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  • Trump's attorney general pick is about to come face to face with decades-old allegations of racism

    11/18/2016 1:08:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/18/2016 | Allan Smith
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is about to face a wave of intense scrutiny as he seeks confirmation to become attorney general and head the Justice Department in President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming administration. Trump said Friday that it was an "honor to nominate" a "world-class legal mind" to the position. Sessions said, should he be confirmed, that he will give "all my strength to advance" its "highest ideals" and will be dedicated to "fairness and impartiality." But Sessions is likely to face heavy examination over his overall record, as well as decades-old allegations of racism that are now certain to...
  • The Time for Tax Reform Is Now

    11/18/2016 12:25:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2016 | Toni-Anne Barry
    It has been 30 years since the tax code was last reformed. By signing the Tax Reform Act of 1986, President Ronald Reagan reduced income tax rates for every American family and business, simplified the code, and encouraged strong economic growth.Yet today, the code is far more complex than it has ever been, growth remains stagnant, and businesses are unable to compete against foreign competitors. Regardless of who occupies the White House next year, tax reform must be on the agenda.Tax reform should not be viewed as a partisan issue. Both the right and the left agreed in 1986...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps a Democrat

    03/19/2014 12:58:04 PM PDT · by celmak · 45 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 03/18/2014 | Paul Bois
    The founder of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, notorious for leading hateful protests against gay rights, is actually a Democrat with long history of endorsing Democratic candidates. On Tuesday, Politico provided some background on Phelps' political history, most of which saw him endorsing Democrat candidates and running for office a number of times as a Democrat. In the 1990's, Phelps ran in three Kansas Democratic primaries for Governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving only 15% of the vote. He also ran for Senator in 1992, receiving 31% of the vote, and for mayor of Topeka in 1993 and 1997....
  • Why Christians voted for Trump

    11/13/2016 7:11:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    AlexanderBoot.com ^ | 11-13-16 | Alexander Boot
    One has to admit that Donald isn’t everybody’s idea of a pious Presbyterian. Though he still maintains some loose connection with his parents’ confession, his behaviour is, how shall I put it, more Playboy than Presbyterian. And yet he won over Christians by a wide margin: 52 per cent of all Catholics, 58 per cent of all Protestants and 82 per cent of all evangelicals voted for him. The Catholic vote is particularly notable. After all, some 40 per cent of US Catholics are Hispanics, and, putting it mildly, Trump didn’t go out of his way to endear himself to...
  • Ronald Reagan Dealing with Violent Protesters

    11/12/2016 5:38:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    NeatoBurrito Productions/YOUTUBE ^ | Published on Mar 12, 2016 | NeatoBurrito Productions
    Ronald Reagan Dealing with Violent Protesters VIDEO ONLY
  • Remarkably, Sarah Palin Plays Goldwater in Trump’s Reagan Revolution

    11/10/2016 6:33:38 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 35 replies
    Libertarian Republic ^ | Nov. 10, 2016 | Josh Guckert
    Conservative columnist George Will is often keen on saying that Barry Goldwater, the man who suffered one of the most catastrophic defeats in American political history, was actually the victor. Will often states that, “We — 27,178,188 of us — who voted for him in 1964 believe he won, it just took 16 years to count the votes.” Will is of course referring to the massive landslide which Ronald Reagan won in 1980, thus leading to a phenomenon known as the “Reagan Revolution.” Un-coincidentally, Goldwater gave Reagan his start in politics with the former’s failed presidential campaign. Reagan famously made...
  • Caddell: It Feels Like 1980

    10/31/2016 5:21:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 31, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, let's move on to 1980. This Indiana poll, I don't want to get ahead of myself here. But I have to tell you -- and I know it's Indiana, but Monmouth, they're at the top of the poll in terms of respect and credibility in this particular polling season. I don't know. Maybe some of you expected to see a state poll with Trump up by 11 a week out, but I didn't. And I will guarantee you the Hillary camp didn't expect to see it. And they may try say, "Well, of course. It's Indiana....
  • Was NAFTA Really So Bad for the Economy? Will NAFTA Come Back to Haunt Hillary Clinton?

