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  • Cruz claims support growing from 'Reagan coalition'

    02/12/2016 2:27:54 PM PST · by JediJones · 59 replies
    WCNC.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Rad Berky
    ROCK HILL, S.C. - With South Carolina's Republican primary just about a week away, the stakes are high for all candidates. In an exclusive interview with NBC Charlotte's Rad Berky, Ted Cruz said he is appealing to more than just evangelicals who will make up more than 50-percent of the Republican electorate in the February 20 primary. "I'll tell you, what we are seeing is the old Reagan coalition coming together," Cruz said. Cruz finished strong in Iowa with evangelicals, but said he has support across the board. "We won conservatives," Cruz said. "We also won evangelicals and we won...
  • New Cruz ad: Damn, it feels good to be a Clinton

    02/12/2016 8:15:00 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 12, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    As Matthew Continetti remarked on Twitter, whoever handles Team Cruz' campaign ads deserves a raise - assuming this comes directly from the campaign, as MSNBC reported today. While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders argued over the record of Henry Kissinger and the foreign policy of the Nixon administration, the Cruz campaign launched a pitch-perfect shot at Hillary in this Office Space spoof. Rather than destroying a printer, however, "Hillary" and two aides destroy an e-mail server while the soundtrack raps out, "Damn, it feels good to be a Clinton": ...
  • Polls: Cruz Would Fare 5 Points Better Versus Clinton Than Trump Would

    02/12/2016 6:28:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 197 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 12, 2016 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Among the two candidates whose results look at all like those of an eventual GOP presidential nominee, polling suggests that Ted Cruz would do significantly better than Donald Trump in the general election. According to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, Cruz would fare 5 points better versus Hillary Clinton than Trump would. Polling has consistently shown Cruz to have an advantage over Trump in this regard: Fox News found that Cruz would fare 4 points better than Trump, beating Clinton by 7 points (50 to 43 percent) to Trump's 3 (47 to 44 percent). NBC News and...
  • Rush Limbaugh on Ted Cruz: Closest to Ronald Reagan in our lifetimes

    02/11/2016 6:13:48 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the best bet for returning Ronald Reagan's principles to the White House.The controversial radio host said on "The Rush Limbaugh Show" Wednesday that no other Republican presidential candidates have come this close to Reagan in terms of articulated, implementable conservatism."If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan," Limbaugh said. He...
  • Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans

    02/11/2016 5:50:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016
    Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans...
  • Don't Forget About Ted Cruz

    02/11/2016 2:40:23 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jessica Taylor
    When Ted Cruz took the stage at his primary night party in Hollis, N.H., he gave what sounded like a victory speech. And in some ways, he may have been an overlooked winner of the night."Washington insiders were convinced our wave of support would break in the Granite State," the Texas senator thundered. "The men and women of New Hampshire proved them wrong."The TVs flanking him showed the results; he was edging out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Cruz finished with just under 12 percent, good enough in the crowded field for third place.All the attention out of New Hampshire...
  • Viguerie: ‘Only Cruz Has Potential to Unite The Party;’ ‘Trump Can’t Unite Conservatives’

    02/11/2016 10:52:13 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 380 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11, 2016 | DAN RIEHL
    ... Saying that he does't trust businessman Donald Trump ideologically, Viguerie added: "Cruz is the best candidate I've seen since Ronald Reagan and in many ways he's more ideologically consistent than Reagan." His feeling is that with the establishment currently divided across several candidates, Cruz can to rally not just conservatives, but the entire GOP. Viguerie said the GOP hasn't been fully united since 1988 and "only Cruz has potential to unite the party." ...
  • Ted Cruz Adds to Home-State Support as Texas Primary Nears

    02/11/2016 9:46:46 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 36 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | February 11, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is bolstering his home-field advantage with fewer than three weeks until the Texas primary, unveiling a raft of new endorsements from lawmakers in Austin and detailing his organization across the state for the March 1 nominating contest. Cruz's presidential campaign is set to announce Thursday that he now has the support of nearly half the Republicans in the Texas Legislature: 11 senators and 43 representatives. The newly expanded Texas Leadership Team also includes 57 chairs and co-chairs covering Texas' 36 congressional districts, as well as 462 chairs and co-chairs across the state's 254 counties. "Conservatives in...
  • SC Poll: Trump 32, Cruz 26, Rubio 20, Bush 10

