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  • Legacy: Obama now an equal with Ronald Reagan, says pollster Zogby

    06/27/2015 9:09:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | june 27, 2015 | paul bedard
    In his weekly presidential report card, pollster John Zogby found that President Obama's legacy was greatly improved by two key Supreme Court decisions, endorsing same sex marriage and Obamacare, and passage of controversial trade agreements. "There have been some bad weeks and some less than stellar ones. This one was the kind of week that most presidents can only dream about." A GOP Congress passed the largest free trade pact with the largest market in the world. "The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to uphold 'state' subsidies under Obamacare." "A combination of major southern states and retailers vowed to stop manufacturing, selling,...
  • Reagan Aides Foresaw Kennedy Gay-Rights Views That Conservatives Now Lament

    06/27/2015 5:43:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6-26-15 | Todd Ruger
    The origins of Friday's landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage can be traced back almost 30 years to the Senate's confirmation process for justices. Officials in President Ronald Reagan’s administration, reeling after two failed nominees to the court, were looking for a reliable conservative who could get Senate confirmation. They found him in U.S. Circuit Judge Anthony Kennedy. But CQ's review of documents in the Reagan Library in California found the president's aides identified "disturbing aspects" in Kennedy's record. Foremost among them: Kennedy's actions in a gay rights case. Kennedy on Friday cast the deciding vote and wrote the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: President Ronald Reagan's biggest secret: He packed heat in his briefcase

    06/14/2015 10:40:15 AM PDT · by HammerT · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Brad Meltzer
    I was in Secret Service headquarters when they told me about former President Ronald Reagan’s biggest secret. I write fiction for a living, but in my thrillers, I try to get the details right. So what better way to understand how a President lives for my newest thriller than by spending time with the Secret Service agents who spend so much time with him? So there I was, on my tour of Secret Service headquarters. The agents had taken me into a small museum they have on the premises. It’s a room lined with photos of Presidents and archival exhibit...
  • Rand Paul’s Faux-Libertarian Opposition to the Patriot Act

    06/06/2015 10:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 6, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    At Powerline this week, Steve Hayward penned a post aptly entitled “The Insincerity of Rand Paul.” The senator’s legal arguments against the Patriot Act, he posits, mimic papa Ron Paul’s 2003 calls for a formal declaration of war against Iraq: mere “constitutional punctilio to cover his real feelings.” Steve is right. Congress statutorily authorized the use of military force in Iraq. Nothing more was constitutionally required. The real reason for Representative Ron Paul’s formalistic nattering about a declaration of war was his opposition to American intervention in Iraq. That, in turn, was driven by his theory that it was American...
  • Normandy Speech: President Reagans Address Commemorating 40th Anniversary of Normandy/D-Day 6/6/84

    06/06/2015 8:10:43 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 11 replies
    President Reagan's Address at a United States-France Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion/D-Day - 6/6/84
  • Governor Scott Walker Reflects on Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” Speech

    02/16/2015 1:52:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Viral Buzz ^ | February 15, 2015 | Bill Chandler
    3:08 video: Governor Scott Walker’s Interview with Young America Foundation Reflects on Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” SpeechGov. Scott Walker: “You can give that speech [Ronald Reagan's "A Time for Choosing"] today, not tell people who it was, just play it, play the audio, and I think people would find it just as compelling today as it was the day he gave it.”[Oct 1964] .................." “President Obama and his allies tend to measure success in government by how many people depend on the government, how many people are on medicare, food-stamp, unemployment. We instead, we the conservatives measure success in...
  • Reagan Brought Us Eight of the Best Damn Years this Country's Ever Seen- Yet We Learn NOTHING

    06/06/2015 3:54:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 June 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    -as a nation, anyway But with stupidity and ingratitude in fashion -and meritocracy out of style-  who has time to hear about Reagan's towering success? Some of us in this country do still honor Ronald Reagan's memory -and heed the lessons of his glowing example, i.e. Ted Cruz- and yesterday, Fri June 5th was the 11th anniversary of The Gipper's passing- hard to imagine missing another politician the way I do this very, very great man. Sure wish he was here to talk some sense into our wayward nation...  and smack the beatniks, losers, and communist agitators upside the head. Nancy Reagan places flowers on Ronald...
  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism

