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  • Why Would Team Cruz Raise New Hampshire Expectations?

    02/09/2016 2:36:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 76 replies
    Red State ^ | February 9, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    ... So there you have it. Lonegan thinks Cruz can win the New Hampshire Primary. Team Cruz must be feel confident about their chances to have released this video...
  • Ted Cruz Responds to Donald Trump's Profanity (ABC News Video)

    02/09/2016 1:39:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 196 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 9, 2016
    Ted Cruz Responds to Donald Trump's Profanity (ABC News Video)...
  • Will Ted Cruz surprise in New Hampshire?

    02/08/2016 6:06:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    ... Regardless of how he fares here, Cruz will be in a strong position headed into the string of upcoming Southern primaries; a second-place or strong-third place finish could put him in a commanding one. Cruz's biggest opening is with...
  • BREAKING. Rand Paul’s New Hampshire Campaign Chair Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 10:01:37 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 128 replies
    Red State ^ | February 8,1016
    Just in: Rand Paul's New Hampshire state chairman Sen. Avard has endorsed Ted Cruz's campaign, he tells a crowd here...
  • Designs for Ronald, Nancy Reagan Coins Unveiled at Birthday Celebration

    02/06/2016 8:26:22 PM PST · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Ronald Reagan Day in California was marked Saturday by a ceremony at the presidential library in Simi Valley that included the unveiling of the designs of the Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and Nancy Reagan First Spouse Coin. The ceremony on the 105th anniversary of Reagan's birth included live musical entertainment performed by the Camp Pendleton Marine Division Band and a flyover by the Tiger Squadron, a formation flying squad that primarily uses the Chinese-built Nanchang CJ6A and Soviet-built Yak 52. The program began at midday with music conducted by Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Edward D. Banta, the commanding general...
  • Trump: Reagan talked a good game but didn't deliver, Carter had guts (Art of the Deal)

    02/06/2016 3:11:27 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 72 replies
    Art of the Deal ^ | 1987 | Donald a Trump, Tony Schwartz
    Pg 60-61 Art of the Deal (1987) ...if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on. I think of Jimmy Carter. After he lost the election to Ronald Reagan, Carter came to see me in my office. He told me he was seeking contributions to the Jimmy Carter library. I asked how much he had in mind. And he said, "Donald I would be very appreciative if you contributed 5 million dollars." I was dumbfounded. I didn't even answer him. But that experience also taught me something. Until then, I never understood how Jimmy Carter became president. The...
  • Keeping Reagan Alive in an Age of Impulse and Amnesia

    02/06/2016 3:08:54 PM PST · by don-o · 3 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | 8/9/15 | George Nash
    Perhaps the most important fact to assimilate about modern American conservatism is that it is not, and has never been, monolithic. It is a coalition with many points of origin and diverse tendencies, not always easy to reconcile. And because of this fact, there has long been a felt need among many conservatives to integrate the Right's divergent components into a philosophically coherent--or at least functional--force. Hence the frequent use of the term fusionism, a word coined more than fifty years ago. Conservatives often like to say that they adhere to a body of immutable truths about human nature and...
  • Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour #8 with Governor Ronald Reagan

    02/05/2016 3:59:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    They were playing supper clubs and Las Vegas nightclubs when Johnny Musso, a friend of the couple's, was jumping from an executive position at Atlantic to run Decca Records' Kapp label subsidiary, and brought the duo with him. At around the same time, their stage act -- which had evolved into a kind of "with it" domestic comedy routine nearly as prominent as the music, with the tall, wry-witted Cher cutting up on the seemingly dim-witted Sonny -- was spotted by Fred Silverman, who was then the head of programming for CBS. They ended up with a summer replacement try-out...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Marco Rubio is a legitimate full-throated conservative and a disciple of Reagan

    02/03/2016 8:13:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2016 | AllahPundit
    When I posted these clips to Twitter, a reader replied that of course Rubio is a Reagan disciple. He supports amnesty, doesn’t he? Zing.Fairly or not, a dynamic has developed within the grassroots right online that you can’t be pro-Trump and pro-Rubio. You can be pro-Trump and pro-Cruz because you think America needs a populist, because Washington is so sleazy that it needs to be cleansed with fire. You can be pro-Cruz and pro-Rubio because you think America needs a conservative, because Washington has moved so far left that only a hard push to the right can restore the...
  • Iowa caucus: Ted Cruz echoes Ronald Reagan in victory speech

