All the Republican presidential nominees love to compare themselves to Ronald Reagan.
All of the current candidates are going to be the next Ronald Reagan....Or so they think.
See Reagan is Republican Royalty….The Big Daddy of modern Conservatism, and everyone is striving to be just like Ronnie. The problem is they are doing it all completely wrong.
And that is why they fail.
All of the Republican Nominees are against Illegal immigration and Amnesty. But Reagan passed the largest Amnesty in history. Reagan supported Amnesty.
"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally," – Ronald Reagan 10/1/1984
If the current Republican nominees want to be like Reagan they are on the wrong side of that issue.
All of the Republican nominees are against gun control. Any and all gun control must be stopped. BUT Reagan supported gun control. Reagan passed gun control. Reagan signed the bill banning the sale of new automatic weapons. Reagan openly supported an assault weapons ban. Reagan openly supported back ground checks. Having a bullet pass inches from your heart tends to sway opinions on the matter.
So if the current Republican nominees want to be like Reagan they are on the wrong side of that issue too.
All the Republican nominees are against raising taxes. Any and all tax increases are a non starter. BUT Reagan passed tax increases. Reagan closed tax loop holes including on the rich. The rich didn’t like it and Reagan did it anyway.
If the current Republican nominees want to be like Reagan they are on the wrong side of that issue as well.
Notice a trend?
See Reagan has been built into this mythological figure…….. but the problem is the Conservatives who pray at the alter of Ronald Reagan have no idea what his record really was. There is a large gap between what todays Conservatives think Reagan did…….. and what Reagan actually did. Some education is in order.
The reality is if you really think Ronald Reagan was awesome. If you really think his record is stellar, and needs to be repeated, then you should be supporting Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders ideas match Ronald Reagans record a whole lot more than any of the current Republican Nominees. But that is only true if you look at reality. Most republicans don’t like reality. Most Republicans would prefer to play in the land of make believe.
Since that is the case…..Carry on……