Skip to comments.Happy 100th President Reagan
Posted on 02/06/2011 4:25:43 PM PST by The Looking Spoon
When I was born Jimmeh Cartah's presidency was on it's death bed and the decision to pull the plug on his life support was made by Dr. American Voters about a month earlier. So admittedly I don't KNOW Reagan and the politics of that time as well as the Limbaughs and the Hannitys because I was watching Smurfs and playing G.I. Joe, sometimes at the same time (I was an early multitasker).
I do know this about Reagan, Carter's failure jolted my parents into caring about politics. They realized that there are consquences to a president being a bumbling idiot. The country was in decline, and there was a belief that we were about to take a back seat to the Soviet Union. They held a lot of hope that Reagan was going to be a step in the right direction, so you can imagine how happy they, and the country, were to see that we voted for someone who sprinted there.
Liberals and "progressives" can say what they want about Reagan, and they are, but this country's love for him is undeniable. He believed in America and a love for freedom and liberty, he believed in the goodness of the electorate, and he wore his belief in Him on his sleeve. Or as Robert Gibbs tried to put it with Obama, Reagan was obviously Christian.
All of that was contagious on a global level, and it makes the left jealous. They're jealous that nearly 7 years after his death he is still very much alive to us all. That's why they've been tearing him down as much as we've been celebrating him this last week. (Get over it libs, nobody cares about FDR...or Karl Marx)
Sarah Palin is right, Reagan was one of a kind. Happy 100th Gipper.
President Reagan, the best years of my life were during your presidency. Thank you.
Oh How I remember that night. It was called pretty early and every single one of us at the mill said that Peanut shouldnt let the door hit him in the ass on the way out.
We felt safe, even if we had along way to climb out of a economic downturn.
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