    09/30/2016 4:32:46 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 95 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Janna Herron
    ...Trump called the trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States “the single worst trade deal ever approved in this country” during the first presidential debate against Hillary Clinton. Earlier this year, Bernie Sanders leveled a similar criticism, calling it disastrous when debating the former secretary of date... ...But whether NAFTA has been good or bad for the U.S. economy depends largely on who you ask... ...NAFTA “means jobs. American jobs, and good-paying American jobs. If I didn't believe that, I wouldn't support this agreement,” then-President Clinton said in 1993. Fast forward more than two decades later and NAFTA...
  • Ronald Reagan's 1975 speech to YAF - Young Americans for Freedom

    Officers, members of YAF, Young Americans for Freedom, first of all let me thank you for allowing me share in this meeting with you in this manner, and at the same time express my regret that it was impossible for me to be there with you in person. You know you never cease to amaze me, you have followed a philosophy in spite of the fact that you spent your lives growing up in a nation that was characterized by an atmosphere of tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect. The era of the free lunch and the...
  • Mike Pence: Donald Trump Carries On Ronald Reagan’s Legacy

    09/08/2016 3:38:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 8, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    SIMI VALLEY, California — Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, drew parallels Thursday morning between Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan, casting Trump as the inheritor of Reagan’s political legacy.
  • Trump in Mexico Recalls Reagan in Geneva

    09/05/2016 10:41:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Editor's note: Phyllis Schlafly passed away on September 5 at the age of 92. She will be missed. Donald Trump’s surprise visit to Mexico, where he met the Mexican president and discussed the many contentious issues between our two countries, reminds me of President Reagan’s important trip to Geneva in 1985. Reagan was more than willing to sit down with the Communist leader in an effort to build a personal connection between the two men without sacrificing America’s vital interests in the Cold War. The 1985 Geneva summit was highly advertised as a potential showdown between Reagan and Gorbachev, the...
  • Best of the Reagan 1984 Debates

    08/29/2016 11:33:08 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    A two part series on the best of the Ronald Reagan 1984 Debate with former Vice President Senator Walter Mondale (D) of Minnesota. Topics range from the economy, cold war, military defense and the contras. part1 part 1 is herePART 2 HERE OH BTW! I have performed enhancements on the video which I have uploaded. Includes brightness and better saturation. STAND BY IT'LL BE UP IN A MOMENT
  • Sacramento Repub Consultant Goes Over to Dark Side; Will Speak at DNC For Hillary

    07/28/2016 4:17:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/28/16 | Katy Grimes
    Donald Trump is the only candidate running as an American; he gets this. Doug Elmets is only selfishly interested in preserving his power and status Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same ~Ronald Reagan Sacramento Political Consultant Doug Elmets is making waves, and a few headlines as the brain trust behind “Republicans for Clinton.” He will be proudly and loudly speaking at the Democratic National Convention Thursday evening. “I never anticipated supporting...
  • Clinton-appointed federal judge orders John Hinckley Jr. released

    07/27/2016 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Jodie Foster remains unimpressed I’m trying to think if any presidential assassin - would-be or successful - has ever been released from prison before now. Obviously not Booth or Oswald. Leon Czolgosz was executed. Of course, all of the above did succeed in their diabolical quests. John Hinckley is the only man who ever shot a president and failed to kill him. Hombres don’t come any tougher than Ronald Reagan. And Hinckley is now the only man to shoot a president and eventually walk out of prison, thanks to a Clinton-appointed federal judge who sees no further reason to keep...
  • Scarborough: Michelle Obama Speech ‘Reminded Me of Reagan’

    07/26/2016 6:05:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today’s opening segment of Morning Joe was one—long—gush-fest over First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech to the DNC last night. The apotheosis of adulation came from Joe Scarborough, who said that the speech “reminded me of Ronald Reagan.” Scarborough also had an “America love it or leave it” message for those who think our country needs to be made great again: “we are the last best hope for a dying world. If you can’t get behind that message as a Republican or a Democrat, then let me buy you a ticket to another country.” Wonder if Joe offered Michelle a ticket...
  • May And Trump: A Replay Of Thatcher And Reagan?

