Friday, January 14, 2011

Ron Reagan Jr.: Oh Yeah, My Father Had Alzheimers While President

Gee, thanks, Ron. You father would be proud of you. Of course this gives credence to all the loons on the left who cracked funny about President Reagan being senile while in office.

Nancy must be thrilled. Oh and how's this odious little twit telling us this? In a book "honoring" his father.

Stay classy.
2011 is a big year for Ronald Reagan fans, being the centennial of his February 6 birth in Tampico, Ill. But youngest son Ron Reagan is spoiling the good cheer with a new book that suggests the Gipper suffered from Alzheimer's disease while in the White House, a claim dismissed by Reagan's doctors and outside experts. "Had the diagnosis been made in, say, 1987, would he have stepped down?" Ron asks, regarding the disease confirmed in 1994. "I believe he would have," he writes in My Father At 100: A Memoir, due in bookstores Tuesday.

In addition to challenging the former president's doctors, Ron also reports for the first time that Reagan, right after falling off a horse six months out of the White House, underwent brain surgery, denied by Reagan associates.

Let's start with the Alzheimer's diagnosis. It was announced in 1994. While it prompted some to suggest they knew Reagan had the disease as president, his four White House doctors said they saw no evidence of it. But Ron, who became a liberal and atheist, disappointing his dad, suggests he saw hints of confusion and "an out-of-touch president" during the 1984 campaign and again in 1986, when his father couldn't recall the names of California canyons he was flying over. Arguing his case in the book, Ron adds that doctors today know that the disease can be in evidence before being recognized. "The question, then, of whether my father suffered from the beginning stages of Alzheimer's while in office more or less answers itself," he writes.

Besides playing amateur doctor, Ron Reagan reveals, if true, brain surgery on his dad never before reported. He accurately reports that Reagan, after leaving the presidency, was bucked from a horse on July 4, 1989, while in Mexico. Ron tells of how his dad, after initially refusing medical help, was transported to a San Diego hospital. "Surgeons opening his skull to relieve pressure on the brain emerged from the operating room with the news that they had detected what they took to be probable signs of Alzheimer's disease." Several Reagan associates, however, say there was no surgery in San Diego.

What's more there is no reporting about any San Diego operation on Reagan. News reports at the time of his fall say Reagan was flown to a hospital in Arizona, where he was treated for scrapes and bruises and released after five hours.

There were no reports of Reagan with a shaved head or skull stitches later that month when he served as a guest TV announcer at the July 11 baseball All-Star Game in Anaheim, Calif., or when he was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City on July 21.
It's no wonder this punk is frequently seen on MSNBC. He apparently enjoys making up "news" like much of the media, especially this past week.

You can predict a couple of things with this book: Nobody on the right is going to waste a nickel on anything this sniveling puke wrote and nobody on the left will buy it either since they still hate Reagan.


maureen griffin said...

I liked Michael Reagan's statement today. "Ron was an embarrassment to his father when he was alive and today he became an embarrassment to his mother." [h/t: Fox Nation]

Jones said...

This tutu-wearing little jackhole should be ashamed of himself for saying this about his father

should be, but won't

Always Watch said...

Even if what Ron Reagan says is true, why the hell bring this up now, particularly during this year celebrating Ronald Reagan's brith 100 years ago?  I guess that Ron Jr. is looking to make money and get his 15 minutes of fame.

I find that portion about Reagan's brain surgery unbelievable.

rich b said...

Ron Ron Ron you sorry POS! While your Father was alive you weren't fit to carry his luggage so you determined to exploit his memory after death by barfing up armchair diagnosis and speculation about his so-called medical condition. You have defined yourself and what you're really about (along with your skank of a sister) now slime on back to PMSNBC and assault the memory a a man no longer alive to defend himself. You are a shit-stain and not fit to listen to. 

I do hope your Mother is a better Christian than you are an athieist. At least she may be able to forgive you someday. I wouldn't piss on you if you were burning up.