Barack “Gipper” Obama?

posted at 4:30 pm on January 30, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

I’ve seen some amazing mental gymnastics in my time by people stretching and twisting in an attempt to build a political meme, but Frank Rich truly brings home the gold medal this weekend. Apparently unhappy with the president’s failure to sit in a corner and pout about having to work with Republicans this session, Rich trots out one of the most stinging insults he can find for Obama… he attempts to tie him to Ronald Reagan.

ANY lingering doubts about Barack Obama’s determination to appropriate Ronald Reagan’s political spirit evaporated just before the State of the Union. No American brand is more associated with Reagan than General Electric, and it was that corporation’s chief executive, Jeffrey Immelt, who popped up as the president’s new wingman when the White House rolled out its latest jobs initiative on Jan. 21. Obama’s speech on Tuesday, with its celebration of the nation’s can-do capitalist ingenuity, moved him still closer to Reagan’s sweet spot as a national cheerleader. The president even offered a remix of the old Reagan-era G.E. jingle “We bring good things to life” — now traded up to the grander “We do big things.”

The rest of the column devolves into some sort of fever swamp imagining of how Bachmann, Palin and Beck control the universe, blah, blah, blah, but that lede section is worthy of note. Are we really to complain about Obama bringing Jeff Immelt into the fold, particularly considering how long we’ve been noting that none of the President’s inner circle had ever created a job beyond running a lemonade stand?

The extension of this to irrevocably tie General Electric to Reagan is also fairly comical. Yes, it’s true that Reagan, in his early career as an actor, hosted GE Theater and he was a paid spokesperson for the company. But it was a job. Actors do that.

Frank also puts on his detective hat and uncovers the damning secret that GE chooses to highlight Reagan’s early association with their company. Guess what? They are a business, just like any other, and they engage in marketing. It’s no surprise that they would seek to tie their brand to such a historically popular and charismatic figure as the Gipper.

Perhaps the most jaw dropping is the insider signal Rich picks up on, where Obama chooses to say, “We do big things.” Oh, yes. That’s exactly the same as, “we bring good things to life.” Apparently anyone who uses the words “we” and “things’ in the same sentence is engaging in secret code to compare themselves to General Electric and, thereby, the nation’s 40th president.

You know, on Friday my better half came back from shopping and asked me to bring the rest of her things in from the truck. Hey! My wife is just like Reagan!

Finally, if you’re going to criticize the president this year, is your best line of attack to try to compare him to Ronald Reagan? I can think of a lot worse figures. Perhaps if Mr. Rich chooses to go back to complimenting President Obama next month he could favorably compare him to Jimmy Carter.


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What was it Sharpton said about Tea Party trying to hijack MLK?

OmahaConservative on January 30, 2011 at 4:32 PM

“We do big things”.

As in BIG government?

cat-scratch on January 30, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Please quit.

CWforFreedom on January 30, 2011 at 4:35 PM

I really, really love President Reagan, bho not so much.
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letget on January 30, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Not. Even. Close.

Rational Thought on January 30, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Barack “Gipper” Obama?

In a pig’s eye…

CPT. Charles on January 30, 2011 at 4:37 PM

I was thinking Goober.

darwin-t on January 30, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Reagan would mop the floor with the poor excuse of a man known as Barry Obama.

MeatHeadinCA on January 30, 2011 at 4:40 PM

The fact that they’re having to make these comparisons at all underscores just how much trouble Obama is in given that he now has a definable record and while it may be many it things, one thing it most decidedly is not is Reaganesque.

volnation on January 30, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Look on the bright side: you know this Obama-loves-Reagan line is making heads explode out in Pelosi Country.

Kenosha Kid on January 30, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Barack “Grifter” Obama?

Bingo.

drunyan8315 on January 30, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Barack “grifter” Obama. Starts with the same g and ends in the same er. Probably close enough.

bayview on January 30, 2011 at 4:41 PM

What is funny to me is the fact that they can’t find any late-great liberal presidents to compare Obama to.

