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The real truth about Reagan is that he was a bit of a Leftie: John MeroneyViews: 272
Aug 05, 2006 2:54 am re: re: The real truth about Reagan is that he was a bit of a Leftie: John Meroney

Linda J. Alexander http://www.lindajalexander.net

By the time he started his serious trek towards the White House, he was considered an "ex-liberal." He joined the Republican Party in 1962.

But what I find most interesting is that when he was deeply ensconced in the Democratic Party, he & Taylor & their Hollywood politically active cronies were much in tune w/what might be considered old-fashioned Democrats. They fought for the working class of their business -- the behind-the-scenes folks, cameramen, grips, electricians, etc. It's arguable, but Democrats have usually been seen as "by the people, for the people" in a liberal sense. Reagan had the mindset, but he was never really a liberal sort. Neither was Taylor. Their America was pretty simple -- believe in your country, work for it to retain its freedom, & it'll pay you back in the ability to exercise that freedom.

And in the rest of his career, including his bid for the presidency, & time as the president, most of what he did was predicated on his hatred of communism & his belief that, at almost all costs, it could not be allowed to flourish in our world.

Blessings -- Linda

Linda J. Alexander, Books For The Thinking Reader
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