Famed Anti-Communist Blasts Obama as a ‘Dangerous’ Failure

January 3, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Cold War, Communism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Government, Government Corruption, History, Liberals, PCism, Poland, Policy, President, Progressives, Ronald Reagan, Russia, Socialism, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of the most famous fighters of Cold War communism still in the land of the living, Polish leader and liberty icon Lech Walesa, is not too keen on the “failure” that is Barack Obama. In fact, Obama has been down right “dangerous” for the world Walesa says.

In a new interview, Walesa decries Obama as having failed to advance peace and freedom across the world with his failed foreign policies.

Welsa lamented that when Obama was elected in 2008 there was “hope in the world” that “Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America,” but Obama “failed.”
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D-Day Anniversary VIDEO: Remembering D-Day With Ike and Reagan

June 6, 2013 | Filed Under Europe, France, Germany, President, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off

-By Paul Kengor

[Ed note: I posted this last year and it still gets a lot of traffic so on this anniversary of D-Day, I thought I'd post it again. In fact, I'll post it every D-Day anniversary...]

For me, Memorial Day happens twice within a week. The first, the official holiday at the end of May, is quickly reinforced a week later, every June 6: D-Day.

Of all the wartime anniversaries, none strike me quite like D-Day — the invasion of Normandy, the liberation of France, the final push to defeat Nazi Germany. It was June 6, 1944, a date that sticks like December 7, like July 4, like September 11. The mix of extreme sorrow and triumph has been unforgettably replicated on film by Steven Spielberg in the stunning opening of Saving Private Ryan.

What must it have been like to be among those first waves at the beaches? Indescribable, simply indescribable.
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Celebrating Margaret Thatcher Upon Her Passing

April 8, 2013 | Filed Under Britain, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Margaret Thatcher, known as the Iron Lady–and for a reason–has passed away. Thatcher was one of the trinity of world leaders that changed the world in the 1970s and 80s.

She, along with U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, brought conservative principles into world renown and rescued her nation from the hell of a socialist downward trend.

Sadly, both her country and ours have slid right back into the anti-modern, anti-liberty socialism Thatcher and Reagan laid low thanks to idiots like UK PM Tony Blair and our own communist, Barack Obama.

But for a few brief, shining decades, the team of Reagan/Thatcher brought the world back from the brink of socialist financial ruin as well as the brink of war from, cold to hot, as the pair beat the evil juggernaut of the Soviet Union.

To know what Margaret Thatcher was made of, just view one of her last raucous moments on the floor of the House of Commons where she utterly blows away a communist twit in a battle of wits that proves her opponent came to the fight unarmed.


Lady Margaret Thatcher, 87, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, RIP, April 8, 2013.
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Amer. For Prosperity Il: A Celebration of Ronald Reagan’s Birthday

February 7, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Conservatives, GOP, President, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On the evening of February 6–Ronald Reagan’s birthday–I attended a small event put on by Americans For Prosperity-Illinois (AFP-IL) to celebrate President Reagan’s birthday. We were regaled by a talk from Reagan’s personal, post presidency assistant, Peggy Grande and she gave a wonderful talk.

Ill. AFP Director David From Introduces Our Speaker

Mrs. Grande had some wonderful, heartwarming stories about the President. She was a lucky, lucky woman to have been able to live a decade in the company of so great a man.

Peggy Grande, Ronald Reagan’s Personal Assistant

Best of all, Mrs. Grande let us know of Reagan’s secret life… there wasn’t one. As she so wonderfully put it, Reagan was Reagan. What we saw in his public personae was his personal comportment. He was kind, intelligent, thoughtful, happy… in short the “happy warrior” we all saw on TV was Ronald Reagan.

This was the most revealing thing of all. It meant that there was no false front to Ronald Reagan, no artifice. The fact is, we weren’t somehow being fooled by Ronald Reagan. He was the great man we thought he was in public as well as in private.
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Celebration: The NYTimes Finally Admitted Reaganomics Worked

December 10, 2012 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, GOP, Government, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, New York City, Newspapers, President, Ronald Reagan, Taxes, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Will wonders never cease? American Enterprise Institute columnist James Pethokoukis saw something he never thought he’d see. After 30 years, The New York Times admitted that Reaganomics worked!

