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  • Sen. Ted Cruz at CPAC 2015: Stand With the People, Not Washington

    02/27/2015 1:06:33 AM PST · by iowamark
    Ted Cruz Youtube ^ | 2/26/2015 | Ted Cruz
    Includes both his speech and questions from Sean Hannity. 24 minutes.
  • Jesse Helms Still Makes The Short List

    Let's see: You're creating the "official trailer" for this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. CPAC is more than forty years old now, so you want to begin your trailer with a tribute to prominent right-wingers of the past. There are quite a few names to choose from; of these, you pick seven. Do you think it should have been possible to pull this off without putting an unvarnished racist in the #2 slot, right after Ronald Reagan? Apparently not:
  • If Ronald Reagan ran today, where would he fall on the conservative spectrum?

    02/25/2015 10:01:01 AM PST · by detective · 128 replies
    Washington Post ^ | february 25, 2015
    When conservatives gather Thursday for their annual confab there will be homages to Ronald Reagan everywhere. He’ll be mentioned in speeches, he’ll show up as a life-size cardboard cutout, and on posters and buttons. The event’s big dinner is in his name. At the Conservative Political Action Conference, Reagan is king. And the many Republicans vying to be president will work feverishly to align with him. But do they?
  • Scott Walker to attend private dinner with supply-siders in New York

    02/19/2015 4:40:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Robert Costa
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to attend a private dinner Wednesday with longtime advocates of supply-side economics. The gathering, set for the upscale “21” Club in Manhattan, is the latest effort by the potential Republican presidential contender to bolster his relationships with the GOP’s anti-tax wing. It also reflects the interest business-friendly conservatives have in his possible candidacy, in spite of the recent ascent of former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Economists Larry Kudlow, Arthur Laffer, and Stephen Moore will host Walker, according to several people with knowledge of the event. For decades, that trio of friends — all associated...
  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Reagan

    02/06/2015 6:45:09 PM PST · by combat_boots · 18 replies
    Various ^ | 2/6/2015
    Birthday - Ronald Reagan, (1911-2004) the 40th U.S. President, was born in Tampico, Illinois. Reagan spent 30 years as an entertainer in radio, film, and television before becoming governor of California in 1966. Elected to the White House in 1980, he survived an assassination attempt and became the most popular president since Franklin Roosevelt. http://api.ning.com/files/vaBRVGKu-A9RXBvuSC2bW9jktb2za5*YNqm-EoauRFt*S0RfHMrvBi6KFKDz8pQXRaIlIBlRw7C37JsI7Ep5rZ2o-gdRA957/RonaldReagan.jpg
  • Reaganomics Beats Obama's 'Middle Class Economics' By A Country Mile

    02/02/2015 5:10:46 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/30/2015 | IBD Staff
    Growth: President Obama has taken to touting his "middle class economics" as a big success. That's difficult to believe, given the latest GDP numbers, and impossible when you look at his complete record.
  • Burial Ceremony of the Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam War | 1984 | Ronald Reagan Memorial Day Speech

    01/31/2015 9:43:10 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Memorial Day 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    Remembering when we had a real president. Remembering our brothers who gave all. Freedom is not free. Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. God bless America.
  • Richard Richards, Republican Party icon, dies at age 82

    01/30/2015 6:30:34 PM PST · by seacapn · 11 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Friday, January 30, 2015 | PAUL ROLLY
    Richard Richards, a key player in Utah Republican politics for three decades, was the first GOP chairman to endorse Ronald Reagan for president and was instrumental in Reagan's successful presidential campaign in 1980. An Ogden native who rose to become chairman of the National Republican Committee in Reagan's first term, Richards died at his home Friday. He was 82... Richards' work on Reagan's campaign earned him the chairmanship of the National Republican Committee in 1981-82.
  • Ted Cruz 2016: Time to Channel Ronald Reagan?

