Obama missed out all that business about Reagan's implicitly and explicitly racist posture, all the business about how he set the ball rolling on deregulation, on vilifying welfare, etc. etc. So does that put Obama out of favor with the same people grumbling yesterday?
This whole thing raises a bigger issue. Are we no longer allowed to compare policy decisions by Obama and any recent republican presidents because they were racists, or anti-gay, or what have you, at some point in their life? Is only Obama allowed to draw comparisons?
Are we allowed to suggest that perhaps Clinton's three main legislative victories, deregulating the financial industry, NAFTA, and deregulation of Media/public airwaves, are probably more responsible for the sorry state we are in, than anything that Nixon passed?
Are we not allowed to praise Robert Byrd because he was once a grand Knight in the KKK? Should we vilify diarists who write positive diaries about Byrd?
Are we allowed to point out that Obama has essentially carried on the same Bush policies on a variety of fronts?
What are we allowed to discuss on dailykos? What are acceptable opinions regarding the president.
Apparently, according to some diaries, people of my ilk should tone it down, now that the elections are 4 months away. So please tell us what's allowed
here's a clarification I posted to the gentleman/lady that HR'd
He made a statement comparing himself and his campaign to Reagan. He wouldn't say that if he was being disparaging of Reagan, or was saying that Reagan took advantage of a situation for political ends.
he said 'all the excesses of the 60s and 70s' he didnt say 'the perceived excesses of the 60's and 70's'. he said Americans wanted 'clarity, optimism, dynamism and a sense of entrepreneurship', and that Reagan put us on a path that people were ready for.
that to me sir/madam sounds like admiration
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