Skip to comments.Ronald Reagan Is Still Dead (Projectile Vomit Alert: NYT's Frank Rich)
Posted on 01/21/2008 1:07:41 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
CONTEMPLATING the Clinton-Obama racial war, some Republicans were so excited youd have thought Ronald Reagan had risen from the dead to slap around a welfare deadbeat.
Never mind that the G.O.P. is running on empty, with no ideas beyond the incessant repetition of Reagans name. A battle over race-and-gender identity politics among the Democrats, with its acrid scent from the 1960s, might be just the spark for a Republican comeback. (As long as the G.O.P.s own identity politics, over religion, dont flare up.)
Alas, these hopes faded on Tuesday night. First, the debating Democrats declared a truce, however fragile, in their racial brawl. Then Republicans in Michigan reconstituted their partys election-year chaos by temporarily revivifying yet another candidate, Mitt Romney, who had been left for dead.
The playing of the race card by Hillary Clintons surrogates to diminish Barack Obama was sinister. But the Clintons are hardly bigots, and the Democratic candidates all have a history of fighting strenuously for inclusiveness. By contrast, the Romney victory in Michigan is another reminder of how Republicans arent even playing in the same multiracial American sandbox.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
“Never mind that the G.O.P. is running on empty, with no ideas beyond the incessant repetition of Reagans name.”
This is actually a good point, but not in the way Frankie Wankie meant.
Frank Rich is so giddy he has a job you'd have thought Barney Frank stopped by to slap HIM around.
How does a simple-minded movie critic become an authority on politics?
Oh wait, it’s the New York Times, their whole existence is nothing but a bad movie.
Fwankie needs to get back into a dark theatre where his ignoble career started.
Watching the Ny slimes swirl down into the pit of nothingness has been exciting for me.. I will celebrate when that final flush happens...
And, liberals are still stupid.
How many PAGES of specific policy ideas has Fred released now? I don’t think that qualifies as no new ideas.
But of course why would the NYT actually want to tell the truth when it would make it so much harder to push a really good lie?
“Creating an agenda out of thin air ping!”
And the demorats Hillary and Obama have such marvellous ideas!
All I heard so far is more spending, more taxes. They talk about increasing jobs but have no details, just words.
So now its part of the vast rightwing conspiracy that Hillary and Obama are racebaiting each other. Another brilliant call by the NYT.
Whenever Frank Rich opens his mouth something is subtracted from the sum total of human knowledge.
GO VOTE NO.. http://youdecide08.foxnews.com/
The two way street isn’t two way as this editorial clearly demonstrates the two-faced elitist rhetoric of a democrat.
Nha, that is Pinch’s special pleasure with Frank.
And surprisingly enough, Frank, he’s still smarter than you.
As a myth, Reagan has taken on messianic characteristics. And all GOP candidates are measured on their potential to be a second coming.
McKennedy is Frank Rich’s favorite RINO. Conservatives should take note of which GOP candidate is endorsed by Socialists on the other side.
Ronald Reagan committed the great sin of demonstrating that the liberals are full of excrement.
Gee you never know it unless you did some research but welfare never actually got cut during the Reagan years. It didn't actually get cut until the Clinton years. Then again, if you were the type to actually research things you'd never be a Democrat or a liberal or a progressive or what ever the vogue term for socialist is these days.
As for George Romney marching with St. Marty, wasn't there a newspaper report back in the day that actually made that claim. I know Mitt denied it, but there were witnesses who actually saw the two march together.
You’re expecting far too much of this moron. He’s a THEATER critic, fer pete’s sake!
Obviously this article is just a bun with no Frank. Maybe if they put enough mustard on it, Democrats will eat it.
To Frank Rich: Yeah, Ronald Reagan is still dead and you’re still stupid and liberal (but I repeat myself). You and your fellow travelers can remain “stuck on stupid” — we Conservatives will continue to honor Reagan’s ideas and principles and search for leaders who will pick up the mantle of the greatest president of the 20th Century and attempt to bring the country back to that path guided by his vision of the shining city on a hill. Meanwhile, you and your ilk can follow the pant-suit to heaven-knows what kind of statist, Marxist America.
Anti-semites and racists maybe, but not bigots.
The H@ll you say? Bigotry is part of their stock and trade... without it they are nothing. Move America forward indeed.....The Dems will be the laughing stock of the new millennium if they nominate another one of these old time con artists.
Talk about the stupid party....
You work for the New York Times, Frankie. Perhaps it is YOU who should be slapped around.
“but the clintons are hardly bigots, and the democrats all have a history of fighting strenuously for inclusiveness....by contrast, the romney victory in michigan is another reminder of how republicans aren’t even playing in the same multiracacial american sandbox...”
herr goebbles would be proud. (that’s how a brilliant, superior, lover-of-humanity democrat gets away with calling republicans bigots, without using the word, thereby leaving some wiggle room to deny it.)
However, it's ever been thus. Although I loved most of Reagan's political positions, he got elected and re-elected because of his personality. Positions make things better or worse, but personality and political machines get you elected.
The best there ever was... probably the best there ever will be. Hopefully, I’m violating Reagan’s greatest attribute — his optimism — with that sentiment. Hopefully, our best days are before us and hopefully, there are some more Ronald Reagans out there in Gen-X, Gen-Y, etc.
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