Monday, June 23, 2014

Twitter Wars: Conan O'Brien VS. Grover Norquist!

So Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist offered a suggestion for a possible name change for the Washington Redskins, one that should surprise no one:

Washington, D.C., anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, who has been on a long campaign to name pretty much everything after Ronald Reagan, said renaming Washington’s football team the “Washington Reagans” is a “great idea.”


“This is a great idea,” Norquist told BuzzFeed when asked about chatter about the new name on social media. “The former Redskins can be the Ronald Reagans on winning years and the Nancy Reagans on losing years. Unless that gets us in more trouble elsewhere.”
The bolded is a really nice touch. It helps perpetuate the fanatically religious belief that the Gipper could do no wrong. Ever.

As it happens, late night comedian, Conan O'Brien decided to comment on Grover's suggestion:

 This led to a little back and forth between the two:

Lots to chew on in those tweets. But Conan should know very well that without Reagan, the Soviet Union would never have fallen. I mean, it's not like conservatives have ever made the claim that communism was a highly flawed economic system that would never work and was destined to crumble or anything.

Also, too. Grover also sent out this other tweet which led to an exchange of my own:

For some reason he didn't respond to that. And here I thought I made a new friend. Alas.

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