Gotta Watch: Remembering Reagan
President Ronald Reagan salutes as he tells a joke during his address to the leadership of the American Legion on February 10.
June 5th, 2011
09:32 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Remembering Reagan

Ronald Reagan, "The Great Communicator" and conservative icon, served two presidential terms, which included an assassination attempt on his life and his famous call to the Soviet Union to tear down the Berlin Wall. In his post-presidential life, Reagan suffered from Alzheimer's disease and died on June 5, 2004. In today’s Gotta Watch, we remember the actor-turned-statesman.

Reagan's funeral – Political heads, showbiz veterans and admirers all turned out for Reagan's funeral. Nancy Reagan stood silently and stoically as she watched her husband's coffin be loaded into a hearse.

Assassination attempt – News of the Reagan’s shooting shocked a nation as it tenuously waited to learn just how seriously the new president was injured. Details were slim at first, but as the day continued, the world learned Ronald Reagan was in serious danger and required surgery.

Reagan in his own words – He was known for his great communication skills. Watch the delivery, the charisma and the bravado that became synonymous with Ronald Reagan.

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  1. Marge

    The biggest bull crapper and lousyiest actor in this country added to the fact that since the republicans never ever had and will never ever have a president who is nothing but a a big POS they lie and try to make all his absolute failures disappear. Too bad he wasn't a Catholic they would try to have him made into a saint.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • swatguy


      Hope you get back on your meds soon....

      June 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Beautifully said,Marge. Just ignore all these right-wing,pro-Reagan idiots here since the majority of them never finished high school in the first place!

      June 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeanine

      A Fine Human Being...
      This was one of our most recent memorable presidents...Marge, your thoughts are tainted. How sad for you and those in your life.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • swatguy

      Marge and George, do you get group rates for your hatred management issues?

      June 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wilson Sheinberg

      Such hateful words. Why so angry? It's ok to be happy.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • hundredthhummingbird

      Hey, we are trying to forget this guy and the disregard he had for working people of this country. 'Deregulation Raygun' give the country to the rich, lock, stock and barrel.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • hundredthhummingbird

      You pretty much summed it up , Marge. 'Raygun' carried water for the rich. The rest of America was left hung out to dry.The damage this one person did to the fabric of the lives of working people is encalcuable.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Yep, that Abraham Lincoln sure is a POS.

      June 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crocker

      Go tell your mommy you need to take your meds now ok? We all care about you. Even though you are a clueless moron with only about twelve functioning brain cells......

      June 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gop

      @Marge and her ignorant friend George

      Like most ignorant liberals, you hate people just because they are Republicans your bias is beyond the pale. If Reagan had been a pot smoking liberal like your good buddy Clinton then you would do nothing but tell the rest of us how he was such a great president.

      I agree with others that you liberals need to get back on your meds. The thing that makes you liberals upset is because Reagan gave us a reason to love our country. He thought of our country only in a positive light and he rebuilt our Military into the best on the planet. Again, he did things you liberals hate about our country. You liberals wish to tear down our country and make this into a third world nation. That is why you get all upset about us that do not have your warped drugged out mindset and hate for our country!

      June 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • BG

      Marge, luckily in the United States, you have the free speech to say this about a leader. And, if you don't believe in freedom for all. If you don't believe in freedom for Eastern Europe, if you don't believe in citizen helping citizen. If you don't believe in pulling your own weight along with everyone else. If you don't believe that democracy is a wonderful thing, then yes, I guess you wouldn't like what Reagan stood for. God Bless

      June 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Come on BG,how corny can you get? Besides,Ronald Reagan had nothing to do with democracy coming to Eastern Europe. That was done by the Communist leaders themselves over there as they just simply stepped aside to let the people decide for themselves what they want. Of course Reagan and the Republicans will falsely claim credit for this as to be expected.

