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  • Illinois police chief, former Secret Service agent who took a bullet for Reagan announces retirement

    07/04/2020 4:18:26 PM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/04/2020 | Robert Gearty
    An Illinois police chief is retiring 39 years after he stopped an assassin’s bullet intended for former President Ronald Reagan with his chest. Tim McCarthy was part of Reagan’s Secret Service detail at the Washington Hilton Hotel when Reagan was shot in a lone-gunman assassination attempt on March 30, 1981. After retiring from the Secret Service, McCarthy became the police chief in Orland Park. He announced his retirement this week, saying that after 26 years on the job in the Chicago suburb, he wanted to spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren. His retirement date is Aug. 1....
  • Mondale Leads Reagan In Trial Heat For The Presidency

    06/19/2020 9:04:53 AM PDT · by Bogle · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 24, 1983 | The Harris Survey
    "In a trial heat for the 1984 presidential election, former Vice President Walter Mondale is now leading President Ronald Reagan by a 53-44 percent margin...."
  • Ronald Reagan at 1980 GOP debate: "I am paying for this microphone" (One of the two greatest US Presidents. The other: Donald J. Trump

    06/03/2020 2:24:47 PM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/11/2016 | Face The Nation
    In this clip from a 1980 GOP primary debate in New Hampshire, Ronald Reagan scolds a debate organizer after the organizer tries to cut off his microphone.
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • Trump: THANK YOU @MarkLevinShow!

    04/29/2020 8:43:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/29/20 | Donald J. Trump & Mark R. Levin
    THANK YOU @MarkLevinShow!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2020
  • Ronald Reagan on Regionalism

    04/14/2020 6:25:31 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 8 replies
    Being a government planner in a free society should be almost as unrewarding aa being a freethinker in a fascist state. The major difference, any bureaucrat can tell you, is that while a free society may thwart your plans, lt allows you to keep your job and your life. The resulting combination of frustration and security gives government planners an attitude of desperate benevolence toward the people they serve. They want to. tell us how to live and, by heaven, we'd better listen if we know what's good for us. Unfortunately, their compulsion to make us listen often turns planners...
  • Ronald Reagan tells Democrat jokes

    04/03/2020 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 23 2011 | Youtube
    Ronald Reagan describes Democratic platform
  • Trump is the Anti-Reagan (old but needs re-visit)

    02/08/2020 5:51:53 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-13-2016 (!) | Paul Kengor
    (snip) writer about a year ago wrote a piece asserting 15 similarities between Reagan and Trump. That thing has been sent to me more often than I could count. It practically went viral. Enough is enough. Yes, it’s time. I can hear Trump supporters protesting me writing this now, insisting that it’s time to unite against Hillary and support their Donald. But Trump’s status as the presumptive nominee is a separate issue from the comparisons to Reagan, which seem to be picking up steam. The constant claims of Trump being “another Reagan” must be addressed and must be stopped,...
  • Ron Reagan Goes Scorched Earth On 'Traitor' Trump: My Dad Wouldn't Have Voted For Him

    01/18/2020 5:04:38 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 95 replies ^ | 1/19/20 | Mary Papenfus
    Ron Reagan Goes Scorched Earth On 'Traitor' Trump: My Dad Wouldn't Have Voted For Him Ronald Reagan’s son lacerated Donald Trump in a scathing interview with The Daily Beast published Friday, saying his late father never would have voted for Trump. “He would have been embarrassed and ashamed that a president of the United States was as incompetent and traitorous as the man occupying the White House now,” said Ron Reagan, 61. “He’s a disgrace to the office of the presidency.” Reagan, speaking to the Beast from Italy, where he lives half the year, said if his father were alive...
  • Democratic debate viewers hail atheist Ron Reagan ‘burning in hell’ commercial

    01/15/2020 1:43:35 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 01/15/2020 | Madison Dibble
    Ron Reagan’s advertisement for the Freedom From Religion Foundation was the clear winner of the CNN/Des Moines Register Democratic presidential primary debate, according to several Twitter users. Tuesday night's event was criticized for being “low energy,” but one commercial that reappeared several times kept viewers entertained. The Freedom From Religion Foundation ran an advertisement featuring Reagan, who is the son of President Ronald Reagan, proudly declaring that he’s not afraid of “burning in hell.” “Hi, I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed by the intrusions of religion into our secular government,” Reagan says in the opening of the...
  • Graham compares Trump's Iran remarks to Reagan's 'tear down this wall' address

    01/10/2020 7:00:27 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    thehill ^ | 01/09/2020 | J Edward Moreno
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said President Trump’s speech on Iran will be a highlight of his presidency, comparing it to former President Reagan's 1987 speech in Berlin urging Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall." The Wednesday night remarks on Fox News by Graham, who frequently offers public praise of Trump, were ridiculed as hyperbolic by critics. “This speech will be talked about long after his second term,” Graham said. “This is on par with Reagan's ‘tear down this wall’ speech.”
  • What Would Reagan Think? He’d hope that the party he led could be restored to the principles and policies that drew him to it.

