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BumRushDaShow

(125,288 posts)
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 05:12 AM Feb 12

'Appalled': Reagan's Daughter Says Dad Would Want Nothing To Do With Today's GOP

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Source: Huff Post

Feb 12, 2024, 02:18 AM EST


Patti Davis, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan, said he doesn’t think her father would be embraced by today’s Republican Party ― and that the feeling would be mutual.

“I don’t think he would... and I don’t see how he would want to be in it,” she told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Sunday. “It’s so diametrically opposed to what he believed and to the dignity that he felt that people in government should have.”

She mentioned Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) trying to get into a physical fight with labor union leader Sean O’Brien in the middle of a Senate committee hearing last year. “My father would be appalled at this,” she said. “This is not a bar. This is in the Senate chambers.”

She added that she believed her father would be saddened by the state of the nation as a whole. “I think that he would be heartbroken and horrified about where America is and how mired we are in anger, in violence, in disrespect for one another,” she said. “I think he would heartbroken and I think he would be scared.”

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/patti-davis-reagan-today-republicans_n_65c9abe3e4b0fb721d61aa4e

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'Appalled': Reagan's Daughter Says Dad Would Want Nothing To Do With Today's GOP (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Feb 12 OP
The irony is palpable. Solomon Feb 12 #1
He wanted and campaigned for..... wolfie001 Feb 12 #24
Opened his presidential campaign ata site important to the klan JT45242 Feb 12 #2
This is 100 percent true BlueKota Feb 12 #5
Glad you brought up how Prof. Toru Tanaka Feb 12 #14
Omg, I remember hearing about that (first campaign stop)! Hideious! ... electric_blue68 Feb 12 #28
This message was self-deleted by its author electric_blue68 Feb 12 #29
Her dad started this entire mess! TurboDem Feb 12 #3
Love watching their hatred turn inward. Think. Again. Feb 12 #4
He did Nazi that coming Roy Rolling Feb 12 #6
Hey reagan your dad is the father of this Fullduplexxx Feb 12 #7
What a fucking crock. 50 Shades Of Blue Feb 12 #8
it's always funny when apologists forget the little things... Javaman Feb 12 #9
And Paul Weyrich, his campaign fundraiser. 3Hotdogs Feb 12 #15
He was an evil ghoul.....nt wolfie001 Feb 12 #23
For those who haven't heard/seen this Quote... electric_blue68 Feb 12 #33
Oh, didn't know that! Nor that he was the founder of The Moral Majority! electric_blue68 Feb 12 #34
I've got some swampland to sell her Novara Feb 12 #10
Own it. Conjuay Feb 12 #11
Oh, never seen "Reagoon" 😄👍 Sigh 😔 electric_blue68 Feb 12 #35
Well fuck that. twodogsbarking Feb 12 #12
Fuck Ronald Reagan ismnotwasm Feb 12 #13
Link to NY Times (no paywall) opinion piece by Patti Reagan where she talks about the same thing. ificandream Feb 12 #16
If I were a betting person MissMillie Feb 12 #17
I hope Reagan's turning on a spit in Hell ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 12 #18
Ronald Reagan was no Carl Sagan Blue Owl Feb 12 #19
How bought when he kicked off that Presidential run.... wolfie001 Feb 12 #22
From Wikipedia. Reagan at Eureka College: Turbineguy Feb 12 #40
Bullshit. SamKnause Feb 12 #20
I appreciate what she's saying, but..... wolfie001 Feb 12 #21
You are so right! And Reagan's legacy needs to be exposed for the damage it did to our beloved country. RicROC Feb 12 #30
My 104 grandmom was bitching about Reagun BigmanPigman Feb 12 #25
Mr. Government is the Problem would have had no problem with any of it BeyondGeography Feb 12 #26
Dumbass Alpeduez21 Feb 12 #27
We've allowed their party & the media to call them conservatives for too long. CrispyQ Feb 12 #31
Let's not forget the "Welfare Queen" stuff NoRethugFriends Feb 12 #32
Dr. Frankenstein's daughter just noticed that Dad's monster is loose. Ocelot II Feb 12 #36
Not to mention his backing of apartheid Basic LA Feb 12 #37
"Not to mention his backing of apartheid" BumRushDaShow Feb 12 #42
This is Ronald's monster in so many ways, Patti. The Unmitigated Gall Feb 12 #38
This message was self-deleted by its author BumRushDaShow Feb 12 #41
Back during Reagan Chi67 Feb 12 #39
AFTER a review by forum hosts LOCKING Omaha Steve Feb 12 #43

Solomon

(12,284 posts)
1. The irony is palpable.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 05:22 AM
Feb 12

"The dignity that he felt people in government should have?". He preached that government is the problem and clearly led the GOP down the road it's on.

wolfie001

(1,985 posts)
24. He wanted and campaigned for.....
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:22 AM
Feb 12

....killing Medicare in the cradle. He was wealthy, he didn't need it. What a pig.

