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  • John Hinckley Left the Mental Hospital Seven Months Ago

    03/21/2017 8:26:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 21, 2017 | Lisa Miller
    Can a man who tried to murder a president be rehabilitated?At 2:30 on Saturday afternoon, September 10, a hired SUV pulled up to the curb of a low-slung brick-and-wood house in suburban Virginia and let a passenger out. The man, who wore a tan baseball cap and a black T-shirt, did not glance at the paparazzi lenses trained on him but walked straight inside. He is far older now than in the notorious photos, but in many ways John Hinckley looks the same: blond, pudgy, nondescript. On June 21, 1982, a jury found Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity...
  • Ronald Reagan on Socialism & Liberalism [Socialized Health Care]

    03/14/2017 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | By Ronald Reagan
    Never gets old. As true today as it was then. And just as important. Freedom vs socialism. Ronald Reagan on Socialism & Liberalism [Socialized Health Care]
  • Ronald Reagan on The Johnny Carson Show, March 1975

    03/03/2017 7:52:38 PM PST · by rlmorel · 6 replies
    Ronald Reagan on the Johnny Carson Show March 1975 (Link)
  • Congress tried to fix immigration back in 1986. Why did it fail?

    03/03/2017 2:25:22 PM PST · by Az Joe · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-30-13 | Brad Plumer
    The last time Congress enacted sweeping immigration reform was back in 1986. That bill, signed by Ronald Reagan, looked a lot like the proposals being put forward today. There was a path to citizenship for existing illegal immigrants, coupled with tighter border enforcement
  • Don't Worry Trump - They Did It To Reagan too.

    03/02/2017 7:54:48 AM PST · by bereanrabbi · 16 replies
    Persistent but unproven accusations that Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign negotiated a secret deal with Iran to prevent the release of American hostages until after the election are being revived this week with fresh accounts of meetings between campaign officials and an Iranian cleric.
  • TRUMP RALLY: DOW JONES Breaks All-Time Record – Breaking Reagan’s 1987 Streak

    02/24/2017 5:59:11 PM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    UDDATE— DOW JONES BREAKS STOCK RECORD— 11th straight closing where the DOW reached an all time high ** 16th consecutive day where the DOW reached an all time high (when including weekends and holidays) More than Half a Month of All Time HIghs! Dow up 11.44 Points! The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) hit another record new high on Friday! It was the 11th straight daily market close where the DOW set a new stock market high. This incredible rally started back on February 9th.
  • Trump-Reagan parallels are scary, but not for the reasons critics think

    02/24/2017 3:37:53 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2017 | Tammy Bruce
    The media laugh at any attempt to compare President Trump to former President Ronald Reagan, but there are many similarities, not the least of which are the withering attacks both men endured before and after they sought the presidency. The extraordinary assaults by media, celebrities and jealous politicians against Trump have been unending. Their attacks include questioning his mental health, repeatedly comparing him to Hitler, declaring him a fascist, insisting he’s a modern-day Manchurian candidate, that he’s a traitor (because Russians!), and on and on.
  • CPAC-ACU: Trump's Cabinet the most conservative, surpassing Reagan

    02/23/2017 9:55:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/9/17 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump has succeeded in picking the most conservative Cabinet of the modern era, and possibly ever, even besting the team put together by former President Reagan, according to a scorecard from the American Conservative Union, host of the annual CPAC convention. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp told Secrets that Trump's team, made up in part with House and Senate lawmakers graded by the group over the years, has a 91.52 percent conservative rating, significantly surpassing Reagan's by 28 points.
  • How Bannon's Navy service during the Iran hostage crisis shaped his views