      June 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Anthony's Case Posts

    She needs to Rot in Hell for what she has done to that baby! I don’t feel bad for her one bit…she is a cold blooded murderer!!!! They say they see real tears when she cries….her baby cant cry no more!!!!! I hope she gets the death penalty and she should be put thru the same thing her baby was!!
    Obviously the kid didn’t drown, the body was found with duct tape over the mouth, with traces of chlorophorm (not sure if that’s how you spell it), plus there were traces of chlorophorm and a rotting smell coming from the trunk of her car. if you think there’s any chance that this poor girl drowned you are straight up stupid.
    I’ve followed this case since the beginning. Casey is a liar. Her lies are disgusting. I have no sympathy for Casey. I do not believe she was molested by her father or brother. I think she is a psychopath, plain and simple. When no one else supported her, her parents did; but she would rather throw them to the wolves than take any blame. I mean, this chick stole from her grandma. What kind of monster is she?
    Why not include Aliens… makes just as much defense as the one that they are giving. Ms. Anthony is guilty. Period. So many stories. So many lies. So many cover ups.
    I’ll be interested to see how Lawyer Baez gets from the drowning to the duct tape over the child’s mouth and nose. Unlike the chlorophorm etc. in the trunk of the car, there isn’t much room for alternate explanations of the tape.
    Quite frankly, I have seen enough. She is as guilty as sin and that child obviously did not die because of an accidental drowning in the grandfather’s swimming pool. That man was a professional law enforcement officer and would have done the right thing, especially if it was an accident. The defense is building up for a temporary insanity defense, and I am surprised her parents don’t strangle her for what is being alleged. This case has all the makings of the Simpson trial,, except Casey Anthony is not rich and her defense team is getting all kinds of publicity.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |

      Am I missing something here? What does the Casey Anthony case have to do with the Ronald Reagan presidency of which his wife Nancy was the actual President? Either way,the Reagan presidency was a disaster all the way around!!!

      June 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |

      @fakey... i agree... he stole all our money and made the rich richer...

      June 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The King

    Corporate Amerika owes this obtuse, doddering old fool much. However, if you're a member of the working class, this man was not your friend. Forget Al Qaeda, RR and the GOP are the true terrorists, their policies are tantamount to economic terrorism.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Good grief,The King,you said it all. Thank you.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • hundredthhummingbird

      Raygun fooled some for a while. It didn't take history long to tell the story on this fascist. He was stupid , but not so stupid as to not know how to break the backs of working people. I will not even start to list the horrible things he did to the middle class and the working poor.

      June 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Vesi

    The guy was so bad that I left the country to work in Europe for the duration of his presidency. Just a couple of announcements from his tenure that I remember reading while over there: 1) Ketchup is a vegetable, 2) Trees pollute the environment.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wilson Sheinberg

      You ran away, turned your back and left your country? Shame on you.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • The King

      You got it backward Wilson. Unless Vesi was a member of the wealthy elites that drove rayguns policies, the country turned its back on him.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gop

      Makes me happy to know we had one less ignorant liberal here. I sure hope you stay in gay old england. you people are as ignorant as you can get. and by the way Vesi if you work for a living I bet you work for a rich person. so please tell us how bad that is and why the Rich must pay more taxes then any one else? i have yet to know any poor person building a company and allowing people to have jobs. again how is being rich so bad? the problem is we have too many poor ignorant liberals like you living off the money your government steals in taxes from people that provide jobs in this country. without the rich your government would have no source of income!

      June 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Wilson Sheinberg

    The greatest president in history, hands down.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |

      Another clown here,trying to be funny. Could this be Phunnie boy posting under a different name now? Either way, the above joke is not funny!!!

      June 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |

      @fakey.. the clown now is obama... where's our green future? wasn't he suppose to usher in a new era of green energy?

      all i see is we have no jobs and we are broke..

      June 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crocker

      He was a statesman and one heck of a human being. My hats off to him and those like him with the guts to lead a nation. Nothing like the idiots we have in government today.

      June 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rodney

    I spent 20+ years trying to forget this idiot so why would I want to remember him?

