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  • Get Ready for Scott WalkerÖ and the Ruthless Politics of Walkerism

    07/29/2015 5:01:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Nation ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Nichols
    Scott Kevin Walker, fresh from a free-spending yet folksy campaign in which he carried his lunch in a brown paper bag and promised to create 250,000 jobs, delivered his first inaugural address as governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011. ďI stand before you not as the governor of one party or another, or the governor of one part of the state or another,Ē he declared. ďToday, I stand before you as the governor for all of the people in the state of Wisconsin.Ē Days later, Walker traveled from Madison, the state capital, to Beloit, a working-class town battered by...
  • Ted Cruz Lets Out His Inner Actor With ‚ÄėThe Princess Bride‚Äô

    11/13/2015 3:17:52 PM PST · by Isara · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Nick Corasaniti
    He‚Äôs been known to drift into a drawl when quoting Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail and once jokingly auditioned for ‚ÄúThe Simpsons.‚ÄĚ But Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who once aspired to be an actor, saves his best impressions for his favorite movie, ‚ÄúThe Princess Bride.‚ÄĚ In an interview while taping a ‚ÄúCandidate Cafe‚ÄĚ segment for radio station WMUR in New Hampshire, Mr. Cruz acted out an entire scene from the movie. GOP candidate Cruz acts out 'Princess Bride' scene (video)He did his impressions of both Billy Crystal and Carol Kane, as well as the often impersonated character Inigo...
  • How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969 (Mizzou: What would President Reaga

    11/11/2015 7:03:16 PM PST · by McB. · 36 replies
    In 1969, the proposed use of a parking lot on the South side of the Berkeley campus triggered a confrontation between police, students, and local residents. How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969...watch the video.
  • Breaking: Obama Passes Reagan

    11/10/2015 8:01:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    theblacksphere.net ^ | Nov. 9, 2015 | Kevin Jackson
    Ready for a good laugh, and proof of the revisionist history that panders to baby black Jesus, aka Barack Obama? Obama has surpassed Reagan in jobs creation! That’s right, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Obama has matched Ronald Reagan in jobs creation.According to Newsmax, a Leftist rag posing as Conservative media: Friday’s positive and hugely surprising jobs numbers not only put the U.S. economy that much closer to full employment, it also set a record that President Barack Obama now shares with former President Ronald Reagan. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the national...
  • Fox:Destiny and power -- The Private Diaries of George Herbert Walker Bush

    11/06/2015 9:02:01 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2015 | Staff
    President George H. W. Bush lost his bid for reelection in 1992. And it hurt. Until now, however, we didn't know how much. But with the special Fox News Reporting - Destiny and Power ‚Äď The Private Diaries of George Herbert Walker Bush, we take a deep look at the man, actually hearing his own thoughts and feelings through the audio diary he kept while in the White House. It will be the first time this material has been released to the public. You can see this new special Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET on The Fox News...
  • Bill O‚ÄôReilly SLAMS George Will: ‚ÄėYou‚Äôre A Hack!‚Äô [VIDEO] DEREK

    11/07/2015 7:17:01 PM PST · by Fhios · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Nov 2015 | Derek Draplin
    Sparks flew on "The O'Reilly Factor" Friday as host Bill O'Reilly and columnist George Will squared off over disputed facts in the former's new book, "Killing Reagan."
  • Bill O‚ÄôReilly slanders Ronald Reagan

    11/07/2015 11:18:50 AM PST · by TBP · 66 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 5 | George Will
    Bill O’Reilly and his collaborator, Martin Dugard, will distort public understanding of Ronald Reagan’s presidency more than hostile but conscientious scholars could.
  • We Need to Take a Tougher Line With Putin

    11/01/2015 6:58:46 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 1, 2015 | William Courtney and Donald Jensen
    In responding to Russian thrusts in Ukraine and Syria, the West has relied on economic sanctions or conceded initiative to Moscow. Experience shows that direct measures-ones that target troublesome behavior-are more likely to be effective. In Ukraine and Syria, the West seems less sure of its aims and less committed to achieving them. In contrast, Russia appears to have clearer goals, cares more about outcomes, lies closer to the contested theater and acts with dispatch. This was also true when the USSR invaded Afghanistan in 1979. President Jimmy Carter responded by seeking to organize a boycott of the 1980 Summer...
  • The Cruz Plan: Reagan Reenters the Republican Field

