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  • Bailout? Dial the Federal Treasury

    09/16/2008 3:29:11 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 4 replies · 100+ views
    The Cutting Edge ^ | September. 16, 2008 | James Quinn
    September 7, 2008, the 10th anniversary of the Federal Reserve arranged bailout of the infamous hedge fund Long-Term Capital, is now a more infamous date. This is the day that our government chose socialism over free market capitalism. Our elected leaders increased the national debt from $9.6 trillion to $15 trillion, a 56 percent increase in one weekend. Hank Paulson, the U.S. Treasury Secretary, seems to have a penchant for committing U.S. taxpayer dollars on weekends. On one weekend he engineered the bailout of Bear Stearns. Just this last weekend he oversaw the forced sale of Merrill Lynch, a desperate...
  • Hollywood: It's Not Just for Actors Anymore

    09/16/2008 1:51:50 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 12 replies · 223+ views
    Human Events ^ | September. 16, 2008 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    The more Matt Damon talks, the more apparent it is that the Hollywood of patriots such as John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart is gone, gone, gone. Indeed, the city that once hosted Ronald Reagan's search and destroy mission for Communists now hosts $30,000-a-plate-dinners for every anti-American, anti-capitalist group in need of a sponsor (which is just a fancy way of saying they host Democrat fund-raisers). It was not so long ago that Hollywood actors believed it was as much their duty as others to fight the wars in which America was involved. Men such as Glenn Ford, Charlton Heston, Ronald...
  • Here Come the Dimwits...Again

    09/16/2008 1:47:20 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 7 replies · 219+ views
    Human Events ^ | September. 15, 2008 | Pat Sajak
    You knew it was just a matter of time before the Democrats played their quadrennial election trump card by claiming they (and, by extension, their voters) are -- well, you know -- smarter than the other side. This has been going on at least since the brilliant Adlai Stevenson lost consecutive elections to the dull-witted Dwight Eisenhower back in the 50s. It continued through the decades as that “amiable dunce,” Ronald Reagan (as Clark Clifford described him), vanquished two far-more-cerebral opponents, and that vacuous frat boy, George W. Bush, did the same. As one of the latter pair of victims,...
  • Charlie Gibson and ABC News Camera Trickery

    09/14/2008 9:07:51 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 37 replies · 1,063+ views
    HollyWoodTrenchesBlog ^ | September. 13, 2008 | anonymous
    I'm a Director in Hollywood. I've also created visual effects for movies and commercials for 23 years. I'm not disclosing my name at this point, because frankly I've already suffered enough job loss because I was "outted" as a conservative. But enough about me. I caught a commercial teaser for the Charlie Gibson interview of Sarah Palin and something caught my attention as a Director immediately: The use of the position and choice of lenses to minimalize Governor Palin. To be objective to see if I was jumping to conclusions, I immediately reviewed Mr. Gibson's interview with Senator Obama. Take...
  • US in 'once-in-a-century' financial crisis : Greenspan

    09/14/2008 2:11:39 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 49 replies · 164+ views
    Brietbart.com ^ | September. 14, 2008 | Allan Greenspan
    The United States is mired in a "once-in-a century" financial crisis which is now more than likely to spark a recession, former Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan said Sunday. The talismanic ex-central banker said that the crisis was the worst he had seen in his career, still had a long way to go and would continue to effect home prices in the United States. "First of all, let's recognize that this is a once-in-a-half-century, probably once-in-a-century type of event," Greenspan said on ABC's "This Week." Asked whether the crisis, which has seen the US government step in to bail out...
  • The ABCs of Sarah Palin (Barf Alert)

    09/12/2008 9:35:03 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 32 replies · 169+ views
    Washington [Com] Post ^ | September. 12, 2008 | Howie Kurtz
    Anyone who said that Charlie Gibson might go easy on Sarah Palin might want to quickly delete those comments. What the ABC newsman conducted yesterday was a serious, professional interview that went right at the heart of what we want and need to know about the governor: Could she be president? Does she understand the nuances of international affairs? Does she have a world view? He was all business, respectful but persistent. ~snip~ Lots of conservative ridicule for this sentence in a Wendy Doniger piece on Palin for WP/Newsweek's On Faith blog: "Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that...
  • One of Them and One of Us