    02/11/2016 9:35:08 AM PST · by TBBT · 91 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Bill Kristol
    I've just heard from a political operative whom I've known a long time and whose integrity I trust. This person is working with an organization—not one of the campaigns—that was in the field (using a very reputable pollster) Wednesday night in South Carolina. Here's what the pollster found:
  • SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)

    02/11/2016 8:23:53 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 11, 2016
    SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Ted Cruz is the closest we’ve gotten to Ronald Reagan in our lifetimes

    02/11/2016 7:57:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 268 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2016 | AllahPundit
    You can read his extended comments at his website. A Twitter pal tagged me this afternoon after Rush said this and claimed that he’d just endorsed Cruz; Redditors are interpreting it the same way. It does seem to follow logically that the biggest name in conservative talk radio, who’s been preaching Reagan conservatism to millions for 30 years, is dropping an endorsement when he calls a candidate the next best thing to Reagan himself. (Rush quasi-endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2008 primary in a similar way, complimenting him as the only Republican candidate who represented all three legs of...
  • Will they Cruzify Ted?

    02/11/2016 4:42:57 AM PST · by TBBT · 262 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 2/11/16 | David Flint
    The progressive elites will try to do to Cruz what they did to Abbott The American mainstream media, the Republican Party establishment and the Democratic Party are determined that Ted Cruz not be sworn in as the 45th president. Anyone with that opposition must be formidable. That he is. Campaigning against Federal ethanol subsidies in Iowa, a major corn producing state, and against all poll predictions, Cruz defeated the media's favourite, Donald Trump, receiving more votes than any Republican candidate ever had. Cruz is the candidate most motivated by his attachment to traditional American principles. For his opponents, these are...
  • Cruz disciples take aim at Obama's immigration orders

    02/11/2016 6:52:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2016
    A pair of Texas litigators are following Cruz's lead as they gird for a Supreme Court battle this April. On the campaign trail, Ted Cruz has vowed to rescind President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration - but it's two of his former aides who could actually kill it. Scott Keller and Chip Roy - who served in top roles in Cruz's Senate office - are now litigators on behalf of Texas, leading the lawsuit against Obama's unilateral actions, which are at the cornerstone of the president's immigration legacy. The duo's positions also underscore Cruz's enduring influence and reach...
  • Cruz campaign aide: Trump running 'the Seinfeld candidacy'

    02/10/2016 10:45:46 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 189 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jason Squitieri
    (CNN)The national spokesman for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is calling the Donald Trump campaign "the Seinfeld candidacy," because as he puts it, "The whole campaign is about nothing." Rick Tyler told CNN's Erin Burnett that Trump says "nothing about immigration, nothing about job creation, nothing about what's going on in North Korea, nothing about ISIS. I mean this is amazing." Tyler said Cruz is running a campaign about conservative issues and that Trump fails to discuss the issues because he isn't a true conservative. Both Trump and Cruz are eying key primaries in southern states starting with South Carolina, which...
  • Lindsey Graham's "Oops" Moment On Ronald Reagan's Military Service

    02/10/2016 8:54:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Fitsnews ^ | February 9, 2016 | FITS
    Graham-who famously said he "never intended to lie" about being a veteran-is pretending to be the 2016 "Republican" expert on military matters. ... During a discussion with Neil Cavuto on Fox News this week, Graham remarked that former president Ronald Reagan never served in the military. The only problem? Reagan did serve.
  • Obama/Trump Back Russian Invasion of Syria

    02/10/2016 12:33:11 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    ... There is no other way to describe it: the Obama policy is to let the Russian/Iranian/Hezbollah axis take over Syria. That is what the current battle for Aleppo is all about. Times columnist Roger Cohen argues that "It is too late, as well as pure illusion, to expect significant change in Obama's Syria policy." But he proposes that Obama should at least increase the number of Syrian refugees taken in this year to 65,000, as opposed to his currently proposed 10,000. But letting in more refugees scares Americans who suspect that there will be terrorists among them. Such a...
  • Why Would Team Cruz Raise New Hampshire Expectations?

    02/09/2016 2:36:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 81 replies
    Red State ^ | February 9, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    ... So there you have it. Lonegan thinks Cruz can win the New Hampshire Primary. Team Cruz must be feel confident about their chances to have released this video...
  • Ted Cruz Responds to Donald Trump's Profanity (ABC News Video)

    02/09/2016 1:39:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 214 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 9, 2016
    Ted Cruz Responds to Donald Trump's Profanity (ABC News Video)...
  • Will Ted Cruz surprise in New Hampshire?

