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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 · 19 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 ^ | 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...
  • Treatment or Jail: Patrick Kennedy Wages Fierce Anti-Pot Crusade

    02/17/2014 11:15:17 AM PST · by gooblah · 41 replies
    As a hard-partying teenager, Patrick Kennedy met President Reagan at a fundraiser for the JFK Library, a meeting captured in a photograph that the former Rhode Island congressman now hangs in his home office. He used to think of it as a funny episode, a collision of Camelot’s cocaine kid and America’s foremost opponent of illegal drug use. But Kennedy took his last hit of anything in 2009, and he’s since honed an anti-drug message that sounds a bit like Reagan with a Boston brogue. Kennedy believes there is "an epidemic in this country of epic dimensions when it comes...
  • Reagan on Religious Tolerance

    02/10/2014 7:48:08 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2-10-14 | Paul Kengor
    Every conservative by now should have noticed that February has become Ronald Reagan Month for Republicans. The man’s birthday was last week, February 6, the forerunner to Lincoln’s birthday (February 12), Washington’s birthday (February 22), and President’s Day (February 17). Throughout the nation, county and statewide Republican groups have been changing their longtime annual Lincoln Day dinners into Reagan Day dinners. I’m speaking on Reagan multiple times this month, including at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, where we’re releasing (pardon the plug) my new book that endeavors to answer the question “What is a Reagan conservative?” Thus, this...
  • The Trouble With Coke’s Gorgeous, Subversive Ad

    02/10/2014 9:49:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | February 10, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    Coke’s Super Bowl ad, featuring a montage of America the Beautiful in eight languages amidst scenes of beautiful people and landscapes wins this year’s controversy award. At one level, it’s just a company selling “sugar water,” in Steve Jobs’s famous phrase. But, of course, there’s more to it. Coke spent untold millions to produce a message touching social, cultural, and political nerves to make us notice and talk about it.Coke succeeded. The ad is beautiful, manipulative, disingenuous, and subversive. Critics have struggled to express what troubles them, some thoughtfully and some in blunderbuss fashion. It’s elusive because the piece...
  • Eureka announces major gift from Reagan brother’s estate Read more:

    02/06/2014 10:15:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Peoria Journal-Star ^ | 2/6/2014 | Pam Adams
    EUREKA — Neil Reagan’s contributions to Eureka College have often been overshadowed by his younger brother. Not quite as much Thursday when the college used the 159th anniversary of Eureka’s founding and what would have been Ronald Reagan’s 103rd birthday to announce a $1 million gift from the estate of Neil and Bess Reagan. Neil Reagan, of course, was the first brother, the only sibling of the country’s 40th president, Ronald Reagan, another Eureka alumni. “With only 700 students, the size of the gift will have a strong impact,” said John Morris, director of the college’s Ronald Reagan Society. The...
  • The Politician and the Statesman: A Tale of Two Birthdays

    02/06/2014 8:46:58 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 6, 2014 A. D. | John F. Di Leo
    Aaron Burr, Patriot and Vice President On February 6, 1756, a boy was born into privilege in Newark, New Jersey. Young Aaron Burr, Jr. was son of the president of the College of New Jersey, and grandson of Jonathan Edwards, the Calvinist theologian regarded as a leader of the evangelical movement of the 18th century, an equal to the great preacher George Whitfield. Privilege then wasn’t quite what privilege is today, of course; there were no Rolls-Royces to drive, no Waldorf Astorias to stay in during constant vacations, no jet-setting to Monte Carlo, no celebrity photographers and magazines to put...
  • Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan

    02/06/2014 12:55:09 PM PST · by al baby · 12 replies
    vanity | Today | Me
    Happy 103 Birthday to Ronald Reagan. We sure could use man like you in the White House today. The Al baby household still holds you and Nancy in our hearts and prayers.
  • The American Flag Daily: Ronald Reagan's Birthday

    02/06/2014 5:12:20 AM PST · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | February 6, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. -Ronald Reagan
  • The Reagan Resolve, Part III: Welfare Reform

    02/05/2014 3:38:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | February 5, 2014 | Robert Knight
    In celebration of the Gipper's birthday, Townhall is featuring a series of concise examples of Mr. Reagan's wisdom, mostly in his own words, drawn from The Reagan Resolve, a monograph compiled by the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform. Ronald Reagan recognized that the expansion of the welfare state was the greatest threat to federalism, and fighting it was a driving force throughout his political career. California in 1971 was heading toward bankruptcy because of the massive growth in welfare spending. As Governor, Reagan discovered he was greatly hampered by federal welfare rules and policies. But, working with his welfare...
  • Please Help Freep a Poll. Should new Ohio River Bridge in Kentucky be named after Ronald Reagan.

