The Gipper

The Gipper | THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE AMOUNT OF GOOD YOU CAN DO IF YOU DON'T CARE WHO GETS THE CREDIT. | image tagged in ronald reagan face | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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I don't know who that is, but I agree 100%
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Captain Picard Facepalm Meme | "I DON'T KNOW WHO THAT IS" WHAT ARE THEY TEACHING KIDS IN SCHOOL THESE DAYS? HE INVENTED STAR WARS FOR CHRIST'S SAKE! | image tagged in memes,captain picard facepalm | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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THAT's what George Lucas looks like? I thought he was fat with glasses...
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Never mind... it's Ronald Reagan... american presidents and politics had little weight when I was in school.
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Back in the 70s we called him Ronald Ray Gun. Even back then he was known for being a dick.
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As Raydog said, I bet you would have like it more if there were lightsabers involved https://imgflip.com/i/w57gl
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[image deleted]Like this? :)
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Thanks for the Christmas Present Toa! If you haven't submitted that then you need to pronto!
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Alright then, got it up & running :) imgflip.com/i/wcfs6
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Stormtrooper: "Sir yes sir!"
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Ron Paul should have been Yoda :-D
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[image deleted]Whoops, accidentally deleted image. Here it is :)
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You're thinking of Michael Moore
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Ha ha! Yea, the Real Star Wars! Lol. Nice, MetalFan! Lol
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Thanks Evil, I thought that would be a timely tie (no pun intended) in.
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Lol. Merry Christmas!
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Didn't he once score 4 touchdown in a single game for Polk High?
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That is The Anti Obama
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Says the man credited with everything, a few of which he actually did.
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Think increasing the deficit, providing weapons to terrorists, demonizing the poor.
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Plz, Obama has the record on the deficit, it's about 18 times of what Reagan created. Obama made the poor a hell of a lot poorer, "Demonizing the Poor?" Really? Plz, You have no clue what he did. Anything that you "believe " Reagan did, your buddy Obama did 100 fold worse. Plz!
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The deficit has decreased every year under Obama. Really, look it up.
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Deficit or national debt, the deficit is relative to the budget, which has increased, the budget deficit means nothing! Look at how much of government debt is being held by either the American people or other countries in the form of treasure notes!!
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But the deficit has decreased every year under Obama. That was my only point.
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My point was that Reagan is credited for many things he did not do, and alibied for many things he did. Obama may be 1,000 times worse: that does not preclude my statement being accurate.
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PLEASE READ THIS:
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/02/05/142288/reagan-centennial/
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Look, I like to have good relations with everyone here, I'd rather not go down this road of "Read this article " and I say "Well read this one!" Let's agree to disagree and enjoy each other's memes, I think that would be the cool thing to do here. I respect your point of view, totally cool with me. Let's all do what we came here in the first place, makes and enjoy some good memes and make hilarious comments! Sound cool? There's no good reason to get into a political pissing match. We're above that, cool? Merry Christmas!
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As long as people post political memes with political comments (like yours) loaded with misinformation I will continue to TRY to bring a little light to the situation.

