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Response to pnwmom (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 07:34 PM

15. Clueless. Republicans were against big government as soon as FDR got the Supreme Court

to stop voiding his legislation by expanding the SCOTUS interpretation of the Commerce Clause and the General Welfare clause.* And Barry Goldwater preceded Reagan.

Apart from that nothing in my post suggests Reagan was blameless. That's your straw person and your attempt to deflect. My post is about the lack of effort to reverse the Reagan effect, rather than, if anything, doubling down on it.

Any pretense that the situation today, 23 years after he left office, is his fault and no one else's, is both laughable and dangerous. However, I can certainly understand your wanting to ignore the past 23 years by deflecting from the present back to Reagain, 23-31 years ago.

*ETA For all I know Republicans were against "big government" the minute government took a dollar in taxes from them. This post is only what I know off the top of my head.

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