President Obama thinks he’s more conservative than Richard Nixon.
From the second part of the interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News:
O’REILLY – Are you the most liberal President in US History?
PRESIDENT OBAMA – Probably not.
O’REILLY – Probably not?
PRESIDENT OBAMA – Probably not. That’s-that’s fair to say.
O’REILLY [OVERLAP] – Who-who would be?
PRESIDENT OBAMA – You know, the truth of the matter is, is that when you look at some of my policies, um, in a lot of ways, Richard Nixon was more — more liberal than I was. Started the EPA. You know, uh, you know, started, uh, uh, a whole lot of the regulatory state that, uh, has helped make our air and water clean. Um.
O’REILLY – That’s interesting — Nixon — that’s interesting. I thought you were gonna say FDR.
PRESIDENT OBAMA – Well, FDR — Johnson. But I tend not to think about these things in terms of liberal and democrat — or liberal and conservative because at any given time, the question is what does the country need right now?
Of course, every conservative who’s ever talked to a liberal knows that lefties believe they’re just proposing reasonable solutions for what “the country needs right now” while conservatives are lunatic ideologues.
So Obama is at least the fourth most liberal president we’ve had. That’s comforting.
Below is Part II of the O’Reilly-Obama “smack down,” which aired last night. Part One aired during the Super Bowl.
This one is a marked contrast with the first. It’s as if for Sunday’s interview O’Reilly put on display his full fightin’ Irish, and for last night the old sentimental Irishman O’Reilly showed up for a pint with his dear friend O’Bama. Quite a disappointment.