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  • Daily Kos: Reagan ‘Convinced Americans That Democratic Government Was Un-American’

    12/26/2014 8:25:29 AM PST · by Maceman · 63 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 21, 2014 | Tom Johnson
    In the 1960s and ‘70s, it was fairly common for leftists to describe the U.S. as not just misguided or flawed, but sick. On Sunday, Daily Kos’s Mark Sumner trotted out that metaphor when he asserted that President Reagan “introduced [an] infection” to this country, one which caused Americans to believe that “to save our nation, we have to treat our government like a threat.” Since the Reagan years, Sumner claimed, “conservatism has been more than just an argument about tax rates and regulat[ions]. It's become an open and honest war on the whole idea of governing. By opening a...
  • Democrats and Drive-Bys Distort Reagan to Validate Obama's Executive Order on Amnesty

    11/19/2014 4:26:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | November 19, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, I've always been of the impression, ladies and gentlemen, that the Democrat Party and the Drive-By Media and the American left really didn't like Ronald Reagan very much. I've always been under the impression that they thought Reagan was stupid. Maybe on a good day they'd call him an amiable dunce. But I've always been under the impression they had no respect for him. People that voted for Reagan were stupid. Reagan was dangerous. Reagan was gonna blow up the world. If it weren't for Gorbachev, who knows if there would even be a planet...
  • History- Ron Paul "I want to totally disassociate myself from the policies" [ of GOP & Reagan ]

    05/13/2011 6:35:05 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 71 replies · 3+ views
    Libertarian Party News, March/April 1987 ^ | March/April 1987 | Dr Ron Paul
    Libertarian Party's Ron Paul Sends "Dear Frank" Letter from the Libertarian Party News, March/April 1987 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Following is the text of a letter sent to Frank Fahrenkopf, chairman of the Republican National Committee, by Ron Paul, former member of Congress from Texas and now a member of the Libertarian Party. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- As a lifelong Republican, it saddens me to have to write this letter. My parents believed in the Republican Party and its free enterprise philosophy, and that's the way I was brought up. At age 21, in 1956, I cast my first vote for Ike and the entire Republican...
  • 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...
  • I Miss Ronald Reagan (total vanity)

    11/02/2013 7:25:32 PM PDT · by workerbee · 54 replies
    11/2/13 | Me
    I miss Ronald Reagan.I miss having a president that loves this country.I miss having a president who is OF this country!I miss the optimism he inspired, for us and for the world.I miss his humbleness and his humor.I miss his leadership, and his class.Thank you - Rest in peace, Mr. President.
  • Then and Now (North on Benghazi)

    10/25/2012 5:37:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 26, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — For better than a month, the Obama administration has been dodging and weaving over what actually transpired in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11-12. Questions have been posed about why Ambassador Christopher Stevens was there and not at his embassy post in Tripoli. Congressional investigators have asked why he had no security detail, why the State Department decided not to send in U.S. Marine embassy security guards when they were offered months before, why contingency plans were not in place on the anniversary of 9/11 and why the O-Team insisted for so long that the attack...
  • Before taking on Syria, U.S. should heed lesson of the past [ CNN op-ed ]

    07/20/2012 12:07:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Kiron K. Skinner
    Between December 1983 and February 1984, U.S. battleships retaliated against combatants who had targeted the MNF. The USS New Jersey undertook a relentless counterattack against Syrian and Druze forces, shooting its 16-inch guns for the first time since the Vietnam War. By April, the entire MNF, which the United Kingdom had joined, had left Lebanon. The civil war continued until 1990. President Reagan supported Secretary of State George Shultz's arguments in favor of U.S. diplomacy and peacekeeping in Lebanon. But in Weinberger's view, Lebanon was the wrong fight for the United States. In a speech on November 28, 1984,...
  • Summer of 1980 Poll Flashback: Carter 39%, Reagan 32%, Anderson 21%

