Friday, January 18, 2008

Deliberately Stupid



Are people being deliberately stupid about Obama's Reagan comments? That's the only explanation I can come up with for all of the idiotic blah blah blah coming from both Republicans and Democrats.

Look at those maps above showing Reagan's electoral victories in 1980 and 1984. Would you say this country was in a mood? Would you say this country was of a like mind? Would you say this country was looking beyond red and blue? One does not have to be a Ronnie-phile to note that, for a time, this country was powerfully in sync.

"Reagan Democrat"... what else needs to be said?

Obama isn't singing the praises of Reagan's policies. Obama is noting that for a brief time this country was aligned in the direction it wanted to go (whether Reagan actually took it there isn't really the point). For whatever reason, people saw their hope for America reflected in Ronald Reagan and, in their unity, gave him the mandate to make real change.



All of this nonsensical fuss about what seems like a perfectly insightful observation makes me think this country isn't ready for Obama. Maybe we're more comfortable with morons like Giuliani and Romney. Either way, we'll get the government we deserve.

UPDATE: The Great Orange Satan had some good comments here and here.

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