administration and its openly aggressive policy to build a national security police state after 9/11. "The John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007 gave the president new powers over the national guard. This means that in a national emergency - which the president now has enhanced powers to declare - he can send Michigan's militia to enforce a state of emergency that he has declared in Oregon, over the objections of the state's governor and its citizens.If you're on the side of the bullies, tolerance to differing points of view isn't necessary.
This president tried to silence his only opposition which he described as having "a big bullhorn". Fortunately, he failed in that attempt. However, liberals would love nothing more than to help him silence his only opposition.
The Attorney General eventually illegally confiscated journalists' and employees' emails and phone calls at Fox. The liberal media barely let out a peep of protest but became silent again.
The IRS targeting Obama's opposition prompted the liberal media to bark but, again, become silent.
An obvious coverup of a terrorist attack on 9/11 has been forgotten and swept under the rug by the liberal watchdogs.
Disillusionment has been the result of past "heroes" ending up being wolves in sheep's clothing.
The wolves in sheep's clothing in high places who have been pulling the wool over our eyes is going about its business of still trying to remain incognito, and the liberal media is the blind sheepdog sound asleep.
Even as Americans were focused on Britney Spears's meltdown and the question of who fathered Anna Nicole's baby, the New York Times editorialised about this shift: "A disturbing recent phenomenon in Washington is that laws that strike to the heart of American democracy have been passed in the dead of night ... Beyond actual insurrection, the president may now use military troops as a domestic police force in response to a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, terrorist attack or any 'other condition'."