Forgetting Reagan

Tonight’s totally surreal Republican presidential debate will be the subject of my next North Star column, out Friday, but in the meantime I’ll let Josh Patashnik of TNR handle the honors:

The final question at the GOP debate tonight asked the candidates whether they believe Ronald Reagan would have endorsed them. Within the span of four minutes, they told the audience that Ronald Reagan wouldn’t have supported a candidate who changed his position on key Republican issues, wouldn’t have supported amnesty for illegal immigrants, would have reduced the size of government, and would have reverted to the gold standard. The jury’s out on whether these men are qualified to be president, but they sure aren’t qualified to teach eleventh grade American history.

Reminds me of the time Hannity was saying on the radio that if Reagan were alive, he wouldn’t let the Iranians even talk about enriching uranium. Oh no, he just would’ve sold arms to them himself.

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