Skip to comments.Cokie And Scarborough Not Sure Reagan Could Get Elected In GOP Today
Posted on 02/12/2013 7:11:04 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Ronald Reagan: RINO? Cokie Roberts and Joe Scarborough have suggested the Gipper might be viewed that way by the modern-day Republican party, making him unelectable within GOP ranks.
After Joe Scarborough said that it was Reagan who rounded up Republican support for the assault weapons ban in 1984, Roberts exclaimed "I'm not sure Reagan could get elected within the Republican party today." Scarborough concurred: "I don't know that he could."
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Ronald Reagan: RINO??? Cokie and Scarborough seem to think so. Ping to Today show list.
and JFK would never get the Democrat nomination today either.
If we want those idiots opinions, we’ll give it to them!
Aha! So YOU’RE the one who watches MSNBC.
They may be right, but for the wrong reason. The GOP-e tried to prevent Reagan from running in 1980, and they have moved leftward since. If the GOP-e had their way, GHWB would have been the candidate.
Has it ever been discovered how a dead woman ended up in Joe Scarborough’s office when he was a Congresshole?
Maybe Karl Rove could entice Joe to throw his “Conservative” hat into the 2016 nomination ring?
Its been amazing to watch Reagan go in a few short decades from the right wing cowboy who was going to get us all blown up to the reasonable moderate the democrats could do business with, in the MSM's estimation.
The truth is whatever they want it to be, I guess.
Ronald Reagan was to the right of the current tea party. He would have been a big fan of the TP, as Michael Reagan has discussed on many occasions. Reagan was a movement leader. His views are darn close to 100% in line with TP view, but he took the stands to completely do away with a number of departments. While those ideas are common among tea partiers, it is not the primary positions offered.
I saw Cokie make a different point on that show.
She said that conservative Reagan was able to get elected twice because whites made up a super majority of voters in those days, unlike these days.
And those whites under 30 then were much less lib than now.
I'll bet Lori Klausutis' parents always wondered.
Of course he couldn’t. He didn’t in 1980. The GOPe hated him and fought him every step of the way.
He paid no attention.
That’s what it will take this next time.
It takes the prez 30 seconds to recite his job description in front of the world and paying attention to that is all it takes and that’s a lot.
The bigger the party, the bigger the swindle.
Reagan took the oath then got to work.
First order of biz get thos hostages OUT - Day one (Affleck left that out - so did Carter- but Argo is still in theaters and still winning much to everyones’ amazement.
THe fluffies at the bureaus and the executive branch fought Mendez as well.
Difference? They ignored it.
What if Dr. Carson gave a care about what Bill Bennett or any of those on the right said? Well, he’d shut up and look like all the rest of the weenies on the reight. THey are the worst obstructors.
Reagan ingnored them. Paid attention to his job.
I love how Democrat spokesmen like these two are always telling Republicans how to think.
Who wouldn’t want to take political advice advice from a 120 year old professional leftist battle-axe and a RINO male whore?
But like the Ambassador, he *and she* are just more
DNC victims without accountability.
We were at the Reagan Museum a couple of months ago and one of the striking things (of many at that beautiful place) was listening to his speeches.
The ones on the economy, dating back DECADES, are as true and on point today as they were then. Maybe even more so.
I wondered why some current politician doesn’t just use the same speeches, updated with current stats and data, because they are just great.
The republican establishment today would not allow a “Reagan” to get the nomination. Has nothing to do with voters.
These two morons out to get down on their knees and thank god there is a GOP which can play along with the charade that people like Roberts can pretend to be part of the “elite.”
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