Present day conservatives' edited memories vs reality [Quigley Cartoon]

Reagan raised taxes eleven times, negotiated with terrorists

Edited version of The Gipper bears little resemblance to reality

The present day Conservatives may honor and constantly invoke him, but it is their edited image of him, not the real Reagan. They want to remember a magical creature that was not real then, and is not now.

 Reagan was for unions, for raising taxes (11 times), for giving complete amnesty to illegals, for negotiating with terrorists (Iran), and was responsible for exploding the budget by nearly 150%, and for empowering Saddam and Bin Laden 


"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy. Do you think the millionaire ought to pay more in taxes than the bus driver or less?"

"where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost".
"one of the most elemental human rights — the right to belong to a free trade union”

"I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and heart to get here." welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on