    10/31/2015 6:58:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.30.15 | Peter Ferrara
    Post-Obama tax reform for the 21st century. The Republican Party woke up new and fresh, and ahead of the curve, yesterday morning, leaving the Democrats stale and old back in the 20th century (Keynesian 1930s), if not the 19th (1870s, when Marx was new and cutting edge).History books will note the turning point of the 2016 election as the evening of October 28, 2015. At the Republican debate that night in Colorado, Texas Senator Ted Cruz emerged from the Republican Presidential field as the modern 2016 embodiment of Ronald Reagan.The tax reform plan he unveiled at that debate is as...
  • Russian warplanes buzz USS Ronald Reagan

    10/29/2015 9:04:58 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2015 | Fox News
    Two Russian warplanes flew within one mile of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, forcing the U.S. Navy to launch four fighter jets in response Tuesday, a Navy spokesman told Fox News. The USS Reagan was sailing in international waters east of the Korean peninsula, Stars and Stripes reports. It adds that the U.S. is currently engaged in joint military exercises with South Korea.
  • Paul Ryan for speaker

    10/22/2015 3:53:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-22-15 | Washington Examiner Staff
    When Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., withdrew from the race for speaker of the House, some people wondered whether it signaled the approaching death of the Republican Party. It was indeed a potent moment, for the majority leader, backed by a massive majority of his congressional party colleagues, was derailed by an intransigent and habitually disruptive minority. Yet the exit of McCarthy may end up being the party's lifeline. For Republicans now have the opportunity instead to elect Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who is both less inclined to seek power and, we think, more likely to use it effectively. GOP...

    10/17/2015 7:16:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 1983 | JOEL BRINKLEY
    December 28, 1983 REAGAN ASSERTS BLAME IS HIS IN MARINE SECURITY FAILURE REAGAN ASSERTS BLAME IS HIS IN MARINE SECURITY FAILURE; OPPOSES PUNISHING OFFICERS By JOEL BRINKLEY, Special to the New York Times Editor's Note Appended WASHINGTON, Dec. 27‚ÄĒ President Reagan said today that he accepted full blame for the lack of security measures that permitted the terrorist bombing of the Marine headquarters in Beirut. He said he does not believe any of the Marine commanders ought to be punished. ''If there is to be blame,'' Mr. Reagan said, ''it properly rests here in this office and with this...
  • What Bill OíReillyís new book on Ronald Reagan gets wrong about Ronald Reagan

    10/16/2015 7:00:24 AM PDT · by iowamark · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/16/2015 | Craig Shirley, Kiron K. Skinner, Paul Kengor and Steven F. Hayward
    ďKilling Reagan,Ē by Bill OíReilly and Martin Dugard, is supposed to be a book of new scholarship on the Reagan presidency. Instead, it restates old claims and rumors, virtually all of which have been discredited by the historical record. In this best-selling book, there are no endnotes, no bibliography, no long list of interviewees and only a smattering of footnotes. There is a section titled ďSources,Ē but it is only two-and-a-half pages long. It includes about two dozen sources, but that is not adequate for a subject, Ronald Reagan, who has been the focus of thousands of books and articles...
  • A New History on Reagan's 'Last Act'

    10/16/2015 5:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Craig Shirley has already written two terrific history books about Ronald Reagan, chronicling the 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns. Now he has delivered the trifecta: "Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan." Some years ago we were given the book "Lee: The Last Years," detailing the iconic figure's final five years, after the Civil War. After the Civil War? How could that be of any possible interest? How ironic, then, that this is possibly one of the greatest books ever written about this titan of history; to see how he lived in the shadows after the...
  • In Solidarity (flashback: Lech Walesa's tribute to Ronald Reagan in 2004)

    10/12/2015 8:45:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    GDANSK, Poland -- When talking about Ronald Reagan, I have to be personal. We in Poland took him so personally. Why? Because we owe him our liberty. This can't be said often enough by people who lived under oppression for half a century, until communism fell in 1989. Poles fought for their freedom for so many years that they hold in special esteem those who backed them in their struggle. Support was the test of friendship. President Reagan was such a friend. His policy of aiding democratic movements in Central and Eastern Europe in the dark days of the Cold...
  • Jerry Parr, Secret Service Agent Who Helped Save Reagan, Dies at 85

