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What Would Reagan Think? Hed hope that the party he led could be restored to the principles and policies that drew him to it.
thebulwark ^ | 01/09/2020 | Mark Weinberg

Posted on 01/10/2020 6:55:03 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27

As a Reagan Republican, I am an unlikely and probably unwelcome source of ideas about how a Democrat can win the presidency in 2020.

But precisely because I am a Reagan Republican, I do not support Donald Trump and do not wish to see him elected to a second term. I worked for President Reagan for many years: initially in his 1980 campaign, then in the White House, and finally in his post-presidency office in Los Angeles. I knew him well. And I am absolutely certain he would be appalled by how Donald Trump conducts himself in the presidency.

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1 posted on 01/10/2020 6:55:03 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

You are not a Reagan Republican. You’re a scum bag.


2 posted on 01/10/2020 6:55:23 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Reagan would have ripped you Bulwhark a-holes a new orifice.


3 posted on 01/10/2020 6:55:43 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: ChicagoConservative27

RINO.


4 posted on 01/10/2020 6:57:06 AM PST by oil_dude
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To: ChicagoConservative27

What a cuck.


5 posted on 01/10/2020 6:57:19 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

IIRC, Reagan’s first commandment was never speak ill of another Republican. Trump might not be following RR’s advice, but the clown who wrote this isn’t either.


6 posted on 01/10/2020 6:59:54 AM PST by StoneRainbow68
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Sounds like he’s forgotten Reagan’s 11th Commandment.


7 posted on 01/10/2020 6:59:59 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Reagan was a fighter.

Trump is a fighter.

Therefore, I suspect that Reagan would’ve heartily approved of Trump’s performance and style as President.


8 posted on 01/10/2020 7:02:42 AM PST by Bruiser 10 (Do you boogaloo?)
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Political decorum today is much different than in Reagan’s time.

Trump wasn’t the one who made it that way, but he’s adapted to it, and is effective.


9 posted on 01/10/2020 7:04:09 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

So you would put your personal feelings about our President ahead of what he has done for this country and let the Socialists that President Regan was fully against get reelected. What a jerk!


10 posted on 01/10/2020 7:04:47 AM PST by LoveMyFreedom
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Get rid of the RINOs, and VOILÀ!
11 posted on 01/10/2020 7:05:29 AM PST by Savage Beast (The curse of intelligence is having to watch the morons try everything you know won't work.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Their styles are vastly different but the end results are the same or better with Trump. I think even Reagan would have crumbled in today’s political climate.


12 posted on 01/10/2020 7:05:37 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Heaven has a wall and gates. Hell has open borders.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Reagan kept some country club RINO advisors around for good reason. If he was unsure which way to go on an issue he’d ask their advice....then do the opposite.


13 posted on 01/10/2020 7:06:07 AM PST by jdsteel (Americans are Dreamers too!!!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I’d say this puke is more of a Bush Globalist/GOPe Republican.


14 posted on 01/10/2020 7:06:12 AM PST by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I knew him well. And I am absolutely certain he would be appalled by how Donald Trump conducts himself in the presidency.

But would he be appalled at what Trump has achieved for America and the American people? Because of Reagan love for America I say Nay!


15 posted on 01/10/2020 7:06:19 AM PST by 48th SPS Crusader (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat)
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Reagan would no doubt be troubled by congressional Republicans’ mindless fealty to Trump

Dear Mark that is preposterous. P. Ryano and the GOPE. threw the '16 election and stood in the way of Trump and his agenda. So what is you planet of record? Certainly it's not earth.

16 posted on 01/10/2020 7:06:19 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jdsteel

Country clubbers despised Reagan, only when they saw that the American people loved him, they climbed onto the bandwagon.

The day Georgie I entered the White House, it was right back to “Business as Usual”


17 posted on 01/10/2020 7:07:12 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

As a Reagan Republican, I was not an early supporter of Candidate Trump. I didn’t trust the ex-democrat to actually govern as the candidate he pretended to be, and I didn’t particularly like him as a person. I was wrong - very wrong.

As a Reagan Republican, I absolutely love President Trump. Like so many figures in scripture, he is an imperfect man who is still doing God’s work. I thank God every day that he sent the man we need in these dangerous times.

I would like to see a balanced budget, but not at the cost of allowing the psychotic globalists to seize power in the November election. I would like to see the military seal our southern border and about 3 million more deportations per year, but again not at the cost of keeping control over the Senate until deportations can ramp up after the election. I would love to see Hillary, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, and many other traitors receive life sentences for treason, sedition, mishandling classified material, and other crimes that have been proven against those vile people, but once more not at the risk of losing an election and triggering our second Civil War.

So far, President Trump has been the best person imaginable for the job in these dangerous times. Thank God!


18 posted on 01/10/2020 7:08:13 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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Correct!


19 posted on 01/10/2020 7:08:36 AM PST by veracious (UN=OIC=Islam; USgov may be radically changed, just amend USConstitution)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Reagan is probably giggling in his grave over Trump’s remarks.

“Reagan’s party” going back to the principles and policies that drew him to it are nil — there’s no money in that. And today’s politicians are in politics for the $$$$$.

The writer is just a sour Never Trumper.


20 posted on 01/10/2020 7:09:03 AM PST by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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