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New York Post: Truman, Ike, Reagan: Next Up, Sarah Palin!
Citizen Palin 4 President ^ | Ralph Peters

Posted on 03/17/2010 7:46:25 AM PDT by MaxCUA

THE ISSUE: Whether presidential candidates today have character, as their predecessors did. In looking for a president with the character of Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan, Ralph Peters asks, "Will we ever again have a president who didn't go to an Ivy League school, who knows what it's like to struggle -- as so many Americans struggle every day -- and who's tasted defeat, but got back in the ring with his dukes up?" ("Why Our 'Post-Modern Presidents' Fail,").

The answer is "yes." Her name is Sarah Palin. etc...

(Excerpt) Read more at citizenpalin4president.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: eisenhower; ike; obama; palin; palin2012; palinmccain2012; reagan; ronsnotarino; sarahpalin; truman
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1 posted on 03/17/2010 7:46:25 AM PDT by MaxCUA
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To: MaxCUA

The tighter you grip this “Palin is Reagan” mantra the more votes will slip through your fingers.


2 posted on 03/17/2010 7:54:47 AM PDT by Bob J
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To: MaxCUA
Palin will never become Reagan until
she distances herself from Juan McShame.

3 posted on 03/17/2010 8:08:08 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: MaxCUA

I can see her sitting with these fellows.

http://www.andythomas.com/04linkpage.aspx


4 posted on 03/17/2010 8:08:59 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: MaxCUA

Palin isn’t Reagan and Reagan isn’t Palin.

She has taken more crap than Reagan ever did and at her age has more political experience then Reagan had at her age.

I doubt that Sarah kids will ever turn into a Ron Jr or his sister who can’t stand what their father stood for.

And Palin lives pro-life, and she would never put a liberal on the Supreme Court as Reagan did.

I loved Reagan, but he wasn’t perfect either.

I think more people can relate to Sarah’s life more then Reagan’s.


5 posted on 03/17/2010 8:11:07 AM PDT by factmart
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To: MaxCUA

Can’t wait for the day when she can see the Potomac from her house.


6 posted on 03/17/2010 8:14:31 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: factmart

You just made a huge mistake. Reagan served 2 whole terms as California Governer. Man never resigned his post. He took the time and worked hard to get where he did.


7 posted on 03/17/2010 8:19:24 AM PDT by dforest
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To: MaxCUA
Were it not for the public awareness “death panels” created, ObamaCare might be law by now.
8 posted on 03/17/2010 8:26:16 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: indylindy

Actually, you’re the one who made the mistake - in reading comprehension.

The original poster stated that Palin has more experience “at her age” than Reagan did “at the same age.”

No mistake there.


9 posted on 03/17/2010 8:26:28 AM PDT by hrh40
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To: indylindy

Yes, but...Reagan was left alone to use his 2 terms as Governor as a launching pad in his quest for the White House. Palin would never have been given that respect or courtesy. They fear her a lot more than they did Reagan.
Sadly I must say that Reagan was a failure as a dad. Just look at how screwed up his kids are.


10 posted on 03/17/2010 8:26:44 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Well, It looks like the ghost of Levi ain’t going away.

It isn’t necessary to knock Reagan to pump up Palin. In fact, that tactic will hands down lose some votes.


11 posted on 03/17/2010 8:29:11 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy
Reagan wasn't about to lose his house due to frivolous lawsuits generated by the DNC through stooges. Reagan wasn't targeted by the White House when he was governor.

The only similarity between what the two faced as governor exists is in your mind.

12 posted on 03/17/2010 8:29:49 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: factmart
Don't get me wrong, I fully agree that Palin has enough experience to be President. But Reagan was involved heavily in Politics. Even before serving two terms as governor of California from 1966 to 1975 he was heavily involved with the Goldwater campaign, where some of his best speeches where given. But putting that aside, Reagan is up there right now looking down on Sarah and smiling.
13 posted on 03/17/2010 8:29:50 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: hrh40

No, Reagan actually thought he might have to serve as Governor and didn’t seek the Presidency at that age.

If you folks feel like putting Reagan down you go on ahead.

It really is a poor conservative campaign tactic.


