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Fresh "Reagan" from The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

00:42 sec | 10 hrs ago

Fresh "Reagan" from The Dan Bongino Show

"Next game is Friday in a Big Ten opener at Maryland, covered starts at 7 30 right here on WLS. News time is 1205 Let's take a look at the roads, just a small delays inbound Kennedy. We've got slow traffic between montrose and the burn. Inbound Eisenhower stop and go between race scene and the burn, tri state tollway, slow traffic between Reagan and Eisenhower, and we still got the metroid Union Pacific Northwest line, major delays, the train hit a pedestrian earlier today and they were also experience a mechanical issues. Our next traffic update in the 15 minutes. Get news on the hour the half and win a breaks continuous coverage at WLS a.m. dot com. I'm Jonathan Bregman, 8 90 WLS news. Black Friday

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Everyone Is Keeping an Eye on the Fed and Inflation

The Trish Regan Show

01:08 min | 1 d ago

Everyone Is Keeping an Eye on the Fed and Inflation

"Financial front, as I said, we had a great discussion today about inflation. I think it's going to continue on. I think that the fed, everybody's watching, of course, Jerome Paul very, very carefully, but I think that the fed is really not going to have a choice but to continue. It's aggressive interest rate stance. It's frankly not aggressive enough from my standpoint, only because I'm looking at the inflation that we have today. If you look at this on an orange to orange basis or apples to apples, basis what you find is that inflation is much more like what we had in the early 1980s. In other words, when you use the same metrics that they used back in the early 80s, you find, you know, we're right there. We're like 15, 16%. Inflation. So what happened then, Paul Volcker stepped in, you had a major effort there and a coordination, frankly, because I don't think he could have done it without Ronald Reagan going for it. And so that was a testament to the leadership of Reagan as well that they were able to come in there and actively move on interest rates in a very aggressive way. You don't have that happening right now. And thus, there's so much money. And

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Fresh update on "reagan" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:31 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "reagan" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Money news at 25 and 55 to Jeff claw the Dow is down 216 points now, the S&P 500 Index is down 12. The NASDAQ is up 12 points. Amtrak had a much better fiscal year northeast corridor ridership was up 110%, what was its fiscal 2020, 2021 year fiscal 2022 just ended Amtrak's overall ridership nationwide is now 85% of what it was before the pandemic. Amtrak still lost $885 million in fiscal 2022. Home sales have significantly slowed now, the national association of realtors is pending sales of existing homes fell for the 5th month in a row in October down 5% from September and pending home sales were down 37% from October of last year. Airbnb now wants to put apartment renters on its list to be able to rent out their homes short term. Rental buildings typically bar Airbnb rentals. But it is partnered with 175 landlords in 25 markets. Not D.C. though, short term rental restrictions ban it in D.C.. Jeff Klebold, WTO be news. Thank you, Jeff. It's 1256. Splunk scarves summit is returning in person at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, D.C. on December 14th, join leaders in both government

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Charlie Pierce: It's Time the GOP Put the Reagan Era in the Ground

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:02 min | 1 d ago

Charlie Pierce: It's Time the GOP Put the Reagan Era in the Ground

"You talked about the GOP chairwoman. For the moment, until she is replaced with a pillow. Replaced by the sweaty guy. It'll be like a folgers commercial. Ronald Daniels has been replaced by a pillow. Let's see if anyone know can tell the difference. She said, as I've repeatedly said, white supremacy neo nazism hate speech and bigotry are disgusting and do not have a home in the Republican Party and you said the problem is the Republican Party has found a home in all those things. Like, yeah, absolutely. They absolutely have found a home in the Republican Party. Yeah, that's why the project has to be to reduce the Republican Party as it presently constituted the rubble, let them rebuild something that makes, you know, that has at least a tenuous connection to sanity. And abandon a lot of the conservative policies that unfortunately have allowed them to win elections. Yeah. You know, I mean, it's time for it's time to put the Reagan era in the ground forever.

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Fresh update on "reagan" discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

00:43 min | 11 hrs ago

Fresh update on "reagan" discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"Articulately pounding the table and making it clear that in the United States of America, this is unacceptable. And you should be comparing them to communist China and to Putin's Russia and, you know, I know you're not going to become Ronald Reagan or anything overnight, but I kind of get what he's trying to say. But I shouldn't have to reinterpret it for him. What do they have to look at Twitter about? Exactly. What do they have to look at Twitter about? They're monitoring. Like China. This is 8 90 WLS a.m. Chicago, naughty four 7 WLS FM, HD two Chicago. Media station. A day care teacher in Elgin charged with sexually abusing students. It was his next, but

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John Berlau Describes Sam Bankman-Fried's Well-Connected Family

The Doug Collins Podcast

02:11 min | 2 d ago

John Berlau Describes Sam Bankman-Fried's Well-Connected Family

"Bikeman free. I mean, this is, let's start with him. And I love your analysis there with a theranos issue which, by the way, I think is we are taping this is getting has been sentenced to prison time and all for what was going on with that. But I think it's an interesting analogy. How did someone of his age and I'm not taking back from age? I got no problem with somebody with great ideas. I don't care what your age is making a lot of money and but how did it go in a special industry such as this? Besides the democratic donor base besides some of the other stuff that they were throwing out a lot of money it places. One, how did he gain the money? I guess the thought that many people have. And then how did it become so quickly marketable in the political world? And then because there's reports that, you know, this issue has, you know, Ukrainian legs back to democratic donors. I mean, there's just all kinds of things going on here. Give us a little in front about him if you can. Right. Well, he is a pretty book smart guy and also smart at making social connections, but there's a saying knowledge doesn't even equal wisdom. But it also certainly helped the fact that he had prominent parents that his name is Sam bankman fried Barbara fried, headed to Silicon Valley pack that gave to democratic donors. And. Also his father, Joseph bankman, helped, according to fortune, draft tax legislation for senator Elizabeth Warren. So, I mean, basically Kevin O'Leary, mister wonderful on Shark Tank said, well, of course I trust him because his parents are compliance attorneys, but something to the effect. I'm paraphrasing what could go wrong. That's like trusting the biker with all the ingredients and never watching because nobody ever would think the biker would put something in there, you know? Exactly. Trust but verify as Ronald Reagan said in everything in politics and in business.

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Fresh "Reagan" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 14 hrs ago

Fresh "Reagan" from WTOP 24 Hour News

". Jack Taylor TOP traffic. My standard, how's that radar looking now? It is starting to show a diminishment in some of the right across the region still might see a couple of moderate showers over the next couple of hours. But by about late morning, we'll see just a few widely scattered showers across the region. And this afternoon, The Rain will end and it's going to turn rather windy, wins could gust over 40 miles an hour, a high the low 60s, but it will turn colder this afternoon as that front pushes through. Overnight skies will clear it will be breezy and colder. I love this upper 20s to be in 30s. Sunny windy and chili's broth highs only the low to mid 40s. Better on finding sunshine lighter wins and Walmart temperatures, highs low to mid 50s. A mild day on Saturday, but a good soaking rain coming our way with a high near 60. Lee's burg 46 warrant in 49 and Joan and Bruce it's 49 at Reagan national. All right, thank you so much. And it's 47 outside our studios and friendship heights and it's brought to you

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Conservatives, We're Not Doing As Badly As We Think

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:58 min | Last week

Conservatives, We're Not Doing As Badly As We Think

"Even a week or more than a week, week and a half after the midterm election, the result still seems perplexing, we haven't quite put it all the pieces together, figuring out what happened. And we aren't sure how really badly we did. It seems worrying on many fronts. But there are a number of encouraging developments as well. In fact, if you were to say, are we use the old Reagan question? Are we better off than we were before the midterms? And or even flashing back to a year ago, the answer is politically speaking, we are better off. And there's a very interesting there's a fellow who did a little summary of some good things that have happened. He makes a kind of a list. And he goes cheer up. He goes, we're not doing as badly as we sometimes think, or we're not doing as badly as we feel. He goes and here's his list. I'm just going to go through it and kind of comment on it. He goes, Trump is running. So this is obviously a Trump strays excited that Trump is running. He thinks that that is, you know, that brings back the prospect of the Trump era, which despite all the division and all the screaming and even some of Trump's own iras ability, they were very good years economically and very good years, even on the foreign policy front. Number two, Florida completely rad. This is a huge development. This is a state that's been a swing state. In fact, been a swing state going back. Remember the Bush gore election of 2000, which all hinged on Florida, and it was split right down the middle. And it was split right down the middle, even when desantis ran against Andrew gillum, the last time around, and the Santa squeaked out the narrowest of victory. So this is a very good thing, Florida, completely red.

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Fresh "Reagan" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:21 sec | 18 hrs ago

Fresh "Reagan" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"In the days ahead. I spoke recently with the spouse of a State Department employee based in Moldova and she shared stories of how harsh winter is there. And the fact that tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees have poured Gandalf looking for help to get away from the war. So blackouts there would just compound problems for everyone. With a very latest, so the war between Ukraine and Russia double DT of a national security correspondent JJ green talking there with schaden Hillary. You are listening to one O 3.5 FM in WTO P dot com. Monk's cove summit is returning in person at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, D.C. on December 14th, join leaders in both government and industry to explore how to build the cyber resilience you

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The Best Is the Enemy of the Better

Dennis Prager Podcasts

00:51 sec | 2 weeks ago

The Best Is the Enemy of the Better

"I have a lot of Trump supporters among my listeners. I was can't get more passionate Trump supporter during his presidency than I was, or when he was once he was nominated. And yet I look at the board and it's very interesting. People are worried about a Trump candidacy. Never trumpers are wrong and only trumpers are wrong. The best is the enemy of the better. Even if Ronald Reagan is the best, if you don't attain the best, you have to attain the better. That's the way life works. Very rarely do you get the best. The best is the enemy of the better.

