Skip to main content

View Diary: The Imperial Senate (237 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Obama is a hard-nosed politico. (2+ / 0-)

    That is party why I support him. He is no mere orator. However, as much as admire Obama, I also worry about so much power concentrated in one hand. Better Obama than anyone else, but power corrupts. What will he be in eight years with no checks and balances?

    •  exactly. (2+ / 0-)

      I would trust no single person with the kind of power the Congress has just given the president.

      One can easily imagine many circumstances under which he might be tempted to misuse this power.

      For instance, if he feels he's not likely to win a second term (for whatever reason), or if he's having trouble getting his agenda through Congress, he might be tempted to spy on his political opponents to gain information he can use to discredit or silence them. And as history shows us, the list of political opponents usually expands to include innocent people who have nothing to do with it.

      The problem will be that Obama alone will be deciding whether he's using this power responsibly. No one will be looking over his shoulder.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site