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  • Trump: A better candidate than Reagan

    10/21/2016 11:12:12 PM PDT · by donna · 45 replies
    WND ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Scott Lively
    Many of the people announcing an intention to vote for Donald Trump are adding a disclaimer to distance themselves from his unsavory comments or actions of the past. I’m not going to do that. In my view Donald Trump is today a far different and better man than the one who threw his hat in the ring at the start of this election cycle. I credit that to the unprecedented level of public vilification – the “borking” of Donald Trump – he has endured and appears to have been transformed by. Whatever his worldview and the context of his past...
  • (vanity) In 1980 two weeks from election polls had Jimmy Carter 47 -- Ronald Reagan 39

    10/21/2016 7:01:13 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Pollsters and the news media keep trying to dispirit Mitt Romney’s supporters and to show that Barack Obama will be the inevitable victor. Even after the polling has been packed with Democrats, Obama cannot show a convincing lead that would take him to victory. Past polls have also shown Democrats leading their Republican opponents up to the election. One of the most dramatic was a Gallup Poll result 2 weeks before the 1980 General Election that showed Jimmy Carter to be far ahead of Ronald Reagan. Rush Limbaugh stated, In a Gallup poll on October 26th in 1980, two weeks...
  • Trump Tied 41%-41%, Leads Big Among White Non-College Graduates By 27% (1st Time Since Reagan)

    10/19/2016 11:19:00 AM PDT · by OneVike · 75 replies
    10/19/16 | OV
    TRUMP 41% -- Hillary 41% DEAD HEAT Rasmussen's poll released today has Trump tied with Hillary ahead of the last debate tonight. 41% to 41%. There are a couple eye openers that should be a huge worry for the Hillary campaign; The older the voter is, the more likely he or she is to vote and to vote for Trump. The older the voter, the more they remember the "90"s and who the Clintons are. Plus younger voters are turned off by Hillary and thus less apt to even vote this year. Democrat candidates loses every time the young...
  • Trump Unqualified? We've Heard It All Before

    10/17/2016 3:54:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 17, 2016 | Eliot Kaplan
    It’s not a new argument. What sensible person could support a Republican candidate for President with no foreign policy, economic or legislative experience? A candidate lacking the right background to keep the nation out of protracted wars or even nuclear confrontation. And the man is a mere entertainer to boot, known more for his television appearances than his policy positions! We all know, in hindsight, what a magnificent job was done by the last man they said these things about. Under President Reagan’s watch, Iran ended the hostage crisis without taking a payoff, the Cold War ceased without military confrontation,...
  • Glenn Beck: Michelle Obama gave ´most effective political speech´ since Reagan

    10/16/2016 12:58:53 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 169 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/2016 | Rafael Bernal
    First lady Michelle Obama´s speech this week slamming Donald Trump´s comments about women was "the most effective political speech since Ronald Reagan," according to right-wing commentator Glenn Beck. On his TV program Friday, Beck said his viewers should watch Obama´s speech to see its "devastating effects. And I don´t mean on Donald Trump. I mean on the conservative movement." "We had been talking about, ´there is no war on women.´ You just handed them a war on women," Beck said. "And if you listen to her words carefully, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, they are coopting women and it...
  • Reagan Catholics Could Propel Trump

    10/16/2016 11:46:41 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 18 replies ^ | October 16, 2016 | Louis L. Murray
    Thou shall not kill would seem to be the most straightforward of Catholic teachings. New York state legalized abortion in 1970. Soon after, Catholics started leaving the Democratic Party for pro-life Republicans. Democrats could see the writing on the wall. They weren't happy. Society was changing. Roe v. Wade became the national law of the land in 1973. Democrats wanted in on the change and the church on their side as well. Democrats had toiled for years mining the ethnic Catholic vote. They didn't want to give up their mother lode. This moral migration of Catholics between the Democrats and...
  • Man is Not Free Unless Government is Limited

    10/16/2016 7:49:16 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 20 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/14/16 (video of an earlier speech) | Ronald Reagan
    Words we should never forget!
  • What Reagan can teach us about handling Russia (Actual CNN headline!)

    10/15/2016 5:35:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Shahbandar: For Putin, the Cold War did not end; it has been merely re-branded Sometimes, as Ronald Reagan discovered, embracing escalation is the only way to step back from the brink Oubai Shahbandar is a former Department of Defense official, serving under President Bush and President Obama, and currently serves as a Strategic Communications Advisor to the Syrian Coalition. The opinions in this article belong to the author.
  • [Vanity] Mental Health Practitioner and communist labels conservatives as mentally ill.