    10/09/2015 9:55:16 PM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-10-2015 | LIAM STACK
    Jerry S. Parr, the Secret Service agent credited with saving President Ronald Reaganís life during an assassination attempt in 1981, died Friday at a hospice near his home in Washington. He was 85. The death was confirmed by Mr. Parrís wife, Carolyn, who said he died of congestive heart failure. Mr. Parr was just feet away from Mr. Reagan when John W. Hinckley Jr. opened fire on the president outside the Washington Hilton hotel on March 30, 1981. ďWhen he was about probably six or seven feet from the car, I heard these shots,Ē Mr. Parr said in a 2013...
  • Germany celebrates 25 years since reunification

    10/03/2015 12:59:58 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    dw.com ^ | October 3, 2015 | dw
    Germany is marking twenty-five years of unity with celebrations across the country. Frankfurt takes center-stage for this year's public events while German Unity Day is also being marked around the world.
  • Rush compares Trump tax plan to this former presidentísÖ

    09/28/2015 7:37:12 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Michelle Jesse
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump unveiled his tax plan this morning. And, predictably, itís getting mixed reviews like the candidate himself. Indeed, you might think the interpretations of Trumpís tax plan are a Rorshach test revealing the biases of the reviewer, when you see one source describing the plan as ďpopulist-sounding,Ē while the next claims the plan ďprovesĒ Trump is ďnot a populist.Ē Some worried about the cost of the plan ó including the candidate himself, who proclaimed his own plan will cost him ďa fortuneĒ ó while one labeled it a ďcon that benefits corporations and the wealthiest Americans.Ē One...
  • Michael Reagan: My Father Would Be Appalled at Trump

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

    09/09/2015 10:45:08 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-9-15 | The Looking Spoon
    ďThen tell me, future boy, who's President of the United States in 1985?Ē Oh the good 'ol daysÖ
  • Donald Trump Fires Back At Jeb Bush: He Should Lead By ĎSpeaking English While In The United Statesí

    09/02/2015 11:36:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 218 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/15 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump tells Breitbart News former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should be speaking Englishónot the Spanish he spoke in to attack Trump in Miami this weekóon the campaign trail. Trump had harsh words for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in this interview, as well, and lit into the donor class, all while saying that the ďsilent majorityĒ in America is waking up and fighting to take back the country from the political class. Trump also predicted that he will not only win the White House in 2016, but that he will be re-elected in 2020Ėpredicting he will be...
  • Candidate files complaint over debate exclusion [Does anybody even know this candidate?]

    08/03/2015 5:36:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The final lineup for Thursday‚Äôs debate is nearly set, as well as the five o‚Äôclock &#F8220;pregame show‚ÄĚ with the poorly performing candidates, and Mark Everson is objecting to the fact that he doesn‚Äôt seem to be included at all. In fact, he has written a letter to Fox News to complain about it. Wait a minute‚Ķ Mark who?Yes, he‚Äôs a declared candidate for the presidency who has filed all the required paperwork. But just to be fully honest here, I do this for a living and I had to Google the guy. He declared back in March and has...
  • Trumpís teachable moment: Ralph Nader on what we should make of the billionaire's longshot candidacy

    07/27/2015 10:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    The brouhahas over billionaire Donald Trump show how broadcasters favor easy, juicy stories about powerful peopleís bad words over harder, less sexy ones about their bad deeds. This is a teachable moment for the mass media. Failing to take Trump seriously could set a dangerous precedent for future candidates with fresh ideas, looking to shake up the controlling status quo. The Huffington Post, which carries my column, announced that it is excluding Trump from its political coverage and instead filing all stories about the man leading the Republican field, according to the most recent polls, under entertainment. If they existed...
  • RNC: Knock off the name calling

    07/26/2015 1:01:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 143 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 07/26/2015 | Brian Stelter CNN
    (CNN) óThe Republican National Committee has a message for candidates like Donald Trump: No more name-calling. That's what the party's chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday. "I understand it's going to be the nature of any primary for folks to discuss the differences between themselves on policy issues, and I think that's fine," Spicer said. "The name calling, however, needs to stop." Spicer added: "We have got to remember what Ronald Reagan taught us, his 11th commandment, 'Thou shall not speak ill of another Republican.'" Spicer didn't point his comments directly at...
  • Obama, You're No Ronald Reagan

