Video: Obama pays tribute to guy whose legacy he’s destroying

posted at 7:00 pm on June 2, 2009 by Allahpundit

They’re not complete opposites. Like Reagan, Obama has a severe recession to deal with. Like Reagan, Obama’s comfortable with deficit spending. Oh, and like Reagan, Obama opposes gay marriage. Heh.

Before you ask: No, no seance jokes this time.



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I can hardly tell the difference between the two.

NeoKong on June 2, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Oh you’re not giving Obama enough credit.

His deficits will be more twice the size of Reagans and Bush’s put together- 12-13% vs 6% and 4%.

Chuck Schick on June 2, 2009 at 7:04 PM

I am really lloking forward to the moonbats losing power….

assuming we don’t allow ACORN to magic up 3-8% of the ballots cast being by doodad pro

and

don’t allow the 22d amendment to be repealed

sven10077 on June 2, 2009 at 7:05 PM

I’m sure obama thinks of himself as purdy-er, though.

ErinF on June 2, 2009 at 7:07 PM

People who have to have a teleprompter to talk nice about someone are extremely shallow. The classy Nancy Reagan could teach Obama & wife about honor & respect in the White House.

portlandon on June 2, 2009 at 7:07 PM

I heard,when Obama signed with his left hand,Mrs.Reagan
commented to Obama,I undertstand your a Lefty,haha.

canopfor on June 2, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Reagan

Weight of Glory on June 2, 2009 at 7:12 PM

I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.

Reagan

Weight of Glory on June 2, 2009 at 7:13 PM

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.

Reagan*

* Disclosure: This statement will only be applicable for a few more years. By then, business will be government.

Weight of Glory on June 2, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Ya know,we all regard President Reagan,as one of the
greatest Presidents,

but there was also,and always a greater women who
had their backs,who stood behind these men,and Nancy
certainly was that women!!:)

canopfor on June 2, 2009 at 7:15 PM

To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last–but eat you he will.

-Reagan

Weight of Glory on June 2, 2009 at 7:17 PM

But the era of Reagan is over! We need to forget Reagan!

/blue blood Repukes

SouthernGent on June 2, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Obama pays tribute to guy whose legacy he’s destroying.

Isn’t that the truth.

tru2tx on June 2, 2009 at 7:19 PM

I think I’m gonna be sick.

Why Nancy?……….why?

The Ugly American on June 2, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Obama did appear kind to Mrs. Reagan, but I was struck by the emphasis on “difficult debates” and “those we may disagree with” in his speech.

cs89 on June 2, 2009 at 7:20 PM

And in related news, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khameni paid tribute to Golda Meir…

Obama’s graverobbing.

ddrintn on June 2, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Video: Obama pays tribute to guy whose legacy he’s destroying

The Big Zero’s meeting with Martha Washington?

Capp on June 2, 2009 at 7:22 PM

People who have to have a teleprompter to talk nice about someone are extremely shallow. The classy Nancy Reagan could teach Obama & wife about honor & respect in the White House.

portlandon on June 2, 2009 at 7:07 PM

How so – you and many have said this.

I’m curious.

What have the Obamas done that is so dishonorable & so disrespectful – aside from not being a Republican and romoving his jacket and her – showing hjer arms like Madonna?

In the vain of being fair & balanced I would love to know the answer to that.

AprilOrit on June 2, 2009 at 7:23 PM

I’d given anything to have heard Biden say just a few words.

The Ugly American on June 2, 2009 at 7:24 PM

I can’t watch it…too much contrast going on here. Feelings I have about this President clashing with memories about how I felt when Reagan was President…very depressing.

AUINSC on June 2, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Saw this live this afternoon. The Precedent needed his dear notecards to deliver his speech and looked completely insincere in his delivery.

And I can’t believe that Nancy’s 88 years old…..and still looking as lovely as she ever has.

Way to go girl!!!!!

Knucklehead on June 2, 2009 at 7:25 PM

O/T

On Drudge,The Emergence of Obama’s Muslim Roots!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on June 2, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Nice tribute. Turn the shining city on a hill into a trash dump.

infidel4life on June 2, 2009 at 7:31 PM

The Precedent needed his dear notecards to deliver his speech and looked completely insincere in his delivery.

Knucklehead on June 2, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Sincerity can only be achieved via teleprompter.

swede7 on June 2, 2009 at 7:34 PM

On Drudge,The Emergence of Obama’s Muslim Roots!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on June 2, 2009 at 7:28 PM

The mask is being removed.

TheBigOldDog on June 2, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Why would Obama, of all people, do this? Is he just throwing Nancy a bone in return for being nice to Michelle?
Or maybe it’s a reward for her support on stem cell research.

Obama could not disagree more with the things Reagan did and said. This is phony as hell–why’s he doing it?

Dee2008 on June 2, 2009 at 7:36 PM

In the vain of being fair & balanced I would love to know the answer to that.

AprilOrit on June 2, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Ill bite.

Barack Obama is at best a craven opportunist and at times an unquestionably baldface liar.

