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kleinbl00  ·  1404 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lovely conservative mea culpa years after it would have matered

Fuckin' EVERY GODDAMN TIME THEY WRITE SOMETHING LIKE THIS it's about how great things were back when Reagan was in charge.

Hey chumps:

- Reagan banned stem cell research because it was going to lead to babymurder or some shit.

- Reagan ballooned the deficit in an attempt to grind the Soviets into the ground through overspending on bombs and guns.

- Reagan created the modern Middle East by funding the Mujahedeen in general and bin Laden in particular.

- Reagan destroyed the only union that backed him and effectively annihilated the middle class.

But I mean, we could go back further.

- Nixon destroyed any hope of universal healthcare with the invention of HMOs and the managed care industry.

- Goldwater went all in on segregation and unequal access to education and citizenship for minorities.

- Eisenhower/Dulles presided over McCarthyism, armed Saudi Arabia and let the Soviets massacre a nascent Hungarian democracy movement.

- Hoover created the Great Depression.

And now it's 1929. How far back shall we go? We all know you're just going to sit there clinging to Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln while muttering "democrats supported slavery prior to the Civil War" like it fucking matters.

tacocat  ·  1404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was similarly frustrated reading this and really hoped I'd hear from you..

"Well we made some mistakes but I don't want to admit that the fault of them was conservatism in general. So let me tell you how we were always right but now is the time to regret what we did.."

Fuck this guy

kleinbl00  ·  1404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Charlie Sykes has never not been an ass.

tacocat  ·  1404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

He's very sorry about it now

user-inactivated  ·  1404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

. . . Bush Sr. striked me as a pretty cool guy.

::ducks and covers::

kleinbl00  ·  1404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

He was a qualified leader. He's a war hero and a skull'n'bones man going way back.

But he's also not the guy the Republicans point at when they want absolution for being heinous dicks.

tacocat  ·  1404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. Point at Reagan. One election removed from the supervillian who ushered this in? How the fuck did the public absolve that party so fast? Because we got stupid grandpa running against a real Christian empath?

Everytime I see a Reagan park or school or whatever I want to piss on it or throw up in my car

I've now rusted my own jimmies

I also don't think I said anything important

I also may have given Jimmy Carter a lot of credit. But at least he was a good man

kleinbl00  ·  1404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Whatever you do, don't visit Washington DC. There ain't a street, bridge, park, mall or parking garage not named after some evil fuckin' post-war Republican.