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Nancy Reagan 'Loved' Ron Reagan's Book; Is 'Proud' of Him, Son Said (Yeah Right....Not)
ABC News ^ | January 18, 2011 | George Stephanopoulos

Posted on 01/18/2011 11:24:47 AM PST by Kaslin

Despite the family feud that has unfolded over the past few days between Ron Reagan and his half-brother Michael, Nancy Reagan said she is very proud of her son for writing his new book "My Father at 100."

“She was worried about me. She said ‘Are you alright?’ I said ‘Yeah mom, I’m fine... but they are going to ask me what you think of the book. So what should I say to them,’” Ron Reagan said on “GMA.” “And she said, ‘You tell them that I’ve read it, I loved it, it made me cry and I’m very proud of you.’”

In Reagan’s book he notes moments during his father’s presidency which he found troubling and said could have been early signs of Alzheimer’s, such as during one of the 1984 presidential debates with Walter Mondale or when his father could not remember the name of canyons he knew well in California.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News
KEYWORDS: bookreview; memoir; myfatherat100; nancyreagan; presidents; reagan; ronaldreagan

1 posted on 01/18/2011 11:24:49 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
So says you, Ron Jr? Putting words in an old ladies mouth... your MOTHER no less.

Nancy was VERY protective of her husbands health. This has to be killing her.

There's something very, very wrong with this guy.

2 posted on 01/18/2011 11:29:43 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Kaslin
She also said he was an artist when he danced in his underwear on Saturday Night Live. She is his mother and now a very old woman. She was never the brains in the family, ever.

I think it was telling at Reagan's burial when Nancy broke down and Ron and Patty couldn't help her. Mike, the step-son, stepped in and gently led her away.

3 posted on 01/18/2011 11:30:02 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: Kaslin
So he's bragging that his mother told him she likes the book?
4 posted on 01/18/2011 11:30:11 AM PST by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Kaslin
I doubt that Nancy said that. If she did however, I can understand why Ron is an absolute s**thead.
5 posted on 01/18/2011 11:32:07 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Kaslin

Nancy Reagan, sadly, is a nut-case (remember her stance on fetal stem cell research?) and Ron Reagan is a pampered, spoiled mama’s boy. Of course she said it was great. The virtue gradient of that family went through the floor after the Great One died.


6 posted on 01/18/2011 11:32:55 AM PST by Juan Medén
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To: Tribune7

Well, I suspect this idiot needed his butt kicked as a pre-teen and teen, and the old man was too busy with this political career to do it.

Our gain!


7 posted on 01/18/2011 11:34:50 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: w1andsodidwe
I am reading the Reagan Diaries- Ron doesn't come out too well in his father's own words. Ron was a spoiled little brat who gave President Reagan troubles over his petty complaints when Reagan was busy saving a nation and the world.
8 posted on 01/18/2011 11:41:47 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Kaslin

This turd proves that acorns can sometimes sprout light-years away from the tree that produced them.


9 posted on 01/18/2011 11:43:53 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Juan Medén
Nancy Reagan, sadly, is a nut-case...


10 posted on 01/18/2011 11:47:16 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: bigbob

Sadly, I think Nancy Reagan loves anything her little boy does. As great a President as he was I don’t believe that the Reagans were very good parents. Michael Reagan is not her son and I think that has always been a problem with Nancy. Just my humble opinion!


11 posted on 01/18/2011 11:51:37 AM PST by NativeTxn
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To: skeeter
There's something very, very wrong with this guy.

Yep. He's a hanger-on who ironically profits from the name of the great man he despised and embarrassed. Ron Reagan is the classic example of a human leech.

12 posted on 01/18/2011 11:52:01 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Juan Medén

Ronald Reagan loved that old ranch he was often pictured working at. I would bet money that Ron never broke a nail helping his dad.


13 posted on 01/18/2011 11:52:41 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Kaslin

She’s his mom and she’s 89 years old. What do you expect her to say?


14 posted on 01/18/2011 11:53:05 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin

Blood’s thick. I can see Nancy not wanting to publicly embarrass Ron. He’s an ass, but he’s still her son.


15 posted on 01/18/2011 11:59:01 AM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: LeonardFMason

If you had ever witnessed the temper of Ron Jr’s manicurist, you’d understand. Bob


16 posted on 01/18/2011 12:05:53 PM PST by alstewartfan ("Only in the darkest places will she feel at home tonight." from Mixed Blessing by Al Stewart)
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To: Kaslin

Maybe Nancy Reagan has Alzheimers...or maybe it’s just a mother overlooking the evils of her child.


17 posted on 01/18/2011 12:08:04 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Kaslin

She’s nearly 90. Of course she’s going to say she liked her little boy’s book, whether she read it or not. Ron jr is just another little MSNBC pissant.


18 posted on 01/18/2011 12:08:44 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin
"Mommy likes my book! Mommy likes my book!"

What a goofball. She didn't read it.

Seriously, I can't imagine a single person actually reading this book, including the "author."