    07/14/2016 7:25:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Is Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher reincarnated? There are similarities. May is certainly as tough as the Iron Lady. As home secretary for longer than any of her predecessors, she has strongly opposed uncontrolled immigration. The Home Office introduced visa restrictions that require non-European Union immigrants living in Britain for fewer than 10 years to minimally earn the equivalent of about $47,000 USD, so as not to be a drain on social welfare programs. With Britain's planned exit from the EU, that policy could be broadened to include all immigrants. In a speech to her Conservative Party...
  • THE GOLDWATER MYTH

    03/06/2009 4:35:47 PM PST · by yongin · 55 replies · 1,687+ views
    New Majority ^ | February 27, 2009 | David Frum
    It's CPAC weekend - the grand rallying of the conservative clan here in Washington. It's a season where conservatives from across the country meet to compare notes, share stories, and seek political consensus. The consensus forming this year however is an ominously dangerous one - ominously dangerous to conservatives themselves that is. Conservatives live in thrall to a historical myth, and this myth may soon cost us dearly. The myth is the myth of the Goldwater triumph of 1964. It goes approximately as follows: In 1964, after years of watered down politics, Republicans turned to a true conservative, Arizona Senator...
  • Republican Judge Richard A. Posner: F*** the Constitution

    06/28/2016 9:44:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 06/27/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    Judge Richard A. Posner, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, has published an op-ed at Slate declaring that the U.S. Constitution is a waste of time. Posner writes: And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries—well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course...
  • Flashback: George Will Trashed Ronald Reagan in 1979 – Just Like He’s Trashing Trump Today

    06/27/2016 9:37:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/27/16 | Jim Hoft
    He sure can pick ’em. This weekend conservative columnist George Will ripped up his Republican Party card and left the party over Donald Trump. George Will even urged fellow Republicans not to support Donald Trump. Will wants Hillary to pick the next Supreme Court justices. Flashback: George Will Trashed Ronald Reagan in 1979 – Just Like He’s Trashing Trump Today Jim Hoft Jun 27th, 2016 7:50 am 74 Comments He sure can pick ’em. This weekend conservative columnist George Will ripped up his Republican Party card and left the party over Donald Trump. George Will even urged fellow Republicans not...
  • Adopt Reagan’s Policy: “We Win, They Lose”

    06/08/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Barney Brenner
    “Winning isn’t everything; it's the only thing.” That phrase was made famous by Vince Lombardi. As the Green Bay Packers coach, his field was football. How much more important is winning when it’s about America’s future? Not since Ronald Reagan and the Cold War has a Republican had such an unfaltering focus on winning. Americans love a fighter. And they love a winner. Donald Trump has already beaten sixteen adversaries with just one left. And whether it’s Hillary or whoever, it will be a Leftist. And they must be defeated because the Left is destroying America. The Never Trump faction...
  • [2 hrs 44 minutes Video] President Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt CNN Coverage 3-30-1981

    05/23/2016 9:04:19 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 16 replies
    JFK1963NEWSVIDEOS YouTube ^ | Published on March 13, 2016 | CNN
    From Monday March 30th, 1981 CNN Live Coverage of the Assassination attempt of the 40th President of The United States Ronald Reagan. Coverage starts at 2:00 P.M E.T with President Reagan speaking to the AFL-CIO at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Reagan was shot by John Hinkley Jr. at 2:27 P.M E.T and Reagan was rushed to George Washington University Hospital
  • Report: Gingrich Lobbying To Be Trump’s Running Mate

    05/23/2016 2:18:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 144 replies
    hotair.com ^ | May 23, 2016
    Actual quote from Ed Rollins about the fact that a Trump/Gingrich ticket would have six wives between them: “They certainly understand women.” ... Gingrich has a reputation for insinuating himself into campaigns by firing off dozens of e-mails brimming with ideas that range from brilliant to insane. While it’s a quality that has irritated previous presidential candidates such as John McCain and Mitt Romney, sources say that Trump has come to value the former speaker’s opinions. “They talk every day,” says a source familiar with the relationship, who claims that Gingrich e-mails Trump, campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and campaign manager...
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Who Is NOT On Donald Trump VP List…

    05/15/2016 3:56:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/14/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump climbed to the top of the real estate world in the most ruthless, cut-throat, predatory and brutally competitive venues in the world, New York City. Trump did not become the multi-billion-dollar successful deal-maker through naive decisions or suffering with fools – that’s not how success in that business venue works... Understand this and you understand why Donald Trump’s inner circle is life-long or multi-decades deep. Understand this – and you also understand that everything outside of that nucleus is disposable. Everything outside that circle is a tool.
  • Ben Carson Reveals Five Names on Trump VP List

