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  • Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary By Uniting Reagan Republicans

    01/21/2012 7:58:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 21, 2012 | Van Hipp
    Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary By Uniting Reagan Republicans By Van Hipp January 21, 2012 Newt Gingrich’s South Carolina State co-chairman John Napier knew the “Gingrich surge” was real last Sunday afternoon. Napier, a former U.S. Congressman and retired Federal Judge, pulled into the parking lot of the Land’s End Restaurant in Georgetown, S.C. for a Gingrich event expected to draw 25-30 people. Instead, over 350 people showed up before others had to be turned away. Napier said, “There were people there we hadn’t seen since Reagan ran.” Napier should now. He was swept into Congress from a rural...
  • The day the tea party embraces Mitt Romney is the day the tea party accepts defeat

    12/17/2011 12:08:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 292 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | Dec 17, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    First there was the Reagan Revolution, then Newt's Republican Revolution, and now the Tea Party Revolution. In each successive revolution, the lovers of liberty threw off a bit more of the yoke of the oppressive ruling class to reestablish some vital part of our God given liberty and freedom. Pro-life, small government, big defense Ronald Reagan set and accomplished the goal of bringing down the socialist Soviet Union as a threat to the world and reestablished free America as the dominate superpower. He rescued America from the hapless Jimmy Carter who had dragged the nation down into to the depths...
  • Gingrich’s Unimpeachable Conservative Credential

    12/07/2011 8:54:12 PM PST · by garjog · 100 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2011 | Nate Silver
    I have seen a lot of other commentators bring up versions of this point, but there is a reason why Republicans, especially conservative Republicans, see Newt Gingrich as by far their most qualified nominee and why they have been willing so far to excuse his periodic lapses from conservative orthodoxy. The reason is simply that under Mr. Gingrich’s Congressional leadership, the Republican Party finally broke the New Deal coalition that had dominated American politics for more than a half-century, moving policy substantially to the right. That is a pretty impressive credential.
  • GOP Young Gun: 'Reagan Revolution' is over

    12/10/2010 8:55:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 111 replies
    GOP Young Gun: 'Reagan Revolution' is over By Michael O'Brien - 12/10/10 10:47 AM ET The "Reagan Revolution" that spurred a GOP renaissance in Washington is dead, one of the party's new faces said Friday. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the incoming chairman of the House Budget Committee and one of the Republican "Young Guns," said that the movement sparked by President Reagan's election in 1980 fizzled out with Democrats' wins in the congressional elections of 2006. "The Reagan Revolution ended in 2006 when Pelosi took the gavel — definitely in 2008," Ryan said in a video interview with The Wall...
  • RWR: Remarks and a Q&A Session With Area Jr. HS Students [11-14-1988]

    09/04/2009 7:37:59 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 12 replies · 401+ views
    President Ronald Reagan Presidential Archives ^ | November 14, 1988 | Archived Transcript
    Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Area Junior High School Students November 14, 1988 The President. You know, this is a real treat for me -- having you here and to have, in a little while, the chance to answer some of your questions. Let me also offer a special hello to those of you who are watching on C-SPAN and -- or the Instructional Television Network. Thank you for inviting us into your home or your school today. This marks the beginning of American Education Week, and I'm particularly pleased to be talking to American students in this, the first in...
  • The Reagan Counterrevolution

    11/09/2008 10:51:19 AM PST · by Jack Black · 27 replies · 298+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 11/9/2008 | Peter Schiff
    In 1980, when the U.S. economy was last in serious trouble, Ronald Reagan offered the correct diagnoses that government was the problem and not the solution. His message resonated with voters, propelling him into the White House to implement an agenda of lowering marginal tax rates, reducing government spending and business regulations, restoring sound money, abolishing entire government departments, and basically allowing free market vibrancy to unshackle an economy burdened by big government. Though in practice much of the Reagan revolution never materialized, at least in theory his basic premise was sound. In contrast, the country has now hitched its...
  • We Blew It

    11/10/2008 9:22:10 PM PST · by gracie1 · 40 replies · 367+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/17/2008, Volume 014, Issue 09 | P. J O'Rourke
    Let us bend over and kiss our ass goodbye. Our 28-year conservative opportunity to fix the moral and practical boundaries of government is gone--gone with the bear market and the Bear Stearns and the bear that's headed off to do you-know-what in the woods on our philosophy. An entire generation has been born, grown up, and had families of its own since Ronald Reagan was elected. And where is the world we promised these children of the Conservative Age? Where is this land of freedom and responsibility, knowledge, opportunity, accomplishment, honor, truth, trust, and one boring hour each week spent...
  • Was Ronald Reagan's Election more historic than Barack Obama's?

