Skip to comments.Ted Kennedy: Reagan won the Cold War
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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Uncharacteristically thoughtful and civil, coming from Kennedy.....
He must have been kidnapped and replaced with a space pod person. Hehehe
I read his profile of Reagan during his years as governor of California-the body of reportage occurring when Cannon was assigned to the capital beat by the San Jose Mercury-News-and was immediately enthralled.
Anyone who is looking for a fine biography of our former president should rush to their local bookstore or public library and pick up that book.
May be the first time I've ever seen Ted Kennedy behave well. I'll feel free to trash him later for his many awful remarks - but for now, let's just admit Ted behaved with grace this time. Hoe others will follow this example.
I agree. He actually gave him credit for some of his accomplishments, unlike Kerry and most of the other Democrats who praise him only for his genial nature.
I just wonder.....HOW MANY cocktails had Teddy consumed before making that statement? I'm shocked at the generosity from Kennedy towards Reagan at this sad time.
I can't stand the man, but kudos to him for his comments. For once he can see the light and rise above petty politics. Amazing!
Well, fasten your seat belt because Clinton told MSNBC he would be at the funeral to pay his respects. Honestly, I don't begrudge him that. As an ex-president he should attend.
I wonder which foreign leaders will attend? I am very curious to know if Gorbachev will attend.
If anyone ever deserved a state funeral it is definitely Ronald Reagan.
Jabber the Hut has a moment has a rare moment of moral clarity. A few brain cells must have survived his attempts to drown them in alcohol. I'm stunned.
The old murderer probably has finally said something that's true!
The Swimmer is going to wake up in the morning with such a hangover and say, "I said what?!"
Glover's graceless remark is totally unjustifiable by any measure of ettiquette, be it political, demographical or professional.
What kind of a mother taught Glover manners appropriate for this time of grieving and extremity for the Reagan family? Obviously, either none or a sorry excuse excuse for one or else Glover is a disgrace to his mother's efforts.
This is the kind of crap I want to avoid. Yesterday they hated the man. Today they still hate him but, they have to lie so they will not look bad.
The Democrats don't dare attack this man now. It would be political suicide. The KNOW he is beloved.
Don't miss the real intention of Teddy purpose: to lift the Kennedy name to the same plane of Reagan's by including JFK in the same light as Ronald Reagan.
Too bad Ronny Reagan the lifeguard wasn't standing near that Chappaquidick bridge that awful night. He surely could have saved poor Mary Jo from this Satyric sociopath.
The Democraps (especially those in political office) know they can't attack President Reagan. Doing so would be political suicide. They'll leave that to their cronies like Danny Glover, the other idiots in Hollyweird, and the main stream media.
for maybe the first time in 30+ years Jabba the Hut actually speak truth if only for a few minutes!!!
Kennedy's comments show that there is honor in him yet, while Glover's comments show that there is no honor left in him at all.
I just had a thought. My wife always tells me that things happen for a reason. What if Chappaquidick never happened? Would Kennedy have gone to win his party nomination and become president for two terms? President Reagan would have been too old to run. What a fix we'ed be in now.
This tinfoil is scratchy.
I can't either. How can people who've made a living off negativity, doom and gloom and smearing their political opponents have the same expectations as a man like Reagan who believed in the good of America, who spread hope and optimism as his legacy?
That's why I'm not worried about the November election. If Americans are foolish enough not to re-elect George Bush, he will still be a good and decent man who did what was right for this country. God bless him!
The demoncraps may be evil, but they are not completely stupid. They know, even if they can't understand why, that Ronald Reagan was one of our nation's most beloved heroes and that most Americans are deeply saddened on this day.
Any disrespect they utter will come back to haunt them.
But if you believe for a minute that any of their condolences are genuine, than I suggest you think again. Behind closed doors they are popping chamgagne corks and laughing like loons.
To the greatest president ever, Ronald Reagan, rebuilding the eviscerated military he inherited from Jummy Carter was a priority.
To those who wish to give our nation away to the UN, however, having a strong military is as distastefull as having a nation with strong morals.
The greatest president ever, Ronald Reagan, possesed great moral strength, incredible self-determination, and an endearing public personna.
When the likes of Danny Glover finally pass on to eternity, what sort of legacy will they leave behind? Who will stand up to honor them? What will they say? "Uh, he was really cool in those Lethal Weapon movies"? What of any lasting importance, what of any true substance, have Danny Glover, Liberal Hollywood, or liberalism at large, left society as a legacy? Nothing!
Ronald Reagan has done more in eight years as President than any other president has, and indeed, very few people in history. God bless the Reagan family, as Ronald Reagan has blessed us!
Bartleby.com is an online source for quotes. They list 6 from President Clinton. They list 161 from President Ronald Reagan.
I wonder how many others today, like me, sat down with their young children and told them who this great man was. If his passing away can be an impetus to a passing of the conservative torch to a new generation then he has once again helped to defeat those who abhor freedom.
Teddy's right about Reagan winning the cold war but Teddy must be hitting the Sterno now.
It is also a sign of greatness to be able to give praise to your "enemy".
Who are you? And what did you do with the real Ted Kennedy?
"Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass: "On foreign policy he will be honored as the president who won the Cold War,..."
The operative words here are "he will be honored as"; Kennedy did not say that Pres. Reagan, in fact, won the Cold War.
How easy it is to forget that when Reagan was elected Teddy Kennedy sent former Senator John Tunney of California to the Kremlin to tell the leaders (and the KGB) not to worry. The Democrats would take care of Reagan. That Reagan won the Cold War is no thanks to Teddy Kennedy who opposed him every step of the way.
The broken clock tolls noon.
I felt it deserved a thread of its own, so I took the liberty of "stealing" it and posting it here.
Wow. A moment of truth from the Swimmer.
Doesn't that mean, "I am a jelly doughnut" ??
In one of my local papers this morning, I read this irritating snippet about how sure, Reagan won the Cold War, but all the other Presidents had first stricken it devastating blows... and in the list, cited Kennedy landing a man on the moon as defeating the Soviets' "humanistic hubris" or something like that. I know the moon landing was historically significant in terms of technological development competition, but I don't think it was a staggering blow to the Cold War (and the liberals who claim it is should consider its price tag while they carp about the Reagan defense budgets, shouldn't they?). It seemed as if even now, some commentators and liberals can't even cite President Reagan's accomplishments without working in a "but..." of some kind, and Ted Kennedy's statement struck me that way.... "but my brother said it first" kind of approach.
It's useful to emphasize contrast.
My sentiments exactly.
This is a great find and probably should have its own thread.