You have GOT to be kidding me. The man who fired 11,000 air traffic controllers? Ignored AIDS? Racked up an enormous deficit? Iran-Contra anyone?
Matt Stoller offers commentary:
Obama admires Reagan because he agrees with Reagan's basic frame that the 1960s and 1970s were full of 'excesses' and that government had grown large and unaccountable.
Those excesses, of course, were feminism, the consumer rights movement, the civil rights movement, the environmental movement, and the antiwar movement. The libertarian anti-government ideology of an unaccountable large liberal government was designed by ideological conservatives to take advantage of the backlash against these 'excesses'.