I don’t really care for Bill Maher, but this quote is spot-on.
“This has become a kind of conventional wisdom that the Republican party has gone so far right that Reagan himself wouldn’t fit in. But I’m here tonight to call bullshit on that. Ronald Reagan was an anti-government, union busting, race baiting, anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-intellectual, who cut rich people’s taxes in half, had an incurable case of the military industrial complex, and said medicare was socialism that would destroy our freedom. Sounds to me he would fit in just fine … Ronald Reagan was the original tea-bagger.”