    01/28/2015 4:39:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The National Interest ^ | January 29, 2015 | W. James Antle III, managing editor, The Daily Caller
    The field will be crowded. The stakes could not be any higher. So how will Ted Cruz fare in 2016? Jim Antle looks into his crystal ball...Donald Trump, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz all went to Iowa. This is not the set-up of a joke, but the beginning of the 2016 presidential race. All three are conservative celebrities; the first two are celebrities even in the broader sense. Having any of them at your conservative gathering excites attendees and generates media attention. All three say they are mulling runs for the White House. Cruz is obviously different from Trump...
  • Video of Ronald Reagan on Faith

    01/22/2015 5:11:00 PM PST · by xzins · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Ronald Reagan
    Go to the link Ronald Reagan on Faith
  • Reagan v. Obama abortion State of the Union

    01/21/2015 6:43:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 21, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Wow how far we’ve come. In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, Obama, who has supported abortion on demand as the most radically pro-abortion president to date tried to tone down his rhetoric by saying, “We still may not agree on a woman’s right to choose, but surely we can agree it’s a good thing that teen pregnancies and abortions are nearing all-time lows, and that every woman should have access to the health care she needs.” VIDEO ON LINK By health care for women, Obama is referring to abortion. Obama 2015 Reagan 1984 STate of the Union abortion VIDEO...
  • Obama in Photos: Don’t You Love It When Life Imitates Art?

    01/02/2015 6:32:08 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-2-2015 | MOTUS
    Pete Souza, Director and Chief Official White House Photographer, has released his 2014 version of “The Year In Pictures.” Would you like to play a game? Identify the book/movie that served as the inspiration for each of the photographs in his album. Extra credit if you can also provide actual quotes from the book/movie. Here are a few I recognized immediately, butt there are tons more to play with, so have a go at it. Girl With a Pearl Earring: “I hear you have been of great use to your master. All that grinding and stirring, eh?” - Van Ruijven Sunset...
  • Video: Comparing Ronald Reagan's Pro-Free-Market Economic Approach to Obama

    12/06/2014 1:04:30 PM PST · by PapaNew · 2 replies
    Sarah Palin Channel.com ^ | 12/6/14 | Sarah Palin
    In these tumultuous times when real leadership is so needed, it’s good to remind ourselves what it looked like. Reagan always sought to unite, not divide. Let’s be inspired by his life and legacy. Enjoy this video.
  • TV ad: Obama finally builds Reagan's 'shining city on a hill'

    11/21/2014 11:06:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Obama’s controversial move to open the nation’s door to millions of illegal immigrants is a fulfillment of former President Reagan’s dream of building a “shining city on a hill,” according to a progressive group’s TV ad. The video from Americans United for Change shows Reagan talking about his move to relax immigration rules. In it the Gipper references his “shining city” that has doors open “to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” It immediately flips to Obama who adds, “that’s the legacy we must leave for those who are yet to come.” The ad, previewed...
  • Letter: Ted Cruz is no Ronald Reagan

    11/21/2014 9:38:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Portsmouth Herald ^ | November 21, 2014 | James Lalos
    To the Editor: During a presidential debate in 1984, President Reagan said, “I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and who have lived here, even though some time back, they may have entered illegally.” As Republicans contemplate their response to President Obama’s immigration action, they should consider that Reagan and George H.W. Bush took unilateral action to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. In both cases, their actions were eventually incorporated into legislation passed by Congress. Congress, now led by Republicans, has the power to legislate a 21st century solution on immigration and the...
  • Amnesty for illegal immigration: Reagan vs. Obama

    11/20/2014 10:25:41 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-20-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Liberals are using a whole lot of false equivalence to paint conservatives as being unreasonable on immigration by saying what Obama is doing is no different from Reagan.There's a huge difference between signing a law passed in Congress (constitutional, whether the law is actually constitutional or not is another issue) and ordering amnesty by executive fiat (unconstitutional).I wasn't sure which fruit represents Obama better (the corrupted version of the right way, or something totally different/unrelated), so I included both. What do you all think?
  • Rush Limbaugh: Reagan Never Took Executive Action – “This Is Bald-Faced Flat-Out Lie” (Video)

    11/19/2014 9:05:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/19/14 | Jim Hoft
    Reagan signed an immigration statute – Obama is passing executive amnesty. Rush Limbaugh broke down the dishonest liberal talking points today. Watch liberal Juan Williams get caught in a bald-faced lie. Via Special Report:
  • Obama’s Unprecedented Amnesty: No, Reagan and Bush Sr. didn’t do what Obama’s about to.

