DETRACTORS SLAM A GREAT PRESIDENT
By Jon Christian Ryter
June 13, 2004
Several anti-Reagan liberal hatemongers decided the 40th President of the United States was being accorded too much respect from the American people and felt it was their job, even as his family was mourning, to chastise the memory of one of the two most popular presidents of the 20th century—even bbefore his body is buried.
Political cartoonist Ted Rall, who wrote the scathing denunciation of the sacrifice made by former pro football great Pat Tillman, had equally obnoxious and hateful things to say about former President Ronald Reagan. Rall's comment—reported on Tuesday by Matt Drudge—was that the lateate president is "...turning crispy brown right about now..." Rall, who received scores of death threats over his Pat Tillman remarks, received so many angry hits on his website after the Drudge mention that his site crashed.
Interviewed after the Drudge comment, the publicity hungry liberal said he thought "...most people view the president as a fair target..." Rall, a rather stupid, boorishly thoughtless liberal, doesn't seem to understand that when a man dies you stop throwing stones long enough for the family to bury him. "Reagan," he continued, "was a public figure. And, he was an idiot. If he were around and lucid, he would probably say that it comes with the territory." Rall continued to show his own stupidity when he said that the notion that Reagan won the Cold War was a myth, adding that "...Reagan elevated unjustifiable military action to an art."
Then adding what he believed was the final coup dÃ© grÃ¡ce, Rall noted that both Reagan and Bush (meaning Bush-43) relied on "Christianists" (the scary Christian equivalent to the radical Muslim "Islamists." Rall later defended his words by saying, "Imagine what would happen when Clinton dies, and [the liberals] gloss over the fact that he lied under oath. I bet there will be conservative writers there to point and say something similar to what I said. And I think it is completely appropriate." Rall is wrong. Clinton, like Reagan, should have his moment when those who loved him can mourn his passing before we are reminded of his sins. Other than that, we'd never get through Clinton's funeral. And I'm sure there are hundreds of husbands all over America who would be standing in the waiting line to view Clinton—just to make sure he waas really dead.
Actor Danny Glover, who is best known as Mel Gibson's partner in Lethal Weapon, is by no means a conservative like Gibson. In fact, politically, they are polar opposites. Glover, an anti-George W. Bush liberal, is also an anti-Jewish, pro-Palestinian liberal who belongs to Susan Sarandon's NOT IN OUR NAME, NOT IN MY NAME antiwar movement. Glover was one of the first to throw stones at Ronald Reagan's coffin. Glover told the media that "...We all know Reagan's legacy, from the Iran-Contra affair to the funding of the Nicaraguan military in which over 200 thousand people died...The groundwork for the move steadily to the right happened with the Reagan Administration. People want to elevate him to some mythical level. They have their own reason for doing that."
Editor & Publisher senior editor Joe Strupp chose to scold his peers in the newspaper industry for eulogizing Reagan and treating him with kid gloves just because he was dead. Using what should have been an unbiased, non-political forum for his partisan attack, Strupp argued that "...the overwhelming praise for a president who plunged the nation into its worst deficit ever, ignored and cut public money for the poor while also ignoring the AIDS crisis, is a bit tough to take." Activists for homosexual and lesbian rights also criticized Reagan, whom they singlehandedly blame for the spread of AIDS in America because they claim Reagan did not move fast enough or devote enough money to finding a cure for the deadly disease. One of those activists is Robert Kunst. Kunst who is involved in a myriad of liberal lost causes, among which are those dealing with homosexual, lesbian and bisexual issues. He is one of those far left activists who hates anyone or anything remotely conservative. High up on his list of contemptible people was Ronald Reagan whom he blames for the spread of AIDS. "Reagan," he said, "was one of the most despicable presidents [who was] responsible for 500 thousand American AIDS deaths and 10 million worldwide while he catered to the right wing in this country, and then disgraced America by going to Bilburg, Germany in August, 1986 to honor the SS nazi murderers buried there." Kunst said Reagan will spend an eternity in Hell for allowing gays to die.
Another liberal to condemn Reagan this week is black columnist Joe Davidson who, after praising Reagan for signing the legislation that created a national holiday out of Martin Luther King's birthday, referred to Reagan's two terms as "...a long and dreary night for African Americans" because, he said, Reagan supported racism by appointing conservative judges who were known to issue rulings to the detriment of African Americans."
Throughout the week, as the majority of Americans mourned the loss of the greatest president of the 20th century and one of the two or three greatest presidents in the history of the United States, liberals called him a "stupid lizard," a "killer," and a "con man,"
There is something inexplicably evil about people who try to steal the last moment on Earth shared between a family and the dearly departed. People like Ted Rall, who apparently earns a living belittling the greatness in great people, needs to understand that when a great man dies—whether from combat or from a terrifying, isolating killer like Alzheimer's, the deceased has earned the right to be mourned by those who loved him without the jackals nipping at his heels as he lays in his coffin.
© 2004 Jon C. Ryter - All Rights Reserved
Jon Christian Ryter is the pseudonym of a former newspaper reporter with the Parkersburg, WV Sentinel. He authored a syndicated newspaper column, Answers From The Bible, from the mid-1970s until 1985. Answers From The Bible was read weekly in many suburban markets in the United States.
Today, Jon is an advertising executive with the Washington Times. His website, www.jonchristianryter.com has helped him establish a network of mid-to senior-level Washington insiders who now provide him with a steady stream of material for use both in his books and in the investigative reports that are found on his website. E-Mail: BAFFauthor@aol.com
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