Friday, March 13, 2009

McCain enraged over Reagan remarks

Okay, this is just deranged. McCain threatened to block a key Cabinet appointment to Interior because the nominee, David Hayes, said something in 2006 about Ronnie Reagan that Johnny-boy found offensive. And what was this horrible statement, you ask?
In the article, Hayes wrote that “the conservative political agenda in the West is grounded in hoary stereotypes about the region and its people” and that “out of this conservative world view emerges the stereotypical Western man (and it is unquestionably a ‘he’)—a rugged, gun-toting individualist who fiercely guards every man’s right to drill, mine, log, or do whatever he damn well pleases on the land” and that “Like Ronald Reagan before him, President Bush has embraced the Western stereotype to the point of adopting some of its affectations—the boots, brush-clearing, and get-the-government-off-our-backs bravado.”
Yes, you read that correctly. McCain wants to obstruct the appointment because Hayes called St. Ronnie a fake cowboy -- just like Bush. One has to wonder whether McCain became so addicted to the spotlight that he'll say any crazy thing to "win" the news cycle, or whether dementia really is setting in and he's forgotten that in this country, we're allowed to criticize our presidents. Even the dead ones.

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Blogger Dirk Gently said...

i think john was upset about "hoary stereotypes." no one is going to get away with calling st. ronnie a whore!

12:18:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Dirk.

2:18:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It doesn't surprise me. My first published letter denying the sainthood of Ronald earned me a written death threat.

There's reason Saints need to be dead for a hundred years before canonization. There are some people who still remember that Regan ballocksed up the economy, got a lot of innocent people killed, set a record from indictments of his administration, broke lots of laws, endangered airline travelers "on principle," slunk out of office with a poor approval rating and couldn't remember what he ate for breakfast.

3:59:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

So true Fogg. Personally, I'll always remember him the most 'fondly' for declaring ketchup a vegetable.

5:21:00 PM  
Blogger Joe "Truth 101" Kelly said...

I well remember Reaganomics. I remember my friends and I having to work two part time jobs because full time work was eliminated all over. Reagan claiming he was a union man because he was once president of the actors union. Then firing air traffic controllers and doing all he could to bust unions. I could go on but I think everyone gets the point that I thought Reagan sucked.

8:51:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey Truth, the diefication of Reagan was one of the winger's most successful rewrites of history. OF course, the only ones fooled are the base.

9:56:00 AM  

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