    07/21/2015 5:07:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    At his press conference last Wednesday, our president of self-regard again linked himself with Ronald Reagan, seeking to equate his supposed success in gaining a deal with Iran not to build a nuclear weapon for 10 years to Reagan's arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union. There is at least one major difference, which causes Obama's analogy to collapse. Reagan regarded the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" and vowed to defeat it. He said not just the Soviet Union, but communism itself, would wind up "on the ash heap of history." Obama hears, sees and speaks no evil against...
  • Donald Trump, Fake Conservative (Michael Reagan)

    07/20/2015 11:28:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 150 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Donald Trump has jumped to the top of the national polls for the Republican Party's presidential nomination. It's an embarrassing moment for the GOP, the country and the planet. But everyone knows America's richest celebrity businessman will never become the Republican candidate, much less president of the U.S. Unfortunately for the GOP's future, however, the billionaire blowhard is not going to fade away in a week or two like Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann did in 2012. Whether he's really worth $10 billion, as Trump claims, or just a few billion, he has more than enough money, ego and media...
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • Reaganís Tax-Cutting Legacy

    07/17/2015 11:12:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    President Reagan had a gift for proving his critics wrong. Almost none of the leading economists of the late 1970s thought that his supply-side tax-cutting agenda, along with stable monetary policy and deregulation, could revive the U.S. economy. But the prosperity of the 1980s, with growth rates higher than 6 percent, proved the Gipper correct. An economics major from Eureka College understood our free-market system better than the so-called experts at Harvard, Yale and MIT. As the 2016 presidential campaigns gear up, Reaganís policies are under assault again, this time even from some on the right. This new group, called...
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • How Goldwater and Reagan Responded to Defeat

    07/02/2015 5:11:03 PM PDT · by gwjack · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7/2/2015 | Lee Edwards
    In the wake of the Supreme Courtís devastating opinions on same-sex marriage and Obamacare, some conservatives are asking themselves: Has America reached the point when we have become like ancient Rome in its final days, all bread and circuses, that we cannot make our way back to the ideas on which we were founded? Do the actual words of the Constitution matter anymore? Should we give up the fight for limited, constitutional government and simply accept that the left has won? Of course not! Conservatives have never been quitters as two of our greatest heroesóBarry Goldwater and Ronald Reaganódemonstrated when...
  • EXCLUSIVE: President Ronald Reagan's biggest secret: He packed heat in his briefcase

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

    11/09/2009 2:30:05 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 1,089+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 11-2009 | Cannon
    The collapse of communism: Reagan, Thatcher and the pope By Joseph A. Cannon Deseret News Published: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 12:12 a.m. MST Twenty years ago, my wife, Jan, and I were in what was then called West Berlin for a conference. One pleasant afternoon we walked along the Berlin Wall from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie. During that time, there were significant rancorous anti-Communist demonstrations in East Germany, primarily in the southern part. A German friend, with typical Prussian hubris, dismissed them. "Nothing will come of this, these are just the ineffective rumblings of a bunch of Bavarians."...
  • Hillary Clinton Scrubs Ronald Reagan From History [This Is Shameful-Beyond The Pale]

    11/10/2009 9:17:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 69 replies · 2,456+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 10th, 2009
    Hillary Clinton Scrubs Ronald Reagan From History Nile Gardiner November 10th, 2009 Itís bad enough that President Obama could not be bothered to attend the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But Hillary Clintonís refusal to even acknowledge the role played by Ronald Reagan in the Wallís demise as well as the downfall of Communism was highly insulting towards one of the greatest figures of our time, and reeked of petty and partisan mean-spiritedness. The Secretary of Stateís remarks yesterday in Berlin completely erased from history the huge contribution played not only by President...
  • "Berlin Wall" Speech - President Reagan's Address at the Brandenburg Gate - 6/12/87

    06/12/2012 12:53:55 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 12 1987 | ReaganFoundation
    We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. 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, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
  • Twenty Years Since the Fall of the Wall

