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  • The day President Reagan comforted a black family who had a KKK cross burned on their lawn

    08/27/2017 6:36:05 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27th 2017 | DeNeen L. Brown
    President Reagan read the story about the cross burning in his morning Washington Post. A black family in College Park, Md., had just won a civil suit against a young Ku Klux Klan leader who had been convicted of terrorizing them five years earlier. Reagan’s deputy press secretary, Larry Speakes, said the president was jarred by what had happened to Phillip and Barbara Butler. “That was the first thing on his mind this morning,” Speakes told The Post on May 3, 1982. White House Chief of Staff James Baker and Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Deaver walked into the Oval...
  • Trump as the Mythological Reagan(Barf alert)

    12/12/2016 6:58:58 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 6 replies
    Harry's place ^ | December 12th 2016 | Roland Dodds
    Looking for Mythological ReaganRonald Reagan’s legacy looms large over American conservatives. Everyone wants to be the new Ronald Reagan and Republican candidates can’t stop declaring his name with bated breath. Regrettably for conservatives, the visage of Reagan they broadcast has little to do with the actual president but epitomizes a caricature forged in Republican media circles and punditry for the last 20 years. This Mythological Reagan is evoked as the tough, principled, provocative conservative who spoke truth in an uncompromising fashion. A man hated by liberals and leftists while he celebrated America’s greatness at home and abroad; a leader who...
  • What The 1976 GOP Primary Tells Us About 2016’s

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

    06/08/2016 7:24:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 110 replies
    Monday saw many of Donald Trump's fellow Republicans express their displeasure at his comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom Trump says can't make an impartial ruling in a lawsuit involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage. Newt Gingrich called his attacks "inexcusable," and Paul Ryan said the comments are "based on reasoning I don't relate to." But the GOP front-runner also received a rebuff from beyond the grave from one of the most important Republican figureheads of all time: Ronald Reagan. Okay, so Reagan didn't actually manifest to dissuade voters from supporting Trump — instead, his son Michael Reagan...
  • Wow, great Ronald Reagan story on Tim Conway Jr. Show just now.

    07/23/2014 8:23:51 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 4 replies
    KFI 640 am Los Angeles ^ | 07/23/14 | Self
    Since O is back in town, Timmy was asking his audience if anyone had ever been to one of these costly meet and greet fundraisers and met any of our Presidents. I'm going in and out of the room with the radio on, so I didn't catch the beginning of this one call, but the woman had been to one for Ronald Reagan. When she got her chance for the quick one-on--one moment with President Reagan, she asked him about the recent time when, at a sound check for a public event, he made that crack about dropping the bombs...
  • Nevada to get Mount Reagan?

    02/08/2014 5:59:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/14 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) on Thursday introduced legislation naming a 4,000-foot peak in his home state "Mount Reagan" after former President Reagan. Heck's bill was introduced on Reagan's birthday, and supports an effort by the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project (RRLP) to name the peak after the former president. "He left America stronger, freer, and safer than the day he became President," Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and chairman of the RRLP, said last year. "Adding his name to the short list of great American presidents who have mountains named after them is an honor richly deserved." Heck's...
  • American Idol: Ronald Reagan (BBC Documentary)

    03/13/2013 11:04:32 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 5 replies "A documentary about the 40th President of the United States, taking a closer look at his life from a lifeguard to a radio announcer to an actor, all the way up to becoming a Union leader and Politician. It reveals his transition from a Democrat to a strict new liberal republican, and it unearths problems of his presidency such as the Iran Contra scandal." It involves interviews from people such as his sons Ron and Michael Reagan, his advisor Stuart Spencer, his speechwriter Peter Robinson, biographer Edmund Morris, author Mark HertsGaard, journalist Frances Fitzgerald, author Thomas Frank, author Thomas...
  • Ronald Reagan Quotes

    09/14/2012 6:54:13 AM PDT · by pansgold · 20 replies
    IX / XIV / MMXII | pansgold
    Ronald Reagan Quotes: "socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it." "Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose." "The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help." "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." "Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." "I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have...
  • Obama: Ronald Reagan a ‘wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior’

    04/11/2012 10:40:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/11/12 | Nicholas Ballasy
    President Barack Obama said the White House proposed “Buffet Rule” could be named the “Reagan Rule,” referring to former Republican President Ronald Reagan as a “wild-eyed, Socialist, tax hiking class warrior.” “This President gave another speech where he said it was ‘crazy’ — that’s a quote — that certain tax loopholes make it possible for multimillionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary,” Obama said at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Wednesday. “That wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior was Ronald Reagan.” Obama floated the idea of renaming the “Buffet Rule,” which would require...
  • He's No Ronald Reagan

