The Reagan in Romney

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    While some of my conservative colleagues are criticizing the Romney campaign for one thing or another, I want to make a distinct point that is largely being overlooked: Mitt Romney is the most fiscally conservative Republican standard-bearer since Ronald Reagan.

    Looking back through his speeches, interviews, and programmatic proposals, I see an emphasis on economic freedom, free enterprise, low tax rates, deep federal spending cuts, and free trade, and a free-market approach to tough social problems, such as health care, education, and poverty. Meaning no disrespect to George W. Bush, John McCain, Robert Dole, and George H. W. Bush, not one of these former Republican leaders was the consistent and comprehensive free-market advocate that Romney has been.

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    Ah Larry Kudlow.....what a guy !

    We are at the point where this country no longer wants these things because to many people stand to lose the cash from the government.

    It's a darn shame that Romney didn't get here 12 years ago.
     
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    Reagan has got into Romney.

    That's the pink vote going to Romney.
    My gawd, that man will stoop to anything to get a few extra supporters.
     
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    And that statement makes you an idiot. Ron Paul is a republican...
     
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    I guess it depends which "Reagan" you are talking about.

    The Reagan that Conservatives have made up in their own minds, or the one who was actually president from 1981-1989.

    The one that actually existed comprimised with Democrats, raised taxes after realizing they had been cut too far, appointed moderates to SCOTUS, gave Amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens, occasionally did things that Israel didn't like (such as selling AWACs to the Saudis and throwing Jonathan Pollard in the Klink for life), made arms control deals with the Russians... and so on.

    Romney certainly won't be that guy. Mostly because he won't get elected.
     
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    Reagan was charismatic and was able to connect with voters. And he wasn't "conservative" in the modern sense of the word.

    Mitt Romney? The funny never ends.
     
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    Then Romney will do what Reagan did, raise taxes eleven times and help keep Social Security solvent. Sounds fine with me.

    Newsflash: Ronald Reagan Raised Taxes (You Idiots) | Firedoglake

    "Faced with looming deficits, Reagan raised taxes again in 1983 with a gasoline tax and once more in 1984, this time by $50 billion over three years, mainly through closing tax loopholes for business. Despite the fact that such increases were anathema to conservatives–and probably cost Reagan’s successor, George H.W. Bush, reelection–Reagan raised taxes a grand total of four times just between 1982-84."
     
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    Obama was charismatic and look what we got! Charisma can be a fooler.
     
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    All were/are evangelists in the church of government has the answers.
     
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    Correction.....Obama IS charismatic. Mitt isn't. Neither is Ryan.
     
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    So Romney will nearly double the debt like Reagan did?
     

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