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  • Charles Krauthammer: “I Think Paul Ryan Has That Reagan-Like Quality” (Video)

    08/11/2012 8:46:54 AM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 11, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Charles Krauthammer on Paul Ryan for VP: “The best analogy I think is the late 1970′s when Reagan became the candidate and people thought, Democrats thought this was a real opportunity for us. Look at all the wild stuff he’s done. He’s a guy far out on the right. He’s an easy target. And it turned out to be different. I think Paul Ryan has that Reagan-like quality.” VIDEO
  • July Jobs Report: We Tried President Obama’s Plan And It Didn’t Work

    08/06/2012 12:33:13 PM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATRF ^ | 2012-08-03 | Jeremy Sawyer
    Speaking about the economy recently on the campaign trail, President Obama stated, “We tried our plan and it worked.” Yet new data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirm that the president is living in an alternate reality if he truly believes that statement. The Reagan recovery began in November 1982 with the end of the early 1980s recession. Through the first 37 months of that recovery, 9.817 million nonfarm jobs were added to the American economy. That represented a solid 11.06 percent change in total nonfarm employment. Meanwhile, President Obama has overseen a far different recovery...
  • First Known Photo of Michael Phelps

    08/06/2012 10:10:51 AM PDT · by JoanVarga · 34 replies
    Primordial Slack ^ | 08/06/12 | Joan Varga
  • I Miss my Grandfather

    08/04/2012 8:49:38 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 29 replies
    Silver Star Families of America ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    Sometimes I really miss my Grandfather. Do you?
  • U.S. Jobs Deficit Holds at 11,760,000 in July

    08/04/2012 10:08:53 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | AUGUST 4, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    Breakout the Fairy Dust -"The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive." ~ John F. Kennedy, Jan. 24, 1963, special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -The U.S. Jobs Deficit declined by 30,000 in July, falling from 11,790,000 in June, to 11,760,000, based on yesterday’s Employment Situation Report. While May’s number was revised upward by 10,000, and June’s number was revised downward by 16,000, the economy...
  • On TCM Sunday Afternoon: Ronald Reagan in "Kings Row"

    08/03/2012 6:39:22 AM PDT · by opineapple
    Sunday at 2:30 PM (ET), August 5, 2012 Starring Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings Small town scandals inspire an idealistic young man to take up psychiatry. Drama/1942 Kings Row On TCM
  • Reagan handled worse U.S. economic situation much better

    08/02/2012 8:08:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    UPI Outside View ^ | July 27 | PETER MORICI
    America is all about private enterprise, and without leadership that believes in the primacy of the private sector, it can’t succeed. The U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday the U.S. economy grew only 1.5 percent in the second quarter, down from 2.0 percent the previous period. Consumer spending slowed under the weight of growing pessimism about the effectiveness of U.S. President Barack Obama's economic program and a growing sense that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won't unseat him. The president leads in polls in most swing states and the president has made clear his intention to double down on interventionist economic...
  • Reagan and Obama: How to Write a Campaign Speech if You're a Fraud

    08/01/2012 9:07:29 AM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 1 replies
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | August 1, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    The heart of the political campaign is your claim to be a great leader. If you’re honest, writing the stump speech is simple; articulate the challenges confronting the community or country and explain how your ideas and skills will improve the lives of constituents. But what do you do if, when the cameras are gone, the auditorium empty and you’re all alone, you face the terrible secret that you’re a fake. A phony. A charlatan. A true politician? What if, instead of running for office because you have solutions and character, you ran because you love attention, power, money, nice...
  • Cruz vs. Dewhurst

    07/29/2012 7:57:33 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 135 replies
    Texas election | 7/2912
    Initially I was a Cruz supporter, but as the campaign rolled on and I found out that Cruz is a trial lawyer, I was skeptical, but I still supported Cruz, because he said the right things. Still, though, saying the right things cannot hide your initial background, a trial lawyer=community activist. As in all elections, the choice is the lesser of two evils, and a businessman is a lesser evil than a trial lawyer.
  • Obama vs. Reagan: Current Administration’s Spending and Deficits Make Reagan Seem Austere

    07/27/2012 8:32:20 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATRF ^ | 2012-07-26 | Jeremy Sawyer
    The interrelated issues of spending, deficits, and debt are increasingly central to national political discourse in the United States, and with good reason. Problems that have never been given high priority must now be dealt with if America is to continue its historical rise to prosperity. When President Reagan entered office, spending, deficits, and debt had been steadily rising for decades. Yet the nation’s fiscal situation was under control and the federal government’s spending did not pose nearly the threat it does today. The national deficit in FY 1980 was only 2.6 percent of GDP. Faced with a Democratic Congress...
  • Reagan Praised Entrepreneurs–Obama Trashes Them

