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  • Reagan vs. Obama: The Largest Tax Cut in American History Remembered

    08/13/2014 4:27:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Ashley Pratte
    Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the Economic Recovery Tax Act by President Reagan at his beloved Rancho del Cielo. The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 was one of the signature pieces of legislation during Reagan’s tenure as President. The bill cut taxes by 25 percent for every American, the largest tax cut in American history. President Reagan made it a point to sign this historic piece of legislation at his humble ranch home nestled away in the mountains outside of Santa Barbara. He recognized that the power rested with the people and not the bureaucrats...
  • Taking Back America One Block at a Time

    08/11/2014 7:35:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    This week I had the honor of speaking to the docents at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. They're the guides and the hosts who bring Ronald Reagan to life for a new generation of Americans. Many who visit weren't alive or paying attention when his administration brought America back from the cultural malaise and economic recession that threatened the future of our country. My presentation, "You're the Only Reagan Some Will Ever Meet," helped remind those attending of the importance of sharing and living the principles Reagan valued. Citizens visiting the Reagan Library aren't just interested in history; they want...
  • Motorcycles and Ronald Reagan

    08/02/2014 9:37:46 AM PDT · by reg45 · 23 replies
    08/02/2014 | Self
    I was watching an episode of Jay Leno's Garage and he mentioned that Ronald Reagan had once owned an Indian motorcycle. Does anyone know more about this?You know, I can't seem to imagine Barack 0bama on a motorcycle - well maybe a Vespa.
  • Mr. President: Is There a Bear?

    07/20/2014 5:20:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. It may have been the most effective political ad in history. President Reagan ‘s 1984 “Prepared for Peace” ad was a 30-second spot featuring a bear. It put the essential question to the American voters and let them decide who was right. They decided then that Reagan was right: It was best to be “as strong as the bear, if there is a bear. President Reagan carried forty-nine states that year. It’s helpful to remember what was happening in the world at that time. Just the previous September, the USSR...
  • Ron Reagan: Republican Base The Most Ignorant People In America

    07/12/2014 5:05:34 PM PDT · by bkopto · 125 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7/11/2014 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC's "Hardball," the son of former president Ronald Reagan slammed the Republican base as the "the most ignorant 20 percent of America." "Here's the Republican Party once again presenting themselves with all sorts of Catch-22 situations," Reagan said. "I assume John Boehner is trying to appeal, as well as to people in his party there in Congress, the 20 percent of America that's really the most ignorant 20 percent of America. i.e., the Republican base. The problem with that is while you are appealing to the ignorant 20 percent, 80 percent of the country think's you're crazy and...."
  • Conversations with Reagan

    07/09/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama was named the worst president since World War II, according to a survey of the American people who were asked to rate the nation's chief executives over the past 69 years. The Quinnipiac University Poll released last week found that one third of its respondents picked Obama as the all-time worst, ahead of George W. Bush in its disapproval. Obama's unpopularity will come as no surprise to those who've been closely following his big spending presidency. But the really big news was the man who topped the best presidency list: Ronald Reagan. Reagan championed entrepreneurial...
  • Pat Buchanan's Campaign Chronicle of the 1960s

    07/09/2014 12:24:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Shortly before Richard Nixon was going to formally announce that he would be running again for president in 1968, Pat Buchanan and Rose Mary Woods, two of his closest aides, presented him with an idea. "Given the multiple crises confronting the nation -- race conflict, soaring crime, inflation, the war in Vietnam, the mounting Soviet missile threat -- and the difficulty of dealing with them all at once," Buchanan writes in his new book "The Greatest Comeback," "we suggested that Nixon in a single declaration destroy the image of him as a consummate politician and tell the nation 'that the...
  • Georgian ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze dies at 86

    07/07/2014 2:24:10 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 July 2014 | BBC
    Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze has died aged 86, media reports say. Mr Shevardnadze became foreign minister of the Soviet Union in 1985. In 1992, he was appointed head of state of the newly independent republic of Georgia. He led the country out of instability and civil war but in November 2003 was toppled in the "Rose Revolution" sparked by opposition allegations of irregularities in parliamentary polls.
  • Elizabeth Warren Blames Financial Crisis, Middle Class Erosion on...Ronald Reagan

    05/20/2014 7:36:49 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 37 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Erika Johnsen
    Because when President Barack Obama was blaming every problem under the sun on his predecessor President George W. Bush, he just wasn’t go back far enough. Via RCP: WARREN: I grew up in an America that was investing in kids. It was investing in public universities. It had a higher minimum wage. It was an America that said every kid would get a fighting chance. And that’s how we built America’s great middle class. Then starting in about the 1980s, we turned in a different direction. COLBERT: You mean when Reagan came in and it was morning in America. The...
  • Elizabeth Warren: You know who’s really to blame for this middle-class erosion? Reagan.