14 posted on 03/17/2010 8:32:07 AM PDT by dforest
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To: DIRTYSECRET
I am not sure if the problems with Reagan's kids were his fault or Nancy's. Michael (adopted son during his marriage to Jane Wyman) turned out fine.
15 posted on 03/17/2010 8:34:28 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Bob J; All

[this never gets old]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2424184/posts?page=394#394

To: Bob J

I love Palin’s conservatism and patriotism! She may very well support McCain out of loyalty and I have no problem with that. And I have no problem with whom she supports with her PAC. There is nothing written that says she has to do everything (or anything at all) according to JIM.

Sarah is unabashedly pro-God, pro-Life, pro-Liberty, pro-family, pro-America, pro-constitution, pro-gun, pro-limited government and so am I. And she’s wildly popular among the God-loving, Liberty-loving folks with whom I choose to associate. In short, she’s a refreshing breath of clean fresh air in an otherwise putrid failure of a RINO infested party.

She represents my interests better than any other viable wannabe at this point and if she decides to run, she will have my undivided support!! Romney, the draft-dodging, Big Government, lying statist political whore can KMA!! And your picture does say a 1,000 words, but Bob, unfortunately they’re all about YOU and political whores like you and the results and likely outcome of your slavish, cultish RINOism!!

So you can shove your picture and your RINOs where the sun don’t shine.

Sarah has more guts, talent, ability, patriotism, and sheer determination and love for America and our God-given Liberty than you and Romney and a thousand other RINOS will ever have!

It’s been more than obvious for several years that our pro-Life & Liberty Free Republic has become an embarrassment for you, so why the hell don’t you just take a fricken hike already!!

Shove it, pal.

GET THE HELL OFF FR if you don’t like it, but whatever you do quit your damn whining and pestering good conservative FReepers about your hatred for Sarah Palin!!

It’s beyond sickening.

394 posted on Saturday, January 09, 2010 12:05:07 PM by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! May God and TEA save the Republic!!)


16 posted on 03/17/2010 8:35:51 AM PDT by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: indylindy

I am not putting Reagan down, but their circumstances when they served as governor were entirely different, something you seem unable to comprehend.


17 posted on 03/17/2010 8:37:48 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221

Excuses, But please go ahead with the Reagan bashing. I won’t stop you.


18 posted on 03/17/2010 8:40:08 AM PDT by dforest
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To: NavyCanDo

“Can’t wait for the day when she can see the Potomac from her house.”

Tina Fey said that, not Sarah Palin.

Russia can be seen from three sites in Alaska:

1. The LRRS radar station on the western most mainland of Alaska. 55 miles to Russia and you can see the Siberian mountains.

2. From an island (St. Michaels?) that is 37 miles from Russia

3. From Little Diomede island you can see Big Diomede island which is Russian. The distance is 2.5 miles and if you can avoid border patrols, you can walk to Big Diomede when the strait freezes over.

This information is, BTW, 4th or 5th grade level and is generally taught under the category of “Astonishing things about Alaska”. In other words, everyone knows this, unless you were sleeping in class.

The Tina Fey comment that you paraphrase leads me to believe that you can’t separate fact from fantasy.


19 posted on 03/17/2010 8:43:04 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: indylindy
Show one place on this thread (or any other thread) where I have bashed Reagan.

Stating that Reagan wasn't in danger of going bankrupt because of frivilous lawsuits or targeted by the White House while he was governor is hardly “Reagan-bashing.” You are losing it.

20 posted on 03/17/2010 8:50:25 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: rae4palin; Bob J; All
[this never gets old]

Yes, it does.

And you and your pals have a lynch mob mentality. In fact, I sometimes fear that you guys would be quite comfortable participating in a real life lynch mob.

With supporters like you, Sarah Palin needs no enemies.

21 posted on 03/17/2010 8:50:29 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: texmexis best; NavyCanDo

That’s a bit harsh. I sure didn’t take NavyCanDo’s post as a slam on Palin.

Perhaps I’m wrong, but it seems like he was saying he’d like to see her as POTUS, and using a little popular humor to make the point.


22 posted on 03/17/2010 8:51:21 AM PDT by moonhawk (Pre-order your "Don't blame me, I didn't vote!" bumper stickers here on Free Republic now.)
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To: moonhawk

I didn’t mean it to be harsh, but the charge that she said that she could see Russia from her house is one that is trotted out at every available opportunity by Demos whose grasp of reality is tenuous, at best. It appeared in an SNL skit and that is all it is.

It is a good way to put down a Liberal. Very effective as most of the are simply unaware of that Sarah did not say it.