    05/15/2016 2:38:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 211 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-2016 | Michelle Moons
    Dr. Ben Carson confirmed five people on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list of potential vice presidential running mates in a recent interview. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 VP running mate to John McCain, was one of the five Carson said was on the list. The rest are all former 2016 GOP presidential candidates: Trump’s closest competitor Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Read more at source)
  • Trump insider: Lewandowski 'overselling' role in VP search (per Roger Stone)

    05/12/2016 4:49:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    WND ^ | Jerome Corsi
    Contrary to a Washington Post report, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is not leading Trump’s search for a running mate, according to campaign insiders. The Post cited two unnamed Republicans on Tuesday who claimed Lewandowski is in charge of the vetting team, but Trump insider Roger Stone told the Chicago Tribune that Lewandowski is “overselling” his role in the VP search. *snip* Trump is the only one in charge, Stone insisted, noting the candidate will “interview everyone who’s a serious contender.” “That’s why the choice will be outside the box. I think it’ll be daring.” Trump himself, in an Associated Press...
  • Trump Isn't Just Conservative, He's the Most Conservative Presidential Candidate Since Reagan

    05/11/2016 2:35:52 PM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 11, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It's time to clear up misconceptions, deceptions and distortions by the #NeverTrump crowd. Of course Trump is a conservative. Actually on the most important issues of the day, he's the most conservative GOP Presidential candidate since Reagan. Keep reading- I'll prove it to you. I’m one of you. I’m a true-blue lifelong conservative patriot. I’ve been a “Cruz conservative” my whole life. Except in my day it was called “Reagan conservative.”
  • Trump: I’m open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. “I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." “He’s certainly a capable guy,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "It’s something we can think about.” Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State “foreclose” his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • Donald Trump announces NJ Gov. Chris Christie as transition team chairman

    05/09/2016 8:27:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/09/2016 | Christine Wang
    Donald Trump announced on Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will serve as the chairman of the transition team. Christie will oversee the team preparing to take over the White House in the fall, according to a statement. Trump made the announcement as he focuses on the general election after rivals Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suspended their campaigns last week. "Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when...
  • Christie to lead Trump White House transition team

    05/09/2016 8:35:20 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 34 replies
    the Hill ^ | 05/09/16 | ben kamisar
    Donald Trump has tapped Chris Christie to lead his transition team, which would prepare the political neophyte turned presumptive GOP nominee for the White House if he wins in the general election. “Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when we win in November,” Trump said in a quote released Monday morning as part of a campaign statement.
  • Trump announces MAJOR role for Ben Carson

    05/04/2016 9:10:16 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 40 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | May 4, 2016 | Michele Hickford
    With Ted Cruz out of the race and John Kasich set to announce he’s suspending his campaign later today, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is wasting no time in moving forward on building out his campaign team, amassing a team of advisers and beginning to review potential vice presidential running mates. To help him with the latter, Trump told the New York Times that Ben Carson will serve on a selection committee to find his running mate.
  • Donald Trump: Ben Carson May Help Pick VP

    05/05/2016 6:16:36 AM PDT · by GilGil · 40 replies
    US News ^ | 5/5/2016 | Joseph P. Williams
    Having essentially locked up the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump says he's about to set up a committee to find a potential running mates -- and he's reportedly wants Dr. Ben Carson, his former nomination rival-turned-campaign surrogate, to help conduct the search... Putting the retired neurosurgeon on the veep search committee, however, could generate some buzz among Trump supporters: a recent public-opinion survey found that voters want Trump to pick Carson as his running mate. But Trump on Wednesday intimated that he may have someone else in mind: "I think probably I would like to go with somebody with great...
  • Corey Lewandowski to Head Up Trump VP Search

    05/10/2016 10:09:06 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski, who was falsely accused of assault and battery by attention-seeking hoaxer Michelle Fields in March, will head up Donald Trump’s VP search. The Hill reported: "Donald Trump’s controversial campaign manager will helm the presumptive GOP nominee’s running mate search, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Corey Lewandowski will lead the campaign’s vetting of prospective vice presidential candidates, a process the Post says will “ramp up” shortly. Ben Carson, who ended his own presidential bid earlier this year, has confirmed previously that he will be on the search committee as well. Carson has so far muddied...
  • Despite reports to the contrary, Ben Carson still advising Trump on possible VPs