No one is calling him out on it.

It breeds distrust, resentment and frustration among many here.

Chuck Schick on June 2, 2009 at 7:39 PM

The mask is being removed.

TheBigOldDog on June 2, 2009 at 7:34 PM

It certainly looks like it. And Tapper is the source of the story.
ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller report: The other day we heard a comment from a White House aide that never
would have been uttered during the primaries or general election
campaign.

I dunno….

Back on topic.

Knucklehead on June 2, 2009 at 7:39 PM

April @ 7:23 PM

It would be nice if Obama quit blaming everything on the last administration.

Also, it’s “vein” not “vain”.

Vince on June 2, 2009 at 7:40 PM

It wouldn’t surprise me if Obama put into the fine print………

“Not to be enacted until the 300th year anniversary of President Reagen’s death.”

Seven Percent Solution on June 2, 2009 at 7:42 PM

I’m curious.

What have the Obamas done that is so dishonorable & so disrespectful – aside from not being a Republican and romoving his jacket and her – showing hjer arms like Madonna?

In the vain of being fair & balanced I would love to know the answer to that.

“I won.”

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.”

“You can put lipstick on a pig…”

“I want you to argue with them and get in their face.”

“air-raiding villages and killing civilians”

“She couldn’t keep her own house in order, how can she keep the White House in order?”

There’s hundreds of these, need I go on?

BPD on June 2, 2009 at 7:46 PM

Barack, you couldn’t carry Reagan’s jock strap.

THE CHOSEN ONE on June 2, 2009 at 7:51 PM

I don’t believe that Obama is destroying Reagan’s legacy, by being so awful Obama has strengthened the legacy of Reagan and makes him look even greater than he is.

lavell12 on June 2, 2009 at 7:53 PM

lavell12 on June 2, 2009 at 7:53 PM

It’s not Reagan’s legacy that’s being destroyed here…it’s his country.

AUINSC on June 2, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Ill bite.

Barack Obama is at best a craven opportunist and at times an unquestionably baldface liar.

No one is calling him out on it.

It breeds distrust, resentment and frustration among many here.

Chuck Schick on June 2, 2009 at 7:39 PM

OK, but again it’s the same we heard about W from the deranged Left back in the day.

They all harped on endlessly with the BDS with the same adjective quite frankly sir.

AprilOrit on June 2, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Obama could not disagree more with the things Reagan did and said. This is phony as hell–why’s he doing it?

Dee2008 on June 2, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Mr. Reagan was a respected and beloved president, and Obama wants to be re-elected. IOW, it’s all about politics and posturing.

AZCoyote on June 2, 2009 at 8:19 PM

God Bless Nancy Reagan

DarkCurrent on June 2, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Mr. Reagan was a respected and beloved president, and Obama wants to be re-elected. IOW, it’s all about politics and posturing.

AZCoyote on June 2, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Leave us not forget the pretense of bipartisanship. Conservative icon on his arm.

swede7 on June 2, 2009 at 8:28 PM

“A Recession is when your neighbor loses his job.
A Depression is when you lose your job.
Recovery begins when Jimmy Carter Barrack Obama loses his job.”

DrAllecon on June 2, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Obama’s comfortable with deficit spending.

I don’t think you can compare the deficit spending as similar

joey24007 on June 2, 2009 at 8:44 PM

The legacy was destroyed before he took the oath.

lexhamfox on June 2, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Just another prop in this phony’s aresenal. I swear, he’s Carrot Top.

John the Libertarian on June 2, 2009 at 8:49 PM

We have seen the evil empire be identified, be fought, and be demolished under Reagan…only to see it begin to rise from the ashes under this naive, reckless child named Obama, right here, in the greatest nation in the history of the world.

Barry, before you sully the name of one of our legends any further, grow up, and see what you’re doing to us. See the seeds of chaos you’re sowing. Know that you can avoid pushing the wagon into the stream, because once it’s in, you won’t be able to pull it out. Someone else will have to.

MadisonConservative on June 2, 2009 at 9:22 PM

OK, but again it’s the same we heard about W from the deranged Left back in the day.

They all harped on endlessly with the BDS with the same adjective quite frankly sir.

AprilOrit on June 2, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Bush also didn’t commit to 12 trillion dollars in spending in less than 100 days.

He also didn’t take over businesses by firing their CEOs and forcing money upon them.

He also didn’t sign on spend more than 1 million a day for 2008 years in one spending bill.

He also didn’t have a DHS that called half the country ‘extremists’ for protesting over government spending.

He also didn’t abrogate the rule of law when it came to contracts.

His press secretary never threw a fit when someone said something he didn’t like.

I could go on too. I could do this all day.

Chaz706 on June 2, 2009 at 9:39 PM

Berlin “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” – President Reagan

Dresden “It’s all America’s fault” – guy who thinks Dresden and Buchenwald are equivalent.

Schadenfreude on June 2, 2009 at 9:53 PM

I refuse to participate in any way possible.

