Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mourning vs Morning In America

This is a new video from the Citizens For Responsible Government. The work, based on the iconic television commercials President Ronald Reagan used in his 1984 re-election campaign, speaks volumes.

From the video notes:
In 1984, the Reagan reelection campaign set the standard for modern political advertising with its fabled "Morning in America" series, which included one of the greatest political ads of all time -- "Better, Prouder, Stronger." The ad captured the zeitgeist -- America under President Reagan was coming back, full of optimism and confidence in the future.

Today, the zeitgeist is exactly the opposite. Americans are worried about their future, and about a government determined to implement policies that just don't work. But like its predecessor, "Mourning in America" offers a new hope -- if we can just get our government to return to time-tested policies that can spark a rebirth of liberty.

Having survived the Carter years, which can best be described as horrific, Ronald Reagan was a real hero to Americans. So bad was Carter, it took two full Reagan terms for America to really turn around, and frankly, with the cancers on society Carter created like the Community Re-investment Act, which triggered the financial collapse we are dealing with now, and the creation of the Department of Education, which has destroyed the quality of education in this country, while throwing hundreds of billions of dollars into a bottomless pit, we are dealing with Carter's stupidity to this very day.

With that said, in just four short years, President Ronald Reagan's strong conservative leadership had turned America from a depressed wasteland full of people that had given up on the American dream, to a proud nation that was energized once again.

People were going back to work, the economy was moving again.

Carter had severely reduced military spending as most Marxist-democrats do, and left America is peril from the Soviet Union and others. His deliberate tolerance of Muslim radicals led to fall of Iran's government, the establishment of the current terrorist state, and the seizure of American hostages.

These hostages were held by the terrorist Iranian government for over 400 days, only to be released as Ronald Reagan was being sworn in as President of the United States.

It was Reagan's powerful stance against our enemies: "We win, they lose" that made people proud to be Americans again. Couple that with Reagan's natural optimism, his love of America, and his unwavering belief in the American people and it was truly Morning in America again.

Compare the Carter era style misery, the video above depicts, with the unbridled optimism, and feeling you get from Reagan's campaign spot. While you watch, please remember, this is how people really felt, and it showed at the polls as Reagan won a 49 state landslide in his bid for re-election.

We have a Ronald Reagan among us today. Someone whose optimism, enthusiasm, pioneering spirit, and deep love for this land and our people. Coupled with the experience and leadership skills to get things done, she gives us all hope. Like Ronald Reagan, she sees American as a Shining City on the Hill.

I look forward to Morning in America again, and can't wait to see what her re-election campaign ads will look like in 2016.

Though written in 1980. The Charlie Daniels song below became an incredibly popular anthem during the Ronald Reagan Recovery. I wonder what the hot song will be during the Sarah Palin Recovery!

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