Pethokoukis was astounded by a Times article chronicling the steadily falling tax burden Americans have experienced since the 1980s.

The AEI money writer notes that the heart of The Times’ article is that in 2010 Americans “paid far less in total taxes — federal, state and local — than they would have paid 30 years ago.”

Pethokoukis points out that some tax hike advocates think this means that America’s tax burden is too low and time has come for a hike. But Pethokoukis disagrees.
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VIDEO: FreePac Speech of Former President of Poland Lech Walesa

October 28, 2012 | Filed Under Democracy, Elections, Freedom, Freedom Works, FreedomWorks, GOP, Poland, Policy, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Friday, October 26, I attended Freepac, Chicago held at the Schaumburg Convention Center. The event, sponsored by Freedomworks, had many fine speakers including Judge Andrew Napolitano, former President of Poland Lech Walesa, John Fund, CL Bryant, Deneen Borelli, John Tillman, Congressman Joe Walsh, and Adam Andrzejewski, hosted by Freedmworks CEO Matt Kibbe.

Here is the video I took of Lech Walesa.

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Countering Left’s Lie: Reagan was NOT an Abortion Supporter

April 11, 2012 | Filed Under Abortion, Barack Obama, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Liberals, Mitt Romney, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama supporters and leftists this week launched another great lie on the American people. This time they are attempting to claim that Reagan is somehow not as “extreme” as Romney because Reagan was an abortion supporter. But this claim is simply not true. It amounts to a misconstruction of both Reagan’s and Romney’s history most especially Reagan’s considered opinion on the subject.

As to Romney, while leftists are saying that Reagan’s early support of abortion is not as “extreme” as Romney’s current stance against abortion, Romney’s supporters are saying that he’s actually just like Reagan because both once supported abortion but ended up changing their minds coming to stand firmly against the practice.

So, which is it? Are the leftists right that Romney is more extreme than Reagan or are the Romney supporters right that he’s just like Ronald Reagan?

Actually, neither is true, at least on the abortion issue.

Certainly Romney is not anywhere near a true conservative, so calling him some sort of extremist in the first place is absurd. At best he’s a moderate with a gubernatorial record that leans a tad left in many areas. But he certainly is far, far more conservative than Obama, the most Marx-inspired president in American history. On that basis alone Romney is the best candidate for 2012.

Getting back to Reagan’s history with abortion, it is misleading in the extreme to cite his early support of abortion as if it is at all defining.
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Dear Conservatives: Romney Isn’t One of Us But We Still Hold The Power If…

March 22, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Mitt Romney, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Romney is not conservative. Anyone that says he’s conservative is only trying to convince themselves and is willfully ignoring not only Romney’s entire executive record when he was governor of Massachusetts, but ignoring all the tell-tale signs that his current conservative-tinged campaign rhetoric is just a show to get the nomination. Romney doesn’t mean a word of what he says. But we still hold the power to force him to stay on a more or less conservative path if he wins the White House.

How can I say Romney is basically lying to us?

Well, his executive record aside — which is clearly center left, not conservative — let’s not take my word for it all. Let’s take the word of his advisers.

On CNN on March 21, for instance, senior Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom was asked about Romney’s strategy in the general should he get that far. Fehrnstrom was asked if there is a concern that the other GOP candidates have made made Romney “tack so far to the right that it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election.”

“Well, I think you hit a reset button for the Fall campaign everything changes,” Fehrnstrom replied. “It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch, you can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.”

