Reagan was a more convincing Dem by far than a Republican

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Reagan was a more convincing Dem by far than a Republican

Postby Marie » Thu May 19, 2016 2:30 pm

I always thought Reagan sounded scripted in his conservative rants, and that detracted from his reputation as "the great communicator"; say instead that as a Republican, he was "the great propagandist."

In contrast, as a Dem he said what he felt and his intensity was fueled by specific facts, as illustrated in the 1948 audio clip below.



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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Reagan was a more convincing Dem by far than a Republican

Postby StevenHW » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:13 pm

I believe Ronald Reagan (who had been a supporter of FDR and his "New Deal") didn't become a conservative until after he married Nancy. Nancy was the actual conservative in the household and steered him to right-wing politics.

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Re: Reagan was a more convincing Dem by far than a Republican

Postby Marie » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:40 pm

Plus Reagan was a union leader, facryinoutloud!

You can tell he'd been converted to conservatism as a result of being proselytized.

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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