Ronald Reagan: Words and deeds

By Ted Belman



‘Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.’

‘The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’

‘The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.’

‘Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. Was too strong.’

‘I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.’

‘The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.’

‘Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.’

‘The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.’

‘It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.’

‘Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.’

‘Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.’

‘No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.’

‘If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.’


The Mujahadeen are Freedom Fighters. Fund them, arm them, have the CIA train them.

The Saudi’s our are friends and deserve AWACS and any other weapons they seek.

Any one associated with the anti-Israel Bechtel deserves a place in my cabinet.

If we can not kill the Spics in Central American, we will starve the Darkies in Africa.

Talk big but cut and run from the Hezbolla.

Iran-Contra was a business deal.

God loves the rich, hates the poor. We will not stand in the way of His plan.

Every candidate which stood as a Reaganite this year was trounced at the polls. Reaganism is dead.

The day he was sucked into the abyss with his good friend Arafat who served as his protector was a good day for America.

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  1. I will leave the debate as to how much Reagan was a good or bad President for Americans. Economics., seem to be what is most important for Americans I and I won’t research and crunch numbers to agree or not with your statistics. I do know that as a Republican he left office leaving the largest bal of payments deficit in American history. I stand by my position that as a Jew and an Israeli he was worse than a disaster for us and you have not debunked my positions on that score. I say peas and you counter with carrots. Based on his foreign policies for 8 years can one say we are better off today or worse off today based on his policies. I say in the negative. Russia today is far more dangerous and lean than they were in Reagans time. They are the largest producer of Oil and gas in the world with the largest reserves as well. at todays prices and rising Russia becomes Americas equal in power and wealth. They have the control and the money to do what they want. Putin and his cronies are still the most popular n Russia.

    How small the gap between Judaism and Christianity! Yet how great!

    Superficially there are many types of Judaism and Christianity, often overlapping. For example, there are professedly religious Jews who defy Sabbath and the Christians who observe it. Reformist Judaism follows much of the practices of protestant Christianity. The issue of Jesus’ resurrection is practically insignificant. Suppose for a moment that Jews accepted the resurrection as a historical fact. What next? How does that change our life? Shall we abandon the commandments? No. Jesus told the crowd to do as the Pharisees teach, and that included the Oral Law codified in Talmud. Shall we follow an arbitrary apostolic set of rules? But James only commanded to abstain from blood; he told nothing about murder or stealing. Shall we assume those are not prohibited in Christianity? Shall the rule of positive reciprocity direct us? But how? Good Christians killed good Jews out of love for the fellow Christians. Love everyone is too vague to be practiced. Israel does not live with the Basic Law only, nor does America with the Bill of Rights. People need more detailed instructions. In Judaism, those are the commandments. Small communities of early Christians could abandon the law; their members were close and could love each other, even though Paul’s letters picture discontent communities. After Christianity has expanded, its legists arbitrarily reintroduced some commandments. Christians reject at least one of the Ten Commandments, the Sabbath, but accept the second-tier commandments such as prohibitions on usury and homosexuality.

    The real difference between the two religions is practicality. Judaism is practical while Christianity – idealistic. Social teaching of Judaism is based on negative reciprocity, Do not do unto your neighbor what is hateful to you. Christianity enhanced that rule just a bit, and made it impractical. Positive reciprocity, Treat your neighbor as yourself, especially when neighbor means everyone, is unworkable. We cannot feed everyone before sitting down at our meal, nor could we help everyone in dire need before buying non-essential goods for ourselves. Idealism sounds great, but it is not. People who cannot practice rules abandon them. They need to rationalize the failure. The rule of positive reciprocity cannot be imagined wrong, and so they find wrong with it’s the rule’s objects. People not loved become demonized: look, even good Christians are unable to love them. Hatred to aliens is another side of the universal love. Christians cannot love the Jews who reject their teaching; many, therefore, hate the Jews.

    Christian idealism caused the Jews many problems. Leftist political idealism of love and good faith settlement with enemies does likewise.

