Chess Legend Gary Kasparov : If Obama had been President instead of Reagan, I’d still be a Soviet citizen

Chess Legend Gary Kasparov : If Obama had been President instead of Reagan, I’d still be a Soviet citizen

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Chess grand master, long-running world chess champion and political activist: Garry Kasparov: observed Saturday that had: Barack Obama: been president during the closing days of the cold war instead of: Ronald Reagan, things would have been very different for him – and not in a good way.

He tweeted:

Twitter users all along the political spectrum reacted, and before long, he was retweeted over 2,000 times. Kasparov’s tweet also elicited a lot of responses. GOP political strategist John Weaver tweeted:

Still another Twitter user was reminded of six famous words spoken by Reagan in Berlin in those days:

And another found humor in Kasparov’s tweet, coming from someone who thinks 10 moves ahead in chess:

But he was immediately corrected by WeaselZippers’ editor:

Dennis Yedwab apparently found Kasparov’s observation ridiculous, and asked:

I would answer Yedwab something like this: Kasparov knows chess players, and Obama ain’t no chess player.

This post was used with the permission of Bizpac Review.

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