Here Is Your Weekend Video Of Ronald Reagan Being A Total Communist

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I name me!Why is Ronald Reagan always trying to wage class warfare on executives paying less than their secretaries? Why does he want to punish people for success, by making them pay the same tax rate as a bunch of unemployed losers, like you? Why does Ronald Reagan hate Mitt Romney, and America? Maybe when he was naming names to Joseph McCarthy and HUAC he should have named HIMSELF! Watch Ronald Reagan gay-marry Barack Obama and Warren Buffett (Mormon-style!) after the jump!

Here is Ronald Reagan — known labor-unionist! — just cold being a super pinko commie Stalinite Trotskyite Leninist Marxist Maoist Bolshevik Liberation Theologist red. BURN HIM.

[ThinkProgress]

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  1. Barb

    Why does Ronald Reagan hate Mitt Romney?
    We all do! Romney is a douche and his wife is a sitting-on-a-fancy-horse bon bon snarfing super lazy bitch douche.

      1. comrad_darkness

        When she has to worry about the Benz GL550 breaking down or running out of gas and she has to tell the kids sports are out because they can't afford new trainers or she goes hungry at lunch to put something more in a lunch sack for the kids . . . then I'll fucking believe she works at motherhood.

        1. Barb

          Well said, Comrad. When my girls wanted new sneakers I took their old ones to wear myself. "Just put them in mommy's closet." Hell, one daughter got braces one year after a tax return and then the other got hers the next year. I've skipped many a lunch because the girls needed money for a class trip or something. When it came my turn to be the class trip mom I made sure I packed lunch for every child in my group.

          I just don't think Ann knows what it's like to trim your own hair because your children need something and a trip to the salon just had to wait.

          1. Lascauxcaveman

            Lol Barb. You sound like you're even more poor than me. Do you live in the south, or sumpthin'?

            Also, I cut my own hair too. Mostly because it saves time, and beauty parlors smell funny and barber shops are full of insufferable redneck idiots. But after you do it a few times, you also get pretty proficient; it's pretty quick and easy. And my hair grows so fast that if I make a mistake, it's gone in a week.

          2. comrad_darkness

            We should start the Wonkette, cut your own hair club for men (and barb)

            You should be sainted for your sacrifices, my dear barb.

      1. Barb

        Lol, Manchu.
        When my girls were little we would go to K-B toys and look for the marked down Barbies. The girls were so cute with their huge "Easter Island" heads and they always wanted to pay the cashier separately and get their own bag.

        Bain Capitol came in, bought the company and dicked it into bankruptcy. They will never be able to take their daughters to K-B Toys and it makes me sad.

        The K-B sale happened the year Mitt left. He continued as an equity partner and continued to receive profits from Bain.

        1. Fare la Volpe

          I used to love K-B Toys! When I lived in Venezuela as a youngling, it was one of the few stores in our "mall" that actually stocked items that weren't knock-offs like "Zena War Pinceses" or "Spidremann." It was my little bastion of home.

          I had no idea it had gone ass up or even that Mittens was responsible. Fuck him right in the fucking fuck – now it's personal.

        2. DocChaos

          My mom used to take my daughters to KB Toys and buy them crap there on a regular basis. It got to the point where I told her she had to keep all that cheap chinese made junk at her place if she insisted on buying it.

          My kids still have problems blowing their allowances on impulse buys that they realize too late they don’t really want or need. So fuck KB toys and useless shit they used to sell.

        1. Lascauxcaveman

          "No! Mrs. Reagan, OH GOD FOR PETES SAKE, No!"

          "Hello, reception? Yeah this is Chad on three east. Can we get the secret service in here again? Please tell them to hurry."

          1. Dudleydidwrong

            "Sorry, Chad. The Secret Service detail isn't here. They're off at Madam Susie's DC House of Pleasure" or something like that. They said they were, um, getting pizza. Shall I call someone else?"

          2. Lascauxcaveman

            Third floor, east wing. Where all the Whitehouse BJ's is happening. And fax machines, bitchezzz!

    1. Steverino247

      What do tightrope walking and Nancy Reagan blowjobs have in common?

      YOU DON'T LOOK DOWN!!!

  2. Lascauxcaveman

    Also, in those nerdly glasses, young Ronald Regan reminds me of young Al Franken.

    Funny how our roads take us many different ways.

