Skip to comments.AP Reporter Glowingly Compares Obama to Gorbachev
Posted on 04/21/2009 6:36:06 PM PDT by Reagan 2.0
Is Barack Obama America's version of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev? So says Associated Press writer Steven R. Hurst, and he means it as a compliment.
While historic analogies are never perfect, Obama's stark efforts to change the U.S. image abroad are reminiscent of the stunning realignments sought by former Soviet leader Michael Gorbachev. During his short by Soviet standards tenure, he scrambled incessantly to shed the ideological entanglements that were leading the communist empire toward ruin.
You know we're in tough times when the left starts expressing the idea that only a new Gorbachev can save us. According to the left-wing extremist mind, Mikhail Gorbachev saved the world from a nuclear showdown at High Noon with "Cowboy" Ronald Reagan. In recognizing the inability of the Soviet Union to provide for its people while waging expansionist wars abroad, Gorbachev attempted to save the union and communism by making some minor changes. In 1987 Gorby and his wife, Raisa, visited America. Leftist academics, journalists and assorted moonbats reportedly achieved multiple Gorbasms.
These changes failed, as once people got a taste of freedom they realized they liked it and wanted more. Gorbachev was ousted from power in a coup, and the nation he was called upon to lead dissolved overnight.
Such are the makings of a leftist hero. And to the leftist mind, Barack Obama is needed to make atonement for the oppressive, intolerant cowboy policies of the past.
But Obama is outpacing even Gorbachev. After just three months in power, the new American leader has, among many other things:
Gorby was the captain of the U.S.S.R. Titanic. The iceberg was named Reagan.
A has been, defeated Marxist but Obama is not defeated, yet.