    02/02/2016 8:19:02 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dara Lind
    "Morning is coming," said Ted Cruz as he took the stage in Iowa to declare victory in the 2016 Republican caucus.He wasn't referring to how long his victory speech went — even though it was so long that by the end no TV network was covering it. It was a deliberate callback to Republican hero Ronald Reagan, whose slogan in 1984, "Morning in America," has become a slogan of a conservative golden age. Cruz vastly overperformed expectations and outhustled Donald Trump to win 29 percent of Iowa voters. And while the length of his speech kind of distracted from its...
  • The Shining City upon a Hill is in Mortal Danger

    01/28/2016 6:14:58 PM PST · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 28, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The term “City upon a hill” was first used by John Winthorp, one of the key founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, who said, “We will be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world.” Yet, it was Ronald Reagan who made the term famous, in his frequent referral to the United States as the “Shining...
  • The story behind Reagan's famous Challenger speech

    01/28/2016 8:50:30 AM PST · by bigbob · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-28-16 | Tribune Wire Report
    Images from Jan. 28, 1986, are seared into the memories of former schoolchildren, teachers, parents, and pretty much any American now older than 30 - the Challenger space shuttle, meant to carry school teacher Christa McAuliffe into orbit, reduced to a snaky tunnel of smoke in the sky near Cape Canaveral. In the years that followed, a lot would come out about a disaster watched in countless classrooms across the nation: about faulty O-rings, about dangerously cold temperatures, and about how five crewmen, an engineer and a New Hampshire teacher meant to represent NASA in its finest hour became the...
  • Another View -- Michael Reagan: Trump is no Reagan Republican

    01/27/2016 5:29:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 55 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | January 26, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    Mr. Trump, I knew Ronald Reagan. And you’re no Ronald Reagan! Of course, I am stealing that line — with a twist. Donald Trump shouldn’t mind. He’s been stealing my dad for his own purposes. Trump frequently invokes Ronald Reagan’s name to defend his sudden, 180-degree switch from being a life-long, pro-Clinton Democrat to a Reagan Republican. Both men did make a switch, but almost all the similarities between the two end there. Ronald Reagan’s odyssey from Hollywood liberal to conservative backer took place over almost two decades. Starting with his 1964 “Time for Choosing” speech that galvanized Americans for...
  • FLASHBACK: Ronald Reagan Skipped Last Debate Before IA Caucus – Went on to Win in Landslide

    01/27/2016 6:46:26 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 292 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | FLASHBACK: Ronald Reagan Skipped Last Debate Before IA Caucus – Went on to Win in Landslide | Jm Hoft
    Trump isn't the first top-tier presidential candidate to skip a debate. Ronald Reagan did not attend a Republican debate ahead of the 1980 Iowa caucuses, which he lost to George H.W. Bush. Reagan went on to the win the nomination and the presidency.
  • On Abortion, How Trump And Cruz Stack Up Against Reagan...And Each Other

    01/24/2016 3:25:03 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 27 replies
    1/24/2016 | Brices Crossroads
    Many pro-lifers find themselves in a dilemma this election season. Whom to trust on the all important issue of the sanctity of human life? It is by now well known that Donald Trump--as a private citizen in 1999--identified himself as pro-choice. As a businessman, he obviously had given the issue little thought, and he evidently defaulted to the prevailing views held by other native New Yorkers on the subject. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, has given many speeches on the subject, maintaining that he is, and always has been, pro-life. But let's go a little deeper. Has Trump done...
  • Along Came Trump

    01/21/2016 5:37:08 PM PST · by true believer forever · 93 replies
    Vanity | January 21, 2016 | true believer forever
    Republican candidates have accused Donald Trump of being a closet liberal, a Hillary plant, someone with New York values, donating to left-wing causes and left-wing politicians. They say he isn't conservative enough to be President, and many have accused him of being a Democrat. His political past makes him damaged goods and unacceptable to "Principled Conservatives" like Ted Cruz and his supporters. Seventeen years before becoming a Republican presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan began his political career as a Democrat. He joined numerous left-wing political committees and fought against Republican-sponsored right-to-work legislation. He was elected president of a large, famous union...
  • Obama: When Reagan Was Governor of California, the Smog Was So Bad It Was Like Beijing Now

