Obama's dangerous charge against the GOP

The president of the United States is accusing his democratically-elected opponents of "absolutism,"  [i.e. acting in a tyrannical fashion.] This is  is a remarkable development with potentially profound implications.
Once the president’s opponents have been defined in the American mind as despotically inclined, not susceptible to reason, and unwilling to play by the normal rules of politics, it is only natural that extreme measures are permitted in response. Read more.