    11/06/2008 10:53:10 AM PST · by monticello_ghost · 35 replies · 1,053+ views
    United Press International ^ | Nov. 6 2008 | Martin Sieff
    On Tuesday Obama rewrote the political map of America as no one has done since Ronald Reagan. Only Reagan and Franklin Roosevelt in the past century have come to power through achieving such far-reaching political realignments in their election victories.
  • An Invitation to a New Revolution in America

    05/13/2008 6:08:18 PM PDT · by pissant · 130 replies · 93+ views
    Falconparty ^ | May 14, 2008 | Alexander J. Madison
    May 14th, 2008 To our fellow American countrymen, Today, we invite you to join us on a journey to form a political alliance that will reshape our history and steer us back to the wisdom of our founding principles. If your blood runs a patriotic red, white & blue; if you wish to see the Federal Government function within its constitutional limitations; if you are tired of politically correct platitudes and policies that defy common sense; and if you reject the creeping socialism that both major political parties have embraced, please take a few minutes to learn about the FALCON...
  • The New Privatization

    08/16/2007 12:28:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies · 1,362+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2007 | Steven Malanga
    States and cities are selling their roads, bridges, and airports for eye-popping sums. I’ve got a bridge to sell you” sounds like a sleazy salesman’s pitch. But if Indiana governor Mitch Daniels offers you one, maybe you should believe him. Daniels has already auctioned the rights to operate the Indiana Toll Road—a 157-mile road linking the Chicago Skyway in the west to the Ohio Turnpike in the east—to a private group for $3.8 billion. He’s got other state assets he’d like to sell, too, if he can just get the Indiana legislature to go along. Meantime, Chicago mayor Richard Daley...
  • It's Official: The Reagan Revolution Is Over

    04/16/2007 9:23:04 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 71 replies · 1,915+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 4/16/07 | David From
      Question: How can a candidate for president raise US$23-million in three months--only slightly less than John McCain and Rudy Giuliani combined--and still register barely above zero in polls of members of his own party? That is the sad story of Mitt Romney, the movie-star handsome former governor of Massachusetts. Romney registers a dismal fourth in Republican opinion polls. Yesterday's LAT/Bloomberg poll put him at 8% approval among Republicans. A year ago, Romney looked like an emerging Republic star. He had rescued Massachusetts from a large budget deficit without raising taxes. And he had engineered a state-wide health insurance...
  • Milton Friedman, free market economist, dies at age 94

    11/16/2006 10:55:13 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 33 replies · 1,005+ views
    Contra Cost Times (AP) ^ | Nov. 16, 2006 | Justin M. Norton
    SAN FRANCISCO - Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who advocated an unfettered free market and had the ear of three U.S. presidents, died Thursday at age 94. Friedman died in San Francisco, said Robert Fanger, a spokesman for the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation in Indianapolis. He did not know the cause of death. "Milton's passion for freedom and liberty has influenced more lives than he ever could possibly know," said Gordon St. Angelo, the foundation's president and CEO, said in a statement. "His writings and ideas have transformed the minds of U.S. presidents, world leaders, entrepreneurs and...
  • Fox: Democrats Take Control of the House

    11/07/2006 8:23:11 PM PST · by jern · 529 replies · 26,403+ views
    per britt, democrats clinch the house
  • President Ronald W. Reagan - Second Anniversary

    Announcing the Death of Ronald Reagan By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES: It is my sad duty to announce officially the death of Ronald Reagan, the fortieth President of the United States, on June 5, 2004. We are blessed to live in a Nation, and a world, that have been shaped by the will, the leadership, and the vision of Ronald Reagan. With an unshakable faith in the values of our country and the character of our people, Ronald Reagan renewed America's confidence and restored our Nation. His...
  • Remembering Reagan's Big Win in Texas

    04/30/2006 9:40:00 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 461+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 1 May 2006 | Gary Hoitsma
    “Political leaders here believe that heavy, last-minute campaigning by President Ford has cut substantially into Ronald Reagan’s early lead in Texas, turning tomorrow’s Presidential primary into a cliff hanger that they said was too close to call.” —The New York Times, April 30, 1976 In the annals of Ronald Reagan’s long and sometimes tortuous road to the White House, there were few days quite as memorable as the day (May 1, 1976)—now some 30 years ago—that Reagan unexpectedly swept all 100 delegates in the Texas. Republican presidential primary in his 1976 nomination contest with President Gerald Ford. Against all conventional...
  • In Alito, G.O.P. Reaps Harvest Planted in '82