  2. -86% of the poorest economic quintile as of 1979 had experienced
    an increase in standard of living by 1988, and 0% a decrease
    (US Treasury, Office of Analysis, 1992)

    -47% of the middle class quintile from 1979 experienced an
    increase in standard of living by 1988, while 33% remained
    unchanged and only 20% suffered a decrease (US Treasury, Office
    of Analysis, 1992)

    -When Reagan took office the unemployment rate was 7.6%. When he
    left office the unemployment rate was 5.5% (Cato Institute
    Analysis No.261; Economic Report of the President, 1996)

    -During the Reagan presidency, an average of 1.7 million jobs
    per year were created, as opposed to only 1.2 million jobs per
    year from 1990-95 (Cato Institute Analysis No.261; Economic
    Report of the President, 1996)

    -The poverty rate fell from 15.2% during the peak of the 1982
    recession to 12.8% when Reagan left office (U.S. Bureau of the

    -The average income of the lowest economic quintile increased
    from $6,494 in 1980 to $6,994 in 1989 (D’Souza, Ronald Reagan…
    p. 146)

    -In 1980 only 5,000 individuals had incomes of $1 million or
    more. By 1988 there were more than 35,000 millionaires and 50
    billionaires (D’Souza, Ronald Reagan…p. 113)

    -Charitable contributions increased 57% during the 80s, from $65
    billion in 1980 to $100 million in 1989 (American Enterprise,
    Sept-Oct ’91)
    -Since then:
    -Greenpeace Membership- down 44%
    -Wilderness Society Membership- down 35%
    -National Wildfire Federation Membership- down 14%
    (USA Today,1994)

    -Lawrence Welsh, special prosecutor of the Iran-Contra scandal,
    concluded that Ronald Reagan was not responsible for any
    deflection of funds to the Contras or otherwise (D’Souza,
    Ronald Reagan…p. 204)

    -There was a higher percentage rate of skilled jobs in the
    Reagan era (1980s) than in the 1970s (U.S. Bureau of Labor

    -The rate of U.S. manufacturing productivity tripled during the
    1980s (U.S. Commerce Department)

    The photo that Ted Belman posted is really a great photo that shows Reagan’s true character all the way!

    No acting when he smiled!

  3. -During Reagan’s presidency he decreased the tax rate of the
    richest quintile from 70% in 1981 to 31% in 1988 (Joint
    Economic Committee, 1990)

    -In 1981, the beginning of Reagan’s presidency, the top 5% of
    wage earners paid 35% of federal income taxes, while the bottom
    50% paid 8%. By 1988, the end of Reagan’s presidency, the top
    5% paid 46% of the federal taxes, while the bottom 50% paid 6%
    (Joint Economic Committee, 1990)

    -Inflation went down during Reagan’s time in office. In 1980 the
    CPI (Consumer Price Index) was 13.5, and in 1984 it dropped to
    4.3, and eventually to 4.1 by 1988. (Economic Report of the
    President, January, 1993)

    -Middle class families earning between $20,000-$50,000/year had
    a 28% growth in net worth during Reagan’s time in office
    (National Review, April 18, 1994)

    -The government brought in increased amounts of tax revenue from
    the highest economic quintile during the Reagan Years (55.7
    bill. In 1980, 55.9 in 1985, 58.1 in 1989), while the lowest
    quintile (2.0, 1.9, 1.6) and the middle quintile (13.4, 13.1,
    12.6) both gave increasingly less during those same years
    (Congressional Budget Office)

    -The U.S. Congress outspent Ronald Reagan’s proposed budget
    every year he was in office, save 1984 (Budget Message of the
    President, FY’s 81 to 89)

    -The national deficit was approx. 2.6% of the U.S. GNP when
    Reagan entered office, and only 2.8% of the GNP when he left
    (Congressional Budget Office)

    -The Stock Market rose from 777 to 3,000 points during Reagan’s
    presidency, even after the crash of 1987. (Almanac of U.S.

  4. An American Hero. A great President and a great man. Those are
    just some of the things that come to mind for many of us when we
    hear the name Ronald Reagan. However, a lot of people want to
    try and bring the legacy of this man down and make claims that
    quite simply aren’t true. A lot of people believe Reagan tore
    down this country and devastated the economy, but the real truth
    is that he helped build this country and the economy into what it
    is today. The following is a run down of accomplishments under
    the Reagan administration that disprove many Reagan Hater

    The Reagan Presidency:
    Did You Know…

    -20 million new jobs were created during the Reagan presidency
    (U.S. Statistical Abstract)

    -Of these 20 million new jobs:
    -The average hourly wage was $10/hr.
    -46.1% were over $28,048/yr, and another 46.2% were from
    $7,012-$28,048/yr, while only 6% were under $7,012/yr.

