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Fans of both presidents argue both Reagan and Obama turned around recessions and revitalized the American economy—but this writer at Forbes says Obama's rescue was far more Herculean than Reagan's:

While the Reagan recession was a deep one (much deeper than many Democrats of today like to acknowledge), the truth is that Reagan had it easy when compared to the economic buzzsaw that awaited Barack Obama.
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But a different Forbes writer says Reagan's recovery was a far greater accomplishment than Obama's.

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Reagan is also lionized for his handling of the Soviet threat and his foreign policy achievements.

Few Presidents have surpassed the achievements of Ronald Reagan, the greatest American President since World War II, with FDR his only peer in the 20th century.
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But Obama supporters point to his eight years of a virtually scandal-free administration. Iran-Contra remains a serious blot on Reagan's record.

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The quagmire in Syria is seen as a failure of Barack Obama's by many, who also believe Reagan provided far stronger international leadership.

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While Obama was largely viewed as an ally to the LGBT community, Reagan's refusal to address the AIDS crisis is still viewed as a terrible injustice and a domestic policy failure to many.

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