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  • Cool It, America

    03/08/2012 12:30:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | March 8, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    We all need to calm down and watch our mouths. Last week Rush Limbaugh referred to a Georgetown University law student who had testified to Congress about contraception as a slut. Rush did the right thing. He apologized. Last year Ed Schultz referred to talk-show host Laura Ingraham as a slut. Ed also did the right thing. He apologized. Last year political "funnyman" Bill Maher of HBO referred to Sara Palin as a "c...." Maher, of course, didn't do the right thing. He didn't apologize then -- and he swears he never will. I know there will be those who...
  • 50s Commercial with Ronald Reagan

    03/07/2012 10:57:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    This is a commercial from the 1950's with Ronald Reagan. In this commercial he explains the evils of socialized medicine. How it can lead to total socialism, even back in the 50's people were worried about what the government was trying to do with universal health care.
  • So Mitt’s got the most delegates? Done deal?

    03/01/2012 3:26:53 PM PST · by landsbaum · 21 replies
    We want to share a headline from an ABC News-Harris press release from March 10, 1980. The latest poll was summed up thus: . . .
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • Reagan ‘Best President,’ Says Harris Poll

    02/20/2012 10:02:37 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax Wires ^ | 06 Feb 2012
    President Ronald Reagan confronted challenges as daunting as those the nation faces today, and met them so successfully that he’s now considered the best president in modern times. In a recently released Harris poll asking respondents who they consider the “best president since World War II,” Ronald Reagan is cited by 25 percent, well ahead of Franklin Roosevelt at 19 percent and John Kennedy at 15 percent.
  • Gingrich Archives Show His Public Praise, Private Criticism of Reagan

    02/19/2012 9:56:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2012 | Jerry Markon
    Gingrich Archives Show His Public Praise, Private Criticism of Reagan By Jerry Markon February 19 CARROLLTON, Ga. — In an unnoticed 1992 speech, Newt Gingrich in a single utterance took aim not only at a beloved conservative icon but also at a core tenet of the conservative movement: that government must be limited. Ronald Reagan’s “weakness,” Gingrich told the National Academy of Public Administration in Atlanta, was that “he didn’t think government mattered. The Reagan failure was to grossly undervalue the centrality of government as the organizing mechanism for reinforcing societal behavior.” A review of thousands of documents detailing Gingrich’s...
  • Reagan's 'Rosebud' (Ronald Reagan stopped the Communist Party in Hollywood)

    02/14/2012 2:44:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Ricochet ^ | February 13, 2012 | Molly Hemingway
    All self-respecting Ricochet readers will want to go read this amazing story published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine (!) about how President Ronald Reagan came to understand the threat of Communism in Hollywood and develop effective strategies for fighting it. After cultivating a relationship with former movie-industry union chief Roy Brewer, reporter John Meroney obtained access to his voluminous archives filled with private correspondence, speeches, congressional documents, Communist Party newspapers, transcripts of testimony from executive sessions and minutes from closed union meetings. Meroney discovers Reagan's "Rosebud," as he puts it, since the information explains so much about why President...
  • Kudlow: A King Dollar GOP?

    02/13/2012 5:19:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | February 13, 2012 | Lawrence Kudlow
    Out on the campaign trail, Fed head Ben Bernanke is an unpopular guy. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have both said they would replace Bernanke, not reappoint him. Rep. Ron Paul would swap the whole Federal Reserve monetary system for a gold-linked dollar, making the yellow metal legal tender. And it was Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, before he dropped out of the race, who said more quantitative easing by the Fed would be "almost treasonous." Republicans in Washington are equally unimpressed by Bernanke. Rep. Paul Ryan recently criticized the Fed for bankrolling our huge budget deficits and thereby accommodating...
  • Thomas Quotes Reagan On Facebook Page ("a minimum of government authority")

    02/10/2012 10:45:05 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Ch 4 Boston ^ | 2/10/12 | Ch 4 Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) — Tim Thomas was adamant on Thursday that his Facebook posts are private and have nothing to do with hockey, and he showed on Friday that the public scrutiny will not deter him from posting on his page. Without adding his own belief as an introduction, Thomas posted a quote from former President Ronald Reagan: “I’m convinced that today the majority of Americans want what those first Americans wanted: A better life for themselves and their children; a minimum of government authority. Very simply, they want to be left alone in peace and safety to take care of...
  • Happy 101st Birthday Mr Reagan

