The Gipper is turning over in his grave.
Speaking on a conference call to White House staffers and administration officials, President Obama claims he has led a new Reagan Revolution, paving the way for Hillary Clinton to be the next “Bush senior.”
Using his policy to “normalize” relations with a brutal communist regime in Cuba as a backdrop, Obama compared himself to President Reagan – the man who crushed the Soviet Union and brought the Cold War to an end.
The chutzpah of his comments is almost overshadowed by their irony.
“The progress that we mark today is yet another demonstration that we don’t have to be imprisoned by the past,” said Obama, according to Politico. “When something isn’t working, we can and will change.”
“Much in the same way that the Reagan Revolution required Bush Senior” to complete his transformation of American politics, Obama told alumni of his White House staff, “we’ve got to make sure that we’re laying the foundation” for the next Democrat elected.
Does that mean Clinton will break a promise to not raise taxes, then be thrown out of office?
The hubris in Obama’s self-declared historical importance did not sit well with folks who actually lived through the Reagan Revolution.
— Rise Up (@ATLJD) July 2, 2015
— Michele Frost (@michelelfrost) July 2, 2015
@NahBabyNah Reagan’s dead body could govern this country better than Obama.
— Jack G (@jlggian) July 2, 2015
Reagan helped end the Iran crisis and the Soviet Union. Obama helped bring them both back. https://t.co/Ehto9VdS5t
— neontaster (@neontaster) July 2, 2015
@politico HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Obama is the new Reagan? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
— DCinAZ (@DCinAZ) July 1, 2015
@politico Reagan just died again after hearing that
— Jeremy Ellis (@JeremyAEllis) July 1, 2015
— Anon (@AutoPredatory) July 2, 2015
@politico oh ffs
— soupcity (@emmbee1002) July 2, 2015
Considering the turmoil in the Middle East, the declining middle class, and the burden of government regulation, the era of Obama looks less like the Reagan Revolution, and more like the Jimmy Carter Malaise.