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I think this article makes some good points. Reagan was, after all, the Great Communicator and did great things to reach out to ALL Americans. We can capture that spirit again. This is not the time to give up or despair. This is a time to re-focus and come back stronger than ever.
1 posted on 11/10/2012 9:38:06 PM PST by oneprolifewoman
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To: oneprolifewoman
Moot question as B Wacky wasn't re-elected.

Massive vote fraud stole it!

2 posted on 11/10/2012 9:42:33 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: oneprolifewoman

excuse me for being pessimistic

it will be years before the conservatives recover.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 9:48:16 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: oneprolifewoman

but hey! what do I know?

I am batting 3 for 7 in presidential elections

88, 92, 96, 2000, 04, 08 and 12


4 posted on 11/10/2012 9:50:10 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: oneprolifewoman

So the author argues, with help of his ouji board, that Reagan would have reached out to all those layabouts and they would have all magically saw the error of their ways. Because we all remember how guys like Mitch Snyder loved the old Gipper. I remember no black leaders accusing old Ronny of masterminding the crack epidemic. The 80’s was all about bipartisanship in DC. Tax cuts had nothing to do with Democrats afraid of losing their seats if they didn’t go along, no it was out of the goodness of their hearts. It was all sweetness and unicorns. The spirit did not reach out to the left then, and it will not reach them now. The difference was there were a lot less of them back then.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 9:56:52 PM PST by gusty
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To: oneprolifewoman

Reagan would get rid of the Karl Rove Wing of the party.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 9:59:33 PM PST by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: oneprolifewoman

I don’t think he’d give up with such blatant fraud with the voting and I don’t think he’d virtually go into hiding like Romney is doing.


9 posted on 11/10/2012 10:06:29 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: oneprolifewoman
Mr. Reagan would recognize the futility of trying to put the pantywaist GOP on a proper heading and jump ship to the Constitution Party. Thirty million would immediately follow, with the rest trickling in over a four year period. The result: Morning once again in America.
10 posted on 11/10/2012 10:12:38 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: oneprolifewoman

Reagan would not recognize this America.

That was 30+ years ago.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 10:25:59 PM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Boehner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: oneprolifewoman; TurboZamboni; ExTexasRedhead; 2ndDivisionVet; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; OddLane; ...

16 posted on 11/10/2012 10:32:13 PM PST by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: oneprolifewoman

What would Reagan have done when he realized he couldn’t be elected to any state wide office in California?


24 posted on 11/10/2012 11:05:48 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: oneprolifewoman

The road to recovery will not be painless or peaceful.
There is no way to reason with Obamabots.

Rebuilding cannot begin until the collapse is complete and there is no more wealth for the moochers to mooch.

When the declining fderal revenue and the rising interest costs intersect we will be on the threshold of a new era for the moochers and grifters.


26 posted on 11/10/2012 11:14:10 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then." -- Philip K. Dick)
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To: oneprolifewoman

I don`t know for sure what Reagan would do, but it`d be entirely understandable if, in today`s rapidly declining Amerika, he`d go into a totally different line of business that`s unconnected to politics.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 11:40:56 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: oneprolifewoman

Obama was just as wrong the day after the election as he was the day before or before the one in 2008. Reagan would have done what we all should do, use every opportunity to point out the disaster Obama is in the process of creating and never, ever let him get away with it or blame the wrong people.


31 posted on 11/10/2012 11:57:54 PM PST by aruanan
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To: oneprolifewoman
Problem is Reagan would have lost to Obama’s ads.

Regan couldn’t win California now.

And Romney Was a better Debater than Reagan> I seen both of them. Takers have won, the cows are out of the barn and there is no getting it back.

32 posted on 11/11/2012 2:13:58 AM PST by factmart
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To: oneprolifewoman

We’ll never know because Reagan is dead.


34 posted on 11/11/2012 5:45:08 AM PST by carton253
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To: oneprolifewoman

It is one of history’s greatest tragedies that Reagan’s Republicans did not control Congress. His GRAND COMPROMISE with Tip O’Neill, that every RAT in Washington lauds as a model for bipartisanship, has contributed to our current financial crisis.

O’Neill agreed to lower the tax rates in exchange for Reagan’s agreeing to automatic inflation escalators on entitlements. Reagan wanted tax cuts and increases in military spending. Military spending actually subsided as a portion of the budget about 1984 as entitlement spending INCREASED. There was no way to get the spedning back under control again. This continued through Bush. Clinton could then raise taxes and claim the stimulative power of removing wealth from the private sector.

THOSE INCREASES IN ENTITLEMENTS ARE NOW BAKED IN AND ANY ATTEMPT TO REIN IN THE GROWTH OF EXPENDITURES IS CALLED A CUT!! The RATS demonize Republicans if they even threaten to reduce the RATE OF GROWTH in spending.

In 1986, O’Neill, with the elimination of many loopholes, raised the effective tax rates (while giving the appearance of lowering the rates!!) even HIGHER than they were in the early 80s with Bill Bradley’s TAX SIMPLIFICATION ACT. Reagan surely understood this and figured it was the best he could do.

Now, Reagan did win the COLD WAR, put the the economy in overdrive, strengthened the military and intelligence forces, while revenues to the treasury DOUBLED. The Reagan Economic Boom and COLD WAR premium provided the charlatan Clinton’s his supposed budget surplus.

However, we now have to deal with the exploding entitlement issue that has proven more intractable than the OLD SOVIET UNION. Reagan had to compromise. He had to reach across the aisle. He had to tell Irish jokes with a RAT.


35 posted on 11/11/2012 5:56:21 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: oneprolifewoman; IMissPresidentReagan

From Freeper IMissPresidentReagan’s homepage, this quote from Ronald Reagan in 1964 should be widely disseminated:

“We don’t intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals of our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all.” — Ronald Reagan commenting “moderate” Republicans who didn’t support Goldwater in 1964

I’d say the Gipper was very prescient—he described just where we need to be today.


45 posted on 11/11/2012 5:12:33 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: oneprolifewoman

Where is a Bill Casey when you need him?


52 posted on 11/11/2012 11:22:19 PM PST by petitfour
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