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Hillary: She was for Reagan before she was against him…and so was John Edwards

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By Michelle Malkin  •  January 19, 2008 07:52 AM

Barack Obama is getting slammed by both Clintons for positive comments he made about Ronald Reagan and the GOP. Hill chastised Obama for saying “that he thought the Republicans had better ideas than Democrats the last 10 to 15 years.” Mr. Purple Fits said his “legs fell out” when he heard about Obama’s remarks.

Wait until Billy Boy reads Hill’s own campaign website. On Dec. 12, 2007, the campaign touted an editorial endorsement from a New Hampshire newspaper chain, which mentioned that Hill had cited Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush among her “favorite presidents:”

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It’s the media’s fault!

Oh, and while the Clintons continue fuming about Obama saying something nice about the GOP as the party of ideas, perhaps a reminder of Hillary’s cheerful collaborations with the GOP’s famous generator of ideas would be helpful:

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Damned Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.

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John Edwards also piled on Obama for praising Reagan. But guess what? He was for him before he was against him, too. (Hat tip – reader Tony) From last fall’s issue of Foreign Affairs:

We need a new path, one that will lead to reengagement with the world and restoration of the United States’ moral authority in the community of nations. President Harry Truman once said, “No one nation alone can bring peace. Together, nations can build a strong defense against aggression and combine the energy of free men everywhere in building a better future for all.” For 50 years, presidents from Truman and Dwight Eisenhower to Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton built strong alliances and deepened the world’s respect for us. We gained that respect by viewing our military strength not as an end in itself but as a means to protect a system of laws and institutions that gave hope to billions across the globe. In avoiding the temptation to rule as an empire, we hastened the fall of a corrupt and evil one in the Soviet Union. The lesson is that we cannot only be warriors; we must be thinkers and leaders as well.

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