Wednesday, April 20, 2011

R is for Reaganisms

Ronald Reagan was president of the USA for the majority of the 80s and whatever your political slant you had to hand it to him he was full of memorable quotes.   My favorite was - 

My fellow Americans, I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.

There were so many quotable quotes from Reagan's mouth that it spouted the term Reaganisms and here are a few more -

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.
Facts are stupid things - stubborn things, I should say. 
 Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
What was your favorite Reagan quote?   For me I will always remember the 'oulawing Russia' statement he made - priceless!


  1. My favorite was "if you have your back against a cellophane wall and people are shooting at you from both sides, you must be doing something right."

    After the press conference, Peter Jennings said it would probably be referred to as Reagan's "cellophane wall" speech, confirming that I had heard it, but not commenting on the fact that it doesn't make any sense.

  2. I liked when he said of his opponent something like: I won't hold his "youth" against him.

  3. Oh I don't remember the cellophane wall one - that's a good one!

    Yes, he had some great comebacks - "I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue in this campaign. I am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience" - way to deflect the question :)