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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 12:12 PM
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51. Very well explained. Thank you
Perfect explanation of the past 30 years and the move to the right the Democratic party made in response to the Reagan/Bush years. Many of today's Democrats really do resemble Reagan. In fact, many are now to the right of Reagan.
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  -The Demonization of Big Government and the Myth of the Greatness of Ronald Reagan Time for change  May-08-10 11:47 PM   #0 
  - I grew up listening to how horrible Reagan was from my parents and their friends.  FarLeftFist   May-08-10 11:54 PM   #1 
  - 30 years of the 'republican revolution' has shown us that...  FarLeftFist   May-08-10 11:55 PM   #2 
  - I grew up listening to how horrible Reagan was from my parents and their friends.  FarLeftFist   May-08-10 11:56 PM   #3 
  - Spot-On, Sir!  The Magistrate   May-09-10 12:20 AM   #4 
  - Kick  Ardent15   May-09-10 12:32 AM   #5 
  - Reagan was definitely one of the worst presidents in American history. Worse than W. Bush IMO (eom)  StevieM   May-09-10 12:41 AM   #6 
  - junior #1, gipper #2, poppy #3 for continuing the gipper's voodoo economics  indepat   May-09-10 02:09 PM   #62 
     - I agree  diane in sf   May-09-10 05:08 PM   #78 
     - And don't forget.... Poppy also for  Time for change   May-09-10 07:09 PM   #86 
  - K & R nt  laughingliberal   May-09-10 12:53 AM   #7 
  - K + R  patrice   May-09-10 12:59 AM   #8 
  - K/R  moondust   May-09-10 01:09 AM   #9 
  - Ronald Reagan was the Devil. nt  Chisox08   May-09-10 01:26 AM   #10 
  - K&R  Kitty Herder   May-09-10 01:28 AM   #11 
  - Well done, I'm saving this.  Lasher   May-09-10 01:53 AM   #12 
  - When I first saw an "official" poll that ranked him in the top 10 I was very surprised and dismayed  Time for change   May-09-10 04:18 PM   #68 
     - If you hit the link I furnished you might have noticed that Junior is not faring well.  Lasher   May-10-10 01:51 AM   #115 
  - Reagan Did So Much Damage To the Physical Sturucture and Mentality of the Nation  Demeter   May-09-10 02:38 AM   #13 
  - The bottom line is that there has been a consistent and concerted effort by a very powerful minority  Time for change   May-09-10 04:21 PM   #69 
  - excellent post!! I believe the greatest harm Reagan did was moral  Douglas Carpenter   May-09-10 02:56 AM   #14 
  - Agree. It was in basic morality that Reagan.......................  socialist_n_TN   May-09-10 10:23 AM   #39 
  - Amen. There's that word, "moral" again  RufusTFirefly   May-09-10 03:03 PM   #64 
  - I'mm with you there. I guess it's easy for some people to believe that selfishness is a virtue  Time for change   May-09-10 04:25 PM   #70 
     - I think Reaganism pretty much killed idealism too  Douglas Carpenter   May-11-10 07:06 PM   #131 
  - this needs to be kicked and recommended to the front page!!  Douglas Carpenter   May-09-10 03:00 AM   #15 
  - Excellent. Thank you.  Scuba   May-09-10 03:38 AM   #16 
  - This was my response 2 days ago to a fellow New Mexico DUer about the Democratic leadership  abq e streeter   May-09-10 04:11 AM   #17 
  - Excellent response  Time for change   May-09-10 04:28 PM   #71 
     - thanks--wonder if you saw reply # 22  abq e streeter   May-09-10 05:57 PM   #80 
        - I had many of the same thoughts  Time for change   May-09-10 07:39 PM   #91 
  - Well done synapses in one page k/r n/t  Ichingcarpenter   May-09-10 04:21 AM   #18 
  - How do we defeat a myth?  Dr Morbius   May-09-10 04:48 AM   #19 
  - That's what I was thinking  Time for change   May-09-10 04:30 PM   #72 
  - "Where government does not exist, it manifests spontaneously"  Canuckistanian   May-09-10 08:20 PM   #99 
     - Help yourself.  Dr Morbius   May-10-10 12:41 AM   #113 
  - K & R  Raksha   May-09-10 05:00 AM   #20 
  - What makes the myth totally surreal is that they themselves transformed  Joe Chi Minh   May-09-10 06:31 AM   #21 
  - Obama's praise of Reagan...  olegramps   May-09-10 06:51 AM   #22 
  - It has become politically toxic to critize this mouthpiece for the billionaires.. .n/t  annabanana   May-09-10 11:52 AM   #46 
  - a reluctant +1  abq e streeter   May-09-10 01:18 PM   #56 
  - Reagan's education study- A Nation at Risk  ipaint   May-09-10 07:03 AM   #23 
  - Very well said  Lesleymo   May-09-10 07:05 AM   #24 
  - The anti education president fostered  The Wizard   May-09-10 07:07 AM   #25 
