Skip to comments.Obama's 'Evil Empire' Speech ( If he is the Reagan of the left, what is the 'evil empire'? )
Posted on 01/31/2013 6:42:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
If President Obama is truly the "Reagan of the Left," then it's only fair to ask: What does Obama consider "evil" and an "evil empire?"
After all, since Obama's second inaugural address, commentators both left and right have been busily comparing Obama to Reagan. The Daily Beast: "[Obama] wants to do for liberalism...what Ronald Reagan did for conservatism." E.J. Dionne: "Obama's role model is Ronald Reagan[.]" Charles Krauthammer: "[Obama's] second inaugural address... is his self-proclamation as the Reagan of the Left."
Besides noting the stark ideological differences of each president, most pundits agreed that Obama shares with Reagan not just clear articulation of the vision of his base, but a "transformational" goal -- to end the era of the dominant philosophy that preceded him. Dionne referred to the common objective of "long-term electoral realignment," which for Obama is the reversal of Reagan's political legacy.
Many of the editorials were based on a comparison of Obama's second inaugural address to Reagan's first. "In the eye of history," noted Krauthammer, Obama's speech was a "direct response." (In the eye of conservatism, however, it was more like a direct poke.)
A side-by-side analysis of both speeches is indeed an interesting exercise -- exposing several examples of the Orwellian mirror that liberalism has become: Big government is not the problem, it's the solution; collectivism promises more freedom than individual liberty; and as Dionne noted, "strength through peace" vs. peace through strength.
But most revealing is a comparison of Obama's address to another of Reagan's -- the famous "evil empire" speech.
Within the first few sentences Reagan quoted Lincoln: "I think I understand how Abraham Lincoln felt when he said, 'I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.'"
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Maybe the writer was being subtle but she didn't comment on the most interesting insight offered by this comment.
White America is his evil empire.
American + White + Christian = Evil Empire
Duuuh...that would be The United States of America, of course!
Obama is the “anti-Reagan”.
Red states of course,
esp the ones defying O care and his EOs.
His soldiers are illegals invading them to turn them purple
Exactly. The dork prays to himself.
Coming directly from a Ministry of Truth.
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