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  • 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:...

    11/17/2012 2:12:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 179 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | By Tony Lee
    Conservative scholar, talk radio host, and former Reagan administration official Mark Levin said conservatives need to first overthrow the Republican establishment to more successfully take on President Barack Obama and the institutional left. “We cannot get through Obama and the left until we get through the Republican Establishment,” Levin said, railing against establishment consultants who attack the base and politicians who know nothing of “Burkean reform” because they have spent their whole careers “clawing their way to the top.” In a talk at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday with his mentor, former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, for whom Levin...
  • The Need to Explain (Sowell on Republicans)

    11/14/2012 1:22:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 14, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century— Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories— bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat. One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called "the great communicator," but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan's vision were things he...
  • Did free trade destroy the british empire? Or was it big government?

    06/14/2011 11:03:45 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 43 replies
    I recently got into a discussion about free trade in which the other person was absolutely convinced that free trade destroyed the british empire. Which makes no sense. Who here remembers the post ww2 german years and the Wirtschaftswunder? As Reagan noted at the Brandenberg gate,(link below) free trade was an important part of the Wirtschaftswunder. Now, onto the flip side. Big government. It destroys everything. It destroyed the roman empire. Yes, the nazis were big government. Big government is currently destroying the United States under Barack Hussein Obama.(Mmm! Mmm! MMMM!!!) Now, the free trade doom and gloomers will routinely...
  • GAFFNEY: Conservative crossroads - Return to Reagan coalition roots or lose in 2012

    02/16/2011 2:56:25 AM PST · by pissant · 7 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 2/16/11 | Frank Gaffney
    To all outward appearances, the just-concluded Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was a huge success. It was attended by a large, boisterous crowd, a substantial part of which was student-age - a promising indicator of the movement’s appeal to the coming generation. A number of luminaries, including several prospective presidential candidates, addressed enthusiastic audiences clearly invigorated by November’s successes at the polls. CPAC’s apparent vigor, however, obscured the fact that the conservative movement is at a crossroads: Will it continue to be comprised of, and appeal to, all three elements of Ronald Reagan‘s winning coalition - fiscal discipline, traditional family...
  • If Palin Is Unelectable In 2012, So Are All The Other GOP Candidates

    01/03/2011 9:59:10 PM PST · by unseen1 · 48 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | 1-03-11 | Sheya
    On most issues, Americans at large and conservatives in particular agree with Governor Palin. However, for two years now, the media has been pushing the narrative that Governor Palin is polarizing, radioactive and unpopular. They’ve been trashing her, attacking her, distorting her record, and making up lies about her on a daily basis. No politician in US history has received the scrutiny that Governor Palin has received. Now as the 2012 campaign gears up, we suddenly have people coming out from the left and the right proclaiming that Governor Palin is unelectable because she is, lets repeat that: Polarizing, radioactive...
  • Death of Conservatism Greatly Exaggerated, but Know Your Enemy

    08/29/2010 4:31:04 PM PDT · by unspun · 1 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 29, 2010 | Arlen Williams
    Peter Berkowitz' half-apt analysis is making the rounds today, from The Wall Street Journal and so it begins: The Death of Conservatism Was Greatly ExaggeratedIn 2008 liberals proclaimed the collapse of Reaganism. Two years later the idea of limited government is back in vogue. Very good, but Mr. Berkowitz' article concludes: The Gingrich revolution fizzled, in part because congressional Republicans mistook a popular mandate for moderation as a license to undertake radical change, and in part because they grew complacent and corrupt in the corridors of power. Perhaps this time will be different. Our holiday from history is over. The...
  • Palin Speaks to Investors in Hong Kong