    06/02/2015 10:18:59 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Heritage ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Lee Edwards
    Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that controlled nearly 40 nations and was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 100 million victims during the 20th century, suddenly collapsed 20 years ago without a shot being fired. In just two years--from 1989 to 1991--the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union disintegrated, and Marxism- Leninism was dumped unceremoniously on the ash heap of history. There was dancing in the street and champagne toasts on top of the Brandenburg Gate. For 40 years, the United States and the West had been following a policy of containment, détente, accommodation. Ronald Reagan decided it was...
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul with statue

    06/02/2015 10:08:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne Australia) ^ | Aug 2, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    (Aug 2, 2012) POLISH officials have unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, honouring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organising or taking part in strikes against the communist regime. The bronze statue, erected in the lush seaside President Ronald Reagan Park, is a slightly larger-than-life rendering of the...
  • Either rap is dead or I have to vote for Ted Cruz now

    05/29/2015 10:11:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's ComPost Blog ^ | May 29, 2015 | Alexandra Petri
    Either Ted Cruz is hip or rap is dead. I am not sure which. It has to be one of the two. A group called We Are Watchmen, a Christian rap group from the Chicago suburb of Westchester, has made what can be loosely described as a “rap paean” to Ted Cruz. It is entitled “Set It On Fire.” It is about four minutes long, and if you listen to it enough times, every ounce of hipness drains from your body and you become Donny Osmond. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The title is misleading. The gist of the song is that you should vote...
  • The Presidential Skill Set: What you want in a leader won’t show up on the résumé.

    05/28/2015 9:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard The Magazine ^ | The June 8, 2015 Issue | Jay Cost
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry is gearing up for another presidential run and recently fired a shot across the bow of some of his competitors. In an interview with The Weekly Standard, Perry said that while he had “great respect” for senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, they were not ready to be president: I’ve had more than one individual say, “You know what, if you want to be the president of the United States, you ought to go back to your home state and be the governor and get that executive experience before you go lead this...
  • Invoking Reagan, Ted Cruz Discusses His Presidential Campaign and the Fight for Religious Liberty

    05/19/2015 1:52:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Peach Pundit ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jon Richards
    Senator Ted Cruz, who appeared in Georgia over the weekend at the Republican state convention in Athens, sees his candidacy for President of the United States as Reaganesque. Comparing the 1980 and 2016 election cycles, he noted the similarity between incumbent Democratic presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. And in an interview late Friday afternoon, he told me how he hopes to win the presidency in 2016. Cruz noted that since World War II, the GOP has only won the presidency when they ran on all three legs of the proverbial Republican Stool. The winning candidate has been a fiscal...
  • Ted Cruz, the only Republican arrogant enough to be president

    05/16/2015 10:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    PJ Media's Spengler ^ | May 16, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    Ted Cruz is intellectually arrogant, like Ronald Reagan. The difference is that Reagan masked his arrogance with self-deprecating humor. Sen. Cruz does a Reagan impression that would do a nightclub comedian proud, but he doesn’t have Reagan’s easy and spontaneous humor. One doesn’t think of Reagan as arrogant, but he was in fact the most arrogant leader we have had since Lincoln. He ignored the whole of the foreign policy establishment in his conviction that America stood to win the Cold War and bring down Communism. Then as now, the foreign policy establishment resembled Jonathan Swift’s scientists on the floating...
  • Actress Susan Sarandon Still Blames Ronald Reagan for Homeless Problem