That’s right. Fehrnstrom is directly saying that all Romney’s conservative rhetoric today will be quickly jettisoned and he’ll be back to his moderate, center left ideals when he’s comfortably set up as the GOP nominee. This should surprise no one. There have been a lot of other things that shows Romney isn’t a conservative. His staunch support for Romenycare and his constant lies about how he never advocated it for a national model is another example.
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Happy 101st Birthday President Reagan: But Today There are ‘Two Visions’

February 6, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

(Courtesy of Americans for Prosperity)

Washington, DC – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s premier advocate for economic freedom, released a very special “Happy Birthday” message to honor President Ronald Reagan on his 101st birthday. The 60-second television spot contrasts Reagan’s optimism, prosperity, and belief in freedom with the broken promises and class-warfare rhetoric of President Obama.

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips said, “On Reagan’s birthday, I can’t help but miss the President more than ever. His vision for America contrasts so sharply with the big-government waste and cronyism that will be the legacy of the Obama Administration.”

Called “Two Visions,” the ad compares and contrasts quotes from the two presidents, showing the stark difference in their view of what America should be.

“It’s important to remind ourselves what a terrific difference a great leader can make in this country,” Phillips continued. “President Reagan knew that free market policies would result in millions of new American jobs, exploding personal incomes, with broad-based prosperity and optimism for our nation. However President Obama’s approach is just the opposite – more taxes, more government, and job killing regulations – all in pursuit of his own liberal ideology.”

The ad culminates with the message: Happy Birthday, President Reagan. We miss your optimism, your love of America, and your belief in the power of freedom. The ad release coincides with social media advertising and grassroots action.

Dear Romneyites, Reagan Was NOT an Abortion Supporter!

February 1, 2012 | Filed Under Abortion, Elections, GOP, Mitt Romney, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of the things that many Romney supporters are using to explain away their decision to ignore Romney’s many flip flops is Ronald Reagan’s one-time support for abortion and his signing of the Therapeutic Abortion Act as governor of California in 1967. But this comparison is a non sequitur. Reagan’s support of that abortion bill and his subsequent turn against it is less like a flip flop than Romney’s about face on the issue. In fact, a review of the two men’s record on abortion makes Romney look worse for the effort, not at all “just like Reagan.”

The first thing to realize about Reagan’s 1967 signing of the California abortion bill was that the whole national debate on abortion was, if you will, in its infancy. It was then not much of a national issue. The arguments for and against abortion had not crystallized into the well-worn positions we now know so well. After all, Roe v Wade wasn’t to catapult the issue to national prominence until 1973.

When this bill came before him in 1967, Reagan was admittedly unsure of what to do with the thing. He dithered for a long time before finally signing the bill because he simply had never given much thought to the issue. He quickly regretted placing his signature on the bill and firmly decided that hence forth he would be pro-life. He never supported an outright pro-abortion measure again.
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Salon’s Joan Walsh: Reagan Dems Voted GOP in 1980 Because They Were Raaaaacists

December 15, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Did you know that the only reason those famed “Reagan Democrats” voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984 was because they were… uh… racists? Well on the little watched Ed Show on MSNBC, Salon’s Joan Walsh assured the nation — or at least the 20 people watching — that this was the truth.

Sometimes a talking head on TV will say something so stupid that jaws drop nationwide as a result. Often that stupidity becomes the talk of the news cycle, too. But usually that only happens when there are actually viewers for the show upon which the stupidity is uttered. In this case, Joan Walsh of Salon uttered the stupidity, but since no one watches MSNBC — most especially the Ed Show — I thought I’d help pass around her comments to make her stupidity the talk of the day. It’s just a service from us here to you in the Internet tubes.

The rotund Ed Schultz was disparaging the Reagan Democrats as “dead” (both figuratively and literally) and was saying that Reagan Democrats could not possibly be a factor in 2012. Whatever merits of that claim, when Schultz turned to Salon’s Joan Walsh he got one of the most absurd comments about Reagan Democrats evah!

Walsh said:
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We’ve Been Had: Reagan’s Words Have Gone Unheeded

December 8, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Daniel Clark, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Energy, Ethics, Government, Liberals, Oil, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Daniel Clark

In Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address, he described America by saying, “We are a nation that has a government, not the other way around.” Thirty years later, that doesn’t exactly ring true.

