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Ronald Reagan elected 30 years ago ...

Posted on 02/05/2010 3:02:34 PM PST by opineapple

Saturday, Feb 6, would have marked President Reagan's 99th birthday. And being that it was 30 years ago he was elected president, now -- in the age of THE ONE -- would it not be a good time to reflect on that historic event?




February 04, 2010
Remembering Reagan
Phil Boehmke

Ronald Reagan believed in American exceptionalism. Ronald Reagan believed in the American people who are the wellspring of that exceptionalism. Ronald Reagan unapologetically, unswervingly and unconditionally loved America.

In these troubled times there are so many reasons for pessimism. The current administration and their congressional allies have taken our nation down a dark path towards a future that we do not want. In spite of what the Main Stream Media and members of our own government have said, the America of Ronald Reagan is alive and well. We see it in the faces of our neighbors at town hall meetings and tea parties, we read about it in new media outlets like American Thinker, we hear it in the voice of conservative talk radio and we know it in our hearts.

Saturday, February 6th 2010 will be Ronald Reagan's 99th birthday. As we begin the countdown to The Reagan Centennial let us pause to remember the strength, the courage, the integrity, the character, the warmth and the humor that made Ronald Reagan the quintessential American President.

I would like to invite my fellow American Thinker readers and bloggers to take a few minutes and share their favorite Ronald Reagan quotes and memories with us.

American Thinker, Remembering Reagan




TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birthday; godsgravesglyphs; reagan

1 posted on 02/05/2010 3:02:34 PM PST by opineapple
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To: opineapple
Don't ever believe the lies of the left. Remember what Reagan said, it is still morning in America. And it is still VERY true today. The only decline is in the left and their failed ideology.
2 posted on 02/05/2010 3:08:23 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: opineapple

Time flys when you get older,I miss him.


3 posted on 02/05/2010 3:10:06 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free (http://teapartypatriots.org)
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To: mdittmar

2 videos
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4 posted on 02/05/2010 3:15:34 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: opineapple

What a Great Man he was!


5 posted on 02/05/2010 3:16:41 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: opineapple

A truly GREAT leader, and a fine man.


6 posted on 02/05/2010 3:17:05 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: opineapple

7 posted on 02/05/2010 3:23:01 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: RummyChick
Just watched 5 minutes of Reagan telling jokes about the Soviet Union. Wish I'd been a little older while he was running things...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN3z3eSVG7A

8 posted on 02/05/2010 3:23:19 PM PST by Textide
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9 posted on 02/05/2010 3:25:19 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: opineapple

It is hard to believe it has been that long. I worked my precinct diligently for R. W.Reagan for all his campaigns for president, God rest his sweet soul.


10 posted on 02/05/2010 3:27:52 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: Textide
And here's another 5mins about his wit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X39dGQmBEww

11 posted on 02/05/2010 3:32:42 PM PST by Textide
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To: opineapple
A couple pictures to go with yours:

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30 years ago. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Today

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30 years ago. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Today


12 posted on 02/05/2010 3:39:17 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: opineapple

Uh, no. Reagan was NOT elected 30 years ago today. He was elected in November, 1980. He was sworn in this time of year but that was in 1981, 29 years ago.

Not that it changes the brilliance of the man. I just can’t stand inaccurate headlines like this.


13 posted on 02/05/2010 3:53:52 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: OrangeHoof

Thank you. I was trying to figure out the last time we either elected or swore a President in on the 5th of February.


14 posted on 02/05/2010 4:19:27 PM PST by kempster
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To: opineapple

I truly believe Republicans could sweep the 2010 congressional elections if
Reagan’s name was a prominent part of every House and Senate seat campaign.

Reagan is loved or admired by 80% of Americans.

Every campaign theme should be a variation of “WIN ONE for the GIPPER.”


15 posted on 02/05/2010 4:29:57 PM PST by HalTa
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16 posted on 02/05/2010 4:58:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: OrangeHoof
He was elected 30 years ago ... 1980.

Saturday being his birthday, I thought this would be a great way to celebrate his election 3 decades ago.

I wrote "elected 30 years ago" but I guess everyone is reading it as if I had written "30 years ago today."

(At least no one has replied that I misquoted the opening line of the Beagle's Sgt Pepper.)


17 posted on 02/05/2010 6:37:08 PM PST by opineapple
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To: opineapple

(At least no one has replied that I misquoted the opening line of the Beagle’s Sgt Pepper.)

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOPzBtNJvKM


18 posted on 02/05/2010 6:53:53 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: opineapple

Reagan...the greatest president of the 20th century.


19 posted on 02/05/2010 7:22:56 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: boop
Reagan Legacy Inspires New Generation of Politicians
By Anita Vogel

Five years after his death and 22 years after his presidency ended, President Reagan's leadership style and policies are still influencing the political debate in 2010.

Ronald Reagan's message to a nation mired deep in recession in 1982 still resonates, as another president facing a crippled economy looks for answers and strives to rally the country behind him.

On Saturday, there will be a party at the Reagan Library to commemorate the president's birthday, replete with a band, 21-gun salute, a military fly-over and a keynote address by Elizabeth Dole, transportation secretary in the Reagan administration and a close friend.

www.foxnews.com/politics/


20 posted on 02/06/2010 4:24:14 PM PST by opineapple
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To: All
Happy Birthday President Reagan; Will We Ever Again Have The Right Person At The Right Time?

by Anthony Del Pellegrino
February 06, 2010 06:42 PM EST





Today is the 99th birthday of President Ronald Reagan.

Back in 1980, Ronald Reagan took a nation that was held hostage by Islamic extremists, an economy racked with double digit inflation and double digit unemployment, and brought it back from the brink of collapse. With misery indexes, inflation, stagflation, a shrinking economy, a tattered military and the “days of malaise” brought about by a liberal President and liberal controlled Congress, Ronald Reagan took the reigns of power and in a few short years, turned it all around.

The Reagan presidency lifted our will and spirit, he brought about a rebirth in the entrepreneurial spirit, grew the economy, rebuilt our military, stood up to our enemies, and looked the Russians in the eye and made them blink. His stewardship of our nation spurred on the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the lifting of the communist cloud that hung over Eastern Europe and won the Cold War. At home he stood up against overregulation and unions that held us hostage to their demands. He made us confident and made being an American something to boast about again.

Today as we try to spend our way out of a depressed economy, create unsustainable employment opportunities, grow the size of government by inventing new positions for unaccountable and unelected Czars and try to have the federal government control every aspect of our lives, we are experiencing a return to the days of malaise.

www.gather.com


21 posted on 02/06/2010 4:40:00 PM PST by opineapple
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To: opineapple

Now there is a REAL Commander-in-Chief!


22 posted on 02/06/2010 4:42:39 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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