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  • Discipline in the 2016 race

    11/26/2015 11:20:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PowerLine ^ | November 26, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    John Sears, Ronald Reagan’s one-time campaign manager, once said “discipline is nine-tenths of politics.” And, as Tevi Troy reminds us: Candidate Reagan put Sears’ dictum into action, running a relentlessly focused communication operation that kept to its message of the day, often to the consternation of the reporters following the campaign. This approach continued into Reagan’s presidency. As the authors of All the President’s Spin put it: “Ronald Reagan’s administration broke new ground with its message discipline and image control.” The same was true of George W. Bush. Troy, who worked in the Bush administration, recalls Bush’s chief-of-staff Andy Card...
  • Rush Limbaugh: ‘Compared To Reagan, Trump Is Not A Conservative

    11/25/2015 3:40:28 AM PST · by Kartographer · 193 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/015 | Steve Guest
    Elections Rush Limbaugh: ‘Compared To Reagan, Trump Is Not A Conservative’ [VIDEO] Photo of Steve Guest Steve Guest Media Reporter 3:59 PM 11/24/2015 981 Radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that Donald Trump is “not a conservative” when compared with former President Ronald Reagan. Limbaugh explained, that “compared to Reagan, Trump is not a conservative, and the bulk of Trump’s support is not the Republican base.” “As we mentioned yesterday, if you look at the demographics, at least as expressed polling data, the bulk of Trump support is what we all have been led to believe the Republican Party wants:...
  • National “Talk Like Trump” Day

    11/22/2015 8:02:53 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-22-2015 | MOTUS
    Newest polls all continue to show The Donald leading in Iowa, the Granite State and nationally. (And Ted Cruz is picking up momentum everywhere as well.)In honor of this achievement, the Ace of Spades held a Talk Like Trump Day – the same as “talk like a pirate” only more fun. First, the premise: If you follow Trump on Twitter, you see he has a specific style of messaging. The formula is Brief Opening Thought, Vague Elaboration, and then a Brief Summary With an Exclamation Point! Followed by this Ace’s (made up) example: Immigration policy is a disaster. A real...
  • Bill OReilly and the Fanciful Unbelievable Farfetched Magical Mystery Tour de Farce, Killing Reagan

    11/12/2015 1:38:46 PM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    CNS ^ | November 12, 2015 | Craig Shirley
    A hundred years from now, when future historians are rooting around the monumental life and times of Ronald Reagan, they will begin with his two auto biographies, Where’s The Rest of Me? and An American Life. They will then move on to Lou Cannon’s five excellent books covering various aspects of Ronald Reagan’s life. Then, they will turn to the books edited by Marty and Annelise Anderson and Kiron Skinner, A Life In Letters and In His Own Hand, two wonderfully long books of chosen letters of the Gipper. They also wrote a book of Reagan’s radio broadcasts, also important....
  • How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969 (Mizzou: What would President Reaga

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

    11/10/2015 12:54:32 PM PST · by twister881 · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2015 | George F. Will
    Were the lungs the seat of wisdom, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly would be wise, but they are not and he is not. So it is not astonishing that he is doubling down on his wager that the truth cannot catch up with him. It has, however, already done so.
  • Taxpayer-Funded Diversity Bureaucrats Hound Professor, Compare Reagan Library To KKK CAMP

    11/09/2015 3:12:21 PM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 9, 2015 | Eric Owens
    A professor at California State University, Northridge is appealing a finding by school officials that he retaliated against students who complained of anti-gay and anti-women discrimination after they voluntarily attended an event concerning family issues at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for class credit.
  • Bill O’Reilly slanders Ronald Reagan

    11/07/2015 11:18:50 AM PST · by TBP · 66 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 5 | George Will
    Bill O’Reilly and his collaborator, Martin Dugard, will distort public understanding of Ronald Reagan’s presidency more than hostile but conscientious scholars could.
  • Election Night 1980 from CBS [ Video from 35 Years Ago Today]