    10/04/2016 6:32:23 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 42 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Meet Doctor David Diamond, a psychiatrist who has a practice in Dover New Hampshire, a peaceful town on New Hampshire coast 10 minutes north from Portsmouth. David Diamond is a psychiatrist as well as a peacenik, a militant liberal and though it is not known if he is a registered communist he certainly is a fellow traveler. David diamond is very active with local left wing groups in particular, seacoast peace response, a militant leftist group that emphasizes pacifism, peace and human rights all while demanding that conservatives, and those who support conservatives and capitalism be prosecuted. Since 9/11, the...
  • Michael Reagan Blasts Trump: My Father Would Not Support This Campaign

    10/03/2016 12:06:09 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 125 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 10/03/2016 | Fox News Insider
    The son of former President Ronald Reagan is fed up with Donald Trump, declaring that he can no longer support the GOP nominee and that his father would have taken the same position. Michael Reagan, a Republican, wrote on Twitter Sunday that he's "embarrassed" by Trump, specifically calling out the billionaire for appearing to suggest that Hillary Clinton is not faithful to her husband.
  • Was NAFTA Really So Bad for the Economy? Will NAFTA Come Back to Haunt Hillary Clinton?

    09/30/2016 4:32:46 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 95 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Janna Herron
    ...Trump called the trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States “the single worst trade deal ever approved in this country” during the first presidential debate against Hillary Clinton. Earlier this year, Bernie Sanders leveled a similar criticism, calling it disastrous when debating the former secretary of date... ...But whether NAFTA has been good or bad for the U.S. economy depends largely on who you ask... ...NAFTA “means jobs. American jobs, and good-paying American jobs. If I didn't believe that, I wouldn't support this agreement,” then-President Clinton said in 1993. Fast forward more than two decades later and NAFTA...
  • Ronald Reagan's 1975 speech to YAF - Young Americans for Freedom

    Officers, members of YAF, Young Americans for Freedom, first of all let me thank you for allowing me share in this meeting with you in this manner, and at the same time express my regret that it was impossible for me to be there with you in person. You know you never cease to amaze me, you have followed a philosophy in spite of the fact that you spent your lives growing up in a nation that was characterized by an atmosphere of tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect. The era of the free lunch and the...
  • John Hinckley Freed From Mental Hospital 35 Years After Reagan Assassination Attempt

    09/11/2016 5:13:10 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 10, 2016 | ELIZABETH CHUCK
    The man who attempted to assassinate former President Ronald Reagan was freed from a Washington, D.C., mental hospital Saturday. John Hinckley Jr., 61, went to the home of his elderly mother in Williamsburg, Virginia, on Saturday afternoon after leaving St. Elizabeths Hospital, his attorney said. He plans to live with her now that a federal judge has declared him no longer a threat to society.
  • Mike Pence: Donald Trump Carries On Ronald Reagan’s Legacy

    09/08/2016 3:38:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies ^ | September 8, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    SIMI VALLEY, California — Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, drew parallels Thursday morning between Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan, casting Trump as the inheritor of Reagan’s political legacy.
  • Polls: Today, Trump and Hillary Tied like Reagan and Carter in September 1980

    09/02/2016 10:01:45 AM PDT · by whiterhino · 47 replies
    Time ^ | September 15, 1980
    Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Are Tied In Latest IBD/TIPP Poll at 39% with other candidates getting 15%. Just like Reagan/Carter in September 1980. Both candidates had/have similar unfavorables also at this time of the election cycle. From the CNN archive of the 1984 TIME article: "Carter and Reagan are deadlocked at 39% each, while Anderson's support is 15%... based on a national sample of 1,644 registered voters interviewed between Aug. 26 and 28." Regarding favorability among the candidates: From the latest IBD/TIPP poll: "Meanwhile, nearly two thirds (62%) now say Clinton is "not honest or trustworthy," up from 58% in...
  • Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. has been cleared to leave psychiatric hospital

