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Only Reagan and Trump Understand America
American Thinker ^ | Aug. 16, 2020 | Steve Feistein

Posted on 08/16/2020 1:41:11 PM PDT by libstripper

There was a fascinating interview with Soviet KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov in 1984 in which he foretold in unerring detail the exact social and political scenarios that would exist in America in the near future. His contention was that the KGB was involved primarily not in espionage, but in an activity that he called "ideological subversion."

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President Reagan understood the [Soviet/communist] threat to a greater degree than any post–World War II president before him. Reagan's military build-up and tough foreign policy did, in fact, force the Soviets to change their behavior, and those policies led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the pulling back of the Iron Curtain.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Short of Washington, our two greatest Presidents.
1 posted on 08/16/2020 1:41:11 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

I agree (I do like Coolidge, also).


2 posted on 08/16/2020 1:47:54 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: libstripper

I think those illegals who got amnesty certainly love Reagan. I think trump is the only great president we’ve had.


3 posted on 08/16/2020 1:53:30 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: libstripper

I would agree with that. I’m also a great fan of Calvin Coolidge.


4 posted on 08/16/2020 2:19:37 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: TBP; Salvey

Harding was even better. Coolidge merely continued his policies. A black mark against Coolidge was his appointing (his only SCOTUS appointment) the left-winger Harlan Fiske Stone. FDR liked him so much he made him Chief Justice.


5 posted on 08/16/2020 2:46:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Want Stalinazism More ? PLUGS-WHORE 2020 !)
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To: napscoordinator

One of Reagan’s greatest mistakes. But, of course, the Congress lied to him that they’d enforce the border to go along with this amnesty.


6 posted on 08/16/2020 2:48:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Want Stalinazism More ? PLUGS-WHORE 2020 !)
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To: Salvey

Presumably James K. Polk was outstanding too.


7 posted on 08/16/2020 2:59:16 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Good point. Harding for the first couple of years had a very vibrant economy too. I had forgotten about Coolidge’s poor choice of a justice.


8 posted on 08/16/2020 3:00:16 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: libstripper

Speaking of Washington, I saw that Tammy Duckworth (Horrible-IL) is “open” to naming a commission to consider removing statues of the first president.


9 posted on 08/16/2020 3:02:29 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: libstripper

Though the USSR is gone, the subversion continues. It is now self-funded in the West. It is self-perpetuating. The Schools and Mental Health are entirely in the grasp of our enemies. Many Churches have swallowed the poison.


10 posted on 08/16/2020 3:09:06 PM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: Theodore R.

Harding is hated by leftist historians because he proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that cutting taxes, spending AND the size of government (sadly a trifecta never done since) unleashed prosperity in short order. He was elected during a recession at the end of Wilson’s term and along with Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon (who should’ve ended up as President instead of Wilson Progressive Herbert Hoover) resolved the recession in about a year. FDR, of course, loathed Andrew Mellon, and proceeded to do everything in opposition to him in office, exacerbating the Depression and taking the nation 20-25 years to recover to 1920s levels.


11 posted on 08/16/2020 3:12:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Want Stalinazism More ? PLUGS-WHORE 2020 !)
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To: libstripper

Reagan is certainly one of the country’s greatest Presidents, perhaps the greatest in the last 100 years.

Trump is a buffoon.


12 posted on 08/16/2020 3:57:20 PM PDT by wny
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To: wny

Go away.


13 posted on 08/16/2020 3:58:42 PM PDT by madison10
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To: napscoordinator

Anyone who doesn’t include Ronald Reagan among the greatest Presidents, does not understand the Constitutional limitations placed on the three coequal branches of government, including the Executive branch.

You can’t judge a President only by what was accomplished during his term, although ending the Cold War was certainly one for the history books.

Leadership is also about inspiring hearts and minds, defending and preserving the founding principles, and shaping the nation’s vision for future generations.

Great Presidents of the past and future will be always be compared to Ronald Reagan, and there is a reason for that: he was a nearly perfect example of what a leader of men should be: wise yet humble, kind-hearted yet fearless.


14 posted on 08/16/2020 4:04:27 PM PDT by enumerated
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To: libstripper

Reagan is dead.


15 posted on 08/16/2020 4:05:04 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Think like you’re right, listen like you’re wrong)
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To: napscoordinator

I think Trump is the only great president we’ve had.

Totally agree with you!!

I voted for The Gipper both times (my first two general elections) and I guess he saved us from the Carter/Mondale malaise. However, the horrible Beirut Marine Barracks bombing, soft immigration policy and the Iran/Contra debacle definitely tarnished Reagan’s legacy, no doubt.

OTOH, PDJT motivated me to leave the RAT party after 38 years and I cannot wait to cast my popular Maryland vote for his reelection. I love my POTUS and feel he has been as close to perfect as possible even under the harshest of circumstances. He is absolutely a “stable genius” and we ought to be grateful to God for guiding him to run for office and sacrifice a life of leisure for all of us!!

We unequivocally cannot spare this amazing man and be taken to ruin by Sleepy Joe and company, who obviously hate our Republic.

Finally, I often think of that famous photo of Trump and Reagan shaking hands at the White House—and cannot imagine any third man of such stature among us who could perhaps attempt to bail us out of whatever devastation the lunatic left might wreak if God forbid the worst happens in November.


16 posted on 08/16/2020 4:41:04 PM PDT by edie1960
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To: enumerated

Ok. But look at it this way. Guess what happened in 1992 when all those illegals became citizens? Clinton! I agree Reagan was good, but great? He’s no trump for sure!


17 posted on 08/16/2020 4:45:54 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: edie1960

If the worst happens in November, I’d say check mate. It’s over! I don’t say that lightly. My first presidential vote was George HW Bush in 1988 at 19 years old. Meh!


18 posted on 08/16/2020 4:48:11 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Don Rickles Goes Nuts at Ronald Reagan's 2nd Inaugural - Jan., 1985!!!

Don Rickles Goes Nuts at Ronald Reagan's 2nd Inaugural - Jan., 1985!!!

19 posted on 08/16/2020 5:57:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: libstripper

President Trump sometimes (okay, often) says or tweets silly things. Don’t pay any attention to what he says.

But his actions puts PDJT into the ranks of the elite. Let history judge him.


20 posted on 08/16/2020 8:21:43 PM PDT by DNME (The only solution to a BAD guy with a gun is a GOOD guy with a gun.)
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