The despicable Ron Reagan

Michael Reagan, the adopted son of Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman and a decent human being and a worthy son of his father, has spoken the truth about the contemptible Ron Reagan, the son of Ronald Reagan and his second wife Nancy Reagan:

“Ron, my brother, was an embarrassment to his father when he was alive and today he became an embarrassment to his mother.”

“My brother seems to want [to] sell out his father to sell books,” Michael continued.

Good for you, Michael Reagan.

The truth is, Ron Reagan felt neglected by his father when he was growing up, as many children of men of the elder Reagan’s (born 1911) generation felt. But instead of getting over it as an adult, he has devoted his miserable, worthless life to trashing his father, in an obvious act of Oedipal vengeance.

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Betty writes:

I apologize in advance for being thick, but I don’t see how claiming that the President showed signs of Alzheimer’s disease makes Ronnie evil and wicked.

Please, what am I missing?

LA replies:

Perhaps you’re not aware that for many years, Ron Reagan has made a career of undercutting his father, undercutting conservatism, undercutting the Republican party. For him to say that his father had Alzheimer’s while in office is yet another way of sabotaging his father’s presidency. Remember that Reagan’s enemies always said that Reagan was out to lunch, that he didn’t know anything, that he was an ignorant fool, that he lived in a fantasy world, etc. For Ron Reagan to traffic in such a rumor now, is to strengthen his father’s enemies and weaken his father.

Betty replies:

Your explanation is very good. I am not American, I never followed US politics that much. What I do remember about President Reagan was his refusal to take crap from the Air Traffic Controllers. He fired the whole lot of them and it made me sit up and take notice. What a courageous act!

I like to read your presentations on thinkinghousewife from time to time and I appreciate your detailed explanation of my question. Thank you.

I guess some kids just never grow up and try to understand their parents. I’ve forgiven mine for their errors and I hope to God that mine will forgive me.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 17, 2011 11:15 AM | Send

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