Originally posted by whodey
Is this article by Time Magazine that compares Obama to Reagan an attempt to bolster his appeal? If they think that they are daft. The only thing that will bolser Obama's appeal is a booming economy that coincided with Reagan's reelection. All I can say is, good luck with that!!
Of course, if the channeling doesn't work maybe he can move on to being a palm reader.
Before you go on another Obama bashing rant Whodey, perhaps you would do well to consider a few things you may not have thought of. i.e. Ronald Reagan practiced little of what he preached. Reagan signed into law no less than 12 tax increases (maybe more), and despite some early cuts, the size of government grew under Reagan just as all Presidents before him.
Ronald Reagan was a friendly, likeable, grandfatherly President who made many memorable speeches. Frankly, I liked him myself. His actions however were little different from those of George H.W. Bush, and many other Conservative lawmakers. Because Regan was a likeable President, he won elections, and many friends along the way. I was in my 20's and 30's during the Reagan years, and I can promise you the American economy was nothing special under Reagan, the national debt grew, taxes increased, and hundreds of thousands of American jobs were exported overseas with the full blessing of our beloved Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan was given credit for "winning the cold war". This is just plain silly. The Soviet Union had been on the verge of collapse for years in the 70's, and when it did begin to fall apart, Reagan just happen to be in the oval office at the time..that's all.
In remembering the Reagan years, President Obama is frequently put in a 'no win' situation by the Reaganites. If Obama speaks respectfully of Reagan, he's accused of trying to live up to the leagecy of a great American President (something the Reganites will never admit to). If Obama does not lavish praise upon Reagan, he'd be accused of gross disrespect.
The American economy was not great in 1980 when Reagan took office, but was far, far better than the disaster that Obama faced in January of 2008, and I very much doubt your beloved Reagan could do any better, given the same situation. Sorry to burst your bubble again Whodey, but your letting sentimentality get in the way of reason...again.