As usual, Hillary is playing both sides of the fence as she has had her own praise for Reagan:
In a hysterical bit of comedy, her own website listed, wait for it, Ronald Reagan as one of her favorite presidents!! Not only that though, it mentions that this list of favorite presidents (including Ronald Reagan) "demonstrates how she thinks."
Not only that, President and Hillary Clinton had all kinds of nice things to say about Reagan upon his death:
"Hillary and I will always remember President Ronald Reagan for the way he personified the indomitable optimism of the American people, and for keeping America at the forefront of the fight for freedom for people everywhere," their statement said.GOI: John Edwards has some 'splainin (slang for explaining) to do as well. Edwards slammed Obama as well for mentioning anything positive about Reagan by saying this (amongst other things):
When you think about what Ronald Reagan did to the American people, to the middle class to the working people,” said Edwards.GOI: Oh John but you already have sung his praises just FIVE MONTHS AGO in an editorial in Foreign Affairs magazine.
“He was openly – openly – intolerant of unions and the right to organize. He openly fought against the union and the organized labor movement in this country. He openly did extraordinary damage to the middle class and working people, created a tax structure that favored the very wealthiest Americans and caused the middle class and working people to struggle every single day. The destruction of the environment, you know, eliminating regulation of companies that were polluting and doing extraordinary damage to the environment.”
“I can promise you this: this president will never use Ronald Reagan as an example for change.”
For 50 years, presidents from Truman and Dwight Eisenhower to and Bill Clinton Ronald Reaganbuilt strong alliances and deepened the world’s respect for us. We gained that respect by viewing our military strength not as an end in itself but as a means to protect a system of laws and institutions that gave hope to billions across the globe. In avoiding the temptation to rule as an empire, we hastened the fall of a corrupt and evil one in the Soviet Union. The lesson is that we cannot only be warriors; we must be thinkers and leaders as well.GOI:But wait, there's more. Edwards admitted further in the article that Reagan had a positive role to play during the Cold War:
Presidents Kennedy and Reagan talked with Soviet leaders at the height of the Cold War, in both cases turning back major threats to our national security.
Millions of people imprisoned behind the Iron Curtain silently cheered the day President Reagan declared, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Even if these ordinary men and women did not always agree with our policies, they looked to our president and saw a person — and a nation — they could trust.GOI: My bullshit meter has just snapped and busted open in an explosion of parts and smoke so I better end this post.
UPDATE: Now Billy boy is all over news claiming the media and Obama are somehow teaming up on him and his wife for a political "hit job." Oh, so I see. Bill and Hillary can go out chop the legs out from Obama, kick in in the balls and they're fine with that kind of dirty politics. However, when they're called on it they spin it around and whine that they are being ganged up on and acting as if they are school children having their candy taken away from them and sand kicked in their face.
Yes everyone plays hardball in a political campaign but the Clintons bring that dirty pool to a new level, or should I say, low level. I'm talking down in the filthy sewers.
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