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Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote

"A Russian man goes to the official agency, puts down his money and is told that he can obtain delivery of his automobile in exactly 10 years. “Morning or afternoon,” the purchaser asks. “Ten years from now, what difference does it make?” replies the clerk. “Well,” says the car buyer, “the plumber’s coming in the morning.”

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

Reagan was always telling jokes about the Soviet Union.  He especially loved telling them to Gorbachev.  Gorbie always thought Reagan was exaggerating.

What made the Soviet Union jokes funny, what makes all jokes funny, is that they were filled with truth.

Reagan was unlike any other major politician of his era in that he argued indefatigably and persuasively for the free market.

Why did he do that?

Surely most Americans agreed with him and he knew it.  But it was more than his confidence in that.

He had spent years studying and understanding economic issues.  And since he was a young man he felt deep in his bones that he was going to be instrumental in bringing down the Soviet Empire, whom he called the Evil Empire.  And he did!

After running in and losing the presidential primary to Ford in 1976, Reagan got himself out there.  He delivered over one thousand radio addresses from 1975 through 1979.  He wrote them himself.  How do we know this?  Ever read the book, Reagan In His Own Hand:  The Writings of Ronald Reagan That Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America...?

You remember how the press tried so desperately to portray Reagan as dumb?  (Get ready for that again this election.  If you notice Rick Perry is already dumb, as were Sarah Palin and George Bush before him)  People who read that book understood that Reagan was not dumb at all.  He was a very purposeful, driven, PRO-AMERICA individual who BELIEVED in the free market and tried as president to set it free.

He succeeded with no majority in either house of Congress.

What should we hear when someone says we need jobs?  Or we are too taxed?  Or regulation is crushing, again?

We should hear someone stand up, like Moses, and say, "Let my people go."

I will follow anyone who finally raises that staff and parts the waters of the behemoth gubment so I can walk on dry land to the Promised Land.  Because THIS, brothers and sisters of the congregation, IS the Land Of Promise.

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

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Comment balloon 10 commentsJay Markanich • August 30 2011 07:07AM

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He was the GREAT COMMUNICATOR and did not use a teleprompter or two!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) almost 8 years ago

He was Wallace, and could actually speak in complete sentences and with proper syntax.  What a concept!  But what he spoke about was simple, understandable and it hit into the hearts of his audience.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Good morning, Jay. I liked Ronnie. I still think that was the last of the really great presidents that we had in recent years...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

He actually presided Michael, and led.  You have to LEAD from the front, not the rear.  And he did so with grace.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

He wasn't a poll watcher. One of the things I liked about the last Bush. Convictions and beliefs meant something to them, not just getting re-elected.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) almost 8 years ago

Than - that is another characteristic of leadership.  And no whining...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

It's funny that the media called Regan dumb, Bush dumb, now Perry dumb.  Yet they called Jimmy Carter the most intelligent President because of all his nuclear power training.  Now they call Obama that smartest President ever.  Apparently "smart" to the media means someone supposedly did good in school even though they didn't do much else.  But with Obama, we don't even know how well he did there.  When you don't have anything else to say, just call the opponent a name like "dumb." 

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Rob - that is EXACTLY the pattern.  The only Republican president in recent memory not to be called dumb was Eisenhower.  It would have been hard to get away with that.  So what did they call him?  Inexperienced in politics.

And B.O. did not go to college.  Nobody remembers having classes with him, he appears in no photographs in any year book, and there is no proof that he has a degree.  So what did he do?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

The other thing they accuse Reagan of was sleeping through the Cabinet meetings.  However, he sure seemed to know enought to lead and direct the various departments with his vision.

Posted by Steven Cook (No Longer Processing Mortgages.) almost 8 years ago

I have a friend who is Secret Service, Steven, and he says Reagan slept through nothing.  He was not only attentive but very in charge.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

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