President Obama is clearly comfortable with bullies. As we pointed out this week, it appears that comic bully Louis C.K. has visited the White House; so will Trig Palin birther Andrew Sullivan. President Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, used to send dead fish to political opponents. Obama’s administration consistently leverages those who disagree with him, including, most recently, the state of Texas for cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood – and, of course, the Catholic Church. During the budget crisis of 2011, Obama warned that if an agreement was no reached, both Social Security recipients and the military could stop receiving their checks. “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said during the 2008 campaign. He’s certainly lived up to his word.

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