Nancy Reagan falls during California event
August 24th, 2011
07:30 AM ET
11 years ago

Nancy Reagan falls during California event

(CNN) - Former First Lady Nancy Reagan lost her balance and fell Tuesday night as she arrived at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California to hear U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) speak.

Rubio caught Reagan, 90, before she hit the ground and a library spokeswoman said she is fine.


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  1. Sylvia Saint

    She is not the political figure, her husband was. Why is this here on the ticker?

    We all shudder when we think about an elderly person falling because of their susceptibility to fractures. Nice to know she`s OK.

    That said, her husband`s policies are the foundation for today`s economic troubles. "Trickle Down [Voodoo] Economics is PURE REAGAN. "Tax Cuts for Job Creators" is the fanatical rightwing conservative`s full exploitation of so-called "Reaganomics".

    Unfortunately there are people who were Democrats in their 40s that supported the man, who now in their 70`s are facing assaults to Social Security & Medicare from HIS PARTY. They were blinded by shiny "social issues" [like gays, guns & god] and didn`t vote their self-interests. Today, we all pay a price for it.

    Ronald Reagan IS NOT the "Mount Rushmore" material that his zealots make him out to be.

    August 24, 2011 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  2. Sandy

    I agree with Sylvia. That being said, I'm glad that Mrs. Regan is OK.

    August 24, 2011 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  3. Sniffit

    Oooh, maybe she swooned because Marco Rubio is such a big strapping conservatiev ideologue and wanted him to catch her.

    BTW...well said sylvia...kudos.

    August 24, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Salute, Mr. Rubio. Everyone else, please do the same.

    The biggest scam in American history has been Reaganomics. The old line about "Tax cuts for job creators" is a fictional assertion that carries no basis in facts. You want the facts, here they are.

    Personal tax cuts for the wealthy do not create jobs. If the *individual* had any intention of "creating jobs" he already has the revenue to do it.

    If they want to "create jobs", but do not have the revenue on hand to do it, then the extra revenue from a tax cut will not make a difference one way or the other. That person is alreadcy cash strapped if a tax cut makes that big of a difference, which it won't because the person is wealthy to bwegin with.

    Tax cuts aimed at businesses, in particular small businesses, create jobs. A practice that liberals have always pushed and conservatives have always resisted.

    August 24, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Sylvia:

    Great comment! I agree 100%.

    And am also glad Nancy Reagan is OK.

    August 24, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  6. once upon a horse

    Mrs Reagan is a classy lady and I am glad too that she was not seriously injured. Too bad if her husband were here today though the the current Republican party would be way to the right of him and might even consider him to be a RINO....especially this Tea party bunch. Not a fan here at all of the Regan policies, but at least he was a nice man. These people here aren't even nice, evident by what some Tea Party leader posted on her Facebook about pushing the Obamas out of an airplane. Just mean nasty politics now.

    August 24, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sylvia Saint your post was excellent and quite true.

    August 24, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  8. vet in texas

    The difference between Reagan and the rest of the GOP who came after him was the fact that Reagan was a B actor but could read scripts very well, which translated to reading speeches very well, and that was basically it. The reason the current GOP can't get their message out is that their message has been exposed (HW's voodoo economics sound bite), and all they have left are catch phrases the Gipper created, the ideology has been a proven failure and now is no more than a legend that wealthy people have made less wealthy people believe in, throw the word "handout" and "main stream media" in the mix and you have a conservative who makes $40K a year and listens to AM talk radio for their guidance and knowledge.

    August 24, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |