Conservatives like to ask the question, “What would Ronald Reagan do?” When it comes to election time, the Reagan test evolves into candidates claiming to be the most like Reagan. We are down to two candidates running for President.
Between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, who is the most like Reagan? The answer may surprise you. For conservatives understanding the answer will be crucial to this election.
Who is the most like Reagan? Why? And most important of all, what is the lesson that is so critical here?
The shocking answer is that the candidate most like Ronald Reagan is Barack Obama.
Before anyone goes shrieking into the morning, throwing computers, sharp objects or jumping from 1st story windows, understand Barack Obama is no conservative.
He is a Marxist.
So how can he be more like Ronald Reagan than Mitt Romney?
When Ronald Reagan ran for the Presidency, he did not do it because he needed to feed his ego. Nor did he do it just to punch the ticket on his resume.
When Ronald Reagan ran for office, he did it because he was on a mission. Ronald Reagan’s mission was to destroy communism abroad and roll back socialism here in America. In the late 70’s, before Reagan became President, in a lot of areas, it was hip to call yourself a communist. By the time Reagan was done, only crazy old college professors and nut job Hollywood stars called themselves communists.
Ronald Reagan had a purpose.
Four Presidents separate Ronald Reagan from Barack Obama. Reagan and Obama were the only two of the last six who went to the White House on a mission.
Unfortunately for America, Obama’s mission is to destroy America. His mission is to see America reduced from the world’s superpower to just another nation. His mission is to transform America from a free market nation to a socialist nation. His mission is to destroy the freedom and liberty that have made America great and replace it with a system that is known for producing only tyranny, poverty and occasionally mass murder.
Of the six Presidents, including President Reagan and Obama, two thirds have gone to the White House without a specific mission. They had some kind of agenda but they did not have the great sense of purpose driving them.
If Mitt Romney becomes President in January, then only two of the seven most recent Presidents will be, to paraphrase the title from Rick Warren’s bestseller, “A purpose driven President.”
For conservatives, we should be rejoicing in this fact and planning our strategy accordingly.
Why should we rejoice?
Romney is not going to be a strong leader. He is a manager, not a leader. When the constitution was written, our founding fathers did not want a strong President. If you read the Constitution, the duties of the President and for that matter the Federal Government, are quite limited.
The real power is supposed to reside in the Congress.
This must be our strategy for 2012. We must elect a conservative congress. We must follow the Reagan strategy and have a plan. Reagan planned to bring down the Soviet Union by the end of his second term. He missed that by three years, but he succeeded.
We conservatives must plan to bring down socialism in America by 2020. We can do this.
If Romney is President, he probably will not help us much but he will not stand in our way. If Obama gets a second term, he can use the power of the executive branch to continue his mission to destroy America. If we have the greatest congress in the history of this nation, Obama will still be able to veto legislation and take executive action to stop the roll back of socialism.
The Reagan rule is simple. It is actually not a political rule per se but a rule of life. If you are going to succeed, you must have a plan. Benjamin Franklin said, “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.”
This is the secret of our success and how we save America. Our plan must be to get a conservative congress elected this fall and get Obama out of the White House before he can do any more damage.
This is what Reagan would do.
First of all, with all due respect, the real power is supposed to reside in us. I understand what you mean however. Many of us have been saying, simple majorities in both houses will never work with this criminal. He abuses and usurps the Constitution at every opprotunity to create his fundamental transformation.
However, controlling both Houses with as many Conservatives will allow us much more strength with either candidate as president. Obama will lose. The collapse of the European Union will be his downfall.