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From Reagan to Romney (25th Ann. Mr. Gob. tear down this wall)
Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | June 12,2012 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 06/12/2012 2:58:37 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Today is the 25th anniversary of President Reagan's famous "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" speech before the Brandenburg Gate.

The speech was only controversial for a few days when it was given. It is only in retrospect, after the Berlin Wall came down, that all the world and now all of history can see its significance.

Only a few years before the speech the USA had been mired in stagflation and was reeling backwards after Vietnam and in the inept hands of Jimmy Carter. Cubans were across Africa and the Soviets had invaded

Afghanistan when Reagan took office, and the "Misery Index was spiraling up.

President Reagan, with the help of great friends inside his Administration and in Congress, and of course with the support of the American people, turned it all around.

I have been arguing for months now that 2012 is 1980 all over again, and that the country will send President Obama back to Chicago this fall just as it dispatched Jimmy Carter to Georgia --decisively-- and that the fresh start begun in January 2013 by Mitt Romney will quickly revitalize the country's fortunes.

There are even a lot of "Romney Democrats" starting to show up, as happened in Wisconsin where many union households voted for Scott Walker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MDFX-dNtsM

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


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1 posted on 06/12/2012 2:58:42 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MDFX-dNtsM

We can only hope with Mittens...with Reagan we had the real deal and did not know it according to the press..


2 posted on 06/12/2012 3:01:18 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Mr. Gob?

Who be dat? Be dis twitter?


3 posted on 06/12/2012 3:03:49 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Hojczyk

Hewitt should bite his tongue for such a comparison. Wisconsin had NOTHING to do with moderate Mitt. For that matter Mittyboy attacked Santorum for openly appealing to union members in Michigan and would have attacked Reagan for the same.

Mitt had people going door to door making the same appeal. They showed up at my sister’s house in Livonia and told here that they didn’t care if she was liberal as long as she helped stop Santorum’s extreme agenda.


4 posted on 06/12/2012 3:07:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Hojczyk

I’m surprised that 25 years ago we didn’t all drown, due to the collective pants-wetting by the media when Reagan said it. Remember, he was in Germany, telling the Soviets to tear down the wall. Oh, the humanity! He was suggesting that the Soviets somehow controlled the East German government! Gasp!


5 posted on 06/12/2012 3:15:30 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Hojczyk

It was RINOs like Romney who tried to stop Reagan from saying it.


6 posted on 06/12/2012 3:32:04 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Hojczyk
Hugh Hewitt, the definition of RINO infected dysentery.
7 posted on 06/12/2012 3:42:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Carry_Okie

Romney was truly anti-Reagan and anti-Jesse Helms, he even left the party and didn’t vote for him, eventually giving to, supporting, and even fund raising and voting for, democrats.


8 posted on 06/12/2012 3:43:46 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: cripplecreek

The other night on Hannity’s show, Hewitt said that this is shaping up to be Carter vs. Reagan again. It was vomit inducing then, too, but I don’t imagine he’ll let it go anytime soon.

Hewitt LOOKS like the type that would be hot for Romney.


9 posted on 06/12/2012 4:05:07 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon

My neighbor (UAW) says that if he votes in the presidential slot at all it will be for Romney because Obama just plain sucks but he preferred Santorum in the primary.


10 posted on 06/12/2012 4:15:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Hewitt wants to update and re-hawk his book “A Mormon In The White House”.


11 posted on 06/12/2012 4:48:18 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Hojczyk

Reagan just throws down the gauntlet... imagine Gorbachev, with his advisers, watching that speech. Not a good day for the Soviets.

Reagan’s speech reminds me how how tough, direct talk is desperately avoided by today’s leaders. To be truthful is to be “intolerant”.

Netanyahu is the only free world leader that speaks with the brave clarity of Reagan. Sad.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 5:21:55 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: Hojczyk

Mr Romney give up your liberal ways.


13 posted on 06/12/2012 5:40:57 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: humblegunner

Mr. Gob Stopper...”Tear Down this wall!”


14 posted on 06/12/2012 6:01:19 PM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: Hojczyk

Romney is the antithesis of Regan in many respects. Read or listen to audio about what Regan had to say about the devious nature of socialized health care, then think about how Romney is the architect/actuater of socialized health care in the United States of America.

This is 1980 all over again, but Romney ain’t no Regan.


15 posted on 06/12/2012 6:41:00 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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Reagan and romney should not even be in the same sentence. Reagan stood up and SPOKE against abortion and against other evils of the day. romney does not even recogize evil and he personally wrote evil into our laws:

Romney’s “accomplishments”.

1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA

2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA

3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly

4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA

5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.

6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming

7. Supported the Brady Bill

8. Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Ban after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire.

9. Supported TARP

10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here)

11. Supported McCain-Kennedy (Amnesty)

12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions.

13. Nominated 27 Democrats (out of 36 nominations) for judgeships in MA, many of them extreme left-wingers


16 posted on 06/13/2012 7:00:35 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Carry_Okie

Isn’t this comparison disgusting? I resent the use of Reagan’s name being used to promote Mitt.


17 posted on 06/13/2012 8:32:23 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: cdcdawg
I was stationed in West Berlin at the time and my wife was in the audience when President Reagan made his speech. It was truly electric!
18 posted on 06/13/2012 10:52:47 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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