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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...
  • FLASHBACK: Ronald Reagan’s Independence Day Address, 1986

    07/03/2012 7:26:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | July 3, 2012
    Address to the Nation on Independence Day July 4, 1986 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. My remarks tonight will be brief, but it's worth remembering...
  • VANITY for July 4th, 2012: A Picture That (Finally) Visualizes How I Wish We Could Reclaim America

    Ronald Reagan as the American Redeemer riding on his victorious velociraptor while spraying commies with depleted uranium ammo. Yeah ... this works for me.
  • GDP Figures under Obama Fail to Measure up to Reagan Era

    07/03/2012 9:59:19 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-29 | Jeremy Sawyer
    In the aftermath of a recession in the early 1980s, President Ronald Reagan presided over a robust recovery that restarted the engines of the nation’s economic growth. Productivity picked up rapidly as policies were put in place to boost output. Under President Obama, the recovery from the latest recession has languished. Despite the efforts of the administration to solve the problem by throwing money at it in the form of the TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) bailout and $787 billion stimulus, the economy has grown at a remarkably slow rate given historical precedent. The best indicator of output is real...
  • The 40 Best Quotes from Ronald Reagan

    07/03/2012 6:28:37 AM PDT · by workerbee · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/3/12 | John Hawkins
    40) "A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah." 39) "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become." 38) "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." 37) "Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence." 36) "A taxpayer is someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take a civil-service exam."...
  • Biden Rips Off Reagan?

    06/27/2012 6:23:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    fox ^ | 6/27/12 | By Daniel Halper, The Weekly Standard
    Vice President Joe Biden had this to say today about whether there's a "depression" in America: "The unemployed are in real trouble," Biden said. "My grandpa used to say, from Scranton, he’d say, ‘Joe, when the guy in Dunmore - the next town over – when the guy in Dunmore is out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law is out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression. It’s a depression for millions and millions of Americans." But the last bit is particularly curious since it sounds an awful lot like something...
  • SHOCKER: Joe Biden's Grandfather Was Actually RONALD REAGAN!

    06/27/2012 1:25:01 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit... Gotta be... judging from the speech Plugs just gave today: "The unemployed are in real trouble," Biden said.  "My grandpa used to say, from Scranton, he’d say, ‘Joe, when the guy in Dunmore - the next town over – when the guy in Dunmore is out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law is out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression.  It’s a depression for millions and millions of Americans."  But the last bit is particularly curious since it sounds an...
  • Revealed:Reagan Planned to Give Thatcher U.S. carrier for '82 Falklands

    06/27/2012 10:20:18 AM PDT · by Saint X · 28 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | June 27, 2012 | U.S. Naval Institute
    While publicly claiming neutrality between Argentina and the U.K. during the 1982 Falklands War, President Ronald Reagan’s administration had developed plans to loan a ship to the Royal Navy if it lost one of its aircraft carriers in the war, former U.S. Secretary of the Navy, John Lehman, told the U.S. Naval Institute on June 26. Lehman and then Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger agreed to support U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with the loan of the amphibious warship USS Iwo Jima , he said.
  • On TCM Tuesday Afternoon: Ronald Reagan In "The Hasty Heart"

    06/25/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT · by opineapple · 4 replies
    Tuesday, June, 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, Richard Todd A patient and a nurse comfort a dying Scottish soldier in World War II Burma. Drama/1949 tcm.com
  • What Happens When You Let Gay Philly Activists Into the White House?

    06/22/2012 9:03:58 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 52 replies
    Philly Magazine ^ | June 22, 2012 | Unknown
    WARNING!: The link will take you a partial cashed version of the story. It is headlined on Drudge, but has apparently been pulled by Philly Mag. These are the sorts of individuals the dems praise and who donate generously to their plantation. I was able to save a more complete version of the cashed page to my archives before it was scrubbed completely. I have the offending as well, photo, however, it is a very small thumbnail. Homosexual activist giving the finger to a portrait of Reagan. Really a classy bunch, no?
  • Reagan Flipped off by Obama’s gay guests at White House

    06/22/2012 5:24:07 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 26 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Last week, President Obama hosted the first ever gay pride reception at the White House. Among the guests were two gay rights activists from Philadelphia who used the opportunity to “shoot the bird” at the portrait of former President Ronald Reagan. Pictures of Matthew “Matty” Hart, national director of public engagement at Solutions for Progress, and photographer Zoe Strauss making this obscene gesture are now circulating across the Internet.
  • Flipping Reagan

    06/22/2012 1:13:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | June 22, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    In case you have not heard about this story, a group of so-called “important gay people” went to the White House for the first ever Gay Pride reception at the White House. What happened next, if you have not heard about it, will shock you, appall you and make you realize what we are up against. What happened? They “important gay people” decided to show their respect for the symbol of American government by going to the portrait of Ronald Reagan and flipping it off. That’s right, they gave the 40th President the middle finger. They took photos of it...
  • The Real Reagan: In his own words.

