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New Ron Reagan book: My dad had Alzheimer’s while in office
Hotair ^ | 01/15/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 01/15/2011 7:08:19 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Reagan’s doctors and Alzheimer’s specialists have been debunking this myth for years, but no matter how many times they try to explain that occasional memory lapses in an elderly person do not an Alzheimer’s diagnosis make, the narrative rolls on. And it’ll keep rolling, thanks to Ron Jr and the explosive never-before-revealed details in his new book which, per Paul Bedard of U.S. News, … seem not to add up.

Besides playing amateur doctor, Ron Reagan reveals, if true, brain surgery on his dad never before reported. He accurately reports that Reagan, after leaving the presidency, was bucked from a horse on July 4, 1989, while in Mexico. Ron tells of how his dad, after initially refusing medical help, was transported to a San Diego hospital. “Surgeons opening his skull to relieve pressure on the brain emerged from the operating room with the news that they had detected what they took to be probable signs of Alzheimer’s disease.” Several Reagan associates, however, say there was no surgery in San Diego.

What’s more there is no reporting about any San Diego operation on Reagan. News reports at the time of his fall say Reagan was flown to a hospital in Arizona, where he was treated for scrapes and bruises and released after five hours…

Ron Reagan doesn’t mention this, but says that Reagan visited the Mayo Clinic in 1990 for tests that “confirmed the initial suspicion of Alzheimer’s.” Reagan’s post-presidency history, documented in several archives like University of Texas, reveal no such visit. And Dr. John E. Hutton Jr. his doctor from 1984 through Reagan’s retirement, told the New York Times that Reagan didn’t show the tell-tale symptoms until 1993.

Follow the link and you’ll see that another big piece of “evidence” is Ron feeling his heart sink as he watched his pop stumble through a bad, “bewildered” performance in his first debate with Mondale in 1984. Quote: “Some voters were beginning to imagine grandpa—who can never find his reading glasses—in charge of a bristling nuclear arsenal, and it was making them nervous. Worse, my father now seemed to be giving them legitimate reason for concern.” That was October 7, 1984; a month later, the “concern” had turned into a 49-state landslide.

Here’s former Reagan advisor David Gergen telling Ron, as gently as he can: Stop.



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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alzheimers; articledate01142011; reagan; ronaldreagan; ronreagan
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1 posted on 01/15/2011 7:08:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
New Ron Reagan book: My dad had Alzheimer’s while in office I'm still a closet-case attention whore.

There. Fixed it for him.

2 posted on 01/15/2011 7:11:00 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: SeekAndFind
He reports that Reagan, after leaving the presidency, was bucked from a horse while in Mexico. Ron tells of how his dad, after initially refusing medical help, was transported to a San Diego hospital. “Surgeons opening his skull to relieve pressure on the brain emerged from the operating room with the news that they had...

...discovered a spare brain which they eventually transplanted into Ron Reagan, Jr.'s head but which, sadly, it rejected.

3 posted on 01/15/2011 7:11:41 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Michael says Ronny Junior is an EMBARRASSMENT to the REAGAN family.


4 posted on 01/15/2011 7:11:56 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SeekAndFind

whore. worthless, gutter licking, greasy, hateful whore.


5 posted on 01/15/2011 7:12:34 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ron, you tutu wearing homosexual ballerina. You have made extremely stupid life choice decisions.
6 posted on 01/15/2011 7:12:45 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: SeekAndFind

May you suffer R. Jr.


7 posted on 01/15/2011 7:13:07 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Because the left is ugly and the right is beautiful.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t realize that he wrote a book. The publisher actually believes someone will buy it?


8 posted on 01/15/2011 7:15:24 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

... and he still kicked Democrat butt. What a hero to us all! Golly gee!


9 posted on 01/15/2011 7:17:42 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Next he will claim he was a homosexual.

Then the next book, a communist mole.


10 posted on 01/15/2011 7:19:09 PM PST by NoLibZone (Five time DNC backed candidate Fred Phelps: "God sent the shooter".)
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To: SeekAndFind

He and Megan McCain would make such a lovely couple—so intelligent and loyal.