    01/10/2020 6:55:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    thebulwark ^ | 01/09/2020 | Mark Weinberg
    As a Reagan Republican, I am an unlikely and probably unwelcome source of ideas about how a Democrat can win the presidency in 2020. But precisely because I am a Reagan Republican, I do not support Donald Trump and do not wish to see him elected to a second term. I worked for President Reagan for many years: initially in his 1980 campaign, then in the White House, and finally in his post-presidency office in Los Angeles. I knew him well. And I am absolutely certain he would be appalled by how Donald Trump conducts himself in the presidency.
  • Reagan: Airstrike against Libya victory against terrorism (when reporting even by Helen Thomas wasn't biased)

    01/08/2020 7:25:36 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | April 15, 1986 | Helen Thomas
    WASHINGTON, April 15, 1986 (UPI) -- The blistering U.S. airstrike against Libya was a victory in the global battle against terrorism, President Reagan said Tuesday, warning the United States is ready to repeat its message ''in the only language Khadafy seems to understand.'' As Reagan pledged he will not relent in his campaign to ''eradicate the scourge of terror in the modern world,'' reports from the Libyan capital of Tripoli said that Moammar Khadafy's 15-month-old adopted daughter was killed in the bombing and two of the Libyan leaders's sons were seriously hurt. After night fell in Tripoli Tuesday, the thud...
  • Newt Gingrich: US vs Iran: Liberals don’t get that we’ve been at war for 40 years – But Trump does [Good read]

    01/08/2020 4:56:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 8, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    President Trump on Wednesday gave the most honest, direct speech about Iran's dictatorship that has ever given by an American president. It was a refreshing break from the lies and self-deception that have characterized much of the American establishment’s efforts to avoid thinking about it. Watching the various reactions to the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, I have been struck by how historically ignorant most politicians and commentators are – and how our political-diplomatic language and mindset block us from reality. The reality is: Iran's dictatorship has been waging war against the United States for more than 40 years....
  • Why do I feel like I'm back in the the mid-1980's?

    01/03/2020 12:41:26 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 67 replies
    1/3/2020 | Dallasbiff
    Ronald Reagan bombed Libya, after quadaffi bombmed a Berlin nightclub.
  • Ronald Reagan's Historic Christmas Address

    12/22/2019 8:34:10 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 10 replies
    White House Address ^ | 12/23/1981 | Ronald Reagan
    This is the classic Ronald Reagan Christmas address, with the relevant message edited for clarity. I consider this the Gold Standard for presidential holiday addresses, and came about at a time of building American confidence after the troubling 70's.Link to Ronald Reagan Christmas Address
  • Paul Volcker As 'Inflation Slayer' Is Hagiography, Not Biography

    12/16/2019 7:29:11 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 13 replies
    RealClear Markets ^ | 12/16/19 | John Tamny
    [Volcker's] obituaries were disappointing for them almost uniformly promoting the fiction of Volcker as inflation slayer. Such a view doesn’t square with simple economic history. Indeed, explicit in the accepted wisdom that Volcker was “inflation’s worst enemy” (Hoover Institution’s John Taylor) is that economic growth causes inflation. As Phillips Curve devotee Neil Irwin put it in the New York Times, Volcker allegedly beat inflation “at the cost of what would become the worst recession in the seven decades between the Great Depression and the global financial crisis.” In the analysis of seemingly everyone, job loss and greatly reduced prosperity were...
  • Trump Wins Throwback Thursday With Epic Photo With Reagan

    12/13/2019 9:04:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 12/12/2019 | Katie Jerkovich
    President Donald Trump hands down won throwback Thursday with an epic snap he shared showing him on stage standing next to Ronald Reagan. In the fantastic black-and-white shot, we get to see Trump rocking a black-tie look while standing next to the 40th president, who was also wearing a tuxedo at some kind of event, possibly for awards.
  • When Democrats tried to impeach Ronald Reagan: New documentary

    12/06/2019 7:09:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/05/2019 | Matt London
    On Nov. 11, 1983, seven House Democrats introduced a draft resolution to impeach President Ronald Reagan. They charged that the 40th president had committed a high crime or misdemeanor by "ordering the invasion of Grenada in violation of the Constitution," among other charges. One of the sponsors of that resolution, Rep. Henry Gonzalez, D-Texas, later introduced another measure to impeach Reagan over his role in the Iran-Contra affair. Both efforts failed and have become nearly forgotten episodes of American history.
  • Reagan’s forgotten Iran-Contra escape may reveal more about Trump’s fate than Watergate | Will Bunch

    12/04/2019 7:21:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    inquirer ^ | 12/03/2019 | Will bunch
    When the scandal finally broke, it was on the other side of the Atlantic, in a nation that millions of Americans couldn’t pinpoint on a map. Congress had made its intentions clear in the form of legislation, but the White House secretly ignored that to illegally pursue its own controversial agenda. Meanwhile, it was revealed that shady foreign-born middlemen were pocketing millions of dollars. The president’s approval rating plummeted, and it looked like an early exit. “I had hoped there would not be discovery of an impeachable offense,” the Speaker of the House said at one point. “I didn’t want...