    01/18/2016 7:25:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 18, 2016 | 1:35 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at a town hall meeting in Baton Rouge, La., last week, President Barack Obama told the audience that when Ronald Reagan was governor of California the smog sometimes got so bad that "people just wouldn't go outside." "And if you had asthma or some respiratory disease, you might die," said Obama. "I remember as recently as 1979, when I first started college--I started college in Los Angeles--when I went running, the first week I was there, after about five minutes I'd start feeling a burning in my chest," said the president. "And it was just me sucking in soot...
  • TRUMP: I’m bigger than REAGAN!

    01/17/2016 8:30:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 122 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/17/16 | soopermexican
    EL Trumpo says that his movement is bigger than Reagan’s, because why not say you’re better than the greatest president in the last generation? From Bloomberg: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he’s building a movement bigger than that of former President Ronald Reagan. “I think that the closest thing I can think of is Reagan, but I don’t think it’s the intensity that we have,” the billionaire told Mark Halperin and John Heilemann of Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect just minutes after he finished a rousing speech to a capacity crowd of 10,000 inside a Pensacola, Florida, arena on...
  • Ted Cruz Responds to the North Korean Nuclear Test

    01/06/2016 10:37:32 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/15 | Ted Cruz
    Vid at link: Ted Cruz critical of failed Obama/Clinton foreign policy
  • Youtube Video of a Supercool Ronald Reagan hanging out with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin

    01/01/2016 10:26:18 AM PST · by pinochet · 33 replies
    Here is a youtube video of Ronald Reagan hanging out with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG5WAFzwlIA This video has inspired me to make some observations. One of the greatest mistakes conservatives make in analyzing the 1980 election, is to exaggerate the weakness of Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election. I am not a Carter-hater, and I think Carter was a better President and stronger leader than several American Presidents, including Obama, Clinton, James Buchanan, etc. To say that Reagan won his election victories because his opponents were weak, is like saying Muhammad Ali became the heavyweight boxing champion of...
  • Clout Research Poll – Donald Trump Leads With 40%, Leads Among All Key Demographics...,

    12/29/2015 9:42:20 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 17 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Dec. 30, 2015 | Sundance
    [Full title too long: Clout Research Poll – Donald Trump Leads With 40%, Leads Among All Key Demos, Ethnicity, Age, Gender, Religious Affiliations…] A poll conducted by Clout Research for World Net Daily (full pdf below) shows candidate Donald Trump with a commanding lead amid all major demographics. The poll also contains a small sample of Democrats (19), Independents (61), as well as Republican (365) voters. It should be noted that generally speaking, when considering content coverage, WND has a favorable lean toward Senator Ted Cruz. The result below is from the Republican respondents: A review of the poll internals...
  • Three Distinct Parallels Between Ronald Reagan and Ted Cruz

    12/25/2015 1:24:55 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    Soshable ^ | December 25, 2015 | JD Rucker
    Ever since 1988, Republican candidates for all offices, particularly those running for President, have tried to channel Ronald Reagan. The conservative icon is the shining example of how a proper right-wing perspective has the power to make the country prosper domestically and make it respected around the world. In three decades, no candidate has come as close to truly picking up the Reagan mantle and bringing his ideals back to the White House than Ted Cruz. As The Atlantic points out, the sentiment from voters is very similar to what was happening in 1979 and 1980. The Judeo-Christian right had...
  • Epic Campaign Moment In Michigan – Donald Trump Calls Out Individual Camera Operators

    12/21/2015 7:31:12 PM PST · by jobim · 40 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/21/15 | Sundance
    We have recently noted exactly why Donald Trump asks the media to pan the crowd, and the ideological reasoning the MSM production staff refuse to comply... Any average hard-working American could crush every one of the GOPe candidates, yes all of them. And if the GOPe want to go down the intellectual superiority path… well, you reach a point where that stuff becomes useless... We are 21 Trillion steps down that path, right at THAT POINT... Yet for the better part of the past decade a group of intellectual something-or-others have been teaching an insufferable storyline that it’s better to...
  • Is Ted Cruz like Goldwater or Reagan?