11 posted on 01/15/2011 7:20:12 PM PST by the Real fifi
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Hey, Jr. is showing signs of Alzheimers and he hasn’t even been in office!


12 posted on 01/15/2011 7:20:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

He’s not “Ronny Junior”...

To be a Junior, his full name would be the same as the former president’s. It’s not. Middle names are different. Thus, he’s not a Junior - literally, or figuratively.


13 posted on 01/15/2011 7:22:48 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron is a nancy who danced the ballet with pride in scrotum-hugging tights.


14 posted on 01/15/2011 7:23:03 PM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: SeekAndFind

...and he was still a better president than all who had followed since.


15 posted on 01/15/2011 7:25:56 PM PST by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

LOLOLOL, now THAT’S funny!


16 posted on 01/15/2011 7:31:24 PM PST by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a pearl harbor. We need to pull a hiroshima.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Still hard for me to believe that girlie queer pecker head came from the loins of RR.
17 posted on 01/15/2011 7:31:35 PM PST by fish hawk (reporter to old Indian: you lived here on the reservation all your life? Old Indian, "not yet".)
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To: SeekAndFind
I've heard the stuff Junior has spewed over the years and I don't believe this claim of "Alzheimer’s while in office" for a moment, But even it it were true, what a dishonorable thing to promote about your own father especially when he is gone.

Sadly, this apple fell far from the tree ... and the adopted son, Michael, is far more worthy of the family name of the greatest President of the 20th century.

18 posted on 01/15/2011 7:33:05 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Quote: “Some voters were beginning to imagine grandpa—who can never find his reading glasses—in charge of a bristling nuclear arsenal, and it was making them nervous. Worse, my father now seemed to be giving them legitimate reason for concern.”

Looks more like Ron was channeling Jane Fonda in the China Syndrome.

19 posted on 01/15/2011 7:33:30 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It must be tough being the family bitch.


20 posted on 01/15/2011 7:35:15 PM PST by tumblindice (Today, Zombie Czar Chris Williams' head fell off. More at 11.)
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To: fish hawk

It happens. Abraham - Ishmael; Jacob - Esav

Michael is his father’s son because he matured, listened up, and received his father’s wisdom and insight. Ron the genetic heir is like Esav... he despised his birthright and sold it for media attention.


21 posted on 01/15/2011 7:39:34 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: SeekAndFind
His name is Ron, but he's always been a nancy.

"Mom, how's my make up? Say, can I borrow that dress tomorrow night?"


22 posted on 01/15/2011 7:43:05 PM PST by Notwithstanding
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His name is Ron, but he's always been a nancy.

"How's my driving? Call 800-555-YMCA"


23 posted on 01/15/2011 7:47:15 PM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

“Michael says Ronny Junior is an EMBARRASSMENT to the REAGAN family”

Ron Jr. was an embarrassment 30 years ago and the daughter Patti has had her moments also. She wrote some BS Boo Hoo book about being neglected or something as a child. Michael is the only normal one of the three.


24 posted on 01/15/2011 7:53:10 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind
His name is Ron, but he's always been a nancy.

"Hey boys, look at my crotch while I prance around"


25 posted on 01/15/2011 7:53:31 PM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: Notwithstanding

Olivia Newton John or Jennifer Beals?


26 posted on 01/15/2011 7:55:06 PM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: SeekAndFind

libs heads must be ready to exploded...they got buried by a guy with Alzheimer’s.


27 posted on 01/15/2011 8:07:34 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: SeekAndFind

Is he talking about Frank Sinatra?. No way that kid came from Ronald Reagans loins.


28 posted on 01/15/2011 8:08:31 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

That little twit is nothing but an embarrassment to the Reagan family. I cannot stand him!


29 posted on 01/15/2011 8:11:00 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“What else can I say to extend my 15 minutes on the MSM by another minute.”

Media attention whore.


30 posted on 01/15/2011 8:21:17 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Venturer

Man: Can we be frank, Ron?...

Ron: Oooo yes that sounds like fun.

Man: ...you’re a nancy.


31 posted on 01/15/2011 8:23:09 PM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: SeekAndFind

And Ron Reagan still suffers from assholers syndrome.


