August 6, 2014

ROSS DOUTHAT ON OBAMA AND PRESIDENTIAL UNILATERALISM: “Imagine George W. Bush directing the IRS to add private accounts to Social Security after Congressional Democrats rejected entitlement reform.” The press would have treated it like the second coming of Hitler. If Obama unilaterally grants amnesty, the press will treat it like the second coming of FDR.

Just remember that FDR put a bunch of people behind barbed wire unilaterally, and they cheered that, too.