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Here's a great audio clip of Rush Limbaugh's Reagan-worship getting bitch-slapped by a caller who points out that Reagan was "a tax raiser, an amnesty giver, a cut-and-runner, and he negotiated with terrorists" before asking Rush, "Why is he a hero to conservatives?"

Limbaugh asked the caller, "Where did you get this silly notion that Reagan raised taxes on Social Security?" implying that the tax hikes signed by Reagan were figments of the liberal imagination or mere rumors floated by MediaMatters. Reagan's tax increases may not be common knowledge, especially not among conservatives, but they are quite real. Although MediaMatters did recently mention Reagan's numerous tax increases, their piece is not the only source for this information; for example, I discussed them last year and cited Bruce Bartlett's 2003 National Review article.

The silliest notion is conservatives' continued accusations that liberals revere Obama--while they propose everything but deification for Reagan. Were the Gipper in office today, though, their reaction would be markedly different:

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(John Sherffius)

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