    07/10/2012 3:11:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | July 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to remind you of some history. In June of 1980, basically the same period in the campaign where we are now, minus a month or so, in June of 1980 Jimmy Carter led Ronaldus Magnus 39 to 32. John Anderson, third-party candidate, independent candidate at 21%. Even into August and early September, Jimmy Carter was leading Ronaldus Magnus in the polls. Now, what I'm leading up to is that Reagan won that election in a landslide. Jimmy Carter conceded on election night before the polls in California had closed, 1980. The preelection polls into September...
  • Reagan’s Sign of the Cross Speech

    06/12/2012 8:32:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies ^ | 6-12-12 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    Every American high school student knows, or should know, that President Ronald Reagan went to the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin on this date in 1987. The President said: “If you seek liberalization, open this gate…Mr. Gorbachev,tear down this wall.” (Yes, kids, there was a West Berlin then.) *snip* As important as Reagan’s dramatic call to “tear down this wall” was, we should not forget what else he said that memorable day twenty-five years ago. His speech contained the most eloquent paean to religious freedom we have heard. Reagan was not afraid to point to: …the most fundamental distinction of...
  • Walesa Unveils One More For The 'Gipper'

    11/22/2011 7:02:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Lech Walesa said that there would not be a free Poland without Ronald Reagan, during the unveiling of a statue in Warsaw of the late American president on Monday.The former Solidarity leader said that “as a participant in these events,” it was “inconceivable” that such changes would have come about without the last American president during the post-1945 cold-war era. Walesa added that thirty years ago, it seemed that the fall of the communist system would not be possible without a nuclear war. The bronze statue of Reagan has been installed not far from the American Embassy, on Ujazdowskie Avenue,...
  • Who Was Fred Ikle?

    11/17/2011 8:14:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 17, 2011 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- The death of Fred Ikle last week inspires me to prophesy. Thus far, only the redoubtable Wall Street Journal has remarked on Fred's passing. That he was a formidable mind during the Cold War and important to the peaceful settlement of that decades-long struggle is remembered thanks to the Journal. Yet, to the rest of the media, he is a minor figure -- perhaps a menacing figure. We shall see what they say, but I am not holding my breath. This is the way liberalism creates the Kultursmog, which is to say, the politicized culture that surrounds us....
  • Death of a bad dude: Kaddafi's removal, 30 years late?

    10/21/2011 11:47:37 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10-21-2011 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    In the 1980s, I was an unrefined adolescent from blue-collar Butler, Pennsylvania. I knew nothing and cared nothing about politics. I had no idea if I was a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, or much of anything else. But I knew one thing: Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. This was expressed in a rather unsophisticated way by the bumper-sticker affixed to my white Chevy Chevette, which declared simply and succinctly: "Kaddafi Sucks." Yep, Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. And now, three decades later, and some 40-plus years after coming to power, he is gone, dispatched to the...
  • Palin: 'Ironic' That Obama Praised for Gadhafi's Demise

    10/21/2011 5:22:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 21, 2011 | Hiram Reisner
    Sarah Palin says although America should be “very glad” that Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi is dead the United States needs to be wary of who will replace him. The former Alaska governor also told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday she finds it “ironic” that those on the left who condemned President Ronald Reagan for his 1986 Libyan air strikes now are lauding President Barack Obama for his contributions to Gadhafi’s demise. “Certainly we need to be cognizant of the evolving situation and who will replace Gadhafi — what government will replace that regime — we are very glad that this...
  • Text of Governor Palin's Keynote Address: Tribute to President Reagan, Feb. 4, 2011

    02/07/2011 6:14:12 PM PST · by onyx · 29 replies
    February 7, 2011 | Al B.
    As you know, Sarah Palin was a girl of a sixteen when President Reagan was sworn in as our 40th president. When the Young America’s Foundation asked her to their Keynote speaker at the celebration of Ronald Reagan’s centennial she was both humbled and honored, but we all know why she was chosen and why she was the perfect selection. Our own Al B. has taken his own time to bring us the text of her remarks! - - - - - - - - - - - - [STANDING OVATION]Well thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you...
  • Ronald Reagan – More of a Friend to Blacks Than Obama?

