Posts Tagged ‘Ronald Reagan’
Just a Reminder of What a Real President Sounds Like
Some have accused Reagan of not having a sophisticated intellect.
If you believe that, watch his debate in 1979 against the brilliant William F. Buckley on whether the U.S. should turn over the Panama Canal to Panama.
For those who think Reagan was some kind of amiable dunce, consider this. Not only did he win this debate going away with one of the epic debaters the world has ever seen in William F. Buckley, he also performed successfully in six different careers: radio sportscaster, movie actor, trade union president, corporate spokesman, two-term governor and two-term president of the United States. He won the cold war against the Soviet Empire and pushed a tax-cut and economic program through the Democrat-controlled House that created 20 million jobs and produced the longest continuous economic expansion in U.S. history.
Ronald Reagan’s Great 1964 “A Time for Choosing” Speech on Behalf of Barry Goldwater
Ronald Reagan Shows Us How to Handle a Hostile Press
Ronald Reagan’s Amazing Speech at Normandy
Ronald Reagan’s Historic “Tear Down This Wall” Speech
Ronald Reagan Warns Against Socialized Medicine in 1961
Some accused Reagan of not having a sophisticated intellect.
Here he debates the brilliant William F. Buckley on whether the U.S. should give the Panama Canal to Panama.
In my view, Reagan mopped the floor with Buckley.
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!
WASHINGTON TIMES EDITORIAL: One of the least credible tales to come out of President Obama’s recent ideological makeover is the story that he is modeling his presidency on Ronald Reagan’s. Time Magazine asserted this week that “there is no mistaking Obama‘s increasing reliance on [Mr. Reagan’s] career as a helpful template for his own.” Just to keep this preposterous public relations ploy in perspective, we have compiled a handy list to remind people how little these two men have in common:
Reagan: Fostered national pride in the military.
Obama: Fostered gay pride in the military.
Reagan: We begin bombing in five minutes.
Obama: We begin golfing in five minutes.
Reagan: Made big government a bad word.
Obama: Made big government a bad dream.
It will be interesting to compare this with what Obama does tonight. Who looks like a real President to you?
TASTELESS: Obama hands out politically-themed tee-shirts to everyone at memorial speech for rampage victims
Shirts are red and white to symbolize Republicans and Democrats coming together. But what does this event have to do with Republicans and Democrats at all?
Notice also that blue (for Democrat) is facing up.
President Obama delivered a decent speech. But it was ruined by the decision to hand out politically-themed red and blue tee-shirts to everyone in attendance.
What does this event have to do with Republicans and Democrats? What does it have to do with politics at all?
The speech was also tarnished by the pep-rally atmosphere. This looked more like a political campaign event than a memorial address, which should have been more solemn.
Think back to President Reagan’s great speech on the day of the Challenger shuttle disaster, where the shuttle blew up just after launch. Reagan understood how to say exactly the right words with the right tone.
By suggesting with this stunt that Jared Loughner’s rampage had something to do with politics, President Obama does exactly the opposite of what he says he wants — which is to bring down the town of the rhetoric.
President Obama and the Left desperately want to pin blame for this shooting rampage on conservative talk radio, so he can revive the “Fairness Doctrine” to shut down conservative media.
The trouble is, Loughner was not political. Lougher had no interest in politics. Loughner did not listen to conservative radio, did not follow the news. There’s no evidence he even knows who Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are. Loughner is simply a mad man, who should have been committed to a psychiatric ward long ago.
Now contrast Obama’s tasteless politicized event with Reagan’s great and appropriate remarks on the Challenger disaster.
Also, why did Obama wait so long to address the nation on the Arizona tragedy?
Reagan spoke to America about the Challenger disaster the day it happened. Reagan did not need nearly a week to decide how to politically calibrate his remarks. There was no hint of politics whatsoever in Reagan’s remarks.
What a difference there is between these two leaders.
But will he learn anything from the Gipper?
FOX NEWS: The White House says that President Obama plans on spending some of his Hawaiian vacation reading, and among the books on his list is one about President Reagan.
Obama will be digging into Lou Cannon’s biography, “President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime.”
The president has been reading up on books about other presidents in the past few months. Most recently before the midterm elections, he was reading “The Clinton TAPES” by Taylor Branch, among others.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in a briefing Wednesday that reading will be part of Obama’s vacation plans, “He’ll read a good amount of stuff. He’ll have, obviously, his daily intelligence briefing, as well as probably a novel or two.”
The first family has spend their last few Christmases in Hawaii, renting out a property on Kailua beach. The president arrived late Wednesday night after delaying his trip due to legislative business on Capitol Hill. First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia arrived last weekend.
The president is expected to be in Hawaii into the New Year.
He’ll also be spending time with friends and family and as an avid golfer, will likely hit a golf course or two.
Now Obama needs to listen to Reagan’s great speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater in 1964.