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To: smokingfrog
Reagan started out as a Democrat. He had about seven years of training in negotiations when he was president of the Screen Actors Guild who loved him because he was so successful. For eight years as a General Electric representative, he toured the many GE plants around the country. As he constantly parlayed with the average Joe at all these plants, he began to rethink his way of looking at things and forged a conservative viewpoint that we now know so well.

Reagan was very well read and knew his history. Those that scoffed and discounted him as a lightweight had no idea about the background he came furnished with. Reagan's enemies called his campaign "Bedtime for Bonzo." They didn't realize this guy in many ways knew more than they did.

This is a hard act to follow. At the time, I didn't know much about Reagan’s background or why he was so good. It was only later that I learned about all this stuff he did before anybody took notice.

God Bless you Mr. Reagan. I intend to see you someday in Heaven.

9 posted on 06/05/2011 2:02:20 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew
Reagan started out as a Democrat.

In 1982 at the depth of the recession as Reagan and Volker fought to bring the USofA back from what Carter had left, Sam Donaldson [ABC News] asked at a press conference; "Mr. President, in talking about the continuing recession tonight, you have blamed mistakes in the past and you have blamed the Congress. Does any of the blame belong to you?" To which Reagan retorted: "Yes because for many years I was a Democrat!"

19 posted on 06/05/2011 2:13:27 PM PDT by SES1066 (Michael Moore - a pernicious progluddite of socialism!)
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