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Recycling in the Republican Party

© Ken Catalino

It could be worse — they could be recycling Newt.

UPDATE: The Onion has the best remembrance of Reagan for his birthday.

UPDATE 2: Demystifying Reagan.



  1. RR Anderson wrote:

    Here’s my Reagan cartoon 🙂

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 3:41 am | Permalink
  2. Patricia Andrews wrote:

    I bet they will recycle Newt — any takers???

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 8:56 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    Thanks for the comic, RR! I especially love the quote you gave:

    To watch the courageous Afghan freedom fighters battle modern arsenals with simple hand-held weapons is an inspiration to those who love freedom.

    — U.S. President Ronald Reagan, March 21, 1983

    Patricia, I’m sure Newt will. The link in the original post was to him, desperately trying to don the mantle of Reagan:

    While touring the apartment where Reagan was born, Gingrich said it reminded him of his own roots in Pennsylvania. A Midwestern upbringing ingrained in Reagan a belief in the value of sacrifice, self-sufficiency and hard work, he said.

    I’m sure he was displaying self-sufficiency when he dumped his first wife while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer. And when he did it again to his second wife after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Both times he was having affairs.

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  4. Don wrote:

    I think Newty is already recycling himself. I read “I’m running” on much of what he’s been up to lately. Imaging a Newty/Sarah ticket in 2012. Or would it be Sarah/Newty?

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 11:18 am | Permalink
  5. Sammy wrote:

    If Newt runs it will be just to keep himself top of mind to sell another book or land a talk show. How will he reconcile the family values party with his terrible record of infidelity and divorce?

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 11:38 am | Permalink
  6. TENTHIRTYTWO wrote:

    That onion link is fantastic.

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Permalink
  7. Bard wrote:

    Sammy, since when do Republicans ever have to reconcile the past with what they currently stand for?

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Permalink
  8. ebdoug wrote:

    Rumsfeld said that everyone believed in the Government that there were WMDs in Iraq. Revisionist history. At least Cheney, Bush, and Rove knew there were none before Powell went to the UN. Scott Mcclellen “What Happened?” As their spokesperson, he asked them at the time. They denied they knew. After the Valerie Plame outing,they admitted to him that they knew.

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Permalink