Last night, just before the presidential debate was starting, I was placing bets about how many times Ronald Reagan would get referenced. Everyone wants to claim Reagan for themselves these days. Republicans like to cozy up to his legacy and present it as a kind of halcyon bliss that they will take us back to if elected; while Democrats now get to claim their own ownership over The Gipper in that taxes on the wealthy were higher under Reagan—he actually had a more progressive economic policy than we have in place right now.
Everyone except Killer Mike, that is. The Atlanta rapper came along yesterday to dump a bucket of water on Reagan fever with a video for his eviscerating single, “Reagan.” In it, Mike tears down Reagan worship methodically and unflinchingly. Take a look below.