|The Democratic-Liberal-Left has made a cottage industry out of lampooning Republican presidents as stupid. That seems to be their favorite political tool. Rather than address the ideas of their opponents, they prefer to ridicule them as incompetent.|
Of course, you know that Ayn Rand hated Reagan and had some choice words for him herself. Here is what she said: "Reagan is a cheap Hollywood ham. Incidentally, watch his old movies; he always played idiotic parts in grade-B-moviews. Of course, playing such parts is not necessarily the fault of the actor; but Reagan fit those movies. He wasn't a victim towering over his material. If you want to see the soul of that man, watch his early movies.
"It is disgusting what he did in this election. The main cause of Ford's defeat is intellectual. But speaking less abstractly, of any one person responsible for it, I' pick Reagan, because of the tone of his campaign and that ugly fight at the Republican Convention -- ugly on the part of Reagan and his associates. Reagan lost the primary, and proceeded to speak of party unit and standing by ford -- and he did not. He refused to campaign in certain states . . . states that Ford lost. He obviously wanted Ford to lose; and the first squeak that comes out of him, the day after the election, is that he doesn't rule out the possibility of running in 1980.
"Ladies and gentlemen, should that monster succeed in 1980 -- and I hope to be dead by then, because I don't want to see such a day -- I damn any of you who vote for him. (I'm speaking of moral damnation.) What Reagan did should not be forgiven, because you will be the victims." (Ayn Rand Answers, p. 70-71)
Elsewhere, she stated, "Reagan, the alleged champion of capitalism, had the nerve to advocate a constitutional amendment forbidding abortion." (Ibid., p. 54) She also said, "If [Reagan] doesn't respect so fundamental a right [the right to abortion], he cannot be a defender of any kind of rights." (Ibid., p. 17)
So, you see what Objectivist heretics you all are, defending RR?! ;-)
(Edited by William Dwyer
on 5/27, 10:47pm)