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  • Clinton, but not Trump, considering female running mate

    05/28/2016 9:34:54 AM PDT · by russbart · 67 replies
    A top adviser for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week revealed the billionaire real estate developer is unlikely to pick a woman — or a member of any minority group — to campaign as his running mate. “In fact,” Paul Manafort said in a CNN interview, “that would be viewed as pandering, I think.”
  • Report: Gingrich Lobbying To Be Trump’s Running Mate

    05/23/2016 2:18:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 144 replies
    hotair.com ^ | May 23, 2016
    Actual quote from Ed Rollins about the fact that a Trump/Gingrich ticket would have six wives between them: “They certainly understand women.” ... Gingrich has a reputation for insinuating himself into campaigns by firing off dozens of e-mails brimming with ideas that range from brilliant to insane. While it’s a quality that has irritated previous presidential candidates such as John McCain and Mitt Romney, sources say that Trump has come to value the former speaker’s opinions. “They talk every day,” says a source familiar with the relationship, who claims that Gingrich e-mails Trump, campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and campaign manager...
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Christie to lead Trump White House transition team

    05/09/2016 8:35:20 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 34 replies
    the Hill ^ | 05/09/16 | ben kamisar
    Donald Trump has tapped Chris Christie to lead his transition team, which would prepare the political neophyte turned presumptive GOP nominee for the White House if he wins in the general election. “Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when we win in November,” Trump said in a quote released Monday morning as part of a campaign statement.
  • Donald Trump announces NJ Gov. Chris Christie as transition team chairman

    05/09/2016 8:27:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/09/2016 | Christine Wang
    Donald Trump announced on Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will serve as the chairman of the transition team. Christie will oversee the team preparing to take over the White House in the fall, according to a statement. Trump made the announcement as he focuses on the general election after rivals Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suspended their campaigns last week. "Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when...
  • Trump: I’m open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. “I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." “He’s certainly a capable guy,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "It’s something we can think about.” Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State “foreclose” his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • Corey Lewandowski to Head Up Trump VP Search

    05/10/2016 10:09:06 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski, who was falsely accused of assault and battery by attention-seeking hoaxer Michelle Fields in March, will head up Donald Trump’s VP search. The Hill reported: "Donald Trump’s controversial campaign manager will helm the presumptive GOP nominee’s running mate search, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Corey Lewandowski will lead the campaign’s vetting of prospective vice presidential candidates, a process the Post says will “ramp up” shortly. Ben Carson, who ended his own presidential bid earlier this year, has confirmed previously that he will be on the search committee as well. Carson has so far muddied...
  • Donald Trump: Ben Carson May Help Pick VP

    05/05/2016 6:16:36 AM PDT · by GilGil · 40 replies
    US News ^ | 5/5/2016 | Joseph P. Williams
    Having essentially locked up the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump says he's about to set up a committee to find a potential running mates -- and he's reportedly wants Dr. Ben Carson, his former nomination rival-turned-campaign surrogate, to help conduct the search... Putting the retired neurosurgeon on the veep search committee, however, could generate some buzz among Trump supporters: a recent public-opinion survey found that voters want Trump to pick Carson as his running mate. But Trump on Wednesday intimated that he may have someone else in mind: "I think probably I would like to go with somebody with great...
  • Trump announces MAJOR role for Ben Carson

    05/04/2016 9:10:16 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 40 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | May 4, 2016 | Michele Hickford
    With Ted Cruz out of the race and John Kasich set to announce he’s suspending his campaign later today, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is wasting no time in moving forward on building out his campaign team, amassing a team of advisers and beginning to review potential vice presidential running mates. To help him with the latter, Trump told the New York Times that Ben Carson will serve on a selection committee to find his running mate.
  • Despite reports to the contrary, Ben Carson still advising Trump on possible VPs

    05/10/2016 7:33:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond,
    Ben Carson is still advising Donald Trump as his campaign ramps up its search and vetting process for a running mate, a Trump campaign source said Tuesday, despite a top aide to the retired neurosurgeon claiming Carson had stepped away from the process. Williams said while Carson "doesn't want a position" or a "title," he would continue to advise Trump on vice presidential picks as needed. "He's an adviser. I just think he's in a better position where he's not pigeonholed," Williams said, though Carson had never been given a formal title to account for his role in the Trump...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Who Is NOT On Donald Trump VP List…

