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A Generational Figure

In retrospect, what Ronald Wilson Reagan managed to accomplish in his time seems all the more amazing. Without a legislative majority and with an adversarial press that still dictated what people saw and heard, he managed to reduce taxes, win the Cold War by forcing Russia to spend itself into oblivion and made Muammar Khadafi piss himself when he dropped a missile down the chimney of his hut after the bombing of Flight 007 over Lockerbie. He managed to go over the head of his opposition to speak directly to people without the aid of social media. His communication skills were the stuff of legends.

When his vice president,George H W Bush was elected,they called it Reagan’s third term. Anybody who expected that was sorely disappointed. The Bushes were centrists, not quite democrats but by no means conservatives. The fatal flaw they both had was assuming democrats were anything but inveterate liars who could slither under the moral bar, no matter how far it was lowered. When he famously said,”read my lips…no new taxes” they took it as a challenge. They offered him a deal….for every dollar you let us raise taxes we’ll (wink wink) lower spending by two dollars. Three dollars. Hell,a MILLION dollars. We don’t cut anything but military spending anyway. It’s in our DNA.
After the media hammered him for reneging on his no tax pledge he was ushered out of office by an unknown grifter from Arkansas and his greedy, power-hungry mate. I would hesitate to call her a wife since there was doubtless little affection in their relationship. He spent his time raping and grinning while she essentially ran the government clandestinely.

The discourse, I believe, coarsened to almost the degree that it is today in 2000 when ,for perhaps the only time in modern history the democrats failed to commit blatant theft of an election. The Florida Supreme Court tried twice to allow them to continue to find mystery ballots from sources unknown until SCOTUS demanded they stop. In yesterday’s Pennsylvania House race,the results were too close to call .The democrat will win. Guaranteed. Aside from 2000 their success in winning close elections is 100%.T hey know how to cheat.

Frankly, I voted for W only because the thought of that fat Tennessee pig as president was unthinkable. Kind of like eating tainted tuna fish…it will make you sick, but won’t kill you. After he took office, the media launched an all-out assault on W, the likes of which I never thought I’d see again. I was so wrong.

In 2008, another unknown burst onto the scene with little known about him except to those of us here in Illinois who knew him only too well. In their fervor to “make history” the media guarded him like a sow grizzly over her cubs. No one will ever convince me there was any reason for his election  except the fact his daddy was African. Like Clinton, he was a hedonist, loving leisure and eschewing work whenever possible. Clinton liked women, Obama liked golf…and probably men. Michelle would have cut Barry’s throat over a woman. For eight agonizingly long years he took time out from golf and their endless vacations only long enough to punish the country that he despised so much that gave him everything.

In full confession, when he declared himself a candidate, I thought Donald Trump was a joke. Surely he couldn’t be serious. His distinct advantage was he had never held office, had made no unholy alliances and didn’t owe anybody anything. Most politicians (especially liberal ones) never held a job in the real world except maybe as lawyers. The other republican candidates suffered from the same unrequited politeness toward democrats who would disembowel them without a second thought.

Trump had no such delusions. He’d dealt with every sort of lying snake through his business dealings. Having created companies and put people to work,rather than take jobs away made him unique.

It turns out there’s not another person in this nation who could have stood up to the democrat party and the relentless Clinton machine. As late as election day, “experts’ pegged his chances of winning at around 5%. Then 63 million of us who were sick of Hillary, sick of the lies and corruption, sick of being told she was unstoppable, sick of open borders and ever higher tax rates to pay for democrat votes showed up at the polls.

Nearly 16 months after the election she has still not come to grips with the reality she’ll never get the brass ring. The hundreds of millions she scooped up from foreign powers as advance payment for favors once she ascended the throne came to naught.

I, for one, get really sick of the non-stop, 24/7 jihad the media is waging against the president. Their hatred of him surpasses what Reagan faced by the intensity of a thousand suns. They never stop. I don’t envision him leaving office before 2024 despite the frantic efforts of those who would destroy him. Whether the democrats are successful in stealing enough seats in November to regain the majority in order to impeach him for no reason remains to be seen.

