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  • White Flag: Neocon Chief J-Pod Says Trump Will Be The Nominee

    05/01/2016 2:02:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 1, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Neoconservative figure and “Commentary” editor John Podhoretz admitted Sunday that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president.
  • David Brooks: At Least Trump Crushed 'Dying Husk' of Reaganism in GOP

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

    04/28/2016 4:04:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 109 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Patti Davis, daughter of late President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, penned an open letter Thursday to Will Ferrell, criticizing the actor for agreeing to play the 40th president in an upcoming satirical film about his battle with dementia. “I saw the news bulletin — as did everyone — that you intend to portray my father in the throes of Alzheimer’s for a comedy that you are also producing,” Ms. Davis, a former actress, wrote in her blog. “Perhaps you have managed to retain some ignorance about Alzheimer’s and other versions of dementia. Perhaps if you knew more, you would...
  • Ann Coulter: I hate the new Trump

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

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

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

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

    04/20/2016 5:36:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/20/16 | Fow News
    Yep, Ronnie was a wheeler. A 1962 Willy’s Jeep CJ-6 once owned by President Reagan is on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of the Cars at the Capital event organized by the Historic Vehicle Association. The used 4x4 was a Christmas gift from his wife Nancy in 1963, and was famously driven by him around their Rancho del Cielo in California’s Santa Ynez mountains well into his presidency.
  • Here's What Trump Means by Choosing ‘Outsiders’

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

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

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

    04/08/2016 7:58:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 141 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 8, 2016 | Paul Kengor
    It has been hard enough for me, as a Reagan scholar, to forebear claims by Trump supporters of alleged commonalities between Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. Some lost soul, in a fit of madness, composed a list of 15 uncanny “similarities” between the two. The list has gone viral and has been sent to me too many times. I’ve resisted responding to it, and -- pray God -- I will not need to. But speaking of God, other analogies are being made by Trump supporters that wrench my stomach so hard that I need to vent as a form of...
  • TCM Movie Alert: King's Row (1942) 8:00 PM EST (Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan)

    04/12/2016 11:26:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    TCM ^ | April 12, 2016
    Forerunner of PEYTON PLACE still retains its sweep of life in pre-WW1 Midwestern town, with the fates of many townsfolk intertwined. Beautiful Erich Wolfgang Korngold music score backs up plush production, fine characterizations. Notable, too, as Reagan's finest performance. Screenplay by Casey Robinson, from Henry Bellamann's best-selling book.
  • How Reagan Won the Cold War

    04/12/2016 8:40:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 12, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Ronald Reagan's legacy, long after his passing, continues to be distorted by the leftist academic community, one professor noted at a panel discussion held at the Heritage Foundation. Francis Marlo, an associate professor of International Relations at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, said that the Left does not like giving Ronald Reagan credit for ending the Cold War. The panel discussion centered around the recently published book, "The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War," and Marlo's remarks centered around correcting the record on Ronald Reagan's Cold War exploits. Marlo stated, "The intent of this book is to...
  • ‘Putin’s watching out for Russia, we should do the same’:US congressman on US-Russia relations

    04/08/2016 8:55:19 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 3 replies
    As the current rhetoric between the Kremlin and the White House appears to be riddled with contradictions, US congressman and former Reagan speechwriter Dana Rohrabacher spoke with RT about the past, present, and future of US-Russia relations. “The relations between our countries in the last 3 years have gone from dismal to worse. It’s become hurtful for both our nations,” says Rohrabacher, adding that the communications on both sides has always been disappointingly lacking in mutual trust and cooperation. “Instead of an understanding that Russia is no longer the Cold War threat and thus they should be our friends, our...
  • CNN Panel Ties 'Racism' to 'Obama Derangement Syndrome'; Hits Reagan, Bush

    04/03/2016 7:12:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 3, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, host Zakaria seemed to be doing an impression of the type of super-biased political panel seen in the worst of days of MSNBC in the form of four liberals pitted against one moderate Republican and no conservatives discussing the role of racism in opposition to President Barack Obama. The accusations of racism against conservatives included The New Yorker editor David Remnick charging that George H.W. Bush used "racist memes" to win the 1988 presidential campaign and repeating a discredited claim of Ronald Reagan of using a racist "dog whistle" by talking states' rights...
  • The Boy Who Became a World War II Veteran at 13 Years Old

    04/01/2016 5:14:25 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 67 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2012 | By Gilbert King
    In 1942, Seaman Calvin Graham was decorated for valor in battle. Then his mother learned where he'd been and revealed his secret to the Navy. With powerful engines, extensive firepower and heavy armor, the newly christened battleship USS South Dakota steamed out of Philadelphia in August of 1942 spoiling for a fight. The crew was made up of “green boys”—new recruits who enlisted after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor—who had no qualms about either their destination or the action they were likely to see. Brash and confident, the crew couldn’t get through the Panama Canal fast enough, and their...
  • FLASHBACK: Reagan puts 45% tariff on Japanese motorcycles to rescue HARLEY DAVIDSON

    03/30/2016 5:27:05 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 1983
    In an unusually strong protectionist action, President Reagan today ordered a tenfold increase in tariffs for imported heavyweight motorycles. The impact of Mr. Reagan's action, which followed the unanimous recommendation of his trade advisers, is effectively limited to Japanese manufacturers, which dominate every sector of the American motorycycle market. The action was exceptional for protecting a single American company, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company of Milwaukee, the sole surviving American maker of motorcycles. The only comparable trade action by this Administration, the President's decision last May to impose quotas on sugar imports for the first time since 1974, was aimed at...
  • Is defeat probable for GOP if Reagan wins nomination?

    03/19/2016 10:44:06 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 176 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 5, 1980 | Richard J. Cattani
    The nation's Republicans are working against the clock to answer two key questions: Can conservative Ronald Reagan possibly attract enough independent and Democratic votes to win in November? "Reagan is the opponent of choice for Carter," says I. A. Lewis, director of the Los Angeles Times Poll, a point on which most analysts agree. "But Reagan can reach across and cause mischief in the Democratic constituency," Mr. Lewis says. "Reagan appeals to blue collar, working-class voters. He can win Democratic votes..."
  • March 1980: When the Establishment Believed Ronald Reagan Would Lead the GOP to Certain Defeat

    03/19/2016 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Mar 2016 | James S. Robbins
    Ronald Reagan would be familiar with some of the challenges facing Donald Trump lately. Imagine an establishment-busting presidential candidate rolling up the primaries but polling 20 points behind the presumptive Democratic nominee. The controversial Republican front-runner is considered so radical that the party establishment eyes a brokered convention, perhaps to nominate a failed candidate from the previous election. Sound familiar? Welcome to March 1980. In retrospect, Ronald Reagan’s presidency seems inevitable, but the prevailing wisdom in the Republican Party 36 years ago was that he was leading the party to certain defeat. Going into the 1980 race, some Republican leaders...
  • Where Is the Inspiring Statesman?

    03/17/2016 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2016 | Laura Hollis
    I miss Ronald Reagan. Even his harshest critics must admit that he had an unflagging belief in the general goodness of the average human being, a commitment to the American experiment and faith in the ability of most people to make decisions in their own best interests without undue meddling by officious busybodies. Above all, Ronald Reagan -- like a number of other truly great American political leaders from both sides of the aisle -- had the ability to inspire Americans to see the best in themselves and their neighbors. We are stronger as a people, better as a...
  • Undying Devotion: The Untold Story of How Nancy Reagan Would Have Taken a Bullet for Her Husband

    03/14/2016 8:23:53 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 13, 2016 | Paul Kengor
    Editor’s Note: This appeared on the Grove City College's Center for Vision and Values website. On March 30, 1981, at 2:25 p.m., President Ronald Reagan was leaving the Washington Hilton through a side door after speaking to a union group. Outside was a gaggle of staff, secret service, reporters, and bystanders, including one determined to end Ronald Reagan's life at that moment. As the president headed toward the car, a reporter barked out a question. With a smile, Reagan raised his left arm to deflect it. But he could not deflect what was about to fly in his direction. A...
  • Limbaugh: Romney's Attack On Trump "Is Nothing New," "They Tried To Deny Reagan"

    03/06/2016 6:33:49 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | March 6, 2016
    National Radio Talk Show host Rush Limbaugh joins Chris Wallace for an exclusive interview discussing his take on the feud between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney, and Trump's prospects in the election going forward. "His dad did much the same thing against Barry Goldwater with a cabal of Republicans, establishment guys, back in 1964," Limbaugh said about Romney. "This is not new. The establishment not wanting outsiders, not wanting conservatives is not new... They were this way with Ronald Reagan before Reagan was elected. They tried to deny Reagan in '76 and they tried to deny Reagan in 1980. They're...
  • NY Times Quotes Old Left-Wing Insults Days After Nancy Reagan Death: 'Adolf Reagan'

    03/12/2016 4:29:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 12, 2016 | Clay Waters
    Hillary Clinton broke a cardinal rule of the angry left –saying something nice about a Republican who recently passed away. After she was savaged for saying Nancy Reagan had been out front in confronting AIDS, an angry backlash ensued, and Clinton quickly fell into line. The controversy was worth seven paragraphs in the New York Times print edition, but reporter and chief Hillary-follower Amy Chozick really let the leftist insults fly in the longer online version (h/t veteran commenter Gary Hall), hitting both the Reagans and Hillary in a nasty tone, under the solemn circumstances: "The problem with Mrs. Clinton’s...
  • On Nancy Reagan's Funeral Day, Al Hunt Stresses She Was 'Not a Good Mother'

    03/11/2016 3:25:29 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has Al Hunt never having heard of de mortuis nil nisi bonum? On the day she was laid to rest, Hunt has repeatedly said that Nancy Reagan "was not a good mother." Interviewed by John Heilemann on today's With All Due Respect, here was Hunt: "she was a formidable person. Sometimes unpleasant, not a great mother, but she loved her Ronnie and had great political instincts . . . She was not a good mother. I think actually Patti Davis, as moving as she was today, if you really listened to it, all was clear: she was not a good...
  • How the love story of Nancy and Ronald Reagan changed the world

    03/07/2016 8:59:26 AM PST · by Marcus · 6 replies
    Blasting News ^ | March 7, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Friends of both Nancy and Ronald Reagan would often remark about how deeply and passionately they loved each other, even after decades of marriage, a rare thing indeed in a world where half of all marriages end in divorce. The love story of the greatest president of the 20th Century and the actress and dancer whom he met in the early 1950s would make a great subject for a movie if Hollywood cared to make it. But the romance of Nancy and Ronald Reagan also changed the world. Without her, there might not have been him.
  • Shattuck: Rainbow 
reunites with her Rawhide

    03/07/2016 7:11:36 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 4 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/07/16 | Tom Shattuck
    It was 35 years ago this month that Secret Service radio traffic grew frantic with the reports of “shots fired” at President Ronald Reagan — “Rawhide” as his security team dubbed him. At the White House, first lady Nancy Reagan’s own Secret Service team advised her to stay put while they dispatched to the hospital. Nancy, or “Rainbow,” as the agents called her, wasn’t having it. She let them know that if they wouldn’t take her to “Ronnie,” she’d walk.
  • Reactions to Nancy Reagan's Passing

    03/06/2016 10:36:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Nancy Reagan passed away on Sunday from heart failure at the age of 94. On social media, people shared their favorite memories of the first lady. Nancy was remembered for her grace, class, and most of all, devotion to her husband, Ronald. Nancy Reagan was an exemplary First Lady and woman. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones. RIP Mrs. Reagan— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 6, 2016 The relationship between Ronald and Nancy Reagan was a beautiful thing. They represented the best of America. https://t.co/5WtiEisH4Y— Daniel Hannan (@DanHannanMEP) March 6, 2016 Nancy Reagan...
  • Nancy Reagan, widow of Ronald Reagan, dead at 94

