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  • Reagan Protectionism vs. Trump Protectionism

    03/05/2018 6:15:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 2, 2018 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    Ronald Reagan was the protectionist Donald Trump might want to be, yet didn’t provoke market panic or a trade war. Reagan slapped import quotas on cars, motorcycles, forklifts, memory chips, color TVs, machine tools, textiles, steel, Canadian lumber and mushrooms. There was no market meltdown. Donald Trump hit foreign steel and aluminum, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 600 points on Thursday and Friday. Reagan was no genius administrator ( Herbert Hoover was) so that’s not the difference. Though he promised Michigan auto workers help with Japanese imports and was grateful when they voted for him, he...
  • GOP Tariff Scolds Are Rejecting Reagan’s Steel Protection Legacy

    03/03/2018 11:41:44 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 2, 2018 | by JOHN CARNEY
    Capitol Hill Republicans went into an emotional meltdown after President Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. “Let’s be clear: The President is proposing a massive tax increase on American families. Protectionism is weak, not strong. You’d expect a policy this bad from a leftist administration, not a supposedly Republican one,” Sen. Ben Sasse said, according to NBC News. But Sasse and other Republicans pouncing on the White House because of the tariffs are engaging in a bit of historic revisionism. Far from being a deviation from Republican orthodoxy, Trump’s tariffs have very clear precedents in...
  • President Reagan - We Must Fight

    02/06/2018 8:26:10 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 21 June 2011 | TeufelBAMF
    President Reagan - We Must Fight This is one of the best speeches given by the best President we've ever had. It rings just as true today as it did in 1964 (A Time For Choosing).
  • Kelli Ward: Ronald Reagan’s Biggest Regret Was Granting Amnesty and Trusting Congress

    01/28/2018 7:35:57 AM PST · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jan 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    FULL TITLE:Kelli Ward: Ronald Reagan’s Biggest Regret Was Granting Amnesty and Trusting Congress on Border Security “President Reagan’s biggest regret as president was granting amnesty and then trusting Congress to deliver on border security,” said 2018 Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward, expressing opposition to the White House’s recently released amnesty proposal. Ward’s comments came in an interview with Breitbart News’s Washington Political Editor Matt Boyle on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday. “We have to learn from our history,” advised Ward. “In 1986, Ronald Reagan–great president, amazing conservative, lover of liberty and of America–granted amnesty; and Ed Rollins, who is helping me...
  • Heritage Foundation Says Trump Has Embraced Two-Thirds of Its Agenda (surpasses Reagan)

    01/25/2018 11:55:48 AM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 22nd, 2018 | By JEREMY W. PETERS
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has pursued policies that have hewed remarkably close to the recommendations of a leading conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, which found in a new review that nearly two-thirds of its ideas had been carried out or embraced by the White House over the past year. Not one to dwell on the details of governing, President Trump has shown a considerable degree of deference to groups within the conservative movement like Heritage, leading to a rightward shift in social, environmental, immigration and foreign policy. The results, Heritage found in its review, exceeded even the first...
  • Heritage Foundation Rates Trump’s First Year Better Than Reagan’s

    01/25/2018 10:30:21 AM PST · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Joe Hoft
    The New York Times reported that the conservative Heritage Foundation ranks President Trump as doing even better than conservative icon President Ronald Reagan in the first year of his Presidency –
  • America's Role in El Salvador's Deterioration(Hurl Alert)

    01/20/2018 3:00:33 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 20th January 2018 | RAYMOND BONNER
    When Donald Trump said this month he would end temporary protected status for almost 200,000 Salvadorans, the number of immigrants standing to lose protections under this president approached the 1 million mark. This includes people, like those from El Salvador, that now stand to be deported to countries where their lives could be in danger. El Salvador has one of the world’s highest homicide rates—due in no small part to the policies of the country now trying to expel them. Trump promised to end the protected status granted to Salvadorans in 2001 following a devastating earthquake. Then, a few days...
  • Liberals Cheered When Reagan Was Shot

    01/14/2018 4:54:52 PM PST · by tom h · 53 replies
    Newsbusters and Others ^ | March 30, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    [Vanity] Freepers, please provide your own story of what happened during March 1981 when you first heard the news that President Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr. I was an Ivy League graduate student at the time, in a technical field, and I was shocked to hear faculty in my engineering department say they were glad that Reagan was shot. Wayne Allyn Root relays a story from Columbia, where all his classmates leaped into the air, cheering wildly, as if the Columbia football team had finally scored a touchdown. [] The Newbuster article referenced above relays some AP and...
  • Ronald Reagan, Speech at Moscow State University

