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Come back Ronald Reagan! (and bring John Wayne with you)
7 Oct 2007 | truemeister

Posted on 10/06/2007 2:22:38 PM PDT by truemiester

I have been following the Republican candidates for President. I am not impressed, overall. May people ahve their favorites, of course, but there is no passion for any of them. There is always "He is great!....but". Usually in the social area. Today my favorite, Fred Thompson ducked the Washington Press corps. I thought "Big deal. He wasn't going to get a fair shake from these folks." Then I got to thinking (always dangerous) WWRD(What Would Ronnie Do?). He would take the bull by the horns and gave a question and answer session that would have changed minds an made front pages. He was the "Great Communicator" Our curren president would not be in so much trouble if he would communicat more often. You dont have to be great.

But Ronnie was.

He was the best with quick quips "There He Goes Again!" was a favorite of mine. He was honest and sincere. He spoke from the heart and you knew it. He went toe to toe wiht the 'evil empire' and they blink, then imploded!

I like Fred, will send him money. But he isn't Ronald Reagan. No matter how much I wish he was. No one is. I sure do miss him. And John Wayne... but he deserves his own tread!


TOPICS: Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: johnwayne; patriotism; politicalleadership; ronaldreagan
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1 posted on 10/06/2007 2:22:42 PM PDT by truemiester
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To: truemiester

Where have all the cowboys gone? (Rush has a GREAT parody to that tune, lamenting the same theme)


2 posted on 10/06/2007 2:25:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: truemiester

3 posted on 10/06/2007 2:29:20 PM PDT by groanup (http://www.fairtax.org/PDF/AnOpenLettertothePresident051606.pdf)
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To: truemiester; pissant
DUNCAN HUNTER!

20 year record

4 posted on 10/06/2007 2:32:47 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: truemiester
Reagan was forced to fund many of the core islamic entities that we fight today due to the Cold War. He was a great man at the perfect time IMO. The mindset required to fight communism and islamism(sp?) cannot be identical IMO, of course.
5 posted on 10/06/2007 2:35:04 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: groanup

Did you make that up yourself, or is that an actual poster that I can buy? I would really like to buy that ASAP. It would make a great stocking stuffer. Also I would like to commission it painted on the side of my house.


6 posted on 10/06/2007 2:36:36 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: truemiester

It would be nice, then, if we could all get behind Duncan Hunter who may just happen to be more like Reagan than Reagan was.


7 posted on 10/06/2007 2:36:56 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: truemiester

“Today my favorite, Fred Thompson ducked the Washington Press corps.”

Huh?


8 posted on 10/06/2007 2:37:05 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: truemiester

http://www.misterpolitics.com/videos.asp?video=MP-reagan.mov


9 posted on 10/06/2007 2:40:14 PM PDT by Vision (" 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord Almighty." Zechariah 4:6)
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To: truemiester

If John Wayne was alive today he would dodge seving his country as he did in WWII, hero my ass.


10 posted on 10/06/2007 2:41:39 PM PDT by MadMitch
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To: Chi-townChief

“Duncan Hunter who may just happen to be more like Reagan than Reagan was”

Sober up.


11 posted on 10/06/2007 2:42:15 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: truemiester
Proud to say I met both these great Americans!

I met Governor Reagan at a campaign rally in Fountain Valley, CA's Mile Square Park when he was campaigning for president and I met John Wayne at the boat parade in Newport Beach, CA.

I'm generally not star-struck and have met many celebrities but I was on both occaisions.

12 posted on 10/06/2007 2:44:12 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: truemiester; Peanut Gallery
And John Wayne... but he deserves his own tread!

Bttt!


13 posted on 10/06/2007 2:45:14 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (I, Duncan Lee Hunter, do solemnly swear...)
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To: truemiester
Uh, "John Wayne" was an actor who played characters. They weren't REAL.

We'll do better sticking to actual people.

14 posted on 10/06/2007 2:48:27 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Trails of troubles, roads of battle, paths of victory we shall walk.)
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To: groanup

I did not get your picture. could you resend it?


15 posted on 10/06/2007 2:51:22 PM PDT by truemiester (If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years)
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To: truemiester
They only make a Ronald Wilson Regan once every couple of lifetimes, and we’ve had ours...

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but only pygmies who might be able to tie his shoe laces will be seen far into the foreseeable future.

16 posted on 10/06/2007 3:01:10 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: MadMitch

John Wayne was a deeply patriotic American in real life. That’s a fact, not Hollywood BS.


17 posted on 10/06/2007 3:02:19 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: groanup

There should not be a comma after “heathen.”


