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Old 11-17-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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'Here's my strategy on the Cold War:
We win, they lose.'

'The most terrifying words in the English language are:
I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'

'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant;
it's just that they know so much that isn't so.'

'Of the four wars in my lifetime,
none came about because the U.S. was too strong.'

'I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have
looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.'

'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government
but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'

'Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end
and no sense of responsibility at the other.'

'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.'

'It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.
I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.'

'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.'

'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards;
if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.'

'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world,
is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.'

'If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.'
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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His speach writer said those things,he just repeated them like a good parrot would.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:36 AM
 
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Reagan was in and around politics and American policy for almost 60 years I believe that must have been one hell of a speech writer. He hand wrote out his radio show himself but I assume he forgot that part later because you say so.
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:07 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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The Reagan response to student anti-war demonstrations at UCSB:

"If it's a bloodbath they want, I'll give them a bloodbath."





Gee, that'd fit right into a thread "What Stalin said" or "What Mao said"
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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kill all dem commies I WANT BANANAS FOR DINNER, NANCY I POOPED A LITTLE NANCY SOVIET UNION

-Reagan
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Southeast
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Reagen was amazing. What is even more amazing is that the Democrats can't even say anything bad about him! Or at least, nothing bad without sounding stupid.
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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Iran/Contra? AIDS? Doing nothing while North Korea built a plutonium reactor? Giving missile technology to China? $1.4 trillion worth of budget deficits? Gee, hope I didn't sound stupid...
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:39 PM
 
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Default Ronald Reagan and National Missile Defense

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Reagen was amazing. What is even more amazing is that the Democrats can't even say anything bad about him! Or at least, nothing bad without sounding stupid.
Reagan's so called "greatness" is a myth perpetuated by the right wing.


"Ronald Reagan unwittingly wrote the best epitaph for his own political career in the last year of his presidency. He had run for the Oval Office as a man who would never cut deals with terrorists, but then in 1987 it emerged that he had done just that by trading American hostages for hardcore weaponry. He said in a televised broadcast: "A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me this is true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not."

There we have the man. His heart said one thing; the facts said the opposite. I'm sure his heart told him that - as he endlessly declared - when government is small, the "little guy" gets ahead. The facts tell us that when you dismantle public services and hack away at progressive taxation, poor people become even less likely to get to the top. I'm sure his heart told him that if you slash back "big government", the economy will grow more quickly and everybody will be a winner. The facts tell us Reaganite supply-side economics have never worked and simply rack up debt (over a trillion dollars in Reagan's case) for future generations."


Johann Hari - Archive (http://www.johannhari.com/archive/article.php?id=403 - broken link)
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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More lies. Did the guy that write that make sure he told you the investigation found no credible evidence that he knew that arms were being traded for hostages?
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Ronald Reagan. Always the kidder...and a lark. Obviously repeating sentiments that he's heard countless number of times at the segregated country clubs.

The times made his presidency, not the other way around.
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