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  •  Reagan lovers offend me n/t (4+ / 0-)
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    "There must be a penalty for doing what George W Bush and those who pulled his strings have done. Or it will probably be done again, and worse."

    by Sun dog on Thu May 07, 2009 at 12:31:42 PM PDT

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    •  Duly noted. (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't like them either.

      "Half of my life, I spent doing time for some other fucker's crime. The other half's found me stumbling 'round drunk on burgundy wine." -R. Hunter

      by mungley on Thu May 07, 2009 at 01:00:09 PM PDT

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      •  Don't get me wrong (3+ / 0-)
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        mungley, Terminus, Neon Mama

        I understand where you're coming from.  I just feel differently about the need to puncture the myth.  Allowing them that patron saint is what has allowed them to do most of what they've done.  It would be a real shame to see them crawl back out of the ditch using the same tricks.  And they could.  Younger people, even a lot of fairly progressive ones, believe that he was a swell guy who was liked by anyone who matters.  After enough years of trying to run things, there will be plenty of frustrations and negatives to hang on the Democrats. I can easily see the Reagan thing being hung out there again as bait to a 'better time' if more people don't start to see what a cheap trick it is.  As long as he's such a great guy, they can use him to sell bad ideas.  It just might be a few years from now before they can really press it.  They'll just keep going on about how it was straying away from the Sacred Path of Reagan that got them in trouble.  

        One way or another, widespread ignorance can be used to lead people to some really bad places.  Right now, the country is really ignorant about the Reagan thing and how we've gotten into the mess we're in.  

        I know,  we were talking about a dinosaur mascot here weren't we?  Funny how serious I can get but I do think the damage done by the Reagan myth is underestimated and so is the threat.  

        "There must be a penalty for doing what George W Bush and those who pulled his strings have done. Or it will probably be done again, and worse."

        by Sun dog on Thu May 07, 2009 at 01:15:47 PM PDT

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