    11/18/2014 10:20:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2014 | Mark Krikorian
    “The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.” – Senator Barack Obama, March 31, 2008 The latest from apologists for President Obama’s planned decree to unilaterally amnesty perhaps 5 million illegal aliens is that Reagan and Bush Sr. did it, so what’s the problem? It’s interesting that the anti-borders crowd seems to have conceded the point I made in...
  • Reagan, Bush also acted alone to shield immigrants (AP obfuscation again)

    11/15/2014 11:09:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2014 12:36 PM EST | Andrew Taylor
    President Barack Obama’s anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent. Two of the last three Republican presidents—Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush—did the same thing in extending amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986. There was no political explosion then comparable to the one Republicans are threatening now. A tea party-influenced GOP is poised to erupt if and when Obama follows through on his promise. …
  • Ronald Reagan - Veterans Day Prayer

    11/11/2014 11:02:58 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 13 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 11 November 2012 | Josh Bo
    "I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." - Joshua 1:5 http://youtu.be/a6yA76fOIwo
  • Ronald Reagan - Veterans Day Prayer

    11/11/2014 8:57:49 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 5 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 11 November 2012 | Josh Bo
    "I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." - Joshua 1:5 http://youtu.be/a6yA76fOIwo
  • It's a 25th Anniversary Gorbasm!

    11/10/2014 3:24:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're gonna go back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites and we are going to have another Gorbasm today, because the Drive-By Media is, in fact, having one. It's the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall, and the Drive-By Media is out celebrating Mikhail Gorbachev as though he let it happen, as though Gorbachev made it happen. You know, I met Gorbachev. It was at George H. W. Bush's 80th birthday, and it was at Reliant Stadium in Houston. It was a big celebration and I didn't go to the celebration on the field. There...
  • Never-Before-Heard Tapes of Reagan Revealed

    11/10/2014 6:31:01 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | November 10. 2014 | New York Post
    President Ronald Reagan secretly recorded some of his conversations with foreign leaders, discovered author William Doyle, who shared some of these never-heard tapes exclusively with The Post. "Until now, taping was thought to have stopped in the Nixon era. I discovered that was not the case," Doyle said. The recordings from the White House Situation Room include Reagan trying to convince an intractable Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to hold off the pullout of Israeli troops from Lebanon in 1983 until Lebanese forces can replace them; the president discussing the release of Western hostages in the Middle East with Pakistani...
  • Recorded Reagan's apology to Thatcher over Grenada invasion revealed

    11/10/2014 11:42:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/10/2014
    A recorded conversation between an apologetic Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher over the invasion of Grenada has been published for the first time. "We regret very much the embarrassment that's been caused to you," the US leader said during the call. Baroness Thatcher was angered that she was not consulted before the Americans invaded a Commonwealth state. United States troops were sent to Grenada in 1983 to topple the Caribbean island's Marxist regime. While US forces were still in action, the president phoned Lady Thatcher to explain the action he had taken. "If I were there, Margaret," he said, "I'd...
  • Ronald Reagan's 1983 telephone apology to Margaret Thatcher over Grenada invasion - audio

    11/10/2014 10:44:45 AM PST · by Zajko · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10th November 2014 | Public domain
    Ronald Reagan's 1983 telephone apology to Margaret Thatcher over Grenada invasion – audio A newly released tape recording of a telephone call between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher reveals how in 1983 the US president tried to explain and apologise to the British prime minister after the US invaded Grenada – a Commonwealth country – without giving her advance warning.
  • Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies

    11/09/2014 9:22:10 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 9, 2014 | By Katherine Skiba, Tribune reporter and not Steelers6
    "His accomplishments, and his lifelong pursuit of conservative principles, will have a lasting effect for generations to come: from his work on the Ways and Means Committee and the Republican Study Committee, to his work founding the Heritage Foundation and leading the American Conservative Union. He fought for lower taxes, a simplified tax code, free-market principles, and free trade."
  • When Good Fences Make Good Neighbors and When They Don’t