    09/01/2016 8:34:59 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 41 replies
    Gatehouse Media ^ | September 1, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — The man who shot President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago will leave a psychiatric hospital to live full-time in Virginia on Sept. 10. Barry Levine, a lawyer for 61-year-old John Hinckley Jr., told The Associated Press the date Thursday. In July, federal Judge Paul Friedman ruled Hinckley was no longer a danger to himself or others and could leave St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington to live with his mother full-time. Hinckley has gradually gained more freedom over the past decade, spending longer and longer stretches in Virginia. Levine says Hinckley will be “a citizen about whom we can...
  • Best of the Reagan 1984 Debates

    08/29/2016 11:33:08 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    A two part series on the best of the Ronald Reagan 1984 Debate with former Vice President Senator Walter Mondale (D) of Minnesota. Topics range from the economy, cold war, military defense and the contras. part1 part 1 is herePART 2 HERE OH BTW! I have performed enhancements on the video which I have uploaded. Includes brightness and better saturation. STAND BY IT'LL BE UP IN A MOMENT
  • NIGEL FARAGE: Trump was MY warm-up man... but I gave him a bounce - and he'll be new Ronald Reagan

    08/27/2016 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/27/16 | Nigel Farage
    Farage appeared at a rally with Donald Trump in Jackson, MississippiThe event on August 24 was seen by thousands of spectatorsFarage: 'The atmosphere in the room was more like a rock concert' Since I announced that I was going to stand aside as Ukip leader in the wake of the successful Brexit campaign, I've had more time to do other things. This included a trip to Cleveland for the Republican Convention and the adoption of Donald J. Trump as their Presidential candidate.I was astonished that everybody I met wanted to talk about Brexit – not just the delegates to the...
  • Reaganomics V Obamunism

    08/22/2016 12:04:15 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies The best clips of the 1980 Debate between Reagan and loser president Jimmah Cartah! I think this illustrates the differences between capitalism and socialism and shows that Reagan is not to blame for the problems of the 80s but inherited the problems from the left. I wish there were more documentaries on how terrible things were in this country before Reagan took office. Sick of know nothing millennials and Generation X'ers and commie baby boomers who know nothing of how bad things really were and nothing about how things work posting lies on Youtube and elsewhere!
  • EXPOSED: Ronald Reagan’s Plan For Mass Deportation Of Muslims

    08/21/2016 1:06:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies ^ | 8/21/16 | Jack Flash
    Don’t mind Ronnie’s boot up your asses, boys… Excerpted from Politico Magzine: In the early morning hours of January 26, 1987, federal agents across Los Angeles charged into the homes of seven men and one woman and led them away in handcuffs. More than 100 law enforcement officers—city, state and federal—were involved. “War on Terrorism Hits LA,” read the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. The defendants were all pro-Palestinian activists, but it wasn’t clear what they’d been arrested for. Soon the government conceded it would not introduce criminal charges, instead seeking to deport the group by alleging material support to a communist...
  • Ronald Reagan Smacks the Hippies

    08/20/2016 11:15:28 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies now boys and girls by popular demand, Califonria Governor Ronald Reagan at his best!!
  • Ronald Reagan predicts the future

    08/19/2016 8:49:41 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
  • VANITY: Ronald Reagan and his bride Nancy Davis

    08/08/2016 9:42:20 AM PDT · by V K Lee
    Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Davis are in a movie today seen on Movies TV Network. For those who are interested....check it out "Hellcats of the Navy"
  • Donald Trump Is Proposing The Biggest Tax Cuts Since Ronald Reagan's Presidency

    08/06/2016 1:39:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 100 replies
    Fortune Mag. ^ | Aug. 6, 2016 | Madeline Farber
    In a new economic blueprint that is set to unveil next week, Donald Trump will propose one of the biggest tax cuts since Ronald Reagan’s presidency, an advisor to the Republican Presidential nominee told Bloomberg. The proposal will reiterate Trump’s plan to cut the corporate tax rate to 15%, Stephen Moore, who is the chief economist for the Heritage Foundation, and of one of the men on Trump’s 13-member economic advisory team that the Republican presidential candidate announced Friday, said.
  • Earnest Really Doesn’t Know His Electoral History, Claims Reagan Didn’t Win Two Majorities

    07/28/2016 8:07:33 PM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 28, 2016 | David Rutz
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest falsely and repeatedly claimed at Thursday’s briefing that Barack Obama, not Ronald Reagan, was the first president since Dwight Eisenhower to win consecutive majorities of the popular vote. Even when he was corrected by a reporter, Earnest insisted Reagan did not get at least 50 percent of the vote twice. "I don’t think it's a coincidence that President Obama is actually the first president since President Eisenhower to win two national elections back-to-back, earning a majority vote from the American people," Earnest said.
  • The Man Who Tried to Kill Reagan Is Now Free. Americans Should Be Outraged.

