Leftwingers Still Haunted By Ronald Reagan
I've often thought that the IDEAL Republican candidate would be a Ronald Reagan clone. Yes, if we could clone Ronald Reagan the GOP would have the perfect candidate. However, in a strange way, Ronald Reagan is back haunting the left again. This happened when Barack Obama recently mentioned that Ronald Reagan was a very successful president. However, to even say this obvious fact in passing is considered HERESY by the Left. Despite public gestures of pretending to "respect" Reagan, they really hated him because of the way he completely transformed this country. We have seen examples of the liberal media being flustered by the public's admiriation for Reagan. One instance was Tom Brokaw grumbling about the massive public turnout for Reagan's funeral which made him whine about the coverage of it was "overdone." Yeah, Tom, it must have killed you to see endless crowds of people lined up to pay their respects to Ronald Reagan lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda. Brokaw probably also blew a fuse over the fire engines over the highway leading to Reagan's Simi Valley resting place with their ladders extended in salute to the Gipper. Also of note was the depressed look of Matt Lauer when he had to announce, reluctantly, that Ronald Reagan was voted the Greatest American on his special show devoted to that topic. Sorry for ruining your day, Matt. And now we have the Left in an uproar over Obama's offhand remarks as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Lie of the day: 'Obama simply thinks Reagan was a uniter; not that he was successful'." So let us now watch the DUmmies remain haunted by the ghost of the Gipper in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, happy that Reagan is still riling them, is in the [brackets]
Lie of the day: "Obama simply thinks Reagan was a uniter; not that he was successful"
[Obama has committed a Thought Crime!]
I have heard some Obama supporters warn other readers to be careful and not jump into conclusions, as Obama was simply trying to bring up the fact that Reagan was a uniter. They talk about the mood of the nation, unity, and other abstractions in an attempt to muddy the waters in regards of Obama's feelings about Reagan. But here is what Obama told Meet The Press in a 2006 interview, via Talking Points Memo. Unless Obama inexplicably changed his mind about Reagan within the past year, his position stands:
[The People's Court will now place before the jury evidence of Obama's Thought Crime.]
"But I think, when I think about great presidents, I think about those who transform how we think about ourselves as a country in fundamental ways...And, you know, there are circumstances in which, I would argue, Ronald Reagan was a very successful president, even though I did not agree with him on many issues, partly because at the end of his presidency, people, I think, said, 'You know what? We can regain our greatness. Individual responsibility and personal responsibility are important.' And they transformed the culture and not simply promoted one or two particular issues."
[GASP! Obama just brought a frown to Tom Brokaw's face.]
Note that even though Obama says he disagrees with many of Reagan's issues, this disagreement is not enough to make him anything less than a very successful president".
[Agggggghhhhh!!! Must NOT give credit to Reagan for being successful! And now on to the other DUmmies...]
Yeah a "successful president." AND he used "personal responsibility." scuse me while I puke.
[And admission that Ronald Reagan was successful still makes the Left sick.]
I'm arguing the exact opposite, that he was a very successful president. And that is impossible to deny.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
Did he get elected twice? Did he get most of his policies pushed through for good or ill, that is what some would call successful.
[Your tombstoning ceremony will commence IMMEDIATELY.]
What was Reagan's Approval rating when he left?
Remember there were very few computers in homes. And little independent discours to challeng what the vote, or newspapers claim!
[Yeah, we were all just a bunch of mind-numbed robots blindly following the Gipper.]
Bingo! Things would have been a lot different if there had been computers in people's homes.
[LOL! So Mondull would have won in '84 if ONLY we had computers back then.]
I have a more disgusting statistic for you... As of just last year, 16% of Americans view Reagan as the "Greatest President in History". That's second only to Lincoln at 18%. I can only hope that they're rating him on "influence".
[I have even more depressing news for you. Ronald Reagan was voted as the Greatest American by the public on a show of that name. It was enough to put a gloomy look on the show's host, Matt Lauer.]
I just can't even think straight when I think of reagan and that American's voted for that pos. I am usually very careful with my spelling, syntax and grammar...but right now all I can think of is how much I hate Reagan.
[Is that you, Tom Brokaw?]