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Could Ronald Reagan Get Elected Today?

nutterup Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:43 PM
And now, I've just finished reading "The Reagan Diaries" edited by Douglas Brinkley. I was shocked again by what I read in this book on page 347. Reagan wrote "Half of farming is outside all government agricultural programs and that half is not having any economic problems. Government has led to the present situation for the other half. Having caused the problem, government HAS to help bail out the VICTIMS now, and then work to return farming to its free market." The Mission has NOT been accomplished! A mission deferred is a mission LOST.
nutterup Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:43 PM
And the US taxpayer is still BAILING out the VICTIMS 25 years later. Reagan whole-heartedly and cold heartedly believed in the Marxist redistribution of wealth from America's east and west coasts to America's heartland.

And now, in the year 2012, with farm subsidy handouts and ethanol mandates peaking at $35 billion a year, are we any closer to a free market in agriculture?

Again, why does the vast majority of these farm handouts go to people who are card-carrying members of the Republican Party?
upwithRomney Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:20 PM
This is what I mean. Reagan wouldnt survive as a politician today.
1375 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:01 PM
At least farmers produce something that has value! Unlike Solyndra Boy et al..

Popular theory suggests Reagan was too moderate for today’s GOP, but the experts disagree.

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From Townhall Magazine's November Perspectives by Kyle Bonnell:

Questioning Ronald Reagan’s electability in today’s political environment has become a preoccupation of today’s liberals. As this story goes, Ronald Reagan was too moderate and compromising for the tea party-infested, intransigent and ideologically rigid Republican Party. But is it true?

Not according to Edwin Meese, President Reagan’s Attorney General.

“If you look at his...

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