    12/31/2017 10:38:56 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 27 replies
    Digital History ^ | 1988 | Ronald Reagan
    During a visit to the Soviet Union in 1988, President Ronald Reagan, a lifelong anti-communist, met with students at Moscow State University and delivered a stirring plea for democracy and individual rights...As he addressed the students, the president stood underneath a bust of Lenin, the leader of the Russian Revolution, and in front of a mural filled with revolutionary flags of revolution. Document: Before I left Washington, I received many heartfelt letters and telegrams asking me to carry here a simple message - perhaps, but also some of the most important business of this summit - it is a message...
  • Reagan's Christmas Address

    12/02/2017 9:18:30 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 4 replies
    The Ronald Reagan Christmas tribute. Classic in its elegance, this should be part of our American heritage in perpetuity. . Ronald Reagan Christmas Tribute
  • Aircraft with 11 heading to USS Ronald Reagan crashes, rescue operation underway

    11/22/2017 12:39:04 AM PST · by csvset · 44 replies
    WAVY TV ^ | 22 NOV 2017 | Wire
    TOKYO (AP) — An aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean Wednesday while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the Navy said. The Japan-based 7th Fleet said in a statement that the search and rescue operation was launched from the carrier. “Personnel recovery is underway and their condition will be evaluated by USS Ronald Reagan medical staff,” the statement said. It said the ship was operating in the Philippine Sea, which is east of the Philippines, when the crash occurred at 2:45 p.m. Japan time. The names of the crew and passengers...
  • Reagan Reborn: Emmanuel Macron Set to Lead a French Economic Revolution

    11/18/2017 9:54:45 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 2017 | Thomas Landstreet
    We took a look at Macron’s character; does he mean what he says?... What kind of a leader will he be? We analyzed many of his speeches, including his recent 2-hour address to the parliament on opening day, and we’ve found his rhetoric to be similar to that of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Now, all politicians give great speeches. What’s notable about Macron’s is his brazen criticism of the state and its socialist policies; his gentle admonitions to his countrymen about the poor state of affairs that they’ve allowed their country to end up in. Here’s a sample of his...
  • Election Night 1980 ABC News Coverage

    11/04/2017 8:48:04 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 4, 1980
    Election Night 1980 ABC News Coverage
  • The time when America stopped being great(Barf alert)

    11/03/2017 6:05:30 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 3rd | Nick Bryant
    A year ago Donald Trump produced the biggest political upset in modern-day America, but were there historical clues that pointed to his unexpected victory? Flying into Los Angeles, a descent that takes you from the desert, over the mountains, to the outer suburbs dotted with swimming pools shaped like kidneys, always brings on a near narcotic surge of nostalgia. This was the flight path I followed more than 30 years ago, as I fulfilled a boyhood dream to make my first trip to the United States. America had always fired my imagination, both as a place and as an idea....
  • Most Republicans Wish They Were Like Reagan. Trump Actually Is.

    10/22/2017 10:53:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 21, 2017 | Henry Olsen
    Conventional wisdom tells us that Donald Trump is the antithesis of Ronald Reagan. But in fact, Trump is far closer to Reagan’s brand of conservatism than the Republican congressional leadership is. At first blush, this seems preposterous. Reagan was a sunny personality, much like his boyhood idol, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Trump is anything but. Reagan used humor to defuse his critics; Trump clearly prefers insults. Reagan spoke often of America’s promise, while Trump speaks more of its decline. Reagan condemned bigots and racists. Trump’s facially evenhanded approach to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has convinced many that he shares white...
  • Donald Trump: An American Patriot of the Same Stripe as Ronald Reagan

    10/18/2017 11:33:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2017 | Roger Kimball
    The policy take-away from President Trump’s remarks last night at the Heritage Foundation centered around tax cuts. The president likes ‘em, and if he has his way (and on this issue, I think he will), we will see a sharp cut to the corporate tax rate (from 35 percent to 20 percent), a simplification and reduction of the individual tax rate, and a big expansion of the individual exemption (to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly). There is a certain kind of politician who likes high taxes, partly because he likes big government, which is...
  • 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 ^ | 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...