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Was Ronald Reagan, the senile old goat, the worst President of all time?

bob 2011/12/01 14:59:31
Ronald Reagan was the senile old goat as president
Ronald Reagan was not a senile old goat as president
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  • Wolfman Lee 2011/12/27 15:57:59
    Wolfman
    +1
    Oooooe, I hit a sore spot, didn't I. He was a libby's worst nightmare, wasn't he.? Certainly the greatest President of the 20th century.

    ronald reagan
  • Lee Wolfman 2011/12/27 20:05:34
    Lee
    Reagan is America's worst nightmare. Most people just don't realize it yet.

    Reaganism has taken this country down, and it still threatens our nation.
  • Wolfman Lee 2011/12/28 00:10:42
    Wolfman
    +1
    He should be on Mt. Rushmore and on some denomination of money. We should return to the principles of Reaganomics.

    reagan on rushmore reagan on money reaganomics
  • Lee Wolfman 2011/12/28 14:34:46 (edited)
    Lee
    Reagan should be on Mt. Trashmore.

    . . . And on the $10,000 bill . . . Monopoly money of course.

    GW Bush rigidly adhered to the "principles" of Reagonamics, and it sank our economy.

    Ronald Reagan and Reaganomics have caused tremendous damage to this nation.

    Trickle down economics just does not work. It makes the rich richer, and it makes everyone else poorer.

    reaganomics caused damage nation trickle economics work rich richer poorer
  • Wolfman Lee 2011/12/29 03:09:36
    Wolfman
    +1
    Reganomics saved our counrty from the nightmare that was Jimmy Carter. It would have worked with Bush had 9-11 not happened.
  • Lee Wolfman 2011/12/29 03:19:04
    Lee
    Total Bullsh*t.

    Plummeting oil prices saved our country from the nightmare of high energy prices that caused misery and stagflation.

    Reaganomics gave us tremendously high yearly budget deficits, a continuously mounting national debt, careless deregulation, and just plain bad governance overall . . . and that eventually resulted in GW's Great recession.
  • Wolfman Lee 2011/12/29 05:43:16
    Wolfman
    Total nonsense. You are revising economic history.

    Carter had us locked in runaway inflation and depression. Ronald Reagan reduced capital gains and cut taxes across the board. He returned us into an even keel and destroyed the Soviet Union in the process.

    Again, It would have worked with Bush had 9-11 not happened.
    History will remember Carter in a better light now that we've had the Obamination.
  • Jimbo 2011/12/01 15:25:25
    None of the above
    Jimbo
    +3
    The worst in my lifetime was Dubya. One of the best was his dad that ran the executive in Reagan's second term. Cheney unfortunately ran it for his son.
  • sharebear817 2011/12/01 15:23:40
    My vote for the worst President of all time is ......
    sharebear817
    +3
    george w. bush
  • Lee sharebe... 2011/12/27 11:15:29
    Lee
    GW was bad, but only because he embraced and followed the "principles" of Reaganism.
  • sharebe... Lee 2011/12/28 05:03:21
    sharebear817
    i dont remember much about either reagan and bush srs presidency.
  • Lee sharebe... 2011/12/28 14:30:51 (edited)
    Lee
    In my opinion, George Herbert Walker Bush (George Sr) wasn't a bad President at all.

    He had been Reagan's Vice President, but unlike Reagan, George Sr. had some common sense.

    Sure he got into trouble when he famously pledged not to raise taxes, "Read my lips . . . NO NEW TAXES." And then later, during his Presidency, he realized that more revenue was necessary in order to keep the deficit down, and he broke that promise by raising taxes.

    In other words, George Senior did the right thing. He made a decision, saw it wasn't working out, reconsidered, and rescinded that decision . . . and lost political capital in the process.

    Neither Reagan or George Junior (GW) would have chosen to do the right thing for the American people. Both of them would have preserved their political capital in the short term at the expense of American people in the long term.

    George Senior was actually a pretty decent President and a decent man as well. He thought first about the American people, and not his own short term political gains.

