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    and they want to protect themselves from a Tahrir Square situation here by giving the president the power to use the military to detain protesters.

    The conundrum you raise is only a conundrum if you actually believe that the Republicans and Obama are deadly enemies. In fact, they need each other: the Republicans need a scary, evil "Kenyan socialist Mooslim" in the WH to rouse their base, and Obama needs Republicans to provide an extremist foil for his Wall Street-friendly policies. He's much, much happier working with Republicans than he is working with Democrats--in his very first dealings with Congress as president, the stimulus bill, he spent a lot of time compromising with conservative Democrats and Republicans.

    This bill is a bipartisan bill. The Republicans are not scared he will use these powers to hurt them. They know these powers will be used against those who would challenge their own power and position.

    Power is rarely used against the powerful. It's almost always used against the powerless.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 04:35:05 PM PST

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