    11/09/2014 7:22:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-9-2014 | MOTUS
    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. And I see that the Revisionists have taken the opportunity to rewrite history again.Yes, the same people who rewrote the history of WWII, giving the victory to Stalin rather than the American led Allies (and the H-bomb whose name we dare not mention), are back. This time they have handed credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall not to the policies of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul XXIII butt rather to Mikhail Gorbachev.Gorby smooches East Berlin leader Erich HoneckerOkay, I see how you can...
  • 34th Anniversary of Reagan Revolution. Any Freepers to young to remember? (Vanity)

    11/04/2014 1:54:52 AM PST · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    November 4, 1980 was a great day when Jimmy Carter was soundly rejected and GOP defeated a huge numbers of incumbent Democrat Senators. a 12 seat pickup. Sadly 6 years later many of these GOP Senators were defeated.
  • Republicans are stuck in a Reagan time warp [Washington Post Column]

    11/04/2014 9:33:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/4/2014 | Michael Gerson
    The Republican debate about the shape of the political future has begun, typically for conservatives, as a fight about the past. As President Obama has become a ­Jimmy Carter-like figure — hapless, luckless and increasingly friendless — most prospective GOP presidential candidates are positioning themselves as Ronald Reagan’s rightful heir. A thick fog of historical analogy has settled over the Republican field. “It took Jimmy Carter to give us Ronald Reagan,” argues Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who clearly sees (and admires) a resemblance to the latter in the mirror each morning. “I’m a great believer in Ronald Reagan,” claims Sen....
  • Ronald Reagan: We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world (video)

    11/02/2014 3:44:23 PM PST · by Abakumov · 16 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 2, 2014 | Ronald Reagan
    Some inspirational words in these troubled times. On January 11, 1989 Ronald Reagan delivered his farewell address from the White House. In this video excerpt, he sums up some of the achievements and lessons of his presidency. Hearing the Gipper reflect on the 1980s, we understand the magnitude of his achievements, and also what the country has since lost, especially in recent years. Today, some are giving up hope that America can be great again. But as Mr. Reagan says, “because we’re a great nation, our challenges seem complex. It will always be this way. But as long as we...
  • Mark Levin & Ronald Reagan - A Message for the 2014 Elections [We are Americans]

    11/02/2014 5:42:25 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 10 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 1, 2014 | You Tube
    Thirty-four years ago, Ronald Reagan delivered an inaugural speech that sounds like it could have been prepared for 2014 instead of 1981. In this video, taken from Mark Levin's Oct 31, 2014, radio show, he leads off with excerpts from that speech (hat tip to Americans for Prosperity) and adds his commentary in advance of the 2014 elections. [inspirational]
  • A Time for Choosing [50 Years Ago Today]

    10/27/2014 12:56:19 PM PDT · by PapaNew · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10/27/1964 | Ronald Reagan
    "It's been said if we lose [this] war and in so doing lose that way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well I think it's time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers. "If we lose freedom here there's nowhere else to escape to. This is the last stand on earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power...
  • 179commentsAuthor calls for South to secede and form country called 'Reagan'

    10/24/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 73 replies
    AL.com ^ | 10/23/14 | LeadaGore
    A former aide to President Ronald Reagan wants a handful of Southern states to secede from the union and form a new country named for the late GOP hero. It may come to a shock to some Alabamians, however, that Douglas MacKinnon's vision of the country known as "Reagan" would initially only include South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. Those three states were chosen, MacKinnon told talk show host Janet Mefferd, due to their population size and natural resources, such as access to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
  • GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING AS WELL OR ECONOMICALLY AS THE PRIVATE SECTOR

    10/23/2014 2:09:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2014 | by ASHLEY PRATTE
    Next Monday, October 27 marks the 50th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s iconic “Time For Choosing” speech. It was a speech that sparked the modern Conservative Movement, ignited a fire in the hearts of conservatives, and launched Ronald Reagan’s public policy career. This week as part of a year-long “Time for Choosing: The Next Generation” initiative, Young America’s Foundation is releasing a series of videos in conjunction with the anniversary of this significant speech. The fourth video focuses on the private sector. Ronald Reagan understood the evils of communism and socialist policies. He knew by diminishing the role of the private...
  • Hard to believe this is 30 years old.