By 2012 they will be comparing him to GWB because, hey, Obama is only continuing Bush’s policies.

Mord on January 30, 2011 at 4:42 PM

I’ve lived through the Reagan years. Barry you sir are NO President Reagan.

Caper29 on January 30, 2011 at 4:42 PM

I have to remind myself at least once a day that Reagan is no longer president. I mean, the resemblance is uncanny.

LastRick on January 30, 2011 at 4:48 PM

So, is Obama an idiot AIDS creating nuclear cowboy lining the pockets of his millionaire friends while leaving the poor to die on the streets of this country? That’s the liberal meme of the Reagan Presidency. So if the liberals compare Obama to Reagan, don’t they have to import their ‘love’ of Reagan which they showed so openly until the date of his death, to Obama as well?

eaglewingz08 on January 30, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Can’t remember the name of the pundit who wrote the following, but it perfectly describes Francis Rich:

If one had to read one columnist to appreciate the state of contemporary left-wing commentary, my nomination would be Frank Rich of the Sunday New York Times. No well-known leftist columnist better exemplifies the worst aspects of today’s left. Virtually every piece is filled with anger, filled with ad hominem responses to arguments, filled with insults of opponents and at the same time devoid of intellectual arguments. A Frank Rich column is essentially a weekly tantrum meant to make his readers nod in agreement and reinforce their contempt for those who differ with them.

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Is Barry suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s?

darwin-t on January 30, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Shouldn’t that read,

Hopey The Gapper!!

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Barack “Gipper” Obama?

In a pig’s eye…

CPT. Charles on January 30, 2011 at 4:37 PM

I think its suppose to be Barack “The Ripper” Obama.

William Amos on January 30, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Barack “Gipper” Jimmah Obama

FIFY

OmahaConservative on January 30, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Can’t remember the name of the pundit who wrote the following, but it perfectly describes Francis Rich:

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Del Dolemonte:Is this it:)
=============================

Frank Rich and the State of Liberal Commentary

http://frontpagemag.com/2010/02/10/frank-rich-and-the-state-of-liberal-commentary/

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Reagan had an entitled, resentful, angry son;
Obama has an entitled, resentful, angry wife.

Another similarity between Reagan and Obama!

Cicero43 on January 30, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Wow the Lefties are in panic mode with these silly comparisons to Reagan. Obama’s uncanny resemblance to CARTER, within the present historical context, haunts their minds; so they have to fabricate alternate realities. Even still I suspect they are soiling their hemp undies.

Geochelone on January 30, 2011 at 5:00 PM

This is your brain
This is your brain on drugs

Just say no!!!

txhsmom on January 30, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Is Barry suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s?

darwin-t on January 30, 2011 at 4:52 PM

We’ll have to wait for Sasha and Malia to have Bill Ayers ghostwrite a book…

MeatHeadinCA on January 30, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Barack “GipperJimmah Obama

FIFY

OmahaConservative on January 30, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Sad but true.

MeatHeadinCA on January 30, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Just say no!!!

txhsmom on January 30, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Here’s to bringing back the party of no!

MeatHeadinCA on January 30, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Reagan had an entitled, resentful, angry son;
Obama has an entitled, resentful, angry wife.

Another similarity between Reagan and Obama!

Cicero43 on January 30, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Reagan bankrupted the USSR;
Obama bankrupted the USA;

Another similarity between Reagan and Obama!

Geochelone on January 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM

President Reagan look great in a cowboy hat, in his jeans, and riding a horse. I have seen bho in a hat and jeans, no riding a horse, it just isn’t getting it with me!
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letget on January 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM

none of the President’s inner circle had ever created a job beyond running a lemonade stand?

