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Dumbo Doesn’t Know History

Nor much of anything else, for that matter.

What CBS left on the Sixty Minutes cutting room floor, via Karen, the Lonely Conservative [1]:

[2]PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we’re not done yet. I’ve got five more years of stuff to do. But not only saving this country from a great depression. Not only saving the auto industry. But putting in place a system in which we’re gonna start lowering health care costs and you’re never gonna go bankrupt because you get sick or somebody in your family gets sick. Making sure that we have reformed the financial system, so we never again have taxpayer-funded bailouts, and the system is more stable and secure. Making sure that we’ve got millions of kids out here who are able to go to college because we’ve expanded student loans and made college more affordable. Ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Decimating al Qaeda, including Bin Laden being taken off the field. Restoring America’s respect around the world.

The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we’ve got a lot more work to do. And we’re gonna keep on at it.

[3]Karen’s reax:

Wow! He’s living in La La Land!

Further reax, John Hinderacker, Powerline [4]:

So Obama thinks his record so far-nearly three years, not just two-stacks up favorably against any president with the “possible exceptions” of Lyndon Johnson, FDR, and Abraham Lincoln. The man is simply delusional. This is a game one could play for a long time, but let’s just compare President Obama’s record in his first three years (almost) in office with that of Ronald Reagan over the same time. Reagan inherited a worse crisis than Obama: interest rates and inflation at unprecedented levels; our national defenses in a state of near collapse, with the Soviet Union advancing aggressively around the world; recession, high unemployment and a stratospheric cost of living. His solutions to these problems, of course, were quite different from Obama’s approach. Let’s compare how they did

I quibble with using Obama and think in the same sentence. Obama gray matter, such as it is, simply dose not get much work.

I assume that Obama  a/k/a Dim Won,. a/k/a Dumbo, was referring to Lyndon Johnson and not Andrew   Dumbo selection of L.B.J. as great president is revealing.  Johnson is noted for having fought two war, one the War in Vietnam and two the War on Poverty.   Johns9n lost them both.  It does seem that Dumbo does value nobility of proclaimed intent over actual effectiveness any day.