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Dan Gilmore / April 28, 2016

Hollywood Creating Movie Mocking Ronald Reagan

Movies have a power to rewrite history.

In the next few months, Hollywood will churn out a movie that has the potential to alter how future generations view the Gipper. News is comedian Will Ferrell has been named to portray President Ronald Regaan in an upcoming comedy about the beacon of conservatism’s second term. Reportedly, the plot of the movie called “Reagan” centers around an intern who is supposed to convince the aging president with dementia that he’s acting as a president for a movie. If you think Hollywood would show restraint and not mock the late president, you don’t know Hollywood. Reagan announced he had Alzheimer’s five years after he left office.

Movies have a power to rewrite history. The movie “13 Hours” had the potential to do this — the Michael Bay movie about the Benghazi attack presented a visceral narrative arc that superseded the narrative Americans pieced together in their minds’ eyes from fragmented and conflicted news reports. And while the piece never showed the Obama administration’s inaction in the early hours of that attack, the film showed wave after wave of jihadists bent on ending more American lives, the handful of soldiers determined to defend the consulate, and the sky void of supporting aircraft.

But as Hot Air’s Allahpundit asks: “Are we still allowed to be irritated about this, incidentally, now that the GOP’s firmly abandoned Reaganism?”

This movie comes as the Reagan legacy has begun to fade. A few weeks ago, Nancy Reagan died. William Buckley Jr. died in the beginning weeks of Obama’s first term. Buckley, the founder of National Review, was the intellectual behind many of Reagan’s ideas and his passing just as the Obama years got underway was a terrible loss of thought leadership. And the coalition Reagan built is being all but smashed to smithereens by this Republican primary.

Still, maybe Hollywood could look past its infamous partisanship to consider another politician-with-dementia comedy. After all, New York media is comfortable enough to rib Hillary Clinton. There could be comedy gold. She thinks servers are wiped with cloths and she struggles with operating a fax machine. She sounds like the perfect person to sit in the commander in chief’s seat during cyberwarfare. And it’s not like she can Google how to use nuclear launch codes.

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