Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Gipper Gives It To Gorby Good!

Friends, this week's Newsmaker Show  is a tour de force (as usual).  Brian and I cover President Reagan's "tear down this wall" speech in Berlin in 1987, Germany's Blitzkrieg campaign against France in 1940, the legacy of George H.W. Bush, plus the O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1994-95. In terms of current events, we talk about John Dean's anticlimactic appearance before the House Judiciary Committee -- to bash Trump, of course -- and the struggles of the Biden campaign.  We also discuss AOC's plans to run for the U.S. Senate.  Don't miss it!


  1. Loved the "Drama Queen" comment you made. I agree with you, the democrats are failing with the outrage that they need for impeachment. I also think the public in general (well, the folks who pay attention) have had enough of this talk.

    Another great interview you had with Brian. I do enjoy them.

  2. Dr. Waddy: John Dean, John Dean. Why that takes me right back. It was the dawn of disco!Let's see - while we're at it lets bring back the Captain and Tennile, uhhh, how 'bout Sonny Corleone or O.J. in the Towering Inferno? Oh, them were great times, yeah.

    Still: I think Nadler is a bit, well, desperate, yes, in reviving those days by bringing in Dean. You are right in saying that Dean knows NOTHING about Donald Trump.

    I appreciate your assertion that an impeachment vote might fail even in the Democrat polluted House.

    AOC vs Gillibrand: what a grotesque confrontation that would be. We of the real America in beleaguered upstate NY would consider them both anathema. What? Support completely compromised Kirsten against honestly totalitarian AOC? What kind of "choice" is that? A pox on both of them!

    Reagan's "Tear Down the Wall" challenge, if disdained by Western intellectuals, was yet welcomed in those areas in which the experience of Marxist oppression was manifest.

  3. Thank you so much, Linda! Yes, the Dems are bending over backwards to transmit their own sense of constant outrage to the majority of Americans, and it ain't happening. They have, sadly, disseminated a distrust of Trump pretty widely, but a majority is not yet afflicted with TDS (thank God!).

    Jack, you jest, but the early 70s WERE great times! But for the coup against Nixon, I think America was in a great position to weather the storm of flower power, win in Vietnam, and luxuriate in the Reagan Revolution to come. John Dean did his part to knock America off balance, but even so we got our feet back under us soon enough.

    I meant what I said about the House defeating impeachment. In fact, I think that's the number one reason why Pelosi doesn't want to bring it to a vote. Can you imagine the civil war in the Democratic Party that would ensue? I can...and I welcome it!!!

    I wonder if it's true that AOC wants to run for Senate. My guess is that she'd fail to defeat either Schumer or Gillibrand in the Democratic primary, BUT...if she ran as an independent, we might have a shot at electing a Republican! Wouldn't that be swell?

  4. I say, let AOC keep talking, the dems are sinking their own ship, so to speak. Jack, your comments are always refreshing, smiles.

  5. Dr. Waddy: The OJ trial and its necessary revelation of OJ's less than savory character brought to the fore some terribly ugly aspects of race in America. You were right to note that we have an established legal process and that we should not rely on snippets of a trial.

    One can readily understand Hitler's jubilation at accomplishing in six weeks what Germany failed to do in four hellish years. He had defeated a British army too. But he read far too much into it; he overextended and the righteous cut him down

    GHW Bush was an aristocrat and no knock on that but I think he was never at ease with conservatives. He campaigned as one in order to win but thought it appropriate to be "moderate" in office."New taxes? Well now lets be sensible,yes?" It bit him good and it cursed the country with the reprehensible clintons.

  6. Linda: Thanx so much for the good review of my comments. I really enjoy the continuing conversation with Dr. Waddy and everyone else who comments.

    Dr. Waddy:Good point about AOC running as an independent and enabling a Republican.That youngster will surely experience some rebuff on her personally assumed road to the Presidential nomination. We live in a leftist dictatorship in NY but we can hope. It is terribly frustrating to know that our entire representation in the Senate (not only the office holders but their unelected and undoubtably far left staffers) sees such as we as only so many insects. Its arguably unjust.

    The early '70's were a time of great good fortune for me since I met my wife then and the country recovered handsomely from '70's setbacks by electing a world historical President in the great Reagan. Not for nuthin' do they name streets in Eastern Europe after him. They know, they know!

  7. Linda, I agree -- AOC is one of the best things to happen in American politics, well, since Trump... She ought to be given an even bigger platform!

    Jack, yes -- Hitler's hubris followed naturally from his extraordinary success in 1939-40. He made some dreadful mistakes in consequence, and the rest is history. We may not all be Hitlers (thankfully), but we're all potentially afflicted with over-confidence and/or tunnel vision. It's always good to be reminded of that.

    I agree that Bush 41 wasn't a true conservative, although we're still figuring out the meaning of that word in American politics and culture. He was a good man, though, and that counts for a lot in my book.

  8. Dr. Waddy: I agree with you; Bush I was a very good man - a genuine WWII hero and a thoroughgoing patriot. Perhaps being of a generation which loved our country he truly could not comprehend people like the clintons, who did not.