Was Obama a Better President Than Buchanan?


Da Tech Guy weighs them in the balances and finds that, yes, Barack Obama really wasn’t our worst president.

However while Obama’s failures might have lead to civil war Buchanan’s actually did.

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In both cases Obama’s actions and Buchanan’s inaction were consistent with their worldviews.  Buchanan’s sympathy to both Slavery and the south and Obama’s dislike of America and embrace of our enemies made any other result unlikely. Obama suffers because in comparison because of the high expectations the people had of him but Buchanan suffers because unlike Obama he actually had years of experience in both the House and Senate as well as being Secretary of state to an ambassador to both Russia and England.

Read the whole thing.

Those of use who said that a Jimmy-Carter-like presidency was a best-case scenario for Barack Obama were right.

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Back in 2008, it was fashionable in some quarters of the Blogosphere to predict that Obama’s administration would be like Carter’s second term. There were those of us who suggested that might be a best case scenario.

I don’t want to have to tell you I told you so, but as Scott Johnson has noted over at PowerLine there’s a stench reminiscent of Watergate in the political air. Of course, things have evolved. An 18-minute dropout on tape has become 30,000 or so emails, but we’re still facing the same sort of corrupt beasts.