#57923 Jun 16, 2014
In the many eulogies to Ronald Reagan since his passing, virtually all acknowledge his role in defeating Soviet communism and reviving Americas self-confidence. But another aspect of Reagans record that should not be forgotten was his commitment to keeping America open to trade and immigration.
Reagans vision of an America open to commerce and peaceful, hardworking immigrants contradicts the anti-trade and anti-immigration views espoused by Lou Dobbs, Bill OReilly, Pat Buchanan, Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, and many others who claim to speak for the conservative causes Reagan largely defined.
Reagans heart and head were clearly on the side of free trade. While president, he declared in 1986:Our trade policy rests firmly on the foundation of free and open markets. I recognize the inescapable conclusion that all of history has taught: The freer the flow of world trade, the stronger the tides of human progress and peace among nations.
It was the Reagan administration that launched the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations in 1986 that lowered global tariffs and created the World Trade Organization. It was his administration that won approval of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement in 1988. That agreement soon expanded to include Mexico in what became the North American Free Trade Agreement, realizing a vision that Reagan first articulated in the 1980 campaign. It was Reagan who vetoed protectionist textile quota bills in 1985 and 1988.
During Reagans eight years in office, Americans eagerly expanded their engagement in the global economy. In 1980, the year before Reagan became president, Americans spent a total of $334 billion on imported goods and services and payments on foreign investment in the United States. By 1988, his last year in office, American spending in the global economy had nearly doubled, to $663 billion. If Reagan was a protectionist, it had no discernable effect on the ability of Americans to spend freely in the global marketplace. Fittingly, one of the major federal buildings on Pennsylvania Avenue is named the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
#57924 Jun 16, 2014
Long-Standing Support for Free Trade with Mexico. Ronald Reagan first proposed a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Mexico in his 1980 presidential campaign. Since that time, The Heritage Foundation is proud of the role it has played in articulating President Reagan's vision of free trade in Latin America and around the world. Since the mid-1980s, Heritage analysts have been stressing that a free trade agreement with Mexico not only will stimulate economic growth in the U.S., but will make Mexico a more stable and prosperous country. Heritage has published over three dozen studies stressing the benefits of free trade in North America.
The Foundation also has highlighted the Mexican success story. Under the leadership of Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Mexico has moved further and faster than practically any other country in the world in promoting free market reforms and free trade. The approval of the NAFTA by the Congress is a recognition of these historic advances and will help ensure that the momentum in favor of economic and political liberty throughout the Americas is maintained.
In June 1986, then-Heritage analyst Edward L. Hudgins wrote "A U.S. Strategy to Solve Mexico's Debt Crisis." In that Backgrounder, Hudgins urged the Reagan Administration to "explore further special free trade and investment arrangements" with Mexico. Said Hudgins: "The possibility of a complete free trade and investment zone [between the U.S. and Mexico] should be explored. Ultimately, a complete Free Trade Area between the U.S. and Mexico should be sought, similar to the U.S.-Canada pact [then] being negotiated."
Four years later, Heritage analyst Michael Wilson argued in an Executive Memorandum entitled "Bush and Salinas Should Launch Free Trade Talks Between the U.S. and Mexico": "What were once distant neighbors now appear to be developing into economic and geopolitical partners. George Bush should strengthen this cooperative relationship not only by supporting Salinas's economic reforms, but by moving quickly to negotiate a free trade agreement with Mexico."
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Feel free to ask on how Clinton destroyed America by signing NAFTA when GOP Presidents ( Reagan and Bush and others ) totally supported this agreement.
#57926 Jun 16, 2014
Learn to spell fuktard
#57927 Jun 16, 2014
#57928 Jun 16, 2014
Guess what Moron, You shot done nothing of mine. You are a moron! I voted for Gary Johnson, Not Obama. Sadly Americans like you see only red or blue. Cant vote for a candidate have to vote by party affiliation. Thank God Corbett is going to lose. Fools like you who voted for him the first time have screwed us royally you idfiot!
#57930 Jun 16, 2014
Hey azzwipe I didn't vote for Corbett,,,,,,,Wasn't he the one protecting that pedophile Jerry Sandusky by not investigating his actions?? Corbett was on the board of directors at Penn State University and didnt know about it? HAAAAAAAAA!!!
Go back to drinking that Lake Erie water where people fukonaboat and throw the condoms overboard,,,,,,,,,,
#57931 Jun 16, 2014
Hey Homie, I know why you are so mad. You voted Obama and Corbett. terrible Tom is so much like you. If I didn't know better............
#57933 Jun 16, 2014
#57934 Jun 16, 2014
Folks, you cant this crap up!
Republicans' Latest 2016 Savior? Mitt Romney!
GOP bigwigs long for the return of Mr. 47 Percent. No, really.
Wow, things sure have gotten dire for the supposed-moderate wing of the Republican Party. Over the weekend, just days after Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost his primary to a tea party upstart, a group of business-minded GOPers convened in Park City, Utah, where they pined for what might have been. Let the Mitt Romney Resurrection begin!
With a theme of "The Future of American Leadership," the conference had been convened by Romney, and included a host of Republican officials who have been speculated to be the nominee in 2016: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. But despite the presence of those bigwigs, attendees were still looking to the past. Near the start of Friday, according to the Washington Post, MSNBC host and former congressman Joe Scarborough called for a Draft Romney movement. "This is the only person that can fill the stage," Scarborough was quoted as saying.
