You don't have to go too far back in history to find something similar to what we see here with these Republicans, Democrats and White House:
Many people point to Ronald Reagan as the hero who brought us out of the darkness that was the recession of the late 70's. The spending and mismanagement of Jimmy Carter and Democrat majority rule Congress that raised taxes, passed onerous job-killing regulations and made America the fool in the eyes of the world - spun the country into economic and emotional doldrums.
Reagan could not have done it without his homies: The American people.
The Republican establishment despised Reagan. The Fords, the Howard Bakers, the Bush family, the Karl Rove's of the day hated Reagan and didn't want him anywhere near the nomination, much less the White House. Reagan didn't have Fox News, the Internet, Talk Radio, or any media who didn't literally write and broadcast complete and utter abhorrence toward the man at every turn – yet he landslid their butts twice – armed with truth, justice and the American Way. I mean, people.
The first few years of Reagan's tenure were pretty much like the last few years of Carter's presidency, but the American people hung in there and believed. Things started to get exciting. The kids that were just graduating high school in the late 70's were getting out of college in the early 80's and did they have it made or what?
I don't need to tell you what happened when the Reagan tax credits freed up the capitol for the 90's boom and beyond. I don't care that Bill Clinton took the credit, so what? And if someone else takes credit the next time, big deal - I only care that it happens – and it will.
That's exactly what I'm telling my son, Joey. He's graduating high school at a wonderful time in America's history as far as I'm concerned. He's going to be part of a group of Americans who are not only going to turn this ship around, but are going to be riding the best wave to come around in thirty years. You will cut your own path because you live in a place of opportunity that allows – wait – insists that you find yourself.
Like a lot of people around here, Joey thinks things are so bad they will never get better, but this is America my son – we've routed worse villains than these weasels. You're in the sweet spot and I couldn't be more proud of you and what you're about to do.
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