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The latest from Texas, California primary & we remember President Reagan

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Guest: George Rodriguez, editor of ‘El Conservador’ and South Texas conservative……We will look at the latest Texas election news…..California primary update…..A word about Patti Davis’ article about her father President Reagan……..D-Day 1944………President Reagan 1911-2004……..Senator Kennedy 1924-68…….and other stories………

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June 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Wednesday’s video: California the day after

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June 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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No California dreamin’ for Democrats

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No “California dreamin'” for Democrats.    Or as Peter Roff wrote:  

“Neither party managed to land any knockout blows in California Tuesday as voters went to the polls there and in seven other states to pick candidates who will face off in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, when control of the U.S. House and Senate will be up for grabs.”

The Democrat plan was to use the California primary to “shut out” GOP incumbents and pick up seats in Congress.    At the end of the night, the GOP incumbents won their districts.

Last, but not least, John Cox, the GOP candidate, will run against Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.   The odds favor Newsom but the GOP turnout was heavy and Mr. Cox will be competitive.

Overall, a decent night for the GOP in California.

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June 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Waking up one morning in June 1968

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We were still in school.   As I recall, we had finals or something else going on in school the next day.   So my parents told us to shut off the TV and hit the pillow early.

I did catch the 10 pm news and specially the baseball scores.

Aside from the California primary, there was a huge baseball story in LA.

The LA Dodgers’ Don Drysdale had just pitched another shutout.   He was in the tail end of throwing 58 consecutive scoreless innings.

We didn’t have ESPN back then. You had to get information from a lot of places, including the TV news, the newspapers and the weekly The Sporting News.

At 10:30 pm, I saw a bulletin that Kennedy was ahead but it was still early.  


So I went to sleep.

My parents were supporting Nixon in 1968.    I did not really have a favorite on the Democrat side.   As I recall back then, there was a lot of talk about how George Wallace’s defection from the Democrats would impact the election in the fall.

My dad woke us next morning. He mentioned that Robert Kennedy had been shot in LA.   It was a shock. It confused my little sister who said: It was his brother who was killed!

What if Robert F Kennedy had lived? Would he have won the nomination?

Nobody knows for sure. My guess is that RFK would have lost to VP Humphrey in the first ballot.

Why? Sound familiar? VP Humphrey had the delegates. He also had President Lyndon B. Johnson on his side.   I can’t imagine President Johnson doing anything to help Senator Kennedy.

RFK’s death was very tragic. It was a terrible moment in a pretty tough political year that included the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King two months before.

Looking back, the biggest change is in the Democrat Party itself.   None of those Democrats would recognize the party today.
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June 6, 2018 at 11:00 am

D-Day memories with Bob Jagers, veteran

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June 6, 2018 at 10:30 am

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June 6, 1971 and the last “The Ed Sullivan Show”

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From 1948 to 1971, Ed Sullivan presented the biggest acts in show business, from opera to comedy to Elvis and The Beatles.   He didn’t say much.   His presentations were short but millions tuned to see his shows.

His greatest audience was on February 9, 1964:  73 million tuned in to catch The Beatles and things were never the same!

Sullivan’s genius was that he was brief and to the point.  He never hung around the stage.   He presented this act and the next act.   

He died in 1974.    We remember him as a genius of variety TV.   We miss those shows!

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June 6, 2018 at 9:30 am

D-Day and a chance to salute heroes like Robert Jagers!

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June 6, 2018 at 8:00 am

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Not sure Patti really knows her father

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Patti Davis is President Reagan’s daughter. As I recall, she was a bit of a rebel and did not always agree with her father.

She wrote an article about what her father would think of the state of the country:  “Mourning America: What my father, Ronald Reagan, would say today.”

Here is a paragraph that caught my attention:    

He would be appalled and heartbroken at a Congress that refuses to stand up to a president who not only seems ignorant of the Constitution but who also attempts at every turn to dismantle and mock our system of checks and balances.

This is fascinating. I think that President Reagan would have said that about President Obama and his use of executive orders like DACA or making deals with other countries while going around the treaty provision. 

Here is another paragraph:   

He would plead with Americans to recognize that the caustic, destructive language emanating from our current president is sullying the dream that America once was. 

And in a time of increased tensions in the world, playing verbal Russian roulette is not leadership, it’s madness. 

He would point to one of the pillars of our freedom — a free press — which sets us apart from dictatorships and countries ruled by despots. 

He didn’t always like the press — no president does — but the idea of relentlessly attacking the media as the enemy would never have occurred to him. And if someone else had done so, he wouldn’t have tolerated it.

My guess is that the late President would be unhappy with our public discourse.   At the same time,  he wouldn’t necessarily blame it on President Trump. In other words, it’s been very nasty for a while. Do you remember what they used to say about President Bush and VP Cheney? Or even President Reagan?

At the same time, President Reagan would be thrilled with President Trump’s judicial appointments, his deregulation efforts, and overall economic objectives. 

Who knows what President Reagan would have thought of all of this? We will never know for sure. However, I think that President Reagan is looking down and wondering why Patti turned into such a partisan Democrat.

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June 6, 2018 at 6:15 am