Reagan Warned Us About Obama

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=P3hY1eagq88]Reagan Warned Us About Obama - YouTube[/ame]

    All true............
     
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    Reagan gave money to folks that raped, tortured and killed American Nuns.

    :thup: True story.
     
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    I would have much rather listened to Reagan's speech minus the propagandized editing. The speech demonstrated two things about Reagan that I've always admired.

    a) He could unite. The section where he talked about there being no left or right, but up or down, that the surrendering of the rights and freedoms intended for us by our founders was a path downward.

    b) He didn't pander to religious fundamentalism. He talked about the greatest threat to mankind since we emerged from the swamps. If a GOP Presidential hopeful said something like that today there's no way he would make it halfway through the primary process.

    As for the rest of it, Meh. Anybody can make anybody or anything look a certain way with proper editing. Look how positive Michael Moore made socialized healthcare look in his film Sicko. Well, of course me made it look good. He's Michael Moore.
     
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    Benjamin Franklin warned us about obama.
     
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    As predicted at the time, Reagan's massive $749 billion supply-side tax cuts in 1981 quickly produced even more massive annual budget deficits. Combined with his rapid increase in defense spending, Reagan delivered not the balanced budgets he promised, but record-settings deficits. Ultimately, Reagan was forced to repeatedly raised taxes to avert financial catastrophe, including the last major bipartisan tax code overhaul in 1986. By the time he left office in 1989, Ronald Reagan nonetheless more than equaled the entire debt burden produced by the previous 200 years of American history.

    During his presidency, Republicans in Congress voted seven times to raise the debt ceiling, the last to $11.3 trillion. By the time George W. Bush ambled out of the White House, he left his successor a $1.2 trillion budget deficit for 2009.

    Reagan Proved Deficits Don't Matter* | Crooks and Liars
     
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    I'm not going to argue that point. That Reagan ran up the deficit is easily verifiable. Reagan was not a perfect President. I simply admired his ability to lead, and his general outlook on freedom. I believe he was perfectly sincere in his speech, and right, but he did make some fiscal blunders that were not in line with his intentions. His significant increases in military spending are undeniable, but keep in mind that the Carter-era military was almost non-existent.
     
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    reagan raised taxes 7 times
     
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    And gave money to folks that raped, tortured and killed American Nuns.

    And..Osama Bin Laden. :thup:
     
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    ok...

    and i blame reagan for letting the far right insane asylum have a seat at the GOP table... and his hatchet man lee atwater for starting the changes of tone in DC to what you see now.
     

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