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Trolling the GOP Convention

Ronald Reagan’s son Ron has rented a billboard in Cleveland so he can troll the GOP convention using his father’s own words. Here’s an example:


The quote on the billboard really is from the Republican’s Saint Ronnie. The speech it comes from is even more explicit:

We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate. All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to speak of and act on their belief.

Even though Republicans claim to revere Reagan, it is clear that Reagan would have trouble getting elected as a Republican in today’s party. But that’s ok, because the feeling is definitely mutual. Reagan’s other son, Michael, has tweeted that he would not vote for Trump, and that his father wouldn’t have either, saying there’s “nothing really Reaganesque” about Donald Trump.



  1. Ralph wrote:

    Well, at least they’ll have a Reagan showing up, if only in effigy and for all the wrong reasons. That’s more than they can say about the Bush’s or Cheney’s.

    It’s most telling to see the growing list of GOP notables who are staying as far away from the Convention as they can and the creative excuses they’re coming up with.

    So far as I can tell,​ pretty much ​all​ ​Rinsed Prius​​ ​has on the dais so far is Sarah (likely off script and in full wingnut batshit mode) and Christie trying not to show signs of Stockholm Syndrome, instead of just looking like the shell-shocked hypocrite he really is. He’s probably taking some pointers from the reigning champion hypocrite, Marco “For the 1000th time I’m not running for Senate” Rubio, who I presume signed a waiver not to mention Trump’s hands. Rick Sanctorum may anoint us with his unique brand of Bronze Age pretzel logic, perhaps with an inspiring follow-up by Barbara Bachmann to lock up the Godly vote. I assume Newt will not miss the opportunity to hump whatever his latest manifesto is entitled, to re-regurgitate his most erudite of perspectives on the corrosive, nation-killing policies of the liberal elites. With any luck, Herman Cain will show up at some point for a little comic relief with a rendition of his rousing, crowd pleasing “Ahhh Shucky Ducky!”. Maybe Clint will make another cameo talking smack to an empty chair. Throw in a dash of Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham, a strident performance by Wayne LaPierre and various NRA singers, with any luck a surprise guest appearance by Ted “Wango Tango” Nugent, and you’ve got all the ingredients needed for a proper and grande Trump introduction (who reprises his entrance on a makeshift escalator, going down of course).

    ​Wouldn’t be surprised to see this level of talent on display either:

    ​Now that’s Trump Classy!

    I’m stocking up on a couple Heineken mini-kegs (still no luck finding any vintage Trump Vodka) and assorted sweet and salty snacks in preparation for the festivities. Are you not entertained!?

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 8:18 am | Permalink
  2. Ralph wrote:

    Hmm, that link above didn’t quite make the cut. Let’s try again, rather amusing, if sophomoric:

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 8:22 am | Permalink
  3. Wildwood wrote:

    Ralph, I hope it’s half as fun and entertaining as your description. Maybe they should leave the planning up to you.

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 9:06 am | Permalink