Skip to comments.Obama now praises Reagan as inspiration; in '95, denounced his 'dirty deeds'
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.
Excuse me while I go vomit out my internal organs.
What a flat-assed phoney.
now you don't
Down the road there will be lots of Democrats who will heap praise on W, as well.
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.
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Reagan was a good actor that made a great President while Obama is a great actor pretending to be a good President.
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?
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!!
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.
Article on Obama’s use of hypnosis in his speeches.
Keep it out there!
Article on Obamas use of hypnosis in his speeches.
Keep it out there!
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.
Sorry for the caps but I am pissed off to the power of TEN!
Reagan's beliefs are antithectial to what Obama is trying to do.