From Crooks and Liars (partial) transcript:
This has become a kind of conventional wisdom, that the Republican party has gone so far right, Reagan himself wouldn't fit in. But I'm here tonight to call bullshit on that.And then at about 5 minutes in:
Ronald Reagan was an anti-government, union busting, race baiting, anti-abortion and anti-gay, anti-intellectual, who cut rich people's taxes in half, had an incurable case of the military industrial complex, and said Medicare was socialism, that would destroy our freedom.
Sounds to me like he would fit in just fine.
Worst of all, Reagan inspired a whole generation of people who hate government to get into government.Just can't disagree with that last sentence.
Both sides really should stop pretending he was something other than the man most responsible for our decline.