  - Nice post! And spot on. nt  Enthusiast   May-09-10 08:41 AM   #28 
  - I cannot think of anything worse than to go out drinking with Dubya  dsn   May-09-10 11:56 AM   #47 
     - W is the kind of guy  The Wizard   May-10-10 08:22 AM   #117 
  - K/R  Echo In Light   May-09-10 07:31 AM   #26 
  - This is excellent!  Enthusiast   May-09-10 08:34 AM   #27 
  - K&R  ck4829   May-09-10 08:42 AM   #29 
  - K and R. Well put.  political_Dem   May-09-10 08:52 AM   #30 
  - Brilliant post  malaise   May-09-10 08:56 AM   #31 
  - kick  arcadian   May-09-10 08:57 AM   #32 
  - K&R-ed and bookmarked!  tilsammans   May-09-10 09:01 AM   #33 
  - Are we doomed to whipsaw back and forth between oppressive government regulation on one hand  hansberrym   May-09-10 09:39 AM   #34 
  - I certainly do NOT see this as all or nothing  Time for change   May-09-10 12:03 PM   #50 
  - You ask -But why should government's role be limited to that of referee?  hansberrym   May-10-10 12:22 AM   #112 
     - "No man should be the judge of his own cause"  Time for change   May-12-10 08:45 AM   #134 
  - You're reading of the constitution is ridiculous.  dotymed   May-09-10 12:45 PM   #53 
  - Reagan Was No Saint  bluestateboomer   May-09-10 09:59 AM   #35 
  - He was the filthiest piece of shit to ever set foot in the White House  ThomWV   May-09-10 10:07 AM   #36 
     - couldn't agree more...few people in all of history have done more to thwart the path of progress  Douglas Carpenter   May-09-10 10:18 AM   #38 
        - This is probably the ONLY way to........................  socialist_n_TN   May-09-10 10:29 AM   #40 
        - I see the solar panels as a grand historical metaphor.  moondust   May-09-10 01:20 PM   #57 
  - One of your best posts ever, TFC!  CrispyQ   May-09-10 10:16 AM   #37 
  - K&R. Glad to see this review of his true legacy.  Overseas   May-09-10 10:32 AM   #41 
  - Very well explained. Thank you  laughingliberal   May-09-10 12:12 PM   #51 
  - Excellent point about how the Democratic Party turned away from the values that Perot represented  Time for change   May-09-10 04:42 PM   #73 
  - Don't forget the Salvadoran Baby Skulls!  LongTomH   May-09-10 10:47 AM   #42 
  - Let's not forget *all* American presidents have supported murderous dictatorships in Latin-America..  DutchLiberal   May-09-10 07:06 PM   #85 
  - k&r Reagan elevated the super wealthy to new heights  avaistheone1   May-09-10 10:55 AM   #43 
  - "So how did one of the worst presidents in our history...  The_Commonist   May-09-10 11:08 AM   #44 
  - That is a big part of it -- the upside-down people  Time for change   May-09-10 04:47 PM   #74 
     - Of course. Corporatia LOVES the Upside-Down People.  The_Commonist   May-10-10 10:56 AM   #119 
  - K and R  Mosby   May-09-10 11:48 AM   #45 
  - I think Al Gore eloquently addresses the demonization of government in The Assault on Reason. nt  Phoebe Loosinhouse   May-09-10 11:57 AM   #48 
  - A real must-read. I tell people to read it and they roll their eyes.  Dr Morbius   May-09-10 05:06 PM   #77 
  - To be blunt...  rasputin1952   May-09-10 12:00 PM   #49 
  - Yeah, but the Democrats have become the new Republicans...  DutchLiberal   May-09-10 07:10 PM   #87 
     - You may see it that way...  rasputin1952   May-09-10 07:11 PM   #89 
        - It's not a matter of opinion, but a matter of facts.  DutchLiberal   May-11-10 08:22 AM   #122 
           - You do realize that there was a 180 between the parties...  rasputin1952   May-11-10 10:02 AM   #127 
              - But you don't have "someone place in the middle" in the White House now...  DutchLiberal   May-11-10 06:51 PM   #129 
                 - No, bush was a RW corporatist...  rasputin1952   May-11-10 08:54 PM   #132 
                    - Bush was a facist. No wonder Obama looks 'pragmatic' compared to Bush...  DutchLiberal   May-12-10 06:08 PM   #135 
  - Remember when  dotymed   May-09-10 12:22 PM   #52 
  - The Raygun Legacy: Bullshit wrapped in an American flag.  Raster   May-09-10 12:50 PM   #54 
  - K&R-bookmarking for later full read  underpants   May-09-10 01:03 PM   #55 
  - I spent from 5th grade to college arguing about the evil raygun was  mdmc   May-09-10 01:21 PM   #58 
  - One of your best and most important ever, TFC.  abq e streeter   May-09-10 01:27 PM   #59 
  - Reagan "transcended the heated arguments of the day"  EFerrari   May-09-10 01:37 PM   #60 
  - Central truth  droidamus2   May-09-10 02:01 PM   #61 
