Massive vote fraud stole it!
excuse me for being pessimistic
it will be years before the conservatives recover.
but hey! what do I know?
I am batting 3 for 7 in presidential elections
88, 92, 96, 2000, 04, 08 and 12
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.
Reagan would get rid of the Karl Rove Wing of the party.
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.
Reagan would not recognize this America.
That was 30+ years ago.
What would Reagan have done when he realized he couldn’t be elected to any state wide office in California?
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ll never know because Reagan is dead.
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.
From Freeper IMissPresidentReagans homepage, this quote from Ronald Reagan in 1964 should be widely disseminated:
We dont 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 wouldnt make any sense at all. Ronald Reagan commenting moderate Republicans who didnt support Goldwater in 1964
Id say the Gipper was very prescienthe described just where we need to be today.
Where is a Bill Casey when you need him?