32 posted on 01/15/2011 8:24:17 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Do not buy this book.

33 posted on 01/15/2011 8:35:02 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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He needs to go back to pimping otc prostate cures


34 posted on 01/15/2011 8:44:52 PM PST by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: the Real fifi

I don’t think he likes girls


35 posted on 01/15/2011 8:47:10 PM PST by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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For what it’s worth, he’s been married since 1980...


36 posted on 01/15/2011 8:51:13 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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What's his husband's name?

Nam Vet

37 posted on 01/15/2011 8:57:23 PM PST by Nam Vet (Are you better off than you were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Figment

Yu may be right though IIRC he’s married. I was joking because they are both so dumb and because they only get press attention because they are the children of Republican pols and because they say such disloyal things.


38 posted on 01/15/2011 9:00:10 PM PST by the Real fifi
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To: SeekAndFind

Give me President Reagan with Alzheimer’s over the current dim and a whole lot more.


39 posted on 01/15/2011 9:06:35 PM PST by xp38
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron Reagan Jr., the great geriatric diagnostician. Why would I not listen to him?


40 posted on 01/15/2011 9:20:14 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron Reagan Jr., the great geriatric diagnostician. Why would I not listen to him?


41 posted on 01/15/2011 9:21:43 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even if he had alzhiemers, he was still 1000x the president this pretender is

He inherited high unemployment, radically high interest rates, low national pride, active terrorist nations, and a raging cold war with a real adversay. He left office with low unemployment, a booming economy, national pride at an all time high, built a military the strength of which has never been seen, and won the cold war. He also set the stage for 10 years of economic prosperity

This moron has done the exact opposite

Facts... pesky little rascals


42 posted on 01/15/2011 9:36:14 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday is just three weeks away (Feb. 6), kicking off a year of commemorations. Now every printed article and piece of commentary will begin with Ron’s calumny against his father. Selecting this time for his “revelation” shows me young Ronny wants to shine his father’s spotlight in his own direction.


43 posted on 01/15/2011 9:51:58 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: skr
The publisher actually believes he wrote it?

This perpetual "kid" is a buffoon and is always looking for ways to make money off being the son of a great man. May his tutu spring an embarrassing rip next time he's dancing.

vaudine

44 posted on 01/15/2011 9:56:52 PM PST by vaudine
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To: SeekAndFind

A. Man from California with Alzheimer’s.
B. Kenyan with 2 ivy league degrees.

Which one is not qualified to be President?


45 posted on 01/15/2011 9:57:11 PM PST by Notwithstanding
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Ron picked as the cover shot the only photo I’ve ever seen in which Ronaldus lokks even the slightest bit nancy.


46 posted on 01/15/2011 10:00:05 PM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: SeekAndFind; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ...
This post reminded me of Reagan's last big speech in 1992, the highlight of the convention.
Video: Republican National Convention: President Reagan's Address at the 1992 RNC - 8/17/92

This was pretty much the end of us seeing him speak politically. It was the time when Clinton-Gore was campaigning against the ‘ Reagan-Bush ‘ decade and Reagan reminds us of the Carter days and his eight years..

Remember "‘ They (Democrats at their 1992 convention) kept saying we won the cold war, I couldnt help wonder who exactly they mean by we?‘?

47 posted on 01/16/2011 2:20:51 AM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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Reagan was more lucid on that day than every democrat in America.

And even years later as he lay dying I bet he was more lucid than his misbegotten spawn ever was.


48 posted on 01/16/2011 2:59:13 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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God only knows how much heartbreak those two misfits, Ron and Patty Reagan, have brought to their parents/


49 posted on 01/16/2011 3:48:56 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Reagan was in the early stages in 1994 when he announced that he had the disease.

He turned 70!! two weeks after he was inaugurated. I’ve never met a man in his 70’s who isn’t a bit doddery and forgetful. It goes with the age. But his mind was still very sharp.

It was likely when he hit his head on a rock after a fall from a horse that triggerd the alzheimers to accelerate.


50 posted on 01/16/2011 5:10:04 AM PST by cotton1706
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