When Mitt Romney said at a private fund-raiser this week that he wants to eliminate the Department of Housing and Urban Development and scale back the Department of Education, Democrats greeted the remarks as the “Aha!”
by b_b 399 days ago · link
Really, Reagan is no Reagan anymore. I don't idealize him in any way, as I think he got his party started down very very wrong track, but the Reagan that these zealots all idealize isn't who actually was the President. He raised taxes multiple times, first of all. He struck compromises with Democrats on a lot of issues. He wasn't an avowed anti-science nut. I could go on, but this is just what I'm remembering in stream-of-consciousness. This guy would be crucified by any Modern Republican; same goes for Nixon. But I guess Reagan worship fits nicely into their rejection of facts, history and science.