The Baublehead Ronald Reagan Got Us Here

Gayle Leslie
2 min readSep 9, 2021

For anyone not yet born or for those who were and may have forgotten where this whole debacle started: DO NOT FORGET that Ronald Reagan was little more than a talking baublehead in a fine suit when he was elected and may well have been manifesting dementia in his first term. He provided a magnificent vessel for the most virulent and most well dressed white nationalists of the day — Donald Rumsfeld, William Barr, Roger Ailes, G. Gordan Liddy et. al. — to lay the foundations among privileged, entitled and deeply fearful white people for the national moment we are in today. Make no…

Gayle Leslie

Author of “Dwelling in the Vast Divine.1 & .2" Political consultant, policy wonk. https://www.amazon.com/Dwelling-Vast-Divine-1-Serialized-Memoir/dp/1495477746