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Old 01-31-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: North America
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Obama & Reagan: striking similarities in their fortunes (http://www.leaderpost.com/entertainment/Obama+Reagan+striking+similarities+their+fortunes/4195065/story.html - broken link)

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With more than two-thirds of Americans approving of his performance, Obama was enormously popular when he entered the White House in January 2009. Reagan came to power with only 51 per cent approval (as measured by Gallup). But Obama's presidency started in the midst of a fierce recession. Reagan came to power after the recession of 1980 had ended and the American economy was recovering nicely. A hundred days into his first term, Reagan's approval rating had soared to 68 per cent.
At the same point in his first term, Obama was at 65 per cent. That's when the parallel between those two very different presidents begins.
In 1981, the U.S. economy faltered. Reagan was sunny, as usual. There won't be a second recession, he said. But there was. And it was brutal.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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Well he could start by getting a pony and a cowboy hat and answering every question with, "I don't recall", anything but suggest we move forward with the START treaty.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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For one, he could promise to sign a bill repealing the HCR garbage. Then he would have to apologize to the American people for trying to nationalize healthcare, the auto industry, and for the damage done to the financial industry.

Then, he could go visit every one of the countries he went to on his apology tour and tell them the US is back--and that they should be apologizing to us instead.

I don't see it happening though.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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Run up a huge deficit.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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By leading and projecting optimism...as opposed to whining, blaming others and being apologetic to everything that breaths.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: USA
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By leading and projecting optimism...as opposed to whining, blaming others and being apologetic to everything that breaths.

Apparently you missed the State of the Union address last week. That speech was filled with optimism.

Did you watch it, or did you hear the :10 soundbites on Rush?
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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His name should never be mentioned in the same sentence as Reagan.

Reagan is an American icon.

obama, not so much.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:25 PM
 
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His name should never be mentioned in the same sentence as Reagan.

Reagan is an American icon.

obama, not so much.
I wouldn't be surprised if you'll see Obama's face on dollar or coin in 15 years. He'll likely have many schools named after him as well.

You might not like him, but a lot of people do and already feel like he's an icon.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:25 PM
 
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His name should never be mentioned in the same sentence as Reagan.

Reagan is an American icon.

obama, not so much.
Exactly, as seen here.

http://images.sodahead.com/polls/000...oll_xlarge.gif

How on earth could Obama compete with this and why would he even try?
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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I wouldn't be surprised if you'll see Obama's face on dollar or coin in 15 years. He'll likely have many schools named after him as well.

You might not like him, but a lot of people do and already feel like he's an icon.
He will never rise to the level of Reagan as far as an icon.

The schools and streets will all be in the same neighborhoods as MLK blvds are today.
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