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  • The Best of Ronald Reagan

    10/03/2015 8:15:27 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies ^ | 5/11/12 | Ronald Reagan
    The Best of Ronald Reagan
  • The Time My Husband Tried to Call Reagan From Communist Poland

    09/21/2015 11:18:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    They were friends. I heard stories. Like Labor Secretary Ray Donovan on one knee fixing a shoelace when his boss ambled in. Grinned the chief of state: “Not necessary. When you see me, a mere curtsy will do.”SNIP 1980. He’d just been elected and we were in communist Poland. Because Joey had his unlisted home number, he grabbed our hotel phone to call congratulations. No operator. He tried again. No response. No voice. No nothing. The line was dead. Eventually uprooting the manager, he complained the telephone’s broken and it’s imperative he call America. California. Manager: “No. Cannot.” Joey: “Whaddaya...
  • Vanity: Jeffrey Lord (Reaganite) On CNN Talking The Reagan-Bush Divide LOL!

    09/16/2015 8:51:41 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/15/15 | CNN
    Jeffrey Lord is saying the Reagan-Bush divide, that goes back to the hatred between the families in the Reagan White House, is the subtext even now for Trump's attack on Jeb in the debate... Interesting. If Jeb's "experienced" military advisors were so great, how come they didn't mitigate what they had to have known Obama was going to do? Phony crap. We don't need ClintonBushClintonBush warmovers in office again.
  • Donald Trump is much more like Ronald Reagan than the GOP establishment would like to admit

    09/16/2015 3:38:43 PM PDT · by Amntn · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | 9/16/15 | Jonathan Allen
    Donald Trump is a lot more like Ronald Reagan than most Republicans think. Many in the GOP establishment are upset that Trump compares himself to fellow Democrat-turned-Republican Reagan, and they often try to discredit him by arguing that Reagan was a happy warrior who spoke only of a "shining city on a hill" and "morning in America" but never ominously about the country he loved. "As political presences, Trump and Reagan are light years apart," Bill Whalen, a fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution, wrote recently. "Reagan was an optimist. Trump is a scowling nativist." There's a problem with this...
  • This new pro-Hillary ad uses Reagan's famous Morning in America pitch

    09/16/2015 2:57:13 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 16, 2015 | Becca Stanek
    As much as the Republican Party may idolize former President Ronald Reagan, a new ad from Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action contends that the GOP of 2016 has little in common with its 1984 incarnation. The 90-second ad splices segments of Reagan's iconic "Morning in America" ad highlighting America's economic progress with videos of GOP contenders making pessimistic claims (former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush saying people need to work longer hours, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio decrying the minimum wage law, and Donald Trump declaring the American dream to be dead, among others).
  • Game Over...Reagan won NY, Native Son Trump wins NY - 29 Electoral Votes General Election

    09/15/2015 10:52:20 PM PDT · by E20erer · 39 replies
    Native Son, Donald Trump Wins New York!!! NYC and elsewhere will vote for Donald Trump.
  • Ad invokes Reagan to attack Republicans' hard line on immigration

    09/13/2015 3:49:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 13, 2015 | Krista Hughes and Toni Clarke
    Days before a Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Library, an immigration advocacy group invoked the former president to attack the tough immigration rhetoric of certain candidates, including front-runner Donald Trump. A television ad launched on Sunday by the National Immigration Forum Action Fund contrasts Reagan's call for the United States to welcome all people with the stances of Trump, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who have proposed an end to birthright citizenship and urged other crackdowns. The ad highlights Trump's demand for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and comments that Mexican immigrants were...
  • Salon: Donald Trump's "Call Of The Wild" Beyond Racism,Nativism-Plays To "Embattled (Shortened)