During the 2008 primaries, Barack Obama told a group of supporters in Oregon that, “We can’t drive our SUVs, and eat as much as we want, and keep our homes at 72 degrees at all times, and then just expect that other countries are going to say, ‘oh, okay.’ That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.” Exercising our freedom as consumers is “not going to happen?” Spoken like the future leader of a government that has a nation.

This September, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack lectured representatives of the National Restaurant Association about the amount of salt and sugar in their food, as part of an intimidation campaign with which several large restaurant chains are already “cooperating.” Of course, salt and sugar cost money, so if it made good business sense for restaurants to reduce the amounts they use, they would have done so already. They haven’t because the food just won’t taste as good, as you’re well aware if you’ve ever accidentally bought a can of low-sodium soup, and then carpet-bombed it with salt in an attempt to make it palatable.
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At Heartland’s Celebration of Milton Friedman’s 99th Birthday

August 2, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Illinois, Liberals, Ronald Reagan, Taxes, The Heartland Institute, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last week I attended a great talk given by University of Chicago economics professor Allen Sanderson in celebration of economics giant Milton Friedman’s 99th birthday. The talk was sponsored by the Chicago-based Heartland Institute.

We are humbled by the fact that in his life and long career at the University of Chicago, Friedman declared himself a friend and fan of our organization, calling us “a highly effective libertarian institute.” Today’s luncheon address was delivered by University of Chicago economics professor Allen Sanderson, who was a colleague of one of the brightest minds of the 20th century. We’ll have video of Sanderson’s entertaining and enlightening presentation up on our website next week.

Professor Sanderson was a colleague and friend of the great economist and related several funny and interesting stories about his days with the Friedman’s.

The Free Lunch Myth

Reason Magazine Celebrates Friedman

Ronald Reagan on Milton Friedman

Visit The Heartland Institute for more interesting and edifying videos and information.
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Reagan’s Best Joke About Democrats Evah!

June 30, 2011 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Humor, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

A Time for Choosing

June 23, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

“So we have come to a time for choosing,” warned Ronald Reagan in his famous speech nominating Barry Goldwater for President in 1964. It was one of the most important speeches in American history — and remains terrifyingly true today.

Millions without jobs. American values under attack. Bailouts, deficits, and debt that threatens the future for our children and grandchildren. Will the citizens of this great country allow it to continue?

America truly faces a time for choosing in November 2012. Stand with us to retake America and win one for the Gipper.

Remembering D-Day With Ike and Reagan

June 6, 2011 | Filed Under History, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off

-By Paul Kengor

For me, Memorial Day happens twice within a week. The first, the official holiday at the end of May, is quickly reinforced a week later, every June 6: D-Day.

Of all the wartime anniversaries, none strike me quite like D-Day — the invasion of Normandy, the liberation of France, the final push to defeat Nazi Germany. It was June 6, 1944, a date that sticks like December 7, like July 4, like September 11. The mix of extreme sorrow and triumph has been unforgettably replicated on film by Steven Spielberg in the stunning opening of Saving Private Ryan.

What must it have been like to be among those first waves at the beaches? Indescribable, simply indescribable.

When I think of D-Day, I always think of two presidents, neither of which were president at the time: Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan. What they had to say about the event was profound.

Ike was Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, a long way from humble beginnings as a Kansas farm boy. He gave the final order to send an armada of 5,000 ships, 12,000 aircraft, and 155,000 soldiers — the largest amphibious assault in history. The morning prior, the forecast wasn’t good. Ike asked each of his subordinates what they thought about proceeding…

Read the rest at The American Spectator.

Why Ronald Reagan Can’t Save America

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Daria Novak, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Daria Novak

Not long ago a car passed me on the highway with a bumper sticker asking: “What Would Reagan Do?” My initial, emotional reaction was a resounding “Yes, this guy gets it.” Then I started thinking what that simple question whispered about America today.

