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Let's play ... name that president

  1. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Who said?
    A. "To make our economy stronger and more productive, we must make health care more affordable and give families greater access to good coverage and more control over their health decisions."

    B. "We simply cannot afford this. The cost of health care shows up not only in your family budget, but in the price of everything we buy and everything we sell. When health coverage for a fellow on the assembly line costs thousands of dollars, the cost goes into the product he makes. And you pay the bill."

    C. "Let us remove a financial specter facing our older Americans: the fear of an illness so expensive that it can result in having to make an intolerable choice between bankruptcy and death."

    1. Billy Hicks profile image85
      Billy Hicksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In my pre-Google guess, I have:

      A: George H.W. Bush

      B: Bill Clinton

      C: Ronald Reagan

      1. wavegirl22 profile image41
        wavegirl22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        something tells me without having to check that Billy Hicks is right. . and since MM came up with such a good topic I hope she doesnt mind me posting one. .


        "I don't like that man. I must get to know him better."

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A) GW Bush
      B) GW Bush
      C) Ronald Reagan

      ??

  2. paradigmsearch profile image94
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    My subconscious immediately came up with Richard Nixon. It would apply to whichever quote is the oldest. I could be wrong...

  3. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Billy Hicks, you are sooooo close!

    Wavegirl -- I'm gonna guess W talking about Putin.
    lol

    Para -- hint .Right party. You're close!

    1. Billy Hicks profile image85
      Billy Hicksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not going to comment now that I've checked, but we should definitely play this more often.

      Great idea MM

      1. Mighty Mom profile image85
        Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Let's keep it going!
        Feel free to find a zinger quote and post it for the good of the order.
        I'm trying not to peek on Wavegirl's.
        But curiosity may get the best of me!

        Thanks for playing. Two out of three (albeit not exactly in the right order) is pretty darned good!
        MM

        1. Billy Hicks profile image85
          Billy Hicksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          "It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."

          Has always been a favorite of mine.

          1. Mighty Mom profile image85
            Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Gosh. That could be anyone.
            It sounds very presidential!

            I'm gonna guess FDR?

            1. Mighty Mom profile image85
              Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Yay!
              I got it!

              "All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway."

  4. wavegirl22 profile image41
    wavegirl22posted 5 years ago

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/first-family/masthead_image/33ht_header_sm.jpg?1250884801


    Okay my turn . .

    "When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity."

    1. Mighty Mom profile image85
      Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm thinking Nixon because of his opening up of trade relations with China.

      1. wavegirl22 profile image41
        wavegirl22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Nope, none other then JFKhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/first-family/masthead_image/35jk_header.jpg?1250885463
        "When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity."

  5. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Well, I'll be gosh darned on that one.
    JFK certainly knew "crisis." Who knew he knew Chinese characters?

    Here's one:

    "The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life."

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      LikaMarieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Um, I'm going to say -
      a) G. W. Bush
      b) Ronald Reagan
      c) Bill Clinton

      1. Mighty Mom profile image85
        Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You also got two out of three but not in the right order.
        smile

  6. American View profile image58
    American Viewposted 5 years ago

    MM

    This Was a Good Idea. How about this one.

    "We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed."

    1. Mighty Mom profile image85
      Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey there, AV.
      Just coming back into this thread after overnight.

      Wow. That's a really good one. Who is the "them" referenced here?
      I'm not sure whether to go with one of the original framers or maybe this has to do with
      WWII, or it could be Reagan talking about the Evil Empire.

      Ok, I'll take a wild stab and say ...
      RR.

  7. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Here's one for you:

    "America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy."

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      John Q Adams....I like that one a lot, MM!

      "I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot."

      Would that we had more politicians inclined to silence.

 
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