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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 10:03 AM
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22. When I ask people why they think Reagan was a great Prez,
the response I usually get is, "I dunno. He just was. Oh, yeah, he brought down the Soviet Union."

Reagan was an awful President, and his policies have had negative repercussions that are directly related to the huge mess our country is presently in.

Either the intense RW propaganda campaigns during the '80s were enormously effective, or Reagan did a stellar job of acting in his final role.

Maybe Dems should run an actor for Prez. If s/he played the role well, Dems could have a Prez as popular as George Washington was during his tenure.
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  -Bush Tops List As U.S. Voters Name Worst President (Reagan, Clinton Best) sabra  Jun-01-06 08:32 AM   #0 
  - I will never understand the Love fest with Reagan  William769   Jun-01-06 08:34 AM   #1 
  - It's the Zaphod Beeblebrox effect  zbdent   Jun-01-06 08:46 AM   #5 
  - I presume Cheney is the leader of the Vogons  IndianaGreen   Jun-01-06 10:10 AM   #23 
     - me  zbdent   Jun-01-06 10:25 AM   #25 
     - It is torturous to hear him speak so that makes sense.  progressoid   Jun-01-06 10:35 AM   #27 
        - Cheney is not as bad as Mary Cheney's poetry  IndianaGreen   Jun-01-06 11:00 AM   #29 
           - Sappho she ain't nt  mycritters2   Jun-01-06 06:04 PM   #35 
              - Mary Cheney  smtpgirl   Jun-01-06 09:22 PM   #39 
  - People remember him as a great speaker  MemphisTiger   Jun-01-06 09:24 AM   #9 
  - I heard many people talk about his charisma and sincerity. I  Arkansas Granny   Jun-01-06 09:38 AM   #16 
  - I do not understand it either.  rodeodance   Jun-01-06 09:28 AM   #13 
  - It's homo-erotic  RobertSeattle   Jun-01-06 09:40 AM   #17 
  - He understood America, so did Clinton  Emendator   Jun-01-06 11:16 PM   #41 
  - You mean he was able to fool the American people  William769   Jun-01-06 11:56 PM   #45 
     - No  Emendator   Jun-02-06 12:11 AM   #47 
        - Oy vey!  William769   Jun-02-06 12:23 AM   #51 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-02-06 01:46 AM   #52 
  - Me neither but I would take Ronnie Raygun (if he was alive) over  genieroze   Jun-02-06 12:17 AM   #48 
  - Yeah. Reagan looks relatively benign...  Orsino   Jun-02-06 07:17 AM   #57 
  - There are reasons - both of which are bad ones of course  mvd   Jun-02-06 06:15 PM   #64 
  - Well, a lot people bought the Reagan myth. That will never change. n/t  cantstandbush   Jun-01-06 08:35 AM   #2 
  - Yeah, see post #41 above,  Zhade   Jun-02-06 12:11 AM   #46 
  - Ronald Reagan Best At What?  Demeter   Jun-01-06 08:35 AM   #3 
  - Don't forget union busting  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Jun-01-06 08:53 AM   #6 
  - You forgot tripling the deficit. n/t  FSogol   Jun-01-06 09:26 AM   #12 
  - These are the same clowns who were ready, willing, and  acmavm   Jun-01-06 09:50 AM   #18 
  - Financing the massacre of peasants and nuns in Central America  Julius Civitatus   Jun-01-06 11:11 AM   #31 
  - History will not be kind to Reagan  depakid   Jun-02-06 12:21 AM   #50 
  - All Republicans pick Reagan...  Blasphemer   Jun-02-06 01:53 AM   #53 
  - Worst President? article in Rolling Stone May edition.  Truthy Nessy   Jun-01-06 08:38 AM   #4 
  - Thanks for the Rolling Stone link...  Avalon Sparks   Jun-02-06 04:00 PM   #62 
  - Why "in the last 61 years"? What if I think Van Buren was the worst?  GodlessBiker   Jun-01-06 09:07 AM   #7 
  - I don't believe Van Buren's presidential failures would've had an  President Kerry   Jun-01-06 09:16 AM   #8 
  - Really? Have Washington's successes had an effect on my life?  GodlessBiker   Jun-01-06 10:22 AM   #24 
  - It goes back to WWII which was a defining moment  MemphisTiger   Jun-01-06 09:25 AM   #11 
  - 61 years neatly cuts out FDR, FWIW.  Thor_MN   Jun-02-06 06:24 PM   #65 
  - Oh, they're probably thinking of the end of the Soviet Union, and that  Peace Patriot   Jun-01-06 09:24 AM   #10 
  - updated, thanks for the suggestion...  sabra   Jun-01-06 09:31 AM   #14 
  - The Pope deserves more credit on ending the Soviet Union than  Julius Civitatus   Jun-01-06 11:13 AM   #32 
  - Very nice analysis  prolesunited   Jun-01-06 11:23 PM   #42 
  - My opinion of Bill Clinton's performance as president has decreased  brentspeak   Jun-01-06 09:36 AM   #15 
  - You are aware that Bush41 started NAFTA right?  MemphisTiger   Jun-01-06 10:00 AM   #19 
  - I would disagree with Truman  MemphisTiger   Jun-01-06 10:01 AM   #20 
  - I'm with you on that.  redqueen   Jun-01-06 10:02 AM   #21 
  - I Agree That Clinton's Failings (and I Don't Mean Marital) Are Coming  Demeter   Jun-01-06 08:05 PM   #38 
  - Agree with poll  Emendator   Jun-01-06 11:38 PM   #43 
  - I've become disenchanted with Clinton  Raine   Jun-02-06 03:14 AM   #55 
  - When I ask people why they think Reagan was a great Prez,  Zorra   Jun-01-06 10:03 AM   #22 
  - "...Oh, yeah, he brought down the Soviet Union."  KansDem   Jun-01-06 10:26 AM   #26 
  - But he did bring down the USSR  Emendator   Jun-01-06 11:47 PM   #44 
     - The USSR Was Not Viable Before Reagan  Demeter   Jun-02-06 01:28 PM   #60 
  - Yes, it was his act  RaRa   Jun-01-06 11:09 AM   #30 
  - Martin Sheen for President  genieroze   Jun-02-06 12:20 AM   #49 
  - W's Place in History  speedingbullet   Jun-01-06 10:45 AM   #28 
  - They still hate the Clenis?  sakabatou   Jun-01-06 01:55 PM   #33 
  - Is that since 1945 A.D.? Or B.C.?  KamaAina   Jun-01-06 05:56 PM   #34 
  - Reagan ties with Bush as the BEST at bankrupting America...  AX10   Jun-01-06 07:30 PM   #36 
  - Betcha If Iran/Contra Were Finally Thoroughly Investigated, Reagan's  Demeter   Jun-01-06 08:01 PM   #37 
  - I'm certain his reputation will fall, once balance has been restored n/t  Oak2004   Jun-01-06 10:18 PM   #40 
  - Reagan???  Raine   Jun-02-06 03:10 AM   #54 
  - I Guess It Depends What Your Meaning of "Best" Is....n/t  Demeter   Jun-02-06 06:39 AM   #56 
  - Once again  HannibalBarca   Jun-02-06 08:07 AM   #58 
  - Ray Gun  classysassy   Jun-02-06 11:20 AM   #59 
  - Reagen was an asswipe,  agincourt   Jun-02-06 01:32 PM   #61 
  - More bad news for Bush  mvd   Jun-02-06 06:12 PM   #63 
 

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