Aug

16

The hysterical reaction of media commentators and graveled foreign policy pomposities to Trump’s "fire and fury" reminds me of the reaction to Reagan’s hot-mic joke that "we begin bombing in five minutes".

Although now the left now discusses Reagan in hushed tones as an idyllic "good conservative", it was not so at the time.

Isomorphismes says:

I have never read a pro-Reagan leftist. Even centrist American liberals (eg Robert Reich) conveniently count (as noted by Mr Terrill) America's decline as starting with his presidency.

Andy Aiken adds:

That was then, this is now:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/opinion/election-night-2016/the-example-of-ronald-reagan
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-liberal-misappropriation-of-a-conservative-president/
https://thinkprogress.org/10-things-conservatives-dont-want-you-to-know-about-ronald-reagan-7a87723a4f68/
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/26/how-the-right-gets-reagan-wrong-215306


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