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  • If Everybody Likes You, You're Doing Something Wrong

    05/04/2015 9:30:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 5, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Do you know how to get lots of people to hate you in America? In the age when people seem to bend over backwards to let you know that they’re offended, it’s actually pretty easy. You just need to be successful at anything or you can try to be successful at anything or you can even tell OTHER PEOPLE that they CAN BE successful. Having money will also definitely do it. So will being white, male, Christian, conservative or Republican. For that matter, all you really need to do is have an opinion of some sort and somebody who holds...
  • OBAMA vs. REAGAN on GDP GROWTH — NOT EVEN CLOSE

    04/29/2015 4:42:06 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 29 Apr 15 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s just like Reagan… Except when he isn’t. Trickle Down Economics versus Trickle Down Socialism Ronald Reagan’s economic plan saw GDP surge at a 3.5% clip – 4.9% after the recession. That’s a 32% bump. During the Obama years, thanks to his big government policies, the US economy has stalled. Today the quarterly GDP was announced. The GDP for the first quarter of 2015 braked more sharply than expected at only a .2% pace. The US economy has grown an anemic 9.6% during the Obama years (excluding today’s dismal number). Of course, Obama’s record on job growth is also much...
  • The Cruz Doctrine: Ted Cruz Opens Up About His Foreign Policy Worldview

    04/29/2015 11:37:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 28, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    LAS VEGAS — Ted Cruz wants you to know that he isn’t a Rand Paul on foreign policy – but he isn’t a John McCain either. The Texas senator and Republican presidential contender outlined his foreign policy worldview Friday in an in-depth interview with The Daily Caller from the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental in Sin City, where he was in town to attend both the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Spring Meeting and a convention of evangelical pastors. “The touchstone of foreign policy should be the vital national security interest of America,” Cruz said, arguing his foreign policy was neither “full...
  • GOP Can Stop Being Nice to Ted Cruz

    04/28/2015 9:48:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Bloomberg View | April 28, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein, political scientist
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-28/gop-can-stop-being-nice-to-ted-cruz
  • 10 Reasons Why Libertarians Should Support Ted Cruz

    04/27/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | April 27, 2015 | R. Brownell
    10. He wants to rebuild the old Reagan Coalitions Cruz without argument is a constitutional conservative, unwilling to compromise with progressives if it means government grows even an inch bigger. His plan to win the presidency won’t involve shifting towards the mushy middle like previous GOP candidates, but instead reforming the old Reagan Coalition of Evangelicals, Conservatives, Reagan Democrats, and Libertarians to help him get to the White House. 9. He shut down the government and beat Rand Paul’s filibuster record During the fight to defund Obamacare, Cruz pushed his filibuster past the deadline for the government shutdown; while in...
  • Obama equals Ronald Reagan popularity as economy, gas prices boost job approval

    04/26/2015 6:26:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama has reached Reagan-like levels of popularity in the twilight of his tenure, but analysts say his bounce can be attributed largely to the fact that he is fading into the political background as the next presidential race kicks into high gear and as Congress claims a surprising number of concrete legislative accomplishments. Mr. Obama’s job approval rating stands at 46.4 percent, his highest mark in nearly two years, according to a recent Gallup survey. The figure puts him in the company of President Reagan, whose approval rating also hovered around 46 percent at the same point in his...
  • Cruz is the First Top-Tier Movement Conservative Candidate Since Reagan

    04/22/2015 11:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | March 23, 2015 | Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
    Today’s official announcement that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is running for president changes everything in the 2016 presidential campaign. Ted Cruz isn’t running for Vice President or Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Jeb Bush administration. Every Republican candidate for president will have to move to significantly to the right, starting with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, and define their position on amnesty for illegal aliens, on fighting and winning the war radical Islam has declared on America, on spending, the deficit and the debt, and on repealing Obamacare, against the positions Ted Cruz will talk about...
  • Reagan shooter Hinckley finds both rejection and indifference in future home

    04/19/2015 7:16:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 19 April 2015 | JESSICA GRESKO
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He takes long walks along tree-lined paths, plays guitar and paints, grabs fast food at Wendy's. He drives around town in a silver Toyota Avalon, a car that wouldn't attract a second glance. Often, as if to avoid detection, he puts on a hat or visor before going out.
  • Watching a Biased Social Documentary in College for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month