    05/16/2015 10:42:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 16, 2015 | 9:05 AM EDT | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Actress and liberal activist Susan Sarandon is still blaming America’s homeless problem on Ronald Reagan. The actress, probably best known for her role in the 1988 baseball hit movie Bull Durham, was invited on the May 13 edition of PBS’s Tavis Smiley to plug her son’s 2014 documentary, Storied Streets, that is now available on AMC’s streaming service. When Smiley asked Sarandon why the issue of homelessness was no longer on the “radar for discussion” she blamed former President Ronald Reagan, as seen in the following exchange: TAVIS SMILEY: There was a time that I recall where the issue of...
  • Tried to quit writing

    05/15/2015 1:52:18 PM PDT · by LS · 26 replies
    Well folks, for about four years I haven't written anything, except a few movie reviews and some scripts. I had a strong calling to give up (I thought permanently) writing books. All that time, however, it kept nagging at me that the biography treatments of Ronald Reagan just were not satisfying. So, I feel "released" now to begin a new book project, perhaps my final book: a biography of our greatest 20th century president. I have already written a script that Arc Entertainment/Victory Pictures (who did the Palin movie) have agreed to produce called "The Lifeguard: Ronald Reagan and his...
  • Hollywood Traitors Supported Hitler and Stalin: An Interview with Allan Ryskind

    05/13/2015 6:46:25 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May, 13, 2015 | Brett M. Decker
    Hard-core Communists in Hollywood, and by that I mean those with party cards and whose allegiance was to Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union, not the United States, made a major effort to take over the movie industry and nearly succeeded. The much-maligned House Un-American Activities Committee, as even liberal Hollywood historians Larry Ceplair and Steven Englund acknowledge, uncovered over 200 party members in Hollywood. My dad, Morrie Ryskind, one of the few outspoken anti-Communist screenwriters in Hollywood, said the number was closer to 300. They were part of a broad conspiracy of subversives who had penetrated America’s most critical...
  • On His Knees.... Reagan

    05/13/2015 2:43:30 PM PDT · by boxlunch · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb, 2011 | Bel Air Presbyterian Church
    I just thought this was beautiful and thought it would do us good to remember what a good man Reagan was.
  • A Simple Infographic to Understand the Choice in 2016… More Barack Obama or a Return to Reagan

    05/12/2015 10:23:56 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-12-15 | DrJohn
    One of the most difficult games to play in politics is the notion of what might have been… How might things have been different had JFK not been shot? How might have things have been different had Al Gore won in 2000? How might things have been different had Mitt Romney or John McCain not run inept campaigns against Barack Obama? We’ll never know what the outcomes might have been because there really is no way to objectively measure that when it comes to policy. Would JFK have scaled up Vietnam the way LBJ did or, if he did, would...
  • Former KGB colleague: Putin isn’t going to start a nuclear war but may destroy Russia

    05/07/2015 3:43:16 PM PDT · by RedStateRocker · 17 replies
    Euromaidan Press ^ | 4/29/2015 | Paul A Gobel
    Despite threatening language, Vladimir Putin is not going to start a nuclear war, according to Yuri Shvets, who studied along with him at the KGB’s Andropov Institute. Putin’s only desire is to remain in power for life, he says, and he knows Russia’s nuclear weapon delivery systems aren’t accurate enough for a first strike that would not result in national suicide. “Do you seriously think, that a man who annually disappears from public view for seven to ten days in order to have a facelift and to fill himself up with Botox is capable of unleashing a nuclear war?”
  • If Everybody Likes You, You're Doing Something Wrong

    05/04/2015 9:30:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 5, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Do you know how to get lots of people to hate you in America? In the age when people seem to bend over backwards to let you know that they’re offended, it’s actually pretty easy. You just need to be successful at anything or you can try to be successful at anything or you can even tell OTHER PEOPLE that they CAN BE successful. Having money will also definitely do it. So will being white, male, Christian, conservative or Republican. For that matter, all you really need to do is have an opinion of some sort and somebody who holds...
  • OBAMA vs. REAGAN on GDP GROWTH — NOT EVEN CLOSE

