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Atlas Marks Ronald Reagan Centennial

February 6, 2011

Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit – Ronald Reagan

(We will have a more dedicated piece on President Reagan, his legacy and what Brooklyn Republicans can learn from it in the coming days)

  1. Steve permalink
    February 7, 2011 5:39 pm

    I wanted to share this with my ASIB friends.

    Reagan: The “60 Minutes” Interviews, 1975-1989.

    For Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, here’s the best of Mike Wallace’s historic interviews with Reagan, starting with his 1975 “60 Minutes” debut and ending with his 1989 exit interview in the Oval Office.

    Sit back and enjoy the “The Interrogator” vs. “The Great Communicator.”

  2. Is this the same Ronald Reagan that... permalink
    February 7, 2011 7:11 pm

    Never effectively responded to the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut…

    Never effectively responded to the downing of KAL 007…

    Never did any real belt tightening…

    Never actually decreased any entitlement spending…

    Actually ran deficits and increased the national debt…

    While Governor implemented the modern California welfare state…

    Whose anti-communistic ferver was a long-time coming and not consitently there during the days of the Red Scares in Hollywood…

    That hundred year old Ronald Reagan.

    • Oh! and married somebody whose name was identical to a CPUSA member... permalink
      February 7, 2011 7:47 pm

      …whose name was Nancy Davis, was a actress and whose age was the same as Ron Junior’s mom.

      “NANCY DAVIS, a 27-year-old actress at MGM, began receiving Communist Party propaganda in 1950 during the Red scare in Hollywood. She consulted with director Mervyn LeRoy, who spoke with Screen Actors Guild President RONALD REAGAN about the problem. Reagan, 39-years-old and recently divorced, met with Davis at dinner and told her that there were five actresses named Nancy Davis and that the union would stand behind her if she were accused of being a Communist.”

      “Reagan met actress Nancy Davis (born 1921)[47] in 1949 after she contacted him in his capacity as president of the Screen Actors Guild to help her with issues regarding her name appearing on a communist blacklist in Hollywood (she had been mistaken for another Nancy Davis).”

      btw, there was only one and only one SAG member that ever had the name “Nancy Davis” — gw?

  3. The making of myth – Brooklyn GOP style -- Hijack the memory of President Reagan for cheap political points for Eaton Crowd permalink
    February 22, 2011 8:24 pm

    The myth-makers for the Brooklyn GOP have decided that they can hijack the memory of President Ronald Reagan and use it to give you a story that’s all “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows, Everything that’s wonderful…” It is their wish that you should have a very sanitized history of the Brooklyn GOP. If you happen to check out The Brooklyn GOP Radio Blog for Friday, February 18, 2011, “REAL Brooklyn Reform – A History Lesson” by Gene R. Berardelli, Esq. and “The Reagan Centennial – Part[s] One…Two and Three” by “Uncle Abe” in “” on February 4,5,& 6, 2011, you’ll get the notion that all of the senior members of Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP are courageous and decisive; far from it.

    Remember, these items are from the same Gene Berardelli, who only occasionally blogs under his own name, and somebody else called
    “Uncle Abe.” That is a pseudonym for someone who is anything but some avuncular old “Unckie”; and be sure to ask yourself this about dear old “Uncle Abe”, “Why is he or she using a pseudonym when blogging for ‘ Website of the Kings County Republican Committee’?” Don’t believe any of it; remember half-truths are first and foremost untruths.

    Several of the “key players” named in these blogs as instrumental in securing the Brooklyn delegation for Ronald Reagan in 1976 and again in 1980 were equally involved in a lot of very mediocre, substandard and even regressive “Republican” activities since those “good old days”. Why, just last week it had been mentioned how George Clark might have one of the parties instrumental in the “…like thieves in the middle of the night…” transfer of the Brooklyn GOP Chairmanship from Hy Singer to Gladys Pemberton to Craig Eaton. Earlier blog items had conjectured and fantasized that there might have been some connection between Mr. Singer’s stepping down as Kings County Republican Leader and the transfer of certain real estate holdings in Coney Island. So far nobody with actual knowledge of those events has stepped up to openly verify any of it.

    Even though it can’t be said whether any of these OLD Brooklyn Establishment GOP warhorses are any more or less establishmentarian now than they’ve been at any other time over any of the thirty-plus years since Ronald Reagan became president, it can be said that they are largely an insipid and characterless lot. What also can be said is that in each and every district where people like Rudiano, and Voyticky, and Andruzzi, and Carbo, and O’Brien have been Republican leaders, there has been a continuing catastrophic decline in Republican enrollment and activism since the halcyon days of President Ronald Reagan. These very same “Republican leaders” also served with varying degrees of fealty under extremely lackluster County Chairmen like Fred Panteleone, Robert DiCarlo, Arthur Bramwell, Hy Singer and now Craig Eaton. Only once did any of them mount a meaningful challenge to any of the GOP County Leadership. That is the real measure of how courageous and decisive the old District Leaders really have been for a very long time and continue to be.

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