View Poll Results: Was Ronald Reagan the best President of the all times?

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    I agree Reagan was a great leader. I said that earlier in this thread.

    But the constant pointing at Carter 'years' as being awful and the reason Reagan's was needed is a bit unfair. Many of the things that were making Americans unhappy and questioning our place in the world happened during other Admins. Vietnam wasn't Carter's doing, nor was Watergate, nor the Oil Crisis.

    The end of the Nixon Admin and Ford's time in the WH were damn bad, probably worse than Carter's.

    Carter inherited a lot of BS, as has Obama.

    I'm not saying Carter was a good president, he wasn't, but much of the darkness and despair wasn't his doing.
    I agree, but we perceived the Carter years as being very bad and the Reagan years as being very good . Niether of those perceptions really hold true to historical reality, but...

    when leadership is the issue being discussed, perception matters more than reality.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    I agree, but we perceived the Carter years as being very bad and the Reagan years as being very good . Niether of those perceptions really hold true to historical reality, but...

    when leadership is the issue being discussed, perception matters more than reality.
    Perhaps we can agree that Carter being perceived as a weaker leader, and Reagan as a stronger one was highlighted by the fact that one superseded the other. There are of course other reasons as well.

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    I agree, but we perceived the Carter years as being very bad and the Reagan years as being very good . Niether of those perceptions really hold true to historical reality, but...

    when leadership is the issue being discussed, perception matters more than reality.
    Most of politics is nothing but perception.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Perhaps we can agree that Carter being perceived as a weaker leader, and Reagan as a stronger one was highlighted by the fact that one superseded the other. There are of course other reasons as well.
    That is the perception, but not the reality. Carter gave us four years of peace. As i documented in earlier posts on this thread, Reagan stole the election by bribing the Iranians to hold the hostages until after the election, armed Iran, illegally supported terrorist Contrast in Nicaragua with money from cocaine sales, and got us into a complete fiasco in Lebanon. The claim that he ended the cold war is complete BS, Gorbachev and his supporters did that.

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Everyone has already forgotten that Reagan wasted billions of dollars, set air traffic safety back at least ten years and indirectly caused plane crashes by firing nearly all experienced air traffic controllers.

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    He was a RINO.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Everyone has already forgotten that Reagan wasted billions of dollars, set air traffic safety back at least ten years and indirectly caused plane crashes by firing nearly all experienced air traffic controllers.
    Which plane crashes did Reagan cause?
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    In 1984 Ronald Reagan got the best result in history of the United Staates Of America. The Reaganomics were popular all around the world. Do you think that he was the greatest President of the United States?
    He gave amnesty to nearly 3 million illegals which resulted in the 12-20 million illegals we now have in this country, Iran contra, he wiped his ass with the 2nd amendment with the Hughes amendment and created a list of those he ban from owning guns under the guise of the firearm owners protection act and I am sure if I dug deeper I can find other things Reagan did that ****ed up.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    He gave amnesty to nearly 3 million illegals which resulted in the 12-20 million illegals we now have in this country, Iran contra, he wiped his ass with the 2nd amendment with the Hughes amendment and created a list of those he ban from owning guns under the guise of the firearm owners protection act and I am sure if I dug deeper I can find other things Reagan did that ****ed up.
    Pioneered the first cap and trade system!

    Massive increase in police-based authoritarianism. (but a lot of conservatives seem to favor this)

    Reversed the trend of America paying off its debt.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    That is the perception, but not the reality. Carter gave us four years of peace. As i documented in earlier posts on this thread, Reagan stole the election by bribing the Iranians to hold the hostages until after the election, armed Iran, illegally supported terrorist Contrast in Nicaragua with money from cocaine sales, and got us into a complete fiasco in Lebanon. The claim that he ended the cold war is complete BS, Gorbachev and his supporters did that.
    Four years of peace? How about four years of not responding to acts of war?

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