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Ron Reagan Jr. Disgraces Father’s Legacy … Again

In Civil Lefts, Reaganology on 15/01/2011 at 08:51

UPDATE: Liberal Media Legitimizes Claim

Eleanor Clift

ABC News

WaPo’s Atrocious Comments:

“I knew the idiot didn’t [know] what the hell was going on around him when he had to use cue cards to remember to say “hullo, h-o-w a-r-e y-o-u.  That’s the reason he had this “kitchen cabinet” to run the country illegally. The poor clown had no idea which end was up.”

Voice of Sanity from Red State:  Medical professionals interviewed so far, including some who were around during Reagan’s second term, have said that there was absolutely no indication of Alzheimer’s during the time Ron Jr. references, but the younger Reagan assures us that we all now know that the onset of Alzheimer’s can be years before being medically discovered.  Well, sure.  And we are not here challenging Junior’s apprehension in 1984, for that is impossible to ascertain.  What we are challenging is both the propriety of this, shall we say, “bombshell” being offered at this moment,  or at all, and the callous disregard, if indeed it is disregard, for the ways in which it will be used.


In an attempt to hawk a cheap, no doubt ghostwritten, memoir, Ron Reagan, youngest son of Ronald Reagan said in a press release this week that his father had Alzheimer’s disease while he was President. This isn’t the first time Reagan and his sister Patty Davis have disgraced the Great Communicator and it probably will not be the last, if there is a buck to be made on his name.

In a counter press release tonight, President Reagan’s oldest son, Michael said, “Ron was an embarrassment to his father when he was alive and today he became an embarrassment to his mother.”

According to the review of “My Father at 100,” in U.S. News, Reagan implies his father may have had the disease as early as 1984, and that we was incompetent to serve.

“Watching the first of his two debates with 1984 Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale, I began to experience the nausea of a bad dream coming true. At 73, Ronald Reagan would be the oldest president ever reelected. Some voters were beginning to imagine grandpa—who can never find his reading glasses—in charge of a bristling nuclear arsenal, and it was making them nervous. Worse, my father now seemed to be giving them legitimate reason for concern. My heart sank as he floundered his way through his responses, fumbling with his notes, uncharacteristically lost for words. He looked tired and bewildered.”

Which of course explains how the Gipper was responsible for the fall of Eastern Bloc communism, the greatest period of financial growth in the twentieth century, and established the United States as the world’s sole superpower.

And the drivel goes on as the prodigal leads us to the threshold of revelation only to bring us crashing back to terra firma with the proverbial “no cigar.” Trust me, the acid was good in Hollywood in the 1980s when Little Ronnie was there.

“I’ve seen no evidence that my father (or anyone else) was aware of his medical condition while he was in office. Had the diagnosis been made in, say 1987, would he have stepped down? I believe he would have.

Yeah, he wishes.

Question: Could it be he has seen no evidence because the condition did not exist? Just a thought. Hint. A President of the United States is subjected to the most rigorous physicals of any human being on the planet, Junior.

One has to wonder if there are any lengths to which this little ne’er-do-well snot will not go to disgrace his father’s legacy and make a few bucks.

Channeling Ronnie. Are you absolutely sure this little SOB is your son?

  1. It has always puzzeled me as to how a great & wise man could have raised two kids like ron & patty. On the other hand, his daughter, Maureen, was a great lady & Mike Reagan is admirable man (I have met him)…different Mother…….just saying!
    I guess it doesn’t surprise me that ron would do this…he is liberal and has no scruples and no respect for either of his parents….

  2. Ronnie:
    How could you disgrace your own father by making such a stupid statement, when you have a donkey in the white house who probably uses a teleprompter for conservation at dinner.

    You are a f**king a**hole

  3. I love how what’s written above (article and comments) is such a telling glimpse of how important it is to seize any opportunity and push forward the simplistic narrative that there is an evil left and a virtuous right.

    I just read the book. Why not just stick with what’s in the book? Also, how about leaving the surreptitious omissions to all of your right-wing colleagues?

    In the book you didn’t read, the third paragraph following your quote, which addresses the second debate with Mondale, is this:

    “I needn’t have worried. Whatever had been bothering my father, he seemed to have vanquished it, at least temporarily. Knowing he fed off of the approval of crowds, his campaign staff had wisely arranged a brief appearance before an enthusiastic audience just prior to the debate. That got him properly loosened up. With a sharp slap on the behind from his younger son, he entered the debate hall that evening his usual confident self. The Mondale campaign effectively ended when Dad, responding to a question about his continued fitness for office that arrived like a slow, underhand pitch over the center of the plate, ad-libbed that he would not, “exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”

    “Backstage afterward, I high-fived Dad and let out a loud whoop, hoping to broadcast a mood of triumph to anyone within earshot. He had risen to the occasion.”

    No one who has contributed to the text on this web page (besides me) has read it all the way through apparently. That’s painfully obvious. But not at all surprising.

    But don’t go thinking for yourself Joe and Duffy. Nuance, ambiguity, and reality–those are terrifying things.

  4. Follow-up edits:
    No one who has contributed to the text on this web page (besides me) has read [the book] all the way through apparently. That’s painfully obvious. But not at all surprising.

    But don’t go thinking for yourself[,] Joe and Duffy. Nuance, ambiguity, and reality–those are terrifying things.

    Details matter.

    • Your are absolutely right, JD. But I’ve seen him interviewed three times and he has repeated the same nonsense all three times. You’re a Reagan hater, we get it.

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