Today I was riveted by the comparison of two very well produced television ads: the first aired by the Reagan campaign in 1984, and the second one released this week by “Citizens for America” attacking Barack Obama.  The Reagan “Morning In America” ad contributed heavily to president Reagan’s re-election. Republicans hope the “Mourning In America” ad focusing on the failed policies of the Obama administration will be equally effective in boosting conservatives who are running for office all across the country this Fall.

Here is my take: I love both of these ads. But more than that, I see some poetic justice here. Mr. Obama campaigned by heavily attacking his predecessor, George Bush. On inauguration day he spurned him. He never stopped attacking and degrading the man. Never has a sitting president spent so much energy and exhibited so much arrogance beating up on his predecessor.

Obama’s chickens have come home to roost. What goes around comes around. The “Mourning In America” ad says it all. I have included both ads below for your viewing enjoyment. They are short ones, only a minute each—well worth the time. Watching them consecutively blew my mind and stirred my heart.

(Just as an aside, I would like to point out that after inheriting a recession when he came into office, and after suffering the attack of 9-11 and the tremors that caused throughout our economy, Bush enacted tax cuts and pro-business policies that resulted in 53 consecutive months of solid growth accompanied by low unemployment (in the 4% neighborhood). That was 4 years and 5 months of good economic numbers. In November 2006, propelled by a strong anti-war sentiment, the democrats swept both houses of congress. Just a few months after Reid, Pelosi and the democrats took over, the economy started sputtering and the recession began. That’s a fact. Look it up.  GW wasn’t perfect…but he didn’t/doesn’t deserve the derision Obama has given him.)

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