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  •  Yeah, it's beyond (0+ / 0-)

    me why anyone would want to compare BO favorably to Reagan.

    The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

    by dfarrah on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:32:37 AM PST

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    •  I don't think the diarist is comparing Obama to (10+ / 0-)

      Reagan.  I think it's more of a comparison of what Reagan symbolized and began for conservatives (the beginning of a long, relentless shift towards the right from the far left in the US) to what Obama symbolizes and what we hope is beginning for liberals (a long and relentless shift back to the left from the far right in the US).

      "On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps...of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again."

      by middleagedhousewife on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:40:16 AM PST

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      •  You are right but (4+ / 0-)

        That Reagan never exisited. It was a role he played and played it well. America bought it. He was playing the Clint Eastwood "Dirty Harry" role domestically and internationally. It made us feel good about being asses. It was an illusion. I and the citizens of California knew him for what he was because he unleashed his bad policies there first.

        He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. Albert Einstein

        by Cairns on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:54:12 AM PST

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      •  thank you (1+ / 0-)
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        middleagedhousewife

        I'm a bit shocked at how many people reading this cannot tell the difference between Similarity as opposed to Comparison/Contrast.

        Message to Dems: We HAVE to start showing up for Midterms.

        by Jank2112 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:22:12 AM PST

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