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Ronald Reagan Wit and Humor

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Remembering the wit and wisdom of Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), plus some satirical items based on his life.

Ronald Reagan Quotes

  • "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"

  • "Republicans believe every day is 4th of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15."

  • "The taxpayer ... that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take a civil-service exam."

  • "I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born."
  • More Funny Ronald Reagan Quotations @ About Political Humor

    Reagan Sound Bites @ Amber's WAVs Page.

    Ronald Reagan Bloopers and Outtakes

    See a blooper reel of the actor at work and play during his movie days, presented by Capitol Hill Blue. Contains strong profanity.

    Testing his microphone moments before a 1984 radio address, President Reagan quipped to the technician: "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."

    Unfortunately, it got out to, possibly, the wrong people.

    Hear the "We Begin Bombing" Audio @ About Radio

    Old Ronny Reagan's Memory Game

    One of the biting satires aimed at Reagan over the years includes this spoof of Internet Concentration-styled games.

    Play: Old Ronny Reagan's Memory Game

    Ronald Reagan Comedy Movies

    "Bedtime for Bonzo" (1951) -- Reagan's best-loved (and ridiculed) comedy movie is this pleasant family adventure where he plays dad to a chimp. Learn more about "Bedtime for Bonzo" at Internet Movie Database.

    More Ronald Reagan Jokes and Spoofs

    The Works, courtesy of About Political Humor.

    Elsewhere on the Net

    Gagwriter Doug Gamble on funnyman Reagan, featuring recollections of a man behind the mirth. (National Review Online)
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