    02/06/2012 7:16:18 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    Today is February 6th, 2012. Mr Ronald Wilson Reagan would've been 101 years old today. Happy Birthday, Mr. Reagan. As a small token of commemoration, I would like to put focus on what I think is the most important thing he ever said, and he said a whole lot worth remembering. Our Founding Fathers, here in this country, brought about the only true revolution that has ever taken place in man's history. Every other revolution simply exchanged one set of rulers for another set of rulers. But only here did that little band of men so advanced beyond their time...
  • Jeffery Lord: Newt Battles Mush From the Wimps

    01/31/2012 4:20:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 30, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    .....As it happens, Ronald Reagan himself -- but of course -- long ago addressed just this issue. On December 16, 1976, barely over a month after Gerald Ford rang up yet another loss by a moderate Republican presidential candidate, Reagan -- not happy -- was interviewed by the New York Times. Said Reagan: "We are simply saying, 'What does our party stand for?' If the great majority agrees with the philosophy, and some say it's a philosophy they can't go along with, that's a decision for every individual to make. A political party is not a fraternal order. A party...
  • Pat Buchanan: Reagan White House saw Newt as ‘something of a political opportunist’

    01/28/2012 4:58:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/28/12 | Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller
    Over the last week, several people that worked in the Reagan administration have come forward and countered former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s claim that he is a “Reagan Republican.” These people say Gingrich “wasn’t on board with a lot of what President Ronald Reagan tried to accomplish during his two terms.” And although that claim has been disputed by other Reagan administration officials, former Reagan communications director Pat Buchanan told “The McLaughlin Group” this weekend that Gingrich wasn’t seen favorably by those in the administration. “[I]n the Reagan White House, Newt Gingrich was considered quite frankly by a lot of...
  • Mike Reagan, Rush Limbaugh Blast Romney

    01/26/2012 2:54:10 PM PST · by Raebie · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/26/2012 | Jim Meyers
    Ronald Reagan’s eldest son Mike Reagan has issued a statement lambasting Mitt Romney and his supporters for claims that Romney’s Republican presidential rival Newt Gingrich was a strong critic of President Reagan. Reagan says such claims are false. Even Rush Limbaugh, shocked by the Romney claims, chimed on his Thursday radio broadcast to say "This is obviously a coordinated attack to take Newt out here in Florida." Rush slammed the Romney-backed smear campaign against Newt. “That kind of stuff is why people hate Romney so much," Limbaugh said. Limbaugh added that Newt has always been a conservative from his early...
  • Drudge Versus History, Let It Be Known

    01/26/2012 2:05:25 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 83 replies ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Drudge versus history Posted by William A. Jacobson    Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:31am Politico’s homepage top headline is The right drops a bomb on Newt featuring photos of Ann Coulter, Tom DeLay, Elliot Abrams and Matt Drudge.Just like in December, the rise of Newt has caused panic in Republican circles.In December the charge was led by National Review, and now it’s being led by Matt Drudge, as reflected in this image from Marooned in Marin:  For several days Drudge has been running almost around-the-clock negative banners against Newt, hyping negatives and burying news which contradicts the Romney campaign narrative that Newt was anti-Reagan.Against...
  • Attention Elliott Abrams on Newt: Did Daniels, Barbour, Rollins Know?

    01/26/2012 2:58:33 PM PST · by Qbert · 21 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.26.12 | JEFFREY LORD
    I like Elliott Abrams. Big time. But…gee. Elliott…Elliott…Elliott. Mr. Abrams is in the news for this piece over at National Review Online Sounds saleable, yes? Ex-Reagan State Department aide cites Newt criticism on Reagan. There's a problem with this story. [Snip] Never… not once… did Elliott Abrams ever say to me something along the lines of "that SOB Newt said X." Never. I never heard it from Elliott, and perhaps even more to the point I never heard it from a colleague in our office. One would hear things about, say, then Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter or some such. The...
  • Elliott Abrams Caught Misleading on Newt

