Skip to comments.Five myths about Ronald Reagan
Posted on 02/21/2011 10:49:02 PM PST by iowamark
It has been argued that Ronald Reagan was a myth himself, a construct of his own and other people's imaginings, rather than an extraordinary American about whom some untruths are told... in private a person of no ego and little charisma, in public a statesman of formidable purpose.
1. He was a bad actor...
2. He was but a movie-set soldier in World War II.
It's true that Reagan spent virtually all the war years flying a desk at the First Motion Picture Unit, USAAF, in Culver City. But that hardly means he did not passionately want to fight for his country overseas. Army doctors found his vision to be so defective, at "7/200 bilateral," that a tank could advance within seven feet of him before he could identify it as Japanese. His Warner Bros. colleague Eddie Albert, a veteran of the Pacific War, later told me about presenting Reagan with a souvenir from the bloodbath of Tarawa. "I've never forgotten the way he looked. Like I'd humiliated him." ...
3. He was warm-hearted....
4. He was only a campaign Christian.
On the contrary, Reagan was a "practical Christian," that being the name of a mainly Midwestern, social-work-oriented movement when he was growing up. At 11, young Dutch had an epiphany, prompted by the sight of his alcoholic father lying dead drunk on the front porch of the family house in Dixon, Ill...
5. He was an "amiable dunce."
Yeah, right, Clark Clifford. Ronald Reagan only performed successfully in six different careers: radio sportscaster, movie actor, trade union president, corporate spokesman, two-term governor and two-term president of the United States. Lucky for him he wasn't hampered by Jimmy Carter's intelligence!
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
What flaw would that be? Being a liberal moron?
One myth not covered is that Obummer and Reagan are equals.
Bookmark to check out the full article later. Morris hasn’t said it in the excerpt but I sense it “Mr. Obama, you’re no Ronald Reagan.”
Not everyone who contributed was on the front lines.
Check out this short Youtube outtake of the Carson Show. At one point George Gobel says that he was a flight instructor in Oklahoma and obviously that's where they needed him or they wouldn't have sent him there. Naturally he follows this up with a joke!! :)
Not all of us are eligible. I was unaware that Reagan’s vision was so poor. Not a whole heck of a lot we can do about it.
The army has their standards. We can’t exactly pop out an eye and pop in one that works.
Morris squandered the access he had to Reagan with Dutch. Incredible shame.