    09/09/2008 8:43:00 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 21 replies · 116+ views
    Human Events ^ | September. 9, 2008 | Patrick J.Buchanan
    One wonders: What did Sarah Palin ever do to inspire the rage and bile that exploded on her selection by John McCain? What is there either in this woman's record or resume to elicit such feline ferocity? What did we know of her when she was introduced? That she was a mother of five who had brought into this world a baby boy with Down syndrome, thus living her Christian beliefs. That she was a small-town conservative who had risen from mayor of Wasilla (Pop. 9,700) to be governor of a state twice the size of Texas. That she was...
  • An Open Letter to John McCain: NO Mitt

    08/26/2008 6:43:42 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 271 replies · 643+ views
    Government Is Not God-PAC ^ | August. 26, 2008
    NO MITT FOR VP More than 20 leading social conservatives signed an open letter to Senator John McCain expressing their displeasure over the prospect of an “M&M” ticket being pushed by Karl Rove, Sean Hannity and others in the economic wing of the Republican Party. Among the signers are those, such as Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation, who once supported Mitt Romney and now publicly regret it. “If Governor Romney is on your ticket, many social conservative voters will consider their values repudiated by the Republican Party and will either stay away from the polls this November or...
  • Visits by McCain, Obama to Orange County church underscore Pastor Rick Warren's prominence

    08/13/2008 2:57:44 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 20 replies · 264+ views
    LA Slimes ^ | August.13, 2008 | Duke Helfand
    When John McCain and Barack Obama appear on the same stage Saturday at the sprawling religious campus of Orange County's Saddleback Church, their presence will vividly underline the reach that has made Pastor Rick Warren among the most significant evangelists of his generation. ~snip~ But Warren's willingness to soft-pedal political issues once central to U.S. evangelicals, such as opposition to abortion, has opened him to criticism that he has strayed from his calling to spread the Gospel. It's likely that both fans and critics will be watching closely when Warren plays host to the two presidential contenders at his church...
  • A Veep From Mississippi (Haley Barbour)

    07/21/2008 9:27:11 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 76 replies · 209+ views
    American Spectator ^ | July.21, 2008 | Washington Prowler
    TICKET CHOICE SEARCH With the nomination for the Republican solidifying mightily, Sen. John McCain has asked his senior advisers to begin pulling together short lists for Vice Presidential choices. At the top of list, according to one senior adviser: Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. "There are others that need to be on that list, but you have to believe the Haley is a frontrunner," says the adviser, who knows both McCain and Barbour well. Barbour would be one name that puts many conservatives at a bit more ease, one of the criteria McCain understands he must meet, according to another adviser:...
  • And the Winner Is... (McCain's VP: John Kasich?)

    07/21/2008 8:54:05 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 64 replies · 205+ views
    American Spectator ^ | July. 21, 2008 | Quin Hillyer
    So it's getting close to crunch time. John McCain by now should be cutting down his big field of vice presidential contenders to a short list of six to eight names. To stay a step ahead of him, then, in order to make sure our criteria and our favorites at least make the cut, we on the outside should be explaining how the candidate should be reaching his final choice. ~snip~ Choice #1. Former House Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich: More and more, the Pennsylvania native and former Ohio congressman looks like, all things considered, the wisest choice. Compare Kasich...
  • What a Difference: The Impact of Rush

    07/30/2008 8:52:08 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 120 replies · 164+ views
    Human Events ^ | July. 30, 2008 | Dick Morris
    I distinctly remember when my phone at my Washington hotel room rang at 1 AM during the spring of 1996. A distraught President Clinton was calling. “We’re getting killed on radio,” he blurted into the phone as soon as I picked it up. “What do you mean?” I answered blearily trying to get a grip on what he was talking about. “Hillary’s mothe r just drove here from Pennsylvania and all during the trip she heard them saying the most awful things about me on radio,” the president explained. “On whose show?” I probed. “Rush Limbaugh,” Clinton replied. “He’s been...
  • What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

