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Obama now praises Reagan as inspiration; in '95, denounced his 'dirty deeds'
Washington Examiner ^ | 1/24/2011 | Byron York

Posted on 01/24/2011 10:04:40 AM PST by Qbert

In an article published in USA Today, President Obama praises President Ronald Reagan as a man with a "unique ability to inspire others to greatness."  Obama also says of Reagan that "there is no denying his leadership in the world, or his gift for communicating his vision for America."  The late president, Obama continues, "understood that it is always 'Morning in America.' That was his gift, and we remain forever grateful."

Obama's view of Reagan today is far different from the discussion of Reagan in Obama's 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father.  In that book, Obama says his strong feelings about the Republican president were part of the reason he decided to become a community organizer.   "When classmates in college asked me just what it was that a community organizer did, I couldn't answer them directly," Obama wrote.  "Instead, I'd pronounce on the need for change.  Change in the White House, where Reagan and his minions were carrying on their dirty deeds…"

In another part of the book, Obama criticized Reagan for "verbal legerdemain."  By that, he was accusing Reagan of intentionally maintaining a gap between his sunny rhetoric and the actions of his administration.  Now, President Obama praises Reagan's "faith in the American promise."

Obama's op-ed, published on the eve of the state of the union address and also in recognition of Reagan's upcoming 100th birthday, is written with today's politics in mind.  Without specifically mentioning the new Republican majority in the House and strengthened GOP contingent in the Senate, the president urges today's politicians to remember Reagan's ability to compromise and forgo angry words.  What Obama doesn't mention is he once had some angry words for Reagan himself.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billayers; hypocrites; liars; liberalfascism; obama; reagan; ronaldreagan; youlie

1 posted on 01/24/2011 10:04:49 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Excuse me while I go vomit out my internal organs.

What a flat-assed phoney.


2 posted on 01/24/2011 10:05:50 AM PST by reagan_fanatic
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To: Qbert
now you see it,

now you don't

3 posted on 01/24/2011 10:06:27 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Qbert

Down the road there will be lots of Democrats who will heap praise on W, as well.


4 posted on 01/24/2011 10:06:54 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Qbert

Who are you going to believe...0bama’s words today or what your lying eyes see in his book? Besides, he can always say the words in his book are a “youthful indiscretion” on his part.


5 posted on 01/24/2011 10:08:17 AM PST by JRios1968 (This is me, in a nutshell: "Let me out of here...I'm trapped in a nutshell!!!!")
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To: Qbert
Obama. You will be remembered as the first illegal alien president. You POS.
6 posted on 01/24/2011 10:08:44 AM PST by McGruff (If you repeat a lie enough times some idiots will believe it.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Obama: tellin’ audiences what he thinks they want to hear, for some time now.

Don’t tell him he’s not coming home to Alabama. With a time machine, no doubt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7QxgN5YegE


7 posted on 01/24/2011 10:09:18 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Qbert

Regans Shoes


8 posted on 01/24/2011 10:11:42 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list


9 posted on 01/24/2011 10:13:24 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Qbert

Reagan was a good actor that made a great President while Obama is a great actor pretending to be a good President.


10 posted on 01/24/2011 10:15:20 AM PST by AmusedBystander (Republicans may have helped drive the economy into the ditch, but Obama is driving it off the cliff.)
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To: Qbert

this guy is so phoney...you can not believe one word he says.

However, my guess is that he did not write his autobiographies and so is not really responsible for things that may be in there that may be attributed to him..oh, unless you agree with what he wrote and in that case,it IS solely from him

Hey Gov. Abercrombie...did you find that BC yet?


11 posted on 01/24/2011 10:16:02 AM PST by KEmom (Proud to be a Mama Grizzly!!!)
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To: Qbert

LOL - when it was politically acceptable by the left to bash the great Ronald Reagan Obozo did so with gusto. Now, he’s in a fight for his Presidency, and he’s trying to win over Indepedents and moderate Republicans with this BS!!! The man absolutely has no shame whatsoever!!


