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  • Ronald Reagan: We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world (video)

    11/02/2014 3:44:23 PM PST · by Abakumov · 16 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 2, 2014 | Ronald Reagan
    Some inspirational words in these troubled times. On January 11, 1989 Ronald Reagan delivered his farewell address from the White House. In this video excerpt, he sums up some of the achievements and lessons of his presidency. Hearing the Gipper reflect on the 1980s, we understand the magnitude of his achievements, and also what the country has since lost, especially in recent years. Today, some are giving up hope that America can be great again. But as Mr. Reagan says, “because we’re a great nation, our challenges seem complex. It will always be this way. But as long as we...
  • The 15 Most Annoying Expressions in Politics

    06/28/2014 7:43:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    RCP ^ | 06/28/2014 | Carl M. Cannon
    Irritating phrases and words are not confined to political circles, or solely to Washington, although here in the nation’s capital they burrow in and proliferate like obsolete, but entrenched, government programs. This is a call to arms to fight them—but only metaphorically.15: “WAR ON [FILL IN THE BLANK]” Syria’s civil war has produced 2.5 million refugees and a death toll of 160,000, a tragedy that has galvanized neither major political party into action. So next time a Democrat brays about the so-called Republican “war on women” or a Republican trumpets the Obama administration’s “war on coal,” tell them you’ve...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Americans recall Reagan legacy on his 100th birthday

    02/06/2011 12:10:42 PM PST · by italyconservative · 14 replies
    New Kerala ^ | Feb. 5th 2011 | --IANS New Kerala
    This Sunday millions of Americans will tune in to watch the Super Bowl - an annual highlight in the sporting world to decide the championship team in professional American football. But, before the game starts, they will remember Reagan, who would have been 100 years old this day. ~~"Some experts say Reagan would have no chance with the Republican Party of today." "I doubt that Reagan could be elected today," said political strategist Mark McKinnon.~~
  • President Reagan Tribute on NOW on FOX

    02/06/2011 11:54:00 AM PST · by TheConservativeParty · 82 replies
    1-6-2011 | me
    On Fox News Now. Gary Sinese just gave a very moving speech about President Reagan.
  • Ronald Reagan at 100: A true believer who caught destiny's eye

    01/27/2011 11:39:49 PM PST · by pissant · 1 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 1/28/10 | Michael Barone
    "Within the Reagan household, and perhaps in Ronald Reagan's heart," his definitive biographer Lou Cannon writes, "there was an early sense that he was a child of destiny." Certainly there was not much in his family background to suggest that. The 40th president was born one hundred years ago on Feb. 6 in the second floor of a gritty-looking building in Tampico, Ill. The family moved to other towns, and briefly to Chicago, before shoe salesman Jack Reagan and his wife, Nell, settled in the prosperous town of Dixon when Reagan was 9. Reagan always remembered his boyhood there in...
  • Rose Parade float honors Ronald Reagan

    12/27/2010 1:01:54 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 78 replies · 39+ views
    Whittier Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2010 | Frank C. Girardot
    PASADENA - The centennial celebration of Ronald Reagan's birthday begins New Year's Day, when a float dedicated to the 40th president will make its way down Colorado Boulevard. The 55-foot-long float is designed by Fiesta of Irwindale. It features a 26-foot-high bald eagle and 11 black-and-white photographs of Reagan, which will be decorated with onion seeds, poppy seeds and crushed sweet rice. "President Reagan always believed America's best days were ahead. At a time when many Americans look forward to a New Year with a similar optimism and pride, we at the Reagan Foundation are honored to be invited to...
  • 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...
  • A Sari State of Affairs [gatecrashing President Reagan]

    12/04/2009 1:30:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 457+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Wed Dec 02, 2009 | Charlotte Laws
    Guest contributor Charlotte Laws says the Salahis may have made headlines by fooling Obama's security guards. But she wrote the book on party crashing. And what's wrong with that, anyway? Been There, Done That: In the mid-1980's, Dr. Laws met U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the annual Walter Annenberg party in Palm Springs, Calif. [Charlotte Laws] Not Guilty!
  • Welcome Back, Carter (Obama's Malaise)

    07/14/2009 5:18:46 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 11 replies · 1,148+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 14, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Thirty years after Jimmy Carter's malaise speech, we return to the days of rising joblessness, an unresponsive economy, deference to dictators, gutting the military and an energy policy tilting at windmills... As history repeats itself on the anniversary of the speech MSNBC's Chris Matthews wrote, we wonder if the "Hardball" host, who has worked for four Democratic politicians, is still getting tingles up his legs. The Democratic Party apparently has learned nothing in the past three decades. Will we see a return of the misery index? The only thing that's different is the sweater.
  • Reagan In High Heels? Time Will Tell (Free Republic Mention Alert!)

