(Ernest Lefever - Reagan was baffled he wasn't greeted with open arms)
Just another June day during the Reagan Years. This particular June 2nd, as outlined in this broadcast of The World Tonight, brought up news of Conservative Democrats meeting with Reagan for 90 minutes over a proposed Tax Cut measure. The uphill fight Reagan was having getting his friend and neo-con Ernest Lefever an appointment to the Human Rights Commission of the State Department. Small wonder since his clearly extreme views on the difference between Authoritarian and Totalitarian regimes raised more than a few eyebrows. He would eventually not be confirmed and it would be a source of bafflement for the President. Israelis were going after Palestinians (again) and the Prime Interest rate was hovering around 20%.
All in all a rather uneventful day . . at the time.