Monday, June 07, 2004

There are a number of worthy blog rememberances of Ronald Reagan I've been coming across. Among them are Swamphopper's eulogy at The Rough Woodsman (which includes a touching anecdote from Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan), Discoshaman's reflections on the passing of his young son's namesake, and Right Wing News' full-page cornucopia of Reagan memories.

I notice that some on the radical left are feeling their oats today, and have decided to take the opportunity of Reagan's death to launch vile attacks against his memory. I say good. The tone-deaf left will do conservatism its biggest favor yet by stomping on the rememberance of Reagan.

They've never understood that his popularity transcended politics, and they radically underestimate the love that mainstream Americans of all political stripes have for the Gipper. Because of their basic hatred for America, the far left never came to grips with Reagan's deep appeal to all those who basically love America. Wiping their noses with Reagan's legacy will merely earn them the vehement hatred among Americans they so richly deserve.

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