Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Quotation Of The Day: Political Labels And Historical Analogies Edition

From Scott Galupo in this post at The American Conservative:
President Obama is not a closet socialist or cunningly patient radical. What he is—or what he fancies himself—is a neo-Whig. The Henry Clay of the 21st century. He never tires of pointing out that the federal government in the 19th century midwifed the transcontinental railroad and land-grant colleges. In the 20th century, it developed a proto-internet and the global positioning system. In the 21st century? Obama dreams of a green-energy revolution. High-speed rail. A smart electrical grid. And more.
Does this mean Obama may actually have been born in the United States and he's not a Kenyan anti-colonialist? More importantly, does this comparison mean that Boehner is Calhoun? If that's the case, who the heck is the corresponding Webster?

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