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  • WHAT was President Ford's MOST REPEATED WARNING? Government big enough to give you everything (TR)

    07/30/2019 10:24:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 14, 2019 | Bill Federer
    WHAT was President Ford's MOST REPEATED WARNING? - "Government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to..." President Gerald Ford stated in Rockford, IL, March 11, 1976: "People say ... why don't you expand that program, why don't you spend more Federal money?... I don't think they have understood one of the fundamentals ... I look them in the eye and I say, 'Do you realize that a government big enough to give us everything we want is a government big enough to take from us everything we have?'" Gerald Rudolph Ford was the 38th U.S....
  • South Dakota’s City of Presidents Unveils Obama Statue

    07/18/2019 5:41:57 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 61 replies
    smithsonian ^ | 7/16/19 | Jason Daley
    The bronze likeness of Obama is the latest addition to Rapid City’s City of Presidents project. The idea is to honor American presidents with life-size bronzes scattered throughout the downtown. Each statue is privately funded and placement follows a preset pattern to make sure there is no favoritism or political bias in the process. Since the project began in 2000, every president besides Obama have been immortalized on the streets of Rapid City from notables like Thomas Jefferson to obscure chief executives like Rutherford B. Hayes. Tanya Manus at the Rapid City Journal reports that the 44th president's sculpture was...
  • Americans rank Barack Obama as best president of their lifetimes: Poll

    07/12/2019 10:21:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 122 replies ^ | July 12, 2019+ | ADIA ROBINSON
    A new Pew Research Center poll says more Americans rank former President Barack Obama higher than any other when asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes.Obama was named the best or second best president by 44 percent of Americans in the survey that came out Wednesday. Thirty-one percent ranked him as the best president in their lifetimes.
  • Geoff Shepard: Yes, Trump and Nixon are alike in many ways -- just not the ways Trump’s opponents...

    07/07/2019 9:54:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07 July 2019 | Geoff Shepard
    FULL TITLE: Geoff Shepard: Yes, Trump and Nixon are alike in many ways -- just not the ways Trump’s opponents would like A lot of people like making comparisons these days between President Trump and Richard Nixon – most of them in connection to the Watergate scandal and Nixon leaving office before his second term was up. And indeed, there are several similarities between the two presidents. They are, however, not the ones those making such wishful-thinking claims would like to see. As someone who served on Nixon’s White House staff for five years – mostly doing policy work with...

    07/04/2019 10:00:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 175 replies
    Infowars ^ | 07/04/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    “Why the hell would Jeb Bush post this today?”     Governor Jeb Bush provoked a backlash after he sent a strange tweet about presidents who died on July 4, with many taking it as a veiled dig at President Trump.“Three Presidents Die on July 4th: Just a Coincidence?” tweeted Bush along with a link to a story which explained how, “Three Founding Father Presidents—John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe—died on July 4.”    
  • We Blamed George W. Bush

    06/19/2019 7:07:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    wsj ^ | 06/17/2019 | James Freeman
    Given the volume of commentary describing Donald Trump as a uniquely polarizing figure—and the amount of time Democrats spend attempting to end his presidency—one might think he is among the most partisan Presidents in our history. But that’s not the message in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey. Not that voters don’t give Mr. Trump a large share of the blame when asked who is responsible for “the partisanship that goes on in Washington.” In the June NBC/WSJ poll, 43% of respondents give the Trump administration “almost all” or “a major part” of the blame. When you consider that another...
  • No, Nixon was never officially impeached. He resigned first

    06/18/2019 10:36:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    politifact ^ | 06/13/2019 | Bill McCarthy
    Former President Richard Nixon is making a comeback, this time as congressional Democrats mull impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Just this week, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report from Nixon’s former White House counsel, John Dean, a key witness in the Watergate scandal. What’s often forgotten about Nixon is that, while he’s the only U.S. president to resign from office, he was never actually impeached. The latest public figure to bobble this fact was Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s late-night show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Kimmel’s comment came during the June 6 episode...
  • Pete Buttigieg says it's "almost certain" we've had gay presidents

    06/17/2019 8:03:24 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 68 replies ^ | 6/16/19 | Mike Allen
    Pete Buttigieg told "Axios on HBO" that "we've probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn't know which ones." Why it matters: Buttigieg, who is rising in polls and would be the first openly gay nominee of either party, talks easily about his sexual orientation when asked. This comment is a new window into his thinking. Transcript "Axios on HBO:" "Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim. If you were to win the nomination, they'll say you're too young, too liberal, too gay to be commander-in-chief. You are...
  • Trump Sparks Outcry by Describing Melania as ‘Our Own Jackie O’ [Leftwing Filth]

    06/17/2019 8:07:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 86 replies
    The Wrap ^ | Sean Burch | June 14, 2019 | Sean Burch
    Jackie Kennedy Onassis would “never have entered the country illegally to become an escort and never would have considered spending a moment with vile trash like Trump,” one critic tweets President Trump sparked angry criticism on Friday, this time by comparing his wife, Melania, to former first lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis during a “Fox & Friends” interview. The president made the comparison while talking about his decision to switch the paint job on Air Force One, which has been around since the early 1960s. “You know the baby blue doesn’t fit with us,” Trump said. “It was Jackie O and...
  • Truman May Have Been the Proto-Trump

    06/08/2019 1:23:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When Truman took office after Roosevelt's death in April 1945, he knew relatively nothing about the grand strategy of World War II. No one had told him anything about the ongoing atomic bomb project...But for the next seven-plus years, Truman shocked the country. Over the objections of many in his Cabinet, he ordered the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan. Over the objections of most of the State Department, he recognized the new state of Israel. Over the objections of the Roosevelt holdovers, he broke with wartime ally the Soviet Union and crafted the foundations of Cold War communist...
  • Meet the pets: Dogs of the presidential contenders. And the tale of Beto's turtle.

