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    Re: An Independent GOP Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I see what's going on. This atmosphere is definitely orders of magnitude more toxic than it was under Reagan, and you know it.
    I think the atmosphere is more toxic...I don't think the politicians are at fault for that or that politicians are more toxic. I think the 24/7 news cycle, social networking, blogs, forums, youtube, video phones, and other such things all contribute to the toxic nature of political climate far more than how our politicians are. Go look at people's reaction to the leaked McCain "bomb bomb bomb Iran" comment. Now take Reagan's "we're nuking Russia" incident that got some run and place that into the modern age and tell me people wouldn't have acted like Reagan was some kind of reckless unhinged war mongering toxic right wing extremist?

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    Re: An Independent GOP Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I remember a time when Reagan and Tip O'Neil fought each other all day on issues but, at the end of the day, drank beer together. Both of them loved America, and both knew that fact.
    They also played cards together at night.

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    The people in power practice thought control, including hiding their tactics by making people fear that any insight behind the scenes is a conspiracy theory. I dare to believe that they are orchestrating the self-destruction of the GOPers because Obama is their most-favored puppet. They use him to implement America's change to a depressed authoritarian society dependent on those who actually run things and run us into the ground while they feast in high places.

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    Re: An Independent GOP Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I see what's going on. This atmosphere is definitely orders of magnitude more toxic than it was under Reagan, and you know it.
    Yeah, that happens when one side starts fighting back on every front and not just the ones that are obvious.

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    Re: An Independent GOP Mind

    Can you imagine a debate between Reagan and Obama. The left, of course, thinks Obama would mop the floor with Reagan.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: An Independent GOP Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Can you imagine a debate between Reagan and Obama. The left, of course, thinks Obama would mop the floor with Reagan.
    May the best "actor" win, huh?

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