April 19, 2019

Sounding and Acting Like Reagan, Romney Has Them Terrified

I knew Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was a friend of mine. And Mitt Romney is reminding me an awful lot of Ronald Reagan. The comments for which Romney is being so relentlessly and viciously scorned by Barack Obama and his merry band of media puppets sounds to me exactly like comments Ronald Reagan would have […]

Calling Dick Cheney, Mike and Nancy Reagan: Join Romney on Akin

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Jeffrey Lord on 8.21.12 @ 11:33AM My friend Quin Hillyer has an excellent post on Mike Huckabee and Akin below. Among other things, Quin says: “This is no time for niceties. This is a time for hardball. No matter what Akin meant to say, what he said is […]

Mark Levin at Reagan Library: C-SPAN2 Sunday Night

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Jeffrey Lord on 3.18.12 @ 1:08PM Note: Mark Levin will appear tonight on C-SPAN 2, which you will be to see either on TV or by streaming at this link: He appeared last week at the Reagan Library. It has already run once and is on again […]

Happy Birthday, Mr. Reagan

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 2.6.12 @ 11:05AM Ed Meese has a great column on the Reagan legacy here. My take on it is here. Frank Donatelli also has a good tribute to the Gipper. The Spectacle Blog

Reagan Lost First Six Contests in 1976

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Jeffrey Lord on 1.31.12 @ 10:46PM Every presidential campaign is different… except that it isn’t. Just a reminder amidst the hoopla that in 1976 Gerald Ford won Iowa and the next five primaries — Florida included. The calls for Ronald Reagan to withdraw were deafening. Reagan refused […]

Flashback: Gerald Ford Calls Reagan ‘Unelectable’

Via Time: . . .While President Carter confronted Ted Kennedy at the White House, a much more amiable encounter reunited the two most eminent figures in the G.O.P. They had never been friends, and as recently as last March, Gerald Ford had described Ronald Reagan as “unelectable.” But as they strolled out of their meeting […]

Reagan Saw This Coming

Ronald Reagan saw this coming, and Barack Obama is making his prediction come true. Moammar Gaddafi got what was coming to him.  Of course, the concern now is the jihadist and al-Qaeda elements that are positioned to replace him.  Years ago, Ronald Reagan called Gaddafi the “mad dog of the Middle East” and said that […]

Revolutions: Reagan, Perry, Paul & Tracy Chapman

AmSpecBlog By Aaron Goldstein on 9.9.11 @ 6:06PM Well, aren’t we partying like it’s 1988? I have spent a good part of the day talking about the Reagan Revolution in the context of the têtê-â-têtê  between Rick Perry and Ron Paul and where both men were politically that year. I suppose it’s only fitting that Jim […]

Seeing Red at the Reagan Library

Fortunately, I had my shoes off last night. So I couldn’t throw them at the television when NBC’s insufferable Brian Williams and Politico’s John Harris came on. They are a perfect illustration of what Roger Mudd said decades ago: We in the media can’t tell you what to think, but we can tell you what […]

Wanted: The Reagan Courage

Ronald Reagan is rightly remembered for his fortitude in disposing of Soviet Russia in the Cold War, but perhaps the bravest decision of his presidency was not a matter of foreign policy.  When Reagan gave Fed Chairman Paul Volcker the full political backing necessary to wring inflation out of the U.S. economy, Reagan did the […]