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White House Monitors Russian Nuclear Activity After Poland Strike

The Dan Bongino Show

01:41 min | 2 weeks ago

White House Monitors Russian Nuclear Activity After Poland Strike

"I know I'm not kidding Like in lifetime Fox White House colon they're monitoring Russian nuclear activity Again I don't think they mean that a hysterical way but this is kind of a big deal And attack on a NATO country they've had two people die now in a missile strike in Poland Poland is now convening defense apparatus As Reagan who is my political lode star said often Nuclear war is not an option It's just not an option Because once you go there that's it There's no options after that It's not an option So we have to find any possible way to avoid this This is what concerned me from the start About a lot of the kind of I don't know what to call it fo bravado coming out of elected leaders even in this country We have this country to take care of first This landmass we called the United States and its 330 plus million citizens That's our job We can sympathize and empathize with citizens around the world and other countries Ukraine as well Dealing with unprovoked attack from Vladimir Putin who's a lunatic we can do that but we have to take care of our country first We're not much good to anyone else around the world without a stable functioning constitutional republic here And we're certainly not good to anyone if a global thermonuclear war starts at annihilates everyone

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Mitch McConnell Is a Poor Leader

Mark Levin

01:38 min | 2 weeks ago

Mitch McConnell Is a Poor Leader

"There are several narratives out there that I just don't accept Including from a number of friends of mine colleagues of mine We're not angry with each other We're not fighting with each other Brett Hume and Mark thiessen over At Twitter they're looking at the numbers They're big let's just be honest McConnell proponents and I saw this in the Tea Party 2010 I saw it when Ted Cruz was taking on McConnell how they all attacked Ted Cruz My problems with McConnell which I'll get to in a minute go much deeper than even this last election He is a very poor leader Now they can point the judges all they want Joe Biden is kicking our ass on judges right now Just slaughtering us We're not filibustering their judges He's actually beating now the rate of judicial appointments that Trump had and Reagan had And so that is bad news I also don't like the way Mitch McConnell uses his campaign funds Yes to help other candidates but also to go after candidates You don't know that bold duck in New Hampshire the people New Hampshire know Faced four and a half $1 million worth of ads in the Republican primary Smearing him and that money was coming from the Senate leadership fund which was McConnell He raises this money from very wealthy Republican donors and then does with it as he wishes

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It's Time for a New Republican Leader in the Senate

Mark Levin

01:11 min | 2 weeks ago

It's Time for a New Republican Leader in the Senate

"Prime brand new Republican leader in the Senate We're not going to get one because as the conga line goes on TV they say they're going to vote from McConnell Because McConnell provides them with a ton of money when they run for reelection That's all he's good for But I'm telling you now He's attacked conservatives in the past He backed Gerald Ford against Ronald Reagan as did rove early on It's just it's very inappropriate that the rhino wing of the Republican Party Much like the media generally have a lot of access to the airwaves to the radio waves whatever waves Not the red waves But they're spinning I'm not a special pleader for anybody or ladies and gentlemen I haven't decided who I'm going to support or how I'm going to support them or whether I'm going to support them I'm a special pleader for the truth And we're not going to fix things or understand things or be able to address things If we just knee jerk follow everybody else

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The Difference Between Bureaucracy and Leadership

Mark Levin

01:31 min | 2 weeks ago

The Difference Between Bureaucracy and Leadership

"This is the problem These Republicans are many of them They're like high on something They're high on McConnell It really is like a country club It truly is They've been there so long and McConnell has been there so long They don't even entertain the idea Of giving somebody younger or articulate more conservative and more in line with the conservative base without which there'd be no Republican Party What would the Republican Party be A party of Larry hogans and Chris Christie's Well what the hell would that look like All they would do is manage the unraveling of deterioration in the nation under the Democrats That's all they want to get along with the Democrats They don't want to raise principles and fight on principles Hogan got elected in a Democrat state By moving towards the left and he wanted to manage that way Chris Christie got elected in a Democrat state he moved toward the left and he wanted to manage that way Ron DeSantis got elected in a purple state And he didn't want to manage that way He wanted to change the state and he did Just like Reagan got elected in California He wanted to change the state And he did That's the difference between leadership and bureaucracy being bureaucratic governors

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A Last-Minute Upsurge of Votes for Democrats

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:47 min | 2 weeks ago

A Last-Minute Upsurge of Votes for Democrats

"I'm continuing my discussion of Republicans and the midterms. Now, I haven't seen any data on this, but I was looking at social media and a couple of analysts whom I trust talked about a last minute upsurge of votes for the Democrats by young people. Now, for a lot of Republicans, this is like, yeah, I mean, we know, sure, young people, what do you expect? First of all, these guys haven't experienced life. And so they are, yes, idealists, so to speak, but just wait till they turn 30. They turn 40, and they have lives, and they have families, and they have economic practical things to deal with, mortgage payments, and taxes, and deal with inflation, and all of this is going to yank them from the left where they belong now to the right. And there is an element of truth to this, I suppose, which is to say that I've seen examples in cases of people who were like, you know, I used to be a Democrat in college, but man, now that I know what the world is like, and I know how to know how difficult it is to make things meet, make ends meet, I'm going to be voting for the party that protects my economic welfare that protects me. So you do have this economic basis for people moving right, but it's also, and there's been a lot of data on this. A lot of people's political opinions are forged at a pretty young age. In other words, in their late teens and early 20s, and this I know has been true of Debbie and me, David met Reagan when she was 14, she became a Republican in a sense. Then she recognized that she was. She's a Republican now. I became a young reaganite in college in the early 1980s. Look at me now. So in other words, regardless of the sort of vicissitudes of life, that kind of anchoring of our basic convictions remains the same.

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How Off Were Polls Going Into Election Night?

The Dan Bongino Show

01:35 min | 3 weeks ago

How Off Were Polls Going Into Election Night?

"I warned you yesterday on the show and I know I sounded a little dower I've got that from a few people who contacted me on Facebook and elsewhere They said Dan you sounded a little dour yesterday and I did Folks I sounded dour for a reason You know I could sense the tribalism Kicking in It was my opening monologue yesterday about tribalism Remember that one Jim Where I talked about how party identity And I want to use the Cold War 'cause I think it's dramatic and I always make fun of when lefties when they say that But some of the elements of it are true There tends to be allegiance to this kind of party ideology party label over reality And when tribalism triumphs over reality you've got a real problem because facts need to matter And I was concerned yesterday because I was starting to wonder how off these polls were going to be And it turns out the polls were disastrous in both directions Some had Republicans in competitive races that turned out not to be competitive at all Some ridiculously had Charlie Chris and Ron DeSantis running neck and neck and Ron DeSantis had one of the greatest election victory nights we've ever had in modern Republican Party history I mean seriously at the state level mirrors what happened in Reagan would Reagan in 1984 I mean Reagan was a national wave that's different 49 out of 50 states It's hard to make any comparison to that but 20 points in Florida is like winning by 60 points anywhere else

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Does Donald Trump Understand the Fight Ahead? Dick Morris Explains

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:16 min | 3 weeks ago

Does Donald Trump Understand the Fight Ahead? Dick Morris Explains

"Suppose Trump understands now what is at stake and what he has to do to drain the swamp and whom he has to fire and what kind of a fight he has to bring to the marxists that have taken over the Democratic Party. Yes, and yes and yes, I'm just scoring enormously. I expected Trump several times a week, including last night. And Trump is very much aware of all of that and very enthusiastic about it. There'll be no more cotton into the establishment by him. You'll see it in his appointments. You'll see it in his style and in his substance. And Eric, I have to go in a minute, but let me just outline the future. Trump is going to be the candidate. Trump is going to win the election because the economy will go to hell, even worse than it is now. And any Republican will win. Then because we went through this, we're going through this recession. Historically, after you get through recession like that, inflation and then recession, you've cleared out all the bad businesses you've cleared out all the bad debt. You cleared out the unproductive enterprises. And the economy soars like it did under Reagan like it did under Clinton after they got out of the doldrums. And I think it will do that under Trump.

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Inside Iran With Dr. Walid Phares

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:12 min | 3 weeks ago

Inside Iran With Dr. Walid Phares

"Let's go back to what's happening inside Iran in that case. So if you look at revolutions, if you look at regime changes from the ground up, there's a pivotal moment where the dictatorship, it's that moment in Christmas Day 1989, where ceausescu is on the balcony, giving his speech, and the people say no, the secret police open fire, but then when he tries in escapes in the military helicopter, the pilot says he fakes an engine problem, lands the helicopter in the middle of nowhere. The local barracks arrests ceausescu and his wife, and does a military tribunal. There has to be that moment where the organs of state power say we will no longer persecute our fellow citizens. As in Hungary, for example, units of the police or the military handed over their weapons to the students, is that I know this is very hard because Iran, along with North Korea is a very hard target in terms of intelligence and open-source material. Are there any indications of fishes of factions of fractures inside the regime? Could we imagine some units somewhere of the pasta run or somebody saying very legitimate questions have actually. Because that's the key. And I haven't been asked this question before. Let me tell you my experience. I've been following this since 79. I was a kid at the time. And what these units inside the guard or mostly inside the regular army would be waiting for. And let me jump to example or Eastern Europe. They did it because in Washington there was a strong leadership of Reagan Bush Reagan tear down that wall, bush was pushing forward. There is a difference between demonstrators, young people, demonstrating and people who are in the units and the military they need guarantees what will happen to us. They want to feel safe. Voila. So as long as we have this demonstration as long as we have Biden supporting the regime. Yes, they need a voice. Now, if the Congress acts with the strong voice that will go with this, they will buy this. But without the administration or Congress or the Europeans, it's going to be difficult,