    04/29/2015 4:42:06 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 29 Apr 15 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s just like Reagan… Except when he isn’t. Trickle Down Economics versus Trickle Down Socialism Ronald Reagan’s economic plan saw GDP surge at a 3.5% clip – 4.9% after the recession. That’s a 32% bump. During the Obama years, thanks to his big government policies, the US economy has stalled. Today the quarterly GDP was announced. The GDP for the first quarter of 2015 braked more sharply than expected at only a .2% pace. The US economy has grown an anemic 9.6% during the Obama years (excluding today’s dismal number). Of course, Obama’s record on job growth is also much...
  • The Cruz Doctrine: Ted Cruz Opens Up About His Foreign Policy Worldview

    04/29/2015 11:37:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 28, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    LAS VEGAS — Ted Cruz wants you to know that he isn’t a Rand Paul on foreign policy – but he isn’t a John McCain either. The Texas senator and Republican presidential contender outlined his foreign policy worldview Friday in an in-depth interview with The Daily Caller from the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental in Sin City, where he was in town to attend both the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Spring Meeting and a convention of evangelical pastors. “The touchstone of foreign policy should be the vital national security interest of America,” Cruz said, arguing his foreign policy was neither “full...
  • GOP Can Stop Being Nice to Ted Cruz

    04/28/2015 9:48:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Bloomberg View | April 28, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein, political scientist
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-28/gop-can-stop-being-nice-to-ted-cruz
  • 10 Reasons Why Libertarians Should Support Ted Cruz

    04/27/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | April 27, 2015 | R. Brownell
    10. He wants to rebuild the old Reagan Coalitions Cruz without argument is a constitutional conservative, unwilling to compromise with progressives if it means government grows even an inch bigger. His plan to win the presidency won’t involve shifting towards the mushy middle like previous GOP candidates, but instead reforming the old Reagan Coalition of Evangelicals, Conservatives, Reagan Democrats, and Libertarians to help him get to the White House. 9. He shut down the government and beat Rand Paul’s filibuster record During the fight to defund Obamacare, Cruz pushed his filibuster past the deadline for the government shutdown; while in...
  • Obama equals Ronald Reagan popularity as economy, gas prices boost job approval

    04/26/2015 6:26:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama has reached Reagan-like levels of popularity in the twilight of his tenure, but analysts say his bounce can be attributed largely to the fact that he is fading into the political background as the next presidential race kicks into high gear and as Congress claims a surprising number of concrete legislative accomplishments. Mr. Obama’s job approval rating stands at 46.4 percent, his highest mark in nearly two years, according to a recent Gallup survey. The figure puts him in the company of President Reagan, whose approval rating also hovered around 46 percent at the same point in his...
  • Cruz is the First Top-Tier Movement Conservative Candidate Since Reagan

    04/22/2015 11:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | March 23, 2015 | Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
    Today’s official announcement that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is running for president changes everything in the 2016 presidential campaign. Ted Cruz isn’t running for Vice President or Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Jeb Bush administration. Every Republican candidate for president will have to move to significantly to the right, starting with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, and define their position on amnesty for illegal aliens, on fighting and winning the war radical Islam has declared on America, on spending, the deficit and the debt, and on repealing Obamacare, against the positions Ted Cruz will talk about...
  • Reagan shooter Hinckley finds both rejection and indifference in future home

    04/19/2015 7:16:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 19 April 2015 | JESSICA GRESKO
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He takes long walks along tree-lined paths, plays guitar and paints, grabs fast food at Wendy's. He drives around town in a silver Toyota Avalon, a car that wouldn't attract a second glance. Often, as if to avoid detection, he puts on a hat or visor before going out.
  • Watching a Biased Social Documentary in College for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month

    04/16/2015 8:41:31 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 16 replies
    Ulmius
    Today, the faculty of my university told my class we had to view a movie in order to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month, shown by our school's counselor. The film was a social documentary by a guy that was showing his opinions about changing mens' perception of their masculinity. As the film progressed, he started to blame the white male status quo for imposing media messages on vulnerable minds. He even compared John Wayne and Ronald Reagan in the film, portraying their respective appeals as white mens' desire to return to a past accepting of gender and racial discrimination (one...
  • James Carville: Ted Cruz "the most talented and fearless Republican politician" since Reagan

    04/12/2015 5:42:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 5, 2013 | mfprex
    Watch the Video. even James Carville knows the conclusion that more and more true conservatives are coming to every day.
  • Hostages? What Hostages? Unfinished business...

