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In his interview of President Obama on Thursday, Chris Matthews asked what could be the reason for the significant decline in the trust American citizens have in their government. The President goes on for several minutes in his answer and points out various ways in which the government could “improve”, claims that the media doesn’t cover good stories about government (more on that later), and then finally concludes with this gem:

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“We’ve had a politics, frankly, you know, the entire republican party brand since Ronald Reagan has been government’s the problem. And if you day after day, week after week, election after election, are running on that platform and that permeates our culture and it’s picked up by you know, ordinary citizens who grow skeptical, then it’s not surprising that over time, trust in government declines.”
It couldn’t be that the average American is losing faith in the administration, and indeed the President himself, because of an avalanche of scandals, bad decision making, reckless spending, or the so-badly-botched-it-would-be-hilarious-if-it-weren’t-so-sickeningly-sad rollout and implementation of his signature “achievement” could it? No, no, he feels assured, it’s simply that people keep hearing negative things about government from mean Republicans. Ever since Reagan they’ve been highlighting government’s inefficiencies and inadequacies and people, being too dumb to know what insurance they want, are clearly way too malleable to decide on their own whether or not the government is doing a heckuva job. So they simply adopt and regurgitate accordingly. It’s bad press, not a hot mess.
http://therightscoop.com/obama-on-la...reagans-fault/

I guess Obama has finally realized that people no longer believe him when he blames Bush for his (Obama's) incompetence, so now he is going to start blaming Reagan. This guy is a real piece of work.
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Usually people lose trust in you when you lie to their faces repeatedly.

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It's all those old dudes, you know the ones who wore powdered wigs and wrote the Bill of Rights who are to blame. After all why do we need a Bill of Rights, the Government meaning Obama knows best of course and the people should just shut up and do what he says!


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I guess Obama has finally realized that people no longer believe him when he blames Bush for his (Obama's) incompetence, so now he is going to start blaming Reagan. This guy is a real piece of work.
He didn't blame Reagan(Nor Bush.) for his own failings, but for the general growing mistrust of government which has been a continuing trend for some time, some time before Obama took office. And it is fair to say when the Republican Party took to heart this message of "Government is bad, government is the problem all the time, government impedes progress, etc." at every turn, no matter what the situation may be, it can be argued that they have helped to artificially boost distrust in government by repeating this mantra and sewing it into their ideological bent that they themselves trot out on the campaign trail. Their own ineptness at running things at the federal level only helped to contribute to the distrust.
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I seriously think Barry has some mental condition. Only this idiot can lie over and over and over again and then turn around and blame Reagan and Republicans for the public not trusting the government.

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“We’ve had a politics, frankly, you know, the entire republican party brand since Ronald Reagan has been government’s the problem. And if you day after day, week after week, election after election, are running on that platform and that permeates our culture and it’s picked up by you know, ordinary citizens who grow skeptical, then it’s not surprising that over time, trust in government declines.”
Spot on, but I would also ad that today with internet blogs, email and youtube, this Debbie Downer fad has gotten on steroids.
Just exactly what got me to vote for Ronald Reagan was his emphasis on illegal aliens and welfare queens.
I'm ashamed to admit that now but it's the truth. And had I not experienced first hand the recklessness of deregulation on the economy in Texas and Louisiana, maybe I would still be singin' that old sweet song.
Thank God I stepped back from it a bit and saw what was really going on.
Democrats may not be perfect and I don't always vote for them but "governments the problem" is the acrid tune of a state or federal politician as he winds his watch and counts his coin.
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Spot on, but I would also ad that today with internet blogs, email and youtube, this Debbie Downer fad has gotten on steroids.
Just exactly what got me to vote for Ronald Reagan was his emphasis on illegal aliens and welfare queens.
I'm ashamed to admit that now but it's the truth. And had I not experienced first hand the recklessness of deregulation on the economy in Texas and Louisiana, maybe I would still be singin' that old sweet song.
Thank God I stepped back from it a bit and saw what was really going on.
Democrats may not be perfect and I don't always vote for them but "governments the problem" is the acrid tune of a state or federal politician as he winds his watch and counts his coin.
Saltwn - you completely missed my rather sarcastically put point. The founders of this Nation did not trust the government - any government. That is why the United States has so many checks and balances. Three branches; Executive, Legislative which in turn is broken into a bicameral Congress composed of the House of Representatives and the Senate then a Judicial branch. The nation is broken into states. The military broken into branches etc.
The very unwieldiness of the Nation 's Government makes it hard for a dictatorship to take hold.
You may be against deregulation of private business however those will never have the power of the Government. They don't have atomic bombs, aircraft carriers and missiles.
People are right to be fearful of a Government whether the President is Republican or a Democrat.
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I guess Obama has finally realized that people no longer believe him when he blames Bush for his (Obama's) incompetence, so now he is going to start blaming Reagan. This guy is a real piece of work.
Just the mere fact that he has to appear for an interview with idiot, ranting Chris Matthews, shows how helpless and pathetic the Obama Presidency has become. Reagan already occupies a Top Ten place in America's best President's from the majority of historians who follow such things. Obama? At this stage, he is below Carter AND Bush, Jr...........Stan
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He didn't blame Reagan(Nor Bush.) for his own failings, but for the general growing mistrust of government which has been a continuing trend for some time, some time before Obama took office. And it is fair to say when the Republican Party took to heart this message of "Government is bad, government is the problem all the time, government impedes progress, etc." at every turn, no matter what the situation may be, it can be argued that they have helped to artificially boost distrust in government by repeating this mantra and sewing it into their ideological bent that they themselves trot out on the campaign trail. Their own ineptness at running things at the federal level only helped to contribute to the distrust.
Maybe if Obama had kept his promises and actually did a few of the things he said he would do, you wouldn't have to be blaming the Republicans for Obama's ineptness. He has lied continuously since he got into office and instead of looking to him for his lack of credibility to the American public, you make excuses for him. That's the problem. His "enablers" continue to parrot his lame excuses to feed his excessive ego. He doesn't have a clue as to how ineffective he really is.
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Why would people trust a man who blatantly lies to them? Can't use the popular, ''I didn't know about it'' excuse when you are the one lying.
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