    04/16/2015 8:41:31 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 16 replies
    Ulmius
    Today, the faculty of my university told my class we had to view a movie in order to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month, shown by our school's counselor. The film was a social documentary by a guy that was showing his opinions about changing mens' perception of their masculinity. As the film progressed, he started to blame the white male status quo for imposing media messages on vulnerable minds. He even compared John Wayne and Ronald Reagan in the film, portraying their respective appeals as white mens' desire to return to a past accepting of gender and racial discrimination (one...
  • James Carville: Ted Cruz "the most talented and fearless Republican politician" since Reagan

    04/12/2015 5:42:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 5, 2013 | mfprex
    Watch the Video. even James Carville knows the conclusion that more and more true conservatives are coming to every day.
  • Hostages? What Hostages? Unfinished business...

    04/10/2015 7:21:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-20-15 | Fred Barnes
    There were many horrendous moments for the American hostages held by Iranians for 444 days at the U.S. embassy in Tehran. One of the worst occurred when Iranian captors showed a hostage a photo of the school bus that took his son to and from school. If the hostage didn’t cooperate, his son’s fingers would be chopped off and sent, one a day, to his wife. On January 20, 1981, the day Ronald Reagan became president and Jimmy Carter departed, the crisis lifted and 52 Americans came home. And a few other good things happened. U.S. banks with investments in...
  • College Students in California Vandalize Bust of Reagan; Wrap Police Tape, Accusations Around Base

    04/09/2015 9:45:13 AM PDT · by rightistight · 47 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/9/15 | Aurelius
    Students at Chapman University have vandalized several busts on campus, including those of Ronald Reagan, Milton Friedman, and Albert Schweitzer. On each, police tape was wrapped around the bust and an extra sheet of paper added each person's "charges." On President Reagan's bust, the paper reads (emphasis theirs), "RONALD REAGAN IS UNDER STUDENT REVIEW DUE TO RACISM, CLASSISM, AND HOMOPHOBIA." Here are pictures of the Reagan vandalism: A bust of Albert Schweitzer was also vandalized:
  • Exclusive–Inside Ted Cruz’s Campaign HQ: How Texas Firebrand Plans to Win by Breaking All the Rules

    04/06/2015 10:15:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 6, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    HOUSTON, Texas — About six or seven hundred hardcore conservatives gathered outside the new Houston campaign headquarters for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) last Tuesday, an event at which he showed off his presidential prospects as the first declared candidate for 2016. Cruz, the true Washington outsider, has had a hugely successful first two weeks as the first declared candidate for the White House—raising millions of dollars, hiring key staff, and building a formidable operation, all while sticking true to his aggressive conservatism. Cruz has shaken up Washington, the political class, and the media establishment by essentially proving since his announcement...
  • Ronald Reagan Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover (1983)

    04/05/2015 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    UC Santa Barbara Archives ^ | April 2, 1983 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: This week as American families draw together in worship, we join with millions upon millions of others around the world also celebrating the traditions of their faiths. During these days, at least, regardless of nationality, religion, or race, we are united by faith in God, and the barriers between us seem less significant. Observing the rites of Passover and Easter, we're linked in time to the ancient origins of our values and to the unborn generations who will still celebrate them long after we're gone. As Paul explained in his Epistle to the Ephesians, "He came and...
  • Here’s the Difference Between How Obama and Reagan Handled Nuke Negotiations

    04/03/2015 6:45:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/03/2015 | Robert Joseph & Eric Edelman
    President Obama’s new national-security strategy places the highest priority on what he considers the urgent need to move forward with the so-called Prague agenda — derived from his 2009 address calling on the international community to move toward a world free of nuclear weapons. At that time, the call was seen by many as idealistic but generally harmless. Now, as we approach the sixth anniversary of the speech, it seems dangerously naďve. Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, China’s military rise while pressing territorial claims in the Asia-Pacific region, exploding Islamic extremism across the Middle East and North Africa, and Iran’s growing...
  • OPINION — White: Republicans should nominate Cruz for president

    03/31/2015 1:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Ted Cruz, a Republican junior senator from Texas, announced last week he would be running for the presidency of the U.S. before even forming an exploratory committee, which is a common first step in a campaign. Cruz has drawn the ire of several Republicans and Democrats alike on Capitol Hill due to his strident style, brash confidence and uncompromising political views — despite the fact he is still in his first term. With his announcement, Cruz has immediately differentiated himself from any other Republican candidate in a very deep field. Other major candidates such as Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rick...
  • Star Parker: Take responsibility

