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  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • Walker for President? WI Gov’s Rise Has Similarities to Reagan

    11/12/2014 11:59:58 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-12-14 | Avner Zarmi
    The “elephant in the room,” now that Scott Walker has won a remarkable third election as governor of Wisconsin in only four years, is the presidential election in 2016. Well before the 2014 midterms, speculation was rife about Walker’s possible presidential ambitions, and his several trips to neighboring Iowa did nothing to quell it. It is widely assumed that Walker’s possible presidential ambitions are a major reason the national Democratic Party and its various third-party interest groups expended enormous resources in the unsuccessful attempts to defeat him. There are many reasons for the Democrats to be terrified of a possible...
  • The Michael Jordan of Presidents…

    11/12/2014 5:31:14 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    When someone is so good at something that they're in another universe much less another league they're considered the Michael Jordan of that particular thing...I thought this application of it worked well :-)
  • 25 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    11/08/2014 6:57:53 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 12 replies
    Youtube , British Pathe ^ | November 8, 2014 | British Pathe
    25 Year Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Twenty

    10/28/2014 8:37:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    By far the worst president in our history may be Jimmy Carter. Only the presence of Barack Obama in the mix keeps Carter from nailing this title down. Carter has always been a big fan of dictators. Although (fortunately) he is the only president in history who served at least one full term without having the opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court Justice he has the distinction of having given the world some of its worst dictators, thugs and anti-American criminal regimes. “Fuck the Shah!” In 1979 as the Islamists under the Ayatollah Khomeini were circling around him, the Shah...
  • Reagan's Campaign Speech Continues to Reverberate 50 Years Later

    10/28/2014 5:41:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Michael Barone
    On Oct. 27, 1964, 50 years ago Monday, a movie actor and television host delivered a 30-minute speech on primetime national television in support of the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater. There were no visual diversions, and the production values by today's standards were primitive. Few if any viewers realized it, but they were watching a future president of the United States. But perhaps Ronald Reagan, the man on screen, had an inkling. Higher-ups in the Goldwater campaign didn't want him on the air, for fear he would distract attention from the current candidate. But Reagan, using the negotiating skills...
  • Forget the Alamo: Why Ted Cruz Needs to Learn How to win a National Election

    10/27/2014 6:57:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/27/2014 | Henry Olsen
    Senator Ted Cruz is a very bright man with a bright idea: Conservatives have no power because their leaders have no principles. Rediscover the latter, he says, and we will recover the former. Would that it were so. Start with Cruz’s retelling of Republican presidential history. He claims that beginning with Richard Nixon, every Republican nominee who was elected ran as a “strong conservative,” while every loser ran as a moderate. Cruz was born in December 1970 and clearly has hazy memories at best of the 1968 and 1972 races, the latter of which saw National Review endorse John...
  • Hard to believe this is 30 years old.

    10/21/2014 3:22:22 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 21st, 1984 | Reagan-Bush '84
    It's morning again in America.
  • A Time for Choosing at 50 - Remembering Reagan's famous speech

    10/21/2014 1:17:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    October 27, 1964. Fifty years ago. It was a Tuesday night, one week from election day. As the Johnson-Goldwater campaign wound to its end, with Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society liberalism he was championing poised to win in a landslide over GOP nominee Senator Barry Goldwater, Americans turned on their television sets to see one last political commercial. They quickly discovered a very familiar face in a very unfamiliar setting.Actor Ronald Reagan, longtime movie and TV star, newly the host and occasional star of Death Valley Days, a weekly TV series based on the old West, was introduced by...
  • Reagan has had it up to “here” with America (in a good way)

    10/20/2014 4:42:29 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-20-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I thought this was a good play on the phrase, but of all the new pieces I've created this has been one of the most misunderstood ones. The original photo was of him giving the salute to soldiers. What do you guys think?
  • What Are The Ramifications of Carter Contacting The KGB For Help In Defeating Reagan?

    09/25/2013 1:19:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Evidence Jimmy Carter Abandoned the Shah ^ | September 25, 2013 | Staff
    Source:Evidence Jimmy Carter Abandoned the ShahA recent article has provided some provocative information regarding former President Jimmy Carter and the Shah. While I had heard or read short articles regarding what is revealed here, the new piece by Alan Peters was an eye opener, and explained so much that I had suspected. I must admit, I used to be a Jimmy Carter supporter. I voted for him to be re-elected. I cringe when people always refer to the Hostage Rescue Attempt as "Ill Fated", "Catastrophic", "Jimmy Carter's Diaster", when Carter is to be commended for at least actually going through...
  • Reagan Had It Easy in the Cold War?