    07/27/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by milton23 · 49 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/27/16 | Craig Shirley
    The decision to release John Hinckley Jr. from St. Elizabeth’s psychiatric hospital after his attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan is outrageous, disgraceful, and a travesty of justice. No matter how much supervision he has, Hinckley cannot be trusted to move and function in society. Even though his victims, Reagan and White House press secretary James Brady, have died, Hinckley remains a threat. According to the Secret Service, he is still obsessed with Jodie Foster. Hinckley’s actions remain a terrible stain on American history and a reminder of the lifetime of damage that can be caused by one man in...
  • Judge frees President Reagan's would-be killer Hinckley

    07/27/2016 8:01:42 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 54 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ian Simpson
    John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt prompted by his mental illness, should be freed after 35 years and released to live with his mother, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
  • John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

    07/27/2016 6:40:33 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 125 replies
    NPR ^ | 07/27/2016 | Carrie Johnson
    Thirty-five years after he tried to kill a president, John Hinckley has won his freedom. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has granted a request for Hinckley to leave the mental hospital where he's lived for decades, to go live full-time with his elderly mother in Williamsburg, Va. The release could happen as early as next week, the judge ruled. Under the terms of his order, Hinckley is not allowed to contact his victims, their relatives or actress Jodie Foster, with whom he was obsessed. Hinckley also will not be permitted to "knowingly travel" to areas where the current president...
  • Morning AGAIN in America

    07/21/2016 10:48:43 PM PDT · by piytar · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Unknown | Me
    Thought the was relevant given Trump's speech!
  • Destroying Lies: Reagan DID Campaign for Gerald Ford In 1976.

    07/21/2016 5:56:01 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 94 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/21/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Lately I have seen a lie circulated by the left, and by people still enamored by Ted Cruz: That Reagan neither endorsed Ford at the Convention, nor went on to endorse him later.I present to you proof that the latter is simply a lie.Reagan for Ford ad '76
  • MARK LEVIN: FACT: Reagan never endorsed Gerald Ford at any time

    07/20/2016 8:56:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 102 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook & Twitter ^ | July 20, 2016 | Mark Levin
    MARK LEVIN: FACT:Reagan never endorsed Gerald Ford at any time during the 1976 GOP convention or campaign The Reagans were furious at how the Ford campaign had attacked them. Paul Manafort will know this as he was a top delegate counter for Ford and against Reagan at that convention. Ford won the nomination, of course, then lost to Jimmy Carter. Four years later, Reagan won the nomination, won the general election in a landslide, and the rest is history.
  • Collection Of Ronald Reagan Humor

    03/14/2016 4:52:01 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 10 replies
    He poked as much fun at himself as he did others, and never got butt-hurt when someone criticized or made fun of him.
  • What The 1976 GOP Primary Tells Us About 2016’s

    07/15/2016 10:06:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Political journalists dream of a contested convention every presidential election. This year, it really seemed possible that Republicans would go into their convention without a nominee. Alas, it was not to be. In 1976, though, it actually happened. Republican President Gerald Ford, who ascended to the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned, faced a primary challenge from Ronald Reagan. What ensued was great political theater. Ford and Reagan traded victories during the primaries, and neither received a majority of delegates. Both entered the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, unsure of the outcome. Then the loser (Reagan) ended up getting...

    03/06/2009 4:35:47 PM PST · by yongin · 55 replies · 1,687+ views
    New Majority ^ | February 27, 2009 | David Frum
    It's CPAC weekend - the grand rallying of the conservative clan here in Washington. It's a season where conservatives from across the country meet to compare notes, share stories, and seek political consensus. The consensus forming this year however is an ominously dangerous one - ominously dangerous to conservatives themselves that is. Conservatives live in thrall to a historical myth, and this myth may soon cost us dearly. The myth is the myth of the Goldwater triumph of 1964. It goes approximately as follows: In 1964, after years of watered down politics, Republicans turned to a true conservative, Arizona Senator...
  • Ronald Reagan - Man of Faith