    03/06/2016 9:09:03 AM PST · by Washi · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/6/2016 | FoxNews.com
    Nancy Reagan, the widow of President Ronald Reagan and passionately devoted keeper of his flame, died Sunday morning of congestive heart failure at 94, according to her spokesperson. Reagan died at her home in Los Angeles. She's set to be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her husband. Prior to the funeral, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects at the Library, the spokesperson said. Details had not yet been announced Sunday afternoon.
  • Nancy Reagan, an Influential and Stylish First Lady, Dies at 94

    03/06/2016 10:12:10 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 80 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2016 | LOU CANNON
    Nancy Reagan, the influential and stylish wife of the 40th president of the United States who unabashedly put Ronald Reagan at the center of her life but who became a political figure in her own right, died on Sunday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94. The cause was congestive heart failure, according to a statement from Joanne Drake, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Reagan.
  • Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94, according to TMZ.

    03/06/2016 8:38:27 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 238 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 06, 2016
    Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94, according to TMZ. She married Ronald Reagan in 1952 and served as first lady in from 1981 to 1989.
  • Ditka calls Obama 'the worst president we've ever had'

    03/04/2016 7:40:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 4, 2016 | Chris De Luca
    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka, who has repeatedly voiced his support for Donald Trump to the Chicago Sun-Times, blasted President Obama during a radio appearance Thursday."Obama is the worst president we've ever had," Ditka told hosts Sid Rosenberg and Bernard McGuirk during an appearance on their morning show on WABC-AM in New York.Ditka, who guided the 1985 Bears to a Super Bowl victory, questioned Obama’s skills as a leader. "Barack Obama's a fine man. I mean, he's pleasant," Ditka said. "He would be great to play golf with. He's not a leader. This country needs leadership. It needs direction. It...
  • Fears of Trump as Fascist Echo Similar Warnings Against Ronald Reagan

    03/01/2016 12:45:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NY SUN ^ | 2/29/16 | Ira Stoll
    How panicked should we be about the rise of Donald Trump? A professor at Harvard, Danielle Allen, recently published a widely shared op-ed piece in the Washington Post likening his rise to that of Hitler... ...such Hitler hype has happened before, and been unwarranted. Steven Hayward, author of “The Age of Reagan,” recalls the rhetoric: Democratic Rep. William Clay of Missouri charged that Reagan was “trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from Mein Kampf.”
  • Fears of Donald Trump as Fascist Echo Similar Warnings Against Ronald Reagan

    03/01/2016 8:55:28 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 31 replies
    NY Sun ^ | February 29, 2016 | IRA STOLL
    I’m not telling anyone not to panic. But myself, I am just taking a deep breath or two and relaxing. I will probably get called a Trump enabler, or worse, for saying so. Alas, telling people to calm down doesn’t generate the clicks or television ratings that the Trump panic does. But here — to help you sleep better, if nothing else — is a case that the alarm over Trump is probably overstated. First of all, such Hitler hype has happened before, and been unwarranted. Steven Hayward, author of “The Age of Reagan,” recalls the rhetoric: Democratic Rep. William...
  • Flashback:Donald J.Trump interviewed by Steve Forbes

    01/03/2016 1:06:39 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 86 replies
    FORBES ^ | Aug 11, 2011 | Steve Forbes
    This is another example of an interview of a man who, like Reagan, has been consistent in his ideas, his solutions and his temperament. In the interview, he says that Ronald Reagan was our greatest president, he says if he would ever run for president it would be as a republican, he talks about China again.
  • Obama to Trash Reagan’s Restrictions on Domestic Spying

    02/28/2016 10:00:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/28/16 | Chriss W. Street
    With the pubic distracted by the FBI battling Apple for an iPhone backdoor, President Obama is secretly working to trash President Ronald Reagan’s restrictions on the number of federal agencies that can spy on Americans and others. At a secret meeting of the United States National Security Council on Feb 25, President Obama approved a draft 21-page memo relaxing a Cold War Reagan-era directive called Executive Order 12333 that restricted the number of government agencies that can access, without court order or Presidential approval, the contents of phone calls, emails and data the U.S. National Security Agency vacuums up from...
  • Cruz Fires Comms Chief - Tough Call, Good Call

