It may be that tonight, in the State of the Union speech you will hear Barack Obama praise Ronald Reagan. If so, keep in mind that this is not the real Obama that you are hearing. Not too many years ago he wrote:
“When classmates in college asked me just what it was that a community organizer did, I couldn’t answer them directly, instead, I’d pronounce on the need for change. Change in the White House, where Reagan and his minions were carrying on their dirty deeds…” In another part of the book, Obama criticized Reagan for “verbal legerdemain.” By that, he was accusing Reagan of intentionally maintaining a gap between his sunny rhetoric and the actions of his administration.
Who is more dangerous, the Obama who ran for president promising to transform America and redistribute the wealth of her people or this new Obama who is supposedly moving to the center?