I thought they taxed lemonade stands to drive them out of business.

joeswampy on January 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Ugh. Disgusting.

ladyingray on January 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM

The One is not fit be a pimple on Reagan’s ass.

gbear on January 30, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Perhaps if Mr. Rich chooses to go back to complimenting President Obama next month he could favorably compare him to Jimmy Carter.

Hey, didn’t they both win the Nobel Peace Prize?
That “idiot” Reagan never managed to do that.

dentalque on January 30, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Rush Limbaugh Slams Liberal Media Attempts To Compare Obama & Reagan (Video)+(Transcript)
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http://slapblog.com/?p=8373

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM

letget on January 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM

That reminds me…

Reagan rode a horse

Barack rides a girl’s Bike

Another similarity between Reagan and Obama!

txhsmom on January 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM

How does Barack Obama compare to Ronald Reagan?

I can’t say I found either man to be a convincing actor …

Unlike President Reagan, I’m not expecting Barack to become a Republican at the age of 51 …

The General Electric Corporation can be grateful to both of them …

In general, I just don’t see a lot of similarities.

RedPepper on January 30, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Reagan had an entitled, resentful, angry son;
Obama has an entitled, resentful, angry wife.

Another similarity between Reagan and Obama!

Cicero43 on January 30, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Reagan bankrupted the USSR;
Obama bankrupted the USA;

Another similarity between Reagan and Obama!

Geochelone on January 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Reagan was wedded to the Star Wars Defense Initiative;
Obama was wedded to the Star Wars Character named ******;

Another similarity between Reagan and Obama!

Geochelone on January 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM

I can’t say I found either man to be a convincing actor …

RedPepper on January 30, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Oh, yeah? Well, that’s because you’ve never seen Barry in the bedroom …

MeatHeadinCA on January 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Stop this nonsense. Comparing Obama to Reagan is meant to insult and demean Reagan and drive people like me nuts (and I didn’t even vote for the Gipper… was too young and foolish). Stop this now.

Fallon on January 30, 2011 at 5:19 PM

I really remember hearing “trickle down economics” almost every day when Reagan was president. I was only 4 when he got elected in 1980 but 8 years of hearing that phrase stuck with me. The media mocked Reagen’s policy saying that he was “giving” money to the rich hoping it would somehow magically end up in the hands of people not so well-off. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? They still say the same thing 30 years later. The left has no ideas that doesn’t involve handing out other people’s money.

To me, that is the most offensive thing about this comparison. They have mocked Reagen consistently for a very long time, yet when Obama hits a speedbump who do they pull out to try and save him?

The man that he is the ideological opposite of.

Mord on January 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM

txhsmom on January 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM

+1000

ladyingray on January 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM

No. Frikken. Way.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Stop this nonsense. Comparing Obama to Reagan is meant to insult and demean Reagan and drive people like me nuts (and I didn’t even vote for the Gipper… was too young and foolish). Stop this now.

Fallon on January 30, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Hahaha

I think you’re right. It’s just not there. Not at all. Not even a trace.

I have a feeling that if we really wanted to compare Obama to a dictator ahem leader, we’d have to go look in some 3rd world sh*t hole.

MeatHeadinCA on January 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Here’s to bringing back the party of no!

MeatHeadinCA on January 30, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Hear! Hear! Can we start with high speed rail? Unless, the good folks in the NE want to pay for my van’s gas?

txhsmom on January 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM

“You’re not Ronald Reagan, punk” — RR

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Wow, Frank, I can see how your brilliant mind made the comparison (sarc).

But, President Reagan never said:

I do think that at a certain point you’ve made enough money.

Nor, did he say that the Muslim Call to Prayer is:

…one of the prettiest sounds on Earth.

And I sure don’t remember President Reagan saying anything about his fellow Americans:

clinging to their guns and religion.

However, he did say that:

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

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.

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

kingsjester on January 30, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Can we start with high speed rail?

txhsmom on January 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Yes! I mean … errr NO! ;)

MeatHeadinCA on January 30, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Well H*lls/Bells,

Reagan,wore real man jeans,and cowboy boots…….

