Perhaps it's too aggressive to say such a thing.
I'll tone it down and just flaunt my gun at a presidential event.
But after all, the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, and Obama - who can never escape the scrutinizing, scandal hunting media - will never be capable of the sort of surreptitious ascendancy that unlocks the door for a true tyrant.
There are tyrants though.
Rupert Murdoch may have never had the coronation, but he has certainly obtained the power of a tyrant.
We act so bemused at this idea that he may be more powerful indeed, than anyone else alive. We sigh as if it is some allegorical musing, while our country is usurped in the most banal of dystopian ways: through media control.
Rupert Murdoch is a sick child, torturing ants with a magnifying glass.
We are the ants, or the people watching the ants, and suffering the wouldn't-believe-it-if-it-were-a-movie-plot ramifications of his particular perversion.
When do we get to vote on that?
Screw health care reform. this circus that never even considered the single-payer option was totally manufactured by people with broadcasting rights.
We picked the wrong place to start.
Health care on the back burner.
I want Murdoch's Passport, his assets and most importantly, his broadcasting permit.
(Y'all wanted the title changed before, it seems, anyone read this far, but I'd add that I consider this man a mass-murderer who sold the Iraq war as an experiment for shTTs and giggles.
All war is a civil war.)