It took almost 40 years for another generational figure to be sent by God to rescue us from the liberal malaise.My fervent hope is that Almighty God in his mercy will call me home before our nation turns into a totalitarian regime and everything Trump has done will be undone. I just don’t think I could bear to watch it.

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Must-Miss Television

It is doubtful that anyone who visits here would be a fan of CNN. It takes an absence of intelligence, a willingness to be knowingly lied to, and the gag reflex of a billy goat to engage in such self-inflicted torture. Nonetheless, the professional haters never rest.

Of Course: CNN to Air New Reagan-Bashing Film on Labor Day

On Labor Day, CNN will air The Reagan Show, a new film bashing the 40th president. In case you thought it would be anything other than hostile, the ads make the goal clear. A clip of Reagan saying, “Together we will make America great again,” is paired with a blurb from the website Screen Daily: “An elaborately constructed parable for the Trump era.”
National Review exposed just how nasty the documentary is:
The continuing popularity of President Reagan is a source of profound irritation and unease to liberals. To assuage their pain, they have gone back to their initial rationalization for how Reagan became so beloved: He cheated. Though a lousy actor, he nonetheless fooled the common man with his mesmeric performing skills. It’s the old false-consciousness story: If we liked the man, trickery must have been involved.
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2017/08/29/be-aware-cnn-air-new-reagan-bashing-film-labor-day

AND IN OTHER NEWS:
Report: Trump Will End DACA With Six Month Delay

The sources stated that Trump will delay enforcement for six months and give Congress the opportunity to write proper immigration legislation.
Remember, DACA is not a law or even an Executive Order. All DACA is a Department of Homeland Security policy that officials announced via memo.
http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/09/report-trump-will-end-daca-with-six-month-delay/

Continetti: I Think We Might See the End of DACA in the Coming Months

Mnuchin Says Economy Will Be Fine Without DACA Ahead Of Trump Announcement
Mnuchin was asked about the letter on “Fox News Sunday,” and replied: “As it relates to the economic impact, I am less concerned about the economic impact. We’ll make sure that we have plenty of workers in this economy. We want to put more people back to work. There’s a lot of people that left the workforce and our objective is to bring them back into the workforce.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/03/mnuchin-says-economy-will-be-fine-without-daca-ahead-of-trump-announcement/
MTP Panelist Claims DACA Opposition by Trump Base Driven by Race
DIDN’T SEE THAT ONE COMING, RIGHT?
According to the professor, Trump was only playing to his base who only cared about DACA because they were white. “We can think about the policy issues but there is this kind of cultural undertow,” he asserted.
“This is really red meat to his base that it’s really speaking to a kind of deep seated cultural anxiety about the changing nature of the country,” he claimed. “That this immigration issue is not about securing the border and it’s not about jobs, it’s not about fixing a bad immigration policy.”
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/09/03/mtp-panelist-claims-daca-opposition-trump-base-driven-race

Journalist: “Race and Class . . . Most Significant Aspects” of Hurricane Harvey
JOURNALIST? MORE LIKE RACE-HUSTLING PIMP
And here we thought that saving lives and rebuilding a devastated area should be the focus . . . Proving that when you wield an anti-racism hammer, everything looks like a nail, a guest on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning declared that “race and class . . are the most significant aspects of this particular hurricane.”
The guest in question, Charles D. Ellison, is the Washington correspondent of The Philadelphia Tribune, and hosts a show on WURD, an African-American owned radio station in Philly.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/09/journalist-race-and-class-most-significant-aspects-of-hurricane-harvey/

