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(WLSAM)   Is Obama like Reagan? About the only similarity is that they were both born in the United States. Right?   (wlsam.com) divider line 62
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2011-01-18 03:49:58 PM
We never did get to see Reagan's long-form birth certificate.
 
2011-01-18 03:56:25 PM
I prefer to see articles asking "Is the Reagan of modern GOP worship like the actual Reagan," for the lulz.
 
2011-01-18 03:58:34 PM
They're both from Illinois, kinda.
 
2011-01-18 04:06:19 PM
Reagan was actually born in the Netherlands. His nickname was "Dutch."
 
2011-01-18 04:24:04 PM
I'm going with: they both have vertical bilateral symmetry.
 
2011-01-18 04:37:13 PM
Like Reagan, Obama is pretty conservative.
 
2011-01-18 04:47:38 PM
Both could deliver speeches in English.
 
2011-01-18 05:44:29 PM
if only there was some kind of document, or certificate, that could prove Obama's place of birth...
 
2011-01-18 05:45:03 PM
Glad to see this pointed out in public. People don't believe me when I say that Reagan was less popular than Obama two years into his Presidency.
 
2011-01-18 05:45:23 PM
Well, both lowered tax rates and increased debt. So I guess that's fair.
 
2011-01-18 05:46:47 PM
Considering how far right the country has swung since then? Considering that Reagan is a filthy leftist by the standards of the modern Republican party? Yea. Lots.
 
2011-01-18 05:47:22 PM

FireBreathingLiberal: Both could deliver speeches in English.


Well, Obama can. Reagan had such bad Alzheimers that I never could understand what he was saying.

Reagan started out as a Democrat, and when he became Governor of California, he made abortions legal.
 
2011-01-18 05:50:35 PM
list:
Acts well w/ monkeys
Altzheimer's
RayGun, Zaap!
Beloved Son of Hollywood Cabal
Recipiant of Nobel
Party Diefication

I am having a hard time making the associations here.
 
2011-01-18 05:51:38 PM
They both didn't intervene in the AIDS crisis when it broke out? Obama's coke dealer was supplied by the Contras Reagan aided?
 
2011-01-18 05:52:29 PM

St_Francis_P: We never did get to see Reagan's long-form birth certificate.


In his defense, cuneiform tablets aren't very portable.
 
2011-01-18 05:53:24 PM

Diogenes: I'm going with: they both have vertical bilateral symmetry.


Don't forget the dorsal ridge, ventral pleats, and flukes.
 
2011-01-18 05:54:20 PM
Obama isn't anything like Reagan.

I see no evidence that Obama is going senile.
 
2011-01-18 05:55:47 PM
Both put out rap songs?
Link (new window)
Link (new window)

Although I think Obama raps better
 
2011-01-18 05:59:11 PM
Both of them have had sex with black women?
 
2011-01-18 06:00:07 PM
Wolverines!
 
2011-01-18 06:06:25 PM
They were both the next President after a moron left office?
 
2011-01-18 06:06:56 PM
Obama hasn't sold weapons to our enemies or given amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. They did both send the deficit to new highs though.
 
2011-01-18 06:08:50 PM

Doc Daneeka: Obama isn't anything like Reagan.

I see no evidence that Obama is going senile.


Yet, Obama's compared to someone who was. Amiright?
 
2011-01-18 06:11:28 PM
Both put out rap songs?
Link (new window)
Link (new window)

kinda think obama raps better tho
 
2011-01-18 06:20:25 PM
The only thing the same about Reagan and Obama is that they are both separated by a common language.

www.reagan.utexas.edu

www.usateaparties.com
 
2011-01-18 06:21:22 PM
Ever notice when a craptacular Democrat wants to boost poll numbers comparisons to Reagan start up?

BO is no Reagan, and for that we should be very sad.
 
2011-01-18 06:29:16 PM
Obama has yet to negotiate with or sell arms to terrorists, give amnesty to illegal aliens, preside over one of the largest peacetime tax increases in US history or be involved with the savings and loan crisis.
 
2011-01-18 06:30:19 PM
www.consumertrap.com
 
2011-01-18 06:39:22 PM
Reagan wasn't a Keynesian.
 
2011-01-18 06:48:28 PM

xaveth: Yet, Obama's compared to someone who was. Amiright?


Yes, comparing two things makes them the same.

Some people have '=' in their brains where the programmer should have used '==' instead.
 
