Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ronald Reagan, That REAL Conservative

I just love putting Reagan Conservatives in their place. A friend of a friend (same one from a previous post) mentioned on a post that Reagan was a "True Conservative". Oh REALLY?

First I posted the Think Progress article "10 Things Conservatives Don't Want You To Know About Ronald Reagan", the list looks like this:

  • Serial Tax Raiser
  • Tripled the Federal Budget
  • Soaring Unemployment After Reagan Tax Cuts
  • Iran Contra Program Furnished Weapons to Iran.... and so much more!

I just love the Google Newspaper Archives feature. I've started to use this recently when talking about Reagan and it's pretty hard to argue against the printed word.

Check out these links (I'm going to leave them as is so you can see the search terms I used, which are embedded in the URL):,4046802&dq=president+reagan+iran+contra&hl=en,3229682&dq=president+reagan+debt&hl=en,1294805&dq=president+reagan+unemployment&hl=en

There are a gazillion of these online, and I never see anyone source them. We need to do better and use these materials. ARCHIVED NEWSPAPERS DON'T LIE!

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