Gee, I wonder who was President back then? Could it be the same guy who stood by and watched the AIDS epidemic and the crack wave develop while his wife chanted idiot slogans? The same guy who sold weapons to Iran and allowed cocaine-dealing into the U.S. to fund a terrorist effort in Nicaragua? The one who perfected the deal between the plutocrats and the neo-Confederates that gave us the contemporary GOP?
No wonder he’s treated as such a moral midget, and his Presidency as such an utter failure. It wasn’t easy to make Richard Nixon look like a statesman, but St. Ronald of the Ray-Guns did it.