What we get with Reagan are a
series of disconnects and contradictions that have led us
The film also has interviews with
many Reagan stalwarts, including James Baker and George Shultz.
When they tell you about his "greatness," it's always something that can't be measured.
"He made America great again."
"He made us feel proud about our country again."
"He showed us the Shining City on top of the Hill."
Then they tell you Reagan freed Europe.
Yeah, just like he freed Egypt.
The other big lie is "Reagan had the longest sustained growth ever,"
which is only true if you fail to mention the Great Reagan Depression.
It's like a car on the Interstate highway. You can tell your friends,
"I made the car go seven times faster," which sounds good if you fail to
mention that you slowed the car to ten miles per hour, then started measuring.
Reagan made a deal with terrorists to get elected, then once in office,
he armed the same terrorists that he promised he'd "go John Wayne" on.
Reagan INSISTED that the Marines sleep on land, instead of on
their ships where the terrorists would need a flying truck to kill them.
Why were there no barricades erected to prevent a suicide truck?
"It's like when you order new cabinets for your kitchen.
They never arrive on time like you want them to."
So the very next fucking day, Reagan invaded Grenada to
But when they suspected
Clinton might have