04/04/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Peter Beinart: Ronald Reagan Wouldn't Have Passed GOP Purity Test, 'Reagan Resolution'

Republicans love hallowing Ronald Reagan's name. Too bad they know so little about the guy.

Last week in Hawaii, the Republican National Committee almost passed a resolution named after the Gipper. "Whereas President Ronald Reagan believed that the Republican Party should support and espouse conservative principles and public policies," it declared, only candidates who complied with eight of 10 "Reaganite" principles would be eligible for party funds.

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