Uh oh: Barack Obama praises Ronald Reagan over Bill Clinton

Via Ben Smith at The Politico:

Obama, in his interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal’s editorial board, made the case that his movement is as much about a national moment as about him as a “singular” individual, and he drew a rather odd analogy for a Democrat: Ronald Reagan.

“Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not, and a way that Bill Clinton did not,” he said, describing Reagan as appealing to a sentiment that, “We want clarity, we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism and entrepreneurship that had been missing.”

As expected, the left is very unhappy with this development.

Senator, I admired Ronald Reagan, I’ve read about Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan was a hero of mine. Senator, you’re no Ronald Reagan.

Yeah, ok, I know – not terribly original, but fitting all the same, I think.

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