    07/12/2008 11:01:59 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 12 replies · 171+ views
    American Spectator ^ | July.11, 2008 | Philip Klein
    Growing up with a father who is an irritable traveler notoriously obsessed with avoiding traffic, I developed a habit of always preparing myself for the worst whenever embarking on a journey. ~snip~ Despite all of the problems faced by the current incarnation of the Republican Party, America is still a right of center nation, which explains Obama's need to abandon many of his liberal positions. Although it's something I would rather not find out, what this means is that Obama's ability to govern as a liberal if elected president would largely be a function of how well conservatives can mobilize...
  • The $5.7 Trillion Myth

    07/12/2008 10:08:38 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 5 replies · 125+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | July.12, 2008 | Stephen Moore
    This week John McCain officially released the details of his economic recovery tax plan. The howls of protest from the left were both loud and predictable. The Obama campaign ripped into the McCain plan with the mantra of "tax cuts for the rich," while leftwing special interest groups claimed that McCain would blow a supersized hole in the budget deficit. Yes, that bogeyman issue of the budget deficit is back again. That's the issue that's never an issue except when Republicans want to cut taxes, in which case deficits are suddenly one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Never...
  • The Colorado Model

    07/12/2008 9:55:29 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 19 replies · 99+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | July. 12, 2008 | Fred Barnes
    Denver Last January, a "confidential" memo from a Democratic political consultant outlined an ambitious scheme for spending $11.7 million in Colorado this year to crush Republicans. The money would come from rich liberal donors in the state and would be spent primarily on defeating Senate candidate Bob Schaffer ($5.1 million) and Representative Marilyn Musgrave ($2.6 million), who are loathed by liberals for sponsoring a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. The overarching aim: Lock in Democratic control of Colorado for years to come. Leaked memos have a way of revealing who's on top and who's not in politics and...
  • Blue McCain, Red Obama?

    07/12/2008 11:12:50 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 31 replies · 159+ views
    American Conservative Union ^ | July.9, 2008 | Donald Devine
    Both candidates are predicting an election of “change.” Strangely, they both are correct--but the change will be almost the exact opposite of what either expects. The law of unintended consequences is one of the most important in political science and America is headed for a dozy. It all has been so predictable. Red state conservatives supporting limited government, traditional values and strong defense battle blue state liberals for big new government programs, government-guaranteed libertine lifestyles and diplomacy over military force. President George W. Bush has mixed things up a bit with his spending spree but the political divide of red...
  • First Hard Numbers on Obama Tax Plan Show Dramatic Tax Redistribution

    06/27/2008 9:32:11 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 27 replies · 183+ views
    Tax Foundation ^ | June.26, 2008
    Senator Obama's tax plan is a dramatic redistribution of the nation's tax burden, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis. In Tax Foundation Fiscal Fact, No. 132, Tax Foundation president Scott Hodge uses revenue estimates from the Tax Policy Center to show that Obama's plan would greatly accelerate the decades-long trend toward a federal government that depends for tax revenue almost exclusively on a few high-income people. This contrasts starkly with the McCain plan, according to Hodge, which would give every taxpayer a cut and leave the current tax burden distribution approximately where it is. "Under the Obama plan for...
  • Biden: Bush's comments were 'bulls**t'

    05/15/2008 10:31:05 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 126 replies · 144+ views
    The Politico.com ^ | May.15, 2008 | Daniel W. Reilly
    Sen. Joe Biden, piling on to Democratic complaints about President Bush’s speech in Israel today: “This is bullshit, this is malarkey. This is outrageous, for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, to sit in the Knesset . . . and make this kind of ridiculous statement.” Speaking before the Knesset, Bush said that “some people” believe the United States “should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along." "We have heard this foolish delusion before," Bush said. "As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland...
  • Obama accuses Bush of 'appalling attack'

    05/16/2008 9:52:25 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 94 replies · 114+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | May.16, 2008 | AP
    WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) - Barack Obama has called President Bush's comments on appeasement "exactly the kind of appalling attack that's divided our country and alienates us from the rest of the world." Obama criticized Republican rival John McCain and President Bush for "dishonest and divisive" attacks in hinting that the Democratic presidential candidate would appease terrorists. Obama strongly responded Friday to the comments Bush made in Israel on Thursday and McCain's subsequent words. Obama told a town hall meeting, "That's the kind of hypocrisy that we've been seeing in our foreign policy, the kind of fear-peddling, fear mongering that has...
  • The New Republican Party: February 6, 1977: 4th Annual CPAC Convention

    02/06/2008 10:59:14 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 1 replies · 12+ views
    REAGAN 20/20 ^ | Febuary. 6th, 1977 | Ronald Reagan
    I’m happy to be back with you in this annual event after missing last year’s meeting. I had some business in New Hampshire that wouldn’t wait. Three weeks ago here in our nation’s capital I told a group of conservative scholars that we are currently in the midst of a re-ordering of the political realities that have shaped our time. We know today that the principles and values that lie at the heart of conservatism are shared by the majority. Despite what some in the press may say, we who are proud to call ourselves "conservative" are not a minority...
  • Ten Principles of Conservatism

    12/20/2006 10:07:40 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 82 replies · 1,694+ views
    Human Events ^ | december.20, 2006 | Terry Jeffrey
    As a very political year approaches an end, and a new presidential election cycle looms, it’s a good time for conservatives to step back from partisan politics and reflect on their cause. What do conservatives believe? Here are 10 principles worth pondering. 1. God’s Law Governs Nations as Well as Men. The Ten Commandments should not only be enshrined in our courthouses, they should be engraved in our hearts and minds as guides to all behavior, public and private. As the Founders acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence, laws and policies that violate the natural law are abuses of government...
  • Penalties for not obtaining health care in 2008 [Happy New Year from ROMNEYCARE]

    12/31/2007 3:40:22 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 92 replies · 279+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December.31, 2008 | AP
    Massachusetts residents who remain uninsured in 2008 will begin facing monthly fines based on their age and income, according to new regulations unveiled by the Department of Revenue on Monday. Here are how much different people may have to pay: — The highest fines are leveled at those earning three times the annual federal poverty level, or $30,636 for an individual. Individuals aged 27 or older who are over that income threshold will pay the top fine of $76 a month, or $912 a year. — Married couples earning more than $41,076 would each have to pay the top fine...
  • None of the above (Brokered Convention for GOP?)

    12/19/2007 2:43:48 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 92 replies · 97+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December.19, 2007 | Tony Blankley
    The Republican Party primary has so far been an exercise in none of the above. In their turns John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney seemed to be or seemed about to be frontrunners — only to fall back as the party's likely voters got a sharper look at each of them. Even my old boss Newt Gingrich, without even announcing, had a handsome surge from 4-5 percent to 18-20 percent in February — before falling back to single digits.
  • NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE...:Nation’s largest pro-life group endorses Fred Thompson

    11/13/2007 8:31:22 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 251 replies · 356+ views
    NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE SHAKES UP RACE FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION: Nation’s largest pro-life group endorses Fred Thompson WASHINGTON – Marking the first major endorsement by a national grassroots organization in the Republican presidential contest, National Right to Life, the nation’s largest pro-life organization representing pro-lifers in fifty state affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, today announced its endorsement of former Senator Fred Thompson for President of the United States. “As the first major grassroots organization to enter the Republican presidential race, National Right to Life is proud to endorse Fred Thompson,” stated Wanda Franz, Ph.D., president of National...
  • Unshakable Optimism on Iraq

    07/16/2007 7:44:37 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 12 replies · 671+ views
    Human Events ^ | July.16, 2007 | Steven Chapman
    Ronald Reagan used to tell the story of a boy so optimistic that when he woke up on Christmas morning and was confronted with a huge mound of manure, he gleefully began shoveling. "There's a pony in here someplace!" he exclaimed. For President Bush, when it comes to Iraq, every day is Christmas day. He's been shoveling for more than four years but still fully expects that pony to pop out at any moment. On Capitol Hill, though, even Republicans are starting to suspect that the malodorous pile is that and nothing more. On Thursday, the White House released its...
  • Thompson's Rapid Rise

