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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Reagan Rejects Charge Father Had Alzheimer's In Office
FoxNation.com ^ | Jan 14

Posted on 01/14/2011 3:03:52 PM PST by JesseWatters

USA Today reports...In a new book -- and an interview on ABC's 20/20 -- President Ronald Reagan's son says he saw evidence of his father's Alzheimer's disease back during his years in the White House. "There was just something that was off, I couldn't quite put my finger on it," Ron Reagan said in 20/20 interview airing Friday night. The younger Reagan said his father often didn't seem sharp during their political debates.

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1 posted on 01/14/2011 3:03:53 PM PST by JesseWatters
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To: JesseWatters
The younger Reagan said his father often didn't seem sharp during their political debates.

I'll believe it when he lands the Presidency.

2 posted on 01/14/2011 3:07:08 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: JesseWatters
"There was just something that was off, I couldn't quite put my finger on it,"

Gee Ron Jr, could it be because you spent every waking moment trying to draw attention to himself by embarrassing him, and he found he was uncomfortable around you as a result?

3 posted on 01/14/2011 3:09:55 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

himself=yourself


4 posted on 01/14/2011 3:11:01 PM PST by skeeter
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To: JesseWatters
I like this comment at the link:

"Even if he did have Alzheimer's while in the WH, I'd say he did better than this one without it."

5 posted on 01/14/2011 3:11:12 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: BradyLS

I know Alzheimers, and He did not, This Son is a piece of work. So consider the Source.


6 posted on 01/14/2011 3:12:20 PM PST by easternsky
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To: JesseWatters
Michael Reagan released the following statement to FoxNation.com: "Ron was an embarrassment to his father when he was alive and today he became an embarrassment to his mother."

That says it all.

7 posted on 01/14/2011 3:15:04 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: JesseWatters

PRODUCER: “It’s time to attack the Right again! What sorry-assed, intellectually vapid useless professional failure ballerina media whore can we drag out THIS TIME to besmirch his family legacy and... Oh wait! I’ve got an idea!”


8 posted on 01/14/2011 3:15:33 PM PST by golux
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To: BradyLS

Little Ronnie was all wrapped up in his professional dance. What does he know about Alzheimer’s? He’s a disgrace to his family.


9 posted on 01/14/2011 3:16:23 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Jim Scott

BUMP. Thank G. for Mike Reagan.


10 posted on 01/14/2011 3:17:18 PM PST by golux
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What a stupid article. It doesn’t even mention Reagan son Michael other than in the headline. All it talks about is the imbecilic rantings of junior.


11 posted on 01/14/2011 3:17:31 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: JesseWatters

The fairy boy hates his father even to this day.

How pathetic.


12 posted on 01/14/2011 3:18:38 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: anyone

I was wondering how long it would take for Michael Reagan would slap down this punk and professional gravy trainer.


13 posted on 01/14/2011 3:20:29 PM PST by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: rockrr

He, Michael, was quoted at the very end.


14 posted on 01/14/2011 3:21:59 PM PST by jla
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To: Clara Lou

A true Democrat.

Politics and the agenda trumps God, Country and Family.


15 posted on 01/14/2011 3:23:25 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: golux

Michael wrote that article when his step-mother died was one of the greatest articles I have ever read. It was about hard work and deserving what you get, had to do with working a paper route to get the bicycle he wanted. I will never forget it.


16 posted on 01/14/2011 3:24:25 PM PST by Jolla
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To: Jim Scott

Wow. Michael didn’t mince words did he.


17 posted on 01/14/2011 3:27:07 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: JesseWatters
Perhaps Ron, like other "progressives" are so disconnected from the philosophy and principles of liberty, as understood and articulated by President Reagan, that he was unable to perceive his father's wisdom and brilliance in political discussions.

One only needs to read the volumes of letters and other personal writings of Ronald Reagan during those years to understand how superior was his grasp of "first principles."

Like many others of his generation, the younger Reagan may have been too much influenced by 19th, 20th, and 21st Century counterfeit ideas, with too little attention to the wisdom of the ages which his father held dear. Perhaps that may explain his willingness to participate in what may be an attempt by some to denigrate President Reagan's contributions during the final years of his Presidency.