    02/11/2017 11:42:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Reading Eagle ^ | February 11, 2017 | The Associated Press and The Washington Post
    It was just after midnight on March 21, 1980, when a Navy destroyer navigated by Stephen Bannon, a junior officer, met with the supercarrier USS Nimitz in the Gulf of Oman. The convoy headed near the Iranian coast, where a secret mission would be launched a month later to rescue 52 U.S. Embassy hostages held in Tehran. Bannon's ship, the USS Paul F. Foster, trailed the Nimitz, which carried helicopters that would try to retrieve the hostages. But before the mission launched, Bannon's ship was ordered to sail to Pearl Harbor, and he learned while at sea the rescue had...
  • Protests didn’t hurt Reagan, and they’re not going to stop Trump

    02/08/2017 7:01:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything ^ | February 8, 2017 | Julian Zelizer
    Is President Trump in the process of imploding? Some see reason to think so. Given the major fallout over his travel ban, ranging from the spontaneous protests that have broken out worldwide to a federal judge ruling that the ban needed to be stopped, it seems as though Trump is struggling. Over the past few days, many commentators have pointed to the president’s abysmally low approval ratings, with 53 percent of Americans unhappy with the way that he has handled the job, as evidence that his power may be vastly limited by his unpopularity. With Trump madly (and impotently) tweeting...
  • Happy Birthday President Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911-June 5, 2004)

    02/06/2017 12:25:27 PM PST · by bigbob · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2-6-17 | Self
    Happy Birthday Mr. President. Ronald Reagan was born 106 years ago today in Tampico, IL.

    02/04/2017 8:24:24 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5 November 1984 | Francis X. Clines
    ROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 4— With the glee of brigands, the Reagan campaign touched down in its rival's home state this morning so President Reagan might personally seek to sway some final, resistant votes from Walter F. Mondale. A day after they disowned any intent to ''rub in'' their lead in the polls by visiting the Democratic nominee's home turf, Reagan strategists did precisely that. Without the usual advance preparation, they hurried the President into a rural airport as recorded music played and travelers gawked at Air Force One. Some thought Mr. Reagan was using the sudden foray to embarrass Mr....
  • Small business CEO: Trump reminds me of a “NY version” of Reagan

    02/01/2017 2:22:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | February 1, 2017 | Melody Hahm
    Before Donald Trump became President Trump, 101 business leaders openly endorsed him — including Louis Sola, founder and CEO of Miami-based yacht brokerage company Evermarine. Sola was hopeful about candidate Trump, but how does he feel about President Trump a week and a half after he moved into the White House? He couldn’t be more thrilled. “He has only a week in office, but what a week! I am very optimistic about his presidency. He is a man of action and clearly in charge. We needed a clear leader, and we have one now who is willing to stand up...
  • Nipping At the Heels of Wolves For Generations

    01/29/2017 5:58:08 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-29-2017 | MOTUS
    Boy oh boy, Trump has really stirred the hornet’s nest on this one; who does he think he is -  turning righteous immigrants away at the border? Human rights activists around the world demand action:Of course there are two ways you could understand their demand, the One World Order way;or the Michael Savage/Ronald Reagan way:I choose the later, after all, even brothels and boarding houses have rules:And how can any decent, thinking person oppose borders?Max, Ralph, Abbie and Jinx have got your back: their ancestors have been nipping at the heels of wolves for generations. Don’t let them in now.Posted...
  • Trump's Opening Act Is More Conservative Than Reagan

    01/26/2017 3:59:55 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 103 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/26/2017 | Staff
    Politics: During the primaries and the presidential campaign, Donald Trump rarely described himself as a conservative. But his appointments and his initial actions as president have turned out to be as about as right wing as it gets. Trump over the years has earned a healthy amount of skepticism from conservatives, including from this page. National Review, in its editorial denouncing Trump early in the primary season, called him "a menace to American conservatism who would take the work of generations and trample it underfoot in behalf of a populism as heedless and crude as the Donald himself." We asked...
  • Reagan and Trump: American Nationalists