    His son, though was a total disaster. His hero was Ronald Reagan who was completely irresponsible. Reagan curried favor with his rich friends by drastically lowering taxes, especially for high earners. As a result, revenue was much less than it otherwise would hav...



    In my opinion, George Herbert Walker Bush (George Sr) wasn't a bad President at all.

    He had been Reagan's Vice President, but unlike Reagan, George Sr. had some common sense.

    Sure he got into trouble when he famously pledged not to raise taxes, "Read my lips . . . NO NEW TAXES." And then later, during his Presidency, he realized that more revenue was necessary in order to keep the deficit down, and he broke that promise by raising taxes.

    In other words, George Senior did the right thing. He made a decision, saw it wasn't working out, reconsidered, and rescinded that decision . . . and lost political capital in the process.

    Neither Reagan or George Junior (GW) would have chosen to do the right thing for the American people. Both of them would have preserved their political capital in the short term at the expense of American people in the long term.

    George Senior was actually a pretty decent President and a decent man as well. He thought first about the American people, and not his own short term political gains.

    His son, though was a total disaster. His hero was Ronald Reagan who was completely irresponsible. Reagan curried favor with his rich friends by drastically lowering taxes, especially for high earners. As a result, revenue was much less than it otherwise would have been, and the national debt tripled during Reagan's time in office.

    GW followed Reagan's approach as closely as possible. He took Clinton's legacy of a decent economy, good international relations, and a history of balanced budgets . . . and completely DESTROYED it. Like Reagan, GW reduced taxes for high earners, which of course reduced revenue, and he doubled the national debt once again.

    In summary, George Sr wasn't a bad President, and GW was, like Reagan, a horrible President . . . . Because GW emulated Reagan's policies at every opportunity.
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  • Sam DePecan 2011/12/01 15:23:04
    None of the above
    Sam DePecan
    +3
    No, none of those stories were ever really substantiated. The one who really came up with some wild 'n crazy ideas and stuff was Jack Kennedy . . . And BOTH; He AND HIS Brother, used to run around the White House; bragging about how many times each one of them had Gonorrhea. I mean all the Kennedys have proven to have been nothing but an Entire Family of Sexually-Motivated Freaks . . . But the thing is, once you die an untimely-death, you are sort of seen as being better-than-everyone-else.
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2011/12/01 15:21:47
    None of the above
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +2
    Woodrow Wilson, Truman, Nixon, Bush, Obama, Bush Sr, Jimmy Carter, Hoover, and a few more could hold that title instead.
  • doc 2011/12/01 15:18:42
    Undecided
    doc
    +4
    I dislike Reagan however he did pull this country together emotionally. We were a bitterly divided nation after Vietnam and the populace treated our military horribly. Reagan changed all that and changed people's views of our troops. (Watch the metamorphosis of ideology on how we treated Johnny Rambo from the movie First Blood to the movie Rambo: First Blood 2). While his politics are suspect (that whole Noriega thing) his grandfatherly ways changed how Americans felt about themselves.
  • Rebecca 2011/12/01 15:16:57
    None of the above
    Rebecca
    +2
    There have been worse.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2011/12/01 15:14:14
    None of the above
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +6
    LOL. Ronald Reagan was our GREATEST president. If for no other reason than he DESTROYED the Soviet Union and freed millions of people there and all over eastern Europe. If you're a leftist, maybe that is why you hate him?
  • Zuggi Aqua Su... 2011/12/01 15:16:55
    Zuggi
    +1
    Communism destroyed itself, because it was a terrible system.
  • Jimbo Aqua Su... 2011/12/01 15:28:49 (edited)
    Jimbo
    +1
    ROFLMAO. Reagan had the least to do with it. Nixon sold sophisticated radar to China, opened trade forcing Russia to add a million troops to that front. Carter built 7 boomers forcing the Bear to build 16 to avoid a first strike. Reagan sold arms for oil production (AWACs to the Saudis, armed Iraq/Iran for war) pushing the price down to $14/bbl.
  • Quietma... Jimbo 2011/12/01 17:30:09
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Facts Jimbo not your fantasyland crap:
    Late 1979-1980: Carter Abandons Last Vestiges of Nuclear Disarmament Policies Worn down by incessant opposition from conservatives, neoconservatives, and hawks in both Republican and Democratic parties, President Carter has by now abandoned his goal of drastically reducing the amount of nuclear weapons in the US and Soviet arsenals (see Mid-January, 1977). Not only has he withdrawn the already-signed SALT II treaty from consideration for Senate ratification (see June 18, 1979-Winter 1979), he has deployed nuclear missiles in Europe, approved development of the MX missile (see

