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  • Reagan's Christmas Address

    12/02/2017 9:18:30 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 4 replies
    The Ronald Reagan Christmas tribute. Classic in its elegance, this should be part of our American heritage in perpetuity. . Ronald Reagan Christmas Tribute
  • Aircraft with 11 heading to USS Ronald Reagan crashes, rescue operation underway

    11/22/2017 12:39:04 AM PST · by csvset · 44 replies
    WAVY TV ^ | 22 NOV 2017 | Wire
    TOKYO (AP) — An aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean Wednesday while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the Navy said. The Japan-based 7th Fleet said in a statement that the search and rescue operation was launched from the carrier. “Personnel recovery is underway and their condition will be evaluated by USS Ronald Reagan medical staff,” the statement said. It said the ship was operating in the Philippine Sea, which is east of the Philippines, when the crash occurred at 2:45 p.m. Japan time. The names of the crew and passengers...
  • Reagan Reborn: Emmanuel Macron Set to Lead a French Economic Revolution

    11/18/2017 9:54:45 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 2017 | Thomas Landstreet
    We took a look at Macron’s character; does he mean what he says?... What kind of a leader will he be? We analyzed many of his speeches, including his recent 2-hour address to the parliament on opening day, and we’ve found his rhetoric to be similar to that of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Now, all politicians give great speeches. What’s notable about Macron’s is his brazen criticism of the state and its socialist policies; his gentle admonitions to his countrymen about the poor state of affairs that they’ve allowed their country to end up in. Here’s a sample of his...
  • Election Night 1980 ABC News Coverage

    11/04/2017 8:48:04 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 4, 1980
    Election Night 1980 ABC News Coverage
  • The time when America stopped being great(Barf alert)

    11/03/2017 6:05:30 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 3rd | Nick Bryant
    A year ago Donald Trump produced the biggest political upset in modern-day America, but were there historical clues that pointed to his unexpected victory? Flying into Los Angeles, a descent that takes you from the desert, over the mountains, to the outer suburbs dotted with swimming pools shaped like kidneys, always brings on a near narcotic surge of nostalgia. This was the flight path I followed more than 30 years ago, as I fulfilled a boyhood dream to make my first trip to the United States. America had always fired my imagination, both as a place and as an idea....
  • Most Republicans Wish They Were Like Reagan. Trump Actually Is.

    10/22/2017 10:53:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 21, 2017 | Henry Olsen
    Conventional wisdom tells us that Donald Trump is the antithesis of Ronald Reagan. But in fact, Trump is far closer to Reagan’s brand of conservatism than the Republican congressional leadership is. At first blush, this seems preposterous. Reagan was a sunny personality, much like his boyhood idol, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Trump is anything but. Reagan used humor to defuse his critics; Trump clearly prefers insults. Reagan spoke often of America’s promise, while Trump speaks more of its decline. Reagan condemned bigots and racists. Trump’s facially evenhanded approach to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has convinced many that he shares white...
  • Donald Trump: An American Patriot of the Same Stripe as Ronald Reagan

    10/18/2017 11:33:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2017 | Roger Kimball
    The policy take-away from President Trump’s remarks last night at the Heritage Foundation centered around tax cuts. The president likes ‘em, and if he has his way (and on this issue, I think he will), we will see a sharp cut to the corporate tax rate (from 35 percent to 20 percent), a simplification and reduction of the individual tax rate, and a big expansion of the individual exemption (to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly). There is a certain kind of politician who likes high taxes, partly because he likes big government, which is...
  • 1980 GOP debate moderator who tried to silence Reagan dies

    09/22/2017 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 9/22/2017
    The former New Hampshire newspaper editor who prompted a testy "I am paying for this microphone" retort from Ronald Reagan in a 1980 presidential primary debate has died.
  • In 1983 ‘war scare,’ Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.

    10/25/2015 6:26:44 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2015 | David E. Hoffman
    A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, triggering a series of unparalleled Soviet military re­sponses, according to a top-secret U.S. intelligence review that has just been declassified. “In 1983, we may have inadvertently placed our relations with the Soviet Union on a hair trigger,” the review concluded.
  • Back to the future with the Gipper

    09/04/2017 9:16:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2016 | Washington Times
    ogether, we’ve swept away many government-created obstacles to our prosperity. In our fight against inflation and high interest rates, we enacted the largest budget cuts ever considered by the Congress. We produced the first real tax cut for working men and women in nearly 20 years. We slowed the pace of federal rule-making. We saw to it our money supply followed a pattern of slow, stable growth. These dramatic changes in economic policy are the dynamic result of millions of individuals coming together, committed to preserving a society where we can each seek our own goals, assured of the freedom...
  • Michael Davis (Reagan Era Humor Break)