    01/17/2011 8:50:08 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    Who was the first black president? Two decades before the election of Barack Obama, novelist Toni Morrison dubbed Bill Clinton "our first black president." She even said that Clinton was "blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children's lifetime." Well, I could make an even stronger case for my father, Ronald Reagan, as "our first black president."-but I won't make that claim. I don't want to diminish the justifiable pride African-Americans take in having a president who is genetically and culturally black. Our first black President is Barack Obama. But the past two...
  • Ronald Reagan Endorses Personhood

    01/13/2011 2:24:44 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 12, 2011 | Ronald Reagan
    Watch this powerful video HERE.
  • The next Ronald Reagan? Sarah Palin follows in the Gipper's large footsteps

    08/31/2010 4:04:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 163 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2010 | James T. Hackett
    Ronald Reagan was an American original and a unique political phenomenon. He combined unusual charm and personality and showed common sense that connected with the average American. He was attacked viciously by the political elites, who saw his popular appeal - and his opposition to big government and high taxes - as a threat to their domination of the nation's politics. Conservatives have been searching for a new Ronald Reagan, so far without success. But perhaps the Gipper's heir is in sight. Sarah Palin is remarkably similar to the late president. The Mama Grizzly from Alaska is certainly an American...
  • Sarah Palin is the Bear: Arianna Huffington Doesn't Get the Mama Grizzlies

    08/03/2010 9:29:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 8+ views
    Associated Content ^ | August 3, 2010 | Mark Whittington
    Arianna Huffington Doesn't Get the Mama Grizzlies Arianna Huffington is often given to new-age blather and psychobabble. But her essay on Sarah Palin, the Mama Grizzlies, and Jungian archetypes is entertaining not just for the blather and the psychobabble, but for her not getting Palin. It seems that Sarah Palin's use of the term "Mama Grizzlies" derives from Jungian archetypes that tap into subconscious feelings: "It's not Palin's positions people respond to--it's her use of symbols. Mama grizzlies rearing up to protect their young? That's straight out of Jung's "collective unconscious" --the term Jung used to describe the part of...
  • A Sari State of Affairs [gatecrashing President Reagan]

    12/04/2009 1:30:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 457+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Wed Dec 02, 2009 | Charlotte Laws
    Guest contributor Charlotte Laws says the Salahis may have made headlines by fooling Obama's security guards. But she wrote the book on party crashing. And what's wrong with that, anyway? Been There, Done That: In the mid-1980's, Dr. Laws met U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the annual Walter Annenberg party in Palm Springs, Calif. [Charlotte Laws] Not Guilty!
  • Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Area Junior High School Students

    09/03/2009 12:46:37 PM PDT · by petitfour · 4 replies · 775+ views
    University of Texas library ^ | November 14, 1988 | President Ronald Reagan
    The President. You know, this is a real treat for me -- having you here and to have, in a little while, the chance to answer some of your questions. Let me also offer a special hello to those of you who are watching on C-SPAN and -- or the Instructional Television Network. Thank you for inviting us into your home or your school today. This marks the beginning of American Education Week, and I'm particularly pleased to be talking to American students in this, the first in a series of speeches that I'll be giving before I leave office....
  • Rohrabacher's Conservative Principles Don't Include Reagan's 100th Birthday Party

    06/17/2009 4:31:50 PM PDT · by Churchillspirit · 11 replies · 295+ views ^ | June 17th. 2009 | Dave Wielenga
    Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-idiculous) who represents parts of Long Beach for a few months every couple of years while campaigning for re-election, has been typically hysterical in his criticism of wasteful government spending as a solution to the economic crisis that is threatening the way of life of millions of mostly innocent Americans. Rohrabacher considers himself a protege of the conservative fiscal policies of former President Ronald Reagan although, like the Great Alzheimator, he seems to be having a hard time remembering exactly what those are. For example, as R Scott Morley of OC Weekly points out, Rohrabacher is on...
  • Whatever Happened to Free Enterprise?

