“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Sunday, February 20, 2011
And here is Obama talking the talk two years ago:
And here is the President's new spokesman explaing it all explaing how serious Obama really is: