Yet conservatives may be shocked to learn that their idol Reagan was once a union boss himself. Reagan was the only president in American history to have belonged to a union, the AFL-CIO affiliated Screen Actors Guild. And he even served six terms as president of the organized labor group. Additionally, Reagan was a staunch advocate for the collective bargaining rights of one of the worlds most famous and most influential trade unions, Polands Solidarity movement. FLASHBACK: Ronald Reagan Called Union Membership 'One Of The Most Elemental Human Rights' [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orwN4WKhriw]Reagan Says Being In A Union Is A Basic Right - YouTube[/ame] ------------------------------------ Ronald Reagan was against an "illegal strike", but not against the right to bargain. Laurence O'Donnell asked Willard supporter "Tim Pawlenty" why Romney would make a great president. Pawlenty said because he's a great businessman. Laurence said, "Name a president who had been a great businessman". Pawlenty was more stunned than Bush being told about the WTC. Then he blurted the one answer ALL Republicans cling to. "Ronald Reagan". Then both Laurence and Tim burst out laughing. Which lasted until Larry told Tim Reagan was the president of a labor union. Oops.