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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:50 AM

14. Maybe, just maybe, Obama could have blocked such memes from developing if he would have not

 

blocked the Administration's granting of de facto immunity to Republican war criminals at the beginning of his first term.

If you remember, Cheney even went on television and happily admitted that he participated in the approval of water torture in the name of the United States.

None of the Republicans fear President Obama, the application of the law, or logic. They have seen for four years that criminal acts can be engaged in by Republicans and they can openly mock President Obama without any serious consequences.

There is even a phrase for describing the de facto immunity of Republican criminals: "It's OK if you're a Republican." Rachel Maddow and others have sometimes described the de facto phenomenon as IOKIYAR.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x1251844

Only now, with the passage of four years, have the Republicans even lost elections in sufficient numbers to make somewhat of a difference.

Yet, they still don't fear President Obama, the application of the law, or logic. If President Obama's inaction (including refraining from even using harsh words except during election season) is not a contributing cause of that, why not?

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