    09/04/2008 12:07:12 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 65 replies · 1,472+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/04/2008 | Mark Hemingway
    <p>The FReepers are comparing her to Reagan. I didn’t put too much credibility into it, I mean, you can expect that kind of reaction from the FReepers. But then the people on my dog training forum are comparing her to Reagan. And the people on my cooking forum are comparing her to Reagan.</p>
  • 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 ^ | 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,...
  • Ronald Reagan's Radio Segments ( links plus quotes )

    07/15/2008 7:14:42 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 3 replies · 549+ views ^ | June 2, 2008 | Staff
    Selected audio from President Reagan's radio spots from 1975 - 1979.
  • “Whatever Happened to Free Enterprise?”

    12/19/2007 8:04:33 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 4 replies · 99+ views
    Imprimis (Hillsdale College) ^ | January 1978 | Ronald Reagan
    January 1978 “Whatever Happened to Free Enterprise?” Ronald Reagan Most recently known for his bid for the 1976 Republican presidential nomination, Ronald Reagan is distinguished for his successful careers in motion pictures, broadcasting, and politics. Mr. Reagan was a player and production supervisor of television's "General Electric Theater" for eight years and hosted and acted in the "Death Valley Days" television series. For many years he owned and operated a horse breeding and cattle ranch. Elected California's 33rd governor in 1966, he was re-elected in 1970. After leaving office in early 1975, Governor Reagan began a daily radio commentary program,...
  • Straight From the Gipper's Pen

    05/03/2007 7:54:23 AM PDT · by Valin · 12 replies · 606+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/27/07 | David Montgomery
    Straight From the Gipper's Pen HarperCollins to Publish Reagan's Personal Diary Of His White House Years Ronald Reagan kept a diary -- handwritten, blue-inked reflections and observations of nearly every day of his eight years in the White House -- and now it will be published, executives of HarperCollins and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation announced yesterday. The existence of the five leather-bound volumes embossed with a gold presidential seal was not a secret. Key entries were quoted in the press during the investigation into the Iran-contra arms sale controversy in the mid-1980s: "I agreed to sell TOWs to...
  • 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 and the War on Christmas

    12/22/2006 9:00:32 PM PST · by Always Right · 61 replies · 1,512+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12-22-2006 | Floyd Brown
    In recent weeks there has been much commentary about the “War on Christmas.” FOX News host Bill O’Reilly recently spoke up on November 18 saying, “It’s all part of the secular progressive agenda ... to get Christianity and spirituality and Judaism out of the public square.” He then added, “because if you look at what happened in Western Europe and Canada, if you can get religion out, then you can pass secular progressive programs, like legalization of narcotics, euthanasia, abortion at will, gay marriage, because the objection to those things is religious-based, usually.” O’Reilly’s comments on his television show, The...
  • Reagan Had Supreme Confidence in Rectitude of His Beliefs

    12/20/2006 6:52:06 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 9 replies · 354+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/19/2006 | Allan H. Ryskind and Terence P. Jeffrey
    Reagan Had Supreme Confidence in Rectitude of His Beliefs by Allan H. Ryskind and Terence P. JeffreyPosted Dec 19, 2006This is the seventh in an occasional series of HUMAN EVENTS exclusives in which leading conservatives who served in the Reagan Administration explain how they believe the principles of Reagan conservatism ought to be applied today and in the coming years. This week we publish a conversation with Patrick J. Buchanan about the source of Reagan’s tremendous power as a communicator. Buchanan served as Reagan’s communications director. During your time with President Reagan, do you remember a particular statement, speech or...
  • The ***OFFICIAL*** Weekend Singles' Thread -- Remembering/Honoring the Gipper (June 9-11, 2006)

    06/09/2006 3:35:29 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 312 replies · 2,314+ views
    DollyCali & All the Singles at FRee Republic | June 9, 2006 | DollyCali
    “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem. Ronald Reagan, 1985 ~*~ Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. Saturday Evening Post, 1965 ~*~ “Trust, but verify“ ~*~ Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born. ~*~ Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men...