    02/08/2016 6:06:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    ... Regardless of how he fares here, Cruz will be in a strong position headed into the string of upcoming Southern primaries; a second-place or strong-third place finish could put him in a commanding one. Cruz's biggest opening is with...
  • BREAKING. Rand Paul’s New Hampshire Campaign Chair Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 10:01:37 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 128 replies
    Red State ^ | February 8,1016
    Just in: Rand Paul's New Hampshire state chairman Sen. Avard has endorsed Ted Cruz's campaign, he tells a crowd here...
  • Designs for Ronald, Nancy Reagan Coins Unveiled at Birthday Celebration

    02/06/2016 8:26:22 PM PST · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Ronald Reagan Day in California was marked Saturday by a ceremony at the presidential library in Simi Valley that included the unveiling of the designs of the Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and Nancy Reagan First Spouse Coin. The ceremony on the 105th anniversary of Reagan's birth included live musical entertainment performed by the Camp Pendleton Marine Division Band and a flyover by the Tiger Squadron, a formation flying squad that primarily uses the Chinese-built Nanchang CJ6A and Soviet-built Yak 52. The program began at midday with music conducted by Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Edward D. Banta, the commanding general...
  • Trump: Reagan talked a good game but didn't deliver, Carter had guts (Art of the Deal)

    02/06/2016 3:11:27 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 72 replies
    Art of the Deal ^ | 1987 | Donald a Trump, Tony Schwartz
    Pg 60-61 Art of the Deal (1987) ...if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on. I think of Jimmy Carter. After he lost the election to Ronald Reagan, Carter came to see me in my office. He told me he was seeking contributions to the Jimmy Carter library. I asked how much he had in mind. And he said, "Donald I would be very appreciative if you contributed 5 million dollars." I was dumbfounded. I didn't even answer him. But that experience also taught me something. Until then, I never understood how Jimmy Carter became president. The...
  • Keeping Reagan Alive in an Age of Impulse and Amnesia

    02/06/2016 3:08:54 PM PST · by don-o · 3 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | 8/9/15 | George Nash
    Perhaps the most important fact to assimilate about modern American conservatism is that it is not, and has never been, monolithic. It is a coalition with many points of origin and diverse tendencies, not always easy to reconcile. And because of this fact, there has long been a felt need among many conservatives to integrate the Right's divergent components into a philosophically coherent--or at least functional--force. Hence the frequent use of the term fusionism, a word coined more than fifty years ago. Conservatives often like to say that they adhere to a body of immutable truths about human nature and...
  • Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour #8 with Governor Ronald Reagan

    02/05/2016 3:59:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    They were playing supper clubs and Las Vegas nightclubs when Johnny Musso, a friend of the couple's, was jumping from an executive position at Atlantic to run Decca Records' Kapp label subsidiary, and brought the duo with him. At around the same time, their stage act -- which had evolved into a kind of "with it" domestic comedy routine nearly as prominent as the music, with the tall, wry-witted Cher cutting up on the seemingly dim-witted Sonny -- was spotted by Fred Silverman, who was then the head of programming for CBS. They ended up with a summer replacement try-out...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Marco Rubio is a legitimate full-throated conservative and a disciple of Reagan

    02/03/2016 8:13:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2016 | AllahPundit
    When I posted these clips to Twitter, a reader replied that of course Rubio is a Reagan disciple. He supports amnesty, doesn’t he? Zing.Fairly or not, a dynamic has developed within the grassroots right online that you can’t be pro-Trump and pro-Rubio. You can be pro-Trump and pro-Cruz because you think America needs a populist, because Washington is so sleazy that it needs to be cleansed with fire. You can be pro-Cruz and pro-Rubio because you think America needs a conservative, because Washington has moved so far left that only a hard push to the right can restore the...
  • Iowa caucus: Ted Cruz echoes Ronald Reagan in victory speech

    02/02/2016 8:19:02 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dara Lind
    "Morning is coming," said Ted Cruz as he took the stage in Iowa to declare victory in the 2016 Republican caucus.He wasn't referring to how long his victory speech went — even though it was so long that by the end no TV network was covering it. It was a deliberate callback to Republican hero Ronald Reagan, whose slogan in 1984, "Morning in America," has become a slogan of a conservative golden age. Cruz vastly overperformed expectations and outhustled Donald Trump to win 29 percent of Iowa voters. And while the length of his speech kind of distracted from its...
  • The Shining City upon a Hill is in Mortal Danger