  - It is a testament to American stupidity...  moonbatmax   May-09-10 02:13 PM   #63 
  - Government in service to the moneyed interests is what is bad. Not government by and for the people.  Kablooie   May-09-10 03:09 PM   #65 
  - Democracy is coming to the USA! And this is going up on my news page!  earcandle   May-09-10 04:01 PM   #66 
  - Superb!  G_j   May-09-10 04:04 PM   #67 
  - Thank you -- He certainly did have a mean streak  Time for change   May-09-10 09:53 PM   #108 
  - Outstanding! This is one of your best.  Uncle Joe   May-09-10 04:49 PM   #75 
  - Thank you Uncle Joe  Time for change   May-09-10 07:25 PM   #90 
  - 9 Words...."I'm Ronnie and I'm here to destroy your Country"  BlueJazz   May-09-10 05:02 PM   #76 
  - perfect  abq e streeter   May-09-10 06:00 PM   #81 
     - Hi: Glad to meet you. :)  BlueJazz   May-09-10 08:37 PM   #102 
  - Well Done Sir !  OverBurn   May-09-10 05:27 PM   #79 
  - Thank you for this excellent commentary.  DuckBurp   May-09-10 06:23 PM   #82 
  - I love to hear stories about people who are capable of rethinking their positions in the light  Time for change   May-09-10 09:06 PM   #104 
  - I'm afraid the US will never recover from the damage Reagan and Bush inflicted on the country...  DutchLiberal   May-09-10 06:29 PM   #83 
  - Thank you -- Recovery from things like this tend to take a very long time  Time for change   May-09-10 07:56 PM   #95 
     - Carter was inconsistent when it came to human rights...  DutchLiberal   May-11-10 08:48 AM   #123 
        - Carter's actions that you describe here  Time for change   May-11-10 12:34 PM   #128 
           - I think you're right that he was under pressure...  DutchLiberal   May-11-10 06:55 PM   #130 
              - I sure do -- and I don't think of it as a joke  Time for change   May-12-10 08:18 AM   #133 
                 - And his vice-president did everything he could to bury any evidence...  DutchLiberal   May-12-10 06:16 PM   #136 
  - K, R & B  Seneca   May-09-10 06:40 PM   #84 
  - The government only stops being "good" when it no longer serves the interest of it's  Lorien   May-09-10 07:10 PM   #88 
  - Well, this should brighten your day...  Jester Messiah   May-09-10 07:44 PM   #92 
  - Philadelphia, Mississippi  troubledamerican   May-09-10 07:52 PM   #93 
  - the lottery number in Baltimore the day Reagan was elected the first time  wial   May-09-10 07:55 PM   #94 
  - George HW Bush was the man behind Reagan and Junior!  DutchLiberal   May-11-10 08:51 AM   #124 
  - If government is SOOO bad then why do they always want to run it?  unlegendary   May-09-10 07:58 PM   #96 
  - Yes, I left out a lot -- One could fill a lot of pages talking about all the terrible things that  Time for change   May-09-10 08:06 PM   #97 
  - Ronald Reagan was a union-busting turd...  jxnmsdemguy65   May-09-10 08:17 PM   #98 
  - The presidency of Ronald Reagan ushered in the era of privatization and deregulation.  AlbertCat   May-09-10 08:31 PM   #100 
  - That reminds me of an argument I had with a Republican -- over dinner  Time for change   May-09-10 09:01 PM   #103 
     - It's called cognitive dissonance.  DutchLiberal   May-11-10 08:53 AM   #125 
  - K&R...  elzenmahn   May-09-10 08:34 PM   #101 
  - All reagan did in a nutshell was stop investing in schools and started investing in prisons.  craigmatic   May-09-10 09:11 PM   #105 
  - I only wish I could K&R this 1000 times  liberal N proud   May-09-10 09:42 PM   #106 
  - This is an extremely important article - I just wish people were not afraid to discuss it  Poiuyt   May-09-10 09:53 PM   #107 
  - I've heard Keith Olbermann call Reagan "a lousy president".  DutchLiberal   May-11-10 08:56 AM   #126 
  - Don't forget raygun's trip to Bitburg, Germany. That's when he laid a wreath on a nazi grave.  muntrv   May-09-10 10:00 PM   #109 
  - another kick - because it is so important  Douglas Carpenter   May-09-10 10:36 PM   #110 
  - Thanks for another great post. rec. nm  rhett o rick   May-09-10 11:23 PM   #111 
  - I'll add another kick for a enlightening post. N/T  GrannyK   May-10-10 12:54 AM   #114 
  - Precisely  Sherman A1   May-10-10 02:33 AM   #116 
  - Now that is some writing that gets it.  harun   May-10-10 08:47 AM   #118 
  - one last kick - for the truth about Ronald Reagan  Douglas Carpenter   May-10-10 01:48 PM   #120 
  - Cutting Non-Defense Government spending  humbled_opinion   May-10-10 07:59 PM   #121 
 

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