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View Poll Results: What word best describes his presidency?
Good 127 38.14%
Ok 67 20.12%
Horrible 130 39.04%
I'm young and unfamiliar 9 2.70%
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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People tend to forget that he was very feeble minded when his presidency ended. He was falling asleep in summit meetings, missing key appointments and briefings, rambling on and on during interviews. Nancy Reagan basically ran the country and kept the media and hyenas away.


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Old 07-07-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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I think it's better to have no heroes than to have failed pathetic heroes like Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and Ted Kennedy.

And the GOP has plenty of heroes. We've got a whole slew of new governors who are actually making tough choices - Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell come to mind. Scott Brown is sitting in Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts Senate seat. Mark Kirk is sitting in Obama's Illinois Senate seat.

Marco Rubio will make people like you wet your pants for years. *Conservatives* have plenty of heroes. Liberals have the same tired shills for the same tired redistribution plans.
Please, Marco Rubio is an empty suit who the Republicans are positioning as a "Latino" savior of the Republican Party, despite the fact that White Cubans, tend to discriminate against non-White Cubans and other Latinos.

Rubio has basically "Whitewashed" his Latino heritage to appeal to White Conservatives and then dust it off to appeal to Latinos. Most Latinos will easily see through this facade and reject him as who can speak to issues that affect Latinos in the United States.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Greatest president of the 20th century. Maybe the greatest president ever. Of course, he was following the worst president ever so its easier to look good in comparison.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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The fact that a minority of the posters recognize he was good, if not one of the best this country has ever had, is sad.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Denmark
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As a president he totally sucked, but his acting was alright...
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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He was OK but he was certainly not the President the Wingnuts pretend he was
There is more "mythology" surrounding Ronald Reagan than any other post World War II president.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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There is more "mythology" surrounding Ronald Reagan than any other post World War II president.
Once you figure out the actual trends (http://www.dni.gov/nic/PDF_2025/2025_Global_Trends_Final_Report.pdf - broken link) of what is occurring to America you will see that the boom of the 80's and 90's was an anomaly.

I think most people would find themselves suddenly believing in what Reagan did and that was that the economy will always do better when you allow the people to make their own decisions. Of course the same thought process engulfed the founding fathers who also thought limited local government would be the best model to serve people locally and that the federal government should have some very basic obligations.

The federal government changed "in the best interest" in the early 1900's when it saw the rest of the planets resources as its own and the means to which we should continue to build the nation and our wealth.

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We are witnessing an unprecedented moment in human history: never before have so many been lifted out of extreme poverty as is happening today. A stunning 135 million people escaped dire poverty between 1999 and 2004 alone—more than the population of Japan and almost as many as live in Russia today.

Over the next several decades the number of people considered to be in the “global middle class” is projected to swell from 440 million to 1.2 billion or from 7.6 percent of the world’s population to 16.1 percent, according to the World Bank. Most of the new entrants will come from China and India.
�� However, there is a dark side to the global middle class coin: continued divergence at the extremes. Many countries—especially the landlocked and resource poor ones in Sub Saharan Africa—lack the fundamentals for entering the globalization game. By 2025-2030, the portion of the world considered poor will shrink by about 23 percent, but the world’s poor—still 63 percent of the globe’s population—stand to become relatively poorer, according to the World Bank.
http://www.dni.gov/nic/PDF_2025/2025_Global_Trends_Final_Report.pdf (broken link)

You think there's a correlation to the dying of this country and the emergence of the rest of the world? It's so blatantly clear what needs to be done before everything smooths out. It's going to be decades of unwanted compromise after unwanted compromise for the western world. Barring we don't start World War IV.




(http://www.dni.gov/nic/PDF_2025/2025_Global_Trends_Final_Report.pdf - broken link)
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Reagan set the foundation for the way modern politics and campaigns run and operate.

That in and of itself should make him one of the worst presidents in history.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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Reagan is an American icon.

You don't rise to that status by being "horrible" or even average.

Anyone who lived through obama's 1st term, aka. the carter years, remembers how bad things were.

Reagan brought an intense love of America back to the White House and filled the American people with the pride that we should all feel.

He was far from perfect, but who isn't?

He should have been impeached for iran-contra, but we can name impeachable offenses committed by all Presidents, save a few.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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Reagan set the foundation for the way modern politics and campaigns run and operate.

That in and of itself should make him one of the worst presidents in history.
Ohh geez.. Reagan created politics today...

You mean JFK cheating on his wife, LBJ running around the WH with bags of cash and Roosevelt marrying his distant cousin then cheating on her numerous times were the "good times?"
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