January 15, 2011

"Three years into his first term as president, though, I was feeling the first shivers of concern that something beyond mellowing was affecting my father..."

Ron Reagan speculates and expectorates a juicy lump. Please notice him. Please. He has a book.

36 comments:

Florida said...

Did he pay for this ad?

John said...

What a pathetic shill. It's the left's wet dream.

joated said...

Of course we'll notice him...about as much as that dog excrement I stepped on in the yard this morning.

Pathetic is too mild a term for Ronnie Jr.

Mikio said...

If one of Ron Sr's old, dried up turds went for sale on eBay, conservatives by the millions would be in a bidding frenzy over it.

James said...

So how as it that Reagan was able to clean Mondale's clock in the second debate?

Big Mike said...

Considering that Ronald Reagan (the President, not his worthless-on-his-best-day son) bent his Democratic opponents to his will, eliminated the double-digit inflation bequeathed to him by four years of Jimmy Carter, and laid the ground work for US victory in a Cold War that had already dragged on for 35 years, all while allegedly descending in Alzheimer's, he must have been even greater that I had realized.

James said...

as=is

chickelit said...

Please notice him. Please. He has a book.

Well I won't be buying it so I won't be hitting your Amazon link.

But if you want to read the memoirs of a former dancer, may I suggest Stanislaus Owsley? He had a much greater effect on the world.

Pogo said...

RRjr is right only in that Alzheimer's is a chronic disorder that takes decades to manifest.

But he's wrong in several respects.

The 1989 head injury may have been a far more decisive factor in its progression, especially as it was undiagnosed for a time.

More, despite clear memory lapses, he was, even so diminished, smart enough to best Mondale and keep a creative team around him. It suggests he started from a significant intellect, and had much to lose before it became clinically apparent.

Plus, RRjr is full of shit. His surgery wasn't performed in AZ, and no one at the time could have 'seen changes of Alzheimer's' from a burr hole, as the only reliable sign affects the hippocampus, which cannot be viewed that way.

RRjr is so off with that part of the story, and yet seemingly has a clear memory of meeting with surgeons that didn't exist, that perhaps Ronnie should get himself tested for the disorder himself.

Fred4Pres said...

Nancy should embrace Reagan's adopted son and denouce her own son.

rsb said...

RR Jr. is and has always been a douche.

MayBee said...

From the book: We had always argued over this issue or that, rarely with anything approaching belligerence, but vigorously all the same. He generally had the advantage of practiced talking points backed up by staff research, but I was an unabashed, occasionally effective advocate for my own positions. 'He told me you make him feel stupid,' my mother once shared, to my alarm. I didn't want my father to feel stupid. If he was going to shoulder massive responsibility, I wanted him to feel on top of his game.

Translations: "He must have had Alzheimer's! He didn't agree with me!"

ISTM the lack of evidence of the surgery Jr is claiming his father has shows Jr may be misremembering. Perhaps Jr is starting to show signs of Alzheimer's.

Fred4Pres said...

Ron Reagan Jr. lives in fear of senior moments. Oh wait, there is another!

Karnival said...

The problem with Ron Jr. is that he has no credibility. He has never had anything to offer, other than his father's name. He's not particularly insightful, brings no new thoughts, no 'aha!' moments. He would be, in other words, completely forgettable as a person, sans the name.
Except for this: the left, particularly one small cable outlet, loves to use his anti-conservative comments, or any dirt he will offer up on his father as fodder for their own delight. Like kids who love to splash around in the mud, he's popular at the party only as long as he brings the mud. When they tire of him- and they will- he will revert back to his use in the universe. Which is to say....(sound of crickets)....

The argument was always that Reagan was stupid. Well, he was so stupid that he actually changed the world. The current occupant is claimed to be the most brilliant President in our history. Yet his only claim to change is an overrun of bumper stickers, claiming...well...change. Or hope. Reagan actually gave us Change. And Hope. And if he did this with half a mind, I'll take it. Were that we had someone even close to his mindset today.

TWM said...

Sad little man . . .

PaulV said...

Maybee, agreed. Early onset dementia for RR, Jr. likwly

edutcher said...

The CBS affiliate in Cleveland headlined this as new secrets of the Reagan years, so I knew what they were hawking. That's how badly the Left feels it necessary to denigrate Reagan.

PS Pogo, could surgery for the shooting (as well as a surgery (prostate or something) around '85) have hastened it? I've read the more surgeries - with anesthetic, of course - after a certain age, the likelier this is to happen.

TMink said...

Young Ron is Stacey McCain beta.

Trey

madAsHell said...

Ronald Reagan was suffering from dementia, and was still fit for office. He was re-elected in a 49 state landslide.

