1983: Reagan and “the evil empire”

President Obama will soon be shaking hands with a Cold War relic.

33 years ago today, Pres Reagan used “the evil empire” phrase for the second time:

“Reagan’s aggressive stance toward the Soviet Union became known as the Reagan Doctrine. He warned against what he and his supporters saw as the dangerous trend of tolerating the Soviets’ build-up of nuclear weapons and attempts to infiltrate Third World countries in order to spread communism. Advocating a peace through strength policy, Reagan declared that the Soviets must be made to understand we will never compromise our principles and standards [nor] ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire. To do so would mean abandoning the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil.”

It was a brilliant move.   Pres Reagan made the point that the USSR represented an evil ideology that denied basic freedoms.

Are you listening President Obama?

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RIP Nancy Reagan, a friend of freedom and Cuban Americans

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For so many of us, Nancy Reagan was bigger than life.

She was always next to Governor and then President Reagan, the most influential politician of the last 50 years. She was there at the GOP convention, at the campaign rallies and always present supporting Cuban Americans in the US.

Like her husband, she understood the evil of communism.   We will miss her.

I like what Ed Rollins wrote about her:

The ultimate, painful role she played was being the caretaker when the president was stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. She made her family’s first-hand experience with the disease part of a public awareness campaign. Mrs. Reagan was the catalyst for much of research that followed to conquer this dreadful disease.

Her final role was as the torch carrier her extraordinary husband, our fortieth president.

The flame will continue to glow and our nation can forever be grateful for this exceptional president and the lovely lady who loved him, guided him, supported him and loved her country as he did.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Reagan. Your nation loves you and will miss you!

Yes rest in peace Mrs Reagan. We will always remember you for being the faithful woman who stood with President Reagan all the way.

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A Tale of Two Cruises…

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Because they’ve been so-o-o-o-o much better off since Obama/Kerry lifted that evil US embargo on Castros’ Cuba paradise is just washing them out to sea, dontcha know…

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A “Legends of Pittsburgh Cruise” ship rescued 16 Cuban migrants who were found on a makeshift raft in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday afternoon.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison posted pictures on Instagram, showing the ships. His agent Bill Parise told KDKA that he snapped the pictures from his estate room.

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Harrison also tweeted: “We just stopped for this boat with 16 people in the middle of the ocean. Waiting for coast guard…” he said. “16ppl, wild!!! @ Gulf of Mexico.”

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the US Coast Guard in Miami, which said that it was not involved in any rescue effort, made clear that Mr. Harrison was merely a photographer, played no role in the rescue and would likely not mingle with the migrants.

“There was a football player that was aboard the cruise ship who took some really good photos, but he wasn’t involved in the actual rescue. The Carnival cruise ship would never allow a passenger to engage with the migrants,” Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios said today.

He added that the migrants will be dropped off at immigration at the ship’s next port of call, which is Cozumel, Mexico. […]

Let’s see how long before Obama/Kerry sends them back to Fiddy and Raul.
Perhaps Barry can just take them back himself on his big upcoming visit to the Castro compound…

I voted for Marco Rubio this week

We vote early in Texas. In fact, I have not voted on election day since standing in line to vote for Bush in 1988.

Today, I voted for Senator Rubio in the Texas GOP primary.

To be honest, I did not start out as a Rubio supporter.   I was very impressed with the governors, from Kasich of Ohio to Bush of Florida to Walker of Wisconsin to our own Perry of Texas.   We learned over the last few months that those men did not turn on the voters despite very successful records as governors.

Today, we are really down to three: Trump, Cruz and Rubio.

Trump will lose to Hillary Clinton and Cruz will not unite the party.

So I voted for Rubio because he has the broadest appeal and beats Clinton in the polls.

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Trump won but Rubio is in a stronger position to move forward

Donald Trump won but this is not over by any means.    He is not running any table!

Once again, we see Mr. Trump winning with about 33% of the vote.    In other words, 67% are voting for a number of other candidates.   Also, his stupid attacks on President Bush hurt him with GOP voters.   He lost me with those remarks.

Over the next few hours, we will know whether Senator Cruz or Senator Rubio won the second medal.

We will also learn where Governor Bush’s voters go to.   My guess is that they won’t go to Trump!

So it was a good night for Senator Rubio.   He is the one most likely to win the nomination after South Carolina.    And the polls show that he is the one who beats Mrs Clinton over and over again!

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Remember when Bernie thought that illegal immigrants threatened US workers?

Once upon a time, or when Bernie and Hillary were not pandering for minority voters, they had very different views about immigration and other issues.

My friend Israel Ortega went into the closet of memories and found some beauties for you to contemplate:

As recently as last summer, Sanders told Vox’s Ezra Klein that the idea of open borders was a “Koch Brothers proposal.” Sanders has also said that immigrants are taking away jobs from Americans and suppressing wages.

And Senator Sanders voted against the 2007 immigration reform bill, the Kennedy-McCain bill that the labor unions told him to oppose.

Who knew that Sanders had an inner Trump?

Today, Bernie Sanders is pathetically pandering for blacks and Hispanic votes. He needs them to secure his political ambitions. I just hope that the Spanish media reminds its readers and viewers of a time when Sanders said very different things.

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Maybe Hillary should call Bernie her “93% amigo socialista”

Over the last few days, many Democrats have expressed concerns about Senator Sanders. They are basically saying that Bernie Sanders is a socialist and not electable, as we heard from Senator McCaskill.

Nevertheless, are they really that different? Here are the voting records, according to Derek Willis:

“Hillary Rodham Clinton is a liberal Democrat on domestic matters, and Bernie Sanders is a socialist. They voted the same way 93 percent of the time in the two years they shared in the Senate.

In fact, from January 2007 to January 2009, Mrs. Clinton, representing New York, voted with Mr. Sanders about as often as she did with the like-minded Democrats Ron Wyden of Oregon and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland.”

So what is the difference between them? Not much! 93% is a pretty big number.

To be fair, this is only a 2 year sample but let me repeat that 93% is a big number.

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