Coronagold on June 2, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Obama is using that poor old woman. And the thought of him even uttering the name Ronald Reagan makes me want to puke. Obama is no Ronald Reagan. In fact, he’s not even Presidential. Thank God Reagan isn’t here to see what these jerks in DC are doing to this great country. He’d be horrified.

Redneck Woman on June 2, 2009 at 9:59 PM

AprilOrit on June 2, 2009 at 8:16 PM

You’re right. The very existence of a complete cipher in that office, is no fault of his/her. The fools are only those who voted for them. Enjoy them.

What if anyone would have said during the presidential run “Mr. Obama, is it true that you have Muslim roots?”. They would have been obliterated.

Today, when it’s convenient he’ll admit to not only roots, but Muslim blood. In Egypt he’ll finally own up to his middle name, which he should have proudly done during the run, if he weren’t such a sissy.

You, on the other hand deserve a place in heaven for being so holy and clean.

Schadenfreude on June 2, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Redneck Woman on June 2, 2009 at 9:59 PM

I agree. It makes me sick, too.

INC on June 2, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Video: Obama pays tribute to guy whose legacy he’s destroying
The Big Zero’s meeting with Martha Washington?

+1

bill30097 on June 2, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Obama is no Reagan.

Reagan didn’t need a brigade of teleprompters to be “The Great Communicator”. He also was loved both for his personality, charisma, AND his policies.

Ronald Reagan should be on Mt Rushmore.

Obama is Jimmy Carter’s 2nd term.

wildcat84 on June 2, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Obama pays tribute to guy whose legacy he’s destroying

It’s Reagan? Damn! I thought it was going to be Washington or Jefferson or Madison or Adams. Oh well, all are correct answers.

MB4 on June 2, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Reagan-”We the People”

Obama-”Screw the People”

jaboba on June 2, 2009 at 10:51 PM

BHO is not worthy to shine Ronaldus Magnus’ shoes.

Ceroth on June 2, 2009 at 11:17 PM

His press secretary never threw a fit when someone said something he didn’t like.

Chaz706 on June 2, 2009 at 9:39 PM

McClellan had his share of whining.

MadisonConservative on June 3, 2009 at 12:02 AM

BHO is not worthy to shine Ronaldus Magnus’ shoes.

Ceroth on June 2, 2009 at 11:17 PM

Or even Ronald McDonald’s shoes.

DAT60A3 on June 3, 2009 at 12:20 AM

April Ill start with an easy one.

Obama said hed filibuster any warrantless wiretap bill with telecom immunity.

He skipped the cloture vote and then voted it into law without a peep. No protest from the left or the press.

Anyone who would pull that, something so core to ones beliefs, simply cannot be trusted.

Its not derangement if its true.

And April, hows the 16 month withdrawal from Iraq coming along?

Chuck Schick on June 3, 2009 at 12:44 AM

Redneck Woman on June 2, 2009 at 9:59 PM

+2

long_cat on June 3, 2009 at 1:02 AM

Mr. Reagan was a respected and beloved president, and Obama wants to be re-elected. IOW, it’s all about politics and posturing.

AZCoyote on June 2, 2009 at 8:19 PM

EVERYTHING Barack Obama does is about “politics and posturing”. Everything. The sooner people understand that, the better off we’ll all be.

His appointment of Sotomayor is one of the clearest and most recent examples. Did he select the greatest legal mind available to him in order to serve the American people? Nope. He chose a mediocre judge with a fairly florid history of overturned rulings… and he did it based on GENDER and ETHNICITY. And liberals, waving the flag of their newly-found patriotism, had no problem with it. Obama’s selection was PANDERING in it’s most blatant form. But they hailed it as brilliant political strategy, never recognizing the fact that Obama serves HIMSELF with this choice, not the American people.

Murf76 on June 3, 2009 at 9:07 AM

Thank you President Obama for the kind words. Now please live up to them.

Wade on June 3, 2009 at 9:15 AM

But the era of Reagan is over! We need to forget Reagan!

/blue blood Repukes

SouthernGent on June 2, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Funny, isn’t it? The Dems act like Reagan was really a Democrat. And Republicans act like he’s too far right for Democrats to like.

hawksruleva on June 3, 2009 at 9:23 AM

The Dems act like Reagan was really a Democrat. And Republicans act like he’s too far right for Democrats to like.

hawksruleva on June 3, 2009 at 9:23 AM

Just had to see that again.

Remember how the “establishment” preferred G.H.W. Bush over Reagan, and Bush derided the “voodoo economics” that helped usher in decades-long prosperity? History repeats itself.

cs89 on June 3, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Like Reagan, Obama’s comfortable with deficit spending.

Not sure where you got that. In Reagan’s diary and memoirs, he constantly mentions how he tried to reduce spending and thought it was one of his biggest failures.

Not only that, he continuously lobbied for the Balanced Budget Amendment.

Yup…he sure was “comfortable”…/sigh

Ejasz on June 3, 2009 at 11:49 AM