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Caller Richard Addresses U.S. Involvement in Ukraine

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:36 min | Last month

Caller Richard Addresses U.S. Involvement in Ukraine

"Let's go to your calls. Let's go to Atlanta, Richard. Welcome to America first. Hello, doctor gorka, pleasure to talk to you. Welcome. To address our involvement in Ukraine, I am in favor of supporting Ukraine, certainly. But you were comparing our involvement in Ukraine with the Reagan era of engagement with Soviet Union. Yes. And I would like to point out that at no time during our engagement with the Soviet Union lost their a hot war going on. And we were not spending. What do you think was happening in Afghanistan? What do you think dropping plastic mines in the shape of toys for Afghan children to be mutilated? What do you think the rocketing of villages in Afghanistan was by Soviet forces? Do you think that was a Cold War? We weren't we weren't helping to we weren't lending the support to Afghanistan that we are to the Ukraine. Of course we were. Do you think the Afghans made the stinger missiles they used against the do you think they made them out of rocks and stones? Where do you think they got the stinger missiles from Richard? Hey, gassing from us. Yes, bingo. So what's the difference? Go ahead. We had stock we, the United States, had sufficient stockpiles of arms to do that

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The Ideology of Wilson and Obama

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:33 min | Last month

The Ideology of Wilson and Obama

"The ideological roots of the book is about, well, there's a lot of Hegel in history. There's a lot of Lincoln in the founders. There's a lot of Woodrow Wilson and finally someone is explained it. Now, Jonah Goldberg has tried a few times. Fine writer, under the shell, no he's a friend of yours. He's tried a few times in big books that only people like me read to explain where this came from. You went back and tried to do it again. Would you explain to people why you think it's important that they get what Wilson was and why it matters and why the framers Lincoln and Reagan are different from that. I think it's important to understand the ideological roots of the decline in American sea all around them. As I said, Barack Obama is the most ideological president since Wilson. Now Barack Obama's are careful though to mask his ideology. Sometimes he let the mask slip like for instance when he was attending Jeremiah Wright's church for all those years. Jeremiah, I remember the infamous pastor who said 9 11 was America's chickens coming home to roost is that God wouldn't bless America but rather damn America. This is not some passing relationship. I mean, Barack Obama saw down his church satin skews for years, even had him officiate his wedding, Michelle Obama. Or when Barack Obama said that America wasn't an exceptional nation. What he wanted to say, we're going to fundamentally transform America view. Now, I don't know about you, but I don't know many people who think that if you love something, you should want to fundamentally transform it. I can't imagine the fetching this Hewitt would take too well if you said honey, I love you, but I want to fundamentally transform you. With Obama, though, it's somewhat rare that that ideological slips. With Wilson, you see it out in the open. The first openly, the first president who was openly hostile and opposed to our Declaration of Independence and our constitution. He said they were outdated. They were obsolete. They belonged to a Newtonian age of checks and balances, not a Darwinian age of evolution. He said that the moral basis of our nation, the natural, equality of mankind, that none of us as Jefferson said are born with saddles on our backs to be written or spurs on our heels to ride. Was outdated as well. He had this conception of history with a capital H that it was evolving and therefore mankind could be thankful that we could have heaven on earth that we could achieve. Utopia. The founders knew that this was all nonsense. They understood as Madison said in the federalist papers that government is the greatest of all reflections on human nature. And our nature, nature is that we're falling creatures.

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Mike Lee: The Reforms Republicans Must Pass

The Dan Bongino Show

01:53 min | Last month

Mike Lee: The Reforms Republicans Must Pass

"Is Joe Biden pulling the Obama where now for the next two years I know you remember this where when we had control on the chambers area Obama just blamed everything then on the obstructionist Republicans And I think one of the reasons that message worked for him at least was because we really didn't put forth a really consistent strong agenda I think we need to go back to kind of newt's contract with America thing where we need to get something down on paper And like Reagan said you know these big bright differences these big differences No no pastels here I mean they really really have to set forth an agenda to the public that they understand Here's what wherefore and here's what therefore and even though we know Biden's not going to sign this stuff we got to push the agenda prosperity freedom protectionist Second Amendment protection alike Your general thoughts on that Yeah we absolutely have to if we get the majority We're doing this new lease on life on liberty We've got to do so with the understanding that it will be on a very short leash from the American people Who have been let down before And I think we've got to attack this thing and get right to the root of the matter I think one of the first things we ought to put up as an agenda item is passage at The Rain sack Making it more difficult for unelected unaccountable bureaucrats to make law in this country We also need to pass other reforms like the enemy government shutdowns act the full faith and credit act to make it more difficult for Democrats and other beltway insiders to use spending deadlines as a cudgel of pushing through massive inflationary deficit spending spending measures These are just a few of the things that I think ought to become our top priorities and pushing aggressively for those if we're blessed with the majority

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The Difference Between a Recession & a Depression

The Dan Bongino Show

00:42 sec | Last month

The Difference Between a Recession & a Depression

"Reagan my 11 year old son Would like you to explain the difference between a recession and a depression a bonus points if you play Reagan's answer Well Reagan was a recessions when your neighbor loses his job a depression is when you lose yours He says very good Good question I'll get to some more of those later And recoveries when Jimmy Carter loses he has good but he has to well done You see that's why you can't have a producer in this business The conservative talk radio business who doesn't understand conservatism You can Jim and Mike have been around They worked for other conservative radio hosts in the past I have a sports guy who's like baseball The hell's baseball You can't have that

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Caller: Paul Ryan Has Lost Touch With the People

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:47 min | Last month

Caller: Paul Ryan Has Lost Touch With the People

"To have red tsunami. I believe God's hand is placed in this state in this country too, especially Oregon. We can imagine if we get three congressional seats, but I want you to look backwards for a second year. Remember the Tea Party movement in 2010 and then the establishment Ryan Ryan and Willard Romney. I am not calling the mittens. They did not push the vote. They came out fundraised, but they never talked to the people. What Trump did and like Reagan, he came and told the people what he's planning to do. Propose and keep in mind Reagan had to deal with the Democrats of Neil and Richard gerhardt and yet he pushed to become a great president just like Trump. The biggest problem with Paul Ryan is just besides him getting a VA check cash and senator and James will Wisconsin that he'd done for his city. He had just lost touch with the people. He had gone away from the man I used to respect they used to go rafting down the rivers of Wisconsin and they were fishing and everything else to a man has become like a Rockefeller Republican establishment trash like Murkowski and would go on down the line even in various parts of my state's representation. But I believe we're going to my governor is going to get elected. And then get three congressional seats out west and you're going to see God stands move like the great awakening has gone about right now from Tennessee all the way to the Oregon coast. We should not live in fear. We should not let them intimidate us. And as I'm going to do as an alternate chairman, I encourage all my oregonians to come out and vote and vote if you need to, come on the last day and take it directly to the county clerks office and vote do not live in fear because fear is tool of the devil.

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"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

06:29 min | 10 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"To touch the face of God. Thank you. Wow. He was a very he was a modest man in his own way Reagan was he would sometimes talk about The White House as the people's house. When he was first elected, somebody asked him what's it like living in The White House? And he goes, well, I'm sort of back living above the store again. And in fact, he was Reagan thinking back to his old childhood when he his father had a store and Reagan lived above the store. Reagan dealt with even important people foreign leaders in a very informal way. I remember the Japanese prime minister yasuhiro nakasone came to met Reagan for the first time. And the Japanese, of course, very formal. He gives Reagan the strategic Japanese Bao, he's referring to Reagan and ceremonial terms, and Reagan surprises him by says by saying to nakasone, what does your wife call you at home? I guess don't need to love taking the back, and he says, well, my wife calls me yasu. And Reagan goes, stretches his hand, and he goes, well, yasu, my name's Ron. And you see here the almost goofy over familiarity of Reagan, but foreign leaders and this includes people who were not necessarily fans of Reagan at the beginning of mete around, for example, the socialist prime minister of France, they all became super fans of Reagan. Later a meter on would say Reagan has a kind of primal power, like a rock in the morvan. I mean, this is a, this is a French socialist. Think about it. A cultural snob, nevertheless, deferring to Reagan's as he saw it almost primal influence and power. I remember a very powerful incident that I learned about from the White House correspondence director whom I knew at the time, and she told me about a woman named Francis, who received a mailing from the Republican National Committee. And it's one of those fundraising mailings that essentially says that if you give a big amount of money at that time, it would have been a thousand, maybe $5000. You were actually granted a visit to The White House. You could come and get a White House tour in sort of gratitude for your contribution. And this woman Francis had gotten this direct male appeal in the mail. Obviously hadn't read it very carefully. She saw it as a kind of invitation to come to The White House. And so even though she might have given $10 or nothing at all, she decides to come visit The White House on so she shows up outside The White House, of course, the place is all fen stop she's talking to the guards of the gate, and she does not have authorization to come in. And she's very flustered and the guards realize that this is a bit of a touchy situation. They don't know what to do so they kind of call up to the White House itself. And. Reagan says lettering, Reagan happens to be kind of walking by and he hears some sort of conversation going on, he realizes what's going on. And he has, he says, well, bring her in. And so they let this woman Francis in, and she's getting her formal. You know, it's done by a White House tour guide, walking her through the different rooms, the rooms of different colors, so to speak. And she's very starstruck and looking around. And then what happens? Well, the doors of the Oval Office open and out comes Reagan. And he walks up to her and he goes, he goes Francis. If I'd known you were coming, I would have come out to meet you myself. Now can you imagine the impact on this woman of the president of the United States interrupting whatever he's doing coming out to greet her personally, you can own this was Reagan. This captures in a sense the spirit of Reagan. For me, I remember Reagan, I had worked in The White House in 1987, 1988. Not a very long time, just a little bit over a year, and then I left at the very end I joined the George H. W. Bush campaign, and after that went to the American enterprise institute. But I did attend the kind of farewell party that Reagan had when he was leaving. And I remember about 40 of us reaganite standing around Reagan and I remember Reagan saying this and I quote this in my book so I'm reading from it now. He said he said we have had a revolution. And the revolution has been a success. Oregon went on to list some of the data and talk about how the world had changed, how the economy had changed, and then it's so classic, Reagan goes all in all. He goes, not bad for a fellow who couldn't get his facts straight and worked four hours a day. Reagan's making a joke here about the fact that people said he was lazy, showed up, you know, the office of ten left at four, and so on. Clare boot loose, great American diplomat, once the history will remember every president by only one line. So Washington was the father of the country. Lincoln freed the slaves. It's kind of interesting to think about well let me think about how Obama's gonna be remembered. I'll leave that one for the moment. But how will Reagan be remembered? Margaret Thatcher, I think, gave a pretty good first draft in history when she said he'll be remembered as he won the Cold War without firing a shot. And I think he did that. He did do that. But I think he also restored the American economy and he restored the American spirit. And the battle that Reagan fought against collectivism, which he won in his time arresting the growth and spread of collectivism, probably for 30 to 40 years. But collectivism is now back. What is the left trying to do if not collectivize the economy, collectivize the culture, collectivize our minds, stamp out our individuality and put us into worshipful, subordination to the state? It's an old serpent, it's an old enemy, Reagan successfully fought it. And if we adopt some of the same reaganite spirit while recognizing we live in different circumstances, then we too here now inspired by Reagan can fight the second round, the new battle against collectivism and once.

