Raul Damas, associate director of political affairs at the White House, has been on the phone directly to Republican county chairmen to arrange local speeches by active duty military personnel to talk about their experiences in Iraq. To some Republican members, this unusual venture connotes a desire to go directly to the people to sell the president’s position without having to deal with members of Congress.
I’m not even going to question the legality of this, since legality doesn’t matter anymore. Just bringing it to your attention. Part of what I call the “slow coup” that is occurring.