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  •  Reagan was a hood ornament with alzheimers (4+ / 0-)

    He was a disaster.

    He was not a smart man.

    he was NOT a fucking visionary.

    Why people insist on sucking up to that fucking turd still confounds me.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:09:20 AM PST

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    •  First of the spokes-model Presidents GWB was 2nd (0+ / 0-)

      “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

      by Lefty Coaster on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 09:10:39 AM PST

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    •  I'm the same age as the diarist. (3+ / 0-)
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      v2aggie2, KJB Oregon, maven butterfly

      I remember the night Ronald Reagan defeated President Carter. I remember my parents weeping. I grew up in a yellow-dog Democratic house.

      Having said that, we can't deny that Reagan did something right as a candidate and then as president. He won 45 states against an incumbent and then won 49 states upon re-election.

      Obviously, he had great, almost unbelievable, appeal.

      When you question his intelligence and capability, you fall into the same trap that Tea Partiers and the far right do concerning President Obama.

      They question his intelligence. Hell, they question his citizenship.

      And he just got re-elected.

      Look. I'm no fan of Reagan, but we on the left have to admit he was pretty damn smart and much cagier than any of us ever want to give him credit for.

      How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

      by BenderRodriguez on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 11:07:00 AM PST

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    •  Read some history (0+ / 0-)

      Idol worship goes back a long way.

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