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"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

06:32 min | 10 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"I've been trying to think about what it is that brought the ideas of Reagan together. Was there a single theme that united them? And is that theme relevant to today? I think the answer to that question is that one, there was a single theme and B, it could not be more relevant today. It is very relevant today. So while there are certain reaganite strategies that have to be modified because our situation is different, in some ways, the central ideological challenge is not that different. Now, although I've been focusing on the Cold War and we think of Reagan as fighting this kind of external battle against an external adversary, the truth is that Reagan had a single ideological adversary that he was against, and this was the adversary, the idea that dominated the 20th century. Well, what is that idea? It's the idea of collectivism. It's the idea that the collective or the state dominates rival institutions. Not only does the state dominate the individual, but the state dominates the family, the state dominates the church, the state dominates education, the state dominates industry. So the state is the kind of supervisor regarding of the whole society. This is collectivism. It expressed itself in various forms in the early part of the 20th century. We can think of communism. We can think of fascism. We can think of progressivism. These were all cousin doctrines that deified the collective, the deified the state. And collectivism was on the march. FDR represented the march of collectivism. And as you know, if you've seen my movie, death of a nation or read my book, the big lie, FDR was an admirer of fascism of Mussolini style Italian fascism. And so here you had collectivism making gain upon gain upon gain and you had a Republican Party that was in complete retreat. But Reagan said his goal at defeating collectivism not only abroad. It was the Soviet Union, but also at home. In other words, stopping the march of big government. And think once again of the victory of Reagan, in the early 1990s, Bill Clinton and a much younger man, no less of a maniac than he is today, but nevertheless, a younger man says the era of big government is over. Why do you say that? Not really because he wanted it to be, but because that's what Reagan had made happen. So collectivism was Reagan's opponent. And the Reagan inherited a big mess of an economy, stagnant, economic growth, runaway inflation, we're seeing glimpses of that today, and so the combination of poor growth and inflation was called stagflation. Very high tax rates that the fact that top tax rate, the top marginal tax rate, 70%, and think about it Reagan brought him down from 70% to 28%. I kid you not. So this is a real fiscal revolution. In two stages, Reagan, the initial tax cuts brought the tax rate down and then later in the tax reform of 86, the tax rate went down to 28%. Now it's gone back up to 37 38%. But think about it. It's not even close to 70. There's not even the most left wing Democrat who could push the marginal tax rate back up to where it was in 1980 before Reagan took office. I was many years ago at a Forbes conference with Michael Dell, Michael Dell the founder of Dell computer, one of the early architects of the technological revolution. And I opposed to Michael valdes question I said, you know, the technological revolution really exploded in the 1980s. All these companies were formed like Microsoft and Dell computers, many others. And I said, why did the technological revolution happen now? I said, why didn't the technological revolution happen in the 1960s or the 1970s? Is it because it just so happened that the technology was discovered now a kind of accident if you will of sarin of serendipity or I said did Reagan's policies of tax cuts, privatization, deregulation, the celebration of the entrepreneur. Reagan had basically John F. Kennedy had said a generation earlier that if you're young, if your idealistic, if you care, do what? Well, join the peace corps. In other words, become a bureaucrat, become a public servant. For John F. Kennedy, if you work for yourself, if you had your own company, well, you're kind of a greedy selfish guy. But if you work for the government, you're noble guy. You're putting your subordinating your own interest to the common interest. And Reagan challenged that. Reagan basically said no, the entrepreneur is the embodiment of American idealism. So my point of Michael Dell was, isn't it a fact that the technological revolution was made possible? Was that enabled? Was lubricated by Reagan's policies, and that's why it's exploding now and exploding so fast. And he gave me a funny look as if to say, what did I just hear? What are you talking about? He had no idea what I was even saying. And I thought it kind of was one of those early cases where it occurred to me that you've got a guy and he's in the technological revolution. He's part of it and he's obviously a very smart guy 'cause he's creating a multi-billion dollar company and he knows what he's doing and making computers, but evidently when it came to the political infrastructure that enables a guy like Michael Dell to succeed, he was totally clueless. And I think if Reagan were present, Reagan would have said, hey, Michael Dell, you know, it's one thing for you to benefit from the technological revolution, and we're all delighted you are, but you should also become a defender of the political and economic system that enables that enables your enables your success. Reagan understood that even markets do depend upon a political and cultural environment. And we should see today after Reagan, that what the left is trying to do is not only have policies that are destructive to markets, but to culturally poison young people against entrepreneurship to convey the idea and you see this in no one more than Bernie Sanders the idea that somehow an entrepreneur is a greedy selfish guy, whereas he Barney a guy who's really never worked a day in his life, a guy who's basically a stealing electricity from his neighbor and sleeping on another friend's couch for years, essentially a lifelong bomb who is now found a way of living through politics. He sees himself as the embodiment of the new America, the new socialist America, and I have to say.

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"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

07:22 min | 10 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"Get it by downloading The Epoch Times app. And so Danielle, you're actually, well, you're born after Reagan. You were born in the Clinton era. I'm sort of chuckling because I'm actually thinking about a photo that we have when you were almost a baby where you're with Gerald Ford and he sort of reaching out to pick you up and of course this was at an American enterprise institute function and Ford, of course, was part of that what Reagan and that point I think was had faded from the scene. Now you know about Reagan by watching older videos of Reagan, the Goldwater speech a couple of other Reagan speeches. Talk a little bit about how you, when you see those speeches, you see a man from a different time. What do you see and what is your, what was your take about when you look back at Reagan? Through the speeches you've watched. While his speeches, I think, are some of just the most incredible speeches listening to them. They're really, I think a mixture of and from formative, but also very inspiring. But I think just listening to people from that time, even not just Reagan, but even news hosts and talk show hosts and other things like that. They just spoke in a different way and I think today because of maybe technology and social media people want everything, you know, quick, quick, quick, they just want kind of punchy, everything, whereas back then, I think there was much more deep dive into issues and in the topics. And I try to do what deep dive like that, you know, on my show and stuff, but I think in general, people, people just want things fast. And I think that's affected how our politicians talk for better or worse not to say that either is better, but I just think it's a different type of speech to listen to Reagan from that time really go into things and so much more. Almost a literary way even he'll make analogies and use a lot more descriptive language than politicians might do today. I mean, I think if you think back to, say, Reagan's evil empire speech, this is the great speech where Reagan in blunt moral terms describes the west as a force for good, the Soviet empire is a force for evil. And if you listen to that speech, you learn a lot about communism. In other words, Reagan makes the case. He doesn't just assume you're against communism. War good, they're horrible. He lays out how they see the world, how we see the world. So his speech has, when you said informative, there's an educational component to that. And I find that as almost disappeared from American politics on our side as well. I mean, if you think of Trump, Trump forcefully states his position, but he rarely lays out the argument. Even for free markets, Trump won't say, here is the reason that markets work. Here is the reason that entrepreneurs are more productive and contribute more to society. And you said that that's partly because of social media. Is it partly because social media also creates a different kind of person, more hurried, less explanatory yeah, and I think also back then Reagan, of course, was much more focused on, I guess, speaking, speaking in a way that kind of brought everyone in on something, whereas I think now we're in such a deep fight with the left that it would almost be silly if we were to try to explain the fundamentals of a free market or things like that. Of course, we should do that. And I know that we do, we do have other ways of doing that. But I don't think that's exactly what our politicians are up to. I think at this point our politicians try to say, you know, this is my position, and if you agree with my position, then you should support this because this is like the 5 of our lives, so we have to really buckle down and go hardcore. And a lot of people resonate with that. So it's not to say that that's not working. I think it does work because people are just out of the breaking point, a lot of people are. They're so tired of, you know, as Trump is so famous for, but speaking on behalf of the forgotten man and woman of America, so we want to speak on behalf of those people. Whereas I think Reagan was more speaking to those people or perhaps to convince those people, whereas I think Trump represents those people. That's a very interesting point. I mean, I almost say, would you agree with this that if you take something like the family? Reagan assumed that a family is a good thing, right? That we want stronger families. Now there might be people who are don't have families, their orphans, they're raised in single families, but it would have been inconceivable to Reagan that somebody would be like against the family. I mean, I think Reagan would think that was just you have to be something wrong with you. But we live at a time now where the left aggressively attacks the idea of the family. They seem to be some of the Black Lives Matter rhetoric. They explicitly want to dismantle the traditional family and so part of what you're saying is that the ring and tone, even though there's a little bit of us at times for it wouldn't work today because we're in a different environment. Yeah, we are in a different environment. I also think it's the role of the president or whoever is running on our side to fight for families to fight for those things because we all realize just how extreme it's gotten. We know that gender, just everything even just the basic unit of the family is under attack. And perhaps someone else, you know, maybe we would or maybe Larry elder would explain the importance of the father in the home or go into more details to convince someone of that. But in general, I think mostly the politicians are focusing on hopefully winning these things. I mean for Reagan, I think the opponent, the real opponent, was always abroad. Reagan was a creature of the Cold War. The Soviets were the focus of evil in the modern world. I think we would have to say and I think reflect Trump's philosophy that we're in a different landscape in which the great threat of America now is domestic. It comes from within, and quite frankly, if you listen to the left, it sounds like they agree. They think that the biggest threat to the world is us. And we think the greatest threat of the world is them, but we agree that we would locate the focus of the struggle domestically and not internationally, and that is a real chasm that separates the rig and era from today. Right. And I think that's what Trump would have been common perhaps more with Abraham Lincoln because the threat is from within and it was very divided times and so I know Trump is a comparative himself to Lincoln. And so, you know, you can see the Trump Lincoln behind us, but yeah, I think Reagan's time period was definitely more with the conflict abroad and people's love of Reagan is so deep almost in a very, you know, affectionate way, whereas I think people's love of Trump is so deep, but in a self identifying way, in the sense that people feel like they're more like Trump because Trump is, Trump is them in a way, whereas Reagan is a little bit more of a an ideal figure, so I think that people love both of them, but just in very different identifying ways..