23 posted on 03/17/2010 8:55:42 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: texmexis best; moonhawk

What are you bringing Tina Fey into this for?
I said “I” can’t wait till Sarah can see the Potomac from her house. I would think this would get Libs and anti-Palin people wee-wee,d up, not Freepers.


24 posted on 03/17/2010 8:57:04 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: texmexis best
..as most of the are simply unaware of that Sarah ...

If accuracy counts then you should probably be careful or someone will call the grammer police.

25 posted on 03/17/2010 8:59:37 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: NavyCanDo

Sorry, I misread the tone of your post.

My apologies.


26 posted on 03/17/2010 9:00:31 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: bwc2221

No you posse lost it a long time ago.

Those excuses may be okay for some people, but for others it will be a problem. I understand the circumstances and why. I got over that, some in my family haven’t.

So far I have seen Bachmann, who isn’t running, referred to as a “worthless boob” DeMint dissed, Daniels dissed. Anyone your posse deem as a rival to Palin is trashed.

Including the most loved conservative ever, Ronald Reagan.

sad. See ya!


27 posted on 03/17/2010 9:02:43 AM PDT by dforest
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To: MaxCUA
First off, the premise of Mr. Peters' article is preposterous. Clearly he dislikes Mr. Bush and his policies, but it's silly to suggest that Bush is not a man of character. He put his presidency on the line and stuck to his guns where it really counted.

Second, this ridiculous elevation of Sarah Palin to the levels of Reagan, Ike, and Truman is just that -- ridiculous. It smacks of the same worshipful attitude that marks Obamassiah-worship on the left. It's all hope and hormones.

There is nothing in Ms. Palin's experience or writing/speaking to show she has what it takes to a) command Allied forces in Europe (Ike) and lead a Cold War; or to simultaneously restore an economy and win a Cold War (Reagan). There is absolutely no comparison.

Truman is perhaps the closest point of comparison ... but unlike Palin he had the advantage of military experience and a long political career at the national level.

It's worth remembering that -- even with that long experience -- he got steam-rolled at Potsdam, and his missteps there were partly responsible for the start of the Cold War. His record as president was spotty at best, but he did have the wherewithal -- not to mention a couple of eventful and formative years as President -- to engage in the Cold War in 1947 when it became obvious what was happening. But he badly bungled Korea.

Palin doesn't even have Truman's background. She probably does have character -- but that's not enough.

28 posted on 03/17/2010 9:04:07 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Pan_Yan

“If accuracy counts then you should probably be careful or someone will call the grammer police.”

It’s “grammar”....”grammar”....”grammar”. Write it one hundred times on the board......no copying and pasting.

Sheesh...


29 posted on 03/17/2010 9:05:27 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: texmexis best

I said Grammer - I meant Grammer.

30 posted on 03/17/2010 9:08:59 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Bob J
Ah... there you are.

=)

31 posted on 03/17/2010 9:17:13 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: MaxCUA

I support Sarah wholeheartedly as I feel that she represents my views and because she is charismatic enough to draw voters to her.

Anyone ever say that Mitt was exciting? Not even his hair is exciting.

Is she the next Reagan? I think she is something different than Reagan although the overall tone of her approach matches with Reagan.

I will be voting for her as no one else on the horizon looks like they can knock out Obama.


32 posted on 03/17/2010 9:19:33 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: MaxCUA
>>>>>> Since the end of World War II, our country has had three great presidents: Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan.

Come on Ralph, stop the revisionism! Reagan was great and Ike was good. Truman was a liberal and a failure. Truman has more in common with LBJ. Both men decided to retire from politics and not run again.

33 posted on 03/17/2010 9:30:24 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: NavyCanDo

Palin is what 45,I said age! SHE HELD OFFICES.


34 posted on 03/17/2010 9:36:57 AM PDT by factmart
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To: indylindy
I didn't realize that I am part of a posse. I don't bash conservatives other than those who are prostituting the movement for their own purposes (David Keene, Grover Norquist, etc.). I contribute to Michele Bachmann.

You are the one with the hang ups, not me.

35 posted on 03/17/2010 9:47:56 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221

Okay, I have no hang ups. I do have a problem with people who wish to push their own agenda by destroying the competition.

Sound familiar?


36 posted on 03/17/2010 9:50:23 AM PDT by dforest
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To: factmart

Apparently a poster named FACTMART has a problem with facts.

So what offices FACTMART? Since you are factmart. Back it up and tell us the facts.


