Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Will we be tearing down the Obama myth?

Will we be tearing down the Obama myth?

Buzzfeed Ben Smith said today that like it or not, Obama is the new Reagan:

But you can also feel the way the country's imagination is turning, and see Republican pragmatists begin to reposition themselves around it. Matthew Continetti, a talented conservative reporter-turned-polemicist, didn't hide his distaste about echoing Sullivan in the Free Beacon last week.

"We ought to face the unpleasant fact that Obama will be remembered as a president of achievement and consequence," he wrote. "It does not matter if, like I do, you think those achievements are horrible and that their consequences will be worse. Obama's reversal of the Reagan revolution is here."

Continetti urged Republicans to reconcile themselves to this reality:

"The generation of conservatives and Republicans who return one day to power will be forced to reckon with the consequences of the Obama revolution, just as a generation of defeated liberals were forced to confront and in some cases accept the revolution of Ronald Reagan.

Discuss this while I write a fair-and-balanced piece for tomorrow's Daily News on Obama's in-your-face-conservative-losers inuaguration speech.

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