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Wed Aug 11, 2021, 06:23 PM

Forty years of Raygun- an unmitigated disaster

I hope when history is finally written that Raygun will be recognized as the worst influential President in modern American history. Any unbiased reading of the last 40 years will show that we retreated in every way from the shrinking of the middle class to race relations and unity in America. God I hated him then and I hate him more now. What we are seeing today is all Raygun.

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Reply Forty years of Raygun- an unmitigated disaster (Original post)
Casady1 Aug 11 OP
Bluethroughu Aug 11 #1
AllaN01Bear Aug 11 #2
musette_sf Aug 11 #3
colsohlibgal Aug 11 #4
brush Aug 11 #5
BigmanPigman Aug 11 #6
aggiesal Aug 11 #11
MuseRider Aug 11 #7
Efilroft Sul Aug 11 #9
MuseRider Aug 11 #12
pansypoo53219 Aug 11 #8
Locrian Aug 11 #10
Auggie Aug 11 #16
relayerbob Aug 11 #13
dianaredwing Aug 11 #14
FakeNoose Aug 11 #15
mountain grammy Aug 11 #17
StClone Aug 11 #18

Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 06:29 PM

1. There you go again...Raygun

There I go

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 06:32 PM

2. that name is profanity in my mind .

esp what he did to ca and now the rs want to do it again because they couldnt party , etc?

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 06:40 PM

3. Agree.

TFG never would have made it past the f'n escalator ride without f'n Reagan's initial earth scorching.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 06:56 PM

4. Agree Totally

The long term damage he did is incalculable. He undid FDRs New Deal.

The Top Marginal Tax Rate was 70% when he took over, down some from historical highs a bit. He slashed it to 28% before he left. On top of that he did away with the Fairness Doctrine.....which eventually begat Fox News, OAN, NewsMax, etc.

The B Actor President is hardly ever called to account on this, at least on Mainstream Media.


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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 07:00 PM

5. He also disrupted a lot of LBJ's Great Society gains...

which were more recent than the New Deal programs.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 07:13 PM

6. Most of my life was held hostage by Reagun.

Whether it was the harm he did to unions, mental health care, ignoring AIDS, extreme anti-drug policies, no help for the poor but lots of goodies for the GOP, etc.

Don't even get me started on his extensive crimes. The mutherf**** killed the economy, 12 years of a shitty admin who boasted family values, morality, Christian Right, Iran Contra deal, ...........

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:36 PM

11. I agree, and don't forget that Bull $h1t line he gave during his ...

Admittance speech about Iran/Contra affair, of his part of the crimes committed.
He went on TV to admit what he did was illegal.
"A few months ago, I told the American people, I did not trade arms for hostages.
My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true. But, the facts and the
evidence tell me it is not. ..."

And the dumb$h1t people bought it.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 07:14 PM

7. I say this all the time too

and most people look at you like you are nuts unless they too were actually paying attention to what they did and not his doddering, head bobbing, jelly bean eating, stupid shucks show.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:34 PM

9. Many clueless X'ers take it as a personal insult when I go scorched earth on his legacy.

He was "their president" as kids or teens growing up, so they must identify in some way with the stage-managed version of that bullshit-spewing bastard.

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:48 PM

12. That makes me want to gag!

Good grief, is that the deepest their brains will take them? Don't answer, we ALL know the answer to that.

My sons thankfully both investigate everything and are right with us on all of that. I taught them young about who wrecked the forward trajectory of this country. There were a lot of people who participated over a good number of years but Reagan captured something I will never understand in people. The willingness to like someone so much that they can get away with anything they want and not ever be questioned or punished. Those 8 years scared the hell out of me and with a few exceptions I have remained either scared or just hella skeptical.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:31 PM

8. why can't historians say it now how he sucked?

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:36 PM

10. raygun sucked - but he was a stooge....

the same type of people that pulled his strings are still at it.

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Response to Locrian (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 09:15 PM

16. +1,000,000,000

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:51 PM

13. Yep. Terrible. Fucked up CA, then fucked up the USA

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:52 PM

14. That's two times

DO NOT ELECT A F...ING ACTOR President of the United States. The only thing they know how to do is ACT. Think about it. They are TRAINED to make people believe lies. Entertainment is fine when the entertained understand that they are being entertained. It is criminal when it masquerades as government policy.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:54 PM

15. This is something the millennials will never understand

I totally agree with you. Ronald Reagan was the beginning of the end.

I was hitting 30 when he got elected, and I still remember how it was in 1980. Our parents and grandparents were the ones who put Reagan in office. Personally I didn't know anybody my age or younger who voted for him. But the things he did during his 8 years in the White House have affected everything and everyone of us for the rest of our lives.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 09:24 PM

17. The one chance we had to stop this runaway train wreck

was re-electing Jimmy Carter and America blew it on Raygun.

I knew we were doomed the day he was elected.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 09:28 PM

18. In my Mind Reagan was the worst thing in the past 50+ years...

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...to happen to the USA. His feeble mind and avuncular style propped up my monied cons were the absolute worst. Name a problem of today and many can be directly linked to the old nuts demented reign of errors.

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