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Ronald Reagan Wouldn’t Think Anything Of CPAC Today, Because He’d Be A Decrepit Pill Popping Old Loon

THE SHOT — On Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, America’s leading late night joke writers — the Tim Wildmon’s American Family Association, Joseph Farah’s World Net Daily, Matthew Staver’s Liberty Counsel, Louis Sheldon Andrea Sheldon Lafferty’s Traditional Values Coalition, and Peter LaBarbera’s Americans For Truth About Homosexuality — take a stand against the infiltration of GOProud with this full page Washington Times ad. (Click for larger version)

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  • ron

    Time for you gay Republicans to enter and sign in, please. What sayeth thou?

  • John

    These social con morons are as ignorant of history as many of them are about science (yeah creationists, I’m looking at you). What would Reagan say about GOProud attending CPAC? Probably something like this:

    “The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.”

    Their asinine behavior smacks more of the failed <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briggs_Initiative"Briggs Initiative, which Reagan’s opposition helped defeat, than anything else. Yes, I imagine Reagan would support things like DOMA but I see nothing indicating he wanted to target and exclude gays from public discourse like these clowns want.

  • jak

    I don’t think Reagan even knew where the hell he was during the last couple years of his reign. Thank god for Nancy telling him what to do and say.

  • SouthSideShorty

    This gay Republican says: Who cares if these feebs boycott CPAC? Most conservatives are totally cool with us homos as long as we’re in-step with them politically; they’re intelligent enough to know we’re not conspiring to turn their children gay. As a member of GOProud myself, I say enjoy your boycott and don’t let the door hit ya on the way out. It’ll be a much better party without you.

  • tjr101

    The only people who care about what would Ronald Reagan think are Republicans, the rest of the country couldn’t care less. Reagan ushered in the era of fiscal deficits and is the architect of the great gap between the haves and have nots in our society.

    Surprisingly even Reagan would be considered a RINO in today’s batshit crazy GOP.

  • GayGOP

    President Reagan, I suspect, would be appalled. He tried to expand the Republican Party’s fold, and, though he may not have been the ally that we would have wanted, he certainly had some moments that should be moments of great pride for us. For example, his vocal opposition to barring gays from teaching when he was Governor of California at a time when it was political suicide for a Republican to oppose that is something that we may want to remember.

    Not all of our opponents are horrible people, and not all of our friends are wonderful. We should learn to look beyond our pet issues at the whole.

  • SouthSideShorty

    @tjr101: When you look at the big picture, there really are no “haves” or “have nots” in our society, only “wills” and “will nots”, and that’s more of FDR’s and Kennedy’s doing, being as they instigated a nation of welfare states. Reagan, on the other hand, ushered in a new era of capitalism that had our country booming.

  • justiceontherocks

    Trickle down economics does not work.

  • tjr101

    @SouthSideShorty: Spoken like a true GOP sycophant.

  • Soupy

    Really? Reagan had a 10.5% unemployment rate in 1981. Then he proceeded to raise taxes for 7 out of 8 years. He grew government and the deficit. Quite a successful conservative, wasn’t he?

  • Soupy

    It’s ironic that Donald Stockman, Reagan’s first financial chief now derides most of Reagan’s decision and the disaster of trickle down economics.

  • whatever

    Reagan was the only president in US history to ever grant amnesty to millions and millions of illegals. very conservative.

  • John (CA)

    No, the Governor of California in 1978 was Jerry Brown (i.e. the current governor).

    It was also Jerry Brown who signed legislation legalizing homosexuality in the first place. Reagan did nothing with regards to that during his eight years in office. And unlike in some other states, the California sodomy law was very vigorously enforced. In Los Angeles County alone, hundreds of men were convicted of this “crime” every year in the 1950s and 1960s.

    Although it is true that Brown, Reagan, and Carter opposed the Briggs Initiative, an endorsement from the political establishment is no guarantee of success (see Prop. 8). All three politicians have received many accolades for their efforts over the years. But, at least with Brown and Carter, it has not been enough to get them out of the dog house with liberal Democrats. Those two have been forced to “evolve” over the decades.

    Democrats want more; while Republicans are content with what they got in 1978.

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