    1. V572 Fehrnstrom

      As veep candidate, Rep. West is gonna give Mittens the conserva-loon cred he needs to just stomp Barry this fall. It worked for McCai….wait, what?

  3. SayItWithWookies

    If there's anything Ronald Reagan has taught us about history, it's that history isn't meant to be remembered, it's meant to be idealized. Thus, Ronald Reagan actually said that the tax code as it now stands is perfect, and shouldn't be altered in any way, especially since he retroactively swore the Grover Norquist oath. Because, like smoking Chesterfields, it's good for your T-zone.

    1. ManchuCandidate

      Ehhhhhhh, sit on it, Wookies. All the motorcycle enthusiasts were polite young greasers like tha Fonz and nary an uppity black person in sight or a sassy bra burner around. Ehhhhhhhh!

    2. Negropolis

      Also taught to us by Reagan is the gulf between what one does and what one says. I do hope we all realize that for whatever he said, his actual policies when put in to practice differed very little from what we have today, particularly on taxation. He may not have talked about "job creators", but he is the father of Trickle-Down.

  4. SkinnyNerd

    This only shows that we have moved so far to the right, that our so called Democratic president is using the same language as Reagan. Even worse, many bank heads were sent to prison under Republican Reagan. Heard of any this time around? Seems to me that not only are the Republicans way to the right of Reagan, but many of our Democratic representatives are as well.

      1. Designer_Rants

        Or, as a teatard FB friend commented when I posted that very same link this morning:

        "Actually both parties have moved further left IMO."

        I wrote that if he had bothered to read the article, no, he's wrong, there are facts and science based on observable data, and then there's his worthless opinion.
        So he sez:

        Science can prove or disprove anything they attempt to. If elected so called conservatives actually did what their constituencies wanted it would be much different.

        Then I accused him of… well, I wrote:

        "So you didn't read the article, you just thought "I don't think people are conservative enough!" as you fired revolvers in the air and shouted "Yeeeeeehaaaawwwww!"?"

        Anywaaays, that guy (Dr. Poole) has a great blog with RSS feed (often all statisticky and eye-glazing, but still good), and here's the precursor of that NPR article: http://voteview.com/blog/?p=409

        1. Fukui-sanYesOta

          Science can prove or disprove anything they attempt to.

          Hmm. I just attempted to prove that light was actually made of discarded General Motors bond certificates and failed miserably. So either his assertion is the eyeroll-inducing babble of the stiflingly pig-ignorant or I'm a shite scientist.

          Given that in his assertion science itself is attempting to prove things rather than scientists, I'm gonna go with pig-ignorant.

  5. Radio福井県

    I guess "tear down this wall" was a two way street. Everyone knows a progressive tax is a pillar of Marxism.

  6. johnnyzhivago

    That video looks photoshopped, in fact I think that was actually an animatronic Reagan. Same technology as the Mitt/2000, I believe.

    Dems cleverly planted the stories in past newscasts the same way they did the Obama birth announcement. Some kind of Google worm thing, they're in the tank for Obama too…

  7. glamourdammerung

    Being black and the President of the United States is treason.

    Being a Republican president and giving Iranian terror groups large amounts of weapons however, is awesome!

    1. James Michael Curley

      Just recently I saw the video of an interview with St. Ronny about a year after he left office and the question was posed about the increasing amount of evidence that was accumulating that his highest staffers and cabinet members were fully knowledgeable about the whole Iran/Contra deals and the Oliver North as a rogue operative was crumbling. Reagan was persistently claiming to have had no knowledge. I just sat there thinking either he was the biggest, clueless idiot who was ever president or serious Alzheimer was onset in the middle of his term.

      1. glamourdammerung

        Yeah, Republicans seem to not realize that Reagan not knowing what was going on with his administration is actually worse than being a part of the long term criminal acts.

  8. johnnyzhivago

    Ok, so Reagan had similar ideas about taxing the rich – but WHY does Obama continue to hate our troops, all Catholics and now our stay at home moms???????????

    1. stillonline

      He doesn't. The propaganda machine is in full swing when (a former Hillary Clinton supporter who is not now and has never been part of the Obama team) a CNN employee makes a stupid remark and it gets spun into "Obama hates Moms" P/S Michelle Obama is a stay at home Mom.
      Obama hates the troops? Bullshit.

