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Editorial: History can come back to bite those who presume too much

 

December 6, 2016



President Barack Obama won’t explicitly say that Donald Trump is on the wrong side of history, but surely he believes it.

The president basically thinks anyone who gets in his way is transgressing the larger forces of history with a capital “H.”

In 2008, he declared John McCain “on the wrong side of history right now” (the “right now” was a generous touch -- allowing for the possibility that McCain might get right with History at some future date).

Obama has returned to this phrase and argument obsessively. It is deeply embedded in his, and the larger progressive, mind &nd...



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