    01/27/2012 9:38:08 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    As Ronald Reagan used to say: Well. Yesterday we took note of former Reagan State Department official Elliott Abrams' piece over at NRO that went after Newt Gingrich on his relationship with Reagan. While voting regularly with Reagan as a young congressman from Georgia, Gingrich, claimed Abrams, "often spewed insulting rhetoric at Reagan, his top aides and his policies to defeat Communism." Abrams then goes on to cite " a famous floor statement Gingrich made on March 21, 1986." Or sort of cites it. In fact, I'm sorry to say, what appears to be going on here is that Elliott...
  • Rush calling out the article portraying Newt as anti Reagan

    01/27/2012 9:37:05 AM PST · by shoedog · 29 replies | 1/27/2012 | self
    For those sure that Rush is anti Newt, he talked about Abrams being food sped Newt info out of context. Jeffrey Lord wrote and article calling out the inaccuracies in the article. Also said Sanatorum had best debate. All this from a guy in the tank for Mitt (sarcasm)
  • Rush just filleted Elliot Abrams' Newt-bashing as hoodwinked by Romneybots. (Rush is right vanity)

    01/27/2012 10:01:51 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Broadcast | 01/27/12 | (vanity)
    Holy cow. Powerful start to Rush's show today. - Disclaimer: this information is provided as an imprecise, recollection second-hand of statements on Rush Limbaugh's broadcast this morning. No claim of accuracy is made, do your own due diligence please. - Yesterday, one of the most damning statements (as far as Newt's perspective would be) Rush made, as he was attempting on-air to make sense of the blizzard of Newt-hate yesterday from Drudge et al, was his thoughts about a rather nasty article by Elliot Abrams. The article claimed Newt Gingrich opposed Reagan's foreign policy toward the evil empire. Rush clearly...
  • Victory or Death-Mike Reagan, Rush and Sarah Palin, Nancy Reagan said Newt is carrying Reagan torch.

    01/27/2012 7:02:09 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 13 replies
    January 27, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    After enduring tons of lies and half-truths from Romney's spin maching, Newt Gingrich finally cleared the air this week to establish himself as the heir of Ronald Reagan's Conservative Principles and Actions. The coup de grace was Nancy Reagan's direct quote saying that Ronald Reagan passed the Torch of Conservatism to Newt Gingrich. Also, Rush Limbaugh clearly stated that Newt was a Central Figure in the Reagan Revolution. Sarah Palin said the Newt was being crucified unfairly by the press and others. She means that the American people are being saturated with lies and half truths about Newt by the...
  • RUSH: Was Elliott Abrams Deceived on Newt?

    01/28/2012 4:00:15 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 41 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Was Elliott Abrams Deceived on Newt? January 27, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned his name yesterday --Jeffrey Lord was in the political office of the White House during the first term of Reagan, maybe both terms. Jeffrey Lord now writes at the American Spectator.Jeffrey Lord, like me, didn't understand all this stuff at Newt yesterday. AP has a story referring to me now as "conservative radio titan."And they describe me as trying to defend Newt on this yesterday, and in the process, nevertheless, recounting all of the things that Newt had said. I wasn't trying to defend Newt,...
  • Elliot Abrams Caught Misleading on Newt (Lying about Newt for Romney)

    01/27/2012 10:17:19 AM PST · by KansasGirl · 52 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/27/12 | Jeffrey Lord
    As Ronald Reagan used to say: Well. Yesterday we took note of former Reagan State Department official Elliott Abrams' piece over at NRO that went after Newt Gingrich on his relationship with Reagan. While voting regularly with Reagan as a young congressman from Georgia, Gingrich, claimed Abrams, "often spewed insulting rhetoric at Reagan, his top aides and his policies to defeat Communism." Abrams then goes on to cite " a famous floor statement Gingrich made on March 21, 1986." Or sort of cites it.  In fact, I'm sorry to say, what appears to be going on here is that Elliott...
  • Cuban-American Leader: Huge Push for Newt Over Mitt

    01/28/2012 2:21:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies · 1+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 28, 2012 | David A. Patten
    Carlos Perez, one of Ronald Reagan's closest Miami advisers and a Radio Mambi talk host who is influential in Florida's Cuban-American community, says there is growing resentment among Hispanics due to “lies and distortions” from GOP candidate Mitt Romney targeting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Perez told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Saturday afternoon that a backlash is brewing against the Romney campaign’s allegation that Gingrich tried to undermine former President Ronald Reagan’s agenda. Perez was a close adviser to President Reagan, and Reagan even acknowledged his Cuban-American friend's achievement during a State of the Union address. “Among Cuban-Americans, you...
  • Was Newt Gingrich Really an Enemy of Ronald Reagan? (Two 'in the know' say Good Lord , NO!)