    09/03/2017 9:19:15 PM PDT · by Hostage · 10 replies
    http://louisepsteinmanagement.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | Louis Epstein
    It seems like forever since democrats and repubicans could geniunely laugh hysterically together under the spell of a real first rate comic talent. Ronald Reagan brought back class, optimism, elegance, dignity, and grace to the White House while every democrat had given up on overcoming his popular appeal. Many Americans today do not remember or never saw the hostility that democrats and republicans had towards each other during the first two years of the Reagan Administration. The democrats belittled and criticized Roald Reagan at every turn in his first two years until ... until he won, and he won by...
  • Peter Bart: Ronald Reagan Would Have Hated Donald Trump’s Narcissistic Rag [Major Vomit Alert]

    08/31/2017 7:37:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 31, 2017 | Peter Bart
    The mounting intensity of Donald Trump’s war on the press confounds news veterans like me who remember Trump’s history as a media whore. During my 20 years as editor-in-chief of Variety, I knew Trump as an avid self-publicist who frantically sought loftier standing on Hollywood’s power pyramid. But here’s the rub: My perspective on Trump is shaped by my earlier relationship with another icon who also yearned to leverage showbiz fame into political power. Assigned to cover Ronald Reagan’s first gubernatorial campaign for The New York Times, I had an inside seat to observe how a vastly different style of...
  • The day President Reagan comforted a black family who had a KKK cross burned on their lawn

    08/27/2017 6:36:05 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27th 2017 | DeNeen L. Brown
    President Reagan read the story about the cross burning in his morning Washington Post. A black family in College Park, Md., had just won a civil suit against a young Ku Klux Klan leader who had been convicted of terrorizing them five years earlier. Reagan’s deputy press secretary, Larry Speakes, said the president was jarred by what had happened to Phillip and Barbara Butler. “That was the first thing on his mind this morning,” Speakes told The Post on May 3, 1982. White House Chief of Staff James Baker and Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Deaver walked into the Oval...
  • MSNBC’s Butler: Trump’s Neo-Nazi, Racist Behavior Is Just Following Ronald Reagan’s Legacy

    08/19/2017 10:40:25 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 08/18/2017 | Curtis Houck
    One can always count on the left to overreach. Thursday’s Hardball featured MSNBC legal analyst Paul Butler arguing that President Trump’s Charlottesville response was only a continuation of “white racism” put forth by former Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. To make the show’s A-block even more loony, USC professor Erroll Southers later argued that “the right-wing” is “the greatest threat to our nation’s homeland and national security” thanks to Trump being “a champion in the White House.” Host Chris Matthews teed Butler up by wondering if Trump “allowed himself to be identified with the cause of the Civil...
  • Presidents' Day 2012 (Knights of Columbus TV Commercial)

    02/20/2012 8:00:42 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 18 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | February 17, 2012 | Knights of Columbus
    A commercial made by the Knights of Columbus which was run earlier today on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)   ===>   Link for "Presidents' Day 2012" (Knights of Columbus commercial on youtube)
  • Ronald Reagan has the answer to GOP’s ObamaCare riddle

    07/20/2017 1:03:09 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    When President Ronald Reagan was asked why he settled for a 5 percent tax cut in 1981 when he had proposed cutting taxes by twice as much, he answered: “Half a loaf is better than none.” That’s advice the Republican Party should heed right now. The Senate’s failure this week to repeal ObamaCare is a bitter disappointment to the 18 million people in the individual market struggling with unaffordable premiums and deductibles. It’s also bad news for another 8 million who are opting to pay hefty penalties rather than buy those unaffordable plans. And things are only getting worse. Health...
  • Ronald Reagan's party once again?

    07/17/2017 10:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2017 | Noemie Emery
    On Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, Henry Olsen posted on the National Review Online his final prediction for the election on Tuesday, in which he said that Mitt Romney would lose to President Barack Obama by one point and a little less than one hundred electoral votes. In the end, Romney lost by a little bit more than that. But the reason Olson gave was correct: Romney could not get enough votes from working-class whites in the Midwest and elsewhere, who were sympathetic to much in the GOP's message, but could not relate to his laissez-faire theme. Still in pain from...
  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    The subject head of the document, carried under the words, “Special Importance,” read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to the memo, Senator Kennedy was “very troubled” by U.S.-Soviet relations, which Kennedy attributed not to the murderous tyrant running the USSR but to President Reagan. The problem was Reagan’s “belligerence,” said the memo, and made worse by Reagan’s stubbornness. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.” That refusal, said the memo, was exacerbated by Reagan’s political...
  • Pres. Ronald Reagan awards Medal of Honor to MSG Roy Benavidez, then Benavidez speaks (OMG!)

    07/10/2017 12:36:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/20/11
    INCREDIBLE hero, great man, great American. Video here --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oUtJxE4sjs
  • Underestimating the Trumps. America underestimated the Reagans, too

    07/09/2017 5:00:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | July 9, 2017 | Robert Charles
    Mark my words – the wind is turning. Donald and Melania Trump are leaders – persistent, consistent, from the heart. Some expected this, many did not. But underestimating these two would be a profound mistake. The first clear turn signal was the Inauguration speech. It was concise, incisive, blunt and uncompromising. No more blah-blah and calculated pampering, national self-derision or happy talk for the sake of media approval. No more pretending personal differences and sincere opinions were bad, individual character and national sacrifice irrelevant, honor and history no longer material. To those who wished America would again be proud of...