Here is the problem with legacy: You'll sacrifice stuff that is not even yours to get it. Take President Obama's Iran deal, when he gave the shirt off his back and ours too. Politico just published a piece detailing how President Obama sugarcoated the prisoner swap with Iran in order to preserve the nuke deal that he so badly wanted. I know, I know. He's no longer president, but neither is Lincoln and I just saw a movie on him, so we are going to talk about it.
So who did President Obama hand over? Guys who gave Iran materials for missiles, who smuggled assault rifles to Iran, who may have scored for Iran thousands of parts for the uranium centrifuges.
And get this: We refer to these guys as businessmen. Maybe so. Using that logic, a serial killer is a businessman too. He is in the business of serial killing. It is funny the White House deceiving us by calling these criminals "businessmen." Probably the first time in history a liberal used that label as a compliment. If you're an American businessman, you're a selfish jerk. But if you sell missiles to Iran, you're a go-getter.
But legacies aren't just selfish, they're dangerous too. Iran knew what President Obama wanted, which prevented him from striking a tough deal. He was like a poker player whose mirrored sunglasses showed everyone his hand. Maybe that's why having a 70-year-old billionaire as a president isn't such a bad thing. Why does he need a legacy? He's got his name on enough things already.