    05/23/2009 10:54:08 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 18 replies · 525+ views
    Hillsdale College/Imprimis Archive ^ | January 1978 | Ronald Reagan
    During the presidential campaign last year, there was a great deal of talk about the seeming inability of our economic system to solve the problems of unemployment and inflation. Issues such as taxes and government power and costs were discussed, but always these things were discussed in the context of what government intended to do about it. May I suggest for your consideration that government has already done too much about it? That indeed, government, by going outside its proper province, has caused many if not most of the problems that vex us. How much are we to blame for...
  • A Reagan Christmas

    12/24/2008 12:13:10 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 667+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 24, 2008 | Matt Spivey
    The words of one of our greatest presidents would be shockingly out of place today. Today in America, we proudly celebrate the birthdays of leaders of social change like Martin Luther King, Jr. every January.  We honor the birthdays of leaders of political change like Presidents Washington and Lincoln every February.  We even celebrate each October someone only thinly associated with America on Columbus Day.  But in recent years we have become unwilling to not only publicly celebrate, but to even acknowledge, the December birth of the world's greatest spiritual leader, and the One in which 90% of Americans report...
  • When Travel Is Experience [Michael Reagan - Spot On!]

    03/28/2008 9:25:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,370+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 27, 2008 | Michael Reagan
    I'm indebted to Hillary Clinton for the revelation that my global wanderings when my dad was president qualify me to run for the presidency myself. Mrs. Clinton has been insisting that her global junkets as first lady, and her meetings with foreign leaders, qualify her to be president of these United States. I never thought of it that way, but if she is correct then I am eminently qualified to follow my father's footsteps and take up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., not merely as a member of the president's family, but as president in my own right. Hillary, who...
  • Is He American Enough? Obama battles a dangerous campaign storyline (Eleanor Clift)

    03/21/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,044+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2008 | Eleanor Clift
    Some 50 delegates were reportedly poised to unite behind Barack Obama if he had won by even 1 point in Texas. He lost the popular vote by 100,000 ballots, and now we learn that 100,000 Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton, probably not because of some change in party allegiance but because they thought she would be the easier candidate to beat. This kind of strategic voting often backfires (think Ralph Nader). The Texas crossovers are winners. By helping to prolong the Democratic race, they can claim credit for weakening the eventual nominee, whoever it turns out to be. Obama has...
  • Republican fragments

    03/16/2008 10:48:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 571+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2008 | Eric Rozenman
    The Whig era of 1832-56 ended when the party of the same name split over extending slavery to new U.S. territories. It left behind the golden years of Presidents William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. Since Harrison died a month into his term, and Taylor a year-and a-half into his, call it the golden years of Fillmore. The latest and perhaps last Republican ascendancy of the period 1980-2006 ends with the party incoherent over opposition to big government, illegal immigration and how to win the war against Islamic imperialism. Its legacy is the golden years of Presidents Reagan...
  • A Sea-Change Election? (Hurl 'em if ya got 'em!)

    03/15/2008 8:22:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,059+ views
    The Nation ^ | from the March 31, 2008 issue | Robert L. Borosage
    The increasing vitriol of the Democratic presidential WrestleMania shouldn't distract from the opportunity before progressives. The election this year has the potential to be not simply a change election but a sea-change election, one that marks the end of the conservative era that has dominated our politics for nearly three decades. It could be the progressive equivalent of the conservative triumph of 1980. In 1980 Ronald Reagan, the self-described "movement conservative," took the White House from incumbent Jimmy Carter while Republicans picked up thirty-four seats in the House and gained control of the Senate, sweeping out liberal stalwarts like George...
  • Ronald Reagan speech at 1976 Republican Convention...what can we learn from this?

    02/10/2008 8:15:53 AM PST · by NewLand · 71 replies · 1,304+ views
    National Center ^ | 02/10/08 | Ronald Reagan
    If I could just take a moment; I had an assignment the other day. Someone asked me to write a letter for a time capsule that is going to be opened in Los Angeles a hundred years from now, on our Tricentennial. It sounded like an easy assignment. They suggested I write something about the problems and the issues today. I set out to do so, riding down the coast in an automobile, looking at the blue Pacific out on one side and the Santa Ynez Mountains on the other, and I couldn't help but wonder if it was going...
  • Candidate Thompson Follows Tradition of Actors Entering Politics

