Friday, January 18, 2008

What Digby Said

WTF is Obama doing praising Reagan?


Rob_N said...

Ummm, not "praising" Reagan.

Coopting the Reagan 'aura' -- flows in the line of Lincoln, JFK, RFK, etc....

Matthew said...

He wasn't praising Reagan.

This was a comment that was taken out of context and then repeated through the mighty media wurlitzer until people think it's Obama praising Reagan.

What Obama said was that Reagan changed the trajectory of the country. Which he did. Obama said that he changed it in a way that Nixon did not, than Clinton did not. This is true. It wasn't a compliment. It wasn't a comparison. It was an opinion (one I happen to think is factual, and I don't idolize Reagan).

Folks should be a little slower on the draw and research this shit first before flying off the handle. Sheesh.

The Squire said...

I think a lot of people, myself included, have an induced Pavlovian response to anything remotely having to do with Reagan. So much of what his administration did was bad, that it usually, though not always, serves us well, and here is apparently one of those times.