    11/09/2009 10:24:51 AM PST · by Anarchydeluxe · 181+ views
    Anarchy Deluxe ^ | 11/09/2009 | Michael Nichols
    It has been 20 long years since the fall of the Berlin wall. Millions of people who were trapped in their oppressive, government-planned states suffered as a result of collectivism. Over 100 million people died at the hands of sycophantic, megalomaniac leaders that claimed they could bring us a better world than so-called capitalism and individual liberty has brought us. I say "so-called" because nowhere in the world does capitalism truly exist. In the countries where it is allowed to exist in even small proportions, wealth and prosperity reign. However, the collectivists hate even this small proportion of capitalism that...
  • The Other Thing Reagan Said in Berlin

    06/13/2007 7:45:57 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 259+ views
    Town Hall.com ^ | June 13, 2007 | Terence Jeffrey
    Western leaders searching for a long-term strategy to defend our civilization from fundamentalist Islam ought to reread the speech President Reagan delivered at the Berlin Wall 20 years ago this month. It was neither democracy nor capitalism Reagan foresaw bringing down the wall. It was Christianity. Reagan's demand that Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev tear down the wall was the defining sound-bite of that speech, but it was another passage that defined the core meaning of the Cold War. Pondering what sustained Berliners, surrounded as they were by the Soviet menace, Reagan concluded: "Perhaps this gets to the root of the...
  • Germany marks 50 years since Berlin Wall.

    08/13/2011 2:01:36 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/13/11 | BBC
    Addressing the ceremony on Bernauer Street, famously divided by the Wall and now site of a memorial, Mayor Wowereit said the capital was remembering the "saddest day in its recent history". "It is our common responsibility to keep alive the memories and pass them on to the next generation, to maintain freedom and democracy and to do everything so that such injustices may never happen again," he said. At a ceremony at a former crossing-point, President Wulff said the wall had been "an expression of fear" of those who created it.
  • President Reagan Centennial: "Mr Gorbachev Tear Down This Wall!"

    02/07/2011 1:42:26 PM PST · by zippythepinhead · 6 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | 02/06/2011 | David Jolley
    President Reagan Centennial: Mr. Gorbachev Tear Down This Wall! In honor of the 100th Birthday of President Ronald Reagan below is one of the great hallmarks of his political legacy and Presidency.
  • 22nd Anniversary of Reaganís ďBerlin WallĒ Speech

    06/13/2009 9:58:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 249+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-12-09 | Mike's America
    Contrast this speech that actually changed the world for the better with Obama's Muslim apology speech![video at site]The entire address is worth listening to. But if your time is limited cue to 11:15 on the clip for the segment which contains the famous phrase "Mr. Gorbachev TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!" Last year, I posted on the background that lead to Reagan's demand. Ending the Cold War and removing the last scar left on post World War II Europe was a goal of Ronald Reagan's for decades. Many of Reagan's advisors, including then National Security Advisor Colin Powell, thought the line...
  • Obama to skip anniversary of the fall of Communism

    10/20/2009 5:21:33 AM PDT · by dmartin · 64 replies · 2,177+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2009 | Rick Moran
    It is pretty clear why the president is refusing to accept the personal invitation of the German chancellor and attend festivities marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It would smack of American triumphalism - our success in defeating perhaps the most odious of all the odious ideologies of the 20th century. Obama doesn't do "triumphalism." That would place America above other nations - something that he has explicitly condemned. So he will be conspicuous by his absence. And another European ally has been embarrassed by this president.
  • 20th Anniversary Of The Fall Of Communism In Europe - Obama Refuses To Attend

    10/20/2009 11:24:53 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 9 replies · 573+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 10/20/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    And why should he? After all, 1989 was a very bad year for Obama and his comrades. A bankrupt, enslaving and murderous ideology was shattered to pieces by the freedom loving people of Eastern Europe. Millions and millions of people who lived in fear, poverty and repression regained their freedom and dignity. That's not something a communist like Obama would like to celebrate.
  • Obama Cancels Plan to Attend 20th Anniversary of Berlin Wall Fall

    11/05/2009 9:48:15 AM PST · by Starman417 · 22 replies · 821+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-04-09 | Mike's America
    Apparently, he only has time to go to Berlin when it's all about him!Rich Lowry points out that: In his first year in office, Barack Obama has visited more foreign countries than any other president. Heís touched ground in 16 countries, easily outpacing Bill Clinton (3) and George W. Bush(11). But thereís one stop Obama wonít make. He has begged off going to Berlin next week to attend ceremonies commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. His schedule is reportedly too crowded. Obama had time to fly all the way over to Copenhagen to plead for Chicago to get the...
  • Obama Draws Criticism for Sitting Out Berlin Wall Anniversary

