Home - by illustr8r - November 16, 2012 - 18:35 America/New_York - 36 Comments
Ronald Reagan talks about balancing the budget on “The Tonight Show” in 1975.
FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend
November 16th, 2012
“NO” is not in the liberal dictionary. Well, when it comes to spending, anyways….
I miss both those guys. They were from a different era when truth mattered.
Birdie Num Num
BTW, Carson was a big lib.
He kept it muted most of the time but he let it come through clearly occasionally.
He was a big apostle of lefty eco-extremist Paul Erlich.
One of the most genuine men of the 20th Century.
he was the king of tv
Johnny was a closet Republican
What a great man. We will never see in this country, in our lifetime another Ronald Reagan.
I really miss having a grown-up as president.
NO HE WAS’NT
Carson opposed capital punishment, favored racial equality, and was against criminalizing extramarital sex and pornography. He avoided explicitly mentioning his views on Tonight, however, saying “I hate to be pinned down”, as that would “hurt me as an entertainer, which is what I am”. As he explained in 1970, “In my living room I would argue for liberalization of abortion laws, divorce laws, and there are times when I would like to express a view on the air. I would love to have taken on Billy Graham. But I’m on TV five nights a week; I have nothing to gain by it and everything to lose.”
@John Cooper — my thoughts exactly!
That was back when having a cell phone was not a right. That was back when “free” healthcare was not a right. That was back before getting a college education was not a right. Free housing…free cable…free houses…free everything…
That was way back when government was the problem, not the solution to the problem.
I guess one way to put it is that I have a right to bear arms, I have a right to free speech, I have a right to freedom of religion and I have a right to pursuit of happiness…But illust8r doesn’t have to pay for my gun, Big Fur Hat doesn’t have to provide me a website, Irony Curtain does not have to build me a church and Mr. Pinko does not have to give me free tickets to the Homestead race.
and to not leave anybody out:
Admin Girl does not owe me a Ferrari
Claudia does not owe me a cute kitten
Tammy does not owe me a union job
Ginger does not owe me a harmonica
Lori Ziganto does not owe me a free abortion
and Hippie critic does not owe me a…..what does Hippie do anyway?
Balancing the budget may now means going over The Fiscal Cliff. F.D.R.in purgatory says: The only thing we have to fear is fear ….. of ” The Fiscal Cliff ” + I thought of something close to “fear itself”. :::
“Think not what your country can do for 0bama,
but what 0bama can do for your country ”
Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk
Carson may or may not have been a liberal, but he didn’t use The Tonight Show as a political platform anyway. Unlike Letterman, Carson’s genius was being entertaining enough, but allowing his guests to take center stage and make the show. It seems that current talk show hosts try to out-do Carson, when in reality Carson’s secret was not to out-do anyone.
Reagan, on the other hand…well, I have never seen any other politician who acted like a leader without acting like a jerk. Reagan never had to say he was important or a leader – people just knew he was.
Reagan would be nice now instead of that grandiose narcissistic piece of shit POTUS we have now.
Maybe the answer is right in front of us. We have hours of Ronald Reagan on Video. Keep playing it until they get it!
Unfortunately, virtue is an antiquated notion, and whoring is the norm.
@Menderman — one slight correction.
Ginger does not owe you a kazoo.
Now, I Won, wants to implement his main plan: Taking over our private retirement accounts for redistribution: (I told you, there goes your inheritance, kids)
Who is killing the goose that laid the golden egg?
and did you say “kazoo”?
Bless you darlin’
Here I was thinking that I would have to make some sarcastic quip about being 3 yrs old at the time and thinking that 53 or 89 dollars was unbelievable amount of money, to justify bringing up the comparison between the deficit in ’75 and 2012, because 16 of you had already commented on this thread… But I can’t believe either not one of yall caught that or nobody thought it was worth bringing up!!! I would be quite ecsatic to only have an $89 BILLION deficit!!!
Can you imagine the ridicule someone would have faced if they had said in 1975 that in just 35 or so years the deficit would be OVER SIX-TRILLION-DOLLARS? I can just see the look on Ronaldus Magnus’ and Carson’s faces if someone were to pop in and proclaim that in 2008 we would elect a Kenyo-Indonesian Muslim Communist (with the same name as 2 of our biggest enemies) who would have to be held back to only incurring annual deficits of $1.5 Trillion… AND THAT HE WOULD “win” A 2ND TERM!!!
@Menderman — oh, yes I did. And for the newbies, here’s refresher course:
Dang, don’t beat up on me, Fur. I put a punctuation mark at the end of the link!
Yall do remember that video Fur posted a while back with the girl playing the kazoo, right? I’m not sure that elicits less “Grayscapish” images than harmonica…
Although you do know why Clintoon quit playing the sax, right?
He gave it up for the whorMonica
I can remember when there were actually things worth watching on TV. Like this. But I’m old.
(i aded the caps ’cause you deserve them)
and then there was this:
since we are reminiscing.
Oh no, kazoo:- Ginger comes to mind, we all have been taminated.
I long for the days of Carson and not caring about politics. At all. Not even a little. Back when I was happy.
@Menderman — love ya!!!
And I think you have the correct clip that was posted — same woman, though.
I want to know where I can find a sportcoat like the one Johnny is wearing.
The Gipper is awesome.
November 17th, 2012
March 1975, that’s about when I met my x-wife at my second gig in a rowdy biker bar not far from that Burbank studio.
Reagan was great. Carson was a very reasonable man, funny too. Both of them great entertainers.
Ronald Reagan reminds me of my dad on the rare occasions that he was in a good mood. They share the same birthday.
Thanks for posting that vid. That is hilarious.!!
I miss them both.
Ronald Reagan On Balancing the Budget » Common Sense Evaluation
November 18th, 2012
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