    05/15/2016 3:56:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/14/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump climbed to the top of the real estate world in the most ruthless, cut-throat, predatory and brutally competitive venues in the world, New York City. Trump did not become the multi-billion-dollar successful deal-maker through naive decisions or suffering with fools – that’s not how success in that business venue works... Understand this and you understand why Donald Trump’s inner circle is life-long or multi-decades deep. Understand this – and you also understand that everything outside of that nucleus is disposable. Everything outside that circle is a tool.
  • Ben Carson Reveals Five Names on Trump VP List

    05/15/2016 2:38:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 211 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-2016 | Michelle Moons
    Dr. Ben Carson confirmed five people on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list of potential vice presidential running mates in a recent interview. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 VP running mate to John McCain, was one of the five Carson said was on the list. The rest are all former 2016 GOP presidential candidates: Trump’s closest competitor Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Read more at source)
  • Trump Isn't Just Conservative, He's the Most Conservative Presidential Candidate Since Reagan

    05/11/2016 2:35:52 PM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 11, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It's time to clear up misconceptions, deceptions and distortions by the #NeverTrump crowd. Of course Trump is a conservative. Actually on the most important issues of the day, he's the most conservative GOP Presidential candidate since Reagan. Keep reading- I'll prove it to you. I’m one of you. I’m a true-blue lifelong conservative patriot. I’ve been a “Cruz conservative” my whole life. Except in my day it was called “Reagan conservative.”
  • Let them go Third Party, Reagan lost 15% of Republicans and crushed Carter anyway

    05/09/2016 8:25:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/9/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The quislings who want to run a stooge like Mitt Romney Third Party to elect Hillary Clinton are selfish enemies of our freedom. Nevertheless, what they want to do will fail and they will be disgraced. In 1980 the Republican establishment hated Ronald Reagan every bit as much as they hate Donald Trump today. We didn’t know much about this because there was little reliable coverage by a media which, then as now, hated all Republicans. They ignored most of what went on except anything they could be used to hurt Republicans. For those who are unaware of the history...
  • David Brooks: At Least Trump Crushed 'Dying Husk' of Reaganism in GOP

    03/30/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 30, 2016 | Tim Graham
    David Brooks, the fake conservative half of public broadcasting on Friday – the one day they pretend to let conservatives on the taxpayer-funded airwaves – forecast on Friday's All Things Considered on NPR that Donald Trump has done one positive thing – destroyed the “dying husk” of obsolete Reaganism in the Republican Party. Naturally, his liberal radio counterpart E.J. Dionne agreed, hoping for a more liberal, domesticated GOP.
  • March 1980: When the Establishment Believed Ronald Reagan Would Lead the GOP to Certain Defeat

    03/19/2016 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Mar 2016 | James S. Robbins
    Ronald Reagan would be familiar with some of the challenges facing Donald Trump lately. Imagine an establishment-busting presidential candidate rolling up the primaries but polling 20 points behind the presumptive Democratic nominee. The controversial Republican front-runner is considered so radical that the party establishment eyes a brokered convention, perhaps to nominate a failed candidate from the previous election. Sound familiar? Welcome to March 1980. In retrospect, Ronald Reagan’s presidency seems inevitable, but the prevailing wisdom in the Republican Party 36 years ago was that he was leading the party to certain defeat. Going into the 1980 race, some Republican leaders...
  • Where Is the Inspiring Statesman?

