Slurping Reaganism from the Can

Cosmopolitan conservatives who think they can slurp Reaganism from the can don’t understand America, don’t understand politics, and don’t really like Americans. So why should anybody listen to them? Turns out few do. But perhaps the Left may still come around to thanking them for their service.

This is an excellent piece by Mike Doran at The Federalist.

When I look back on the build up to the 2016 election and my initial distaste for Trump (because, after all, he was Trump . . . the reality star, the playboy, etc.) I reflect that I might easily have fallen in with this tribe but for one thing:  As a native of small town Ohio, I recognized and despised their contempt for my people and knew that it was making them stupid to the political phenomena around them. They couldn’t stomach winning if it meant winning with them. And this meant that they didn’t understand Reagan, or America, at all.

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About Julie Ponzi

Julie Ponzi is Senior Editor of American Greatness. She holds an M.A. in political philosophy and American politics from the Claremont Graduate University. She was an Earhart Fellow and a Bradley Foundation Fellow while studying at Claremont and also earned a Publius Fellowship from The Claremont Institute. Formerly the Director of Academic Programs at the Claremont Institute, she also taught American politics at Azusa Pacific University. Her writing has appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, The Online Library of Law and Liberty, The Columbus Dispatch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Washington Times. She was also a regular and long-time contributor to the Ashbrook Center's blog, No Left Turns. She lives in California. You can follow her on Twitter at @JuliePonzi

Photo: Former Governor of California Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004) making a speech during the Republican presidential primary in New York, March 1980. Reagan won the New York primary and was later selected as the Republican nominee, before being elected President in 1981. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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