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Happy 31st Anniversary Reagan Victory
NBC ^ | November 4, 1980

Posted on 11/04/2011 2:23:45 PM PDT by SMGFan

What a wonderful night it was when Ronald Reagan was elected and GOP won the Senate defeating all of those liberals! I hate that the media gave blue to the Democrats. Yes , I have read about this.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: reagan; victory

1 posted on 11/04/2011 2:23:46 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
I hate that the media gave blue to the Democrats. Yes

They must have looked into the future to see that Monika Lewinsky would have Bubba Clinton stained Blue Dress. lol

2 posted on 11/04/2011 2:27:15 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SMGFan

“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”


3 posted on 11/04/2011 2:27:40 PM PDT by mdittmar (i)
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To: SMGFan

Remember it well. Bought my first VCR and came home to record the election results. By the time I got it hooked up, I was stunned to see that NBC News had declared RR the winner and the electoral map was a sea of blue. Back then, the GOP states were blue. That, supposedly from a race “too close to call”

Still have those tapes somewhere. One of the most euphoric feelings ever.


4 posted on 11/04/2011 2:29:50 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: SMGFan

I do wonder how things would have been if the Congresses during his tenure had been Republican . . .


5 posted on 11/04/2011 2:30:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SMGFan

Ron, we need you!!!! On second thought, you are in a much better place right now. God bless you for being with us when you did. ES

6 posted on 11/04/2011 2:31:27 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Evil Slayer

Lord, thank you for blessing us with your servant Ronald Reagan.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 2:32:47 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SMGFan

I was at the Loews Anatole in Dallas with a lot of the Texas campaign staff - what a great memory!!

Thanks for the reminder.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 2:38:47 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: SMGFan

Oh, I remember it! I was extremely pregnant with my third child and it was the first election I voted in. I stood in line quite awhile, but since I was actually due that week, they got a chair for me and let me sit in line. Everyone was very nice (I think they were afraid I would give birth in line)!
I was so thrilled to cast my vote for Ronald Reagan and it was a very jovial crowd in Midland TX that day. I thought, at the time, that it was always like this, voting FOR someone. Little did I know it would be the last time I would happily cast my vote for a candidate I was completely excited about. But it’s a very happy memory. God Bless Ronald Reagan, my favorite President! :)


9 posted on 11/04/2011 2:39:36 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: mdittmar

Very, very much the truth !

> “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”


10 posted on 11/04/2011 2:40:32 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“By the time I got it hooked up, I was stunned to see that NBC News had declared RR the winner “

I was living in Alaska at the time. We heard RR had won before we even left work that night to go to our polling place. Wonderful day!


11 posted on 11/04/2011 2:42:49 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: SMGFan
Video of Ronald Reagan announcing his candidacy to President of the United States on Nov. 13, 1979.
12 posted on 11/04/2011 2:45:58 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: SMGFan

13 posted on 11/04/2011 2:53:18 PM PDT by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: SMGFan

I was a mere lad of 13 and I remember watching these two that night. Chancellor kept his cool but Brokaw was blown away and couldn't conceal it.

Those are Reagan victories in Blue. Brokaw's capacious melon hides a lonely Red state that went to Carter.

14 posted on 11/04/2011 3:43:54 PM PDT by Oratam
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15 posted on 11/04/2011 4:08:42 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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16 posted on 11/04/2011 4:08:46 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: brytlea

I could not vote for Reagan until 1984.
As I posted on September 1st I was in the audience for Ronald Reagan at Jersey City’s Liberty State Park on September 1st, 1980.
It was a far better day 31 years ago compared to the day after Jimmy ‘I’ll never lie to you” Carter had won 1n 1976.


17 posted on 11/04/2011 4:24:07 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Oratam

Wikipedia on 1980 election is not bad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1980


18 posted on 11/04/2011 4:29:24 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: A_Former_Democrat

That night, I was in Reagan headquarters in Ohio. We were incredibly nervous, but had a sense that things were going our way. I recall watching the races being called, East to West, and the same nearly-uniform color washing over the network maps. Tears of joy and cries of relief. What a feeling. What a night.


19 posted on 11/04/2011 4:39:07 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: iowamark

link to 1980 ads
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1980


20 posted on 11/04/2011 5:35:11 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I do remember hearing Reagan speak (on TV) in 1976. It was electrifying and I think my political awakening began at that moment. I wish I had ever heard him in person, I’m sure it was something never to be forgotten. Yes, Carter was a disaster, except that he paved the way for Reagan 4 years later.


21 posted on 11/04/2011 8:41:58 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Olog-hai

It wasn’t until after hearing Rush I learned about how sweeping the Senate victory was in 1980 .. despite liberal media.. talk about a coattails/tidal wave. But look at the liberals who got reelected in the South. But many of these GOP 1980 winners lost in 1986, narrowly without RWR on the ticket. And not being best candidates , clear message, not proud conservatives . ( We had to wait for 1994)
And I have heard Rush talk often about “U.S. cadavers— AHEM— Senator’s “ California win in 1986.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_1980

I hope same fate befalls most of 2006 Democrats next year.


22 posted on 11/05/2011 6:16:10 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: brytlea

My memory is It was strange after RWR was elected , the hostages still were held until January 20th, John Lennon was killed December 8th.
I was only a sophomore in HS.


23 posted on 11/05/2011 6:18:58 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: andy58-in-nh

Yeah, I had the same feeling. My earlier post here I had not looked at the Youtube video first, so it was a bit duplicative. The map almost solid blue by the time TV came on, so must’ve been an hour later of the declaration. What a night!


24 posted on 11/05/2011 8:33:54 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: SMGFan

I was sort of busy that fall (my son was born on the 28th of Nov) and yeah, a lot happened, with Lennon’s death as well. It was so long ago, but the main thing I remember is it just felt like things were going to be ok, especially after the hostages were released. Of course, I was really busy with 3 little boys, so it’s all pretty fuzzy. But those were pretty good days, everyone seemed so positive and life seemed pretty good.


25 posted on 11/05/2011 8:06:36 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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