    09/13/2015 11:45:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | September 13, 2015 | Breitbart News
    From Andrew O’Hehir writing at Salon: At some point during the Iran hostage crisis of 1980 – an event that, lest we forget, decisively scuttled the presidency of Jimmy Carter and got Ronald Reagan elected – I remember seeing a hand-painted banner outside a working-class tavern in South Baltimore. Its centerpiece was a caricature of the Ayatollah Khomeini, done in political-cartoon style with an oversized head and undersized body.
  • The Wall Street Journal Gets it Wrong On Planned Parenthood

    09/12/2015 11:05:07 AM PDT · by Shery · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12 September, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    There they go again. If there were a recent editorial that could help account for the rise of Donald Trump, this one from our friends on the Wall Street Journal editorial board would be it: Government Shutdown Redux Obama and Clinton want a showdown over Planned Parenthood. Going after Senator Ted Cruz, the article reads: “Congress is back in Washington, which means more intra-GOP drama when funding for the government expires at the end of the month. Some conservatives are trying to force a showdown over Planned Parenthood, but we wish they’d explain how this would benefit the antiabortion movement...
  • Michael Reagan: My Father Would Be Appalled at Trump

    09/11/2015 2:15:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 96 replies
    NewsMax ^ | September 11, 2015 | Greg Richter
    Michael Reagan: My Father Would Be Appalled at Trump By Greg Richter | 10 Sep 2015 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has compared himself to Ronald Reagan, but the Republican icon would be "appalled" at the way Trump acts, Michael Reagan told Newsmax TV. Trump's personal attacks on fellow candidates, including the recent Rolling Stone report of him talking about Carly Fiorina's appearance, go too far, said Reagan, a radio talk show host and son of the former president. Reagan said he hopes Trump's actions hurt him not only with women voters, but with all voters. "What he's done is...
  • Liberal Scum Now Pressuring Boehner to Re-Name Reagan International Airport

    09/08/2015 9:47:02 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    The Washington Examiner is reporting that a left-wing 'activist' group (CREDO) is lobbying embattled House Speaker John Boehner to strip Ronald Reagan's name from our official RR Washington National Airport -and presumably tear-down his statue- all in the name of their hatred for everything -and everybody- that ever made this country great... The CREDOaction group -which is financed by their mobile phone company- 'funds progressive nonprofits' and is currently circulating an online petition named 'Tell John Boehner: Rename Ronald Reagan Airport'. They claim to have 60K signatures already. But this appears to be a sort of shot-across-the-bow to put...
  • Is Trumpism supplanting Reaganism?

    09/07/2015 1:41:53 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 78 replies
    Conservativeintel ^ | Sep 7, 2015 | David Freddoso
    can conservatives prevent Trumpism from eclipsing and dismantling the Reagan coalition? This is going to be a very important question going forward. Democrats are experiencing turmoil in their own primary at the moment — as we have been predicting here, Bernie Sanders is catching fire and Hillary Clinton is drowning in her own sins. The Republicans’ nominee could well be the next president. Will they nominate a movement conservative, or will they nominate Trump? Read more at
  • Donald Trump Fires Back At Jeb Bush: He Should Lead By ‘Speaking English While In The United States’

    09/02/2015 11:36:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 218 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/15 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump tells Breitbart News former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should be speaking English—not the Spanish he spoke in to attack Trump in Miami this week—on the campaign trail. Trump had harsh words for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in this interview, as well, and lit into the donor class, all while saying that the “silent majority” in America is waking up and fighting to take back the country from the political class. Trump also predicted that he will not only win the White House in 2016, but that he will be re-elected in 2020–predicting he will be...
  • Comparing Trump to Reagan Should Be a Slappable Offense

    09/01/2015 7:30:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/01/2015 | by David Forsmark
    It’s presidential campaign season again, which means the name Reagan is going to be bandied about, embraced—and taken in vain.From Rick Santorum (who was a back-bench congressman during the Reagan years) practically claiming credit for the Reagan Revolution, to Mike Huckabee repeating “As Ronald Reagan said, ‘Trust but verify’” at the drop of every hat, to 437,986,989 misuses of “Reagan’s 11th Commandment” (it wasn’t Reagan’s but he brought it up when it benefitted him), the legacy of the man biographer H.W. Brands calls “one of the two most consequential presidents of the 20th century” pervades the Republican nomination process.But Reagan’s...
  • Yes, Trump Can Win Media, GOP Establishment made same attacks on Reagan.