19 posted on 01/18/2011 12:10:28 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Kaslin

The Jane Wyman and Ronald Reagan union brought the only conservative thinkers into Reagan’s nuclear family, their daughter Maureen and adopted son, Michael.

The nucleus changed drastically with new age Nancy (ever the actress), flower child Patti and rebellious Ron, none who ever embraced a conservative thread to their various and sundry narratives. Miraculously, he overcame the drag of their liberalism by his love for Nancy, which kept her quiet during his lifetime, until the flawed stem cell campaign began, and no one paid all that much attention to the tantrums of the kids, thankfully. Patti & Ron never appeared to like their father, but Ron may have despised him. None of these three ever lived up to the legacy of Ronald Reagan, but drew virtually ALL their fame, gain and small sphere of influence from the man himself, as they were all rather empty vessels.

Revealing that Ron the rebellious developes this salacious
detail only to hawk his lead laden book.


20 posted on 01/18/2011 12:11:19 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: Kaslin
Oh Ronny ... if your MOMMY said you were a good boy ... well then I BELIEVE YOU TOO !!!
21 posted on 01/18/2011 12:15:20 PM PST by One_who_hopes_to_know
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To: Kaslin

Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me.

And somehow I don’t think Nancy is proud of a book that claims her husband had Alzheimers while he was in the White House.


22 posted on 01/18/2011 12:15:34 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Kaslin

Ron, Jr. and his sister, Patty, are both getting long in the tooth. Ron did say that his perception of there being some forerunner of memory loss in President Reagan at that time should no more affect his place in American history than other great Presidents’ afflictions. (Notice I say “his (Ron’s) PERCEPTION”.) Even IF half his brain were tied behind his back, President Reagan excelled magnificently; so Ron, Jr. and Patty both just have to accept that President Reagan was a GREAT President even if down deep it rankles their liberal souls. Nancy and President Reagan LOVED their kids to a fault.


23 posted on 01/18/2011 12:16:39 PM PST by Twinkie (LEFTIST FREE SPEECH GOOD. - CONSERVATIVE FREE SPEECH BAD.)
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To: Kaslin

I’d rather have President Reagan on his worst day than any of the clowns we’ve had since on their best days.


24 posted on 01/18/2011 12:36:41 PM PST by Smittie
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

I do too. I doubt that she has read the book too.

Ron Reagan, Jr. is a real POS.


25 posted on 01/18/2011 12:55:49 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: re_nortex

The story behind that second photo:

Nancy Reagan, radiant in a red pantsuit, rested her hand on President Barack Obama’s shoulder as he signed a bill to honor her late husband and icon of the right Ronald Reagan.

Obama, as is usual, signed with his left hand.

“Oh, you’re a lefty,” Reagan said, to scattered chuckles in the room.

“I am a lefty,” Obama replied evenly, adding: “Well, I think that President Reagan’s signature was more legible than mine.”

The bill creates a panel to plan and carry out events to honor Reagan’s 100th birthday in 2011


26 posted on 01/18/2011 1:03:08 PM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Hence my addition the the title. I don’t buy it either


27 posted on 01/18/2011 1:26:03 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Juan Medén
Nancy Reagan, sadly, is a nut-case

She was instrumental in killing Ollie North's bid for the Senate. Not to mention, her dabbling with the occult.

I think the daughter finally toned down the rhetoric, but Ron is a total disgrace. I guess Nancy's genes were dominate.

28 posted on 01/18/2011 2:16:31 PM PST by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about politics.)
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To: lowbridge; All
Thanks for the LOGICAL AND INFORMATIVE post.

Sheese! What's with these FReepers - give Nancy a break.

I dare say, if it was not for Nancy, we would not have had Ronald W. Reagan as our 39th president. Conservatives need support, liberals need criminals. Nancy was very supportive.

I only had the great honor of meeting her (and her husband) once, but she was really beautiful and very petite. I was fearful of crushing her hand when I shook it.

Now she's nearly 90...

29 posted on 01/18/2011 2:35:13 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: w1andsodidwe
I think it was telling at Reagan's burial when Nancy broke down and Ron and Patty couldn't help her. Mike, the step-son, stepped in and gently led her away.

BUMP!

30 posted on 01/18/2011 2:36:28 PM PST by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: NativeTxn

“As great a President as he was I don’t believe that the Reagans were very good parents. “

I have always said that. I think they were so in love with each other that the children felt excluded. I knew a couple like that once, so wrapped up in each other and little time or emotional connection with their daughter. She did all kinds of negative things to get their attention. I see her in Patty and Ron.


31 posted on 01/18/2011 2:43:39 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: NativeTxn

I have the same impression you do. Ronald Reagan was a distant, aloof father; he just wasn’t into it. He and Nancy were much more into each other. The children were on their own. It’s nice of Nancy to say this about Ron though; very Mom-like.


32 posted on 01/18/2011 3:00:53 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: kalee

Okay, that makes three of us who learned this about the Reagans.


33 posted on 01/18/2011 3:03:30 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: Kaslin

Momma’s proud of her little boy, he stayed inside the lines when he colored...


34 posted on 01/18/2011 3:59:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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