    10/21/2014 3:22:22 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 21st, 1984 | Reagan-Bush '84
    It's morning again in America.
  • Two of my favorite things about the 80’s in one graphic

    10/20/2014 12:36:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 28 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-20-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Back to the Future is by far one of my all-time favorites. When I was in college I would play my (newly purchased) DVD's of the trilogy while I worked on my illustration projects. It helped me keep time on how long I was working on something. For a while I had it all practically memorized.
  • Who has the Courage to Topple Today's Berlin Walls?

    10/09/2014 8:42:22 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Brad Lips
    Link only
  • Rockin' the Wall will be in FL this week!

    10/06/2014 9:48:24 AM PDT · by LS · 1 replies
    self ^ | 10/6/2014 | LS
    Our film tour continues in central and west FL this week. I'll be in Winter Garden, Friday, 10/10 at the Garden Theatre, then at Ave Maria University on Saturday. The film is free, so come on out, bring your copies of "Patriot's History of the United States" or your other books and I'll sign them! Next Tues., 10/14, I'll be in Wheeling, WV at Oglebay Towngate Theater for a screening.
  • Rockin' the Wall at Eureka, Chicago

    10/05/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT · by LS · 10 replies
    self ^ | 10/5/2014 | LS
    Illinois Freepers, I'll be at Eureka College on 10/30 showing our film "Rockin' the Wall," about music's part in bringing down the Iron Curtain. Check with Eureka for the time, but I'm pretty sure the show is free. I'll be there for the Q&A and booksigning. I am scheduled to have the film in Chicago at the Theater for the Arts associated with the Polish American Film Festival on 12/1, but as of now, I'm about two sponsors short of covering all costs there. If you are interested, and can help, let me know. Sponsors get on-screen credit; credit on...
  • Jimmy Carter: If I had gone to war with Iran, I would have beaten Reagan or something

    10/01/2014 7:41:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Former President Jimmy Carter had some interesting things to say about his 1980 defeat to Ronald Reagan; he could have won if he was more ‘manly,’ or something. Carter admitted that the Iranian hostage crisis, which lasted 444 days, heavily contributed to his defeat. But added that if he had gone to war with Iran, he would have been re-elected (via Washington Examiner): Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran.Interviewed by the show “CNBC Meets,” Carter repeated his...
  • The 10th Anniversary of "Patriot's History of the United States"

    10/01/2014 11:36:24 AM PDT · by LS · 8 replies
    Amazon ^ | 10/1/2014 | LS
    Our 10th anniversary edition of "A Patriot's History of the United States: from Columbus's Great Discovery to the Age of Entitlement" is now up on Amazon. Hard to believe it's been 10 years and over a quarter of a million sales, but we welcomed the opportunity to update our book. "Patriot's History" now goes through the entire first Obama term and into 2013. In addition, however, we did a thorough revision, adding the latest scholarship and reassessing where appropriate. For example, *We strengthened the sections on the infiltration of the FDR and Truman administrations by communists. *We added new information...
  • Jimmy Carter says he would have defeated Reagan had he been more 'manly'

    10/01/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-1-14 | Paul Bedard
    Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran. Interviewed by the show "CNBC Meets," Carter repeated his belief that the failed mission to free American hostages held in Tehran killed his chances, but then added that had he gone to war, America would have rewarded him with a second term in 1980. “I could've been re-elected if I'd taken military action against Iran, shown that I was strong and resolute and, um, manly and so forth,” said the former president,...
  • Tom Friedman says Reagan had it easy compared to Obama