    01/28/2016 6:14:58 PM PST · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 28, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The term “City upon a hill” was first used by John Winthorp, one of the key founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, who said, “We will be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world.” Yet, it was Ronald Reagan who made the term famous, in his frequent referral to the United States as the “Shining...
  • The story behind Reagan's famous Challenger speech

    01/28/2016 8:50:30 AM PST · by bigbob · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-28-16 | Tribune Wire Report
    Images from Jan. 28, 1986, are seared into the memories of former schoolchildren, teachers, parents, and pretty much any American now older than 30 - the Challenger space shuttle, meant to carry school teacher Christa McAuliffe into orbit, reduced to a snaky tunnel of smoke in the sky near Cape Canaveral. In the years that followed, a lot would come out about a disaster watched in countless classrooms across the nation: about faulty O-rings, about dangerously cold temperatures, and about how five crewmen, an engineer and a New Hampshire teacher meant to represent NASA in its finest hour became the...
  • Another View -- Michael Reagan: Trump is no Reagan Republican

    01/27/2016 5:29:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 55 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | January 26, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    Mr. Trump, I knew Ronald Reagan. And you’re no Ronald Reagan! Of course, I am stealing that line — with a twist. Donald Trump shouldn’t mind. He’s been stealing my dad for his own purposes. Trump frequently invokes Ronald Reagan’s name to defend his sudden, 180-degree switch from being a life-long, pro-Clinton Democrat to a Reagan Republican. Both men did make a switch, but almost all the similarities between the two end there. Ronald Reagan’s odyssey from Hollywood liberal to conservative backer took place over almost two decades. Starting with his 1964 “Time for Choosing” speech that galvanized Americans for...
  • FLASHBACK: Ronald Reagan Skipped Last Debate Before IA Caucus – Went on to Win in Landslide

    01/27/2016 6:46:26 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 292 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | FLASHBACK: Ronald Reagan Skipped Last Debate Before IA Caucus – Went on to Win in Landslide | Jm Hoft
    Trump isn't the first top-tier presidential candidate to skip a debate. Ronald Reagan did not attend a Republican debate ahead of the 1980 Iowa caucuses, which he lost to George H.W. Bush. Reagan went on to the win the nomination and the presidency.
  • On Abortion, How Trump And Cruz Stack Up Against Reagan...And Each Other

    01/24/2016 3:25:03 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 27 replies
    1/24/2016 | Brices Crossroads
    Many pro-lifers find themselves in a dilemma this election season. Whom to trust on the all important issue of the sanctity of human life? It is by now well known that Donald Trump--as a private citizen in 1999--identified himself as pro-choice. As a businessman, he obviously had given the issue little thought, and he evidently defaulted to the prevailing views held by other native New Yorkers on the subject. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, has given many speeches on the subject, maintaining that he is, and always has been, pro-life. But let's go a little deeper. Has Trump done...
  • Along Came Trump

    01/21/2016 5:37:08 PM PST · by true believer forever · 93 replies
    Vanity | January 21, 2016 | true believer forever
    Republican candidates have accused Donald Trump of being a closet liberal, a Hillary plant, someone with New York values, donating to left-wing causes and left-wing politicians. They say he isn't conservative enough to be President, and many have accused him of being a Democrat. His political past makes him damaged goods and unacceptable to "Principled Conservatives" like Ted Cruz and his supporters. Seventeen years before becoming a Republican presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan began his political career as a Democrat. He joined numerous left-wing political committees and fought against Republican-sponsored right-to-work legislation. He was elected president of a large, famous union...
  • Obama: When Reagan Was Governor of California, the Smog Was So Bad It Was Like Beijing Now

    01/18/2016 7:25:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 18, 2016 | 1:35 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at a town hall meeting in Baton Rouge, La., last week, President Barack Obama told the audience that when Ronald Reagan was governor of California the smog sometimes got so bad that "people just wouldn't go outside." "And if you had asthma or some respiratory disease, you might die," said Obama. "I remember as recently as 1979, when I first started college--I started college in Los Angeles--when I went running, the first week I was there, after about five minutes I'd start feeling a burning in my chest," said the president. "And it was just me sucking in soot...
  • TRUMP: I’m bigger than REAGAN!