    01/28/2012 11:29:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/26/12 | Mark Whittington - Yahoo contributor
    COMMENTARY | The latest attack against Newt Gingrich accuses him of the worst thing a Republican can be. Apparently, despite his assertion that he was a loyal lieutenant to President Ronald Reagan, Gingrich was "insulting" to Reagan on a number of occasions. Leading the charge on the theme of "Gingrich was an enemy of Reagan" is Elliott Abrams, who was an assistant secretary of state in the Reagan administration. .. To be sure, the speech seems off-putting considering subsequent events, such as the fall of the Soviet Empire. But was Gingrich really an enemy of Reagan? William Jacobson at Legal...
  • The GE Years: What Made Reagan Reagan [Newt said this book explained Ronald Reagan's leadership]

    01/26/2012 4:48:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    George Mason University History News Network ^ | January 8, 2007 | Thomas W. Evans
    After November’s elections, Senator John McCain, former Congressman Dick Armey and others called for a return to the principles and policies of Ronald Reagan. At the time these policies were first advanced, many observers believed they constituted a revolution. But how did Reagan himself come to these views and where did he learn to translate them from one man’s vision into governmental policies and acts? In my book, The Education of Ronald Reagan: The General Electric Years and the Untold Story of his Conversion to Conservatism, I trace Reagan’s evolution from liberal to conservative, from actor to politician. The changes...
  • Craig Shirley: Gingrich a lot more like Reagan than Romney - Reaganites versus Romniacs

    01/25/2012 12:29:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 25, 2012 | Craig Shirley
    Willard “Mitt” Romney is now lashing out at Newt Gingrich because of the Georgian’s long history as a Reaganite, making the preposterous argument that Gingrich was not present during one of the most important eras in American history. The question is how would Romney know? When given the opportunity to talk about his conservative credentials in his run for Senate in 1994 he denied Reagan saying "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush." From the beginning of his political career, Gingrich was always at the ramparts as a staunch ally of...
  • Newt's Path To The Nomination

    01/21/2012 8:15:33 AM PST · by Billlknowles · 14 replies ^ | 1/21/2012 | Bill Knowles
    A lot of things have transpired over the last 48 hours to completely change the dynamics of the race for the Republican nomination: 1. Rick Santorum was declared the winner in the Iowa Caucuses showing that Mitt Romney is in fact beatable. 2. Rick Perry has bailed out of the Presidential race, endorsing Newt Gingrich, and saying that he will actively campaign for the Speaker. 3. The most current polls in South Carolina show that Romney's support is starting to erode, while the same polls are showing that Gingrich's is growing daily. Four polls, Clemson/Palmetto, Public Policy Polling, Rasmussen and...
  • Morning Joe: In Rejecting Huntsman, Republicans 'Turned Their Back' On Reagan

    01/16/2012 4:43:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tuning in Morning Joe today, I half expected to discover on the set some professional mourners imported from North Korea, keening and crying over the political demise of Jon Huntsman. Huntsman had had the Morning Joe crowd from hello. The overwhelming winner of the bien-pensant MSM primary was amazingly popular—except with actual Republican voters, who didn't dig his moderate positioning and a tone that some found . . . well, how do you say "supercilious" in Mandarin? Taking today's cake was Joe Scarborough finding Huntsman's "moderate temperament" Reaganesque, and claiming that in rejecting Huntsman, Republicans have "turned their backs" on...
  • Republican 11th commandment apparently has been amended, if not revoked

