The "disaster" of the Affordable Care Act and a perilous deal with Iran call for a total reassessment of Barack Obama's presidency, says Andrew McCarthy, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
"Obamacare is a cataclysmic disaster of probably unknown proportions in our history," McCarthy told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
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"I don't think we've ever had something like this that actually hit what will turn out to be closer to 200 million than 100 million people [losing their insurance] when all is said and done," McCarthy said Tuesday.
"[And] Iran is a major, major challenge for us and the type of challenge that has historically led to war. So, we are in very, very perilous times . . . These threats to us are not something that can be orchestrated away or spun away. They're very real."
McCarthy, author of "Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy," says Americans must begin a "reassessment of everything we thought we knew about" the president.
"A number of us have been making the argument since before he was president that he simply was not an honest guy and that there was a tinge of fraud to here, there, and everywhere in his background, there was fraud in the way he was conducting the government," McCarthy said.
"But I don't think it came home to roost, to borrow a term from Jeremiah Wright, until very recently," he said.
"[Obama] really has eroded the boundaries between the branches that were really the firmament of American liberty and American constitutional governance, and it's going to take a long time to recover that, if we can."
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