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E.J. Dionne: GOP knows, but won’t admit, Obama is right

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Certain political cliches cry out to join the list of the biggest lies in the world. Today’s candidate: Partisan politics stops at the water’s edge. The sentiment was first voiced by Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Michigan Republican who became chair of the Foreign Relations Committee in 1947. Vandenberg was for real, providing enthusiastic support for President Harry Truman’s Cold War policies. But it’s time to admit that the immediate postwar period was a one-off in ...


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