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  • Best of the Reagan 1984 Debates

    08/29/2016 11:33:08 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    A two part series on the best of the Ronald Reagan 1984 Debate with former Vice President Senator Walter Mondale (D) of Minnesota. Topics range from the economy, cold war, military defense and the contras. part1 part 1 is herePART 2 HERE OH BTW! I have performed enhancements on the video which I have uploaded. Includes brightness and better saturation. STAND BY IT'LL BE UP IN A MOMENT
  • Walter Mondale says nature of GOP debate leaves him aghast

    03/13/2016 1:40:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | March 9, 2016 | Randy Furst
    "We may be introducing a kind of poison into the American political system that can hurt us," Mondale said. "If this sort of stuff is accepted, condoned, is seen as positive, we'll see more of it." Mondale, who supports Hillary Clinton for president, worries if Donald Trump or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wins the Republican nomination. Trump, he said, has "stirred up a sub-caucus of Americans that like anti-immigrant talk, that like assaults against decent immigration rules. If there is an America out there that is so brash, so racist, so nativist that they like supporting Trump or so evangelically...
  • US Tehran, Iran Embassy hostages finally compensated

    12/25/2015 11:31:35 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 24, 2015 | AFP
    American hostages held in Iran will get up to $4m compensation each from the US government - 36 years after ordeal The former 1979 American hostages in Iran will get financial compensation after US lawmakers included a payment provision in spending legislation The men and women were taken hostage by militant Iranian student groups at the US embassy spending 444 days in captivity They will be given restitution of up to $4.4million each, or $10,000 for each day they were held There were 66 original captives in the Iran hostage crisis with 13 released in November 1979, and one was...
  • Levin Hammers ‘Hypocrite’ Krauthammer, ‘Obsessive’ Hume for Attacks on Cruz and Trump

    12/16/2015 4:52:14 PM PST · by VinL · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/15 | Jeff Poor
    ..Levin first singled out Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer for criticizing Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump for switching his positions. Levin pointed out that Krauthammer was a speechwriter for former Vice President Walter Mondale, who ran against Ronald Reagan as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1980 and as the Democratic presidential nominee in 1984. "I'l tell you something else, I'm sick and tired of his intelligence being questioned by the stupidos on cable TV," Levin said. "He's an incredibly brilliant man, as are many of the people on that stage, incredibly. We got to sit...
  • Walter Mondale Endorses Hillary Clinton, Says Email Scandal Wont Hurt Her

    09/03/2015 7:59:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/03/2015 | by Nicholas Ballasy
    Former Vice President Walter Mondale endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president and predicted that the controversy surrounding her use of private e-mail would not affect her candidacy. Mondale was asked why he is supporting Clinton and if he thinks the FBIs investigation of Clintons private server could prevent her from becoming the Democratic nominee. I dont think that will affect her. I think shes a very strong candidate. We just had our national DNC meeting in Minneapolis this past week. She spoke and made a really powerful impression strong support all over the place. Weve got...
  • Bernie Sanders Despised Dems In 1980s, Said JFK Speech Once Made Him Sick (Kennedy's anti-communism)

    07/17/2015 12:59:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ilan Ben-Meir, News Reporter
    Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal, but I think at that point, seeing through Kennedy, and what liberalism was, was probably a significant step for me to understand that conventional politics or liberalism was not what was relevant. Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders once said that he was physically nauseated by a speech made by President John F. Kennedy when Sanders was a young man, because Kennedys hatred for the Cuban Revolution [] was so strong. Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal, Sanders reminisced in a 1987 interview with The Gadfly, a student...
  • Gary Hart: The Billion-dollar Clinton campaign should 'frighten' Americans

    04/06/2015 7:21:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/06/2015 | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Gary Hart has serious reservations about a Hillary Clinton candidacy. The prospect of a billion-dollar Clinton campaign ought to frighten every American, he said in an interview with POLITICO, and Democrats would be better served by a competitive primary that forced her to speak in more depth about the issues. Hart, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, offered his opinions in a phone interview Wednesday where he also expressed admiration of Elizabeth Warren and gave advice to prospective challenger Martin OMalley, a former Hart campaign staffer. I like Hillary Clinton. I really appreciate what she and her husband have done ...
  • Hillary Clinton Absent From White House Summit On Concussions

    05/30/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Valid Questions: After Bill Clinton contradicted State Department claims about Hillary's health with news of a six-month rehab, her fitness should be as much of an issue as Sarah Palin's baby and John McCain's age. Karl Rove has taken a lot of heat for raising the issue of age and mental condition of a secretary of state who disappeared from public view as the Benghazi controversy arose. The questions are similar to those asked about President Reagan after his first debate with Vice President Walter Mondale, and those asked about Sen. John McCain and his prisoner of war experiences. So...
  • Former VP Mondale undergoes heart surgery

    02/12/2014 4:02:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2014 6:16 PM EST
    Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent heart surgery Wednesday, his family announced. Mondale, 86, underwent an unspecified procedure at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, his family said in a brief statement that called the surgery successful.
  • Democrats Time Warp to the 1970s

    10/14/2012 6:40:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Its like were in a time warp back to the 1970s. Not the muscle cars and wild times of Studio 54, just the bad parts turmoil in the Middle East, high unemployment, food and gas prices through the roof and an occupant of the White House with no clue how to deal with any of it. When asked about this administrations failures, President Obama quickly becomes Vinnie Barbarino with his Who? What? Where? routine. Vice President Joe Biden isnt any better. In his debate Thursday, Biden took on a personality that was a cross between Bozo the Clown and...
  • 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 Reagans eldest son Mike Reagan has issued a statement lambasting Mitt Romney and his supporters for claims that Romneys 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...
  • Mondale 2012!

