Past performance is no guarantee of future results:
We’re seen too often as the bad guys. And he – he has a very different job from – Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is ‘we are above that now.’ We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial. We stand for something – I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.
— Evan Thomas, then an editor at Newsweek, on Chris Matthews’ Hardball on MSNBC, June 5th, 2009.
If President Obama, I was really struck by what he said that, you know, all politicians are just worrying about the next election and not the next generation. Huge act of hypocrisy on his part. If he really believed that, he would get off his duff and start talking to the other side, talk more to Congressmen, actually be a president, not just sit back, and he would be honest with the American people about the hard things you actually have to do to protect future generations. He’s been completely dishonest about that.
— Evan Thomas, now with the Politico, on PBS’s Inside Washington, yesterday.
(Wait ’til Evan finds out what else Obama’s been dishonest about.)