Originally Posted by Swift-Bass
PLease let me know the landmark policies and ideas that reagan had that didn't fall in line with conservatism? Except for that stupid amnesty bill
In 1980 mainstream conservatives like Bush called supply side economics "voodoo economics" and he faced a pretty tough primary for someone who would lead the party, because 1980 republican conservatism was not 2008 republican conservatism
In specific, his idea that we should drastically increase spending, and not just in the military, to try and bankrupt the Soviets, while having massive tax cuts, and accepting huge debt...was not conservative, republican, democratic, moderate or liberal...it was Reaganomics
Say what you will, it was his policy and his ideas, after losing in 1976 he didn't go "oh gee gosh im just a movie actor so ill talk like a dope...and oh yeah i have no ideas, nothing now!"