    05/21/2014 7:04:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Because when President Barack Obama was blaming every problem under the sun on his predecessor President George W. Bush, he just wasn’t go back far enough. Via RCP:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO WARREN: I grew up in an America that was investing in kids. It was investing in public universities. It had a higher minimum wage. It was an America that said every kid would get a fighting chance. And that’s how we built America’s great middle class. Then starting in about the 1980s, we turned in a different direction.COLBERT: You mean when Reagan came in and it...
  • Despite Academia's Best Efforts, Reagan Tops in Poll of Modern Presidents

    07/03/2014 5:52:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Matt Towery
    In past columns, I've mentioned some teachers and professors that I've known who bluntly said that Ronald Reagan was the nation's worst president. It has become rather common in academia to describe the Reagan years as being filled with greed, and later, with deception in the Iran-Contra matter. Ronald Reagan's "trickle down" economic policies are dismissed in many classrooms as the very "voodoo economics" they were so termed by his onetime opponent and later vice president, George H.W. Bush. And Reagan's visible decline as a result of Alzheimer's in his later years is often implied to be a fit...
  • Ronald Reagan Rated as Best President of Modern Era, Obama Worst

    07/02/2014 11:05:43 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 45 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 2, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a Quinnipiac University poll released today, Americans rated Ronald Reagan as the best US President since World War II, while the current White House occupant, Barack Obama, was listed as the worst. The same revealed that for the first time since his term began, Americans consider former President George W Bush to have done a better job than President Obama. The poll also provided Obama with some of the worst approval ratings of his presidency, and an overwhelming number of Americans believe the nation would be better off had Mitt Romney won the election of 2012. Only 40 percent...
  • The 15 Most Annoying Expressions in Politics

    06/28/2014 7:43:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    RCP ^ | 06/28/2014 | Carl M. Cannon
    Irritating phrases and words are not confined to political circles, or solely to Washington, although here in the nation’s capital they burrow in and proliferate like obsolete, but entrenched, government programs. This is a call to arms to fight them—but only metaphorically.15: “WAR ON [FILL IN THE BLANK]” Syria’s civil war has produced 2.5 million refugees and a death toll of 160,000, a tragedy that has galvanized neither major political party into action. So next time a Democrat brays about the so-called Republican “war on women” or a Republican trumpets the Obama administration’s “war on coal,” tell them you’ve...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Wall

    06/12/2014 6:09:04 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 12, 2014 | JasonZ
    On this date in 1987, in a speech in West Berlin, President Ronald Reagan issued a challenge to Soviet leader Gorbachev which became some of the most famous words Reagan would say during his presidency: "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Two and a half years later, in November 1989, the Berlin Wall would indeed begin to be dismantled, one of the biggest symbols of the collapse of...
  • Reagan, Then and Now: Commentators and politicians are underestimating him — again. (Craig Shirley)

    06/04/2014 2:48:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | JUNE 4, 2014 | Craig Shirley
    This is a year of important anniversaries for Ronald Reagan and his legacy. It is the tenth anniversary of his passing; it has been 25 years since he left the White House and 50 years since his groundbreaking speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater in 1964. It is also 30 years since his monumental reelection of 1984, ratifying the Reagan Revolution. The election of 1980 would have been meaningless, a detour in history, without 1984 legitimizing it. The Reagan Library, Eureka College, and the Reagan Ranch have taken various steps to commemorate these important anniversaries. And the effort to name...
  • HBO's Dreadful Reagan Lie

    05/30/2014 5:28:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Mayu 30, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    It's been 10 years since Ronald Reagan passed away, but one horrible myth about him will not die. When he passed, The Advocate magazine published an essay by radical gay playwright Larry Kramer titled "Adolf Reagan." The rant began: "Our murderer is dead. The man who murdered more gay people than anyone in the entire history of the world, is dead. More people than Hitler even." In Kramer's fever swamp of a brain, Reagan caused AIDS. He reveled in its fatalities. Now HBO is honoring Kramer's unceasing hatred by making a TV movie out of his hate-filled 1985 play/jeremiad...
  • Hillary Clinton Absent From White House Summit On Concussions

