The new Republican National Committee Web site has been derided for its "GOP Heroes" section -- which teaches us that almost all of the great Republicans lived in the 1800's, and about half of them were black -- but there's another illustrious name on the list: Ronaldus Magnus
The site's page on Ronald Reagan
includes this citation of the party's great hero, giving him a stylized name we might see on a Roman emperor:
Our country has to decide, said Ronaldus Magnus, "whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether to abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives better than we can plan them ourselves."
And to think that the GOP makes fun of the Democrats for allegedly worshiping Obama.
We've called the RNC office for comment on how this got there, giving them the benefit of the doubt that maybe this is a product of those hackers we've been hearing about as a result of the site's security problems. They have not gotten back to us yet.Late Update:
The page has now been edited, removing Reagan's Latin throne name. It now simply says, "Our country has to decide, said Reagan..."