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Ronald Reagan was an American politician and actor who was the 40th President of the United States, from 1981 to 1989.
by Reaganite December 11, 2016
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A misogynistic president known for having history rewritten about him more times than George W. Bush (his protege) told a lie.

1. He cut middle class taxes (Truth: he raised taxes 11 times)
2. He defeated the Soviets as victor of the Cold War (Truth: The Soviet Union's deterioration began well before his inauguration in Jan/1981)
3. His policy geared peaceful outcomes (Truth: spent money on useless missile programs, Iran-Contra, Latin America guerrilla war financing, provided weapons to Hussein in Iraq vs. Iran, built up Taliban like Armies in Afghanistan's battle against the Soviets)
4. He was a fiscal conservative who presided over a strong economy (Truth: Unemployment hit its highest point since the Depression in 1982, the national debt tripled under his watch, commensurate to GDP the debt increased, Black Monday in 1987, Savings and Loan Scandal, propelled America into a corporate welfare loving state)

In these rewrites came a myth perpetuated over time, primarily at outlets like Fox "News", that his Presidency matched that of true successful GOP Commanders in Chief, like Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. Nothing could be more further from the truth.
Scott: "Ronald Reagan was the greatest President who gave us so many jobs."

Jason: "Why then were so many out of work in the initial years he was in office?"

Scott: "That was the evil Jimmy Carter's doing!"

Jason: "But unemployment rose from 1981 to 1982 when Carter no longer sat in the oval office. If tax cuts create jobs, like Reagan did in 1981 when furnishing breaks to millionaires, why did the jobless numbers escalate?"

Scott: "I guess it's Obama's fault then."

Jason: "Figures. And how do you defend his unconstitutional act of funding a violent group in South America known as the Contras? The Congress voted to forbid any financial aid be shoveled into their coffers."

Scott: "Whatever. Reagan still gave us hope."

Jason: "Yea, hope for a better President. We did get that in the form of someone from Hope, Arkansas, albeit four years after Reagan's stench departed The White House."

Scott: "He was impeached, though, over a blow job."

Jason: "Not nearly as bad as financing deadly groups in South America, defying a congressional order. Right?"
by cajayson8301 July 26, 2011
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Republican President (1980's) that ignored the AIDS epidemic because he hoped it would kill off all the people he didn't like. Reagan was anti-union, sexist, homophobic, incompetent, deceitful, and a corporate tool (even before being elected). Despite his popularity in the 1980's, most Americans have realized the damage he and his administration did to the country (including a deliberate attempt to destroy the middle class). Reagan suffered from Alzheimer's during his reign of terror. He is survived by his arrogant greedy wife Nancy (who abused the children she did not have with Ronald-from his previous marriage).
Ronald Reagan turned a blind eye and a cold shoulder to the AIDS epidemic.
by BluBoi76 September 10, 2011
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The reason my uncle was not able to afford school anymore.
Ronald Reagan: Not all he's hyped up to be...
by realbadman213 July 26, 2016
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The Right Wing prick president who sold WMDs to Saddam in the 80s.
Wait, isn't that why we invaded Iraq?

Ronald Reagan is the perfect example of how corrupt our government has become.
by fuckreagan January 13, 2011
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1. Overrated president who had alzheimer's while he was president. Before being president, he was an actor, and once acted with a monkey. Like Jackson, he was a leading cause for an economic downturn which caused his VP to get only one term as president.

2. One of the many warnings from history not to let Arnold Schwarzeneger be president.
Ronald Reagan for actor 1980
by Holiday Hermit December 28, 2009
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Reagan is largely a PR creation in the first instance, and massively so in recent years.

During his years in office, Reagan was not particularly popular. Gallup polls published recently compare him during office with other presidents. His average ratings during his years in office were below Kennedy, Johnson, Bush I, and Clinton; above Nixon, Ford, Carter. Those are averages during their terms in office.

By 1992 he was ranked just next to Nixon as the most unpopular living ex-president.

Since then there has been an immense PR campaign to convert him into a revered and historic figure, if not semi-divine, and it's doubtless had an effect, radically shifting the rankings. Not on the basis of facts: rather, extremely effective marketing. The current performance is reminiscent of the death of Hirohito and Soviet leaders. One of the more depraved moments of US media. The lying is quite impressive, even by people who surely know better.
Ronald Reagan, the public face of the extremist, arrogant and violent neo-conservative administration of the 1980's
by Stimpej April 27, 2006
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