    05/30/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Valid Questions: After Bill Clinton contradicted State Department claims about Hillary's health with news of a six-month rehab, her fitness should be as much of an issue as Sarah Palin's baby and John McCain's age. Karl Rove has taken a lot of heat for raising the issue of age and mental condition of a secretary of state who disappeared from public view as the Benghazi controversy arose. The questions are similar to those asked about President Reagan after his first debate with Vice President Walter Mondale, and those asked about Sen. John McCain and his prisoner of war experiences. So...
  • Not Dandy Eye Candy, Porn is Fast and Forlorn

    05/14/2014 10:36:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 176 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Marvin Olasky
    Thirty years ago Congress passed protective measures regarding pornography. On May 21, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Child Protection Act, which was supposed to protect persons younger than 18 from exploitation by pornographers. (Other measures were designed to keep those under 18 from accessing pornography.) Two months later President Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, designed to keep persons below age 21 from purchasing alcoholic beverages. Now, visualize this scene: Herbie, 13, walks into his local tavern and asks for a vodka martini—shaken, not stirred. Tex the barkeep asks, “Are you at least...
  • GOP mission: Name 3,000 things after Reagan (Mount Reagan, Grover Norquist)

    05/14/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 13, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Conservative activist Grover Norquist wants to name 3,000 things after Ronald Reagan. His next target is a small mountain in Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's home state. The would-be Mount Reagan, at 3,366 feet, is not nearly the highest peak in Nevada. But it does overlook Las Vegas and, as such, would remind all who visit and live there of the former two-term California governor who went on to become president and lodestar of the Republican Party.
  • President Reagan's Address to the Nation on Soviet Attack on Korean Airliner on September 5, 1983

    05/06/2014 7:52:30 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    I was just doing a bit of farting around on You Tube and came across this amazing speech by President Reagan regarding KAL Flight 007. This is REAL leadership, something the current occupant of the White House is incapable of. President Reagan's Address to the Nation on the Soviet Attack on a Korean Airliner
  • Rand Paul Doesna t Know Much about Reagana s Budgets

    04/29/2014 12:45:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Patrick Brennan
    Ramesh and Reason’s Nick Gillespie have been going back and forth over Rand Paul’s claim (from a number of years ago) that Jimmy Carter was a more fiscally conservative president than Ronald Reagan. Mother Jones collected a series of appearances over the years in which the Kentuckian argues that Reagan’s budget performance, compared with Carter’s, is evidence Republicans don’t really mean it when they claim the mantle of fiscal conservatism. Gillespie argues that Reagan’s deficits means he wasn’t a fiscal conservative, while Ramesh argues (and Nick seems to agree to some extent) that probably a better measure is rate of increases in spending...
  • Hoisting the Left from Its Own Petard

    04/26/2014 8:39:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Steve Deace
    This is an excerpt from the new book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again How many times have you watched the presidential debates in the post-Reagan years with your hands half-covering your eyes, just dreading that moment when that gotcha question comes “our guy’s” way? You can almost sense it coming too, can’t you? Just when “our guy” seems to have the momentum and a head of steam, you know the liberal media member pretending to be an impartial moderator is going to drop the proverbial hammer right on our heads. Come on, I can’t be the only...
  • History- Ron Paul "I want to totally disassociate myself from the policies" [ of GOP & Reagan ]

    05/13/2011 6:35:05 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 71 replies · 3+ views
    Libertarian Party News, March/April 1987 ^ | March/April 1987 | Dr Ron Paul
    Libertarian Party's Ron Paul Sends "Dear Frank" Letter from the Libertarian Party News, March/April 1987 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Following is the text of a letter sent to Frank Fahrenkopf, chairman of the Republican National Committee, by Ron Paul, former member of Congress from Texas and now a member of the Libertarian Party. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- As a lifelong Republican, it saddens me to have to write this letter. My parents believed in the Republican Party and its free enterprise philosophy, and that's the way I was brought up. At age 21, in 1956, I cast my first vote for Ike and the entire Republican...
  • Ron, Rand, and the Mises Institute

    03/13/2014 11:07:21 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    New York Young Republican Club ^ | August 21, 2013 | New York Young Republican Club
    The “Ron Paul Revolution,” as it is sometimes called, is a self-described Libertarian movement that preaches individual liberty, limited government, and – above all else – personal freedoms. Such freedoms include, apparently, racial segregation at private institutions (they call this property rights) and recreational narcotics usage. Ron Paul is proud of his friendship with the late Murray Rothbard, an economist of the “Austrian” school (which dates back to Carl Menger, and was developed fully by Ludwig von Mises, both Austrian). Paul and Rothbard shared an affinity for sound money (i.e., gold) and a disdain for the Federal Reserve System, which...
  • Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Ted Cruz and Ronald Reagan