    09/23/2009 5:04:29 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 81 replies · 3,432+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 23, 2009 | MARK McDONALD
    Sarah Palin, in what was billed as her first speech overseas, spoke on Wednesday to Asian bankers, investors and fund managers. A number of people who heard the speech in a packed a hotel ballroom, which was closed to the media, said Mrs. Palin spoke from notes for 90 minutes and that she was articulate, well-prepared and even compelling. “The speech was wide-ranging, very balanced, and she beat all expectations,” said Doug A. Coulter, head of private equity in the Asia-Pacific region for LGT Capital Partners. “She didn’t sound at all like a far-right-wing conservative. She seemed to be positioning...
  • Poll: Reagan Label Still a Winner

    09/11/2009 3:13:52 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies · 311+ views
    Rush ^ | September 11th | Rush
    RUSH: Rasmussen has released a poll. It's interesting. If we are to believe this, there can be no conclusion other than we are a conservative country. "'Progressive' is becoming more of a dirty word, but all political labels -- except 'being like Ronald Reagan' -- are falling into disfavor with many US voters, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. 'Liberal' is still the worst and remains the only political description that is viewed more negatively than positively. Being like Reagan is still the most positive thing you can say about a candidate. Just 15% of voters say...
  • Paul Krugman : All the President’s Zombies (Krugman explains why Reaganism is a failed belief)

    08/24/2009 7:25:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 944+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 8/24/2009 | Paul Krugman
    The debate over the “public option” in health care has been dismaying in many ways. Perhaps the most depressing aspect for progressives, however, has been the extent to which opponents of greater choice in health care have gained traction — in Congress, if not with the broader public — simply by repeating, over and over again, that the public option would be, horrors, a government program. Washington, it seems, is still ruled by Reaganism — by an ideology that says government intervention is always bad, and leaving the private sector to its own devices is always good. Call me naïve,...
  • Jeb Bush, GOP: Time to leave Reagan behind(RINO ALERT)

    05/04/2009 2:28:14 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 68 replies · 1,659+ views ^ | 5/4/09 | Joseph Curl
    Jeb Bush, GOP: Time to leave Reagan behind Party leaders go on 'listening tour' with eyes on future By Joseph Curl (Contact) | Sunday, May 3, 2009 Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday that it's time for the Republican Party to give up its "nostalgia" for the heyday of the Reagan era and look forward, even if it means stealing the winning strategy deployed by Democrats in the 2008 election.
  • EDITORIAL: Polish economics

    04/23/2009 1:20:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 661+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2009 | Editorial
    President Obama's model for spending the nation out of recession is Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. A better example is the Reaganite bearing of post-communist Poland. In the midst of the global financial crisis, Poland's economy is forecast to grow by almost 1 percent. According to business economists and the Economist magazine, Poland likely will be the only European country with a growing gross domestic product in 2009. Germany's GDP is expected to shrink by more then 5 percent, Britain's by almost 4 percent, France's by 3 percent and the Czech Republic's by 3 percent. With a projected GDP drop...
  • End Times for Reaganism (MAJOR BARF ALERT)

    10/28/2008 9:31:46 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 8 replies · 268+ views
    The Week ^ | October.28, 2008 | Bob "Lefty Loon" Shrum
    When John McCain at last focused on the economy in this campaign, he recycled the Republican playbook from the late 70s and early 80s. Those old moves had had a remarkable shelf life, lasting a generation. They had carried the first of the hapless Bushes to the White House in 1988 and powered Newt Gingrich’s revolution in 1994. Even at the start of a new century they were still in use, occupying the heart of George W. Bush’s domestic economic policies. But now McCain is learning the hard way, even if he won’t yet admit it, that the Reagan playbook’s...
  • Sunset in America - End of Age of Reagan

    04/28/2008 10:23:59 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 22 replies · 89+ views
    The New Republic ^ | April 29th, 2008 | Sean Wilentz
    On May 3, 2007, ten aspirants to the Republican presidential nomination kicked off the long campaign with a debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. The candidates disagreed about the issues and their respective qualifications--but each claimed Reagan's mantle. "I think it's important to remember," said Mike Huckabee, "that what Ronald Reagan did was to give us a vision for this country, a morning in America, a city on a hill." John McCain talked about Reagan's fiscal austerity: "Ronald Reagan used to say we spend money like a drunken sailor." Tommy Thompson threw in a stilted...
  • Heritage Foundation Campaign: What Would Reagan Do?