    03/17/2016 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2016 | Laura Hollis
    I miss Ronald Reagan. Even his harshest critics must admit that he had an unflagging belief in the general goodness of the average human being, a commitment to the American experiment and faith in the ability of most people to make decisions in their own best interests without undue meddling by officious busybodies. Above all, Ronald Reagan -- like a number of other truly great American political leaders from both sides of the aisle -- had the ability to inspire Americans to see the best in themselves and their neighbors. We are stronger as a people, better as a...
  • Fears of Trump as Fascist Echo Similar Warnings Against Ronald Reagan

    03/01/2016 12:45:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NY SUN ^ | 2/29/16 | Ira Stoll
    How panicked should we be about the rise of Donald Trump? A professor at Harvard, Danielle Allen, recently published a widely shared op-ed piece in the Washington Post likening his rise to that of Hitler... ...such Hitler hype has happened before, and been unwarranted. Steven Hayward, author of “The Age of Reagan,” recalls the rhetoric: Democratic Rep. William Clay of Missouri charged that Reagan was “trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from Mein Kampf.”
  • Obama to Trash Reagan’s Restrictions on Domestic Spying

    02/28/2016 10:00:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/28/16 | Chriss W. Street
    With the pubic distracted by the FBI battling Apple for an iPhone backdoor, President Obama is secretly working to trash President Ronald Reagan’s restrictions on the number of federal agencies that can spy on Americans and others. At a secret meeting of the United States National Security Council on Feb 25, President Obama approved a draft 21-page memo relaxing a Cold War Reagan-era directive called Executive Order 12333 that restricted the number of government agencies that can access, without court order or Presidential approval, the contents of phone calls, emails and data the U.S. National Security Agency vacuums up from...
  • We Need to Take a Tougher Line With Putin

    11/01/2015 6:58:46 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 1, 2015 | William Courtney and Donald Jensen
    In responding to Russian thrusts in Ukraine and Syria, the West has relied on economic sanctions or conceded initiative to Moscow. Experience shows that direct measures-ones that target troublesome behavior-are more likely to be effective. In Ukraine and Syria, the West seems less sure of its aims and less committed to achieving them. In contrast, Russia appears to have clearer goals, cares more about outcomes, lies closer to the contested theater and acts with dispatch. This was also true when the USSR invaded Afghanistan in 1979. President Jimmy Carter responded by seeking to organize a boycott of the 1980 Summer...
  • REAGAN ASSERTS BLAME IS HIS IN MARINE SECURITY FAILURE; OPPOSES PUNISHING OFFICERS

    10/17/2015 7:16:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    NYT ^ | WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 1983 | JOEL BRINKLEY
    December 28, 1983 REAGAN ASSERTS BLAME IS HIS IN MARINE SECURITY FAILURE REAGAN ASSERTS BLAME IS HIS IN MARINE SECURITY FAILURE; OPPOSES PUNISHING OFFICERS By JOEL BRINKLEY, Special to the New York Times Editor's Note Appended WASHINGTON, Dec. 27— President Reagan said today that he accepted full blame for the lack of security measures that permitted the terrorist bombing of the Marine headquarters in Beirut. He said he does not believe any of the Marine commanders ought to be punished. ''If there is to be blame,'' Mr. Reagan said, ''it properly rests here in this office and with this...
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • Reagan Calls for End to World's Farm Subsidies

    03/07/2015 9:51:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 06, 1987 | |JAMES GERSTENZANG and JACK NELSON
    VENICE, Italy — President Reagan, who less than two years ago signed the most expensive farm aid bill in history, called Friday for the elimination of agricultural subsidies worldwide by the year 2000 as a way of promoting better world economic health.At the same time, Reagan said that the United States has made "real progress" in trimming its budget deficit, despite ongoing spending battles with Congress, thereby freeing for private investment abroad some of the foreign capital that has been tied up financing the U.S. debt.Reagan's remarks, made in a speech televised by Worldnet and provided to networks around the...
  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Reagan

    02/06/2015 6:45:09 PM PST · by combat_boots · 18 replies
    Various ^ | 2/6/2015
    Birthday - Ronald Reagan, (1911-2004) the 40th U.S. President, was born in Tampico, Illinois. Reagan spent 30 years as an entertainer in radio, film, and television before becoming governor of California in 1966. Elected to the White House in 1980, he survived an assassination attempt and became the most popular president since Franklin Roosevelt. http://api.ning.com/files/vaBRVGKu-A9RXBvuSC2bW9jktb2za5*YNqm-EoauRFt*S0RfHMrvBi6KFKDz8pQXRaIlIBlRw7C37JsI7Ep5rZ2o-gdRA957/RonaldReagan.jpg
  • DID THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION TRY TO DRIVE REAGAN OFF THE AIR?

