Republican lawmakers are bent on naming almost everything in the world for Ronald Reagan

The weird worship of our 40th president continues apace on Capitol Hill, as we see HERE: The House Natural Resources Committee will likely approve legislation Wednesday that would name 3.4 million square nautical miles of ocean and thousands of miles of coastline after the late President Ronald Reagan. Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) legislation would rename the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which generally extends from three miles to 200 miles offshore, as the Ronald Wilson Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone… The late Reagan, a...

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Former GOP Sen. Bob Dole says he and Ronald Reagan couldn’t make it in today’s Republican Party

As I’ve said here on many previous occasions, Ronald Reagan would be considered a RINO (Republican In Name Only) by the extremists in today’s GOP. Bob Dole, who was a party leader for many years and its presidential nominee in 1996, agrees with me. [youtube]http://youtu.be/HUfvOSmLwZ8[/youtube]

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Right-wing Congressman Steve King blames Ronald Reagan for the election of Barack Obama

HERE‘s a novel theory, if there ever was one: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that President Obama would not be president if it weren’t for the 1986 amnesty bill that Ronald Reagan signed into law. King is a leading GOP critic of efforts to pass an immigration reform bill, and has often said on the House floor that Republicans are overreacting to the 2012 election, which some Republicans saw as a sign that the GOP needs to get behind a reform bill. In an effort to dissuade Republicans, King argued that the 1986 immigration...

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Obama’s “scandals” aren’t worse than Watergate or even as bad as Ronald Reagan’s Iran-Contra affair

Despite suggestions from such conservatives as Charles Krauthammer and Newt Gingrich to temper their rhetoric, more than a few Republicans these days are claiming that the so-called scandals that currently beset the Obama administration are the worst in American history. Let’s knock down that nonsense with just two examples of past scandals, shall we? For starters, the notion that Obama’s problems are worse than Watergate hardly merits discussion. Richard Nixon, after all, needed a presidential pardon from his successor, Gerald...

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What would Republicans say if a terrorist bombing killed 220 Marines on Obama’s watch?

The current political controversy over last year’s tragedy in Benghazi, Libya, brings to mind an even greater tragedy of nearly 30 years ago in that same part of the world. On Oct. 23, 1983, a terrorist truck-bomb was detonated at a U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers. It was the biggest single-day death toll for the Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. The Marine contingent in Beiruit was subsequently moved offshore for their own protection, and four months...

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