Sunday, January 15, 2006

Remembering Reagan

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8 Comments:

At 1/15/2006 1:47 PM, Blogger samwich said...

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At 1/15/2006 1:50 PM, Blogger samwich said...

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At 1/15/2006 2:33 PM, Blogger eyesallaround said...

AOW, I like your new format!

 
At 1/15/2006 3:43 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Me too. I have one particular memory of Reagan and that's his cancelling my father's govt contract with a month's notice that had a year left on it...driving my family into lower middle class (from upper) when I was 12 years old...teaching me far more about money and humiliation than I wanted to know at that age.

But I've come to have a grudging respect for how he handled the cold war.

 
At 1/15/2006 3:43 PM, Blogger Esther said...

PS: the humiliation of which I spoke was not mine but rather my father's.

 
At 1/15/2006 6:44 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Esther,
Sometimes life just isn't fair!

I remember some of the cutbacks on those government contracts.

 
At 1/18/2006 2:58 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Esther, a simple reminder. When JFK faced down Russia during the Cuban missile crisis the Cold War was effectively over.

Reagan was a bit player. Nothing but a bit player.

 
At 1/18/2006 7:18 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
You WISH that Reagan were a bit player. Whether you liked him or not is irrelevant--the man made lasting changes to the face of American politics and American society. In essence, Clinton used Reagan's ideas for reforming the welfare system; by that time, of course, Reagan had no idea that his reforms to the CA welfare system went national.

 

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