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Barrack Obama is No Ronald Reagan

A week after Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday celebration, comparisons between presidents Obama and Reagan continue.

The conversation began when Obama praised Reagan in a USA Today op-ed. He commended Reagan’s leadership, his confidence in and optimism for America, and his great ability to communicate his vision for the country. Reaganites like myself appreciate these sentiments.

But so far, the differences between the two presidents are still huge. Begin with the economy. Reagan and Obama both inherited deep and brutal recessions. But the first six recovery quarters look completely different for each president.
So far, real GDP has averaged only 3 percent annually for Obama. Employment as defined by nonfarm payrolls has increased by a paltry 121,000.

On the other hand, going back to Reagan’s first six recovery quarters, real GDP averaged 7.7 percent annually while nonfarm

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Added: Feb-13-2011 Occurred On: Feb-13-2011
By: yorba
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  • obama would not make a pimple on Reagan arse.

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    • Please don't degrade Reagan's ass

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    • Pleas quit sucking reagan's ass he 's dead .
      Ronnie was a criminal period . You pathetic neo-cons worship him for all the wrong reasons . Obama will be and has already been a much better president than ronnie ever was .

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    • In an unrelated but totally parallel instance, Justin Beiber is now claiming to be the Kurt Cobain of his generation. Can we do something to raise money to buy him an 870?

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  • Hell he aint even American. Theres absolutely no comparison to Ronnie.

    He is however a lot like Mao Chow Mein.

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    • Hawai isn't in america?

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    • DUH, no actually it isnt ya knucklehead. It's 2000 miles west and south of the mainland.

      But in obama's case, I fail to see the pertinence of your query.

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    • Ok, Mr. Technical, Hawai isn't in the United States? OR, do you think he is from Kenya on a mission to turn us muslim? Birther? I'm ok with that, we all have our opinions, but it does lump you right in with the "George Bush blew up the World Trade Center" crowd.

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    • You have simply made the mistake of thinking I could give a fuk what "lump" you put me in. I give about the same credibility to what you socialist loons say and believe as I do islamist.

      And no, obama isnt from the United States or he would have put this question to rest a long time ago. But instead he chooses to keep his education and birth records a (whispering) secret. So lets give this poor horse a rest already.

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    • Okay you are a birther, lmfao, done talking with you.

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  • They try to compare Obama to past great presidents because NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHO THE F OBAMA IS! HE'S DONE NOTHING....YET PRETENDS TO BE EVERYTHING!!! YOU FOOLS WHO VOTED FOR HIM are just that....FOOLS!

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    • Reagan a past "great" president? LOL, the guy was a puppet, just like Bush Jr. Clueless fucks who did whatever was told to them by smarted adivors that surrounded them.

      There is a great scene in Micheal Moore's most recent documentary where a Wall Street guy is telling Reagan to hurry up in reading his speech, as if he was like a little bitch.

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  • This is a painful article for liberals. The silly accusations that Reagan was some sort of "puppet" is absurd and ignorant. He stared down a recession, and he won. He stared down the striking air traffic controllers, and he won. He stared down the Soviet Union, in its entirety, and he won. And he did it with class and dignity. This is the worst possible scenario for the snickering, juvenile, twisted in the head progressive movement of today.

    This article is dead on. Stop fucki More..

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    • Hey yorba, next time you post an article on Liveleak, provide a link to the original author. That's what people typicallty do here.

      We don't know who the author is, the source that published it or anything. People like to know this shit. This neocon propaganda piece looks like it came straight from The Weekly Standard or somthing.

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  • My gosh, the metaphor is perfect!
    Most notable achievement of Ronald Reagan: Ending the cold war.
    Most notable achievement of Barack Obama: CASH FOR CLUNKERS.

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  • more like Ronald McDonald

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  • Obama isn't fit to lick the dog shit from the bottom of Reagan's shoe.

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  • REAGAN FORGOT MORE ABOUT BEING AN AMERICAN THAN BARRY WILL EVER KNOW

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    • Barry is in a desperate search to find an identity. Even he has no clue who or what he is. He wants to be everything to everyone and has no understanding the public can see right through his deceptions.

      Barry Hussein Obama will GO DOWN in history as the single worst POTUS ever.

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    • You are right. Nevermind what anyone thinks about Reagan, it just looks lame and silly for the big O to parade around in cowboy hats claiming to be like Reagan. It is embarrassing. What handler thought this would be a good idea? Michelle? Kinda like Kerry asking "is this where I get me a huntin' license?" or maybe Dukakis sticking his fool head out of a tank. These people have no pride and no shame whatsoever. Pitiful.

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  • Lets face facts. Obama is no Obama either. He definitely doesn't do what it said on the tin.

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  • Obama loves Lenin more than Reagan.

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  • oh, but the media is sure playing the Reagan card huh...all you freaking idiot progressives shoud at least get a CLUE. Damn, your ignorance on these matters is pathetic.

    Reagan was patriotic and BELIEVED in THIS country. he brought a 30 year rise in the middle class did'nt he? What does Obama believe in....wake the fooook up and smell those roses!!

    Reagan had BALLS! Something this entire country is lacking right now. PC BE DAMNED!!!!!!!

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  • No comparison, Obama does not have Alzheimer's.

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  • Jew York Times quotes?

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  • President Reagan was an actor and a puppet.. so stop acting stupid like you dont know.
    look up Iran/Contra Scandal, and about 8 other american $$$ induced wars VP Bush Sr and his CIA pals concocted under the protection of your hero puppet President Reagan. the beginning of your sick karmic downfall.

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  • barack obama is no barack obama - - - he is barry soetoro ! ! !

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  • Obama is more like Paul Martin...

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  • Reagan raised the national debt from $997 billion to $2.85 trillion. I can see the similarities.

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  • "Barrack Obama is No Ronald Reagan", and the entire world lets out a sigh of complete relief.

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  • Did anyone see the time's article? Or are you all just blinded by GOD.

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  • reagan was a mass murderer, which is most likely why so many hardcore conservatives love him so much

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  • Obama is more conservative then Reagan. If Reagan was alive today, most teabaggers would be calling him a RINO. That's how far the right-wing has travelled over the last 30 years. They're in "new world order" fringe territory now. Just ask Glenn Beck.

    Reagan was a disaster for America and the middle class. Workers took it up the ass after Reagan was done with them. He broke the back of the labor movement in America and since then they have seen their wages stagnat, benefits tr More..

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    • You have no clue. Clinton brought in NAFTA. Reagan deregulated several industries that brought huge economic growth and lower costs/prices. Trucking and Airlines for example. The debt did rise because the Democrats in control of congress broke the deal they had with Reagan. The standard of living for the middle class, the poor and minorities increased greatly during his 8 years. Conservatives love him because he believed in limited government. He rightly believed the government prevents e More..

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    • Typical Far Left rhetoric...your party has you ALL brainwashed nonetheless, Obama will be a one term president and go down as this country's WORST ever president.

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    • Who you got to beat him?

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    • Libs Re-writing history, once again.

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    • Even worse then W.? The guy left office with an approval rating of 22%, the lowest ever recorded since polls were taken.

      Over 200 presidential scholars in America rated W. near the bottom of all American presidents ever.

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