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

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  • I'm a right leaning American, yes

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  • I'm a right leaning American, yes and the United Statss needs a President like him now

    9 9.89%
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    23 25.27%
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    In capitalism supply side is the only side. The cold war was over until a very weak administration allowed lesser powers to restart it. Smart foreign policy understands the proper use of power, both politically and economically. The last seven years have been a text book lesson in what not to do with power.
    Obama has not been president for 7 years.
    So, what specifically did bush do in his last year that offended you, but didn't offend you in his first 7?

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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?
    I'm Canadian, so my view is discounted, but for me Reagan was a great President because he was exactly what America needed at the time. If you'll recall, Reagan came along following the resignation in disgrace of Nixon, the pardon and mediocrity of Ford, and the difficult economic and foreign relations times of Carter, topped off with oil shortages and a failed rescue mission to free the American hostages in Iran. America was collectively depressed and in the dumps and Reagan took America by the scruff of the neck and lifted it up, demanding that Americans have pride in their country and believe that better times were just ahead. There is an incredible and special value to a man who can kick an entire nation in the ass and wake it up from the doldrums.

    But was he the best President ever - I doubt that - but he was damn good and a blessing to America at the time.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Being rich often has little to do with being talented. While being exceptional can make a person rich, the usual method is to be born rich and simply be average, and then stay rich.
    Actually only a minority of the really very rich people inherited their wealth. That being said, unlike you I don't feel that being rich is in and of itself a sin.

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Obama has not been president for 7 years.
    So, what specifically did bush do in his last year that offended you, but didn't offend you in his first 7?
    Rounding error.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    In capitalism supply side is the only side. The cold war was over until a very weak administration allowed lesser powers to restart it. Smart foreign policy understands the proper use of power, both politically and economically. The last seven years have been a text book lesson in what not to do with power.
    Not everything Reagan did in his foreign policy was a success.. Lebanon. Iran Contra. He ended up arming many we are fighting today.

    But IMO his negotiations with the USSR were very good, I give him a lot of credit that. Funny thing about that though was many conservatives and Republicans sharply criticized Reagan back then for talking to and negotiating with the USSR. Some accused him of appeasement. Does that sound familiar?
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    so does the record that sells the most records win the title of "best music"
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    the movie that sells the most tickets?
    etc?
    That's a pretty arrogant and elitist comment. You'd place your views of what's best based on your tastes above the tastes of the public at large.

    Not surprising.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Not everything Reagan did in his foreign policy was a success.. Lebanon. Iran Contra. He ended up arming many we are fighting today.

    But IMO his negotiations with the USSR were very good, I give him a lot of credit that. Funny thing about that though was many conservatives and Republicans sharply criticized Reagan back then for talking to and negotiating with the USSR. Some accused him of appeasement. Does that sound familiar?
    Nothing is perfect where people are involved. I don't know how Lebanon can be considered a failure, other than being susceptible to bombing. I view Iran Contra as Reagans red badge of courage. An anti communist special op that got busted and publicized for partisanship. I remember Ollie North's testimony before congress and how he made Dems look silly and got the American people behind him.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    That's a pretty arrogant and elitist comment. You'd place your views of what's best based on your tastes above the tastes of the public at large.

    Not surprising.
    McDonalds has sold the most hamburgers.


    Sometimes sales has to do with price, access, etc.


    Sometimes lowest common denominator moves sales; it certainly doesn't guarantee quality.

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Nothing is perfect where people are involved. I don't know how Lebanon can be considered a failure, other than being susceptible to bombing. I view Iran Contra as Reagans red badge of courage. An anti communist special op that got busted and publicized for partisanship.
    4 people were killed in Benghazi. We've had Congressional hearing after hearing for no other reason then partisanship. 241 Marines were killed in Lebanon, all Reagan did was cut and run. So please don't point fingers about partisanship, both sides do it. And it's hit record levels the past 6 years.

    I remember Ollie North's testimony before congress and how he made Dems look silly and got the American people behind him.
    The American people were lied to. We're a gullible bunch. Most were behind Bush in 2003 too, but that's changed now that we know the truth.
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