eternal flame Wrote: I just heard that if Reagan had any affairs, they at least were NOT while Reagan was in office doing the work of the American people. That means that Reagan must not be the ONLY one who has "Amnesia." Ronald Reagan did a lot of unusual things as President. For one, he insisted on forcing NASA to launch the space shuttle early, when the pipes were frozen, because he wanted a "photo opportunity" to talk to the Teacher in Space, on TV at a certain hour when the most people would be watching. But launching the space shuttle early caused it to blow up. Killing all aboard. Hard to estimate the cost to the taxpayers of America. All the astronaut burials, the destroyed Shuttle & death of a very fine science teacher. Also set back the US space program a lot. BUT that is all just a fine day's work for Reagan. (Ronnie is so cute in his cowboy hat).
Meanwhile, back at the ranch... Ronnie was trying to "rig an election" -- a favorite hobby of the GOP -- trying to keep President Carter from being re-elected. RR's GOP cronies were over in IRAN talking to the Ayatollah (leader) & said if Iran would only hold the American Embassy hostages a while longer, it would help Reagan get elected. Otherwise Carter would get credit for hostages release -- & polls said Carter would be easily elected if that happened. So RR was engaged in that kind of "deal" to try to "rig" an election. This in itself is a criminal act. BUT, Reagan's group even "bribed" the Ayatollah to hold our American citizens "hostage" for 444 days, "until the election was over." In exchange, Reagan pals offered to give Iran some of our Hawk Missiles, out of NATO supplies. But, giving "weapons" to an "enemy nation" is defined as TREASON. However, a little thing like that would never stop Reagan from his agenda,
So lets see the score-card: Rigging an election, giving weapons to an enemy nation, & blowing up the Space Shuttle. (Pretty good, so far). Yes, it appears that Reagan is doing a good job, for "the people." But WHAT people? WHO? WHERE? Reagan even testified before the HUAC Congress giving them a list of supposed "Communists" in the Film Industry. (HUAC = House Unamerican Activities Committee). Reagan was a "spy" in the Screen Actors Guild, looking for commies under every bush. He turned in any "lefties" & many actors & producers lost their jobs. Including some like Henry Fonda, from the MidWest, one of the more decent people you could ever meet. LATER ON, Ronnie said that "there WAS NO LIST, and if there was a list, the Commies made it up themselves." (unquote). Well, Ronnie WAS the one who made up the list, & he conveniently forgot to mention that his wife, Nancy Davis, was one of the actors who showed up at those "leftist" meetings. Another Reagan attack of "amnesia"? --- and Do not forget that Nancy had a "psychic" plan all of Reagan's activities by an Astrologer, all the time.
Then there was the Contra Affair, where Reagan completely ignored the Boland Amendment passed by Congress, which said the US should not be involved in some revolutionary activities in South America. Reagan sent troops over there anyway, screw the Congress. It turned out badly, but just chalk it all up to Reagan's "amnesia" & cowboy acting career. He just never saw a gunfight that he didn't like.
Then there was the almost "assassination" of Reagan, when a friend of Daddy Bush's family went nutso & shot at Reagan, but was apparently a lousy shot. He hit the press secretary Brady, instead. Just think, if Bush's family friend had been a better shot, he would have killed Reagan, & Daddy Bush would have become President right away, not needing to wait for any pesky elections.
The only reason Reagan was not put into prison for a VERY LONG time, was because at his "hearings" -- he claimed total amnesia of just about everything, he did not remember any meetings with people at the White House, or signing any significant papers, or writing anything at all, he
even claimed he didn't recall anything in his DIARY, -- written in his own handwriting. NOPE, it was all a blank. (His very best "acting" of ALL).