CBS, NBC, ABC AGREE: OBAMA SOUNDED ‘REAGANESQUE’ IN STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH
I don’t know if The Gipper is rolling over in his grave, laughing his ass off, or both. During coverage of Obama’s speech last night, all three broadcast networks managed to compare Barrack Obama to RONALD REAGAN. Yep, you read that right. Incredible, huh?
On CBS, Miss Katie touted how political analyst Jeff Greenfield thought it was “down right Reaganesque” and that “some” have argued “this could be his Reagan moment.” Greenfield himself declared: “He kept talking about winning the future, and that was always a big theme for Reagan….the constant reiteration of optimism….he was clearly striking rhetorical notes that reminded me of Ronald Reagan.” WAIT, WHAT?
Meanwhile, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams noted how “The President is very sensitive lately, highly bothered by any kind of defeatism…that’s part of what he went after tonight.” Andrea Mitchell chimed in: “That’s exactly what he was trying to get after and I think he was trying to invoke the optimism, the can-do spirit that brings to mind Ronald Reagan in these settings.” OKAY, WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
If all of this wasn’t bizarre enough, ABC’s Christiane Amanpour proclaimed that Obama’s address was “full of sunny optimism, very Reaganesque, on and on about American exceptionalism in many, many instances. That moment was remarkable.” YOU’RE MESSIN’ WITH US, RIGHT?
I don’t know anything about pigs flying or hell freezing over, but I do know what the networks thought about Ronald Reagan when he was president. I also know that they are pulling out all the stops and doing everything they can to prop up Barrack Obama.
Even if that means comparing him to The Gipper.