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I'm sure Reagan was personally responsible for each of those.
And commending a president for NOT getting into it with Russia? Neither did Carter. Sweet.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
And W...twice! As for Obama, I think sometimes people underestimate the feeling by some folks that the options are all so terrible that they cast a vote against a ticket (such as one with Palin attached to its ankle) rather than for the ticket they cast a ballot for.
"Which of these bad tickets is the worst? I guess I am forced to vote for the other one then." I find myself having this conversation more and more during election season.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by HappyValley76 12 months ago
...not sure who you are, but I know who WE ARE...
Considering most of Americans are straight party voters, the vote for their party just as much as against the other. Sound logic .
It's actually a survey of majors powers from 1500 forward. It's alittle dated but a good book.
Dominate The State
For the economic part he is. With the tax reform act of 86 to the tax equity and fisc resp of 83 I think he sure did.
Our county was blossoming when he left. Not in the shitter as it was under Carter.
It doesn't matter what you study. It's an opinion.
It's your opinion that Ronald Reagan was a great President. He also raised taxes, and one could make the argument he could never get elected today as a Republican.
Someone on here could argue Nixon was great, or Ford, or Carter or Bush I, or Clinton, or Bush II, or Obama.
As the saying goes, opinions are like [Mark Emmert], everybody has one and you should never share it with strangers.
This post was edited by alb409 12 months ago
Hahaha now that is a joke!!!
I agree. Straight party voting is one of the reasons things are so screwed up. It is also why people are so damn uniformed about everything. "I am a so and so, so there is no need to become informed about this issue and that issue, because the so and so's represent my thoughts and interests completely." What could go wrong?
Straight party is almost as bad as single issue voters. Those are the worst.
Still waiting for someone to name a better president in their opinion...
psu2013's comment really has nothing to do with Jay's lack of qualifications. This is obviously based on political leanings. Jay has made no secret that he holds liberal political/social views. I assume psu2013 does not. After all, how much more qualified can you actually be to run for office? Jay is a very good public speaker and writer, is obviously very intelligent, can schmooze with the best of them, has name recognition and has basically been under a microscope for his entire professional career. I'd say that he's overqualified. At least more so than that nutbag Rand Paul.
This post was edited by OtownPSU 12 months ago
Why exactly is Rand Paul a nutbag?
For nearly all the reasons he said psu2013 called out Jay. It's bash the guy from the other party who doesn't like my guy while I do the same thing but it is ok.
Ya, jay is no where near qualified for office at any level other than state. Get some experience first then run.
Hell, let him run something or be in charge of something without daddy holding his hand FOR ONCE IN HIS LIFE before some think he is qualified bc he has written a few articles.
Actually straight party voting has some merit. In theory if you mix your party voting you essentially want gridlock, and no policy changes. If you want the best chance for policy changes the best way to do it is vote for a single party, as they are mor elikely to go along, regardless of their individual preferences. Thus why it is called party politics. Granted, this (like everything else) is not a 100% truth.
Single issue voters are terrible though.
I don't care that Jay is a lib. I care that he has no experience ever doing anything other than being daddy's boy on his coaching staff.
Accomplish something, then think about running. Lead something. Then run. Just don't write an editorial and run.
Yeah he gets some credit. He gets credit for timing his presidency perfectly with an event that was going to happen with or without him.
How do you feel about running up the national debt? Reagan tripled the national debt while in office, and many economist blame him for the recession that poor Bush I had to deal with. Basically, by dramatically increasing spending while at the same time cutting taxes he caused the economy to overheat, and it blew up two years after he left office. Oh, and those "USA" stamped Iranian weapons that were being snuck into Iraq and used to kill our servicemen and women... You can thank Regan and his buddy Ollie North for that.
Oh, and his great effort to reign in inflation? Care to explain how he did that? Here, I'll give you a hint: His Fed chairman (Volcker - sp?) dramatically rose interest rates. And that decision, many economist say, is what pushed the Savings and Loan crisis.
I think you should do some more "studying" of the Reagan era.
Not true. Its definitely part of it. At least admit it, I don't want him lucking in with his name to allow the Dems an extra seat that should by all other accounts go red. And while I wouldn't like it, it woul dbe more palatable if he were running as a GOP in a red district. Got to at least be honest about it.
Yeah. This thread is going to end well.
Should just lock this thread and have everyone agree to meet outside of Willard during homecoming to discuss further
Can we just sum that up and call it what it was: the "War on Drugs". Almost as dumb as the "War on Poverty" that LBJ tried (and failed, possibly increasing the problem).
That's the beauty part...any citizen born in the U.S. over a certain age can run for office...even you.
Ha! That's right. I even forgot about the wasteful 'war on drugs' starting under Reagan. Geesh - I forgot how bad he was. :-)
Ok who will take the bait first...
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