    -During the Carter administration (1977-80), of the new jobs
    created, 41,77% were under $7,012, 68.2% were in the $7,012-
    $28,048/yr bracket, and 9.9% of the pre-existing jobs in the
    $28,048 and up bracket were actually lost (Joint Economic
    Committee, based on data from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S.
    Department of Labor)

  5. Furthermore,

    Bush Junior was much better than Gore and Kerry!

    Reagan was also a better choice than Mondale or the other picks.

    Ronald Reagan Helped Philanthropy, Despite How Much Nonprofit World Objected to His Policies
    By Leslie Lenkowsky

    Although he entered office with greater expectations for philanthropy than perhaps any national

    The Reagan Years: Profound Changes for Philanthropy


    leader since Herbert Hoover, the irony of Ronald Reagan’s presidency is that much of the nonprofit world’s leadership wound up opposing key elements of his plans to stimulate the economy and reduce the size of government. Yet, 20 years later, his policies turned out to have helped philanthropy far more than harmed it.

    Mr. Reagan, not surprisingly, looked to private organizations — especially nonprofit groups — to “pick up the slack” for cuts in government programs, as one of his advisers infelicitously put it. Early in his presidency, he appointed the Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives, which was headed by one of the nation’s leading corporate philanthropists, C. William Verity, the steel executive (and future secretary of commerce). The task force was designed to help federal agencies transfer responsibilities to nonprofit groups, as well as find ways to overcome barriers that prevented philanthropy from doing more to help the public, including such impediments as laws that exposed charities to excessive damages while conducting their activities. Its impact, however, was small.

    A large part of the reason was that nonprofit organizations themselves rejected the notion that they could (or should) be expected to replace government programs. Spearheaded by Independent Sector, a national coalition of charities and foundations, a vocal protest movement got under way. The protests were spurred by research conducted by the Johns Hopkins University scholar Lester M. Salamon and others who emphasized that many nonprofit groups had become dependent on the very government grants that the Reagan administration’s budget proposals were seeking to reduce or eliminate and that private support could hardly begin to make up for the losses. Donors established “emergency funds” in several communities to help charities offset the effects of the “cutbacks.”

    Nonprofit leaders also accused the Reagan administration of erecting new obstacles to philanthropy at the same time it was seeking to demolish old ones. Its supply-side economics agenda of lowering tax rates, especially on upper-income earners and investors, they argued, would reduce the financial incentive to make a charitable contribution by lowering the value of tax write-offs for donations. Though ostensibly aimed at limiting the ability of government grantees to lobby with government funds, new rules proposed by the Office of Management and Budget were portrayed as an effort to restrict lobbying by charities on behalf of the people they served. A new organization — OMB Watch — was even created to oppose the advocacy limits.

    Twenty years later, it is hard to understand what all the fuss was about. Government spending on some programs that benefited nonprofit groups, such as the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, which financed jobs programs run by government and charities, was cut. But spending on other programs that also affected nonprofit groups, such as Medicare and Medicaid, grew rapidly. As a result, and to the consternation of some conservative supporters of the Reagan administration, government payments continued to account for roughly one-third of nonprofit revenue.

    Tax rates were reduced and loopholes closed as well, but in the Reagan years, charitable giving rose by more than 25 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars, twice the rate of the previous decade. During the 1980s, after a period of stagnation, new foundations began to be created again, and corporate giving, as a percentage of pretax profits, reached an all-time high. In the 1990s, tax rates — despite a small increase early in the decade — remained below their pre-Reagan levels, and philanthropy grew even more rapidly as the economy picked up speed.

