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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-27-09 10:40 AM
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7. I never thought he was a good president
just did what his advisors told him....

like you, I am totally bewildered by the canonization of Reagan.......
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  -Am I the only one puzzled by the blind worship of Ronald Reagan? glarius  Oct-27-09 10:36 AM   #0 
  - Reagan was a slick, polished pitchman who could sell anything  Warpy   Oct-27-09 10:38 AM   #1 
  - He was an underrated actor  peace frog   Oct-27-09 11:03 AM   #21 
     - I thought he was an overrated actor  Warpy   Oct-27-09 01:25 PM   #52 
     - On the big screen, sure  peace frog   Oct-27-09 01:33 PM   #55 
     - I think he was a bad actor, but it's the bad actors who  joeybee12   Oct-27-09 01:31 PM   #54 
     - See my comment above  peace frog   Oct-27-09 01:34 PM   #56 
        - Yeah, he was nothing more than a B character actor...  joeybee12   Oct-27-09 02:28 PM   #60 
     - Yes, he had a very sunny personality that just appealed to a lot of people.  barb162   Oct-27-09 03:35 PM   #67 
  - He brought them back from the depths of Watergate.  kentuck   Oct-27-09 10:38 AM   #2 
  - And don't forget his heroics with the Iranian hostage situation  lunatica   Oct-27-09 11:30 AM   #29 
  - He had dementia while in office. So...no, you're not the only one.  TwilightGardener   Oct-27-09 10:38 AM   #3 
  - He stuck it to the unions, cut rich people's taxes, demonized the poor and restoked the false  Brickbat   Oct-27-09 10:39 AM   #4 
  - Not only puzzled, but sickened and enraged  Zomby Woof   Oct-27-09 10:39 AM   #5 
  - Because he's exactly what they wanted ...  meegbear   Oct-27-09 10:40 AM   #6 
  - 100%correct  Bitwit1234   Oct-27-09 11:17 AM   #26 
  - I never thought he was a good president  flakey_foont   Oct-27-09 10:40 AM   #7 
  - Ronald Reagan was the perfect Republican President  AllentownJake   Oct-27-09 10:41 AM   #8 
  - Perfectly stated.  CrispyQ   Oct-27-09 11:58 AM   #42 
  - People were sucked in by the actor-in-chief  livetohike   Oct-27-09 10:43 AM   #9 
  - He is their one and only Hero  Winterblues   Oct-27-09 10:44 AM   #10 
  - It is called "cult of personality," and Reagan's cult survived his demise.  Ozymanithrax   Oct-27-09 10:45 AM   #11 
  - My favorite was that he "defeated he Soviet Union."  YOY   Oct-27-09 10:47 AM   #12 
  - you forgot "single-handedly" (eom)  gmoney   Oct-27-09 01:45 PM   #57 
     - With one ball tied behind his nutsack.  YOY   Oct-27-09 03:37 PM   #68 
  - I am puzzled by blind worship of  Autumn   Oct-27-09 10:48 AM   #13 
  - After Ford and Nixon.......  Uben   Oct-27-09 10:48 AM   #14 
  - It's always been puzzling to me too, given the facts  lunatica   Oct-27-09 10:50 AM   #15 
  - he was the worst one embarrassment after another president until Bush Jr.  eShirl   Oct-27-09 10:57 AM   #16 
  - The definitive book on Reagan - Sleepwalking Through History  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Oct-27-09 12:17 PM   #45 
  - He did way more than ignore AIDS  Caliman73   Oct-27-09 02:24 PM   #59 
  - The Flag on your post says it all, you and anyone outside the US...  whoneedstickets   Oct-27-09 10:58 AM   #17 
  - It is a typical 'style over substance' Republican virtue they find compelling.  Ikonoklast   Oct-27-09 11:01 AM   #18 