    03/30/2015 5:50:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | March 30, 2015 | Star Parker
    In 1979, the year before Republicans nominated Ronald Reagan as their presidential candidate, the Rev. Jerry Falwell and conservative activist Paul Weyrich founded the Moral Majority. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, recently announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., founded by Falwell. Although Cruz made no reference to the Moral Majority in his remarks, his thinking is clearly in line with that of Falwell and Weyrich — that getting the largely politically inactive evangelical Christians politically engaged could change America. Cruz’s detractors call him “extreme,” but he may not be so close to the...
  • Reagan Assassination Attempt - Monday March 30, 1981

    03/30/2015 3:01:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 30, 2015 | ABC - Frank Reynolds
    Uploaded on Nov 20, 2011 ABC News live coverage of the president Ronald Reagan assassination attempt. March 30, 1981. Anchored by Frank Reynolds.
  • Jeffrey Tambor explains the N.W.O. and the Trilateral Commission on Barney Miller in 1981

    03/27/2015 9:56:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Life imitating art or is it art imitating life? A conspiracy kook describing the entire N.W.O. agenda to the police who clearly thinks he’s crazy. The truth, hidden in plain sight....pretty funny
  • GOP Rep: ‘Cruz Would Be An Equally Great President’ As Reagan

    03/26/2015 10:05:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    A Republican congressman believes Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, would be as great of a president as Ronald Reagan. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., made the comparison while talking to Yellowhammer Radio with Cliff Sims. “I believe Ted Cruz would be an excellent president. The parallels between Ted Cruz and the way he conducts himself, his belief system, and Ronald Reagan are uncanny,” Brooks said....
  • Cruz Has Cash, but Is No Gipper (Revisionist history plus Bergdahl snark)

    03/25/2015 4:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    US News & World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | March 25, 2015 | Joseph P. Williams, news editor
    Social media metrics measure success for Cruz, and the decision to charge Sgt. Bergdahl is more complex than you think.Cruzonomics: That sound you hear is dropped jaws all across the political landscape:US News’ Dave Catanese reports that Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and Senate bomb-thrower who announced he’s running for president, smashed his own goal of raising $1 million during the first week of his presidential campaign by hitting that mark in 24 hours. He got there, though, with help from a team of data analysts who helped Cruz make it rain through carefully scripted small donors of $250...
  • The ‘John Wayne Moment’ We’re In: This is where Ted Cruz comes in.

    03/24/2015 3:29:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 24, 2015 | William Murchison
    Cinematically, as well as politically, we are sort of in a John Wayne moment: which is where Ted Cruz comes in. Things in this town of ours ain’t a-going real good right now. Everything, in fact, seems to be falling apart, save in the eyes of folk who wish America would either drop into the sea or fall in line with President Obama’s preachments and prescriptions. Wait! A sudden thunder of hooves in the distance! A shout! A shot! It’s… It’s… Ted Cruz, declaring his candidacy for the U.S. presidency. I do not want to be understood as mocking...
  • Democrats cheer: Run, Ted, run

    03/24/2015 2:05:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | March 23, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    The launch of Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential bid Monday has prompted an outpouring of excitement and delight — from Democrats. To liberal activists, the firebrand Texan is much too far to the right for the nation at large and too extreme to even win the Republican nomination. But they want nothing more than for him to run strongly throughout the primary season. The more momentum he develops, they argue, the more likely he is to push the eventual GOP nominee further to the right than that person will want to go. “I can’t believe Christmas has come so early,” Chris...
  • Ted Cruz described as ‘first top tier’ conservative since Reagan by Richard Viguerie

    03/23/2015 9:14:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    A seismic shift? Things will change now that Sen. Ted Cruz has entered the White House race, some say. “Every Republican candidate for president will have to move significantly to the right, starting with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. They’ll have to define their position on amnesty for illegal aliens, on fighting and winning the war radical Islam has declared on America, on spending, the deficit and the debt, and on repealing Obamacare - against the positions Ted Cruz will talk about and campaign on in the coming months,” predicts longtime conservative maven Richard Viguerie. “They will all have to...
  • Can Ted Cruz Be The First Conservative President Since Reagan?

