Obama: Reagan could not survive in 'radical' GOP

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    Obama: Reagan could not survive in 'radical' GOP | General Headlines | Comcast

    WASHINGTON — In combative campaign form, President Barack Obama accused Republican leaders on Tuesday of becoming so radical and dangerously rigid that even the late Ronald Reagan, one of their most cherished heroes, could not win a GOP primary if he were running today.
    He took a couple of digs at Romney, playing up the Republican presidential front-runner's support for a budget-slashing plan the House has approved.

    That plan is doomed to die in the Senate
    , but Obama held it up as a sign of the disaster that would come if Republicans got their way: poor children not getting food, grandparents unable to afford nursing homes, more airline flights getting canceled and weather forecasts becoming less reliable.

    He will destroy this Country with his unsustainable Social programs, soon a dollar will be worth a dime ,yet people follow this guy to there own peril....
     
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    He's right...they'd tear him apart over Lebanon, Illegals, tax hikes, etc.
     
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    I imagine the GOP would treat Reagan today much like they treat Ron Paul today. But not, of course, for the reasons Obama cites in his rhetoric.

    Inside Ronald Reagan - Reason Magazine
     
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    Laughable on its face. But we have seen how in tune this president is. His Violin is missing a few strings.
     
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    The President is entitled to his opinion but his means no more than mine so who cares.
     
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    I'm only 31 so I really don't remember much about Reagan when he was the president but what I do know via my interest in politics (reading books/watching videos) is IMO he was pretty good president. Of course he had a few policies I didn't agree with, dropping weapons to the Taliban (which ultimately collapsed the USSR) and amnesty for illegals are a couple - but I thought he was alright.

    He certainly fixed the economic problems stemming from the inept Carter...
     
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    Funny, I dont think Reagan would have a problem at all in our current party set up.
     
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    *shrugs* reagan had a hard enough time, in fact he lost to Ford in the primary of 76 and didn't have an easy road in 1980 either, he was seen as an outsider, he lost the Iowa caucuses to Bush 1, fired his campaign manager etc... I am sure thats news to you so carry on with the idiotic revisionist knee jerk history.

    and no offense but for the leader of a party who is intellectually bereft, refuses to pass a budget ( 3 years running now) how's on the cusp of losing his biggest 'achievement' that was rammed thru with nary a Republican vote, hes no one to talk. he should stick to his own patch.
     
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    I am just amused at these people who seem to think Romney, Newt, or Santorum, as suddenly radical.
     
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    Why Obama channels Reagan and not Clinton is beyond me.

    Reagan was a fucking treasonous bastard with nice hair..and a great smile. That doesn't change the fact he was a terrible president.

    Clinton..on the other hand was a great president who made horrible choices in mistresses.
     

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