This was truly "The End of the Beginning," the successful reinforcement of Reagan's personal mandate and the extension of the Reagan Revolution
. He never looked back, won a landslide re-election, and, among other things, played the pivotal role in defeating the Evil Empire.
Then came the Reagan Revolution
during which conservatives were in not out and kingmakers rather than guerilla warriors.
Big government, with its regulations and taxes, was a threat to the business classes, but also to the family, because of the menace it posed to the home, community, and religion." On this view, the Reagan revolution
really did seek to turn back the clock.
JFK and the Reagan Revolution
: A Secret History of American Prosperity
As he told Politico recently, he wants his legacy to include "a 16-year era of progressive rule" that would upend the Reagan Revolution
and fulfill his promise in 2008 to transform the country "fundamentally." Obama's own achievement, in other words, depends on eight years of a Hillary Clinton Administration, its agenda shoved further left by Bernie Sanders's "political revolution." Whether Obama likes it or not, if Change doesn't continue, Hope will die, above all his hope of being the progressive Reagan.
In Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution
to Win Elections, and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots--the beginning of the title is an allusion to Andrew Ross Sorkin's Too Big to Fail about the 2008 financial crisis--Lewis reminds readers of conservatism's roots in Aristotle, Edmund Burke, and William F.
"This is the birthplace of the Reagan Revolution
, and let me tell you, there's a new revolution brewing," Cruz declared.
In 1978, as a 34-year-old apostle of supply-side economics and a harbinger of the Reagan Revolution
, he stunned the keepers of the conventional wisdom by defeating a four-term senator, Clifford Case, in the Republican primary.
While the Reagan Revolution
saw us top our total employment record only one year after we lost net jobs, the movement of the unemployment rate is arguably worse (or at least no better than) under Reagan compared to Obama's tenure despite the fact it's been six years since our last total employment high and, given present trends, it might take until 2015/2016 to surpass that old high.
Stockman rose to prominence in the Reagan Revolution
. He was part of the Reaganite entourage that turned "supply side economics" into Republican dogma.
While Moynihan and President Ronald Reagan did not sit on the same side of the political aisle, Moynihan's defense of America (via Israel) helped to inaugurate the Reagan Revolution
by ushering in a "mad as hell" type political moment Americans could celebrate.
The spirit of our times is not one that would cheer Calvin Coolidge, and fiscal conservatives who yearn for a new Reagan Revolution
must accept that that does not fit contemporary American priorities.