Reagan admits he was Liberal Democrat New Dealer to the core and remember Reagan didnt change Liberalism Changed which is why he left the Democrat Party and didnt want to be in same company with Bill Ayers and the so called New Left Liberal Democrats.<quoted text>
So that explains why Reagan is such a conservative hero. Here I thought it was because he negotiated with terrorists and raised taxes every time someone blinked. Still waiting on that trickle down by the way. Darn that Liberal Reagan and his typical Liberal huge tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class!!!
Ronald Reagan on Franklin Roosevelt: The Significance of Style
K. Alan Snyder - 08/20/08
Reagan was a New Deal Democrat. He joked that he had probably become a Democrat by birth, given that his father, Jack, was so devoted to the Democratic Party. The younger Reagan cast his first presidential vote in 1932 for Franklin Roosevelt, and did so again in the succeeding three presidential contests. His faith in FDR remained undimmed even after World War II, when he called himself “a New Dealer to the core.” He summarized his views in this way:“I thought government could solve all our postwar problems just as it had ended the Depression and won the war. I didn’t trust big business. I thought government, not private companies, should own our big public utilities; if there wasn’t enough housing to shelter the American people, I thought government should build it; if we needed better medical care, the answer was socialized medicine.” When his brother, Moon, became a Republican and argued with his sibling, the younger Reagan concluded “he was just spouting Republican propaganda.”