Tag Archive for Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan on Gay Rights

With the coming debate over the proposed amendment to the California Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman, I give you a California Icon in the battle for equal rights for Gays and Lesbians — Ronald Wilson Reagan. Photo of Rep. David Dreier with President Reagan from the Village Voice The Gipper was…

John McCain booed during his MLK Speech

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVqv68TPrSg[/youtube] Why was he booed?  McCain admits to having voted no in 1983 for a National Holiday to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  He just didn’t know enough about MLK at the time to see him as a national hero nor to understand how his work merited a Holiday in his name.  I find…

Would Reagan have been kicked to the curb today?

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee gets no love from the Flash Report.  Jon Fleischman has a brief post about this with a link to site about the sins against conservatives committed by “Tax Hike Mike.” Yet, based on the same standards Huckabee is being held to by conservatives, how would Ronald Reagan have fared? Reagan…

Obama “I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaoYD7iZG9w[/youtube]  I don’t want to present myself as some sort of singular figure.  I think part of what’s different are the times.  I do think that for example the 1980 was different.  I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill…

Ronald Reagan: Un-plugged

In 1948 Ronald Reagan was a Democrat.  There are many in the Republican party who would like to have us forget this fact.  But in 1948, two years after the Republicans took control of congress during Truman’s presidency, Ronald Reagan called for the reelection of Harry Truman and the return of Democratic control of the…