    12/07/2014 6:43:03 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Power Line ^ | 12-6-2014 | John Hinderaker
    DECEMBER 6, 2014 BY JOHN HINDERAKER Did the Kennedy Administration Try to Drive Reagan Off the Air? Ronald Reagan apparently detested Bobby Kennedy, another sign of Reagan’s good judgment since Kennedy was an awful human being. But this is something I hadn’t heard before: Michael Reagan says that Bobby leaned on General Electric to get Reagan off television: [A] few months after [subpoenaing Reagan before a grand jury], Kennedy tried to get him fired from General Electric Theater. Or, at least, that’s what Reagan believed. “Dad told us he had just lost his job with GE,” Reed recalls Reagan son...
  • History- Ron Paul "I want to totally disassociate myself from the policies" [ of GOP & Reagan ]

    05/13/2011 6:35:05 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 71 replies · 3+ views
    Libertarian Party News, March/April 1987 ^ | March/April 1987 | Dr Ron Paul
    Libertarian Party's Ron Paul Sends "Dear Frank" Letter from the Libertarian Party News, March/April 1987 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Following is the text of a letter sent to Frank Fahrenkopf, chairman of the Republican National Committee, by Ron Paul, former member of Congress from Texas and now a member of the Libertarian Party. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- As a lifelong Republican, it saddens me to have to write this letter. My parents believed in the Republican Party and its free enterprise philosophy, and that's the way I was brought up. At age 21, in 1956, I cast my first vote for Ike and the entire Republican...
  • Reagan, Then and Now: Commentators and politicians are underestimating him — again. (Craig Shirley)

    06/04/2014 2:48:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | JUNE 4, 2014 | Craig Shirley
    This is a year of important anniversaries for Ronald Reagan and his legacy. It is the tenth anniversary of his passing; it has been 25 years since he left the White House and 50 years since his groundbreaking speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater in 1964. It is also 30 years since his monumental reelection of 1984, ratifying the Reagan Revolution. The election of 1980 would have been meaningless, a detour in history, without 1984 legitimizing it. The Reagan Library, Eureka College, and the Reagan Ranch have taken various steps to commemorate these important anniversaries. And the effort to name...
  • Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan

    02/06/2014 12:55:09 PM PST · by al baby · 12 replies
    vanity | Today | Me
    Happy 103 Birthday to Ronald Reagan. We sure could use man like you in the White House today. The Al baby household still holds you and Nancy in our hearts and prayers.
  • That Awful 'Racist' Reagan Visited Victims of Md. Cross Burning in 1982,

    09/01/2013 7:21:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Earlier this evening at NewsBusters, Tim Graham noted that the Washington Post gave space, in an item entitled "Reagan Historians to Decry 'Ahistorical Caricature' as Racist in 'The Butler' Movie," to refute the false portrayal of the Gipper in that film.</p>
  • Four Historians Take On 'The Butler's' Racist Depiction of Reagan

    08/31/2013 9:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08/30/2013 | Courtney Coren
    Four Ronald Reagan historians have slammed the portrayal of former President Reagan in the movie "The Butler," saying that the 40th president's "attitudes toward race" as shown in the movie are inaccurate. They begin the article, "What 'The Butler' gets wrong about Ronald Reagan and race," published in The Washington Post, by recounting instances in Reagan's life when he decried racism and took a stand for the African-American community. While serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, for example, "Ronald Reagan called upon the entertainment industry to provide greater employment for black actors." That position was controversial at the...
  • Ronald Reagan dies at 93

