Political Insults & Putdowns
Quotes and Insulting Quotations from Ronald Reagan
My fellow Americans. I am pleased to tell you that I have just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
Said during a microphone test
I don't resent his popularity or anything else. Good Lord, I co-starred with Errol Flynn once
On Mikhail Gorbachev
The mad dog of the Middle East
On Colonel Gadaffi
We are especially not going to tolerate these attacks from outlaw states run by the strangest collection of misfits, Looney Tunes and squalid criminals since the advent of the Third Reich
After the hijacking of a US plane
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help"
Government does not solve problems. It subsidises them.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realise that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born
A triumph of the embalmers art
Gore Vidal on Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan doesn't dye his hair, he's just prematurely orange
Gerald Ford on Ronald Reagan
The first man in twenty years to make presidency a part time job, a means of filling up a few of those otherwise blank days of retirement
Simon Hoggart on Ronald Reagan
Reagan won because he ran against Jimmy Carter, if he'd run unopposed he would have lost
Mort Sahl on Ronald Reagan