Friday, June 22, 2012


Michael Reagan, who was the adopted son of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman and is now a right-wing talk-radio host and syndicated columnist, says this in his latest column, which declares Barack Obama to be an "emperor":
Emperor Obama obviously could not care less about helping the Latino population. When Democrats had control of both houses of Congress he did absolutely nothing for them.

Now he's doing to Latinos what Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky allegedly did to the children of Pennsylvania -- using and abusing them. With his short-sighted politicking, Emperor Obama has hurt the Latino cause in the long run.
(Emphasis added.)

Yes, as Blue Texan notes, Michael Reagan is trivializing child rape.

Which is especially appalling in light of this:
According to Nancy Reagan in her memoirs published in 1989, Reagan disclosed to his parents in 1987 a very painful incident in his boyhood that he had kept secret for many years. "At the age of 8, he had been sexually molested by a camp counselor, who had also taken nude pictures of him.... Poor Mike had spent his whole life racked with guilt and in constant fear that these pictures would someday surface in a way that might embarrass him and, especially, his adoptive father."
What kind of person do you have to be to have suffered molestation yourself and yet be so lacking in empathy that you flippantly use molestation as a political metaphor for a policy you don't agree with? Especially when you once wrote an entire memoir about what you describe as a painful and miserable childhood?

Oh, yeah -- I guess you have to be a Republican, a person whose hatred of Democrats and liberals trumps everything else.


Victor said...

1. Abused, or not abused, what the feck kind of an asshole says something like that?

2. "The Dream Act" lost in the Senate with a MAJORITY of 55-41, if memory serves me right.
Something that in virtually any, ANY, other Congress, would have passed.
But not in this one.
If this were football, and your team at the final whistle let 55-41, not only did the team with 41 points, NOT lose, your team DIDN'T win with 55 points.

It wasn't a tie. No do-over or replay.
It was as if there was NO GAME!

Is this any way for a representative democracy to be run?
Not for much longer...

So, if only one or two feckin' R's had voted for it, Emperor Obama wouldn't have had to do what he did, and upset all of the asshole Conservatives, and the other asshole Reagan, besides his Mom & dad, Michael.


M. Bouffant said...

I don't think, in this case, it can be attributed to mere Republicanness. It would seem to be the result of being raised by the Reagans, who certainly seem to have treated him like crap.

Tom Hilton said...

This is just sickening.

Peter Janovsky said...

I've diaried this at the Daily Kos, with a link to this post.

This is hateful on so many levels.

Steve M. said...

Thanks for the link....

Peter Janovsky said...

You're welcome.

I still hope you do a piece on the NY Times article last week on "fact-checking" Obama and Romney.