Tag Archive for Ronald Reagan

Would the Tea Party Throw Reagan Under the Bus?

This weekend marks the 100th birthday of the most beloved Republican president ever – Ronald Reagan.  Now, there is a lot for any American to like about President Reagan.  He had unbridled optimism, a great sense of humor and actual respect for members of the opposing party.  But as a Democrat who survived the Reagan…

Tea Party Express Using Arizona Shooting to Raise Money

The California-based Tea Party Express, which endorsed Chuck DeVore for US Senate and Van Tran for Congress, sent out a letter to its members that condemned the Arizona shooting and Liberals for trying to connect the Tea Party to the shootings and ended the letter with a fundraising appeal.  Now we said yesterday and stand by…

Obama to Address Nation’s School Children on Sept 14; will OC Schools display political backbone this time?

I’m still considerably mad at IUSD for last year’s lack of political courage.  My daughter’s elementary school actually aired the recorded address to schoolchildren by the President three times.  My son’s high school didn’t.  Select teachers did show it but my son didn’t have the good fortune to see the President’s address at all. On…

The Failure of Supply Side Economics

The Register’s Brian Calle and John Seiler have both weighed in on our repsonse post about the failure of Reaganomics, better described as “supply side economics” citing the 40th president’s view that placing more money in the hands of Americans is a better way to go and that President Obama should heed the advice of…

What Would Reagan Do?

In his eloquent “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” written in response to white ministers who criticized nonviolent activist tactics, Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote powerfully, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” It greatly bothered King that white Christians could stand by idly while oppression of fellow human beings continued unabated, “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.”

My, How Times Have Changed

This post is heavily lifted from here. There’s a site called The Smirking Chimp recommended by digby (who is, IMHO, totally cool). Check them both from time to time.  The Smirking Chimp has a post about the economic effects of the Reagan Revolution. Following is the gist of their post. It’s handy to have all this information…