2012 is the new 1984?

Posted by: Phineas on November 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

And I don’t mean George Orwell’s brilliant and horrific novel.

Rather, we once again will have a Democratic candidate campaigning openly on the need to raise taxes. Back then, it was Walter Mondale trying to unseat President Reagan. Now it’s President Obama, trying to keep his job against the challenge from… ??

Whoever the Republican nominee is, he would do well to look at the Reagan campaign’s old commercials for a winning message. Here’s one:

(via Dan Mitchell)

Change “Mondale” to “Obama” and the script is ready for shooting. Especially when Obama keeps claiming that we are, indeed, better off than we were four years ago.

Whatever he’s smoking, I want some.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “2012 is the new 1984?”


  1. Extirpaters says:

    As usual the Dums have it backwards. If you want to raise government income, you LOWER taxes.
    A big step to help government income shrivel, you raise taxes, again and again. Before long the Private Sector of the economy dies completely.

  2. ST says:

    Love it! Reagan had some great ads.

  3. Rod Stanton says:

    You miss the point. Take it from someone who was president of his college YD in 93. Ronnie won because he said what he meeant and meant what he said. Hewouldhavevetoer: NCLB, DHS, TARP and Romneycare! He wone because there was no doubt he meant what he said the the 82 S o t U: “Govenrmentcan not solve our problems … government *IS* theproblem!” A leftyh TARP man runnint Ronnie like ads will not fool many. Ronnie fooled no one -he was conservative!
    A Reagan Dem who voted for ronnie in 66,70 80 + 84 And never regretted a vote! If only I could say that about later votes?!?

  4. Rod Stanton says:

    To back yp my veto DHS Ronnie vetoed alomost 100 bill ;in 8 years! He meant what he said and said what he meant and everyone knew whe he stood and how he would act! No flip flop Ronnie!

  5. John says:

    Phineas, I wish he were smoking something. He might actually have periods of lucidity if that were the case. Unfortunately he is sober, and quite certain of his rectitude. Like a low-watt Torquemada.