Sunday was President Reagan's 100th Birthday. While the left has pretty much succumbed to the reality that most Americans regard Reagan as a national treasure, and one of the country's greatest chief executives, they certainly aren't on board.
That is demonstrable by not only their legacy of hostility to the man and his ideas (for a partial listing of the attempts to rebut Reagan's legacy, check out Tim Graham's post here), but their attempts to cover over the important lessons of Reagan's leadership by distracting Americans to focus solely on Reagan's warmth, communication skills and general charisma.
Given the disastrous presidency we are currently suffering through - something they bear a great deal of responsibility for bringing us - it is no wonder the media is doing their best to pretend the very policies and principles that made Reagan a success (the very qualities Obama eschews and opposes) never existed.
In an effort to combat their fool's game, I offer this link to Reagan's landmark speech, "A Time for Choosing." These are the principles that launched his political career, defined his presidency, and brought America a rebirth from the ashes of malaise and mediocrity that years of "progressive" leadership had confined her to.
Watch it. Remember it. Looking at the state of our economy, our national spirit, and our diminished stature in the world, all coming again as the result of "progressivism," America is ripe for a return to those principles. The sooner the better.