Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Feb 4, 2011.
Post mortem circa 1989'
Reagan's best role that he should have gotten the Oscar for
I miss the days of just threatening our enemies with nukes.
instead of giving away our allies secrets to our enemies.
It's not too late. We could just give Iran five nuclear warheads and tell them, "Take care of them, because if you don't we will turn your entire nation into a vast nuclear wasteland. By the way, we lose more nukes in a year than you have right now. Have a good day."
Tell them they now have the ability to defend themselves but also let them know we have 5000 more as backup.
See? With the proper Cold War mentallity the good old days of nuclear holocaust are just around the corner!
Peace and Goodwill towards all men.
hey, we women want a piece too !!
God Bless America.
OK! Follow me.
Because of Reagan, I learned what National Pride felt like and that it was really okay to be an American.
Trust me, as an teenaged American girl, politics really did not matter or affect me, I was more concerned with how my hair feathered, driving my Mom's car with the big V8, scoring high on the ACT and SAT tests and showing off my boobees.
Ronnie caused me to pause and take notice.
Give him an Oscar.
He got the attention of a self-centered, private Catholic all-girls school, stuck-up and "better than you" BIA-cth.
So it's because of Ronnie that you stopped showing off you boobees? And we are to believe that this is a good thing?
The Sad Legacy of Ronald Reagan
I just poked guys in the eye with them while on the campaign trail for Ronnie.
Long live Mr. Reagan. Was a very good man
David Stockman, Reagan Budget Director
I'd say that sums it up pretty well.
And to that the collective nation should say, "Uh-Oh."
William A. Niskenen, member of Reagan's Council of Economic Advisors 81'-85' and now Chairman of the Cato Institute. From his article "Reaganomics" in the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics that I quoted above, Niskenen by all accounts was also not completely negative on Reagan either in the piece and also rightly pointed out other factors to blame. What I also found most interesting was on the issue of de-regulation, an issue that democrats love to use as a whipping boy against Reagan but let's turn it on it's head.
Quoting Niskenen in paragraph #7:
The 2 most powerful myths that both republicans and democrats have to hide, Niskenen exposes for all to see. That is republicans have held the mantle of de-regulation as a badge of honor and assigned to Ronnie when in truth de-regulation slowed under his watch and wasn't the biggee we are lead to believe it was. At the same time while democrats whipped that de-regulation pony into the ground, turns out their man Carter was the stable boy that fed and watered it into existence in the first place. When you consider Niskenen's position and perspective then and now, it proves most interesting to say the least!
The greatest gift of Ronald Reagan's Legacy is Awareness of Alzheimer's.
Imagine yourself in his shoes.
Imagine looking in the mirror knowing that someday you will be a shell.
Acts of brave men are selfless...
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