This post is written for researchers from the year 2044 who are wondering about the following:
[MEGYN] KELLY: We heard a lot of objections when President Bush expanded the powers of the presidency from the left and from the media. They haven't been raising the same objections now that we have a Democrat in The White House. And you say they do so at their own peril.
[JONATHAN] TURLEY: I'm afraid this is beginning to border on a cult of personality for people on the left. I happen to agree with many of President Obama's policies, but in our system it is often as important how you do something as what you do.
And I think that many people will look back at this period in history and see nothing but confusion as to why people remained so silent when the president asserted these types of unilateral actions.
...Yeah, it's because Barack Obama is black, and a lot of liberals don't want to be called racists for criticizing Barack Obama, because they've been very, very busy accusing conservatives of being racists because we criticize Barack Obama*. Basically, this entire thing is a rather nasty self-reinforcing taboo, primarily manifesting inside a sub-demographic of Western society that quite erroneously prides itself as having no taboos at all.
Oh, trust me: you have no idea how annoying that is.
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines)
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*Who is, by the way, practically the reincarnation of Woodrow Wilson. This is a statement that is both deeply ironic, and not meant as a compliment in any way whatsoever.