I Miss Ronald Reagan

One of the things I liked about Ronald Reagan was his ability to use wit and humor to win the crowd.  Reagan was not popular at times.  He had to make hard decisions with both the economy and the Cold War with the Soviet Union.  Today, he is often ranked as the favorite of all previous Presidents.

When I watch what is happening today, as America's influence in the world has been embarrassed by weak foreign policy through Barack Obama's administration, I wonder, how would Reagan have handled the various situations?  Do you think he'd give up five high level terrorists from Gitmo for one soldier who deserted his post in Afghanistan? Would he have let terrorists kill our ambassador in Benghazi?  Give Russia carte blanche in Ukraine and abandon NATO?  My, how things have changed.

Here's a great one from "The Gipper":

"Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."  Ronald Reagan


They Get Five, We Get One

My feelings are probably similar to many of you as we heard about the release of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who had been captive for almost five years by Afghan rebel fighters.  I thought how great it was to finally have his release and how happy his family must feel.

But, then I heard that we traded five high profile Taliban prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detainees and I thought, "Why would they do that?"  I heard that Obama broke a decades old rule not to negotiate with terrorists.  Why do you think we have that rule?  SO WE DON'T ANNOUNCE OPEN SEASON ON AMERICANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!  Don't you  t h i n k  that would cause some serious problems?

And, then I hear that the President is under law to give Congress a 30 day notice, so they can be consulted on a matter, such as this, that would effect our national security.  Makes sense.  Did the President break the law?

Then I hear stories from soldiers having served at the time Seargent Bergdahl was captured.  Turns out Bergdahl walked away from his post, left a note renouncing his citizenship.  In the very least this is desertion.

Then I heard that it is estimated that over six soldiers lost their lives, perhaps more, as they spent the next 90 days trying to locate Bowe Bergdahl.  Many soldiers serving with him were angry for his treason and the casualties it cost.

When the President stood in the Rose Garden at the White House to announce his celebration of rescuing Bowe, why were there no questions?  Why was there no talk of prosecution for being AWOL? Maybe it's the President who's AWOL?

He allowed our citizens to be massacred in Benghazi without a whisper to defend them, he gave help to Al Quaida in Sudan, he failed to keep our promises in Ukraine and the Russians walked all over us.  He makes deals with Iran and the Palestinians when both are supportive of terrorists.  We give billions away to countries who support terrorists and then we don't have the means to TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN VETERANS??!!

He always seems to offer the 1 to 5 ratio.  They get five, we get one.  Who's side is this president on anyway?

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