    07/04/2016 11:55:22 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 1 replies
    Address by President Ronald Reagan as shown on YouTube ^ | Uploaded February 13, 2011 | Ronald Reagan/Uploaded by Robert G. Lee
    (This YouTube link was provided to me today in an e-mail from AFA.) Uploaded on Feb 13, 2011 by Robert G. Lee "In honor of Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, this video was made to show the President's deeply held beliefs. It is not meant to be political, but rather, to show that even while holding the highest office in the land, he stayed true to his faith."
  • Read This If You Still Think Political Polls Mean Anything

    07/03/2016 5:40:35 AM PDT · by vannrox · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2 July 2016 |
    As a species, humans tend to behave as a herd, following one another in opinion and action — whether or not the consequences for doing so are dire. Of course, politicians and others holding seats of power, fully cognizant of the opportunities provided by this herd mentality, deftly manipulate the masses — particularly through public polls during the lead-up to presidential elections. Most everyone comprehends how bias-infused political polling can be; however, the extent such polls play in the outcome of elections — and, conversely, how their artfully constructed questions and population samples often miss the mark — makes polling...
  • Donald Trump Is No Ronald Reagan

    06/28/2016 1:00:02 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 134 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/28/2016 | Peggy Noonan
    Peggy Noonan, ex-speech writer for Ronald Reagan, argues that you can't equate Donald Trump with Ronald Reagan.  Here are a few excerpts from the column followed by my commentary: Look, Mr. Trump is not Ronald Reagan.  Reagan served two full terms as the governor of a state so vast that if it were a country it would have been one of the important economies in the world.  He was a union president who served seven terms during the most fraught time in Hollywood’s history and emerged respected by all sides.  He was no novice. Trump supporters should be able...
  • Ronald Reagan’s Son: My Dad Wouldn’t Support Trump

    06/08/2016 7:24:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 110 replies
    Monday saw many of Donald Trump's fellow Republicans express their displeasure at his comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom Trump says can't make an impartial ruling in a lawsuit involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage. Newt Gingrich called his attacks "inexcusable," and Paul Ryan said the comments are "based on reasoning I don't relate to." But the GOP front-runner also received a rebuff from beyond the grave from one of the most important Republican figureheads of all time: Ronald Reagan. Okay, so Reagan didn't actually manifest to dissuade voters from supporting Trump — instead, his son Michael Reagan...
  • “If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with. No more appeasement.” - Ronald Reagan

    06/03/2016 8:36:22 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 36 replies
    As governor Reagan was quick to send troops into Berkeley and other universities to crack down on protests. When quizzed about ‘Bloody Thursday’ – where a protester was killed by police. Reagan was unapologetic. “If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with. No more appeasement.” Cannon, Lou (2003), p. 295. Reagan was supportive of the Vietnam war.
  • Gingrich: Trump Will Change Electoral Map,There'll Be "Trump Americans",Like (Shortened)

    05/29/2016 11:57:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | May 29, 2016 | Trent Baker
    Newt Gingrich spoke on the Friday broadcast of “Hannity” about how he thinks presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is changing the electoral map.
  • Trump Turns To Reagan-Era Economic Advisers To Bring American Economy Back To Life

    05/26/2016 2:31:06 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 82 replies
    D c whispers ^ | 5-26-16
    For those who remember the record-breaking era of economic prosperity that was the Reagan years, you will be happy to learn that the Team Trump is at this very moment receiving advice from some of the most influential economic policy advisers who helped shape that Reagan-era success. Names like Laffer, Moore, and Kudlow were once synonymous with an America that saw itself push back from the deep doldrums of the Carter economic morass, and Team Trump, with the encouragement of Trump campaign supervisor Paul Manafort, is now working to bring a version of that 1980’s success to 2017 and beyond....
  • [2 hrs 44 minutes Video] President Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt CNN Coverage 3-30-1981

    05/23/2016 9:04:19 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 16 replies
    JFK1963NEWSVIDEOS YouTube ^ | Published on March 13, 2016 | CNN
    From Monday March 30th, 1981 CNN Live Coverage of the Assassination attempt of the 40th President of The United States Ronald Reagan. Coverage starts at 2:00 P.M E.T with President Reagan speaking to the AFL-CIO at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Reagan was shot by John Hinkley Jr. at 2:27 P.M E.T and Reagan was rushed to George Washington University Hospital