    05/06/2019 10:29:26 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    NBC 'Newz' ^ | May 4, 2019 | Daren Gregorian
    The 2020 Democratic presidential contenders are going to the dogs — and a turtle. Donald Trump is the first president to forgo an animal companion in the White House since Andrew Johnson in the 1860s, according to the Presidential Pet Museum. Trump has said he'd "feel a little phony" with a dog, but presidents haven't kept just canines — Calvin Coolidge had a bobcat, Teddy Roosevelt had a one-legged rooster, and Thomas Jefferson kept a pair of grizzly bear cubs on the White House lawn. About half of the declared Democratic candidates looking to move into the White House, however,...
  • Founding Fathers under attack: Students demand Thomas Jefferson statue removal

    05/03/2019 5:37:09 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    Students at Hofstra University are demanding the school remove a Thomas Jefferson statue. The group included other demands as well, including "mandated, comprehensive, cultural competency training.” Students at Hofstra University protested a statue of Thomas Jefferson on Friday at the second annual event, titled “Jefferson Has Gotta Go!” The statue has been the center of controversy on the campus and has been defaced with “DECOLONIZE” and “Black Lives Matter” signs and stickers. According to a media advisory sent by the Jefferson Has Gotta Go (JGG) campaign, the protest was held at Hofstra Breslin Hall. Organizers included “students of Hofstra University,...
  • George Washington mural 'traumatizes' San Fran students; high school may remove art

    05/02/2019 11:23:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 96 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2019 | By Douglas Ernst
    A San Francisco school district may remove an 83-year-old mural of President George Washington from, ironically, George Washington High School because it “traumatizes students and community members.” The work of artist Victor Arnautoff, a communist, may no longer be progressive enough for “Fog City.” His 13 panels for the high school, created in 1936, have been deemed problematic by the San Francisco Unified School District. Officials say some the artist’s historical depictions are offensive to Native Americans and blacks. Laura Dudnick, a spokeswoman for the district, told educational watchdog the College Fix via email Thursday that Mr. Arnautoff’s work was...
  • The Most Successful Presidents Keep to Themselves -- Not Twitter

    04/26/2019 7:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/26/2019 | Michael Barone
    "The Mueller report makes Trump look vain, ignorant, inept, and astonishingly dishonest." So writes my Washington Examiner colleague Quin Hillyer, never an enthusiast of President Donald Trump. He refers to many passages of the report: one that shows the president ordering his White House counsel to arrange the firing of the special counsel and then ordering the counsel to state in writing he never said that; one suggesting that Trump was dangling pardons to cooperative aides; and others in which Trump vents his rage at the protracted investigation, which eventually, after almost two years, found no evidence that he or...
  • The Nation Mourns the Death of the President (1841)

    04/04/2019 6:54:40 AM PDT · by NRx · 12 replies
    Alexandria Gazette ^ | 04-06-1841 | Staff
    City of Washington April 4, 1841- An all-wise Providence having removed from this life, William Henry Harrison, late President of the United States, we have thought it our duty, in the recess of Congress, and in the absence of the Vice President from the Seat of Government, to make this afflicting bereavement known to the country, by this declaration, under our hands. He died at the President's House, in this city, this fourth day of April, Anno Domini 1841, at thirty minutes before one o'clock in the morning. The people of the United States, overwhelmed by an event so unexpected...
  • Democrat Dream Tickets for 2020, Proving Karma has a Sense of Humor

    03/29/2019 5:53:18 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 4 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 3/29/2019 | RedNeckoBlogger
  • MSNBC's Katy Tur: George Washington a 'Native Son of New York'

    02/19/2019 9:28:50 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barack Obama is going to have to school Katy Tur on the famous sons of all the 57 states . . . If ever there were a famous Virginian, it is George Washington. Born and raised in Virginia, Mount Vernon was, of course, his historic home. Yet somehow, a confused Katy Tur has claimed that Washington was a "native son of New York." Her embarrassing gaffe occurred today on MSNBC, as Tur handed off the MTP Daily hour to Ari Melber and The Beat. ARI MELBER: Hi, Katy. I wanted to wish you a happy Presidents Day. TUR: You know,...
  • George H.W. Bush: Man of Character

    12/04/2018 12:24:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies ^ | December 4, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    I first met the man who would become America's 41st president in 1968. He was a Houston congressman and I was a young reporter for a local TV and radio station. My first impression was how kind he was to this "kid," who had just moved to Texas from the Washington, D.C., area and was just starting to learn the "language," like "fixing to go" and "y'all." Everyone who worked for George H.W. Bush, or knew him, has a story to tell. I have several. Mr. Bush was a letter writer like none other. I think I have an almost...
  • We Over-Honor Our Presidents

    12/04/2018 8:18:17 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | December 4, 2018 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    It is in no way to insult George H. W. Bush — or any other president, for that matter — to ask whether the retooling of their calendars is an appropriate way for the people of a republic to respond to the death of an elected representative. Tomorrow, the press reports, is to be a “day of mourning” — a day on which the stock market will be closed, on which the federal government will shut down, on which the House of Representatives will begin a week-long break, on which various universities will cancel classes, on which the Postal Service...
  • Donald and Melania invited to Bush

    12/01/2018 7:20:15 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 103 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/1/18 | self
    Donald Trump and Melania invited to George H. Bush National Cathedral event .....