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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 4:30 pm 
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Mike Huckabee had hoped that those who have been inclined to call him a RINO would use the same standard they use with Ronald Reagan. Reagan raised taxes every year as governor of California, and signed the largest state income tax increase in history. No California Governor since the 1960s has matched the total number of pardons Reagan granted. As president, Reagan signed a bill granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. He appointed Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court against the advice and counsel of Jesse Helms who warned us she would not defend the unborn. Many readers may be too young to remember Reagan piling up stacks and stacks of paper in front of the American people which represented Democratic spending binges. He waved his “veto pen” like a sword. We forget that he didn’t use it on spending bills.

None of this is to suggest Reagan was a nanny-stater, liberal, RINO, or progressive. The Christopher Robins’ on our own side missed the balloons and chose to shoot Huckabee instead. Instead of coming to his defense and saying he is not a RINO, and calling for civility, they take on a “how dare you” compare yourself to Reagan attitude. Or they say Huckabee was implying that Reagan was a RINO. That is exactly what he was NOT doing. He was trying to reduce the claims there are RINOs among us, not add to that number



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:37 pm 
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Ah, the legend or Ronald Reagan. I think of several Reagans, the more Ron Paul like 1976 version, the more electable 1980 version, as well as the version that emerged from the assassination attempt. Not that they're miles apart but the 1976 version would probably not have been elected in 1980, and the post assassination version seemed to totally defer to the globalist, Bush Sr. BTW, i voted for Reagan both terms as well as the 1976 primary.

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:51 pm 
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If you read Ed Rollins' book about his time as a political campaign manager, you get a little better glimpse at what happened to Reagan. Ultimately it was that Reagan won the battle for the GOP's heart, but made the mistake of compromising with its head...


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