Onion: Embarrassed GOP has been confusing Eisenhower for Reagan

February 24, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More

The Onion reports:

At a press conference Monday, visibly embarrassed leaders of the Republican National Committee acknowledged that their nonstop, effusive praise of Ronald Reagan has been wholly unintentional, admitting they somehow managed to confuse him with Dwight D. Eisenhower for years . . .

“When I heard about Eisenhower’s presidential accomplishments—holding down the national debt, keeping inflation in check, and fighting for balanced budgets—it hit me that we’d clearly gotten their names mixed up at some point,” Priebus told reporters. “I couldn’t believe we’d been associating terms like ‘visionary,’ ‘principled,’ and ‘bold’ with President Reagan. That wasn’t him at all—that was Ike.”

In other news reported by The Onion, “NASA Completes 52-Year Mission To Find, Kill God.”


Category: Humor, Politics

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Jim Razinha says:

    Too funny. They nailed that one.

  2. Robert Hagedorn says:

    Erich, I am flabbergasted that an attorney can ignore such evidence in the 2nd and 3rd chapters of Genesis! Reaching for straws? Wow! I must come to the conclusion that your grocery store sells knowledge of good and evil fruit and your local pet store sells talking snakes. And your local department store sells aprons that don't cover…

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