    03/23/2015 8:35:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 23, 2015 | W. James Antle III, managing editor
    There’s a reason Ted Cruz kept asking his Liberty University audience to “imagine” a conservative president: no one of normal college age has ever lived under one. If Cruz wins the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, he will only be the third movement conservative to do so, after Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. (Liberals will count George W. Bush, but he wasn’t a product of the movement in the same sense as Reagan or Goldwater even if you think he was a conservative.) Republican primary voters are starting to imagine a conservative president. In 1999, Dubya led the field by...
  • It’s 1979 in America

    03/20/2015 1:01:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Notre Dame & St Mary's Observer ^ | March 20, 2015 | Nicole O'Toole
    This year I took the SMC Republicans to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where we heard from many conservatives who were all on the 2015 CPAC Straw Poll in which we participated. The top five winners were Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Jeb Bush. Paul was a hit with the large number of young people at CPAC. He said, “We do a great job defending the Second Amendment, but we have to defend the whole Bill of Rights … we should have speedy trials.” He went on to talk about Kalief Browder who was accused...
  • Levin: Netanyahu Shows Standing On Principles Works

    03/18/2015 4:21:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued that Benjamin Netanyahu’s electoral victory sends ” a very, very important message for the Republican Party and conservatives in this country” on Tuesday.
  • Barack Obama: A Man For The Ages!

    03/12/2015 5:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Everyone says President Obama is a feckless commander, weak in statecraft, especially compared to the great leaders of the Western world, such as Reagan and Churchill. I believe this does Obama a great injustice. It's so easy to react the way a great leader would. Sure, Obama could have left a small contingent of American troops in Iraq, preserved America's victory, and prevented the entire region from collapsing into chaos and terror. He could have refrained from issuing empty "red line" threats to Syria. He could call ISIS "Islamic." But anybody could do that -- even ISIS calls itself "Islamic."...
  • Compare current president and past presidents using federal government economic data.

    03/08/2015 9:27:20 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 16 replies
    Federal government agencies ^ | Marrch 8, 2015 | WilliamofCarmichael
    The table that I assembled is in response to vague references that we see and hear like "the BLS said", "the WSJ said", "radio/TV/Blog/column said" . . . the table has links directly to the original data. It's too large to post repeatedly on threads though I do hope to keep it current quarterly (with annualized data) until Election 2016. And change/add columns as needed.
  • Reagan Calls for End to World's Farm Subsidies

    03/07/2015 9:51:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 06, 1987 | |JAMES GERSTENZANG and JACK NELSON
    VENICE, Italy — President Reagan, who less than two years ago signed the most expensive farm aid bill in history, called Friday for the elimination of agricultural subsidies worldwide by the year 2000 as a way of promoting better world economic health.At the same time, Reagan said that the United States has made "real progress" in trimming its budget deficit, despite ongoing spending battles with Congress, thereby freeing for private investment abroad some of the foreign capital that has been tied up financing the U.S. debt.Reagan's remarks, made in a speech televised by Worldnet and provided to networks around the...
  • Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan

    03/05/2015 8:03:40 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 5, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    As soon as a conservative Republican emerges as a serious presidential contender, liberals in the media suddenly yank out the microscopes they’ve been keeping away from Barack Obama since 2007. They could care less what Obama did in college, how he got into college, who paid for his college, who wrote his letters of recommendation, what his grades were, and on and on—but we already know everything about Scott Walker and college. Obama’s media protectors could give a rip that the current president once had a mentor who was a literal card-carrying member of the Communist Party under Stalin. But...
  • The Great, Amazing, Incomparable Stan Evans is Dead

    03/05/2015 4:42:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    "If and when Congress votes on a new immigration bill -- whatever the "triggers," timetables or other provisos -- the real issue to be decided will be the same as it has been from the beginning. That issue is whether the Republican Party, dazed from a daily pounding by the Washington press corps, will agree to commit political suicide by enfranchising 11 plus million illegal aliens on U.S. soil, the vast majority of whom will soon be casting Democratic ballots." So wrote the great M. Stanton Evans, who passed away on Tuesday. Having been at the forefront of the movement...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz at CPAC 2015: Stand With the People, Not Washington

    02/27/2015 1:06:33 AM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Ted Cruz Youtube ^ | 2/26/2015 | Ted Cruz
    Includes both his speech and questions from Sean Hannity. 24 minutes.
  • Jesse Helms Still Makes The Short List

    Let's see: You're creating the "official trailer" for this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. CPAC is more than forty years old now, so you want to begin your trailer with a tribute to prominent right-wingers of the past. There are quite a few names to choose from; of these, you pick seven. Do you think it should have been possible to pull this off without putting an unvarnished racist in the #2 slot, right after Ronald Reagan? Apparently not:
  • If Ronald Reagan ran today, where would he fall on the conservative spectrum?

