Tag: reagan

Budget and Debt

Reagan Gives Trump’s Budget TWO THUMBS UP!

President Donald Trump delivered his budget and a message for Congress. Since I’m lazy, I’ll quote Time magazine. First, the President’s message to Congress: “I urge the members of Congress to remember that last November the American people’s message was loud and clear. The mandate for change, expressed by the American people, was not my …

2016 Election

How the Second-Born Twin Can Be Older Than the First

Have you ever noticed that twins have a pecking order? Even identical twins born minutes apart show a subtle seniority complex. Usually the first-born twin leads the second-born. Makes you wonder how these Peterson twins will relate to each other, doesn’t it? Because of the time change at the end of daylight saving time, the …

2016 Election, Trump

How Reagan Almost Blew It in 1980

If you enjoy this post, you have to thank your fellow reader, Tony, for reading the whole TIME article from yesterday’s post. He pointed out more similarities between 1980 and 2016. Especially Reagan’s gaffes and Democrats’ complacency. First, the gaffes. You hear about Trump stepping on his own applause lines. He announced Steve Bannon and …

2016 Election, Trump

2016 looks like a repeat of 1980

You probably remember that in September 1980 voters couldn’t wait to cast a vote for Reagan. If you remember it like that, you remember wrong. At least a little wrong. TIME magazine examined voter sentiment in its September 15, 1980, issue. Voters that year sounded a lot like voters this year. Here’s how TIME’s Ed …


We Were Once the Party of Ideas and Optimism

On my desk is  a book titled “Grinning With the Gipper.” It’s 117 pages of Ronald Reagan’s humor. Think of that. A US president who could fill a book with jokes. My cursory review shows that about 60 percent of the jokes are on Reagan himself. And another 20 percent are on Republicans. Ronald Reagan …


How To Be President When Russia Goes Berserk Starring Ronald Reagan

Since the scrawny punk from Chicago still hasn’t figured it out, this President 101 lesson delivered without further comment: Previously on Hennessy’s View: We Interrupt This World War For a Democratic Fundraiser

2012 Election

Here’s My Electoral Map Prediction

Yes, I’m feeling a wave toward Romney. My gut tells me this year is a lot like 1980. 1980 Was A Dead Heat The final Gallup poll that year had a dead heat. Time Magazine’s November 3, 1980, called the race a dead heat. So did Newsweek. The press was hoping John B. Anderson, a …

Limited Government

The Old Reagan Soviet Jokes Are on US

Ronald Reagan loved to tell jokes about the Soviet Union. If Obama’s re-elected, though, these same jokes could be turned on the United States. Some of them already can be. It’s hard to get an automobile in the United States. They are owned mainly by elite bureaucrats. It takes an average of 10 years to …