Teacher Makes Students Remove Trump Apparel, Says It’s ‘Neo-Nazi’ Slogan


REMEMBER WHEN TEACHERS TAUGHT THE BASICS INSTEAD OF BUTTHURT LIBERAL PROPAGANDA?
The video, exclusively obtained by TPUSA, shows a high school teacher at River Ridge High School in Woodstock, Ga., telling her students, “You cannot wear a swastika to school … you cannot wear ‘Make America Great Again’ like that.”
“Please go, at least for this class,” the teacher added. “I don’t care what you do in other classes.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/02/watch-teacher-makes-students-remove-trump-apparel-says-its-neo-nazi-slogan-video/

John McCain Finds Strength to Fly to Italy to Trash Donald Trump at International Forum

The #FakeNews liberal media is sure gonna miss John McCain.
As hard as others try, there’s really just no one to take his place trashing Republicans with such venom. Although, Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake, and Lindsey Graham are working to change that.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/john-mccain-finds-strength-fly-italy-trash-donald-trump-international-forum/

Donald Trump and Melania Trump Attend Church for National Day of Prayer

OBAMA USED A RUG WHEN HE PRAYED
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited went to church on Sunday for the National Day of Prayer for Hurricane Harvey victims.
The Trumps attended services at St. John’s Church in Washington D.C. near the White House for about an hour. On Friday, Trump proclaimed a national day of prayer for the victims of the storm in Texas and Missouri.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/03/donald-trump-and-melania-trump-attend-church-for-national-day-of-prayer/

Jackson: Trump Can’t Get Into ‘Jesus’s Kingdom’
CALLING JACKSON AND SHARPTON “REVERWND” IS LIKE CALLING JEFFREY DAHMER A CHEF

Obama Is Now the Most Costly Former President
HEY, BEING ON PERMANENT VACATION COSTS MONEY
Next year, the American people will be footing his bill to the tune of $1,153,000, according to a Congressional Research Service memo. This figure is more than $100,000 higher than President George W. Bush’s request and roughly $200,000 more than President Clinton’s. Former President George H.W. Bush will receive $942,000 and President Carter will bring in $456,000.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2017/09/01/obama-is-most-costly-former-president-n2375986

Shameless: ABC Exploits Harvey Aftermath to Push for DACA
Before Raddatz began pushing for DACA, she began her segment by highlighting the recovery efforts and shadowed a local police chief has he aided a shelter. “But the chief’s work to help evacuees may be complicated by a new challenge. President Trump set to announce his decision this week on whether to end the DACA program,” she bemoaned.
“Houston has one of the highest populations of so-called ‘Dreamers’ in the country,” Raddatz noted. “We met one of them. 15-year-old Jasmine Medrano. As her family returned to their flooded out Houston home, which they just recently paid off.”
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/09/03/shameless-abc-exploits-harvey-aftermath-push-daca

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Who was the U.S. Senator Who Asked Russia to Help His Party Win an Election?

Hint: It wasn’t Jeff Sessions.

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In 1991, a reporter for the London Times found a May 14, 1983, memo in the Soviet archives.

It was from Victor Chebrikov, then the top man at the KGB.

It was addressed to Yuri Andropov, then the top man in the entire USSR and a former director of the KGB.

The subject was Sen. Edward Kennedy’s recent request for Russia’s help in defeating Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election.

In exchange, Kennedy offered to visit Moscow to help Soviet officials brush up their propaganda on nuclear disarmament and to arrange for Andropov to enjoy chummy interviews with major American television companies.

In 1992, the reporter published a story about the memorandum in the London Times. Big surprise (NOT), here in the U.S., the left-stream media yawned.

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The Price of Freedom

We can either have “peace at any price” OR we can have freedom.  There is no in between.

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Job Growth vs. Stagnation

Both Reagan and Obama came into office in the midst of an economic recession.  As much as Obama and his lying lapdog media would like us to believe that Obama did a fabulous job, economic indicators show his recovery was slow and weak. This is seen clearly here:

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Walls by Jim Walter

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Nancy Reagan Dead at 94

Nancy Reagan, the widow of President Ronald Reagan and passionately devoted keeper of his flame, died Sunday morning of congestive heart failure at 94, according to her spokesperson.