    http://www.historycommons.org...
  • Phantom Aqua Su... 2011/12/01 17:49:46
    Phantom
    +1
    Reagan took credit for distroying the Soviet Union, When in fact the Soviet Union distroyed itself.
  • VT 2011/12/01 15:12:29
    None of the above
    VT
    +1
    It's hard for me to say since I was ten years old at the time. But then my parents where doing okay. We had a roof over our heads, food to eat, not the most fashionable clothes, but at least we had them. But I did not have an allowance, I did have a lawn mower that I pushed around all over town to make a few bucks.
  • Sam DeP... VT 2011/12/01 15:32:24
    Sam DePecan
    +2
    Do you remember ever mowing any yards with Forclosure Signs posted on the front lawn or at the entrance of the home? Liberals not only have a tendency to forget what happened 10-12-15-20 Years ago, etc . . . Liberals also have a short-memory about what happened this morning . . . Particularly those Liberals in the News Media have been plagued with that "Memoryosisitis" whatever . . . .
  • Zuggi 2011/12/01 15:10:12
    Undecided
    Zuggi
    +3
    He ranks up there, but no one can beat Nixon.
  • bob Zuggi 2011/12/01 15:14:32
  • Jimbo Zuggi 2011/12/01 17:01:42
    Jimbo
    +1
    Nixon other than being paranoid, lying and sending the IRS after enemies was not the bad president progressives make him out to be. Got us out of Viet Nam, wanted de-regulated oil prices subject to a windfall profits tax, wanted national healthcare. Not the best but not the worst either.
  • Zuggi Jimbo 2011/12/01 23:39:40
    Zuggi
    The damage he did to our political process was incalculable.
  • Wolfman Zuggi 2011/12/29 06:22:47
    Wolfman
    What damage to our political process was that?
  • Zuggi Wolfman 2011/12/29 14:30:51
    Zuggi
    Nixon? Are you serious?
  • Wolfman Zuggi 2011/12/29 15:00:13
    Wolfman
    Yes. I would like you to explain your statement. Can you?
  • Zuggi Wolfman 2011/12/29 15:28:30
    Zuggi
    Watergate: destroying trust.
    Bribery: Agnew.
    etc
  • Amasaman 2011/12/01 15:09:11
    My vote for the worst President of all time is ......
    Amasaman
    +5
    Jimmy Carter, but Obama's not far behind. (He still has another year to either improve, or diminish, his standings.)
  • Brian 2011/12/01 15:07:18 (edited)
    None of the above
    Brian
    +5
    I'll take a whole herd of senile old goats like him any day of the week and twice on Sundays, he was far better than the stuff that comes out the south end of the north bound pigs we have to deal with now!
  • Stonecipher 2011/12/01 15:03:21
    Ronald Reagan was not a senile old goat as president
    Stonecipher
    +1
    Unfortunately, at a later years he had dementia.
  • Brian Stoneci... 2011/12/01 15:10:58
    Brian
    +10
    Ronald Reagan, on his worst day did a better job than this current President could do in ten life times
  • Lee Brian 2011/12/27 20:07:38
    Lee
    Ronald Reagan and Reaganism have given this country plenty of bad days, and many of them still lie ahead.
  • Tom 2011/12/01 15:02:16
    None of the above
    Tom
    +7
    Senile or not, he was ten times more effective than Obama has been.
  • COCO Tom 2011/12/02 01:10:52
    COCO
    +1
    Agreed.
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2011/12/01 15:01:14
    None of the above
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +7
    Classy bob...real classy. (sarcasm alert) :/

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