    09/21/2011 8:56:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 21, 2011 | Jay Cost
    So, it appears that the president has decided to channel the candidacy of Walter Mondale from 1984. Heres President Obama, on Monday: So this is how we can reduce spending: by scouring the budget for every dime of waste and inefficiency, by reforming government spending, and by making modest adjustments to Medicare and Medicaid. But all these reductions in spending, by themselves, will not solve our fiscal problems. We cant just cut our way out of this hole. Its going to take a balanced approach. If were going to make spending cuts -- many of which we wouldnt make if...
  • Ministry of Plenty ( Obama / Mondale to raise taxes )

    04/18/2011 12:07:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    wsj ^ | APRIL 18, 2011 | JAMES TARANTO
    Obama wants to raise taxes. So does Mondale. Obama won't tell you. Mondale just did. Remember Walter Mondale? Oddly enough, we do, mostly for this fun fact: He's the only major-party American politician to have lost elections in all 50 states. In 1984, he told Americans to take a hike, and they told him the same thing. In a Washington Post op-ed piece over the weekend, Mondale quotes his own speech to that year's Democratic National Convention in San Francisco: "Taxes will go up. . . . It must be done. Mr. Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I....
  • As in 1984, we need the courage to raise taxes (An Old Liberal's Last Gasp)

    04/16/2011 11:25:35 AM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/16/2011 | Walter Mondale
    We will not be able to control our budget deficits without raising taxes. That simple reality has brought us to a moment of truth in American politics. President Obamas speech Wednesday lived up to that moment, and now Democrats and Republicans in Congress must take a similar stand. Many have described my 1984 presidential campaign promise to raise taxes as exemplifying the folly of proposing tax hikes during an election. Although the rebounding economy and improving job picture that year probably had more to do with President Ronald Reagans reelection than my pledge did, there are certainly political lessons for...
  • "Jerry Brown's 'Then'; still his 'Now' Today"

    11/01/2010 6:27:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Hogue News ^ | August 1 2010 | Eric Hogue
    ...the seventies... then Governor Brown literally ignored the expeditiously burdensome escalation of property taxes to the point that the common people had to drive an initiative called "Prop 13" through a June 1978 ballot just to save their homes and businesses. 'Then', Governor Brown was quotes as saying that he didn't want to squander the whole state surplus (nearly $7.1 billion in surplus in 1977) on helping homeowners curb their growing residential taxes. Brown's better idea was to spend from the surplus so to own and operate a communications satellite for California. Hence his nickname: "Moonbeam." If you ask Jerry...
  • Mondale on Obama, and how he could've beat Reagan

    10/24/2010 6:06:37 PM PDT · by paudio · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | Oct 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Republicans are already celebrating their comeback and promising an even bigger year in 2012. Oddly enough, Walter Mondale knows exactly how they feel. His party's obituary was written by the press after the 1980 election, when Ronald Reagan capitalized on stagflation to score a 44-state landslide over Jimmy Carter. Just like Obama, Reagan came to power with enormous expectations and soaring popularity only to watch it all melt away in his first two years on the job, thanks to a brutal recession and double-digit unemployment.
  • Mondale to Obama: Ditch the 'idiot boards' [Slams TOTUS.....]

    10/04/2010 2:17:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Mondale to Obama: Ditch the 'idiot boards' Former Vice President Walter Mondale suggested in an interview today President Obama stop relying on "idiot boards" -- teleprompters, that is -- to deliver his message to the American people. "He uses these idiot boards to read speeches in television, and I think he loses the connection that he needs emotionally with American voters," Mondale said in an interview set to air this evening on CNNs The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, according to a transcript from the network. "Idiot board" is a term used in television and movie production to refer to...
  • The Paid Soviet Agent Behind Axelrod and Obama

    11/01/2008 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 44 replies · 3,127+ views
    New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
    Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod, once worked for a man who was an identified member of the Communist Party USA, a registered agent of the Soviet Union and a paid disseminator of Soviet black propaganda. This man went on to become a key Chicago political fixer who helped elect communist linked politicians including the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington and former US Senator Carol Moseley Braun. This man knew Barack Obama and was a key member of an organisation which endorsed Barack Obama in his 2004 US Senate race. Barack and Michelle Obama were active members of this...
  • D'OH-bama's Mortgage Industry Mess

    06/10/2008 10:28:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 216+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    If you're going to promise "new politics," it would probably be wise to eschew the same old Beltway cronies and insiders who have served presidential nominees of yore. And if you're going to attack political opponents for playing "textbook Washington games," it would probably be best not to play them yourself. If you do, you'll end up tongue-tied in front of the cameras, hung by your own holier-than-thou rhetoric and faced once again with the decision to throw another bad choice under the bus. Yes, Barack Obama, we're talking about you. Again. It's getting mighty crowded under that bus, isn't...
  • Clinton Operatives Behind Anti-Bush Ad Campaign

    07/10/2002 8:13:10 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 73 replies · 1,769+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | July 10, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    Former Clinton political hitman James Carville, who recently touted New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for a 2008 presidential run, is reportedly behind an advertising campaign attacking President Bush for his 1990 sale of Harken Energy stock as well as his ties to the oil industry in general. American Family Voices, a group described by the New York Times as "secretive," has paid to run a 30-second commercial on cable news programs in Washington, D.C., and in New York through Thursday. The ad blasts President Bush as "sly like a fox" for talking down his dealings with Harken Energy, which Democrats...