Reagan died at her home in Los Angeles. She’s set to be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her husband. Prior to the funeral, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects at the Library, the spokesperson said. Details had not yet been announced Sunday afternoon.
“Nancy is where she has always wanted to be, with her Ronnie…Now she is at peace,” her stepson, Michael, wrote on Twitter.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/03/06/nancy-reagan-widow-ronald-reagan-dead-at-94.html

Nancy Curtis Reagan, to me, was everything Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama are not. Beautiful, poised, full of grace and class. It is an obscenity that the two aforementioned would ever be included in the same sentence as Mrs. Reagan, Barbara or Laura Bush. Women who had no political aspirations, content to be a wife, mother, and partner to men destined for greatness. She is now with her beloved Ronnie, where she always knew she would be.
The tributes to her will come pouring in, some heartfelt, some as disingenuous as the people who wished nothing but ill will to the Reagans while they were in DC. We saw the same thing when Justice Scalia passed away suddenly. It is a sad, sad day as the true American icons are leaving us to go to a perfect place. Her Ronnie must have missed her.


I recall how she was criticized for the designer dresses that were made for her. The same people would have complained had she worn sackcloth.


Mrs. Reagan on the 8th anniversary of Reagan’s death in 2012.

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Remember when?

Remember when President “Tear down this wall!” Reagan helped bring about the demise of the U.S.S.R. and made the U.S.A. the #1 superpower on Earth?

Welcome to 2015, when President “I’m not George Bush” Obama has helped “reset” America’s relationship with Russia and made the U.S.A. not the #1 superpower on Earth.

Forbes “World’s Most Powerful People” list for 2015:

#1 = Russian President Vladimir Putin
#2 = German Chancellor Angela Merkel
#3 = U.S. President Barack Obama
#4 = Pope Francis (n.b., he has no military!)
#5 = General Secretary, Communist Party of China’s Xi Jinping

2014_07 Obama Banana

2015_12 Putin kick boxing Obama

2015_12 Russian air base Obama Schmuck

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Lying with statistics

I just read an article that claimed to show how Obama’s economy had out-performed Reagan’s … except it used apple/orange comparisons like dollar values, numbers of jobs created, and the unemployment rate.

I decided to see for myself how the Reagan and Obama economies compared by using an apple/apple statistic.

Reagan Recovery vs Obama Recovery

I think this clearly illustrates the value of Conservative over Liberal economic policies. Both presidents inherited failing economies, but President Reagan (R) implemented hard-line Conservative policies, while President Obama (D) implemented hard-line Liberal policies.  It’s very easy to see which one put more people back to work.

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http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000

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Job Creation: Reagan vs. Obama

Reagan vs Obama percent employed

I just read an article at Forbes purporting to demonstrate that Obama-nomics has been way more successful than Reagan-omics was. I should say, “I tried to read an article” cuz the author lost me with his very first graph, which claims to compare Reagan’s Unemployment Rate with Obama’s.

But President Clinton altered the parameters for calculating the Unemployment Rate to make his numbers look better when nothing had really changed. (E.g., he had certain classes of unemployed persons removed from the “Unemployment Rate” data set and shoveled into some other, obscure data set, like “Discouraged Workers.”)

You can’t legitimately compare pre-Clinton and post-Clinton Unemployment Rate data sets; they’re apples and oranges. But the Forbes author does it anyway, without a word of apology. In other words, he is deliberately lying with statistics to make Obama look better than he is. Where oh where is my surprised face?

So far as I know, the Percentage Employed criteria have not been changed, so comparing those for Reagan and Obama should give us some real data.  Right off the bat it’s obvious that Reagan’s policies were better.  Obama’s percent employed went down while Reagan’s went up.  It’s kinda creepy how symmetrical the numbers are, isn’t it?

That Forbes article is named: “Obama outperforms Reagan on jobs growth.”  That works only if by “jobs growth” the author means the exact opposite.

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