Reagan legacy is very similar to the UK's Margaret Thatcher. Many UK conservatives call for times to return to when she was in power. Ideological Soul mates Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were both in power of their respective countries during the 80's and together rekindled the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Their ideological similarities such as Limited Government, Low taxes and High Military spending and supporting a Free Market are some of the key principles that are still supported by a large amount of Conservatives in both countries. However the legacy of Reagan's specific style of republicanism that is often referred to as the ‘good old days’ by many republican’s who find the recent Obama office as ‘Anti-American’
Just type Reagan vs socialism and hundreds of Articles and Youtube videos on how Reagan 'Warned us about Obama'. Many of them state that Reagan's form of government reflects the view that the founding fathers had for America, that view being that the people should be free of the tyranny of the Government.
Two videos show how conservatives still use Reagan as the prime example of how government should be run
This video shows a speech (albeit edited) by Reagan stating that to have socialism the government has to control the people. While this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEPPHjKIZps Is a documentary trailer that although is not based upon Reagan directly but shows 4 examples of him condemning big government. The film itself only really shows Obama vs Reagan in a very one-sided affair.
I think this affection of Reagan is extremely odd as there have been 18 republican presidents and of that two have served after Reagan. Even when Reagan was a failure as a Conservative. His big thing is to limit the power of the government yet Total federal-government employment rose between 1981 and 1989 from 4.9 million to 5.3 million.