Posts Tagged ‘Ronald Reagan’

Republicans Won’t Tell You, But They Believe Government Is Working Fine

Republican ashamed of the GOP - photo by Steve Rhodes

Congress with low approval? Americans increasingly disillusioned by large institutions like government? — This is a wet dream for Republicans, and a cruel reality for the poor and disenfranchised. Hey Republicans, when you say government is the problem, what do you do when you are elected to office? — Do you work tirelessly to improve the efficiency…
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The Question: Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Years Ago?

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If there is one line that Republicans would like to see permeate beyond last week’s Republican National Convention and into this week’s Democratic National Convention and beyond, it would be the question: Are you better off now than you were four years ago? This of course is the famous Ronald Reagan question during his closing…
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7 “Facts” Conservatives & Republicans Repeat that Are Not True, Do Not Work, and Do Not Make Sense

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There is a lot of nonsense bouncing around the conservative echo chamber. Below I present “facts” that conservatives love to repeat over and over even though they have no grounding in reality. And while this is clearly far from a complete list, it offers a glimpse into the fact-starved void that is the conservative bubble.

How Republicans used Reagan’s ‘Government is the problem’ as a means to destroy confidence

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To be fair, I won’t lay all the blame at the feet of Republicans because as it turns out, Americans’ confidence in just about any institution you can name is at or near all-time lows. For the purpose of this short little diatribe I’m just going to focus on government and how Republicans have tarnished…
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6 Ronald Reagan Facts Contradict Modern Republican Purity Test

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The modern Republican party has an unhealthy love-affair with President Ronald Reagan. Each of the GOP candidates has compared their conservatism to that of our 40th president. But with the modern GOP moving further and further to the right in an effort to find the “true” conservative, they have failed to notice that they no longer…
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