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A Sincere ‘Thanks’ To The Tea Party

A Sincere ‘Thanks’ To The Tea Party

In my youth, the conservative wing of the Republican party was dominated by the likes of Everett Dirksen, Barry Goldwater, Richard Viguerie and Ronald Reagan. There are two indisputable facts about these four men: One, that they were all proud conservatives during their time, and two, by today’s standards, not one of them would be recognized as conservative enough to satisfy the Tea Party.

We Are The Government

We Are The Government

I have been thinking about this whole concept of distrusting and downright hating of the government that was politicized by President Ronald Reagan. All government is bad, all private industry is good.

Overthrowing Carter

Overthrowing Carter

President Carter was rising in the polls in October, 1980, and had closed the gap with Ronald Reagan. Carter was confident of re-election because Iran, in secret talks with Assistant Secretary of State Warren Christopher in Turkey, had agreed to release the 52 American hostages they had been holding for more than a year.

Oilman’s Son Guns Down Reagan

Oilman’s Son Guns Down Reagan

Candidate Ronald Reagan was opposed to tax breaks for the oil companies and this pissed off Texas oilmen such as John Hinckley, Sr., as well as a friend of his who was running against Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush.

Quick Budget Facts

Quick Budget Facts

It’s always fun to go through some quick facts about the budget because it’s sure to stir up the Republican noise machine when they realize the bullet points don’t line up with what Fox News has been telling them. Let the fun begin!

Hide Your Liberal Heart and Fantasize About President Reagan

Hide Your Liberal Heart and Fantasize About President Reagan

After watching many of these Republican debates, one reccurring theme just keeps instituting itself, and that theme is the vast hypocrisy that lies between what conservatives say on one hand versus what they will turn around and do on the other, and no one has made this point any better than Newt Gingrich during CNN’s National Security Debate.

Michele Bachmann Takes Veiled Shot At Mitt Romney, Suggests He Is A Socialist

Michele Bachmann Takes Veiled Shot At Mitt Romney, Suggests He Is A Socialist

Throughout the GOP primary season, the Republican presidential candidates have broken Ronald Reagan’s commandment of not speaking ill of a fellow Republican on multiple occasions. During a speech in Washington in front of an audience at the Family Research Council, Michele Bachmann broke the rule again.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Comparing Super Committee Plans: Dem Plan Raises More Revenue and Slashes Deficit More

Comparing Super Committee Plans: Dem Plan Raises More Revenue and Slashes Deficit More

No presidential administration in the history of America has ever been scrutinized so much when it comes to spending; and certainly no administration has ever been held so accountable for past administration’s spending in order for government to continue operating.

by Chris· · News
Michele Bachmann Accidentally Calls for Higher Taxes On The Wealthy

Michele Bachmann Accidentally Calls for Higher Taxes On The Wealthy

During a Thursday morning appearance on Fox News, Michele Bachmann announced her intention to roll back 30 years of tax breaks for the wealthy by going back to the tax rates under Ronald Reagan.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
#OccupyDC Starts Off With Great Potential, And Why I Am Here

#OccupyDC Starts Off With Great Potential, And Why I Am Here

It started with the WI State Capitol, the first real sustained occupation in this decade. Hundreds of thousands of people came to the Capitol Square to show support for the working class of WI, unionized or not, who were so brutally attacked by the horrible legislation which was then known as Senate Bill 11.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ). Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

GOP Audience Applauds The Firing Of Thousands Of Government Workers During Chris Christie Speech

The unemployment rate is over 9% and millions of Americans are suffering because of mass layoffs, but Republicans are feeling nothing but joy. During GOP Governor Chris Christie’s speech at the Reagan Library, conservatives cheered upon the mention of Ronald Reagan firing thousands of air traffic controllers.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
How Stupid is Too Stupid to Get Elected?

How Stupid is Too Stupid to Get Elected?

The Republican field of Presidential candidates is here. When listening to the media, only two stand out as the possible nominee, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Most conventional wisdom says that Perry isn’t a real threat. In the end, he’s too stupid to win with more moderate voters.

by Wendy Gittleson· · Information and Resources
George W. Bush on one of his many vacations.

Is The Presidents’ 10 Day Vacation Out of Line?

Conservatives have had a field day hammering President Obama over his 10 day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. But has he taken more vacation days than past Republican presidents?