  - Bingo, this country is still so hooked on style over substance  treestar   Oct-27-09 11:07 AM   #22 
  - I wonder if that's just human behavior, not just Americans, but people,  raccoon   Oct-27-09 11:42 AM   #35 
     - I think you're right.....it's just people.  glarius   Oct-27-09 11:52 AM   #40 
     - That sounds worse than Bush and his guitar playing  treestar   Oct-27-09 01:12 PM   #48 
     - I'm not sure  treestar   Oct-27-09 01:13 PM   #49 
     - People remember what they see (or are told they see)  EFerrari   Oct-27-09 01:30 PM   #53 
  - Agree. Plus, the ultimate style over substance, Sarah Palin  stanwyck   Oct-27-09 11:21 AM   #27 
  - the GOP loves to have "heros" - look what they tried to do to Jessica Lynch and  DrDan   Oct-27-09 11:02 AM   #19 
  - I always thought he was an asshole. nt  AlinPA   Oct-27-09 11:03 AM   #20 
  - Because he was ! That was overlooked by those who adored him.  barb162   Oct-27-09 03:32 PM   #64 
  - I always thought he was a boob.  BonnieJW   Oct-27-09 11:14 AM   #23 
  - A lot of the wingers who worship St. Ronnie  MineralMan   Oct-27-09 11:15 AM   #24 
  - Reagan taught idiots  morgan2   Oct-27-09 11:17 AM   #25 
  - Or any other politician, for that matter. They'll all break your heart at some point. nt  Captain Hilts   Oct-27-09 11:25 AM   #28 
  - Way I figure it, he was packaged and presented  madamesilverspurs   Oct-27-09 11:33 AM   #30 
  - Some people prefer symbol over substance.  Gold Metal Flake   Oct-27-09 11:34 AM   #31 
  - Great post. nt  raccoon   Oct-27-09 11:43 AM   #36 
  - Reaganomics is what's responsible for the current economic fuck up.  Initech   Oct-27-09 11:34 AM   #32 
  - Recently read "Tear Down this Myth" . ..  HughBeaumont   Oct-27-09 11:36 AM   #33 
  - Great post. nt  raccoon   Oct-27-09 11:44 AM   #37 
  - Hey, I've been puzzled by that for nearly three decades.  damntexdem   Oct-27-09 11:37 AM   #34 
  - No, you're not. See also,  raccoon   Oct-27-09 11:45 AM   #38 
  - I've often wondered about that myself  PatSeg   Oct-27-09 11:45 AM   #39 
  - Americans prize their mythic delusions above all.  Greyhound   Oct-27-09 11:52 AM   #41 
  - We are still trapped by Alger. :( n/t  juno jones   Oct-27-09 03:30 PM   #62 
  - I'm as puzzled as you are.  LeftishBrit   Oct-27-09 12:03 PM   #43 
  - There's an interesting chapter in Oliver Sacks' 'Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat'  LeftishBrit   Oct-27-09 12:11 PM   #44 
  - This *is* pretty funny.  Ikonoklast   Oct-27-09 01:48 PM   #58 
  - Sure did a lot about the spreading of AIDS  EC   Oct-27-09 12:20 PM   #46 
  - i live at ground zero of all things reagan....  madrchsod   Oct-27-09 12:35 PM   #47 
  - Reagan never fooled me. I was always dumbfounded by why he fooled so many others  Berry Cool   Oct-27-09 01:17 PM   #50 
  - He never fooled me either. Did you ever ask people who liked him  barb162   Oct-27-09 03:34 PM   #65 
  - Reagan: The Great Prevaricator  KamaAina   Oct-27-09 01:18 PM   #51 
  - I was puzzled by it 30 years ago.  juno jones   Oct-27-09 03:27 PM   #61 
  - Sometimes I don't understand it, but then again it was a personality thing  barb162   Oct-27-09 03:32 PM   #63 
  - They call him Ronaldus Magnus.  tanyev   Oct-27-09 03:34 PM   #66 
  - Of course not  ismnotwasm   Oct-27-09 03:44 PM   #69 
  - They're pushing him again now in an attempt to distract us from the disintegration  gkhouston   Oct-27-09 03:48 PM   #70 
 

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