Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gibbs Claims The One Will Give 'Reaganesque' Speech To Congress Tonight

This must be the Regan they are talking about, right?

Come on! The guy has been President for a month! How about less words, more actions.
President Obama, you are far from Ronald Reagan. It pains me to know you even share the same office as The Great Communicator.

Politico reports:

President Barack Obama won’t speak until prime-time, but his aides fanned out to the morning shows Tuesday morning to talk up his first speech before a joint session of Congress. And the word they used to preview it: “Reaganesque.”

“The president believes very clearly that we have to be honest with the American people about where we are,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“He will,” Gibbs said, “tell the country that we’ve faced … greater challenges than the ones we face now, but we as Americans always meet those challenges. But in the Reaganesque words, there are always better days ahead.”

It was a full-on rollout, befitting a State-of-the-Union-style speech to Congress, at a moment of economic peril for the nation.
If anyone wants to hear Reagan for real, watch "The Speech" here.

In a speech supporting the Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater, Reagan speaks of big government, high taxation, and the "war on poverty." He addresses foreign policy issues including the risk of appeasement, "peace through strength," and the Vietnam War. The speech establishes Reagan as an important figure in the conservative wing of the Republican party.

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