Reagan was wrong

Henry Fairlie said Republicans sowed their present-day destruction from the start.

When he arrived in America, he expected to find conservatives with similar beliefs. Instead he found the Republicans.

He described his kind of conservative as one who stands alongside “the King and the People, against the barons and the capitalists”.

“The conservative can all too easily drift into a morally bankrupt and intellectually shallow defense of those who have it made and those who are on the make”, he wrote.
“Narrow minded, book banning, truth censoring, mean spirited; ungenerous, envious, intolerant, afraid; chicken, bullying; trivially moral, falsely patriotic; family cheapening, flag cheapening, God cheapening; the common man, shallow, small, sanctimonious.”

Republican ‘booboisie’.