    06/19/2007 8:47:01 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 149 replies · 1,956+ views
    American Conservative Union ^ | June.19, 2007 | David Keene
    Startlingly, Fred Thompson has managed to emerge as a top-tier candidate for the Republican Party’s 2008 presidential nomination without either declaring himself a candidate or spending much money. As a result, the former Tennessee senator is now in the process of assembling a campaign team, testing the waters and preparing for what everyone believes will be a formal announcement sometime this summer. If it works, he’ll be able to say, “I seen my opportunity—and I took it,” because he appears to be in the right place at the right time and could benefit from the almost palpable craving among many...
  • Ronald Reagan, unvarnished

    05/19/2007 9:55:53 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 9 replies · 744+ views
    The Politico.com ^ | May 20, 2007 | Mike Allen
    Hell is “h—l.” Damn is “d—n.” Nancy Reagan is “Mommie,” and “my guardian angel.” The vice president is “George B.,” and occasionally “Geo. B.” “The Reagan Diaries,” a 767-page flashback to be published Tuesday, shows the 40th president as few people knew him, jotting with blunt candor and clarity during quiet times on Air Force One and in the privacy of the second-floor study off his White House bedroom. The meticulous handwritten entries in five leather-bound volumes, now condensed to one for publication, provide thought bubbles for the iconic photographs of the Reagan presidency, showing what he was really thinking...
  • Giuliani Makes His Case

    05/14/2007 2:28:36 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 60 replies · 817+ views
    Human Events ^ | May.14, 2007 | Jennifer Rubin
    Rudy Giuliani is taking a big gamble. Rather than fundamentally shift his views on abortion, he is banking that Republicans want a leader and a winner more than a pro-life advocate. In a key speech on Friday and an appearance on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace he made clear he believes in a woman’s right to choose but offered some accommodations to pro-life voters. THE SPEECH On Friday he rolled the dice, venturing into potentially hostile territory at Houston’s Baptist University. Like Woody Allen, he apparently hoped his audience would agree that 90% of life is showing up. The...
  • But Who Was Right -- Rudy or Ron?

    05/18/2007 7:52:44 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 183 replies · 2,717+ views
    Human Events ^ | May.18, 2007 | Pat Buchanan
    It was the decisive moment of the South Carolina debate. Hearing Rep. Ron Paul recite the reasons for Arab and Islamic resentment of the United States, including 10 years of bombing and sanctions that brought death to thousands of Iraqis after the Gulf War, Rudy Giuliani broke format and exploded: "That's really an extraordinary statement, as someone who lived through the attack of 9-11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq. I don't think I have ever heard that before, and I have heard some pretty absurd explanations for Sept. 11. "I would ask the congressman to...
  • Rudy's Party, Or Reagan's?

    05/11/2007 5:53:30 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 7 replies · 411+ views
    Human Events ^ | May.11, 2007 | Patrick J.Buchanan
    "After months of conflicting signals on abortion, Rudolph W. Giuliani is planning to offer a forthright affirmation of his support for abortion rights in public forums, television appearances and interviews in coming days," writes The New York Times. If true, it marks either the beginning of the end of the Giuliani campaign -- or the beginning of the end of the Party of Ronald Reagan. For Reagan's party was a pro-life party. Life defined the man. Life defined the movement he led. It was Reagan who insisted that his speechwriters include mention of the life issue in every State of...
  • Don't believe the Giuliani legend

    05/11/2007 5:19:15 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 33 replies · 998+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | May 11 2006 | Dan Gardner
    It is more likely than not that Rudy Giuliani will be the Republican candidate in the 2008 United States presidential election. If so, there's at least an outside chance he will win that election. And if that happens, it is almost certain that at some point in the future we will find ourselves wondering how an unstable, nasty, bullying egomaniac -- a man described as "quite literally nuts" in the June issue of Vanity Fair -- became president of the United States. Here's a big part of the answer: In 1989, Rudy Giuliani ran for mayor of New York City....
  • 'Run, Fred, Run' Say Top Social Conservatives

    04/12/2007 1:38:55 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 122 replies · 1,395+ views
    Human Events ^ | April 12, 2007 | John Gizzi
    Although he initially campaigned for office as a pro-choice Republican and was a key player in passage of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance legislation so hated by conservatives, Fred Thompson is being urged to run for President next year by three of the nation’s top social conservative leaders. At a breakfast in Washington DC this morning hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, and Mark Earley of the Prison Fellowship voiced encouragement that the former Tennessee senator and star of TV’s “Law and Order” seek the Republican...
  • Conservative Case Against Rudy Giuliani

