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Response to Cha (Reply #34)

Fri May 1, 2015, 08:46 AM

38. Call away but you are wrong.

 

I actually have his own damned words besides his policies to back up my 'cheap ignorant pot shot'.

"I don't want to present myself as some sort of singular figure. I think part of what is different is the times. I do think that, for example, the 1980 election was different. I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it. They felt like with all the excesses of the 60s and the 70s and government had grown and grown but there wasn't much sense of accountability in terms of how it was operating. I think he tapped into what people were already feeling. Which is we want clarity, we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism and entrepreneurship that had been missing."
2008 interview

Here is another excellent summation of Obama's political philosophy. He is far more of a Reaganite than a New Dealer.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-samuels/is-obama-a-reagan-democra_b_644763.html

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