18 posted on 01/14/2011 3:27:48 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: JesseWatters

Can you imagine what the Reagan family Thanksgiving dinner is like?


19 posted on 01/14/2011 3:29:04 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: JesseWatters

Reagan’s doctors said that they could see absolutely no indication that he had Alzheimer’s when he was in office.

Actually, that aside, RR was in mostly good health up to the end. When he had his 90th birthday in 2001, Nancy said that he still had most of his hair color. Despite being 77 when he left office, he looked at least 20 years younger.

There are just some people who have good genes like that and age really well. Meanwhile, there are people in their 50s who look much older than they are.


20 posted on 01/14/2011 3:31:22 PM PST by Strk321
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To: BradyLS
That was not due to Alzheimer's it was because his Father was too kind to say “Ron that must be your butt talking because your mouth knows better”.

Picturing this Mama's boy in tights is hurl inducing every bit as much as “Rhambo” in tights. Go away Ron and get a job.

Seriously, people that have head injuries will get Alzheimer's much sooner than the average elderly person. We all remember seeing that photo of Nancy covering up the bald spot on his head from the surgery he needed after the fall from his Horse. This Memory problem was not when he was President, and this creepy son is being his usual disloyal self.

21 posted on 01/14/2011 3:32:47 PM PST by samantha
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To: JesseWatters

Ron Reagan Jr.

Sad.

Can you imagine the attention that liberals have lavished on him just to try to bring him to their dark side?


22 posted on 01/14/2011 3:33:02 PM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: JesseWatters

You have to be lower than whale poop to cut down your own dead father.


23 posted on 01/14/2011 3:33:22 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: JesseWatters

I swear there must have been something in the water when President Reagan and Nancy had those kids. Ron and Patty are nut cases. If it won’t for their father’s name they couldn’t pay to be published. They continue to dishonor their father even after his death, shameful, shameful people.


24 posted on 01/14/2011 3:38:49 PM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: JesseWatters
"At another point, Ron Reagan saw his father read from note cards as he made phone calls". Wow, that's some pretty damning evidence there, Ron...
25 posted on 01/14/2011 3:41:51 PM PST by Qbert
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To: JesseWatters

Ungrateful punk.

It’s clearly obvious Ronnie Jr. could never measure up to Dad and so he takes it out on him after he has passed on.

Hideous.


26 posted on 01/14/2011 3:43:05 PM PST by eleni121 (MY HERO GREGORY THE V - a living saint hanged and dragged by the ungodly muslims and their allies)
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To: JesseWatters

I started reading The Reagon Diaries over Christmas, and RR sure seemed like he had his head screwed on straight then.

He reminded me of DH’s grandfather, and I miss them both. The world needs more guys like those two.


27 posted on 01/14/2011 3:43:46 PM PST by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: JesseWatters

Thank you, Dr. Ron, for your astute diagnosis. - I’ll take President Reagan with half his brain tied behind him rather than this teleprompter reader that gullible people like you stuck us with.


28 posted on 01/14/2011 3:44:12 PM PST by Twinkie (LEFTIST FREE SPEECH O.K. - CONSERVATIVE FREE SPEECH NOT O.K.)
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To: JesseWatters

Michael is the only Regan child with any sense.


29 posted on 01/14/2011 3:45:02 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: pepperdog

“I swear there must have been something in the water when President Reagan and Nancy had those kids. Ron and Patty are nut cases”

They grew up in the Pacific Palisades (not far from the Sunset Strip) area of Los Angeles in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I grew up in LA at the same time. Whenever I went to a party in the Paisades there was always dope there.


30 posted on 01/14/2011 3:45:55 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
I'm glad Ron's middle name is Prescott and that he is not Ronald Wilson Reagan, Jr.
31 posted on 01/14/2011 3:53:34 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Qbert

Coffin climber working the teleprompter...


32 posted on 01/14/2011 3:54:03 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Michael Reagan released the following statement to FoxNation.com: "Ron was an embarrassment to his father when he was alive and today he became an embarrassment to his mother."

Thank you, Michael Reagan. Your father had many good reasons to be proud of you.