    08/30/2006 9:09:02 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 483 replies · 4,898+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 30 2006 | John Hawkins
    Rudy Giuliani, a contender for the presidency in 2008, is receiving an inordinate amount of positive attention. That's quite understandable since Rudy is charismatic, did a great job on the campaign trail for President Bush in 2004, and his phenomenal performance after 9/11 was much appreciated. However, likeable or not, having Rudy as the GOP's candidate in 2008 would be a big mistake. Here's a short, but sweet primer on some of Rudy's many flaws. Rudy's Strong Pro-Abortion Stance As these comments from a 1989 conversation with Phil Donahue show, Rudy Giuliani is staunchly in favor of abortion: "I've said...
  • Should Gonzales Go?

    03/20/2007 4:26:22 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 38 replies · 3,536+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 20, 2007 | John Gizzi
    ?Albert Gonzales Is Spanish for David Souter? was a laugh-line heard and repeated frequently at meeting of the Federalist Society two years ago. That was a reference to the rumors of the time that President Bush would name Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales to a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Given Gonzales? relatively small ?paper trail? as White House Counsel and a justice of the Texas Supreme Court, members of the conservative legal group feared, a ?Mr. Justice Gonzales? could well turn out to like another member of the high court whose background gave no clue as to how he would...
  • The Gods of Political Correctness

    03/15/2007 6:38:16 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 14 replies · 574+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 15, 2007 | George Neumayr
    As America careens from one artificial public controversy to the next, it becomes more and more obvious that politically correct liberalism dominates both parties, albeit in varying degrees of intensity. The Democrats represent full-throttle political correctness while Republicans stand ready to advance political correctness just a little bit more slowly. One of the Democrats' most successful rackets is to label any Republican position, no matter how timid, "extremist." This ensures that skittish Republicans will eventually even step away from that timid position. The "conservative" position, under the pressures of this demagoguery, inevitably becomes the liberal one of yesteryear, and then...
  • GOP Opponents Say Now It’s Rudy’s Turn

    03/09/2007 11:06:10 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 93 replies · 1,598+ views
    The Politico.com ^ | March 9, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has entered the presidential race with a head of steam thanks to a remarkably positive public image among most Americans due to his performance in the wake of Sept. 11. But his opponents say Giuliani will eventually be weighed down as GOP voters take a more comprehensive look at his record and character – and operatives for rival campaigns are making plans to give Giuliani a proper introduction to rough-and-tumble national politics Soon, Giuliani opponents say, it will be Rudy’s turn. “On the national stage people know him for two things right now –...
  • Conservatives Should Produce Candidates, Not Choose Them

    03/09/2007 8:29:21 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 81 replies · 965+ views
    Human Events ^ | March. 9, 2007 | Ken Connor
    When it comes the Republican presidential primary, one thing is clear: conservatives are restless. There seems to be a consensus (well founded or not) among many conservatives that the "big three" -- McCain, Romney, and Giuliani -- have either questionable conservative credentials, or are blatantly hostile to conservative positions on key policy questions. Social conservatives seem to be having an especially difficult time finding an acceptable candidate to support. In the midst of all the whining and complaining, Rep. Tom Tancredo has rightly observed, "The conservative movement is not supposed to choose a candidate; it's supposed to produce one." He's...
  • 2008 Presidential Politics And RINO Pipedreams

    03/08/2007 8:52:48 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 12 replies · 328+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | March 8, 2007 | Christopher G. Adamo
    It was a weekend of shameless pandering. In Selma Alabama, the forty-second anniversary of the famous voting rights march was commemorated in a most ignoble manner. Pandering shamelessly, Democrat presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton attempted to relate to largely black church congregations by speaking with what they obviously hoped would be interpreted as convincing southern drawls. In the end, they came off sounding like second-rate impersonations of Foghorn Leghorn and Aunt Jemima respectively. Such transparent posturing proves that the speakers regard their audiences as ignorant and backward chattel, who are easily impressed by a little effort at forced...
  • Giuliani's Divorce Worries Evangelicals

