In connection with the late Nancy Reagan’s funeral today, Hillary Clinton praised the Reagans for “starting a national conversation about HIV and AIDS.” Uh, nope. However, Clinton did walk it back less than an hour ago:
Hillary Clinton’s statement on her comments about the Reagans' record on HIV and AIDS: pic.twitter.com/RtIs0zpJfk
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 11, 2016
Good. Because the Reagans deserve nothing but contempt for their unconscionable neglect as the epidemic that would kill millions grew. As Dr. Bloor said in the thread downstairs:
If white Republicans had started contracting kaposi sarcoma out of the blue, St. Ronaldus would have created a fucking Manhattan Project in a week to figure out what was happening.
Yep. But it was just a bunch of fags and drug users, so he and the homophobic troglodytes in his administration didn’t give a shit. Those of us who lived through the plague years remember the Reagans’ silence. Fuck them.
Anyhoo, discuss whatever.
H/T: Valued commenter Raven.