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Response to TM99 (Reply #38)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:09 AM

52. Where in this oft-cited interview quote

does Obama claim to be a "Reagan Democrat"?

He says - "I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America" - meaning that what occurred with Reagan was in essence, "revolutionary" ("revolutionary" = "fast change" versus "evolutionary" = "slow change" in terms of upending a particular status quo. His goal was to use the same strategy - but to upend what Reagan put in place, and swing things back towards the left. With the difference being the attempt to engage the populace to make their own "change" and stop relying on the one at the top to do it for them... versus the Republican way of speaking "dictatorially" to their supporters and their supporters blindly obeying.

It's ironic that many DUers only hear "Reagan" but miss all the "anti-Reagan" exhortations.

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