    06/05/2011 1:51:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | June 5, 2004 | RRPL
    Former President Ronald Reagan died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 93. Reagan led a conservative revolution that set the economic and cultural tone of the 1980s, hastened the end of the Cold War and revitalized the Republican Party. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease since at least late 1994. At least two of his children and his wife, Nancy, were at his bedside, according to the former president's Los Angeles office.Ron Reagan Jr. and Patty Davis -- children from his current marriage to Nancy Davis Reagan -- were with him at his home in the Bel Air...
  • Obama Refers To Himself As "The Gipper" In Farewell To Gibbs

    02/11/2011 5:39:41 PM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    Politico(n) ^ | 11 FEB 11 | Staff
    President Obama recounts an anecdote about the 2004 Democratic National Convention at White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' final press briefing:"The most challenging problem was what tie to wear. And this went up to the very last minute I mean, 10 minutes before we were about to go on stage we were still having an argument about ties. I had bought five, six ties. And Michelle didn't like any of them, Axelrod didn't like a couple of them -- him being one of the best dressed men in the world. So we really valued his opinion."And then somebody -- I...
  • Looting Social Security

    01/01/2011 8:02:36 AM PST · by EBH · 92 replies
    The Nation ^ | 3/2/09 | William Greider
    Governing elites in Washington and Wall Street have devised a fiendishly clever "grand bargain" they want President Obama to embrace in the name of "fiscal responsibility." The government, they argue, having spent billions on bailing out the banks, can recover its costs by looting the Social Security system. They are also targeting Medicare and Medicaid. The pitch sounds preposterous to millions of ordinary working people anxious about their economic security and worried about their retirement years. ... ...To understand the mechanics of this attempted swindle, you have to roll back twenty-five years, to the time the game of bait and...
  • A Time To Gather Stones Together For Iran

    07/14/2010 6:53:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 14, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Mideast: Years of a growing nuclear threat plus recent developments are converging to signify that the time for waiting is over. Either the United States, or the Israelis backed by the U.S., must act against Iran. 'To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose," the Book of Ecclesiastes says. "A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embracing ... a time of war, and a time of peace." With the intensification of the greatest threat to the world since...
  • Memoirs of a W.H. Piano Man

    07/12/2010 7:12:00 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/12/10 | KIKI RYAN
    Former White House pianist Bob Smith provided entertainment to presidents, their spouses and guests for more than 30 years. As such, he has plenty of stories to tell — like the one from his White House debut, with the Army Band Chorus, at Tricia Nixon’s 1971 St. Patrick’s Day engagement party. “My Three Sons” star Fred MacMurray arrived at the event seemingly inebriated and took up the saxophone. “He was just horrible. ... The most awful thing you heard in your life,” Smith recalled. President Richard Nixon asked Smith to “get rid of him,” and Smith, with help from the...
  • Twenty Years Later: Why the Berlin Wall Fell

    11/09/2009 11:34:58 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 8 replies · 503+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar
    We are approaching the 20th anniversary of the fall of Communism. This comprehensively refuted the Communist claim to represent the people. Yet, the claim continues, sometimes dazzling a new generation of youngsters with no inkling of why the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989. In democratic Capitalism, said Karl Marx, the rich became richer and the poor poorer. Marxism inspired young idealists for over a century. Lenin's revolution in Russia in 1917 was hailed as a new dawn. Stalin's invasions brought Communism to Eastern Europe. Communist governments there pledged to create a paradise for workers, who would be freed...
  • Happy May Day to All FReepers - Shouldn't this be Ronald Reagan Day - National Holiday? (Vanity)

    05/01/2009 7:58:29 AM PDT · by matginzac · 6 replies · 233+ views
    May 1 2009 | me
    Forgive this vanity but on reflection of this day, shouldn't someone propose May 1st as Ronald Reagan Day, a national holiday? Remember May Days of the past: the Soviets rolling out their hardware, tanks, bombs, troopers, etc on parade; growing up learning to "duck and cover" at school , under your desk, in reaction to the Soviet nuke threat; our valiant amateur athletes competing against Soviet govt sponsored athletes in the Olympics; (add your favorite Evil Empire memory)...If you agree with me that RR was as effective in preserving our national security as well as interest as was Abe Lincoln,...
  • We are witnessing today a great revolutionary crisis (Eerie Sppech from the Past)