What's Obama's excuse?

The Crack Emcee said...

Loser.

Lionheart said...

A coyote howls at the moon. Discuss.

Progressively Defensive said...

He and Patti Davis are among the most disgusting people I have ever encountered. Ronald Reagan, Jr.: not just a whore, which might be excusable, but a father-betraying whore, picking on a dead-man. The great thing is, clueless as he is, everyone has contempt for this sleazy creature. It's absurd, but even if it weren't, what would be the point other than $$$.

I will always remember Ronald Reagan as the wonderful man and excellent president he is in my mind.

Trooper York said...

George Washington did not have a long relationship with his father Augustine who died when the future president was only eleven. The cause of his father’s untimely demise is not recorded although legend has it that his wife Mary nagged him to death. Washington’s mother did indeed nag him unmercifully his entire life to the point that he ran away to join the milita and felt dodging bullets and Indian arrows was much preferable to letting his mother nag him to death as well. Augustine Washington did bequeath to his son 64 slaves, the Strother plantation and the ability to tune out the voice of any woman no matter how loud or long she might harangue him. This caused some difficultly during his Presidency because in Cabinet Meetings he could never follow what Thomas Jefferson had to say as he had a high pitched womanish voice much like that of Jennifer Tilly. This disaffection led to the creation of the two party system and the rise of political parties in the fledging United States.
(Whose You’re Daddy, Presidential Fathers, Doris Kearns Godwin, Bantam Books, 1998)

Trooper York said...

James Buchanan had a troubled relationship with his father. A distant and somewhat effeminate man, James Buchanan Sr. had eleven children who strangely enough looked totally different from him or each other. Young James Buchanan Jr. was much closer to his mother Elizabeth Speer a scion of the German family that produced such luminaries as the Third Reich’s Albert Speer. He spent much of his youth helping her at the family business the Buchanan hotel until an unfortunate incident with a young woman and a spring pump and a kitchen knife. Young Master Buchanan was sent off to boarding school never to return but he did enjoy dressing in some of his mother’s discarded homespun frocks so he might feel closer to her.


He was estranged from his father for the remainder of his life but strangely enjoyed calling his roommate of many decades, Senator and later Vice President William Rufus King by his pet diminutive of Daddy. Unlike Andrew Jackson who called them Nancy and Fancy. Not that theres anything wrong with that.
(Whose You’re Daddy, Presidential Fathers, Doris Kearns Godwin, Bantam Books, 1998)

traditionalguy said...

Ah so, Reagan was not retarded from birth after all. He only became mentally ill about the time he won the cold war. That sure put one over on the USSR guys who thought he was just being nice to them. History re-writes will start in the morning. There are a lot of Global Warming "experts" that are looking for another gig.

virgil xenophon said...

A truly disgusting, horrid little crapweasel..

PatCA said...

'He told me you make him feel stupid,' my mother once shared, to my alarm.

Wonder why his father felt that way.

kent said...

Please notice him. Please. He has a book.

Crayons sold separately.

Oligonicella said...

"'He told me you make him feel stupid', my mother [Nancy Reagan] once shared, to my alarm. I didn't want my father to feel stupid."

This I do not believe.

kent said...

Wonder why his father felt that way.

Probably for not using a condom, that one time.

Seven Machos said...

How is Ron Reagan not a more attractive man? His parents are Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis, both very traditionally attractive Hollywood tyoes.

Yet here we have the children of Martin Sheen and Jon Voight who are knockout beautiful.

I don't get that.

William said...

Daddy dearest. I share everyone's low opinion of Ron Jr and high opinion of President Reagan's achievements. But there is this to be said: Perhaps parenting was not what Reagan did best. His children seem very complicated and resentful. There was a lot of Hollywood in Reagan, and maybe it came out in his parenting and not his politics. Thank God.

BAS said...

It just goes to show, you can be a great husband and a great president and not do well with parenting your kids.

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Quaestor said...

One wonders if Viking has any staff editors, or are they all just pick-ups from last year's crop of underemployed English Lit MAs? I mean what good does it do to send a book to print that has so many factual holes which fatally undermine the hook? Paul Bedard, reviewing for US News and World Report, pretty much demolished Junior's juiciest tidbits with a few phone calls to a couple of President Reagan's physicians.

Maybe its because My Father at 100 is styled "a memoir" on the front cover Viking thinks it can shrug off this ahistoric history as the semi-demented musings of a Hollywood golden boy whose sans talent career is winding up.

PatCA said...

"I mean what good does it do to send a book to print that has so many factual holes which fatally undermine the hook?"

Publicity is publicity. It's probably a crappy book and they need to make their millions before it's pulled as a lie. (See James Frey)