    05/08/2016 8:34:01 AM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 1983 | CLYDE H. FARNSWORTH
    In an unusually strong protectionist action, President Reagan today ordered a tenfold increase in tariffs for imported heavyweight motorycles. The impact of Mr. Reagan's action, which followed the unanimous recommendation of his trade advisers, is effectively limited to Japanese manufacturers, which dominate every sector of the American motorycycle market. The action was exceptional for protecting a single American company, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company of Milwaukee, the sole surviving American maker of motorcycles.
  • NeverTrump Movement’s View of Trade Would Have Made Them #NeverReagan

    05/08/2016 8:13:55 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 May 2016 | Julia Hahn
    The members of the #NeverTrump movement cite, in part, Donald Trump’s position on trade as a reason why they cannot support their party’s presumptive nominee, chosen by Republican voters. They argue that Trump’s position on trade represents a betrayal of the Ronald Reagan legacy that defines virtually all thinking and rhetoric among the professional conservative class in Washington, D.C. However, there is one significant problem with this line of attack: namely, Reagan’s record on trade far more closely resembles Trump’s position than it resembles the view of those in the #NeverTrump movement. In fact, by their own definition, Reagan would...
  • Ronald Reagan tells joke about Democrats (A Man of Charm, Grace and Wit)

    05/04/2016 10:46:50 PM PDT · by Badboo · 13 replies
    Winston Blair private Youtube account ^ | Uploaded on January 23, 2011
    A classic from the one and only, Ronald Reagan.
  • Remembering a Comment on the Occasion of Carter's Loss to Reagan

    05/04/2016 9:44:58 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 28 replies
    Freep | 04/04/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    "Politicians are the People Who Ran for Class President." I find the whole election so far, hilarious, because, it's been like knocking the walls with a sledgehammer in an old Greasy Spoon to get the roaches to scurry out, seeing the Neo-Conservatives so up in arms over the loss of their supposedly non-existent, elite privileges. So, can anyone come up with the source for this? This was remarked upon, on the occasion of Jimmy Carter's disgrace at the hands of conservative Cro-Magnon Ronald Reagan. (It's an anti-pejorative, since we are all Cro-Magnons, it's the Neanderthals who are knuckle-draggers.) It's...
  • Just How Offensive Is Will Ferrell's 'Reagan'? (Alert: Blood will boil)

    04/29/2016 9:06:31 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 48 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 29, 2016 | Seth Abramovitch
    But it does revolve around the conceit that the 40th president had no knowledge of where he was or what he was doing throughout his entire second term. The protagonist is Frank Corden, a low-level White House aide with a sweetly idealized view of American democracy. The first clues that Reagan is not in his right mind come early on: As Frank prepares coffee for Reagan re-election staffers, he overhears Treasury Secretary Don Regan (depicted as a stern, mentor-like figure) in a heated phone conversation with Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger (cartoonishly abusive, he's described as "all Brylcreem and forehead...
  • Will Ferrell pulls out of Reagan Alzheimer’s comedy

    04/29/2016 9:46:56 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 86 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2016 | Emily Smith
    Will Ferrell has backed out of a comedy about Ronald Reagan’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease following outrage from the former president’s family. The 48-year-old comic confirmed Friday that while he had seen the script and considered signing on to star and produce “Reagan”, he was no longer going ahead with the project.
  • Did Trump Kill Reaganism?

    04/28/2016 10:52:33 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 84 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 04/28/16 | Rod Dreher
    Yes, says Bill Galston, contending that “Donald Trump is waging and winning the third major revolution in the Republican Party since World War II.” First there was Eisenhower reconciling the GOP with the New Deal. Then there was Reagan, who wrought a “remarkable fusion of supply-side economics, anti-Soviet internationalism and social conservatism.” And now? Excerpt: Mr. Trump’s candidacy has showed that the cadre of genuine social conservatives is smaller than long assumed, that grass-roots Republican support for large military commitments in the Middle East has withered, and that the business community is politically homeless. So it has come to this:...
  • The Lameness

    04/27/2016 11:42:54 PM PDT · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Diana West ^ | April 27, 2016 | Diana West
    Maxing out maudlin to a pinnacle of banal that overshadows even audacious theft and exploitation, behold Ronald Reagan as heavenly sock puppet of #NeverTrump, breaking his own 11th commandment not to speak ill of other Republicans with a whopper straight from "Jimmy's World," brimming over with a tear too gaudy for Bambi. I think what they meant to say was: Congratulations to the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump, on his outstanding sweep of five states yesterday. Yuge! It's time for conservatives and populists in the Republican Party to come together and unify and defeat Hillary Clinton in the fall. Laura...