I’ve got a pocketful of Kryptonite!

Posted: January 18, 2009 by lamayor in Dems, Obama, Obamamania

Taxes, Spending, and the Chicago Way!

Oh, brother.  <sigh>

If Obama is Superman, DLO vows to be Lex Luther and Kryptonite all rolled into one.  Well, two.

We Conservatives have our Superman, too.  Of course, I’m talking about Ronald Reagan.  Along with Russell Kirk (the intellectual founder), William F. Buckley (the Conservative Movement patron saint), Conservatives anointed Reagan as the Word Made Flesh.  However, unlike Super O, it took actual accomplishments and deeds for this to happen.  Reagan had a record of achievement and a bedrock of time-tested principles to back up his rhetoric.  And while Reagan had his devoted followers since his famous Goldwater speech, he didn’t become our Superman until what he espoused bore fruit, namely, renewed pride in American exceptionalism and America’s inherent goodness (shining city on a hill), the 80’s economic boom (Morning in America), and defeating Communism (Evil Empire to the ash heap of history), just to name a few.

It remains to be seen with Obama what his principles are and how far he’ll go to defend them, let alone place them into action.  A person’s accomplishments in life, professional and personal, provide the best method to measure what one believes and are guideposts to future actions.  Unfortunately, Obama’s thin resume, other than writing two books and winning the presidency, does not give us much guidance as to what he actually believes and will do.  On Tuesday and over the next four years, I guess we’ll see.

Until Obama actually does something other than give a pretty sounding speech, any dreams of a Liberal Superman are just a bunch of feel good words.

  1. Jason says:

    All Hail, King Barry The Hopeful!

    By the way, did you hear that the Dali Lama loves George Dubya? Check out my newest post.

    Keep up the good work Dis.

  2. El Guapo de Boston says:

    Yeah, that Ronald Reagan was a peach.

    Some other things you neglected to mention while spilling your seed on your keyboard:

    * he opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    * he opposed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, calling it “humiliating to the South”
    * platform while running for CA Gov included eliminating the Fair Housing Act. And if this quote doesn’t take the cake: “If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes or others in selling or renting his house, he has a right to do so.”

    Nice guy!

  3. albert jones says:

    sounds like El Guapo has a little anger towards the writer “spilling seed.” I was there when Reagan was president and then he was gone and then suddenly when Bush came into office he was suddenly like some superhero when the American people didn’t really think that. He just seemed like a nice guy, but his trickle down economic mantra didn’t really work, obviously, and there was the iran/contra thing and all and all I think he wasn’t that remarkable. I was surprised when they started saying he was a spiritual leader for Republicans.And Obama really just wants to do his job. Wouldn’t you if you were president?

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