    07/26/2012 2:24:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | July 26, 2012 | Lawrence Kudlow
    Does anybody remember, back in the depths of the recession of 1981-82, how President Ronald Reagan kept his chin up and exhorted American businesses to work hard and produce an economic recovery?Reagan had a program of tax cuts, limited domestic spending, deregulation and a strong defense aimed at overturning Soviet communism. He argued in speech after speech that his domestic plan would produce higher economic growth and lower unemployment, and that prosperity would generate the resources to fund a strong national security.Cynics proliferated. But Reagan stayed with it, praising free enterprise and entrepreneurs. And eventually, sunny skies replaced gloomy clouds....
  • 1980 vs. 2012 : Alas, Romney–Obama won’t be a replay of Reagan–Carter.

    07/25/2012 5:20:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/25/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Republicans relish the tempting thought of history repeating itself: an incumbent Democratic president, widely perceived as a disappointment or a failure, heads into an election with seven out of every ten Americans believing the “country is in deep and serious trouble.” After dismissing his Republican challenger as an unserious joke, the hubristic incumbent loses the popular vote by a wide margin and the Electoral College by a landslide.And just think, Republicans have been comparing Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter since 2008.While Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign is sure to enjoy the comparisons of this year’s presidential election with the one...
  • On TCM, Early Sunday Morning: Ronald Reagan in "Brother Rat" and "Brother Rat And A Baby"

    07/20/2012 6:07:44 AM PDT · by opineapple · 2 replies
    Brother Rat Sunday at 2:45 AM (ET), July 22, 2012 Starring Ronald Reagan, Priscilla Lane, and Wayne Morris A military cadet and his friends try to keep his marriage a secret. Comedy/1938 Brother Rat On TCM Brother Rat And A Baby Sunday at 4:30 AM (ET), July 22, 2012 Starring Ronald Reagan, Priscilla Lane and Eddie Albert Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs. Comedy/1940 Brother Rat And A Baby on TCM
  • Reagan on America

    07/20/2012 5:14:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'nuff said! ___________________________________________________ h/t Pamela
  • Before taking on Syria, U.S. should heed lesson of the past [ CNN op-ed ]

    07/20/2012 12:07:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Kiron K. Skinner
    Between December 1983 and February 1984, U.S. battleships retaliated against combatants who had targeted the MNF. The USS New Jersey undertook a relentless counterattack against Syrian and Druze forces, shooting its 16-inch guns for the first time since the Vietnam War. By April, the entire MNF, which the United Kingdom had joined, had left Lebanon. The civil war continued until 1990. President Reagan supported Secretary of State George Shultz's arguments in favor of U.S. diplomacy and peacekeeping in Lebanon. But in Weinberger's view, Lebanon was the wrong fight for the United States. In a speech on November 28, 1984,...
  • Reagan Praised Entrepreneurs into Recovery - Why must Obama trash them into recession?

    07/19/2012 5:43:50 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-19-2012 | Larry Kudlow - Commentary
    July 19,2012 Reagan Praised Entrepreneurs into Recovery Why must Obama trash them into recession? Larry Kudlow President Ronald Reagan delivers a televised address about the economy in 1981. Does anybody remember, back in the depths of the recession of 1981‒82, how President Ronald Reagan kept his chin up and exhorted American businesses to work hard and produce an economic recovery?Reagan had a program of tax cuts, limited domestic spending, deregulation, and a strong defense aimed at overturning Soviet Communism. He argued in speech after speech that his domestic plan would produce higher economic growth and lower unemployment, and that prosperity...
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul II with new statue

    07/15/2012 8:38:41 AM PDT · by FatherofFive · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/15/2012 | VANESSA GERA
    Reagan and John Paul shared a conviction that communism was a moral evil, not just a bad economic system. And Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity movement that led the anti-communist struggle in Poland, has often paid homage to both men and told the AP in a recent interview that he deeply respected Reagan. "Reagan should have a monument in every city," Walesa said.
  • Poles honor Reagan and John Paul II for their role in anti-communist struggle

    07/15/2012 4:35:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    GDANSK, Poland — Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago.
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul II with new statue

    07/14/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organizing or taking part in strikes against the communist regime...
  • Flashback: Ronald Reagan's 1986 Independence Day Address

    07/04/2012 4:26:44 PM PDT · by geege · 3 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 07/04/2012 | Zip
    My fellow Americans..... In a few moments the celebration will begin here in New York Harbor. It’s going to be quite a show. I was just looking over the preparations and thinking about a saying that we had back in Hollywood about never doing a scene with kids or animals because they’d steal the scene every time. So, you can rest assured I wouldn’t even think about trying to compete with a fireworks display, especially on the Fourth of July....More...