18 posted on 10/06/2007 3:04:39 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: truemiester

I dont blame FDT skipping the wash.piss corpse.They were alot more civil back then as opposed to now.He just needs to talk to the people and screw the wash. insiders.


19 posted on 10/06/2007 3:07:01 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: MadMitch

Do you want your ass kicked verbally on this website?Why dont you check the facts before you let your alligator mouth overload your hummingbird behind OK?


20 posted on 10/06/2007 3:10:12 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: imahawk

Fact he was an average actor who didnt serve his country but stayed safe and sound at home making films when the real heros were overesas getting shot at.


21 posted on 10/06/2007 3:13:52 PM PDT by MadMitch
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To: MadMitch

John Wayne had 3 kids and as a matter of fact tried joining.
He was rejected by his draft board. No strings pulled.
Get your ducks in a row before making an ass of yourself.


22 posted on 10/06/2007 3:36:08 PM PDT by Duffboy
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To: truemiester

I agree completely except I don’t give Thompson a pass. He is not passionate about anything! I will vote for and give money to whoever wins the nomination but I will have to hold my nose for whoever it is. Anything to keep HER out, but I don’t have to like it.


23 posted on 10/06/2007 3:38:45 PM PDT by carjic
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To: Duffboy
Funny how there's always some loser who gets his jollies by dropping a turd in the punchbowl.
24 posted on 10/06/2007 3:45:04 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jim Noble

And Rooty would not be the person to say “you are nothing but a tin star with a drunk pinned on it”

Principle counts.


25 posted on 10/06/2007 3:47:37 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: MadMitch

John he was born May 26, 1907, making him 38 at the outbreak of hostilities - with a family.

After France fell in 1940, Congress enacted a pre-war (sometimes called peacetime) draft; conscriptees only had to serve one year. In 1941, by a one vote margin in the House, Congress extended the one-year draft. After Pearl Harbor, Congress extended the draft to men age 18-38 (at one point, 18-45). I would note the married men were not drafted after age 35.

I would also note that Wayne applied to the U.S. Naval Academy, (1924 or 25, I’m not sure) but was not accepted.

Wayne was exempted from service due to his age (34 at the time of Pearl Harbor) and family status, classified as 3-A (family deferment).

As for him being an average actor - I’ll leave that up to you. I’ve known him to be a likeable and considerate man.


26 posted on 10/06/2007 3:51:48 PM PDT by ASOC (Yeah, well, maybe - but can you *prove* it?)
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To: truemiester; pissant; Kirkwood

Duncan Hunter, proven fearless leader. He would have faced the press corp, and he would impressed all present with the manner in which he did. He has the moxie, and the arsenal of experience, but he also has a wonderful quality of making friends where ever he goes. He gets things done and not an enemy in Congress on either side of the aisle! GO DUNCAN HUNTER!


27 posted on 10/06/2007 4:02:57 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Vote for Duncan Hunter in the Primaries for America's sake!)
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To: mamelukesabre

I found it on the internet. There is a copy on my home page. Help yourself.


28 posted on 10/06/2007 5:51:59 PM PDT by groanup (http://www.fairtax.org/PDF/AnOpenLettertothePresident051606.pdf)
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To: truemiester

There is a copy on my homepage at the end.


29 posted on 10/06/2007 5:52:41 PM PDT by groanup (http://www.fairtax.org/PDF/AnOpenLettertothePresident051606.pdf)
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To: Arthur McGowan

I didn’t create it.


30 posted on 10/06/2007 5:53:12 PM PDT by groanup (http://www.fairtax.org/PDF/AnOpenLettertothePresident051606.pdf)
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To: Jim Noble

“Uh, “John Wayne” was an actor who played characters. They weren’t REAL.
We’ll do better sticking to actual people.”

No offense, but are you a complete moron or a total idiot? John Wayne WAS a real person. You need to read some biographies on John Wayne — one of the great social conservatives of the last century. He was an inspiration to Ronald Reagan and helped Ron discover the conservatism that was growing within himself even while Ron was still a democrat.


31 posted on 10/06/2007 6:57:19 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Jim Noble; MadMitch

Read this, written by Ron Reagan about John Wayne.


32 posted on 10/06/2007 7:04:02 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Jim Noble; MadMitch

Read this, written by Ron Reagan about John Wayne.
http://www.jwplace.com/biography.html


33 posted on 10/06/2007 7:06:43 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Kirkwood

Yeah - Reagan was a much better actor.


34 posted on 10/06/2007 7:36:48 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: truemiester

Thompson’s taken a page right out of the Gipper’s playbook. Ronald Reagan stood up the Washington press all often. It got to where they pursued him, which they will eventually do with the next President of the United States, Fred Thompson. I think it’s a Hollywood thing.


