PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
PMMJ
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addressing the cult of Reagan

"In the years since Reagan left the White House, a vocal contingent of Republicans has sought to enforce current party orthodoxy — cut taxes at all costs; limit government spending (except defense); let the Bible be your guide — by insisting that Reagan was its source. But while these concepts often shaped Reagan's campaign rhetoric, they didn't define how he governed once in office. As a result, the Reagan that Republicans now revere — a mythical founder figure who always cut taxes, always rattled his saber, and always consulted Jesus — barely resembles the more pragmatic Reagan who actually ran the country. Only six months ago, the Republican National Committee considered subjecting all GOP candidates to a Reaganite purity test that Reagan himself would have failed... To recapture the Reagan magic, Republicans must stop pining for some imaginary past and start asking how the real Reagan would 'get stuff done' today."

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