A Sunday DBKP post recommends Robert Kline’s new Reagan documentary as a useful reference with which to compare and contrast Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. The Democrat/Media Complex (DMC), which hated Reagan when he was in office and was actively engaged in a campaign to destroy him politically, is now, in a sick twist of irony, trying to use Reagan's greatness to build up Obama (who has absolutely nothing in common with Reagan beyond the fact that they were both elected president). The DMC is also now employing the same tactics it used against Reagan in an all-out attempt to destroy Gov. Palin:
Lately, there’s been what seems to be a push by some members of the press and political pundits to compare President Barack Obama to Ronald Reagan. A comparison which, if you lived through the Reagan years, is surreal but only if you put the comparison into the right context: Those who seek to somehow shape Barack Obama’s image into another Ronald Reagan must think, quite mistakenly, Americans who were adults during the Reagan years suffer from ‘senile dementia’. American voters too young to recall the Reagan years will believe this falsehood is true if it’s repeated often in the press and by political pundits, a soaking of the subconscious minds of the young masses.- JP
Another politician frequently compared to Ronald Reagan–never, ever by members of the news media and political analysts and pundits except, perhaps, FOX News’ Sean Hannity–former governor of Alaska and Republican Vice-President candidate in 2008, Sarah Palin. Plain spoken–too plain for some–and unabashedly patriotic Palin was dubbed by the news media and political pundits during the election as an ignorant, backwoods hick without any ‘experience’ to lead America. Part of the case made against Palin, CNN’s Jack Cafferty’s infamous, ‘If Sarah Palin Being One Heartbeat Away “Doesn’t Scare The Hell Out Of You, It Should’, Cafferty’s response to Sarah Palin’s interview with CBS’ Katie Couric.
I often wondered why Jack Cafferty went on a rant about Palin when, at the same time, over on the Democrat ticket, was Joe Biden. The same Joe Biden, who, in 1987, when running for President, was exposed as a plagiarist.
For those without senile dementia who still recall 1980 and the presidential election, the memories of the press and political pundits who brought up Reagan’s former acting career, ‘Good Lord, a actor in the White House’ and Reagan’s executive experience as a governor of the largest state in the U.S. as reasons why Americans should cast their vote for the incumbent, the ‘Misery Index’ President, Jimmy Carter. Another reason why Americans shouldn’t vote for Reagan, Ronald Reagan, unabashed Christian, was firmly unapologetic about America and Americans.
In 2008 news media and political pundits lauded the new Democrat candidate for President, one term Senator from Illinois Barack Obama. Two of the reasons why the public should cast their vote for Barack Obama, the guy really knew how to run a campaign, and, he gave great speeches. But, was/is Barack Obama, the ‘Great Communicator’, a term used to describe Ronald Reagan?
Another description of Ronald Reagan, often phrased in derogatory terms by political pundits, Ronald Reagan was a ‘Christian’.
Palin was back in the news after a lone gunmen attempted to assassinate Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on January 8, 2011, in the parking lot of a Safeway store located in Tucson, Arizona. Jared Lee Loughner, age 23, wounded 19 and killed six people including a Federal Judge and a 9-yr-old girl. Twenty-four hours later the New York Daily News published Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ blood is on Sarah Palin’s hands after putting cross hair over district. The article, an attempt to assassinate the character of Sarah Palin.
While it was Sarah Palin’s fault 23-yr-old Loughner shot 19 people, killing six, John Hinckley, Jr.’s attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan was labeled the action of a mentally ill individual who had a copy of Catcher in the Rye and was obsessed with actress Jodie Foster.