    02/16/2009 11:42:39 AM PST · by jessduntno · 3 replies · 374+ views
    reagan ^ | reagan
    Snip We are witnessing today a great revolutionary crisis, a crisis where the demands of the economic order are conflicting directly with those of the political order. Snip It also is in deep economic difficulty. Snip What we see here is a political structure that no longer corresponds to its economic base, a society where productive forces are hampered by political ones. Snip Since the exodus from Egypt, historians have written of those who sacrificed and struggled for freedom -- the stand at Thermopylae, the revolt of Spartacus, the storming of the Bastille, the Warsaw uprising in World War II....
  • First Test Fire of an Airborne Laser

    12/04/2008 11:54:17 PM PST · by gandalftb · 53 replies · 1,871+ views
    BBC ^ | 17:52 GMT, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 | staff
    The US military has carried out the first test-firing of a laser weapon system housed aboard a 747 plane. The Airborne Laser (ABL) was conceived to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles in the early stages of their flight. An airborne intercept of an in-flight ballistic missile is planned for 2009. Scientists are reported to be working out other uses for the flying weapon - which could help secure continued funding. These extra missions include shooting down surface-to-air missiles, cruise missiles and even enemy aircraft. A laser beam travelled the length of the aircraft at 670 million miles per hour. It...
  • Absolutes, Moral Clarity, And The Great Political Divide (A Michael Medved Liberalism Primer Alert)

    08/19/2008 9:35:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 325+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/20/2008 | Michael Medved
    Why do conservatives and liberals respond so differently to the current war in Georgia? The answer to that question exposes the great political divide separating left and right, Democrats and Republicans, in today’s America. The stark contrast between Barack Obama and John McCain at this weekend’s televised Civil Forum at California’s Saddleback Church further underlined the vast gulf in worldviews when it comes to injecting moral standards or arguments into politics. Conservatives approach every challenge with a determination to approach the question (as far as possible)as a choice between right and wrong, good and evil. Liberals, on the other hand,...
  • McCain's Boots Defeat Obama's Suits (Ben Shapiro On Why Americans Favor A Boots President Alert)

    08/13/2008 10:02:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 207+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/13/2008 | Ben Shapiro
    A man, they say, can be judged by his friends. If that's the case, then Barack Obama can surely be judged by George Clooney. The UK Daily Mail reported this week that the "Ocean's Eleven" actor regularly speaks with and text messages the presumptive Democratic nominee, advising him on everything from fashion to foreign policy. "George has been giving him advice on things such as presentation, public speaking and body language and he also emails him constantly about policy, especially the Middle East," stated a Democratic Party insider. "George is pushing him to be more 'balanced' on issues such as...
  • 'Star Wars' and the Phantom Menace [Take your blodd pressure medicine first]

    03/21/2008 4:49:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies · 703+ views
    Time via yahoo ^ | Fri Mar 21, 3:10 PM ET | MARK THOMPSON
    Perhaps it is fitting that the 25th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" speech falls on Easter Sunday. After all, many had believed Reagan's grand plan for a system that would render Moscow's nuclear-tipped missiles "impotent and obsolete" died along with the Soviet Union. But "Star Wars" has been resurrected, and has been standing guard over America's skies since 2004. But the more than $120 billion spent over 25 years to build the "Star Wars" missile shield has not left the U.S. less vulnerable to attack - some would argue that it has done exactly the opposite, by diverting...
  • Helen Thomas: 'Reagan Diaries' Make For Must-Read Fare

    06/25/2007 12:48:45 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 56 replies · 2,153+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 14 Jun 07 | The one and only Helen Thomas
    Read the newly published "The Reagan Diaries" if you want a true insight into the mind of the nation's 40th president. The diaries -- written daily from 1981 until President Ronald Reagan left office in 1989 -- reveal him to be much more involved in the nitty gritty of national and world affairs than many White House reporters thought. He had often been portrayed as a detached, "chairman of the board" kind of president. The diaries show that Reagan had something to say about everything and everybody; his thoughts were often summarized in one handwritten sentence. His notations mixed the...
  • Reagan diaries reveal president's private musings ("Getting shot hurts")

