On Monday, Michael Reagan joined J.D. Hayworth in a Newsmax TV interview discussing President Barack Obama and President Ronald Reagan. The difference between the two American leaders is fairly clear.
As their discussion reveals, Reagan was very hands on in his presidency, while Obama is not. Hayworth asked Reagan if there was any way for Obama to “change course” from the path he has been treading since entering the Oval Office.
“President Obama has to stop trying to be everybody’s friend and be the Commander-in-Chief. Ronald Reagan was the Commander-in-Chief. He didn’t interest himself in being your friend, he interested himself on you respecting the United States of America.”
When asked what his thoughts were on the criticism of Obama being more of an observer-in-chief or bystander-in-chief, rather than a Commander-in-Chief, Reagan admitted that, to some extent, he did think that was a fair evaluation.
“But, again, it goes back to, ‘does everybody like me?’ And it’s not about everybody liking him,” Reagan replied. “You see how he feels about the military in general… You have three White House people at Michael Brown’s funeral, no White House people at the funeral of Maj. General Greene, the highest ranking general who was, in fact, murdered in Afghanistan about a week ago.
“[For the president,] it’s all about politics,” he continued. “The president of the United States is the president of all the people. He’s not president of blacks, he’s not president of whites, he’s not president of Chinese – he’s the president of the United States – of all of her people, and I don’t think he will ever get it because he just doesn’t know how.”
Reagan closed by stating he didn’t believe America will ever see a coherent foreign policy vision from President Obama.
“I think the President wants to go into Syria, but he wants the American people to rise up to force him to do it so he can blame it on America and others, ‘This what you wanted. This is why I did it.’ That’s not leadership. That’s leading from behind, which he is very used to.”
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Via Conservative Tribune:
On Monday, President Obama sent three members of his White House team to St. Louis to attend the funeral of Mike Brown, the unarmed young man shot and killed by police who sparked nearly two weeks of protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
Bear in mind, Obama did not send anybody to the funeral of Major General Harold Greene, who was killed during an insider attack in Afghanistan, making him the highest ranking officer killed in a war zone since Vietnam.
It should also be remembered that Obama didn’t send any high-ranking administration members to the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher either, despite her being the staunchest ally of the US during the Cold War, and a highly respected world leader.