In a recent interview with The Nation, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev recalled a brief conversation with then-VP Poppy Bush, proving nothing ever changes in the world of wingnut conservatism: they are still the same blockheads and dummies today they were then — there are just fewer of them:
“By the way, in 1987, after my first visit to the United States, Vice President Bush accompanied me to the airport, and told me: ‘Reagan is a conservative. An extreme conservative. All the blockheads and dummies are for him, and when he says that something is necessary, they trust him. But if some Democrat had proposed what Reagan did, with you, they might not have trusted him.'”
— Excerpted from “Gorbachev on 1989,” Katrina Vanden Heuvel & Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, Oct. 28, 2009.