This seems a fitting way to remember the 40th President of the United States on the anniversary of his birth.
I didn’t think Obama would botch it so badly as to put his near 70-percent approval rating in peril so quickly.
What’s wrong with this picture, and why, seemingly, can’t David Axelrod see it? No wonder Republicans suddenly have a spring in their step and a zip in their speech.
Sorry always to bring things back to my (our) hero, Ronaldus Maximus, but the Gipper didn’t make the mistake of thinking a landslide election win meant he could declare “I won.”
To the contrary, the January 2001 report of the Initial Actions Projectâ€”the detailed blueprint for Reagan’s first year in officeâ€”says this:Â â€œThe election was not a bestowal of political power, but a stewardship opportunity for us to reconsider and restructure the political agenda for the next two decades. The public has sanctioned the search for a new public philosophy to govern America.â€
In other words, “we’re going to need to argue for our program.” Â This was a practical necessity, since Democrats still controlled the House.
Barry the Arrogant needs to find some humility within the walls of the White House.
UPDATE from Dan: Bruce, thanks for alerting us to that wonderful remembrance of the Gipper. What a great way to celebrate his birthday this year at this time.