    11/08/2009 1:46:28 PM PST · by STONEWALLS · 23 replies · 872+ views
    FOX News ^ | 11-8-09 | FOX News
    "The president does not plan to travel to Germany to attend the 20th anniversary celebration Monday of the fall of the Berlin Wall, drawing heated criticism from those who say he's ignoring a shining triumph of American-inspired democracy."
  • Barack Obamaís shameful absence from Berlin: Four Key Reasons why the President stayed away

    11/09/2009 9:23:16 AM PST · by Schnucki · 26 replies · 1,713+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 9, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    Barack Obama was quick off the mark last year in heading for Berlin during his election campaign, when he was cheered by a crowd of 200,000 adoring Germans. Yet as president of the United States he has decided to stay away from Berlin as the city commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In contrast, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown have both made the trip to Germany, while Obama has decided to send his Secretary of State. It is shameful when the US president canít even be bothered to show up...
  • Not enough about him? Barack Obama skips Berlin Wall ceremonies

    11/09/2009 12:40:56 PM PST · by Schnucki · 18 replies · 702+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 9, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    There was one world leader absent for todayís commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Surprisingly enough, itís President Barack Obama, who found time last year to give a campaign speech there last year, which Der Spiegel summed up as ďPeople of the World, Look at MeĒ. The White House has cited a packed schedule, though looking at it he had nothing much on yesterday (brief chat to reporters about healthcare Ė by far his biggest priority) and just blah briefings and a bill signing today until a metting this evening with Benjamin Netanyahu. This...
  • 45 Years Since the Berlin Wall Was Erected on August 13, 1961

    08/13/2006 8:19:51 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 20 replies · 554+ views
    On August 13, 1961 the Berlin Wall was erected and devided the city of Berlin for more than 28 years. The photographs shown on this page were taken by unknown photographers in the sixties after building up the wall.
  • Longing for the Wall

    05/28/2006 9:02:14 AM PDT · by beaelysium · 37 replies · 1,253+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, May 28, 2006; B01 | Edward A. Gargan
    In most parts of Berlin today, one has to look hard to find the double strand of bricks embedded in sidewalks, >snip< the Berlin Wall was one of the most visible, despised, politically and ideologically charged boundaries on earth. It was also the quintessence of an unnatural border, one drawn not by nature, language, ethnicity or colonial hubris, but an artificial, man-made and deliberate cleaving of a culturally and linguistically homogenous society.† >snip< †very simply, no major world city had been cleaved in half so abruptly and violently. >snip< What happened in East Germany, many Germans are† realizing, was not...
  • Berlin Wall Is Gone, but Mental Barriers Remain [German Left to praise the Berlin Wall.]

    08/15/2011 2:36:06 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 8, 2011 | Judy Dempsey
    (...) The delegates, many of them former East German Communists but also younger people, will debate an extraordinary motion put forward by some members: They want their party to declare that the building of the wall was an inescapable necessity. If that leaves any doubts about the Left partyís nostalgia for a wall that imprisoned 17 million people for nearly 30 years, a newspaper survey published this month by The Berliner Zeitung showed that 75 percent of that partyís supporters in Berlin thought the wall was justified or partly justified. (...) Respondents said the wall was necessary to stop the...
  • Berlin Wall? Ring the bell and come through

    12/01/2014 4:49:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Nov 2014 11:23 GMT +01:00 | Nick Allen
    More than 150 kilometres of concrete, wire and guard towers ringed West Berlin from 1961 to 1989. But itís not easy to carve up a city - and construction of the Wall threw up many freak instances. [....] "The owners had to pass through the death strip to reach their plots -- and for that there was an iron door in the Wall with a doorbell,...."
  • National Highway Safety Administration credits Gorbachev with bring down the Berlin Wall (Vanity)

    07/21/2005 5:35:54 PM PDT · by NavVet · 1 replies · 205+ views
    My e-mail to NHSTA | Today | Me
    I was listening to a NHSTA radio commercial today and I heard them basically credit Gorbachev with bring down the Berlin Wall, I took exception and fired off an e-mail, but only got a generic response. Freepers feel free to express your displeasure with the NHSTA. I have pasted the text of my e-mail below.