Friday, December 23, 2011
Barack Obama: Fourth Greatest President in U.S. History (According to Him)
By Daniel Doherty
No seriously, he said so himself - see it here.
Following his interview with 60 minutes last week, President Obama is now under fire from the right for comments he made implicitly suggesting that he was the fourth-best president in American history. “I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln,” he said. American Crossroads – the Karl Rove-backed organization that famously spends tens of millions of dollars every year helping to elect Republican candidates to federal office – released a crushing new ad on Thursday criticizing the President’s seemingly bold and arrogant assertion. Most devastating of all, perhaps, is how the spot reminds GOP voters that despite his “achievements,” thirteen million Americans can’t find work. Moreover, unemployment has been over eight percent for almost three years. The advertisement, in other words, not only underscores how his economic policies have demonstrably failed, but effectively paints the President as a self-absorbed and out of touch incumbent undeserving of reelection.
Posted by Brett at 2:18 PM