This is a very cool recording from 1948 as Ronald Reagan strongly endorses liberal candidates, policies, and positions. Isn't that ironic?
Regarding the Reagan era, I guess it depends on your perspective. It was the '80s when federal budget deficits soared and became the rule. In addition, as luck would have it, Mikhail Gorbachev and the Soviets came to realize, based primarily on the collapse of oil prices which could no longer sustain the Soviet economy, that their economic model was not working and, hence, the collapse of the Soviet Union. Let's just call it an interesting, complicated era, but well short of the model economic period our conservative friends would have us believe.
Regardless of your view of history, this is an intriguing piece of American history.......the conservative icon himself, in 1948.