    12/18/2015 12:49:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/18/2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Ted Cruz is beginning to surge significantly in the polls in Iowa. Surely the evangelicals in Iowa are the key factor. Already, some of the political pundits are writing him off, likening him to Barry Goldwater, the libertarian-leaning firebrand, who was soundly defeated by Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Goldwater lost by a landslide. But, by the same token, Ronald Reagan won by landslides in 1980 and in 1984. And Reagan was perhaps more conservative than Goldwater. The question many are asking about Ted Cruz and his conservative values is: Will he be the new Goldwater or the new Reagan? Reagan...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Attack the 'Neocons'

    12/17/2015 8:00:14 AM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 16, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    Hillary Clinton has no record to run on. Family income is lower and the world is more dangerous. Donald Trump nailed it when he told Chris Wallace, "Hillary calls me 'dangerous'? She's killed hundreds of thousands of people with her stupidity." Trump was referring to the Obama administration's campaign to overthrow Arab dictators like Libya's Qaddafi and Egypt's Mubarak, which contributed to the chaos in the Middle East after the so-called "Arab Spring." Marco Rubio can't attack Hillary's disastrous foreign policy record because--as Ted Cruz observes--Rubio supported all the same stupid policies. Picture a Cruz-Clinton presidential debate: Cruz denounces Hillary's...
  • Where have you gone Ronald Reagan? - Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you

    12/16/2015 10:17:31 PM PST · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 16, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    President Reagan passed away on June 5, 2004. The Gipper has been gone for over a decade, and one has to wonder what he would think now, as ISIS runs wild on the planet and the Shining City on the Hill sits in a decrepit and depressed state. It appears that the nation needs him more than ever. As Simon and Garfunkel wondered where Joe Dimaggio had gone, our nation, in a state of feckless leadership, seems to be turning its eyes toward the late President. Perhaps, this is the reason for the rise of Mr. Trump. While Reagan and...
  • When It Comes to Who Completely Took Over Google, One Republican Stood Above the Rest

    12/16/2015 8:09:32 AM PST · by Isara · 45 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | December 16, 2015 | Maegan Vazquez
    There’s still time to debate who won the December 15th GOP debate on CNN.But now, we have the data to lock down who won the most Google-able moments.Here’s when voters searched for each candidate throughout the debate: Image Credit: Google TrendsThe peak search moment for a candidate during the debate happened here: Image Credit: Google TrendsThat spike belonged to Ted Cruz at 10:52 PM EST: He did three key things that made those watching — especially likely Republican voters — give him a second look online.1) Cruz doubled down on his insistence that he would not bash Trump: Cruz stuck...
  • Trump's Primary Lead Is Bigger Than Hillary's - larger than Reagan's in 1980, and Bush's in 1988

    12/15/2015 12:18:50 PM PST · by GonzoII · 104 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Dec 15, 2015 | Ethan Epstein
    So dominant is Hillary Clinton's polling in the presidential primaries, notes the press critic Howard Kurtz, that the media have essentially stopped paying attention to the Democratic race at all. The logic, for a media organization, is simple: Why lavish limited resources on a fait accompli? The Democrats, after all, have spoken. They are fully ready for (or perhaps fully resigned to) Hillary. That's certainly not the case on the Republican side, where, we are told (ad nauseam), that the race is still "wide open." With "no clear frontrunner" on the GOP side, the contrast between the Republican and Democratic...
  • Ted Cruz: The Anti-Reagan (Actually an endorsement, IMO)

    12/14/2015 4:50:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | December 14, 2015 | Max Boot
    Like many of his rivals for the Republican nomination, Ted Cruz has embraced the mantle of Ronald Reagan. He regularly cites the Gipper as an inspiration, and last week gave a foreign policy address at the Heritage Foundation that was laced with tributes to him: “As Reagan knew well, the best way to project America’s leadership is by protecting and promoting America’s strength and this principle should always guide our actions.” I didn’t know Ronald Reagan (neither did Cruz), but I do know a lot about him. And from what I know, it’s fair to say that Ted Cruz is...
  • Reagan and Cruz: Unelectable