    02/25/2015 10:01:01 AM PST · by detective · 128 replies
    Washington Post ^ | february 25, 2015
    When conservatives gather Thursday for their annual confab there will be homages to Ronald Reagan everywhere. He’ll be mentioned in speeches, he’ll show up as a life-size cardboard cutout, and on posters and buttons. The event’s big dinner is in his name. At the Conservative Political Action Conference, Reagan is king. And the many Republicans vying to be president will work feverishly to align with him. But do they?
  • Scott Walker to attend private dinner with supply-siders in New York

    02/19/2015 4:40:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Robert Costa
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to attend a private dinner Wednesday with longtime advocates of supply-side economics. The gathering, set for the upscale “21” Club in Manhattan, is the latest effort by the potential Republican presidential contender to bolster his relationships with the GOP’s anti-tax wing. It also reflects the interest business-friendly conservatives have in his possible candidacy, in spite of the recent ascent of former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Economists Larry Kudlow, Arthur Laffer, and Stephen Moore will host Walker, according to several people with knowledge of the event. For decades, that trio of friends — all associated...
  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Reagan

    02/06/2015 6:45:09 PM PST · by combat_boots · 18 replies
    Various ^ | 2/6/2015
    Birthday - Ronald Reagan, (1911-2004) the 40th U.S. President, was born in Tampico, Illinois. Reagan spent 30 years as an entertainer in radio, film, and television before becoming governor of California in 1966. Elected to the White House in 1980, he survived an assassination attempt and became the most popular president since Franklin Roosevelt. http://api.ning.com/files/vaBRVGKu-A9RXBvuSC2bW9jktb2za5*YNqm-EoauRFt*S0RfHMrvBi6KFKDz8pQXRaIlIBlRw7C37JsI7Ep5rZ2o-gdRA957/RonaldReagan.jpg
  • Reaganomics Beats Obama's 'Middle Class Economics' By A Country Mile

    02/02/2015 5:10:46 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/30/2015 | IBD Staff
    Growth: President Obama has taken to touting his "middle class economics" as a big success. That's difficult to believe, given the latest GDP numbers, and impossible when you look at his complete record.
  • Burial Ceremony of the Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam War | 1984 | Ronald Reagan Memorial Day Speech

    01/31/2015 9:43:10 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Memorial Day 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    Remembering when we had a real president. Remembering our brothers who gave all. Freedom is not free. Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. God bless America.
  • Richard Richards, Republican Party icon, dies at age 82

    01/30/2015 6:30:34 PM PST · by seacapn · 11 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Friday, January 30, 2015 | PAUL ROLLY
    Richard Richards, a key player in Utah Republican politics for three decades, was the first GOP chairman to endorse Ronald Reagan for president and was instrumental in Reagan's successful presidential campaign in 1980. An Ogden native who rose to become chairman of the National Republican Committee in Reagan's first term, Richards died at his home Friday. He was 82... Richards' work on Reagan's campaign earned him the chairmanship of the National Republican Committee in 1981-82.
  • Ted Cruz 2016: Time to Channel Ronald Reagan?

    01/28/2015 4:39:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The National Interest ^ | January 29, 2015 | W. James Antle III, managing editor, The Daily Caller
    The field will be crowded. The stakes could not be any higher. So how will Ted Cruz fare in 2016? Jim Antle looks into his crystal ball...Donald Trump, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz all went to Iowa. This is not the set-up of a joke, but the beginning of the 2016 presidential race. All three are conservative celebrities; the first two are celebrities even in the broader sense. Having any of them at your conservative gathering excites attendees and generates media attention. All three say they are mulling runs for the White House. Cruz is obviously different from Trump...
  • Video of Ronald Reagan on Faith