    01/17/2016 8:30:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 122 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/17/16 | soopermexican
    EL Trumpo says that his movement is bigger than Reagan’s, because why not say you’re better than the greatest president in the last generation? From Bloomberg: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he’s building a movement bigger than that of former President Ronald Reagan. “I think that the closest thing I can think of is Reagan, but I don’t think it’s the intensity that we have,” the billionaire told Mark Halperin and John Heilemann of Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect just minutes after he finished a rousing speech to a capacity crowd of 10,000 inside a Pensacola, Florida, arena on...
  • Ted Cruz Responds to the North Korean Nuclear Test

    01/06/2016 10:37:32 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/15 | Ted Cruz
    Vid at link: Ted Cruz critical of failed Obama/Clinton foreign policy
  • Youtube Video of a Supercool Ronald Reagan hanging out with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin

    01/01/2016 10:26:18 AM PST · by pinochet · 33 replies
    Here is a youtube video of Ronald Reagan hanging out with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG5WAFzwlIA This video has inspired me to make some observations. One of the greatest mistakes conservatives make in analyzing the 1980 election, is to exaggerate the weakness of Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election. I am not a Carter-hater, and I think Carter was a better President and stronger leader than several American Presidents, including Obama, Clinton, James Buchanan, etc. To say that Reagan won his election victories because his opponents were weak, is like saying Muhammad Ali became the heavyweight boxing champion of...
  • Clout Research Poll – Donald Trump Leads With 40%, Leads Among All Key Demographics...,

    12/29/2015 9:42:20 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 17 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Dec. 30, 2015 | Sundance
    [Full title too long: Clout Research Poll – Donald Trump Leads With 40%, Leads Among All Key Demos, Ethnicity, Age, Gender, Religious Affiliations…] A poll conducted by Clout Research for World Net Daily (full pdf below) shows candidate Donald Trump with a commanding lead amid all major demographics. The poll also contains a small sample of Democrats (19), Independents (61), as well as Republican (365) voters. It should be noted that generally speaking, when considering content coverage, WND has a favorable lean toward Senator Ted Cruz. The result below is from the Republican respondents: A review of the poll internals...
  • Three Distinct Parallels Between Ronald Reagan and Ted Cruz

    12/25/2015 1:24:55 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    Soshable ^ | December 25, 2015 | JD Rucker
    Ever since 1988, Republican candidates for all offices, particularly those running for President, have tried to channel Ronald Reagan. The conservative icon is the shining example of how a proper right-wing perspective has the power to make the country prosper domestically and make it respected around the world. In three decades, no candidate has come as close to truly picking up the Reagan mantle and bringing his ideals back to the White House than Ted Cruz. As The Atlantic points out, the sentiment from voters is very similar to what was happening in 1979 and 1980. The Judeo-Christian right had...
  • Epic Campaign Moment In Michigan – Donald Trump Calls Out Individual Camera Operators

    12/21/2015 7:31:12 PM PST · by jobim · 40 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/21/15 | Sundance
    We have recently noted exactly why Donald Trump asks the media to pan the crowd, and the ideological reasoning the MSM production staff refuse to comply... Any average hard-working American could crush every one of the GOPe candidates, yes all of them. And if the GOPe want to go down the intellectual superiority path… well, you reach a point where that stuff becomes useless... We are 21 Trillion steps down that path, right at THAT POINT... Yet for the better part of the past decade a group of intellectual something-or-others have been teaching an insufferable storyline that it’s better to...
  • Is Ted Cruz like Goldwater or Reagan?

    12/18/2015 12:49:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/18/2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Ted Cruz is beginning to surge significantly in the polls in Iowa. Surely the evangelicals in Iowa are the key factor. Already, some of the political pundits are writing him off, likening him to Barry Goldwater, the libertarian-leaning firebrand, who was soundly defeated by Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Goldwater lost by a landslide. But, by the same token, Ronald Reagan won by landslides in 1980 and in 1984. And Reagan was perhaps more conservative than Goldwater. The question many are asking about Ted Cruz and his conservative values is: Will he be the new Goldwater or the new Reagan? Reagan...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Attack the 'Neocons'

