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?
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