USA: Ronald Reagan’s Daughter Says He Would Have Supported Marriage Equality

Written by scott on April 4th, 2013

President Ronald ReaganJust a day after the late President Ronald Reagan’s son compared marriage equality to bestiality and murder, the President’s daughter says her father would have supported marriage equality. NY Magazine reports:

Just a week after learning that being anti-background checks is akin to being pro-killing Ronald Reagan, the Republican icon’s daughter has revealed that he would have wanted same-sex couples to have the right to marry — or so she assumes. Patti Davis confidently tells the New York Times that her father would have “been puzzled” by the current debate and supported marriage equality, though she seems to base that on the rational application of his opposition to big government and the fact that he befriended gay people during his days in Hollywood.

But the mythological Ronald Reagan has always been larger in conservatives’ eyes than the actual man – a convenient blank slate on which to project all their right-wing beliefs. So don’t expect this to change anything.

 

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  1. Never liked the man, imagine if he had jumped on the fact that millions were infected with HIV and done something about funding a study…..millions would have being saved. No, he ignored the problem.

  2. Michael Bedwell says:

    Daugther Dearest needs to make up her mind. She’s told this unbelievable “Daddy really LOVED The Gays” tale before even though she also once told The Advocate: “[My parents] think [being gay is] abnormal. I certainly don’t think they feel that whatever someone’s sexual preference is, is OK. They think that God made men and women to make love and any variation on that theme is in some way blasphemous.” THAT fits with her father’s own words during his 1980 campaign for the presidency: “An employer should not be subject to special laws such as ‘gay ordinances’ passed in some cities which in effect would compel him to hire a person because of that person’s sexual preference. My criticism is that that [the gay movement]isn’t just asking for civil rights, it’s asking for recognition and acceptance of an alternative lifestyle which I do not believe society can condone, nor can I.” When the reporter asked why not, Reagan replied, “Well, you could find that in the Bible. It says that in the eyes of the Lord it’s an abomination.” But here she goes again, trying again to get us to believe that, circa twenty years before, DaDa was comfortable discussing homosexuality neutrally with his grade school daughter. As for him and Rock Hudson, just nine months after his death from AIDS, Ronnie & Nancy attended a nationally televised rededication of the cleaned-up Statue of Liberty in July 1986. A part of the evening’s “entertainment” was Repug comedian Bob Hope. He said:

    “I just heard that the Statue of Liberty has AIDS but she doesn’t know if she got it from the mouth of the Hudson or from the Staten Island Ferry.” “As the television camera panned the audience, special guests French President & Mdm. Mitterand] looked appalled. The Reagans were laughing.” By the end of 1988 and the close of the Reagan years, 82,362 women and men had been diagnosed with AIDS in the United States, and more than 61,816 of them had died. The man was a heartless monster when it came to my people, guilty of passive genocide, and NOTHING anyone says will change that fact.

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