NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE Z ombie Reaganism is a trap for the Republican Party. Even many Republican politicians who want out of the trap end up walking back in. This is a problem because Zombie Reaganism causes Republican politicians to focus on the wrong things, and costs conservatives the trust of many Americans.
Zombie Reaganism is the application of a distorted version of 1980s Republican politics to a very different time. It might be understood through several examples.