Skip to comments.Did Ronnie Jr. just slam Bush?
Posted on 06/11/2004 7:30:27 PM PDT by Dudoight
Ronnie Reagan, Jr.: Stated his dad never wore his heligion on his sleeve, and never felt he had a mandate from God.......unlike some other politicians. This was in his tribute to his dad at the funeral.
A regrettable blemish on an otherwise beautiful ceremony.
Isn't that the truth! But he is intelligent, so its okay.
"Only Bush openly acknowledges it, RR Jr. does hate him for some reason."
He is NOT a Jr.
I'm not sure either.
I think so. His statements made me squirm a bit, so it's safe to assume they were ment for President Bush. Under the circumstances, they were uncalled for and out of place.
I remarked the same thing to my husband. "Was that a slam against W.??" I think Ron just wants to make sure NO ONE makes the mistake of believing he's conservative. Maybe we're wrong, but I just don't think so.
OK OK OK. I believe you. Guess I should write Ronnie II, or sonRonnie. LOL
I give Ron Jr. a pass here - regardless of who his dig was aimed at. President Reagan was HIS father. It's not our place to comment.
Hold your head high and move on.
Jimmy Carter openly acknowledged his faith too.
Let's see, Ron jr. dropped out of Yale whilc Dubya graduated and went on to get a Harvard MBA.
As for dignity, he minced around in the corps d'ballet with the Joffery Ballet and danced in his underwear on Saturday Night Live.
Dignity you say?
Its funny how the only child he has that is the most like him, he had to adopt. PAtti and Ronnie are genetic garbage
I think his brother Michael gave him a pass, patting him on the leg when he sat back down. So..yeah!
***Or maybe ... just maybe ... he was referring to Ronald Reagan.***
Hardly! He was praising his father's deep faith.
I take it that way as well.
He was commenting to someone about something. It was pointed and specifically made.
Agree! I listened to a lot of Reagan's speeches this week and he was very clear about the LORD and that this country was a better place when the LORD came first.
Because mom is a control freak ?
...Right to President Bush. Couldn't miss it.
Wrong, he was talking about GW. Ron is a liberal, who disliked his fathers policies. If you have ever heard him talk about his politics you would wonder how he was the fruit of Ronald Wilson Reagan's loins.
But, before he did there was a school named Frank Borman Junior High School and it is now Frank Borman Middle School.
Frank Borman Jr. Junior High School would have sounded stupid back then. We now have a whole boatload of prodigies due to the technicality...
That's it, it's not the Reagan Jr. Airport or Aircraft Carrier. He chose his life and Dubya chose his. Maybe Jr. didn't follow those dreams and is now acting out. (No pun intended...)
Because mom is a control freak ?
I bet you hit the nail on the head.
Ronnie Jr. never inherited grace, courage or common sense from his dad.
Didn't know closing ones eyes was an article of faith. Oh No, I'm a Heathen!
Definitely a slam at Bush, Ronnie is a liberal green, and they don't understand religious faith at all.
His comment was about wearing faith on your sleeve, and not to win votes. They just don't understand how one's faith is such a deep part of a person, and not a show.
Those of us evangelicals who follow Bush can see very clearly it is a heartfelt faith. This tends to infuriate liberals, who think it MUST be phoney, people can't possibly believe such things.
I also think it a small slam at his brother, who talked about faith in his Saviour and meeting his Dad in the hereafter. Obviously Ron has no such hope, and this tends to make people bitter.
Can we not just remember the day as a celebration? I think he was just honoring his dad and remarking on how his dad wore his religion.
I concur. Michael did very well. Ron Jr. did well.
I thought Kerry too. Crossing himself at the casket & such. :-)
Oh, come on. Can't we discuss what may be the only flaw in the whole shibang? You don't have to contribute if you don't want to.
I interpreted it as a slam. It helped slow the tears I was still shedding from Michael's beautiful speech.
I thought that at first as well. Bush does talk about his faith, but doesn't publicly go on about it. Who was he referring to?
I thought it was a slam at President Bush. President Reagan would not have been proud of Ron. I think he would have been disappointed that none of his grace and dignity rubbed off on either Patty or Ron.
Uh, duh... yes.
I know, I know... why am I watching MSNBC...
Because mom and dad were busy running California, and running for the White House when they were growing up....
I think it has to do with some of Bush's supporters claiming he was "annointed" to the position. Something that Bush tends to wear, but let's others say the words.
Oh no, no. It was a shot at Clinton & Kerry & Carter & all those phonies who wear religion on their sleeve for political gain. Just keep saying that. Let Ronnie explain otherwise.
The wife isn't a political observer and she thought the same thing.
The children don't always learn what the parents try to teach them.
Michael's eulogy of his Dad was excellent.
I have read in the early years of being a governor that he did that. So what I doodle my pillow.
The Duke, you know that hey??
Great ceremony tonight!!.
Why look or dwell on what may or may not have been a flaw? The day was glorious.
But................alas, I will consider the source and let it go.
Oh, Henway, why are you even hear. We like to sing to the Choir....we don't need this antiphony.
I think you may be correct.
The one thing I will not do right now is spend my time having angry or resentfull thoughts.
Not after that beautiful ceremony which showed the best of what American can be.
Oh, Henway, why are you even here? We like to sing to the Choir....we don't need this antiphony.
Ron talked about his father's near death. Then he talked about his father because of his religion, deciding that he was spared in order to good. It wasn't the religion Ron was speaking of. It was the idea of doing good in the world as a responsibility, not a mandate. That's why I think it was a slam against W.
Wow, back off boogaloo! Reagan did that and his son shared a precios moment with the world.
Maybe he should have let the historians write it.
After seeing clearly the difference in his Dad and the
usual Democrat suspects in action, how he could possibly
still be backing phonies would be beyond me.
Patti, by all recent accounts, has seen the light - both in her publicly stating she's no longer a "wild child", and that she was wearing a cross as her jewelry this week and is a Christian. She was the one I watched mostly whenever pictures of the family were shown. She was truly grief stricken, and I'm of the opinion that she now fully realizes just how great her father was, and how much she really missed out on being a supportive part of all that her father gave to this country. I really think she's come around to understand all this - finally, now, more than ever.