Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Via the NRO some of Chris Christie's latest speech:
At one time in our history, our greatness was a reflection of our country’s innovation, our determination, our ingenuity and the strength of our democratic institutions. When there was a crisis in the world, America found a way to come together to help our allies and fight our enemies. When there was a crisis at home, we put aside parochialism and put the greater public interest first. And in our system, we did it through strong presidential leadership. We did it through Reagan-like leadership.


There's a link to the full speech now, and I guess this must be the crisis at home mentioned above:
Everybody in this room and in countless other rooms across this great country has his or her favorite Reagan story. For me, that story happened thirty years ago, in August 1981. The air traffic controllers, in violation of their contracts, went on strike. President Reagan ordered them back to work, making clear that those who refused would be fired. In the end, thousands refused, and thousands were fired.
Had the dastardly union won, BLOOD WOULD HAVE RUN IN THE STREETS things might have been better for some people!

Full text link found via Roy Edroso.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

He means Iran-contra?

Substance McGravitas said...

Yeah, I did a little labour trying to figure out just what crisis existed.

The threat of Grenada?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Let's not forget that while FDR fought the Nazis, Bonzo went to Bitburg.

Smut Clyde said...

President Reagan ordered them back to work

Intervention in free labour market = GOOD THING.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Baron Harkonnen won't run unless he can lose a hundred pounds STAT.