    01/22/2015 5:11:00 PM PST · by xzins · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Ronald Reagan
    Go to the link Ronald Reagan on Faith
  • Reagan v. Obama abortion State of the Union

    01/21/2015 6:43:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 21, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Wow how far we’ve come. In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, Obama, who has supported abortion on demand as the most radically pro-abortion president to date tried to tone down his rhetoric by saying, “We still may not agree on a woman’s right to choose, but surely we can agree it’s a good thing that teen pregnancies and abortions are nearing all-time lows, and that every woman should have access to the health care she needs.” VIDEO ON LINK By health care for women, Obama is referring to abortion. Obama 2015 Reagan 1984 STate of the Union abortion VIDEO...
  • Obama in Photos: Don’t You Love It When Life Imitates Art?

    01/02/2015 6:32:08 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-2-2015 | MOTUS
    Pete Souza, Director and Chief Official White House Photographer, has released his 2014 version of “The Year In Pictures.” Would you like to play a game? Identify the book/movie that served as the inspiration for each of the photographs in his album. Extra credit if you can also provide actual quotes from the book/movie. Here are a few I recognized immediately, butt there are tons more to play with, so have a go at it. Girl With a Pearl Earring: “I hear you have been of great use to your master. All that grinding and stirring, eh?” - Van Ruijven Sunset...
  • Video: Comparing Ronald Reagan's Pro-Free-Market Economic Approach to Obama

    12/06/2014 1:04:30 PM PST · by PapaNew · 2 replies
    Sarah Palin Channel.com ^ | 12/6/14 | Sarah Palin
    In these tumultuous times when real leadership is so needed, it’s good to remind ourselves what it looked like. Reagan always sought to unite, not divide. Let’s be inspired by his life and legacy. Enjoy this video.
  • TV ad: Obama finally builds Reagan's 'shining city on a hill'

    11/21/2014 11:06:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Obama’s controversial move to open the nation’s door to millions of illegal immigrants is a fulfillment of former President Reagan’s dream of building a “shining city on a hill,” according to a progressive group’s TV ad. The video from Americans United for Change shows Reagan talking about his move to relax immigration rules. In it the Gipper references his “shining city” that has doors open “to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” It immediately flips to Obama who adds, “that’s the legacy we must leave for those who are yet to come.” The ad, previewed...
  • Letter: Ted Cruz is no Ronald Reagan

    11/21/2014 9:38:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Portsmouth Herald ^ | November 21, 2014 | James Lalos
    To the Editor: During a presidential debate in 1984, President Reagan said, “I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and who have lived here, even though some time back, they may have entered illegally.” As Republicans contemplate their response to President Obama’s immigration action, they should consider that Reagan and George H.W. Bush took unilateral action to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. In both cases, their actions were eventually incorporated into legislation passed by Congress. Congress, now led by Republicans, has the power to legislate a 21st century solution on immigration and the...
  • Amnesty for illegal immigration: Reagan vs. Obama

    11/20/2014 10:25:41 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-20-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Liberals are using a whole lot of false equivalence to paint conservatives as being unreasonable on immigration by saying what Obama is doing is no different from Reagan.There's a huge difference between signing a law passed in Congress (constitutional, whether the law is actually constitutional or not is another issue) and ordering amnesty by executive fiat (unconstitutional).I wasn't sure which fruit represents Obama better (the corrupted version of the right way, or something totally different/unrelated), so I included both. What do you all think?
  • Rush Limbaugh: Reagan Never Took Executive Action – “This Is Bald-Faced Flat-Out Lie” (Video)

    11/19/2014 9:05:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/19/14 | Jim Hoft
    Reagan signed an immigration statute – Obama is passing executive amnesty. Rush Limbaugh broke down the dishonest liberal talking points today. Watch liberal Juan Williams get caught in a bald-faced lie. Via Special Report:
  • Obama’s Unprecedented Amnesty: No, Reagan and Bush Sr. didn’t do what Obama’s about to.

    11/18/2014 10:20:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2014 | Mark Krikorian
    “The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.” – Senator Barack Obama, March 31, 2008 The latest from apologists for President Obama’s planned decree to unilaterally amnesty perhaps 5 million illegal aliens is that Reagan and Bush Sr. did it, so what’s the problem? It’s interesting that the anti-borders crowd seems to have conceded the point I made in...