    01/31/2014 3:19:19 PM PST · by cquiggy · 49 replies ^ | 01/31/2014
    Should the new downtown bridge be named after Ronald Reagan?
  • Former Reagan Spokesman Larry Speakes Dies at 74

    01/10/2014 4:13:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Larry Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died Friday in his native Mississippi. He was 74. Speakes died at home in Cleveland, Miss., where he had lived the past several years. Bolivar County Coroner Nate Brown said Speakes had Alzheimer's disease.
  • From Nixon to Paul Ryan: How right-wing radicals deceive America (Laff riot)

    01/06/2014 11:27:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    By shifting the spectrum of debate, here's how America's rightward march has been normalized throughout history. From Nixon to Reagan to Gingrich to Bush to Paul Ryan and Chris Christie today, leaders who’ve shifted America to the right have been aided by moderating misrepresentations. In the case of Reagan, it was not just the man, but conservatism itself that received the flattering reinterpretation. That was a difference that mattered; it goes to the heart of why Reagan is the American right’s touchstone. But the more general process of misrepresenting and reinterpreting increasingly radical ideological figures as if they were normal,...
  • Ronald Reagan: Christmas Message -- Dec 24, 1981

    12/25/2013 10:14:37 AM PST · by Innovative · 6 replies
    American Presidency Project, UCSB ^ | Dec 24, 1981 | Ronald Reagan
    Nancy and I are very happy to send our warmest greetings and best wishes to all those who are celebrating Christmas. We join with Americans everywhere in recognizing the sense of renewed hope and comfort this joyous season brings to our nation and the world. The Nativity story of nearly twenty centuries ago is known by all faiths as a hymn to the brotherhood of man. For Christians, it is the fulfillment of age-old prophecies and the reaffirmation of God's great love for all of us. Through a generous Heavenly Father's gift of His Son, hope and compassion entered a...
  • Why I Cannot Blame Russia and India for Taking on the Gays

    12/22/2013 3:42:31 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-22-13 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Russia and India: Defenders of Decency, Bogeymen of the Gay Lobby Russia remains stalwart in its laws that aim to curb the influence of the West's gay-friendly culture on Russian youth. Meanwhile, last week, in a stunning turn of events, India's high court reinstituted a nineteenth-century law against sodomy. On cue, the ligbitist kibitzers are going crazy in such homophile haunts as the New Yorker and the Guardian, expressing total outrage that there should exist, anywhere on the globe, nations that do not think it's normal or appropriate to subsidize and celebrate men sodomizing boys. I cannot blame Russia, India,...
  • Sickened by service: More US sailors claim cancer from helping at Fukushima

    12/21/2013 4:20:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Sickened by service: More US sailors claim cancer from helping at Fukushima By Perry Chiaramonte Published December 20, 2013 When the USS Ronald Reagan responded to the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, Navy sailors including Quartermaster Maurice Enis gladly pitched in with rescue efforts. But months later, while still serving aboard the aircraft carrier, he began to notice strange lumps all over his body. Testing revealed he'd been poisoned with radiation, and his illness would get worse. And his fiance and fellow Reagan quartermaster, Jamie Plym, who also spent several months helping near the Fukushima nuclear power...
  • The World Leader Who Didn’t Attend Churchill's Funeral

    12/11/2013 12:16:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | December 11, 2013 | David Stokes
    Why did one of the most politically savvy leaders ever to occupy the White House—Lyndon Baines Johnson—decide not to attend the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965? And why didn’t he send his Vice President, Hubert Humphrey? Questions remain nearly 49 years later. Nearly 100 world leaders are now making their way to South Africa for the state funeral of Nelson Mandela. It will be a who’s who of global power-players. It’s important for them to be there, because it’s a risky thing to miss a great man’s funeral. President Obama invited George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and...
  • Reagan Was Right on South Africa

    12/10/2013 6:55:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 10, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "Apartheid is an affront to human rights and human dignity. Normal and friendly relations cannot exist between the United States and South Africa until it becomes a dead policy. Americans are of one mind and one heart on this issue." So said Ronald Reagan in his 1986 message to Congress vetoing the "sweeping and punitive sanctions" Congress was seeking to impose. Reagan equated the sanctions to "declaring economic warfare on the people of South Africa." His Treasury Secretary James Baker said Sunday that Reagan likely regretted this veto. But having worked with the president on his veto message and address...
  • Obama’s Iran Deal Is Ill-Timed, Ill-Conceived and Ill-Fated

    11/27/2013 8:28:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 27, 2013 | Bob Barr
    British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, on his return to England after signing the ill-fated Munich Agreement on September 30, 1938, declared triumphantly but tragically that “peace with honour” was at hand and the deal he inked with Adolf Hitler would usher in “peace for our time.” History has not been kind to the naiveté of Chamberlain – a character flaw that convinced an emboldened Hitler that Britain was a patsy at the negotiating table. Less than one year later, when Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, formally launching World War II, the true extent of the Prime Minister’s...
  • Who Killed the Kennedys? Ronald Reagan's Answer

