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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-04 04:58 PM
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40. A time to mourn, but briefly

With Reagan barely laid to rest, the club's zealots - dedicated to the Reaganite ideals of low taxation and limited government - decided to launch a TV campaign advert stressing that, when it comes to fighting evil, President George W. Bush and not John Kerry is the Gipper's rightful heir.

President Reagan's family was not impressed. Spokeswoman Joanne Drake complained that no one had requested permission to use the late president's image, "nor would we feel it appropriate to give such permission at this juncture".

Stephen Moore, the Club for Growth's president, now says that "in deference to the wishes of the Reagan family, the club will hold off on airing our latest commercial for one week".

But he's hardly repentant: "We will do all we can to educate the American people about the similarities between Reagan and Bush and the dissimilarities between Reagan and John Kerry."

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  -Club for Growth begins ads linking Bush and Reagan, Attacking Kerry MAlibdem  Jun-15-04 08:07 PM   #0 
  - we knew there would be an answer to  AZDemDist6   Jun-15-04 08:09 PM   #1 
  - Not if the Reagan's don't want it, and they don't.  neuvocat   Jun-15-04 08:13 PM   #3 
  - I see I'm not the only one. teehee.  jdjkkse   Jun-15-04 08:20 PM   #6 
     - I think it's a reference to the Club of Rome's "Limits to Growth"  starroute   Jun-17-04 09:00 AM   #38 
  - Oh man - they are doomed ... they really are their own worst enemy  nu_duer   Jun-15-04 08:35 PM   #16 
  - So is the * campaign...  Mithras61   Jun-15-04 08:13 PM   #2 
  - Club for Growth.  jdjkkse   Jun-15-04 08:18 PM   #4 
  - Club for Malignant Growth  GoddessOfGuinness   Jun-15-04 11:25 PM   #24 
  - So what happens if they air this ad without the permission of the Reagans?  lovedems   Jun-15-04 08:18 PM   #5 
  - Oooh. Nancy's gonna give 'em the smackdown. And she should.  chimpymustgo   Jun-15-04 08:21 PM   #7 
  - It seems like they always get caught...  MAlibdem   Jun-15-04 08:23 PM   #9 
  - It sounds like they can talk about him as long as they  jdjkkse   Jun-15-04 08:22 PM   #8 
  - would likeness include sound clips of his voice?  MAlibdem   Jun-15-04 08:24 PM   #10 
     - Nope, I was wrong, they are using film!  jdjkkse   Jun-15-04 08:30 PM   #14 
  - I would expect the lawyers to roll into action  amandabeech   Jun-15-04 09:47 PM   #21 
  - If Nancy is not happy, she can complain but not much else...  SaidFred   Jun-17-04 08:46 AM   #37 
  - can you say backLash?  sniffa   Jun-15-04 08:25 PM   #11 
  - Oh, how nice, they've "informed" Nancy  jdjkkse   Jun-15-04 08:27 PM   #12 
  - Reagan hasn't been gone 2 weeks and they are informing her now?  lovedems   Jun-15-04 08:50 PM   #18 
     - The anti-Dean ad was lame-o  Lady Texan   Jun-15-04 11:43 PM   #25 
  - Bush-Zombie Reagan: Winning Ticket  Kipepeo   Jun-15-04 08:30 PM   #13 
  - Bush seems to like to exploit dead people in his ads  xray s   Jun-15-04 08:30 PM   #15 
  - Love the sig line  jobycom   Jun-15-04 10:58 PM   #22 
  - This will backfire bigtime!  CaliforniaLady   Jun-16-04 02:54 AM   #27 
  - aren't these Clark's old Buddies?  seventhson   Jun-15-04 08:50 PM   #17 
  - This will backfire if the Democrats are smart - the word is "exploitation"  Democat   Jun-15-04 09:19 PM   #19 
  - The Democrats could paint themselves in blood and  jobycom   Jun-15-04 11:01 PM   #23 
     - Media bias aside, the Democrats have been extremely weak against Bush  Democat   Jun-16-04 12:06 AM   #26 
     - Byrd, Waxman, Kucinich, Jackson, Pelosi, Kennedy, Doggett  jobycom   Jun-16-04 10:32 AM   #28 
     - Hey, Symbolman! I've got a project for you.  Why   Jun-16-04 11:06 AM   #30 
  - Considering Nancy and Ron Jr.think the Bushes are the most evil  saracat   Jun-15-04 09:28 PM   #20 
  - Ad Link  bluedog   Jun-16-04 10:51 AM   #29 
  - so one evil bastard is being used to promote another  Skittles   Jun-17-04 03:13 AM   #31 
  - So Club for Growth like Big Spending, Deficit Exploding Bush?  salin   Jun-17-04 06:01 AM   #32 
  - Growth = Growth of the DEFICIT nt  daa   Jun-17-04 09:02 AM   #39 
  - NO LONGER TRUE - THEY PULLED ADS FOR NOW  rawstory   Jun-17-04 06:16 AM   #33 
  - Yes... but only for a week.  salin   Jun-17-04 08:40 AM   #36 
  - A time to mourn, but briefly  struggle4progress   Jun-17-04 04:58 PM   #40 
  - Bush and Reagan deserve to be linked...  Darranar   Jun-17-04 07:02 AM   #34 
  - If there's no response from Dems they deserve every point they lose  John_H   Jun-17-04 08:14 AM   #35 

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