Rachel Maddow debunks Ronald Reagan idealists again
Rachel Maddow points out the inconvenient truths about Ronald Reagan as GOP candidates attempt to live vicariously through a misremembered idol. It has been the modus operandi of Republican candidates as they wrap themselves in their parties icon. It is no different than Hillary Clinton wrapping herself in President Obama during the 4th Democratic Debate.
Recently GOP candidates have been attacking President Obama on the deal he made to bring the hostages home from Iran. Marco Rubio told Chuck Todd he would be like Ronald Reagan in dealing with Iran. Unfortunately Rubio is severely misremembering a Ronald Reagan who traded arms for hostages in Iran. He admitted it on national TV. Many of his National Security team were indicted. It was known as the Iran Contra scandal.
They like to cite a president who made a deal with Iran so bad, that he secretly sold Iran weapons. And he still didn’t get the hostages out.
Rachel’s guest E.J. Dionne introduced his new book “Why the Right went wrong” that details the con job conservatives have played on their own. The thesis of the book is “The history of contemporary American conservatism … is a story of disappointment and betrayal.”
Watch the segment and share this post with your friends and acquaintances. It is the only way we get enough people from misremembering Ronald Reagan.