Hopey/Changey,is dolled up,in Mom Jeans!

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 5:24 PM

If I had to come up with a Republican to compare Obama to … it would have to be MeggyMac (about the same mental ability).

MeatHeadinCA on January 30, 2011 at 5:26 PM

The One is not fit be a pimple on Reagan’s ass.

gbear on January 30, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Or cast in a B movie with Reagan.

Electrongod on January 30, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Hear! Hear! Can we start with high speed rail?

Unless, the good folks in the NE want to pay for my van’s gas?

txhsmom on January 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM

txhsmom:This high speed rail,it better have a Unicorn
carriage,er car,I mean!(sarc).

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Can’t remember the name of the pundit who wrote the following, but it perfectly describes Francis Rich:

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Dennis Prager

dave c on January 30, 2011 at 5:28 PM

txhsmom:This high speed rail,it better have a Unicorn
carriage,er car,I mean!(sarc).

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 5:27 PM

\

Will it run on Skittles?

ladyingray on January 30, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Barack “Gipper” Obama?

Here ya go.

[as seen on Ace]

Emperor Norton on January 30, 2011 at 5:31 PM

This is another reason why they hate Sarah. She really can make this claim, and it scares the living daylights out of them.

SouthernGent on January 30, 2011 at 5:32 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 5:27 PM
\

Will it run on Skittles?

ladyingray on January 30, 2011 at 5:28 PM

ladyingray:Progressive Skittles.. Newly Released,

“Together We Thrive on Skittles 2012″!:)
(sarc).

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 5:33 PM

none of the President’s inner circle had ever created a job beyond running a lemonade stand?

Which one ran a lemonade stand? Not Obama. If he had, he might know something about business. He went to a private school. Hasn’t done a lick of manual labor in his life.

Basilsbest on January 30, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Reagan admired Groucho Marx;
Obama admires Karl Marx;

Another similarity between Reagan and Obama!

Geochelone on January 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Geochelone on January 30, 2011 at 5:34 PM

This is another reason why they hate Sarah. She really can make this claim, and it scares the living daylights out of them.

SouthernGent on January 30, 2011 at 5:32 PM

SouthernGent:U-Betcha!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 5:35 PM

If Reagan could come back and see these aholes comparing Obama to him he’d never stop throwing up.

50sGuy on January 30, 2011 at 5:38 PM

The extension of this to irrevocably tie General Electric to Reagan is also fairly comical. Yes, it’s true that Reagan, in his early career as an actor, hosted GE Theater and he was a paid spokesperson for the company. But it was a job. Actors do that.

Wait…is Redford still a hypocrite for recording airline messages now?

It’s hard to keep up with all the competing memes.

James on January 30, 2011 at 5:38 PM

The photoshopped cover is the best.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on January 30, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I hear they’re going to change “Presidents Day” to “Barack Obama Day”.

eforhan on January 30, 2011 at 5:44 PM

“we do big things” taxes, spending, authoritarian government, in other words, BOHICA.

Speakup on January 30, 2011 at 5:47 PM

I like lemonade.

Bishop on January 30, 2011 at 5:50 PM

And they’re coming out with this garbage just as the Middle East erupts under Jimmuh Obama’s nose?

Bad timing.

Key West Reader on January 30, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Contrasts

txhsmom on January 30, 2011 at 5:54 PM

When you have an administration that is this corrupt and incompetent, they will lie and distort anything to keep power. Obama is a laughingstock on the world stage, nothing more, nothing less.

volsense on January 30, 2011 at 5:55 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Heh. Are you on facebook?

ladyingray on January 30, 2011 at 6:02 PM

O/T
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Muslim Brotherhood showing their true colours!
From their own site!!
=============================

00:43

MB condemns the UN and Western silence about massacres committed against Egyptian civilians(New)

http://www.ikhwanweb.com/links.php

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Contrasts
txhsmom on January 30, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Thank you. The contrasts are indeed poignant.