    04/10/2015 7:21:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-20-15 | Fred Barnes
    There were many horrendous moments for the American hostages held by Iranians for 444 days at the U.S. embassy in Tehran. One of the worst occurred when Iranian captors showed a hostage a photo of the school bus that took his son to and from school. If the hostage didn’t cooperate, his son’s fingers would be chopped off and sent, one a day, to his wife. On January 20, 1981, the day Ronald Reagan became president and Jimmy Carter departed, the crisis lifted and 52 Americans came home. And a few other good things happened. U.S. banks with investments in...
  • College Students in California Vandalize Bust of Reagan; Wrap Police Tape, Accusations Around Base

    04/09/2015 9:45:13 AM PDT · by rightistight · 47 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/9/15 | Aurelius
    Students at Chapman University have vandalized several busts on campus, including those of Ronald Reagan, Milton Friedman, and Albert Schweitzer. On each, police tape was wrapped around the bust and an extra sheet of paper added each person's "charges." On President Reagan's bust, the paper reads (emphasis theirs), "RONALD REAGAN IS UNDER STUDENT REVIEW DUE TO RACISM, CLASSISM, AND HOMOPHOBIA." Here are pictures of the Reagan vandalism: A bust of Albert Schweitzer was also vandalized:
  • Exclusive–Inside Ted Cruz’s Campaign HQ: How Texas Firebrand Plans to Win by Breaking All the Rules

    04/06/2015 10:15:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 6, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    HOUSTON, Texas — About six or seven hundred hardcore conservatives gathered outside the new Houston campaign headquarters for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) last Tuesday, an event at which he showed off his presidential prospects as the first declared candidate for 2016. Cruz, the true Washington outsider, has had a hugely successful first two weeks as the first declared candidate for the White House—raising millions of dollars, hiring key staff, and building a formidable operation, all while sticking true to his aggressive conservatism. Cruz has shaken up Washington, the political class, and the media establishment by essentially proving since his announcement...
  • Ronald Reagan Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover (1983)

    04/05/2015 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    UC Santa Barbara Archives ^ | April 2, 1983 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: This week as American families draw together in worship, we join with millions upon millions of others around the world also celebrating the traditions of their faiths. During these days, at least, regardless of nationality, religion, or race, we are united by faith in God, and the barriers between us seem less significant. Observing the rites of Passover and Easter, we're linked in time to the ancient origins of our values and to the unborn generations who will still celebrate them long after we're gone. As Paul explained in his Epistle to the Ephesians, "He came and...
  • Here’s the Difference Between How Obama and Reagan Handled Nuke Negotiations

    04/03/2015 6:45:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/03/2015 | Robert Joseph & Eric Edelman
    President Obama’s new national-security strategy places the highest priority on what he considers the urgent need to move forward with the so-called Prague agenda — derived from his 2009 address calling on the international community to move toward a world free of nuclear weapons. At that time, the call was seen by many as idealistic but generally harmless. Now, as we approach the sixth anniversary of the speech, it seems dangerously naïve. Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, China’s military rise while pressing territorial claims in the Asia-Pacific region, exploding Islamic extremism across the Middle East and North Africa, and Iran’s growing...
  • OPINION — White: Republicans should nominate Cruz for president

    03/31/2015 1:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Ted Cruz, a Republican junior senator from Texas, announced last week he would be running for the presidency of the U.S. before even forming an exploratory committee, which is a common first step in a campaign. Cruz has drawn the ire of several Republicans and Democrats alike on Capitol Hill due to his strident style, brash confidence and uncompromising political views — despite the fact he is still in his first term. With his announcement, Cruz has immediately differentiated himself from any other Republican candidate in a very deep field. Other major candidates such as Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rick...
  • Star Parker: Take responsibility

