Comments on: Chasing the Reagan Legacy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/chasing-the-reagan-legacy/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/chasing-the-reagan-legacy/#comment-64154 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:06:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14663#comment-64154 The Reagan legacy is the adoption of absurd economic beliefs by the right wing that have marked the decline of the US as a serious economic power in the world as a result of the structural deficits it builds into the US government’s budget.

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By: scythe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/chasing-the-reagan-legacy/#comment-63848 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 07:37:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14663#comment-63848 romney and ryan need to be seen holding a chimpanzee,

at least once.

it worked for ronald,

but not for michael jackson

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By: hyperlux http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/chasing-the-reagan-legacy/#comment-63846 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 03:19:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14663#comment-63846 I think in hindsight many of us in the Bush-lite era yearned for the clear sense of direction that Reagan offered – coupled unexpectedly as it was with real flair and political acumen.

But what today’s conservative pundits have to contend with is the reality of history – Reagan had to dodge a lot of bullets (real and figurative) in order to make 2 terms. One of those was a growing deficit that his initial tax cuts fostered. This was paid for by subsequent tax increases. Although, it must be said, those increases were not against the wealthy – it took Clinton to knock the deficit out of the ball park, by upping the tax rate on the highest tiers.

These are the fact that most modern day republicans can’t quite come to accept:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/article s/2012/01/05/did_reagan_raise_taxes_let_ gop_candidates_answer_112640.html

Thanks for the wistful look back.

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/chasing-the-reagan-legacy/#comment-63839 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 23:49:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14663#comment-63839 A good man does not wish harm on the innocent. Ronald Reagan was a good man, and the whole country knew it. He put us all on our feet again, as a single country.

No one high in American politics today seems like this, sadly.

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By: ARJTurgot2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/chasing-the-reagan-legacy/#comment-63719 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:50:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14663#comment-63719 The problem is nostalgia is just not what it used to be. Among the other things that Reagan did was introduce Lee Atwater into American politics. The fight is now hand-to-hand because of the cycle of escalation. Also, Reagan demonstrated a complete contempt for science fact, the evidence of reality, and for the ability of the news media to focus on anything but the trivial.

Sadly, both Obama or Romney have it in them to be good leaders, and despite the stupidity expressed of them, are both good men. The modern political era, which starts in no small measure with Reagan, makes it difficult for people to see that.

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/chasing-the-reagan-legacy/#comment-63710 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:40:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14663#comment-63710 Thank you for giving the man his human face back!
It’s too easy to let that fade; eight years after he died and 23 years after his presidency ended, and it’s especially easy to forget the real man while his image is so frequently being abused and subtly retouched to suit various modern political agendas.

No matter which brand of politics one supports, I believe it was Reagan’s humanity, humility and genuine respect for his fellows that enabled him to work effectively with Congress. If modern politicians wish to imitate him, perhaps they should start by practising each day the deep, genuine character qualities that almost inexhaustibly enabled Reagan to work with others and get things done.

An examination of how some of his apparent policies changed over time has revealed to me a willingness to learn, and to reverse course where new information yields new understanding, or where new circumstances require a new approach. Give us the humility to take this intelligent approach, once again…

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By: tomwinans http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/chasing-the-reagan-legacy/#comment-63694 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:34:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14663#comment-63694 Perhaps it is worth note that your father made such an impression on the US that even Mr. Obama appeals at times to the Reagan era … proof that your father’s style and thinking spanned party boundaries rather than polarized for the sake of such.

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By: tomwinans http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/chasing-the-reagan-legacy/#comment-63691 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:30:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14663#comment-63691 >> A friend said: “I’m tired of being uninspired.”

This is it in a nutshell!

>> so much so that pursuing the presidency wasn’t a career move, it was a calling.

This is the proof of love of country and commitment to action.

We need far more of this type of person on both sides of the aisle, for it is this type of person who can lead through the changes we in the US so desperately need.

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By: Texas19 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/chasing-the-reagan-legacy/#comment-63563 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:57:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14663#comment-63563 Thank you Mrs. Davis,
Very nice article about Ronald Reagan, your father, Great American president.
I have always respected him because he was honest, strong, tough and everybody always knew where he stood on the issues.

What conservative values does Romny have anyway? He can’t tell the truth about anything. He really is a massachutes liberal anyway. But really worse, I think he is anti American. He draft dodged the Vietnam war in France, He ships jobs overseas puts his money in swiss banks and doesn’t pay taxes. He says he is against veterans in the 47%.He says one thing , one day and another the next.
Did you know that ROMNY SAID “ I NEVER VOTED FOR REAGAN”

God Bless you, your Family
Nancy and President Ronald Reagan.

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