    01/13/2012 11:13:10 AM PST · by landsbaum · 12 replies
    Ronald Reagan famously set the GOP standard for intra-party campaigning with his 11th commandment – Thou shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican. It would appear the commandment has been amended, if not entirely revoked. The current presidential campaign might be said to follow the new rule of thumb: “Say as many bad things about fellow Republicans as you can.”
  • Small Is Beautiful (with great Reagan quote)

    01/12/2012 1:47:24 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | David Smick
    In late 1979, during an economic strategy meeting, Ronald Reagan was talking about his upcoming presidential campaign. At one point, somebody expressed concern that John Connally, the former governor of Texas and another presidential candidate, was gaining support among corporate chief executive officers, with all the financial support and credibility that that entailed. Reagan said this didn’t bother him at all. “Let him have the Fortune 500,” he said. “I want our campaign to stand for Main Street, not Wall Street. I want us to stand for the worker, the shopkeeper, the entrepreneur, and the small businessman.” Reagan’s instincts were...
  • Gingrich: I Will Grow Jobs Like Reagan

    12/27/2011 7:18:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies ^ | Dec 27, 2011 | By Joy Lin
    Dubuque, Iowa - Continuing to contrast himself against Mitt Romney, the "Massachusetts moderate," Newt Gingrich declared he would grow the economy as president by reining in the government the way he had done with Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. "In 1982, Reagan was talked into a tax increase, I opposed it. Kemp and I led the fight against it. Reagan said it was a mistake; it was the biggest single mistake of his administration. In 1990, President Bush wanted to raise taxes and I opposed it. We had a huge fight. The majority of Republicans voted no. And this fight...
  • Why Newt's Immigration Plan is the Death of Conservatives

    12/17/2011 12:14:45 PM PST · by ckilmer · 65 replies · 1+ views
    12/17/2013 | Vanity
    My one problem with Newt is his idea of allowing people who have lived 25 years in the country to remain and to set that decision in the hands of local officials. Why? Consider. That stand almost immediately got praise from both clinton and schumer. Soon after, the LA Times ran a story that said 60% of illegals have been in the USA for 10 years or more. Why would partisan democrats praise newt’s idea. Why would the LA Times run the story that 60% of illegals have been in the country have been in the country for...
  • "A Time for Choosing"

    12/10/2011 9:03:37 PM PST · by lyby · 5 replies ^ | November 27,1964 | Ronald Reagan
    Televised Campaign Address for Goldwater Presidential Campaign
  • You Tube:Ronald Reagan`s Funny Answer (Must See For All Freedom-Loving FReepers, Republicans)

    12/07/2011 4:10:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | Novemver, 2006 | Staff
    I was browsing through You Tube and caught this brilliant pearl by President Ronald Reagan getting the best of Sam Donaldson and wanted to share it with all of you.
  • Pearl Harbor and the American Century

    12/07/2011 8:25:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 7, 2011 | Michael Prell
    Seventy years ago today, America was brutally attacked at Pearl Harbor by an enemy that used planes as suicide bombs. A lesser nation would have been devastated. But America was no lesser nation. America was an exceptional nation. And so President Roosevelt vowed on December 8, 1941 that “the American people in their righteous might” would rise up and “win through to absolute victory.” America’s “Greatest Generation,” in their “righteous might,” turned that day of devastation into the first day of the American Century. A century in which the “righteous power” of America would become the greatest power in world...
  • Documentary Movie: REAGAN

    11/29/2011 4:27:20 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Nov 29, 2011
    Well, I sat through this liberal piece of crap on HBO. It was nice to see Reagan in his own words, though. But even as hard as liberals try to tear down Ronald Reagan, it's surprising how, as time goes by, that less and less of their lies strand the test of time. I don't recommed you waste your time on this movie, unless you were alive during the 60s and can remember the rise of Ronald Reagen. Do not pollute your mind with the lies from liberals, rather read Ronald Reagan in his own words. Ronald Reagen was a...
  • A Reagan Legacy: Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants

    11/23/2011 12:43:17 PM PST · by ez · 62 replies · 1+ views
    All Things Considered ^ | July 4, 2010 | NPR Staff
    As the nation's attention turns back to the fractured debate over immigration, it might be helpful to remember that in 1986, Ronald Reagan signed a sweeping immigration reform bill into law. It was sold as a crackdown: There would be tighter security at the Mexican border, and employers would face strict penalties for hiring undocumented workers. But the bill also made any immigrant who'd entered the country before 1982 eligible for amnesty — a word not usually associated with the father of modern conservatism. In his renewed push for an immigration overhaul this week, President Obama called for Republican support...
  • Meacham: Obama 'In The Wrong Business, Doesn't Particularly Like People'

    11/22/2011 5:28:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to the MSM, it's hard to get more mainstream than Jon Meacham. Former Newsweek editor. Current Random House editor. Picked for a Pulitzer Prize. So when someone of Meacham's genteelly liberal ilk unloads on Barack Obama in such stark terms, it's newsworthy. On today's Morning Joe, Meacham flatly stated his belief that President Obama "doesn't particularly like people and politicians who don't like people are kind of in the wrong business." View the video here.
  • How's That Workin' Out For You? | Barack Obama (ft. Ronald Reagan)

    11/19/2011 10:10:53 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 41 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/17/11 | Raintreedotcom is a must-watch video: informative, cogent, snappy, energizing, relevant and spot-on. It's filled with honest-to-goodness facts, quotes, incredible graphics and high-energy. And have you ever seen (or heard) a political video with such great music? This is simply the one video that brings Obama's own words and actions back home to him and puts to rest once and for all the notion that he could ever in a million years be anything like the man he once said he deeply admired - Ronald Reagan. Watch it. Share it. Spread the word!
  • A Little Hardball With Chris Matthews About John Kennedy

    11/17/2011 5:43:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 17, 2011 | Larry Elder
    I just interviewed MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews about his new book, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero." You know things didn't go well when, a few minutes after the interview concludes, Matthews' booker emails my producer: "I wish you would've let me know that Larry was planning on attacking Chris. Chris is always up for a good, healthy debate, but that was really not professional or cool." To which my talented, hardworking producer, Jason Rose, responded: "Larry addressed historical accounts directly related to the subject matter of Mr. Matthews' book. Larry doesn't agree with the one-sidedness of the book's portrayal of...
  • FLASHBACK: The Mood of the Voter

    11/16/2011 5:33:15 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 3 replies · 1+ views
    CNN-TIme ^ | 11/15/1980 | CNN
    As the race begins in earnest, the public is wary, worried -- and waiting (TIME, September 15, 1980) -- Disenchanted, but not apathetic. Caring about issues, although much more concerned about character. Longing for a strong person to trust, but fearful of strength lacking sound judgment. Leery of weakness, but edgy about brashness. All too mindful of the disappointments of the past, but seeking hope in the future. Leaning toward one man, but often out of desperation and a sense of disdain for the others. Uncommitted. Unpredictable. As the 1980 presidential campaign swings into full stride, the American voter is...
  • (pic) Socialism Only Works In Two Places...

    11/15/2011 2:02:15 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-15-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Loose cannon Alec Baldwin insults President Reagan (LOSER)

    11/14/2011 12:09:44 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 31 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-14-11 | Ed Farnan
    Alec Baldwin has said plenty of outrageous things over his career when untethered from a movie script, or teleprompter. Now Mr. Baldwin has his own live radio talk show. This may prove to be a goldmine of Rorschach like material, in the brave new scientific frontiers of narcissism. The far left actor has aspirations of political office. No not just a seat on a local school board, but it has been said that he would like a shot at the Mayors office of New York City. After the Mayors office, the sky is the limit. Well, if this radio show...
  • Gipper was no Ron Juan (Actress Piper Laurie claims she lost her virginity with Ronald Reagan)

    11/14/2011 11:40:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/12/2011 | SUSANNAH CAHALAN
    He wasn’t the “great communicator” in the sack. Actress Piper Laurie describes Ronald Reagan -- who played her dad in a movie and then bedded the 18-year-old virgin off the set -- as an insensitive “show-off” in bed in her new memoir, “Learning to Live Out Loud.” Laurie played the teenage daughter of the future president, then 39, in the 1950 film “Louisa.” At the time, Reagan was no longer married to actress Jane Wyman and had not yet started dating Wife No. 2, the former Nancy Davis, when he started flirting with the ingenue, insisting she call him “Ronnie.”...
  • Occupy DC Movement Violently Interrupts Dinner at Dream Summit