  9. Monsieur_Grumpe

    Yeah right. I suppose now you're going to tell us that J Edgar Hoover was gay, Thomas Jeffeserson fucked slaves and W was a dummy.
    Pfffffft!

  10. littlebigdaddy

    Yeah, try this at the next party where there are teabaggers present: Say "The greatest president of the past 100 years was a big-time union boss with ties to Hollywood, who lived most of his life in LA." I'll bet you can get them to disagree with that. Then watch their heads explode.

  11. ttommyunger

    Was this before or after he was President of the Screen Actors Guild and snitching on all his friends and enemies to J. Edgar Hoover? Never bought any 20 Mule Team Borax and never voted for him, either.

  12. proudgrampa

    "Sleepwalking through history" says it all about the Reagan presidency. He hardly knew where he was most of the time.

    1. LibrulEleet

      No, you can't be my mandate, and I have no interest in your ass. Not that there's anything wrong with that if you're so inclined, but I'm not.

  13. new_pic_for_NEWTer

    Completely OT but I must thank the Commenteriat for the pure brilliance of the Arizona gun nut thread. My wife was reading them to me as we drove about on our errands of mindless consumerism this morning and the result was several near fatalities, an asthma attack and fluid soaked underwear. Y'all motherfuckers are hilarious motherfuckers.
    Thank you and carry on…

    1. Jukesgrrl

      No, but I do. Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma — worse, worser, worsest. Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana — used to be not so bad, needin' a little schoolin' these days. Papal Pardon for Wonkets living in these areas. May the wind blow around your homesteads and land squarely on the Kansas State House.

    2. James Michael Curley

      He's been on that shtick for years. I recall a show he did in 1984-5 where he linked a hurricane's turn into Virginia Beach with the popularization of some TV show about an unwed mother. The hurricane was going up the Atlantic, off the coast, and turned west into Virginia Beach. I kept telling Mrs. Curley that he was wrong, God was sending the hurricane after Pat.

    3. Biel_ze_Bubba

      The best part, for me, is that these plagues were prophesied by them godless, socialist, Merka-hatin' climate scientists (you know, the ones who can't possibly be right about global warming.)

      1. Doktor StrangeZoom

        7000 troops participated, and the Pentagon gave out 8612 medals. As Garry Trudeau said, it was like Special Olympics for the military.

        1. DahBoner

          "7000 troops participated, and the Pentagon gave out 8612 medals"

          Math is hard, don't let the Pentagon do your taxes.

  14. sbj1964

    The GOP (Greedy One Percent) stealing from the Middle class,and giving to the rich.Robin Hoods they are not. Just hoods.

    1. bikerlaureate

      Me gusta.

      (I never like to let an opportunity pass without slamming him for ignoring GRID / HIV.)

      1. McDonnellville

        In talking with young 'uns (anyone born around 1990), I've found that they have a hard time understanding all the fear & paranoia that surrounded HIV back in the 1980s that was encouraged by the right wing.
        I was just a kid then but, at the time, I remember thinking there was something really wrong about the hysteria & Reagan's silence on the subject.
        When I met older gay people after I came out & heard their stories of caring for dying friends & lovers, I hated Reagan even more.
        I don't care if he was in the early stages of Alzheimer's. His disregard was nothing short of criminal, imo.

        1. James Michael Curley

          In a couple venues, Surgeon General C Everett Koop has documented the willful dismissal of all the scientific evidence accumulating at the time about AID/HIV transmission citing the embarrassment Reagan,and many high level staffers, experienced over the discussion of how homosexual sex occurred. Still Koop was able to prevail sufficiently to mail Understanding Aids to over 100,000,000 households (addresses). It took from early 1982 to October 1986 for Koop and the CDC to get approval to study and report on the spread of AIDS/HIV. That report was circulated in a printing of 20 million copies (I think) and it took until Spring of 1988 before the condensed version was mailed.

          We often mock Geraldo Revera for his stupidity. His several episodes on his late night show dealing with the AIDS/HIV epidemic and pumping up the scare issues was often cited by Koop as a factor in the selling of the idea of a national mailing. Geraldo was circulating the widest possible "if a fag sneezes on you" type of bull shit.

        2. DahBoner

          This was coming out of every Conservative mouth in the early 80's:

          "AIDS–That's because of the way THEY do it, i.e. Assfucking….

