President Obama is being lambasted by some critics for allegedly trivializing his office by making a funny video. An unprecedented low that was particularly inexcusable when ISIS is slaughtering innocents and Russia is menacing the Ukraine? Never would have happened in the good old days, especially not before a US-hating Democrat took the White House?

Well, the passing of Laugh In’s Gary Owens made me remember some relevant history:

And don’t forget that Nixon was running for President at the time and we were at war in Viet Nam.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. He served as a senior policy advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy from 2009 to 2010.