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    im studying political parties for 3a aqa alvel politics
    and am on ideological differences between parties - in my text book it says that general ford was a moderate republican
    but not sure about ronald regan - i know george bush was considered a moderate rebublican; so does that mean that regan was because bush was his vice president?
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    Nope, Reagan was a *very* conservative Republican
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    (Original post by fredd99)
    im studying political parties for 3a aqa alvel politics
    and am on ideological differences between parties - in my text book it says that general ford was a moderate republican
    but not sure about ronald regan - i know george bush was considered a moderate rebublican; so does that mean that regan was because bush was his vice president?
    I'd argue he was more of a conservative than a moderate. Socially he/his administration started the push for the war on drugs, fought for organised prayer in schools, he was critical of equal rights for gays, and he stalled on AIDS treatment too. HE also disagreed with LBJ's Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act.

    Economically he was about as clear cut conservative, in the US sense, as you could get. Raegenomics focused on lowering taxes, restricting the size of government financially, reducing regulation, and reducing inflation. In short, he was a major supporter of the free market, hence why he often went side by side with Thatcher in the 80s. And of course, there was that whole thing of him firing 11000 or so air traffic controllers who were striking, showing his disdain for unions.

    By all counts, I think that's a strong case for Raegen today being perceived as a 'conservative' Republican. It's no wonder his Presidency is seen as the one that led to the realignment of US politics, such that it shifted to the more conservative leaning.
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    (Original post by LeapingLucy)
    Nope, Reagan was a *very* conservative Republican
    thank you
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    (Original post by MrDystopia)
    I'd argue he was more of a conservative than a moderate. Socially he/his administration started the push for the war on drugs, fought for organised prayer in schools, he was critical of equal rights for gays, and he stalled on AIDS treatment too. HE also disagreed with LBJ's Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act.

    Economically he was about as clear cut conservative, in the US sense, as you could get. Raegenomics focused on lowering taxes, restricting the size of government financially, reducing regulation, and reducing inflation. In short, he was a major supporter of the free market, hence why he often went side by side with Thatcher in the 80s. And of course, there was that whole thing of him firing 11000 or so air traffic controllers who were striking, showing his disdain for unions.

    By all counts, I think that's a strong case for Raegen today being perceived as a 'conservative' Republican. It's no wonder his Presidency is seen as the one that led to the realignment of US politics, such that it shifted to the more conservative leaning.
    oh okay that makes so much more sense now , thank you
 
 
 

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