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Ted Kennedy: Reagan won the Cold War
Fox News ^ | 6/5/04 | Fox News

Posted on 06/05/2004 7:49:23 PM PDT by norcalvet

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass: "On foreign policy he will be honored as the president who won the Cold War, and his 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall' will be linked forever with President Kennedy's 'Ich bin ein Berliner.' President Reagan and Nancy were always very gracious to the Kennedy family and they are both very much in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time."

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I just about fell out of my seat reading this. To be praised by your enemies is truly a sign of greatness.
1 posted on 06/05/2004 7:49:24 PM PDT by norcalvet
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To: norcalvet

Remarkable


2 posted on 06/05/2004 7:51:04 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: norcalvet

President Bush has been more than gracious to the Drunken Lifeguard. Unfortunately, he has returned the kindness with vitriol.


3 posted on 06/05/2004 7:51:30 PM PDT by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: norcalvet
Ted Kennedy didn't like communism, because they wouldn't be any private property to tax.
4 posted on 06/05/2004 7:51:30 PM PDT by oyez (¡Desea vivo el revolutuin de Reagan!)
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To: norcalvet

Exactly. Has Uncle Ted taken leave of his senses? The clowns on DU have just witnessed their world turn upside down. Yahoo!!!


5 posted on 06/05/2004 7:52:47 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: norcalvet

Kerry on Reagan




6 posted on 06/05/2004 7:53:48 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: doug from upland
Here teddy you should have called him you fat as pos


7 posted on 06/05/2004 7:54:49 PM PDT by al baby (Hope I don't get into trouble for this)
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To: norcalvet

Well I'm stunned. That's an excellent comment by Kennedy. Of course after the funeral he could always crawfish and say that Reagan will be remembered for having won the cold war but that he (Kennedy) doesn't believe he (Reagan) was responsible for winning it. After Clinton we have to parse words carefully.


8 posted on 06/05/2004 7:54:58 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: norcalvet

What would have been awesome (assuming it had to happen at all) is if all this happened in the week of the DNC convention and we could have watched the Reagan praising live on TV.


9 posted on 06/05/2004 8:00:44 PM PDT by tbeatty (On ANWR: "Why should I care about a Caribou I'm never gonna eat?")
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To: norcalvet

I must protest seeing Kennedy and Reagan in the same thread as I protest seeing Clinton and Reagan in the same thread.


10 posted on 06/05/2004 8:03:43 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: tbeatty

Uncle Ted has just delivered the best summation I've seen for keeping President Bush on the job. At a time when the junior guy from his home state has been forced to suspend politicking. Life is delicious! The Gipper would have approved.


11 posted on 06/05/2004 8:04:21 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: plain talk
Famous words Reagan will forever be remembered for...'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall'

Famous words Clinton will forever be remembered for... "I did not have sex with that woman Mrs Lewinsky"
12 posted on 06/05/2004 8:05:13 PM PDT by Dave278 ("Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ")
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To: norcalvet

I'm guessing Teddy had to be more than a little drunk to say this.


13 posted on 06/05/2004 8:05:19 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: tbeatty

It has trumped the release of Clinton's book, and I wouldn't underestimate the possibility that this will initiate a resurgence of Reagan-style conservatism as people remember what he acheived, and the ideology and leadership that freed much of the world from communist oppression. Who knows, maybe it will last through the election...


14 posted on 06/05/2004 8:05:54 PM PDT by norcalvet
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To: adam_az

"has no rational plan"

In other words in 20 years this empty suit stil cannot come up with a new line of attack? What a loser.


15 posted on 06/05/2004 8:06:01 PM PDT by Dr Snide (vis pacem, para bellum - Prepare for war if you want peace)
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To: plain talk

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TED KENNEDY in Vietnam-1965

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm
(Photos)

.


16 posted on 06/05/2004 8:06:18 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: norcalvet

I have to say I was floored by this, as well.


17 posted on 06/05/2004 8:06:44 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: norcalvet
Attention, D.C. area Freepers

Reagan Vigil

Washington DC- Lafayette Park 6pm Sunday Night (6/6)

18 posted on 06/05/2004 8:06:58 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: norcalvet
I just about fell out of my seat reading this. To be praised by your enemies is truly a sign of greatness.

Same here... I'm speechless.

