Obama Teaches Republicans Lesson On Presidenting For Dummies

President Obama took a break from his golf game and general tyranny-ing to discuss with NPR the deal to contain Iran's nuclear power program so we could perhaps avoid bombing the crap out of Iran in World War Whatever. It's a deal conservatives started condemning even before there actually was a deal, but that didn't mean they couldn't all agree (except for Bill O'Reilly, wtf?) it was a bad idea because war is so much easier, isn't it?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he would revoke any such deal if he were president, because while Republicans just finished explaining to Iran and the world that the president does not have any authority to make deals, the president certainly has the authority to break them, duh. So President Obama took the opportunity to point out that Gov. Walker is A Idiot:

"It would be a foolish approach to take," Obama said in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, "and perhaps Mr. Walker — after he's taken some time to bone up on foreign policy — will feel the same way."

Walker, let us not forget, not so long ago claimed he knew all about foreign policy and how to defeat our enemies du jour because of his vast experience busting unions, which is how Reagan defeated the Soviet Union, as we all know from our Rush Revere History Books.

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The president also took the opportunity to gratuitously point and laugh at those Republican senators who've been insisting the president has no authority to president, at least when his name is Barack Obama:

"I am confident that any president who gets elected," Obama told Inskeep, "will be knowledgeable enough about foreign policy and knowledgeable enough about the traditions and precedents of presidential power that they won't start calling [into] question the capacity of the executive branch of the United States to enter into agreements with other countries. If that starts being questioned, that's going to be a problem for our friends and that's going to embolden our enemies."

While we do not believe Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to run for president, we're guessing that's a subtle "ahem" to him as well, for all of his busy statement-making and letter-writing to governors and the United Nations about how Obama is president in name only.

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NPR even got in on the fun of mocking Walker, by pointing out that he has already flip-flopped on his refusal to discuss foreign policy and, unrelatedly but hilariously, evolution:

The sharply critical Walker stance is a far cry from his February trip to the United Kingdom, where he declined to weigh in on foreign policy. It's the same trip during which he also chose to punt on whether he believed in evolution.

See? Making fun of Republicans for being dumb is so much fun, even NPR can't resist. We doubt that the president's basic class on how being president works will sink in with any of his conservative critics, especially the 2016 presidential contenders. But then, none of them are actually going to be president, so it probably doesn't matter.



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