  15. MilwaukeeKent

    Nixon's Attorney General John Mitchell was quoted as saying, "This country is going so far to the right that you won't recognize it." and it often seems it has. 9-11 sure as hell hit a reset, moving the country into a war-like mentality. Carter and Clinton framed Reagan with deregulations of their own, and by now a moderate centrist like Obama looks like a flaming Red to the right, a Reagan Democrat to the left. I always forget that about half the population is dumb as rocks, it suprises me how center/center-right we are on the whole (personally I think center/center-left really, but that's not the consensus view). Yet on social issues, we're almost at the "Well, now that Grandma is dead…" stage on things like decriminalizing pot or legalizing gay marriage — a "meh" issue in 2012 that likely swung the 2004 election to Bush. Anyway, oldie but goody, my favorite Reagan:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skQuhoG7fFM

    1. LetUsBray

      I still submit that it was St. Ronnie who sent us careening off towards the insane right. Certainly he was the one who made the idea of a complete fucking moron holding high office respectable. He also legitimized the notion that looking out for the common good of society is something limp-wristed and shameful. Yes, Nixon launched the Southern Strategy, but Reagan made it so Nixon's "silent majority" never again saw the need to shut their damn mouths, whether they really were any sort of majority or not.

      In short, Zombie Reagan needs a good skull-fucking.

    2. Negropolis

      It's a strange dichotomy, isn't it? We seem to be moving both further to the left and further to the right, simultaneously.

    1. Radio福井県

      What a shit job: going through old Raygun speeches. It's like washing Newt's tighty whities. Ewww.

      1. Designer_Rants

        I can't imagine researching like that. I had the attention span of a gnat, and then the internet blowtorched it into ash and scattered it to the winds with a leaf blower.

    1. DerrickWildcat

      I'm in Lincoln, The first round is over, but there's more to come. I work all night so I'll be up. I'm kinda in charge of a bunch of people so I have to keep my eye on the weather. Tomorrow morning will be a good day for birds because the storms will knock them down from their regularly scheduled migration flight. Weather permitting, I'm gonna head out to the local wetlands and see what the storm brought in.

    2. ChernobylSoup

      I told you Earth wasn't a good place to hide. It's always the first place they look and they'll take out a whole planetary grid square to get you of that's what it takes.

    3. DerrickWildcat

      I think it's over….thank God! What a nightmare night. I'm a night manager at a motel and the Tornado warning sirens went off about 11:40 p.m. The people from Nebraska in the Motel pretty much know what to do, the people that are not from these here parts started panicking and coming down to the office and calling non-stop. The Weather got real bad real fast and a Tornado was spotted not far from here. I brought a few of them into the breakfast area, not that it would be any safer, but so I could calm them down. About that time a very schizophrenic lady that we had kicked out last week because she liked to play with fire showed up out of the blue screaming for me to call 911 for her. The people that I had in here started panicking again. I called 911 and when you do that a fire truck, paramedic truck and cops show up sirens a blazing. This of course doesn't help matters either.. I need more money or free booze or something.

  16. not that Dewey

    My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Kleptocrats forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.

  17. C_R_Eature

    Here you go, Ronnie – a nice old-timey tune for you: So long, Mom.

    It was real relaxing having you in the White House going on and on about Armageddon and Evil Empires in the 80's and having Nancy consult Astrologers to help you decide while we were all living one fuckup and a 30 minute ballistic flightpath away from total incineration.

    Good times.

  18. Warpde

    Now, if those clips were shot in black and white instead of color I could see the difference……….Oooo! that didn't sound right…….I'm not sayi'n black vs white…..ommm!………color just……oh, fuck it.

  19. lulzmonger

    Also, Reagan was copacetic with banning ALL nukes during his 1987 confab with Gorbachev, ergo he was exactly like Neville Chamberlain appeasing Hitler in 1938!

  20. Negropolis

    You'd really think the constant use of Reagan's stances on taxes would have shut down this whole "job creator" bullshit talking point by now. But…it hasn't.

    1. Fukui-sanYesOta

      They can't admit it. Like Eric Cantor refusing to admit St Reagan ever raised taxes, and his press agent stopping a 60 minutes interview claiming it was all lies.

      It's impossible for them to reconcile truth with their masturbatory hagiographic horseshit about that dimwitted actor-turned-president.

