Here is the initial evidence of this endeavor:
Up to this point, this has the appearance of a news blog -- merely laying out the facts.
However, this is an opinion blog. Many say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.This cartoon presentation is trash. My initial reaction, when I first saw it at JWF, was as if I were addressing Mr Huckabee: "Not everyone who claims to be your friend is your friend."
After another comment appeared later that described this as "dorky," I decided it was much worse than that. The cartoon representation of Ronald Reagan is hideous. My cartoonist associate tells me that it was the wrong cartoon generation program: too rough, too loud. Technical problems. But I noticed something even more sinister. In cartoon movies, it is hugely uncommon for the hero to be shown baring his teeth. And when he does it's as he smiles, not as he talks. The villain is depicted with a snarl, and baring his teeth. Mr. Reagan's image barely looks human here. And in the short scene where he's speaking the famous "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," he's shown with jagged teeth, and very unappealing, unlike the real life image where he was smiling. I'm sorry. The producers could deny any ill intent. You may deny to yourself that they could have had any ill-intent. But I'm sorry: they can't pee in my eye and tell me it's only rain. This video is an attempt to trash the great legacy of Ronald Reagan. Those responsible deserve to be hung in effigy and be known as pariahs wherever they go.
In my opinion, the little video reveals that the whole venture is infested with hucksters who've taken advantage of those who backed the venture with good money. They targeted conservatives as suckers, and I can hear their pitch now. "Aren't you sick and tired of watching your values being trashed? Here's your opportunity to fight back."
This is indicative of trouble on many levels that strikes at every American who may have, in the past, only mildly thought they were under attack. Indeed, we have long been the victims of many who claim to be our friends who have been slipping knives in our backs. Arianna Huffington, David Brooks, Chris Buckley. You ought by now recognize that there is an all out assault on you and the liberties that are at the fundamental core of what has provided you such a cushy life.
But how can I go about making this case not just strongly, but convincingly?
For starters, I resisted titling this post with a strident alliteration. There are several nasty words that rhyme with Huck that would be suitably descriptive of his judgment in backing this project.
No, I think it best to let Huck himself put the stake through the heart of any who still dream he'd make a good president.
Here's his eager promotion for this money making operation in case you think he's not 100% behind this atrocity.
As you see, he's backing this whole-heartedly. I think it raises a whole host of questions.
- Where is his common sense?
- Did he even look at the product?
- Wasn't he even a little embarrassed?
- Even if he lacks the cultural sense, what does this say of his ability to choose advisors?
- Good money was poured into this project. Did Huck's name help raise funds?
- What is his fiduciary responsibility, his moral responsibility, to those who he drew in?
- Among the good money, how much stimulus funding -- our taxes -- was wasted?
- If there were stimulus funds, how much editorial bias came from the Obama cronies?
- Is there anything else Huck could disclose about this project that is not in the open?
**Updated 8:55 PM EDT May 14, 2011 is the time a broken clock got it right tonight.