    01/17/2017 6:41:16 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 January 2017 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.And they have much in common.Both came out of the popular culture, Reagan out of Hollywood, Trump out of a successful reality TV show. Both possessed the gifts of showmen — extraordinarily valuable political assets in a television age that deals cruelly with the uncharismatic.Both became instruments of insurgencies out to overthrow the establishment of the party whose nomination they were seeking.Reagan emerged as the champion of the postwar conservatism that had captured the Republican Party with Barry...
  • Mike Pence Will Take the Oath With His Hand on 2 Chronicles in Reagan's Bible

    01/17/2017 10:59:57 AM PST · by The Truth Will Make You Free · 21 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 1/17/17 | Bob Eschliman
    When he is sworn in, his hand will be on a Bible that hasn't been used in 32 years—the Reagan family Bible used by President Ronald Reagan for all of his swearing-in ceremonies as president and governor. Not only that, but the Bible will be turned to an important piece of scripture, 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
  • Obama's farewell address longer than Reagan's, Clinton's and George W. Bush's combined

    01/11/2017 3:20:29 PM PST · by yoe · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2017 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Video. Clinton spoke for 7 minutes, 25 seconds; Reagan spoke for 20 minutes, 42 seconds; and George W. Bush spoke for 13 minutes, 7 seconds. Obama spoke for 51 minutes, 10 seconds, nearly 10 minutes longer than the other three put together. Obama also broke from the tradition of delivering his final speech from the White House. Clinton and Reagan both spoke from the Oval Office, and George W. Bush spoke in front of a small audience in the White House East Room; the Obama administration distributed public tickets for his speech at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago....

    01/09/2017 10:00:45 AM PST · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 7, 1982 | Lynn Rosellini
    When James McHugh typed up a batch of letters the other day, his boss sent them back. ''They were red-penciled,'' said Mr. McHugh unhappily. ''I had to do them over again.'' As a secretary, McHugh, who once directed a staff of 10 people and administered $27 million in Federal grants, does not know his carbon paper from his Ko-Rec-Type. Yet the Federal Government is paying him $46,000 a year to type. ... In a bizarre twist, the Federal use of the "reduction in force," or RIF, has turned thousands of highly paid specialists like Mr. McHugh into secretaries, file clerks...
  • Reagan Invited Thatcher To Join The Top Secret F-117 Program

    01/07/2017 4:51:35 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Drive ^ | JANUARY 3, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Dubbed “Project Moonblower,” during the height of the F-117 Nighthawk’s secrecy in the mid 1980s, the Reagan administration, and even the Gipper himself, offered an invite to the UK Ministry of Defense to join the highly classified program. In newly unsealed UK National Archives files obtained by The Guardian, Reagan’s offer to his good friend and Prime Minister of the UK Margaret Thatcher was casual as can be, with Reagan penning a diplomatic cable that stated in part: “Dear Margaret, I am delighted to hear that you will be able to see Cap (Caspar Weinberger, the US defence secretary at...
  • Carter, Democrats Asked Soviets to Stop Reagan

    01/04/2017 2:57:35 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    FrontPage ^ | October 17, 2002 | Newsmax
    Remember the old conservative charge that many of the Democrats here in America were playing footsie with the Soviets? Some Republicans even said the Russians viewed the Democrats as their favorite party. Now bombshell revelations prove these accusations beyond a shadow of a doubt. Peter Schweizer, a Hoover Institution research fellow, has just written a new book, "Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism." This book may well force historians to revise the history of the Cold War. Schweizer, after scouring once-classified KGB, East German Stasi and Soviet Communist Party files, discovered incontrovertible...
  • The Pentecostals and Reagan's View of Human Rights [+ SSDI]

    01/03/2017 4:11:44 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 7 replies
    Random House Trade Paperbacks ^ | Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
    RONALD REAGAN was intensely interested in the fate of individuals in trouble. He wanted to do everything in his power to help them. His harsh judgment of the Soviet leaders was based, more than any other single factor, not on the ideology he talked about so much, but on his perception of the way they treated their own people. When I first met him in November I981, I had just come from several months in Moscow in charge of our embassy and was on my way to Prague as U.S. ambassador. My family and I were invited to join the...
  • Reagan mural defaced at local GOP office in North Carolina

