Reagan's stimulus was geared towards military spending, but make no mistake about it, it was stimulus. Pouring more money into the military now is not going to do much for the military, so he went for another area that could use some spending. In other words, both put the spending where it was needed most and did it, in part, to stimulate growth.
A point I have made in the comparison to Hitler or Nazi germany was that yes, there are legitimate comparisons. They are also in that case emotionally charged, but you can make comparisons. The fact they are uncomfortable does not make them less accurate. The purpose is also different. Those threads where to demonize those they disagreed with, while this one is simply to point out that Obama is not so bad, and Reagan not so far conservative."Obama and Hitler both pushed for nationalized health care". Look, my statement is as accurate as your redress.
Nor did I include other similarities with Reagan. I am not saying that it is an absolute, I am saying the case could be made.The poll question asked if Obama is more like reagan than anyone else. Your post seemed to suggest an agreement with this notion. Yet every broad point you stated about reagan could apply to Bush and Obama, however even MORE similarities could be made in that case.
And I disagree. Reagan and Obama had very similar strategies to battle a recession. To me that is a very sincere, legitimate and substantial similarity.Sure, are there broad similarities between Reagan and Obama? Sure. And Obama and Bush. And Clinton adn Bush. And Reagan and Clinton. And all of them and Hitler. Same goes for a specific similarity here and there. But they are not comparable in any sincere, legitimate, substantial way.
It's not emotional, it is simply showing that the person most admired by conservatives is simply not as conservative is they might want to think. In fact, as far as looking for emotion, I was not the one who brought Hitler into this thread. Now that is an appeal to emotion.Ah, so emotional response to try and get people to shun Reagan instead...doens't really change. You're using a broad and disingenuous comparison to attempt to imply something that's not true in hopes of tieing the two together to make people react based on that tie.
You're not diffrent than the Obama/Hitler crowd in this.