Your politics and the Univ of Oklahoma

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    Re: Your politics and the Univ of Oklahoma

    Originally Posted by Mississippi Sooner View Post
    I was only 14 when Reagan was elected, so I didn't care much about politics, but I do remember how the whole country's mood seemed to gradually improve within the first year or so of his being in office. The "malaise" just seemed to fade away.


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    accounting major - no change as I was just as conservative when I graduated

    Although......after college 2000-2006 made me a libertarian due to the pubs expansion of intervention.

    Then I went to grad school for MPA (not OU) and still am libertarian leaning even after studying how to provide efficient and effective intervention.

    F the pubs/dems.
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    Your politics and the Univ of Oklahoma

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    You like to trot this out. Why?

    Do you know why the debt increased, and what the effects were? Was it Reagan that increased it, was it broken Congressional promises or was it broken promises coupled with winning the Cold War?

    Was he an active apartheid supporter? Is Constructive Engagement, encouraging change, the same as support?

    Why did he back Sadaam? What was the Mid East situation at the time? Do you think less of FDR bc he was allies with Stalin? Obama because he's chumming up with Morsi?

    How did he crush worker rights? Is this referencing the Controller strike?

    Was Star Wars a waste of money, or did that push have effects that are ignored because of the agenda being pushed? Did anything positive come from the SW program?

    Why were we involved in Central America?

    He was confused on foreign policy? I guess his foreign policy was a failure then?

    Arms for hostages? Kennedy gave up missiles to appease Kruschev and allow him to save face. Was there a reason? If you way to criticize Reagan or JFK here, what would you have done differently (eye lasers don't count.)
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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    You like to trot this out. Why?

    Do you know why the debt increased, and what the effects were? Was it Reagan that increased it, was it broken Congressional promises or was it broken promises coupled with winning the Cold War?

    Was he an active apartheid supporter? Is Constructive Engagement, encouraging change, the same as support?

    Why did he back Sadaam? What was the Mid East situation at the time? Do you think less of FDR bc he was allies with Stalin? Obama because he's chumming up with Morsi?

    How did he crush worker rights? Is this referencing the Controller strike?

    Was Star Wars a waste of money, or did that push have effects that are ignored because of the agenda being pushed? Did anything positive come from the SW program?

    Why were we involved in Central America?

    He was confused on foreign policy? I guess his foreign policy was a failure then?

    Arms for hostages? Kennedy gave up missiles to appease Kruschev and allow him to save face. Was there a reason? If you way to criticize Reagan or JFK here, what would you have done differently (eye lasers don't count.)
    He should be a hero just for telling the ATCs to **** off and making it stick...particularly since their strike was illegal.
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    is it true that the guy damning everyone to hell outside dale hall was hired by the psychology department?
    At OU I learned that the only thing worse than a homosexual........................................ .... is a communist homosexual.


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    Your politics and the Univ of Oklahoma

    OU made me more liberal, but after graduation I moved more to the center. I am a left leaning centrist. Definitely not a republican of any sort.

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    Not true.
    Yes it is

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    Your politics and the Univ of Oklahoma

    Dr. Fears' class was one vehicle that helped guided me to a more moderate libertarian view point. I used to be a lost, confused neocon.

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    At OU I learned that the only thing worse than a homosexual........................................ .... is a communist homosexual.

    Thats a different guy than when I was there

    Also, is this song on itunes?

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    Originally Posted by TenYards View Post
    OU made me more liberal, but after graduation I moved more to the center. I am a left leaning centrist. Definitely not a republican of any sort.
    A left leaning centrist...what exactly is that?

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    I went into OU leaning conservative, and came out leaning conservative. Probably more libertarian by the end, but I can't say I attribute too much of that to OU.

    I took a sociology class in school called Social Problems. It might as well have been called Socialist Indoctrination. Seeing the effect that it had on some of the other students was almost scary.

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    Re: Your politics and the Univ of Oklahoma

    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    Went to OU as a Sean Hannity listening Great American. Left the business college as the center left person you see today. Most of my transformation happened in the final two semesters, summer and fall 2008, when I lived in Europe and watched the start of a crisis and then went through the September and October crash.

    Don't see how I'll change, but I am more of an American liberal than a leftist anymore. Leftism is retarded.
    Brainwashing

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    Your politics and the Univ of Oklahoma

    Originally Posted by Palmbeachsooner View Post
    Brainwashing
    Yeah because sitting in my business capstone class as the market lost 940 points on one october day and then leaving school, driving home, and then seeing that another 800 points were lost two weeks later in 30 minutes was definitely brainwashing.

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    Originally Posted by okie52 View Post
    Went to OU as a democrat as was most of my family. Not very ideological other than I enjoyed seeing older conservatives get upset with the long hair, hippy look. I had decent professors, a few of them libs. None impacted me politically.

    Switched from marketing to Petroleum Land management in 1974 and that began my change to being a pub. I would have probably ended up as a pub anyway but the career change hastened that change.
    It's never too late.. We need to save you..

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBounce View Post
    So conservatives are against aide?
    Pell Grants originated as part of LBJ's Great Society, which is conservatives' favorite whipping boy.

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    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    Yeah because sitting in my business capstone class as the market lost 940 points on one october day and then leaving school, driving home, and then seeing that another 800 points were lost two weeks later in 30 minutes was definitely brainwashing.
    But we need fewer regulations.

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    Your politics and the Univ of Oklahoma

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    But we need fewer regulations.

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    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    Liberals complaining against the policy in 1992:


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    Re: Your politics and the Univ of Oklahoma

    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    Yeah because sitting in my business capstone class as the market lost 940 points on one october day and then leaving school, driving home, and then seeing that another 800 points were lost two weeks later in 30 minutes was definitely brainwashing.
    Did they teach you that running up the debt in excess of $16 trillion was sound economic policy too?

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