Former Utah Senator Bob Bennett: Reagan Held Views “Aboslutely Anathema” To Tea Party

Posted by | February 28, 2011 11:58 | Filed under: Top Stories

Former Utah GOP Senator Bob Bennett, who believes the tea party movement cost Republicans control of the Senate, told Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren that Ronald Reagan’s philosophy was not at all in keeping the the tea party (h/t Think Progress).

BENNETT: And people talk about Ronald Reagan, but I remember Ronald Reagan very well. … But Ronald Reagan would probably not recognize the description of Ronald Regan that is coming out of a lot of the tea party blogs. Ronald Reagan, yes he was very conservative, yes he was a man of principles, and he wouldn’t budge on those principles. But he said something that would be absolutely anathema to many of the tea party people when he said it’s better to get 80 percent of what you want than zero. And Reagan would compromise, Reagan would make deals.

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