With due respect, your are partially wrong. What Steyn recognizes is that the erection of an autrocratic bureaucracy allows the liberal dream state to move on, regardless of what the politicians are doing and regardless of who they are. This is how totalitarians get away with it - they hide behind the bureau. And the bureau, well, they are just “following orders” or “regulations” etc.
The second more scary point is that all these accountants and other government employees are willing to do the dirty work for the Obama Administration.
The only solution is to clean house. The only way to stop this from continuing is to send the employees who abuse their power to prison. Among employees who abuse their power I include Obama.