    11/04/2015 5:50:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/25/13: From 11/4/1980 | a depressed bunch of CBS "journalists"
    From November of 1980, here is CBS's coverage of Election Night. Taped from WJKW-TV8, Cleveland. This is part 1 of 3
  • The Christian Convictions of the Iron Lady

    10/31/2015 7:09:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/15 | Eliza Filby
    “Economics is the method; the object is to change the soul.” So said Margaret Thatcher. The Iron Lady always believed that democratic capitalism involved the transformation of values as much as it did the improvement of Britain's ailing GDP. Yet few people are aware that Thatcher was a woman of profound faith. She had been a lay Methodist preacher while a student at Oxford University. Later, she would transfer this missionary energy from the pulpit to the political podium. The solid Christian base for Margaret Thatcher's politics goes back to her strict Methodist upbringing and, more specifically, to her father...
  • The Cruz Plan: Reagan Reenters the Republican Field

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

    10/30/2015 12:55:06 PM PDT · by TheJIMgram · 10 replies
    TheJIM!gram ^ | October 29, 2015 | Jim Jatras
    TheJIM!gram© is a publication of Jim Jatras, the only announced prospect for the 2016 GOP Vice Presidential nod, addressing the daunting challenges facing our great country. Reposting and redistribution with attribution is permitted and encouraged. October 29, 2015 No. 4 In this issue of TheJIM!gram© I propose: "Let Them Be Red While We Take Back Reagan’s Blue" There has been understandable chortling among Republicans that at the Democrats’ first debate they finally came clean on the “s-word.” Long considered almost taboo in American politics, the term socialism can now be considered mainstream in the party of (for now, anyway) Jefferson,...
  • Now THIS is How To Run Debate! Bush vs Reagan 1980

    10/30/2015 9:19:59 AM PDT · by TapsBrowning · 21 replies
    After re-watching the disastrous debacle of the Republican Debate from CNBC, I decided to spend time on youtube to watch old debates. Specifically, historical ones. The first observation is that the moderator stays completely out of the way. They allowed each candidate enough time to explain their positions. They did not interrupt in an attempt to debate the debater. They did not insert their opinion on what was just said. The bottom line, today's news media is so drunk on themselves and their importance and their bias that they completely have turned debates into a sports spectacle instead of something...
  • When Donald Trump Hated Ronald Reagan (here come the "let's divide conservatives" stories!)

    10/25/2015 7:03:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/25/15 | Michael D'Antonio
    In 2016, there are 14 Republican presidential candidates for whom Ronald Reagan is both the benchmark for conservative values and the lodestar of conservative ideas. Theres also one who wrote, in the second to last year of Reagans presidency, that he had been so smooth, so effective a performer that only now, seven years later, are people beginning to question whether theres anything beneath that smile. The gadfly was Donald Trump, writing in his book The Art of the Deal. But it wasnt just a glancing blow; to promote the book, Trump launched a political campaign that tore into Reagans...
  • Bush or Cruz: Who Really Hijacked the GOP?

    10/21/2015 11:29:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 21st, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call it George W. unplugged.The other day at a Jeb Bush fundraiser in Denver, Politico reported multiple accounts of former President George W. Bush zeroing in on one of brother Jeb’s GOP opponents—and no, it wasn’t Donald Trump.  Here’s the Politico headline: George W. Bush unleashes on Ted Cruz'I just don't like that guy,' the former president tells donors.In other words? Inside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brother’s campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former president’s skin, whom he views as perhaps Jeb Bush’s...
  • Trump is like Reagan and the media is clueless about it

    10/20/2015 9:48:14 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/2015 | Ann Coulter
    Neurotically ignoring the fact that Donald Trumps position on immigration has catapulted him to the lead for the Republican presidential nomination, the media diminish his soaring poll numbers with a scrolling series of rationalizations. Trump might or might not be the nominee, but the dismissals of him are wishful thinking, not historical fact. All summer, for example, we were smugly assured that polls mean nothing this far in advance of an election. Sen. Marco Rubios (R-Fla.) campaign manager Terry Sullivan assured Politico: Show me the candidate who was first place in August who ended up winning in February. I hope...