JT45242

(2,116 posts)
2. Opened his presidential campaign ata site important to the klan
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 05:30 AM
Feb 12

Committed treason by paying the Iranians to hold the hostages....
Of course, her dad believe in NATO and that the Soviet Union was an existential threat.

Reagan is definitely the direct ancestor of this through Gingrich and the courts.

But the monster is far crazier than they planned...

BlueKota

(962 posts)
5. This is 100 percent true
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 07:20 AM
Feb 12

Prof. Toru Tanaka

(1,874 posts)
14. Glad you brought up how
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:45 AM
Feb 12

Reagan started his 1980 presidential campaigncampaign at the Neshoba County, Mississippi county fair. Neshoba County was where the three civil rights workers were brutally slain at the hands of the local Klavern in 1964.

Reagan was a fervent union buster who had no problem firing striking air traffic controllers. But it was perfectly Ok for him to lead the Screen Actors Guild in a five week long strike in the 1950s. (he was a Democratic Party supporter back then)

The hate and anger Ms. Davis speaks of is a direct result of the non-stop barrage of right-wing bullshit and propaganda that their followers and supporters marinate themselves in on a daily basis. And the number of right-wing talk shows and broadcasts began to multiply after the Fairness Doctrine was repealed during Reagan’s second term.

electric_blue68

(14,284 posts)
28. Omg, I remember hearing about that (first campaign stop)! Hideious! ...
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:55 AM
Feb 12

I've been to DC nearly 20 times: about evenly divided between the pure fun 🧡 of visiting monuments, museum going, walking the beautiful National Mall, and attending ✊ rallies, and marches! 👍 :signcarryingprotester: emoji.

One of those marches/rallies was a
Pro-Labor March fairly early in Reagan's term.

Effin' bastard! 😡

Deluded daughter. 🙄

Response to Prof. Toru Tanaka (Reply #14)

TurboDem

(208 posts)
3. Her dad started this entire mess!
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 06:31 AM
Feb 12

ronald reagan is the reason we are where we are today. May he rot in hell!

Think. Again.

(5,874 posts)
4. Love watching their hatred turn inward.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 06:48 AM
Feb 12

Roy Rolling

(6,770 posts)
6. He did Nazi that coming
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 07:22 AM
Feb 12
"

Fullduplexxx

(7,761 posts)
7. Hey reagan your dad is the father of this
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 07:28 AM
Feb 12

Your dad would fall in line just like every fkg con

50 Shades Of Blue

(9,602 posts)
8. What a fucking crock.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:05 AM
Feb 12

Javaman

(62,312 posts)
9. it's always funny when apologists forget the little things...
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:08 AM
Feb 12

like Iran/Contra.

3Hotdogs

(11,970 posts)
15. And Paul Weyrich, his campaign fundraiser.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:56 AM
Feb 12

wolfie001

(1,985 posts)
23. He was an evil ghoul.....nt
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:20 AM
Feb 12

electric_blue68

(14,284 posts)
33. For those who haven't heard/seen this Quote...
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:09 AM
Feb 12
How many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome: good government? They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote.* Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down


*Ital is mine

🤔 I think it was Thom Hartman then on (RIP) 🧡 Air America Radio who played that snip of his speech.

electric_blue68

(14,284 posts)
34. Oh, didn't know that! Nor that he was the founder of The Moral Majority!
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:12 AM
Feb 12

Which I found out while looking up the quote I posted.

Novara

(5,585 posts)
10. I've got some swampland to sell her
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:13 AM
Feb 12

Reagan started the hateful culture identity politicking that brought us here. He created hateful politics and brought that hate right into the open. The only difference is that it started out as dog-whistling back then with "welfare queens driving Cadillacs" and bullshit that everybody knew was race-baiting. All of the anti-regulation, anti-government bullshit really took off under Reagan.

Is it any wonder the dog-whistling ended up being a bullhorn?

Give me a fucking break.

Conjuay

(1,185 posts)
11. Own it.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:35 AM
Feb 12

It's Reagoon's legacy. And the BS that he was responsible for the collapse of the USSR? He just managed to bankrupt them faster than he bankrupted us.
Mister 'small government' - creator of the trillion dollar deficit.
Your father was a curse on this world,so shut the fuck up.

electric_blue68

(14,284 posts)
35. Oh, never seen "Reagoon" 😄👍 Sigh 😔
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:14 AM
Feb 12

twodogsbarking

(8,853 posts)
12. Well fuck that.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:37 AM
Feb 12

ismnotwasm

(41,848 posts)
13. Fuck Ronald Reagan
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:42 AM
Feb 12

Trump is literally the pinnacle of conservatism.

ificandream

(8,733 posts)
16. Link to NY Times (no paywall) opinion piece by Patti Reagan where she talks about the same thing.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 09:00 AM
Feb 12

MissMillie

(38,336 posts)
17. If I were a betting person
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 09:22 AM
Feb 12

I would bet that the feeling is mutual.

