Reagan’s birthday prompts Obama comparisons

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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Campaigning for presidency in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama famously said, “I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not.”

He was right. And many conservatives these days are lamenting the fact that Obama has also changed the trajectory of America — in some ways, chipping away at the Reagan Revolution.

Now, they’re hoping to change it back.

Ronald Reagan would have turned 101 on February 6, and it’s only natural that tributes to the greatest Republican president of the 20th century would prompt comparisons to the incumbent Democratic president, whom Republicans hope to replace this year.

In this regard, one conservative group is ahead of the curve.

The above video — which juxtaposes Reagan’s and Barack Obama’s “two visions of America” — was produced by American’s for Prosperity (AFP). “On Reagan’s birthday, I can’t help but miss the President more than ever,” said AFP president Tim Phillips. “His vision for America contrasts so sharply with the big-government waste and cronyism that will be the legacy of the Obama Administration.”