Happy 100th Birthday Gipper!!! Part 1
I don't have much respect for most political figures. Most of them seem to only care about their re election the moment they are sworn in so they can cling to their precious power and perks. There is one political figure that I've always had the greatest respect and admiration for. His name is Ronald Wilson Reagan, our 40th president. I was fortunate enough at the age of nine to have been privileged to watch Ronald Reagan's first inaugural speech in 1981. I didn't know squat about politics, all I knew was that for some reason I liked what he was saying. Little did I know that his words, beliefs and values would mold me into the person I am today. Reagan was awesome simply, because he was grounded in "common sense thinking".
Now that I'm older and wiser, I can greatly appreciate the words of Ronnie that clearly separates him from 98% of the presidents that came before him and all the presidents that have preceded him. At one time in his life, Ronald Reagan was a liberal Democrat. What fascinates me about knowing that is that he realized that the communist influence had invaded the Democratic Party, and he realized the threat of communism to this country. One of Reagan's famous lines is "I didn't leave the Democratic Party, the party left me". Liberals hated Reagan back during his presidency and even to this day, that is why it's so laughable that Time magazine and other liberal hacks in the media would have the gull to try and connect Barack Obama with Ronald Reagan in an attempt to make Obama appear to be centrist or even conservative. They hated Reagan, yet now they have no problem pimping him in death practically presenting him as being a favored son of the left. I've said before that the left has no shame in exploiting anything or anyone if they believe they can benefit from it politically. Ronald Reagan was known as the "great communicator". If you listen to Reagan speeches, you will notice that his speeches are based on "substance" not platitudes like other presidents including the current one. Reagan's greatest gift was that he was able to communicate the problems facing the country in a direct manner, and he was able to communicate how common sense conservatism was the answer to those problems. Before Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California, he gave a speech about how self serving politicians would try and pass socialist health care in America. It was like the man had a crystal ball into the future. Listen to Reagan's speech on socialist health care decades ago , and then think about Obamacare, how it was presented, and how it was deceptively passed and how it is being enforced.
Reagan hated communism with a passion. He knew the tactics communists used to try and get a foot hold into American society via the schools, the government, the courts, the media etc. Reagan was attacked by the left, but he had an uncanny ability to absorb it and actually disarm their attacks with his wit and charm. To this day, Ronald Wilson Reagan has remained an American icon and rightfully so.