Skip to comments.There's No Similarity Between Reagan and Obama
Posted on 11/04/2010 7:00:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Today, November 4, marks the thirtieth anniversary of Ronald Reagans election as president. It is a fitting time to dispense once and for all with the myth that there is any similarity whatsoever between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.
Washingtonians and insecure politicians obsess with comparisons but can anyone imagine Lincoln or FDR or JFK or Reagan comparing themselves to previous presidents? Far too secure in their own skin, they enjoyed the presidency as Kennedy said paraphrasing the ancient Greeks that it was "the full use of your powers along lines of excellence."
Fellini said, "you must live spherically" and by this, the old movie director meant one should live their lives in many different directions. Reagan was a star athlete and a good student and a class president at Eureka College and a captain of the swim team there.
He was a successful radio broadcaster, favorite movie actor and a six term union president and host of GE Theatre (one of the most popular shows on television all through the 1950's) and a lecturer and a writer and a governor and a political leader and a rancher and a carpenter and horseman and devote Christian and doting father and loving husband and good friend.
He did all these things before becoming the 40th president of the United States and then when he did, he revived a moribund country, resuscitated a dead economy (far worse than Obama's) and then conquered an Evil Empire, freeing millions imprisoned behind the Iron Curtain.
He did all these things because he believed and lived American Exceptionalism.
And then he rode off into the sunset, never worrying about his post-presidency as a means of cleaning up the mess of his time in office...
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Remember when grown-ups ran this country?
Oh hell no. Not a shred, not an iota. No similarity whatsoever. Polar opposites, perhaps.
Mom-Jean wearing, Metrosexual Marxist versus...
20th Century's Greatest President
Well, they were both kinda tall. And they both served their country in time of war. Oh, wait a minute, check that one. Well, they both had executive experience as both union president and Governor of their state. What? OK, so that was only Reagan. They both wrote beautifully and believed deeply in the virtue and promise of America...sorry, I guess that was only Reagan again. They both held fast against an existential threat and triumphed brilliantly where no one could before them...oops, I guess just Reagan. Well, at least they were both proud of their country...hooboy...dang it, help me out here. Uh...they were both kinda tall...
The ONLY thing they ever had in common, President Reagan relinquished for Paradise.
Who thinks that there is?
Hey! isn’t that a WalMart bike Obama is having trouble with?
But Reagan, of course, didn't have a tail.
Carter and Mondale helped a lot, too....
And Reagan did it all with impeccable humility. That’s the big difference.
Award of the year for the most superfluous title/article.
That’s gonna leave a mark!
Whooo.. what a great column!
Oh wait, Unions and over regulation has forced manufacturers overseas.