Ronald Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967–1975,  he became the 40th President of the United States from 1981 – 1989 and would go down as one of the greatest Presidents of the 20th century. Reagan was beloved by many and was a true outsider of “Inside the Beltway” politics. He was just as much an outsider to the country club Republicans as he was Democrats, which is what made him so effective and beloved.

Ronald Reagan reminded us of one important fact that has been obviously lost today by many Republicans and certainly by the current administration, “Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem” (VIDEO).

Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!


May American continue to embrace the legacy of President Reagan, they just don’t make him like this any more even though we would be better off if they did. As stated in the UK telegraph, “Ronald Reagan is remembered almost universally as a man of wit, humility, warmth and optimism”. Let us also not forget patriotism.  He made us feel better about ourselves and that we could do anything, never apologizing for what we had done in the past, only that we could make things better for the future. It was not just the words, it was the way the words were communicated to the American people as if he was speaking to each and every one of us personally. There was a belief and trust in the words of Ronald Reagan that allowed the United States to emerge in the 1980′s from the depths of the misery of the 70′s. As stated by the Gateway Pundit, President Reagan knew how to deal with dictators and it was not to appease or bow down to them.

President Ronald Wilson Reagan was simply brilliant. Reagan could be serious, compelling, healing and humorous. The key fact is that he always knew when to have the correct communication tone to the American people, our allies and our enemies. How revered and respected was Ronald Reagan? During his years as President the MSM and Democrats savaged him just like they do the GOP today; however, in order for the MSM to try and rehabilitate Democrat Barack Obama’s presidency, they try to claim he is “Reaganesque”.

President Ronald Reagan – “Evil Empire” Speech”


The wit of Reagan to win the moment, “I am not going to exploit for political purposes myopponents youth and inexperience.”


Reagan diffuses the MSM with a joke that leaves them laughing and speechless …


He healed a Nation following the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy.


From Wiki:

As president, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed “Reaganomics,” advocated reducing tax rates to spur economic growth, controlling the money supply to reduce inflation, deregulation of the economy, and reducing government spending. In his first term he survived an assassination attempt, took a hard line against labor unions, and ordered military actions in Grenada. He was reelected in a landslide in 1984, proclaiming it was “Morning in America.” His second term was primarily marked by foreign matters, such as the ending of the Cold War, the bombing of Libya, and the revelation of the Iran-Contra affair. Publicly describing the Soviet Union as an “evil empire,”[1] he supported anti-Communist movements worldwide and spent his first term forgoing the strategy of détenteby ordering a massive military buildup in an arms race withthe USSR. Reagan negotiated withSovietGeneral Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, culminating in the INF Treaty and the decrease of both countries’ nuclear arsenals.

Memorable Ronald Reagan quotes:

  • Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
  • The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
  • You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans
  • You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
  • I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.
  • Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.
  • Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.
  • Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
  • My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
  • One picture is worth 1,000 denials.
  • Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
  • Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
  • We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
  • Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.


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  • Comments


    1. Jayne (on the left coast) on February 6th, 2011 1:03 pm

      The LSM is all over it self trying to compare the clown we have now with Reagan. That’s like comparing oranges to a bag of rocks. The LSM loathed Reagan as does O, he stated in the book someone wrote for him that he hated Reagonomics and all things REAGAN.

    2. joetote on February 6th, 2011 1:18 pm


      As disgusted I am with the media in general, this is indeed an all time low for these elitist morons. To have the audacity to insult the memory of one of the greatest Americans is bad enough. To compare this Marxist/Socialist/Anti-American ideals President with a man who loved his country, her ideals and it’s people with all his heart is a crime. Words like blasphemy come to mind, but I’m not exactly sure what word truly describes what I’m feeling at this moment.

      As, in my view this man is overtly doing his best to dismantle everything President Reagan stood for and deliver our country to his Marxist handlers, I am indeed baffled as to how anyone could make a more asinine comparison than this. Very sad!

      The difference between President Reagan and President Obama?

      Listen to A Time for Choosing which is posted on the” Reaganite Republican “ site. It doesn’t come any better than with this example as compared to the 62 minute B.S. session of a few nights ago.

      Heartfelt truth and candor compared to lies, deceit, ineptness and basically Bull S…!

      Yes, it launched his career, but who could have even remotely imagine the immense GREATNESS that enveloped this man? As I said in a post yesterday, comparing the (for want of better words) “current resident” of the White House to one of the greatest Presidents and Americans of our time is a crime!

    3. Its me on February 6th, 2011 2:12 pm

      I remember when Reagan ran and was elected.
      At the time I thought “jeez an actor for president”. Boy was I wrong!!!

    4. Super Bowl Sunday Link Roundup - The POH Diaries on February 6th, 2011 3:15 pm

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    5. johndao on February 6th, 2011 7:23 pm

      Ronald Reagan a Republican in Name Only.

      Meet RINO Reagan:

      Reagan tripled the national debt
      Reagan raised taxes 11 times
      Reagan expanded the size of government
      Reagan supported the “socialist” Earned Income Tax Credit
      Reagan negotiated with terrorists in Tehran
      Reagan sought to eliminate nuclear weapons
      Reagan gave amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants
      Reagan approved protectionist trade barriers
      Reagan signed abortion rights law in California
      Reagan eventually debunked AIDS myths Republicans continued to perpetuate
      SM: More rantings from the insane LEFT. LOL, no wonder you folks have ZERO credibility.

    6. St Stephen on February 6th, 2011 10:26 pm

      Thanks, SM, for such a fitting tribute to one of the best presidents that this great country ever had!

    7. Scared Monkeys on February 6th, 2011 10:37 pm

      Reagan is truly the greatest President of my lifetime. I was a bit young for the Nixon years and can remember Ford. I can remember the Carter years and the misery of gas lines and odd-even gas days. Those years were just so miserable and without hope.

      Then came Ronald Reagan … he was an inspiration. There is not a day that goes by that I wish he was not alive today to be the voice of reason for the United States.

      The MSM can make all the comparisons they want to their inthe tank Democrat presidents … they are no Reagan.

    8. Michelle Smith on February 7th, 2011 11:44 am

      Ronald Wilson Reagan was a great man and a real President.

      R.I.P. You are surely missed and loved.

    9. NGBoston on February 8th, 2011 12:05 am

      There will never be another President like the Gipper. Ever.

      Surely missed, can never be duplicated- and always will be loved by so many.


    10. Dolf on February 11th, 2011 8:39 am

      But for all his mistakes…he is 1 of the most respected US presidents here.

      Take down that wall mr. Gorbatsjov!
      That was a real magical moment.

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