If we reject “Reaganism” without reckoning with the bad faith of many of its proponents, such that their words and actions virtually never aligned in a real way, then we run the risk of closing off promising intellectual paths due to vicious behaviors that tell us more about the individuals than they do about the cogency of the policies.
The chief sin of the religious right is a refusal to be serious.
Jake Meador, Whose Reaganism? Which Republicanism?. Meador, for today at least, is that most dangerous breed: Truth-Teller.
This is one of the best things he’s written in a while, from my perspective (but then I’m uninterested in intra-Protestant quibbles).