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Obama Allies Refuse to Recognize Ronald Reagan Day

by Keith Koffler on February 6, 2013, 6:07 pm

Two of President Obama’s closest allies, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, are among eight Democratic governors refusing to recognize today, February 6, as “Ronald Reagan Day” in their states, according to the Washington Examiner.

Two other Democratic governors can’t make up their mind whether to issue a proclamation making Reagan’s 102nd birthday a day honoring the Gipper.

Patrick is a personal friend of Obama’s who campaigned for him and was considered a possible contender for attorney general if Eric Holder had stepped down. Abercrombie is viewed as something of a mentor to the president, with whom he goes back, well, forever. He was friendly with Obama’s parents.

The other Democratic governors refusing to honor Reagan are Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee are on the fence.

All Republican and many Democratic governors agreed to the proclamation, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and California Gov. Jerry Brown.

That’s okay about Patrick and Abercrombie and the rest of the petty crew. Reagan would have known how to deal with them.

Happy birthday, Mr. President.


RickW February 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Petty people. A disrespect to a President who had more class in his left sox than most of them do in their entire bodies.

srdem65 February 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I confess; I had to look it up to see why we have a “RonaldReagan” day and I still don’t know why.
We already have a National Hot Dog Month, and a National Catfish Month, so I guess it wouldn’t hurt to have a Ronald Reagan Day, too.

Star February 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

Was thinking the same thing–how many days do these people of both parties need to celebrate themselves and each other? Give us a break.

Julie Brueckheimer February 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I have read that the University of Chicago plans to tear down Ronald Reagan’s childhood home to make into a parking lot for Obama’s presidential library. Not only is it disrespectful to the memory of Ronald Reagan and to conservatives all over, but they will be tearing down an apartment complex which looks very attractive and well preserved. That latter bit is Chicago for you: I used to live there and they have no sense of history and tear down the most beautiful buildings, or mutilate them, to make way for jerry-built monstrosities.

rulierose February 6, 2013 at 7:39 pm

what a horrid plan! know what it reminds me of? the way Muslims build mosques on top of their triumphs: eg the Temple Mount in J’lem, and the almost-Ground Zero mosque. just sayin’…

Susan February 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm

What a good-hearted, genial man. Happy Birthday President Reagan. He embodied the heart and soul of America and is sorely missed. Unlike the governors who denied honoring your memory, you’ll never be forgotten.

RT February 6, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooo! Not the Gipper! Tell us it ain’t so. Ronnie is probably turning over in his government debt-ridden grave…

Speaking of “racking up the debt”, depending on how one measures it, Ronnie has moved from #2 to #3 in that category. Bush 41 and Bush 43 are also top dogs and it depends on how you prorate the data, but they are right up there as #2 and #4.

The “Conservative, fiscally responsible GOP Platform used to be #1, #2, and #3 in this coveted category…having wrung up more debt than all the previous presidents combined in shear dollars. A job well done… Really well done? No, not really….

Hey, but we do indeed have a new sheriff in town. And he is wrestled this title from the clutches of the GOP in swift order. Of course, it is not always good to be #1…

What will we do. Let the hand-wringing continue…

ImNoDhimmi February 7, 2013 at 7:49 am

Nice way to remember Reagan’s birthday. I guess you’re like those other cretins who refuse to commemorate it.

SaveUsGod February 7, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Who pays you to write nasty comments on this site?

The Business February 6, 2013 at 7:21 pm

At least google decided to honor Mary Leakey today….

After all:
“Mary Leakey was a British paleoanthropologist, who discovered the first fossilized Proconsul skull, an extinct ape now believed to be ancestral to humans, and also discovered the robust Zinjanthropus skull at Olduvai Gorge”

/sarcasm OFF

rulierose February 6, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I don’t suppose we needed a Ronald Reagan Day, but it doesn’t seem to be hurting anyone. I don’t get why anyone would be against it; it’s sort of akin to Arbor Day or something…but that’s liberal Democrats for you, I guess.

Keith Koffler February 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Right, it’s not like anyone gets the day off!

Lizzy February 6, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Bitter clingers holding on to their petty childish games. Wait till they are pandering Barry Day and see how that goes.

cincycinco February 7, 2013 at 9:22 am

“Barry Day” will be mandatory. With Dear Leaders, they always are. Employers will be forced to give you the day off with pay, BUT attendance WILL be taken at Obama Birthday celebrations across the Country.

I’m sure President Michelle will insist…

ArnoldLayne February 7, 2013 at 12:14 am

The ceremony at the Reagan Library today was very nice.
You can view it at the Reagan Foundation website.

CiscoKid February 7, 2013 at 1:46 am

That’s ok, I don’t recognize obama as president.
Use of small o and p intentional.

Calistress February 7, 2013 at 8:08 am


Pretending he isn’t your President, doesn’t make it true.

cincycinco February 7, 2013 at 9:34 am

“[Wallace is brought before the Royal Magistrate accused of treason against "his" King, Longshanks]
William Wallace: Never, in my whole life, have I ever sworn allegiance to him.
Royal Magistrate: It matters not. He is your King. ”


That didn’t end well for William Wallace, but we CAN take hope. It DID set the stage for the Battle of Bannockburn, which was a fabulous showcase for just how dumb a King can be when he’s working well outside his competence…

Sherri February 7, 2013 at 8:54 am

Someday, certain people will be pressuring everyone to celebrate Obama’s birthday, and I won’t be interested. I’m going to let this pass.

SaveUsGod February 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I love Ronald Reagan and the way he used to be able to put in a dig and yet be so nice about it.

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