37 posted on 03/17/2010 10:02:05 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

Reagan held no offices before he was 45!


38 posted on 03/17/2010 10:22:25 AM PDT by factmart
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To: factmart

So what? You were supposed to supply the facts, factmart. I didn’t ask you about Reagan, he has earned his stripes, God rest his soul.


39 posted on 03/17/2010 10:25:28 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Bob J

Hey, you’re back!


40 posted on 03/17/2010 10:30:16 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I'm Ellie Light!)
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To: MaxCUA
Yep, peas in a pod...

Truman faced with the toughest decision any POTUS ever had to make; give the order to drop the A-bomb on two civilian cities....decided it was too tough, quit, went home and wrote a book.

Ike faced the first overt communist aggression post WW2 with a shrunken, ill-prepared army....decided it was too tough, quit, went home and wrote a book.

Reagan faced the USSR at the height of its power...decided it was too tough, quit, went home and wrote a book.

Palin, faced a really mean press and expensive legal games....quit, went home and wrote a book.

41 posted on 03/17/2010 10:32:02 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: r9etb
But he badly bungled Korea.....

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Strongly disagree. Truman faced the first instance of overt communist aggression in history as leader of a country that was tired of war and wanted no part of another one, as CIC of a drastically ill-prepared and diminished fighting force and as the first POTUS to have to wrestle the UN into action.

He met the aggressor head-on, checked his advances and pushed him back to square one. Any further action (cross the Yalu or drop the bomb) would have led to another World War with the US and UK (maybe) standing alone against China and the USSR.

It was Ike, not Truman who was POTUS in 1953 when the shooting stopped.

HST made his mistakes but his courage on Korea saved the world from global tragedy unpredictable only in its scope.

42 posted on 03/17/2010 10:45:03 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: wtc911
He badly bungled it in that he set the stage for it starting ... much the same way that Bush I set up GW2 by not dealing properly with GW1. The North took advantage of their superiority in equipment, and the American withdrawal from Korea in 1949. It was a predictable event, and Truman has to take the credit for overlooking it.

Truman does get credit for wading in .... but it's very much his fault that we did so at an immediate disadvantage.

I would say, too, that he badly misread the situation leading to the entry of China into the war. He had a lot of help there, of course, and it's probably the case that he could not have stopped the Chinese invasion. But we were not at all prepared for it -- in fact, Truman ignored a direct Chinese warning of intervention three months before they invaded.

43 posted on 03/17/2010 11:02:05 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: EveningStar

Reagan served 2 distinguished terms as Governor of a state with a population roughly 30 times the population of Alaska.
The size of many countrie, the 7th largest economy in the world. Alaska, by comparison, is one suburb of Los Angeles ;-)


44 posted on 03/17/2010 11:02:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: r9etb
I would say, too, that he badly misread the situation leading to the entry of China into the war...

____________________________________

That is 100% on MacArthur. I'm sure you know that he insisted, against all evidence on the ground, that the Chicoms were sitting things out north of the Yalu. Any POTUS relies on G2 from his theater commander. In any event, I rank Truman fairly high on my list of great (ok, really, really good) presidents...he is the only dem on my list.

45 posted on 03/17/2010 11:09:47 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: factmart; indylindy
Reagan held no offices before he was 45!

Wrong-o, Mary Lou. He was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild at the age of 35, during especially turbulent times: SAG president and television

46 posted on 03/17/2010 11:12:26 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: wtc911

We need to PURGE the Palin haters on Free Republic. and we need to do it now.

This is a cancer that is infecting every dang thread I read these days.

Pick them up like a football and butt their butts into the sunset.


47 posted on 03/17/2010 11:15:26 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (God save America)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Reagan served 2 distinguished terms as Governor of a state with a population roughly 30 times the population of Alaska.
The size of many countrie, the 7th largest economy in the world. Alaska, by comparison, is one suburb of Los Angeles ;-)

I know. In fact, I voted for him for governor twice. And he faced strong opposition from the Democratic dominated state legislature.

48 posted on 03/17/2010 11:17:28 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Bob J

Bob.

What is your deal bud. Do you hate Christians ? Do you hate women ? Are you Pro Abortion ? I am trying to figure out what column to put you in.


49 posted on 03/17/2010 11:24:19 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (God save America)
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To: EveningStar

I suppose we should consider ourselves fortunate to have had a Reagan at all. Since he left office, everything has unraveled.


50 posted on 03/17/2010 11:27:26 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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