    11/07/2011 7:24:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Katy's Conservative Corner ^ | 11/7/11 | Katy Benningfield
    WASHINGTON – Friday night, during the “Tribute to Ronald Reagan Dinner”, radicals with the Occupy DC and a coalition of liberal groups tried violently to crash the Americans for Prosperity Defending the Dream Summit. These radicals, some of whom carried black flags, wanted to supress rights of individuals to freely assemble and to intimidate conservatives into silence. Black flags often represent anarchy. Many “Dream” attendees captured the violence on their smart phones. and shared them with the mainstream media. By Saturday morning, the story had became national news. CNN was the first to go national with the story, followed by...
  • A New President, and a Union’s Last Stand (Reagan and PATCO)

    11/06/2011 4:21:36 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2011 | BRYAN BURROUGH
    FOR 30 years, Ronald Reagan’s breaking of the federal air traffic controller strike has often been seen as a turning point in United States history, the moment when labor unions began an inexorable decline and when political conservatism came of age. The columnist George Will celebrated the defeated strike as a sign that years of liberal permissiveness had ended. “In a sense,” he wrote, “the ’60s ended in August 1981.” A kind of myth has arisen — that the Reagan administration had this all planned, that it lured the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, or Patco, into a trap so...
  • Cain Channels Reagan

    10/13/2011 9:21:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/14/11 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Since Ronald Reagan left Washington in 1989, Republicans have yearned for a presidential nominee who could present free-market ideas with passion, energy, and commitment. They have longed for someone who would labor for limited government. And they have sunk into disappointment and simmered in rage as two generations of Bushes surrendered to their patrician instincts by ducking fights and letting the Left bludgeon them until they barely had a cheek left to turn. Herman Cain embodies the Reagan approach. He is confident, tough, and combative, yet sunny, funny, and buoyant. Cain permanently could demolish the Democrats’ vile, vulgar lie that...
  • A Time for Choosing Our Rendezvous With Destiny

    10/27/2011 9:59:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 27, 2011 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Today, everyday citizens find ourselves at a crossroads. Abandon the ideals of the American Revolution, or take control of our destiny. The American people are called to action. Every generation must decide if it wants to leave politics to the politicians -- or whether we are ready for our rendezvous with destiny. Forty-seven years ago this week, then-actor Ronald Reagan made his national political debut when he delivered what came to be known as "The Speech" in support of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. Confronted with many of the same problems we face today -- a large deficit, growing national debt...
  • Reagan Comfort Food

    10/24/2011 4:53:10 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 24, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    As a complex week full of discord looms, consider “President Reagan’s Favorite Macaroni and Cheese,” a recipe shared by “Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Washington, D.C., Wife of the President” in a spiral-bound community cookbook published by the American Cancer Society’s Northern Virginia division in 1983. Here’s the recipe for six people.
  • Sarah Palin: Perry's Flat Tax - "That's Going to Gain Momentum!"

    10/21/2011 1:43:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Hanniy on Fox News ^ | October 20, 2011 | Hannity inteviews Sarah Palin
    "Rick Perry -- now coming out with, really embracing Steve Forbes' flat tax idea -- that's going to gain momentum. I look forward to hearing more of the details," she said. "In fact, when I heard that Rick Perry was embracing of Steve Forbes' idea, I went into my garage and dug out an old book from 1999 that Steve Forbes had written. ......Many aspects of it make so much sense - - about the freedom to choose - taxpayer how to file your taxes …..choose a simpler, fairer flat tax…..many of the aspects of it make so much sense."....
  • Palin: 'Ironic' That Obama Praised for Gadhafi's Demise

    10/21/2011 5:22:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 21, 2011 | Hiram Reisner
    Sarah Palin says although America should be “very glad” that Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi is dead the United States needs to be wary of who will replace him. The former Alaska governor also told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday she finds it “ironic” that those on the left who condemned President Ronald Reagan for his 1986 Libyan air strikes now are lauding President Barack Obama for his contributions to Gadhafi’s demise. “Certainly we need to be cognizant of the evolving situation and who will replace Gadhafi — what government will replace that regime — we are very glad that this...