Skip to comments.The Virulent Venom of Frustrated Rage (Slapping Down the Reagan-Haters -- HARD!)
Posted on 06/08/2004 3:52:49 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattleEdited on 07/12/2004 4:16:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
The lot of the no-account eastcoast libsnob longhaired artsyfartsy slagpunk francophile comsymp is not a happy one. Not this week.
All of America and much of the world is celebrating the life of a man who actually changed the course of history, and, for once, for the better. But not quite everyone.
(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...
And that's just the intro.........
And yet, 15 years later, he still draws out this venom.
A giant casts a long shadow.
Wish I had a transcript of Clintonista Donna Brazille's live C-Span comments on Saturday (hours before Reagan passed away).
First she offered the (amazing) tribute that the Ronald Reagan she'd campaigned against in 1980 and 1984 turned out in her 1986 meeting with him to be a very nice guy who made her feel warm and welcome. IIRC there was even a mention of praying for him.
Then she slipped into a tirade that Reagan had also made it "a crime to be poor" and that he didn't "give" enough. Without directly saying it, Brazille made it clear that her real hatred of Reagan was that he stopped the welfare wagon of the previous decades, and "I hope those policies go to the grave with him."
One wonders how much her hatred of Ronald Reagan inspired Brazille to become more than she might otherwise have been. The irony.
When the Russians put the first Sputnik into orbit, my daddy said, "The Russians are going to whip us."
In the following years looked like he was right, mutually assured destruction and whatnot.
how sad and pathetic they are.
ABC news said yesterday in another attempt at spin that Reagan "brought down the vaunted Soviet Union but his middle eastern record was spotty as he befriended the Afghan rebels when they were fighting the Russians." How ludicrous is that? Reagan allowed congress, through a Texas democrat named Charlie Wilson to fund half of that momentous victory (the Saudis contributed the other half), and that defeat is as much responsible for bringing down the Soviets as SDI, the rebirth of capitalism which Reagan engineered, or anything else.
He is nothing but a bashed, befuddled, boozed up, buzzed, canned, crocked, drinking, drunken, flushed, flying, fuddled, gassed, glazed, groggy, hammered, high, hosed, in orbit, inebriated, jolly, jugged, juiced, laced, liquored up, lit, lush, merry, muddled, oiled, on a bun, overcome, pie-eyed, plastered, plowed, potted, seeing double, sloshed, soaked, sotted, soused, stewed, stoned, tanked, tight, tipsy, totaled, wasted, zonked, alcoholic, boozehound, boozer, carouser, dipsomaniac, drinker, drunkard, guzzler, inebriate, lush, soak, sot, souse, sponge, wino.
It's truly hilarious to watch the Left trying to spin his legacy. The problem for them is his record of achievement is now indisputable history, their attempts to bash Bush involve predictions, all proving to be wrong right before their eyes, but they can't use the same tactics on Reagan because the facts are all there, and they are indisputable and not subject to prognostication.
Ping; if nothing else, for the first sentence alone, but the piece does a great job of summarizing Leftie angst concerning Ronaldus Maximus. I say again, the greatest President of the 20th Century, and almost certainly the greatest in my lifetime (I can't imagine a greater one happening).
Donna Brazile: So bright, yet so WRONG on every issue.
Somebody tell this writer that it's all HAT and no CATTLE not the other way around.
I was afraid of what might happen when Reagan got elected. For one thing I was an indoctrinated little liberal. And for another, I was a rebel and I didn't like this authoritarian father figure, I preferred the fuzzy-sweater favorite uncle figure that Jimmy Carter presented. Likke so many of us, my respect for RWR has only increased in my rear-view mirror.
I don't know about that. The way they're truying to recast the Civil War, we have to be vigilant against their attempts to spin. For example, we must watch carefully what the textbooks say about Reagan. I shudder to think.
OTOH, I believe that the current attempts to criminalize any mention of the confederacy has something to do with the fact that all of the civil war veterans, their children, and their children's children are now pretty much gone.
"Charlie Wilson's War" is a great book.
You loved Hitchin's during clinton. He was the same then as he is now.
You forgot "zero!"
Otherwise, a good observation.
And that's just the intro.........
About time we took the fight to the enemy. Good enough for our enemies around the world, good enough for the domestic variety.
I would love to see someone challenge the left to deny the explanation that the 16 + million jobs were not a result of monetary policy, but were jobs that had been killed under prior administrations' high tazation rate.
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