Reagan Centennial Plans for 2011

President Obama has endorsed a plan for celebration of President Ronald Reagan’s centennial of his birth on February 6, 2011,  and did so recently in a public meeting with his widow, Nancy Reagan.

Mrs. Reagan was in Washington D.C. to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his death,  with the unveiling of a Reagan statue in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol,  with the statue a brilliant depiction of Reagan by an excellent sculptor.

Although I disagree with much of what Reagan represented and accomplished, he is certainly the best Republican President since Theodore Roosevelt,  with the possible and debatable exception of Dwight D. Eisenhower, so the celebration of his heritage is perfectly appropriate, and will likely include a US Mint Silver Dollar to commemorate his Presidency.

Somehow, I find it hard to believe that Reagan, were he alive and understanding of what was going on, would approve of the extreme right swing of the GOP, particularly noticeable since the defeat of John McCain in the presidential election of 2008.  He may be said to be their hero, but I imagine that he would disapprove of much of what has happened in the past George W. Bush administration and in the early months of the Obama Presidency regarding the Republican party.

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