    05/10/2016 7:33:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond,
    Ben Carson is still advising Donald Trump as his campaign ramps up its search and vetting process for a running mate, a Trump campaign source said Tuesday, despite a top aide to the retired neurosurgeon claiming Carson had stepped away from the process. Williams said while Carson "doesn't want a position" or a "title," he would continue to advise Trump on vice presidential picks as needed. "He's an adviser. I just think he's in a better position where he's not pigeonholed," Williams said, though Carson had never been given a formal title to account for his role in the Trump...
  • Let them go Third Party, Reagan lost 15% of Republicans and crushed Carter anyway

    05/09/2016 8:25:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/9/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The quislings who want to run a stooge like Mitt Romney Third Party to elect Hillary Clinton are selfish enemies of our freedom. Nevertheless, what they want to do will fail and they will be disgraced. In 1980 the Republican establishment hated Ronald Reagan every bit as much as they hate Donald Trump today. We didn’t know much about this because there was little reliable coverage by a media which, then as now, hated all Republicans. They ignored most of what went on except anything they could be used to hurt Republicans. For those who are unaware of the history...
  • NeverTrump Movement’s View of Trade Would Have Made Them #NeverReagan

    05/08/2016 8:13:55 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 May 2016 | Julia Hahn
    The members of the #NeverTrump movement cite, in part, Donald Trump’s position on trade as a reason why they cannot support their party’s presumptive nominee, chosen by Republican voters. They argue that Trump’s position on trade represents a betrayal of the Ronald Reagan legacy that defines virtually all thinking and rhetoric among the professional conservative class in Washington, D.C. However, there is one significant problem with this line of attack: namely, Reagan’s record on trade far more closely resembles Trump’s position than it resembles the view of those in the #NeverTrump movement. In fact, by their own definition, Reagan would...
  • (Flashback) Romney repudiates Reagan (Bill Kristol's hero!)

    With Bill Kristol's help, Mitt wants to go back to being an independent, to prevent a republican victory in November!
  • Ed Rollins Remerges as Trump Backer, Strategist

    05/04/2016 10:24:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    Seasoned Republican operative Ed Rollins is making his debut in Donald Trump's presidential bid. Rollins, who was Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign manager, spoke on a conference call Wednesday with supporters of Great America, a super PAC that backs Trump. Rollins has signed on as a strategist for the group. Rollins says the super PAC aims to help offset what he sees as a huge financial advantage for likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "They're licking their chops," Rollins says of Clinton's team. "They think they're going to win this thing." Great America will likely conduct polls, collect opposition research and run...
  • Trump team vows to win delegate majority (by May)as rivals prepare for open convention

    05/04/2016 4:02:21 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/9/2016 | Dan Balz, Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    “Our target date is June 7, but our goal is in the middle of May to be the presumptive nominee,” Paul Manafort, Trump’s newly installed convention manager, who has been given broad authority to shape the campaign, said in a wide-ranging interview here.
  • White Flag: Neocon Chief J-Pod Says Trump Will Be The Nominee

    05/01/2016 2:02:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 88 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 1, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Neoconservative figure and “Commentary” editor John Podhoretz admitted Sunday that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president.
  • David Brooks: At Least Trump Crushed 'Dying Husk' of Reaganism in GOP

    03/30/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 30, 2016 | Tim Graham
    David Brooks, the fake conservative half of public broadcasting on Friday – the one day they pretend to let conservatives on the taxpayer-funded airwaves – forecast on Friday's All Things Considered on NPR that Donald Trump has done one positive thing – destroyed the “dying husk” of obsolete Reaganism in the Republican Party. Naturally, his liberal radio counterpart E.J. Dionne agreed, hoping for a more liberal, domesticated GOP.
  • Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s daughter, pens open letter to Will Ferrell

    04/28/2016 4:04:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 110 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Patti Davis, daughter of late President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, penned an open letter Thursday to Will Ferrell, criticizing the actor for agreeing to play the 40th president in an upcoming satirical film about his battle with dementia. “I saw the news bulletin — as did everyone — that you intend to portray my father in the throes of Alzheimer’s for a comedy that you are also producing,” Ms. Davis, a former actress, wrote in her blog. “Perhaps you have managed to retain some ignorance about Alzheimer’s and other versions of dementia. Perhaps if you knew more, you would...
  • Ann Coulter: I hate the new Trump