    03/07/2007 9:02:59 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 117 replies · 1,386+ views
    AP ^ | March 7, 2007
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Southern Baptist leader said Tuesday that evangelical voters might tolerate a divorced presidential candidate, but they have deep doubts about GOP hopeful Rudy Giuliani, who has been married three times. Richard Land, head of public policy for the Southern Baptist Convention, told The Associated Press that evangelicals believe the former New York City mayor showed a lack of character during his divorce from his second wife, television personality Donna Hanover. "I mean, this is divorce on steroids," Land said. "To publicly humiliate your wife in that way, and your children. That's rough. I think that's...
  • Is Giuliani for real? It's too soon to know

    03/07/2007 8:21:28 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 66 replies · 803+ views
    Post-Bulletin ^ | March 7, 2007 | Peter A. Brown
    The weathervane of conventional wisdom has shifted radically on Rudy Giuliani's presidential prospects. That's why his current surge in the White House futures market is worth taking both seriously, and with a large grain of salt. That's because it is unclear whether the former New York mayor's rise to the top of the polls is based on most voters having enough information about him to make the same decision they will when they cast their ballots next year. There are two key unknowns about Giuliani's numbers: • Is he leading because most Republican voters don't know about his messy personal...
  • Newt and None of the Above Talk of CPAC

    03/04/2007 9:05:30 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 85 replies · 1,117+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 4 2007 | John Gizzi
    Although there will no doubt be a winner in their straw poll of Republican presidential favorites for ’08, many participants at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington March 1-3 voiced to me dissatisfaction with the current field -- all of whom except John McCain addressed the conclave of 6,000-plus conservatives at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. “I haven’t given it much thought,” Jennifer Graf, who managed the winning anti-affirmative action initiative in Michigan last November, told me when I asked her favorite for the GOP in ’08. Similarly, Diane Schachterle, who works in the office of affirmative action foe...
  • CPAC: Giuliani

    03/02/2007 11:04:00 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 164 replies · 1,508+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 2, 2007 | Amanda Carpender
    Some people tell me that Rudy Giuliani's speech at CPAC today was "terrific." Others say "outstanding." I think they are mistaking Rudy for the previous speaker. Before he came on NRA President Wayne LaPierra warmed up the crowd to such a degree the room was scorching. Five minutes into Rudy's speech the house was crammed to the walls, but all the energy had dissipated. In other words, Rudy flopped. Big time. What did he talk about? Imagine the safest possible thing for a politician to talk about at CPAC. Duh, Ronald Reagan. So, who did Rudy spend his whole speech...
  • Rudy Giuliani: 'A Woman Has the Right to Choose' Abortion

    02/22/2007 8:58:34 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 300 replies · 2,564+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Feb 22, 2007 | NewsMax.com Staff
    Giuliani has a tough road ahead in South Carolina, which is to host the first Southern primaries in 2008. His moderate positions on gun control and support for abortion rights do not sit well with the state's Christian conservatives, who accounted for a third of the 2000 GOP primary vote. Those voters swung heavily to President Bush that year, giving him a 2-1 ratio margin over Arizona Sen. John McCain, who was viewed as soft on abortion. On Wednesday, Giuliani reiterated his own position. "I'd advise my daughter or anyone else not to have an abortion," Giuliani said. "I'd like...
  • Perspectives : The way to electoral suicide — vote Giuliani

    02/21/2007 12:06:36 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 113 replies · 1,396+ views
    One News Now ^ | Feb 20, 2007 | Matt Friedeman
    The Republicans, and even some socially conservative and evangelical leaders, are beginning to adjust to the possibility of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as the GOP nominee for president. But not all. The Southern Baptist’s Richard Land, for instance, predicts massive defections from Rudy in the event of a Rudy Giuliani vs. Hillary Clinton race. Hugh Hewitt, evangelical talk-meister in the syndicated stream of radio shows doubts this ; "... If Rudy is persuasive on the judges he will nominate, he wouldn’t have a problem with the social conservatives in the general election." So tell us you’ll nominate...
  • On the Wings of McCain