    12/14/2015 4:10:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 14, 2015 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    For political veterans, much of what we're starting to hear about Ted Cruz has an eerily familiar ring. Too extreme. Unelectable. Scares people. A radical, not a conservative. The American people will hear a lot about Cruz's extremism in the year ahead, just as they were told about Reagan’s. It may cause them to hesitate before supporting him. But over the course of the campaign, they'll be able to make that determination for themselves. In fact, Ted Cruz represents the mainstream of conservative thought in this country, just as Reagan did twoscore years ago. Reagan's victory vindicated everything we'd been...
  • That Time Ronald Reagan Visited Star Trek: The Next Generation And Took The Captain's Chair

    12/06/2015 4:59:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | December 5, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    That Time Ronald Reagan Visited Star Trek: The Next Generation And Took The Captain's Chair Ronald Reagan was a fan of Star Trek-and even a critic of it sometimes. In his diary he talks about watching Star Trek III in the White House theater and how he thought it sucked. In his post-presidential years apparently this interest in the franchise continued, and in 1991 he visited the then-highly popular Next Generation Set. The Gipper's attendance at Paramount Studios Stage 8 came as the cast and crew were filming the season four Klingon-centric two-part finale, Redemption. There were Klingons running around...
  • Discipline in the 2016 race

    11/26/2015 11:20:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PowerLine ^ | November 26, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    John Sears, Ronald Reagan’s one-time campaign manager, once said “discipline is nine-tenths of politics.” And, as Tevi Troy reminds us: Candidate Reagan put Sears’ dictum into action, running a relentlessly focused communication operation that kept to its message of the day, often to the consternation of the reporters following the campaign. This approach continued into Reagan’s presidency. As the authors of All the President’s Spin put it: “Ronald Reagan’s administration broke new ground with its message discipline and image control.” The same was true of George W. Bush. Troy, who worked in the Bush administration, recalls Bush’s chief-of-staff Andy Card...
  • Rush Limbaugh: ‘Compared To Reagan, Trump Is Not A Conservative

    11/25/2015 3:40:28 AM PST · by Kartographer · 197 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/015 | Steve Guest
    Elections Rush Limbaugh: ‘Compared To Reagan, Trump Is Not A Conservative’ [VIDEO] Photo of Steve Guest Steve Guest Media Reporter 3:59 PM 11/24/2015 981 Radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that Donald Trump is “not a conservative” when compared with former President Ronald Reagan. Limbaugh explained, that “compared to Reagan, Trump is not a conservative, and the bulk of Trump’s support is not the Republican base.” “As we mentioned yesterday, if you look at the demographics, at least as expressed polling data, the bulk of Trump support is what we all have been led to believe the Republican Party wants:...
  • National “Talk Like Trump” Day

    11/22/2015 8:02:53 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-22-2015 | MOTUS
    Newest polls all continue to show The Donald leading in Iowa, the Granite State and nationally. (And Ted Cruz is picking up momentum everywhere as well.)In honor of this achievement, the Ace of Spades held a Talk Like Trump Day – the same as “talk like a pirate” only more fun. First, the premise: If you follow Trump on Twitter, you see he has a specific style of messaging. The formula is Brief Opening Thought, Vague Elaboration, and then a Brief Summary With an Exclamation Point! Followed by this Ace’s (made up) example: Immigration policy is a disaster. A real...
  • Bill OReilly and the Fanciful Unbelievable Farfetched Magical Mystery Tour de Farce, Killing Reagan

    11/12/2015 1:38:46 PM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    CNS ^ | November 12, 2015 | Craig Shirley
    A hundred years from now, when future historians are rooting around the monumental life and times of Ronald Reagan, they will begin with his two auto biographies, Where’s The Rest of Me? and An American Life. They will then move on to Lou Cannon’s five excellent books covering various aspects of Ronald Reagan’s life. Then, they will turn to the books edited by Marty and Annelise Anderson and Kiron Skinner, A Life In Letters and In His Own Hand, two wonderfully long books of chosen letters of the Gipper. They also wrote a book of Reagan’s radio broadcasts, also important....
  • How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969 (Mizzou: What would President Reaga

