Greatest Generation Forever!!!
Greatest Gipper Forever!!!
Hillary Clinton says she misspoke about how Reagans dealt with Aids crisis
After swift backlash from LGBT activists, the Democratic frontrunner apologizes for saying Ronald and Nancy Reagan ‘started a national conversation’
Hillary Clinton outraged LGBT activists on Friday with her comments at Nancy Reagan’s funeral praising the former first lady for helping start a “national conversation” about HIV – remarks that critics say ignore the Reagans’ deeply troubling legacy on the 1980s Aids crisis.I did not even need to look this up. I remember very well what the Reagan response was to HIV/AIDs.
“It may be hard for your viewers to remember how difficult it was for people to talk about HIV/Aids back in the 1980s,” the Democratic frontrunner told MSNBC in an interview at the funeral, which was held at the Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California.
Clinton continued: “Because of both president and Mrs Reagan, in particular Mrs Reagan, we started a national conversation when before nobody would talk about it, nobody wanted to do anything about it, and that, too, is something that I really appreciate. With her very effective, low-key advocacy … it penetrated the public conscience and people began to say: ‘Hey, we have to do something about this too.’”...
At the time, it was a shocking disease, and even though the majority of sufferers were gay men, the disease did not come with a disclaimer saying that HIV promised never, ever, to mutate into some other form which might more easily affect the entire population.
I was incredulous at the callousness and the lack of responsibility demonstrated by the administration, by Mr. Reagan, and by Mrs. Reagan. If I recall correctly, the entire first Reagan administration refused to deal with HIV, and at no time did that pair of icons begin a national conversation.
More "Greatest Generation" b.s.
The "Greatest Generation fought World War II. If you recall, that was a decision to fight when attacked. If you recall Adlai Stevenson's speech in the 1950s,
"We are on the eve of great decisions. Not easy decisions, such as to fight when attacked..."Nobody disputed with Adlai; it is an easy decision to fight when attacked. There were casualties and great suffering, but those benefits of life have been passed out to all generations of mankind, not just the mid-20th century generations that had developed Media Spotlights to light up themselves, culminating in Tom Brokaw fawning over the GGF in a disgustingly obsequious and self-serving manner.
Now we come to Hillary.
What dybbuk possessed her? Or possesses her? The ghosts of Syria?