Ann Althouse posted a video about Ronald Reagan’s criticism of the Berkeley protests in the 1960s, which includes this comment by Michael Rossman (at 1:22 of the clip):

“He won by pandering to a citizenry that is outraged by what these terrible insolent ungrateful children were doing on the campuses.”

Times have changed. 

Republicans won in November 2010 by pandering to a citizenry that was outraged not at what the children were doing on campuses, but by what parents were doing in Washington, D.C.

(Bonus question:  What sentence from Reagan’s speech appears to be the template for a famous line from the movie Animal House?)

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