February 7, 2018

I noticed that yesterday was Ronald Reagan's birthday, but I didn't put up a post because I didn't see anything interesting enough to blog.

But I'm seeing this now:



How does that picture, as blogged now by President Trump, make you feel? Pick the answer that's closest:
 
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31 comments:

Bad Lieutenant said...

As usual, poverty-stricken choices.

How about, "Boy, I wonder what those two were thinking about when the picture was snapped?"

Or, "Ooh, chilling snapshot of destiny! Was Trump thinking of becoming President even then?"

Or even, "When was this? WTF didn't Althouse give the date?"

Professional lady said...

How wrong I was. I predicted that Reagan would never get the nomination - how could an actor ever be elected president? Never thought Trump would be nominated or elected. Reagan was a great communicator. Trump is too in certain respects, but he has to get it more under control. Both underestimated by their detractors.

tcrosse said...

I immediately thought of the photo of Nixon shaking hands with Elvis.

Curious George said...

#1 and #2 All-time.

Sebastian said...

Considerable respect, cautious optimism.

Tank said...

Probably go down in history as two great men who, ultimately, failed to hold back the leftist tide to destroy America.

Unknown said...

What? No photo of Trump with Farrakhan? Not even with Malcolm X?

Humperdink said...

President Triumph looks svelte. Probably 6' 2 1/2' 205#. Waiting for LLR to "weigh" in.

The Cracker Emcee Activist said...

I thought of W when I saw that photo. If you don’t fight back, if you just lay down before the malice of your enemies, history will erase you from the picture.

Earnest Prole said...

I feel old.

Birches said...

It feels very Obama like to put a picture of himself with the person we're supposed to be celebrating.

Birches said...

But at least Reagan is in the picture.

Tim in Vermont said...

Not many comments because we are all verklempt.

Tim in Vermont said...

Reagan could bring the rest of America along, I am not writing off Trump, because he has greatly exceeded my expectations, but Reagan reached over and dragged my right out of my Carter voting, straight line Democrat voting ways. I even voted for that noted lady killer, Ted Kennedy in the NYS primary!

Wilbur said...

Our greatest president - and most underrated - was Calvin Coolidge.

alan markus said...


@lacrosse

I immediately thought of the photo of Nixon shaking hands with Elvis.

I immediately thought of the photo of Rosalynn Carter shaking hands with John Wayne Gacy.

Unknown said...

How about
at this point, what difference does it make?

or

I don't care at all

Darrell said...

Trump shook hands with Ronald Reagan at least six different times during those White House years. There probably are more pictures that haven't been found yet. Lefties just seem to be interested in saying those photos are Photoshopped. Wrong again. As usual.

Ann Althouse said...

“As usual, poverty-stricken choices. How about, "Boy, I wonder what those two were thinking about when the picture was snapped?" Or, "Ooh, chilling snapshot of destiny! Was Trump thinking of becoming President even then?" Or even, "When was this? WTF didn't Althouse give the date?"”

As usual, straining to criticize Althouse by Bad L.

Your answers are all nonresponsive to the question asked, which was how do you feel, not what thoughts did you have.

And if you feel aggrieved by the lack of a date, your beef is with Trump, who tweeted what I just embedded as is.

Ann Althouse said...

“I immediately thought of the photo of Nixon shaking hands with Elvis.”

LOL

So did I.

Professional lady said...

The movie "Elvis & Nixon" was pretty good (or was it "Nixon & Elvis." Kevin Spacey did a great Nixon but the guy who played Elvis (Michael Shannon) didn't pull it off that well. They should have gotten Nicholas Cage. But it's a really interesting story and apparently the movie sticks pretty close to the facts. Of course, I saw it before the "Reckoning."

mccullough said...

I don’t like Trump’s tie or Reagan’s handkerchief. The photo of a teenage Bill Clinton shaking JFK’s hand is more interesting.

Ann Althouse said...

I see I said Trump is “blogging.”

I simultaneously find that very funny and will take the serious position that tweeting is blogging.

Achilles said...

Several times in our country’s history we have almost succumbed to the aristocratic norm that dominates the world.

Each time a flawed person has been put in a position where it was their flaws that gave them the strength to return our country to the course of freedom and our founding principles.

A “nice” guy like Romney failed where Trump is succeeding. It is Trump’s flaws that make this possible.

Tim in Vermont said...

Teddy Roosevelt watches Abraham Lincoln’s funeral

http://thefederalistpapers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/89.jpg

Howard said...

Trump will do way less lasting damage to the republic.

Bad Lieutenant said...

The poverty-stricken lies in your thinker being broken. Who can live on feelz alone?

Besides, if you're picking nits, suck on this one:

'Or, "Ooh, chilling snapshot of destiny! Was Trump thinking of becoming President even then?"'

"Ooh, chilling" isn't feelz?

How do you feel without thinking? I have the idea that this is a really important question.

Anyway, criticizing you is no strain, the effort is in dialing it back to what I think you can take. At least I'm not tonguing your nether eye like ol' Chuckistan.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

We have handshake pics of my late FIL with Reagan, Bush the first, and Ford. I wish he were alive to comment on the Trump presidency.

Trumpit said...

"Disgusted by both men. Never liked that phony, laughing Reagan, and Trump is worse and he knows it."

I checked that box off because "disgust" is what I feel for both of them. We're lucky Reagan didn't blow the world up. Reagan was a bad Hollywood actor in his young adulthood, but I'm not sure he was a classic phony. His wife Nancy was atrocious, an emotional flat note, who influenced, and "protected" her husband who was going senile. Nancy was somewhat of a kook who consulted an astrologer from time to time. Trump is an unmitigated disaster.

Rob McLean said...

Possibly the only Republican presidents not named "Bush" in the four decades from 1981-2021.

deepelemblues said...

Reagan was there to see it. He's in the picture! Right there! Alive and well, getting his picture taken with a young Donaldus Maximus Rex.