    03/10/2014 8:18:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 10, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rand Paul has a piece at Breitbart which Drew at Ace views as a slam against Ted Cruz. The dispute is once again over what Reagan would have done. Reagan clearly believed in a strong national defense and in “Peace through Strength.” He stood up to the Soviet Union, and he led a world that pushed back against Communism. But Reagan also believed in diplomacy and demonstrated a reasoned approach to our nuclear negotiations with the Soviets. Reagan’s shrewd diplomacy would eventually lessen the nuclear arsenals of both countries. Perhaps Rand Paul can explain what the point of lessening the...
  • Master Cut: Rand Paul Suggests Jimmy Carter Better Than Ronald REAGAN On Budget

    04/23/2014 1:06:25 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 92 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2014/04/23 | Breitbart Staff
    David Corn of Mother Jones has assembled a number of clips from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) over the years criticizing former President Ronald Reagan for the budgets he signed into law. In some cases, Paul declared Reagan worse on budgetary issue than his predecessor, former President Jimmy Carter.
  • New York Times Columnist: Obama Has a ‘Manhood Problem’ in the Middle East (W/Video)

    04/21/2014 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 20, 2014 | By Oliver Darcy
    New York Times columnist David Brooks said Sunday that President Barack Obama has a “manhood problem” in the Middle East. “[L]et’s face it,” he said. “Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely, but a manhood problem in the Middle East. Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad, somebody like Putin?” “I think a lot of the rap is unfair, but certainly in the Middle East, there’s an assumption that he’s not tough,” Brooks added during a roundtable discussion on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • 5 Things About Ted Cruz

    04/19/2014 4:18:11 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 18, 2014 | Monica Langley
    Sen. Ted Cruz won his seat in 2012 in a surprise victory, and since then he has been vocally pushing a conservative agenda—a tough foreign policy, social conservatism, limits to government—inspired, he says, by his hero since boyhood, Ronald Reagan.
  • 'Close Observers of History' Hate Ollie North

    04/18/2014 3:50:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham. For its second season, the creators of the FX series "The Americans" have chosen a new source for insight into the Cold War during the Reagan years -- one Lt. Col. Oliver North. It's a dramatic reversal from the first season, and it has infuriated some hard leftists. The show began with the shocking promise from creator Joel Weisberg that the series' heroes would be KGB agents: "We're making them the sympathetic characters. I'd go so far as to say they're the heroes." It quickly became apparent that these characters could...
  • Committee approves bill naming 'Mount Reagan' in Nevada

    04/09/2014 4:53:01 PM PDT · by workerbee · 13 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/9/14
    A Republican congressman got a step closer to naming a Nevada peak after the late President Ronald Reagan, after a House committee approved the idea on Wednesday. **SNIP** Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., said he thought DeFazio's amendment was "terrific" but wanted to take it a step further and name the planet after Reagan. ...Huffman said his reasoning was that if the planet were named after Reagan, then Republicans might be more concerned with taking up legislation dealing with global warming.
  • Why Ron Paul Can Never Be President In 12 Quotes

    12/20/2011 3:57:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2011 | John Hawkins
    Ron Paul is doing surprisingly well this year in some of the early primary state polls. There's a simple reason for that: Most people in the conservative media have concluded he can't win the nomination, they don't want to get yelled at by his supporters, and so they've laid off of him while most of the other candidates have had to face ferocious criticism. I'd be content to ignore Paul, too, except for the fact that there's an outside chance he could win Iowa, which is of course, perfectly ridiculous. Why is that ridiculous? Ron Paul is absolutely, unconditionally unelectable....
  • An awesome "vintage" of some guy in a costume shaking Captain America's hand...

