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  •  if there's an autocracy it's not Obama (5+ / 0-)

    and his executive orders, past or future, that constitutes it.  It's the billionaires who even Dick Durbin admits own the Senate.

    There are some things that are unforgivable. Your willingness to play political games while people suffer and die is one of them--Onomastic

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 03:03:26 PM PST

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    •  Autocracy (3+ / 0-)
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      mrkvica, elwior, fuzzyguy

      is not the same as Oligarchy.  Autocracy, at least at first, is much more functional.  Also, it tends to begin with a populist program in order to muster support from the majority of the population, often in opposition to a corrupt and fractious ruling class which has exercised collective control over the state if not individual dominance.

      •  well, the oligarchy is already here (3+ / 0-)
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        and I have a lot worse things to fear right now than a bunch of executive orders on climate change.

        And as far as O. is concerned, he's already said he believes he has the right to order us shot, and Holder has agreed with that. So it's a little late to worry about executive orders regarding climate change mitigation.

        There are some things that are unforgivable. Your willingness to play political games while people suffer and die is one of them--Onomastic

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:02:57 PM PST

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