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        08-22-2013, 09:55 AM
    Originally Posted by bsms    
    Odd, though, tinyliny...I don't consider CARTER to be part of the good ol' days. Time doesn't make the memory turn sweet for him! Hasn't made me long for Jerry "Whip Inflation Now" Ford, either.
    True, but at least they were Americans in spirit, believed in the Constitution, the Supreme Court, the Congress, the free market system, and all that this country used to stand for. Obama has none of those attributes. He doesn't like this country and his agenda, obvious to a 5th grader, is to change us into his utopian vision of a 300 million person commune where I assume we are all destined to sit around in togas playing harps and living off of a central benefactor that somehow will have the resources to provide - maybe we could call that benefactor Vaal...

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        08-22-2013, 10:24 AM
    Green Broke
    Ride those trails, Mr. President, over the Rainbow Bridge with those glorious Arabian horses that symbolized the courage, honesty, dignity, grace, and goodness that you exemplified in your golden journey of life!
        08-22-2013, 10:49 AM
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    I loved Ronald Reagan. I personally thought he had good morals and I think that he truley loved this country and that to me, was huge. It's been a long time since we've had a president that LOVED this country.

    I also think that Nancy Reagan did a terrific job in the "just say no" campaign in a time when it was really needed. I wish that we could have some focus on anti-bullying rather than lowering ones salt intake. I do like the excersize and get healthy idea though....

    I loved Ronald Reagan, as an actor and a president.
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        08-22-2013, 10:53 AM
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    Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
    He had some good speech writers and being an actor knew how to deliver them!

    I do not understand US politics, heck, I don't understand the British ones either!

    All I do know is that nowadays there are few politicians who are there for the good of their country, majority are there for what they can get out of it either power and or wealth.

    He was an excellent speaker which is very important in my opinion. He also made decisions and stood behind them. He didn't lay blame, he took responsibilities for actions and mistakes he made and he really did a very good job mending fences and building relationships.

    Can't say that for some...
        08-22-2013, 11:59 AM
    I think even the folks who disliked Reagan would admit he was sincere. He didn't hide or try to talk around his beliefs. He also spoke publicly about the evils of the communist system, and accepted change when some of those countries changed.

    If Reagan was fighting a 'war on terror', he wouldn't pretend that people who want the right to kill their wives or daughters on a whim are just as moral as anyone else. He wouldn't pretend that everyone in Egypt (or Afghanistan) wants the same things we do. I sincerely doubt he would have talked about Putin the way GWB did. And he would NOT have gone on a world-wide Apology Tour, confessing our sins to other countries and asking forgiveness. He sure as heck would not have given THIS greeting:

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        08-22-2013, 12:57 PM
    Originally Posted by bsms    
    He sure as heck would not have given THIS greeting:

    Pretty much makes you want to puke, doesn't it?
        08-22-2013, 01:12 PM
    It's easy to stand back and bash or applaud presidents.

    But, the fact remains that they are there for a reason, and 'you' (the metaphorical, all encompassing 'you') are not.
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        08-22-2013, 01:15 PM
    Originally Posted by Zexious    
    It's easy to stand back and bash or applaud presidents.

    But, the fact remains that they are there for a reason, and 'you' (the metaphorical, all encompassing 'you') are not.
    Well don't tell that to us - email it to Obama...
        08-22-2013, 01:45 PM
    As a moderate (level headed) liberal, I don't have all that much of an issue with Obama. Sure, I don't agree with all of his policies or actions, but I don't agree with all of /anyone's/ policies or actions.
    I actually am a pretty big fan of Clinton...

    Anyway, I wasn't alive for Reagan, so I can't comment too much. The state that we're in currently can't just be blamed on Obama. Or just on Democrats. Or just on Republicans. Or just on Bush. It's a compilation of many things and many people.
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        08-22-2013, 04:43 PM
    Green Broke
    Unfortunaltely that reason is 51% of Americans are stupid, lazy and don't want to take responsibility for their own lives. Its the goverments fault they borrowed more than they could pay back and are losing their house. Its the governments fault they borrowed 100k to get a worthless liberal arts degree and now can't find a job, its the governments fault they bred with a loser and have more kids than they can feed. SO they vote for the guy they think will solve all there problems for them Too ignorant to realize what they are losing in the process.
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