Skip to comments.Ronald Reagan's BIGGEST Mistake....is
Posted on 11/06/2008 3:27:18 PM PST by Bob Eimiller
Ronald Reagan is one of the greatest Presidents in history, but I now realize nobody is perfect. There is no way he could have foreseen or even imagined that his first and most important decision would sow the seeds of Marxism in America.
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When he selected George H. W. Bush as his running mate. H.W. was placed in position to carry on the mantle of Reaganism...or preferably American Conservatism. Unfortunately the man who considered the Laffer curve, or simply "trickle down economics"... Voodoo economics. In fact I believe H.W. Bush even coined that phrase during the Republican debates for the 1980 election.
H.W. was no conservative and his economic policies and political naivete' spawned a Clinton presidency. George H.H. Bush actually drove the country to the Clinton's with a pathetic campaign of moderation and left leaning compromise.
After eight painful years of embarrassment and the policies of a Clinton regime the country was still clinging to a "wisp" of memory and fondness for the Reagan philosophy...individual responsibility, prosperity and love of the greatest country in history.
George W. Bush captured a spotlight because he was the only hope, albeit another "Bush", who ran cloaked in the Reagan mantle. Note he used Reagan as his mentor...certainly not his father!
George W. Bush another great "Reaganite" in moderate clothing...was a typical Bush.
George W. and his obviously "inherited" traits became the fertile ground for Marxism in America and our "FRIEND" John McCain completed the demise of our precious America.
Yes... our beloved Ronald Reagan sowed the seeds for Marxism Obama style for generations to come.
Our tears on Memorial Day will be a sad reminder of the blood shed by two short centuries of heroes who died in vain for the liberty we may have just lost forever.
Nobody who arrives in Washington can escape the deal-makers.
Fight the Marxist. We’re going after him.
His biggest mistake was not fighting hard for Robert Bork. This nation is a lesser nation because he is not on the USSC.
To me his biggest mistake was not going after those who bombed the marine barracks ....was afraid of the Arab street ....might have gotten really mad ....
Reagan’s biggest mistake was signing the original amnesty bill without securing sufficient safegauards that would be enforced.
I hope you’re prepared to be called racists, and can give it the weight it deserves-none.
I knew things were going to go downhill as soon as President Bush Sr. declared that he wanted “a kinder, gentler nation” as if the country under Reagan somehow was not kind enough.
His son “W” then went on to squander the Reagan legacy and bury the Reagan revolution.
W is to Obama what Carter was to Reagan.
thought this thread might be about Ron Jr.
I agree! We live with this decision today. How many times have I heard a democrat say well Reagan offered the same program when he was President.
He didn’t see the precedent he was setting.
Biggest mistake as governor was not being a social conservative. Liberal abortion laws and no-fault divorce all started in this country because of laws he signed off on. Further, he was live and let live with some early anti-homosexual behavior laws.
Colin Powell was appointed Secretary of State by Bush... Chairman of the joint chiefs was not a policy mistake. Powell was just a soldier who was promoted and actually did his job.
Funny you bring this up. Just the other day I was thinking about when the post Reagan downfall began and the one thing that stuck out in my mind was when Bush the Elder gave a speech talking about “the new world order”. I remember thinking WHAT!!!
H.W BUSH gave us Suitor... I rest my case
In a way that’s true. But history doesn’t stand still. Things change and nothing lasts forever. Even without the Bushes involved, the fortunes of a party or an ideology wax and wane. But misfortune doesn’t last forever either.
Biggest mistake: Amnesty.
Second biggest mistake: Signing into law abortion in California.
The creative revisionist history is entertaining, but completely ignores the Perot factor. People were sick and tired of imbalanced budgets and an ever expanding federal reach into our lives. Only 4 out of ten voted for Clinton, and this was after George Bush had already been in office for nearly four years. Had we controlled the insatiable appetite in congress for spending money, giving away freebies and pork, and actually controlled the size of government which Reaganites wanted, Perot would never have happened.
Instead we had unionization of public employees across the nation, ensuring that no matter what was done with today’s budget, it’ll be ten times as wacked out in a decade from all the promised salaries, bonuses and retirements.
Don't blame Ronaldus Maximus! The seeds of Communism were planted well and deep here long before under such 'leaders' as F.D.R. and others of his ilk. The Communists tried to take over in the 30's during the Depression and failed but they never gave up and just morphed into a long term plan, infiltrating the schools, churches and government agencies. Now the seed has sprouted.
Reagan’s biggest failure was Beirut.
We’re still paying for cutting and running out of there in 83’.