How do conservatives square 8 yrs of calling Obama a tyrant while supporting an actual tyrant?

22 May 2018

This is part 33 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for here, and here.

33. How do conservatives square 8 yrs of calling Obama a “tyrant” while supporting an actual tyrant?

Obama was not a tyrant, but I understand why many people considered him one; he did tend to rule by executive order. Actually, he abused them. If he couldn’t get something done through Congress, the way he was supposed to, he got it done through the bureaucracies (EPA regulations), executive orders, or abuse of governmental powers (Tea Party targeting by IRS). He did have a reputation for being a bit dictatorial.

Trump has not exhibited anything different that Obama. He’s simply using the same executive order process, but he’s undoing the damage done by his predecessor. He’s also working to get the bureaucracies, such as the EPA, back under control. Congress is supposed to make law, not bureaucracies. And he’s also working to get politics out of certain governmental organizations.

I don’t see tyrant when I see Trump. Not any more than I saw tyrant in Obama.

Tagged: Barack Obama Donald Trump government

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