Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton scrubs Ronald Reagan from history
Posted on 11/10/2009 10:34:41 AM PST by Schnucki
Its bad enough that President Obama could not be bothered to attend the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But Hillary Clintons refusal to even acknowledge the role played by Ronald Reagan in the Walls demise as well as the downfall of Communism was highly insulting towards one of the greatest figures of our time, and reeked of petty and partisan mean-spiritedness.
The Secretary of States remarks yesterday in Berlin completely erased from history the huge contribution played not only by President Reagan but also by the United States in confronting the Soviet Empire. In her speech she applauded half of Europe, but could not bring herself to thank those Americans who bravely served their country and in many cases laid down their lives in defeating Communism, under Reagans leadership.
Here is what Clinton said in Berlin on behalf of the Obama administration:
We remember the allies who conducted the largest humanitarian airlift in history, completing more than a quarter million flights to sustain the people of West Berlin. We remember the Poles (applause) who waged a campaign for liberty that began with a strike in the shipyards of Gdansk and ended by shattering a system of tyranny. We remember a Polish Pope who spoke out for the aspirations of people across Europe and the world. (Applause.) We remember the people of the Baltics who joined hands across their lands and helped to break the chains that held their nations captive. We remember the students of Prague who propelled a dissident playwright from a jail cell to the presidency of a free republic. And tonight, we remember the Germans on both sides of the wall, but particularly the Germans in the East who stood up and finally were able to say, No
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
That corrosive insect of a woman couldn’t lick the soles of Ronald Reagan’s shoes.
she didn’t metion Kennedy or her husband either and nobody is going to remember what she said anyway
I just don’t even know what to say anymore. I wish nothing but the worst for these scumbags.
Wrong. It should be “Hillary Clinton ATTEMPTS TO Scrub Ronald Reagan From History.”
It ain’t gonna work.
One hundred years from now, Ronald Reagan will STILL be regarded as one of America’s greatest presidents, while Hillary Clinton will be the answer to a trivia question.
The Pantsuit does not speak for me.
I guess that’s like being in a room with an elephant and pretending not to notice. Its alright, history has a way of scrubbing the gnats out and highlighting only the important. Believe me, people (even including dems) will continue to study the Reagan presidency for decades to come. Doubtful, much attention will be spent on Clinton (he or she). Both are easily forgettable.
Generation Reagan bump
Whatever the HillaBeast may or not be, she most assuredly is no historian, not will she be writing any significant history books, articles, or even postcards.
Baraq has her visiting every third world hell hole out there while Billy J parties hard at home.
No wonder she's an unhappy girl, LOL
She didn’t mention the British.
Everything that woman does is political. Everything. She doesn’t have a real bone in her body. I can’t wait the day that she debates Sarah Palin.
Did you hear here intro of The One? She did everything but call him the Ayatolla of Rock and Rollah.
My take is that she likely had to have the speech approved by the WH. There’s no way Obama would allow a tribute to Reagan.
“I am deeply honored to introduce now a message from someone who represents the fall of different kinds of walls of walls of discrimination, of stereotype, of character, the walls that too often are inside minds and hearts. Let me introduce a message from President Barack Obama”
Once again (as in the message Obama himself sent) this administration has made the fall of communism about Barack Obama’s pigmentation. Good stinking grief.
Even from this crowd, that is positively stunning.
I know Hillary doesn't buy into Obama's cult of personality, so what exactly is her angle? Next she'll be telling us how Obama scored 14 holes-in-one in a recent round of 18.
I guess she's just serving Obama's coffee until she's sees the opportunity to put lye in it.
Hate isn’t a good enough word for what I think of The Hildabeast.
If I can paraphrase what Hillary said about Dick Cheney, when she said “I don’t consider Dick Cheney to be a reliable source of information”. Well, none of us consider Hillary to be a reliable source of information. I’m certainly not going to listen to what she has to say about the history of communism in Europe.
The list, ping
The list, ping
Good. We backed them over the REAL anti-communists in Argentina, over Jeanne Kirkpatrick's objections.
Obama hates conservatives, so imagine how much he must hate Reagan and what Reagan symbolized to the free world. So, he and his administration will attempt to diminish him every chance they will get.
Someone should scrub Hillery. Do we have any suspended Newbies with strong stomachs and poor eyesite that used to work at a zoo and want their posting priveliges reinstated?
I thought this one was worth sharing here;
Never mind, the US did have a very strong representative at another commemorative event: a dinner hosted by the Springer Verlag held at its offices overlooking the former location of the Berlin Wall.
This was a serious event and the major figures of the day were there including Gorbachov and George Bush Snr. The British and Israeli ambassadors were there too. Some excellent speeches were held, although that by Bush was particularly fine.
However, his comment to the Springer Verlag organizers before leaving Thank you for having us struck me as superbly poignant humble but noble: The Bild recognized the import of this comment as well and gave it due prominence in its spread. The fact that Bush was wearing a tie with little parachutes on it showed as well that he fully recognized the contribution that the US made to Berlins survival through the Luftbrücke.
Here is his speech, which I have translated from the German report the benefit of our American readers. They can rest assured that Americas magnificent contribution to the fall of the Berlin Wall was fully recognized in Germanys most popular newspaper and by the public at large:
I am very glad that I can be with Helmut Kohl and Michail Gorbachov today. One notes how quickly time has passed and how quickly our world has changed since the events of 1989.
At that time there were few people who really wanted the unification of Germany. One need only think of Francois Mitterand, the great friend of Helmut Kohl and Michail Gorbachov. He was reported to have said at the time Re-unification? Whatever next? No! I love Germany so much there must always be two of her
It has often been said that the 20th century was the bloodiest in history. All the conflicts, the bloodshed was caused by human failure. And yet, when we look at the hopeful events that occurred twenty years ago, I myself have no doubt that future generations will look back at this time with great pride.
At that time, we left behind the problems of the past by realizing the changes with common sense and peaceful means. This was due to the unbelievable efforts of my two wonderful colleagues.
Soon I will return to Texas, watch football and simply let the younger generation take control. Of course, I am interested in everything that goes on, but I am no longer in the game.
The past few days here in Berlin were a great experience for me and my wife Barbara. It is great that we could be your guests. Thank you very much. And we now lift our glasses to peace, in Germany, Europe and the world. After all, peace is the most important thing of all. God bless you!
George Bush (Snr.) [end]
God Bless Presidents Regan and both Bush Presidents, our country's honor held up high by so many hundred's of thousands, and for an anonymous poster who translated the German news so that we know that we are indeed respected in the world, irregardless of the scum temporarily at our helm.
Or, this may be the real Hillary.
Thanks for the ping, boats, that was very well said.
Hillary is a Stassi skank.
Seriously, she would have prospered as a Stassi agent.
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