    12/30/2016 3:18:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2016 10:47 AM EST
    Police in North Carolina say someone broke into a local Republican Party office and defaced a wall mural of former President Ronald Reagan. A Goldsboro police report says the break-in was discovered Thursday. Police say a door was kicked in at the building housing the Wayne County GOP. The report says nothing appears to have been stolen, but the vandalism caused hundreds of dollars in damage. …
  • Trump's approach to foreign policy? 'Peace through strength'

    12/29/2016 11:41:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Works every time it's tried Liberal heads can start exploding in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . If you were alive and aware in the 1980s, here are some of the things you remember: Reagan wants a war. Reagan’s going to push all the buttons. Reagan has built enough nukes to destroy the world many times over, and he’s going to do it!
  • Thatcher and Reagan part 2? Trump & May 'WILL make UK-US relationship stronger than ever'

    12/27/2016 10:16:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Express ^ | Wed, Dec 28, 2016 | Aletha Adu
    DONALD Trump and Theresa May have vowed to make the special relationship between Britain and the US “stronger than ever”, Britain’s ambassador to Washington has revealed. The President-elect and second British female Prime Minister have agreed over a series of phone calls to build on the legacy that President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher forged. Sir Kim Darroch, praised the billionaire’s “historic and impressive” victory that was “like no other in history” and called leaders to embrace the future that lies ahead.
  • Ed Reinecke, who resigned as California's lieutenant governor after a perjury conviction, dies at 92

    12/26/2016 2:27:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 25, 2016 | Cindy Chang
    Ed Reinecke, the California lieutenant governor who resigned after being convicted of perjury in a Watergate-era scandal, died Saturday in Laguna Hills. He was 92 and died of natural causes, said his son, Mark Reinecke... Reinecke was a protege of then-Gov. Ronald Reagan... The conviction was eventually overturned because of a technicality: the Senate Judiciary Committee had not officially published a rule permitting a one-man quorum, and the special Watergate prosecutor had not established that more than one senator attended the hearing... After Reinecke’s downfall, Reagan remained loyal to his former lieutenant, soliciting funds to help him pay his legal...
  • ‘The Atlantic’ Places Bush, Reagan Alongside Hitler, Pol Pot on ‘Worst Leader of All Time’ List

    12/24/2016 10:00:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 23, 2016 | Curtis Houch
    Set to appear in the January/February 2017 print issue, the responses published ranged from liberal authors to TV hosts to average readers of the monthly magazine and the people cited spanned nearly the duration of human history. . . . Ronald Reagan. Tens of thousands of gay men were wiped off the map simply because he refused to speak, much less act. What’s worse than ignoring a national health crisis while you stuff your face full of jelly beans and your wife reads her horoscope in the next room?
  • Trump will be good for U.S. and world

    12/20/2016 9:55:59 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    Tribune Star ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
    Readers' Forum,, Letters To The Editor Trump will be good for U.S. and world President-elect Donald Trump is putting together an impressive team. His picks for Secretary of Defense, National Security Adviser, CIA chief, and Secretary for Homeland Security have put ISIS and Orthodox Islam on notice. History shows that the U.S. has saved the world from Nazism and communism. Under Donald Trump, the U.S. will save the world from ISIS and Orthodox Islam. The American Thinker recently published an article suggesting how Donald Trump may bring about an Islamic Reformation, thus saving the world from disaster. Freedom and tolerance...
  • Drone stealing - WWRD? (What Would Reagan Do?)

