"Remembering Reagan" And Other "Nostalgic Republican Twaddle"

Good collection of quotes by Larry Beinhart at Huffington Post re: Ronald Reagan.

I am one of those people who firmly believe - with nothing I've read or seen ever even faintly disturbing this notion - that Ronald Reagan's only useful "public service" of his entire life was the time he served as head of the Screen Actors Guild during the Joe McCarthy "Red scare" hearings.

At times, Reagan - then a Democrat - seemed to possess both some spine and some mind.

Unfortunately, not long after that, he met another not-great actor named Nancy Davis, whose family was both rich and part of the California Republican power elite. After that, Reagan was useless to all but those who made him their puppet.