    10/01/2014 7:02:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    They don't hand out master's degrees in revisionist history, but if they did, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman might deserve one. Obama is mired in a geopolitical mess of his own making, from the Ukraine to the ISIS menace, yet Friedman's decided to argue that Obama shouldn't be harshly judged. His era is much more complicated than Reagan's, you see. "I'll leave it to historians to figure out years from now who was the better president," he claimed. Reagan's era was defined by a capitalist-communist competition between "two organized superpowers," while Obama's era centers on a puzzling conflict "between...
  • Reagan and the Air Traffic Controllers

    09/28/2014 8:32:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28 | Chris Edwards
    An obituary in the Washington Post for Robert Poli provides a chance to look back at a decisive moment in Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Poli was the head of the militant Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), which launched an illegal strike in 1981. The Post describes the significance of the action: The strike by PATCO, Reagan’s subsequent breaking of the union and the hiring of replacement workers were among the most significant job actions of their time, said Joseph A. McCartin, a professor at Georgetown University and a specialist on labor and social history. They “helped to define labor relations...
  • Ronald Reagan Sums Up What He Thinks of the Democrat Platform with an Off-Color Joke

    09/24/2014 10:55:41 AM PDT · by Twotone · 22 replies
    IJReview.com ^ | Unknown | Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan showed why he was legendary on the campaign trail with a humdinger he told before the Republican Governors Club Dinner on October 4, 1988. “Former Congressman Prentiss Walker dropped in on a farm and introduced himself as a Republican candidate,” Reagan began his joke...
  • Wanted: Grownups

    09/26/2014 1:20:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    The United States had a cold war to win against the Soviet Union. For several decades, students were taught to dive under their desks should a nuclear bomb go off. People built bomb shelters. Americans got so tired of the containment strategy, they took a gamble on a guy from California whose strategy was simple: "We win. They lose." President Reagan did win the Cold War. His Vice President, George H. W. Bush, swept into office promising to finish what Reagan started. The Berlin Wall fell. Then a threat sparked in the Middle East. Bush stormed into Iraq, freed Kuwait...
  • Michael Reagan: My Father Didn’t Need ‘International Community’

    09/06/2014 2:14:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 05 Sep 2014 02:40 PM | Courtney Coren
    If Ronald Reagan were president today, he would handle the Islamic State (ISIS) threat very differently, and he certainly wouldn’t be looking for “cover” from the “international community,” Michael Reagan tells Newsmax TV. In 1986, Reagan ordered airstrikes against terrorist and military targets in Libya after two American servicemen were killed in the bombing of a nightclub in Berlin that was linked to the North African country. Libya had also killed five Americans when it attacked airports in Rome and Vienna. “For us to ignore by inaction, the slaughter of American civilians and American soldiers, whether in nightclubs or airline...
  • Shhhh! Joan Rivers Was a Ronald Reagan Supporter

    09/05/2014 9:20:08 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 5, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Shhh! Don't tell this to the Mainstream Media but Joan Rivers was a big Ronald Reagan supporter.         In the Joan Rivers obituaries you will sometimes see mention about her being friends with Nancy Reagan. However what you haven't seen yet is the fact that Rivers was a supporter of Ronald Reagan to the extent that she helped him out in his 1984 re-election campaign. It was noted at the time and many liberals were displeased as you can see from the very title of this snarky Washington Post article reprinted in the Eugene Register-Guard published early in the 1984 campaign...
  • Health impacts of Japan disaster relief (Fukushima/USS Reagan crew) **UPDATE**

    08/24/2014 6:29:46 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 2 replies
    multiple | 08/26/2014 | multiple
    Okay. I'm not sure how I missed the updates/reports other than the fact that they appear not to have been posted here at FR. Principal source link is the PDF report to Congress in regards to a prior post here:("Final Report to the Congressional Defense Committees in Response to the Joint Explanatory Statement Accompanying the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014, page 90, “Radiation Exposure” "). (link will open/download the PDF) An update on the USS Ronald Reagan crew lawsuit re their mysterious illnesses in the wake of Operation Tomodachi is here: ("USS Reagan Sailors’ Lawsuit Found ‘Lacking’ Nuclear Expert...
  • 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...