2011-01-18 07:05:51 PM
FTFA:

But, when you compare Obama's most recent job approval ratings with where Reagan's were at this same point in his presidency, you would think that they had absolutely nothing in common. According to the most recent polling taken by ABC News/ Washington Post, President Obama's job approval rating is 54 percent. At this point in 1983, according to Gallup poll data, Reagan's approval rating was a dismal 37 percent.

This is because Obama is a better president than Reagan was.
 
2011-01-18 07:08:08 PM

Proud2B_American: They were both the next President after a moron left office?


Yeah, the U.S. Navy is known for putting non-hackers in charge of nuclear powered subs.

Your a moran.
 
2011-01-18 07:09:01 PM

poot_rootbeer: xaveth: Yet, Obama's compared to someone who was. Amiright?

Yes, comparing two things makes them the same.

Some people have '=' in their brains where the programmer should have used '==' instead.


Your analogy == (null)
True
 
2011-01-18 07:11:02 PM

2wolves: Your a aye moran.


FTFY
 
2011-01-18 07:21:17 PM

Satanicpuppy: ntry has swung since



Dude, what drugs are you on? Stay off them. they're rotting your brain.
 
2011-01-18 07:24:23 PM

quoinguy: BO is no Reagan, and for that we should be very sad


I totally agree, assuming that by "sad" you mean "ecstatic, jubilant and delighted.
 
2011-01-18 07:36:50 PM
You can't compare and contrast the economic circumstances. The true analysis is in the response to said circumstances. Reagan played a long game of sustainable solid economic policies. Hence, Reagan's support steadily climbed as those policies came to economic fruition. Obama went for the short term unsustainable house of cards that is collapsing at every turn by not delivering as promised. He can expect his approval to be the exact opposite of Reagan's as people scratch the surface of the gold nugget and find it to be a gold painted rock.
 
2011-01-18 07:39:33 PM

FireBreathingLiberal: www.consumertrap.com


Well, that's going to rule my nightmares, thanks.
 
2011-01-18 07:44:14 PM
White mama's?
 
2011-01-18 07:48:43 PM

Rodddxl: You can't compare and contrast the economic circumstances. The true analysis is in the response to said circumstances. Reagan played a long game of sustainable solid economic policies. Hence, Reagan's support steadily climbed as those policies came to economic fruition. Obama went for the short term unsustainable house of cards that is collapsing at every turn by not delivering as promised. He can expect his approval to be the exact opposite of Reagan's as people scratch the surface of the gold nugget and find it to be a gold painted rock.


Massively cutting taxes, realizing your mistake and hoping nobody notices as you slowly raise them again to try to fix all the damage you caused barely qualifies as economic policy.
 
2011-01-18 07:49:22 PM
Obama and Reagan are actually pretty similar in that each talked and campaigned as strong ideologues (Obama to the left, Reagan to the right) but actually governed as centrists.

In spite of the vitriol that liberals attack him with and the cock-gobbling that conservatives provide him, Reagan was not nearly as far-right as modern political pundits paint him as. Let's not forget all the pragmatic things he did in office. He raised taxes when it was necessary to do so. He met and negotiated with Gorbachev. He granted amnesty to 3 million illegal immigrants. And despite all the hot air he spewed about the Star Wars program, he ended up doing a lot in decreasing nuclear weapons worldwide towards the end of his term. You don't win 49 out of 50 states in re-election by being an partisan ideologue.

I feel that Obama is a lot alike Reagan in that after he reached the Oval Office, he realized that to be a successful president means that sometimes you have to compromise in order to achieve things and not everything will always go the way you want. You're president of all of America, not just your own party. Assuming that the Republicans pick a terrible candidate in 2012 (they have no good ones right now) or the Tea Party actually mounts an independent run, Obama will probably easily coast to a second term as well. His legacy will then be remembered by liberals as heroic, FDR-esque, and the "best president EVAR!!!" and by conservatives as evil, communist, and the "worst president EVAR!!!"
 
2011-01-18 07:55:32 PM

quoinguy: Ever notice when a craptacular Democrat wants to boost poll numbers comparisons to Reagan start up?

BO is no Reagan, and for that we should be very sad.


Um, there have only been two Democratic presidents since Reagan for you to apply your little theory to (Clinton and Obama). A little too small of a sample size, I'd say. And in Clinton's case, the analogy turned out to be dead-on as he also had very low ratings midway through his first term. Didn't seem to be a problem at all when he easily got re-elected two years later.