33 posted on 01/14/2011 3:55:09 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: JesseWatters
...and FDR was an incapacitated, chain-smoking, paraplegic who couldn't manage the presidency, got steamrolled by the Soviets, and kept his successor in utter ignorance during the greatest conflict in world history - refusing to relinquish power - until death forced him to. Still, they built a memorial to him just off the Mall.
34 posted on 01/14/2011 3:57:04 PM PST by americanophile ("We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.")
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To: JesseWatters

Its a crying shame that this pathetic pervert, Ron, Jr., shares the name with his Great Father and Patriotic Hero of AMERICA and the World! Hearing words that comeout of Junior’s mouth should be taken as a grain of sewage, no better than those from keith Olberdouche or Prissy “Tingles” Matthews......I feel so sorry for Michael having to put up with the crap that Jr. spews everyday.


35 posted on 01/14/2011 3:57:42 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: Jim Scott

Nancy had some BAD GENES!! She had TWO VERY BAD CHILDREN! Reagan had a FABULOUS daughter, Maureen and they adopted Michael, who is also FABULOUS! After he married Nancy, he had VERY BAD CHILDREN!!


36 posted on 01/14/2011 3:58:24 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: lonevoice

Was Michael adopted or the son of Ronald’s first wife, Jane?


37 posted on 01/14/2011 3:59:11 PM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: Jolla

When did Michael’s step=mother, nancy die??


38 posted on 01/14/2011 4:00:00 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Catsrus

Michael is the adopted son of Ronald and his first wife.


39 posted on 01/14/2011 4:00:50 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Ann Archy

Jane Wyman - rather the mother that adopted him, sorry for the confusion


40 posted on 01/14/2011 4:01:41 PM PST by Jolla
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To: JesseWatters
Ron Reagan is a hardcore liberal and a classless whiner. IOW, braindead. He is an embarrassment to his fathers great legacy. The adopted son, Michael Reagan, is much closer to his fathers political philosophy.

More importantly, according to President Reagan's personal physician, Dr. John E. Hutton Jr., Reagan didn't show the tell-tale symptoms of Alzheimer's until 1993. That should be good enough testimony for any serious political junkie, right or left.

41 posted on 01/14/2011 4:02:06 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: JesseWatters

I can’t stand this punk...he is a little liar...unfortunately, he is his mother’s son...Nancy is a great Republican and great wife to Ronald Reagan...but her offspring are all screwed up....she really did a very poor job in raising her kids...


42 posted on 01/14/2011 4:04:38 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: lonevoice

WOW!! Thank you for the clarification that the sh*thead is NOT Jr., but rather just disgraces the family name!


43 posted on 01/14/2011 4:04:38 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: JesseWatters

Ron Jr is now Alinskying his own father. He’s almost as disgusting as Obama.


44 posted on 01/14/2011 4:06:32 PM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: True Republican Patriot

I’m seeing this same error all over FR today (see post directly following yours, for example). Spread the word!


45 posted on 01/14/2011 4:08:11 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Jolla

Jane Wyman made a HUGE mistake in wanting the divorce.....bet she regretted it deeply.


46 posted on 01/14/2011 4:15:14 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Catsrus

Both.

Mike Reagan has been quoted as saying that he “...never heard the word ‘adopted’ uttered from my dad’s lips.”


47 posted on 01/14/2011 4:15:29 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: JesseWatters

Ron Reagan - I won’t type the words I have for this POS. This is one case where the apple fell far to the left of a prize winning apple tree.


48 posted on 01/14/2011 4:17:14 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: Ann Archy

Didn’t she somewhat repent, divorce that husband (too) and was a real church goer after that?
It was touching when Nancy let her go to the casket at the Presidents funeral.


49 posted on 01/14/2011 4:18:36 PM PST by Jolla
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To: pepperdog

“I swear there must have been something in the water when President Reagan and Nancy had those kids. Ron and Patty are nut cases. If it won’t for their father’s name they couldn’t pay to be published. They continue to dishonor their father even after his death, shameful, shameful people.”

Right you are. Isn’t it amazing that the two of RR’s children who turned out to be great were both adopted!!!


50 posted on 01/14/2011 4:23:07 PM PST by CdMGuy
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