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Obama, Bush and the Limits of Power

August 13, 2009
Anthony Gregory
8/13/2009

c4lIt should now be beyond dispute that the Obama administration represents a continuation, solidification and expansion of the Bush legacy, with some minor changes in some areas and a vast acceleration of government growth in others. And yet, as we can joyously witness, the president is running into problems.

The most conspicuous feature of the Bush years was the nearly invincible faith in government power in the realm of national security. So pronounced was this trust in the national security state, war on terror, and U.S. empire, that the opposing Democrats, many of whom dissented from the Iraq war and the worst excesses in executive spying, detention and torture, looked reasonable in comparison. Many conservatives and libertarians even favored the Democrats in the 2006 election in hopes of reining in the profligate and warmongering Republicans.

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  1. August 14, 2009 3:49 pm

    I would like you to join:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ThePoliticalSpinroom

    It may give you some ideas for your blog.

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