Do we so lack a belief in ourselves and in our own ability to manage our lives and, hence, our great nation, that we are incapable of standing up and taking charge? Shouldn’t we accept responsibility for the problems we created in this country? And further, doesn’t each of us bear an individual responsibility to help formulate our response to these failings?

There are more Ronald Reagan’s among us. If the President was speaking to you now, he would point out he is simply one of us, the embodiment of the American dream, a boy who grew up in the Midwest, who found his voice, and used it to wake up a nation to all the possibility contained within our people.
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Chicago Tea Party: We Won The Ronald Reagan Award

March 12, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Congress, Conservatives, Cook County, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, Illinois, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Chicago Tea Party…

We are very proud and humbled to tell you that the Chicago Tea Party Patriots were honored with the Ronald Reagan Award at CPAC 2011 in Washington, DC. The Ronald Reagan Award is CPAC’s highest honor and we’re one of only four tea party groups in the entire country to receive it. This is a group award recognizing all of your efforts over the past year. Congratulations to everyone.

CPAC says of the award: “From the beginning, the annual Ronald Reagan Award is given not to the generals of the movement, but to the soldiers, the men and women working in the trenches who sacrificed, and in so doing set an example for others. In past years, the award – which is our highest – has gone to grassroots organizers, taxpayer advocates, and those whose names may not be household names, but whose work has affected us all.” The American Conservative Union is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization and their CPAC conference is the largest annual gathering of conservatives.
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VIDEO: Speeches Given at Illinois GOP Reagan Dinner Gingrich, Bolton, Kirk, Rutherford

February 10, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Chicago, Congress, Conservatives, Cook County, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, John Bolton, Liberals, Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich, President, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Ronald Reagan, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last weekend I attended the Ronald Reagan 100th birthday dinner held by the Illinois Republican Party. I filmed all the speeches given and I am finally done making the video for these speeches. I did not get Ill. GOP Chairman Pat Brady’s address, but I did get the others.

In order of appearance, the dinner featured Senator Mark Kirk, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Congressman Mike Pence, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton, and finally Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.

I do not have Santorum’s comments here because he went on so long YouTube won’t accept my video upload because it is too long. If I remember, next week I will split his video in half and try again. Chicago talk show hosts Don Wade and Roma also appeared, but their bit was fluff and I did not bother recoding it.

The sound isn’t the best in the world, but it is at least intelligible.

Senator Mark Kirk At The Illinois Reagan Dinner

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Superbowl Fail: Superbowl’s Ronald Reagan Video All But Ignored

February 7, 2011 | Filed Under Media, Media Bias, Ronald Reagan, Sports, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

As Superbowl XLV began a video celebrating the life of Ronald Reagan was played on the jumbo tron screen in the stadium for the sports fans there to enjoy. It was only fitting seeing as how the game was being played on Reagan’s 100th birthday. But the national audiences were never made aware that this video was played. For the millions of folks at home, Reagan’s birthday was ignored.

This video was part of the Superbowl programing, certainly as official as Christina Aguilera’s mangling of the National Anthem and the Black Eyed Peas’… well, whatever it was the Black Eyed Peas were doing. Yet the folks at home were left ignorant of the airing of the Reagan video.

It couldn’t have been a squeamishness about politics. After all, the Black Eyed Peas were allowed to stick a plea to Obama to institute more socialism in one of their “songs” during the half time segment (I hesitate to call it a “show”). So why was Reagan’s birthday video ignored?

In any case the video is a great compilation of Reagan moments and is but a few minutes long. It was sponsored by The Reagan Foundation.

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Ronald Reagan: Father of the Tea Party

February 6, 2011 | Filed Under Congress, Conservatives, Elections, GOP, Government, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

We are still living in Ronald Reagan’s era, despite the constant refrains from Democrats and the left that Reaganism is long dead. As we observe his 100th birthday, it is also beneficial to point out that in many ways Reagan is the father of the Tea Party Movement. It was his great success, his sunny optimism that gave the Tea Partiers the grounding and confidence that they could, indeed, make a difference.