    09/01/2015 4:10:13 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/14/2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The media assures: Donald Trump can’t possibly win. The GOP Establishment assures: Donald Trump can’t possibly win. Hmmm. Where have we heard this kind of thing before? To be specific? Right here when Ronald Reagan ran for president. • New York Times: Reagan’s candidacy is “patently ridiculous.” • New York Times: “The astonishing thing is that this amusing but frivolous Reagan fantasy is taken so seriously by the news media. It makes a lot of news, but it makes no sense.” • New Republic: “Ronald Reagan to me is still the posturing, essentially mindless and totally unconvincing candy man that...
  • Inside Ronald Reagan

    08/30/2015 7:52:24 AM PDT · by magellan · 1 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | July 1, 1975 | Manuel Klausner
    "I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves." Those of us concerned about liberty have had good reason of late to be interested in Ronald Reagan. Increasingly, California's former governor has been turning up in first place among Republican figures in political opinion polls, among Independents as well as Republicans. In addition, in recent months Reagan has taken to using the term "libertarian" (or "libertarian-conservative") to describe his political philosophy. All of which naturally made us interested in taking a closer look at the man and his ideas. Thanks to the efforts of the late Ned Hutchinson...
  • RONALD REAGAN: A Time for Choosing (AKA "The Speech")

    08/27/2015 9:37:01 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    american rhetoric dot com ^ | Oct 27, 1964 | by far, best prez in our lifetime
    NOTE: the site also has the audio Program Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, we take pride in presenting a thoughtful address by Ronald Reagan. Mr. Reagan: Reagan: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn't been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own words and discuss my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks. I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit...
  • The Venerable History of Protectionism

    08/27/2015 8:54:45 AM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2008 | Robert E. Lighthizer
    "Reagan often broke with free-trade dogma. He arranged for voluntary restraint agreements to limit imports of automobiles and steel (an industry whose interests, by the way, I have represented). He provided temporary import relief for Harley-Davidson. He limited imports of sugar and textiles. His administration pushed for the "Plaza accord" of 1985, an agreement that made Japanese imports more expensive by raising the value of the yen."
  • CNN Panel Likens Trump-Ramos Exchange To Reagan's 1980 "I Paid For This Microphone" Moment

    08/26/2015 3:25:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday’s “CNN Tonight,” host Don Lemon reacted to an exchange between GOP front-runner Donald Trump and Univision’s Jorge Ramos, who was in attendance at a press conference Trump was conducting before a Dubuque, IA rally. Lemon likened that moment to Ronald Reagan’s famous “I paid for this microphone” moment in Nashua, NH in February 1980, prior to the 1980 election’s New Hampshire primary.
  • [FILM REVIEW] Buckley vs. Vidal: The Real Story

    08/25/2015 12:11:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 24, 2015 | Michael Lind
    What does ‘The Best of Enemies’ get wrong? Just about everything, but especially the battle between left and right. I'm disappointed to report that “The Best of Enemies,” the new film about William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal, is the worst of documentaries. I should know—I was acquainted with both men, and neither the individuals nor their philosophies are accurately portrayed. Worst of all, the movie badly misrepresents the very issue it purports to illuminate: the titanic battle between liberalism and conservatism in the middle of the 20th century. From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, as a second-generation neoconservative Democrat,...
  • Is Trump the next Reagan? (vanity)

    08/21/2015 6:29:21 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 198 replies
    August 21, 2015 | me
    I just finished watching a streaming video of Trump's rally in Alabama. And I gotta tell you, the guy spoke like Reagan would. Trump doesn't quite have Reagan's sense of humor, but otherwise, yep, Trump reminds me of Reagan.
  • NBC News Election Night 1980