    10/30/2007 8:39:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 124+ views
    U.S. Department of State ^ | October 29, 2007 | Ralph Dannheisser
    Washington -- When Fred Thompson entered the contest for the Republican presidential nomination in September, he became the latest of a growing number of actors seeking to translate stage and screen skills and charisma into political success. Earlier examples range from spectacular successes -- the late President Ronald Reagan and current California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger -- to several brief congressional careers built on starring television roles – Sonny Bono (The Sonny and Cher Show), Fred Grandy (The Love Boat) and Ben Jones (The Dukes of Hazzard). Zelda Fichandler, director of the graduate acting program at New York University, cites an...
  • President Thompson

    09/29/2007 11:06:18 PM PDT · by Doofer · 103 replies · 866+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2007 | J. Peter Mulhern
    Conventional wisdom is hardening around the proposition that Fred Dalton Thompson is too lazy, ill-prepared, tired, old, lackluster, inexperienced, inconsistent and bald to make a successful run for President. Of course, conventional wisdom rarely gets anything right. When it does, it's only by accident. In this case conventional wisdom is not just wrong but comically so. Thompson will win the Republican nomination for two reasons. First, he's a very impressive candidate. Second, there's no realistic alternative. He will win the general election for the same two reasons. Let's start by considering the Thompson's Republican competition. John McCain's candidacy may not...
  • Thompson and Reagan

    09/18/2007 10:44:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies · 1,118+ views
    The Ashbrook Center ^ | September 2007 | Professor Andrew E. Busch
    As soon as former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson announced that he was mulling over a run for the presidency, pundits and voters alike began to announce comparisons between Thompson and Ronald Reagan. Now that Thompson is in the race with both feet, it is worthwhile to examine more carefully ways in which he is or is not somehow parallel to Reagan. It is important to note at the outset that Republicans have to come to grips with the facts that there was only one Reagan and that he was not perfect (though he was very, very good). Constant seeking after...
  • Filling the void (Fred Thompson--Election 2008)

    09/15/2007 4:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2007 | Chris Edwards
    There has been a void in the Republican presidential race. The party's candidates have spoken about immigration, taxes, social issues and the war in Iraq. Mitt Romney, Rudolph Giuliani and John McCain have also spoken frequently about Ronald Reagan in order to position themselves as the political heirs to the great president. The candidates, however, have overlooked a central idea that animated Mr. Reagan's view of government. That was federalism, the constitutional principle that the federal government's responsibilities are "few and defined" as James Madison put it. Mr. Reagan believed the federal government had grown too big and swallowed up...
  • Fidel Castro says U.S. fooled world over 9/11 (He's a 'Truther')

    09/11/2007 7:48:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 900+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 11, 2007
    HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro said the U.S. government misinformed Americans and the world about 9/11, echoing conspiracy theories about the terror attacks against the United States six years ago. In an essay read by a Cuban television presenter on Tuesday night, Castro said the Pentagon was hit by a rocket, not a plane, because no traces were found of its passengers. "Today one knows there was deliberate misinformation," wrote Castro, who has not appeared in public since July of 2006 when life-threatening surgery for a secret illness forced him to hand over power to his brother...
  • [Fred]Thompson the Investigator (Watergate, etc., with pictorial slideshow)

    08/26/2007 9:41:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 746+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 27, 2007
    Fred D. Thompson rose to national prominence in the mid-1970s. As chief counsel to the Republicans on the Senate Watergate Committee, he famously asked the question that revealed the existence of the White House taping system that ultimately led to President Richard M. Nixon's resignation. But Mr. Thompson was also an active participant in the White House's efforts to deflect blame from the president and discredit his accusers, plotting strategy with Mr. Nixon's lawyers and leaking information to them. (Continued for 9 more pages)
  • Happy Birthday Ronald Wilson Reagan Official Thread

    02/05/2007 8:57:23 AM PST · by Vision · 41 replies · 717+ views
    February 6th 2007 | Vision
    On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. Please post your favorite Reagan quote, story, memory, or item here. Thank You Mr. President "The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted, it belongs to the brave" - Reagan "This is the issue of this election. Whether we believe in our capacity for self government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite, in a far distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves" - Reagan October 27, 1964 "America...
  • Exclusive: Bush Picks a Replacement for Harriet Miers (Reagan WH Counsel Fred F. Fielding)

