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Willie, even if you agree only a little with what Cosby said, how on earth can you defend Obama and so much of the Democratic party? And you DO defend them, you know it and so does every other regular on this thread. I know you're a Democrat and a liberal, I understand that. But you are ALSO an absolutely brilliant man, one of the smartest people I've ever met online or offline, AND you have common sense.
There is no doubt, NO doubt whatsoever, that Obama is using that bully pulpit, and every other means at his disposal, to increase government control over the lives of ordinary Americans, and to encourage Americans to rely on the government to look after even the most mundane details of their lives. With your knowledge of law and of history, you know very well that this is COMPLETELY opposite to one of the most important ideas on which this country was founded: that the government is to have limited power, it is NOT to interfere in people's lives, and that most people are not only capable of looking after themselves, but prefer to do so.
Willie, HOW can you defend Obama, and I'd also like to know, WHY are you doing it?
"Obama is...increas[ing] government control over the lives of ordinary Americans, and to encourage Americans to rely on the government to look after even the most mundane details of their lives".
I do not believe what you are saying is true, any more than I believed Bush was 'tearing up the Constitution' in going to war in Iraq or in prosecuting the war on terror or any of the other things that some people who opposed him bleated.
It's really simple. If I was scornful of false and ridiculous criticism of a President I didn't vote for either time, why would I not be scornful of the same sort of absurdities when they're hurled at one I did vote for?
No doubt? Hardly.