The "Great Communicator" . . . gone at 93

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  1. tom turner

    tom turner Mezzo Forte User

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    He was so loved by so many. Even his enemies respected him.

    He never appeared aloof or elitist. He seemed like everyone's father or grandfather.

    When inflation was in double digits (and home loans hit a 17 1/2% interest rate) he said things were going to get better . . . and introduced a tax cut.

    He built up our national defense until the USSR finally couldn't keep up and cried, "Uncle." "Mr. Gorbechev, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL" was his message in Berlin . . . and the wall soon fell.

    He gave us peace, restored our faith in each other and in the free world economy.

    He could have been my dad . . . or yours.

    In the end, he WAS the dad to us all, and he made this world a better place.

    God bless Ronald Reagan. May you rest in peace and may God comfort Nancy, your kids and your grandchildren.

    Ronald Reagan 1911-2004 :cry:
     
  2. Ash

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  3. ChasStarr

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    Tom,

    I couldn't have said it better. He was the first president I ever voted for and at the time I was a registered democrat.

    I'll miss him and the warmth, diginity, and even humor that seem to be missing in the political climate these days on both side of the aisle.

    Thoughts and prayers to the Reagan family tonight.
     
  4. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly Piano User

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    "He seemed like everyone's father or grandfather"

    he NEVER seemed like my grandfather.
     
  5. TheMoose

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    James,

    I can believe that.
     
  6. tom turner

    tom turner Mezzo Forte User

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    James,

    "There you go again" - Ronald Reagan

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  7. jamesfrmphilly

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    fact is, 90% of Black people voted against Reagan.
    he was the president of most of the people, but not for Black people.
    i can understand those who he was kind to morning his passing.
    why can't you understand that those who he was not kind to may not morn him?
     
  8. Ash

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  9. FreshBrewed

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    Well said Tom. He was a great man who always put the needs of the nation above all else.
     
  10. mheffernen5

    mheffernen5 Pianissimo User

    I wish I could have remembered him as a president. I was just a newborn when President Raegan was in office. The 1st president I really remember is Bill Clinton.
     

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