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

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

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

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

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

    10/09/2015 7:11:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 9, 2015 | Matthew Continenti
    From Sweden in the Baltic to Tartus in the Mediterranean, Russian forces are on the offensive. The consensus among U.S. officials not beholden to the White House is that Mitt Romney was right. Vladimir Putins Russia is the most dangerous threat to America. And not only to America: Russias attempts to reclaim its empire spread conflict and misery, prolong war, destabilize the postwar alliance system that has brought security and prosperity to the world, and erode Western values such as freedom, equality, and individualism. Though Russia may no longer espouse global communist revolution, the consequences of its militarism and aggression...
  • Why Donald Trump is the new Ronald Reagan

    10/08/2015 3:06:17 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 30 replies
    Personal Liberty.com ^ | Posted on October 8, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Someone finally listened. Ive been searching for the new Ronald Reagan to make America great again. Ive argued in my past four books and hundreds of commentaries that taxes are too damn high on Americas risk-takers, job creators and business owners. Ive pleaded for a dramatic, Reaganesque tax cut to supercharge the economy and create millions of new jobs. Ive been searching for a president who would reward the economic engine of America (small business) and reward the people who value work ethic, personal responsibility and rugged individualism over cradle-to-grave government dependency. That was how Reagan created the greatest economic...
  • Fiorina outlines hawkish policies on Iran, Russia (US-enforced no-fly zone in Syria)

    10/07/2015 9:39:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | 10/7/15 | MEGAN DOYLE
    Should Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina win the Oval Office, she wouldnt be making any calls to her counterpart in Russia. I wouldnt speak to Vladmir Putin, Fiorina said. She would, however, rebuild a missile defense program in Poland and conduct military exercises in the Baltic States. I would guarantee you that after four or five or six months of that kind of behavior, Vladmir Putin will speak differently with the United States of America, she said. Its how people behave. Hes a bully. Fiorina, the only woman seeking the GOP nomination, is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She ran...
  • On Taxes, Trump Is No Reagan: What About The Spending Side Of The Budget?

    10/06/2015 7:27:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/06/2015 | James Capretta
    President Ronald Reagan is invoked incessantly by conservative commentators and politicians, but never more so than when the subject is taxes. And so it was when Donald Trump released his plan for tax reform. Several conservative commentators have done Trump a favor (and the public a disservice) by vouching for the legitimacy of the plan and saying it is very much in the Reagan tradition. That gives Trump far too much credit. His tax plan bears a superficial resemblance to Reagans agenda, but Reagan would never have proposed something so transparently infeasible. Reagan is invoked too casually on taxes both...
  • The Best of Ronald Reagan

    10/03/2015 8:15:27 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 5/11/12 | Ronald Reagan
    The Best of Ronald Reagan
  • The Time My Husband Tried to Call Reagan From Communist Poland

    09/21/2015 11:18:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    They were friends. I heard stories. Like Labor Secretary Ray Donovan on one knee fixing a shoelace when his boss ambled in. Grinned the chief of state: Not necessary. When you see me, a mere curtsy will do.SNIP 1980. Hed just been elected and we were in communist Poland. Because Joey had his unlisted home number, he grabbed our hotel phone to call congratulations. No operator. He tried again. No response. No voice. No nothing. The line was dead. Eventually uprooting the manager, he complained the telephones broken and its imperative he call America. California. Manager: No. Cannot. Joey: Whaddaya...
  • Vanity: Jeffrey Lord (Reaganite) On CNN Talking The Reagan-Bush Divide LOL!

