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There's No Similarity Between Reagan and Obama
Fox News ^ | November 4, 2010 | Craig Shirley

Posted on 11/04/2010 7:00:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Today, November 4, marks the thirtieth anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s 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...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coldwar; economy; obama; polls; recession; ronaldreagan
Thank you.
1 posted on 11/04/2010 7:00:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reagan and Charlton Heston
2 posted on 11/04/2010 7:03:10 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP

Remember when grown-ups ran this country?

3 posted on 11/04/2010 7:08:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh hell no. Not a shred, not an iota. No similarity whatsoever. Polar opposites, perhaps.


4 posted on 11/04/2010 7:08:59 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mom-Jean wearing, Metrosexual Marxist versus...

20th Century's Greatest President

5 posted on 11/04/2010 7:09:23 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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...


6 posted on 11/04/2010 7:16:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"There's No Similarity Between Reagan and Obama "

The ONLY thing they ever had in common, President Reagan relinquished for Paradise.

7 posted on 11/04/2010 7:28:42 PM PDT by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

Who thinks that there is?

8 posted on 11/04/2010 7:29:16 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: lormand

Hey! isn’t that a WalMart bike Obama is having trouble with?


9 posted on 11/04/2010 7:30:11 PM PDT by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That's not true, they were both bipeds.

But Reagan, of course, didn't have a tail.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

10 posted on 11/04/2010 8:22:16 PM PDT by The Comedian (I really missed you. Next time, I'll adjust for windage.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not true, both appeared in comedies. Reagan in films and Obama in his administration.
11 posted on 11/04/2010 8:24:10 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
1980 Election:

1984 Election:


12 posted on 11/04/2010 10:58:01 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

Carter and Mondale helped a lot, too....


13 posted on 11/04/2010 11:31:58 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Reagan did it all with impeccable humility. That’s the big difference.


14 posted on 11/04/2010 11:49:11 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Award of the year for the most superfluous title/article.


15 posted on 11/05/2010 12:18:05 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure.)
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To: The Comedian

That’s gonna leave a mark!


16 posted on 11/05/2010 1:05:07 AM PDT by karnage
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whooo.. what a great column!


17 posted on 11/05/2010 1:11:34 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: azhenfud
I hadn't heard about a bike problem he is having. Why did he get one from Walmart? Walmart is not unionized, so shouldn't he buy an American made bike made by Union employees?

Oh wait, Unions and over regulation has forced manufacturers overseas.

18 posted on 11/05/2010 7:24:08 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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