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    Outrage At The Children Then, At The Parents Now

    Outrage At The Children Then, At The Parents Now

    Ann Althouse posted a video about Ronald Reagan’s criticism of the Berkeley protests in the 1960s, which includes this comment by Michael Rossman (at 1:22 of the clip):

    “He won by pandering to a citizenry that is outraged by what these terrible insolent ungrateful children were doing on the campuses.”

    Times have changed. 

    Republicans won in November 2010 by pandering to a citizenry that was outraged not at what the children were doing on campuses, but by what parents were doing in Washington, D.C.

    (Bonus question:  What sentence from Reagan’s speech appears to be the template for a famous line from the movie Animal House?)

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    Well, the children then are the parents now.

    It's the same terrible, insolent, ungrateful people.

    So Neidermeyer was channeling Reagan during the campus hearing against Delta House? Great catch there.

    So, @David, which sentence is it? I haven't seen that movie since it came out in '78.

    And – @Luke: those children are actually the GRAND-parents of many of these kids. A whole generation is showing the fruit of that poisonous age.

    Is the sentence: "As a matter of fact, I have here a copy of a report….." as the paper is flicked open? Man, I need to go back now and watch that movie!

    Thanks, Professor, for giving me another excuse to waste some time. Jk jk, of course. 😉

    Doug Neidermeyer: And most recently of all, a "Roman Toga Party" was held from which we have received more than two dozen reports of individual acts of perversion SO profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here.

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