19 posted on 06/05/2004 8:07:27 PM PDT by nutmeg (God bless President Ronald Reagan)
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To: norcalvet
"On foreign policy he will be honored as the president who won the Cold War

I.e., a grudging acknowledgement that some will say that, not an assertion that it's true, or even good.

20 posted on 06/05/2004 8:08:48 PM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: norcalvet

For the U-Boat commander to issue such a statement........

The RATS and especially their bottom of the barrel scum at DU must be reeling.


21 posted on 06/05/2004 8:09:00 PM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) (Mark Hamill: "I can't murder anybody."-Lee Marvin: "You don't murder animals, you kill them.")
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass: "On foreign policy he will be honored as the president who won the Cold War, and his 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall' will be linked forever with President Kennedy's 'Ich bin ein Berliner.' President Reagan and Nancy were always very gracious to the Kennedy family and they are both very much in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time."

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

22 posted on 06/05/2004 8:09:11 PM PDT by nutmeg (God bless President Ronald Reagan)
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To: norcalvet

Reagan books will rule the summer reading lists.


23 posted on 06/05/2004 8:09:15 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: norcalvet

It's easy to fool them, isn't it? All it takes is some boilerplate statement after somebody dies and can't oppose their insanity. Next thing you know the born again admirers here will be voting for the fat drunk!


24 posted on 06/05/2004 8:09:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: wagglebee
I'm guessing Teddy had to be more than a little drunk to say this.

Speaking of drunk, who at Fox News let this little snippet from pinhead Danny Glover on the quotes page:

"We all know Reagan's legacy, from the Iran-Contra affair to the funding of the Nicaraguan military in which over 200,000 people died. The groundwork for the move steadily to the right happened with the Reagan administration. People want to elevate him to some mythic level; they have their own reason for doing that."

What a bitter jerk Glover turned out to be. Probably because he's not as successful as his Lethal Weapon co-star Mel Gibson.

25 posted on 06/05/2004 8:09:52 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: doc11355

Make sure you post that on reaganvigil.com.


26 posted on 06/05/2004 8:10:25 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: mabelkitty

Maybe Ted has been reading our comments, and wants to turn over a new leaf...No, that can't be.


27 posted on 06/05/2004 8:10:52 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Kackikat

If Uncle Ted announces he's become a conservative, then I'll fall out of my chair! LOL


28 posted on 06/05/2004 8:11:55 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: al baby

LOL!


29 posted on 06/05/2004 8:13:09 PM PDT by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
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To: Kackikat

He screwed up.
Most statements coming from the Left (Clinton and Kerry) made no mention at all on any of his achievements, nor did they reflect anything at all on the man - they made reference to him as a politician. Big difference, and so obviously screwed up by Kennedy and Daschle.


30 posted on 06/05/2004 8:13:33 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: Dave278; doug from upland; Mia T; Howlin; StarFan; RaceBannon; Dutchy; evilC; stanz; kphockey2
Famous words Reagan will forever be remembered for...'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall'

Famous words Clinton will forever be remembered for... "I did not have sex with that woman Ms Lewinsky"

Perfectly stated! And President Reagan would never even take off his jacket in the Oval Office, out of respect for the Office of the President of the United States.

31 posted on 06/05/2004 8:13:56 PM PDT by nutmeg (God bless President Ronald Reagan)
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To: norcalvet

Amazing. The only explanation I have for this is that perhaps Teddy thinks his time is near, and hopes his own end will be noted with half the love and praise Reagan has earned.


32 posted on 06/05/2004 8:14:08 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: norcalvet

What's even more pleasantly shocking are the statements from Daschle and Pelosi.


33 posted on 06/05/2004 8:14:45 PM PDT by steveegg (President Reagan (1911-2004) - He has slipped the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God)
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To: mabelkitty

Its pain the Left to acknowledge they have no one with Reagan's stature. Zip, zero, zilch, nada. They know how much affection the American people have for the late President that they've been left speechless. What more can they really say? We're living in a different time, thanks in no small part due to the foundations laid by our 40th President. If it weren't for him, one can say with all modesty FR would not exist today and we wouldn't be posting tributes on here. One made can make a difference in the life of a nation and President Reagan was just such a man. Even Uncle Ted knows it.


34 posted on 06/05/2004 8:17:51 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Azzurri

Yeah, the left always wants to talk about Iran-Contra being a big scandal, I always thought it was brilliant.