    08/19/2015 4:05:46 PM PDT · by Signalman · 49 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/8/2014 | memoryretro
    The United States presidential election of 1980 was the 49th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 4, 1980. The contest was between incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter and his Republican opponent, former California Governor Ronald Reagan, as well as Republican Congressman John B. Anderson, who ran as an independent. Reagan, aided by the Iran hostage crisis and a worsening economy at home marked by high unemployment and inflation, won the election in a landslide, receiving the highest number of electoral votes ever won by a non-incumbent presidential candidate.
  • Mark Levin recalls: George Will tried to “cleanse” the GOP of Ronald Reagan and his supporters in

    08/17/2015 4:25:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Mofo politics ^ | Feb. 22, 2014 | MP
    Levin, on articles by George Will and others– attacking Ronald Reagan then, as they attack Ted Cruz today– as extreme and unelectable… George Will wrote a number of scathing columns…personally attacking Reagan. Don’t let the bookish appearance fool you– George Will has been wrong about literally everything that has ever happened…
  • Trump: The Last Time America Was Great Was During the Reagan Administration [VIDEO]

    08/16/2015 2:19:24 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 174 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/16/2015 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump says the last time America was great was “during the administration of Ronald Reagan.” Donald Trump was on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday and told Chuck Todd that it was during the Reagan Administration, “you felt really proud. I don’t think since then to any great extent, people were proud.”
  • Jean Kirkpatrick -- Anybody remember?

    08/14/2015 10:36:05 AM PDT · by Fhios · 36 replies
    8/14/2015 | Linked Bio Lite
    ... "She was known for the "Kirkpatrick Doctrine", which advocated U.S. support of anticommunist governments around the world, including authoritarian dictatorships, if they went along with Washington's aims—believing they could be led into democracy by example. She wrote, "Traditional authoritarian governments are less repressive than revolutionary autocracies."[2]"
  • Study: Both Parties’ Presidents Increase Regulations While in Office

    08/14/2015 7:22:29 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 13, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Both political parties like to reinforce the image of Democrats embracing government regulations while Republicans fight them but a new study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that, as George Gershwin might put it, “It ain’t necessarily so.” Barack Obama “President Obama not only oversaw the greatest increase in regulatory restrictions in a single term, his first, but as of 2014 he edged past President George W. Bush as the president with the greatest total increase in restrictions since 1976,” Patrick McLaughlin and Oliver Sherouse write. “Presidents Carter and George H. W. Bush both had increases of...
  • The Mark Levin Show (Ronald Reagan's 1977 Speech, New Republican Party)

    08/14/2015 6:43:22 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    This is from Mark Levin's radio show today, 13 August 2015. The best part starts 18 minutes into the show when Levin reads Ronald Reagan's 1977 speech where he talks about The New Republican Party.
  • Nancy Reagan invites 16 candidates to CNN debate

    08/11/2015 6:38:53 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 69 replies ^ | 8/10/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is inviting 16 Republican presidential candidates to participate in the CNN/Reagan Library presidential debate on September 16. Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, who participated in the debate of lower-tier candidates last week, has not yet been invited. Candidates must achieve an average of at least 1% of support in three recognized national polls before September 10 to be included in the debate, as well as meeting other criteria. The top 10 contenders who made it into the primetime Fox News/Facebook debate last week - Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted...
  • A phrase that altered history: "I do not choose to run..."

