Skip to comments.Obama says today's GOP would reject Ronald Reagan
Posted on 04/03/2012 2:16:14 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama said Tuesday Republicans want to force a "radical vision" on the nation, accusing the opposition party of moving so far to the right that even one of its beloved figures, Ronald Reagan, could not win a GOP presidential primary.
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Didn’t everyone also say in 1979 that Reagan couldn’t win the nomination?
He’s wrong about why but he’s right.
“Think about that. Ronald Reagan, who as I recall was not accused of being a tax-and-spend socialist, understood repeatedly that when the deficit started to get out of control that for him to make a deal he would have to propose both spending cuts and tax increases,” Obama said. “He did it multiple times. He could not get through a Republican primary today.”
The East Coast country club, executive type of GOP establishment didn’t like Reagan back in the day and we are going to get stuck with their pick of Romney. Sad......
This gigantic bag of crap is neither. He is a Communist usurper and a charlatan.
Reagan would have been at the Tea Party rallies. No doubt.
The donkey speaks the truth by accident. Reagan would not win GOP nomination with present day idiots. This is not your father’s GOP for sure!
You do not speak for the GOP or many Americans for that matter.
And you would not make a pimple on Ronald Reagan’s ass so STFU
I remember well. He had Rat Speaker Tip O’Neill telling him that EVERY budget he submitted was dead-on-arrival in the House. Reagan raised taxes because he was forced to to deal with the Rats. And back then, most of the Rats actually wanted America to succeed and stay strong. I do not believe that is true today.
I totally disagree that Reagan would not survive a Republican primary today, although I admit the establishment Pubbies have been very successful at front-loading their loser RINOs since Reagan. But Reagan was the best communicator in my lifetime, and I think he had the ability to cut through the noise and make his case. Though now the MSM is also a far more malicious advocate for the left, Reagan had a way about him that put them in their place. Don’t forget his “I paid for this mic” moment. Awesome!!
Obama is a moron.
We learned in the Reagan wera that Democrats cannot be trusted. We learned we cannot make deals with them. We learned that they do not negotiate in good faith.
Well, if Ronald Reagan were here, you damn sure wouldn’t be.
“Hes wrong about why but hes right.”
President Reagan is probably spinning in his grave now.
LOL. They tried to reject him in 1980. They did reject him in 1976. They did their best to undermine him during his administration. The republican party establishment never liked Reagan until he was out of power. Then it was “Me and Ronnie won the cold war together.”
The current R establishment would die a thousand deaths were Reagan running again.
That’s OK, today’s demwits would reject JFK.
So, Obama’s taking notes from the pro-Romney crowd here on FR?
“Reagan would have been at the Tea Party rallies” - Amen to that.
Reagan drew his inspiration from the stories of the days when men stood astride this nation, shore to shore and border to border. Somehow, there seem to be very few such stories being studied or even related today. Those who are in positions of power in the financial and business worlds, seem both timid and devious at the same time, as if they were ashamed of what they had to do to get where they are at. Men in high positions in the government who have never had to go out and defend the honor and trust of the nation in a meaningful way, seem willing to trade away that honor and trust for personal advantage, and for obscure goals in trying to create a fantasy world that has never been functional at any time in history.
Obama has no inkling of what a magnificent force of nature Ronald Reagan was, able to wrest control of the “bully pulpit” of the Presidency from the hands of those who would not, could not, use its potential for the common good, not only of America, but the world, building that beacon that stood at the center of the shining city on the hill.
Perhaps the Reagan era was not America’s finest hour, but those were pretty good times.
Especially considering the dystopia we have sunk into, and which promises to become much, much worse.
They are polar opposites.
A clearcut case of the pot calling the kettle... uh... black.
Obama’s vision is to take America straight into the Marxian State, and anything to the right of that is anathema.
Ronald Reagan would, of course, be utterly and absolutely appalled at the current political monkeyshines.
Today’s Dem Party would reject John Kennedy.
You make a good point with your graphic there. In fact, I think the modern GOP party should be renamed to the CRICKET PARTY! Don’t they sound so pretty when they all chirp together? I wish at least one had a spine.
Reagan also learned that the Dems were lying to him so he fought back by shutting the government down several times to FORCE the spending cuts they “promised” in statute.
Reagan’s last three FY budgets had declining and small deficits even compared to today’s. They were in the $150 billion range.
And back then the liberal MSM types were SCREAMING about debt. Now they look at Obama’s unprecedented deficits and yawn or jump on the “can’t cut because our food will suddenly be poisoned” BS bandwagon.
If any idiot left wing moron gets in my face and tries to argue that limiting the size and scope of the federal government means “kids will get sick and die” or “instantly our air would become toxic” etc. (yes, they make these kind of ridiculous arguements) then I’ll knock them on their ass!
That is correct. He would not want to be part of today’s GOP. Listen to his speeches in the 50’s and 60’s on socialized health care. He touts the Conservative line, not the RINO line.
How dare this ASSCLOWN presume to tell us what WE would do. Next thing you know, he’ll be telling the Supreme Court what to do...
Really? Why do you care who we could elect?
Really? Why do you care who we could elect?
JFK would be considered a republican today. He was staunchly anti-communist and a capitalist, unlike today’s democrats.
No they would not have!
Not many who have always been died in the wool Democrats around here admit to being Democrats because of jackasses like Obama who have moved so far to the left they are circling the planet.
Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romney would be on the opposite side of every major issue facing America today.
Hardly. The country hadn’t yet been through the hell Clinton and Obama have put it through. The rino leaders of the party wouldn’t want him but they didn’t want him then either.
Besides I always listen to liberal Marxists telling me about what my side would and wouldn’t want.
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