its somewhat amusing and somewhat sad how some would make fun of President Reagan some thirty years after his presidency,people tend to forget that thirty years ago RR is exactly what this country needed coming on the heels of the incompetency of the Carter administration, what other Pres would have stood up to the Soviets, stood up to the air controllers, gotten our hostages back from Iran...NO ONE
maybe by today's "standard" RR may not look conservative enough to the purist, but a Reaganesque type of man is what this country needs right now
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Ronald Regan’s Conservative Principles
8. LowTaxes and Fiscal Constraint
9. SupremeCourt 0 Bound to rule based on a strict interpretation of the U. S.Constitution
11. Respectfor Life
12. Rightto Bear Arms
and FTR you arent the only one who has ever criticized RR or his presidency
As far as defining what a true Conservative or a true Liberal for that matter is, is the problem. You can't be pure and that lack of purity is what would have Reagan labeled as a RINO. There seems to be little wiggle room in today's Conservatives when it comes to being labeled a RINO. I would assume this is true amongst the so called ultra Liberals also. I think that it is a matter of not being able to see the forest for the trees for those that are so quick to end a political career over what is perceived to be an insult to ones purist ideology.
In regards to being pigeon holed by the media, you are right. I don't gather news from the likes of Rush or Rachel so I pay attention to it. What I do see ( and pay attention to ) is groups and individuals who thrive on tearing people down without any amount of clear or rational thought. They are operating on emotion that is fueled by a great amount of misinformation from the media whether it is MSNBC or Fox.
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"All those things bother me: The populism, the lying and the scapegoating and the xenophobia bother me, but then there’s a layer of incompetence here. I suppose, in a way, we should be thankful: If he had a coherent ideology, he’d probably be more dangerous." P J O'Rourke
Franco, are you sure there were some good things about him? One wouldn't know by the content of your post! But then again you seem to be a rabid supporter of obama. I almost forgot, "Ron Paul for President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Franco...as always your opinion is nothing more than 'your opinion'.....if you would ever check facts on legitimate sources of information, you would find a brave new world out here......History has Judged Reagan and it is all good.....history will judge Obama and it will be below the line, he already stands out as the worst of the worst...Jimmy Carter finally, has someone worse then him.....!