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Ward: Revenge Of RRepub ‘Nerds’?

Following report if from Scott MabenSR re: the Reagan Republicans weekly meeting at noon today:

Jeff Ward, president of the Idaho Federation of Reagan Republicans, opened the meeting with an analogy, likening members of the Reagan Republicans to the nerds in the movie “Revenge of the Nerds.” Ward said their members who speak out “are taking a lot of crap” from people who sit back and snipe. “The reality is it has nothing to do with something we’ve done bad or anything we’ve said bad. It has everything to do with the fact that they don’t like us participating. They don’t like the nerds on campus. Because what’s happened in the last four years in this community is the powers that be have found that the nerds have started finding their own and they’ve started electing people to office. … They don’t like the fact that those people with principle and those people who want to tell the truth are crashing their party. And I think it’s very important today, and I think especially considering our speaker (School Board Trustee Brent Regan) today, that we stick together like the nerds in the movie. … We’ll be attacked for our principle, we’ll be attacked for telling the truth, and we’ll suffer for it. But we don’t care, because we’re looking for something better.”

Question: What do you make of Jeff Ward's analogy comparing the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans to the stars in the “Revenge of the Nerds” movie?


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