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Wed Jul 5, 2017, 12:50 PM

Anyone notice the "Reagan Bush '84" shirts making a comeback?

Saw many locally over the 4th and many in Facebook photos posted. Bugs the hell out of me as I consider the "Great Communicator" as the one who set the stage for greed to be not only acceptable but the "patriotic" way to think and behave. The one who planted the seeds of hating the federal government and wanting to defund as much as possible. He set the stage for all of the greedy teabillies who have taken over and now elected Mr. Cheeto.

Seems like the Repugs want to bring back some nostalgia for their great leader to con people into focusing on Reagan and not the current idiot in the White House.

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Reply Anyone notice the "Reagan Bush '84" shirts making a comeback? (Original post)
bdjhawk Jul 2017 OP
L. Coyote Jul 2017 #1
L. Coyote Jul 2017 #2
johnp3907 Jul 2017 #7
Raster Jul 2017 #3
DBoon Jul 2017 #9
Raster Jul 2017 #10
DBoon Jul 2017 #11
Heddi Jul 2017 #4
oberliner Jul 2017 #5
50 Shades Of Blue Jul 2017 #6
Amishman Jul 2017 #8
kentuck Jul 2017 #12

Response to bdjhawk (Original post)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 12:52 PM

1. NO

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Response to bdjhawk (Original post)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 12:56 PM

2. Any one here survive Reagan's illegal war in Central America?

Too bad they shot Ben Linder in the temple. Would be nice if he was still with us today.

Fuck Reagan/Bush for all the people they killed, and all the crimes they got away with.

Oh yeah, when will those Sandinista terrorists arrive at the Texas border again?

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 01:01 PM

7. Well they said it was a 2 day drive to the border.

They're running way behind.

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Response to bdjhawk (Original post)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 12:57 PM

3. I think you've hit the nail squarely on the head....

... in many Rethug's minds, the Reagan years were their GOP "golden years." It's escapism nostalgia.

They fondly remember the Gipper and "tear down that wall." I remember crack cocaine infesting America's inner cities, I remember the shameful AND ILLEGAL Central American wars. I remember AIDS and the thousands and thousands of needless deaths.

I fucking hated Raygun, his era and everything they stood for. Before I die I hope to be able to make a pilgrimage to his grave... so I can piss on it.

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Response to Raster (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 01:54 PM

9. I remember crude racist language making a comeback

and the absolute arrogance of the newly wealthy

"The one who dies with the most toys wins"

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Response to DBoon (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 02:14 PM

10. oh yes... the "legend" of the "welfare queen"... a woman of color....

...on welfare and food stamps wrapped in mink and driving a Caddie. That racist lie still lingers...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy

<snip>

In 1980, Republican candidate Ronald Reagan made a much-noted appearance at the Neshoba County Fair. His speech there contained the phrase "I believe in states' rights" and was cited as evidence that the Republican Party was building upon the Southern strategy again. Reagan's campaigns used racially coded rhetoric, making attacks on the "welfare state" and leveraging resentment towards affirmative action. Dan Carter explains "Reagan showed that he could use coded language with the best of them, lambasting welfare queens, busing, and affirmative action as the need arose." During his 1976 and 1980 campaigns Reagan employed stereotypes of welfare recipients, often invoking the case of a "welfare queen" with a large house and a Cadillac using multiple names to collect over $150,000 in tax-free income. Aistrup described Reagan's campaign statements as "seemingly race neutral" but explained how whites interpret this in a racial manner, citing a DNC funded study conducted by CRG Communications. Though Reagan did not overtly mention the race of the welfare recipient, the unstated impression in whites' minds were black people and Reagan's rhetoric resonated with Southern white perceptions of black people.

Aistrup argued that one example of Reagan field-testing coded language in the South was a reference to an unscrupulous man using food stamps as a "strapping young buck". Reagan, when informed of the offensive connotations of the term, defended his actions as a nonracial term that was common in his Illinois hometown. Ultimately, Reagan never used that particular phrasing again. According to Ian Haney Lopez the "young buck" term changed into "young fellow" which was less overtly racist. "'Some young fellow' was less overtly racist and so carried less risk of censure, and worked just as well to provoke a sense of white victimization."

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Response to Raster (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 02:48 PM

11. Reagan infested popular culture with this vile racism

I noticed after his election, casual blunt racism became part of many white folk's attitude - something that was more hidden during the 1970s (when it was considered "red neck" and not hip)

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Response to bdjhawk (Original post)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 12:59 PM

4. I've seen bumper-stickers and tshirts here

Usually in cars driven by white males that appear to be under 25 and worn by white males who, based on the way they act in public, are what we referred to in Philly as "bros" -- alpha male trash who enjoy demeaning women and minorities
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro_(subculture)
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bro

These are the offspring of the people who made Regan/Bush, Bush, and Bush 2 possible. They are entitled trash.

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Response to bdjhawk (Original post)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 01:00 PM

5. Nope

 

Have not seen a single one.

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Response to bdjhawk (Original post)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 01:01 PM

6. I haven't seen any but it would make me sick if I did!

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Response to bdjhawk (Original post)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 01:04 PM

8. Haven't seen any, and my area is pretty freaking conservative

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Response to bdjhawk (Original post)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 04:14 PM

12. Reminiscing about...

their Party before Trump took it over?

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