    09/16/2015 8:51:41 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/15/15 | CNN
    Jeffrey Lord is saying the Reagan-Bush divide, that goes back to the hatred between the families in the Reagan White House, is the subtext even now for Trump's attack on Jeb in the debate... Interesting. If Jeb's "experienced" military advisors were so great, how come they didn't mitigate what they had to have known Obama was going to do? Phony crap. We don't need ClintonBushClintonBush warmovers in office again.
  • Donald Trump is much more like Ronald Reagan than the GOP establishment would like to admit

    09/16/2015 3:38:43 PM PDT · by Amntn · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | 9/16/15 | Jonathan Allen
    Donald Trump is a lot more like Ronald Reagan than most Republicans think. Many in the GOP establishment are upset that Trump compares himself to fellow Democrat-turned-Republican Reagan, and they often try to discredit him by arguing that Reagan was a happy warrior who spoke only of a "shining city on a hill" and "morning in America" but never ominously about the country he loved. "As political presences, Trump and Reagan are light years apart," Bill Whalen, a fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution, wrote recently. "Reagan was an optimist. Trump is a scowling nativist." There's a problem with this...
  • This new pro-Hillary ad uses Reagan's famous Morning in America pitch

    09/16/2015 2:57:13 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 16, 2015 | Becca Stanek
    As much as the Republican Party may idolize former President Ronald Reagan, a new ad from Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action contends that the GOP of 2016 has little in common with its 1984 incarnation. The 90-second ad splices segments of Reagan's iconic "Morning in America" ad highlighting America's economic progress with videos of GOP contenders making pessimistic claims (former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush saying people need to work longer hours, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio decrying the minimum wage law, and Donald Trump declaring the American dream to be dead, among others).
  • Game Over...Reagan won NY, Native Son Trump wins NY - 29 Electoral Votes General Election

    09/15/2015 10:52:20 PM PDT · by E20erer · 42 replies
    Native Son, Donald Trump Wins New York!!! NYC and elsewhere will vote for Donald Trump.
  • Ad invokes Reagan to attack Republicans' hard line on immigration

    09/13/2015 3:49:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 13, 2015 | Krista Hughes and Toni Clarke
    Days before a Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Library, an immigration advocacy group invoked the former president to attack the tough immigration rhetoric of certain candidates, including front-runner Donald Trump. A television ad launched on Sunday by the National Immigration Forum Action Fund contrasts Reagan's call for the United States to welcome all people with the stances of Trump, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who have proposed an end to birthright citizenship and urged other crackdowns. The ad highlights Trump's demand for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and comments that Mexican immigrants were...
  • Salon: Donald Trump's "Call Of The Wild" Beyond Racism,Nativism-Plays To "Embattled (Shortened)

    09/13/2015 11:45:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 13, 2015 | Breitbart News
    From Andrew OHehir writing at Salon: At some point during the Iran hostage crisis of 1980 an event that, lest we forget, decisively scuttled the presidency of Jimmy Carter and got Ronald Reagan elected I remember seeing a hand-painted banner outside a working-class tavern in South Baltimore. Its centerpiece was a caricature of the Ayatollah Khomeini, done in political-cartoon style with an oversized head and undersized body.
  • The Wall Street Journal Gets it Wrong On Planned Parenthood

    09/12/2015 11:05:07 AM PDT · by Shery · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12 September, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    There they go again. If there were a recent editorial that could help account for the rise of Donald Trump, this one from our friends on the Wall Street Journal editorial board would be it: Government Shutdown Redux Obama and Clinton want a showdown over Planned Parenthood. Going after Senator Ted Cruz, the article reads: Congress is back in Washington, which means more intra-GOP drama when funding for the government expires at the end of the month. Some conservatives are trying to force a showdown over Planned Parenthood, but we wish theyd explain how this would benefit the antiabortion movement...
  • Michael Reagan: My Father Would Be Appalled at Trump

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

    09/08/2015 9:47:02 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    The Washington Examiner is reporting that a left-wing 'activist' group (CREDO) is lobbying embattled House Speaker John Boehner to strip Ronald Reagan's name from our official RR Washington National Airport -and presumably tear-down his statue- all in the name of their hatred for everything -and everybody- that ever made this country great... The CREDOaction group -which is financed by their mobile phone company- 'funds progressive nonprofits' and is currently circulating an online petition named 'Tell John Boehner: Rename Ronald Reagan Airport'. They claim to have 60K signatures already. But this appears to be a sort of shot-across-the-bow to put...
  • Is Trumpism supplanting Reaganism?

