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Monday, January 28, 2008

Obama is the Democrats' Reagan

Here is a great article from a conservative Republican commentator on Beliefnet. This echoes what we Obama supporters have been saying for months. He thinks Obama will "win in a landslide" if he wins the Democratic nomination:

If I were a Republican, I'd be very, very afraid. Oh wait, I am a Republican. Dang. Lord have mercy, I wish that man were a conservative. Because there's no doubt in my mind about what he can accomplish for liberalism if he's elected. You've heard of Reagan Democrats? Barack Obama is the Democrats' Reagan.

Read More: Obama is the Democrats' Reagan via Andrew Sullivan

Earlier: Conservative Talk Show Hosts Defend Obama; Why Republicans Fear Obama; Obama and Conservatives; "Electability": Red Staters Flock to Obama

24 comments:

kangalanatolian said...

Perhaps, but it is different. Ron Reagan had a real vision to shrink the size of the federal government. Where are we with that?
The USSR and us had a drag race toward the edge of a cliff. We had the big v-8 economy to power our military industrial complex, but the CFR cut the brake lines. We won. We just haven't hit bottom yet.

Monitor said...

You have a good point although his resemblance to Reagan doesn't come from policy positions but from their place in history and the ability to bring reasonable people in from the other side. Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Country going to the dungeons, electing a black muslim snake, wait and watch the fun u moron US citizens!!!

Anonymous said...

black muslim snake? wtf you are a damn idiot... do some research, read before you make stupid comments

Anonymous said...

racist much? you embody what's wrong with the world.

Monitor said...

It is unfortunate that vestiges of hatred like 12:37 still lurk in the dark corners of our society.

Anonymous said...

Dude grow up, you do realize we're in the 21st century now?? Lets judge people more on their actions rather than by their skin color and religion... asshole

Zach Nation said...

kangalanatolian, Reagan may have campaigned on a "small government" ticket, but that doesn't exactly match up with the reality of his term in office. Over 8 years, Reagan grew the number of federal employees per thousand population only slightly (8% over 8 years); quite a feat, but nowhere near as good as the -shrinking- accomplished by Bush Sr. or Clinton. See http://www.reason.com/news/show/30044.html ... Even worse, Reagan's administration increased federal spending per capita by 2.33%, compared to Clinton's 0.81%. See: http://www.libertyunbound.com/archive/2004_10/bradford-reagan.html ... Given this retrospection, Reagan's commitment to small government seems more like an empty campaign promise and less like a "vision."

The comparison between Obama and Reagan lies more in the charisma and leadership portrayed by both men; on that front, it's an apt comparison.

Monitor said...

Well-said Zach.

Anonymous said...

Obama is an eloquent speaker but what is there if anything beyond that. He exudes imagery as did Reagan, to not speak of realities in performance while painting pictures of utopia.

Reagans utopia stepped out of a Norman Rockwell painting. It is hard to discern Obamas utopia other than unlimited expansion of the welfare state. That is Obama's background, party, premise and promise.

Cowboy Frank

Verbal said...

Barack Obama or no one! We need change and we need it quick. We can not trust another Republican in office at this time. Avoid as best you can the comparisons its a media ploy to alter our focus from the real "issues." We are for Change and we are ready to embody the kind of cultural acceptance that will speak volumes to the World!!

Tom said...

I'd love to read your blog. Unfortunately, your site pops up a huge DHTML banner over your content with no close button, so I can't read it....

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul is a republican you can trust; but he's the only one. You should really start looking into his issues, he's pretty dead on when it comes to the economy. Remember he is on a Federal Economic Workgroup sub-committee whose everyday job is to study US economics. I like Obama, but I believe Ron Paul is the candidate of choice for me.

gb2ina said...

"It is hard to discern Obamas utopia other than unlimited expansion of the welfare state."

Expansion of which welfare state exactly?

The one where investment firms and banks who engineered the current housing market crisis get billions in bailout dollars while executives and traders continue to get multi-million dollar bonuses?

Or the one where the most vulnerable get a helping hand because we live in a country where we care about what happens to our neighbors (or maybe we don't).

Admittedly, the first one requires far less government bureaucracy to administrate so I can see why some might prefer it.

Monitor said...

To Tom: Sorry about that, I'm new to this whole thing and haven't been able to find a way to turn off that blogger banner at the top :-(

Anonymous said...

Let us not forget one important difference between the two - Obama is very intelligent and Reagan was one notch above village idiot!

Anonymous said...

dont be criticizing someone by their color and party. if elected he will be one of the greatest presidents to change this country. dam republicans always want everything their way no matter what.

Touchet said...

I live in Central Alabama, And I promise you that the Republicans down here would hang you for making such a comment. I really see the difference between the north and south on the issue of race here. I have talked to alot of republicans down here, they actually go out and vote for obama becuase they know he will loose the general. They all registered democratic. When i asked why they did that, why take the chance, they say, "cause I know my wife won't vote for a black man."

robert said...

It's Ron Paul or Obama. They are both visionaries and pragmatists. The rest are shills for the lobbyists and fat cats. I hope to heck people wake up and work their brains on this before November. Ron Paul has the edge in his dogged commitment to the Constitution, that is so rare in Washington. Obama has the edge in his view of "a nation whole". If they ran together, now, that would be something else.

Anonymous said...

@Touchet

Please have a live video feed of your election party, I can't wait to see the look on your face when Obama is president... you worthless racist.

Rich said...

It has never been more apparent to me, but the south is holding this country back. Such a sad state of affairs.

countrygirl said...

I agree the south is holding this country back these racist republican morons need to get a life and let this country go forward. OBAMA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

with candidates like Obama and Billary actually coming close to winning elections, this will be a sad sad country in about 20 years. Too bad all the dumb liberal teenagers who only democratic because it's the popular thing to do for them are unknowingly going to ruin this country. Between Obama and Hillary, I'd rather live in a shack in guam before having the satanic, socialistic, communist b**** be my president. She is a physical representation of everything that is wrong with this country and will drive it straight into the ground. It's sad that the soldiers are over there fighting for something that is going to be as terrible as it is if she wins and they can't do anything about it. Honestly I can't say the same about obama, but he doesn't seem as bad, and if a Dem wins, please god let it be him.

macdoodle said...

wish everyone would look at the facts.
reagan spent more than the entire 200 years beforehi, then handed it to the dems to pay. bush dwarfed that.!!!
dems spend on people and infastructure ( the future 4 all) republicans do for war defense industry and certian huge corps and the wealthy.
to be dumped on the dems to fix again.
notice we are losing middle class and more..
fro a 2 class,2nd rate usa vote gop.
the filthy rich will love ya.!!!!!