Saturday, January 29, 2011

Obama, Reagan, and the Truth

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The main-extreme media has jumped on the band-wagon that Obama is trying to moderate. But, like usual, largely because their intentions are not sincere, they take it too far, and over the top. They are putting out fires as fast as they can. Despite the tweaked polls and glowing reports by the media, Barack Obama is still one of the most loathed presidents in U.S. History. To try to save the Obama disaster from complete implosion, the propagandists of the media are now trying to draw comparisons between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. The latest cover of TIME Magazine (shown left) is an absurd photoshop of Reagan with his arm around Obama. The title reads, "Why Obama Loves Reagan." The liberal left knows that Reagan is revered by the American People, and ". . . even though they have never met," said Richard Stengel on MSNBC's Morning Joe, "I'd like to think they'd have a good time if they were sitting down at the White House together and it's basically how Obama from even the 1980s started looking at Reagan as a transformational politician."

Problem is, the liberal left, and definitely Barack Obama, hates Reagan with a "hate Bush"-like passion.

Granted, I don't think the Democrat sympathizers are trying to make this comparison because they think the two have similar policies. They are trying to compare the style of the two, as if Obama is anything near the level of Reagan (for example, Obama needs a teleprompter to keep him from being a mind-boggled stuttering fool; Reagan was the great communicator).

In Obama's flailing rush to failure, and in his hopes to draw himself out of the mudhole he has dug, he is appealing to the greatness of Ronald Reagan, and it even has Paul Krugman of the New York Times, yet another Nobel recipient that had no business collecting the award, angry at the big-eared man-child.

Not to worry, Paul. Obama hates Reagan just like you do, and he always has. He only likes that Reagan caught America's attention, and that is what Obama so desperately wishes to accomplish.

In The Audacity of Hope, Obama repeatedly bashed Reagan's policies, and explained how he hated with a passion Reagan and his minions. Barry's goal as president was to do away with what Reagan had accomplished. Obama's sudden embrace of Reagan, and the media jumping on the band wagon proclaiming Barry to be "Reaganesque," is propaganda. It's lies, patented lies.

Nothing to worry about, though. TIME has ceased to be a publication anybody cares about. During the Reagan Era TIME may have been something special, as was ABC, NBC and CBS for that matter, but now magazines like TIME are a dime a dozen, and with their idiotic stories like this one, nobody wants to read the old rag anymore.

A quarter of a century ago a cover like this may have been a game-changer. Now, TIME is proving to be just another hateful propaganda arm of the liberal progressive leftwing machine. And honestly, if Reagan was alive today, he would not desire to have a White House conversation with Obama. . . and if he did, it would be for the purpose of setting the big-eared moron straight, and to tell him to stop soiling America's legacy, and to stop trampling on freedom.

Ronald Reagan spoke out against the very liberal policies that Barry is trying to pass off as good for America. Reagan understood the dangers of socialism, and the underhanded methods the liberals use to get their centralized government garbage into place under our noses.

The liberal progressive leftist hate-machine despises Ronald Reagan. In fact, I remember during the Reagan administration how these people did what they could to destroy the man. They tried to pin him into a corner, force him to slip up, and every time the liberals marched into attack mode, Reagan left the Democrat Leftists standing there with pie in their faces.

In a press conference, Reagan was asked by Sam Donaldson of ABC News, "Mr. President, in talking about the continuing recession tonight, you blame the mistakes of the past, and you blame Congress. Does any of the blame belong to you?"

Ronald Reagan, quick witted, and without a teleprompter, responded, "Yes, because for many years I was a Democrat."

Every time these people tried to corner Reagan, he'd wrestle them back to the ground.

They couldn't pin him then, but now they are doing whatever they can to revise Reagan history, and make him as hated as they achieved with their "hate Bush" campaign, so that they can finally pin him down after all of these years.

The Democrats back then claimed Reagan cut taxes for the rich, and didn't care about the poor. They accused him of not only not caring about AIDS, but some of these leftist knuckleheads actually blamed Reagan for the disease. They said Mr. Reagan didn't care about the homeless. In their eyes, Reagan was some kind of cold-hearted, mean-spirited extremist. Sound familiar?

The tactics don't change, the attacks come from the same playbook. They have been making these attacks against Reagan for years. Then, suddenly, their little Barry Sotero Obama is in trouble, and the despised fallen Messiah is moving to the center, and is suddenly a parallel to the great Ronald Reagan.

Back to Richard Stengel on MSNBC's Morning Joe: "A lot of parallels. Reagan obviously lost both houses in that midterm election. His popularity went down to 35%. But the economy in Reagan's case came back that next year, came back at 7% GDP growth. If Obama gets half of that, he's lucky. But the other difference is, I mean there are a lot of similarities but one difference is you always knew where Ronald Reagan stood. I mean for 25 years he was talking about government is the problem, not the solution. And Obama doesn't quite have that same clear through line that Reagan has. And he's trying to get that. You can't say the opposite of that, that government is the solution, not the problem. And in the story, he talks about how there needed to be a correction to the Reagan correction. And that's what he's trying to do."