Like many politically active people today, Ronald Reagan is my favorite president in my lifetime. For me, he was also the first president for whom I could vote and I did so with glee.

In fact, if it weren’t for Ronald Reagan I may well have entered my voting age with too much cynicism to overcome in order to make me feel invested in the system. I’d posit that this is true for most Tea Party patriots older than 40, too. I would also argue that the Reagan effect is responsible for giving Tea Partiers the feeling that they could affect government like Reagan did and that without Reagan there’d be no Tea Party movement at all.
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Celebrating Reagan’s Legacy‏

February 6, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Communism, Congress, GOP, Government, Illinois, Peter Roskam, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From Congressman Peter Roskam (Ill., 6th District)…

This Sunday, February 6, marks the late President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday. Particularly given our country’s current economic challenges, it is fitting we take some time to reflect on the legacy of this great American.

When President Reagan took office in January of 1981, our country was experiencing great hardships – not unlike today, he faced an economic recession and record unemployment. However, unlike the current Administration, President Reagan approached these challenges with a conviction that the American people could pick themselves up – as long as government stayed out of the way.

Take a minute to watch this video from the Heritage Foundation:

Reagan’s years in the White House were marked by a determined drive to shrink the size and cost of government and make America strong again. As a result, he ushered in one of the greatest periods of prosperity in the history of the United States.
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Seen at the Illinois Reagan Dinner…

February 6, 2011 | Filed Under Chicago, Conservatives, Cook County, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

I just got home from the Illinois GOP Ronald Reagan 100th Birthday dinner and before I turn info the night I wanted to give a quick account of some of the folks I ran into this evening.

Seen tonight was 6th District Representative Peter Roskam, the Chief Deputy Whip. I also saw Adam Andrzejewski, chief of For The Good of Illinois and former Illinois Gubernatorial candidate, John Garrido candidate for 45th Ward Alderman, Dave Dierson of the famous GOPUSA daily email report, former candidate for Attny General Steve Kim, former 59th District candidate Dan Sugrue, activist John Bambeneck, John Tillman and the folks from the Illinois Policy Institute, Fran Eaton and the folks at the United Republican Fund as well as Illinois Review and many others (as I remember more, I’ll add them later).

A few old blogger friends were also in attendance…

From left to right: Paul Miller, Myself, John Ruberry of MarathonPundit, and Paul Mitchell of Thoughts of a Regular Guy

Adam Andrzejewski (center) and John Garrido and his lovely wife
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Illinois Celebrates Ronald Reagan’s 100th

February 5, 2011 | Filed Under Bobby Schilling, Chicago, Conservatives, Cook County, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Joe Walsh, John Bolton, Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich, Pat Brady, President, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Ronald Reagan, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I am here tonight at the Illinois Republican Party celebration of Ronald Reagan’s 100 birthday. The event is being held at the Hilton on the Mag Mile, Michigan Avenue, downtown Chicago. Tonight we’ll be seeing a small retinue of stars in the GOP firmament. Senator Mark Kirk, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Congressman Mike Pence (Indiana), former Penn. Senator Rick Santorum, former Ambassador to the UN John Bolton, with closing remarks by Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.

It is a packed house with over 600 diners enjoying the evening.
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GOP Honors Reagan’s 100th With New Website

February 1, 2011 | Filed Under Conservatives, GOP, Government, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

Happy 100th Birthday President Reagan

This Sunday, February 6th, marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, our 40th President, and a towering, visionary figure in the history of the Republican Party, the United States and the free world.

The Republican National Committee is celebrating this milestone with a special website devoted to President Reagan. The website will feature video tributes to The Gipper throughout the week from Republicans leading up to his birthday. I hope you will join in the Centennial Celebration by signing our birthday card to President Reagan and joining the conversation about keeping his legacy alive using the Twitter hashtag #Reagan100.

GOP On Twitter:

Reagan and Obama – NO COMPARISON

January 31, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Liberals, President, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

A lot of left-leaning Old Media types are trying desperately to pump Barack Obama up into the new Ronald Reagan. But, if anyone takes the time to really compare the two, Obama seems far more like the anti-Reagan than a Reagan redux.

