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  • 1980 GOP debate moderator who tried to silence Reagan dies

    09/22/2017 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 9/22/2017
    The former New Hampshire newspaper editor who prompted a testy "I am paying for this microphone" retort from Ronald Reagan in a 1980 presidential primary debate has died.
  • In 1983 ‘war scare,’ Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.

    10/25/2015 6:26:44 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2015 | David E. Hoffman
    A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, triggering a series of unparalleled Soviet military re­sponses, according to a top-secret U.S. intelligence review that has just been declassified. “In 1983, we may have inadvertently placed our relations with the Soviet Union on a hair trigger,” the review concluded.
  • Back to the future with the Gipper

    09/04/2017 9:16:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2016 | Washington Times
    ogether, we’ve swept away many government-created obstacles to our prosperity. In our fight against inflation and high interest rates, we enacted the largest budget cuts ever considered by the Congress. We produced the first real tax cut for working men and women in nearly 20 years. We slowed the pace of federal rule-making. We saw to it our money supply followed a pattern of slow, stable growth. These dramatic changes in economic policy are the dynamic result of millions of individuals coming together, committed to preserving a society where we can each seek our own goals, assured of the freedom...
  • Michael Davis (Reagan Era Humor Break)

    09/03/2017 9:19:15 PM PDT · by Hostage · 10 replies
    http://louisepsteinmanagement.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | Louis Epstein
    It seems like forever since democrats and repubicans could geniunely laugh hysterically together under the spell of a real first rate comic talent. Ronald Reagan brought back class, optimism, elegance, dignity, and grace to the White House while every democrat had given up on overcoming his popular appeal. Many Americans today do not remember or never saw the hostility that democrats and republicans had towards each other during the first two years of the Reagan Administration. The democrats belittled and criticized Roald Reagan at every turn in his first two years until ... until he won, and he won by...
  • Peter Bart: Ronald Reagan Would Have Hated Donald Trump’s Narcissistic Rag [Major Vomit Alert]

    08/31/2017 7:37:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 31, 2017 | Peter Bart
    The mounting intensity of Donald Trump’s war on the press confounds news veterans like me who remember Trump’s history as a media whore. During my 20 years as editor-in-chief of Variety, I knew Trump as an avid self-publicist who frantically sought loftier standing on Hollywood’s power pyramid. But here’s the rub: My perspective on Trump is shaped by my earlier relationship with another icon who also yearned to leverage showbiz fame into political power. Assigned to cover Ronald Reagan’s first gubernatorial campaign for The New York Times, I had an inside seat to observe how a vastly different style of...
  • The day President Reagan comforted a black family who had a KKK cross burned on their lawn

    08/27/2017 6:36:05 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27th 2017 | DeNeen L. Brown
    President Reagan read the story about the cross burning in his morning Washington Post. A black family in College Park, Md., had just won a civil suit against a young Ku Klux Klan leader who had been convicted of terrorizing them five years earlier. Reagan’s deputy press secretary, Larry Speakes, said the president was jarred by what had happened to Phillip and Barbara Butler. “That was the first thing on his mind this morning,” Speakes told The Post on May 3, 1982. White House Chief of Staff James Baker and Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Deaver walked into the Oval...
  • MSNBC’s Butler: Trump’s Neo-Nazi, Racist Behavior Is Just Following Ronald Reagan’s Legacy

    08/19/2017 10:40:25 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 08/18/2017 | Curtis Houck
    One can always count on the left to overreach. Thursday’s Hardball featured MSNBC legal analyst Paul Butler arguing that President Trump’s Charlottesville response was only a continuation of “white racism” put forth by former Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. To make the show’s A-block even more loony, USC professor Erroll Southers later argued that “the right-wing” is “the greatest threat to our nation’s homeland and national security” thanks to Trump being “a champion in the White House.” Host Chris Matthews teed Butler up by wondering if Trump “allowed himself to be identified with the cause of the Civil...
  • Presidents' Day 2012 (Knights of Columbus TV Commercial)

    02/20/2012 8:00:42 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 18 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | February 17, 2012 | Knights of Columbus
    A commercial made by the Knights of Columbus which was run earlier today on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)   ===>   Link for "Presidents' Day 2012" (Knights of Columbus commercial on youtube)
  • Ronald Reagan has the answer to GOP’s ObamaCare riddle

    07/20/2017 1:03:09 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    When President Ronald Reagan was asked why he settled for a 5 percent tax cut in 1981 when he had proposed cutting taxes by twice as much, he answered: “Half a loaf is better than none.” That’s advice the Republican Party should heed right now. The Senate’s failure this week to repeal ObamaCare is a bitter disappointment to the 18 million people in the individual market struggling with unaffordable premiums and deductibles. It’s also bad news for another 8 million who are opting to pay hefty penalties rather than buy those unaffordable plans. And things are only getting worse. Health...
  • Ronald Reagan's party once again?