    08/08/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    August 8, 2015 | Self
    It was 88 years ago this month that President Calvin Coolidge handed out strips of paper (that he cut himself) to members of the press during a brief conference with these words: I do not choose to run for President in 1928. This stunning event took place at the Summer White House in the Black Hills of South Dakota on August 2, 1927. The implications of Coolidge not actively seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 1928 reverberate to this day. While the terse phrasing appeared to leave the door open for a draft movement, the result was that Herbert Hoover...
  • Trump and the Reagan-Bush Divide

    08/07/2015 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Aug. 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    ...“The American people,” (Carter White House chief of staff) Hamilton Jordan said, “are not going to elect a seventy-year old, right-wing, ex-movie actor to be president.” So went one of the much reported views of the day on Ronald Reagan, this one by President Jimmy Carter’s White House chief of staff and campaign manager.
  • Discovered Trump Picture Will Change Everything You Thought You Knew [It’s Going Viral] VIDEO

    08/01/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by · 102 replies
    First, Republicans tried calling Donald Trump too conservative. When that didn’t work, they started calling him too liberal. The fact that Trump occasionally donated to Democrats (usually Democrats who could help him get real estate built in New York, mind you) has caused many of his rivals to accuse Trump of being a lefty, ridiculous as that may sound. However, one recently-unearthed picture tells the truth about The Donald: Yes, that’s Trump, posing with the greatest Republican president since Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan. And Reagan was certainly no lefty or RINO. If that’s not enough, here’s video of Trump praising...
  • Carly's speech at The Reagan Library (July 27, 2015)

    07/28/2015 12:51:56 PM PDT · by newfreep · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 27, 2015 | Carly Fiorina
    Another GREAT speech by Carly at Reagan Library...and received a long standing ovation at end. The Q&A was just as impressive!
  • Donald Trump and the Politics of Never Backing Down

    07/22/2015 5:19:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Grand Rapids Community College Collegiate ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Powers, Web Editor
    Ever since Donald Trump announced he was seeking the White House, his foot has rarely left his mouth. Yet voters are still enamored by him. Why? He couldn’t make it through his announcement speech without calling Mexican immigrants rapists and vowing to build a wall that he would make Mexico pay for to keep them out. This, of course, led to business partners including NBC and Macy’s to sever ties with Trump, but that didn’t stop him. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) While most candidates would realize their mistake and back down, Trump did exactly the opposite. In a way only he could, Trump...
  • [Vanity] Am I the Only One?

    07/19/2015 6:54:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 60 replies
    My memory | Today | Me
    Am I the only one who has noticed that Donald Trump stole Ronald Reagan's c campaign slogan from 1980?
  • Ted Cruz donors celebrate fundraising standing [Read this to understand the real campaign]

    07/15/2015 1:41:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KCCI-TV ^ | July 15, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer, CNN
    Presidential campaigns from across the political field are releasing fundraising reports on Wednesday, but supporters of Ted Cruz already celebrated this past weekend. A week after announcing they had raised $52 million, the Texas senator met in Colorado Springs with about 45 of his top bundlers this weekend at The Broadmoor, a luxury resort at the foot of the Cheyenne Mountains, to celebrate the haul. Thanks to a mix of grassroots donors and a few billionaires, Cruz's supporters boast a position few anticipated: Second place in the crowded and competitive GOP fundraising race. In between expeditions of fly fishing and...
  • Obama Taunts GOP on Iran Deal by Comparing Himself to Reagan

    07/15/2015 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | July 14, 2015 | Margaret Hartmann
    President Obama has two routes for getting the Iran nuclear deal approved by Congress. The more difficult path involves attempting to woo Republicans, though they've already vowed to kill the deal. Or Obama could just shore up support among Democrats so when he vetoes the GOP's "resolution of disapproval" Congress won't have the votes to override him. Supposedly the White House has not settled on which path it will pursue, but Obama's decision to invoke the name of the GOP's favorite human in explaining his rationale for the deal suggests he isn't all that concerned about angering them further.
  • How Goldwater and Reagan Responded to Defeat

    07/02/2015 5:11:03 PM PDT · by gwjack · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7/2/2015 | Lee Edwards
    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s devastating opinions on same-sex marriage and Obamacare, some conservatives are asking themselves: Has America reached the point when we have become like ancient Rome in its final days, all bread and circuses, that we cannot make our way back to the ideas on which we were founded? Do the actual words of the Constitution matter anymore? Should we give up the fight for limited, constitutional government and simply accept that the left has won? Of course not! Conservatives have never been quitters as two of our greatest heroes—Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan—demonstrated when...
  • Legacy: Obama now an equal with Ronald Reagan, says pollster Zogby

