President Ronald Reagan warned us about Barack Obama the dictator.
Ronald Reagan, originally an American actor and politician, became the 40th President of the United States serving from 1981 to 1989. His term saw a restoration of prosperity at home, with the goal of achieving “peace through strength” abroad.
The Reagan Legacy
The eight years of the Reagan presidency was one of the most dynamic periods, in recent U.S. history, resulting in a major refocusing of the nation’s social, business, and international agenda. Few presidents have enjoyed the affection of so many of the American people.
Support for Ronald Reagan grew when he was seriously wounded by an assassin’s bullet in 1981 and during major surgical procedures in 1985 and 1987. Reagan was known as the “Great Communicator,” and often went on television to ask the viewers for their support for a particular piece of legislation.
When he ran for a second term in 1984 against former Vice-President Walter Mondale, Reagan stood by his record and asked the voters if they were better off now than they were four years ago.
At 73 years of age, Reagan became the oldest man ever elected president, receiving 525 electoral votes, the most of any presidential candidate. As his second term ended, polls showed that more than half of the American people gave him a favorable rating.
When Ronald Reagan became president, he had a clear vision of what the nation should be and spelled out the direction he hoped it would take during his administration. Reagan had a clear social, economic, and foreign policy agenda, and with political guile and personal persuasiveness he was able to achieve many of his goals.
Early in his presidency, Reagan remarked: “What I’d really like to do is go down in history as the President who made Americans believe in themselves again.” Ronald Reagan accomplish his goal and Barack Obama has systematically destroyed the foundation our great country was founded on.
In this video, Reagan summed up Obama in the first 5 minutes of a speech he made over 40 years ago.