    07/17/2017 10:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2017 | Noemie Emery
    On Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, Henry Olsen posted on the National Review Online his final prediction for the election on Tuesday, in which he said that Mitt Romney would lose to President Barack Obama by one point and a little less than one hundred electoral votes. In the end, Romney lost by a little bit more than that. But the reason Olson gave was correct: Romney could not get enough votes from working-class whites in the Midwest and elsewhere, who were sympathetic to much in the GOP's message, but could not relate to his laissez-faire theme. Still in pain from...
  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    The subject head of the document, carried under the words, “Special Importance,” read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to the memo, Senator Kennedy was “very troubled” by U.S.-Soviet relations, which Kennedy attributed not to the murderous tyrant running the USSR but to President Reagan. The problem was Reagan’s “belligerence,” said the memo, and made worse by Reagan’s stubbornness. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.” That refusal, said the memo, was exacerbated by Reagan’s political...
  • Pres. Ronald Reagan awards Medal of Honor to MSG Roy Benavidez, then Benavidez speaks (OMG!)

    07/10/2017 12:36:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/20/11
    INCREDIBLE hero, great man, great American. Video here --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oUtJxE4sjs
  • Underestimating the Trumps. America underestimated the Reagans, too

    07/09/2017 5:00:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | July 9, 2017 | Robert Charles
    Mark my words – the wind is turning. Donald and Melania Trump are leaders – persistent, consistent, from the heart. Some expected this, many did not. But underestimating these two would be a profound mistake. The first clear turn signal was the Inauguration speech. It was concise, incisive, blunt and uncompromising. No more blah-blah and calculated pampering, national self-derision or happy talk for the sake of media approval. No more pretending personal differences and sincere opinions were bad, individual character and national sacrifice irrelevant, honor and history no longer material. To those who wished America would again be proud of...
  • Gorbachev Compares Putin-Trump Meeting To His Meeting With Reagan

    07/08/2017 8:37:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies
    TASS ^ | 07/09/2017 | TASS
    Ex-President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev compared the meeting between Russian and US leaders Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg to his meeting with ex-President of the United States Ronald Reagan. The politician made such a statement in an interview with Italian publicist Giulietto Chiesa posted on Globalist portal on Saturday. "I recall when we started the disarmament dialog with Ronald Reagan, I was told in several days after first contacts that US naval vessels entered the Black Sea and approached territorial waters of the Soviet Union. I was asked, "What shall we do?"...
  • Reagan’s 1982 Speech on Facing Down Threats to Western Civilization

    07/07/2017 7:27:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to go back to the Ronald Reagan speech in 1982. We’re bouncing off Trump’s speech in Poland yesterday in which Trump pledged the Poles that the United States would not forsake them. America would be there to help them with their growth, their protection, their energy supplies. Right now most of Europe gets its natural gas and a lot of its oil from Russia, with pipelines that run through a number of different European Union countries. This allows Russia to have much leverage over the European Union. Because if he wants, Putin can simply close the pipeline....
  • Reagan Derangement Syndrome Is Alive and Well

    06/28/2017 6:05:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 28, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    To believe, in the 1980s, that Ronald Reagan was going to blow up the world may have been merely peculiar. To believe so today is a symptom of raging Reagan Derangement Syndrome. And yet here we are, with The Reagan Show, a new documentary rehashing the paranoid style of Reaganography, set for limited theatrical release on June 30 and video-on-demand release shortly thereafter. The continuing popularity of President Reagan is a source of profound irritation and unease to liberals. To assuage their pain, they have gone back to their initial rationalization for how Reagan became so beloved: He cheated. Though...
  • Trump Won the White House by Recapturing Reagan’s Magic

    06/27/2017 4:24:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 27, 2017 | Henry Olsen
    Ronald Reagan often said that he did not leave the Democratic party, the party left him. That statement is usually considered to be mere political fluff, a ruse to make himself politically palatable to the voters who revered FDR and the New Deal. Yet, that view is both condescending and wrong. A close reading of Reagan’s thought shows that he was always more concerned with what government sought to do than the fact that government was used to do it. Reagan’s preferences always matched those of working-class Americans. Like him, these men and women voted for the Republican Dwight Eisenhower...
  • TEEN PULLS FULL REAGAN at Teen-Day in Polish Parliament

    06/02/2017 8:44:15 AM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    Vlad Tepes reported: At Poland’s regular Teen Day in Parliament, a number of speakers came to discuss matters of importance to the MPs but it didn’t go as the left had hoped. This young teen pulled the full Raegan on them including the speech ender, Cartago delende est, where Carthage is now Brussels. https://youtu.be/fTKy3RyKmGY
  • Out of touch Conservatives?

    05/26/2017 10:11:06 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In this space, we frequently call out left-wing academics out of touch with reality. That might appear to be an ideological bias in and of itself were it not for their overwhelming dominance of academe. Nevertheless, it behooves us to take note when conservative perceptions, rare as they are in the Ivory Tower, do not match up with reality. "If the vagueness of Trump's policy positions provides an opening for Congress to fill in the details, so does the unconservatism of many of the positions he has specified," Greg Weiner writes in the Spring 2017 issue of Modern Age. "There...
  • For the Record: Democrats Called For Last 4 GOP Presidents To be Impeached

    05/21/2017 9:58:46 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    While the lying mainstream makes it seem that Democrats are onto something with impeachment talk of President Trump, they fail to show that Democrats have called for the impeachment of GOP presidents in ‘81, ’83, ’84, ’91, ’04, ‘05, and ‘07.Investors Business Daily reported: The fact that some Democrats are already calling for the impeachment of President Trump is hardly news. What is news is the fact that even some ardent liberals are worried that reflexively jumping on the impeachment bandwagon is folly. According to a list compiled by CNN, 27 Democrats have so far come out in favor of...