    12/17/2015 8:00:14 AM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 16, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    Hillary Clinton has no record to run on. Family income is lower and the world is more dangerous. Donald Trump nailed it when he told Chris Wallace, "Hillary calls me 'dangerous'? She's killed hundreds of thousands of people with her stupidity." Trump was referring to the Obama administration's campaign to overthrow Arab dictators like Libya's Qaddafi and Egypt's Mubarak, which contributed to the chaos in the Middle East after the so-called "Arab Spring." Marco Rubio can't attack Hillary's disastrous foreign policy record because--as Ted Cruz observes--Rubio supported all the same stupid policies. Picture a Cruz-Clinton presidential debate: Cruz denounces Hillary's...
  • Where have you gone Ronald Reagan? - Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you

    12/16/2015 10:17:31 PM PST · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 16, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    President Reagan passed away on June 5, 2004. The Gipper has been gone for over a decade, and one has to wonder what he would think now, as ISIS runs wild on the planet and the Shining City on the Hill sits in a decrepit and depressed state. It appears that the nation needs him more than ever. As Simon and Garfunkel wondered where Joe Dimaggio had gone, our nation, in a state of feckless leadership, seems to be turning its eyes toward the late President. Perhaps, this is the reason for the rise of Mr. Trump. While Reagan and...
  • When It Comes to Who Completely Took Over Google, One Republican Stood Above the Rest

    12/16/2015 8:09:32 AM PST · by Isara · 45 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | December 16, 2015 | Maegan Vazquez
    There’s still time to debate who won the December 15th GOP debate on CNN.But now, we have the data to lock down who won the most Google-able moments.Here’s when voters searched for each candidate throughout the debate: Image Credit: Google TrendsThe peak search moment for a candidate during the debate happened here: Image Credit: Google TrendsThat spike belonged to Ted Cruz at 10:52 PM EST: He did three key things that made those watching — especially likely Republican voters — give him a second look online.1) Cruz doubled down on his insistence that he would not bash Trump: Cruz stuck...
  • Trump's Primary Lead Is Bigger Than Hillary's - larger than Reagan's in 1980, and Bush's in 1988

    12/15/2015 12:18:50 PM PST · by GonzoII · 104 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Dec 15, 2015 | Ethan Epstein
    So dominant is Hillary Clinton's polling in the presidential primaries, notes the press critic Howard Kurtz, that the media have essentially stopped paying attention to the Democratic race at all. The logic, for a media organization, is simple: Why lavish limited resources on a fait accompli? The Democrats, after all, have spoken. They are fully ready for (or perhaps fully resigned to) Hillary. That's certainly not the case on the Republican side, where, we are told (ad nauseam), that the race is still "wide open." With "no clear frontrunner" on the GOP side, the contrast between the Republican and Democratic...
  • Ted Cruz: The Anti-Reagan (Actually an endorsement, IMO)

    12/14/2015 4:50:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | December 14, 2015 | Max Boot
    Like many of his rivals for the Republican nomination, Ted Cruz has embraced the mantle of Ronald Reagan. He regularly cites the Gipper as an inspiration, and last week gave a foreign policy address at the Heritage Foundation that was laced with tributes to him: “As Reagan knew well, the best way to project America’s leadership is by protecting and promoting America’s strength and this principle should always guide our actions.” I didn’t know Ronald Reagan (neither did Cruz), but I do know a lot about him. And from what I know, it’s fair to say that Ted Cruz is...
  • Reagan and Cruz: Unelectable

    12/14/2015 4:10:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 14, 2015 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    For political veterans, much of what we're starting to hear about Ted Cruz has an eerily familiar ring. Too extreme. Unelectable. Scares people. A radical, not a conservative. The American people will hear a lot about Cruz's extremism in the year ahead, just as they were told about Reagan’s. It may cause them to hesitate before supporting him. But over the course of the campaign, they'll be able to make that determination for themselves. In fact, Ted Cruz represents the mainstream of conservative thought in this country, just as Reagan did twoscore years ago. Reagan's victory vindicated everything we'd been...
  • That Time Ronald Reagan Visited Star Trek: The Next Generation And Took The Captain's Chair

    12/06/2015 4:59:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | December 5, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    That Time Ronald Reagan Visited Star Trek: The Next Generation And Took The Captain's Chair Ronald Reagan was a fan of Star Trek-and even a critic of it sometimes. In his diary he talks about watching Star Trek III in the White House theater and how he thought it sucked. In his post-presidential years apparently this interest in the franchise continued, and in 1991 he visited the then-highly popular Next Generation Set. The Gipper's attendance at Paramount Studios Stage 8 came as the cast and crew were filming the season four Klingon-centric two-part finale, Redemption. There were Klingons running around...
  • 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 · 197 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...