Who said Ronald Regan was stupid?

I know that die to his illness, Regan often made comments that defied explanation, but the man was far from stupid, as the comments below prove.

I received them from an American friend.

Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."

--Ronald Reagan

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the

government and I'm here to help."

--Ronald Reagan

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant:

It's just that they know so much that isn't so."

--Ronald Reagan

"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was

too strong."

--Ronald Reagan

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have

looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."

--Ronald Reagan

"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but

doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

--Ronald Reagan

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a

government program."

--Ronald Reagan

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.

I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

--Ronald Reagan

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many

rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."

--Ronald Reagan

"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads

Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-communist?

It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."

--Ronald Reagan

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy

appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.

--Ronald Reagan

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a

few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving,

regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

--Ronald Reagan

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  • Very true - until Alzheimers took it's toll, he was a witty, intelligent and perceptive man. What a shame that he's mostly remembered for the daft things he said during his dotage!

    Moffy x

  • I thought he was an actor too i seem to remember him being a cowboy with a monkey though maybe not in the same film..... They just don't make US presidents like they used to...

    Yours whinging of Washington DCxx

  • They did make me laugh and we need all that we can get

    hay and i don't think they were rong

    they said moor truth than most govement

    i think i like him now

  • You are thinking of G.W. Bush, the most inept president ever to win an election, who gave rise to a whole new era of idiotic sayings now known as Bushism's.

    "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." - Washington, D.C., August 5, 2004

  • If I were to list here all of G.W. Bush's comments it would fill the forum, and people would think I had made them up. After all no one can be THAT stupid - can they??

  • I can give him a close run for his money :)

  • VG even you wouldn't say the things George W. Bush uttered. We'd have you locked up if you did ;)

  • That was a real classic! At least Reagan restrained himself to harmless inanities!

  • Thanks for making me titter and snort, very funny ! :)

  • He was a communist at one time.

  • Very funny, I did not know he had it in him!

  • Reagan should have stuck to acting. Spittin Image had it about right when they did the sketch - 'the President's brain is missing'. He and Thatcher between them began the decimation of social justice and replaced it with their neo-liberal agenda which is now almost complete - RIP the NHS and the Welfare State :-(

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