Originally Posted by longhornfan1234
Libs on ISH want to blame Reagan for the deficits, but neglect to mention that all the increases in spending (and it wasn't just defense) were negotiated with Tip O'Neill, who required some quid pro quo for going along with Reagan's tax policies and defense spending. Neither would have happened if Reagan didn't give in to some of the Dems' wants.
Cons on ISH want to suck the dusty jizz out of Reagan's wrinkled dead hog. Bush 1 did the heavy lifting, Reagan was borderline senile for half of his presidency. But leave it to the Cons to swoon for any Hollywood type who shows them any love.