Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Arguing About Who is the Anti-Reagan

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In what can only be described as a joke, Barack Obama and Hillary fought to be the one most unlike the greatest President of the last sixty years:

Clinton and Obama clashed over who really fought Republican icon Ronald Reagan, their relationships with special interests, and how they would pay for their proposals.

...He objected particularly to the way the Clintons hammered him for saying recently that Reagan transformed American politics, insisting he was stating the obvious and not praising Reagan.

While he fought Reagan's policies as a community organizer in the poor neighborhoods of Chicago, he said to Clinton, "you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board of Wal-Mart." The corporation is anathema to many Democratic voters for resisting efforts to unionize its employees.

Clinton served on the Wal-Mart board from 1986 to 1992. But in 2006, her Senate campaign returned $5,000 to the company's political action committee citing differences with company policies.
Just a note to the two esteemed candidates: Reagan won in two landslides and got more cross-over voters from the opposing party than anyone since. He destroyed Soviet communism and allowed millions oppressed in Eastern Europe to become Free and flourish. He also brought the country back together after suffering through the dismal Carter years. That seems like something the candidates should want to emulate, not spit on. One would think that is what the Dem candidates want being that the country is pretty split about now, but I guess not.

Anyway, Hot Air has all the video you can stomach and take note of John Edwards, the guy looks like a little kid on the stage in stature and the way he fought to get a word in every so often. Pathetic.

Update: More flip-flopping on the Gipper.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

just as a note: the economic down turn we are currently enduring, the growth of the extremely working poor over the last ten to fifteen years, and the rise of Wal-Mart are all due to Reagan's deregulation. Sure Reagan in the sort term may have been wonderful, but long term the effects are horrific. Reagan was to the 1980s like cocaine was to the 1970s.