1. Obama said during the presidential primaries that he would meet with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba or North Korea without conditions. But "Republican hawk Ronald Reagan actually did it in March, 1985. At the height of the Cold War, Reagan invited newly-appointed Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the 'Evil Empire,' for a summit in Geneva without preconditions."
2. Reagan "cut and run" from Lebanon in 1983. Now compare that to Obama and his troop surge in Afghanistan.
3. Obama "refused to raise taxes for anyone making less than a quarter of a million dollars," but Reagan had "four significant tax increases" after his original tax rate cuts.
4. Reagan was "the first to host an openly-gay couple at the White House for an overnight stay? ... So which President is the real conservative here?"
Luckily for the small flock of strange people viewing MSNBC at home, both of Mr. Uygur's guests told him he was all wrong. Frank Donatelli, one of President Reagan's political directors, was deliciously blunt. "That's the silliest thing that I've ever heard. ... It's an incomplete and distorted picture of everything."
Donatelli calmly related that Reagan cut taxes overall, negotiated with Gorbachev after the little precondition of a complete defense buildup, and he won the Cold War, while "Obama hasn't won anything."
Even David Weigel, the Palin-Limbaugh-Drudge-insulting commentator beloved by the likes of Keith Olbermann, dismissed the Uygur stupidity. "He's not a conservative. Come on!"
Leftists may be delusional in thinking Barack Obama is some kind of Reaganite. But if that's delusional, how does one describe Janeane Garofalo? As always, her nuttiness is in a league (institution?) of its own. On The Huffington Post, she groused of conservatives that "They own the media and they dominate the media and they dominate the conversation. But of course liberals are proud. They have everything to be proud of. But they just don't have much say. You know, they don't have networks and huge radio networks and megachurches and seats in Congress."
Liberals don't have the seats in Congress? Garofalo isn't just wrong, she's in meltdown.