Once again, a Republican politician distorts Ronald Reagan’s record

Pat Cunningham

What is it about today’s Republicans that makes them think of Ronald Reagan’s presidency in terms that are completely at odds with the reality of it?

Over the past five years, more than a few of this blog’s posts have dealt with the persistent mythology among 21st century Republicans about the record of our 40th president. It’s hard to tell whether these current GOPers are intentionally peddling what they know to be nonsense — simply to mislead their dimwitted constituents — or whether they’re just as dimwitted themselves.

Our latest example of such poppycock comes from Republican Congressman Mo Brooks ...

Read more