DC Exclusives - Pat Buchanan: 'This Is Not Watergate Or Iran Contra'Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:09
DC Exclusives - Pat Buchanan: 'This Is Not Watergate Or Iran Contra'
May 21, 2013
A week ago, I noted that Republicans and Democrats seemed to be agreeing on a scandal narrative which says President Obama isn’t evil, but instead, incompetent. (Or, as I wrote, ”Obama isn’t a bad guy, he’s merely out of the loop…He is ‘President Passerby,’as Dana Milbank calls him.”)
Unless or until evidence is produced directly linking the president to the scandals, this is a mutually beneficial arrangement. By conceding incompetence, Democrats take a hit, but not a fatal blow. Meanwhile, Republicans can responsibly advance this story, without overreaching, as they’re wont to do.