    11/11/2015 7:03:16 PM PST · by McB. · 36 replies
    In 1969, the proposed use of a parking lot on the South side of the Berkeley campus triggered a confrontation between police, students, and local residents. How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969...watch the video.
  • Bill O’Reilly makes a mess of history

    11/10/2015 12:54:32 PM PST · by twister881 · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2015 | George F. Will
    Were the lungs the seat of wisdom, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly would be wise, but they are not and he is not. So it is not astonishing that he is doubling down on his wager that the truth cannot catch up with him. It has, however, already done so.
  • Taxpayer-Funded Diversity Bureaucrats Hound Professor, Compare Reagan Library To KKK CAMP

    11/09/2015 3:12:21 PM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 9, 2015 | Eric Owens
    A professor at California State University, Northridge is appealing a finding by school officials that he retaliated against students who complained of anti-gay and anti-women discrimination after they voluntarily attended an event concerning family issues at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for class credit.
  • Bill O’Reilly slanders Ronald Reagan

    11/07/2015 11:18:50 AM PST · by TBP · 66 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 5 | George Will
    Bill O’Reilly and his collaborator, Martin Dugard, will distort public understanding of Ronald Reagan’s presidency more than hostile but conscientious scholars could.
  • Election Night 1980 from CBS [ Video from 35 Years Ago Today]

    11/04/2015 5:50:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/25/13: From 11/4/1980 | a depressed bunch of CBS "journalists"
    From November of 1980, here is CBS's coverage of Election Night. Taped from WJKW-TV8, Cleveland. This is part 1 of 3
  • The Christian Convictions of the Iron Lady

    10/31/2015 7:09:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/15 | Eliza Filby
    “Economics is the method; the object is to change the soul.” So said Margaret Thatcher. The Iron Lady always believed that democratic capitalism involved the transformation of values as much as it did the improvement of Britain's ailing GDP. Yet few people are aware that Thatcher was a woman of profound faith. She had been a lay Methodist preacher while a student at Oxford University. Later, she would transfer this missionary energy from the pulpit to the political podium. The solid Christian base for Margaret Thatcher's politics goes back to her strict Methodist upbringing and, more specifically, to her father...
  • The Cruz Plan: Reagan Reenters the Republican Field

    10/31/2015 6:58:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.30.15 | Peter Ferrara
    Post-Obama tax reform for the 21st century. The Republican Party woke up new and fresh, and ahead of the curve, yesterday morning, leaving the Democrats stale and old back in the 20th century (Keynesian 1930s), if not the 19th (1870s, when Marx was new and cutting edge).History books will note the turning point of the 2016 election as the evening of October 28, 2015. At the Republican debate that night in Colorado, Texas Senator Ted Cruz emerged from the Republican Presidential field as the modern 2016 embodiment of Ronald Reagan.The tax reform plan he unveiled at that debate is as...
  • Now that Dems Admit to Being Socialists, Let Them Be Red While We Take Back Reagan's Blue

    10/30/2015 12:55:06 PM PDT · by TheJIMgram · 10 replies
    TheJIM!gram ^ | October 29, 2015 | Jim Jatras
    TheJIM!gram© is a publication of Jim Jatras, the only announced prospect for the 2016 GOP Vice Presidential nod, addressing the daunting challenges facing our great country. Reposting and redistribution with attribution is permitted and encouraged. October 29, 2015 No. 4 In this issue of TheJIM!gram© I propose: "Let Them Be Red While We Take Back Reagan’s Blue" There has been understandable chortling among Republicans that at the Democrats’ first debate they finally came clean on the “s-word.” Long considered almost taboo in American politics, the term socialism can now be considered mainstream in the party of (for now, anyway) Jefferson,...
  • Now THIS is How To Run Debate! Bush vs Reagan 1980

    10/30/2015 9:19:59 AM PDT · by TapsBrowning · 21 replies
    After re-watching the disastrous debacle of the Republican Debate from CNBC, I decided to spend time on youtube to watch old debates. Specifically, historical ones. The first observation is that the moderator stays completely out of the way. They allowed each candidate enough time to explain their positions. They did not interrupt in an attempt to debate the debater. They did not insert their opinion on what was just said. The bottom line, today's news media is so drunk on themselves and their importance and their bias that they completely have turned debates into a sports spectacle instead of something...
  • When Donald Trump Hated Ronald Reagan (here come the "let's divide conservatives" stories!)

