Letter on Reagan wrong

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Joaquin Godoy starts his letter (“Now, scrutinize Reagan,” Feb. 3) with the insinuation that President Obama tried to compromise with Republicans during his first term, but gave us no examples. I’ll help him out.

During a round table discussion on the health-care bill, Sen. John McCain offered some opinions. Obama’s response to McCain was, “The election’s over.” After Obama and the dems rammed another bill down our throats, Obama said, “The Republicans can come along with us, but they’ll have to get in the back seat ... .” More recently, when House Speaker John Boehner expressed concern over the skyrocketing budget deficit, Obama told Boehner he was tired of Boehner talking about the deficit.

The rest of Godoy’s letter seems to have a theme. The people and the agencies who in Godoy’s mind are the most evil of the evil – Ronald Reagan, J. Edgar Hoover, the contras, the FBI and the CIA – all had a common thread. They all had as their No. 1 priority the death of communism. Hoover as the head of the FBI and Reagan as president were the two most proactive warriors against communism of the 20th century. The CIA-trained contras were fighting to save Nicaragua from being taken over by the communist-backed Sandinistas.

Godoy cites Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes’ opinion of Ronald Reagan as if it were gospel. Fuentes was an early supporter of Fidel Castro. All of this makes you wonder whom Godoy’s philosophical heart bleeds for.

It seems everyone in the world but Godoy knows why the hostages were released when they were. Reagan was going to be inaugurated the next day. In Khomeini’s mind, Reagan might very well turn Iran into the proverbial “parking lot.”

I long for the days when our enemies feared our president, not congratulated him on his re-election. Nice try, Mr. Godoy, but had Jimmy Carter been re-elected, those hostages would have suffered for at least four more years.

Bob Waters

Augusta

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jkline
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jkline 02/11/13 - 04:29 am
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We miss Ronald Reagan

I miss Ronald Reagan too. There is no single American politician today who can come close to him, in either party. And, were one to appear, the others would unite to destroy him before he could even be known. A figure like that might actually restore our former republic of the people, by the people, and for the people, rather than of the political elite, by the political elite, and for the political elite.

Politicians today care about one thing. They care only for their own power. Anything they push for and present to the public is invariably a marketing tool with increased power over people as its goal. There is no strategic goal, such as Reagan's goal to destroy communism as a world threat, that does not have as its end aim power.

A plague on both their houses!

deestafford
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deestafford 02/11/13 - 07:00 am
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Many on the left don't understand

President Reagan because all they know about him is what comes from the liberal media. I have read numerous books on him including his diaries and his writings. He was one of the first to see how the communists were infiltrating Hollywood and he along with some other actors and actresses fought them. As a spokesman for GE when he was hosting GE Theatre he went around the country speaking to thousands of GE employees at the various plants. There he got a good pulse of the American people and what their concerns were. It is true that he signed an abortion bill while governor of CA but he later said it was one of his biggest mistakes because he was assured it would when it was only if the health of the mother was threatened that it meant only if she would die if the abortion was not performed. In his writings he also said it was a mistake to believe the democrats on the deal he struck with them that for every one dollar in taxes there would be three dollars in spending cuts. Another mistake he said he made was in his Supreme Court nominee. As to the invasion of Granada, he said ask any of those American medical students who were there if it was a good idea and they will tell you they believed they were only hours away from execution. What sets Reagan apart from those in DC today is he really loved America, what it stood for, and what principles it was founded upon. Not as those up there today believe that it was founded by evil white men and should be completely changed to some liberal utopia. Finally, he resurected the military. Unless one was in the military at the time you cannot understand what a breath of fresh air he was for us after the hollow army of the Carter years. He and his policies freed millions throughout the world. Contrast that to Obama who never talks about freedom and liberty.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/11/13 - 11:38 am
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Brilliant Letter To The Editor...

One of the very best I've read.

ultrarnr
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ultrarnr 02/11/13 - 03:04 pm
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Reagan the Racist
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He kicked off his campaign in Philadelphia Mississippi. Enough said

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 02/11/13 - 03:34 pm
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Well done Mr. Waters....

...I particularly like the line, " I long for the days when our enemies feared our president, not congratulated him on his re-election"....
Sadly I too feel that those days are over.With slobbering media lapdogs spoon feeding the "dumb masses"nothing negative about liberals and nothing positive about conservatives,combined with an increased amount of "low information" voters, I feel we have nowhere to go but down....

faithson
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faithson 02/11/13 - 03:42 pm
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always love the way

always love the way republicans put their leaders on pedestals in the same way religionists put their leaders on pedestals. Only to find just how human they are in the end. Just as LBJ and the war on poverty are dismissed by republicans, Reagan and his cabal of law breakers and ideologues are dismissed by democrats.

InquiringLynn-SkepticGriggsy
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InquiringLynn-SkepticGriggsy 02/11/13 - 05:50 pm
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LBJ
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LBJ brought us to the Great Society, which Pres. Clinton reformed with Workfare- which still needs other parts of the federal government to help those it cannot, and Pres. Obama brought us Medicare and improved Medicaid, which wiser and more empathetic Republican governors support. Those who don't merit mockery!
Thanks, faithson, faithful to Americanism!

KSL
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KSL 02/11/13 - 07:35 pm
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Now we have a president who

Now we have a president who breaks laws by not upholding the laws of the land and goes on the rule by fiat.

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 02/11/13 - 08:13 pm
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Hmmm....

....I guess only republicans are guilty of viewing their leaders as a "sort of a God"...Oh wait that's what was said about Obama....my bad..

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/11/13 - 11:47 pm
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Pedestals?

Not hardly. They all have their faults, including Reagan; but he is the best of the lot in my lifetime.
I guess compared to Carter and Obama, pedestal might be the appropriate place for him.

msfreeh
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msfreeh 02/12/13 - 05:55 am
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A couple of years ago we

A couple of years ago we brought Leonard gates to speak at our local college. Gates was a supervisor at Cincinnati Bell telephone and was
committing voters fraud for the FBI. GOOGLE leonard gates fbi voter fraud
Gates told the audience the FBI was engaged in committing voter fraud throughout the country. Last year an article called Reagan’s Personal Spying Machine written By SETH ROSENFELD for the new York Times details how J Edgar Hoover helped Reagan get elected.

Techfan
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Techfan 02/12/13 - 07:02 am
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Hoover might have broken tons

Hoover might have broken tons of laws and blackmailed many politicians but he looked just dahling in an evening gown.

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