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late night thoughts on annoyingly cyclic U.S. politics [Apr. 30th, 2009|02:30 am]
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Obama is the liberals' Reagan.

As someone who had to put up with it from the other side, I have this to say to the currently freaked out right wing and/or actual conservatives:

1. I feel your pain.

2. Neener, neener.

3. It's all part of life's rich pageant.

[User Picture]From: maps_or_guitars
2009-04-30 11:10 am (UTC)
To which I will add,

4. You did this to yourselves.


5. Sink you bastards, sink.
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[User Picture]From: autodidactic
2009-04-30 12:07 pm (UTC)
Obama is the liberals' Reagan.

Reagan's not as good looking. But pretty much, yeah.

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[User Picture]From: fweebles
2009-04-30 03:06 pm (UTC)
I know a lot of people who thought Reagan was quite dashing. And I don't mean in the 50s, but while President.
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[User Picture]From: mcpino
2009-05-01 02:10 am (UTC)
...and a lot of people think McDonald's is fine cuisine.

Just sayin', is all.
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[User Picture]From: jakeinhartsel
2009-04-30 01:45 pm (UTC)
Are you sure that you didn´t mean, ¨Pageant of the Rich.¨

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[User Picture]From: capn_jil
2009-04-30 04:20 pm (UTC)

re liberal reagan

i fucking called this

also 4. heh
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From: threepunchstuff
2009-04-30 05:42 pm (UTC)
Except he's not as easy to start a punk band about.
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[User Picture]From: kasheri
2009-04-30 07:02 pm (UTC)
I love that you said this, because this morning as I was listening to the news I was thinking, "This is great, now we've got our own 'great communicator'!" Neener neener indeed. And I love #3, as my mother used to always say that and it's an important loop in my internal tapes.
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[User Picture]From: wanderingaengus
2009-04-30 11:48 pm (UTC)
I remember when the Democrats were the party of disarray -- they were going to go the way of the Whigs, no Democrat would ever again be elected to any office higher than dogcatcher, etc., etc.

That was all of four years ago.

The lesson is that power is fleeting. We'd better grab hold of our moment and use it well.
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