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AP Reporter Glowingly Compares Obama to Gorbachev
Examiner ^ | 4-21-09 | Phoenix Conservative Examiner

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:


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: appeasement; gorbachev; obama; socialism

1 posted on 04/21/2009 6:36:06 PM PDT by Reagan 2.0
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To: Reagan 2.0

Gorbachev is much less of a Communist.............


2 posted on 04/21/2009 6:36:55 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Reagan 2.0

Leftist dictators do all start to act alike after a while.


3 posted on 04/21/2009 6:37:14 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Reagan 2.0
A commie whose country will shatter during his term in office?
4 posted on 04/21/2009 6:37:49 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (No free man bows to a foreign king.)
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To: Reagan 2.0

Finally, a reporter gets it right calling Obama a communist. I never thought I’d see the day.


5 posted on 04/21/2009 6:38:49 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Reagan 2.0
I am constantly amazed that Gorbachev is still sucking air. That man is the textbook example of a colossal failure. Compared to Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter is a giant.
6 posted on 04/21/2009 6:40:07 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Reagan 2.0

Gorby is less of a Marxist than Obama.


7 posted on 04/21/2009 6:40:11 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: KarlInOhio
A commie whose country will shatter during his term in office?

That's starting to look like it could be a well considered comparison. The Soviet states finally had enough of the bureaucrats in Moscow.

8 posted on 04/21/2009 6:40:26 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Reagan 2.0

I’ll keep repeating this until liberals learn. Gorby was a totalitarian dictator. Every “reform” was aimed at preserving an oppressive government.


9 posted on 04/21/2009 6:41:02 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: tacticalogic

Unfortunately, it looks like Moscow wants to control them again.


10 posted on 04/21/2009 6:41:23 PM PDT by benjibrowder (I keep praying for hope and change, but I open my eyes and Obama is still President.)
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To: Reagan 2.0

AP reporters are the spawn of Goebbels and should be first in line when it’s time to hang traitors.

The AP scum never go to the hinterlands because they know they’re rightful targets.


11 posted on 04/21/2009 6:44:49 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: benjibrowder
I think its time to get the names of the AP reporters since most print news and most cable news and most mainstream media networds depend on the analysis of the AP WRITER GODS.

Perhaps we could send each reporter/writer a personalized set of knee pads with Obammy's favorite color seal emblazoned across the front.

12 posted on 04/21/2009 6:44:53 PM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: KarlInOhio

That’s what I was thinking. Gorby presided over the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Could Obama preside over the demise of America as we have known it? That’s one historic parallel I don’t want to think about. I would much rather America stay intact until the next pres. election.


13 posted on 04/21/2009 6:44:57 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: benjibrowder

And DC wants to control us in the same way.


14 posted on 04/21/2009 6:45:06 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
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To: Reagan 2.0
“Gorbachev was ousted from power in a coup,”...

That's the comparison that I'd like to draw.

15 posted on 04/21/2009 6:50:14 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Boanerges)
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To: Markos33

Better than the alternative.


16 posted on 04/21/2009 6:54:42 PM PDT by Reagan 2.0
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To: Reagan 2.0

Don’t you remember the immortal words of Mikail Gorbachev? “Mr. Reagan... Tear down this wall!”


17 posted on 04/21/2009 7:19:55 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: CodeToad

Well said, CodeToad. At least, Gorby saw communism as a failure. Obama talks about doing away with the old tired ways. There is nothing more tired and worn out than Marxism. Never worked. Never will work. Communism goes against the natural laws of human nature.


18 posted on 04/21/2009 7:27:48 PM PDT by Jukeman
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To: Reagan 2.0

Putin only saw weakness and “Useful idioticy” when he looked into Obama’s eyes. When Obama looked into Putin’s eyes, he saw a comrade.


19 posted on 04/21/2009 8:19:20 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Jukeman

Problem is that Gorby agrees with Putin’s statement that the collapse of the USSR was the greatest geopolitical failure of the 20th century, and wishes for it back.


20 posted on 04/21/2009 8:20:15 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Reagan 2.0

21 posted on 04/21/2009 8:20:45 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Reagan 2.0

Gorby was the captain of the U.S.S.R. Titanic. The iceberg was named Reagan.


22 posted on 04/21/2009 8:23:06 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Thunder90

A has been, defeated Marxist but Obama is not defeated, yet.


23 posted on 04/21/2009 8:32:24 PM PDT by Jukeman
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