The 'Wisdom' of Reagan

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    "Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do." -- Ronald Reagan, 1981


    "I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself."

    "A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at?"
    --Ronald Reagan (Governor of California), quoted in the Sacramento Bee, opposing expansion of Redwood National Park, March 3, 1966


    "All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk."
    --Ronald Reagan (Republican candidate for president), quoted in the Burlington (Vermont) Free Press, February 15, 1980.

    "Approximately 80 percent of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation. So let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards for man-made sources."
    --Ronald Reagan, quoted in Sierra, September 10, 1980


    "It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas."
    --Ronald Reagan (candidate for Governor of California), interviewed in the Fresno Bee, October 10, 1965

    Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets.
    ([ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iShCXx_xZDQ[/ame] 9:05)

    "...the moral equal of our Founding Fathers."
    --President Reagan, describing the Nicaraguan contras, March 1, 1985

    "I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at the point of a bayonet, if necessary."
    --Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles Times, October 20, 1965

    "I would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964."
    --Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles Times, June 17, 1966

    " Once you have mastered sincerity. . .you've got it made."

    "If there has to be a bloodbath then let's get it over with."
    --Ronald Reagan (Governor of California), quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 15, 1969. (Reagan reveals how he intends to deal with student protesters at the University of California, Berkeley.)

    "We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry every night. Well, that was probably true. They were all on a diet."
    --Ronald Reagan, TV speech, October 27, 1964


    "Well, I learned a lot....I went down to (Latin America) to find out from them and (learn) their views. You'd be surprised. They're all individual countries"


    "We are trying to get unemployment to go up, and I think we're going to succeed."

    "It would be a user fee."
    Reagan explaining that his proposed
    five-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax would not
    be a Tax at all."
    11/11/1982
     
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    Merry Christmsa
     
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    Thanks for that.
    The left wing at the time caricatured Reagan as out of touch and uninformed. Of course he went on to be probably the greatest president of the 20th century. Similarly the Left caricatured George W Bush. Not in the same category, but a good president anyway.
    So caricaturing by the Left is a negative indicator for how good a president is. And I notice they are strangely silent on Obama.
     
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    Why NOT embellish this THREAD with some truth?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt1fYSAChxs"]THE REAL RONALD REAGAN[/ame]

    *MERRY CHRISTMAS* INDEED...
     
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    "I would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964."
    --Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles Times, June 17, 1966


    Damn. Righty's, comments?

    I think I will use it as a signature for while. Damn, just damn.
     
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    ''If IT makes you happy, then why the hell are you such a sad sac?''

    Ronald Reagan came into office in DC after breaking most every important promise he made as a candidate 4 Governor (and which he did as Prez) qnd after co-starring with a friggin' chimp. So the left made fun out of him? lol

    Reagan was belittled by conservatives while in office and especially after he left.

    Only a few years later did they decide to embrace the man and his myths.
     
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    cough cough Grand Kleagel Byrd and Gore Sr cough cough
     
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    Truth? Like saying when you say ''we did not trade arms for hostages'' you listened to your heart and not your head?

    Reagan sucked except he did give Americansa sense of pride....but at what cost? George Bush and Clinton both had to raise taxes to get us out of the Reagan miracle/delusion.

    and btw Clinton left office with a surplus and a balanced budhet...you know, the very things Reagan claimed he would do.
     
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    [SIZE=+2]You've got to be careful quoting Ronald Reagan,
    because when you quote him accurately
    it's called mudslinging.-- Walter Mondale
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    The American people settled the Mondale Reagan debate fairly decisively
     

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