The Alarming Spread of Reagan Statues

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ronald Reagan statues are popping up across the country and around the world at an unprecedented pace.

Raw Story reports:

The Reagan Presidential Foundation on Tuesday unveiled a 9-foot-statue of the former president at the Washington, D.C. airport bearing his name.

At a whopping cost of $900,000 cost, the 900-pound monstrosity was paid for by four mystery donors.

Similar tributes to the patron saint of the Republican party are springing up in in Simi Valley, CA, Budapest, Hungary, and in front of the American embassy in London.

President Bill Clinton signed legislation in 1998 renaming Washington National Airport the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport after the Republican-controlled Congress pushed the bill through.

Critics complained at the time that Reagan was already slated to have an International Trade Center on Pennsylvania Avenue and Nimitz-class aircraft carrier named after him.

Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-VA) called the move by Republicans an “arrogant abuse of power” because the airport was already named after President: George Washington.

Only time will tell if President Obama — a Reagan aficionado, will name other Federal buildings or aircraft carriers after Reagan, or even champion the controversial notion of adding Reagan’s face to Mt. Rushmore, as many Republicans have suggested.

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8 Responses to The Alarming Spread of Reagan Statues

  1. Brigadoon says:

    I would like to see the list of wealthy donors who are writing checks to pollute the earth with these hideous tributes to Dear Ronny? If anyone knows, please post their names. I have a hunch I know two of them; Nancy Reagan and A.C. Lyles, the longtime Producer at Paramount Pictures.

  2. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    They should cover all the Reagan statues with condoms… Reagan was a scum bag

  3. Mets Fan says:

    Reagan on Mt. Rushmore? Surely you jest?

    If that day arrives, I can guarantee someone will blow that fucking monument into a billion, little pieces of rock. It would be a disaster.

  4. ajihani says:

    Imagine the foreign traveler arriving in the USA through National Airport. The first thing they will see is a nine foot Reagan. It’s too Soviet Union circa’ 1962. This isn’t America. It’s propaganda.

  5. Tiny Dancer says:

    At this rate of spread, there will be a statue of St. Reagan in every major U.S. city in the country within a decade.

  6. Adirondacky says:

    Perfect. Statues are shit on by pigeons and other birds. How fitting for Reagan to be a place for guano? I think it’s a perfect tribute. LOL!

  7. feminazi says:

    Polls show the president most Americans would want added to Mt. Rushmore is John F. Kennedy, not Reagan. I don’t think it’s likely we will ever see Reagan’s mug up there in granite among the greatest of our late presidents. Let them build these stupid statues. Like Adirondacky said, birds will have their way with all of them.

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