Scarborough wasn't alone; Romney's major donors joined the chorus of calling for his return, and former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (himself a potential 2016er on the Democrats' side) offered a lukewarm endorsement of the cause. "He would be a giant in a field of midgets
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#57935 Jun 16, 2014
I guess Mitt's racist comments (NAACP, Obama's origin of birth and the Palestinian people) wasn't enough to make this smug blowhard go away? He'll be the numero uno guest on all of the rightwing, neocon Sunday morning rightwing, neocon...oh, I already said that...GOP agitprop productions called Face the Nation, Meet the Press, lol, This Week and of course FOX with umpteen surrogates on CSPAN.
Romney, QUITE unlike VP Al Gore, graciously bowed out after the stacked Supreme Court handed the rigged election to "W" and moved on with his life, never interfering or commenting on the little dictator's horrendous decisions to ravage Iraq and thousands of American's lives. Al Gore had and still has class and integrity and grace, qualities this racist, draft-dodging, crass mouthpiece for the GOP has not an iota of.
#57936 Jun 16, 2014
So let me understand this YOU after ALL my FACTS posted this is ALL YOU CAN COME UP WITH !!!
.Freaking Spelling Ever THINK Ive done this on purpose as a bet to my friend saying watch When you factually put Dems in the corner and they CANT refute FACTS and you misspell, there only comeback is your spelling and when they Cuss at you they ironically emulate the Dems ghetto mentality LOL
Dems are SO predictable its like Clones!!!
They other Irony is YOUR Dem voter base is the MOST illiterate violent street murders ..
#57937 Jun 17, 2014
Obama won the election ( as a matter of a fact he won 2 ) get over it, Romney was the biggest joke candidate in 50 years.
#57938 Jun 17, 2014
Hillary Clinton: I Could Not Have Predicted That Al-Qaida Would Take Over Iraq
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted that she could not have predicted the effectiveness of the al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group that seized control of two major Iraqi cities this week.
Clinton, the Obama administrations first Secretary of State and a presumptive 2016 presidential candidate, admitted that she underestimated ISIS in an interview Thursday with NPRs Terry Gross at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.
Clinton also notably failed to classify the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram as a terrorist group during her time at the State Department, which made it more difficult to prosecute the group that recently abducted a classroom full of Nigerian schoolgirls.
#57939 Jun 17, 2014
Despite that bogus so called Benghazi scandal Hillary leads all candidates on both sides of the aisle for President in 2016.........
Clinton vs. Jeb Bush
55.7 to 35.8
Clinton vs. Chris Christie
51.9 to 39.9
Clinton vs. Rand Paul
52.9 to 40.3
Clinton vs. Paul Ryan
55.7 to 37.2
Clinton vs. Mike Huckabee
58.8 to 36.7
Hillary in 2016 !!!
#57940 Jun 17, 2014
Well Faux Noise has Hillary and Christie tied,,,,,,,,,45-45.
Karl Rove and Dick Morris also had Romney win the election with over 300 electorail votes......
Faux Noise.......the most trusted fair and balanced and unbiased news reporting!!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
#57941 Jun 17, 2014
This Dude in a Squirrel Suit Is the GOPs Plan to Beat Hillary !
You dont have to watch SportsCenter or even ESPN to have seen quite a few of its classic ads over the years featuring athletes, network personalities, and team mascots in its Bristol, Conn. headquarters. Over the last 20 years or so theyve become iconic reminders of who the undisputed champion of cable sports programming is. So it isnt at all surprising that others would try to replicate or parody them.
This now includes the Republican National Committee, which has released an ad so strange that before watching it you should put a hat on, lest you draw blood from scratching your head too hard:
Check out the shocking video here:
#57942 Jun 17, 2014
Mitt Romney was right 47% of Americans are moochers, BUT 9 out of the 10 states are RED states, the kind that tend to vote Republican, those 9 states are the poorest,
more people on welfare, single mothers ,poverty, lazy and stupid.
According to the latest Census data, 9 of the 10 states with the lowest per-person income levels were Red: Mississippi, Arkansas, Idaho, West Virginia, Kentucky, Utah, Alabama, South Carolina and Oklahoma.
The Census data also show that 9 of the 10 states with the lowest median household income were Red: Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma.
And 9 of the 10 states with the lowest median family income were Red: Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana and South Carolina.
The only Blue state on each list: New Mexico.
Read the shocking story here:
#57943 Jun 17, 2014
who the fck cares they are all corrupt scoundrels anyway and not worth your joke of Amerikan vote
#57944 Jun 18, 2014
Whom ever legalized weed.
#57945 Jun 18, 2014
Clinton [now] claims she had doubts about video explanation after Benghazi strike
June 18, 2014
Hillary Clinton, in a sit-down interview with Fox News, suggested Tuesday that she had doubts from the outset about whether the Benghazi terror attack was triggered by a protest over an anti-Islam film -- though her State Department pushed that narrative for days.
"This was the fog of war," Clinton said, when asked about the administration's controversial public explanation of the attack.
"My own assessment careened from the video had something to do with it, the video had nothing to do with it -- it may have affected some people, it didn't affect other people," she said in the interview with Fox News' Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren.
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