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Obama says today's GOP would reject Ronald Reagan
AP ^ | April 2, 2012 | KEN THOMAS

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; reagan
The donkey speaks.
1 posted on 04/03/2012 2:16:24 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Didn’t everyone also say in 1979 that Reagan couldn’t win the nomination?


2 posted on 04/03/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’s wrong about why but he’s right.


3 posted on 04/03/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“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.”


4 posted on 04/03/2012 2:23:27 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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......


5 posted on 04/03/2012 2:26:51 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: ConservativeStatement
This affirmative action poster-boy is not fit to speak Reagan's name, much less pontificate upon his political philosophy. Ronald Reagan was a great man and a great American, a true man of the people.

This gigantic bag of crap is neither. He is a Communist usurper and a charlatan.

FUBO

6 posted on 04/03/2012 2:27:44 PM PDT by liberty_lvr (Drill Gaia like a 3 am prom date)
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To: cripplecreek
He’s wrong about why but he’s right.

You are correct! Reagan said (and I am paraphrasing) "I didn't leave the Democrat party; the party left me."

Obama is correct that the GOP would reject Reagan today. And Reagan would be SCREAMING: "I didn't leave the Democrat or Republican parties; THEY left me!"
7 posted on 04/03/2012 2:29:40 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ExTxMarine

Reagan would have been at the Tea Party rallies. No doubt.


8 posted on 04/03/2012 2:31:47 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ConservativeStatement

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!


9 posted on 04/03/2012 2:35:04 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dumbass.
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


10 posted on 04/03/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Wow, he's even more desperate than I had previously imagined.
11 posted on 04/03/2012 2:38:16 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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!!


12 posted on 04/03/2012 2:40:54 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.

etc etc


13 posted on 04/03/2012 2:41:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, if Ronald Reagan were here, you damn sure wouldn’t be.


14 posted on 04/03/2012 2:47:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: cripplecreek

“He’s wrong about why but he’s right.”

I agree.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 2:50:49 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

President Reagan is probably spinning in his grave now.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 2:53:07 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 2:54:25 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s OK, today’s demwits would reject JFK.


18 posted on 04/03/2012 3:11:00 PM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: All
...and the GOP response...


19 posted on 04/03/2012 3:22:44 PM PDT by j_k_l
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To: ConservativeStatement

So, Obama’s taking notes from the pro-Romney crowd here on FR?


20 posted on 04/03/2012 3:24:25 PM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: ilgipper

“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.


21 posted on 04/03/2012 3:24:42 PM PDT by alloysteel (College "education" may be the worst mischief to be inflicted upon the next generation.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Obozo is conflating the RINO GOP with responsible Conservatives registered as Republicans.

They are polar opposites.

22 posted on 04/03/2012 3:26:32 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 3:27:38 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: ConservativeStatement

Today’s Dem Party would reject John Kennedy.


24 posted on 04/03/2012 3:30:56 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: j_k_l

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.


25 posted on 04/03/2012 3:32:48 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: RatRipper

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!


26 posted on 04/03/2012 3:39:32 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


27 posted on 04/03/2012 3:42:52 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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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...


28 posted on 04/03/2012 4:32:19 PM PDT by LouD (I stand with Scott Walker)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Really? Why do you care who we could elect?


29 posted on 04/03/2012 4:42:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Really? Why do you care who we could elect?


30 posted on 04/03/2012 4:42:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Brilliant

JFK would be considered a republican today. He was staunchly anti-communist and a capitalist, unlike today’s democrats.


31 posted on 04/03/2012 4:46:50 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: ConservativeStatement

Obama says today's GOP would reject Ronald Reagan

They already have...


32 posted on 04/03/2012 4:51:32 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No they would not have!


33 posted on 04/03/2012 4:55:30 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: COBOL2Java
Obama says today's GOP would reject Ronald Reagan

They already have...



I dunno; now that Gene Simmons has come out for Romney, we may be seeing an altogether different side to ole Willard:


34 posted on 04/03/2012 4:57:52 PM PDT by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


35 posted on 04/03/2012 5:01:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: COBOL2Java
BINGO!! You got that in before I did.

Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romney would be on the opposite side of every major issue facing America today.

36 posted on 04/03/2012 5:35:16 PM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


37 posted on 04/03/2012 5:56:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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