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why does the left dislike Reagan so much?

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  • 1 month ago

    a)  He ratted on his fellow co-workers during the "House of Un-American Activities" trials under Joe McCarthy and was a staunch anti-communist.

    b)  He was not even a "B-Grade actor at best.

    c)  While in office he seemed to suffer from dementia.

    d)  He cut taxes for the rich and left the middle and poor paying the taxes they could little afford.

    e)  He supplied arms and military equipment to Iran against Iraq.

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    He tripled the debt with trickle down. He let the CIA start a cocaine epidemic right under his nose while Nancy said Just Say No. He was almost completely senile in the later years, a puppet with a Republican hand up his asz.

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  • 1 month ago

    If anything, I think it's really the right that dislikes the real Reagan (not the one they imagine).

    Reagan was much father left that those whom the right now calls "RINO's". He even gave amnesty to illegals.

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  • 1 month ago

    Millions of reason. The fact he spent hundreds of millions of dollars funding an Islamic jihadist takeover of Afghanistan under Operation Cyclone, leading directly to the creation of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda (and later Al-Nusra) should be reason enough to dislike him. Unless you love Islamic jihad, that is.

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  • Nancy
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    1 month ago

    Let's start with how while he provided military aid to Iraq to fight Iran in the Iraq-Iran war and while he declared a "war on drugs," he was taking Russian weapons Israel was intercepting on their way to Syria and then secretly providing them to Iran to fight Iraq by putting them into the hands of drug lords in the US who in turn were using them in barter with the Colombian drug cartels to import massive amounts of cocaine into the US, those cartels then getting their money from Iran by using the Nicaraguan Contras as a middle-man.

    So he was pretending to be against drugs and declaring a war on drugs when he himself was the very reason literally billions of dollars of cocaine suddenly flooded into the United States in the 1980's. He was providing military aid to our then ally, Iraq, while at the same time clandestinely providing military aid to the enemy, Iran, an action that so leveled the playing field that it caused the Iran-Iraq War to perpetuate throughout almost the whole decade of the 1980's. And when it all came to light, i.e., the Iran-Contra scandal and the Senate hearings and Oliver North and all that, is it any wonder that Iraq then turned against us, being that they lost close to a million people in that war, including hundreds of thousands of civilians?  So it should be no surprise that not two years after his presidency, we were at war with Iraq-- a goddamn clusterfuck we're still in. We've been mired in Iraq for going on 30 years all because of Reagan.

    And that's just one reason.  

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    many reasons, but just for starters, he was a really lousy actor..

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  • 1 month ago

    Because he succeeded.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    He was working for the rich onIy. The overwheIming majority of Americans saw no benefit due to Reagan's poIicies. He cut the tax rates for the weaIthiest Americans from 70% to 50%, but the lowest earning Americans onIy got a cut from 14% to 11%. He aIso granted amnesty to around 3 million iIIegaI workers, which caused Latin American and Eastern European laborers to flood into the country and ride the 'amnesty' wave.

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  • 1 month ago

    He showed Republicans that they can get more votes if they threw FISCAL conservatism in the garbage. The most important thing about conservative values is that real conservatives take care of money. The most important things about taking care of money, BY FAR are low spending and low borrowing, the two cornerstones of REAL conservative values.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Ronnie Brain Dead Reagan sold out the American Worker.

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