    12/19/2016 10:41:05 PM PST · by Az Joe · 11 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 10-19-87
    10-19-87 MANAMA, Bahrain — “The United States destroyed two Iranian offshore oil platforms in the central Persian Gulf today in retaliation for a missile attack on a U.S.-flagged tanker, U.S. officials announced”
  • Navy conducts missile tests off Hawaii (Kill of Final Phase Medium Range Ballistic Missile)

    12/16/2016 6:30:52 AM PST · by xzins · 6 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | December 14, 2016 | William Cole
    By COURTESY MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the Pearl Harbor destroyer USS John Paul Jones successfully fired a salvo of two SM-6 Dual I missiles against a complex medium-range ballistic missile target. COURTESY MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the Pearl Harbor destroyer USS John Paul Jones successfully fired a salvo of two SM-6 Dual I missiles against a complex medium-range ballistic missile target. The Missile Defense Agency and Navy continued testing the versatility of the SM-6 missile with a salvo of two missiles fired at a ballistic missile target in...
  • 1984: Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked for Help from the Soviets to Defeat Reagan

    12/12/2016 7:09:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush ^ | December 12, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to remind people, we were the first, this program was the first to actually make big news out of this. When the Soviet Union imploded, when the Berlin Wall came down and Soviet communism came to a screeching halt -- communism did not. Soviet communism did. But communism didn't lose anything. Communism just kept right on going. They found a new home in the environmental movement and they've been off to the races. Many people are laboring under a misconception that with the fall of Soviet communism, we also saw the defeat of communism in...
  • Trump as the Mythological Reagan(Barf alert)

    12/12/2016 6:58:58 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 6 replies
    Harry's place ^ | December 12th 2016 | Roland Dodds
    Looking for Mythological ReaganRonald Reagan’s legacy looms large over American conservatives. Everyone wants to be the new Ronald Reagan and Republican candidates can’t stop declaring his name with bated breath. Regrettably for conservatives, the visage of Reagan they broadcast has little to do with the actual president but epitomizes a caricature forged in Republican media circles and punditry for the last 20 years. This Mythological Reagan is evoked as the tough, principled, provocative conservative who spoke truth in an uncompromising fashion. A man hated by liberals and leftists while he celebrated America’s greatness at home and abroad; a leader who...
  • Looping Back to the EIGHTIES: What to Avoid this Go-Round? (Vanity)

    12/10/2016 7:33:15 AM PST · by txhurl · 47 replies
    Been there, let's go back! ^ | 12/10/2016 | self
    In trying to depict what an 80s redux will be like to my young'uns, less the crackbabies, AIDS, smog, etc., the most profound human recovery will be Freedom, which most kids under 30 don't seem to have an acquaintance with. Since 9/11, American culture has taken a permanent nosedive: music, film, art, education, everything, and here we are with a clean re-boot handed to us by DJT. What do you want to bring back? What should we diligently avoid as consequences of freedom and prosperity that half the nation doesn't have the experience or wisdom to handle competently this time...
  • Reagan was great, but it's now Trump's turn

    12/08/2016 9:36:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | December 9, 2016 | Steve Moore
    Has Ronald Reagan passed the Republican Party baton to Donald Trump? I suggested as much a few days ago, critics objected that I was blaspheming the Gipper. They said his ideas of limited government, individual freedom, lower taxes and peace through strength will live on forever. Amen to that. Yes, Reagan's ideals should always be the guiding light of the GOP. Radio talk show host Mark Levin, reminded his listeners that Reagan won two landslide elections, while Trump so far has won one narrow victory. Levin says that Reagan was a real conservative, and Trump isnÂ’t, "Shame on you, Stephen...
  • Ronald Reagan's Son: Donald Trump Campaign Is A Joke, Absurdity, And 'Embarrassment' To GOP | MSNBC

    12/07/2016 1:53:04 PM PST · by johnk · 80 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/7/2016 | MSNBC
    Ron Reagan Jr. comments on Donald Trump. Must see.
  • Trump, Finally Explained (Trump, A Dunce Like Reagan)

