Rather, he would say, "Be the leader."
I've spent some time of late looking around the blogosphere ... here and elsewhere. And I note that folks on our side are pretty stirred up.
I am one of those folks. I understand. We've seen an unprecedented assault on our liberties, government and political system as a whole these past two years.
So, what to do?
Rather than getting mad, folks, I would encourage us to get even.
What would Reagan do? I think he would smile, look 'em in the eye, and say something witty/truthful/profound in that distinctive raspy voice, "Well ...
And he would remind us that we are on the right side, and we will win this battle of ideas ... because what we believe in is tried and true.
Think back to what Pres. Reagan went through. He was an old, out-of-touch, racist, homophobic, fill-in-the-leftist insult-blank doofus. And that was just was the Rockefeller Republicans said about him.
He was even shot once, I do seem to recall. Before the operation, he joked with doctors that he "hoped they were Republicans."
There will time for investigations, recriminations, and such regarding how Obama and Co. have gone about their business ... like when we get at least one chamber of Congress in Republican control.
But let us remember that Pres. Obama won the election, along with his Demo cohorts in Congress. The reason there are so many of them to deal with -- and the path they have pursued the past couple of years has been so destructive -- is that American voters thought it better for a variety of reasons to let Obama and the Demos triumph. Well, now we know what a boneheaded idea that was. Well, some of us knew then, but hey ...
The bottom line is ... they won, fair and square. Now, it's our turn. And we will.
So, loosen up. Lighten up. Enjoy this wave. It's a big'un. No need to fret over the Demos, threaten them (even though I know folks are joking), talk of their premature demise, etc. I do understand the frustration, but ask yourself: Would Ronald Reagan reduce himself to hair-pulling with Nancy Pelosi?
I recall the 1992 convention (one of his last appearances on a grand stage) and Pres. Reagan was dealing with the newest scourge on the American political scene -- Bill Clinton. While many (myself included) were fretting that the country could elect such a chap with such a character, there was Pres. Reagan joking about how William Jefferson Clinton was no Thomas Jefferson. "I knew Jefferson ... " the president said.
He was great. I miss him.
Now, it's up to us.
Be the leader.