    After negotiations with business and nonprofit groups, the Reagan administration eventually did place new limits on the political activity of government grantees. But as scholars have shown, the 1980s was a decade of increasing activism by civic groups, which, in some areas, such as environmental policy, became as influential as corporate lobbyists. Whatever effects the rules may have had in deterring some organizations from becoming involved, they did not discourage many others, especially as private donations increased. In the 1990s, this growth in political activity by nonprofit groups led to calls for new regulations on government grantees and their private financial backers that went far beyond what the Reagan administration had contemplated.

    To be sure, the Reagan administration’s actions shifted the type of government support available to nonprofit groups. No longer would they get as much from the relatively predictable grants and contracts. Instead they were increasingly to be reimbursed on the basis of the services they actually provided to the needy, elderly, mentally ill, and others eligible for federal help. Likewise, as giving grew, so did the number of organizations seeking funds, with the result that charities had to work harder to reach potential donors and make an effective case for gifts.

    The landscape for philanthropy, in other words, became more challenging and competitive during the Reagan years. It also became one that other organizations, including for-profit ones, started to enter and even dominate, such as in the health-care field. Marketing became of paramount importance because it allowed organizations to showcase why their programs were special and deserving of support.

    To some in the nonprofit world, this part of the Reagan legacy is the most problematic. By encouraging charities to behave more like businesses that rely on customers, rather than act like quasi-governmental ones, the administration’s programs, some of Mr. Reagan’s critics believed, put at risk nonprofit groups’ commitment to serving the public and meeting the nation’s most pressing needs.

    But at the heart of Ronald Reagan’s political philosophy was the view that government had no monopoly on the public interest or did not necessarily best understand the nation’s needs. Applied to philanthropy, this meant that nonprofit groups should be less dependent on government grants and contracts so that they could be freer to pursue both their own ideas about the public good and those of their supporters. Because they would need to collect fees for their services, they were also held more accountable to the people they were supposed to serve. Let philanthropy be philanthropy, Mr. Reagan was, in essence, saying, and his accomplishments in office moved it in that direction.

    At a time of increased questioning of how the nonprofit world works, and proposals for new government regulations (or perhaps even worse, new public-private partnerships), Mr. Reagan’s legacy of confidence in the ability of philanthropists and other private organizations, if left to their own devices, to improve American life is as relevant today as it was two decades ago.

  6. sunstartmf33 During the Reagan years I was here in Gods Land and didn’t have access to everyday news and information re: American Politics, but I can tell you that support for Nazi Waldheim was a kick in the groin to every Jew especially every survivor of Waldheims crimes. The visit to a Nazi Cometary against the sensitivities of American Jews and American Jewish Vets of WW2, not to mention Survivors of same Nazis. We are talking here SS not just common soldiers. The AWACS to Saudis which brought on the biggest defeat of our vaunted Jewish Lobby who Lost big time. The reassessment , holding up Plane deliveries and spare parts! Condemnation of Israels taking out Iraqi nuke reactor? Running from Lebanon, Saving Arafat to fight another day? How many Jews Has Reagan killed indirectly by saving PLO to strengthen and fight another day and the best you can offer is a Masonic lodge refusal without context and explanation? If that is the best you can offer you have nothing. There is much more I can add to the scales against Reagan but deal with these first if you can? When all is said and done one can make a strong case in saying that all of our problems we now have with with the Arabs is based upon the Reagans saving the PLO and Arafat to fight another day, Sharon would have destroyed all of them and History for all of us would have been changed for the better at least for the Jews and Israel.

  7. Actually, when Ronald Reagan was invited to a Masonic Lodge, he refused the invitation and had nothing to do with the Lodge.

    How can you resist such a smile like that?

  8. I can agree with rote as well, this site and others have been tearing Obama apart mainly by the people who he associates with. Using same formula Reagan can be criticized and even condemned using same. Then we go to his policies from a Jewish Israeli stand point he was no friend either to Israel nor the Jews. The USSR was dead and on life support long before Reagan and would have crumbled with or without Reagan. Russia is not dead though and are regaining much of their touted power to play spoiler in any area of International relations, under Republican Bush administration. Democracy and Glosnoust have been thrown into histories trash can and the Bear is waking up from a long hibernation. Reagan was an American in the Henry Ford Mold, Alex Haige a good friend of Israel quit Reagan over his Islamists and Nazi Sympathies.

    sunstartmf33, your scriptural quotes belie an insidious agenda which includes conspiracies of every nature all except Reagan why is that? You have them for just about everyone else.

