Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Reagan's Son Pimps His Father's Corpse

The idolization/fetishization of Ronald Reagan by the Republican party has been running rampant for years and now one of his sons (the conservative one, natch) has decided to try sucking even more cash out of his old man's memory by attempting to prey upon the gullibility of the political right:

Conservative talk radio host Michael Reagan, eldest son of former president Ronald Reagan, is selling @Reagan.com e-mail addresses on his website with an appeal to conservatives to stop giving their money to companies he casts as tied to liberalism.
Writes Reagan: "People who believe in true Reagan Conservative Values are unwittingly supporting the Obama, Pelosi and Reid liberal agenda! What do I mean? Well, every time you use your email from companies like Google, AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail, Apple and others, you are helping the liberals. These companies are, and will continue, to be huge supporters financially and with technology of those that are hurting our country."
"Is that where you want your money to go? I didn't so I changed things," he continues. "I came up with the very first conservative email service provider. You now can put your name next to the name of the Greatest Conservative of all, my father Ronald Reagan." ...
@Reagan.com e-mail addresses cost $34.95 per year (through tomorrow, after which prices go up). Reagan says those who purchase the e-mail addresses will also get a DVD of his father's famous 1987 "Tear Down This Wall" speech at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
So let me see if I have this straight: for only 35 bucks a year you can buy something that dozens of other companies give away for free and as a bonus you get a DVD that... you can watch online for free. I suppose it makes as much sense as voodoo economics, although I have to admit that it'd be pretty funny to have lancethundercock@Reagan.com on all my business cards. Too bad I support the Obama, Pelosi and Reid liberal agenda, huh? Well, the Obama liberal agenda anyway. I relegate Pelosi and Reid to the same category I do condoms: necessary evils, at best.



EUROman said...

Yes those "LIBERAL" email service providers are using their profits(?) to fund the communists and their agenda to burn every american flag and turn every baby gay. Be warned your babies may be next.

shansmith said...

I never realized I was being brainwashed by the liberals by using gmail. Thank you for this realization. No matter how conservative I may be, I prefer the free email. :)

EUROman said...

Sorry, I just rewatched reefer madness and I had to let some of that 50's/40's paranoia out.

JBW said...

Choosing to use the free email service versus paying for one out of some blind ideology is what a conservative would do, sis. Republicans have co opted that word even though they rarely practice what it means.

And I wrap my gay babies in my burning American flags EUROman, because I'm a patriot.

JoeBama "Truth 101" Kelly said...

These deluded right wing fools pay a thousand dollars a plate and more to shake hands with Sarah Palin. Of course they would pay $35 for a web address with reagan in it.

Then again, I'd pay for an authorized Lance Thundercock website. But that's different.

Anonymous said...

"for only 35 bucks a year you can buy something that dozens of other companies give away for free "

So where can I get the free @reagan.com email address then?


Kevin Robbins said...

I don't know how google and yahoo have stayed in business. Instead of giving away e-mail service they could have attached St. Ronnie's name and charged 35 bucks a year.

I support any project that fleeces the conservative sheep.