What's This About Reagan Being a Great American President
I am still watching Blitz most nights. I have compromised with my stomach by remoting Dobbs. First thing to note is how the media is still fanning the flames of race by constantly rehashing the Clinton/Obama rhetoric on the subject. I have let it drift by while preparing the evening meal, but I was truly stunned when Obama weighed in on how Bill Clinton, when he was president, didn't match up to Reagan's accomplishments. What did we have here?
Obama appeared to be giving Reagan credit for changing the trajectory of America by setting the U.S. on a different path and gave Reagan credit for attacking a government was overgrown and unaccountable. Obama then compared Nixon to Reagan, saying that a transformation of this magnitude was something that neither Richard Nixon nor Bill Clinton acoomplished.
What he said, as reported on CBS news--and which I heard on CNN--was: I think people, he just tapped into what people were already feeling, which was we want clarity we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism and entrepreneurship that had been missing.
Well I am not a Clinton fan, but give me either of the Clintons as president any day, over any Republican since Eisenhower, definitely including Reagan--who I'm not sure was all there, but if he was sure has a lot to account for.
Anyway I was pleased to come on Edwards comments on this remark by Obama, reported in the link above and excerpted here:
“When you think about what Ronald Reagan did to the American people, to the middle class to the working people,” said Edwards.
He was openly – openly – intolerant of unions and the right to organize. He openly fought against the union and the organized labor movement in this country. He openly did extraordinary damage to the middle class and working people, created a tax structure that favored the very wealthiest Americans and caused the middle class and working people to struggle every single day. The destruction of the environment, you know, eliminating regulation of companies that were polluting and doing extraordinary damage to the environment.”
I can promise you this: this president will never use Ronald Reagan as an example for change.
Bush I was Reagan's VP and I believe had major responsibilities in his administration. IMO Reagan was the grandaddy of the horror show now running our country. I find it too bad that Obama went for the cheap shot on this one.