President Barack Obama is drawing criticism for a comment he made during a recent interview - but he may not be far off the mark.
During the interview, Obama said, "I would put our legislative and foreign-policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president - with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln - just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history."
Some pundits ridiculed Obama for allegedly describing himself as the fourth-best president in history - and leaving out George Washington. But as the quote shows, that isn't what the president said.
In terms of the change Obama promised to deliver, he does rank high, but for all the wrong reasons.
Obama has put the coal industry on the road to devastation. He rammed through a national health care law that is a disaster already beginning to happen. He has presided over the largest growth in our national debt in history.
It should be noted that two of the presidents he named, Johnson and Franklin Roosevelt, engineered the greatest expansion of government power during the 20th century.
Indeed, Obama's accomplishments, if they can be called that, have been monumental. Add to them he has injected more political selfishness into the legislative process than Americans have seen in some time, and Obama probably has earned a place in history.