I miss the pragmatism Reagan had which is sorely missing from today's right wing element.
Even though Reagan preached low taxes, he raised taxes numerous times when he saw his tax cuts had blown the deficit wide open.
Even though Reagan railed against Govt spending, he dramatically increased Govt spending at a time when the economy was weak.
Even though Reagan bemoaned the "evil empire" he was willing to sit down with them and work towards dramatic reductions of nuclear weapons.
Reagan is enshrined as a saint in conservative mythology, but he was pragmatic and willing to compromise for the good of the nation.
Today's right wing would have denounced the real Reagan as a traitor to the cause.
There are many issues I am of the centre, and others to the right, mainly to the right. Some, I am hard-right such as crime, jurisprudence and the Islamofacists. I do hope the government, the new government, after Novemeber 2012, investigate some of the Wall Street Carpet-Baggers.
Last edited by Onward James; Dec 09 2011 at 09:04 AM.
I wouldn't miss him and hit the wall. I'd like to show him the results ON THE WORLD of his silly implication that credit is good and you don't need to balance the books.
I BELIEVE IN… what the Left & most Academics vehemently disagree with… Conservatism.
Last edited by Onward James; Dec 11 2011 at 10:40 AM.
A belief in compromise will not make you particularly popular in the current Republican climate, don't you agree?
I don't think a posting of any manifesto, liberal or conservative, would have any relevance to the OP, do you?
Reagan was a moral marshmallow.
That is why I did this thread:
It has a poll so you can vote for RWR as the greatest president ever!
“I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.” -- Ronald Reagan
We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. -- Ann Coulter
"I am personally opposed to shooting abortionists, but I don't want to impose my moral values on others." -- Ann Coulter on Fox News 6/22/09
Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men. Boondock Saints
You called me a democrat. I will refrain from repartee, because you are unaware how to riposte or deabte, it seems. You cast aspersions.
Perhaps this video is more for you, where once more Reagan held is own and countered with intelligence and humour.
Ronald Reagan more than able to counter the guest speakers of the roast.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS5CCPesv98&feature=re lated"]Ronald Reagan on Dean Martin Roast - YouTube[/ame]