“As a creature of the modern university”, writes Scott Johnson, Barack Obama is “an amazingly shallow man.” Mr. Johnson has been writing of Obama’s historical ignorance (Anti-terror oops, The Kennedy-Khrushchev conference for dummies, and Obama veers into the Daily Ditch) for some time, but apparently yesterday’s interview with a Texas local broadcast reporter has induced Mr. Johnson to remind us of this President’s lack of appreciation for history. Mr. Johnson writes,
Obama's historical ignorance could be a full time beat for somebody who does this work for a living, and it tells us something truly important about Barack Obama. His ignorance is as broad as it is deep. Not that you couldn't deduce that on your own from his performance on the job.
The President argued that “Texas has always been a pretty Republican state, for, you know, historic reasons.” Huh? For most of its history Texas has been a solid Democrat state. On second thought, maybe Mr. Johnson is being to hard on the President. He may have simply mistaken Texas for the 57th state.
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