Basilsbest on January 30, 2011 at 6:05 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Yep.

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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Heh. Are you on facebook?

ladyingray on January 30, 2011 at 6:02 PM

ladyingray:No,but,I’ll let you know when I do:):):):)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM

I lived through the Reagan years….BHO you are NO Reagan.
Sorry if someone else said that, but I couldnt let THIS pass!

Rick554 on January 30, 2011 at 6:13 PM

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Barack Obama will be remembered as the president who “lost” Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt, and during whose tenure America’s alliances in the Middle East crumbled.

By Aluf Benn, Haaretz

Obamateurism:Voting “Present” as Egypt Erupted

Obama apparently believed the main problem of the Middle East was the Israeli occupation. Obama sat on the fence and exercised caution. He began his presidency with trips to Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and in speeches in Ankara and Cairo tried to forge new ties between the United States and the Muslim world. His message to Muslims was “I am one of you,” and he backed it by quoting from the Koran. The administration faced a dilemma. One can guess that Obama himself identified with the demonstrators, not the aging dictator. But a superpower isn’t the civil rights movement. If it abandons its allies the moment they flounder, who would trust it tomorrow? The street revolts in Tunisia and Egypt showed that the United States can do very little to save its friends from the wrath of their citizens. Now Obama will try to hunker down until the winds of revolt die out, and then forge ties with the new leaders in the region.

maverick muse on January 30, 2011 at 6:16 PM

The president even offered a remix of the old Reagan-era G.E. jingle “We bring good things to life” — now traded up to the grander “We do big things.”

Rich was even more off base than you realize. By the time GE adopted that slogan, Reagan was starting his second term as governor of California.

bgoldman on January 30, 2011 at 6:18 PM

WTF!!!(umm winning the future)

Reagan was a man.
Reagan had principles.
Reagan had guts.

No comparison at all with the current pretender to the throne, degrades his memory that they even use his name.

concernedsenior on January 30, 2011 at 6:22 PM

In a succession that would make anyone dizzy, Obama has been painted wearing the masks of Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, FDR, and JFK. No one needed a stretch of the imagination to see Obama’s obvious similarities with Carter; not even Carter missed that. Obama has even been compared with George W. Bush, to Obama’s chagrin.

Obviously, the authoritarian policy of MORE BUREAUCRACY, MANDATES that destroy US Constitutional Governance is Obama’s claim to fame. And along with the authoritarianism, absolutely no comparison with Ronald Reagan. Obama lost his amorous public appeal when the US economy kept tanking, with poverty setting in on unemployed Americans losing homes and without domestic industry producing new jobs. Of course Obama’s media team airbrushes Obama next to Reagan, the herald of Liberty and Prosperity for America.

Recall Joe Wilson’s words confronting Pres.Obama’s deceit of our nation in his first SOTU, “You Lie!”

maverick muse on January 30, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Funny. I lived through both terms of the Reagan Administration, and I don’t seem to recall President Reagan doing this in the middle of an international crisis!

pilamaye on January 30, 2011 at 6:37 PM

The “staging” of Obama continues to flame out with each new attempt. His people need to consult with the HGTV people.

J.E. Dyer on January 30, 2011 at 6:53 PM

The rest of the column devolves into some sort of fever swamp imagining of how Bachmann, Palin and Beck control the universe, blah, blah, blah, but that lede section is worthy of note. Are we really to complain about Obama bringing Jeff Immelt into the fold, particularly considering how long we’ve been noting that none of the President’s inner circle had ever created a job beyond running a lemonade stand?

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Are you implying that Bachmann, Palin and Beck don’t control the Universe? Prove it.
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And which Obama inner circle twit ran a lemonade stand? Prove that too please… Because with that kinda talk you’re messing up my best whack against the whole ‘Obama’s saving the economy’ meme…
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Lastly… I thought we settled this on a different thread…
Obama plays Carter (an evil and nastiness Carter though)
And Palin plays Reagan (but with a tweet smile and a Mama Grizz attitude)

RalphyBoy on January 30, 2011 at 7:06 PM

I thought we had this thread already?