    June 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee M

      How can you forget him? Dubya Bush was just giving us Reaganism on steroids the last 8 years and with both, we have to pay dearly afterwards for massive deficits, broken middle class, and broken government where the regulators let the oil, health, mining, banking and brokerage companies do as they please.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • hundredthhummingbird

      It is going to take a long time to get out of the deep pit that Raygun dug and we all have had to live in. He was an economic terrorist that set in motion fascism for this country. Nice.

      June 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Unknown

    Let's remember he bombed Libya and then about 30 years later his party is defending his personal punching bag.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ellis

    I just love to be held by a black gay man. Those mfers are sooooooo big.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crocker

      Sad part is that not only are you a sick MF, but you can type.

      June 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Shelly Evans

    Strangely enough, there were only two pallbearers at Reagan's funeral - the reason being that a garbage can only has two handles.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crocker

      Here's hoping your hysterectomy was a success and there will be no chance of you having offspring.

      June 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jumpsbilly

    VESI...Why did you come back...We don't want or need you !

    June 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crocker

      Exactly. Don't let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out. We don't need OR WANT your kind here.

      June 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Anthony's Case Posts

    I wondered about the moving into her parent’s house after they “left”…figured it’s another self-serving lie to make herself look good…like the “nanny” she paid $400 a week and her “job” and the rest of her lies. She is cunning and I really do not buy the defense bull at all…even if she was molested by her dad, and we will never know what the truth is on that, the fact remains that she’s NOT delusional in the sense of not being able to distinguish reality from fantasy. Her lies, while crude and transparent, are far too sophisticated. She’s just another sociopath, a narcissistic liar who operates from a base of rage, hate, spite and deceit. No doubt she would have liked to get rid of her mother especially. And her father, and anyone who got in her way. Including her child. Her parents doted on Caylee which probably caused a huge narcissistic wound in Casey. And….if Caylee *had* accidentally drowned, Casey would have LOVED to play the grieving mother. LOVED the attention from the hospital, family, friends, etc. Caylee did not drown, her mother killed her.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Anthony's Case Posts

    Casey has got to have multiple personalities to be able to have no reaction whatsoever of her daughter dying especially if it was an accidental drowning. There is no possible way a mother could just go on with life like nothing happened without completely disassociating from reality. The cause of multiple personalities is almost always childhood abuse. That father is guilty of something..not saying what it is but he is also a detective trained to testify on the stand…that training also includes knowing all to well that body language is a big part of testifying.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Anthony's Case Posts

    I actually heard some news commentaries say they thought Biaz did a good job, they must not have listened to what he said. If this was an accident no one would have went to jail. Does her attorney really want us to believe the Police wanted this to be a murder so they covered up the drowning, George blamed this “accidental drowning” on Casey so she would have to go to jail, the meter reader must have been lurking around their house 24-7 knowing Caylee was going to die, he could follow George into the woods, dig up the body, save it just to put it back later inorder claim a reward, which everyone in Central Fl know it was if the child was found alive, even the meter reader. How did her little bones get scattered all over the wooded area unless it had been there quite awhile, they were scattered by animals, My God they had to sift through the debree for days to find as much of the remains as possible. Why didn’t Casey go to the police and tell them of here fathers cover up, then he would have went to jail and out of her life. The wooded area was under water for quite a while after the child was put there, you see we had a tropical depresson that soaked the gound and it stayed underwater for a long time. How did vines start to wrap around the remains, it had to be there for awhile for that to happen. Oh and where the hell did the meter reader hid the body? Goodness the police, the meter reader, george anthony, equa-search, seems everyone was involved in this consiracy to send Casey to prison. If the jury buys into this I will loose all faith in the justice

    June 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • poncho, from taco stand #4

      ALL he has to do is raise "reasonable doubt".

      June 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Crocker

    A damn fine human being. I don't care what anyone says.

    June 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bob

    WOW, typical Liberals with all their ((HATE)).

    June 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crocker

      The sad part is is that they outnumber us now. The SCARY part is is that they vote....

      June 5, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • hundredthhummingbird

      It's is not hate. It is truth. Raygun was a nightmare for everybody but the extremely rich. To them , he was a dream come true.

      June 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
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