The Kenyan left them to die on 9/11 and flew to Vegas to party with BeyonceCompare the Republican Party’s current positions with those of its hero, Ronald Reagan. Myths of Reagan’s rigid conservatism abound now, but in the end, what made him a success was precisely that he was not wedded to a hawkish view of the Cold War and how to wage it.
After the Iran-Contra scandal nearly wrecked his administration, Reagan dismissed the neoconservatives involved, embraced reforming Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev and forged an agreement on arms control that hastened the Cold War’s conclusion.
Domestically, yes, Reagan cut tax rates, especially for the wealthy — but he did not hesitate to raise taxes when he felt it was necessary, which he did on 11 occasions.
Reagan ran government at 22% of gross domestic product — at a time before the Baby Boomers were retiring.(Romney says he wants to get it down to 20%, precisely when those retirement costs are soaring.)
IN THE WASHINGTON POST: Jennifer Rubin: Obama needs to come clean on Benghazi.“The Benghazi debacle has three parts: how we neglected security while al-Qaeda was building a presence in Libya; whether the administration tried to mislead the public as to the nature of the attack; and now whether the administration denied pleas for help from operatives on the ground at the consulate.”