Then why post this? Another free cheap shot at the GOP from an embittered CLE gay man?
Because I find it amazingly amusing, Yyz717, that the GOP is in such an angst over this. And, like in the thread about Muslims, you make another stupid statement-I'm certainly not gay, if you can tell from reading my posts. I've been married 16 years to a great gal from Des Moines, IA
, and I have 3 lovely kids, ages 13, 10 and 4. Now, if you want to keep making a total ass of yourself, keep on going, partner.
No more than the GOP-haters and demagogues such as you are filled with glee about it. 6 of 1 and a half dozen of another?????
Again-and as usual-you're off the mark. Did you not read what I said? I don't think Reagan was a bad president, and I think he's a good man, but he's not this demi-god that the GOP is making him into. They're trying to protect an illusion here, not the truth. And, again, the word "hate" coming form a National Socialist like yourself strikes me as quite amusing.
Really? When? The USSR was going strong in 1980 after 63 years.
Actually, if you know anything about your history, Yyz717, you'll know that the Soviet Union was never the behemouth that they wanted the world to believe it was. With the introduction of ariel reconnissance in the 1950's, with the U-2 and the SR
-71 Blackbird, the U.S. found out that, for the most part, the USSR
was really a paper tiger. It had some serious weapons, and a big army, but the weapons were third-class, and the army never did have very good morale. The weight of this lie, and the economic catastrophe that was the U.S.S.R. finally caught up to them. It took 70 years for it to happen, but the U.S.S.R. was a sick nation for it's entire existence.
It was Reagan's defense spending (which the USSR tried to match) which brought down the USSR.
That's just another half-truth, that the GOP has tried to maintain. Did Reagan's over-spending on the military contribute to it? Did it perhaps hasten the demise of the U.S.S.R. by a few years? Perhaps, but I think the hastening came after the U.S.S.R. invaded Afghanistan in '80, and they lost their will to fight there, and, after that, the lie unraveled to the point that the U.S.S.R. was on it's way off history's stage. Reagan's spending didn't bring down the Soviet Union-that's just a self-serving pat on the back. It was seven decades of mismanagement and lies that brought it down, finally.
The illusion of what the GOP wants Americans ot remember about Reagan-that he was this unbelievably great leader is just that-an illusion. I guess the fact he was a pretty good president isn't enough for them, or for you.
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