    03/30/2015 5:50:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | March 30, 2015 | Star Parker
    In 1979, the year before Republicans nominated Ronald Reagan as their presidential candidate, the Rev. Jerry Falwell and conservative activist Paul Weyrich founded the Moral Majority. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, recently announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., founded by Falwell. Although Cruz made no reference to the Moral Majority in his remarks, his thinking is clearly in line with that of Falwell and Weyrich — that getting the largely politically inactive evangelical Christians politically engaged could change America. Cruz’s detractors call him “extreme,” but he may not be so close to the...
  • Reagan Assassination Attempt - Monday March 30, 1981

    03/30/2015 3:01:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 30, 2015 | ABC - Frank Reynolds
    Uploaded on Nov 20, 2011 ABC News live coverage of the president Ronald Reagan assassination attempt. March 30, 1981. Anchored by Frank Reynolds.
  • Jeffrey Tambor explains the N.W.O. and the Trilateral Commission on Barney Miller in 1981

    03/27/2015 9:56:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Life imitating art or is it art imitating life? A conspiracy kook describing the entire N.W.O. agenda to the police who clearly thinks he’s crazy. The truth, hidden in plain sight....pretty funny
  • GOP Rep: ‘Cruz Would Be An Equally Great President’ As Reagan

    03/26/2015 10:05:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    A Republican congressman believes Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, would be as great of a president as Ronald Reagan. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., made the comparison while talking to Yellowhammer Radio with Cliff Sims. “I believe Ted Cruz would be an excellent president. The parallels between Ted Cruz and the way he conducts himself, his belief system, and Ronald Reagan are uncanny,” Brooks said....
  • Cruz Has Cash, but Is No Gipper (Revisionist history plus Bergdahl snark)

    03/25/2015 4:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    US News & World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | March 25, 2015 | Joseph P. Williams, news editor
    Social media metrics measure success for Cruz, and the decision to charge Sgt. Bergdahl is more complex than you think.Cruzonomics: That sound you hear is dropped jaws all across the political landscape:US News’ Dave Catanese reports that Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and Senate bomb-thrower who announced he’s running for president, smashed his own goal of raising $1 million during the first week of his presidential campaign by hitting that mark in 24 hours. He got there, though, with help from a team of data analysts who helped Cruz make it rain through carefully scripted small donors of $250...
  • The ‘John Wayne Moment’ We’re In: This is where Ted Cruz comes in.

    03/24/2015 3:29:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 24, 2015 | William Murchison
    Cinematically, as well as politically, we are sort of in a John Wayne moment: which is where Ted Cruz comes in. Things in this town of ours ain’t a-going real good right now. Everything, in fact, seems to be falling apart, save in the eyes of folk who wish America would either drop into the sea or fall in line with President Obama’s preachments and prescriptions. Wait! A sudden thunder of hooves in the distance! A shout! A shot! It’s… It’s… Ted Cruz, declaring his candidacy for the U.S. presidency. I do not want to be understood as mocking...
  • Democrats cheer: Run, Ted, run

    03/24/2015 2:05:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | March 23, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    The launch of Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential bid Monday has prompted an outpouring of excitement and delight — from Democrats. To liberal activists, the firebrand Texan is much too far to the right for the nation at large and too extreme to even win the Republican nomination. But they want nothing more than for him to run strongly throughout the primary season. The more momentum he develops, they argue, the more likely he is to push the eventual GOP nominee further to the right than that person will want to go. “I can’t believe Christmas has come so early,” Chris...
  • Ted Cruz described as ‘first top tier’ conservative since Reagan by Richard Viguerie

    03/23/2015 9:14:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    A seismic shift? Things will change now that Sen. Ted Cruz has entered the White House race, some say. “Every Republican candidate for president will have to move significantly to the right, starting with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. They’ll have to define their position on amnesty for illegal aliens, on fighting and winning the war radical Islam has declared on America, on spending, the deficit and the debt, and on repealing Obamacare - against the positions Ted Cruz will talk about and campaign on in the coming months,” predicts longtime conservative maven Richard Viguerie. “They will all have to...
  • Can Ted Cruz Be The First Conservative President Since Reagan?

