The man of whom Biden said, 'make no mistake, he has a big stick', speaks untruths and carries an entourage armed with regulatory tommy guns.
I lived in Chicago for several years and did some business with the City. Chicago's patronage politics - pay to play at every level whether city employee or contractor - has definitely been Obama's model. Given enough time it produces a monolithic power structure that cannot be breeched by outsiders.
If we ever allow the liberals to push us pass this tipping point (2008 - 2010 was a close call) we can kiss the blessings of our constitution and its balance of powers good-bye.