Reagan’s place… at Brandenburg Gate then, and in the party now.
There has been a certain amount of …well, the usual invocation of Ronald Reagan’s memory in order to justify other people’s positions on issues, particularly the ones where they’re not majority positions in the Republican party. Latest offender – and it’s a shame that I have to use the word, in this case: I like the guy – is former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who | Read More »
Paul Krugman channels his inner Reagan.
Is it cruel to point out that when Paul Krugman says that an alien invasion would save Keynesianism… …he’s pretty much cribbing off of Reagan’s observation that an alien invasion would unite humanity and war among us? Or is it just sad that Krugman comes across as profoundly intellectually stunted, in comparison? I mean, if we’re going to have an alien invasion serve a higher | Read More »
John Lennon: Reagan Republican?
You know, I don’t know if I WANT to check this one out: the mere fact that there’s a credible source out there claiming that John “Imagine” Lennon* was secretly fond of the Gipper (and couldn’t stand Jimmy Carter – but then, what sane person can?) is enough, in some ways. The source is Fred Seaman, one of Lennon’s assistants during the last years of | Read More »
Trying to erase ‘tear down this wall.’
It is my first instinct to treat this report of Ronald Reagan Jr’s… commentary… by simply letting it pass by without a response. For those not wishing to click through, the boy (use of term deliberate) is indulging elderly liberal fetishists everywhere by making the claim that his father was suffering from Alzheimer’s as far back as the 1984 debates*, as well as ‘details’ regarding | Read More »
Hey, does Gibbs read Instapundit?
Check out the bobble at the end. Not conclusive, but at least worth noting. Via Scott Ott‘s Facebook account; I agree with Scott that Chip Reid’s asking a legitimate question about Reagan’s notable lack of a Nobel Peace Prize*. I will also note that my wife laughed out loud at Gibbs’ suggestion that the Washington pundit class get out more; so did I, but that | Read More »
Again: they’re *angry*, not afraid.
Dan Collins – who has by the way moved Piece of Work In Progress: update your links – has a post about the opposition to the President that shouldn’t be excerpted, but must be. A taste: …they get stonewalled at town halls packed deliberately with union supporters, or find that their Representative has literally decided to phone the meeting in, and they are accused of | Read More »
Oliver Stone is mad about Reagan and Bush.
Mad, mad Oliver! (Link fixed.) …I was going to write this whole thing up Dr. Seuss-style, but honestly? It came out completely lame. Anyway, it’s really simple: Oliver Stone’s angry as anything over the way that people cruelly went out and didn’t see his last movie, so he does what anybody would in his situation (and mindset) – go onto Bill Maher’s show and call | Read More »