    11/23/2013 4:30:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | November 23, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the shooting of John F. Kennedy but also the 45th anniversary of the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy, which occurred in June 1968. Was there a common source motivating the assassins of both Kennedys—that is, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan? That renowned political philosopher Mick Jagger speculated on a source. “I shouted out ‘Who killed the Kennedys?’” asks the lyrics in the 1968 song by The Rolling Stones. “When, after all, it was you and me.” The song was titled, “Sympathy for the Devil.” It was, The Rolling Stones suggested,...
  • The Only Tax-Cutter Democrats Still Love, But Not His Tax Cuts

    11/22/2013 9:36:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 22, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    In all of the many film documentaries, news stories and other media programs about the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, few if any mention one of his major legacies: cutting taxes to, in his words, "get America moving again." Democrats and President Obama, for whom "tax cuts" is an "expletive deleted", despise the idea and never talk about JFK's across-the-board, income tax rate reductions which led to a decade- long burst of economic growth. What Kennedy proposed and got through a Democratic Congress deserves our attention now more than ever. With the Obama economy still "stuck in...
  • Tear Down this What? The Common Core on the End of the Cold War

    11/11/2013 10:24:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 11, 2013 | Terrence Moore
    The ninth of November marked the twenty-fourth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, probably the most important historical event since World War II and the most important lesson about human freedom experienced within the living memory of most of us. Presumably, next year there will be more of a commemoration, but the salient question now is how this lesson is being taught in the nation’s classrooms. For while those of us in our forties and older remember the fall of communism and its causes, today’s teenagers are wholly in the dark. What, then, are the high-school students of...
  • [Video] Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Obamacare

    11/09/2013 9:15:21 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    Youtube Video ^ | 1961 | Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan Speaks out Against Socialized Medicine, 1961
  • The Moment Mike's America Interrupts President Reagan

    11/09/2013 2:14:54 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 7 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/09/13 | Mike Miller
    I'll just share one more memory of a real leader before I get back to my regular programming....Keep the memory of Reagan alive and we can win again!I've told the story of working in the Reagan White House many times. But this is the first time I have shared this memory. 25 years ago on Wednesday, November 9, 1988 White House staff gathered in the Rose Garden to cheer the President as he walked to the Oval Office in the morning after the big win for George H.W. Bush in the presidential election which cemented the legacy of the Reagan...
  • This Halloween Obama's costume will be a real president

    10/31/2013 9:41:57 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-31-13 | The Looking Spoon
    A perennial and personal favorite...At this point the mask could be any of O's predecessors, even Jimmy Carter.
  • Lamest Analogy Ever? Meacham Says Obamacare Mess Like Declaring Ketchup A Vegetable

    10/30/2013 6:36:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A squadron of Hindenburgs? A flotilla of Titanics? A rash of Hurricane Sandys on steroids? Any might have been a better analogy for the monumental mess that is Obamacare than the lame one Jon Meacham proposed on today's Morning Joe. The presidential historian somehow sought to analogize the Obamacare fiasco to . . . the classification of ketchup as a vegetable. Huh? View the video here.
  • Hey GOP: Put On A Happy Face

    10/29/2013 7:06:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 29, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    "Bye Bye Birdie" is an old musical that survives in high school productions and in some people's memory bank. It debuted on Broadway in 1960 and was made into a film in 1963. One of the songs from the show might serve as an inspiration, if not a theme, for Republicans in the winter of their discontent over President Obama and congressional Democrats: "Put on a Happy Face." A problem Republicans have had since the "glory days" of Ronald Reagan is that too many have forgotten how to be positive and affirming. Nobody likes to be around a sourpuss....
  • Forget Ronald Reagan, Republican candidates race to be the next Ted Cruz

    10/22/2013 5:11:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The competition to be the next Ted Cruz is extremely hot within the Republican Party, where a number of emerging challengers are hoping to capitalize on the newest brand name in conservative politics.In Kansas,Milton R. Wolf opened his fundraising pitch to supporters last week by asking them whether he could be the next Cruz candidate. In Mississippi,Chris McDaniel announced his campaign to unseat Sen. Thad Cochran last week and welcomed the comparison to Mr. Cruz, calling it “a compliment.”hen there’s Ben Sasse,a university president running for Nebraska’s U.S. Senate seat,who set state fundraising records by opposing Obamacare. He told the...
  • Thom Hartmann Blames Reagan for Starting Rightist 'Anti-American Crazies Who Hate Our Government'

    10/19/2013 2:44:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 19, 2013 | Tim Graham
    The old Norm McDonald joke was “Germans love David Hasselhoff.” The liberal talk radio equivalent is “Thom Hartmann really hates Ronald Reagan.” On Thursday afternoon’s show, Hartmann blamed Reagan for this whole Tea Party trend of “anti-American crazies who hate our government,” with that unpatriotic hatred somehow including veterans of every war, and George Washington, who “signed the first legislation that provided housing, food, medical care, and clothing to poor people.” Footnote, please? THOM HARTMANN: Ronald Reagan came along and, in his first inaugural address, said the government is the problem, and ever since then there's been this small group...