    01/08/2007 12:14:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,234+ views
    Time ^ | January 8, 2007 | Mike Allen
    In a signal that he could be open to working more closely with congressional Democrats rather than stonewalling, President Bush plans to name the widely respected Republican lawyer Fred F. Fielding as White House counsel this week, party sources tell TIME. Fielding, who held the same position under President Ronald Reagan, will succeed the President's friend Harriet Miers, who last week announced her resignation, effective Jan. 31. An official who has been briefed on the impending announcement, which could come as soon as Tuesday, called Fielding "the ultimate Washington lawyer-insider — he's the man to see." "He's the guy who...
  • The 1956 Hungarian Revolution in the Eyes of Ronald Reagan (Soviets Retreat, Send Tanks & Takeover)

    10/21/2006 5:48:02 AM PDT · by bd476 · 14 replies · 853+ views
    Freedom Fighter 56 ^ | 2006 | János Horváth
    János HorváthThe 1956 Hungarian Revolution in the Eyes of Ronald Reagan* President Ronald Reagan had a great interest in and knowledge of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and this knowledge helped to shape his world views and contributed to his morally firm statesmanship. Contrary to the conventional wisdom of his time, he understood that the Soviet Union was not the strong, stable superpower and the wave of the future that it pretended to be. Moreover, he was aware that the smaller nations that had been engulfed into its colonial empire strongly resented the yoke under which they were held. As President...
  • The Reagan Myth

    07/17/2006 4:21:23 AM PDT · by The Raven · 69 replies · 1,856+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | July 17, 2006 | Fred Barnes
    -snip- Liberals pretend the Reagan years--in contrast to the Bush years--were a golden idyll of collaboration between congressional Democrats and a not-so-conservative president. When Reagan died in 2004, John Kerry recalled having admired his political skills and liked him personally. "I had quite a few meetings with him," Mr. Kerry told reporters. "I met with Reagan a lot more than I've met with this president." -snip-
  • Terri's Day means we have nothing to fear but fear itself

    07/12/2006 9:29:13 AM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 1 replies · 535+ views
    ReNew Amerca ^ | 7-11-06 | Kevin Fobbs
    Terri's Day means we have nothing to fear but fear itself Kevin Fobbs July 11, 2006 Every period of our nation's history has an establishing measuring point for the culture. It is something that has always embodied a defining moment, some salient point, which earmarks for America's soul when it is time to re-arm and recover its spirit. Is it a mystery that Terry Wallis and his remarkable story of reawakening after nearly 20 years to an America that has literally passed him by is a new reminder of how precious it is to not give up on life no...
  • Kirkpatrick hit liberals for blaming America first

    05/14/2006 11:26:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 1,509+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | May 15, 2006 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Jeane J. Kirkpatrick's eyes twinkle at the mention of that August 1984 night at the Republican National Convention in Dallas when she eviscerated liberal Democrats as the "blame America first crowd." "When Marxist dictators shoot their way into power in Central America, the San Francisco Democrats don't blame the guerrillas and their Soviet allies," ... "They blame United States policies of 100 years ago. But then they always blame America first." With those words, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations -- a long-time Democrat -- described the difference between President Reagan's determination to defeat communism and Democratic Party leaders'...
  • Remembering Reagan's Big Win in Texas

    04/30/2006 9:40:00 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 461+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 1 May 2006 | Gary Hoitsma
    “Political leaders here believe that heavy, last-minute campaigning by President Ford has cut substantially into Ronald Reagan’s early lead in Texas, turning tomorrow’s Presidential primary into a cliff hanger that they said was too close to call.” —The New York Times, April 30, 1976 In the annals of Ronald Reagan’s long and sometimes tortuous road to the White House, there were few days quite as memorable as the day (May 1, 1976)—now some 30 years ago—that Reagan unexpectedly swept all 100 delegates in the Texas. Republican presidential primary in his 1976 nomination contest with President Gerald Ford. Against all conventional...
  • Gingrich Endorses Blackwell for Ohio Gov.

