Presidential parallels

Published November 11, 2012

Here’s an interesting comparison. I’ve heard President Obama referred to several times as ‘the Ronald Reagan of the Left’ — accomplishing a lot while polarizing the electorate. (Here’s Andrew Sullivan’s take on it.)

One parallel I haven’t seen mentioned, though, is this:

“Reaganomics” began as a derisive term but was soon co-opted into a positive one by its supporters.

“Obamacare” began as a derisive term but was soon co-opted into a positive one by its supporters.

Just thought I’d share that.



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