Ronald Reagan was a Liberal?
Ronald Reagan's son appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher along with SE Cupp and a couple other guests. A question came into overtime that gave Ron Reagan, President Ronald Reagan's son the opportunity to give the real picture of his father instead of the reinvented one given by the the Right Wing.
"Ron Reagan, what explains the Republican's obsession with your father," a Bill Maher's fan asked.
"Well he is better than Nixon I guess," Ron Reagan replied in jest. "Who else do they have really. Every election cycle they trot him out again. He is like a fetish object. They are all going to stroke the gipper. Stroke the Ronnie there."
Ron Reagan then answered the question seriously.
"The question arises as to whether he would be welcomed into today's Republican Party," Ron Reagan said. "I think if you look at the record when he was governor of California he signed a liberal abortion law. As president he raised taxes after he cut them. He found out that cutting them didn't really work. Amnesty for three million immigrants. 200 marines killed in Lebanon, the barracks bombing. He did not go to war in Iraq as a result. And when an ozone hole opened up over the South Pole due to us putting chloro fluoro carbons into the atmosphere, that is a refrigerant of course, he did not decide that this was a liberal hoax designed to deprive us of cold beer. He actually did something about it and encourage everybody else to do something too."
"I forgot what a giant Liberal Ronald Reagan was," interjected Bill Maher. The conversation continued with Ron Reagan getting creeped out by Scott Walker marrying on his father's birthday and eating his father's kinds of food.
The remaking of Ronald Reagan can only continue if the record is allowed to magically disappear.