    01/30/2006 1:30:00 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 37 replies · 1,461+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 30, 2006 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Last February, as rumors swirled about the failing health of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, a team of conservative grass-roots organizers, public relations specialists and legal strategists met to prepare a battle plan to ensure any vacancies were filled by like-minded jurists. The team recruited conservative lawyers to study the records of 18 potential nominees — including Judges John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito Jr. — and trained more than three dozen lawyers across the country to respond to news reports on the president's eventual pick. "We boxed them in," one lawyer present during the strategy meetings said...
  • RNC Pays Special Tribute To Ronald Reagan

    01/20/2006 10:12:35 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Contact: Tracey Schmitt 202-863-8614Documentary Celebrates Reagan’s Life And Presidency 25 Years After First InaugurationWashington, DC – The Republican National Committee celebrated the 25th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s Inauguration today by releasing a special tribute documentary. The documentary was presented to RNC members at the RNC Winter Meeting held in Washington D.C. and is available for viewing at www.gop.com“President Reagan inspired me and many others to become a part of the Republican Party,” said RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman. “His faith, and optimism for the future of the country, restored the confidence of Americans who responded by making our country and...
  • How and Why Samuel Alito Happened

    11/05/2005 7:31:29 PM PST · by Cincinna · 11 replies · 673+ views
    Rea lClear Politics Universal Press Syndicate ^ | November 4, 2005 | Richard Reeves
    HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Among the many problems Democrats in the U.S. Senate have in talking tough about blocking the Supreme Court nomination of Jersey guy Sam Alito are these: (1) Unless he turns out to be a secret partner of Jack Abramoff or a member of a terrorist cell, Alito is clearly qualified for the high court; (2) They are starting just about 25 years too late. The shame of and for the leadership of the Democratic Party over the past quarter-century is that they have been unable or unwilling to engage Republicans (and conservatives in general) in battles over...
  • Gingrich: Republicans need to relearn lessons of the Reagan Revolution

    11/01/2005 6:57:47 AM PST · by StoneGiant · 50 replies · 996+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 11/1/05 | New Gringrich
    Another View: Republicans need to relearn lessons of the Reagan RevolutionBy NEWT GINGRICH and CRAIG SHIRLEY IT IS HARD to believe, but it has been 25 remarkable and often hopeful years since Ronald Reagan won one of the most important elections of the 20th century. Now, as Republicans go through their autumn of discontent and confusion, they would do well to look back a quarter century and study the leader who created the modern conservative movement and the modern Republican Party. In a world in which the Soviet Union has been defeated, Germany has been reunited, pride in being an...
  • Reagan Book Holds Message for Dems

    02/26/2005 1:23:38 PM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 580+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/26/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Craig Shirley’s highly acclaimed new book, "Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign that Started It All" [Nelson Current, January 2005], details the story of Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for the presidency in 1976 against incumbent Gerald Ford. The historic campaign, although ultimately unsuccessful, united a dying party following Watergate and proved to be launch pad for the modern-day Conservative Movement. Today, the Democratic Party finds itself in a similar situation following Sen. John Kerry’s loss in 2004. Although the Democrats do not have a Watergate on their hands, they are suffering from a similar lack of leadership and...
  • Ukraine's Reaganite First Lady (From the Reagan Revolution to the Orange Revolution)

    01/18/2005 1:46:09 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 525+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 24, 2005 | Bruce Bartlett
    A REMARKABLE ELECTION TOOK PLACE in Ukraine on December 26. After the ruling party stole the November 21 presidential vote, massive street protests forced a new runoff, in which the rightful winner, Viktor Yushchenko, finally prevailed.Although I have neither Ukrainian blood nor any special interest in foreign affairs, I have followed events in that country closely because a dear friend of mine, Katherine Chumachenko, is married to Yushchenko and about to become first lady of Ukraine.Leading up to the election, I was called by Russian "reporters" looking for information on Kathy, or Katya, as she prefers today. I should say...
  • Ford Beats Reagan! (How conservatism won in 1980 by losing in 1976)