    05/01/2007 7:12:34 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 20 replies · 1,269+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/1/07
    Reagan diaries reveal president's private musings By Daniel Trotta 1 hour, 28 minutes ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ronald Reagan saved his most private and dramatic thoughts for a handwritten book -- a diary in which he recalled his running frustration with the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, his fear that Armageddon was near and coughing up blood on the day he was shot. Diary excerpts, released by Vanity Fair magazine on Tuesday, also reflect on the troubled relationship he had with his son Ron, his preoccupation with the "mad clown" Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his personal chemistry with Mikhail...
  • Ronald Reagan on Gun control

    06/21/2006 8:27:22 AM PDT · by tcostell · 49 replies · 1,867+ views
    Guns and Ammo Magazine ^ | September 1975 | Ronald W. reagan
    In our September 1975 issue, Ronald Reagan, then two-time Governer of California, penned this column. A man of conviction, Ronaldus Magnus was true to these words before and during his eight-year presidency. There are tales of robbery victims that are shot down in cold blood or executed "gangland style." There are stories of deranged parents killing their children or deranged children killing their parents. There are reports of snipers. And now and then the headlines blurt out that an assassin has struck again, killing a prominent official or citizen. All of these stories involve the use of guns, or...
  • Reaganomics at 25

    08/12/2006 12:46:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies · 812+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 12, 2006 | Wall Street Journal
    Twenty-five years ago this weekend, Ronald Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act. The bill cut personal income tax rates by 25% across the board, indexed tax brackets for inflation and reduced the corporate income tax rate. The anniversary is worth commemorating as a seminal moment that continues to influence policy for the better in the U.S., and around the globe. The achievement of Reaganomics can only be fully understood by recalling the miserable state of affairs a quarter-century ago. Newsweek summarized the national mood when it wrote in 1981 that Reagan "inherits the most dangerous economic crisis since Franklin...
  • Poll: Bush Worst President Since 1945 - Reagan Picked As Best President In Nationwide Survey

    06/01/2006 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 115 replies · 2,819+ views
    Poll: Bush Worst President Since 1945 Reagan Picked As Best President In Nationwide Survey (CBS News) President Bush has been named as the worst president since the end of the World War II in a new national poll. Mr. Bush was chosen by 37 percent of the voters who participated in the the Quinnipiac Unversity survey. Richard Nixon finished second with 17 percent -- just ahead of Bill Clinton with 16 percent. Ronald Reagan was the top choice as best president, with 28 percent. Finishing second was Clinton with 25 percent. The poll reflected deep partisan divisions. Mr. Bush was...
  • Happy Birthday, Ron

    02/06/2006 4:11:42 AM PST · by azhenfud · 18 replies · 689+ views
    2/6/2006 | RK Davis
    We miss you.
  • Enemy Territory

    01/09/2006 12:10:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies · 418+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 9, 2006 | Erik Rush
    On October 7, 1985, Americans were treated to one of the first more "intimate" instances of nascent terrorist activity when four members of a Palestinian Liberation Organization faction hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, ostensibly to forcibly bring about the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israel. During the incident, the terrorists shot an elderly, wheelchair-bound Jewish passenger from the United States named Leon Klinghoffer to death and dumped his body overboard. It was one of the most hideous acts American news viewers had seen up to that point, though still occurring far from our shores. There followed a...
  • Jet set for Reagan library event (F-14 will be exhibited)

    08/14/2005 12:13:48 PM PDT · by Mark · 78 replies · 1,817+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/14/05 | Eric Leach
    SIMI VALLEY- An F-14 Tomcat fighter jet will be hoisted into a permanent display area next week close to the nearly completed Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The 30,000-pound Northrop Grumman aircraft will be carried by a crane outside the pavilion in a ceremony celebrating Reagan's "peace through strength" strategy and marking a milestone in the making of the Air Force One Pavilion. "This is the last of the really large artifacts coming to the library to complete the Air Force One Pavilion," said Melissa Giller, director of communications for the Reagan Library....