Tear Down This Myth

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    Reagan was responsible for huge budget deficits.

    His pupil George the Lesser just followed in his footsteps.
     
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    "With help from a loving Beltway press corps, Republicans sold Reagan as the iconic American leader. From promotions like the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project and Operation Serenade, the GOP marketing machine worked to perfection. Will Bunch's long overdue book, Tear Down This Myth, pulls back the curtain and looks at Reagan, minus the branding. It's a sobering sight."-- Eric Boehlert, author of Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush

    "Will Bunch's subtle account of Reagan's legacy carefully dismantles the image of conservative purism that has been painted over the real Ronald Reagan. But in tearing down the myth, Bunch also gives us a fascinating portrait of Reagan the pragmatist, able to compromise, to change his ground and to govern from the center as political winds shifted. This is a buried Reagan, hidden even at the time but still perceptible, in some ways, to those of us who fought him at the time. Tear Down This Myth is historical revisionism for which both Reagan's supporters and his opponents should be grateful."-- James K. Galbraith, author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too
     
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    I know this shakes you guys to your boots but the Reagan Myth can not withstand the facts.

    It is now going to fall because Americans realize the true danger of made up History.

    Its time for the facts and just the facts.

    Reagan was not who the Republican party myth says he was.
     
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    No one cares about reagan anymore I guess.
     
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    Republicans would do better by talking up Eisenhower than canonizing Reagan.
     
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    I loved IKE.

    You are right , Ike should be their model to rebuild the party.
     
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    We have a winner!

    That's right, no one cares about going back and tearing down a guy that hasn't been in power for more than 20 years. Amazing, huh?

    Let's imagine you somehow manage to prove Reagan was the Devil himself. So what? That solves any modern problems? No.

    It's boring and it's no longer relevant. Just like Clinton, Reagan is over, except Reagan is even more irrelevant because it's been longer and he's deader. Give it up, whether it's some stupid solar panels or whatever other inane malarky you come up with: no one cares.
     
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    Maybe we should start asking Republicans 'what would Ike do'?
     
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    Don't you dare put Reagan and Bush in the same breath.
     

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