President Obama, you’re no Ronald Reagan

David Bossie President, Citizens United
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Soon-to-be White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s former employer Time magazine has given President Obama a big thank you gift this week. Not only is President Obama on the cover of Time magazine for the 24th time in little more than four years, but the editors are trying to portray Obama as the next Ronald Reagan. President Obama and President Reagan are polar opposites in both politics and style. For a struggling magazine, I guess putting Reagan on the cover is the only way to sell some copies. Time magazine and the left will stop at nothing to prop up President Obama’s sagging presidency. Just over two years ago, Time portrayed President Obama as the next FDR on the cover of the magazine, but after the failure of Obama’s big government agenda, Time is jumping to have Obama reflect the country’s more conservative mood. These ploys are pathetic and desperate.

President Reagan served his country with a grace and style that cannot be matched, especially by the current occupant of the White House. He stood up to the Soviet Union by calling it the “evil empire” and courageously implored General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.” President Obama used his most recent State of the Union address to tell us how great communist China is and how Americans are lagging behind the Chinese in innovation. President Obama does not believe in American exceptionalism. If he did, he would not have said “…America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.” President Reagan believed America was a “shining city on the hill” and that it was always morning in America.

Citizens United has produced a short video showing that there is no comparison between Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Both men may share the same title, but they view America and the world quite differently. The difference is pretty stark when you hear Reagan and Obama speaking about America. Can you imagine a circumstance in which President Reagan would criticize America in a speech overseas?

As Americans celebrate the centennial anniversary of President Reagan’s birth, please share this important video that tells the truth about Reagan and Obama with your family and friends. Time magazine has gotten it wrong once again. President Reagan’s legacy will only continue to grow more prestigious, while President Obama’s will continue to go downhill.

David N. Bossie is the president of Citizens United and Citizens United Productions, and the executive producer of “America at Risk.”