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  •  Yes, you are misunderstanding (1+ / 0-)
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    As did most people back in early 2008 when Senator Obama originally made the comment.

    Obama was not admiring Reagan's policies, but was showing respect --if not admiration-- for the ability of Reagan and his handlers to frame and shift the conversation in a cheerful, positive manner.

    The Gipper and his criminal conspirators could, indeed pull that off.

    In addition, candidate Obama was probably making a gesture toward Blue Dogs and "Reagan Democrats".


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