1. Reagan was a serial tax raiser. As governor of California, Reagan “signed into law the largest tax increase in the history of any state up till then.” Meanwhile, state spending nearly doubled. As president, Reagan “raised taxes in seven of his eight years in office,” including four times in just two years. As former GOP Senator Alan Simpson, who called Reagan “a dear friend,” told NPR, “Ronald Reagan raised taxes 11 times in his administration — I was there.” “Reagan was never afraid to raise taxes,” said historian Douglas Brinkley, who edited Reagan’s memoir. Reagan the anti-tax zealot is “false mythology,” Brinkley said.
2. Reagan nearly tripled the federal budget deficit. During the Reagan years, the debt increased to nearly $3 trillion, “roughly three times as much as the first 80 years of the century had done altogether.” Reagan enacted a major tax cut his first year in office and government revenue dropped off precipitously. Despite the conservative myth that tax cuts somehow increase revenue, the government went deeper into debt and Reagan had to raise taxes just a year after he enacted his tax cut. Despite ten more tax hikes on everything from gasoline to corporate income, Reagan was never able to get the deficit under control.
3. Unemployment soared after Reagan’s 1981 tax cuts. Unemployment jumped to 10.8 percent after Reagan enacted his much-touted tax cut, and it took years for the rate to get back down to its previous level. Meanwhile, income inequality exploded. Despite the myth that Reagan presided over an era of unmatched economic boom for all Americans, Reagan disproportionately taxed the poor and middle class, but the economic growth of the 1980’s did little help them. “Since 1980, median household income has risen only 30 percent, adjusted for inflation, while average incomes at the top have tripled or quadrupled,” the New York Times’ David Leonhardt noted.
(to be continued)
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4. Reagan grew the size of the federal government tremendously. Reagan promised “to move boldly, decisively, and quickly to control the runaway growth of federal spending,” but federal spending “ballooned” under Reagan. He bailed out Social Security in 1983 after attempting to privatize it, and set up a progressive taxation system to keep it funded into the future. He promised to cut government agencies like the Department of Energy and Education but ended up adding one of the largest — the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which today has a budget of nearly $90 billion and close to 300,000 employees. He also hiked defense spending by over $100 billion a year to a level not seen since the height of the Vietnam war.
5. Reagan did little to fight a woman’s right to choose. As governor of California in 1967, Reagan signed a bill to liberalize the state’s abortion laws that “resulted in more than a million abortions.” When Reagan ran for president, he advocated a constitutional amendment that would have prohibited all abortions except when necessary to save the life of the mother, but once in office, he “never seriously pursued” curbing choice.
6. Reagan was a “bellicose peacenik.” He wrote in his memoirs that “[m]y dream…became a world free of nuclear weapons.” “This vision stemmed from the president’s belief that the biblical account of Armageddon prophesied nuclear war — and that apocalypse could be averted if everyone, especially the Soviets, eliminated nuclear weapons,” the Washington Monthly noted. And Reagan’s military buildup was meant to crush the Soviet Union, but “also to put the United States in a stronger position from which to establish effective arms control” for the the entire world — a vision acted out by Regean’s vice president, George H.W. Bush, when he became president.
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7. Reagan gave amnesty to 3 million undocumented immigrants. Reagan signed into law a bill that made any immigrant who had entered the country before 1982 eligible for amnesty. The bill was sold as a crackdown, but its tough sanctions on employers who hired undocumented immigrants were removed before final passage. The bill helped 3 million people and millions more family members gain American residency. It has since become a source of major embarrassment for conservatives.
8. Reagan illegally funneled weapons to Iran. Reagan and other senior U.S. officials secretly sold arms to officials in Iran, which was subject to a an arms embargo at the time, in exchange for American hostages. Some funds from the illegal arms sales also went to fund anti-Communist rebels in Nicaragua — something Congress had already prohibited the administration from doing. When the deals went public, the Iran-Contra Affair, as it came to be know, was an enormous political scandal that forced several senior administration officials to resign.
9. Reagan vetoed a comprehensive anti-Apartheid act. which placed sanctions on South Africa and cut off all American trade with the country. Reagan’s veto was overridden by the Republican-controlled Senate. Reagan responded by saying “I deeply regret that Congress has seen fit to override my veto,” saying that the law “will not solve the serious problems that plague that country.”
10. Reagan helped create the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden. Reagan fought a proxy war with the Soviet Union by training, arming, equipping, and funding Islamist mujahidin fighters in Afghanistan. Reagan funneled billions of dollars, along with top-secret intelligence and sophisticated weaponry to these fighters through the Pakistani intelligence service. The Talbian and Osama Bin Laden — a prominent mujahidin commander — emerged from these mujahidin groups Reagan helped create, and U.S. policy towards Pakistan remains strained because of the intelligence services’ close relations to these fighters. In fact, Reagan’s decision to continue the proxy war after the Soviets were willing to retreat played a direct role in Bin Laden’s ascendancy.
Conservatives seem to be in such denial about the less flattering aspects of Reagan; it sometimes appears as if they genuinely don’t know the truth of his legacy.
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The more that I found out what those morons in congress do the less I believe they really care about anything but themselves. People will only take so much of this crap before the shit hits the fan, and it will. I like that your informed Njrob, we may differ on some details but the fact that you keep abreast of all this gives me hope that there are people with a head on their shoulders, to many just repeat what they hear and can't even argue their point! Politics today would be funny if it wasn't so deadly serious!
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All the points have citations/links. Do yourself a favor and look.
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Most of these "facts" are over a decade old. Most of what is cited comes from other dubious sources. Instead of just copy and pasting what others say try doing some academic research that challenges your preconceived ideas. #9 is a very disingenuous attempt to portray Reagan as a supporter of apartheid. In reality the South African military was fighting against Angola. If we ended our financial support of South Africa they would have been unable to continue their military campaign. This is important in the broader context of the Cold War. Cuba had been sending troops and military equipment to Angola in an attempt to supplant their government with a communist one and then spread it throughout Africa. Your article makes no reference to these facts thus leaving you with an incomplete picture.
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Either way, the facts are facts. When idiots on the right just repeat non sense from Limbaugh, Oreilly, Breitbart , Jones, etc....I am ok with "old" facts

I didn't even get into how he destroyed the S&L industry with deregulation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reagan_administration_scandals
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Wikipedia, seriously? You keep citing sources that no college professor would ever accept. Try a real history book that uses original and not secondary source material. Try "We Now Know" by John Gaddis. Before you recommend Howard Zinn's "a People's History of the U.S." to me, I already read it.
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Good for you fella! Citing primary sources would be tedious and above the heads of 99% of the conservitards on here. Wikipedia has its faults BUT it does cite primary, valid sources.
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Apparently it's above your head too. I thought all you leftist were supposed to be open minded? Guess that's just another liberal myth. I'm sorry you had to default to name calling but that's what usually happens when I try to have an intelligent conversation with a liberal.
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I have dual degrees in political science and history, LOL.
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Yes and no. I do cost analysis and estimating for a construction firm. The math and statistics from political science comes in handy. Almost switched to education about midway thru college until I saw the salary for teachers.
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Way to stereotype no, we appreciate it. I only graduated with a Bachelors summa cum laude.
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Metal fan I guess you fall into the 1% .don't be so quick to butthurt
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Sorry I was referred to as "Libtard" on another post and it carried over to this one. I have dual degrees in History and education (I'm sure you'll discredit it as a liberal college BS degree and I am actually nowhere as informed and intelligent as many non college learned conservatives) so I actually know about research and sources. Citing Primary sources would be a waste of time since one must use them to prove THEIR point. If my point is the same as someone else's I will gladly use their insight and research as a secondary source citing the primaries as proof.

Good enough?
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That's actually hilarious. Do you use them? I found mine to be pretty worthless after I realized teaching was not in my cards.
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