I was reading an article on Newsweek to see how Ronald Reagan responded to his then nemesis Jimmy Carter when I saw something blatantly familiar. Here's what Reagan said:
"Let it show on the record that when the American people cried out for economic help, Jimmy Carter took refuge behind a dictionary. Well if it’s a definition he wants, I’ll give him one. A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. Recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his."
Ronald Reagan was delivering a speech on a windy day, his hair blowing in the breeze and flags flapping in the wind around him. He had been criticized by Jimmy Carter and the left for using the word "depression" to describe what was happening to the economy.
Didn't something like this just happen again the other day, I thought? Sarah Palin was being criticized for using the word "reload." Her response went something like this:
"We're sending a message to Washington. It's loud and it's clear, and in these upcoming elections we're saying that the big-government, big-debt, Obama-Pelosi-Reid spending spree is over. You're fired!"
Forget about Obama's birth certificate. I want to see Ronald Reagan's death certificate. Something tells me "he's still alive."