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February 2, 1988
In viewing the State of the Union message, I reflected upon how utterly irreplaceable Reagan is to our great nation. I found myself bowing to the porcelain god while wretching in disgust at the hypocritical and blatantly deceptive Democratic response. How catatonic do Byrd and Wright feel our electorate to be? If they honestly believe that the President is responsible for the deficits resulting from their bloated and wasteful budgets, then perhaps they would do well to use our hard-earned tax dollars for their own psychiatric treatment.
February 2, 1988
Reagan urged the passage of a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget. This advocacy is most bizarre coming from a man who is responsible for leaving our nation with the highest federal debt in our nation's history. The President's advocacy can be equated with an alcoholic lecturing against the evils of drink or a drug addict warning youngsters to say "no to drugs." In think the state of the union was more aptly described by Sen. Robert Byrd, majority leader, and House Speaker Jim Wright.
January 6, 2012 | By David Horsey
Rick Santorum has stoically deflected the jeers of pro-gay marriage young Republicans in New Hampshire. Mitt Romney jauntily sloughs off Newt Gingrich's daily rhetorical darts. But there is a bigger challenge all the presidential candidates are failing: the Ronald Reagan measure. Republicans have not yet fallen in love with Romney or coalesced around any of his more conservative rivals because, compared to the iconic Reagan who folks on the right picture in their minds and hold sacred in their hearts, the entire bunch of would-be presidents looks either small or suspect or both.
January 28, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
WASHINGTON - Two Boston bombing survivors and Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA player who came out as gay last year, will sit among the White House's guests at Tuesday's State of the Union speech. Accompanying First Lady Michelle Obama, they join a list that includes Obamacare proponent Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.), the first female CEO of General Motors and a first responder to a tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., in May, the White House announced. Presidents frequently cite guests in the first lady's box to reinforce their State of the Union themes.
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