Ronald Reagan is considered a God by the Republicans. They don’t have a more revered man in their history than the Gipper, or perhaps Lincoln – but today he wouldn't pass the Tea Party sniff test.
Ronnie is their man. Hold yourself up to him if you want to be a leader of the GOP. But don’t trust me with this, trust the entire Jackass party. Take former house foreign relations chairperson, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R- Fl). She’s making the rounds, with multiple visits to that bastion of Republicanocity – Fox TV News.
She, like so many others, rally the GOP and Tea Party troops with reverential recalling of the glory days of the Gipper and friends.
Not surprisingly, Lawrence O’Donnell raised more than an eyebrow at the congresswoman’s Obama attacks by saying our current president doesn't stack up to the stellar record of our 40th president.
Let’s see, Arms for Hostages. Iran-Contra. Eleven tax raises. Jailing the mentally ill. And now we find out Reagan sold chemical agents to Iraq which allowed them to gas their own people.
It’s just too easy to ask, “What is wrong with these Reaganites?” Well, Larry O lays it out pretty well. Maybe this should be the the GOP’s official party film at their 2016 national convention. Take a look at what Republicans find a hero: