Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

30 Ron Swanson memes that are like chicken soup of the conservative soul...
The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-6-14 | The Looking Spoon

Posted on 01/06/2014 1:55:46 PM PST by The Looking Spoon

For the uninitiated, Parks and Recreation is a sitcom on NBC that stars Amy Poehler (from SNL and other stuff). Like anything that comes out of that network the shows sometimes have liberal undertones (or they're just flat out blunt about it) and this one is no different.

But, it's very funny. The one character that probably makes it so great is Ron Swanson. He plays a really great foil to Poehler's do-gooding liberal Leslie Knope.

The show's writers made him Libertarian. A lot of what they have him say is hyperbole that was probably intended to make him look ridiculous and unreasonable, but these same lines have made him a big fan favorite of the show. What Ron says seems to resonate with meme creators.

I've been catching a lot of them on social media (especially Tumblr, which is significant because that one caters to a younger demographic) and decided to pick out the ones that can be especially warming to a conservatives heart...while the rest of the body freezes in these record-breaking lows...

































TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: memes; ronswanson; satire

1 posted on 01/06/2014 1:55:46 PM PST by The Looking Spoon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: The Looking Spoon

Why would a Libertarian work for the government?


2 posted on 01/06/2014 2:04:05 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Looking Spoon

Ron Swanson is my hero.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1HOnv0Y2kY


3 posted on 01/06/2014 2:06:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Because it’s a comedy. ;-)


4 posted on 01/06/2014 2:10:12 PM PST by miliantnutcase
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: The Looking Spoon

Also a good DEA cop in “We’re the Millers”.


5 posted on 01/06/2014 2:10:46 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I know, it doesn’t make sense. In fairness, it is local government for a tiny Indiana town, so....

You have to watch the show...he revels in doing nothing and helping nobody and when he smiles, which is rare, it’s usually when government fails.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 2:11:50 PM PST by The Looking Spoon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: miliantnutcase

Sounds like Sci Fi.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 2:12:14 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: The Looking Spoon

I discovered the show by accident and Ron is the star of that show because he’s surrounded by liberals and always comes out on top.

His only weakness is women named Tammy. (An addiction I myself am recovering from)


8 posted on 01/06/2014 2:14:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

if that logic held, only big govt marxists and commies would be in govt

oh wait....


9 posted on 01/06/2014 2:15:24 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

To sabotage it from within? LOL. I think that is the
whole ojective of the Ron Swanson character.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 2:52:22 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

I loved the episode where he told Leslie not have public money bailout a video rental store (that was going broke a la Blockbuster not just because of it’s obsolete business model, but because it’s specialty was art house type movies) simply because she thought it was a cultural landmark.

That’s what image #12 in this post is about.

The store started turning a profit because owner took the money and reinvented the store as a porn shop. So Leslie had effectively used tax money to fund porn.

What made me think of this...you said Ron always ends up on top...that’s where my mind went. :-)


11 posted on 01/06/2014 3:45:30 PM PST by The Looking Spoon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: The Looking Spoon

I think Ron is one of our anti internet FReepers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP7ebyqBn_M

April is another good character


12 posted on 01/06/2014 3:55:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: 3Fingas
To sabotage it from within? LOL. I think that is the whole ojective of the Ron Swanson character.

And here he is doing exactly that.

Ron Swanson on the coffee machine
13 posted on 01/06/2014 3:57:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: The Looking Spoon

Thanks! Ron-baby looks and sounds like my older brother. Hilarious!


14 posted on 01/06/2014 5:54:59 PM PST by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson