He was a great American and a fine President.

He was a great American and a fine President. | MOCKING RONALD REAGAN'S PRESIDENCY WHICH ENDED BEFORE YOU WERE BORN ?? THAT'S A PADDLIN' | image tagged in memes,that's a paddlin' | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Reagan was my first vote, and I am happy he was elected. A great president.
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Nice
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But Thats None Of My Business Meme | SOME CONSERVATIVES WHO SAY REAGAN'S PRESIDENCY WAS GREAT WERE BORN IN THE 1990S, WHEN BILL CLINTON WAS PRESIDENT BUT THAT'S NONE OF MY BUSIN | image tagged in memes,but thats none of my business,kermit the frog | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Laughing Men In Suits Meme | AND THEN CLINTON GOT CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN | image tagged in memes,laughing men in suits | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Reagan is one of, and if not the best president of all time.
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AND THEY CRITICIZE JIMMY CARTER, SO... | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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THIS CARTER? OF COURSE | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Iran-Contra affair, alright! The good old daze.
Reagan, best Pres since Nixon.

Best thing to happen to Punk Rock in the USA too.
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All true! Don't forget Point Break....
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I was just 3 years old when he took office.
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;)
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Hi. Original author here. This meme was a reaction to the ridiculous photo-shopped memes with Reagan's image in it. I sense that they were made by "youngsters," who forgot, or never knew, that he got the terrible inflation of the 70's under control, stood up to the USSR, and kept El Salvador from falling into the hands of our enemies. I find using photo-shop for that purpose distasteful, even if the mocking is about Obama or HRC.
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And it's really bad photo shop, too!
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I'm always telling myself to read his memoirs. And that's a great photo of him too.
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I've always admired Ulysses Grant but when you read about his own personal struggles, he truly is a compelling person. Graduated near the bottom of his class at West Point, spent his lieutenant years posted in California away from his wife (whom he was madly in love with and fell into deep depression being separated from her, hence his heavy drinking), then served in Mexico under Zachary Taylor and resigned shortly thereafter to try his hand at farming in Missouri. He was a terrible farmer, worse shopkeeper, could keep his books straight or turn a profit in business, ended up being indebted to his father-in-law and living in his house with his wife in kids and working for him on the farm. That was, until the war started, and every man who had been a regular officer had their commision reinstated. They say the rest is history, but it isn't, he had a helluva time in the early years of the war, huge bouts of depression, stuck in non-combatant positions, until he was able to take command of a regiment, then a brigade, division, and soon Lincoln had placed him in charge of the Union army, because he was the only commander that knew how to fight an army. "You find the enemy, fight him, and do not let him go until he can fight no more."
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You are a fan. :) Yeah, like Lincoln said he just fought the Confederates until they could fight no more. He wasn't a supreme strategist, he was just enormously persistent. In some battle along the Mississippi river - Vicksburg? Maybe you know? - he and his men built a canal on the opposite side of the river in order to get his boats around the enemy guns on the bluffs on the other side. To take all that time and effort in order to win a battle shows some serious mettle. He was an admirable man, and his presidency wasn't as bad as many make out. He showed a poor judge of character outside of the military, hiring people for his administration who were corrupt, but he himself was not so. My major in college was history but you reminded me of some stuff I forgot. Thanks for the lesson. :)
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I forgot about his canal building! That was something else, Vicksburg was a helluva siege, especially from the Confederate side, where they constructed the majority of their defenses without legitimate tools (they used their hands, spoons, cups, plates, pieces of wood, etc.). This was a great little thread, thanks for bringing up US Grant. Cheers!
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Thank CometHunter - he/she was the one who brought him up. ;)
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HA!
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Since I was only a child in the 80's I didn't really care who was president then, but the 90's were much different. My first vote was for George W. Bush in 2000. Could have voted INBTHE '96 election, but didn't really care at the time.
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My first vote was for W's second term in '04
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My first vote was for Mondale. I'll admit there are questions as to whether he would've made a good president. :) I've never voted for a Republican for president but have done so at lower levels. In fact I voted for a Republican for Oregon Secretary of State last year; the Democrat was a hack who was running for Governor 4 years ahead of time. I'm not monolithic, but I do lean to the left when it comes election time.
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Is that gentleman anyone in particular?
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Reagan was a brain-addled racist who plunged America into the debt it's still in today, but thanks for trying.
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Who was the first President to get a woman to the Supreme Court? RWR. Who more than doubled the national debt? BHO.
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The debt first tapped one trillion when?
10.5 unemployment suit ya?

Oh, Congress sets the budget, not the Pres, hence no Reagan "Star Wars"
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Remember kids, if it didn't happen in your lifetime you are not allowed to learn about it, make your own opinion, and mock or deride as desired. That's why anyone born after 1945 is not allowed to disparage Hitler, anyone younger than 16 should be fine with 9-11, and why I have no opinion on Nixon. Because that's totally how it works. You may be 28 years old, but you were born 3 days after Regan left office, so no opinion for you, you ignorant child.
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I don't want to speak for the author of the original meme, but I don't think that was the point.

You can think and say whatever you want, just don't take it to extremes, huh? There's a user here named killreagan and all he does is post f**ked up memes about how terrible Reagan was. I mean honestly, get over it and get on with your life.
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Applause for you saying what i was thinking
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I just can't believe trump is even TRYING to compare himself to regan.
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Reagan wanted to build space lazers and then sacked the atc union members those two are just off the top of my head. Great guy tho
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Talking about-and going through the motion of-building space missile shield was one of RR's strategies to force the Soviets to run harder in the arms race, which ruined the game. They only LOOKED equal to the West economically because of illusion, not because they WERE equal. Reagan forced their hand and they were just bluffing.
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