Jim Clyburn Warns on Fox News Digital America Will ‘Repeat What Happened in Germany’ in the 1930s if GOP Wins
MSNBC’s Beschloss: GOP Midterm Victory Will Bring ‘Brutal Authoritarian System,’ Our Children Will Be Arrested, Killed
Beschloss said,“A historian 50 years from now, if historians are allowed to write in this country and if there are still free publishing houses and a free press, which I’m not certain of. But if that is true, a historian will say, what was at stake tonight and this week was the fact whether we will be a democracy in the future, whether our children will be arrested and conceivably killed. We’re on the edge of a brutal authoritarian system, and it could be a week away.”
When historians get hysterical
Take this embarrassing exchange between “historian” Michael Beschloss and radio host Don Imus soon after Obama’s 2008 election:
Beschloss: “This is a guy [Obama] whose IQ is off the charts.”
Imus: “Well, what is his IQ?”
Imus: “What is his IQ?”
Beschloss: “Uh, I would say it’s probably — he’s probably the smartest guy ever to become president.”
On what actual evidence did “historian” Beschloss base his assertion? The SAT scores Obama refused to release? The college transcripts he also kept private? Any existing IQ scores he withheld?
Despite a lack of evidence, a “historian” declared Obama smarter than George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton.
True, this was just a casual radio conversation. But it sounded more the opinion of an uninformed, star-struck teenybobber than a world-class, impartial historian.
It would be as if the Noble Peace Prize had been awarded to a just-elected Obama in the hope he would make “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” (Oh, wait — that actually happened.)