    10/25/2015 7:03:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/25/15 | Michael D'Antonio
    In 2016, there are 14 Republican presidential candidates for whom Ronald Reagan is both the benchmark for conservative values and the lodestar of conservative ideas. Theres also one who wrote, in the second to last year of Reagans presidency, that he had been so smooth, so effective a performer that only now, seven years later, are people beginning to question whether theres anything beneath that smile. The gadfly was Donald Trump, writing in his book The Art of the Deal. But it wasnt just a glancing blow; to promote the book, Trump launched a political campaign that tore into Reagans...
  • Bush or Cruz: Who Really Hijacked the GOP?

    10/21/2015 11:29:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 21st, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call it George W. unplugged.The other day at a Jeb Bush fundraiser in Denver, Politico reported multiple accounts of former President George W. Bush zeroing in on one of brother Jeb’s GOP opponents—and no, it wasn’t Donald Trump.  Here’s the Politico headline: George W. Bush unleashes on Ted Cruz'I just don't like that guy,' the former president tells donors.In other words? Inside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brother’s campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former president’s skin, whom he views as perhaps Jeb Bush’s...
  • Trump is like Reagan and the media is clueless about it

    10/20/2015 9:48:14 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/2015 | Ann Coulter
    Neurotically ignoring the fact that Donald Trumps position on immigration has catapulted him to the lead for the Republican presidential nomination, the media diminish his soaring poll numbers with a scrolling series of rationalizations. Trump might or might not be the nominee, but the dismissals of him are wishful thinking, not historical fact. All summer, for example, we were smugly assured that polls mean nothing this far in advance of an election. Sen. Marco Rubios (R-Fla.) campaign manager Terry Sullivan assured Politico: Show me the candidate who was first place in August who ended up winning in February. I hope...
  • REAGAN ASSERTS BLAME IS HIS IN MARINE SECURITY FAILURE; OPPOSES PUNISHING OFFICERS

    10/17/2015 7:16:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    NYT ^ | WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 1983 | JOEL BRINKLEY
    December 28, 1983 REAGAN ASSERTS BLAME IS HIS IN MARINE SECURITY FAILURE REAGAN ASSERTS BLAME IS HIS IN MARINE SECURITY FAILURE; OPPOSES PUNISHING OFFICERS By JOEL BRINKLEY, Special to the New York Times Editor's Note Appended WASHINGTON, Dec. 27— President Reagan said today that he accepted full blame for the lack of security measures that permitted the terrorist bombing of the Marine headquarters in Beirut. He said he does not believe any of the Marine commanders ought to be punished. ''If there is to be blame,'' Mr. Reagan said, ''it properly rests here in this office and with this...
  • What Bill OReillys new book on Ronald Reagan gets wrong about Ronald Reagan

    10/16/2015 7:00:24 AM PDT · by iowamark · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/16/2015 | Craig Shirley, Kiron K. Skinner, Paul Kengor and Steven F. Hayward
    Killing Reagan, by Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard, is supposed to be a book of new scholarship on the Reagan presidency. Instead, it restates old claims and rumors, virtually all of which have been discredited by the historical record. In this best-selling book, there are no endnotes, no bibliography, no long list of interviewees and only a smattering of footnotes. There is a section titled Sources, but it is only two-and-a-half pages long. It includes about two dozen sources, but that is not adequate for a subject, Ronald Reagan, who has been the focus of thousands of books and articles...
  • A New History on Reagan's 'Last Act'

    10/16/2015 5:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Craig Shirley has already written two terrific history books about Ronald Reagan, chronicling the 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns. Now he has delivered the trifecta: "Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan." Some years ago we were given the book "Lee: The Last Years," detailing the iconic figure's final five years, after the Civil War. After the Civil War? How could that be of any possible interest? How ironic, then, that this is possibly one of the greatest books ever written about this titan of history; to see how he lived in the shadows after the...