Quote of the day: Rutherford B. Hayes edition
President Obama fumbled a historical anecdote about as completely as one can when he tried to tie our 19th president to backward thinking.
Mark Steyn, as is does so well, looks at the real backward thinking one of the two:
But obviously Rutherford B. Hayes isn’t as “forward-looking” as a 21st-century president who believes in Jimmy Carter malaise, 1970s Eurostatist industrial policy, 1940s British health-care reforms, 1930s New Deal–sized entitlements premised on mid-20th-century birth rates and life expectancy, and all paid for by a budget with more zeroes than anybody’s seen since the Weimar Republic. If that’s not a shoo-in for Mount Rushmore, I don’t know what is.
Sign him up.