Monday, December 13, 2010

Motto Citizen

Hope you're sitting down. Turns out, Fox "news" and the RWS™, in their mad-on about Obama referring to "E Pluribus Unum" as the national motto, ignoring god like the America-hating Muslim Kenyan terrorist that he is, might have been a teensy bit selective in their outrage.

Would Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator, the Gipper, refer to E Pluribus Unum as our national motto?

The answer is Yes. Speaking at the National Forum on Excellence in Education, on Dec. 8, 1983 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Ronald Reagan said, and I quote:

“The motto of the United States is ‘E Pluribus Unum,’ from many, one.”

As far as I can tell, there wasn’t a Congressional Prayer Caucus around in 1983 to scold Mr. Reagan for calling E Pluribus Unum the official motto of our nation. [Turns out, that latin phrase is the official motto of our nation's seal] and the official motto of the president’s seal, but not the official seal of the good old U.S. of A.]

There wasn’t a national outcry when Ronald Reagan called E Pluribus Unum our “national motto.”

In addition to Barack Obama, such luminaries as Dwight Eisenhower (WWDD), Jimmy Carter (WWJD), and Pope John Paul II (WWJPIID) have referred to E Pluribus Unum as the nation’s motto.

In more recent days: WWWD — What Would W. Do? Well, George W. Bush issued two separate proclamations (here and here) referring to E Pluribus Unum as the national motto.

Neither claim unleashed an avalanche of letters, press releases and condemnations. Did Bush’s gaffes simply escape the attention of the Congressional Prayer Caucus? Or is the prayer caucus a Republican attack machine denouncing President Obama for political purposes?

Will it ever happen? Ever? Will the teabaggers who fell for the well-planned manipulation ever have a second thought? Will they realize how toxic are the people they revere? How they got used by the very rich and very private-agenda-driven?

And while you contemplate that, ponder this: what will they think (a word, for the benefit of teabaggers, that means applying some brainpower to something) if they ever learn of this?

Bamboozled much?


  1. My favorite always has been George W. Bush's:


    I suppose when he warned both N. Korea and Iran against developing NUCULAR weapons, they honestly could say "We have no intention to develop those."

  2. Umm Dr. J...

    Do you regret spending your peak earning years in the ABA???
    Thats the nice thang about being a "Nucular" Power, you can pronounce "Nucular" any way you want..
    and BTW, that retarded Waterhead Jimmuh Carter started
    the whole "Nucular" thing, back when you were still a New York Net...


  3. Ummmm Frankie...As you well know, but obviously have forgotten, I was born in 1950 in New York, and before I went to Roosevelt High School a man called "Ike" was president and I remember he pronounced it NUKULAR. So when Jimma and George did it that way, I assumed it was correct. My high school was named for Teddy Roosevelt...the moose shooter so I have been a lifelong republican.


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