I'm am constantly mystified at the beatification of Ronald Reagan. He was a B- Actor and a D plus President. His Voodoo economics were the playbook for massive debt he left Bush I and Bubba. The firing of the air traffic controllers let all workers know they serve their management masters.
With the Iran Contra mess he was either treacherous or inept, either choice was offensive to the average citizen.
Every Republican candidate evokes his name constantly. The MSM is not much better. Our friends from across the pond are not blinded by Reagan.
When the US is referred to in the same context as the former Roman Empire, the beginning of the end, began with St. Ronnie.