At the end of Special Report’s “All-Star” Panel Wednesday (5/2/12), panelist Charles Krauthammer ended with this sentence. “Jimmy Carter is the Republican(s') Herbert Hoover. The Democrats flogged Hoover for 30 years, we’ve got just about a few years left to go after Carter.”
Krauthammer is supposed to be a syndicated columnist. He’s referring to Republicans as “we”? This is at least the second time Republicans are “us” on Fox News lately.
Or, better yet, to what “30 years” is Craphamster referring? Hoover left office in 1933 (and his re-election campaign had been one of the most dictatorial campaigns ever run by the GOP leaders who refused to allow for any concerns about Hoover’s leadership to be raised on the floor) and, while his relationship with FDR was very strained, he was selected by Truman to reorganize the executive departments (a little thing known as the Hoover Commission). Hoover’s image has been hit harder since his death (in 1964) than it ever was during his post-Presidency lifetime (though a lot of the criticism he received was due to his own obstinancy as well as his own inflated self-image; the man actually believed the people who voted him out of office were little more than ingrates).
You gotta admit, the irony would be freakin’ priceless!
Panama Canal treaties
Camp David Accords
Treaty of peace between Egypt and Israel
The SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union
Establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China
Comprehensive energy program conducted by a new Department of Energy
Educational programs under a new Department of Education
Oh, and don’t forget Charlie, in 2002 The Nobel Prize committee, awarded the Peace Prize to him, which everyone at Fox pouted like a spoiled brat over.
More proof that, like comedy and satire, rightwingnuts just don’t get analogy.
In order for Krauthammer’s analogy to work, Carter’s successor would have to be “the Democrats’ FDR”.
He most certainly was not.