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Tue Mar 27, 2012, 09:49 AM

President Reagan Regretted Becoming Republican- new journal

Just last week, a new journal written by former President Ronald Reagan was revealed and released to the public through the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA. Inside the journal was a passage many were not expecting to find. It seems the former president had an incredible amount of doubt surrounding his switch from Democrat to Republican in 1962. He felt at the time that his switch was imperative because his views were becoming more and more in line with that of Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, but he still felt very strongly towards Franklin D. Roosevelt and the need for a collective good.

His journal revealed this passage from an entry dated 8/25/2002:

Although at the time I felt I could more effectively get my ideas of a collective philosophy accomplished as a Republican more so than a Democrat, I realize now that the Republican Party was indeed the party of purely individual rights, not the Democrats. When I worked as the president of the Screen Actors Guild I understood the need for people to stick together for the greater good to get their goals accomplished. I admired other great presidents of the past such as Franklin Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower who knew that in order for the nation to thrive, we must all thrive. I am also saddened that the Republican party of today thinks I wanted God in the White House and to rule the nation. That is not true at all, after I was nearly assassinated I wanted God more in my own personal life. I acknowledged that I was to be here for a reason and serve him and my nation together, but they always stayed separate in my mind just as in the Constitution. The Republican party today merely just uses God as a means to get votes, and I don’t believe Jesus would want to be used as a marketing tool. I regret my decision to become Republican and if I had to do it all over again I would have remained in the Democratic party and ran on their ticket. They seem to instill the core values I believe in, such as a collective philosophy. I thought for a while the Democrats left me, because we used to agree on so much, it turns out that I did indeed leave them, and I would do anything to take it all back. Now as I sit here as an old man, I can only imagine, “what if…”



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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 09:50 AM

1. I regret the results nt

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 09:52 AM

2. Satire--especially since in 2002 Reagan was fully engulfed in Alzheimers.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 09:57 AM

3. His son, Ron has said some part of this repeatedly--with respect to God-- even at his funeral....

Yet today's RETHUGS have found Ronald Reagan to be the best of the "useful idiots"-- one so mallable they can create any image and attribute to him any words, ideals, beliefs they might wish. A perfect storm of early senility, post-Presidential full blown Alzheimer's, and the fact he is now long dead (with Nancy too ailing or too invested to dispute or rebut) will forever let them get by with this... Historians are ignored, but this re-writing of history (and the man) is just beyond revulsion.

While some of this may be purely satiric, the gist of his views on religion have some basis in truth.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 09:57 AM

4. This is satire.

Go to link and scroll down a little....


Satire Disclaimer
March 7, 2012
By Sarah Wood
Free Wood Post is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within FreeWoodPost.com are fiction, and presumably fake news.

Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.

FreeWoodPost.com is intended for a mature, sophisticated, and discerning audience.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 09:59 AM

5. This is from a satire site, which should be obvious

from the 2002 date of the "journal entry." Reagan was pretty well incapacitated by Alzheimer's by 2002 and wasn't in any shape to be writing in a journal. This isn't even good satire.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 10:02 AM

6. Voted for Al Gore, too, rofl!

Well done!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 22, 2014, 07:53 AM

8. What he wrote about Dubya is golden

“I just can’t bring myself to vote for that kid, I knew what he was like when I had his dad as my vice president, and I couldn’t allow for a man like that to lead the nation.”



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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 10:11 AM

7. Saving some readers some time: This is SATIRE, unfortunately.

I had already started an e-mail to everybody when I clicked the link & saw the "Satire Disclaimer."

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