    12/03/2016 1:21:32 AM PST · by goldstategop · 88 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/03/2016 | Gail Collins
    Some of you may find it disturbing that one of Trump’s chief apologists was basically saying that he talks policy like a drunk at happy hour. Some of you may hear Trump constantly contradicting today what he said yesterday and decide he’s an idiot. From now on I’m going to try to think of him as a little bit like my dog, Frieda. Frieda is extremely intelligent, but her memory is only good for about 90 seconds. When you listen to Trump’s Inaugural Address, or his first State of the Union, keep reminding yourself that he’s reserving the right to...
  • Mitch Horowitz: Reagan First President to Embrace Positive Thinking

    12/02/2016 5:21:01 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/06/2014 | Robert Wilde
    The author told Breitbart News Executive Chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon that the idea of “positive thinking” has been a crucial but misunderstood concept in America. Bannon agreed and pointed out early in the program that from President Reagan’s outlook that “Nothing is Impossible”... He cites that Norman Vincent Peale, who was widely derided in the intellectual culture, revealed that scripture is laden with ideas that the mind has “positive powers.” Horowitz defends Peale as someone who worked very hard laboring over scripture and was not mistaken in believing that it embodied a “Theology of Self Affirmation. It didn’t...
  • Combative, Populist Steve Bannon Found His Man in Donald Trump

    11/28/2016 8:40:45 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 27, 2016 | SCOTT SHANE
    When his eldest child, Maureen, got into West Point, Mr. Bannon was thrilled and joked about switching his allegiance to Army from Navy. He never missed her volleyball games, and he was at Fort Campbell, Ky., in 2011 when she returned from a deployment to Iraq. “That was one of the greatest feelings I’ve had, seeing my dad when I walked off the plane,” she said. But through his daughter’s service, he saw an inequity that fueled his anger at the privileged Americans among whom he had long worked. At West Point, “he saw a complete, utter lack of people...
  • Trump's attorney general pick is about to come face to face with decades-old allegations of racism

    11/18/2016 1:08:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/18/2016 | Allan Smith
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is about to face a wave of intense scrutiny as he seeks confirmation to become attorney general and head the Justice Department in President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming administration. Trump said Friday that it was an "honor to nominate" a "world-class legal mind" to the position. Sessions said, should he be confirmed, that he will give "all my strength to advance" its "highest ideals" and will be dedicated to "fairness and impartiality." But Sessions is likely to face heavy examination over his overall record, as well as decades-old allegations of racism that are now certain to...
  • Trump’s win vs. Reagan’s blowout: Why 2016 is NOT 1980 (Endorsed by Mark Levin)

    11/18/2016 9:24:16 AM PST · by conservative98 · 131 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 18, 2016 | Paul Kengor
    Beginning last summer, I wrote a series of articles for Conservative Review comparing Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan. The series was inspired by Trump enthusiasts insisting that their man was the closest thing to America’s next Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump was no less than “another Reagan.” Most central to the Trump-Reagan thesis was the curious insistence that the underestimated Trump, just like the once-underestimated Reagan, would rise up and crush Hillary Clinton in Reaganesque fashion. It would be a landslide. Don't Miss A Tweet Profile Picture Conservative Review @CR Follow Well, with the historic vote of Tuesday, November 8, 2016,...
  • [From MARCH 2, 2016] US election 2016: How Donald Trump compares to Ronald Reagan

    11/12/2016 11:58:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | MARCH 2, 2016 | Anthony Zurcher
    Donald Trump has been condemned by many on the left and some on the right as being beyond the pale, a toxic virus that exists on the fringes of the political mainstream. But where do his policy views actually fit when compared to his fellow presidential candidates - and past Republican commanders-in-chief?
  • Vanity: Ronaldus Magnus On Trump

    11/11/2016 6:19:39 PM PST · by Windflier · 47 replies
    11 November 2016 | Windy
    "For the life of me, and I'll never know how to explain it, when I met that young man, I felt like I was the one shaking hands with a President." President Ronald Reagan
  • “Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in”

