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Baby Snooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 12:06 PM
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62. Reagan's Vision
He was a little myopic to say the least. The problem really was he was too idealistic which is interesting because Jimmy Carter was too idealistic as well and both administrations laid the path for where we are. Theirs were the administrations in which the "neo-cons" began laying the foundation for their agenda. Which was just as much focused on domestic policy as it was foreign policy. We just had our attention diverted to the foreign policy. By design.

Without doubt, Reagan was a total disaster as governor of California but then the same may be true about all governors. Theirs is usually the most combative of all elected offices in this country. And yet for some reason the voters seem to trust governors more than anyone else.

Casting blame on presidents for our problems is easy but in reality, as pointed out, presidents do not act alone. And Reagan certainly didn't. He had a Democratic Congress that supported many of his programs. As does Bush. Reality is reality.

Time to just say it didn't work. And find the solution. Blaming the past does not provide the solution for the future.

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