President Ronald Reagan

50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto

50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto
Fifty years ago today, on October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered his (in)famous "A Time for Choosing Speech" in support of Republican Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater over President Lyndon Johnson. Soon thereafter, LBJ went on to defeat Goldwater in one of the greatest landslides in U.S. history. So, in that respect at least, Reagan's speech wasn't toxic. But in most other respects, the speech — and Reagan himself — were a dangerous mix of dishonesty, demagoguery, delusion, and divisiveness.
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What Happens to Gay, Black Southerners After Conservatives Secede from US and Create Country Called 'Reagan'?

What Happens to Gay, Black Southerners After Conservatives Secede from US and Create Country Called 'Reagan'?
Douglas MacKinnon, a former aide of Ronald Reagan, is calling for the South to secede and form its own nation called "Reagan." While the most avid Tea Partiers would threaten armed revolution over some of the former president's ideas, the idea of Reagan himself is at a false idol high.
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