    I see no reason to make disparaging remarks about Steve Klein, his opinions are as valid as Yours maybe more so as I see no alien hidden agenda with him only one who cares. If you disagree with Klein Knish or me pls back up you opinion with facts not just your opinion as all of our opinions are equal unless substantiated with facts.

  9. Here is the real Ronald Reagan. What Peggy Noonan wrote for him did not reflect what he did by himself:

    The SS were victims who need to be honored by a president of the US.

    The Mujahadeen are Freedom Fighters. Fund them, arm them, have the CIA train them. Include that Bin Laden boy.

    The Saudi’s our are friends and deserve AWACS and any other weapons they seek.

    Any one associated with the anti-Israel Bechtel deserves a place in my cabinet.

    If we can not kill the ‘Spics’ in Central American, we will starve the ‘Darkies’ in Africa.

    Talk big but cut and run from the Hezbolla.

    Talk tax cut and be a debtor nation.

    Allow corporations to take jobs overseas with tax payer money.

    Iran-Contra was a business deal.

    Let us negotiate with terrorists.

    God loves the rich, hates the poor. We will not stand in the way of His plan.

    Let us celebrate Croation Independence Day every year in the white house to honor Hitler’s invention of the Nazi puppet country.

    Little wonder that every presidential candidate which stood as a Reaganite this year was trounced at the polls. Reaganism is dead. The day he was sucked into the abyss with his good friend Arafat who he protected against the IDF in Lebanon was a good day for America.

  10. as far as Ronald Reagan goes, unfortunately he like Bush never lived up to the public image he projected, nevertheless he did stand up to and help bring down the USSR, for which he deserves a great deal of credit. Unfortunately his administration was too often co-opted by figures from within, who had an agenda in support of Islamic countries and terrorists.


    at best Buchanan is a Nazi sympathizer

    “I find it impossible to defend Pat Buchanan against the charge that what he did and said during the period under examination amounted to anti-Semitism, whatever it was that drove him to say and do it,” William Buckley

  12. As for Ronald Reagan, he was the best U.S. President we ever had! God bless his soul.

    There will never be a hero like him again. God bless his soul and his family!

    God forgive them for their mistakes.


    Maybe it’ time for us to pray for our leaders rather than hate them.

    Steve’s hate is obvious, therefore, since he is a HATER of good and decent men, he can be disregarded as just another educated idiot.

  13. Poor Steve Klein – he gets his information from Islamic propoganda websites and claims to be so hip that he was once a Republican but discovered some deep secret knowledge that caused him to become a traitor to his own party – and now he is just such a hip rebel for being against BUCHANAN?

    I’ve read Buchanan’s books and he is not a NAZI. Steve has never read Buchanan’s books nor does he know what is in Buchanan’s heart.

    Steve is also inexperienced in knowing how intelligence operatives work – so Klein hss bought the B.S. propoganda that he pulls off the internet where he gets all of his education – poor sucker!

  14. Rush Limbaugh is cool.

    Steve Klein is not cool – Who is Steve Klein anyways? If you look up the word INTELLECTUAL AMOEBAE – Steve Klein’s name appears.

  15. It is very difficult to disagree with Steve Klein that be said we must always keep in mind that America is for America and will always pursue policies it thinks are in Americas National interests. The only country I can think of that pursues policies not in its national interest is Israel!

  16. Don’t get me wrong. Ronald Reagan had leadership qualities and great potential before he got in bed with our Muslim and our Nazi enemies. He was a great communicator. He was inspirational. Yet he was a very flawed man in many ways.

  17. You wrote: “I don’t blame President Reagan for anything other than arming Iran – BIG MISTAKE which we are now forced to clean up.”

    Please. I voted for Reagan, I think, twice. I was kid who grew up in a Republican family. As I got older, I began reading.

