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  •  Re: the candidate vs. president Nixon: (1+ / 0-)
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    Yes, he did some good things (eg. the EPA, & China), but his name is still tainted. Let me repeat, this Republican's name is still tained. Don't encourage them in rehabilitating it, like they did successfully w/ Ronald Reagan. You know that these Repubs can bend reality & deny the truth to such an extent that could rehab Nixon, if they set their minds to it. Just look at what they've done to poor Jimmy Carter's name, while Dems just stood by & let them do it.  So, if Repubs want to bash Rmoney by comparing him to Nixon -- I say, stand back and let 'em.

    Where have I heard this before? "Let the stench be the stench."

    •  much truth in statement, Kemo-Debbie. (2+ / 0-)
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      But for decades, the growing spinelessness of democrats has been a problem. They made it worse by trying to compete for corporate dollars, even though corporate types were fucking the entire country.

      Reagan's post-expiration emergence of his sainthood status has always amazed me.  At first, I thought it was a joke.  Given the multiple ways he fucked up, and how his last four years were a study in senile dementia,  I always feared that those who controlled his last 4 years, were simply laying the groundwork for their own dominence over our political cystern.

      Why are so many democrats spineless in the face of lies? Why do so many cave in when faced with unadulterated attacks based on bullshit? Why are so many embarrassed about liberal successes?

      Where's the pride? The acknowledgement of huge accomplishments? The bettering of society has always, and will always , be our most honorable goal.

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 05:49:06 PM PDT

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      •  Nice comment. One thing that (3+ / 0-)
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        gets me about Reagan- and it doesn't bother me that much since we have Clinton and Obama- is how it always comes back to Ronnie these days.

        I'm 46 years old, so I was in 8th grade when Reagan was first elected.  I remember very little of that period. AND I'M A HUGELY OVEREDUCATED POLITICO.  There's no way the average voter under 50, and nobody under 40, remembers much about St. Ronnie.   When I hear Paul Ryan wax poorly about Carter or Reagan, I just shake my head.  Paul Ryan has absolutely no earthly idea about any detail in Reagan's presidency.  None.

        Reagan is a far away God object: immortal, omnipresent, omnipotent,  unknowable, unforgettable.

        From Neocon to sane- thanks to Obama- and Kos.

        by satrap on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 05:55:12 PM PDT

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        •  I'm 55 and I remember. (1+ / 0-)

          I remember:
          Astronomical interest rates
          Massive home foreclosures
          Reagan Ranches (communities of people living under bridges)
          Steel mills closing
          Union busting (starting with the air traffic controllers)

          I'm always surprised when people reminisce about the "Good ole Reagan days."

          I'm really glad you don't buy into the revisionist history of the Reagan years.

          •  that's my solar orbits, as well. (0+ / 0-)

            weird times, under reagan

            What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

            by agnostic on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 06:19:24 AM PDT

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