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The good ol' days.
That's the Republican Party for you, always hep to the kids these days.
Get your official Reagan-Bush ’84 Vintage Tee today by contributing $27 or more to the RNC.
It's no George W. Bush T-shirt, that's for sure, though I'd pay good money to see a Republican candidate wearing either one. (Note that the George W. Bush and Reagan-H.W. Bush shirts are identically priced, but with the Reagan-H.W. Bush shirt you get much more Reagan.)

Greg Greene offers up the accompanying GOP.com email he was graced with. It's nice.

Some of our country's best years followed the moment [Reagan and Bush were re-elected]. I remember watching with optimism as Reagan and Bush honorably protected my freedoms and defended my conservative values. [...]

They left a legacy of prosperity, opportunity and perseverance for all Americans.

That's Alzheimer's-era Ronald Reagan, protecting our freedoms and selling missiles to sketchy foreign patriots. If he hadn't helped give opportunity to all those nice homicidal maniacs in Central America, I'm not sure we'd even have the current influx of sweet Central American children seeking refugee inside our borders. You combine that shirt with a pair of Southern Strategy branded pants and a good Ollie North ball cap, you would be set, my conservative brethren. Oh, the looks of envy you would get.

Greg supposes this offering will not sell well among millennials. I disagree. With the Vintage label, this shirt is clearly intended for Reagan hipsters—and pretty much any conservative of any age that mentions Ronald Reagan under any circumstances these days is, in fact, a Reagan hipster. He's a brand. He's been so stripped of fact and context that he's just the Republican version of a lolcat, and very little more. And it's that careful scrubbing that that makes him the last Republican president most Republicans can bring themselves to mention.


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Originally posted to Hunter on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM PDT.

Also republished by moranbetterDemocrats and Daily Kos.

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