Sharr on January 30, 2011 at 7:33 PM

The comparison is so preposterous… and so offensive… on so many levels that you have to wonder if it wasn’t conjured up mainly to offend us.

*spit*

petefrt on January 30, 2011 at 7:52 PM

The “staging” of Obama continues to flame out with each new attempt. His people need to consult with the HGTV people.

J.E. Dyer on January 30, 2011 at 6:53 PM

It’s gone and it ain’t coming back.

Key West Reader on January 30, 2011 at 7:53 PM

its Mourning in AmeriKa

joepub on January 30, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Herbert Delano Obama… the bad ideas just keep going on…

ajacksonian on January 30, 2011 at 8:21 PM

“We do big things”.
As in BIG government?
cat-scratch on January 30, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Naw, its “We do big things…….Badly”

DSchoen on January 30, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Keep in mind that Frank Rich is a theater critic who got promoted to political commentary for no other reason than that his bosses thought he had a way with mean-spirited invective, not because he knew anything about the real world or could think coherently.

Athanasius on January 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Reagan was wedded to the Star Wars Defense Initiative;
Obama was wedded to the Star Wars Character named ******;

Another similarity between Reagan and Obama!

Geochelone on January 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM

LMAO! Gets me everytime!:D

Gob on January 30, 2011 at 8:57 PM

To the low information voter, a more Reagan-like Obama appears less radical, less threatening.

Bring on the Obama as Reagan meme. Obama consistently fails the Reagan comparison test and diminishes himself by inviting us to think about it.

exdeadhead on January 30, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Obama is to Reagan like:

The Muslim Brotherhood is the Sisters of Charity convent.

Michelle Obama is to Margaret Thatcher.

Carol Burnett is to Joe the Plumber.

Bacon and Eggs is to American Idol.

The Grinch is to the Easter Bunny.

Balanced budgets is to the deficit spending since Jan. 2009.

PappyD61 on January 30, 2011 at 9:05 PM

If this administration keeps it up we will have a republic in name only.

AshleyTKing on January 30, 2011 at 9:54 PM

One of the first things Reagan did as prez was to break the back of the despicable greedy douche shakedown air traffic controller union. Can you imagine Obama doing anything of the kind?

Obama is a coward. Reagan was a brave man.

End of comparison.

Pavel on January 30, 2011 at 9:57 PM

What was it Sharpton said about Tea Party trying to hijack MLK?

OmahaConservative on January 30, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Abolutely! Next they’ll be claiming he was a Republican and that it was the Democrats who resisted the Civil Rights movement! What? Uhhh… /sarc

dominigan on January 30, 2011 at 10:30 PM

PBHO is merely trying to denigrate and thus defuse the argument that Reagan was the best recent president of our time…

Vntnrse on January 30, 2011 at 10:51 PM

ObaMao = Reagan?

Those be feudin’ words!

Slowburn on January 30, 2011 at 11:52 PM

We do big things. Obama does big government.

That’s about as similar as it gets.

There Goes The Neighborhood on January 31, 2011 at 2:17 AM

Obama/Reagan tie in: Yep – unions- that workers of the world unite, except Reagan overcame the socialist impulse of unionism and realizedf that there were only two real choices to provide workers with work -free owners(capitalists) or Government. He wisely understood the evil of the second choice -a loss of freedom.

Don L on January 31, 2011 at 4:11 AM

letget on January 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Mom-jeans and a golf hat and an inability to get the ball over the plate or break 100 on a bowling alley. But he was awarded the Nobel Hope Prize and has been declared clean and articulate. Obama…what a man!

SKYFOX on January 31, 2011 at 10:03 AM

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