    04/23/2016 5:02:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/22/16 | Caitlin Yilek
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, “hates” the new Trump. Coulter tweeted Friday that she wishes “Trump would go back to retweeting juvenile photos of Heidi Cruz.” “I hate the new Manafort and Black Trump,” she added. Trump’s convention manager Paul Manafort on Thursday told members of the Republican National Committee that the GOP presidential front-runner is “evolving.” “The negatives will come down, the image is going to change,” Manafort said. Trump hired Manafort weeks ago to oversee the campaign’s delegate efforts. He has since been promoted to convention manager. Once a regular on the Sunday...
  • How Paul Manafort Took Over the Trump Campaign (4 days old but vy interseting)

    04/23/2016 10:12:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 19th | Gabriel Sherman
    The shift of power from Lewandowski to Manafort began from the moment the latter arrived on the scene, in late March. Manafort exudes authority, even down to the way he calls the candidate “Donald” (Lewandowski says “Mr. Trump,” even in private). Manafort also developed a bond with the Trump family. “Paul has a robust relationship with Jared, Ivanka, and the boys,” a staffer says. The takeover was cemented over the weekend when Manafort called a senior staff meeting at Trump Tower. The meeting, first reported by Politico, and which I confirmed, sent a message to staff that Manafort, not Lewandowski,...
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump’s political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reagan’s conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reagan’s views evolved over four decades’ worth...
  • Defining Reagan Down

    04/22/2016 7:13:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Even when they are trying to be even-handed, academics can't hide their biases. "While it is certainly true that the public has a decidedly negative view on 'the way things are going in the country today,' (to borrow the wording of a recent poll by the Pew Research Center), it is less well known that these feelings of decline are a consistent feature of the American political landscape," Stephen Rose, a Research Professor at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy, writes in The Washington Monthly. "For example, in 1999, a year in which we had had seven straight years...
  • Ronald Reagan's classic Jeep visits Washington

    04/20/2016 5:36:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/20/16 | Fow News
    Yep, Ronnie was a wheeler. A 1962 Willy’s Jeep CJ-6 once owned by President Reagan is on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of the Cars at the Capital event organized by the Historic Vehicle Association. The used 4x4 was a Christmas gift from his wife Nancy in 1963, and was famously driven by him around their Rancho del Cielo in California’s Santa Ynez mountains well into his presidency.
  • Here's What Trump Means by Choosing ‘Outsiders’

    04/19/2016 7:15:35 PM PDT · by writer33 · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/18/16 | CR Wire/Chris Pandolfo
    The Donald Trump Campaign’s top delegate strategist, Paul Manafort, was previously employed as a lobbyist for a group charged by the Department of Justice with operating as a front for Pakistani spies, according to court records obtained by Yahoo News. Manafort’s work in the 1990s as a registered lobbyist for the Kashmiri American Council was only one part of a wide-ranging portfolio that, over several decades, included a gallery of controversial foreign clients ranging from Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and Zaire’s brutal dictator Mobutu Sese Seko to an Angolan rebel leader accused by human rights groups of torture. His role...
  • Ted Cruz’s Coming Economic Boom

    04/14/2016 4:14:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 14, 2016 | Peter Ferrara
    In 1980, Ronald Reagan campaigned on a four point economic recovery plan. First, reduce tax rates, to increase incentives for job creation, investment, business start-ups and expansion, and wage growth due to the resulting increased demand for labor and increased productivity. Even liberal Keynesian economics holds that tax cuts are pro-growth. Two, reduce regulatory costs and barriers to business, which can act as further tax cuts. Three, reduce federal spending, to reduce the government’s drain on the private sector. And four, restrain monetary policy to restore a stable value for the dollar. After Reagan led adoption of those policies in...
  • No, Trump's Polling Position Isn't 'Better Right Now' Than Reagan's Was in 1980

    04/15/2016 9:33:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Whenever Donald Trump and his followers are confronted with his evidence of his abysmally terrible polling numbers on personal favorability and versus Hillary Clinton, they typically respond with a pair of deflections. First, they say that Trump "hasn't even started" attacking Hillary yet. Setting aside the fact that Trump has taken many hard jabs at Mrs. Clinton over a span of months, this line of thinking requires a logical leap: That once he does train virtually all of his fire on her, it will both hurt her and help him. American voters have been subjected to endlessTrump coverage since last spring, over...