    04/07/2014 1:40:32 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-7-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This isn't the first time good ol' Reagan was cast as the Captain in my (and others) eyes...
  • Two Claims for Reagan’s Mantle (Ted Cruz and Rand Paul)

    03/29/2014 12:43:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 23, 2014 | Albert R. Hunt
    Two newcomers, Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas, are the hottest figures in the dominant conservative wing of the Republican Party. In markedly different ways, they both claim to be the heirs to the party’s contemporary patron saint, Ronald Reagan. In a short time, these first-term lawmakers have electrified elements of the party’s base and rattled the Senate establishment. The top two Republican leaders in the chamber, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and John Cornyn of Texas, have had to defer to the political popularity of their junior colleagues. Both are outside the party mainstream, rock stars...
  • Why Reagan Deserves Study

    03/26/2014 12:35:22 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 25, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Although it may be considered quaint to recall the Reagan years during the Obama era, particularly in academic circles, a case could be made for doing so. “And though Barack Obama won two terms, he was the first president in history to be reelected with fewer popular and Electoral College votes than he received in 2008,” Paul Kengor points out in his book, 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. “Obama won a bare majority of states in 2012—only twenty-six of them.” Kengor is an historian at Grove City College. One thing that Reagan did as president, Kengor reminds us, was...
  • Does Ron and Rand Paul Hate What Ronald Reagan Stood For? (Vanity)

    03/13/2014 1:30:36 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 34 replies
    New York Young Republicans Club ^ | March 13, 2014 | Din Maker
    I read the following (italicized) from the New York Young Republican Club this afternoon on another Thread here on Free Republic. Ron Paul is proud of his friendship with the late Murray Rothbard, an economist of the “Austrian” school.... Paul and Rothbard shared an affinity for sound money (i.e., gold) and a disdain for the Federal Reserve System.... Rothbard, among conservatives, is mostly known for two things: 1) His authoring of a hate piece against Ronald Reagan, entitled “Ronald Reagan: Warmonger,” published in 1983, in which he roundly criticized Reagan’s policies for fighting the Cold War in South America (specifically...
  • Of Sex, Age and Politics

    03/22/2014 8:37:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Asked to comment after a record number of women signed up to seek office on the Republican ticket this year in Arkansas, Joyce Elliott -- a Democratic state senator from Little Rock -- started off fine. She noted that young mothers tend to put off entering politics (not to mention other careers) till their children are older. That figures. Just ask anybody with little kids at home. They get priority, and need to. We all have our priorities, and children tend to change them. And how. But when the lady and senator started discussing the relevance of age to a...
  • The San Francisco Democrats Finally Rule the Roost

    03/20/2014 2:03:25 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | 3-19-2014 | Erick Erickson
    (Original title: John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Ukraine Foreign Policy) In 1984, Jeane Kirkpatrick, a lifelong Democrat who Ronald Reagan appointed Ambassador to the United Nations, took to the stage at the Republican National Convention in Dallas. The Republicans and this Democrat roundly mocked the unseriousness of the Democrats who wanted to replace Ronald Reagan. Calling them “San Francisco Democrats” — the Democrats had held their convention in San Francisco — Kirkpatrick delivered many broadsides that ring true today. As she said of these San Francisco Democrats, “they always blame America first.” The San Francisco Democrats in 1984 included the...
  • 16 fantastic images starring Ronald Reagan

    03/20/2014 5:03:20 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-20-14 | The Looking Spoon
    In honor of "Throwback Thursday."
  • Ronald Reagan's City of God

    03/15/2014 4:02:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Paul Kengor’s new book 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. Among the principles is faith. A version of this article first appeared at RealClearReligion.org. Conservatives constantly talk of freedom. Freedom. Freedom. Freedom. Go to any gathering of conservatives, and you will hear a freedom mantra. They speak of “freedom” almost as if it were a one-word synonym for conservatism, a slogan for the movement. At times, they do so in an almost trite way. Ronald Reagan likewise spoke constantly of freedom. Mankind, from “the swamps to the stars,” as he said in...
  • 2016: The Battle to be Reagan's Heir

    03/12/2014 6:47:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/12/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    It’s on! Ostensible allies for the last couple of years, senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Rand Paul (R., Ky.) have commenced the battle for the unofficial title of conservative front-runner. That’s no surprise, but what is remarkable is their choice of weapons: foreign policy. For the last several years, there has been a lot of overblown hype about how the GOP, particularly the party base, is becoming isolationist. So it’s interesting that Cruz would seek to get to Paul’s right on the issue. The first round began in earnest less than 24 hours after Paul — to no one’s...
  • The American Flag Daily: Reagan's Wisdom

    03/11/2014 9:32:09 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 11, 2014 | FlagBearer
    I'm convinced that today the majority of Americans want what those first Americans wanted: A better life for themselves and their children; a minimum of government authority. Very simply, they want to be left alone in peace and safety to take care of the family by earning an honest dollar and putting away some savings. This may not sound too exciting, but there is something magnificent about it. -Ronald Reagan
  • Rand Paul RIPS Ted Cruz: Sometimes People Think They're The Next Ronald Reagan (video)

