Skip to comments.The Media, Reagan and Obama
Posted on 01/31/2011 5:08:54 AM PST by Lakeshark
As we approach the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, he has been in the news once again. One way he has been used is to boost the image of Barack Obama.
Some presidents have been used to degrade the image of others. Herbert Hoover was a convenient whipping boy to tar various Republicans through the years. Nixon was the epitome of evil in the White House. The fate of Ronald Reagan has been a curious one. The punditry that savaged him before, during, and after his years in office are now trying to burnish Barack Obama's image by comparing the two Presidents.
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The media spin job that Barack Obama is the second coming of Ronald Reagan, that Ron and Barack would be pals, that Barack Obama can hold a candle to Ronald Reagan, not only misses the mark but willfully ignores how unfairly and disgracefully the media treated Ronald Reagan when he was alive. To use him when he is dead compounds the insult.
By his own admission, Reagan never did drugs in his life. By his own admission, Obama smoked marijuana and crack, repeatedly.
Reagan fought the Soviet Union when it tried to trample its citizens’ rights. Obama fought Arizona when it tried to protect its citizens’ rights.
Reagan was always happy to share details of his early life with anyone who asked. Obama hires law teams to fight anyone who asks about his early life.
Sorry TIME and other leftist media, I’m just not seeing the equivalency.
I’m also willing to bet that Obama has done his share of Reagan-bashing just like other good radical marxists tend to do.
The LSM has been trying two year to make this comparison and it gone down like a led balloon with the public.
Nobody in there right mind is buying this crap. Yes, indeed it an insult to the Reagan legacy.
Then I realized it was a promo for "The Whining".
America's curent movie craze.........
The establishmedia hated Reagan worse than Bush times 10.
I particularly enjoyed the recap of the comments that the Left constantly showered on Reagan.
All I knew about Reagan is a lot of people in the press hated him. Started waking up when Bush1 ran for his second term. The first time I ever voted was for Perot in 91? Yep I am one of those Americans disgusted with politics that put the most disgusting man in office, Clinton, sorry.
I was a tea partyer long ago, just didn't know it.
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