Oscar: Howse come Republican peoples are wishin’ President Reagan would be the president again?
MacIntosh: He’ll never make it past the primaries.
Oscar: Howse come? Them LOVES this guy.
MacIntosh: Two problems.
MacIntosh: Number 1…he’s too moderate for the teabaggers.
Oscar: And number 2?
MacIntosh: He’s dead.
Oscar: He must have gone to heaven.
MacIntosh: Why do you say that?
Oscar: Them peoples is lookin’ up to him.
MacIntosh: That’s just nostalgia.
Oscar: What’s nostalgia?
MacIntosh: It’s like looking back at the past through a kaleidoscope. All you can see are pretty patterns.
Oscar: We should looks at the past to learn from the past, huh MacIntosh?
MacIntosh: The Republicans are spinning the past so fast its hard to see it clearly.
Oscar: Howse do they do that?
MacIntosh: They say Reagan cut taxes and that saved the economy.
Oscar: Did it?
MacIntosh: It tripled the national debt and he had to raise taxes three times to prevent catastrophe.
MacIntosh: They say Reagan stood up to terrorism.
Oscar: Did he?
MacIntosh: After hundreds of Marines were murdered by a terrorist he just packed up and left the area.
Oscar: That’s smart.
MacIntosh: Yeah…but it’s not what they remember.
Oscar: Do they remember he deregulated the savings and loans?
MacIntosh: Yep. But they forget the savings and loans collapsed and we needed to spend $150 billion to bail them out.
Oscar: They remember he tore down that wall, huh MacIntosh.
MacIntosh: But they forget Gorbachev tore down that wall and now they want to build their own wall here.
Oscar: Howse come they can’t see the past very good?
MacIntosh: Hindsight might have 20-20 vision but nostalgia is blind as a bat.