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necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 08:16 PM
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14. I voted for Reagan twice,
but only as a loyal repug, because I never liked him. Reagan represented the triumph of the "Cowboy" conservatives and the inevitable decline of the republican party.

Reagan brought us sloganeering (marketing jingles really) in the place of wisdom, rigidity of outlook in the place of understanding, narrow mindedness in the place of perspective and posturing in the place of policy. Now all these things are accepted as a matter of course. Reagan was himself a hyped up commodity that had nothing in the way of real substance. Moreover, the triumph of Reagan opened the door for the triumph of chimpy --- and chimpy along with a host of far right, irresponsible policies are Reagan's enduring legacy.

It is an evil one.

Reagan was never a bright man and personally I think that he was already losing what little gifts he ever had when he was first elected president.

He is dead, no big deal, good riddance --- no sense in wasting all the thread space.
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  -Official Ronald Reagan Thread Moderator  Jun-05-04 06:18 PM   #0 
  - RIP to the man  alapolitical   Jun-05-04 06:20 PM   #1 
  - Can't believe the number on Alabamians on DU.  trof   Jun-05-04 06:24 PM   #6 
     - Hi trof  alapolitical   Jun-05-04 06:25 PM   #8 
        - Anniston, here  southpaw   Jun-05-04 09:20 PM   #21 
  - The Reagan Legacy  Sandpiper   Jun-05-04 06:21 PM   #2 
  - "People of Bolivia..." in a speech in Brazil (nt)  JCCyC   Jun-05-04 06:27 PM   #9 
  - OK, I thought "Bedtime for Bonzo"  trof   Jun-05-04 06:23 PM   #3 
  - He did a couple of good things  molly   Jun-05-04 06:24 PM   #4 
  - he didn`t have a clue after he was shot.  rchsod   Jun-05-04 06:24 PM   #5 
  - I OWN THE PATTY DAVIS ISSUE OF "PLAYBOY"  Fenris   Jun-05-04 06:25 PM   #7 
  - He rigged the 1980 election  FarLeftRage   Jun-05-04 07:11 PM   #10 
  - "Well .........(in my best Reagan immitation voice)  SarahBelle   Jun-05-04 07:14 PM   #11 
  - RIP Big Guy.  Reciprocity   Jun-05-04 07:22 PM   #12 
  - RIP  AlFrankenFan   Jun-05-04 07:47 PM   #13 
  - I voted for Reagan twice,  necso   Jun-05-04 08:16 PM   #14 
  - Bumpthispuppyup.  necso   Jun-05-04 11:00 PM   #24 
  - May he burn in hell......  Sean Reynolds   Jun-05-04 08:19 PM   #15 
  - Out of respect for the dead...  NightTrain   Jun-05-04 08:19 PM   #16 
  - I'm wondering how John Hinckley feels?  fishnfla   Jun-05-04 08:22 PM   #17 
  - So Long Uncle Ronnie, at least you won elections fair and square  new_beawr   Jun-05-04 08:44 PM   #18 
  - re: fair and square - "the October Surprise" term debuted ...  cosmicdot   Jun-05-04 09:00 PM   #19 
     - Carter would still have lost  new_beawr   Jun-05-04 09:11 PM   #20 
  - "I've just outlawed the Soviet Union..."  gmoney   Jun-05-04 09:23 PM   #22 
  - Echoes of Limbaugh's addiction news...  gmoney   Jun-05-04 10:03 PM   #23 

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