Running low on butter Jesse?
(Campus Reform) –Deceased Republican President Ronald Reagan sought to to permanently ban African Americans from playing college and professional football in the South with white people, civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. alleged in a speech at Furman University on Wednesday evening.
In the same speech he also alleged that the modern Tea Party was born from efforts to sustain segregation.
Goldwater and Reagan had they been successful, it would have been illegal for blacks and whites to play together on a Saturday afternoon, he said.
[Jesse Jackson] repeatedly calling the United States south â€œthe land of the free, the home of genocide, and suggested that the modern day Tea Party was born from efforts to maintain “the walls” of slavery and segregation.
The Union, those in the Confederacy sought to maintain the walls [of slavery and segregation of races] and secede from the country, the shots fired at Fort Sumter, the beginning of the Tea Party, the ‘Fort Sumter’ Tea Party, who sought to secede from the union, set their own government, their own currency, sought to ally with France and Britain, to form their own country, he said. [..]
— LeahR (@LeahR77) October 27, 2013
Takeaway: The irrelevant Jackson is scraping and crawling his way into relevancy by attacking the as relevant as ever Tea Party.
The cult of zero personal responsibility OKA progz are unable to grasp this simple truth:
“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” ~Ronald Reagan
And that indeed is a societal problem… Heh.
Jeffery Lord of The American Spectator:
You didn’t seriously buy into all this horse hockey about the Daily Caller’s Neil Munro having violated some sacred rule about interrupting or, as the press would call it, “heckling” the President? Of course you didn’t. But what may come as news to some is that for the White House press corps, interrupting and heckling the President is A-OKâ€¦ provided, of course, it’s not President Obama.
President Ronald Reagan making remarks in the White House press room, found here. The subject is another controversial topic: the Iran-Contra issue. Note that Reagan is (a) interrupted while still speaking, just as was Obama, and (b) Reagan was shouted at — not simply “heckled” but literally shrieked at — by a whole chorus of White House correspondents as he tries to leave the room. The respectful silence granted Obama as he departs in the midst of controversy, with the exception of a lone voice? OK for Obama — but not for Reagan. When it came to dealing with Reagan in this situation, respect for both President and the presidency went right out the window.
The treatment of the two presidents is starkly different. [...]
The Audacity Of Narcissism: Obama Hijacks Presidential Bios On White House Website Inserting Himself [Updated: Quietly Removed]
Via Seth Mandell at Commentary
The Heritage Foundationâ€™s Rory Cooper tweeted that Obama had casually dropped his own name into Ronald Reaganâ€™s official biography on www.whitehouse.gov, claiming credit for taking up the mantle of Reaganâ€™s tax reform advocacy with his â€œBuffett Ruleâ€ gimmick.
My first thought was, he must be joking. But he wasnâ€™tâ€”it turns out Obama has added bullet points bragging about his own accomplishments to the biographical sketches of every single U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge (except, for some reason, Gerald Ford). Here are a few examples:
- On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people. President Coolidge later helped create the Federal Radio Commission, which has now evolved to become the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls using Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.
- In a 1946 letter to the National Urban League, President Truman wrote that the government has â€œan obligation to see that the civil rights of every citizen are fully and equally protected.â€ He ended racial segregation in civil service and the armed forces in 1948. Today the Obama administration continues to strive toward upholding the civil rights of its citizens, repealing Donâ€™t Ask Donâ€™t Tell, allowing people of all sexual orientations to serve openly in our armed forces.
- President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare signed (sic) into law in 1965â€”providing millions of elderly healthcare stability. President Obamaâ€™s historic health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, strengthens Medicare, offers eligible seniors a range of preventive services with no cost-sharing, and provides discounts on drugs when in the coverage gap known as the â€œdonut hole.â€
- On August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Today the Obama administration continues to protect seniors and ensure Social SecurityÂ will be there for future generations.
- In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett Rule.
Ed Morrissey has the J.F.K. hijacking:
- President John F. Kennedy famously suggested the American people: â€œAsk what you can do for your country.â€ In 1961, the Peace Corps was created, facilitating service among citizens working toward peace in developing countries. In 2011, President Obama celebrated theÂ 50th anniversary of the Peace CorpsÂ with aÂ Presidential Proclamation.
Itâ€™s difficult to decide which of these are the lamest.Â The entry on JFK has to be in the running, though, with its proud declaration that Obama signed a proclamation! That must have been hard work, eh?
The oh so snarkilicious Twitter counter offensive hashtag: #ObamaInHistory, is still going strong.
More fun here: ObamaInHistory.com
And here: Top 10 Obama ties to history
Update: Reason’s Scott Shackford reports:
It appears as though the White House has decided that maybe the official biographies of other presidents are not the best place to campaign for President Barack Obamaâ€™s reelection.[...]
President Ronald Reagan understood. God rest his soul, he was a traditional American. Obama and his anti-American progressive cabal are not by a long shot. One simply can not loathe America and all that she stands for and be a traditional American. Traditional Americans who value liberty, are the backbone of this great country. Always have been. Progressives headed by wannabe despot Obama, want to literally rip our freedoms from us and cut America off at the knees.
Is it any wonder that in these polling results released yesterday by Gallup, Ronald Reagan came out on top? Note the net rating percentage points of Reagan versus Obama. Quite the wide margin wouldn’t you say? In fact, take careful note of Obama’s numbers across the board. Far from stellar.
Come November 2012, vote the bastard â€“OUT. I donâ€™t care who eventually wins the GOP nomination â€“get OUT and VOTE. Your vote will be AGAINST Obama, not for the candidate of your choice. That is the â€“POINT. Sure, they each have their negatives. BUT the alternative, a second term for O (a FRIGHTENING thought), should be more than enough to motivate you.
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do to save your country.
Vote as if the American way ofÂ life depends on it â€“because it DOES.
Update: Bonus Reagan video.
Reagan responds to Obama and his supporters
Let our friends and those who may wish us ill take note: The United States has an obligation to its citizens and to the people of the world never to let those who would destroy freedom dictate the future course of human life on this planet.
~Ronald Reagan’s acceptance speech 1980 Republican Convention
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing.~Edmund Burke
What a stunning likeness.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A statue of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was unveiled Wednesday in Hungary’s capital, where he was honored for his leadership in helping to end communism.
The bronze 2-meter (7-foot) likeness of the 40th president was erected in Budapest at Freedom Square, near both the U.S. Embassy and a World War II memorial to Soviet soldiers killed during the ouster of the Nazis from Hungary.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice helped unveil the statue Wednesday.
Reagan was remembered for the aid and encouragement he gave Hungary and other former Soviet satellite states in Eastern Europe to gain back their freedom.
Reagan “changed the world and created a new world for Central Europe,” Orban said at the unveiling ceremony. “He tore down the walls which were erected in the path of freedom in the name of distorted and sick ideologies.”
Rice said the cause of the freedom fighters in Hungary’s failed anti-Soviet revolution in 1956 deepened Reagan’s commitment to ending communist rule around the world.
A large facsimile of Reagan’s signature identifies the statue made by Istvan Mate and a touchscreen monitor nearby provides information about Reagan in Hungarian and English.
The statue, which shows Reagan in mid-stride, is the second memorial erected in his honor in Budapest, where a bust of the former actor and governor of California was placed in City Park in 2006.
In March, Hungary’s postal service also issued a commemorative envelope and postmark celebrating the centenary of Reagan’s birth. >>>
And then came Obama…