    Israel bombed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor (was it 1981?), only Sec. of State Alexander Haig took Israel’s side in the Reagan cabinet meeting. George Herbert Walker Bush, James Baker and self-loathing son of a Jewish father, Casper Weinberger said Israel should be punished. Haid told the cabinet Israelis did the U.S. a great favor. Reagan went with the anti-Semites. He punished Israel. Reagan withheld delivery of some aircraft that were scheduled for delivery. Then he ordered U.N. Ambassador Jean Kirkpatrick to vote to condemn Israel in the United Nations. Haig protested Kirkpatrick’s vote. Reagan let Haig know where he stood. Haig later resigned.

    Reagan visited the Nazi cemetary, Bitburg, over the protests of Holocaust survivors like Eli Weisel. Reagan’s Nazi sympathizer, Patrick Buchanan was his White House Communications Director.

    Buchanan successfully urged White House Attorney General Ed Meese to take the side of alleged Nazi war criminals slated for deportation to Israel and the former Soviet Union. Patrick Buchanan’s support for John Demjanjuk and Karl Linnas come to mind. He viciously attacked those who opposed Austrian Nazi Kurt Waldheim for United Nations Secretary General.

    Then there was Israel’s Operation Peace for the Galilee to root out PLO terrorists from Lebanon, 1982-3. Reagan became hysterical. Instead of encouraging Begin, he repeatedly phoned Begin, threatening him.

    Reagan saved the murderous PLO and Yasir Arafat, ordering the Marines to protect their departure to Tunis with side arms in place. How many U.S. Marines were subsequently murdered by a Hezbollah suicide bomber? Wasn’t the U.S. embassy bombed? 241 Marines murdered? What did Ronald Reagan do?

    Ask Osama bin Laden. He cited Reagan’s response to the atrocities as partial reason for 9/11 atrocities. Reagan cut and ran! That’s what he did. He cut and ran. Osama knows. Don’t you know? Then, as you say there was the Iranian arms for hostage fiasco.

    This is an American icon and a Republican hero?

  18. I happened to like both Ronald Reagan and his son. We have to remember that NO U.S. PRESIDENT has ever got it right on the PALESTINE VERSUS ISRAEL equation because the REPUBLIC always came first. With the Rockefellers in charge of oil and petroleum interests, at home and abroad, their financial contributions were the standard oil of every decision. The U.S., since the Rothschild charter to re-establish Israel, has provided Israel with its weapons programs and has COVERTLY always supported Israel in an underground secret. HOW ELSE DID ISRAEL GET ALL OF ITS TANKS, WEAPONS, AND SOPHISTICATED TECHNOLOGY? Israel now has the SAMSON OPTION, thanks to U.S. and European supporters! Sometimes you people whine that, “Oh, the U.S. President doesn’t love us or care about us!” That is true on the democratic side, but Republicans have always been the secret society friends of Israel.

    As for Reagan, there was a lot to love. Yes, every democrat and Republican failed to fight against Israel’s enemies and will most likely do so because of its international economic interests. ISRAEL does not come first in American government – AMERICA COMES FIRST. So neither Reagan nor the Bush’s were under any obligation to Israel to begin with – especially because they believed in REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY where Christianity replaces Judaism – and that we should promote religious pagan pluralism globally – and it’s odd that they would be hated for such theology, in consideration of the secular globalists who hate Israel and think Israel should be replaced by Palestine.

    I don’t blame President Reagan for anything other than arming Iran – BIG MISTAKE which we are now forced to clean up.

    ISRAELI AND AMERICAN LEADERS are to blame for why Israel’s enemies still exist and both Israel and America must learn from the mistakes of history, never allow someone like Arafat to sit in the U.N. again – and remove Iranian extremism forever! Hopefully if Israel goes to war against Hamas and Hizbollah – we can appoint leaders who will finish the job with U.S. backing.

    As for REAGAN, he died the same month my grandmother did and both my grandmother and myself loved him for THE GOOD HE DID FOR AMERICA!

  19. Rush Limbaugh worships at the alter of Ronald Reagan. So does Sean Hannity. Ronald Reagan’s (The) “legacy lives on” in Michael Reagan, his son. From time to time, I call in on the Michael Reagan show. The time before last I felt compelled to tell Michael Reagan his father was a mortal with weaknesses and flaws like other mortals. He took great umbrage to the observation. I’ve yet to go into his father’s Middle East policy. Why do my fellow conservatives worship this man so?