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Obama's cult of personality has turned US into 'a nation of enablers'

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Law professor Jonathan Turley said he's astonished by how passive Americans -- especially Democrats -- have been to President Obama's abuse of executive power, which he said has become so dangerous it's making the U.S. political system unstable.

"I think that we've become a nation of enablers. We are turning a blind eye to a fundamental change in our system. I think many people will come to loathe that they remained silent during this period," Turley, who teaches at George Washington University, told Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Wednesday.

"I'm afraid this is beginning to border on a cult of personality for people on the Left."

This isn't the first time Turley has issued his warning. He told the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 3 that Obama is "becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid."

But Turley's a bit late to the party in noticing the Obama cult of personality that has turned the Democratic Party into a bunch of Soviet-style apparatchiks. It's been apparent from the moment Obama claimed what he called a "historic" Democratic nomination victory in a June 3, 2008, speech in St. Paul, Minn., when he said that "this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our Image as the last, best hope on Earth."

The cult of Obama adoration has since become so unbearable the White House press corps revolted last year, denouncing the government-funded propaganda that puts the president front and center into everything, even celebrations of pivotal historical events such as the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination.

It's gotten to the point where it's moved beyond ridicule into self-parody.

Turley may be astonished by the Democrats' passivity in the face of Obama's abuse of executive power, but I'm not. They've behaved like cowed subjects of a third-world dictator for six years — is it any surprise that he's begun to act like one?

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