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February 07, 2011

Andrea Mitchell: GOP Misusing Memory of Ronald Reagan By Falsely Claiming He Was A... Conservative

Oh Dear God.

Democrats are recasting Reagan as primarily all about bipartisanship, in an effort to claim that our last truly great president was in the tradition of, um, Obama.

Andrea Mitchell takes that still further, claiming it's wrong to claim that Reagan was an icon of conservatism -- he was, in her telling, an icon for bipartisan compromise and moderation.

Good God. It's MiniTruth.

If Reagan Was Such a Moderate... on things like firing the striking PATCO union members, on taking an aggressive policy against the Soviet Union (Reagan's view of detente: We win, they lose), on slashing tax rates, on greatly expanding the military and upgrading our nuclear deterrent, etc., etc., etc,. then what were liberals like Andrew Mitchell doing shrieking bloody murder and claiming Ronny Raygun was going to destroy the world in a nuclear war?

Boy... When the DNC puts out its talking points, Andrea Mitchell really takes them to the limit, doesn't she?

This idea of Reagan as Great Compromiser was born recently as a DNC strategy to claim that today's conservatives aren't like the only good conservatives (dead ones, of course) and so draft Reagan into the odd role of Obama supporter.

It's one thing for a political party to attempt this gambit. What the hell is a supposed journalist doing regurgitating such bullshit?

Or is Andrea Mitchell this stupid that the Obama Mind Trick worked so well?


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