    09/07/2015 1:41:53 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 78 replies
    Conservativeintel ^ | Sep 7, 2015 | David Freddoso
    can conservatives prevent Trumpism from eclipsing and dismantling the Reagan coalition? This is going to be a very important question going forward. Democrats are experiencing turmoil in their own primary at the moment as we have been predicting here, Bernie Sanders is catching fire and Hillary Clinton is drowning in her own sins. The Republicans nominee could well be the next president. Will they nominate a movement conservative, or will they nominate Trump? Read more at http://conservativeintel.com/2015/09/07/the-briefing-vol-iii-issue-28/
  • Donald Trump Fires Back At Jeb Bush: He Should Lead By Speaking English While In The United States

    09/02/2015 11:36:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 218 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/15 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump tells Breitbart News former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should be speaking Englishnot the Spanish he spoke in to attack Trump in Miami this weekon the campaign trail. Trump had harsh words for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in this interview, as well, and lit into the donor class, all while saying that the silent majority in America is waking up and fighting to take back the country from the political class. Trump also predicted that he will not only win the White House in 2016, but that he will be re-elected in 2020predicting he will be...
  • Comparing Trump to Reagan Should Be a Slappable Offense

    09/01/2015 7:30:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/01/2015 | by David Forsmark
    It’s presidential campaign season again, which means the name Reagan is going to be bandied about, embraced—and taken in vain.From Rick Santorum (who was a back-bench congressman during the Reagan years) practically claiming credit for the Reagan Revolution, to Mike Huckabee repeating “As Ronald Reagan said, ‘Trust but verify’” at the drop of every hat, to 437,986,989 misuses of “Reagan’s 11th Commandment” (it wasn’t Reagan’s but he brought it up when it benefitted him), the legacy of the man biographer H.W. Brands calls “one of the two most consequential presidents of the 20th century” pervades the Republican nomination process.But Reagan’s...
  • Yes, Trump Can Win Media, GOP Establishment made same attacks on Reagan.

    09/01/2015 4:10:13 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/14/2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The media assures: Donald Trump cant possibly win. The GOP Establishment assures: Donald Trump cant possibly win. Hmmm. Where have we heard this kind of thing before? To be specific? Right here when Ronald Reagan ran for president. New York Times: Reagans candidacy is patently ridiculous. New York Times: The astonishing thing is that this amusing but frivolous Reagan fantasy is taken so seriously by the news media. It makes a lot of news, but it makes no sense. New Republic: Ronald Reagan to me is still the posturing, essentially mindless and totally unconvincing candy man that...
  • Inside Ronald Reagan

    08/30/2015 7:52:24 AM PDT · by magellan · 1 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | July 1, 1975 | Manuel Klausner
    "I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves." Those of us concerned about liberty have had good reason of late to be interested in Ronald Reagan. Increasingly, California's former governor has been turning up in first place among Republican figures in political opinion polls, among Independents as well as Republicans. In addition, in recent months Reagan has taken to using the term "libertarian" (or "libertarian-conservative") to describe his political philosophy. All of which naturally made us interested in taking a closer look at the man and his ideas. Thanks to the efforts of the late Ned Hutchinson...
  • RONALD REAGAN: A Time for Choosing (AKA "The Speech")

    08/27/2015 9:37:01 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    american rhetoric dot com ^ | Oct 27, 1964 | by far, best prez in our lifetime
    NOTE: the site also has the audio Program Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, we take pride in presenting a thoughtful address by Ronald Reagan. Mr. Reagan: Reagan: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn't been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own words and discuss my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks. I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit...
  • The Venerable History of Protectionism