    03/10/2014 7:45:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 10, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    SEAN HANNITY: You're really taking on a lot of issues. One of them is outreach, the second one is the NSA, the third going after the president. Do you agree with Ted Cruz when he said Rand and I are good friends. Do you agree with that statement? SEN. RAND PAUL: We always have been good friends. I'm not real excited about him mischaracterizing my views and, you know, I won't let that pass. I think that, you know, sometimes people want to stand up and say, 'Hey, look at me, I'm the next Ronald Reagan.' Well, almost all of...
  • The mother of all "Throwback Thursday" posts (staring Reagan, Putin and Obama!)

    03/06/2014 12:10:16 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-6-14 | The Looking Spoon
    It's not "beyond a shadow of a doubt" status, but most people are reasonably sure the guy on the left (of course) is Vladimir Putin!Truth be told this photo looked really incomplete to me.So below you can see I fixed it! :-)
  • An Inspirational Speech by Ronald Reagan; His First Inaugural Address on January 20,1981

    03/06/2014 5:51:00 AM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | March | Staff
    You Tube:An Inspirational Speech by Ronald Reagan; His First Inaugural Address on January 20, 1981
  • Book Discussion on 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative

    03/03/2014 3:57:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 1 replies
    C-Span ^ | 2/21/2014 | Paul Kengor
    Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College, talked about his book, 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative, in which he presents his thoughts on what it means to be a “Reagan conservative.” In his book, the author identifies eleven principles that he contends the late president possessed and defined his conservatism, from lower taxes and individualism to American exceptionalism. Paul Kengor spoke at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Califinornia. 1 hour, 15 minute video at:
  • Hated textbook gets Reagan’s dark side half right

    02/25/2014 4:14:15 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-25-14 | Ian Huyett
    Conservative student group Turning Point USA caused a stir last week by posting pages online from a textbook used at the University of South Carolina. The book calls Ronald Reagan “sexist” and says conservatives “take a basically pessimistic view of human nature” — one in which “people are conceived of as being corrupt.” Several avowed conservatives balked not just at the negative portrayal of Reagan but also at the idea that the conservative persuasion contains a measure of pessimism. On this point, the textbook is right and they are wrong. Russell Kirk was the man credited by William F. Buckley...
  • Ronald Reagan Quote

    02/21/2014 6:02:26 PM PST · by Innovative · 72 replies
    2003 | Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan on the importance of political compromise (in his own words) An American Life (his autobiography) | 8/7/03 | Ronald Reagan Posted on ‎8‎/‎7‎/‎2003‎ ‎2‎:‎05‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by Diddle E. Squat "When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it. "Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't...
  • Unlike Obama, Reagan's speeches weren't meant to be just words that dissipate into the air...

    02/18/2014 4:39:57 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-18-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I was a child when the Berlin Wall fell...and there's Reagan, literally tearing down THAT wall!I'm sure this isn't new to many Freepers, but until now I didn't know this photo existed! Thanks public school (for nothing).
  • University Textbook Says Reagan was Extreme, Sexist, and Pessimistic

    02/18/2014 5:33:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    What is a leftist supposed to do when history doesn’t perfectly fit their ideological narrative? Well… If you’re in charge of creating textbooks for college students, you just write your own version of historical events. And while you’re at it, throw in a few editorial comments cleverly disguised as “facts”. Apparently, the end result should look something like the textbook that a University of South Carolina student was required to read. In a nutshell, it explained that Ronald Reagan was a sexist, that Conservatives hate people, and that the “rich” like to exploit the lower classes because they don’t want...
  • President’s Day: University textbook claims Reagan was sexist...

    02/17/2014 1:47:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 16, 2014 | Caleb Bonham, Editor-in-chief
    •Insinuates Reagan was sexist, failed to appoint women to positions of power. •Mandated reading claims wealthy people "find that having a social class of poor people is useful," it "allows them to look down on classes below them.”A University of South Carolina textbook has one student whistleblower outraged over its accusations that President Ronald Reagan was sexist and conservatives view people as incapable of “charity” and "lazy." The textbook, obtained by Turning Points USA Founder Charlie Kirk, was authored by Karen K. Kirst-Ashman and used for the three credit course “Introduction to Social Work Profession and Social Welfare.” The mandated...