ArkansasDemocrat1

(947 posts)
18. I hope Reagan's turning on a spit in Hell
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 09:44 AM
Feb 12

Blue Owl

(49,321 posts)
19. Ronald Reagan was no Carl Sagan
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 09:48 AM
Feb 12

Obviously he couldn't see the path he set the GOP on and where it got us today -- unlike Carl Sagan, who predicted this shit in the 80's with frightening accuracy....

wolfie001

(1,985 posts)
22. How bought when he kicked off that Presidential run....
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:19 AM
Feb 12

....a couple of miles from where those Civil Rights workers were murdered by the KKK. Damn, that's so foul even having to type it but it sure needs to be included whenever we talk about Reagan. He also sent thugs to beat up college students on their campuses in the '60s. So much infamy with that fake ass mf'er.

Turbineguy

(36,974 posts)
40. From Wikipedia. Reagan at Eureka College:
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:43 AM
Feb 12

"He became student body president and joined a student strike that resulted in the college president's resignation.[24]"

SamKnause

(12,958 posts)
20. Bullshit.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:07 AM
Feb 12

Your f**king dad started the downfall of this country.

You bunch of sick f**ks can try to rewrite history all you want.

Some of us are still alive and know the truth.

The republican party has always been against "We The People".

They only care about corporations, the wealthy, and religious fanatics.

They are liars, cons, thieves, cheats, and hypocrites.

wolfie001

(1,985 posts)
21. I appreciate what she's saying, but.....
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:15 AM
Feb 12

....the CULT of RONALD RAYGUN is the reason we're in this mess. The whole creation of the Blue Democratic Union voter fell hook, line and sinker to Raygun's bullshit.

RicROC

(1,200 posts)
30. You are so right! And Reagan's legacy needs to be exposed for the damage it did to our beloved country.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:56 AM
Feb 12

Raised Social Security taxes from the 6s% to the 13s%
Allowed mergers of corporations
Stole the pensions under control by the employees and gave control to the oligarchs.
Taxed retirees' Social Security for the first time.
Didn't mention the AIDS pandemic for 6 years = Trump downplayed COVID such that 400,000 citizens died, including my Trumper brother.
Installed right wing judges
Had Alzheimers for the last 2 years of his reign...so who was running the country? Not Bush. But who?

BigmanPigman

(51,233 posts)
25. My 104 grandmom was bitching about Reagun
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:33 AM
Feb 12

right up to the day she died. She loved Carter so then Reagun became her life long focus of his hatred, lies and greed. She swore at him when she was in a care facility too, they thought she was a silly old lady but she was 100% serious..she HATED Reagun with a passion⁹!!!!!

BeyondGeography

(39,144 posts)
26. Mr. Government is the Problem would have had no problem with any of it
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:40 AM
Feb 12

Even on the foreign policy front, absent the Cold War dynamic, his instincts would have been mostly small-minded.

Alpeduez21

(1,711 posts)
27. Dumbass
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:49 AM
Feb 12

He would get along swimmingly with the homophobia, the misogyny, the lack of healthcare options for people, the corporate bootlicking, suppression of the vote, and racism in general. Not to mention his fiscal mishandling of the deficit. He'd fit right in

CrispyQ

(35,909 posts)
31. We've allowed their party & the media to call them conservatives for too long.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:05 AM
Feb 12

They're radicals. They've been drifting right for a long time but IMO when the Republican Party didn't shut Sarah Palin & her racist rhetoric down that's when the supremacists knew they could bring their hate into our public sphere. At least though, their masks are off & I'm at the point where one can't claim they aren't a damned racist if they still associate with or vote republican.

The Republican Party's problem was & still is, their only idea is to rape the planet & give it to those at the top while taking a cut for themselves.

NoRethugFriends

(2,101 posts)
32. Let's not forget the "Welfare Queen" stuff
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:08 AM
Feb 12

Ocelot II

(114,456 posts)
36. Dr. Frankenstein's daughter just noticed that Dad's monster is loose.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:20 AM
Feb 12

Basic LA

(1,381 posts)
37. Not to mention his backing of apartheid
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:23 AM
Feb 12

In South Africa. And even back when he was governor of California, he ended free college education as revenge for Berkeley campus protests & the Free Speech Movement.
Not to mention closing mental institutions & dumping patients on the street, which started the mass homeless crisis. I could go on for hours.
This is a great thread. It all started with Ronnie Ray Gun.

(Oh, & ending "equal time" in broadcasting, which ushered in Hate Radio, Rush Limbaugh, & eventually Fox not-News.)

BumRushDaShow

(125,288 posts)
42. "Not to mention his backing of apartheid"
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:45 AM
Feb 12

And it took many mass protests against him while President, to force the banning of the krugerrand in the U.S., almost 40 years ago.

The Unmitigated Gall

(3,608 posts)
38. This is Ronald's monster in so many ways, Patti.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:35 AM
Feb 12

I expect he would try to run from responsibility for it.

Response to The Unmitigated Gall (Reply #38)

Chi67

(996 posts)
39. Back during Reagan
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:40 AM
Feb 12

I knew where the GQP was headed. And here we are.

Omaha Steve

(98,409 posts)
43. AFTER a review by forum hosts LOCKING
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:51 AM
Feb 12

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