Reagan’s Birthday

by Ryan on February 6, 2010

in Culture,Economy,Election 2010,Election 2012,Media Bias,Nostalgia,Politics

Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911 — June 5, 2004) would have turned 99 today.  As a rallying point to both Conservatives and Republicans, Reagan’s legacy continues to grow as the years go by.  Many historians have had to move on from their original “amiable dunce” interpretation of Reagan to grudgingly admit or contemplate the importance of both supply-side economics to rejuvenating a flailing economy and the “peace through strength” approach to foreign policy as lessons for future and current Presidents on how to deal with both domestic and foreign affairs.

Reagan also showed that a conservative candidate (running as a conservative) can win 49 states and change the direction of American politics, which had by 1980 veered too far off to the Left.  By 2012, I think the nation will have the same feeling about how far Left we’ve veered, and Reagan’s message of hearkening back to the real strength of America (her people, not her government) will sound very nice to the public once again.

By the way, only three other Presidents have been born in the month of February aside from Reagan:  two of them are Lincoln and Washington…  I’m just sayin’.

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