Also, you're clearly looking at Reagan's presidency through biased, rose-colored glasses. Please take those off first if you want anybody to take your arguments seriously.
 
2011-01-18 08:07:30 PM
Obama wishes he was as good as Reagan..all obama does is bow to other leaders..worthless pussy
 
2011-01-18 08:19:41 PM

LOCNAR69: Obama wishes he was as good as Reagan..all obama does is bow to other leaders..worthless pussy


Yep.

Ask the Libyan freak to give his kid a hug for me and Ronnie.

Oh, wait...
 
2011-01-18 08:35:30 PM

quoinguy: LOCNAR69: Obama wishes he was as good as Reagan..all obama does is bow to other leaders..worthless pussy

Yep.

Ask the Libyan freak to give his kid a hug for me and Ronnie.

Oh, wait...


www.legitgov.org

Lulz.
 
2011-01-18 08:49:05 PM
Rodddxl: You can't compare and contrast the economic circumstances. The true analysis is in the response to said circumstances. Reagan played a long game of sustainable solid economic policies. Hence, Reagan's support steadily climbed as those policies came to economic fruition. Obama went for the short term unsustainable house of cards that is collapsing at every turn by not delivering as promised. He can expect his approval to be the exact opposite of Reagan's as people scratch the surface of the gold nugget and find it to be a gold painted rock.

Reaganomics, which was supply side and/or trickle down economics, is in no way, shape, or form a solid long term economic policy. It's discredited bullshiat. George H W Bush had it right when he called Reagan's economic policies "voodoo economics".
 
2011-01-18 08:52:08 PM

Zyng: Rodddxl: You can't compare and contrast the economic circumstances. The true analysis is in the response to said circumstances. Reagan played a long game of sustainable solid economic policies. Hence, Reagan's support steadily climbed as those policies came to economic fruition. Obama went for the short term unsustainable house of cards that is collapsing at every turn by not delivering as promised. He can expect his approval to be the exact opposite of Reagan's as people scratch the surface of the gold nugget and find it to be a gold painted rock.

Massively cutting taxes, realizing your mistake and hoping nobody notices as you slowly raise them again to try to fix all the damage you caused barely The largest peacetime economic boom in American history and nearly 35 million more jobs qualifies as economic policy.


Buh Bye. Thanks for playing. You can go play now.
 
2011-01-18 09:06:56 PM

Rodddxl: Zyng: Rodddxl: You can't compare and contrast the economic circumstances. The true analysis is in the response to said circumstances. Reagan played a long game of sustainable solid economic policies. Hence, Reagan's support steadily climbed as those policies came to economic fruition. Obama went for the short term unsustainable house of cards that is collapsing at every turn by not delivering as promised. He can expect his approval to be the exact opposite of Reagan's as people scratch the surface of the gold nugget and find it to be a gold painted rock.

Massively cutting taxes, realizing your mistake and hoping nobody notices as you slowly raise them again to try to fix all the damage you caused barely The largest peacetime economic boom in American history and nearly 35 million more jobs which was promptly followed by a large recession that Reagan's successor got blamed for qualifies as economic policy.



FTFY. Also,

Rodddxl: Buh Bye. Thanks for playing. You can go play now.


Teach me how to be witty just like you.
 
2011-01-18 09:21:36 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Rodddxl: Zyng: Rodddxl: You can't compare and contrast the economic circumstances. The true analysis is in the response to said circumstances. Reagan played a long game of sustainable solid economic policies. Hence, Reagan's support steadily climbed as those policies came to economic fruition. Obama went for the short term unsustainable house of cards that is collapsing at every turn by not delivering as promised. He can expect his approval to be the exact opposite of Reagan's as people scratch the surface of the gold nugget and find it to be a gold painted rock.

Massively cutting taxes, realizing your mistake and hoping nobody notices as you slowly raise them again to try to fix all the damage you caused barely The largest peacetime economic boom in American history and nearly 35 million more jobs which was promptly followed by a large recession that Reagan's successor got blamed for qualifies as economic policy.


FTFY. Also,


Now that you've conceded the truth of economic growth from Reagan's policies in the 80's, you should learn about the shallow eight month recession in 90-91 followed by another 8 years of strong economic growth fostered by Reagan's continuing long run policies.
 
2011-01-18 09:24:38 PM

turingtest: Reagan wasn't a Keynesian.


* golf clap *
 
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