Obama “the most Left-leaning President ever elected”?
Is Obama really the most liberal President ever? Not really.
I was reading this round up of tax cut deal opinions by Ed Morrisey, and came across this line, which absolutely made me laugh.
Obama, the most Left-leaning President ever elected, just endorsed the Bush tax rates for another two years
Obama’s the most “the most Left-leaning President ever elected”? Seriously? This is the guy who, since he took office, has slashed taxes, enacted the Republican plan for health care reform (at least, it was the Republican plan until Obama began to champion it), authorized the assassination of American citizens, continued the practices of torture and rendition, doubled down in Afghanistan, bailed out big corporations, and embraced the international jihad against Wikileaks.
Good lord, Obama’s further to the right of Reagan and Nixon. The former pushed for amnesty for illegals and embraced tax increases to help control deficits while the latter put forth the EPA, Clean Air Act, negotiation with China, etc. In the meantime, Obama kicked Cap and Trade and the Dream Act to the curb on its priority list upon taking office, “ObamaCare” is a much more conservative proposal than Nixon’s universal health care proposal was, and we seem to be gearing up to at least a limited military conflict with Iran.
Seeing Obama as “Left-leaning” just shows how far to the right the political consensus has moved in the past two decades.