“Carterization” has a specific meaning in American politics. In 1980, Ronald Reagan delivered an August speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Chicago, just as he was starting his campaign to unseat Jimmy Carter, trapped then in the Iranian hostage crisis.
“The response from the administration in Washington” to foreign threats, said Reagan, “has been one of weakness, inconsistency, vacillation and bluff.”
“Our allies are losing confidence in us, and our adversaries no longer respect us,” he said. Our partners “are confused by the lack of a coherent, principled policy from the Carter administration.”
Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Fisher Gets Support from Conservative Massachusetts Republican Group (Comments Off)
The Massachusetts Republican Assembly, a branch of a national organization aimed at supporting conservative Republicans, endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Fisher on Saturday. The state branch of the National Federation of Republican Assembly voted on the endorsement at its convention in Worcester. It also endorsed State Senate candidate James Ehrhard and a number of other state senate and representative candidates. . .
Yes indeed, Ronald Reagan was accused of racism — among all manner of other things — for supporting exactly what the Tea Party supports: fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free market economic policies. . . .
The Borg’s problem, in other words, wasn’t with the bill. It was with the idea that someone can get away with—and even worse, be protected by the state for—thinking gay marriage is wrong. It’s a problem with freedom of thought, and whether you’re for or against gay marriage, this should bother you at least a little bit. At least, that is, if you’re thinking for yourself. . .
I have always counted it a great privilege that my name became associated, comparatively early in my life, with what has always seemed to me a great and important public interest, namely, a form of education which seems to me best suited to fit a recently enfranchised race for the duties and responsibilities of citizenship in a republic. The fact that I have been compelled to raise the larger part of the money for establishing this kind of education by direct appeals to the public has made my name pretty generally known. I am glad that this is true, for through the medium of the newspapers I have been able to get in touch with many hundreds and thousands of persons that I would never have been able to reach with my voice. . .