In the sort of fawning puff piece than now passes for journalism, Obama's toadies at AP have paid him the highest compliment they know how by comparing him to communist dictator Mikhail Gorbachev:
While historic analogies are never perfect, Obama's stark efforts to change the U.S. image abroad are reminiscent of the stunning realignments sought by former Soviet leader Michael Gorbachev.
Comparing Comrade Obama to Gorby may seem a stretch, considering the latter's impressive feat of presiding over the collapse of the Soviet Union. But Chairman Zero has the advantage that he's destroying his own country on purpose.
Slobbering with devotion, AP lists Obama's Gorby-esque accomplishments:
Admitted to Europeans that America deserves at least part of the blame for the world's financial crisis because it did not regulate high-flying and greedy Wall Street gamblers.
Told the Russians he wants to reset relations that fell to Cold War-style levels under his predecessor, George W. Bush.
Asked NATO for more help in the fight in Afghanistan, and, not getting much, did not castigate alliance partners.
Lifted some restrictions on Cuban Americans' travel to their communist homeland and eased rules on sending wages back to families there.
Shook hands with, more than once, and accepted a book from Hugo Chavez, the virulently anti-American leader of oil-rich Venezuela.
Said America's appetite for illegal drugs and its lax control of the flow of guns and cash to Mexico were partly to blame for the drug-lord-inspired violence that is rattling the southern U.S. neighbor.
What a resume. When this nightmare is over, BHO will be well positioned for a career as an international moonbat gadfly — Gorby's current job description.
AP closes this benediction to its messiah by quoting his inspiring duckspeak:
"One of the benefits of my campaign and how I've been trying to operate as president is I don't worry about the politics — I try to figure out what's right in terms of American interests, and on this one I think I'm right."
So thought Gorbachev. But being right is not always politically healthy.
Quick, where'd I put that bucket…
Imagine if the sanctimonious, reflexively treasonous screwballs at AP ran the country. But I'm forgetting: now they effectively do.