As President Barack Obama’s White House days run out, it’s time for his obsequious courtiers in the liberal media to announce his glorious “legacy.”
On Dec. 7, CNN devoted a two-hour prime-time special to the Obama legacy. It was hosted by Fareed Zakaria, a journalist whom Obama had invited to the White House so he could soak in Zakaria’s wisdom and expertise — in other words, so he could flatter a journalist into giving him softball coverage.
Just as it began nine years ago, Zakaria started by celebrating the president’s race, the gauzy references to Kenya and Kansas fusing into one glorious body. Forget what Obama did. The first legacy was simply who he represented.
And for that he’d been victimized. In CNN’s eyes, Obama’s central crisis was the “fierce, unrelenting opposition” of Republicans and their latent racism. Obama’s former senior adviser David Axelrod claimed, “It’s indisputable that there was a ferocity to the opposition and a lack of respect to him that was a function of race.” CNN pundit Van Jones agreed, saying, “I can’t name one thing that this Congress supported this president on in eight years!” The left never had the intellectual nuance (or the political decency) to acknowledge that one could oppose Obama because he’s a socialist. Period.