      1. Radio福井県

        Hey, Fukui, yeah whatever you said, but good to see you back. I guess I have to change my moniker. Any ideas?

        1. Fukui-sanYesOta

          It's good to be back, as I said in my other comments.

          People here are funny as fuck and fucking ace. I can't stay away!

          edit: Radio FuckRmoney?

        1. Fukui-sanYesOta

          I missed it too much! It's my favourite site. Things may be shite, but wonkette and the commenters always deliver a smile.

          edit: and thank you!

  21. littlebigdaddy

    Overflowing colostomy bag Newt Gingrich claims that Ronald Reagan knew/cared who he was back in the 80s.

  22. BarackMyWorld

    Funniest thing you'll read all day:
    How Romney will win the women's vote

    (Just pretend it is satire, since it's just as ridiculous.)

    Romney, with his experience in getting a popular (and constitutional!) health care reform plan implemented at the state level, is the perfect candidate to talk about effective reforms at the nationally.

    1. Fukui-sanYesOta

      That is awesome in its sexism. Although the "SALT LAKE, April 15, 2012" makes me think MORMON DICKHEAD.

      Ok, a little take to pieces

      For example, he has sought to solidify his popularity among women, which waned in 2010. But by manufacturing a controversy over birth control, he has (so far) moved a debate over the First Amendment to one about reproductive choices.

      Huh. I think that was more an argument fomented by nutball teabaggers. Moving on.

      Unless Mitt Romney implodes, women will likely cross to the Republican column as they did in the midterms two years ago.

      go on …

      If there is one correlation in the recent poling that stands out above all else, it is that women favor the more likeable candidate.

      So you're saying women are as stupid, if not more so, than men, is that the deal? Let's see.

      With jobs unavailable, soccer, the PTA, after school programs, and all of the other traditional mom issues take a back seat.

      I believe I'm banned from calling for machinegunning, so I won't.

      Gas prices, too, are a constant reminder to the moms who have to haul kids back and forth from school that things aren't improving fast enough.

      Because women are too fucking stupid to understand anything more than that.

      If kids and grandkids bring Mitt Romney additional support, his wife Ann locks it in. She is beautiful, well-spoken, and obviously a wonderful mother.

      She is that. Perhaps easy to do with a multi-million budget? Oh, I'm just a curmudgeon.

      I'm going to pick this ACA quote now

      The Affordable Care Act is almost dead on arrival. Romney, with his experience in getting a popular (and constitutional!) health care reform plan implemented at the state level, is the perfect candidate to talk about effective reforms at the nationally.

      Yes, at the nationally: FUCK YOU, YOU INCOHERENT IDIOT.

      The general atmosphere, along with Romney's specific tactics are precisely why women will stay in the Republican column this year.

      I seem to see some porcine forms aviating past my window.

      It seems so easy to get a column published these days. Perhaps "Angry Fukui Rapes The Shit Out Of Idiot Republicans" has a chance.

      1. FakaktaSouth

        I do hope everyone involved in the Romney campaign has exactly this mindset, exactly this much insight into "what women want." I like when stupid people speak for me almost as much as goofy assumptions being made that I am the obvious one that takes (hauls? On my back? Because of gas?) my kids to practice – the CO-PARENT in the house does that shit, as do most of the dads I know – to the serious attack on my intelligence, assuming I don't know that the ACA and romneycare are basically one in the very same, mandate and all.

        I can report that I have STILL not seen any Romney love from the heavyweight champions of deep-thinking teabaggers around here – it's all Obama hate and it's laaaaaaaaaame birther, sheriff Joe, he's gonna take your money and give it to people who don't work bullshit. It's also only the racisty-LCDers talking about it – the run of the mill identity Rs are ignoring the whole thing like it's not happening. I'm still saying 70/30 PresO BECAUSE of people with just the kind of intellect displayed above. Keep talking, nationally.

    2. Negropolis

      That's the same health care reform plan that everybody supposedly hates now, 'cause the black guy implemented it at the federal level, right? Of course it is. **sigh**

  23. DahBoner

    This is silly! Because it's a fact and Conservatives don't care about facts.

    Conservatives: La la la la la la la CAN'T HEAR YOU la la la la la la laaaaaaa!!!!

  24. Allmighty_Manos

    It's not fair to use things Reagan said in his second term of the presidency to tarnish his future career as a committed conservative.

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