Friday, December 5, 2014

The Right Prop

Props to these guys:

Two House Democrats have stood proudly this week in front of a cardboard cut-out of the late Republican President Ronald Reagan during floor speeches, using his paper likeness as a prop to urge the GOP to join their cause on issues like immigration and increasing gasoline taxes.

On Wednesday, Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer set up the life-sized Reagan behind him to urge the GOP to support his bill to raise federal gasoline by 15 cents. (Gas taxes were increased under Reagan in 1982.) The next day, Reagan showed up again on the House floor next to Illinois Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, a staunch advocate for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws. (Reagan passed a sweeping immigration reform bill in 1986.)

HT to C&L.

One bark on “The Right Prop

  1. Pity that all the GOTea will see is Dems talking beside a cutout (that’s unfortunately far more resemblant to Saint Ronnie than the GOTea’s own fever-dream reconstruction) and not a pointed reminder that their Blessed Patron of Supply-Sidedness wasn’t the exemplar they think.

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