I ask this because he seems to be the poster child for the republican party. Other forums I frequent that have a political discussion section are flooded with conservative supporters with his image as their avatars. Not to mention the threads that pop up saying how much they miss him and how we need him more than ever. If anyone listens to Sean Hannity’s radio talk show, you can hear frequent clips of Reagan speaking along with this planted majestic music in the background. Someone said he has a man crush on Reagan and I thought it was going overboard but they might just be right.
Opponents of those who bash Obama for his recent nuclear arms reduction deal with Russia say Reagan himself was prepared to give up all nuclear weapons if the Soviet Union would have agreed to do so as well. That all fell through because the soviets wanted to know why Reagan wanted to continue to develop missile defense if everyone was planning to get rid of all of their nukes. Furthermore, I look at the worship of Reagan by the conservative party ( a lot of them anyway) as do they not have someone at this very moment who can be just as good a president? Who’s their best candidate for presidency at this point?
Why the need to get in an uproar about disarming a few nuclear stockpiles? Don’t both countries still posses enough to blow the world up tens times over? I got nothing against Reagan, I treat him as I treat any other politician with their own agendas once in office. He’s got his positives and he’s got his negatives and I know we’ve got some intelligent posters on srk who could enlighten me about his greatest achievements and his shortcomings, because no one is perfect. I guess it irks me a little that conservatives seem to be reaching back into the past to someone who is dead and it makes me think “is their party in that bad of shape that they have to constantly reminisce about something that is in the past that can’t possibly help us now?”.
That and the tea party hasn’t seemed to be too big of a hit and there’s just something about Glenn Beck and Hannity with their “I fear for my life more each day this man is in office” nonsense. I really hate to bring race into it but sometimes I wonder if the reason a “black man in power” is behind a small amount of this stuff. I can’t remember Clinton being hated this bad and practically everyone was ready to kick Bush’s ass by the time he left and it didn’t seem this bad. Obama hasn’t been in half his term yet and it’s the end of the world.
I know it’s been done to death but my primary reason for this thread was to learn more about the right’s savior, Reagan.