June 05, 2004

Let the mudslinging begin...

The left has lost little time in beginning their smearing of Reagan.

CNN: Reagan will be remembered for his action against the air traffic controller's union

Reagan not only fired the controllers but also refused to negotiate with the union while it was on strike. "You can't sit and negotiate with a union that's in violation of the law," he said.
MSNBC's Lester Holt made certain that everyone remembered that "massive social program cuts" occured under the Reagan watch.

ABC blamed Reagan for the deaths of the Marines in the barracks bombing in Lebanon in their highlight reel.

Iran Contra came the cry from CBS, followed by sneering highlights of Reagan "capitolizing financially" after leaving office.

The only positive note to come from the "alphabet networks" on Reagan was that he was responsible for the end of the Cold War. No mention of the beginning of the upward trend for the economy; no mention of the surge in jobs; no mention of America's excellence under Reagan.

I won't even mention the cheering coming from places like Democratic Underground.

No matter. Rest well, Gipper. God has a wonderful place prepared for you.

More coverage from Wizbang, Zygote, VodkaPundit, Useful Fools, Lopsided Poopdeck (in their new location!), Spot On, Kevin McCullough, Ipse Dixit, Incite, Oliver Willis, Outside the Beltway, DC Thornton, and a bazillion other folks...

Posted by mhking at June 5, 2004 07:51 PM

The posts on the Democratic Underground are enough to make my stomach turn.
While I despised Clinton, I would never, ever say what some in the DU are saying about Reagan. I wasn't aware such ugliness existed — and if we lived in the nation of hope and optimism that Reagan wanted for America, it wouldn't.

Posted by: Zygote at June 5, 2004 08:37 PM

Sam Donaldson called him a "man of contradictions" who came to Washington to cut taxes but left us with a massive deficit. It was about 20 minutes after the announcement of Reagan's death.

Posted by: Mud Blood & Beer at June 5, 2004 09:03 PM

President Ronald Reagan was a lovely, charming man with his head on straight. Perfect? No, he was human like us all. His clear thinking, plain speaking and sheer determination to make things in the world better is something that they will envy for quite some time to come.

Jealousy is an ugly thing.

Posted by: Deb at June 5, 2004 09:08 PM

Classy (but unsurprising) of you, MHK, to tout Willis while he holds you up as a negative example. Reagan had many historic goals, and he achieved all save the deficit--the Dems' version, Clinton, achieved none save Reagan's elusive surplus (and by co-opting a right-leaning program!). Who was the President who remarked about achievements and not caring who got credit? God Bless Mr. Reagan!

Posted by: Chris at June 6, 2004 12:54 AM

Greatest. President. Ever.

They will gag on every word of praise they are forced to say.

Let's go out and win one for the Gipper!

Posted by: Pat Curley at June 6, 2004 02:08 AM

Reagan almost single handedly saved us from Orwell's 1984.

Just like there's a special place in heaven reserved for him, there's a special place in hell reserved for network anchors and the rest of the vile leftwing nutcases out there still trying to defile him.

That he never deigned to notice the little rodents nipping at his feet marked him as a true gentleman.

Old Confucius saying goes something like this -- When the student is ready, the teacher appears. American translation -- The Calvary is coming. It came and brought just the right man for the job.

God's speed.

Posted by: erp at June 6, 2004 07:59 AM

Believe it, Zygote. Last night I had an argument with a close friend and her husband. My friend claimed that the 1980s were "the worst decade for black folks ever." Of course, I brought sanity into the conversation and asked if that included our 40 decades under slavery, the 1870s when we were sold out in the Hayes-Tilden Compromise which ushered in Jim Crow, or the 8 decades suffered under Jim Crow. She said yes! She then proceeded to shout me down (can liberals ever have a civil discussion, I asked her) and then abruptly ended the conversation saying that we should never discuss politics again.

I thought conservatives were over the top when they said that liberal thought is totalitarian when it comes to other viewpoints, but more and more I'm (libertarian) seeing it. Mind you, I'm not even a Reagan lover (liked his Cold War activities and personal responsibility rhetoric, disliked his domestic politics of driving up the deficit...and his past opposition to the original Civil Rights Act and hypocritical gun control against the Panthers) but liberals just cannot allow common sense to overcome their hatred.

Posted by: shay at June 6, 2004 11:32 AM

Great man. Greatest president of my lifetime - 1st I ever voted for, did it twice. It was so much fun STOMPING and CRUSHING the democrats in 80 & 84. And all you Clinton-Lovers can SHUT the hell up!!!

Joined the Army to be a Ranger SPECIFICALLY to fight for President Reagan. I'd swear I even did 2-3 Ollie North missions in a support role for Marine Force Recon - why else would they've given us live ammo in the 80s? But if I told ya.....I'd have to kill ya. Regardless, proud to have served under him.

As is the case with Mr. Limbaugh, still can't understand why most blacks bitched & moaned - and continue to bitch and moan, ad nauseum - about either of them.

Not to mention, with outright lies designed to have younger blacks like me carry their excess baggage. (I am talking to YOU - NAACP & CBC, among others.) Screw that; don't tell me what to think. Saved our asses from Jimmy Carter, that blind, naive, fool.

So "common sensy" was President Reagan in things he spoke of, in ways that any reasonable, grounded, and reality-based person would recognize. Then again, that could not possibly include liberals - out there in LaLa Land with their idealistic bullcrap. Makes me wanna puke. (GAG!)

On 2nd thought, got his auto bio right in front of me.....An American Life. Think I'll read it again.

Posted by: Beau at June 7, 2004 08:21 AM

Nice work, Michael. I grew up with this man as President, and I already miss him terribly. He was huge, and we were blessed to have him.

Posted by: Jared at June 10, 2004 12:18 PM


It is better to remain silent and appear a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Posted by: Francis Bacon at June 12, 2004 01:43 PM
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