Republicans 'Screwed Up' After Reagan

The Republican Party dropped the ball in the two decades following Ronald Reagan's presidency, according to GOP chairman Michael Steele.

"We screwed up," he wrote in his upcoming book Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda. "We must support Republican officials who assert these principles. When elected Republicans vote against Republican principles, the voters must withhold their support — withhold it vigorously and consistently."

In his "we", Steele includes former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain. Steele claims in the books the the GOP lost its way when Republican presidents raised taxes, signed massive spending bills and supporting TARP.

Read more from the Associated Press' article on Steele at

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