Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Strange showing on CNN
First off, let me preface this post by saying that I do not remember Reagan as a leader.
I was 9 years old when he left office so there for I can not honestly say that his policies effected my 9 year old existence. This is why I am a little shocked to hear people of my generation say that they are "Reagan Republicans" As I watched the CNN coverage today I saw mostly people in there 20's and 30's there. To which I say, great. Make a stand, but it seems almost hypocritical to say that he influenced the political opinions of a toddlers and children.
I believe that his policies directly and indirectly influenced my life today. I can honestly say that Reagan's pushing the Republican party to the right has made me a card carrying member of the Democratic party. To me Reagan's policies and his shift of the Reps. laid the groundwork for G.W. Bush and company.
Today while driving across Western Utah I listened to Rush Limbaugh. Why? Why not it is always interesting to see what kind of script Karl Rove gives Rush for the week. Today he said that Ronald Reagan would have invaded Iraq. Am I wrong in thinking that Reagan would not have pre-emptively attacked a sovereign nation on bad intelligence? We had far more intelligence on The U.S.S.R. and never attacked them. Reagan was not IMHO a war monger. He realized that wars cost something far more Than deficits, they cost families sons and daughters.