A man who played President of the United States for two four-year terms, 1980-1984 and 1984-1988. Mrs. Reagan was his co-star and the Cabinet was his supporting cast.
Even many Democrats concede that, unlike George W. Bush, who is small, mean, petty, and spiteful, Ronald Reagan was basically a kind and decent man. Some feel that Reagan was simply a somewhat misguided man who surrounded himself with sycophants (see Oliver North).
by Chatty Chrissy January 28, 2008
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If you are on the right, Reagan is God.
If you are on the left, Reagan is Satan.
"Reagan was the greatest president ever, except for Bush." - (R)
"Reagan was the worst president ever, except for Bush." - (D)
by R.Matthews December 05, 2004
A President who negotiated with terrorists, illegally funded, armed and collaborated with the Iraqis in the Iran-Iraq War, funded a Latin American terrorist group then told the American people he did none of these things and when the truth came out he completely got away with all of it.

In return, he is seen as one of the greatest Presidents ever because of the surging economy regardless of the long-term impact to be had with the tripling of the national debt as well as his 'defeating' of the Soviet Union regardless of their financial failings since the 1960s and the social reform of the 1980s.
Bill Clinton was nearly impeached for lying about cheating on his wife. In comparison, Ronald Reagan got a mild slap on the wrist for funding nun-raping and village-destroying genocidal terrorists even after Congress passed legislation forbidding it and after telling the American people he did not do these things.
by cag April 12, 2008
a pagan god who is worshipped by many members of the Republican party
Ronald Reagan supported huge tax cuts for the super rich combined with massive increases in military spending mostly for boondoggles like his "starwars" missile defense plan that never worked. This sent our national debt into the trillions. Reagan was known for busting up labor unions and other anti-worker policies that drove down wages while CEO salaries soared. Some of Reagan's other accomplishments include creating the Taliban to fight off a Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and providing arms to Saddam Hussein during the Iraq-Iran war.
by Michael_Hunt April 19, 2009
Probably the most overrated president in the history of America. His "trickle down" policies basically let the poor go to hell, while the privileged were allowed more privileges. Meanwhile, Reaganomics had a great success in raising national debt from $700 billion to $3 trillion.

He is given credit for ending the Cold War instead of the true heros like Gorbachev and to a lesser extent, Walesa. Communism was on its last legs anyway and the system was failing from within. Reagan didn't do much more than make a few nice, happy speeches.

The idea he supported freedom is a myth, shown by his support for brutal South American dictators which was/is glossed over. Reagan installed the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and propped up Saddam Hussein in Iraq despite the known atrocities. Later, the Republicans would do a HUGE U-turn on this, in their quest for oil.

And anyone who chooses shit like Donald Rumsfeld to work for them, can't be all that great.
Ronald Reagan: impressive facade, but mediocre presidency behind.

by Sophoclisis July 29, 2008
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
For some reason, this man is widely credited by the conservative media for ending the Cold War, and having the biggest economic boom. However, that is all a bunch of bullshit. Here is what the Gipper really did: shifted tax burden on the middle class by giving the rich ginormous tax cuts,invaded defenseless island nations like Grenada and invaded Lebanon in the interests of companies like Lockheed Martin and the Carlyle Group. Why did Ronnie invade Grenada? He answered "you can't have eggnog without nutmeg" as to make his invasion a crusade for Christmas. Funded Osama Bin Laden, and Nicaraguan terrorists funded by weapon sales to Iran, and called them the "moral equivalent of our founding fathers", traded weapons for hostages, gutted the environment, willfully ignored AIDS, and whose wife bilked the government to buy dresses costing more than the average American made in a year and got foreign policy advise from PYCHICS! THANK GOD HE IS DEAD! Had it only happened 25 years ago, then we wouldn't have the shit in the White House we have now!
Ronald Reagan was just a B actor who's connections to rich CEOS and corporations who ruined America, and whose damage is seen to this very day.
by Howard Dean '08 January 16, 2005
A rotten scumbag of a president. As authors on this site obviously slant left wing, independent and libertarian, I'm a little shocked at how anyone on UrbanDictionary could defend such a wackjob of a president. Many of you were probably brainwashed into the "Reagan Legacy" - which is easily the biggest presidential hoax of all time. If anyone goes back and researches Reagan's term and reads his personal writings it would become shockingly apparent that Reagan was just manipulating the masses with a fake personality. Reagan figured that since he was formally an actor he could play the role of a character during his whole term.

See: complete fake and phony
It is a little known fact that in the early 1960's Ronald Reagan OPPOSED equal rights for African Americans.
by Mr. Squeaky March 22, 2009

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