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Vanity: Remember a time when Despots Didn't Screw With America!

Posted on 04/11/2013 8:22:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

There was a time when dictators, despots and losers had no interest in pissing off America.

"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."





















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1 posted on 04/11/2013 8:22:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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There was no upside to attacking, threatening or even looking like you were going to threaten America from 1982 - 1990.


2 posted on 04/11/2013 8:24:21 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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Would you want to call this man's bluff?
3 posted on 04/11/2013 8:25:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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The classic MSM “dunce cap” shot in photo #2 brings back memories... :)


4 posted on 04/11/2013 8:27:10 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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I hadn’t even noticed it!


5 posted on 04/11/2013 8:27:47 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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Reagan wouldn’t have even had to have said anything in response to North Korea.

They would not have threatened!!!


6 posted on 04/11/2013 8:28:50 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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These days, according to the campaign consultants retained by the Republican Party, statements of the sort made by President Reagan risks alienating women and moderate voters; in addition to sounding just plain mean.

In other words, speak softly and carry an overdone noodle.

(Any NFL coach with a record similar to modern-day Republican campaign consultants would be canned—But that might also be interpreted as mean.)


7 posted on 04/11/2013 8:29:54 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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Exactly!

This plays right into the Democrats hands!


8 posted on 04/11/2013 8:30:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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9 posted on 04/11/2013 8:31:12 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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10 posted on 04/11/2013 8:33:23 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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11 posted on 04/11/2013 8:34:21 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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Reagan was a real man and a Patriot. What we have now is a yellow belly Kenyan muslim coward who wanted to be president for the perks.


12 posted on 04/11/2013 8:34:34 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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13 posted on 04/11/2013 8:34:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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Amen!


14 posted on 04/11/2013 8:35:18 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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Beirut barracks bombing, German disco bombing, Lockerbie bombing. People still messed with us back then.


15 posted on 04/11/2013 8:35:43 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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16 posted on 04/11/2013 8:35:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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That’s just because they were idiots!


17 posted on 04/11/2013 8:36:48 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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18 posted on 04/11/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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I think I’m going to keep this thread open forever just for when I need a cheer-up. Which is about every thirty minutes, these days.


19 posted on 04/11/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl
Same here!!!


20 posted on 04/11/2013 8:39:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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21 posted on 04/11/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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22 posted on 04/11/2013 8:42:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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LOL


23 posted on 04/11/2013 8:43:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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24 posted on 04/11/2013 8:47:01 AM PDT by txhurl
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bump!


25 posted on 04/11/2013 8:49:22 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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We must ask ourselves on a regular basis:

WHAT WOULD RONALD REAGAN DO?

26 posted on 04/11/2013 8:50:02 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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bttt


27 posted on 04/11/2013 8:53:03 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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If you think about it, Reagan operated in at least as hostile an environment as we conservatives do today.


28 posted on 04/11/2013 9:02:02 AM PDT by txhurl
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i remember a time when despots didn’t sit in the white house and create anti-freedom departments.


29 posted on 04/11/2013 9:02:08 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: txhurl

He sure did!


30 posted on 04/11/2013 9:06:04 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: bravo whiskey

Me too!


31 posted on 04/11/2013 9:06:12 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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Beirut barracks bombing, German disco bombing, Lockerbie bombing. People still messed with us back then.

Indeed. And people we publicly called our "enemies" (like Iran) we were more than happy to wheel & deal with behind closed doors.

32 posted on 04/11/2013 9:16:58 AM PDT by gdani
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If you think about it, Reagan operated in at least as hostile an environment as we conservatives do today.

I have often asked myself - why did we have Reagan when we did?

It is almost as if God said, "You guys down there in America need to realize your roots and why I put you there."

Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote one of his Twice-Told Tales featuring a story called "The Gray Champion," which told about when times got bad during the Revolutionary War this gray ghost would appear encouraging the people to remember the noble things of the past and why it was worth fighting for them.

Ronald Reagan is our Gray Champion:

The more we remember Ronald Reagan and his actions, the more successful we will be.

33 posted on 04/11/2013 9:21:07 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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Yes, I remember when Americans were NOT voting for geldings.


34 posted on 04/11/2013 9:24:58 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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BUMP


35 posted on 04/11/2013 9:26:12 AM PDT by txhurl
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Would you want to call this man's bluff?

That's the thing, they all knew he wasn't bluffing and was willing to bring to bear the might of the entire nation.

36 posted on 04/11/2013 11:37:50 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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