Pardon Me, But Why Not Just Tie A Yellow Ribbon by Dov Ivry

August 17, 2012

(Times of Israel)….The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner reported that Weinberger was so incensed at Israel invading Lebanon he tried to create an incendiary incident. He sent an unmarked helicopter into the war zone filing no flight plan. An Israeli gunboat tracked it requesting it to identify itself and then two jets made two passes, When the chopper landed Israeli troops detained and searched the six personnel on board. This drew a diplomatic protest but this incident could have been a total disaster. Weinberger was prepared to sacrifice the lives of six US servicemen in order to sour US-Israel relations in favor of closer ties with Iraq and other Arab countries…(MORE)

…read on. Reagan really had no idea what Caspar was doing.


Obama: Reagan Could Not Win A GOP Primary Today

April 3, 2012

huh, Romney is more Conservative then Reagan?

ronald-reagan(The Associated Press/ Newscenter) In combative campaign form, President Barack Obama accused Republican leaders on Tuesday of becoming so radical and dangerously rigid that even the late Ronald Reagan, one of their most cherished heroes, could not win a GOP primary if he were running today.
Obama, in a stinging speech to an audience of news executives, had unsparing words for Republicans on Capitol Hill as well as the man he is most likely to face off against in November, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The president depicted the election as a choice between a Democratic candidate who wants to use government to help people succeed and Republicans who would abandon a basic compact with society and let most people struggle at the expense of the rich.
He framed his address around a new House Republican budget plan, saying it represents a bleak, backward “radical vision.”
“It is thinly veiled social Darwinism,” Obama said to the annual meeting of The Associated Press. “It is antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everybody who’s willing to work for it … It is a prescription for decline.”
Republicans shot back that the president had offered a deeply partisan speech devoid of accountability.
Campaigning outside Milwaukee just before Obama spoke, Romney said that the president “of course will look for someone else to blame.” The Republican Party chairman, Reince Priebus, said Obama had abandoned his hope-and-change campaign slogan of four years ago. Said Priebus: “All along, he’s been a cold, calculating, big-spending politician.”
Obama’s speech removed any doubt that the general election was under way for the president, despite his professed reluctance to weigh in before Republicans settle on a nominee.
He took a couple of digs at Romney, playing up the Republican presidential front-runner’s support for a budget-slashing plan the House has approved.
That plan is doomed to die in the Senate, but Obama held it up as a sign of the disaster that would come if Republicans got their way: poor children not getting food, grandparents unable to afford nursing homes, more airline flights getting canceled and weather forecasts becoming less reliable.
For Obama, it was the latest in a string of efforts to get his message out just as voters were going to the polls to help pick his opponent, this time in primaries Tuesday in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Romney is on a pace to clinch the nomination by the end of the primary season in June.
By invoking Reagan, a beloved Republican, Obama sought to take GOP charges of Obama extremism and turn them back on the party. He cited a presidential debate in the current campaign in which the entire field of Republican candidates rejected the idea of $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes if that were offered in a debt-reduction deal.
“Ronald Reagan, who, as I recall, is not accused of being a tax-and-spend socialist, understood repeatedly that when the deficit started to get out of control – that for him to make a deal – he would have to propose both spending cuts and tax increases,” Obama said. “He could not get through a Republican primary today.”
Obama, in fact, managed to mention and associate his thinking with six Republican presidents, from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush.
By contrast, he portrayed today’s opposition leadership as abandoning centrist positions and compromise.
“We have to think about our fellow citizens, with whom we share a community,” Obama said. “This sense of responsibility to each other and our country, this isn’t a partisan feeling. This isn’t a Democratic or a Republican idea; it’s patriotism.”
The House budget proposal is led by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a Romney supporter. It aims to slash the deficit and the size of government while offering sharply lower tax rates in return for eliminating many popular tax breaks. Obama offered a blow-by-blow critique of it, warning his audience at the start to “bear with me.”
When he was finished, House Speaker John Boehner said, “The president has resorted to distortions and partisan potshots.”
The president also sought to influence media coverage in speaking to publishers and editors from around the country. He said the fact that the two parties are fighting does not mean they are equally to blame, and that Republicans have shown they will not budge.
“This bears on your reporting,” Obama told the journalists.
Asked about the fate of his health care reform law, his signature legislative achievement, Obama said his administration was “not spending a whole lot of time planning for contingencies” in the event that the law is struck down. He said he expected the Supreme Court to uphold the law as constitutional because justices “take their responsibilities very seriously.”
Making the case for a second term, Obama said the central question of the election will be how to restore security for Americans who work hard and show responsibility.
“That’s why I ran in 2008,” he said. “It’s what my presidency has been about. It’s why I’m running again.”