    01/20/2008 9:50:10 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 7 replies · 671+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | The Heritage Foundation
    For those of you who don't listen to the Sean Hannity or Laura Ingraham shows, they are promoting a program that The Heritage Foundation has put together to remind us of what Reagan said, did and stood for. They have set up a page on their website with videos, audio clips and transcripts of speeches that Ronald Reagan gave during his political career. At a time when we are choosing our next nominee for the Presidency, it is a very good idea if we all step back and review the information Heritage is providing. Click here to go to their...
  • The Limits Of Sunniness

    02/11/2007 8:50:21 PM PST · by RKV · 13 replies · 484+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11 Feb, 2007 | Geo. Will
    In this winter of their discontents, nostalgia for Ronald Reagan has become for many conservatives a substitute for thinking. This mental paralysis -- gratitude decaying into idolatry -- is sterile: Neither the man nor his moment will recur. Conservatives should face the fact that Reaganism cannot define conservatism. That is one lesson of John Patrick Diggins's new book, " Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History." Diggins, a historian at the City University of New York, treats Reagan respectfully as an important subject in American intellectual history. The 1980s, he says, thoroughly joined politics to political theory. But...
  • Yes, Reagan was great, but it's time to move on

    02/11/2007 10:46:19 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 236 replies · 3,642+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Feb 11, 2004 | George Will
    <p>In this winter of their discontents, nostalgia for Ronald Reagan has become for many conservatives a substitute for thinking. This mental paralysis -- gratitude decaying into idolatry -- is sterile: Neither the man nor his moment will recur. Conservatives should face the fact that Reaganism cannot define conservatism.</p>
  • Meese to Schumer: Reaganism Is Alive and Kicking

    12/02/2006 11:38:52 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 12 replies · 665+ views
    Human Events ^ | December 1, 2006 | Stephen A. O'Connor
    Former top Reagan adviser Ed Meese said last night that New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer was dreaming if he thinks the Reagan vision of limited government is dead. “Reaganism is alive and kicking,” Meese told the State Policy Network, a group of representatives from free market think-tanks from across America yesterday evening at the Heritage Foundation. Meese was responding to statements Schumer had made to the editors of the New York Daily News early this week. “The old Reagan theory which dominated—which is, 'Government is bad, it's out of touch, chop off its hands as soon as it moves’...
  • Reagan's Children Rising

    05/29/2006 9:12:50 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 4 replies · 438+ views ^ | Mya 29 2006 | Hans Zeiger
    "Conservative youth" was once considered an oxymoron. The British Social Attitudes Survey published in 2004 demonstrated that young Brits born around the time of Margaret Thatcher's conservative term as prime minister are personally conservative. They side with their parents on many issues, causing the Guardian to declare that "the age of teenage rebellion is over" in its Dec. 7, 2004, issue. The British press calls them "Thatcher's Children." "Thatcher's Children" was coined to describe England's economically conservative young people. The Adam Smith Institute polled British youth that were between the ages of 16 and 21 at the turn of the...
  • U.S. Falls out of the Index of Economic Freedom's Top 10

    01/06/2005 12:18:36 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 54 replies · 1,567+ views ^ | 06 Jan 2005 | Editors - Jan-6-2005 - For the first time ever, the U.S. does not rank among the world's 10 freest economies in the Index of Economic Freedom, published annually by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The U.S.' score in the 2005 Index did not change from 2004. But improvements in the economies of Chile, Australia and Iceland enabled all three to surpass the U. S., leaving it in a tie for 12th with Switzerland and out of the top 10 for the first time in the 11-year history of the Index.