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  • One day, people are going to wake up and curse the name Ronald Reagan.

    Crooks and Liars

  • Though I'm all in favor of optimism about medical breakthroughs and health policy achievements, I like to apply the phrase Ronald Reagan made famous: "Trust, but verify." News

  • Kevin at Catch has more on what he calls the Ronald Reagan Lunacy project:


  • Until recently, Gingrich was fond of citing what he called Ronald Reagan's eleventh commandment-"Thou shall not speak ill of fellow-Republicans"-and he often told audiences, "Barack Obama is my only opponent."

    The New Yorker

  • As the Republican field jockeys for position in the 2012 presidential primaries, it is no surprise to hear the candidates trying to bolster their authority by invoking the name of Ronald Reagan.

    How the GOP Can Win Young Voters

  • Surely if the United States is willing to negotiate in good faith with "Mad Dog" Gaddafi -- the name Ronald Reagan bestowed on the Libyan leader -- then it can find a way to woo Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and North Korea's Kim Jong-Il.

    The Strange Case of Libya

  • In fact the Republicans are trying to win this election based on how many times they can use the name Ronald Reagan!

    Hillary Hits Obama Over Latest Obama NAFTA Story

  • Someone comes in with the name of Ronald Reagan; hes young and tall and has dreadlocked ringlets, and tries to disguise his name by signing his credit card slip Ronny.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • How come noone called Ronald Reagan a racist when he opened fire on civilian neighborhoods in Beirut with battleships in response to the attack on the Marine barracks?

    Refracted Reality

  • Do you believe, for a second, that the name Ronald Reagan was ever heard in that prison?

    Paul Loeb: John McCain: "inspired" by Reagan?


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  • Perhaps the funniest of the US presidents. The ones I tend to agree with politically are all so serious.

    October 21, 2010

  • Thank you ruzuzu for attribution, context, source and link.

    October 21, 2010

  • For his fondness for squirrels, see Camp David.

    October 21, 2010

  • According to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum's archives (online here) the quotation is from a speech Ronald Reagan gave in 1986:

    "Well, anyway, it's wonderful to be having this White House Conference on Small Business again after almost 6 years. Things certainly have changed in the meantime. Back then, government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. Laughter Well, with your help, I think we've turned all that around."

    October 21, 2010

  • According to jwjarvis the quote is by Ronald Reagan.

    October 21, 2010

  • What's that got to do with Reagan? Reagonomics was mostly about trimness and minimal government intervention: less spending, low corporate tax, deregulation. Subsidies of course went to the usual favourites.

    October 21, 2010

  • "Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

    October 21, 2010