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Trump compares himself to Reagan
Washington Examiner ^ | 1/13/16 | Kelly Cohen

Posted on 01/13/2016 12:36:23 PM PST by don-o

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I have tried to listen pretty closely and this seems to be new for Trump. It does not mean that he actually agrees or approves of who Reagan was or what he did.

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1 posted on 01/13/2016 12:36:23 PM PST by don-o
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To: don-o

He wrote that 7 years after Reagan’s election, History and context sometimes take decades to understand.


2 posted on 01/13/2016 12:38:53 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: don-o

Trump is a good public communicator like Reagan. I just hope his politics prove similar too


3 posted on 01/13/2016 12:39:25 PM PST by faithhopecharity (Diff tween D's and R's is that the thatD's allow the poor to be corrupt, too. (O. Levant)
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To: don-o

Trump compares himself to Reagan

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Sure. Why not? Both used to be Democrats.


4 posted on 01/13/2016 12:39:57 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Is Ted Cruz a US citizen? Yeah? Then Shut Up and Sit Down.)
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To: don-o

Don’t most Republican candidates aspire to be more like Reagan? I don’t think that it’s a bad thing.


5 posted on 01/13/2016 12:40:49 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to to God!)
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To: don-o

That first paragraph is very interesting coming from Trump in light of this campaign. I hope he means it.


6 posted on 01/13/2016 12:41:04 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: don-o

I seriously doubt that Rush will end up affectionately referring to Trump as “DONALDUS MAGNUS”. Trump would never deserve that honor after he gets through with “picking winners and losers” and, otherwise, pandering.


7 posted on 01/13/2016 12:41:57 PM PST by House Atreides (Cruzin' [BUT NO LONGER Trumping'] or losin'!)
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To: don-o

So did 0. Frankly I would rather Trump be himself than trying to someone else however admirable.


8 posted on 01/13/2016 12:43:15 PM PST by xp38
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Trump’s campaign is strategically very similar to Reagan’s: take issues that conservatives and moderates agree on and fight the media and the Party establishment by going directly to the voters.

Of course he is no Reagan, but his campaign is very Reaganesque.


9 posted on 01/13/2016 12:44:21 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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Hah! Since Trump knows he’s a conman, and thinks Reagan was a conman, he thinks he’s just like Reagan.


10 posted on 01/13/2016 12:44:40 PM PST by demshateGod (Trump for press secretary! Cruz for president!)
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To: don-o

The headline is misleading but who cares. Head’s already exploded.


11 posted on 01/13/2016 12:45:28 PM PST by McGruff (It's us against the Uniparty now.)
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Me too, then people would dump him and vote for a real conservative.


12 posted on 01/13/2016 12:45:57 PM PST by demshateGod (Trump for press secretary! Cruz for president!)
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To: don-o

From Trumps’ article, “Ronald Reagan is another example. He is so smooth and so effective a performer and he completely won over the American people. Only now, seven years later, we are beginning to wonder whether there is anything beneath that smile”.


13 posted on 01/13/2016 12:46:01 PM PST by conservativejoy (Pray Hard, Work Hard, Trust God ...We Can Elect Ted Cruz)
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To: don-o

Well, he did steal Reagan’s slogan.

But the most Reagan-like candidate in the race is Ted Cruz.


14 posted on 01/13/2016 12:46:17 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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Trump switching his party affiliation and imaging he's a great conservative leader is not unlike Bruce Jenner putting on a dress and imagining he's a beautiful woman.

In both cases, they managed to get a large buy-in, despite the myriad evidence to the contrary. Some people believe in fantasies.

15 posted on 01/13/2016 12:48:35 PM PST by dead ("I'm up to my eyeball in virgin goats!" - Mullah Omar)
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To: faithhopecharity

Omg! Trump a good communicator!? I almost swallowed my tongue reading that. “Surely you must be joking”


16 posted on 01/13/2016 12:50:17 PM PST by Jarhead9297
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When is he going to compare himself to Jesus?

Just askin'

17 posted on 01/13/2016 12:50:41 PM PST by PROCON (Proud CRUZader!)
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A good communicator? That’s funny.

He can’t string two sentences together in a speech, without going into his ADHD stream of consciousness rants.


18 posted on 01/13/2016 12:50:43 PM PST by Tzfat
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To: don-o

Ronald Reagan was just an actor, not a main stream politician


19 posted on 01/13/2016 12:50:55 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (How many bills has Ted Cruz passed in the Senate? 1)
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but his campaign is very Reaganesque.

BS, I don't remember Reagan sliming his opponents.

20 posted on 01/13/2016 12:52:30 PM PST by PROCON (Proud CRUZader!)
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