Thursday, February 17, 2011

ACORN Activists Denounced Reaganomics and Organized Elaborate Protests that Invoked 1930’s Depression Prior to 1982 Mid-Term Elections

By Kevin Mooney
While the nation was still mired in a deep recession, self-described community activists staged elaborate protests against President Reagan’s policies in the early 1980’s, a Nexis search reveals. On the anniversary of his 100th birthday, Reagan is widely credited and praised for re-energizing the economy and reversing the “malaise” of the 1970’s.

But just before the mid-term elections in 1982, history appeared to have turned in the other direction. Reagan’s popularity had plummeted in response to persistent unemployment, which also opened the way for Democratic gains in the House and Senate.
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