    04/04/2006 6:03:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 67 replies · 1,312+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/4/06 | NewsMax
    Former U.S. House Speaker and conservative movement hero Newt Gingrich Tuesday announced his support for Ohio Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell. "Ken Blackwell is a man, cast in the mold of President Ronald Reagan, with powerful ideas that will empower individuals and spur job creation in the Buckeye State," said Gingrich. "His new ideas, new strategies and new solutions will set Ohio back on the right path." "I am honored to have the support of a true hero in the conservative movement," said Blackwell. "The overwhelming support of conservative leaders is a testament to my adherence to the core principles...
  • Lyn Nofziger, Andy Card Depart White House

    03/28/2006 9:38:48 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 23 replies · 669+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 29 March 2006 | John LeBoutillier
    On the day that longtime White House Chief of Staff Andy Card took a bullet for an incompetent White House operation – more on that in a moment – another former White House staffer has also departed. Lyn Nofziger, longtime aide to Ronald Reagan and a personal friend and adviser of mine, died of bladder cancer Monday at the age of 81. Lyn had been a newspaper reporter when then-candidate Ronald Reagan's kitchen cabinet asked him in the 1966 race for governor to become press secretary to the campaign. From that day forward – with a few temporary postings elsewhere...
  • Let Bush Be Bush

    03/24/2006 4:25:20 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 802+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 25 March 2006 | Michael Reagan
    In his first debate with Walter Mondale, my dad Ronald Reagan fumbled badly – there was no sign of the Great Communicator during that debate. What there was instead was a Ronald Reagan given bad advice by some of his staff who were afraid of letting the public see the real Ronald Reagan, who they feared might be seen as too conservative. In the second debate all that changed because my dad insisted upon being himself rather than the namby-pamby moderate politician some of his advisers thought he should be. My dad insisted on being Ronald Reagan, not some pale...
  • Missile defense still a key

    03/23/2006 6:56:24 AM PST · by oxcart · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 03/23/2006 | By James T. Hackett
    In recent years, the need to protect the nation against nuclear-armed missiles has taken a back seat to the worldwide fight against al Qaeda and military operations in Iraq. These hot wars dominate the news, while the missile defenses President Reagan began with the Strategic Defense Initiative 23 years ago today have all but disappeared from public notice. (SNIP) Most critics of missile defense have been muted since September 11, but they have not given up. They now complain the defenses being deployed won't work and need more testing. But that undercuts the main purpose of missile defense, which is...
  • IN REMEMBRANCE: Reagan's legacy on 95th birthday

    02/01/2006 4:43:12 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 289+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2 February 2006
    He would have turned 95 on Feb. 6 – the most recent former president to die and likely the most popular and inspiring chief executive of the 20th century. Ronald Reagan – known as unflappably pro-defense yet able to forge friendships with his adversaries. Staunchly partisan and loyal to the Republican Party yet deft at crafting compromise with Democratic lawmakers to move his agenda forward. A tax cutter who presided over a significant expansion in revenues to the federal government. Though Reagan's legacy includes accomplishments in all areas of public policy, it is his success in toppling the "Evil Empire"...
  • Important 25th Anniversary: U.S Hostages Released From Iran, Reagan Inaugurated

    01/24/2006 7:21:39 AM PST · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Debbie ^ | 01/23/06 | Debbie Schlussel
    I almost forgot to recognize a very important anniversary. This past Friday was the 25th anniversary of the release of 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days by Islamic terrorists. It's especially important because one of their mad captors is now the mad leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, today. While our State Department claims he was not one of the captors, the surviving hostages, today, remember him. And I believe them. Not the liars and enablers at the State Department who are most often America's enemies fondest allies. Times Haven't Changed: U.S. Hostages in Iran Released 25 Years...
  • Dubya Does 'Reagan'

    10/24/2005 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 166 replies · 2,389+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10/23/2005 | Debra Saunders
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Sometimes, the only thing a president can do is hang onto history -- the promise of that day when he has his library and all his critics have transformed into admirers who gloss over his many stumbles only to stand in awe of his accomplishments, when the naysayers and nitpickers cannot be heard, as the ears before him hear only an uplifting soundtrack of Aaron Copland. President Bush clearly was dreaming of that day as he stood at the grand opening of the Reagan Library Air Force One Pavilion, with wife Laura and Nancy Reagan by...