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

by Michael Dorstewitz | February 26, 2014 6:31 am

kasparov[1]Garry Kasparov / Image credit:: www.travelthruhistory.tv

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:

I've said it before, but if Barack Obama had been president instead of Ronald Reagan, I'd still be a citizen of the Soviet Union.

— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) February 22, 2014[2]

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:

@dennisyedwab[3] @Kasparov63[4] His point is exactly right. Still wondering what our president's foreign policy actually is….

— John Weaver (@JWGOP) February 22, 2014[5]

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

@Kasparov63[4] "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." http://t.co/wubeSdoZfb[6]

— Dan Benton (@dcbandor) February 22, 2014[7]

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

@Kasparov63[4] You're thinking 10 moves back, dude.

— John Staley (@staleface77) February 22, 2014[8]

But he was immediately corrected by WeaselZippers’ editor:

@staleface77[9] @Kasparov63[4] actually he's 10 moves ahead…

— Nimjehrama (@Nickarama1) February 23, 2014[10]

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

@Kasparov63[4] @JWGOP[11] and we listen to jackasses who play chess why exactly ?

— Dennis Yedwab (@dennisyedwab) February 22, 2014[12]

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[13].

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/kasparov.jpg
  2. February 22, 2014: https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/statuses/437323578061516800
  3. @dennisyedwab: https://twitter.com/dennisyedwab
  4. @Kasparov63: https://twitter.com/Kasparov63
  5. February 22, 2014: https://twitter.com/JWGOP/statuses/437328969495363584
  6. http://t.co/wubeSdoZfb: http://t.co/wubeSdoZfb
  7. February 22, 2014: https://twitter.com/dcbandor/statuses/437332340940222464
  8. February 22, 2014: https://twitter.com/staleface77/statuses/437323870555865090
  9. @staleface77: https://twitter.com/staleface77
  10. February 23, 2014: https://twitter.com/Nickarama1/statuses/437399128625381376
  11. @JWGOP: https://twitter.com/JWGOP
  12. February 22, 2014: https://twitter.com/dennisyedwab/statuses/437327645609832448
  13. Bizpac Review: http://www.bizpacreview.com/

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