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  1. Republican Party at |

    "I'm afraid I can't use a mule. I have several hundred up on Capitol Hill." – refusing a gift of a mule

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  2. Debbie at |

    Don't you love the sense of humor Reagan has? Bush has a good sense of humor also, but we don't see it much.

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  3. Bork at |

    I like this one. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that doll!" In reference to Reagan wanting Gorbachev to remove a giant doll hanging on a building.

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  4. greg at |

    Also liked his tough side. When he warned Quadaffi that if one more American was killed in a Libyan terrorist attack, "he would pay dearly", Quadaffi thought he was playing. Then the Libyans bombed a Berlin disco and one African American Marine who was hanging out there was killed. Reagan wiped out the entire Libyan air force and laser guided Quadaffi's house killing his daughter. Ever heard any crap from Quadaffi since? No you havent.

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  5. Brandon at |

    you missed one, i don’t know the exact quote but it went something like this, “how can I get anything done if the Soviets keep dieing on me”

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  6. vesey at |

    when bragging about the socialist system Castro said ” in Cuba we are all equal “, Reagan replied ” that’s true, equally poor “

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  7. stevie at |

    now, how could Reagan possibly take himself seriously?

    Some of those are pretty funny, even to me, but i doubt he thought of them. I’m sure he delivered them very well.

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    1. Adam at |

      I wouldn’t be suprised if it was all (or at least mostly) him. As an actor, he was known for being a generally witty and funny guy who was able to take creative license with a script and not make the director regret it.

      Videos of his debates and speeches all show just how comfortable he was in front of large audiences, and how well he was able to handle “non-scripted” situations. He always managed to say the right things at the right time, which is inhumanly difficult to do when you’re relying on someone else for all of your lines.

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  8. Jennifer at |

    I always liked “The most terrifying words in the English Language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help”.

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    1. greg at |

      Good one Jenny, so true LMAO

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  9. gtoland at |

    Does anyone know when and where this one took place. Reagan was speaking at some Univ. and a student stood and said that his generation was concerned about people from his generation being in charge of a world where technology was so important. The student asked something to the effect “Do you think people of your generation understand technology well enough……..? Reagan’s comeback”: “Well, we DID invent it.”

    I would like to site this but don’t have the context. Any help would be appreciated.

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