Wait, hit the brakes. Did he just compare Obama to Reagan, and then show Obama's contempt for Reagan in the same breath? A correction to the Reagan correction?

Remember, when it all comes down to brass tacks, these people despise Reagan with every bone in their frail little tree hugging, commie bodies. They wish to make Obama the next Reagan, while trying to keep in rhythm with their "hate everything conservative" goose step, at the same time. Fact is, Obama, or any member of the Left, will never say anything along the lines of Reagan's famous line, that government is the problem, not the solution. These people believe that a big government dictating to you your every move is somehow a good thing. They have faith in the federal government. They desire the rise of big brother. If they truly had their way, and if they could get away with it, they would be trying to compare Barack Obama to Karl Marx, instead.

Well, at least if they did that, they'd finally be honest.

Ronald Reagan saw Obama coming. He warned against chameleons such as this president we have right now. Reagan knew that the hard left liberal progressives would stop at nothing to ensure Americans somehow lost our sense of history and American exceptionalism. He warned us of the emergence of people like Obama and the things that he believes. He warned us that patriotism would stop being something everyone practiced, and would become something that is mocked. Reagan, all the way back to the Goldwater years, warned us that if we didn't get a handle on the liberal machine, it would succeed in convincing Americans that this nation is somehow guilty, and must be apologized for. The liberal progressive idiots believe America must make amends. That the only way to wrong our evil history is to revise it, and knock America down a few notches.

That hasn't been working for the Democrats, so out of desperation they are now trying to convince this country that Barack Hussein Obama somehow equals Ronald Reagan.

In the seventies and eighties they may have been able to pull it off. They had control of the entire media, and people trusted the alphabet networks. Now, however, their tactics won't work, and can't work. From conservative talk radio, to various news outlets like Fox News, and to the Internet, the Left no longer has a monopoly. The Tea Party has reminded America of what the people can do when confronted with tyranny. That is why Obama is on the ropes, and why the Left is desperately trying to compare him to Reagan.

Folks, this TIME Magazine cover, and all of the other "Obama is just like Reagan" propaganda, is a last ditch effort to avoid disaster. They are scared. They lash out against figures like Palin, and lash out at the Tea Party, because they can feel the burn of the rope sliding through their hands. Freedom is on the march, and the socialist liberal leftist progressive Democrats fear that kind of patriotic revolution. The liberal left is willing to do anything to stop Obama's slide, including comparing him to an otherwise "much hated by the Left" Ronald Reagan.

In Reagan's 1989 farewell speech from the Oval Office Reagan warned us of the kind of liberalism that Obama, and the Congressional Democrats, have forced upon America. The liberals think Reagan destroyed America, when it is the Democrats that work to do that very thing right now. In Obama's State of the Union speech, he campaigned as he has been over the last few years. And during that speech Barry Sotero tried to sound like Reagan. He tried to fake love for this country. Obama failed badly. His disdain for America, and Reagan, broke through. He couldn't fake being like Reagan because Obama hates Reagan, and everything that great president stood for. Reagan stood for America rediscovering the Wisdom of the Ages our Founding Fathers granted to us. Obama stands for forgetting. Reagan held a genuine love for this nation. Obama despises it.

Obama desires to capture America's heart as Reagan did.

I voted for Ronald Reagan, and I watched his presidency closely. Reagan was indeed a transformational figure, and you, Mr. Obama, are no Ronald Reagan.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine:

Ronald Reagan Speech - 1964 Republican National Convention, "A Time For Choosing"

"Yes, because for many years I was a Democrat." -- Ronald Reagan

Farewell Speech - President Reagan's Farewell Speech from the Oval Office 1/11/89:

Obama without a teleprompter or script:


joetote said...

As disgusted I am with the media in general, this is indeed an all time low for these elitist morons. To have the audacity to insult the memory of one of the greatest Americans is bad enough. To compare this Marxist/Socialist/Anti-American ideals President with a man who loved his country, it's ideals and it's people with all his heart is a crime. Words like blasphemy come to mind, but I'm not exactly sure what word truly describes what I'm feeling at this moment.

As, in my view this man is overtly doing his best to dismantle everything President Reagan stood for and deliver our country to his Marxist handlers, I am indeed baffled as to how anyone could make a more asinine comparison than this. Very sad!

joetote said...

An added thought here after relistening to your inserts as well as one from another site:

The difference between President Reagan and President Bozo? Listen to A Time for Choosing which is posted on the” Reaganite Republican “site today. It doesn't come any better than with this example as compared to the 62 minute B.S. session of a few nights ago.

Heartfelt truth and candor compared to lies, deceit, ineptness and basically Bull S...!

Yes, it launched his career, but who could have even remotely imagine the immense GREATNESS that enveloped this man? As I said in a post yesterday, comparing the (for want of better words) "current resident" of the White House to one of the greatest Presidents and Americans of our time is a crime!