    12/07/2011 1:56:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/7/11 | MARK DAVIS
    The Obama administration is using an internal budgetary review of the Department of Defense as cover to undertake what amounts to an off-schedule Nuclear Posture Review—one that ices out Defense and State Department experts usually consulted on nuclear issues. It is also beginning a new round of talks with Moscow here in Washington next week that many observers believe will result in the United States offering to trade U.S. strategic weapons in exchange for reductions in Russian tactical weapons. ronald reagan he is not When proposals for deep, perhaps unilateral, reductions in U.S. nuclear forces eventually surface, expect President Obama...
  • Kids run for cover as gunman fires shots near Issaquah High

    09/24/2011 11:25:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | Posted on September 24, 2011 at 12:16 PM Updated today at 6:25 PM | n/a
    ISSAQUAH, Wash. – A witness says kids ran for cover under bleachers as a guman fired shots near Issaquah High School. Police shot and killed the lone gunman. No one else was hurt. The man, said to be in his 50s...
  • Universal healthcare & gun control cause the holocaust 5:The gulag

    09/03/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | John Hunter
    Episode 5 of how socialized medicine and weapons bans will lead to the end of our liberty and freedom. This features footage of soviet gulags and mental hospitals used to isolate and torture dissidents and opponents of liberal policy as well as a special guest appearence by Actor and Former president Ronald Reagan, warning us on the dangers of Universal healthcare.
  • Is Reagan Relevant Today?

    08/20/2011 9:27:02 PM PDT · by Hillary's Folly · 34 replies
    history ^ | years ago | hillary's folly
    His Method Makes Sense Today
  • The Day Reagan Almost Died

    05/25/2011 5:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | May 25, 2011 | Guy Benson
    On March 31, 1981 at precisely 2:27 pm, six gunshots rang out just outside the VIP entrance to the Washington Hilton. Moments later, as three felled men lay bleeding on the ground outside the hotel, an armored limousine carrying the President of the United States raced away from the scene. Though it wasn’t immediately apparent, the president had been shot. Ronald Wilson Reagan was just weeks into his first term in office when he was struck in the side by a deflected bullet fired by a mentally deranged would-be assassin. Most Americans are aware, of course, that Reagan survived this...
  • Video: Ronald Reagan Tells Russian Jokes

    01/15/2011 3:12:00 PM PST · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Theo Spark ^ | Oct. 21, 2010 | Theo Spark
    Ronald Reagan loved to tell Russian Jokes - jokes the Russians told themselves. This is a link to the video, which takes about 5 minutes to play.
  • President Reagan Centennial: "Mr Gorbachev Tear Down This Wall!"

    02/07/2011 1:42:26 PM PST · by zippythepinhead · 6 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | 02/06/2011 | David Jolley
    President Reagan Centennial: Mr. Gorbachev Tear Down This Wall! In honor of the 100th Birthday of President Ronald Reagan below is one of the great hallmarks of his political legacy and Presidency.
  • Parents want to ban Ronald from McDonald's

    02/03/2011 10:15:44 AM PST · by toma29 · 61 replies · 2+ views
    Portland Tribune ^ | 2/03/2011 | Angela Webber
    From the Portland Tribune: Parents ask McDonald’s to ban Ronald Local parents and doctors took concerns about the health of their children to the source this week: McDonald’s.The fast-food giant’s unhealthy food and marketing targeted at children caused the group to gather 500 petition signatures from local parents. That petition was presented Wednesday morning to the Cedar Mill McDonald’s and representatives of Don Armstrong, who owns 14 McDonald’s restaurants in the Portland area. The group said they hope their message will make its way to the corporation. “There is no debate about whether the aggressive marketing of McDonald’s-style junk food...
  • Ronald Reagan Biopic Planned

    09/07/2010 8:24:48 PM PDT · by MovieRepublic · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 7, 2010 | Paul Bond
    The story of Ronald Reagan's life -- from boyhood to Hollywood actor to leader of the free world -- is about to spill out on the big screen in a way quite different from the miniseries that caused such a stir seven years ago. The feature film, titled "Reagan" and sporting a $30 million production budget, is set for release late next year and will be based on two best-selling biographies of the 40th U.S. president by Paul Kengor: "The Crusader" and "God and Ronald Reagan." Mark Joseph, who optioned the books four years ago, is co-producing with Ralph Winter...
  • What would Reagan really do?

    This just won't leave Reagan alone. All this comparing Reagan to Obama is just disgusting.
  • Obama channels Ronald Reagan: 'Stay the course'

    01/27/2010 9:52:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 397+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/27/10 | Steven Thomma,
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's message to the country Wednesday night boiled down to a Reaganesque mantra: Stay the course. Stick with the man they elected 14 months ago to change Washington . Trust that his stimulus plan, now projected to cost $862 billion , is lifting the country out of its worst economic mess in 80 years. Push forward to enact the rest of his blueprint, including at least some overhaul of the country's health care system, to build a strong recovery.