    06/27/2015 9:09:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies ^ | june 27, 2015 | paul bedard
    In his weekly presidential report card, pollster John Zogby found that President Obama's legacy was greatly improved by two key Supreme Court decisions, endorsing same sex marriage and Obamacare, and passage of controversial trade agreements. "There have been some bad weeks and some less than stellar ones. This one was the kind of week that most presidents can only dream about." A GOP Congress passed the largest free trade pact with the largest market in the world. "The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to uphold 'state' subsidies under Obamacare." "A combination of major southern states and retailers vowed to stop manufacturing, selling,...
  • Reagan Aides Foresaw Kennedy Gay-Rights Views That Conservatives Now Lament

    06/27/2015 5:43:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6-26-15 | Todd Ruger
    The origins of Friday's landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage can be traced back almost 30 years to the Senate's confirmation process for justices. Officials in President Ronald Reagan’s administration, reeling after two failed nominees to the court, were looking for a reliable conservative who could get Senate confirmation. They found him in U.S. Circuit Judge Anthony Kennedy. But CQ's review of documents in the Reagan Library in California found the president's aides identified "disturbing aspects" in Kennedy's record. Foremost among them: Kennedy's actions in a gay rights case. Kennedy on Friday cast the deciding vote and wrote the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: President Ronald Reagan's biggest secret: He packed heat in his briefcase

    06/14/2015 10:40:15 AM PDT · by HammerT · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Brad Meltzer
    I was in Secret Service headquarters when they told me about former President Ronald Reagan’s biggest secret. I write fiction for a living, but in my thrillers, I try to get the details right. So what better way to understand how a President lives for my newest thriller than by spending time with the Secret Service agents who spend so much time with him? So there I was, on my tour of Secret Service headquarters. The agents had taken me into a small museum they have on the premises. It’s a room lined with photos of Presidents and archival exhibit...
  • Rand Paul’s Faux-Libertarian Opposition to the Patriot Act

    06/06/2015 10:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 6, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    At Powerline this week, Steve Hayward penned a post aptly entitled “The Insincerity of Rand Paul.” The senator’s legal arguments against the Patriot Act, he posits, mimic papa Ron Paul’s 2003 calls for a formal declaration of war against Iraq: mere “constitutional punctilio to cover his real feelings.” Steve is right. Congress statutorily authorized the use of military force in Iraq. Nothing more was constitutionally required. The real reason for Representative Ron Paul’s formalistic nattering about a declaration of war was his opposition to American intervention in Iraq. That, in turn, was driven by his theory that it was American...
  • Normandy Speech: President Reagans Address Commemorating 40th Anniversary of Normandy/D-Day 6/6/84

    06/06/2015 8:10:43 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 11 replies
    President Reagan's Address at a United States-France Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion/D-Day - 6/6/84
  • Governor Scott Walker Reflects on Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” Speech

    02/16/2015 1:52:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Viral Buzz ^ | February 15, 2015 | Bill Chandler
    3:08 video: Governor Scott Walker’s Interview with Young America Foundation Reflects on Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” SpeechGov. Scott Walker: “You can give that speech [Ronald Reagan's "A Time for Choosing"] today, not tell people who it was, just play it, play the audio, and I think people would find it just as compelling today as it was the day he gave it.”[Oct 1964] .................." “President Obama and his allies tend to measure success in government by how many people depend on the government, how many people are on medicare, food-stamp, unemployment. We instead, we the conservatives measure success in...
  • Reagan Brought Us Eight of the Best Damn Years this Country's Ever Seen- Yet We Learn NOTHING