    11/11/2016 5:04:00 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-11-2016 | MOTUS
    Happy Veterans Day to all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. And happy Veterans Day to all of us too who have benefited from the incredible sacrifices our veterans have made over the centuries in order to make the world safe for democracy. Even these idiots, exercising their right of self expression last night as they, protest the duly-elected President of the United States of America.University safe-space, must have run out of Play-DohAs I’ve pointed out before, irony is completely lost on the brainwashed members of the collective. Fortunately for us - and the snowflakes above – current...
  • Remarkably, Sarah Palin Plays Goldwater in Trump’s Reagan Revolution

    11/10/2016 6:33:38 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 35 replies
    Libertarian Republic ^ | Nov. 10, 2016 | Josh Guckert
    Conservative columnist George Will is often keen on saying that Barry Goldwater, the man who suffered one of the most catastrophic defeats in American political history, was actually the victor. Will often states that, “We — 27,178,188 of us — who voted for him in 1964 believe he won, it just took 16 years to count the votes.” Will is of course referring to the massive landslide which Ronald Reagan won in 1980, thus leading to a phenomenon known as the “Reagan Revolution.” Un-coincidentally, Goldwater gave Reagan his start in politics with the former’s failed presidential campaign. Reagan famously made...
  • Dear President Reagan,

    11/09/2016 9:42:27 PM PST · by Az Joe · 9 replies
    We are still here. Tonight President Reagan, I can tell my three grandchildren, 6, 5 and 2 that we have, for now, staved off the destruction of the American Republic. I will tell them about you. I will tell them that they will still need to always be vigilant and I will tell them that: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling...
  • It’s 1980 all over again

    11/09/2016 7:40:28 PM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2016 | Donna Wiesner Keene
    Even more than in 1980, the media this year was in the tank for the Democrats. That crazy, racist and fringe tea party movement had been put in its place, dismissed as consisting of little more than a bunch of elderly ignoramuses not even worth mentioning as everyone prepared to coronate Mrs. Clinton. Less idealistic about how long it would take to change the country, tea party activists had gone to work, joining with others who distrusted pollsters and do not answer surveys.
  • VANITY: Ten ways that Trump's 2016 win is better than Reagan's 1980 win

    11/09/2016 10:57:02 AM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 38 replies
    Self | 11/9/2016 | Dr. Sivana
    VANITY: Ten ways that Trump's 2016 win is better than Reagan's 1980 win 1. Mike Pence is a SERIOUS upgrade over George H. W. Bush. 2. Trump didn't make a promise to appoint the first female justice. 3. We still have our RINOs, but our RINOs (McConnell, Ryan, etc.) would look like firebrand conservatives in 1980 (Weicker, Packwood, Percy) 4. Trump has majorities in both legislative chambers, Reagan NEVER had the House. 5. Few Gypsy Moth Republicans to have to work with, and the boll weevil Democrats have been replaced with Republicans that caucus with us. 6. No one takes...

    11/09/2016 2:52:18 AM PST · by workerbee · 11 replies
  • Reagan 1980, Trump 2016! Reagan Inaugural Address

    11/06/2016 11:37:42 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies
    The American Presidency Project ^ | Januari 20 1981 | Ronald Reagan
    Senator Hatfield, Mr. Chief Justice, Mr. President, Vice President Bush, Vice President Mondale, Senator Baker, Speaker O'Neill, Reverend Moomaw, and my fellow citizens: To a few of us here today this is a solemn and most momentous occasion, and yet in the history of our nation it is a commonplace occurrence. The orderly transfer of authority as called for in the Constitution routinely takes place, as it has for almost two centuries, and few of us stop to think how unique we really are. In the eyes of many in the world, this every 4-year ceremony we accept as normal...
  • Let's Win One For the Gipper!

    11/05/2016 9:45:19 AM PDT · by central_va · 30 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/5/16 | Reagan
    Trump let's win one for the Gipper!