Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Calling Myself The Best President Ever Would Have Sounded A Little Arrogant

Many conservative blogs have seized on the recent 60 Minutes interview of President Obama by CBS’s Steve Kroft.  The focus of the interview was not the televised version—rather the comment that, as it turned out, was an outtake at the end of the recorded interview.

"As you yourself said, Steve, 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. You know, just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history," Obama said, according to the aforementioned clip that never made it to broadcast.

I get the fact that this megalomaniacal, narcissistic sociopath believes he saved us from a great depression.  I get that this is all part of The Won’s legendary humility, but really…the fourth best president evah?

I am reminded of the 1992 Republican National Convention at which former President Ronald Reagan said, “Well, let me tell you something; I knew Thomas Jefferson. He was a friend of mine and, Governor…You're no Thomas Jefferson!”

Charles Krauthammer offered some sage advice for Captain Humility:  “When a Roman conquering general returned and had a triumphal procession in Rome, with the crowds cheering and calling him all kinds of godly names, there was a courtier in the back of the chariot who whispered in his ear, ‘Remember thou art but a mortal.’  Obama ought to hire that guy.  He’s old, but I think he’s still around.”

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