    06/06/2015 3:54:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 June 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    -as a nation, anyway But with stupidity and ingratitude in fashion -and meritocracy out of style-  who has time to hear about Reagan's towering success? Some of us in this country do still honor Ronald Reagan's memory -and heed the lessons of his glowing example, i.e. Ted Cruz- and yesterday, Fri June 5th was the 11th anniversary of The Gipper's passing- hard to imagine missing another politician the way I do this very, very great man. Sure wish he was here to talk some sense into our wayward nation...  and smack the beatniks, losers, and communist agitators upside the head. Nancy Reagan places flowers on Ronald...
  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism

    06/02/2015 10:18:59 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Heritage ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Lee Edwards
    Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that controlled nearly 40 nations and was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 100 million victims during the 20th century, suddenly collapsed 20 years ago without a shot being fired. In just two years--from 1989 to 1991--the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union disintegrated, and Marxism- Leninism was dumped unceremoniously on the ash heap of history. There was dancing in the street and champagne toasts on top of the Brandenburg Gate. For 40 years, the United States and the West had been following a policy of containment, détente, accommodation. Ronald Reagan decided it was...
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul with statue

    06/02/2015 10:08:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne Australia) ^ | Aug 2, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    (Aug 2, 2012) POLISH officials have unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, honouring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organising or taking part in strikes against the communist regime. The bronze statue, erected in the lush seaside President Ronald Reagan Park, is a slightly larger-than-life rendering of the...
  • Either rap is dead or I have to vote for Ted Cruz now

    05/29/2015 10:11:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's ComPost Blog ^ | May 29, 2015 | Alexandra Petri
    Either Ted Cruz is hip or rap is dead. I am not sure which. It has to be one of the two. A group called We Are Watchmen, a Christian rap group from the Chicago suburb of Westchester, has made what can be loosely described as a “rap paean” to Ted Cruz. It is entitled “Set It On Fire.” It is about four minutes long, and if you listen to it enough times, every ounce of hipness drains from your body and you become Donny Osmond. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The title is misleading. The gist of the song is that you should vote...
  • The Presidential Skill Set: What you want in a leader won’t show up on the résumé.

    05/28/2015 9:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard The Magazine ^ | The June 8, 2015 Issue | Jay Cost
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry is gearing up for another presidential run and recently fired a shot across the bow of some of his competitors. In an interview with The Weekly Standard, Perry said that while he had “great respect” for senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, they were not ready to be president: I’ve had more than one individual say, “You know what, if you want to be the president of the United States, you ought to go back to your home state and be the governor and get that executive experience before you go lead this...
  • Invoking Reagan, Ted Cruz Discusses His Presidential Campaign and the Fight for Religious Liberty

    05/19/2015 1:52:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Peach Pundit ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jon Richards
    Senator Ted Cruz, who appeared in Georgia over the weekend at the Republican state convention in Athens, sees his candidacy for President of the United States as Reaganesque. Comparing the 1980 and 2016 election cycles, he noted the similarity between incumbent Democratic presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. And in an interview late Friday afternoon, he told me how he hopes to win the presidency in 2016. Cruz noted that since World War II, the GOP has only won the presidency when they ran on all three legs of the proverbial Republican Stool. The winning candidate has been a fiscal...
  • Ted Cruz, the only Republican arrogant enough to be president

    05/16/2015 10:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    PJ Media's Spengler ^ | May 16, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    Ted Cruz is intellectually arrogant, like Ronald Reagan. The difference is that Reagan masked his arrogance with self-deprecating humor. Sen. Cruz does a Reagan impression that would do a nightclub comedian proud, but he doesn’t have Reagan’s easy and spontaneous humor. One doesn’t think of Reagan as arrogant, but he was in fact the most arrogant leader we have had since Lincoln. He ignored the whole of the foreign policy establishment in his conviction that America stood to win the Cold War and bring down Communism. Then as now, the foreign policy establishment resembled Jonathan Swift’s scientists on the floating...