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Republican slaves of the National Rifle Association who also worship the memory of Ronald Reagan seem to have forgotten something HE WROTE in 1991:
“Anniversary” is a word we usually associate with happy events that we like to remember: birthdays, weddings, the first job. March 30, however, marks an anniversary I would just as soon forget, but cannot.
It was on that day 10 years ago that a deranged young man standing among reporters and photographers shot a policeman, a Secret Service agent, my press secretary and me on a Washington sidewalk [above].
The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher brings to mind certain realities about the record of her close friend Ronald Reagan.
As I’ve pointed out on numerous occasions, Reagan would be considered a RINO (Republican In Name Only) by current GOP standards.
Snarky pundit Slade Sohmer put it succinctly when he said Reagan’s tenure in the White House “would have to be considered by current conservative standards the worst presidency in American history.”
This president is a president every conservative Republican and Tea Party member should loathe.
President Obama’s current visit to Israel reminds me of THIS COLUMN of 15 months ago by Chemi Shalev:
Imagine if Israel would launch a successful preemptive strike against a country that is building a nuclear bomb that threatens its very existence, and the American president would describe it as “a tragedy”.
And then, not only would the U.S. administration fail to “stand by its ally”, as Republicans pledged this week, but it would actually lend its hand to a UN Security Council decision that condemns Israel, calls on it to place its nuclear facilities under international supervision and demands that …
(NOTE: THIS IS THE LONGEST POST IN THE FIVE-YEAR HISTORY OF THIS BLOG.)
The great irony of the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington later this week is two-fold:
First, the most popular Republican politician in the nation, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has not been invited, mainly because he’s perceived as too liberal (see HERE).
Second, and even more to the point, it’s doubtful that Ronald Reagan would be invited either, if he suddenly came back to life.
The conservative media are making a big fuss this week over reports that Ronald Reagan’s childhood home is doomed to the wrecking ball to make room for a parking lot for Barack Obama’s presidential library.
Oh, the disgrace of it all! Is nothing sacred to the worshipers of this Kenyan-born usurper?
But wait! It seems there are several problems with this story. For one thing, there are no firm plans for an Obama library. For another thing, the Chicago apartment building at issue (above) is hardly a hallowed way-station along the trail of Ronald Reagan’s journey through his short-pants years. …