by Michael Dorstewitz | February 26, 2014 6:31 am
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.
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
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 @Kasparov63 His point is exactly right. Still wondering what our president's foreign policy actually is….
— John Weaver (@JWGOP) February 22, 2014
Still another Twitter user was reminded of six famous words spoken by Reagan in Berlin in those days:
@Kasparov63 "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." http://t.co/wubeSdoZfb
— Dan Benton (@dcbandor) February 22, 2014
And another found humor in Kasparov’s tweet, coming from someone who thinks 10 moves ahead in chess:
@Kasparov63 You're thinking 10 moves back, dude.
— John Staley (@staleface77) February 22, 2014
But he was immediately corrected by WeaselZippers’ editor:
@staleface77 @Kasparov63 actually he's 10 moves ahead…
— Nimjehrama (@Nickarama1) February 23, 2014
Dennis Yedwab apparently found Kasparov’s observation ridiculous, and asked:
@Kasparov63 @JWGOP and we listen to jackasses who play chess why exactly ?
— Dennis Yedwab (@dennisyedwab) February 22, 2014
I would answer Yedwab something like this: Kasparov knows chess players, and Obama ain’t no chess player.
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