Ronald Reagan was a truly great American President. Barack Obama is simply the second Carter and no better… he may be worse, but we won’t know that for sure until his finally leaves office.
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New Film: I Want Your Money

August 10, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Free Trade, Government, Liberals, Ronald Reagan, Taxes, Video, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

A new film is coming out to inform America of just how bad, just how greedy our government has become. It’s called I Want Your Money.

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Illinois Reagan Centennial Commission: Great Idea Horrible Logo

July 16, 2010 | Filed Under History, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The website for the Illinois Reagan Centennial Commission seems to be about complete and running now. It can be seen here:

The effort is being run out of Reagan’s boyhood home of Dixon, Illinois. Dixon is west of Chicago a few hours north of I-88 and is the town that Ronald Reagan lived in between 1920 and 1932.

The town has some great festivals, meetings, walking trails, and other events scheduled to celebrate Reagan’s life through 2011.
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America? It’s Become a Silly Little Place

July 9, 2010 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Founders, George Washington, Government, History, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization, WWII | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The United States of America used to be a fearsome power but one with a soft touch. Peoples of the world looked to this great nation as that “shining city on a hill” and came here by the millions to become the next new American citizen. Producing its greatness were great men and in memory of those great men landmarks, and worthy institutions were named after them by a proud and thankful people.

We had Washington City named for the father of our country. We had schools and libraries named after the first man of the people, Andrew Jackson. We had more schools and later highways named after the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. Yet more schools and highways were named after the man that won WWII for us, Dwight Eisenhower. An Airport was named after the great communicator, Ronald Reagan.

These great men helped build this country and contributed to its greatness in their own special ways. Their contributions can neither be slighted nor forgotten. These were important men, great men that led this wondrous nation.

So, what do we have today? What great men are finding an adoring public choosing to name important facilities, places of learning, or great veins of transportation after them? What great men are following in the footsteps of these past great men? Who else has done things like won a terrible war, became our first president, freed the slaves, saved the country from elitists, or helped bring the masses into political power?
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Report: May 12, 2010 Sarah Palin In Chicago

May 13, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Christianity, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Nancy Pelosi, President, Religion, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Scott Lee Cohen, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In the deep blue sea of the People’s Republic of Chicagoland, Sarah Palin shined like a light of liberty among the darkness of Mayor Richard “King” Daley’s perverse domain. Palin brought hope into the home of President Obama’s cynical “Chicago Way” style of politics, and I was there to witness the May 12 show.

Sarah Palin was her usual effervescent self, upbeat and positive about this great country and happy to appear before us. She reveled in her “aw shucks” persona built from regular Americana, a style that has made her dear to the hearts of so many Americans from coast to coast.

The show started with a little patter between Big John Howell and Amy Jacobson, the morning radio talkers from Chicago’s WIND AM. One of John Howell’s musician buddies performed a few songs for us and I have to say he was pleasant to listen to. Finally, just before the Governor addressed us, the ever avuncular and impressive Guy Benson — who has a Sunday evening show on WIND — entertained us with some political humor.

Then, when the giant curtains parted to reveal the governor, the applause was almost deafening so the evening started with an electric jolt. She immediately asked all U.S. military veterans to stand for recognition to a huge round of applause for her recognition and for ours of our vets.

One of the early things that Governor Palin brought up was this idiotic business of Highland Park High School whose administrators suddenly canceled its girls basketball team trip to Arizona. The team had won the right to play in a tournament for the first time in 26 years. Why was it canceled? Only because the tournament is in Arizona and school administrators are mad at the state. Disgustingly, these school chiefs are using these girls to advance their own political agenda. Palin was amazed that this school was ignorant enough to say Arizona is not a worthy place for their girls to visit yet the school is still sponsoring a trip to China! “Do you know how girls are treated in China,” Palin asked. Then to great applause she suggested that those girls might have to “go rogue.”
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