Seen at firedoglake:
South Carolina Republican: Ronald Reagan Wouldn’t Cut It in Today’s Teabaggy GOP
By: Blue Texan Tuesday September 21, 2010 10:30 am
Oh no he didn’t.
President Ronald Reagan, a Republican icon, might not be welcome in today’s GOP, Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.) suggested Tuesday. […]
“I think this would be a tough time for Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp,” Inglis added. “They were optimists that believe in America. Right now, unfortunately, conservatism is being presented with a voice of snarling rather than a face of smiling, and it really doesn’t fit America.“
Well, Inglis is both right and wrong.
He’s wrong in that the “optimistic” smiley-faced Reagan spewed right-wing bile with the best of them: “welfare queens,” “Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal,” “Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders,” — very snarly!
But here’s where Inglis is right.
Now even one of those heresies, in the new DeMint/Palin/Teatard GOP, makes Ronnie the very definition of a RINO.