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Video: President Obama, You’re No Ronald Reagan

posted at 11:50 pm on February 1, 2011 by

This past week, Time magazine wrote an extremely dishonest column comparing Barack Obama to Ronald Reagan. In fact, Michael Sherer, one of the column’s co-authors, claimed on Hardball that Obama has always seen Reagan as a model, even though Sherer admitted in his column that “Reagan would come to epitomize all that Obama opposed”. That is the understatement of the millennium. Allow me to put it like this–Ronald Reagan strongly believed in American exceptionalism, and he would rather have shaved his head with a cheese grater than gone on an Apologolooza/America Sucks world tour or bow to the king of Saudi Arabia. (Maybe Time magazine is confusing President Ronald Reagan with Ron Reagan Jr.)

But enough talking. The video below, made by Citizens United, perfectly demonstrates the real contrasts between the two men better than a hundred more words of blogging ever could.

What this pathetically disingenuous comparison between these two men shows, is just how desperate the liberal mainstream media is to prop up Barack Obama’s presidency. For instance, Time magazine has already compared Obama to FDR on one of their previous covers; then they discovered that the American people don’t really want a “New Deal” style big government after all. So now, the MSM has scratched the whole FDR thingy and is plowing full steam ahead with the ridiculous Reagan/Obama comparisons. If in a few months, when Time realizes that Americans aren’t buying the “Obama is Reagan reincarnated” meme, we can possibly expect more magazine covers comparing Obama to, maybe, JFK or Bill Clinton. (Obama has already had Bill Clinton do one of his press conferences for him, so an Obama/Clinton magazine cover is entirely plausible.) But, I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for an Obama/Carter magazine cover.

However, one thing is for certain–the MSM and the president’s spinmeisters want the American people to associate Barack Obama with anyone not associated with his failing presidency (or Jimmy Carter).

This post is cross-posted from The Minority Report, and it is also posted at Right Wing News and Hillbillypolitics.

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one thing is for certain–the MSM and the president’s spinmeisters want the American people to associate Barack Obama with anyone not associated with his failing presidency (or Jimmy Carter).

tru dat

cmsinaz on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Note Bamster is wearing the black hat in that poster.

Joe Mama on February 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Note Bamster is wearing the black hat in that poster.

LOL. I didn’t even notice that. :-)

Susannah Fleetwood on February 2, 2011 at 3:12 PM

How can we shame groups like Time into oblivion? They are so deceitful and disingenuous it is mind numbing.

scotash on February 5, 2011 at 3:19 AM

Obama: maintained Bush tax cuts

Reagan: Raised taxes 11 times 7 out of 8 years in office

You’re right. They’re very very different.

Dave Rywall on February 5, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Well Scotash, I’m trying my best right here. LOL.

Take care, and thanks to everyone for reading/commenting. :-)

X0X0, Suzi

PS–Uh, Dave Rywall, Obama only extended the Bush tax cuts because he got his posterior handed to him in the recent mid-term elections. (Remember, he ran on revoking them in 2008, and fought like heck not to extend them until the last possible minute.) Let’s not re-write history here.

Susannah Fleetwood on February 5, 2011 at 3:42 PM

low flying jet

WOOOOOOOSH

Dave Rywall on February 5, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Let me try again:

Obama: cuts taxes

Reagan: raises taxes

You’re right. They’re very different.

Dave Rywall on February 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Rywall: You are an idiot. “Maintaining Bush tax cuts” is NOT the same as “cutting taxes”. It’s THAT type of socialist, moronic “logic” that’s drilling our country deeper and deeper into the hole.

If you’re incapable of rational analysis, (and you’ve proven that is in fact the case) you might wish to return to D-Kos.

…..Oh, yes, but Obama DID “win” a Noble peace prize (as did AlGore, Yasser A). Do you have any more Obama “accomplishments you wish to share?

alwyr on February 6, 2011 at 9:28 AM

Rywall: You are an idiot. “Maintaining Bush tax cuts” is NOT the same as “cutting taxes”. It’s THAT type of socialist, moronic “logic” that’s drilling our country deeper and deeper into the hole.

If you’re incapable of rational analysis, (and you’ve proven that is in fact the case) you might wish to return to D-Kos.

…..Oh, yes, but Obama DID “win” a Noble peace prize (as did AlGore, Yasser A). Do you have any more Obama “accomplishments you wish to share?

alwyr on February 6, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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ha ha ha okay then

Obama: maintains Bush tax cuts

Reagan: raises taxes 11 times

You’re right. They’re very different.

Dave Rywall on February 6, 2011 at 11:36 PM

Dave, before you troll again, you might want to update yourself on the facts. Here is Prof. William Jacobson of the blog Legal Insurrection (sourcing The Wall Street Journal) with regard to Obama’s tax and spend tendencies:

O’REILLY: Do you deny that you are a man who wants to redistribute wealth.

OBAMA: Absolutely.

O’REILLY: You deny that?

OBAMA: Absolutely. I didn’t raise taxes once. I lowered taxes over the last two years.I lowered taxes for the last two years.”

But as the links at TaxProf show, in fact Obama has raised taxes more than once so I guess that technically he was correct in saying he didn’t raise taxes once. From The Wall Street Journal:

… perhaps Mr. Obama has forgotten some of his tax achievements. Allow us to refresh his memory. In his historic health-care bill, for example, there is the new $27 billion “fee” on drug companies that is already in effect. Next year, device manufacturers will get hit to the tune of $20 billion, and heath insurers will pay $60 billion starting in 2014—all of which are de facto tax increases because these collections will be passed on to consumers as higher costs. Of course, these are merely tax increases on business.

As for tax increases on individuals, perhaps he forgot the health-care bill’s new 0.9 percentage point increase in the Medicare payroll tax for families making over $250,000 and singles over $200,000. That tax increase takes effect in 2013, as will the application of what will be a 3.8% Medicare surtax (up from 2.9% today) to “unearned income” for the first time. This is a tax hike on investment and interest income, which will reduce the incentive to save and invest.

The normally Obama-compliant Politifact also points out:

The idea that Obama did not raise taxes is just plain wrong. He signed legislation raising taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products soon after taking office; that money goes to pay for children’s health insurance programs. The law went into effect in 2009. He also signed the health care law, which includes taxes on indoor tanning that went into effect last year.

And of course, none of this even includes the taxes Obama would have imposed if he could have, such as cap-and-tax.

Oh, and as I previously stated, Obama only extended the Bush tax cuts because he had to (otherwise he and his party might have lost another election). Even Jon Stewart understood this simple fact when he said of the Democrats, “We came, we saw, we sucked” with regard to them not extending the Bush tax cuts before the 2010 mid-term elections.

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So, ha ha–you’re wrong. Now, kindly go troll somewhere else, because you obviously have nothing of value (or of fact) to offer to the conversation here.

Sincerely, Susannah

Susannah Fleetwood on February 10, 2011 at 1:56 PM