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Postby cartervj » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:26 am

Hollywoods disdain for conservatives and all things Reagan


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/17/Bushes-Praise-Anti-Reagan-Film-The-Butler
The new film "The Butler" chronicles the career of Eugene Allen, a black man who served as White House butler for 8 Presidents. According to the New York Post former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, are big fans of the film and were among the first people to screen the finished film. This is odd, because the film gives a very negative portrayal of Ronald Reagan.

Hollywood being Hollywood, makers of "The Butler" were not content to simply tell the extraordinary life story of Allen. Rather, they use his story to score subtle political points against Republican presidents, as my colleague Christian Toto noted. The film, though, is particularly harsh on former President Ronald Reagan, portraying him as completely indifferent to the concerns of black Americans.
Allen retired from his position as chief butler in 1986 after 34 years of service. The film, however, portrays Allen's exit as a principled stand against Reagan's policies. In the film, Allen, portrayed by Forrest Whitaker quits his job over Reagan's indifference to civil rights and his alleged support of the South African apartheid government.

This is pure fiction. A Washington Post profile in 2008 noted that Allen and his wife kept framed photos of Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy in their living room. Pictures of the other presidents Allen served were hung in the basement. Why would the real-life Allen keep pictures of Reagan in the most prominent place in his home if he had quit his job over policy disagreements with the Administration?

The closeness between Allen and the Reagans is evidenced by another anecdote in the profile. Allen was the first butler to attend a state dinner as a guest. The Reagans invited Allen and his wife to attend a state dinner for West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
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Re: As Usual

Postby slowshooter » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:59 am

You mean to say movies aren't always real?

How could that be???? :lol3:
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Re: As Usual

Postby dudejcb » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:08 pm

Me thinks you doth idolize Reagan too much. He was a very likeable person and all, but he was no saint ... all the conservative worship notwithstanding.
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Re: As Usual

Postby ScaupHunter » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:00 am

Me thinks Dude is a moron who missed the point.
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Re: As Usual

Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:43 am

Movie makers love to suck the democratic tit, example, Hilary Clinton movie
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Re: As Usual

Postby ScaupHunter » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:47 pm

Lezbo porn flick? Nasty!
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Re: As Usual

Postby cartervj » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:29 pm

dudejcb wrote:Me thinks you doth idolize Reagan too much. He was a very likeable person and all, but he was no saint ... all the conservative worship notwithstanding.



he had more of a grip on our Constitution than any other Prez in the recent past

but as Scaup stated, you really whiffed that one :lol3:

then again it could be on purpose which the left has mastered :welcome:
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Re: As Usual

Postby dudejcb » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:59 pm

cartervj wrote:
dudejcb wrote:Me thinks you doth idolize Reagan too much. He was a very likeable person and all, but he was no saint ... all the conservative worship notwithstanding.



he had more of a grip on our Constitution than any other Prez in the recent past

but as Scaup stated, you really whiffed that one :lol3:

then again it could be on purpose which the left has mastered :welcome:

For you and Scaup: I wasn't commenting on the movie, it was more about the reaction and how bright-bart (and seemingly all conservatives) tend to believe Reagan was a saint and best prez ever. Wait, I gotta go whiff now.
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Re: As Usual

Postby cartervj » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:05 pm

dudejcb wrote:
cartervj wrote:
dudejcb wrote:Me thinks you doth idolize Reagan too much. He was a very likeable person and all, but he was no saint ... all the conservative worship notwithstanding.



he had more of a grip on our Constitution than any other Prez in the recent past

but as Scaup stated, you really whiffed that one :lol3:

then again it could be on purpose which the left has mastered :welcome:

For you and Scaup: I wasn't commenting on the movie, it was more about the reaction and how bright-bart (and seemingly all conservatives) tend to believe Reagan was a saint and best prez ever. Wait, I gotta go whiff now.



You missed again, the post IS about how anything mainstream now tries to rewrite history, you think kids today learn history in school? misinformation is the greatest tool the left uses
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Re: As Usual

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:26 am

dudejcb wrote:tend to believe Reagan was a saint
No, but by comparison, he looks pretty good.

dudejcb wrote:tend to believe Reagan was best prez ever.
Ever, no. Hands down over the last half century.

BHO: What goal has he accomplished? He's got the economy rocking doesn't he. A few more years and everybody will be on government assistance of some form.

GWB: He started off pretty good, but crashed and burned ugly with a quite a few laps to go.

WJC: If Newt and the boys don't take over Congress, he's Obamalite

GHWB: Read my lips he was not

RWR: He's leading by miles at this point

JEC: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: He's competing with BHO for the other extreme

GRF: Nobody will mistake him for the best in the last 50 years

RMN: Anybody going to make a case for him :no:

LBJ: He locked in generational poverty, how'd that urban renewal work out, the war on the poor rages on, ...

JFK: :no:

So who do you think was better over the last half century?

Reagan entered office with the Soviets a relentless threat and left with them in a relentless death spiral.
Reagan entered office with the economic doldrums of the 70's and left us with the boom of the mid 80's and 90's.

Sure he screwed up on agreeing to a failed amnesty program that rewarded foreign nationals that break our laws and the Americans that benefit from those law breakers.

Sure he didn't insist on pushing the Dems in Congress to spend less, but the revenue side of the budget was quite healthy.

He made a lot of mistakes, but he changed the world for the better and he changed the U.S. economy dramatically for the better. No other President did anything close to that in a long time.

Although it doesn't take much to look great compared to most of these half-wits, liars, crooks, degenerates, morons, etc. that compromise a large fraction of the people that run for political office at this point.
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Re: As Usual

Postby beretta24 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:01 am

cartervj wrote:
dudejcb wrote:Me thinks you doth idolize Reagan too much. He was a very likeable person and all, but he was no saint ... all the conservative worship notwithstanding.



he had more of a grip on our Constitution than any other Prez in the recent past

but as Scaup stated, you really whiffed that one :lol3:

then again it could be on purpose which the left has mastered :welcome:

Understanding and adhering to it aren't necessarily the same thing.

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