Cincinnati’s ex Mayor, Kenneth Blackwell made an appearance on the Daily Show to promote his new book…oh yeah and to call Obama a tyrant who’s going to ruin our country. Even though Blackwell is a Republican he showed a side of him that I found very ugly. His book supposedly paints a picture of Obama that is very hateful.
Ken Blackwell, author of the new book, “Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency,” was on “The Daily Show” last night where Jon Stewart tore to shreds his argument that the Obama administration is tyrannical and unconstitutional.
Stewart pointed out that the level of rhetoric in the book does not match what is actually happening in government, adding that the “tyranny” that Blackwell discusses is actually the constitutional use of executive power to do things that Blackwell and other conservatives don’t like.
Jon called Blackwell out by differentiating between the rhetoric used in the book and what he is actually arguing:
If the debate is “I don’t like your programs,” or “I don’t like the philosophy of the judges you have the right to appoint,” that’s a very different conversation than “You are becoming a tyrant and subverting the constitution,” because that’s a very emotional, loaded statement that’s not seemingly backed up by a tremendous amount of, I guess you’d call them facts.
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