Monday, February 7, 2011
It's getting increasingly difficult to spot a difference between these odd times of Hope n' Change and The Twilight Zone. How else to explain the mainstream media's sudden flurry of news reports that Barack Obama is striving to become more like Ronald Reagan?
Of course, the alleged president doesn't actually want to go so far as embracing any of Mr. Reagan's policies, beliefs, strengths, or virtues. But he wouldn't mind borrowing some of the popularity that his own elitist socialism just hasn't generated.
So Mr. Obama is trying to emulate Ronald Reagan in more personal, less political ways. For instance, he's coloring his hair and not admitting it. He's shooting a family-friendly film comedy called "Bedtime for Biden." He playfully joked in a news conference that he signed legislation that "banned Israel forever" and "we begin bombing in five minutes." And he's even considering funding a barrier along the Mexican border, just so he can later say "Governor Brewer, tear down this wall!"
It may seem like a lot of work, but Mr. Obama is dedicated to proving once and for all that he has genuine leadership...no matter who he has to imitate to fake it.