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"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

05:14 min | 10 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"Henry Kissinger called Reagan's defeat of communism, the greatest diplomatic victory of the modern era, and I think it was. It ranks with the defeat of nazism as one of the greatest achievements of the west in the past a hundred years or so. You can see the magnitude of Reagan's victory. When you contrast his evil empire speech, which goes back to the early 80s when he first took office with the way that former Soviets talked about Reagan at the very end. So let's begin by just getting a little taste of that evil empire speech. Here's Reagan speaking in the early 80s about the Soviet Union as an evil empire. Listen. To ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding. And thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil. So let's pay attention to the significance of what's going on, the liberal view at the time was that the U.S. and the Soviets were similar. We have different economic systems maybe, but we're basically two great powers. We have both have similar interests and objectives were both trying to project our influence. Sometimes there's obviously misperception, misunderstanding as Reagan puts it and we sort of have to work through that. This was the liberal view. Reagan's view is no. There's a moral line that runs between these two societies, free societies on the one hand totalitarian on the other. Now, I mention all this because let's fast forward to when the Soviet Union is now collapsing. And there are uprisings across Eastern Europe, Poland is already breaking free of Soviet influence. And here is the Soviet foreign ministry spokesman. This is one of Gorbachev's top guys. In fact, I think I might have met this guy if my memory is right. I had a brief conversation. I had the opportunity to actually interview Gorbachev for my book on Reagan. This is the book, by the way, Ronald Reagan how an ordinary man became an extraordinary leader. If you want to read good books on Reagan, I obviously recommend my own. I also recommend Peggy noonan's what I saw at the revolution. I recommend Doug Brinkley's book, the Reagan diaries, Brinkley is actually a liberal, but I think I had a big role in convincing him to write that book. He had written a kind of somewhat absurdly. Devotional biography of Jimmy Carter and I said, well, Doug, you gotta pay attention to Reagan and Brinkley had not at that point taken Reagan seriously. It's only when he began to look at Reagan more closely that he was like, wow, this guy actually had far more substance far more vision than he was ever credited with. But years ago gennady gossip, Gorbachev's guy in October 1989, announcing that the Soviet Union is not going to intervene in the internal affairs of Eastern Bloc nations anymore, allowing the people there to have their own destiny. And reporters are asking him what happened to the brezhnev doctrine, and here's garrison of the brezhnev doctrine is dead. And reporters say, well, what's going to take its place? And he says, well, he goes, you know the Frank Sinatra song my way. He goes hungry and Poland are doing it their way. We are now have the Sinatra doctrine. Think about this. You've got a Soviet communist who was trained in the Soviet system, part of the so called nomenclatura or ruling class. And he is talking like, well, he's talking like Reagan. And. Here is Andre cossa rav, a minister in the yeltsin government, which came after Gorbachev after the collapse of the Soviet Union. After the Communist Party dissolved itself, and this guy coser of was asked about the name of the Soviet Union, which was being changed back to the Russian Federation, and obviously getting rid of the idea of Soviet, he said this talking, he goes, it was always a mistake to call it the union of Soviet Socialist republics. And then someone asked him, well, what was it really then? And he goes, well, he goes, it was rather as was once said an evil empire. So here are the Russians themselves, and the aftermath of communism ratifying an agreeing with Reagan's characterization of the Soviet Union. Now, in politics, you rarely have this kind of a victory. It's one thing to say, we defeated our opponent. We knocked him to his feet. We humiliated him and he had nothing to say. He had to concede our military superiority. It's a whole another matter to say, we defeated our opponent so thoroughly that we didn't have to fire a single bullet. We got him to abolish his own bad society, and then we got him to agree with our description of him from the beginning. That is some sense, I hope I'm conveying of the magnitude of what Reagan was able to accomplish in.

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"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:27 min | 10 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"He did speak about one America. I think he saw America as a single country. I think he saw Democrats as women where he had been a Democrat as not enemies, but just political opponents, people who saw things a different way. And I wonder if we will ever get back that sense of a one America, where we disagree about means, but we do agree generally on goals. Well, I hope we do reach that point in America. I'm afraid to say we probably won't. I think the Ronald Reagan era of politics is over. When you think back to the highlights of Reagan, his kind of great moments as sort of greatest hits, what is the one time in which you remember Reagan as sort of exhibiting the qualities that a quintessential in a leader? Well, I mean, especially with his ability to convince somebody like Gorbachev to end the Cold War. I mean, that to me was just amazing that he was able to do that and Gorbachev was even regarded him as a friend, which, you know, I can't even imagine that happening today. Well, I remember going this is going back. I think to the 1987 summit where Reagan would tell Gorbachev, just highly amusing anecdotes, which had nothing to do with politics at one point, he Reagan was telling Gorbachev about this really fat man who had gotten stuck in his own bathroom and couldn't get out of it and Gorbachev was intrigued because obviously this was not diplomatic talk. This was not scripted or butcher was like, where did you find out about this man? How did the man eventually make his way out of the bathroom? So his Reagan, these world leaders, and I think Reagan realized that that's the way you actually break the ice. Get in through the people and they begin to talk to you more. On a personal level. Yeah. I mean Gorbachev at one point asks Reagan for advice. When Eastern Europe was breaking apart, the Soviet Union was beginning to dissolve and Gorbachev said to Reagan something the effect of I feel like a man on a precipice, what should I do? And Reagan unbelievably set to Gorbachev take one step forward. I'm sorry. I always get choked up. I mean, here's a man telling another man to commit political suicide and amazingly. He did it. Gorbachev did it. Unbelievable. Unbelievable..

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"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

06:37 min | 10 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"Slash dinesh to become an eMac member like me and Debbie have now. Debbie and I are both, well, I guess we are creatures of the Reagan revolution. And I was just thinking back that when Reagan was elected in 1980, I was 19, but you were 14, and ironically, you met Reagan at that age, talk a little bit about first of all, why didn't you, you know, Hispanic kid in a school in Harlem in Texas? Why did you care about meeting Reagan and what was it like when you did meet Reagan? Right, so well, I mean, as a kid, I was always very political even in Venezuela. I would like go with my cousin to put flyers on people's doors of a can of our candidate in the gobe party. So I was a cop ayanna before I was a republicana. Yes. So anyway, so it was very natural for me at age ten, 11, 12, 13, 14 to be very political. And I have to say, my grandparents, I've talked about this before, where Democrats. They're from the Rio Grande valley, their Hispanic, their Mexican American. And they were Democrats. Jimmy Carter. And I'll never forget my grandmother had a plate. A Jimmy Carter Rosalind plate. In the kitchen. And I would look at it and I would think to myself, why on earth is she voting for a Democrat? You know, just in my mind, right? Well, when it was announced that Reagan was coming to Harlem, and I really wanted to meet him. And I really wanted to do everything I could to make that happen. And so he went to Harlem Jen in the fall of 1980. Probably September, I think, around then. I was a 9th grader. And so I was really excited and gun how to go see him. I got to see him. He was super sweet. But one of the things that I'll never forget that he said in that talk in Harlingen, was that Hispanics are Republican. They just don't know it. Well, I knew it. But let's unpack that frame. Hispanics are what he meant, I think, is that if you look at the way Hispanics are, not politically, but just their values, their pro family, the hardworking, they know that education is the way up the ladder in their beliefs and their conduct, they do belong in the Republican Party even though historically. Right. They had been voting democratic. And your grandparents being the perfect example. And my grandmother thought Jimmy Carter was a farmer that he was probably not of wealth. And so she thought he's like us. He is like us, right? Not to mention either the evangelical Christian my grandmother wasn't evangelical Christian and so all of these things were very important to her. So anyway, but Reagan and I came to find this out later, Reagan's goal. And this is why we always talk about Latinos and Trump and the fact that he made such headway. Inroads. N roads with the Latino community in the Rio Grande valley, but Reagan always wanted the Republicans to have a really large Hispanic support, and in 1980 he got 30% of the Hispanic vote and in 84 he got 37% of the Hispanic vote, I was one of those, because I did get to vote for him. His second term, right? But nobody came close to him until Donald Trump. And so George W. Bush, I believe he got 30 and 35, I think senior got 30% of the vote, but you know this is crazy because we should be getting Hispanics should be overwhelmingly voting for Republicans. Because of the Hispanic platform just in general, the values are believes really line up with the Republican Party and not the Democratic Party. So we are doing a very poor job as Republicans to bring more Hispanics into the fold. You know, since Reagan, we haven't, I think it's fair to say had someone quite like him. We have had a number of people starting of course well, when we had bush, HW then Clinton and in the Republican side, we had W and of course we've had Trump. What is it about Reagan that to you makes him stand out? It's simply the fact that we were younger than and sort of Reagan was our guiding star or is it that even looking back and with some kind of clinical objectivity there was something different about Reagan? What was that? Reagan was like my grandpa. I mean, he just, he was. He felt like somebody that I could go up to and talk to and give him all kinds of stories and so he was he was that type of person. He was very nice, very cordial, very warm, and he was not like your typical politician. And you know, I got the same type of feeling when I met Donald Trump. The exact same. Yeah, although on the face of a different mentally different styles are different. I mean, I think part of the reason for that and people mistake the fact that Trump is so aggressive, it's a different time. In fact, I see this even with Lincoln or the early Lincoln is different than the later Lincoln because Lincoln realized he was in a very difficult situation. In fact, he said I'm facing a challenge greater than Washington face. And he realized I've got to be a Man of Steel, whereas before Lincoln had been perceived as kind of a softie a little bit of a rhino. Right, right? Well, you know, with Reagan, I often tell you how every time something would happen and he would go on TV, I would literally start sobbing. I don't know if any other politician that's ever done that to me before. But the major or since, you know, the challenger disaster, which you're going to talk a little bit about later. I mean, that was like phenomenal. His speech was great. His even his farewell address made me cry. Because I knew that we may never have anybody like him ever again. And he was just that type of person, president leader, and one of the things is that when Reagan used the phrase we, which he would..

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"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

05:11 min | 10 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"I find amusing and interesting about that clip watching the video of it is you see that even Monday is laughing. Even more details like you got me and mondale goes with the spirit of the Reagan jibe. And that's of course the lighter side of Reagan. I don't know if that was a scripted line that Reagan came armed with or if it was a spontaneous punch if it was spontaneous. It's one of the best spontaneous lines ever delivered, I think, and certainly a presidential debate. But here's an earlier glimpse of Reagan. This is 1964. This is Reagan speaking on behalf of Goldwater. This is the speech that sort of broad Reagan onto the national stage. And you can see a younger Reagan and get the mood of Reagan a little bit more somber mood from this short clip. Listen. You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We'll preserve for our children this the last best hope of man on earth, or will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness. So this was Reagan's career really spanning for the starting in the mid 60s all the way to his election in 1980. I mentioned in the last segment I talk about my Dartmouth pal Peter Robinson who had been down to Berlin and seen the Berlin Wall and talked to some Berliners and asked them, you know, what do you think about this wall? And they saw the wall as the very symbol of Soviet tyranny. And that's what gave Peter the idea of drafting in a speech, the line, mister Gorbachev, take down this wall. And Reagan loved it, the moment he read the speech, he jumped right on in and he goes, that's what I want to say, Peter, I want to talk about taking down the Berlin Wall. And Peter describes an he's written about this subsequently massive efforts by the State Department and the Defense Department, all kinds of diplomatic channels, which by the way, review these speeches before. These official speeches before they're given, they all wanted to take the line out, but Peter ultimately appealed to Reagan and Reagan said no, I want that line to stay in. And Peter made the point later another speechwriter is begging noon in Tony Dolan have said the same thing that as speech writers, they didn't really write for Reagan. They rather, they were sort of human almost say that Reagan was the real writer and they put themselves in the place of Reagan and they went back to Reagan's old speeches. A Peter said that one of his greatest sources of what to say in Reagan's mouth was what Reagan said himself previously. And so this was very much Reagan sentiment, but it was designed to put diplomatic pressure on Gorbachev. And as we know from history that pressure ultimately worked. Now, what made Reagan is understanding of communism, I think, than what a lot of conservatives were saying at the time is that they embraced the evil empire aspect of communism, but Reagan also saw the ineptitude of communism. Reagan saw that communism wasn't just evil. It was evil, but it also didn't work. And Reagan saw this in the kind of jokes that he would sometimes tell about communism. Jokes that, by the way, Reagan claimed to have heard and picked up from the Soviet people themselves. In one of Reagan's favorite jokes he talks about a guy who goes to the Soviet bureau of transportation and he wants to order a car and not a mobile. And he stole that look you got to pay now, but you there's a ten year wait. And the man is like, oh man, but he goes, that's all right. He fills out all these forms. He goes through all these various agencies, he signs and countless places. Finally, it pays the money and he says, okay, now what? So they say, well, come back in ten years, and get your car. And the man says a morning or afternoon. And the guy in the agency gives him a look and says, we're talking about ten years from now. What difference can make? And the man goes, well, the plumber is coming in the morning. So this was Reagan relaying stories from the Soviet people, but the point of the story is that you've got this huge system of socialism, all based upon centralized planning, and the centralized planners don't know what's going on. They don't have markets. They can not rely on the price mechanism. Their system's not going to work. So even though they're the Soviet bear is dangerous, it is also clumsy. And of course, those two things, by the way, go together. We often think, well, ineptitude and danger are sort of opposites, but no Reagan's view is that a Soviet bear where the economy is collapsing around you inside the Soviet Union is only going to become more adventurous abroad. It's going to try to secure gains on the international front that are not available domestically and Reagan realized that that bear had to be checked. It had to be brought to its knees. It had to be in the words of the time, not merely contained but rolled back. The rollback of communism was Reagan's ultimate goal, a goal in which he was. Incredibly successful. You.

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"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

07:19 min | 10 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"We're no longer living in the Reagan era. And I don't just mean by that that Reagan is no longer with us. It's been a long time since Reagan was president. But what I mean is that the Reagan era of American politics, which began in 1980, I believe came to an end in 2008 when Obama was elected. I think Obama, in fact, saw himself self consciously as the man who was going to try to he couldn't undo the Reagan era any more than Clinton could, Clinton was largely carried by the Reagan tide, but I think Obama's idea was let me try to close this chapter and begin a new chapter in American history which, in fact, he did. If we think of the larger landscape of American politics, think of what that means. The Democratic Party was the dominant party in this country from 1932. This is when FDR Franklin Roosevelt was forced elected in the era of the depression. And democratic dominance went all the way from 1932 to 1980, when Reagan was elected. The great achievement of Reagan was to stop that democratic train. Now Reagan did more than that and I'll come to that in a minute, but Reagan began a new approach. And he was able amazingly to get Democrats to come over to his side to vote for his tax cuts to vote for some of his foreign policy initiatives to ratify treaties that were regen treaties, but he got Democrats to vote for them. And Reagan's influence continued to be felt long after Reagan. It went into the bushy rhin fact George H. W. Bush was largely elected on the strength of Reagan and as I say Clinton was unwillingly reluctantly thrashing carried by the by the Reagan tide. But we haven't had somebody like Reagan since Reagan. Republicans since Reagan have been so different than Reagan. Many of us who came of age in the Reagan era were looking for another Reagan. We realized we're not only is that Reagan hard to find, but we were unlikely to find another Reagan in our lifetime. That's been a perhaps startling but it shouldn't have been a very surprising discovery Reagan was in many ways a very unique guy. Now, the challenges of today are different than Reagan's. Reagan faced largely in international crisis, although they were domestic crises as well. But the big fight for Reagan was the Cold War. And the opponent was a Soviet empire that had become rapacious and very strong with tens of thousands of nuclear tipped warheads pointed directly at us and Reagan realized that that was the challenge of his day. Today, of course, we're facing a more internal, more domestic challenge, and so the tactics of reaganism, the generic appeal to patriotism, the appeal to a kind of one America united against an opponent. Even though that was to some degree more rhetorical than real, nevertheless, Reagan could plausibly appeal to a single America united behind a single anthem in a single flag. But that's not our America today. I remember in 1987 I was listening to Reagan. I was in my office. I was in The White House and the old executive office building and I was watching on TV as Reagan who was then in Berlin at the Brandon brigade was saying mister Gorbachev take down this wall, and of course I was thrilled by the speech in part because a college classmate of mine, Peter Robinson, who was a fellow right winger at the Dartmouth review. We were buddies together, Dartmouth, and he always beat her writing this unbelievably important speech, but I don't even think Peter thought and I certainly didn't think listening to Reagan in 1987 that the Berlin Wall two years later would in fact come down. We just thought this was sort of masterful rhetoric, and there's a very interesting story that I might tell in the next segment about how this speech even got written, but Reagan's achievement wasn't just to say it, but to actually make it make it occur. The Soviet bear had been on the prowl from 1980 from 1974 to 1980. Gobbling up ten countries, including South Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, south Yemen, Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Grenada, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, think about that. Ten countries falling into Soviet orbit. In 6 years, this was the legacy of democratic defeatism or back with that legacy now. It seems that when Democrats are in office really bad things happen around the world and of course, the 1970s were really no exception. At this time, it seemed like fighting the Soviet Union was the losing battle. In fact, a famous communist who became a conservative Whitaker chambers. When he moved right when he left the Communist Party and joined, if you will, the side of the west, he made the really striking comment, he said I am leaving the winning side. And you get a sense here of how conservatism in those days was defined by a kind of gloom, the gloom is that we're on the right side, but we're gonna lose. Reagan never shared that gloom. Reagan believed that we're gonna win. Reagan predicted that we're going to win. Here's Reagan, by the way, this is a 1981. He's speaking at the university of Notre-Dame. And Reagan says, the west won't contain communism. It will transcend communism. It will dismiss it as some bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages are even now being written. It was Reagan in 1982, addressing the British Parliament in an ironic sense, Reagan says, Karl Marx was right. We are witnessing today a great revolutionary crisis, but the crisis is happening not in the free non Marxist west, but in the home of Marxism London, the Soviet Union and Reagan goes on to say, it's the Soviet Union that runs against the tide of history by denying freedom and human dignity and he says that if the western alliance remains strong, it will produce, quote, a march of freedom and democracy, which will leave Marxism, leninism on the ash heap of history. I'm quoting these things because at a time when no one and I mean literally no one thought the Soviet Union was going to collapse, Reagan did. He predicted it. He knew it. He adopted the policies to make it happen and then it did happen. He left communism on the ash heap of history, never to return in that form again. Michelangelo.

