Barack Obama made the mistake, as far as libs go, of praising former president Ronald Reagan. The response from Hillary and John Edwards left me dumbfounded. I’m a little amazed, but not totally surprised, that these two would rip the Gipper. After all, they absolutely need to win back some of the Reagan Democrats in their pursuit of the White House.
I love the words, particularly, of the Edwards camp…
“The breadth of change Ronald Reagan brought was crippling for millions of Americans, with the two worst recessions since the Depression, a complete disregard for the rights of American labor, and tax cuts that lined the pockets of the richest Americans at the expense of fiscal sanity and the well-being of the most vulnerable in our society,” said Edwards campaign manager David Bonior.
Incredible. I’m amazed that Obama made the statement in the first place – especially his comments about shrinking government. I doubt Obama is sincere about that. More likely he has the better plan – appeal to the Reagan Dems by invoking the greatness that made Ronald Reagan an icon. His opponents are idiotic in attempting to degrade Reagan. I can guarantee you that no Democrat will win without pulling in the Reagan Democrats. Why the hell, then, would you go and alienate these people?
It’s incomprehensible, but I hope they keep it up. As Hillary struggles against Obama, she just keeps saying the wrong things again and again. Maybe Obama actually has a better head on his shoulders than the Hellcat.
Don’t take that as any kind of endorsement.