Friday, February 24, 2012
On Me and President Obama
I've been accused in certain quarters of judging President Obama too harshly. I personally don't think that that's true. But let's just table that for a minute and allow me to defend the guy. During last night's CNN debate, Newt Gingrich made an absolutely outlandish charge. He said that President Obama was the most dangerous foreign policy President in U.S. history. It was a ridiculous statement and even an armchair historian like me knows that William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Nixon (the man suffered from textbook paranoia, for Christ), and George W. Bush were all FAR more reckless that President Obama. I mean, I know that Mr. Gingrich is prone to rank hyperbole and all but that was exceedingly repugnant, even for him.