Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Say What You Will About Ronald W. Reagan....

But you can't top this for optimism and vision:
"I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and heart to get here."

From his farewell address.


Anonymous said...

So, Reagan saw a place with open doors "anyone with the will and heart to get here" could walk right through? What tripe!
Try explaining this 'open door' policy to the survivors of those killed trying to get to this harmonious place.
Did you forget your California history, Boli-Nica?
The year that California Governor Ronald Reagan told complaining workers that "taxes should hurt", he and Nancy made over a million dollars- AND PAID NO TAXES. We know that because an IRS official with a conscience leaked his tax return to the media.
When he was President of the Screen Actors' Guild during the U.S. government political witch hunt he made sure that people who were too "progressive" were driven out of the entertainment industry. That wasn't the end of his relationship with unions. He launched the most vicious anti-union drive in modern American history with his attack on PATCO in 1981, a union which endorsed his run for president. Their crime? It wasn't looking for a higher wage it was trying to get the same working conditions that air traffic controllers had in the rest of the world.
Ronald Reagan was a two-bit actor and a two-faced politician. And now that stem cell research has been quashed been the current actor in charge we will likey get some more Alzheimer-addled bonzos running things.

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