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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Pawlenty: Wrong About Conservatism

MN Governor Tim Pawlenty is just the latest McCain-type Republican who tells us we need to get over Reagan.

“We need to develop new Ronald Reagans and new reference points,” Pawlenty said in an interview after addressing CPAC. “It would be as if Barack Obama was going around and constantly talking about Truman or LBJ. It’s just become a reference point that isn’t as relevant for young people.”

Hello, Tim!? Why is it that Obama followers compare him to Reagan every day? Obviously they know that America's policies under Reagan worked. Second, Obama is repeating FDR's policies almost precisely. Why do you think he keeps calling his programs the new New Deal? (Come on, do you think any Democrat wants to compare himself to LBJ?)