Tag: Ronald Reagan

Calmness and Affection Will Win This Race

Calmness and Affection Will Win This Race

| August 9, 2011 | 2 Replies

Jonah Goldberg had a post this morning at The Corner that touched on the subject of a memorable half of The Delivery. In Episode 97, I mused that what we have in America is not so much a crisis of leadership or a lack of good ideas but a dearth of confidence in America itself. […]

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The Delivery Presents – Ronald Reagan, America, and the Path to Landslide

The Delivery Presents – Ronald Reagan, America, and the Path to Landslide

| June 9, 2011 | 4 Replies

I rarely say that my shows are big and important, but Episode 97 just might qualify. If I could, I’d make sure every GOP candidate heard the first half of this week’s show. It struck me a couple weeks ago that our biggest problem as Americans right now doesn’t lie in the political policies from […]

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The Delivery Presents – Robinson on Reagan, Pethokoukis on the King

The Delivery Presents – Robinson on Reagan, Pethokoukis on the King

| February 3, 2011 | 1 Reply

Episode 76 reminded me of the old Lewis Black comedy routine (back when he was funny) about how he experienced five seasons in four days when he was in Boston in February. He finished the bit with this: And there will come a time mark my words where there will be a season of great […]

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Why Don’t These Two Recovery Lines Match? Love and Optimism is a Big Reason.

Why Don’t These Two Recovery Lines Match? Love and Optimism is a Big Reason.

| October 14, 2010 | 1 Reply

It has apparently become chic to compare Barack Obama to Ronald Reagan, or at least to compare the Reagan Recovery to the current whatever-the-heck-this-thing-is that the President calls a recovery. Neither Soccer Dad nor Scared Monkeys were particularly amused by the comparison and I recommend their posts to you so you can get the reasoning […]

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The GOP Has Drawn the First Clear Battle Line, and It’s a Big One

The GOP Has Drawn the First Clear Battle Line, and It’s a Big One

| August 16, 2010 | 3 Replies

This right here is pure electoral red meat. Ace calls it the “Best Advertorial You’ll See”. The Republican Study Committee, headed by Tom Price (R-GA), had drawn a very clear line of battle for November. On one side are people who believe “our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government” […]

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Lindsey Graham — When Ego Gets in the Way Of History

Lindsey Graham — When Ego Gets in the Way Of History

| July 3, 2010 | 10 Replies

Oh, Lindsey, Lindsey, what in the name of all that’s holy are you talking about? On four occasions, [South Carolina Senator Lindsey] Graham met with Tea Party groups. The first, in his Senate office, was “very, very contentious,” he recalled. During a later meeting, in Charleston, Graham said he challenged them: “ ‘What do you […]

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Even Dead, Ronald Reagan Eats the Progressives’ Lunch

Even Dead, Ronald Reagan Eats the Progressives’ Lunch

| February 15, 2010 | 2 Replies

So, you say conservatism is dead? Sure, pal. Keep right on holding that security blanket. I make no secret of the fact that I believe Ronald Reagan to be the greatest president in U.S. history. But imagine my surprise this morning when I saw a new poll saying that a majority of New Jersey residents […]

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Ted Kennedy, Fooled to the Very End

Ted Kennedy, Fooled to the Very End

| September 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

According to Ted Kennedy’s biography (not titled “Swimming to Hyannisport”), Ronald Reagan just wasn’t all that bright. The senator said it had been difficult to get Reagan to focus on policy matters. He described a meeting with him that he and other senators had sought to press for shoe and textile import limits. The senators […]

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Must Watch TV: Driscoll and Hayward on Reagan’s Rise

Must Watch TV: Driscoll and Hayward on Reagan’s Rise

| August 24, 2009 | Reply

So there Ed was, just knocking around his palatial Silicon Graffiti studios, no doubt brainstorming his next miniature masterpiece, when renowned author Steven Hayward dropped by. Well, when you have a television studio and a best-selling biographer of one of the greatest Presidents in history, what can you do but tape a pretty darned good […]

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Who Would You Pick for a Sit Down and a Beer?

Who Would You Pick for a Sit Down and a Beer?

| July 30, 2009 | 3 Replies

Matt Margolis found a fun little question that could make for an interesting discussion, if you’re game. YOU DECIDE: If you could have a beer with any politician, living or dead, who would it be? Share your thoughts. Click on “Leave a Comment” below. He expanded this one question to three. Pick one living and […]

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