Rebranding the gipper

Reagan is being re-purposed by his devoted fans. To fit their own agendas, whatever they may be. Not a nice way to treat your heroes – after they’re dead.

Lifted in its entirely from Andrew Sullivan this evening:

“A nuclear-free world has been a 60-year dream of the Left, just like socialized health-care,”Rudy Giuliani, NRO, 2010.

“A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. And no matter how great the obstacles may seem, we must never stop our efforts to reduce the weapons of war. We must never stop at all until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of this Earth.”Ronald Reagan, 1984, in China.

Giuliani isn’t the only one doing this. It’s just the very latest thing! (Because Obama did a bad you know.)

4 responses to “Rebranding the gipper

  1. And now McCain has never been a maverick. It’s a world turned upside down. If you don’t like the past, just re-write it!


  2. That McCain thing simply took my breath away. One of his goddam books was titled “The Education of an American Maverick”. Breathtaking.


  3. It’s nice that the righties ‘sainted’ Ronnie post-mortem. Come to think of it, I like him a lot better too now that he’s dead.
    However, the truth ain’t quite so sweet. Ronnie busted to air-traffic controllers union, and wages have stagnated ever since. most of the rest of his time he didn’t even remember!


    • Agree with every word. It’s horrific that in today’s news environment it seems we’re not allowed to talk in detail about the depth of the deregulation in the 80’s that led us straight to today’s mess.

      There was one thing however, that Reagan understood on a very deep level and that was the terrible threat ot humanity posed by nuclear weapons. The accounts of his meetings in Iceland with Gorbachev all agree – he was serious about getting something done and his advisors, his political people, his party were all trying to stop him. But he did the deal. And the relationship he developed with Gorbachev led to galsnost which led to . . . .

      Everybody should get one thing right in his life. I think this was his.

      On absolutely everything else, he was so clueless. He always thought he was in a movie.


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