    09/28/2014 11:53:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The rationalizations for Obama’s failures are already beginning, and Tom Friedman employs the laziest of all strategies, tearing down a great man to make a small man look bigger. In his Sunday column in the New York Times, Friedman makes a number of highly dubious points. These days there is a lot of “if-only-Obama-could-lead-like-Reagan” talk by conservatives. I’ll leave it to historians to figure out years from now who was the better president. On the question of the domestic economy, there can be little doubt. Reagan inherited far higher unemployment and high inflation, and within a year or so had...
  • Mark Levin on 2016: GOP Must Nominate Conservative for First Time Since Ronald Reagan

    09/27/2014 4:32:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Conservative scholar and talk radio host Mark Levin said the GOP is "a party in trouble" that must nominate a bold conservative for president in 2016 if they do not want to get walloped yet again. Speaking at Values Voter Summit on Saturday with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Levin, who is cementing himself as the intellectual godfather for conservatives in the age of Obama, said moderate candidates favored by the establishment and stand for nothing will never appeal to Americans who are hungry for leadership. "It's very, very, important that we nominate a conservative for the first time...
  • In defense of Ted Cruz's 'militaristic pessimism'

    09/24/2014 6:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Week ^ | September 24, 2014 | By Matt K. Lewis
    No U.S. lawmaker has better learned the lessons of both the Obama and Bush failures. Reaganesque? America has been screwing up on the foreign policy front for a long time. George W. Bush's efforts to spread democracy were laudable — but quixotic and ill-fated. And Barack Obama's "leading from behind" and"don't do stupid stuff" strategies, which supposedly learned all the right lessons from Bush-era misadventures? These also did not work. So as we head toward a critical presidential election in 2016, what should we be looking for when it comes to foreign policy? The answer is Ted Cruz. Don't laugh...
  • Ronald Reagan Sums Up What He Thinks of the Democrat Platform with an Off-Color Joke

    09/24/2014 10:55:41 AM PDT · by Twotone · 22 replies
    IJReview.com ^ | Unknown | Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan showed why he was legendary on the campaign trail with a humdinger he told before the Republican Governors Club Dinner on October 4, 1988. “Former Congressman Prentiss Walker dropped in on a farm and introduced himself as a Republican candidate,” Reagan began his joke...
  • The American Middle Class Hasn’t Gotten A Raise In 15 Years

    09/22/2014 8:29:16 PM PDT · by Theoria · 30 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | 22 Sept 2014 | Ben Casselman
    In 1988, the typical American adult was 40 years old, white and married, with a high school diploma. If he was a man, he probably worked full time. If she was a woman, she probably didn’t.Twenty-five years later, Americans are older, more diverse and more educated. We are less likely to be married and more likely to live alone. Work is divided more evenly between the sexes. One thing that hasn’t changed? The income of the median U.S. household is still just under $52,000.The government’s release last week of income and poverty data for 2013 brought renewed attention to the...
  • Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh

    09/22/2014 8:07:59 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 21, 2014 | Jason, Lange and Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November's congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Framing the debate like that helped Reagan twice - in 1980 when he beat incumbent Jimmy Carter, and then again in 1984 when he won re-election during an economic upswing.
  • Freepers: Will be showing "Rockin' the Wall" in Atlanta, NC

    09/20/2014 6:32:52 AM PDT · by LS · 5 replies
    self ^ | 9/20/2014 | LS
    Southern Freepers My film "Rockin' the Wall" is on tour in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here are the Georgia and North Carolina tour dates; Monday, 9/22, we'll be in Atlanta/Marietta at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, 7:00. Tues., 9/23, Asheville, NC, Montreat College, Gaither Chapel, 7:00 Wed., 9/24, Greensboro, NC, Carousel Theatre, 7:00 (free), courtesy of the John Locke Foundation Thurs., 9/25, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Museum of Natural History, 7:00, (free) courtesy of the John Locke Foundation, and Saturday, 9/27, 2:00 p.m., Western Carolina University, (free) courtesy of the...
  • Obama Outperforms Reagan On Jobs, Growth And Investing

    09/09/2014 9:34:02 PM PDT · by jamndad5 · 56 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sept. 9th 2014 | Adam Hartung
    ”President Reagan has long been considered the best modern economic President. So we compared his performance dealing with the oil-induced recession of the 1980s with that of President Obama and his performance during this ‘Great Recession.’