...there was a viaduct in a poor neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas, on which someone had spray-painted "Russia Iran Disco Suck." Driving underneath it on my way to and from a debate tournament one day, I gloried in the succinct eloquence of this bit of proletarian wisdom. The logic was flawless. As sucked disco, so sucked communism. So sucked Iran. Even more inspiring was the unspoken corollary: as rocked Van Halen, so rocked Ronald Reagan.
—Thomas Frank, What's the Matter with Kansas?