    08/27/2015 8:54:45 AM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2008 | Robert E. Lighthizer
    "Reagan often broke with free-trade dogma. He arranged for voluntary restraint agreements to limit imports of automobiles and steel (an industry whose interests, by the way, I have represented). He provided temporary import relief for Harley-Davidson. He limited imports of sugar and textiles. His administration pushed for the "Plaza accord" of 1985, an agreement that made Japanese imports more expensive by raising the value of the yen."
  • CNN Panel Likens Trump-Ramos Exchange To Reagan's 1980 "I Paid For This Microphone" Moment

    08/26/2015 3:25:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesdays CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon reacted to an exchange between GOP front-runner Donald Trump and Univisions Jorge Ramos, who was in attendance at a press conference Trump was conducting before a Dubuque, IA rally. Lemon likened that moment to Ronald Reagans famous I paid for this microphone moment in Nashua, NH in February 1980, prior to the 1980 elections New Hampshire primary.
  • [FILM REVIEW] Buckley vs. Vidal: The Real Story

    08/25/2015 12:11:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 24, 2015 | Michael Lind
    What does The Best of Enemies get wrong? Just about everything, but especially the battle between left and right. I'm disappointed to report that The Best of Enemies, the new film about William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal, is the worst of documentaries. I should knowI was acquainted with both men, and neither the individuals nor their philosophies are accurately portrayed. Worst of all, the movie badly misrepresents the very issue it purports to illuminate: the titanic battle between liberalism and conservatism in the middle of the 20th century. From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, as a second-generation neoconservative Democrat,...
  • Is Trump the next Reagan? (vanity)

    08/21/2015 6:29:21 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 198 replies
    August 21, 2015 | me
    I just finished watching a streaming video of Trump's rally in Alabama. And I gotta tell you, the guy spoke like Reagan would. Trump doesn't quite have Reagan's sense of humor, but otherwise, yep, Trump reminds me of Reagan.
  • NBC News Election Night 1980

    08/19/2015 4:05:46 PM PDT · by Signalman · 49 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/8/2014 | memoryretro
    The United States presidential election of 1980 was the 49th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 4, 1980. The contest was between incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter and his Republican opponent, former California Governor Ronald Reagan, as well as Republican Congressman John B. Anderson, who ran as an independent. Reagan, aided by the Iran hostage crisis and a worsening economy at home marked by high unemployment and inflation, won the election in a landslide, receiving the highest number of electoral votes ever won by a non-incumbent presidential candidate.
  • Mark Levin recalls: George Will tried to cleanse the GOP of Ronald Reagan and his supporters in

    08/17/2015 4:25:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Mofo politics ^ | Feb. 22, 2014 | MP
    Levin, on articles by George Will and others attacking Ronald Reagan then, as they attack Ted Cruz today as extreme and unelectable George Will wrote a number of scathing columnspersonally attacking Reagan. Dont let the bookish appearance fool you George Will has been wrong about literally everything that has ever happened
  • Trump: The Last Time America Was Great Was During the Reagan Administration [VIDEO]

    08/16/2015 2:19:24 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 174 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/16/2015 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump says the last time America was great was during the administration of Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump was on NBCs Meet the Press Sunday and told Chuck Todd that it was during the Reagan Administration, you felt really proud. I dont think since then to any great extent, people were proud.
  • Jean Kirkpatrick -- Anybody remember?

    08/14/2015 10:36:05 AM PDT · by Fhios · 36 replies
    8/14/2015 | Linked Bio Lite
    ... "She was known for the "Kirkpatrick Doctrine", which advocated U.S. support of anticommunist governments around the world, including authoritarian dictatorships, if they went along with Washington's aimsbelieving they could be led into democracy by example. She wrote, "Traditional authoritarian governments are less repressive than revolutionary autocracies."[2]"