Not So Fast There, Mr. Obama
You told some newspapers editors last week that if Ronald Reagan were
running for president today "he could not get through the Republican
I know what you were up to. You were trying to enlist Ronald Reagan
in your tireless effort to get the GOP's presidential candidates to
violate their principles. You want them to defect to your side and come
out in favor of raising taxes to reduce the record budget deficits
you've created for our grandchildren with your reckless spending.
You were hoping to make Romney and company look like conservative
fanatics who'd never do what my father was forced to do when faced with a
growing federal deficit -- compromise and propose spending cuts and
higher taxes at the same time.
To some extent, Mr. President, what you said about Ronald Reagan not
being able to win his party's nomination in 2012 is true. It would
indeed be almost impossible if he was running only as the former
governor of California or as an actor and not on his record as
Would the Republican Party of today nominate a union member or the
president of an actors union? Would it nominate someone who raised taxes
as governor of California? Who signed a no-fault divorce bill? Who
signed an abortion bill?
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