Taking the Sheen off of Reagan

President Reagan
Who knew Reagan was a MaSheen?

I was reading a somewhat interesting article on my computer called “The Backfire Effect,” when my 16-year old son wandered into the room.  He did what he always does… made a lazy circle around behind me and perused whatever was on my screen.

It just so happened, I was far enough down the page that the picture of Reagan (shown to the right) was on the monitor.

It was at that moment I became comforted my boy had not fallen in with any Young Republican groups at school, nor had he been sneaking out at night to attend Tea Party rallies.

He looked at me and said, “Is that Charlie Sheen?”

And I have to admit, there is a resemblance.  Maybe that’s why Reagan has become a sacred idol of the Conservatives.  He’s got tiger blood too.

5 thoughts on “Taking the Sheen off of Reagan

  1. I really don’t get the current backlash against Ronbo. Back in the day there were a lot of Reagan Democrats. 1984 was a landslide.

  2. What Reagan was isn’t an issue. It’s what he’s become. Policy-wise Reagan and Obama are much closer than Reagan and any of today’s GOP candidates. They’ve recast him as way more conservative than he ever was in reality.

  3. He was a Goldwater conservative. You really don’t become more conservative than that. However, government spending was pretty damn high during his campaign. A significant percentage devoted to foreign policy.

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