    01/18/2005 1:43:20 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 51 replies · 1,558+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 24, 2005 | Robert D. Novak
    Reagan's Revolution The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All by Craig Shirley Nelson Current, 417 pp., $25.99   LATE ON THE EVENING OF August 19, 1976, at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, prospects looked bleak for the Republican party and even bleaker for the conservative movement. Gerald R. Ford had just barely survived a fierce challenge for the party's presidential nomination by Ronald Reagan. The Republican establishment at every level was furious, contending that Reagan's challenge had made it much less likely that President Ford could be elected. Not even Reagan's champions imagined that his failed...
  • Emboldened Bush Sets Ambitious Conservative Goals For A 2nd Term (Reagan Revolution II Alert)

    11/05/2004 1:26:05 AM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 579+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/05/04 | Doyle McManus
    To some analysts, Bush has now staked out the goal of completing the conservative revolution that Reagan launched in the 1980 election — and perhaps going further. Bush sometimes appears "less pragmatic" than Reagan was, the former Reagan administration official said. "Reagan worked in a Democratic-majority era, and had to compromise to get 80% of what he wanted," he said. Bush holds out for more, he said, and now with stronger Republican majorities in Congress he may succeed more often. "This goes beyond the Reagan agenda, considerably beyond it," said professor Walter Dean Burnham, a longtime Bush-watcher at the University...
  • Where Pat Buchanan Went Wrong

    10/01/2004 6:02:07 PM PDT · by rmlew · 87 replies · 1,249+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 1, 2004 | Ben Johnson
    We are not hated for who we are. We are hated for what we do. It is not our principles that have spawned pandemic hatred of America in the Islamic world. It is our policies. [1] Thus did Pat Buchanan sum up his sentiments about the War on Terrorism in his new book Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency. The bulk of his book is dedicated to advancing his belief that terrorism is the oppressed Islamic world’s reaction to the “neoconservative” foreign policy, and that isolationism, rather than taking the...
  • Gingrich: Reagan's Majority

    06/19/2004 11:58:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 681+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 28, 2004 | Newt Gingrich
    What the Class of '94 learned from the Gipper.RONALD REAGAN'S legacy as a party builder has gotten short shrift. The Republicans were able to win a majority in the House in 1994 for the first time in 40 years, and then keep that majority in 1996 for the first time since 1928, because we were close students of Reagan. When House Republicans stood on the Capitol steps in 1994 and announced our Contract With America, we were standing on President Reagan's shoulders. This is not merely a nice phrase. It was true in the issues highlighted, in voter appeal, and...
  • The 2nd Reagan Revolution

    06/16/2004 12:21:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 75+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 6/16/04 | Rebecca Hagelin
    More than 100,000 people waited in line for hours in California to have the opportunity to walk near his casket. The scene was repeated in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, where mothers, fathers, college students, business men and veterans, blue- and white-collar workers, the old and the young waited in the heat and rain and dark of night just to be in the room with the body of our beloved former president. Hundreds of thousands more lined the streets in Washington for the processional to the Capitol and later to the funeral. Thousands more repeated the scene in California...
  • Ross Mackenzie: The Three R's – Reaganomics, the Reagan Doctrine, the Reagan Revolution

    06/09/2004 4:40:12 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 6 replies · 159+ views
    The Richmond [VA] Times-Dispatch ^ | June 10, 2004 | Ross Mackenzie
    If you weren't around in 1980, or you were insufficiently sensitized to key world realities, you cannot know how bad things really were — hence the extent to which the nation required, the world required, a catalytic change artist like Ronald Reagan. Regarding Reagan, this is an hour of self-serving hagiography, of transmogrifying anthropomorphism — and comically by many in the press who spent seemingly their every waking hour ripping him and detesting everything he tried. Reagan was not a saint, not a god in human form. Nor was he the Lucifer of leftist desire. He was merely a man...
  • PBS: Reagan and W Built on “Resentment Tapped Into by Wallace”

    02/02/2004 4:33:23 PM PST · by FlyLow · 18 replies · 245+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 2-2-04 | Medial Reseach Center
    PBS’s Now on with Bill Moyers on Friday night delivered the usual liberal media perspective on Southern politics and the history of the two political parties. Setting up a series of segments with liberal guests complaining about appeals by conservatives and Republicans to racist sentiments held by whites, co-host David Brancaccio recalled how “when the Democratic Party embraced civil rights, the old political order began to fall apart -- 1964 was the watershed moment when legendary South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond turned Republican.” In fact, Democrats, such as House Speakers Tip O’Neill and Jim Wright, held power for another 25...