12 posted on 01/24/2011 10:18:32 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: AmusedBystander

Um, ah, no! I grant that Obozo is an “actor” (or, rather, imposter). But, a great actor??? Hardly!!! Reagan was known as the Great Communicator. Obozo will be known as the Great Teleprompter and nothing else.


13 posted on 01/24/2011 10:20:50 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: Qbert

Article on Obama’s use of hypnosis in his speeches.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2662063/posts

Keep it out there!


14 posted on 01/24/2011 10:22:28 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Article on Obama’s use of hypnosis in his speeches.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2662063/posts

Keep it out there!

Direct link
http://www.pennypresslv.com/Obama%27s_Use_of_Hidden_Hypnosis_techniques_in_His_Speeches.pdf


15 posted on 01/24/2011 10:24:24 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Qbert

Reagan - morning in America, an inspiration to greatness, self reliance, and a better future.

obama- mourning in America, the denigration of America, the expansion of the welfare state, the looting and pillaging of our future.


16 posted on 01/24/2011 10:27:00 AM PST by griswold3 (We defend conservatism by our very way of life.)
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To: Qbert

17 posted on 01/24/2011 10:29:24 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most selfless human being they’ve ever known.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5gzd9PTygQ&feature=related


18 posted on 01/24/2011 10:34:40 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Qbert
I HAVE A DVD RECORDING OF THE 2008 DEBATES... ALL OF THEM... obama DECLARED THAT HE WOULD GOVERN LIKE REAGAN... QUOTED REAGAN... PROMISED REAGAN... WE GOT kruchev INSTEAD... WHERE ARE ANY ELECTED REPUBLICANS THAT WILL STATE THIS TODAY? obama LIED... THIS IS A RETREAD LIE... BUT NOT ONE ELECTED REPUBLICAN WILL EVER STATE THIS... CRICKETS CHIRPING IS THE SOUND COMING OUT OF THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP... CRICKETS AND MUFFLED SOUNDS OF CRYING!

Sorry for the caps but I am pissed off to the power of TEN!

LLS

19 posted on 01/24/2011 10:47:29 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Qbert
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6DmjBneGBc

Reagan's beliefs are antithectial to what Obama is trying to do.

20 posted on 01/24/2011 10:50:52 AM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Qbert

If 0bama likes jelly beans, that’s all they have in common.


21 posted on 01/24/2011 10:54:15 AM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Qbert
Since 1911...

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.

22 posted on 01/24/2011 10:56:46 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Qbert

bmk


23 posted on 01/24/2011 11:24:54 AM PST by Hypo2
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To: Qbert

Barry is a fraud.


24 posted on 01/24/2011 11:26:53 AM PST by pallis
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To: JRios1968

Either that or he’ll finally admit that Bill Ayres wrote it.


25 posted on 01/24/2011 12:19:37 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: All
Obama's on his knees all puckered up, in full reelection mode. A pathetic progressive who got shellacked by the nation.

Last year's DNC poster.

This year's DNC poster


Obama is baptized in the fire of faith.
Obama's been saved. Thank you, Jesus.

26 posted on 01/25/2011 1:58:15 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: Qbert


Obama now praises Reagan as inspiration; in ‘95, denounced his ‘dirty deeds’

I heard about this on The Rush Limbaugh Show.
IIRC, that book was actually written by Bill Ayers.

If true, Obama must be (under his breath) Mr. Ayers.
Even though it almost certainly spoke Obama’s opinion of The Late
Great Ronald Reagan.


27 posted on 01/25/2011 2:40:25 AM PST by VOA
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To: JRios1968

I believe this should be sent to all conservative radio hosts asap. Tuesday evening is his “fate of the union address.” And, from where I’m sitting, with him at the helm, our fate is looker dimmer and dimmer.


28 posted on 01/25/2011 3:08:12 AM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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