    02/19/2007 9:36:12 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 21 replies · 409+ views
    The Politico.com ^ | Feb 19, 2007 | Roger Simon
    I never mind flying with John McCain on tiny planes in snowy weather on windswept days. And that is because I know as long as he is on board, the plane is not going to crash. "I don't die in a plane," McCain said to me with a smile the other day as he shoehorned himself into his seat on a small charter jet. "I know that." The joke being that if McCain had been fated to die in a plane crash, that would have occurred on Oct. 26, 1967, when his Navy A-4 Skyhawk was shot down by a...
  • MSNBC/Politico.Com Announce GOP Debate at Reagan Library (Nancy Reagan Invite)

    02/14/2007 11:03:45 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 23 replies · 372+ views
    Politico,com ^ | Feb 14, 2007 | Politico Staff
    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will host a Republican presidential debate May 3 that will feature questions submitted in real-time via Politico.com. Former first lady Nancy Reagan is inviting the leading GOP candidates to the first-ever debate at her husband's library in Simi Valley, Calif. "Ronnie always hoped the library would be a place where policymakers will debate the future," she said. "This presidential debate provides the opportunity to fulfill his wishes." "We are thrilled to partner with MSNBC on what promises to be a historic debate," said Robert L. Allbritton, publisher of The Politico. "MSNBC has established a reputation...
  • NY Conservatives Split on '08 GOP Nominee

    02/12/2007 12:11:10 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 51 replies · 980+ views
    Human Events ^ | Feb 12, 2007 | John Gizzi
    Albany, New York -- Arriving here last night following a weekend of "Rudy-mania" at the California Republican State Convention, I found the attitude toward Rudy Giuliani's '08 Presidential candidacy quite different at the annual conference of the Conservative Party of New York. As it was here in 2000 when he briefly considered a bid for the U.S. Senate for the seat eventually won by Hillary Clinton, Giuliani's name provokes instant and strong response among Members of the 45-year-old Conservative Party, which holds the fourth line (Row D) on the Empire State ballot and whose cross-endorsement has been key to Republicans...
  • Hillary leads Dems, Republicans in poll: NY voters would choose senator over Obama, Giuliani

    02/12/2007 12:49:15 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 74 replies · 1,316+ views
    New York Business.com ^ | Feb 4, 2007 | Erik Engquist
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is poised to trump all comers in New York's presidential primary and general elections in 2008, according to a Crain's New York Business poll. The survey of 600 registered voters across the state also found that Rudy Giuliani would handily win a Republican primary but lose the state in a final race for the White House. In addition, the results show that Mayor Michael Bloomberg, if he runs as an independent, would be little more than a long shot. The results reflect the advantages enjoyed by Ms. Clinton, who is fresh off a $30.8 million re-election...
  • RomneyCare: Trying to Have It Both Ways

    02/08/2007 9:03:36 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 17 replies · 351+ views
    Human Events ^ | February.8, 2007 | Liz Mair
    Less than a year ago, Mitt Romney boasted of his "success” in solving the problem of underinsurance in Massachusetts through the adoption of his controversial, but groundbreaking RomneyCare program. Today, he's disclaiming responsibility for the initiative's failings. Is it another case of flip-flopping on the part of the Rockefeller Republican-cum-supposed conservative? Back in April, 2006, an op-ed ran in the Wall Street Journal. It was written by then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and it was about a health care scheme that, from everything written in the op-ed, clearly was conceived by him and was considered by him to be a landmark...
  • Conservatives target Rudy

    02/08/2007 9:16:33 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 311 replies · 2,989+ views
    Newsday ^ | Feb 8 2007 | CRAIG GORDON
    WASHINGTON -- Eager to head off Rudolph Giuliani's recent gains in the polls, conservative activists this week strengthened their attacks, with some promising to step up their efforts on the Internet, talk radio and "below-the-radar" to discredit him going forward. They are taking direct aim at one of Giuliani's strongest selling points, at least to some backers -- that he is the Republicans' best hope of stopping Hillary Rodham Clinton. These critics argue that his nomination would prompt a conservative third-party candidate to join the race and split the GOP vote, clearing the way for Clinton's election. "There's no way...