On the Tenth Anniversary of the Death of Ronald Reagan…

we have proof that what used to be the Advocate is also still dead.

Americans remember him mainly as he was during his time in the White House: as a vigorous man of boundless optimism and faith in America, the place he liked to call the “shining city on a hill.”

Many LGBT citizens, however, remember him quite differently. That is particularly true of those who lived through the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. In their view, Reagan was no better than a murderer, a man who allowed for the deaths of tens of thousands of people.

But what if the real story is a bit more complicated than that?

By itself, that’s not a problematic question to toss out for consumption.

However…

Ed Meese, Reagan’s attorney general, has said that depictions of Reagan as antigay are “totally unfair and totally unrepresentative of his views or anything he ever said.”

Even if that statement can be proven (and, yes, Reagan did speak out – albeit likely as a purely political calculation – against the Briggs Initiative in 1978, so its not as if there is no case for him not being 100% evil), think about the source.

Ed Meese??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??

A rightwing psychopath who did James Dobson’s anti-pornography bidding – all with Reagan’s imprimatur?

Clearly, James Duke Mason is angling for a job on some Fox ‘News’ panel consisting of Dubya-appointees who swear up and down that Dubya is the greatest prez-dent evur.

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