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"reagan" Discussed on This American President

This American President

03:13 min | 11 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on This American President

"She was a woman who had her flaws who had her demons, and my book does not shrink from those. But it was just like every time every time I would sort of peel back a layer, there would be ten more layers to find. And I do think that her significance how crucial she was not only to his political rise, but to his survival in office. When he is hit by the worst scandal of his presidency in his second term, the Iran contra affair, she really ran the rescue effort in The White House, almost single handedly. And again, I had go into great detail of that in the book as well. Just how they're really couldn't have been a Ronald Reagan if there hadn't been a Nancy Reagan. So she passed away a few years ago and it seems like it's such a different world from the one that we had during the Reagan years. So what does her story tell us? What lessons does it have for us today? You know, I think that it tells us that you know that we look at our presidents as sort of, you know, singular figures, but it really is, they are also the product of the influences and the people who have served them well or not so well along the way. And again, sometimes those are people we don't appreciate at the time and it really does take stepping back a bit and contemplating sort of a broader picture of their lives and their strengths and their weaknesses. And in the case of the Reagan, Reagan's you have two people who really complemented each other's strengths and compensated for each other's weaknesses. And that's always a formidable team. Right. I think all of us, I know for myself, we all need someone to compensate for a weakness. We're all just so humans. Right. Even presidents. Right. Yes. Well, misses tumulty, thank you for being on our show. The book is called the triumph of Nancy Reagan. It's it came out this year, so it's still out there. It's still on the bookshelves and when I go to the bookstores, I see it. And so make sure you check it out because it's got incredible insight on one of our most important first ladies. So thank you for being on our show. Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. This American president is produced by myself Richard Lim and Michael Neal. If you like what you've been hearing, you can help us by leaving a 5 star review on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen to our show. I'm Richard Lim, we're back next time with more this American.

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"reagan" Discussed on This American President

This American President

03:02 min | 11 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on This American President

"She less ideological and more supportive of her husband regardless of what policies he was support? She was I think she was not terribly ideological. She was much more pragmatic. She wanted to see him get things done. She wanted to see him achieve a place in history as one of the great presidents. And so because she had this pragmatic streak, she was a very important ally for people for the pragmatists in the battles that would rage during the Reagan presidency. We're sort of between the ideologues and the pragmatists. And she was a very important ally for the pragmatist who included Secretary of State George Schultz and James baker who was the first White House chief of staff. In fact, baker will tell you, the reason he got that job is because at a time, you know, right after the 80 campaign, he said, I didn't really know the reagans, all that well, but Nancy really clicked with him and decided that he was the kind of sort of steady hand on the tiller that her husband was going to need in The White House. And he was a bush supporter. He was a sport that he came from George H. W. Bush. And he said, he said that, you know, he had before then, his primary, you know, relationship was the Reagan's, was as an adversary. He had actually been at the end of Jerry Ford's campaign had been chairman of the Ford campaign in 76. So, you know, it really was, it really does speak to her sense of what her husband needed that she was willing to turn to somebody like James baker. So it's often written that she was very affected by her husband. The assassination attempt on her husband and I mean, who wouldn't be? So what happened there and how did that affect the rest of his presidency and their marriage? You have to start out by knowing that on that day, then three months into his presidency. Ronald Reagan came a lot closer to death than the country knew. But Nancy Reagan witnessed the whole thing. And again, she is by nature. A very anxious person, she did not. Ronald Reagan had a sort of religious faith. He felt like if God had spared him, it was because God had a plan for him, and he just had to put his faith in that. She did not have that deep reservoir of religious faith that he did. So she was just looking for desperately for anything that could give her a sense of control..

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"reagan" Discussed on This American President

This American President

03:34 min | 11 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on This American President

"You know, it's funny because most of them I think do feel a little bit dated. The one I was most interested in, though, was one that called the next voice you hear. And it was daring in one way in the she played a visibly pregnant woman, which is something that almost didn't never happened in Hollywood in those days. And it was almost considered risque and every outfit she put on every camera angle had to pass muster with the studio sensors. When you mentioned she played the cerebral characters and all that. And it's like, well, you know, the opposite of Marilyn Monroe's character is basically where she was sex object basically. So eventually she meets Ronald Reagan and this was when he was the head of the screen actors guild and this was a tough time for him personally and professionally. So what happened there? So the story that the reagans would tell about how they met was really partially true. The way it goes is that in the fall of 1949, young actress, Nancy Davis, newly arrived in Hollywood, opens up The Hollywood Reporter newspaper to see her own name on a list of suspected communist sympathizers. Mind you, this is the red scare is coming up. This is like the worst possible thing that could happen to somebody newly arrived in Hollywood. So she goes to a famous director of the picture she's currently working on a guy named mervyn Leroy and she says, how are we going to straighten this out? And she says, you know, I've got to get the screen actors guild. The union to stand behind me on this one. So merv and Leroy comes back to her says I've spoken to the president of the union Ronald Reagan. He says it turns out there's another actress named Nancy Davis, the union will make this clear. Don't worry, it's fine. At which point, Nancy Davis says, oh no, I'm just really not going to feel at all reassured unless he can meet him in person and he will tell me this. Well, the truth is, she had already sort of noticed this incredibly handsome actor who was newly single. His wife, Jane Wyman, had basically walked out on him. So they have a blind date. It is a very successful blind date, but the course of their romance was not entirely smooth. In that Ronald Reagan, when she met him, was really at what he would later describe as the lowest point of his life. He is an actor going into middle age, coming out of the failed marriage, his career is sort of hitting the rocks. He shows up for this first date. He is literally a broken man. He shows up for the dates standing on crutches because he has broken his thigh bone in 6 different places in a baseball game and has spent the last two months in traction. So as Ronald Reagan would later say, you know, if Nancy Davis hadn't come along when she did, I would have lost my soul..

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"reagan" Discussed on This American President

This American President

05:18 min | 11 months ago

"reagan" Discussed on This American President

"July 6th of this year marked the 100th anniversary of Nancy Reagan's birth. Her husband Ronald was the icon of the modern conservative movement and one of the most popular presidents in American history. And she, too, carved out her own fascinating journey in life and became hugely influential and sometimes controversial during her husband's administration. In this episode, we interview Karen to multi, author of the first full length biography about misses Reagan. Our guest today is Karen tumulty, deputy editorial director at The Washington Post.

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"reagan" Discussed on This American President

This American President

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"reagan" Discussed on This American President

"On the afternoon of March 30th, 1981, president Ronald Reagan gave a speech at the Washington Hilton Hotel. After finishing the speech, he exited the hotel. At two 27 p.m., Reagan was about to get into his limo. When a 25 year old man named John hinckley junior aimed his revolver at the president, and unleashed a barrage of bullets. One of those bullets ricocheted off the limo and struck Reagan. Grazing his rib and lodging in his heart. In an instant, Secret Service agent Jerry parr reacted, grabbed Reagan by the shoulders. And through him and himself into the limo. When parr saar Reagan coughing blood, he realized the president, who, at 69 years old, was the oldest president up to that point, had been injured in order the driver to go to George Washington University hospital. Thankfully, president Reagan ended up surviving this harrowing incident. Agent parr likely saved Reagan's life. First by getting him out of the line of fire. And second, getting him to the hospital so quickly, he was hailed as a hero, and was given a commendation from the U.S. Congress, and a presidential rank award for meritorious executive among many other awards. One of my favorite stories to tell is how agent parr saved president Reagan's life, changing the course of history. But also about his own life story. It turns out that part became interested in being a Secret Service agent when, as a child, he watched the 1939 movie code of the Secret Service. The star of the movie, you guessed it, Ronald Reagan. It's one of those great ironies in American history. The man who saved president Reagan's life was inspired by a movie president Reagan made. It's a story I wanted to learn more about and share. Today we're honored to have agent parr's widow Carolyn parr on.

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"reagan" Discussed on This American President

This American President

06:04 min | 1 year ago

"reagan" Discussed on This American President

"No one had no live past ninety at that point and it did really really well made the new york times extended bestseller less. I think like number nineteen or sixteen or something like that. That visit the garden ronald reagan. Ronald reagan and i did all sorts of radio. Tv shows in then. Reagan died on june fifth. Two thousand four a few months later and all those people that had me on all their shows from you know the the associated press called and asked me if i could do join them on. Radio to coverage of reagan's funeral that week bill o. Reilly of the o'reilly factor. I must have done a show in february. I think i did called me back to have me on june. Two thousand four to talk about reagan faith. And so so. That's when the book made on the bestseller list again. And that's when the again providential at that point june two thousand. Four reagan died. Everyone wanted to know afterlife questions right. Where was reagan to reagan. Believe what reagan. Think about god so the so the timing on it turned out to be perfect. That's kind of a that was a whirlwind year. Those worlwide year for you to our that week. The week that he died i did. I did fifty sixty radio tv interviews. It was unbelievable. I in fact. I should check the box and they have saved it. The monday may be of that week. I must have did twelve. Fifteen twenty interviews. It was just..

