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Friday, May 06, 2011

Mike Huckabee: Ronald Reagan Wouldn’t Stand a Chance Today

Finally, a prominent rightwinger admits what everyone else has already noticed. Mike Huckabee said:

“Ronald Reagan would have a very difficult, if not impossible time being nominated in this atmosphere of the Republican party…he raises taxes as governor, he made deals with Democrats, he compromised on things in order to move the ball down the field.”

Teabaggers worship Ronald Reagan, grovel at His feet, have sick twisted fantasies about Him — and yet if He appeared today, they’d crucify Him. Go figure.

And you don’t even want to ask what the teatards think of Richard Nixon. That commie-loving treehugger — they can’t do anything to him now, since he’s been dead seventeen years. So they’ll settle for the next best thing: abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency, which Nixon created forty years ago.

Senator Richard Burr (R—Inbred) is trying to merge the EPA with the Department of Energy (another agency the rightwads have hated since the day it was created). This new consolidated/castrated department would be the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE).

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Blogger Demeur said...

Should make for an interesting primary with nobody really wanting to run. In looking at the bits and pieces of the great rethuglicon debate they don't know which way to go. One calling for less government while one calls for government intervention on some issues. One thing is for sure should they make it back to power (god forbid) they'll do the same and worse things that Bush did.

May 6, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Jack Jodell said...

It's very clear thart the teabaggers don't have a clue about historical fact. All they want to do is spread revisionist horseshit over everything. Because they refuse to accept or deal with reality, they will soon be swept from office and become a mere footnote in history - a very, very aberrant one.

May 6, 2011 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

How dare Huckabee besmirch the great god Reagan with all this truth telling.

May 6, 2011 at 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

The religion grown up around Saint Ronnie will die when the Lamest Generation dies, and then we'll hear the truth about Saint Ronnie. And the truth isn't pretty.

May 7, 2011 at 2:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe it was Bill Maher who said this about the Conservatives and Ronald Reagan.

"They treat him like the bible, never read him but can quote him endlessly"


May 7, 2011 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

"This new consolidated/castrated department would be the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)".

Is that as in, HUGHEE, DOEE, AND LOUEE?

Erik, love that quote!

May 7, 2011 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I think America's favorite bassist misunderestimates the awesome power of Brylcreem.

May 7, 2011 at 5:59 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Demeur: So far, all the Republican presidential candidates are such wackjobs, Obama should be guaranteed a second term.

Jack: I do hope their constant denials and revisions will turn them into a footnote.

J: Reagan shall rain fire and brimstone on Huckabee, or turn his wife into a salt pillar, or something.

JR: It's hard to tell, since religions aren't based on truth or logic. The worship of St. Ronnie might last for generations no matter how many facts get in the way.

Erik: Excellent quote, and so true.

jadedj: LOL. Republicans can communicate better with each other if they turn all those acronyms into cartoon names and baby talk.

Randal: You mean it's not that greasy kid stuff?

May 7, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of this is new, everybody from the Democrats to his primary opponents tried to bring up Reagan's California record, but back then as it did now, it just rolls off his back.

I even remember Conservative Columnist Jack Kilpatrick blaming Reagan's California record on the Democrats forcing him to sign those bills.


May 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Well, there goes Huckabee's chance at getting the GOP nomination! Thanks for shooting yourself in the foot there, Huck.

May 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Tea baggers are angry, resentful know nothings — useful (to a point) idiots. May they turn out, collectively, to be a Frankenstein monster the GOP will forever hold against the Koch brothers, Dick Armey et al.

May 7, 2011 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: He was made of Teflon; nothing ever stuck to him. All the gaffes he made as governor and president, and everything just rolled right off.

Snave: I think you're right, Huckabee ruined his chances. To Republicans, criticizing Reagan is like telling Jesus jokes in church.

SW: I certainly hope the teabaggers turn out to be a Frankenstein. Angry resentful useful idiots, that's exactly what they are.

May 7, 2011 at 6:30 PM  

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