35 posted on 10/06/2007 8:27:12 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Kirkwood
Uh, if there's nobody to inspire us (who's real) besides RR, we're in deep doo-doo.

I liked Fort Apache as much as the next guy, but c'mon!

36 posted on 10/06/2007 8:41:19 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Trails of troubles, roads of battle, paths of victory we shall walk.)
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To: Kirkwood

Thank you. That was a great read!


37 posted on 10/06/2007 11:22:28 PM PDT by truemiester (If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years)
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To: Jim Noble

John Wayne was real.

Ronald Regan was real.

It is not the movies these men made that inspired. It is the lives they led and the way they fought for right in a period of so many wrongs.

If we are in deep do-do, it is for a want fo such men today that we are.


38 posted on 10/06/2007 11:25:00 PM PDT by truemiester (If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years)
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To: truemiester
1. Reagan is DEAD, and he's not coming back.

2. The sociopolitical climate that produced Reagan is GONE and is not coming back.

3. John Wayne was just an actor.

39 posted on 10/06/2007 11:25:41 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: Clemenza
So you don't believe in resurrection????

The best description for democrats is "vile".

40 posted on 10/06/2007 11:54:49 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die)
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To: ASOC

At the time of Pearl Harbor, Wayne was 34 years old. His marriage was on the rocks but he still had four kids to support. His career was taking off, in large part on the strength of his work in the classic western Stagecoach (1939). But he wasn’t rich. Should he chuck it all and enlist? Many of Hollywood’s big names, such as Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, and Clark Gable, did just that. (Fonda, was 37 at the time and had a wife and three kids.) But these were established stars. Wayne knew that if he took a few years off for military service, there was a good chance that by the time he got back he’d be over the hill


41 posted on 10/07/2007 5:56:24 AM PDT by MadMitch
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To: truemiester
It is the lives they led and the way they fought for right in a period of so many wrongs.

Are you seriously comparing the achievements in the fight for the right put forth by Ronald Reagan and those of John Wayne?

What's wrong with you?

42 posted on 10/07/2007 7:13:15 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Trails of troubles, roads of battle, paths of victory we shall walk.)
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To: truemiester
I hear you. I agree. You may want to listen to Duncan Hunter to find your John Wayne.

Fred and Duncan would make a great team!

43 posted on 10/07/2007 7:21:56 AM PDT by NordP (If illegal alien = "undocumented immigrant" then drug dealer = "unlicenced pharmacist")
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To: Professional Engineer

I see you are here; I don’t have to ping you. :^)


44 posted on 10/07/2007 7:24:40 AM PDT by Samwise (Fred Thompson: I think the problem with crime in this country is criminals.)
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To: pissant

See my post above. I so wish Duncan could be our number 1, top tier candidate. Sometimes the very thing we seek so desperately... is right there in front of our faces.


45 posted on 10/07/2007 7:25:33 AM PDT by NordP (If illegal alien = "undocumented immigrant" then drug dealer = "unlicensed pharmacist")
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To: MadMitch

Ronald Raegan would disagree with you.

http://www.jwplace.com/biography.html


46 posted on 10/07/2007 7:39:13 AM PDT by Samwise (Fred Thompson: I think the problem with crime in this country is criminals.)
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To: NordP; SoCalPol; pissant
Good morning, Nord!

I'm with you....I think Duncan is the real deal!

I truly feel he is the most qualified to lead our country during these times. I was lucky enough to meet him at a SD Republican monthly meeting and this is a man that doesn't waver from his beliefs!

47 posted on 10/07/2007 7:40:43 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: Kirkwood

What a fabulous bit of reading. Thank you.


48 posted on 10/07/2007 7:41:46 AM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: Jim Noble; truemiester

John Wayne achieved greatness as an actor. Ronald Reagan was an actor who achieved greatness as a President.

They were both great men; they were friends; and they fought the same enemies in the ways that only they as individuals could.

I don’t think either of them would accept criticism of the other.


49 posted on 10/07/2007 7:44:30 AM PDT by Samwise (Fred Thompson: I think the problem with crime in this country is criminals.)
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To: CAluvdubya
GOOOD Morning! It's just so sad that Duncan isn't given more time by the press, and that America's wish for a man with character, eloquence, core/family/Republican/Conservative values, military/World experience and a son presently in Iraq, ...ISN'T THE FRONT RUNNER!

Hunter is good, decent, and can speak. What a shame..right in front of our noses...such a great guy!

50 posted on 10/07/2007 7:45:17 AM PDT by NordP (If illegal alien = "undocumented immigrant" then drug dealer = "unlicensed pharmacist")
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