Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, June 07, 2014

Not only did Reagan deal with terrorists as president, as revealed in the Iran-Contra scandal, the preponderance of evidence now supports the charge that his campaign negotiated with Iranian hostage-takers while he was running for president in 1980, to delay the release of hostages before the election, which could have helped Carter win reelection -- what was known as "The October Surprise." Given that Reagan wasn't president then, but was negotiating to thwart a president's attempt to get hostages released, this is not simply questionable behavior, it is arguably an act of treason. Democrats' reluctance to vigorously investigate Reagan's misdeeds -- the exact opposite of GOP attitudes toward Clinton and Obama -- has left much of the true story still shrouded in mystery, but what we do know is damning enough in itself, and still cries out for a truly thorough investigation.

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I still laugh at all the conservatives who get A ----- when they hear his name. If they would look past his cool "quotes" they would see he was just another rhino. He was just a smooth talking Republican version of bill clinton.

#1 | Posted by zack991 at 2014-06-07 10:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

Bill Clinton didn't commit treason.

#2 | Posted by squinch at 2014-06-07 10:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

The love affair that democrats have with clinton is very similar that republicans have with reagan.

#3 | Posted by zack991 at 2014-06-07 10:29 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

But without the treason part.

#4 | Posted by squinch at 2014-06-08 05:23 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

He had his own dirty laundry. One being when the New York Times revealed that Bill Clinton personally gave permission for the Loral Corporation to sell missile technology (both guidance and deadly MIRV technology) to Red China. As well as Chinagate comes to mind too.

#5 | Posted by zack991 at 2014-06-08 05:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

"One being when the New York Times revealed that Bill Clinton personally gave permission for the Loral Corporation to sell missile technology (both guidance and deadly MIRV technology) to Red China. "

Sort of difficult to outsource the manufacture of such things without also giving them the technology. It's quite hilarious to read posts from those who support free trade but criticize Clinton for allowing that same thing. I've always opposed free trade with China, still do, Nixon started it, and it is a choice that America will learn was a very bad one.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-08 09:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

I agree with much of this article, I don't particularly like Reagan. I, like Zack991 enjoy listening to "conservatives" spout off about his greatness, but really can't come to terms with everything he did.

From amnesty, Iran, raising taxes. You would think liberals would love to invoke his name, but it appears its beyond them.

"It's quite hilarious to read posts from those who support free trade but criticize Clinton for allowing that same thing." - Danni

Danni, Danni, Danni, surly you can tell the difference between "free trade" and giving away military secrets.

Giving them guidance technology isn't on par with allowing toys to be made there and imported.

it is a choice that America will learn was a very bad one.
#6 | POSTED BY DANNI

The bad choice is letting illegal immigrants, and STEM immigrants, come across our borders unabated, which every party seems to have a stake in.

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-06-08 11:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

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