    06/22/2012 12:49:13 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/25/12 | Fred Barnes
    When I interviewed President Reagan in the Oval Office in 1987, I took with me a photograph of him with two dozen women at the Presidio of Monterey in California 50 years earlier. My mother, the presidio commanderÂ’s daughter, was one of the women. I wanted Reagan to autograph the photograph, and he graciously obliged, but not before telling me in extraordinary detail how he happened to be at the presidio, a cavalry post, and everything about the movie he was making there. He was starring in a B movie called Sergeant Murphy, the third film in his long career...
  • [Gay] Activists Take Out Frustration on ... Ronald Reagan

    06/22/2012 10:23:36 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard [via Drudge] ^ | 22 Jun 12 | Daniel Halper
    Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception. There, they danced to the sounds of a Marine Corps band; they dined on crab cakes and canapés; they hand-delivered letters from concerned citizens like this 18-year old who has had four people close to him gunned down, and noted rhyming raconteur CA Conrad; and some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.
  • PHOTOS: GAY ACTIVISTS INVITED TO WH 'FLIP OFF' REAGAN PORTRAIT

    06/22/2012 8:38:20 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 122 replies
    Drudge ^ | unknown
    PHOTOS: GAY ACTIVISTS INVITED TO WH 'FLIP OFF' REAGAN PORTRAIT This should be interesting. http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2012/06/22/gay-activists-give-ronald-reagan-finger-white-house/
  • Conservatives Don't Play The Blame Game

    06/19/2012 5:04:13 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-19-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Created for OMG! for America.
  • Reagan Remembers Dr. Joseph Warren, hero at Bunker Hill (June 17,1775)

    06/17/2012 6:10:01 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 18 replies
  • Online Chat on Reagan’s Impact on Foreign Policy

    06/15/2012 6:45:06 AM PDT · by thurmant
    The Heritage Founbdation ^ | 6/14/12 | Todd Thurman
    Earlier this week was the 25th anniversary of President Reagan’s monumental “Tear Down This Wall” speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate. It was the beginning of the end of the Cold War, a war that was won without a shot being fired. Join us on Friday June 15 from 12-1 when we will be joined by Heritage’s Marion Smith. He will be taking your questions about the speech, its impact on freedom around the world, and its impact on current foreign policy.
  • Krauthammer: Reagan would be very comfortable with today’s Tea Party movement (video)

    06/14/2012 2:27:51 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 12th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Kruathammer says that Jeb Bush is wrong about Reagan, that he would indeed be very comfortable with the Tea Party movement. He adds that Reagan’s successes weren’t because Reagan was ‘the great compromiser’, but because he campaigned on a specific agenda and the American people awarded him with a clear mandate to accomplish that agenda, of which Democrat leaders couldn’t stand in the way. Krauthammer: Reagan would be very comfortable with today’s Tea Party movement
  • How's That Reset Button Workin' For Ya, Obama? Thu, Jun 14 2012 00:00:00 E

    06/13/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 13, 2012
    Mideast: As Moscow tests a new ballistic missile, our secretary of state expresses concern that Moscow is sending attack helicopters to the murderous regime in Syria. The only thing changed is the degree of our naivete. On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the people of West Berlin at the base of the Brandenburg Gate, near the Berlin Wall, and uttered this famous demand: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" A quarter-century later to the day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. was "concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on...
  • Reagan’s Sign of the Cross Speech

    06/12/2012 8:32:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6-12-12 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    Every American high school student knows, or should know, that President Ronald Reagan went to the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin on this date in 1987. The President said: “If you seek liberalization, open this gate…Mr. Gorbachev,tear down this wall.” (Yes, kids, there was a West Berlin then.) *snip* As important as Reagan’s dramatic call to “tear down this wall” was, we should not forget what else he said that memorable day twenty-five years ago. His speech contained the most eloquent paean to religious freedom we have heard. Reagan was not afraid to point to: …the most fundamental distinction of...
  • "Berlin Wall" Speech - President Reagan's Address at the Brandenburg Gate - 6/12/87

    06/12/2012 12:53:55 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 12 1987 | ReaganFoundation
    We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
  • WOW...25 years ago today...Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate

    06/12/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT · by rottndog · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | today | me
    President Reagan's remarks on East-West relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Germany on June 12, 1987.
  • Jeb Bush: Reagan Would Have a Hard Time in Today’s ‘Dysfunctional’ GOP

    06/11/2012 9:14:09 PM PDT · by Qbert · 43 replies
    PJM ^ | 6/11/2012 | Brian Preston
    Former FL Gov. Jeb Bush says Ronald Reagan would have a hard time winning the Republican nomination today, because the party has veered too far to the right, and is “dysfunctional.” “Ronald Reagan would have, based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground, as would my dad — they would have a hard time if you define the Republican party — and I don’t — as having an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement, doesn’t allow for finding some common ground,” Bush said, adding that he views the hyper-partisan moment as “temporary.” “Back to my...
  • Jeb Bush is wrong: Ronald Reagan could have won the 2012 Republican nomination easily

    06/11/2012 9:34:32 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 59 replies
    The Great Britain (UK) Telegraph ^ | June 11th, 2012 | By Tim Stanley
    Jeb Bush says that if Ronald Reagan was alive today he would struggle to win the Republican presidential nomination. I should think so – the great man would be 101 (that gag is copyrighted to Jonah Goldberg). What Bush meant was that Reagan’s history of compromise with Democrats would make him unacceptable to the GOP base. He told Bloomberg reporters that Reagan and Bush's father, President George HW Bush, "got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support. [Reagan] would be criticized for doing the things that he did.” The remark is electoral gold for Obama as...
  • On TCM Tuesday Morning: Ronald Reagan in "Brother Rat And A Baby"

    06/11/2012 7:12:51 AM PDT · by opineapple · 3 replies
    Tuesday at 10:30 AM, June 12, 2012 Starring Ronald Reagan, Priscilla Lane and Eddie Albert Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs. Comedy/1940 http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/3213/Brother-Rat-and-a-Baby/
  • On TCM Tuesday Morning: Ronald Reagan in "Brother Rat"

    06/11/2012 7:09:52 AM PDT · by opineapple · 4 replies
    Tuesday at 9:00 AM, June 12, 2012 Starring Ronald Reagan, Priscilla Lane, and Wayne Morris A military cadet and his friends try to keep his marriage a secret. Comedy/1938 http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/595/Brother-Rat
  • Reagan Was a Keynesian (Paul Krugman revises history again)

    06/08/2012 4:25:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/08/2012 | Paul Krugman
    There’s no question that America’s recovery from the financial crisis has been disappointing. In fact, I’ve been arguing that the era since 2007 is best viewed as a “depression,” an extended period of economic weakness and high unemployment that, like the Great Depression of the 1930s, persists despite episodes during which the economy grows. And Republicans are, of course, trying — with considerable success — to turn this dismal state of affairs to their political advantage. They love, in particular, to contrast President Obama’s record with that of Ronald Reagan, who, by this point in his presidency, was indeed presiding...
  • Gramm and Hubbard: What a Romney Recovery Might Look Like [Excellent Analysis!]

    06/07/2012 9:18:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/7/12 | Phil Gramm, Glenn Hubbard
    Given last week's grim jobs report, it's now clearer than ever that the November election will be a referendum on the economy. Has the president's program worked? Does Mitt Romney have a better program to promote job creation and prosperity? Fortunately, Americans have evidence that will allow them not only to judge President Obama's economic performance, but also to compare that performance with Mr. Romney's proposed alternative. Twice in postwar America, deep recessions have driven the unemployment rate to 10%. In the 1981-82 recession, the unemployment rate soared to 10.8%. In the 2007-09 recession, it peaked at 10%.
  • Nancy Reagan Places Bouquet of Roses on Ronnie’s Gravesite

    06/05/2012 5:57:07 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | JUNE 5, 2012 | Paul Scicchitano
    Nancy Reagan placed a bouquet of white roses on the gravesite of her late husband Ronald Reagan Tuesday to mark the eighth anniversary of the passing of one of America’s most beloved presidents. Appearing frail in a red coat, the former first lady then sat by the 40th president’s gravesite at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Now 90, Nancy Reagan recently suffered broken ribs in a fall, and was reported to be recovering slowly. The widow of President Reagan also made news recently by announcing her endorsement of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Having served lemonade...
  • On TCM Friday Evening: Ronald Reagan in "Stallion Road"

    06/05/2012 6:23:47 PM PDT · by opineapple
    Friday, June 8, 2012 at 04:30 PM Starring Ronald Reagan, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott A veterinarian and a novelist court a horse breeder during an anthrax scare in Southern California. Drama/1947 tcm.com