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Why even Reagan couldn´t
be Reagan today

Washington Examiner, by Michael Barone

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Posted By:grace52, 5/30/2014 10:23:09 AM

Next month it will be 10 years since Ronald Reagan died at age 93. Next fall it will be 20 years since he withdrew from public view by releasing his handwritten letter announcing he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer´s disease, and 30 years since he was re-elected with 59 percent of the vote, carrying 49 of 50 states -- a political feat no one has come close to since. And it will be 50 years since his late October telecast for Barry Goldwater made him a national political figure.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/30/2014 10:40:54 AM     (No. 9867034)

Oh, Reagan would be Reagan. Mr. Reagan was consistent in his defense of our constitution, liberty, and free markets. Nothing has changed, not even the vile left and their muggings, killings, and tyranny.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noparallel, 5/30/2014 11:28:31 AM     (No. 9867090)

And there are still attacks from the big-government, establishmentarian, French-Republicans like Barone, Kudlow, Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, the WSJ, George Will, Krauthammer, etc. (That could be a very, very long list.)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: suedotsue, 5/30/2014 12:46:14 PM     (No. 9867204)

Michael Barone endlessly parrots permanent political class propaganda.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pensom2, 5/30/2014 3:44:01 PM     (No. 9867424)

I found Barone´s examination of Reagan and his administration to be neutral, insightful, and outstanding.

I loved and admired Ronald Reagan. I listened to his radio commentary every morning as my dad or mom drove me to high school. Ronald Reagan inspired and taught me to be a conservative. I agreed with him up, down, around and through.

President Reagan´s pollster, Richard Wirthlin, said that on every occasion when he accompanied candidate and President Reagan on an airplane flight, when the pilot began to taxi down the runway, Ronald Reagan could be seen bowing his head, whispering a personal prayer.

When Reverend Jerry Falwell met with President Reagan in the White House, a photographer suggested a photo of the two praying together. The President declined with a smile saying, "Prayer is not contrived. It comes from the heart."

That´s character. That´s a leader.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: noparallel, 5/30/2014 4:17:33 PM     (No. 9867467)

Right. He couldn´t be Reagan (snicker), he´d be Boehner or Christie or Mittens or Dole or McConnell or McCain or Peter King or Obama.

Of course, he´d be Obama.
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