    03/23/2015 8:35:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 23, 2015 | W. James Antle III, managing editor
    There’s a reason Ted Cruz kept asking his Liberty University audience to “imagine” a conservative president: no one of normal college age has ever lived under one. If Cruz wins the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, he will only be the third movement conservative to do so, after Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. (Liberals will count George W. Bush, but he wasn’t a product of the movement in the same sense as Reagan or Goldwater even if you think he was a conservative.) Republican primary voters are starting to imagine a conservative president. In 1999, Dubya led the field by...
  • It’s 1979 in America

    03/20/2015 1:01:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Notre Dame & St Mary's Observer ^ | March 20, 2015 | Nicole O'Toole
    This year I took the SMC Republicans to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where we heard from many conservatives who were all on the 2015 CPAC Straw Poll in which we participated. The top five winners were Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Jeb Bush. Paul was a hit with the large number of young people at CPAC. He said, “We do a great job defending the Second Amendment, but we have to defend the whole Bill of Rights … we should have speedy trials.” He went on to talk about Kalief Browder who was accused...
  • Levin: Netanyahu Shows Standing On Principles Works

    03/18/2015 4:21:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued that Benjamin Netanyahu’s electoral victory sends ” a very, very important message for the Republican Party and conservatives in this country” on Tuesday.
  • Barack Obama: A Man For The Ages!

    03/12/2015 5:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Everyone says President Obama is a feckless commander, weak in statecraft, especially compared to the great leaders of the Western world, such as Reagan and Churchill. I believe this does Obama a great injustice. It's so easy to react the way a great leader would. Sure, Obama could have left a small contingent of American troops in Iraq, preserved America's victory, and prevented the entire region from collapsing into chaos and terror. He could have refrained from issuing empty "red line" threats to Syria. He could call ISIS "Islamic." But anybody could do that -- even ISIS calls itself "Islamic."...
  • Compare current president and past presidents using federal government economic data.

    03/08/2015 9:27:20 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 18 replies
    Federal government agencies ^ | Marrch 8, 2015 | WilliamofCarmichael
    The table that I assembled is in response to vague references that we see and hear like "the BLS said", "the WSJ said", "radio/TV/Blog/column said" . . . the table has links directly to the original data. It's too large to post repeatedly on threads though I do hope to keep it current quarterly (with annualized data) until Election 2016. And change/add columns as needed.
  • Reagan Calls for End to World's Farm Subsidies

    03/07/2015 9:51:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 06, 1987 | |JAMES GERSTENZANG and JACK NELSON
    VENICE, Italy — President Reagan, who less than two years ago signed the most expensive farm aid bill in history, called Friday for the elimination of agricultural subsidies worldwide by the year 2000 as a way of promoting better world economic health.At the same time, Reagan said that the United States has made "real progress" in trimming its budget deficit, despite ongoing spending battles with Congress, thereby freeing for private investment abroad some of the foreign capital that has been tied up financing the U.S. debt.Reagan's remarks, made in a speech televised by Worldnet and provided to networks around the...
  • Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan

    03/05/2015 8:03:40 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 5, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    As soon as a conservative Republican emerges as a serious presidential contender, liberals in the media suddenly yank out the microscopes they’ve been keeping away from Barack Obama since 2007. They could care less what Obama did in college, how he got into college, who paid for his college, who wrote his letters of recommendation, what his grades were, and on and on—but we already know everything about Scott Walker and college. Obama’s media protectors could give a rip that the current president once had a mentor who was a literal card-carrying member of the Communist Party under Stalin. But...