Jon Chait juxtaposes:

[NRO's] Michael Rubin:

Obama abandons Democracy

Obama studiously avoids the word democracy.  Instead, he declared, "That does not lessen my commitment, however, to governments that reflect the will of the people."  Dictators of the world, relax: Stage a spontaneous demonstration to demonstrate popular adulation; don't worrt about those pesky votes.

Barack Obama:

The fourth issue that I will address is democracy.  (Applause.)

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