    02/23/2016 6:10:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Well, what do you know: In 1980, after reported differences in communications strategy and just before the New Hampshire primary, Ronald Reagan fired his press secretary, Jim Lake, along with two other senior staffers. Ronald Reagan, the seasoned conservative, was in a pitched battle with his party's moderate, George H.W. Bush. The Reagan campaign was in debt and seemed not to have The Republican Establishment with him. In that moment, the future "Great Communicator," and arguably one of the best Commanders-in Chief the Nation has ever seen - who would later create 18 million American jobs with tax and spending...
  • California Republican Assembly endorses Ted Cruz for President

    02/22/2016 6:18:05 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies
    My News LA ^ | February 21, 2016 | CHRIS JENNEWEIN
    The influential California Republican Assembly on Sunday endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president. Cruz received the required two-thirds majority on the first ballot at the group's convention in Buena Park, the first time in 20 years a first-ballot endorsement for president has been made, according to California Republican Assembly President Tom Hudson. "Senator Cruz won the overwhelming first ballot endorsement because he is the proven, consistent conservative," Hudson said. "Cruz is a hero to the conservative movement and he's right in line with what we need in California and nationwide." The recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia...
  • George Mason students can’t identify Ronald Reagan by his photo

    02/17/2016 7:50:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "Is that Bill Clinton?" "Nixon, maybe?" "A certain politician of sorts." Joe Biden doesn’t do much better, but rest assured, everyone recognized Kim Kardashian. It’s a good thing it’s only three minutes because every second you spend watching it will make you dumber. Here’s what I’m trying to work out from this: Yes, they should all recognize Reagan and Biden, but is this really an indictment of the current generation or would this have pretty much been par for the course at any point in history? When I was in college in the mid-‘80s, what if someone had walked around...
  • Sorry Donald, Justice Scalia Would Have Voted for Ted Cruz

    02/17/2016 6:45:44 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    Law Newz ^ | February 15, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    My best guess, based upon the issues that Scalia held near and dear to his heart, Scalia would have voted for Ted Cruz, or at least greatly supported him. Here are some reasons why...
  • Trump Misattributes Quote While Accusing Cruz of Dishonesty

    02/16/2016 8:57:22 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 90 replies
    Time ^ | February 16, 2016 | Tessa Berenson
    to bolster his claim, misattributing a quote about Cruz to a former Senator. First, Trump retweeted his social media director's link to a blog post about former Republican Senator Tom Coburn on Texas Sen. Cruz. "Unreal! Highly respected Senator Tom Coburn- said this about Cruz," the business mogul tweeted, attributing the quote "He is, without a doubt, one of the most dishonest people in DC," to Coburn. Trump then repeated the quote during a rally in North Augusta, South Carolina. "Did you see the Senator from Oklahoma just came out with a statement? One of the most incredible statements ......
  • Ted Cruz Warns Donald Trump Would Nominate A Liberal Justice

    02/16/2016 7:36:03 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 153 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 15, 2016 | Ashley Alman
    If Trump becomes president, Cruz says conservatives can kiss their abortion restrictions and gun rights goodbye. ... "He has been a liberal his entire life," Cruz told Fox News, noting that Trump has made contributions to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Secretary of State John Kerry. ...
  • Medal of Honor Winner Dakota Meyer Endorses Ted Cruz Ahead of...South Carolina Primary

    02/16/2016 1:58:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 95 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 16, 2016 | Leigh Munsil
    Full Title: Medal of Honor Winner Dakota Meyer Endorses Ted Cruz Ahead of Military-Focused South Carolina Primary Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer endorsed Ted Cruz for president today, the Cruz campaign announced. The endorsement comes as Cruz seeks to beef up his military credentials in South Carolina - a state where 12 percent of the overall population is made up of veterans. The Texas senator gave a detailed speech this morning on the deck of the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., outlining plans to reduce bureaucracy and focus on the tip of the spear rather than the...
  • Ted Cruz pitches military buildup: 'More tooth, less tail'

    02/16/2016 10:19:38 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/16/16 12:24 PM EST | Shane Goldmacher
    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Days before the primary in military-heavy South Carolina, Ted Cruz came to a warship here to deliver a detailed plan to rebuild America's military after what he called "years of neglect" under President Barack Obama."More tooth, less tail – that will be our guiding philosophy," Cruz declared.In a sign of the speech's seriousness and importance, Cruz, who prefers to speak extemporaneously, stood at a lectern in a blue suit and tie and spoke from notes, with American flags and war planes behind him, aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown.For much of the 2016 race, Cruz has sought a...
  • CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES LIBERTY LEADERS FOR CRUZ SOUTH CAROLINA LEADERSHIP TEAM

    02/16/2016 10:54:30 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    Ted Cruz 2016 ^ | February 16, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Yesterday, Presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a Liberty Leaders for Cruz rally with special guests Glenn Beck and National Chair Bob Barr in addition to announcing a Liberty Leaders South Carolina team. Liberty Leaders for Cruz consists of 34,488 members nationwide. "The liberty movement is growing as thousands across the country join forces within our campaign," Cruz said. "Under Bob Barr's leadership, Liberty Leaders for Cruz has grown to tens of thousands of members. I am excited to see our South Carolina Liberty Leaders team expand as we push forward and work to be very competitive in...
  • Ted Cruz in South Carolina: Commanders shouldn’t worry about “gluten-free MREs”

    02/16/2016 9:36:41 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 50 replies
    Red State ^ | February 16, 2016 | Neil Stevens
    Now that the GOP race has moved out of the left-wing northeast, where Donald Trump shined, Ted Cruz is back in motion, getting bold when speaking to crowds in South Carolina...
  • The Bushes Try to Make Trump the New McCain (Jeffrey Lord)

    02/16/2016 6:42:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    To these Establishmentarians the Trump performance was a call for the smelling salts. Trump attacked the Bushes. O...M...G!!!! What seems to go right over the heads of these fine folks is that there is more to this than just the battle between Ronald Reagan and the GOP Establishment all over again. To be sure, Trump isn't Reagan. As noted often enough, no two human souls are alike. But while the animosity on display towards Trump from the Bush camp and the larger GOP Establishment is exactly what was on display as Reagan did battle with both the Bushes and the...
  • CNN's Brinkley Dubiously Claims Reagan 'Fabricated' Story About Seeing Holocaust

    02/14/2016 4:51:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Sunday's Reliable Sources, CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley claimed that President Ronald Reagan "used to fabricate stories," and alluded to a story about the Holocaust as an example. After fellow guest James Fallows of The Atlantic recalled possible holes in stories told by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, lamenting that voters do not seem to care, Brinkley brought up false stories that circulated in 1972 about Ed Muskie, and then moved to Reagan as he added: So there are these fake kind of stories that come in, but I agree with James Fallows completely with...
  • Justice Scalia: Why he's a bad influence (Cry Baby Can't Take Insults)

    07/15/2015 3:02:10 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 31 replies
    LA TImes ^ | 7/14/2015 | Erwin Chemerinsky
    Justice Antonin Scalia is setting a terrible example for young lawyers. Ignore, for now, his jurisprudence, his famously strict originalism; it's his tone that's the problem. I have taught argumentation for many years, first as an instructor to high school and college debaters, currently as a law professor. Throughout my career I have always cautioned students away from nastiness as a crutch for those who cannot win using reason or legal precedent. I have told them to stick to persuasion and to dissecting the opposition's logical fallacies. But lately my students have been turning in legal briefs laced with derision...
  • Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch

    02/13/2016 1:55:56 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 1,306 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | Updated 3:53 pm, Saturday, February 13, 2016 | Gary Martin
    Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa. According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery said he was among those notified about Scalia's death. "I was told...