Shh don’t tell Joy Behar that John Fund remembers Ronald Reagan…

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Shh don't tell Joy Behar that John Fund remembers Ronald Reagan...

…and the 80’s a tad dif­fer­ently that his son might:

Not this time. Ron Rea­gan, now a talk show host in Seat­tle, got the ball rolling when he told Joy Behar of CNN Head­line News that his dad wouldn’t have approved of either Sarah Palin or the “Tea Party” move­ment now roil­ing Amer­i­can pol­i­tics. “Oh, I think he would be una­mused by the tea partiers with their Hitler signs and all the rest of it,” Mr. Rea­gan told Ms. Behar. “No, I don’t think he’d be cot­ton­ing to that much at all.”

As for the Repub­li­can Party today, Mr. Rea­gan called it a “true train wreck” and said both Ms. Palin and new Mass­a­chu­setts Sen­a­tor Scott Brown were sym­bols of the decline of the GOP.

Mind you he is say­ing that the per­son who was only sur­passed by Clin­ton and was SOLELY RESPON­SI­BLE for the period that John McCain had a shot (until he threw it away with the stim­u­lus vote) and the per­son who was able to break the demo­c­ra­tic hold on the Mass­a­chu­setts del­e­ga­tion in con­gress as “sym­bols of the decline of the GOP? What planet is he liv­ing on? The same one as the com­men­ta­tor who claimed I never read her book.

But Michael Rea­gan, a talk show host on the other side of the polit­i­cal spec­trum, took sharp issue with that analy­sis. “I believe he would embrace the Tea Party move­ment, if he were alive today, and sup­port the work of Sarah Palin, Scott Brown and oth­ers who espouse con­ser­v­a­tive prin­ci­ples, who are open­ing up the eyes of the pub­lic to what is hap­pen­ing to our nation,” Mr. Rea­gan said in a state­ment. “There’s no doubt that Pres­i­dent Rea­gan would respect the power and polit­i­cal potency of this movement.”

If Ron Rea­gan wants to know about the tea par­ties and the peo­ple therein he could do no bet­ter than to read Glenn Reynolds today.

…and the 80’s a tad differently that his son might:

Not this time. Ron Reagan, now a talk show host in Seattle, got the ball rolling when he told Joy Behar of CNN Headline News that his dad wouldn’t have approved of either Sarah Palin or the “Tea Party” movement now roiling American politics. “Oh, I think he would be unamused by the tea partiers with their Hitler signs and all the rest of it,” Mr. Reagan told Ms. Behar. “No, I don’t think he’d be cottoning to that much at all.”

As for the Republican Party today, Mr. Reagan called it a “true train wreck” and said both Ms. Palin and new Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown were symbols of the decline of the GOP.

Mind you he is saying that the person who was only surpassed by Clinton and was SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for the period that John McCain had a shot (until he threw it away with the stimulus vote) and the person who was able to break the democratic hold on the Massachusetts delegation in congress as “symbols of the decline of the GOP? What planet is he living on? The same one as the commentator who claimed I never read her book.

But Michael Reagan, a talk show host on the other side of the political spectrum, took sharp issue with that analysis. “I believe he would embrace the Tea Party movement, if he were alive today, and support the work of Sarah Palin, Scott Brown and others who espouse conservative principles, who are opening up the eyes of the public to what is happening to our nation,” Mr. Reagan said in a statement. “There’s no doubt that President Reagan would respect the power and political potency of this movement.”

If Ron Reagan wants to know about the tea parties and the people therein he could do no better than to read Glenn Reynolds today.