Reagan Not Fit To Serve

 In Election 2016, NATIONAL, REAGAN, Trump


It is almost comical how the American Media flocks to any third tier Republican willing to state that Donald Trump is not fit to be President. Olympia Snowe is a Republican like Bill Milliken was a Republican in Michigan- that is to say, pretty much not at all. Yet, like so many marginal members of the GOP, the media goes wild when they endorse Hillary. I say when they do such things, so what?

What is interesting is that the incredibly un-conservative Gerald Ford did the same when he called Ronald Reagan unfit for the Presidency in the middle of 1976. That’s right! The President of the United States called his chief rival unfit to serve as President because of his lack of foreign policy experience. Funny considering Reagan was the architect of destroying the Soviet Union. Reagan was clear that the Soviets were the enemy and he intended to do something about it. Four years later, a  pile of Southern Democratic Governors, including Bill Clinton of Arkansas, called Reagan unfit for the Presidency.

Reagan is considered by many on both sides of the aisle to be the best President of the 20th Century–and one of the very best of all time. Yet he was called, by the sitting President in his own party, unfit for the office.

My point is this: a bunch of people running around calling Donald Trump unfit to be President doesn’t mean a thing. For the most part they are people who are unable to admit they are wrong– like the #NeverTrump clowns and those who truly believe American is a racist and unfair place.

While I’m at it- the American media is fueling the ridiculous notion that Donald Trump is just too dangerous to control the nuclear codes or even have access to them! Really? Harken back to The New York Times , writing on the eve of his inauguration in 1969, when they said Richard Nixon was very likely to get the United States into a nuclear war.  Instead Nixon negotiated the greatest nuclear arms reduction deal in world history. The same paper, and others, said Reagan was sure to drag us into World War III. In the end Reagan bankrupted the Soviet Union without firing a shot.

I guess all the screeching that Trump is some sort of mad man that just cannot be trusted just doesn’t convince me it’s true. Oh and by the way, they were also telling us until yesterday he didn’t have the courage to go and speak to minorities directly in the inner cities. That was until he scheduled a campaign stop in Detroit this coming weekend to talk about the problems created by Democrats over decades of out of control spending and destructive policies for the inner cities.

The truth without spin is something the media would be well advised to focus on going forward.

Steve Gruber
Steve Gruber is a syndicated conservative radio talk show host with a very unique resume’ and view of the world. Steve began a career in broadcast as a TV reporter in the 1980’s. His passion for finding the best story and the bottom line soon led him to NBC News as an investigative reporter. Steve however wanted more than the corporate news machine and soon ventured into the world of outdoor adventure TV. His personality has been a fixture on Outdoor Channel since 1994 as he has shared his stories from 15 countries around the world and nearly all US states and Canadian provinces. Genuine is a word that is often used to describe Steve by those that know him best. “The guy you hear on the radio is the same guy you meet on the street”, he often says. That certainly rings true. Raised in rural Southern Michigan, he learned his appreciation for words from his mother, a schoolteacher for more than 30 years. His dedication to science, math and specificity came from his father, who spent a career with Dow Chemical. His passion for honesty and common sense drive the conversation every day. Being an American is the pivotal fact of my life. I owe it all to this great nation for without America nothing else in my life would have been possible, period. My wife, my children and my life all spring from this foundation of freedom, liberty and God given rights recognized by our founders. I can never repay the debt I owe to this nation, may it never perish from the earth. –Steve Gruber
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