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Obamas Offer Self-Referential Homage to Nancy Reagan

Have a look at how they lead this off.

Nancy Reagan once wrote that nothing could prepare you for living in the White House. She was right, of course. But we had a head start, because we were fortunate to benefit from her proud example, and her warm and generous advice.

Our former First Lady redefined the role in her time here. Later, in her long goodbye with President Reagan, she became a voice on behalf of millions of families going through the depleting, aching reality of Alzheimer’s, and took on a new role, as advocate, on behalf of treatments that hold the potential and the promise to improve and save lives.

We offer our sincere condolences to their children, Patti, Ron, and Michael, and to their grandchildren. And we remain grateful for Nancy Reagan’s life, thankful for her guidance, and prayerful that she and her beloved husband are together again.

Note also, that this statement is political. The one achievement they reference is her break with Republicans over stem cell research.

And finally, notice the hedging on whether they are together in Heaven. ” . . . prayerful that she and her beloved husband are together again.”

Maybe they think her husband is in hell, which is where most people like the Obamas in the 1980s wished he would go and thought he was headed.

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15 Responses to Obamas Offer Self-Referential Homage to Nancy Reagan

  1. Everything, every occasion, every holiday is all about the Os.
    The only things that are NOT about the Os are political disasters, rising prices, bad medical care, wars, terrorists, gridlock in DC, the public’s disgust with DC,no jobs, food stamps, crime, etc.

    • Wondered the same.
      Guess this is what you get when some speech writer tries to be appropriately respectful of some old dead white lady.

      • “Speech writer” is probably some English lit intern who was born in 1992 & has no idea who the Reagans are…given the sad state of our universities these days.
        Wouldn’t President & Mrs. Reagan cringe at ‘safe spaces’ & BLM?

  2. Jaw-dropping narcissism. Could we expect anything less?

    Pray tell, just how did the O’s benefit from Mrs. Reagan’s guidance, warm and gentle advice??? She must have been horrified at the level of classlessness portrayed by the Mooch!

    And, Barry, stop trying to ride the coattails of one of our great Presidents – you aren’t worthy of inhaling the rarified air of the WH.

  3. Prayerful…….”tending to pray often” “involving prayer” “devout” “earnest” “sincere”.
    Nope, not buying it.
    So rude