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Matsubara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 06:27 PM
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34. I found Reagan to be personally likeable, unlike Bush who is a horrible person...
Although I thought he was basically a decent guy who had bought into a whole ideological bill of goods that he didn't really understand.

He produced two good liberal kids (and one bitter little repuke who never got enough of Daddy's love) who would tell you the exact same thing. He was very generous in his personal life, to the point of sending a $1000 check to a poor pensioner who had sent him a letter.

That being said, he was one of the worst presidents we have ever had, with one of the most corrupt White House staffs ever - until Bush, and Bush Jr.

I'm in the camp that believes that he was largely a figurehead after the 1980 assassination attempt, and that Bush Sr. was a lot more in charge than people realize.


But just finding someone personally likeable doesn't mean you detest their policies any less.

Bush is a destestable person with detestable policies - the whole package.
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  -Did Ronald Reagan ever "connect" with anyone on this board? 11 Bravo  May-01-07 05:07 PM   #0 
  - no.  ulysses   May-01-07 05:09 PM   # 
  - No. I thought he seemed amiable but dumb. And with dangerous ideas.  SharonAnn   May-01-07 09:37 PM   #44 
  - No. They showed "Bedtime for Bonzo" on election night at the college  undeterred   May-01-07 05:09 PM   #1 
  - I got into so many arguments!!  Tesla   May-01-07 05:09 PM   #2 
  - My eulogy for Reagan.  WilliamPitt   May-01-07 05:09 PM   #3 
  - I had not seen that before. Beautifully said!  11 Bravo   May-01-07 05:16 PM   #7 
  - They called him The Great Communicator. But you're right. He was the Great Mythmaker.  phantom power   May-01-07 05:20 PM   #12 
  - and something from cartoonist Kirk Anderson as well  Lisa   May-01-07 05:24 PM   #13 
  - Thanks~ that pretty much sums  zidzi   May-01-07 05:38 PM   #23 
  - That's pretty good  omega minimo   May-01-07 09:17 PM   #43 
  - I have Reagan to thank for one thing -- He made me into a staunch liberal at age 14.  Oregonian   May-01-07 05:14 PM   #4 
  - He lost me at hello. n/t  Straight Shooter   May-01-07 05:15 PM   #5 
  - No, his myth was just another creation of the "librul media"  devilgrrl   May-01-07 05:16 PM   #6 
  - Nope, my father clued me into what a phony Ronnie was long before  mohinoaklawnillinois   May-01-07 05:17 PM   #8 
  - Nope. I'm allergic to reactionary, drooling, idiots.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-01-07 05:18 PM   #9 
  - I never got it with him.  Bucky   May-01-07 05:19 PM   #10 
  - A Ronnie story from my "hippie chick" friend ...  Lisa   May-01-07 05:19 PM   #11 
  - Sure. He was great in "Desperate Journey" with Errol Flynn!  IMModerate   May-01-07 05:26 PM   #14 
  - He was a pre-fab anti-Kennedy president  melody   May-01-07 05:28 PM   #15 
  - Central America agrees with you.  sfexpat2000   May-01-07 05:29 PM   #16 
  - not me. I was against him since before he was elected. I was old enough to remember his  Lerkfish   May-01-07 05:29 PM   #17 
  - fuck no  tjwash   May-01-07 05:30 PM   #18 
  - he was an actor- he knew how to play to his audience, and  Bluerthanblue   May-01-07 05:31 PM   #19 
  - I dig the son Ron Reagan Jr.  cat_girl25   May-01-07 05:32 PM   #20 
  - yeah -- and Patti Davis, too  Lisa   May-01-07 05:39 PM   #24 
  - Jeeze, I had to suffer through his governorship when I lived in Calif. Connect with him?  Blue State Native   May-01-07 05:34 PM   #21 
  - Nope. He scared the crap outta my great grandmother  libnnc   May-01-07 05:35 PM   #22 
  - I spent the 80s in a rage at Reagan...  illinoisprogressive   May-01-07 05:51 PM   #25 
  - Oh he sure connected  vpilot   May-01-07 05:59 PM   #26 
  - yeah, he connected Republicans = Military Industrial Complex for me  LSK   May-01-07 06:00 PM   #27 
  - The Magic of Ronald Reagan  supernova   May-01-07 06:08 PM   #28 
  - I was a kid in those days  Blue_Tires   May-01-07 06:11 PM   #29 
  - Yes.  Alexander   May-01-07 06:15 PM   #30 
  - Fuck N to the O...just say No  Solly Mack   May-01-07 06:17 PM   #31 
  - never liked him - I hated Republics since I was 7 or 8  NewJeffCT   May-01-07 06:24 PM   #32 
  - I just learned about the 200,000 Mayan villagers who were slaughtered in Guatemala,  Peace Patriot   May-01-07 06:26 PM   #33 
  - I found Reagan to be personally likeable, unlike Bush who is a horrible person...  Matsubara   May-01-07 06:27 PM   #34 
  - There's a dude at work who thinks that Reagan was the man...  YellowRubberDuckie   May-01-07 06:39 PM   #35 
  - No--all image, nothing else--another GOP marketing job.  wienerdoggie   May-01-07 07:04 PM   #36 
  - Yeah, you about sum it up. Don't forget Iran-Contra, too  JerseygirlCT   May-01-07 07:10 PM   #37 
  - Sort of....I saw his appeal  cally   May-01-07 07:13 PM   #38 
  - Never connected to me. I was pretty appalled about his presidency from beginning to end  electron_blue   May-01-07 07:45 PM   #39 
  - Yes, when he told Gorbachev to "tear down this wall." Otherwise, no, not at all. n/t  racaulk   May-01-07 07:48 PM   #40 
  - Not even in the same dimension...  triguy46   May-01-07 08:04 PM   #41 
  - Creep  omega minimo   May-01-07 08:06 PM   #42 
 

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