Ronaldus Magnus

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Eric Kleefeld sees the 40th president referred to as “Ronaldus Magnus” on the GOP’s new Website and wonders what’s going on. While it’s strange to see the phrase there, it’s not like the GOP just invented it — Rush Limbaugh has popularized the “Ronaldus Magnus” nickname for years. And I’ve heard it from Sean Hannity and Mark Levin — Levin is occasionally, affectionately referred to as “Marcus Magnus,” a translation of his nickname “The Great One.”

Yes, it’s strange, but this seems like a sop to the party’s base. One that probably won’t play well outside of it.

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17 Comments

strangely_enough
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

For a party whose members seem to delight in deriding Obama and his supporters, yet another amazing lack of self awareness.
I would think that this was some sort of hack, but no one changed the picture of Reagan to a picture of a douchebag. That's a big tell…


VanPastorMan
Comment posted February 18, 2010 @ 10:46 am

I believe Ronaldo Magnus is the greatest president of the 20th century. He was instrumental in defeating the, “Evil Empire” without taking a shot. He brought us back from the failed policies of Carter. Always remember that because of the tax cuts Reagan employed revenues doubled to the treasury. Unfortunately he didn't have a Congress that believed in spending cuts or we would be sitting pretty right now. Thanks Tip O'Neil!!!


VanPastorMan
Comment posted February 18, 2010 @ 10:51 am

oops, I meant Ronaldus. Sorry Mr. President


Cal
Comment posted March 3, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

“Ronaldus Magnus” is the one who laid the groundwork for all the fiscal problems we're having now. Then Republicans in Congress and Bush the Lesser followed up on his failed policies with even more tax cuts and deregulation.

Also, Reagan had precisely jack to do with the destruction of the Soviet Union. The Soviets destroyed themselves.


Cal
Comment posted March 4, 2010 @ 1:00 am

“Ronaldus Magnus” is the one who laid the groundwork for all the fiscal problems we're having now. Then Republicans in Congress and Bush the Lesser followed up on his failed policies with even more tax cuts and deregulation.

Also, Reagan had precisely jack to do with the destruction of the Soviet Union. The Soviets destroyed themselves.


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Comment posted February 3, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

Nothing strange about calling Ronald Reagan, Ronaldus Magnus . The fact is that he was and still is RONALDUS MAGNUS.


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