Michael Reagan

They acted like it was an impeachable offense. But the first lady handing out a best-picture award at an Oscar ceremony is not something Republicans should waste a second of their time on.

It's not new and not a Democrat thing. On Jan. 20, 1985, Ronald Reagan -- who, if I recall, was a Republican -- performed the opening coin toss for the Super Bowl game via television from the White House.

The first lady's appearance at the Oscars was something my father and my mother -- his first wife, Academy Award-winning actress Jane Wyman -- would have applauded, not booed.

It's time for Republicans and conservatives to get serious. The country is burning down like ancient Rome, but we're wasting our time and energy attacking Democrats for petty or nonexistent crimes that do nothing but hike TV ratings and give partisan bloggers fresh ammunition to shoot in the air.

It's time for us to start fighting about the things that really matter. It's time to come out of the weeds and start concentrating on the stuff that matters to the guy with no job or the business owner with high taxes, not the stupid stuff like Michelle Obama's "Oscar Moment."

Michael Reagan

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of Ronald Reagan, is heard daily by over 5 million listeners via his nationally syndicated talk radio program, “The Michael Reagan Show.”