[VIDEO] The Obama legacy: More Tyranny and Chaos Abroad

Part of a magazine series examining The Obama Legacy. Read more about this series here.

In foreign affairs, unlike math, the ultimate determination of success or failure isn’t immediately obvious. Major foreign events — wars, revolutions, coup d’etats and treaties — can take a long time to play out.

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The Korean Conflict, once nearly as unpopular as the Vietnam War, is now probably viewed by most Americans as a “good war,” and Washington’s 63-year defense of Seoul as a worthwhile investment. Thirty-seven thousand U.S. servicemen, a number that dwarfs those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, didn’t die in vain.

Historical judgments are temperamental and subject to change until sufficient good news or bad piles up — and even then things can change given the mood and character of the nation looking back.

[Read the full story here, at the Washington Examiner]

Few Democrats really want to expend much effort touting the foreign-policy successes of Jimmy Carter; more Democrats, but still not many, want to remember how ardently they believed Ronald Reagan would bring on Armageddon. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Normandy Speech: Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day 6/6/84 


[VIDEO] Bill O’Reilly Yells at George Will: ‘You are LYING…You’re a HACK!’

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O’Reilly Responds to George Will: He ‘Regurgitates Attacks’ from Reagan Loyalists

“it IS a laudatory book or you CAN’T READ!”

— Bill O’Reilly

“It is doing the work of the left, which knows that in order to discredit conservatism, it must destroy Reagan’s reputation as a president, and your book does the work of the American left with its extreme recklessness…”

— George Will

Bill O’Reilly responded to his Fox News colleague George Will on Thursday night after the syndicated columnist criticized O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan, calling it a “tissue of unsubstantiated assertions.”

O’Reilly dedicated about a minute of his primetime Fox News show to a response to Will’s column, pointing out first that Will did not correctly distinguish between “slander” and “libel.”

“George Will regurgitates attacks on the book from Reagan loyalists who tried to get Killing Reagan spiked even before it was published, because they wanted a deification of the president, not an honest look at him,” O’Reilly said.

“The book’s perfunctory pieties about Reagan’s greatness are inundated by its flood of regurgitated slanders about his supposed lassitude and manipulability. This book is nonsensical history and execrable citizenship, and should come with a warning: ‘Caution — you are about to enter a no-facts zone.’”

— Will wrote in his column on Thursday

“George Will regurgitates attacks on the book from Reagan loyalists who tried to get Killing Reagan spiked even before it was published, because they wanted a deification of the president, not an honest look at him,” O’Reilly said.

In his column, Will launched a blistering attack on the book, writing that O’Reilly uses little evidence to support many of his claims….(read more)

Source: Mediaite

UPDATE: Josh Feldman writes:

Bill O’Reilly exploded and repeatedly called George Will a “hack” tonight in a fierce battle over whether O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan is factually accurate.

O’Reilly’s gotten criticism from people close to Reagan over the book, and he fired back by saying they don’t want the truth being told. Will yesterday took things one step further when he tore intoO’Reilly’s book and called it a “no-facts zone.”

Well, responding last night was not enough for O’Reilly, and he invited Will on today. To start, O’Reilly said that Will libeled him and claimed Will was supposed to call him before running the column and didn’t.

Will said he had no such obligation and snarked that it wouldn’t be the first time O’Reilly’s gotten something wrong. When O’Reilly kept on the point, he asked, “Do you want to talk about Bill O’Reilly or Bill O’Reilly’s book?” Read the rest of this entry »


Carly Fiorina: ‘I Don’t Think The Washington Post Has a Lot of Credibility Here’

Chuck Todd: A Washington Post editorial this morning is calling it a full-fledged falsehood, Miss Fiorina. They said that it doesn’t excuse your mistruths. They said that you they understand that you have a deeply held belief on abortion but that you’re exaggerating this specific claim.

Carly Fiorina: No. Well, first of all, The Washington Post also claims that I’m lying about being a secretary, so let’s get real. I mean, I don’t even know how to deal with that. I was a secretary. Part-time to put myself through college and full-time after I graduated. The Washington Post gave me three Pinocchio’s for claiming that I was a secretary. So honestly, I don’t think The Washington Post has a lot of credibility here. This is not about being pro-life or pro-choice. It is certainly not about birth control. it is not even about women’s health. It is about the character of our nation. No one can deny this is happening because it is happening.

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Source: The Daily Caller


OH YES SHE DID: Carly Fiorina Tops Hillary Clinton in Head-to-Head Matchup: Poll

Latest Quinnipiac University Poll Not Good News for Hillary.

Carly Fiorina tops Hillary Rodham Clinton in a head-to-head general election matchup, according to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday morning that also found the former Hewlett-Packard CEO easily outperformed GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in last week’s debate.

Still, Mr. Trump continues to lead the Republican pack with 25 percent support, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 17 percent and Ms. Fiorina at 12 percent.

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Two Floridians, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, are next with 10 percent and 9 percent support, respectively.

Mrs. Clinton, meanwhile, holds a commanding lead in the Democratic primary, with 43 percent support, well ahead of Sen. Bernard Sanders at 25 percent and Vice President Joseph R. Biden at 10 percent. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] REWIND 1988: A Saint Patrick’s Day Message from President Reagan

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Matt K. Lewis recounts a story:

The event, which occurred in 1988, was retold beautifully by Tom Purcell in 2003.

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so I thought it would be fun to share with you the story of President Reagan’s surprise visit to Pat Troy’s Irish pub in Alexandria, Va.

When Troy was finished, he handed the president the microphone. The normally raucous crowd –remember, this was St. Patrick’s Day –became extraordinarily quiet. “They were spellbound,” said Troy. “I’ve never seen a large crowd that attentive in more than 20 years.”

Reagan spoke off the top of his head. He graciously thanked Troy for having him for lunch. He said it was his great surprise — that his advance men set it up, and he was thankful. He talked about his father, an Irishman…(read more)

video of President Reagan’s remarks… Start at about 3min 45sec. His remarks are fantastic….(read more)

National Review

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Speaker Thomas ‘Tip’ O’Neil hosted president Ronald Reagan for the first luncheon in 1983.