Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Glorious Leader Boasts: “I Blow Ronald Reagan Away”

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump believes that his long list of achievements in office make him “far greater than Ronald Reagan.” In a new book out Tuesday about his “enemies,” the president said that while he feels “I blow Ronald Reagan away,” the “fake news” media is robbing him of bragging rights by ignoring his successes and focusing on …

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Trump: I Have The Same Problem Reagan Did

The Week reports: Trump’s announcement that he will handle questions of his mental capacity in the style of former President Ronald Reagan is an odd choice, explains a Washington Post analysis, given that Reagan revealed an Alzheimer’s diagnosis soon after leaving office: “The news media did indeed question Reagan’s mental health at times, but such questions were at least somewhat …

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1980 Presidential Candidate John Anderson Dies At 95

New York Magazine reports: John B. Anderson of Illinois, who died today at the age of 95, served in Congress for 20 years. But what gave him national fame was a briefly sensational independent candidacy for president in 1980, running against President Jimmy Carter and soon-to-be-president Ronald Reagan. By doing so, Anderson represented two milestones in modern political history: He …

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REPORT: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Says Trump Pushed For Job Repping US To Soviet Union In The 1980s

From the Hollywood Reporter: Donald Trump, in the mid-1980s, aggressively pursued an official government post to the USSR, according to a Nobel Peace Prize winner with whom Trump interacted at the time. “He already had Russia mania in 1986, 31 years ago,” asserts Bernard Lown, a Boston-area cardiologist known for inventing the defibrillator and sharing the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize …

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Mike Pence: Trump Is The Second Coming Of Reagan

And that’s supposed to be a good thing? Via Politico: Mike Pence declared Thursday that Donald Trump is the political second coming of Ronald Reagan, saying Trump will reinvigorate the Republican Party in the same way Reagan did in the 1980s. “The American people picked a bold truth teller in 1980, and I know they’re going to elect a bold …

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San Diego Paper Tells GOP Voters To Write-In Reagan Because Trump Doesn’t Deserve The Party’s Mandate

From the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune: Reagan never gave a speech that didn’t invoke America’s greatness. “Tear down this wall,” the Great Communicator famously once said. “The wall cannot withstand freedom.” Trump is the Great Excommunicator. He wants Muslims banned from the country; a wall built around our southern border; global deals ripped up and renegotiated; American …

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Will Ferrell Backs Out Of Reagan/Alzheimer’s Film

Earlier this week Variety reported that Will Ferrell would be playing a second-term Ronald Reagan beset by the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Not anymore: “The Reagan script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered,” Ferrell’s agent told The New York Post. “While it is by no means a ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ …

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Will Ferrell To Play Ronald Reagan With Alzheimer’s

Variety reports: Having already famously portrayed former President George W. Bush in various comedy sketches, Will Ferrell is now setting his sights on another former commander in chief. Sources tell Variety Ferrell is attached to star as President Ronald Reagan in the Black List script “Reagan.” Penned by Mike Rosolio, the story begins at the start of the ex-president’s second …

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Inside The Response To Hillary’s AIDS Gaffe

The Los Angeles Times today declares that most in the LGBT community appear to have forgiven Hillary Clinton for her Reagan/AIDS gaffe, largely thanks to the quickly issued apologies. They report that the scramble to mitigate the damage from the comments began while she was still at Nancy Reagan’s funeral: The story of how the Clinton camp responded offers insights …

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Hillary Apologizes: I Misspoke About Reagans & AIDS

Minutes ago Hillary Clinton issued the above apology for her earlier claim that Nancy Reagan’s “low-key advocacy” had spurred action on AIDS during the Reagan administration. Kudos to the Clinton camp for acting so quickly. Now let’s see if this story continues to have legs. I’ll update this post with reactions as they arrive.

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Hillary Gets It Wrong On Nancy Reagan & AIDS, Says Nancy’s “Low-Key Advocacy” Brought Attention [VIDEO]

The internet is in a furor this afternoon due to Hillary Clinton’s words about Nancy Reagan and AIDS. Via New Republic: Hillary Clinton is dead wrong about Nancy Reagan and AIDS. In an appearance on MSBC, Clinton praised the Reagans’ efforts to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. “Because of both President and Mrs. Reagan, in particular Mrs. Reagan, we started a …

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Nancy Reagan’s Casket Arrives At Reagan Library

Nancy Reagan’s casket has arrived at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, where the public may pay its respects today and tomorrow. President Obama will not attend Friday’s funeral, but the First Lady will be there in his place. NBC News reports: President Obama will not attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral on Friday, opting instead to speak at a …

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Log Cabin Republicans: Nancy Reagan Loved The Gays

“Let the record show: Nancy Reagan – Opposed the anti-gay Briggs Initiative (1978!) – Invited the first openly gay couple to stay overnight in the White House – Encouraged her husband to fight the AIDS epidemic to the tune of $5.727 billion that was spent by the federal government by the time President Reagan left office – Sent a special …

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BREAKING: Nancy Reagan Dies At Age 94

TMZ has the report: Nancy Reagan has died … TMZ has learned from a close family member. The former first lady was living in Bel Air and has been in failing health in recent years. Mrs. Reagan married Ronald in 1952 and went on to became a First Lady who at first was severely criticized for her fancy taste — …

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MoveOn Hits GOP With Reagan’s Words [VIDEO]

From MoveOn: Senate Republicans just announced that they won’t even allow a committee hearing on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee—and they don’t even care who the nominee is. This is the most blatant partisan obstruction we’ve ever seen. Even Republican Senators Mark Kirk and Susan Collins—and former Republican Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor—disagree with it. In fact, you know …

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Reagan SCOTUS Appointee Sandra Day O’Connor: Let’s Get On With It And Name New Justice [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on Wednesday said she disagrees with Republicans who want to wait to appoint a new justice until after the presidential election. “I don’t agree,” she said in an interview with Fox 10 Phoenix of Republicans who want to delay the appointment. “I think we need somebody there now to do …

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Ted Cruz Money Beg: Obama Wants Your Guns

JMG reader Wyatt points us to the latest money beg by Ted Cruz, who would like a donation of $35 or more to “make the Reagan Revolution happen again.” The Cruz camp fails to mention that Reagan was shot by a mentally ill man whose gun purchase might be thwarted today under the very rules just announced by President Obama.

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SHORT FILM: When AIDS Was Funny

WATCH THIS. Vanity Fair has posted a short film titled When AIDS Was Funny. The film compiles audio tapes of the homophobic mocking and belittling of gay people and people with AIDS that took place between Ronald Reagan spokesman Larry Speakes and the White House press pool. They write: Using never-before-heard audio tapes from three separate press conferences, in 1982, …

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Bill O’Reilly To George Will: You’re A Hack [VIDEO]

Two days ago George Will wrote a Washington Post column attacking Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan in which he denounces O’Reilly’s “slander” for claiming that the assassination attempt on Reagan triggered a mental decline so severe that his advisors considered using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Last night the fellow Fox News personalities tangled on-air about the …

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Pat Robertson: It Would Be Wonderful If Ronald Reagan Would Rise From The Dead

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