you’d have to be crazy to buy that line of Obama’s

James Dean and Ronald Reagan: RARE Not Seen in 50 Years

April 4, 2011

Ronald Reagan -in 1948 a liberal Democrat – campaigns on the radio for President Truman who approved Israel. He also supports Hubert Humphrey for Senator from Minnesotta. This footage is Ronald’s first evolution into the Conservative that we know him as

Ronald Reagan on how to deal with Libya

March 29, 2011

we need to look at what Reagan did right here. After the bombing Qaddaffi was quiet for decades. now this asshat Obama thinks he will spill American blood to rebuild a Muslim country. Reagan bombed… just like Israel appropriately bombed Iraq in 1981. We are there to kill our enemies. the precedent with Libya is frightening. It has become the Hitlery Clinton doctrine. We fight wars as long as it is popular now. We fight wars in the name of international approval. This is not prudent for us… and it is a mistake. International consensus does not encourage what is best for America. We are now nothing but a pawn in Islamic civil wars.

Let’s go to the videotape.

Geraldine Ferraro, US Political Pioneer, Dies at 75

March 26, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro, the first American woman to run for national office on a major political party’s ticket, died Saturday at 75.
Ferraro was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1984.  Her family said she died at Massachusetts General Hospital in the eastern city of Boston of complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that she had battled for 12 years.
Ferraro was the running mate of presidential nominee Walter Mondale on the Democratic Party’s ticket in 1984, when former president Ronald Reagan was running for a second term in the White House. more>>

Former US Defense Official Says Pollard Punishment Too Harsh

October 12, 2010
A former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration wrote U.S. President Barack Obama that Jonathan Pollard’s punishment was too harsh. The letter, written two weeks ago and revealed on IDF Radio Tuesday morning, gives new hope for a committee that has been working for years to convince the Israeli government to pressure the United States to free Pollard.

A U.S. court sentenced him to life imprisonment for passing on classified information to Israel from the Pentagon, where he worked. The offense usually carries a punishment of two to four years in jail, a point made by former Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense Lawrence J. Korb in his letter.
“Despite Pollard’s admission of guilt, cooperation with authorities, [and the fact that he] asked for a plea bargain, he received a disproportional punishment,” Korb wrote.
Last month, rumors circulated in Washington that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered to extend the 10-month building freeze if President Obama were to pardon Pollard. U.S. national security officials reportedly scotched the proposal, if it actually was offered by the Prime Minister.
During the Wye Plantation negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel in 1998, CIA Director George Tenet  threatened to resign when he heard that then-President Bill  Clinton was considering freeing Pollard.

I doubt Obama is the President who will do the right thing. Bush W certainly wasn’t. Clinton wasn’t… and yes absolutely… Reagan and Bush Sr. wasn’t.  Do you really think Obama cares for Israel? I sure as hell don’t think any US president who withheld chemical warfare information against Jews is a friend of Israel. They get away with this because…. obviously the Israel lobby isn’t as powerful as the conspiracy theorists claim…  well… duh! the CIA and government is probably the people pushing this Ron Paul lie about Jews controlling things.

Obama is no Reagan. hard times have no light at the end of the tunnel.

August 24, 2010
It is being pointed out that Reagan’s hard first term is now being compared to the tragedy that is unfolding in the present leadership.
Here are some reasons why that comparison is Poppycock.

 Inflation. The economic recession that Reagan inherited was bedeviled not only by low growth and high unemployment (as with today), but also by an inflation rate of 11.8 percent when Reagan was inaugurated in January 1981. In contrast, Obama faced an inflation rate of 0 percent at his inauguration (though fears of deflation were in the air). To tackle this crippling inflation, Reagan supported Federal Reserve chief Paul Volcker in hiking the federal funds rate to 20 percent, amid widespread criticism and resistance, especially from farmers and industry. This politically courageous monetary policy was as important as the tax cuts in eventually restoring growth.

Congress. While Obama has enjoyed the luxury of his party’s dominance in both houses of Congress, Reagan faced a harder political landscape in his first two years. The Democrats controlled the House by 244-191, and in the Senate 53 Republicans constituted a slim GOP majority.

National Security. Reagan believed that the Soviet threat needed to be countered more aggressively and made doing so a centerpiece of his first term. This saw international tensions increase–and fears of nuclear war further heightened the anxiety of an American public already suffering from the recession. While Obama also faces manifest international challenges, in public messaging his administration has devoted comparatively little attention to security issues such as the terrorist threat and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. If anything, they have sought to focus public attention and political capital almost exclusively on the domestic agenda.

Leadership. Perhaps the most important dissimilarity is also the least tangible: an intuitive feel for the public mood and connection with the American people. Even some of Obama’s most ardent supporters worry that he has either lost this connection or possibly never had it. Reagan always had it, which accounted for much of his enduring appeal even in politically trying times.

William Inboden lists four differences between President Reagan and President Obama (h/t Peter Wehner):

William Inboden lists four differences between President Reagan and President Obama (h/t Peter Wehner):

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