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Reagan-Obama Debate

Someone did a great job of splicing together speeches from Ronald Reagan, the greatest president in my lifetime, with those of Barack Obama, the least qualified candidate in American history.

A couple of things struck me as I listened to this audio.  First, the striking and chilling gulf of separation between the liberty espoused by Reagan and the tyranny shilled by Obama.  President Reagan spoke eloquently about American freedoms and their danger from statists almost as if he was addressing Barack Obama specifically.  Second, the audio of Reagan reminded me of the contrast between his brilliance and the manner in which the media painted him as an idiot when he was in office.  Interestingly, when President Reagan died in 2004 those very same people gushed at his foresight and intellect.  Not just the same type of statism-loving talking head gasbags, mind you, but the same people.  The American media talking heads were biased and dishonest when they said Reagan was dumb just as they are when they gush over Obama’s alleged brilliance.  The cold truth is that without his teleprompter, Barack Obama is just another lawyer who answers every question like a high schooler answering an essay question, spewing a random assortment of flowery words simply to fill space.

What I have noticed in my many years of political observation is that liberals display an inverted logic when they choose a candidate.  Conservatives will seek out someone who displays the positive attributes that they believe are necessary for succeeding in a political office, but liberals will find a candidate that they like first, then assign positive qualities to that person after the fact in order to make them more attractive.  This explains a lot, for example the way that shallow myrmidons like Joy Behar can get all hot and bothered by a hillbilly like Bill Clinton, insisting that he is remarkably handsome.  This backwards thinking also explains how they can take a mental lightweight like Al “Forrest” Gore and build him up to be an intellectual, or turn a backstabbing coward like John Kerry into a war hero.

Ronald Wilson Reagan spoke with a genuine love for his country and an appreciation of liberty and our founding principles.  Barack Hussein Obama consistently denigrates America and pushes a false-freedom tyranny of statism and class warfare.  The contrast is stark and chilling.

What the hell were you people thinking?  Are Americans really that gullible?  Many of us clearly saw the real Barack Obama before he was elected.  I will never understand how the least qualified candidate in US History managed to fool enough of the dumb and gullible to get elected.  It perplexes me.

I printed out the following quote from Ronald Reagan and taped it to the bottom of my computer monitor.  These words are as true today as when he uttered them:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

Matt Damon and Bill Kristol to debate

Apparently, the well known intellectual Matt Damon [smirk] called Bill Kristol (of the Weekly Standard and New York Times) an idiot over his statements about former President Bush.  Andrew Breitbart over at Big Hollywood is trying to set up a debate between the two men and has offered $100K to Damon or his charity to take part.  Kristol has agreed.

I hope that Damon takes him up on the offer, though I seriously doubt that he will.  Damon is far from the intellectual giant that he portrayed in Good Will Hunting and will likely look foolish going up against a pundit who is used to going head to head with empty headed celebrity leftists (sorry about that redundance).

But my ongoing question is this: Why in the world does anyone take the political positions of celebrities seriously?  If you are looking for critical thinking and logical thought the last place that you are apt to find it is with a person who possesses the emotional touchy-feeliness required to make them good at pretending to be other people or someone who because of a lucky genetic roll of the dice have nicely vibrating vocal chords.  These are the last people who one should expect to be well informed critical thinkers.  My observations have taught me that they are far more likely to be emotional herd animals, as evidenced by their almost complete support for Obama.

I hope that Damon makes the mistake of debating Kristol.  I disagree with Kristol on more than a few things, but I suspect that I would disagree with Matt Damon on virtually everything.  And I love it when people knock the smugness off of the face of people who think that they know better.