Anyway, Mark called Trump an authoritarian. Mark has also mocked those who were concerned about Obama's encroachment on freedom and liberty. Let's compare.
Please let me know what Trump has done that is in the manner of an authoritarian leader. I'm not saying he hasn't, I just don't know of any legislation or executive orders that compromise the liberties and freedoms of American citizens. Just saying he doesn't support the policies of liberal Democrats doesn't count.
Obama? Here are a few:
- The HHS mandate, otherwise known as 'to hell with religious conscience, I want free contraceptives.' A major step backwards for religious freedom in America.
- Supporting the persecution of business owners and government workers who don't jump on the gay marriage bandwagon. Again, a major step in the eradication of the right to not be liberal in America.
- Threatening to pull government funding from schools over the Transgender bathroom access issue. With no appeal to legislative process or the US Congress, Obama once again took pen and phone in hand, declared the moral absolute, and moved to use his power as executive to threaten the funding of or children's education if schools failed to conform to liberal morality. The best example of authoritarian thinking: he declares a moral absolute, then circumventing the legislative process, threatens the educational well being of our children if we don't comply.
But only a fool would call Trump an authoritarian and yet turn on a dime and mock those who saw the same in Obama. A fool, or a partisan. A partisan fool, of course, as good as always.