17 Things That Should Make Republicans Feel Old

Grand OLD Party.

17. The Ten year anniversary of this is today.

April 9, 2003.

And the 10 year anniversary of this is next month.

Larry Downing / Reuters

May 1, 2003.

16. Ann Coulter is 51 years old.

December 8, 1961

15. Fox News’s first broadcast was almost 16 years ago.

October 7, 1996

14. It has been 35 years since China has owned 0% of our National Debt.

13. It has been 62 years since Bill Buckley’s God and Man at Yale was published.

Published in 1951.

12. A GOP candidate has not received more than 20% of the black vote in 53 years.

11. The Contract with America is over 20 years old.

John Duricka / AP

Used widely as a Republican campaign platform in 1993-94.

10. It has been almost 13 years since the original Bush Tax cuts.

Mario Tama / Getty Images

June 7, 2001.

9. The Drudge Report broke big over 15 years ago.

The widely unknown news blog was the first to report the Lewinsky cover-up on January 17, 1998.

8. It has been over 20 years since the Clintons’ Health Security Act was proposed.

By September 1994, the bill was ultimately ascribed “dead” by Senate Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell.

The famous anti-Hillarycare ad, “Harry and Louise” from 1993

7. The ‘Rush Limbaugh Show’ is almost 25 years old.

August 1988.

6. The Berlin Wall has not been defended for over 23 years.

Douglas Hamilton / Reuters

9 November 1989.

5. The Conscience of a Conservative, by Barry Goldwater, was first published 53 years ago.

The first edition, 1960, is 123 pages.

4. It has been 13 years since Arianna Huffington was a Republican.

Around 2000.

3. It has been 37 years since Ronald Reagan first ran for president.

2. This was 29 years ago.

1. Both of these conservative titans have departed.


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