Jennifer Rubin says that President Obama did too go around apologizing for America. Don’t remember that? It helps to understand that “apologizing for America” is another way to say “assuring the world that the George W. Bush administration was over.”
Liberals don’t even see that Obama’s excoriating his predecessor is apologizing for this nation, but of course it is. George W. Bush wasn’t acting as a private citizen, and whatever he actions he took were done in the name of the United States.
As Kevin Drum says, “This pretty much mocks itself, doesn’t it? In any case, Jimmy Carter will certainly be glad to hear that conservatives plan to stop criticizing all the actions he took in the name of the United States.”
See also Paul Waldman.