35 posted on 06/05/2004 8:18:59 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: mabelkitty
Reagan on EVERYTHING
36 posted on 06/05/2004 8:19:04 PM PDT by Capitalism2003 ("Greedy capitalists get money by trade. Good liberals steal it." – David Friedman)
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To: goldstategop

Sorry should be one man. I get carried away at times.


37 posted on 06/05/2004 8:20:11 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Jorge
The only explanation I have for this is that perhaps Teddy thinks his time is near, and hopes his own end will be noted with half the love and praise Reagan has earned.

I have thought about that a lot today. When the swimmer goes and when Klintoon goes, how will we react?

It should be apples and oranges. Kenedy climbed over a swollen corpse to spend his life making professional victims of his "constituents." Clinton made a mockery of the Presidency and cared even less about his supporters.

The biggest deal is that Reagan was loved by his detractors. Because they could see, even through their cynicism, that he was a man of great vision who loved the USA and had such optimism for America (in other words, a conservative).

I can;t see those things in these extreme Leftists who have hurt so many of "their people" and all of America.

I must think on these things.

38 posted on 06/05/2004 8:21:12 PM PDT by m87339 (If you could see what a drag it is to be you)
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To: norcalvet
I just about fell out of my seat reading this.

I looked out my window and there they were...............


39 posted on 06/05/2004 8:22:10 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: wagglebee

Its all they talked about. But now it looks like small potatoes next to the list of Reagan's impressive achievements. Democrats aren't exactly going to be popular speaking ill of the revered dead even if their wackos go off the deep end of the reservation. God Bless President Reagan and God Bless America.


40 posted on 06/05/2004 8:22:14 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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Bump. That's a pretty damning document Adam.
41 posted on 06/05/2004 8:22:52 PM PDT by zeugma (The Great Experiment is over.)
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To: adam_az
Kerry on Reagan

That will make a great campaign commercial in the coming election.

42 posted on 06/05/2004 8:24:26 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: norcalvet

President Reagan in his final hours and then upon his passing Got that Murder OJ slimpson off the topic of discussion in the media since his interview with that low life Katie Couric


43 posted on 06/05/2004 8:24:51 PM PDT by al baby (Hope I don't get into trouble for this)
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To: norcalvet

And the liberals will never forgive Reagan for it.


44 posted on 06/05/2004 8:25:54 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: nutmeg

"Perfectly stated! And President Reagan would never even take off his jacket in the Oval Office, out of respect for the Office of the President of the United States."

Reagan wouldn't take off his jacket in the Oval Office.... and Bubba couldn't keep his pants on. :(


45 posted on 06/05/2004 8:27:26 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: al baby

You know, they ridiculed him for being with that chimp but the one wonderful thing about Ronald Reagan was his remarkable knack for timing. Even in death, he surprised us by changing the tone of our national conversation to more lasting things. All we can say to The Gipper now is, wherever you are, rest in peace and we all love you. That's all that really needs to be said at this moment.


46 posted on 06/05/2004 8:30:12 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: norcalvet
Did you catch Danny Glover's "dignified and respectful" comments at the end of the article?

Actor Danny Glover: "We all know Reagan's legacy, from the Iran-Contra affair to the funding of the Nicaraguan military in which over 200,000 people died. The groundwork for the move steadily to the right happened with the Reagan administration. People want to elevate him to some mythic level; they have their own reason for doing that."

What a total jackass!

Danny Glover is nothing but a bitter, radical, far-left-wing, no-class, dumbass, stinking-rotten TOOL!!



It's Not Just A Gun...

It's My "HOMELAND DEFENSE RIFLE"!!
47 posted on 06/05/2004 8:31:37 PM PDT by The_Macallan
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To: adam_az
Whoah!

John Kerry: Wrong then. Wrong now.

Run with it, RNC.
48 posted on 06/05/2004 8:32:28 PM PDT by Samwise (The day may come when the courage of men fails...but it is not this day. This day we fight!)
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To: adam_az

John Kerry... wrong in 1984, wrong for 2004:

http://files.naspino.com/9377rj/?KerryAd2.wmv


49 posted on 06/05/2004 8:33:47 PM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

They think they damn him with praise. In really, they're just testifying to something Rush has said repeatedly for awhile now: true greatness speaks for itself. Reagan would still be great if no one said a word about him. Its that's obvious.


50 posted on 06/05/2004 8:33:49 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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