Ex-Presidents and Class

Just about the entire Democratic Party is lining up to dump on Obama at the moment, including former President Jimmy Carter, who is obviously relieved that he’s no longer everyone’s go-to model for the worst president in modern memory.  But he’s taking no chances.  So he said recently about Obama’s Middle East policy:

First of all we waited too long.  We let the Islamic State build up money, capability, and strength and weapons while it was still in Syria. . . [And] you have to have somebody on the ground to direct our missiles and to be sure you have the right target.

Jimmy forgot to mention that those “boots on the ground” would be well advised not to land there in collapsible copters.

Meanwhile, George W. Bush, reviled by the left as the worst president in living memory, said this when asked by Fox News about Obama’s performance:

I understand how tough the job is, and to have a former president bloviating and second-guessing is, I don’t think, good for the presidency or the country.

Say what you will about George W.—the man has class.

Anyone want to take a wager that Obama will follow this example when he becomes an ex-president?

I didn’t think so.


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