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  •  All those other presidents (3+ / 0-)
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    who told Gorbachev to tear down the wall.  All none of them.

    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. - A. Einstein

    by clonecone on Fri Jan 18, 2008 at 04:41:06 PM PST

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    •  OK... (1+ / 0-)
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      full quote:

      There was a time when a president did not speak just to Americans -- he spoke to the world. People thousands of miles away would gather to listen to someone they called, without irony, "the leader of the free world." Men and women in Nazi-occupied Europe would huddle around shortwave radios to listen to President Franklin Roosevelt. Millions cheered in Berlin when President John F. Kennedy stood with them and said, "Ich bin ein Berliner." Millions of people imprisoned behind the Iron Curtain silently cheered the day President Reagan declared, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Even if these ordinary men and women did not always agree with our policies, they looked to our president and saw a person -- and a nation -- they could trust.

      I think the emphasis is somewhat different if you include the preceding sentences, is all.

      •  "they looked to our president and saw a person" (0+ / 0-)

        A person.  A means one.  Not people.  Person.

        We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. - A. Einstein

        by clonecone on Fri Jan 18, 2008 at 04:56:17 PM PST

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      •  But, but, but, he said (1+ / 0-)
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        "Reagan" and did not condemn him, his policies and everything he stood for or did.  Therefore he really stands for and supports Reagan.  Because if he didn't, he would have condemned him in that statement.   He should have spoken out against Reagan then, as soon as his name came up.  But instead, he spoke of Reagan in glowing terms.  How could he?  How dare he?  He said that Reagan was a president that people could trust.  Clearly, he is a tool of the far right.

        snark

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