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Quotations from Chairman Reagan. These may surprise you.

I post them because they are about 25 years out of date, and he is no longer alive. Which should cover the political talk thing. Additionally most of them are amusing and only mildly political.

"Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known."
Ronald Reagan (In other words you don't tear down the house generations have built on the Foundations of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.)


I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.
Ronald Reagan


If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
Ronald Reagan


People do not make wars; governments do.
Ronald Reagan (Tell that to Osama bin Laden.)

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/r/ronald_reagan_1.html

The one quotation I couldn't find is one I remember extremely well. "The trouble with being the leader of the Republican party is that the right hand doesn't know what the extreme right hand is doing." I believe it was before he was elected President.

Rob

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Can't find the quote?

Is there a chance he didn't say it?

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if I show a link with a quote that is similar

will you accept it?

Supposedly by Reagan.

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(NT) Link?
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Looks like he did say it. I tip my hat to you, JP.

and thank you very much. I spent quite a bit of time looking but odds are I phrased my search poorly.

Rob

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Read it again

He didn't say it

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(NT) It's in there.
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(NT) You really can't see the difference???
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Close enough

Sometimes our right hand doesn't know what our far right hand is doing.

Diana

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"The trouble with being the leader of the Republican party"

No it's not close enough.

The meaning is absolutely different

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Loved these esp. the last

The credibility gap is so great in Washington they told us the truth the other day hoping we wouldn't believe it.

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
Government is not the solution. Government is the problem.

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

Diana

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Well most of Reagan's pithy remarks were written for him

And there is a chance he didn't say it, but somebody close to him did, because it occurred around the time of our departure from the US, and it stuck in my head very solidly.

Is there a chance that it was edited from the record? I'd say that's as likely as him not saying it. But I don't want to get drawn any farther into this.

It is clear that Reagan was no Tea Party follower, and had no inclination to tear it all down and start over, nor was he bigotted regarding race, strongly supporting the Civil Rights Act, and the acceptance of anyone deemed an American. I'd like to know what his views were on Mexican illegals who are so valuable to the American Economy.

He did have a weakness for old movie references: "I paid for this microphone" and the fictional pilot who rides the out of control airplane down to keep a trapped crew-mate company. So I'm not the only one whose credibility is suspect here.

Rob

I think I'll push the Andrew Mynarsky story again, a true story of one pilot's self sacrifice to attempt to free a trapped crew-man. But it's a Canadian story. Just Google Andrew Mynarsky VC. The odd thing is that the guy he was trying to free was thrown clear in the final crash, survived with barely a scratch and it was his testimony that led to Mynarsky getting the VC. One of the two flying Lancasters in the world is dedicated to him, carries his identification codes and flies out of Mount Hope Airport near Hamilton at the Canadian Warplane Heritage. If you've been to Old Rhinebeck as I have several times, CWH at Mount Hope is really worth a visit because almost everything there flies.

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Most Presidental pity remarks are written for them.

All presidents

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Depends....

Reagan used to do quite a lot of writing, and offhand remarks are not always scripted, or at last they didn't used to be.

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At the risk of being deleted,

I think most of Obama's pithy remarks are his own.

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Perhaps...

can't think of one. I thought they all came from his teleprompter.

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No,

"bitter clingers" was winging it (methinks)

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Are you sure...

he didn't swipe it from the funny papers as he is wont to do?

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(NT) Did Sarah swipe it from Obama as she is wont to do?
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(NT) Sarah Palin Uses Obama's Bitter Clingers At Bachmann Rally
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I can understand

Why you don?t want to get drawn any farther into this because it is very clear that Ronald Reagan did not say what you posted.

Fact checking is not that hard. It can save people lots of embarrassment.

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Ronald Reagan did not say what you posted.

got any examples "of Obama's pithy remarks"?

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ease off

a link was provided

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"ease off"

A link was provided.
I didn't waste my time with that "link".

Ronald Reagan did not say "The trouble with being the leader of the Republican party is that the right hand doesn't know what the extreme right hand is doing."

Sorry, but being accurate does count.

Some poeple seem to have no problem posting/accepting "factually incorrect" items

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So you now

only read 'selected' links?

Mark

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(NT) yes
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That limits your responses

and understanding then doesn't it.

A good debater considers all sources.

Mark

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debaters, debate

others try to force their views on others?

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One really does have to consider the source.

A word or phrase here or there can change entire meanings, even when they are remembered "extremely well."

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I can't find it at Reagan Library online

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