Doveryai, No Proveryai
Доверяй, но проверяй
I’ve known of this quote by President Reagan for a long time. But I didn’t realize it’s significance as a Russian saying until now.
Discovered this gem in a 1980 issue of The Harvard Crimson.
“Ronald Reagan is dangerous, John B. Anderson is out of it, and Jimmy Carter hasn’t really been all that bad.”
Let’s update it for 2016. Note the revisionist history. Reagan is now nearly venerated, because the media know that turning on him now will produce an intense backlash from the public.
“Donald ain’t Ronald. Not even close. Reagan was great. Trump is terrible, and what’s worse is he’s dangerous. Bernie is out of it, and Barack Obama has been terrific. Hillary Clinton will continue that terrificness. And she’s the only rational one out there.”
Carter seemed to admit his failures and shortcomings. The modern Democrat Party doesn’t do that. Instead, everything is awesome.
Let’s hope the electorate can cut through the noise, the intense, never-ending bias of the media, like in 1980.
So very cool. What a couple. What a team.
Dear Mrs. R, President Reagan began in a letter to his wife on their very first Christmas in the White House.
Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney read it at Nancy’s funeral.
We — America — were lucky to have them.