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"reagan" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

Pantsuit Politics

08:45 min | 1 year ago

"reagan" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"We have realized that we've had the chance to think retrospectively about many of the president's who've governed during our lifetimes. We talked a lot about bill. Clinton during the height of the metoo movement we have processed the bush presidency as we have studied nine eleven. We've talked a lot about the obama and trump presidencies in real time. We thought about george h. w. bush's presidency when we read susan pages excellent book about barbara bush but we have not spent anytime on the president of our birth year. Ronald reagan and forty years later seemed like a good chance to think about his two terms as president which was really unusual at the time. He served it as we were doing this research. I learned that as of reagan's presidency only three other. Us presidents had served two full terms in office. Wilson roosevelt and eisenhower and the second term for two of those presidents was really significantly impacted by illness. So it was a big deal for reagan to be in office for two full terms and it certainly had a long lasting impact. Well he also tackled another historical i in his first year in office there was an assassination attempt and he was the first president to survive an assassination attempt at that time. But let's talk about how he got to the white house so ronald reagan had a very traditional midwestern upbringing illinois. He went onto a moderately successful career and movies and radio and tv. He began his transition into politics with several terms as the president of the screen actors. Guild where he fought for residual checks for actors. Which is holly ironic. Considering his later activity around unions. We'll get to that in a minute also. This was the beginning of his very passionate opposition to communism so passionate that during the mccarthy era he served as an fbi informant during his time at the screen actors guild and would turn in his phil actors as communist sympathizers. And of course the most interesting part about all this is he was a democrat. Almost this entire time. He rose to prominence in nineteen sixty four. He gave a speech called a time for choosing in support of barry goldwater campaign and it really made goldwater who was pretty radical more palatable. To lots of people and folks were very impressed with his charisma. It was one of the most successful political speeches launching a career that had happened at that point another theme ronald reagan. Chris another theme. We're at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind and his longtime from the swamp to the stars. And it's been said if we lose that war and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent. It's happening but i think it's time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the founding fathers not too long ago to friends of mine. We're talking to cuban refugee a businessman who had escaped from castro and in the midst of his story. One of my friends turn to the other instead. We don't know how lucky we are. And the cuban stopped and said how lucky you are. I had some place to escape to and then that sentence he told us the entire story if we lose freedom here. There's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on her and this idea. That government is beholden to the people that it has no other source of power except the sovereign. People is still the newest and the most unique. Id and all the long history of man's relation to man and so he was drafted to run for the governorship of california. He ran basically on two ideas. One was this sort of personal responsibility that he would just cement into the republican legacy and he would cement that personal responsibility idea by talking about wh as he termed them welfare bums and then he also ran almost directly against the university of california at berkeley and talked about how it was the site of this sort of anti war. Anti-capitalist anti hetero normative way of living and so with those two premises. He took on an incumbent governor of california. who really thought. Reagan would be pretty easy to beat and reagan won by almost a million votes so he served two terms as the governor of california he then ran against gerald ford from the republican nomination in one thousand nine hundred seventy six and really got beat by the moderate wing of the republican party. Gerald ford obviously won the nomination and then he ran again for the republican nomination in nineteen eighty which he won and then ran against an incumbent. President jimmy carter another fame. Somebody who thought he would be easy to be but he won it carrying four t four states and receiving four hundred eighty nine electoral votes to carter's forty nine. I think we should talk for a second about the conditions that allowed that to happen. america was pretty demoralized. When ronald reagan ran for president we had come out of vietnam. We had the iran hostage crisis. We were struggling economically. Obviously watergate watergate was on. Everyone's minds there was just a lot in the national psyche and we didn't really use words like national psyche at that point To talk about what everybody was dealing with and the consistent theme especially from all of the newspaper pieces that i read from this actual period not people looking back but at that time. You just see this theme. That reagan made people feel good. He just campaigned. On this sense. Of strength and optimism and democracy is going to prevail over the evil communist there was a simplicity to his messaging and and it was what people wanted to hear and it was so different than the really complex realities and circumstances they were otherwise facing yeah. I think that's really important. I think the other really important part of this puzzle is you just. Can't underestimate how different jimmy carter was president and as a politician i was listening to some coverage about his time as president in a diary entry where they were saying to name one hundred fifty judges to the federal bench and he was like. That's too much power. I shouldn't be doing that. Like he was like allergic to power and he was certainly allergic to politics. And the sort of like dirty politics that ronald reagan and the republican party at that point was leaning all the way into they had learned from president. Nixon southern strategy. That sort of the dog whistles to the racist south was a winning strategy. I mean he launched his campaign for president in one thousand nine hundred and the show mccown fair in philadelphia mississippi which was the site of the nineteen sixty four murders of three civil rights. Workers spoke about states rights. He was endorsed by the kooks clan when he ran in one. Thousand nine hundred. So i think that you know it was this. It feels like to me when i look back at that electoral blow out that. It wasn't in much the same way. Donald trump's electoral victory was about trump was about the circumstances surrounding them. And somebody willing to exploit them. I feel like jimmy. Carter brought a knife to a gunfight when this electoral campaign and it shows in that in the way the electoral votes were handed out. So let's talk about the reagan legacy and we're going to try to move through this very quickly but it's a lot y'all he was just an extremely consequential president. I shared an article for folks on social media to take a look at before this episode from the new york times written in nineteen eighty six so talking about his legacy while he was still in office and at that time. There was this constant comparison of reagan to fdr in the opposite direction. He remade government almost as much as consequentially as fdr had so. Let's start with the economics. Do think your point of like where america was was important right. I mean it was a there were high interest rates. there were high tax rates. There was high unemployment. there was a economic malays without a doubt so reagan rolls into town and he has some very distinctive economic policies that are vastly different than the fdr approach that the united states was.

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"reagan" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

Pantsuit Politics

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"reagan" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"I think those kinds of comments better than anything. I could come up with on my own. Summarize the frustration. I feel about the way we have elected president during my lifetime. Because i think that's what we keep trying to do. We keep trying to elect a president who feels good to us and when a person actually has to get an office in run and establish a record. Don't like that so much and we're ready to try a different kind of guy who might make us feel a little bit better. This is sarah and beth. You're listening to pantsuit politics. The home of grace filled political conversations. Hello and thank you. So much for joining us for another episode of pantsuit politics. Today we are going to spend a minute on the california recall results then taking a journey back to the political career of one of california's most famous governors ronald reagan. We're going to talk about his presidency. And the impacts of it that we see present in our politics today and then outside of politics but like just a smidge outside politics. We're gonna talk about lula rich. The amazon prime video documentary series about leroux that we know from instagram. Many of you are obsessed with right now as are we as are we. We are recording. Today's episode on wednesday. Because we are flying to austin texas on thursday. Sarah you wanna tell everyone a little bit about our plans in austin. Yes as you are listening to this on friday. We'll have just spoken to an organization in austin called pink granite that our executive producer. Amy wide founded to amplify the voices of women in politics and policy beth before we signed on to work with amy and or awesome organization. Did you know that the texas state capitol was in fact made of pink granite. Now that is fun. Fact that i recently discovered and i love it. I got the sort of femininity and strength combo. But i didn't know it was the actual mature granted. Yeah it's pink and then you'll get pictures you're like it's pink. How about that texas you hold multitudes we really do love speaking in events like this one and if you think your organization or workplace or student group or just whatever community gathering you have in mind would benefit from spending some time with us and our talk about hard conversations. Just reach out to a lease and let us know. My dog is a huge part of my family..

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"reagan" Discussed on This American President

This American President

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"reagan" Discussed on This American President

"A radio address. Reagan said quote. One thing is certain. The threat of hunger to the russian people is due to the soviet obsession with military power. Nothing proves the failure of marxism more than the soviet union's inability to produce weapons for its military ambitions and at the same time provide for their people's everyday needs in nineteen seventy six. Reagan said quote the russians know. They can't match us industrially or technologically during another radio address in the seventies. Reagan talked about reaching out to soviet citizens saying we quote could have an unexpected ally if citizen ivan is becoming discontented enough to start talking back. Maybe we should drop a few million. Typical mail order cadillacs on minks and pinks in moscow to wet their appetites. Reagan seem to be saying that those millions of people behind the iron curtain might be coaxed into rising up against their oppressors. If they knew just how bad they had it and how much better democracy and capitalism could be in nineteen eighty. Reagan gave an interview where he said quote they know that if we turned our full industrial might into an arms race they cannot keep pace with us. Why haven't we played that card. According to ronald reagan's close aide and his first national security advisor. Richard alan reagan told him in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven quote. My idea of american policy toward the soviet union is simple and some would say simplistic it is this we win and they lose their those who believe that. Richard alan was telling the truth. And those who believe that. He was. Exaggerating reagan's role as a mastermind who orchestrated the end of the cold war regardless of what one believes. It's clear that reagan believed in something that few experts did that. The soviet union was weak and was at risk of collapsing in his first year. In office reagan repeatedly spoke of some sort of end to soviet communism at a commencement address in notre dame in may nineteen eighty one. Reagan said the following the years. The years ahead are great ones for this country. The cause of freedom and the spread of civilization the west won't contain communism.

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